The Holy Grail (110.14)

When Ben listens to 828-Gate, Aaron Glover’s podcast, and hears him announce next week’s episode, “Closing in one the Holy Grail”, he visits Aaron.

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Closing in

After shooting hoops with Cal, Ben gets back into his car. When he turns the ignition on, Aaron’s podcast resumes. 

AARON GLOVER: I’m Aaron Glover, and that’s all for this week’s episode of “828-Gate,” but you don’t want to miss next week’s episode, CHAPTER SIX: “Closing in on the Holy Grail.”

Ben presses the rewind button.

AARON GLOVER: Next week’s episode, CHAPTER SIX: “Closing in on the Holy Grail.

The phantom shiner

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The scene shifts to Aaron’s podcast studio.

AARON GLOVER: Glad you decided to trust me.

BEN: I haven’t yet. But answer my questions, and I might. What did you mean by “The Holy Grail”?

AARON GLOVER: Just something a confidential source said.

BEN: Not good enough.

AARON GLOVER: I won’t name names. Right after 828 returned, Senate Intelligence Committee, House Appropriations started having secret meetings in which they earmarked millions to preserve the phantom shiner. It’s a fish. Hasn’t been seen since the 1940s, so why earmark funds?

BEN: To pay for a clandestine operation.

AARON GLOVER: Look at you. But all my source had was a fragment of a conversation he overheard. A senator said, “It’s the Holy Grail.” We have to be the first, or 828 blows up in our face.”

BEN: The Holy Grail? You think that’s what the Major’s looking for?

AARON GLOVER: No, not literally. This isn’t Arthurian legend. But it’s something big. It’s time to go on the record.

BEN: Not yet. We’re still on background. But I will tell you this the Major on that chopper was a woman.

AARON GLOVER: What’s her name? – Don’t know yet.

Finding a side entrance

BEN: The chopper could lead us to it. I’m assuming you traced it. My source told me it was a military Black Hawk. We need Intel access. CIA, NSA.

BEN: Powell. Vance’s deputy.

AARON GLOVER: Can you trust him?

BEN: Oh, hardly. But I trust his loyalty to Vance. The thing is, I’ll never get through the NSA’s front door. But your sources could find me a side entrance.

No Python references in the entire episode

With all the repeated use of the phrase “Holy Grail,” I kept waiting for someone to reference Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Unless I missed it, there were no Python references, not so much as an unladen swallow’s worth, anywhere in the episode.

SOURCE: Baby M (Doux Reviews)

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One thought on “The Holy Grail (110.14)

  1. Aaron Glover said to Ben, “… all my source had was a fragment of a conversation he overheard. A senator said, “It’s the Holy Grail.” We have to be the first, or 828 blows up in our face.”

    Okay. How long will it be before some of the mysteries involving this “Holy Grail” be revealed? More importantly, we will ever know the extent to which the parties are involved; i.e., when it comes to pursuit of the “Holy Grail,” how entangled is the Major with Congress and the other branches and agencies of government?

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