Remember the character of Radar O’Reilly in M*A*S*H*? Not the later naive Iowa farm boy he turned into, but the astute and wily operator we’re initially introduced to – the clever contriver who could always manage to get his hands on the most elusive of items: chocolates, meds, a jeep. If you needed something, Radar was the guy to call on. Well, I’ve got a feeling that Elliot Sokolsky is our Radar O’Reilly. Sure, his official title is Development and Business Affairs Coordinator, but I suspect that’s just a cover designation. “When you want to know the secret way home, come see me,”he told me on my first day in the office, dangling that speedy backstreet shortcut like a black market ham. Whenever I walk by his office, he’s either on the phone or deeply engrossed in some unseen online task (ie. ensuring that shipment of llamas gets through customs). And, curiously, no matter where he’s looking, or how far outside his office I may be loitering, he always seems to sense my presence, like a clairvoyant detecting the energy of dawdling spirits. I suspect I may have cause to call on his unique skill set at several points during my stay here. Especially come episode 9 when I’ll need to get my hands on those rare albino meerkats.
Our two-day L.A. auditions kicked off today while, back here on the home front, construction commenced on our ship, The Raza. Super secret behind the scenes sneak peeks to come!