I’m in suspense!!! Have Lee and Francine been taken in by North? Will they believe him and leave? gah!!!
Let’s find out
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 ]
Francine: Did you get a license plate number on the vehicle?
North: Well, almost.
Lee: Well we’ll need a description of it.
North: Well of course.
[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 ]
Amanda, Dotty and Zernoff: yell anything and everything to get someone’s attention!
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 Sweeeeeet! and.. I love that it’s not Mancine! Francine is really doing the fighting and owning it tee hee..
MS does a great job here looking tough and commanding!
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 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..
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 just powdery scorch marks! lol!!
phew… wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt!
Suddenly Billy (with his army of agents) appears and yells: FREEZE! Drop your weapons!..
[Whoooo Billy really can sound authoritative?!! He’s showing the baddies who’s boss! 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.. ]
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
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!!!!!
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! oh.. err..and the arc
– 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! 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!
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!
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 .. whatevs.. it’s magical!
Lee looks on in amazement at the magical truck.
whooo lots of bright flame here.. nicely done
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!!! not really.. I think its safe to say Iwsod has lost the plot – in both senses
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