The crew of “Pan Am” traveled to London Sunday (Dec. 4)…well almost all of them. Dean and Colette take their own adventure, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
Kate (Kelli Garner) is sore at the CIA about the Nico Lanza thing when the Yugoslavian diplomat essentially got blackmailed into spying for the Feds. So she’s understandably reluctant to get involved in any more snooping. But Kate is a little like Al Pacino in “Godfather 3.” She could easily say, “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.” This means a new adventure for her involving a Soviet bad guy. Nice to see Kate’s willing to give it another shot.
Maggie (Christina Ricci), the free-spirited one of the crew, befriends a U.S. Congressman (Chris Beetem) who is en route to making a pro-nuke speech. Perhaps “befriends” is a bit of an understatement. They get along great, except for the whole mutually assured destruction disagreement. But you know what they say, opposites attract. And it offers a combustible outcome.
Now on to what we hinted at the other day, the relationship between Dean (Mike Vogel) and Colette (Karine Vanasse). First of all, Dean’s history with Bridget casts a long shadow. His less-than-subtle father, Bill (Jim Coope), hasn’t quite grasped that his son has moved on. Bill’s frequent questions Bridget almost torpedo what was supposed to be a romantic getaway for the burgeoning lovebirds. Luckily Dean and Colette get past this and end up in a scene reminiscent of Jane Russell in “The Outlaw.”
And if all that wasn’t enough, there’s still a little spark between Laura (Margot Robbie) and Ted (Michael Mosley). The problem is this might get derailed by the return of one of Ted’s old gal pals played by Ashley Greene.
“Pan Am” is getting there. But will it be around long enough to reach its destination?