Briefing Room One has never been this quiet. Ed and Spike are seated on opposite sides of the long table with a messy pile of Dora the Explorer playing cards between them. At the end of the table sits the jackpot: a king size box of Smarties. Both men are hunched protectively over the cards in their hands, shielding them from prying eyes. The rest of the team has been banished to standing against the far wall because Spike claims he needs at least seven and a half feet of personal space in order to concentrate on his game.
Ed mumbles something that the team can't hear, but they see Spike shake his head, and there's no missing Ed's frustrated growl of "dammit!"
"It's all over now," Lew predicts, and Jules winces sympathetically.
It's Spike's turn, and the team collectively leans forward, straining to hear. Spike makes a mumbled request that causes Ed to sigh and hand over one of his cards.
With that, the spell of silence is broken. Spike shoots up out of his chair and it rolls noisily away. "That's what I'm talking about!" he yells happily, throwing his hands up in a victory pose. "In your face, Eddie!" He's grinning like a maniac as he tosses his two cards down onto the table.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah," Ed grumbles, dropping his own cards into the pile. "You probably cheated!" he adds as an afterthought, but Spike refuses to rise to the bait. Instead he throws his arms back up in the air and starts jogging around the room, humming the Rocky theme song as loud as he can.
"Wow," Wordy says as Spike whizzes by him for the third time. "I've never seen someone get so excited about winning a game of Go Fish before."