First of all, a big thanks to the lovely and talented M. Giant for covering for me last week. Thank you, M. Giant! I was weak and shaky, even though I wasn’t withdrawing from Dr. RevCam’s secret serum. I really needed to veg out. Your weecap is so good, I have stage fright coming back, so I’m just going to rip off the bandage and go for it.
The story opens with Jim chasing down some random crook. The important thing, to me, is that he’s wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap. Pitchers and catchers just reported to Fort Myers last week, y’all. I can smell Spring in the air, even though, back in Boston, it’s currently colder than a witch’s… (oh, I only know a dirty saying for that, and this is a family show, never mind). Michael Chiklis is a Boston boy, as is this week’s guest, Anthony Michael Hall. And Chiklis really looks like any guy you’d see wandering the Fenway with his cap and sunglasses. For that matter, Anthony Michael hall looks like a guy you’d see in Charlestown, punching holes in ATMs. I’m sorry. You’re not looking to read a Beantown Broadsheet, are you?
Anyhow, when Jim corners Random Thug in an alley, Random Thug shoots at Jim. Jim deflects the bullets, one ricochets straight through a window and wounds a young guy, Jasper, in the gut. Jim beats up Random, tells George (over the BlueTooth) to call the cops (but if the cops don’t already know, how does George… oh never mind, this is a recaplet) and then hears Jasper’s mom crying and screaming for help. He realizes he’s technically at fault for Jasper being wounded, but don’t worry. It’ll all be wrapped up with the neatest bow ever, by hour’s end.