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Agent Rorke[1] was a Homeland Security agent. He appears in 2016 movie.

History

Agent Rorke and Agent Hawkins, of the Department of Homeland Security, worked in partnership with the Mayor's Office and monitored a spike in paranormal activity in New York City. They kept their investigation extremely quiet.[2] The Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination, later known as the Ghostbusters, appeared on their radar. Rorke and Hawkins went to Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food after Martin Heiss was thrown through the window by Mayhem thanks to Erin Gilbert releasing the ghost from the Trap. They arrived in two GMC SUVs and drove through the yellow police tape then flashed their Homeland Security badges. Hawkins stated it was official business and they were taking over. Officer Stevenson couldn't believe it. Rorke told the Ghostbusters they were coming with them. Patty asked why. Hawkins stated the mayor wanted a word with them. The agents took the four Ghostbusters to the Mayor's office at New York City Hall. Agent Rorke entered the office first and acknowledged Mayor Bradley. Jennifer Lynch confirmed that both agents worked for Homeland Security, and that they had been privately monitoring both the city and the Ghostbusters.

Bradley asked the Ghostbusters what they knew. Erin revealed that they believed that someone was creating a device that attracted and amplified paranormal activity. Abby Yates added that activity was escalating now and leading to an even larger scale event. Bradley complemented them on the great work but told them it was time to knock it off. Abby was confused. Bradley repeated himself. Abby clarified she heard him and saw the hand gesture. Bradley elaborated and asked them to let the government do their work and deal with the ghost problem. Lynch added they were worried that they were drawing a lot of attention to themselves. Hawkins asked them if they had any idea how many federal regulations they broke on a daily basis. Holtzmann asked if it was one. Agent Rorke replied no. She asked if it was two. He replied no. She asked again if it was one. Rorke told her to just sit quietly. She made a face and reached for his chest. He brushed her away.

Bradley and Lynch explained the essence of the deal was going to be they would make the public believe the Ghostbusters were frauds and committed hoax. The goal of the plan was to avoid mass hysteria. Abby agreed they didn't want mass hysteria either but their main concern was that they were allowed to continue their work. Erin agreed but felt like the cat was sort of already kind of out of the bag. Abby and Erin got into it about what the phrase meant. Lynch interjected and stated they just wanted to shove that damn cat back in the bag. Rorke intimated that the cat had been out of the bag before but people lost interest and put it back in. Lynch added people always moved on. Rorke told them about a sheriff in New Mexico who reported a UFO encounter, the crew of the SS Ourang Medan who died mysteriously, and the entire town of Langville, Montana who went missing. Holtzmann feigned shock. Abby explained they were talking about relocating and not about anyone being killed. Bradley stated they were turned inside out. Erin asked if their skin was on the inside of their body. Bradley confirmed that was true because their organs were on the outside. Abby asked if they were okay. Bradley curtly answered "sure." Holtzmann thought they were dead. Bradley thanked them for coming.

Agents Hawkins and Rorke dropped the Ghostbusters off outside Zhu's. Rorke declared they were taking it from here and the US government doesn't need the help of hobbyists. He told them to go back upstairs to their little dim sum tea party and leave it to them because they were the big dogs. Rorke abruptly ran to the front passenger side door of the lead SUV. He gestured 'I'm watching you' and opened the door and partially sat on agent already seated inside. Rorke apologized to him. Abby called them meatheads. Rorke walked to the rear SUV. He tried to open the front passenger door. It was locked. He tapped on the window and asked Hawkins twice to unlock it. Hawkins told him to wait. Rorke got in. He lowered the window down and gestured 'I'm watching you' again as the SUVs departed. Abby waved. Erin told him to roll his window up. Rorke repeated he was watching them. Holtzmann asked the others if they thought they had genitals in there or was it more of a Ken doll situation. Rorke repeated he was watching. Abby went with Ken doll situation. Rorke repeated himself again. The SUV passed the intersection of Canal Street and Mulberry Street.

After the Ghostbusters discovered the convergence of Ley Lines at The Mercado Hotel, Abby called the Upper West Blooms phone number and asked for Hawkins and Rorke. Rorke and Hawkins showed up at the Mercado after Rowan electrocuted himself to death. Lynch walked with the Ghostbusters back to the lobby where Rorke and Hawkins were waiting. Hawkins and Rorke thanked the Ghostbusters, too, for stopping Rowan. Lynch revealed they were going to stage a fake arrest but Ecto-1 was towed for real. She walked over to the crowd of reporters before they could process what she said. Hawkins grabbed Erin's arm. Rorke grabbed Abby's arm. They placed their arms behind their backs and walked them to the door. Hawkins told Abby to stop resisting. She insisted she wasn't. Lynch told the press that the events that took place in the hotel was another stunt by the Ghostbusters.

Hawkins and Rorke returned to The Mercado after Rowan broke the barrier, joined by the New York Police Department, including Officer Jensen and Officer Stevenson, SWAT, and the National Guard. Rowan came down the side of the Mercado and landed on the front entrance marquee. Rorke wondered who the "flying beefcake" was then told Hawkins to activate their Government Proton Gun Vehicle. Hawkins tried but realized it wasn't working. Rowan started dancing. The agents, soldiers, and police were forced to mimic his moves, dance to a song, then stood frozen in place. After the events of Rowan and all the ghosts being sucked back in the portal, Hawkins along with everyone else outside were able to move and go on like they had before Rowan had froze them. After the Ghostbusters saved the world, they regained consciousness and looked around in confusion.

Trivia

  • On July 6, 2015, it was reported Matt Walsh joined the cast as "Rourke."[3]
  • On July 10, 2015, it was reported Michael K Williams and Matt Walsh arrived in black suits from a black SUV and take the Ghostbusters with them after they finish talking to police officers at the Chinatown set.[4]

Appearances

Primary Canon

Secondary Canon

References

  1. Jennifer Lynch (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 11 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:11:18-1:11:20). Sony Pictures. Jennifer Lynch says: "Agents Hawkins and Rorke are with Homeland Security ."
  2. Jennifer Lynch (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 11 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 1:11:21-1:11:25). Sony Pictures. Jennifer Lynch says: "So we've been investigating this extremely quietly."
  3. The Wrap "'Ghostbusters' Casts Andy Garcia, Cecily Strong, Michael K. Williams in Sony’s Paul Feig Reboot (Exclusive)" 7/6/15
  4. Comic Book 7/13/15
  5. Abby Yates (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Deleted/Alternate Scenes; (Deleted Scene): A Sale on Bonsai (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 0:01:03-0:01:04). Sony Pictures. Abby Yates says: "Kill those guys."

Gallery

From Film and Trailers

Deleted Scene "The Mayor's Office"

Deleted Scene "Car Trouble"

Deleted Scene "Bring It In"

Deleted Scene "Where's The Walkie?"

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