A Short Hiatus For Our Walk… and Seeking Feedback Please :)

Hello Everyone! I have loved loved loved walking through episodes for the last four years with you guys! However, I need to take a bit of a break from writing blog posts in our walk, so the walk is going on hiatus for the rest of August.. and it will recommence sometime in September – watch this space!!!picasion.com_3c423699cdd319a3bd6b1d284bd8daa4
While on a break, I’ll still be around – reading and commenting. Feel free to revisit walks through previous episodes.. previous debates.. previous theories.. previous discussions.. previous swoons…  now is a chance to either catch up with the walk, or finally get back to episodes you were wanting to revisit but because the walk continued you didn’t have time!

When looking at older posts – feel free to refer to any of the episodes we’ve already covered on the blog.. Just please be sure not to go ahead of where the walk is currently up to –One Bear Dances, One Bear Doesn’t. Smile 

During Hiatus, myself and the JWWM authors will be reviewing how the walk is going, any possible changes, additions etc.  JWWM is always looking for ways to increase the fun! So we would really value your opinions, suggestions etc.

To help us in our review we’d like to ask you a few questions.. Please answer the questions below, but if you have any further comments or feedback you’d like to give: it is always very welcome- please email it to: iwsod@optusnet.com.au and I can share your feedback with  the authors (anonymously if you prefer Smile ).


To answer the next poll please note:
A short post is 500-800 words
A medium sized post is 800-1100 words
A long post is 1100 –2000 words

As a guide- see this post 17/19 OBDOBD – this post is 1100 words.



A few more questions to answer if or when you like..

1. What do you like about JWWM?

2. Any suggestions for improvements?

3. Anything on JWWM you really wish would not be changed?

4. Would you like to see more guest contributor posts? and would you like to write one/some?

Everyone’s voice in this little community is equally valuable!  – please speak freely: All views are very welcome!

Once the review is finished, I’ll publish a post to let you know what’s happening Smile 

If you have any questions about anything – feel free to ask in comments.. or send me an email if you prefer.

Lastly – a little announcement! With BJo and I so busy these days, Learjet has kindly joined us as a moderator of this blog – Thanks Learjet for joining the team, and helping us to keep the blog humming!!!

Thanks for a wonderful 4 years everyone!!! I’m looking forward to hopefully another 4 more years!!! Smile Byeeeee!!


19/19 Season Three, Episode 13: One Bear Dances the Other Doesn’t – Scarecrow and Mrs King

It’s tag time!!!! Back to IFF we go..
We find Dotty and Zernoff in a briefing room with Billy. [I guess this is a debriefing of the debriefing debriefing?]
Amanda is watching and listening to their conversation through the one way glass.
Billy: And then your daughter…..
Dotty: Amanda
Billy nods patiently: Yes. ..[love the way Billy says this ‘Yes’ humouring Dotty – he knows full well her name.. and who she is Smile  Clever Billy.. yes her daughter, whatever her name is! BTW- why is Billy, section chief interviewing them? Awhhh I will put it down to his wanting to look after Amanda’s mum and personally see this through Smile as a favour to Amanda.. thank goodness he didn’t let Francine interview her! then again, Dotty could have recognised nasty Magda!]
… and she appeared?
[Just as he says ‘she appeared’, Lee appears!]
Zernoff: That’s right.
to Amanda:
How’s it going in there?
turns down the volume and responds: Oh it’s going fine,…
…except he told her… (Amanda switches off the speaker)
…that it’s top secret…
…and she won’t be able to tell anybody….
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150812_124016.430(Lee chuckles at this and looks back at Dotty)
… Its going to drive her crazy.
[Interesting, since Amanda was there – Dotty could talk to her about it.. which could lead to some awkward moments for Amanda!!! I think there’s a fan fic in that!!! lol..]
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150812_124017.730(Lee laughs some more)
– love this laugh of his.. so indulgent, comfortable.. intimate- it’s the kind of laugh IMHO you only share with those close to you!
Lee chuckles:
Listen Amanda,…
…I want to talk to you about something-
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Amanda: I know, I know. I should NEVER have tried to follow her alone.
An agent never makes a move- [Lee is calling Amanda an agent now??!!! Without qualification and blatantly?? whooo hoooo!!!! Now.. give her a proper ID badge will ya!]
Together: -Without a backup.
Plenty of eye speak going on here… so few words are needed.. Amanda’s got the message loud and clear, and knows she did the wrong thing.
Lee seems to hear this- and he moves on.
Lee: How’d you find that place anyway?
Mother and I took Jamie’s class on a tour of the North eastern Candy Company last spring. I remembered the Mr Marshmallow sign.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150812_124033.946[Ugh!!! North eastern candy company was a school excursion? Way to go teaching kids to eat rubbish.. like they need any encouragement!!]
Lee wryly grins and shakes his head (typical Amanda! –luck.. but also a good memory thrown in there!)
Well you nearly scared me half to death you know that?
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Oh I’m sorry.
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Amanda apologises and smiles.. they’re both so open with each other now!!!! Isn’t it lovely? Smile
I think she is sorry.. but she’s also enjoying how he openly admits his concern for her now.. Lee is getting comfortable sharing his feelings – and doesn’t resort to expressing his concern as anger like he use to. Hooray!
Yeah but what’s new huh?
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(Hearing this, Amanda’s smile gets even bigger!! Smile )
[so matter of fact.. and so revealing!!! this is something Lee has done a lot of-being scared about Amanda’s safety.. and he is becoming comfortable with that.. He accepts it.  What do you all make of this little throw away line of Lee’s?]
[Aie.. the dimples! the dimples! And a sweet lovely man? Such a killer combo!]
They smile and laugh together, then Lee turns to look at the debriefing..
Lee: Uh oh,… [too cute how he says that!]
… what’s happening?
Amanda turns the intercom back on again.
Billy is making moves to leave.. He shakes Zernoff’s hand… then Dotty’s.
Billy: Thank you.
Dotty: Good Bye Mr. Melrose.
[Phew good thing she didn’t learn his first name is Billy.. in DOA Amanda was talking to ‘Bill’ at the office wasn ‘t she? Has Dotty ever come across the name ‘Billy’ yet? ]
Dotty and Zernoff are ‘left alone’ .. well as far as they know Winking smile
So, official business is over now.. Will Amanda still listen in or give her mother some privacy?  That dial isn’t moving!! Smile
Zernoff: Yes, and I’m afraid soon, I will also have to leave. I have been offered a job in nuclear medicine. See Dorothea, for years now I have dreamed of using my knowledge to save lives. Not to destroy. Unfortunately, I ah, must live in California.
Dotty: Hmmm. Well, then you have to go.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150812_132229.127[This idea that Zernoff is using his knowledge to save lives is an interesting one…. and that Dotty sees this is the right decision- he has to go if it means he can save lives.
This is exactly what Lee and Amanda do! It calls for sacrifice.. for Zernoff, it’s moving to California and no longer seeing Dotty.. for Lee and Amanda – it’s a sacrifice to live a secret life your family can’t know about.. With this in mind, I think if Dotty knew what Amanda was up to – she’d say Amanda had to do it.. but.. maybe it’s just me..]
Zernoff: But I never forget you Dorothea…
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150812_132236.  6(Zernoff reaches over to pat Dotty on the hand)
…You are a special woman.
(A hand pat won’t cut it Winking smile)
Zernoff gives Dotty a kiss on the cheek and Dotty happily accepts it. Awh.. a very sweet moment. So respectful, and affectionate..
It makes everything Dotty went through in her adventure worth while.. I think in years to come, Dotty would pinch herself and wonder if she had dreamed it!
A very sweet goodbye.. and a thank you too IMHO.. what do you think?

We cut to Amanda smiling away at this special, romantic moment her mother is experiencing.. lol.. no more worries about invading her privacy here!
Lee turns to look at Amanda… and notices how touched she is by the special moment Dotty and Zernoff are sharing.
Lee: And she has a…
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…very special daughter…
… too.
Whoooooo! Lee gives Amanda an admiring look up and down as he says this.. taking in all the specialness that is Amanda Smile  SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150812_124127.800
Amanda reacts..
All things considered I think she keeps her head well!
Love the little – ‘awhhh isn’t that sweet’ gesture she makes!
But, Lee doesn’t stop there!
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Lee leans in closer..
and Amanda offers him her right cheek…
They look pretty happy huh!!! Smile
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Love the ‘cat that got the cream’ expression on Amanda’s face above… dang she’s lucky!
Lee pulls back.. and they smile… too many photos?
Yeah.. didn’t think so Winking smile
they smile some more..
aaaaand some more!
and then.. kapow!!! Lee pulls out the big guns: His Dimples!! We freeze on this moment.. and the episode draws to a close..

What a sweet little ending! I can’t wait to hear what you all make of it.. and what thoughts you may have about this episode overall! I prefer this one to FFFT hands down!

I like how Lee pays Amanda the same compliment as gallant Zernoff.. it’s like he is learning how to be a gentleman from the count Smile and through watching Dotty and Amanda’s reaction to Dotty and Zernoff, Lee has been reminded how much it means to a woman to show that you think she is special Smile Lee is stepping into new territory here.. and is learning how to make a woman feel special (no cheap champagne for Amanda!).

I also like how for Dotty and Zernoff have a sweet goodbye moment.. but for Lee and Amanda – it’s more of a sweet hello moment – as they continue to explore each other and what is developing between them. Smile 

So.. this reference to ‘special’ had me intrigued- anyone else? I vaguely remembered we had  a discussion about the word special.. searching JWWM, I think I found two of the references.. are there more?

Toward the end of A Lovely Little Affair – there’s another sweet goodbye.. Amanda tells Alan: “I’m sorry Alan, I didn’t mean to trick you. I think you’re very special. You made me feel very special.”
The scene ends with Alan giving Amanda a brief kiss on the lips.. [I’ll spare you from seeing an image of that! :) ]
Interesting to note -here Lee is much more gentlemanly (IMHO) and more respectful of Amanda than Alan was – I think that kiss of Alan’s was a bit presumptuous.. not gentlemanly.. meh..  – Lee through his respectful kiss here conveys to Amanda how special she is.. but .. this is just my opinion.. what do you all think?

Has Lee ever told Amanda she is special before??
In We’re off to see the Wizard – Amanda told Lee he is special (just not superman Winking smile ).

But I am also reminded of the Wizard Tag – In OBDOBD Lee is modelling his actions on Zernoff here.. but maybe he is also modelling Amanda’s actions in the Wizard Tag.. Where Amanda gave Lee a sweet kiss on the cheek.

– I think she was letting him know he was special there too..

Oh hey everyone.. do you think this kiss on the cheek fits better before or after Lee’s little quip about his ‘field experience’ in FFFT???? Do tell!!!!

I’m left curious about what Dotty has figured out about Amanda – and I’m looking forward to seeing how she is in future episodes!!
So, I’ll finish up here – I’ve found this episode to be an enjoyable one – full of lots of great moments – which were not solely Lee/Amanda moments, great variety! I can’t wait to hear how you’ve all found this episode… Bye for now!!!

18/19 Season Three, Episode 13: One Bear Dances the Other Doesn’t – Scarecrow and Mrs King

I’m in suspense!!! Have Lee and Francine been taken in by North? Will they believe him and leave? gah!!!
Let’s find out Smile
Back in the warehouse.. We see a room with furniture piled up in the middle..
It’s a all a bit ‘huh??!!’
North is spinning a cover story.
North: And just as I turned the corner, um I saw this van come tearing out of the parking lot. And when I came inside I found all this. [uh oh… furniture!!! Is it just me or is this extremely lame?!]
[Francine has put away her gun.. hmm.. But.. Lee is looking rather edgy.. the fingers are twitching.. Scarecrow’s thoughts – and fears- are bubbling away just beneath the surface! Yes, I can agree with you all who suggested Lee and Francine were being cautious here and had not completely bought North’s story – now that I’ve seen this part Smile ]
Francine: Did you get a license plate number on the vehicle?
Well, almost.
Lee: Well we’ll need a description of it.
North: Well of course.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150809_100109.444[Oh nooo.. I’m thinking Lee isn’t buying it.. but.. he’s not seeing what’s going on here either..]

Next thing.. Back to Amanda listening at the door.. she suddenly starts pounding and yelling – oh good timing Amanda!!! phew!!!
Amanda: In HERE!!!!
I love that it takes just a second for Dotty and Zernoff to join in with Amanda!!! they don’t hesitate.. this is a fight for their lives and they are all on board with the fight! Love that!! [btw I think there’s a meme in this image above – out of context Smile ]
Amanda, Dotty and Zernoff: yell anything and everything to get someone’s attention!
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Lee, Francine and North hear the muffled yelling and Lee says to himself: Wait a second.
Lee runs off toward the noise without a second thought.
North tries to pull out a gun,
Francine grabs the gun..(Interesting, that is not the same gun Amanda handed over to him!)
kicks North in the stomach.
Francine you is da woman!!!! I confess.. I relish seeing North get pummelled by Francine Smile Sweeeeeet! and.. I love that it’s not Mancine! Francine is really doing the fighting and owning it Smile tee hee..
MS does a great job here looking tough and commanding! Smile
I bet she relished being able to finally do a bit of fighting rather than Mancine!
(North ends up on the ground.) ..very satisfying!

Back to Amanda, Dotty and Zernoff all yelling at the top of their lungs.. and banging on the door..
Oh wait.. Lee is heading their way.. Lee will meet Dotty????!!!!!!! How could he avoid meeting her in this circumstance?? whoooo now I’m feeling the suspense for a different reason Smile It’s certainly a new spin on the ‘will they or won’t they’!
Lee rounds a corner, gun drawn..
[and lookin good!]
[here’s another one.. because.. he’s lookin good]
he gets closer to the yelling.. but.. suddenly he is fired upon and has to take cover.
We see there are random baddies firing from behind wooden crates.. SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150809_102258.430
Lee fires back..
You know what I love? This is really a rather polite gunfight! Why? well.. there’s lots of noise and sparks flying around – but there are no bullet holes Smile just powdery scorch marks! lol!!
phew… wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt! Smile

Suddenly Billy (with his army of agents) appears and yells: FREEZE! Drop your weapons!..
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150809_102422. 15[Whoooo Billy really can sound authoritative?!! He’s showing the baddies who’s boss! Smile  lol.. The baddies don’t even fire at Billy.. they just come out from where they were hiding and put down their guns like good little boys! It looks to me in the wide shot like they still had plenty of cover and could have started shooting in that direction too.. but hey.. why complain? do I really want a long drawn out gun battle? nah!!!]
…Put your hands on top of your heads, slowly. Slowly!…Up Up!…
[Oh I see Lawrence was one of the baddies shooting.. ]
…All right would you come this way please?
[Please?! rofl!!! Is Amanda rubbing off on Billy?! Or rofl.. maybe Billy is being extra polite because he is speaking to a diplomat ;) ]

Lee gets up and rushes to the door yelling: Dr. Zernoff?
Oh my gosh!!! Dotty is in there!!!!! He’s gonna meet her!!!
[btw  – how interesting that he calls for Dr Zernoff, not Amanda.. what do you all make of this? I’ll share in comments my own ideas, eventually.. Smile ]
Lee forces the door open..
Amanda is closest to the door..
Dotty and Zernoff are behind the door…Lee seems to hit Dotty with the door?? or at least just scare her and force her back against the wall? lol.. umm that could be quite a first impression there!
Hmm seems Zernoff and Dotty are letting Amanda be their shield.. They really do seem to have noted Amanda is the authority here..
But.. back to Lee..about to meet Dotty.. the anticipation builds!!!
Lee comes face to face with Amanda. But they don’t say anything..
.. they don’t have time! [but I did  find a split second where Lee seems happy to see her!]
Amanda sees Kurtz behind Lee lining up his shot and yells: LOOK OUT!!!
Amanda slams the door shut on Lee and the gunman.
Lee turns and ducks, while the darts go flying into the now closed door..
LOL! tiny little darts? so scary!
Phew.. good thing they were darts and not bullets – or they could have gone through the door no? oh wait.. no it would have been okay anyway, these baddies don’t use bullets that make holes.. Hmm.. okay.. so it’s the darts we need to be afraid of..

What do you make of how Amanda acts here shutting the door on Lee and the gunman?
I kinda like it.. lol.. protecting Dotty and Zernoff is the priority – and Lee can take care of himself! tee hee.. I think it shows that she has utmost confidence in Lee’s ability to look after himself – and it shows she can put her own growing feelings toward Lee to one side on the job Smile
We’ve discussed how Lee is grappling with this issue – but what about Amanda?? What do we all think?
Lee takes aim at Kurtz as Kurtz runs to escape capture,
but drat.. no bullets! don’t worry Lee, the scorchy marks would not have stopped Kurtz anyway!
Kurtz escapes in an army truck.
Lee leaps on the back of the truck as it drives off.
Oh wait! Lee didn’t meet Dotty???!!!! GAHHHHH!!!!!
All because of this Kurtz??!!! Get him Lee!!!! go make him pay!!!!! Smile
Oh rofl.. the comparisons in this final sequence with Raiders of the Lost Arc are clear! If you want to watch this scene, it’s on YouTube

I am going to go with the view that they wanted it to be clear – that’s the whole point! And.. it’s all one big wink to the audience that they are just going with it and having fun with this action finale… The only thing missing is Lee didn’t jump from his horse onto the truck! Winking smile oh.. err..and the arc Winking smile
– heck.. I’ll go along with their big wink! .. it’s the only way for me to get through them!!! Plus, Raiders is one of the greatest movies of all time!! lol.. I know I’m going off on a tangent.. but one last thing. check out the movie Top Secret’s take on spoofing this Raiders’ truck chase –
The fight over which radio station to have the radio playing is genius –  hilarious!!!!  [Top Secret was 1984 – dang.. smk could have spoofed the spoof! after all we debriefed the debrief and the leak had a  leak!]

Okay.. back to Lee on the side of the truck..
No tribute to Raiders of the Lost Arc would be complete without..
Vintage cars that would fit in the 1930s! whahahahaa..and old fashioned telegraph poles!  Smile Aie!! they are soooo noticeable!

It isn’t long before Kurtz sees Lee.. Kurtz manoeuvres the truck in the hopes of knocking Lee off..(Literally and figuratively!)..
This truck is magical.. when it’s a close up on Lee.. we are transported back in time.. but when a wide shot, we’re back in the 1980s! whooooo could it also be a nod to the movie  ‘Back to the Future’ ??!!! tee hee.. ;)  [That was 1985.. and this episode was 1986 ha!]
Whooo and close ups on Kurtz move the truck into an area with high-rise apartments! tee hee..

Stunt Lee moves all over the truck..
Kurtz shoots some darts (but luckily never gets a bullseye!)
Lee opens the passenger door to get inside but has to avoid getting shot.. while hanging onto this magical space and time shifting truck!
Oh dear.. poor BB.. the indignity!!!! Couldn’t they have found a half realistic looking film to play on the screen behind BB pretending to do his best Indiana Jones??!! Ohhh the shame!!! whahahahaa.. I didn’t even need to slow this sequence down to see how badly all this fits together – it’s flippin obvious!!

I bet the stunt guy had fun the day they filmed this! SCARECROW_MRS_KING_S3_D3-05.avi_20150809_111624.351
How is that Raiders of the Lost Arc tribute looking? Well..
Army truck? check!
Bullets? well.. darts will do- check!
Hanging off the side of the truck?  – check!!
Crawling on the roof? – check!!!
Heroic determination while lookin good? triple check!!!!!!

Whooo Lee reaches in the driver’s window for the gun..
rofl.. this sequence is fabulous for memes! So much inspiration!
Fight Gif
Ohhh Rofl! this action finale is one of the funniest yet!! well.. at least.. it is to me!

Okay iwsod.. focus here!!.. Stunt Lee with the stripey socks gets into the truck.. grabs Kurtz..
We see they are about to hit a dead-end (living up to it’s name!)
Love the randomly piled up boxes and crates..
So Lee grabs Kurtz and they both leap from the truck.
Rofl! I think the footage behind them here is downtown Washington DC..
I can see an obelisk and fancy buildings.. rofl.. then again, it could be Paris!

The magical truck continues on into the boxes and crates.. and randomly explodes..
lol.. me thinks it had a self-destruct.. it seems to explode before it really ends up in the crates Smile .. whatevs.. it’s magical!
Lee looks on in amazement at the magical truck.
whooo lots of bright flame here.. nicely done Winking smile
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And to finish things off.. we get one last big explosion..
As they say – this action finale goes out with a bang.. (or five..)
Lee picks Kurtz up off the road and they move on..
Lee’s got his man!!!! whooo hoooo..
I was a bit distracted during this finale huh.. oh dear.. I’m so ashamed!!! Winking smile not really.. I think its safe to say Iwsod has lost the plot – in both senses Smile
Well this post is getting massive. I better pause here and we’ll finish off this episode in the next post.
Can’t wait to hear what you all make of this action finale!!! Gotta go!  byeeee