Walking down to the bmi lounge at Heathrow Terminal 1 a few minutes ago, a small crowd came bursting towards us.
Out in front, making no eye contact with anyone, strode a thunderous-looking Gordon Brown, presuamably just off a flight from Glasgow.
A few paces behind in pyramid formation came aides, minders and airport police. All silent, glum and looking like they were getting in some practise for the Speed Walking event at the 2012 Olympics.
With yesterday's re-arrest of Lord Levy to add on top of the continuing unsubstantiated newspaper reports of smoking guns, handwritten notes and trails of fivers leading to the heart of Downing Street, the heir to the New Labour throne may have been comtemplating the mess that he could conceivably be taking over sooner than Blair originally wished.
Maybe Channel 4's The Trial of Tony Blair will prove more accurate that audiences imagined ... the writer just needs to replace war crimes with offences under the Honours Act and it could be rereleased.
Maybe Blair's handover to Brown will be as tainted as Clinton's legacy to Gore? Enough to make the Chancellor look grumpy.