Mrs. Mosley and I sat down for a movie night recently and watched Angelina Jolie kick all sorts of ass in Salt. It really is a fun ride, and Jolie has a good time with it. Ejiofor plays Peabody, who is the man chasing Salt. The fact that he is an agent in pursuit of a gorgeous woman who is incredibly deadly in hand-to-hand combat was not lost on Mrs. Mosley as she turned to me during the film and said, "So, he's the Operative".
Not quite, but a bit of that coldness came through in one great exchange between Peabody and Salt's partner Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber):
Peabody: "Protocol is clear. We bring her in or we bring her down."
Winter: "Do you have any idea who this woman is? What she's done for this country? Does that mean anything to you?"
Peabody: "Should it?"