Title: Soft Target
Original Air Date: November 4, 2005
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* Charlie: Isn’t it nice having a living history of embarrassing moments from my childhood?
* Don: If you don’t you’re daring him to cause real causalities.
* Don: That went a lot easier than I thought it would.
Megan: You don’t think a bomb going off is enough of a motivator.
* Charlie: Just think how happy dad would be if one of us married a doctor.
Don: He’d be happy if we married someone with a pulse.
Synopsis: Three men are at a train station with back packs. Some get on trains and some run. Turns out it’s a test. But on the train, that hasn’t left the train fills with some kind of gas. Don’s team arrives. There were 6 injuries but no deaths. Don heads to his dad’s house. One of his friends from high school will be getting married at the house. Outside, Charlie and Larry are working on a tiny robot that will pull a car 6 feet. Don asks about the gas. Back at the train station, the team is going through the garbage. They find the release mechanism. Charlie is able to determine where the gas was released. Everyone is worried that he will strike again. Don tries to strong arm the man in charge of the drills. He won’t. So they have to come up with a way to keep the drills safe. They’ve got a suspect, he’s ex-military. Don goes to talk to Charlie for more information. They wind up fighting. A bombing on an overseas base leads them to understand this guys motive. Homeland Security provides the plans for the rest of the drills. Charlie and Larry conclude that Nash always picks the hardest targets. Charlie rushes to Don’s office. He’s figured out which drill is the one he will go after. The meeting gets interrupted by a breach of the Homeland Security office. Don figures out Nash is watching them. He’s finally able to get through to the man running the drills and get them postponed. He’s not sure why the sudden change. Don heads back to the house where he finds Charlie. They discuss high school. Charlie tells Don he no longer thinks that the drills were a target. They either have the wrong suspect or the wrong targets. The real target is the Homeland Security man directing the drills. Nash turns up at his sister’s house. They arrest him. He says it wasn’t him. He tells them that his team broke up. According to Nash’s sister he’s been in Mexico at a rehab clinic. He’s not running this. They realize they’ve bene duped. The man that works under Houseman is also a viable suspect. He’s kidnapped Houseman and they are on the roof of a garage. Turns out the bomb is a fake. Back at the house the wedding is about to begin. Charlie meets the bride’s cousin. Alan is trying to fix them both up.