The Beast

Season 1 Episode 5

Bitsy Big-Boy

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 2009 on A&E
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Episode Summary

Barker and Ellis are tasked with keeping a top nuclear physicist alive and bringing her to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to testify on a case. Meanwhile, Rose pays Ellis a visit at his apartment.

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  • The Beast

    A bodyguard kind of episode. I liked it.

    I wish I knew what the "anti" Barker guys really wanted with Ellis besides trying to make him a double agent or something.

    And I don't remember exactly what Ellis saw on that CD he got from the black guy.

    Anyways, the scene where Barker finds the chinese woman's handler.. wow.. the exchange was impressive! A lot of emotion going on but it was obivous the gun was empty.. lol

    Hmm, the blonde girl near the end who just gave Ellis a lap dance.. I failed to see the point of having her there besides supplying the young agent with some interesting and fun hours of sex..

    It was a little weird the Todd guy babling about non stop.. a couple minutes of comical relief in a drama show, I guess.. lolmoreless
  • Gotta love politics.

    I loved how this epsiode juggled. We had the case of a whistleblower of nuclear secrets, or supposed, secrets needing the get those secrets to the right people. Then you have Dove walking a very thin line. He is insisting to Beaumont that he's wrong about Barker but Ellis in turn isn't coming clean to Barker about Beaumont and actually lies to Barker. I loved how they showed Dove's frustration at the system or in this case two political parties viaing for the upperhand. What I did find interesting that Beaumont planted a bug in Dove's head about those secrets that they worked so hard to get to the right sources, may possibly be lies. Which got me thinking, yeah they maybe lies but did Barker know it?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (Ellis comes home to find Raymond there)
      Raymond: We really need to talk.
      Ellis: Man, you're here more than I am.

    • Raymond: Don't ever forget again who you work for.
      Ellis: Oh, yeah? And who's that?
      Raymond: Me.
      Ellis: Alright. But you were wrong about Barker, from the beginning. I hope you realize that now.
      Raymond: You're really going down that road again?
      Ellis: The guy put it all on the line. Risked his life to do his job. We got her there, and we got screwed, but he still found a way to get the job done. So.. case closed.
      Raymond: You're thinkin' too small. Listen, I'm okay that he bends the rules, crosses the line here and there sometimes, that's necessary. It's the big picture that I'm chasin'. The big picture that we're chasin'.

    • Barker: They just need to hear what you have to say. That's all that is important right now. There is something about the sound of somebody telling the truth... It's just different. That's all. Sometimes all people need is just to hear it.
      Mrs. Nhung: Are you sure about that?
      Barker: Absolutely not.

    • (After Ellis got beat up and shot in the arm)
      Barker: You look like crap.
      Ellis: This was my favorite jacket.

    • Barker: Do I look like I am for sale to you?
      Man: Well you are an American.

    • Conrad: (on the phone) Well, it's not the worst thing in the world. Boys get in trouble. Yes, that includes copying someone else's homework, well, if you have to see the principle, then that's what we'll do. Yeah. I gotta go, Sweetie. I gotta go. Bye. (hangs up)
      Barker: Taking a bite out of crime, are we?
      Conrad: My kid, he's only 10 and already he's gone over to the dark side.
      Barker: You know, I can't imagine the conversations that you must have with your wife.
      Conrad: Oh, no? And how's your life?
      Barker: Perfect.
      Conrad: Oh, yeah?
      Barker: Yeah. Wouldn't change a thing.

    • Mrs. Nhung: In the beginning all that man had to fight with was a sharpened stick. I'm answering a question that you haven't asked me. I'm telling you why I am doing all of this. Why I take the risk. You haven't asked, but the question is in your eyes.
      Ellis: Alright, I'm listening.
      Mrs. Nhung: At first there was the stick, then the sword, spear, bow and arrow, and then the gun. Then bombs, missiles. We keep inventing better ways to kill each other and now we can destroy the world many times over.

    • Barker: Now, in the meantime, we gotta get you somewhere safe...
      Mrs. Nhung: That's what they said to me this morning.
      Barker: ... Where we can protect you.
      Mrs. Nhung: They said that to me too.
      Barker: This morning was different.
      Mrs. Nhung: What's different?
      Barker: The difference is, it's us.

    • Barker: Do me a favor, get what you can on this.
      Conrad: Reason being?
      Barker: 'Cause I asked you nicely. ... Get out.
      Conrad: It's my car.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 18, 2009 on Five
      Slovakia: February 15, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: April 11, 2010 on TV Nova