|Nash:||Angel - where'd you come from?
|Angel:||I'm always here when you need me, you know that.
|Nash:||No, no, don't you dare, Angel.
|Angel:||There's nothing to be scared of, Nash.
|Nash:||I just don't want him to go, not yet.
|Angel:||We all have to go sometime.
|Nash:||I know. A long time from now. Not today.
|Angel:||You cannot resist the Natural Order of Things, Nash. We pass through this life but for a moment. The essence of our parents. And when our time is up, we leave our children the essence of us. He will go in his own time, Nash.
|Nash:||I know. But just not today.
|Angel:||Sometimes you have to let go, in order to hold on.
|Nash:||What does that mean, Angel? Angel?
|Nash:||What does that mean? Angel?
Nash and Joe stop at a mini-market. Suddenly a pyramid-shaped robot comes in. A voice demands money - the incredulous clerk fires his gun at the robot. The radio-controlled robot fires back, killing the clerk. Nash returns fire, and he fogs the robot camera with a fire extinguisher. Then Nash tips the robot over, rendering the robot harmless. Joe intercepts a van with three occupants outside the market, but the robot controllers drive off. Joe gets the license plate number.
With Harvey on vacation, Antwon is assigned to take apart the robot.
Upon opening the robot body, a bomb is set off - the explosion shakes
the SIU. The license plate traces to Henry Cummings, a pothead from the
Sixties. But Cummings' 1960s VW van does not match the newer 2000 VW
At the Battle Bot Arena, Rachel finds Dex. Dex identifies the robot
maker - Spencer Forest. But Forest has hidden his identity and assumed
the name of William Jones. Jones is the owner of the 200VW van. Forest
plans an armored truck robbery, to be carried out by one of his robots.
Forest agrees to pay gunmen $300,000 to aid in the robbery.
Meanwhile, Joe and Inger hold a garage sale. Inger sells a Swedish
painting for $1.50 to their next door neighbor Richard. In old letters,
Inger discovers that hidden in the back of the painting is an original
copy of the Declaration of Independence. Nash's dad Nick is convinced
that he is going to die on his birthday, which is the very next day.
But Nash insists that Nick go for his annual check-up the next day.
Forest, aka Mr. Jones, is brought in for questioning. In the
line-up, Dex is unable to identify Forest/Jones. Forest has had plastic
surgery, so Forest must be let go. Forest's accomplice Jay plants a
video camera inside the SIU. The camera is hidden in a water cooler.
Henry Cummings, discovered to be Forest's former math teacher, is
brought in for questioning. Cummings reveals he has rented out a
warehouse to Forest. The SIU raids the warehouse, but Forest and his
two collaborators, Ed and Jay, have already fled.
The water cooler is discovered, as Ed and Jay are arrested outside
the SIU in their surveillance van. Ed and Jay refuse to talk. Their
conversation in the SIU holding cell is bugged. They reveal their roles
in the murder of the clerk in their conversation. When confronted by
Nash with the audio tape, Ed and Jay reveal the location of the armored
truck robbery about to take place.
Joe tries to get the Swedish painting back from his neighbor
Richard. But Richard has given the painting to his son. But the son's
demands are unreasonable, so Joe deals with the daughter. She agrees to
exchange the painting for a $1000 vintage Barbie doll. Joe gets the
painting back momentarily, and he removes the Declaration of
Independence document before Richard demands the painting back.
The armored truck is blocked by the hold-up men. Forest's robot
blocks the truck's radio communication with an electromagnetic pulse.
The robot then disables the lock to the truck. As the guards hand over
the bags of money, the SIU intervenes. Forest and the robbery crew are
Joe has the copy of the Declaration of Independence appraised. The
document is worth $1000. But the Swedish painting, which the little
girl now owns, is worth six figures, much to the chagrin of Joe and
Cassidy has not taken Nick to his doctor's appointment. Instead they
spend the day in the park. Returning from his birthday dinner, Nash
presents Nick with a fishing trip to Alaska. But Nick doesn't think
he'll live to enjoy it. During the night, Nash is visited by Angel.
Angel offers soothing words to Nash about the possible death of hisd
father. The next day, Nick emerges from his room, as Nash is relieved
to see Nick well.
For more, see commentary for Episode 117