'Project Blue Book' Season 1 Episode 4 preview: A dubious friendship, a partnership on the rocks and an uncomfortable secret
Quinn and Hynek's journey is about to take an irresolute turn and neither of them are prepared for what is to come
'Project Blue Book' took us on an unforgettable journey through the Lubbock Lights, the Flatwoods Monster, and the Fuller Dogfight. As each episode continued to remain rooted in the true incidents investigated by Project Blue Book in the 20th century Episode 4, named 'Operation Paperclip', is about to throw light on an extremely controversial event.
Starring Aidan Gillen as Dr. J Allen Hynek, Michael Malarkey as Captain Michael Quinn, Laura Mennell as Mimi Hynek, and Ksenia Solo as Susie Miller, History's 'Project Blue Book' has been following Hynek's plight with the U.S. Air Force.
Produced by Robert Zemeckis, the show follows the true incidents which hinted towards the existence of life from other worlds, and Hynek is in the middle of it all. Recruited by the Air Force to work on the highly classified (and controversial) Project Blue Book, Hynek is accompanied by Quinn in his investigation into the appearance of the unidentified flying objects across the U.S.
As 'Operation Paperclip' is set to air January 29, at 10/9C, here are the three things you might want to look out for:
1. Operation Paperclip
'Project Blue Book' continues its tradition of following true incidents in every episode, and this time it is set to take us on a journey right into the middle of the Cold War. As Quinn and Hynek continue their investigation into the unidentified objects, they encounter a German scientist who is spearheading the marvelous expedition of weaponry in the U.S.
As much as the encounter leaves both Hynek and Quinn wondering about the authenticity of their project, it also reveals the controversial secret which kept haunting the U.S. for several decades. The original Operation Paperclip chiefly consisted of three scientists who were allies to the Nazis, however, the show deviates from the trio and presents to us only one character who represents all three.
2. A Partnership in Jeopardy
Quinn and Hynek have been at odds about their beliefs in UFOs, but what they are about to encounter will shake their grounds. The duo comes across some hidden clues at the U.S. Air Base in Alabama, but as to whether the clues prove to be of any use will be found out once the episode airs.
What we can tell you is that these very clues will put Hynek and Quinn to their ultimate test; if they choose to support each other through it or part ways is hard to tell. However, their already turbulent partnership has seen several obstacles and it wouldn't be a surprise if they once again choose to stick together against all the controversies they are being subjected to.
3. A Woman Scorned
Mimi and Susie, the two characters whose bond has been running parallel to Hynek and Quinn's partnership, is about to see a crisis. We already know Susie has befriended Mimi for a specific reason. Being a Russian spy, she has her eyes probably fixed on Hynek's discoveries of Project Blue Book.
However, Susie's dubious nature often makes it difficult to categorize her as either a spy or a friend, and once again in Episode 4, she will involve herself in a situation that is extremely uncalled for. What could be Susie's real motives? She probably wants to work as a spy but she surely has a soft corner for Hynek's wife, Mimi.
'Project Blue Book' returns to the History Channel January 29.