Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Director: Allan Kroeker
Air Date: 11/12/03
Christopher Gorham...Jake Foley
Keegan Connor Tracy...Diane Hughes
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez...Kyle Duarte
Judith Scott...Louise Beckett
Marina Black...Sarah Carter
Steven Williams...General Wesley Freewald
Lance Gibson Sr....Burns
Kelly Nielson...Soldier C.O.
Tammy Morris...Exotic Dancer
Miranda Frigon...Agent Carver
The episode opens with Jake and Kyle leading an NSA team at a hostage situation. A disgruntled government employee, tired of the government he has worked for for years lying to him, has taken his officemates at gunpoint. Jake doesn't want to wait for snipers, and takes the guy out himself, disobeying a direct order and grandstanding, nanite-style. Kyle reads Jake the riot act, reminding him that enhanced or not, Jake's recklessness could have cost people their lives. Meanwhile, at Ft. McLelland, General Freewald discovered someone has replaced one of their mini nuclear bombs with a decoy.
Kyle expresses concern to Lou over Jake's discipline problem. Lou introduces Kyle to General Freewald, her former CO during her stint in the first Gulf War as a helicopter driver known affectionately as "Tankbuster." Freewald needs the NSA to put an agent undercover in the Wolf pack, an elite Black ops unit based out of Ft. McLelland. One-time Wolf Pack leader Freewald suspects a member of the Pack has turned traitor, and stolen their iNuke. Lou knows just the guy. In the lab, Jake is grousing to Diane about being accused of being too good to follow orders. Diane hedges, and Jake is aghast that he's being thought of as "that guy." He gets caught doing a passable imitation of Kyle, and briefed on his new mission. Lou gives him a crash-course in how to be a Black Op, and Jake shows up at Ft. McLelland the next day in the guise of Mitchell Gant--new Wolf Pack recruit. He's introduced to the Pack, the baddest mo-fos in the entire world, lead by the cigar-smoking Captain Hartman.
Lou has a special mission for Kyle, and it's not a booty-call. Meanwhile, Jake uses the nanites to keep up with the Pack on drills, impressing Hartman with his ability to do clapping push-ups and scale walls. That night, Jake's out in the woods, sneaking a call to Diane on his cell, when he's caught by the Pack. In true summer-camp-from-hell fashion, Jake spends the night duck-taped to a tree by his new comrades. He's found by Gen. Freewald, who takes him back to his office where Kyle--looking snazzy in a Army dress uniform--awaits. Kyle tells Jake he has to get the Pack's laptops and download their communications logs to the NSA. Jake begs to be let out of the mission, but Kyle reminds him that the Hades-13 mini-nuke could kill a heck of a lot of people, and gives him a direct order to see the mission through to the end. Jake obeys, and asks for nerve gas and a funnel.
Jake rejoins the pack, decking Hartman and winning himself the punishment of digging holes around the barracks and then filling them again. He works until nightfall, and then we cut to Jake and Kyle in the Wolf Pack's den, downloading from their laptops while the pack--knocked out by nerve gas, slumber all around them. Kyle questions Jake's plan, and Jake assures him that if Kyle wants him to become one of these men, and that's what he's doing. The next morning, Freewald finds the pack buried up to their necks by the side of the road. "Gnat" has, through his childish retaliation of the Pack's childish hazing, proven himself. The Pack takes him into town to be given liquor by scantily clad exotic dancers, and his final initiation--Hartman cuts the Wolf Pack logo into Jake's arm and fills him in about Aubrey, the man Jake is replacing. Gen. Freewald ordered the Pack to leave Aubrey behind in Afghanistan, where he was torn limb-from-limb. Lou tells Kyle that a member of the Pack has leased a jet to take the Hades-13 out of the country. Kyle corners suspected traitor Lawrence in the bathroom, and takes him--handcuffed--to Freewald to interrogate. However, Lawrence gets the upper hand, killing Freewald and taking Kyle hostage.
Kyle and Jake realise that it's not a member of the Pack who has turned traitor--it's all of them. The Pack take Kyle back to their barracks to beat how much he knows out of him. Kyle insists that he's working alone, but Hartman and the Pack turn on Jake who bluffs his way out and is given the job killing Kyle. Jake shoots Kyle in the gut and they leave him die slowly--while Jake uses the nanites to send a message to Lou via Kyle's cellphone that Freewald is dead, Kyle's been shot, and the nuke is on the move. Lou tells Carver to track Kyle's cell and suits up. The Pack digs up the nuke, which they've buried in the woods. Furious over Aubrey's death, they plan to set the Hades-13 off in the village in Afghanistan where Aubrey was killed. Jake attempts to arrest them. Lawrence throws a hidden knife, pinning Jake to a tree with a knife through his hand--but before they can kill Jake, Lou and the NSA arrive to save the day. Cut to Jake at Kyle's bedside in the hospital. Jake is freaked out by how easy it was to be Gant--including shooting Kyle, who tells Jake he's proud of him for how he handled the mission. Jake gives him a beer Lou told him to smuggle into the hospital, and shows Kyle his fading Wolf pack scar.