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Fool in the Rain 

An Iranian delegate escapes from a world trade convention in Toronto and wishes to defect to the United States. Annie, on vacation in Niagra Falls with her sister, is asked to handle the arrangements.

Director:

Vincent Misiano (as Vince Misiano)

Writers:

Matt Corman (created by), Chris Ord (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Piper Perabo ... Annie Walker
Christopher Gorham ... Auggie Anderson
Kari Matchett ... Joan Campbell
Anne Dudek ... Danielle Brooks
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Jai Wilcox
Peter Gallagher ... Arthur Campbell
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Liza Hearn
Evan Sabba ... Michael Brooks
Mousa Kraish ... Johnny Rahimi
Eion Bailey ... Ben Mercer
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ... Theo Will
Miranda Edwards ... Millie
Ken Pak Ken Pak ... Gym Concierge
Jeff McEnery ... Park Employee
Gavin Stephens Gavin Stephens ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

An Iranian trade delegation member escapes his handlers and contacts the CIA. Written by USA Publicity

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode is named after a song by Led Zeppelin. See more »

Goofs

Iranian delegate's family is shown wearing Sunnite costumes, however Iranians don't use this type of clothes. See more »

Quotes

Joan Campbell: Annie? Annie.
Annie Walker: I'm sorry, I didn't hear you.
Joan Campbell: What are you working on at this hour?
Annie Walker: Oh. I was just... uhm, I had some free time, so I was looking through the classifieds in some of the European papers. See if I could find some workable patterns.
Joan Campbell: We have a room full of computers dedicated to finding workable patterns.
Annie Walker: [smiles] Yeah, but, you never know, they might have missed something.
Joan Campbell: You know, it can be pretty overwhelming, your first few months off the Farm. Maybe you should take a few days off...
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Connections

References Sleepless in Seattle (1993) See more »

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Cosmic Love
(uncredited)
Written by Florence Welch and Isabella Summers
Performed by Florence and the Machine
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the perfect mix of glam and action, with the loveliest actress of her time
7 December 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Fool In The Rain. So, the producers were inspired by the titles of Led Zeppelin songs, and their version of the title was this Iranian guy on the run, carrying a teddy bear. It struck me while watching that it clearly warns "let not your daughter work for the CIA" if she is expected to give rides to bearded dark strangers picked up off the street.

Piper Perabo is, as always, fantastic. I especially like that the character is not portrayed as the street- fighter type. She has no special skills in defending herself. She seems to flail out and lose against opponents much stronger than her, then some cunning, and a lucky break, more or less... and Good triumphs over Evil after all. I find it to be more realistic than a kung fu trained hellcat. Notice the fight scene in this one. I mean that other girl, sure, that one's more than convincing as a rough chick, and Annie is clearly no match for her, so she had to use her wits.

Just one interesting side note, something that I've not commented on before:

Playing footsy. I've been noticing all through the season the shots of Annie's bare feet. Aw, by chance, I thought. Then, with the previous episode, my favorite up till now, what with the two girls trying to sneak away by taking off their high heels, it became clear that there is some devotee at work... in the script. This week, loads more, there is Annie's foamy foot in the bath, the gorgeous long-legged barefoot bikini sequence, and Annie's sister sliding, hiding the man's shoe surreptitiously under the bed with her clever foot. I wonder how many other viewers have noticed this trend? This is the ninth episode already, and footsie close-ups are regular.

Piper Perabo has the most amazing smile. It is just... well, wow, what can I say? That girl has got to be a national treasure. The bikini scenes reveal she is every bit the prime quality dream girl. Okay, The Raven knows the Secret Police is standing by with their nets to haul me off to the funny farm, so I am forced to sign off on that delectable subject...

A perfect mix of glam and action, the season so far. Top scores from me.


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