Jake helps a woman named Electra get a job at Cosmos, but she’s secretly an assassin working under orders from a rogue general.
We open on Jake in a bar talking to some dude for information on a case. The dude turns on him and has his bar dude buddies start a bar room brawl, but a woman named Electra steps in and saves Jake.
Jake takes her out to dinner as a thank you, but also because he was impressed with her fighting skills – she is a veteran of a recent war fought in Brazil. He offers her a job at Cosmos; I’m not sure if he actually has the authority to do this, but whatevs.
Electra joins Cosmos, passes all the tests and is assigned to work under Jake.
We learn that Electra is secretly working under orders of a rogue general to assassinate people. This general was responsible for a massacre during the Brazil war, and he wants to silence everyone who knows. But he lies to Electra and tells her just the opposite, that her targets are the ones responsible for the massacre. Next on Electra’s list: Walter Bascom.
Electra tries to kill Bascom, but Nika raises the security system and traps her behind a force field. Government agents arrive and take her away. Jake does his homework and learns that Electra was part of a super soldier program; considered expendable, she wasn’t supposed to have survived the general’s massacre.
Jake asks Nika to hack into the monitor in Electra’s cell so he can share this new information, but all it does is make Electra angry. She busts out of jail and heads over to the general’s house, where she and the general end up killing each other in a shootout. Jake picks up her body and carries it outside to the eager press.
This was a surprisingly good episode. We didn’t have to suffer a lot of dumb jokes and quips during action scenes as in previous TekWar installments, and instead we got some world building – there was a conflict in Brazil and Jake had an older brother who served and died in it.
Electra is a sympathetic character, and I’m pleased the writer didn’t go through the predictable route of doing a love triangle between her, Jake, and Beth. Jake likes and respects Electra as a teammate, and that’s it.
The hacker Cowgirl returns in this episode, and I’m still not crazy about these “navigating through cyberspace” hacking scenes. Nika’s a hacker too and she doesn’t have to deal with that crap, so why doesn’t Jake just use her for all his hacking needs? At least Cowgirl doesn’t have her atrocious southern accent anymore.