While looking through shots of Strike Back, episodes 5 and 6, to help illustrate the friendship between Porter and Gerry; a different scenario started taking shape in my mind. John Porter, big brother, takes an unruly Gerry off his mother’s hands for the day:
Boys will be boys and they like to play games, no matter the age.
After an exhilarating romp, they relax in the shade. Gerry tries to bore Porter to death with facts found on the internet: “the soft-drink 7up contained Lithium, a mood stabilizing drug, until 1950”
Porter makes Gerry hand over the phone, claiming it will now be an electronic-free afternoon.
Their next game, Capture the Flag, gets out of hand.
Porter eventually gets the upper hand again.
Gerry then tries to convince Porter to let him practice his knot-tying. Porter doesn’t fall for it.
Gerry wants to play Hide-n-Seek next
which ends up getting them horribly lost.
Porter is so stressed by this point, that he doesn’t protest when Gerry discovers that his special canteen isn’t filled with water.
A decision he soon regrets.
Porter has had it with Gerry, and decides to cut their day together short.
Needless to say, the ride home is filled with tension.