I'd watched the episode for the first time last night. (I'm catching up on season 10 btw.) If I'd not read comments before on this forum about "Rascal Flatts", I would not have known they were a real band, because I'd never heard of them before. They were like regular guest stars to me, nothing extraordinary or distracting. I enjoyed the episode. I have to agree with Desterwind, the part B story was more interesting with the CIA and the East German connection.