The episode starts with Kirsten being woken up from a dream. She’s in Cameron’s bed with him and he’s worried about her, as per usual. He tells her about a neuroscientist he knows that isn’t with the program that he wants to check her out. She agrees.
Fisher is in bed with his ex-wife and she tells him that she got the job with the DOJ. She wants him to go with her. He doesn’t respond.
Ivy blew off Linus. He goes to see Camille and convinces her to go on a morning beach run with him.
There is a guy dead in a field, the victim of the week.
His name is Fred Overmeyer and he worked for the U.S. Air Force classified unit.
Fisher and Maggie talk. Am I the only one sensing a vibe there? As Fisher is the fandom slut, I wouldn’t doubt it, but moving on. He tells her about his ex-wife and she says that she can see if there’s something open in D.C. while she’s in San Francisco. They also talk about Ivy again and she reminds him not to say anything.
The stitch takes place mostly in 1985 and features aliens. It even looks like Overmeyer was killed by a UFO.
Cameron is the only one who doesn’t believe in aliens. I cannot believe Mr. Pop Culture is not the Mulder of this situation. Speaking of which, 90s David Duchovny is second to no one Camille, not even Gillian Anderson, but that’s just the straight girl talking.
Cameron finds out that the pilot in the stitch is Rudy Grant. Camille and Fisher tell him that Grant’s a famous ufologist. Fisher also shows that Overmeyer was being paid 1000 dollars a month and was giving half of it to a Pog Newcomb. Camille and Fisher go find him.
Cameron and Kirsten go talk to Grant and his wife. They send them to Dreamland, Roessell Airforce base, with a warning.
While waiting, Cameron and Kirsten talk about what Cameron would look like in uniform and Cameron is very X-Men: First Class about military haircuts. Cameron also tells her that the neurologist is going to meet them tonight at Kirsten’s house.
Kirsten recognizes a hallway from the stitch and goes off to investigate. Cameron reluctantly follows her, a throwback to season one. They find a flying saucer and promptly get caught. Colonel Spencer, the man in charge, tells them what they saw is a declassified Air Force prototype. That’s about the only information they get.
Camille and Fisher talk about Stephanie. When they go inside, Pog tells them that he was just a middle man for his sister, Peggy, who died a couple months earlier in a work accident. Linus calls and tells them that Overmeyer died from an overdose of an undiagnosed nerve toxin.
The neurologist is Cameron’s mom, who seriously reminds me of Leonard Hofstadter’s mother. Cameron leaves them alone and they talk. She knows they love each other! And then they go to her office.
Camille has found three Peggy Newcomb’s, and with some scientific wizardry, Kirsten is able to identify the right one. She worked in the chemical research lab at Dreamland.
Fisher’s on the phone with Maggie. There aren’t currently any openings in D.C. but she’ll keep looking.
Cameron confronts him about the Stinger and Ivy pics. Fisher tries to keep a lid on it, but Cameron tells Kirsten, who tells everyone else.
The alien attack Kirsten saw was faked by Overmeyer and Peggy Newcomb.
Overmeyer tries to tell Grant this at his book signing. Grant was also the person that was paying him. Grant gets angry and they fight. Overmeyer was killed by a drone spraying nerve toxin.
Arlene killed Peggy to get the nerve toxin and then she killed Overmeyer, so that Grant wouldn’t have another nervous breakdown.
Kirsten tells Cameron that his mom called and said that she wants to meet them at his place at 7 pm.
Once Cameron, Fisher, and Camille leave, Kirsten and Linus meet up.
Fisher and his ex-wife talk. He wants more time and she’s a hypocrite.
Cameron’s mom tells him that Kirsten isn’t coming. She’s still waiting on some results and Kirsten thought they should talk. Cameron reluctantly agrees to dinner, but doesn’t understand why the test results aren’t back yet. His mom says that there was something she wanted to check out: a reflection of some kind.
Kirsten and Linus break in to Ivy’s apartment. Linus looks at her laptop while Kirsten looks at physical files. She finds a box of childhood stuff, which to her seems abnormal. Linus finds the young Cameron anomaly and Ivy is toast.
This episode felt shorter than past episodes have been, but it was good. 8/10.