But given that we know there are AFR spies at ETA and the shoe with the DMZ stash is missing from the "relevant" panel, I think if Hal was dosed with DMZ I think it was by one or more of these spies (Wayne, Perrincourt, and whoever the other one is) not by Pemilus
Actually hadn't thought of that. Makes me wonder, though, why the AFR would dose Hal? As in, why not just give him the old technical interview?
That and it seems like Marathe's at least showing signs of crossing over once and for all, playing for the USA (he spares JvD's life, after all, and admits to himself that he had a hard time killing the Antitoi with the broom... kind of an O'Conner 'A Good Man is Hard to Find'-type moment if anything), and remember they do put him entirely in charge of the ETA affair. Seems slightly more likely that he somehow sabotage the ETA plan, maybe by doing something obvious (personal theory: remember in the last section about Loach, some of the restless ETAs go up out of the locker room and never return? What's up with that? It's like an ominous foreshadowy-type line...) and really out-in-the-open. I don't know, something about the Hal being dosed thing doesn't click...
joeminter, that's a very cool observation, thanks!