Steve Austin goes undercover as a longshoreman to investigate the disappearance of another OSI agent. His colleague and friend was on to a smuggling ring dealing in ultra-sensitive detecting devices.
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Steve tells the mercs that the can he is carrying is "just a sample", and that he will only tell them where the box with the rest of the cans is if they release the woman first. But he would have no way of knowing if this would be a valid offer or not --- out of the seven cans that he scans in the "two-six" divider-box, Steve finds only the one can that makes his eye flash, so he would not know if any of the remaining five still-unscanned cans contain any more of the chips; either they might all be in that seventh can, or the rest of the chips might be in another box. So he would not know if the mercs would even care about knowing where the box with the remaining eleven cans was hidden, since all the chips might have been in the can he was carrying, and/or there might have been more chips in some of the other coconut oil boxes that were still in the warehouse. As it happened, we discover that the mercs did indeed know that all the chips were in just the one box --- the guy on the phone to his gangster boss says that he doesn't know if the missing box "was the one" --- but this conversation takes place before Steve comes in with the can, and so he could not have heard what was said and thus know that the mercs were aware of how many of the boxes had the chips inside them. Again, Steve's hand-sensor only detects when it is near this specific type of chip, but it cannot distinguish between one or more chips in a given spot. See more
Going through my files again, eh?
Col. Steve Austin
Well, I had nothing to do yesterday afternoon...