16/17 Season Three, Episode 16: The Triumvirate-Scarecrow and Mrs King

So we ended last post with Lee having tossed Falkan into a truck’s load of dirt.. and Billy leading Eagles and Webster at gunpoint..

Outside the warehouse, Lee approaches the back of the truck. In the distance we see Amanda running out of the warehouse.. followed by Billy with Eagles and Webster.
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Lee: All right, come on. Get out of there. Come on!
Falkan starts climbing out of the sand. Lee keeps his gun trained on Falkan but he turns to look at Amanda (with her magical regenerating heels).
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Amanda: Lee.
Lee: Amanda.
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Amanda: Are you all right?
Lee: Yeah, how are you?
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Amanda: I’m OK…
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…How did you find me?
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[Amanda is not letting go of those lapels!!! Smile]
Falkan jumps to the ground safely and grunts;
Thank goodness Billy is around to ensure the bad guys don’t get in the way of a romantic moment! Smile
Billy puts a gun to Falkan’s back and cuffs him:
All right. Let’s have a show of hands.
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Lee turns to watch Falkan be cuffed.. but Amanda pulls him back around toward her.
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lol. go Amanda Smile
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She’s still got those lapels! She’s not letting go!!
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I think she glances at his lips here Smile
Amanda: How did you find me?
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Lee: Well,..
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…I guess I made a little deal…
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…with the devil…
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[too many pictures? Yeah.. didn’t think so!]
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…I’m sure glad I did.
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With this.. Amanda lowers her head..
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And reaches for Lee and an embrace..
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I love how he just watches her as she enters his space for an embrace Smile Like how wonderful that she’s wanting a hug from me! It reminds me of how he watched her hand with fascination and amazement as it reached out for his earlier in the elevator.
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For me, this is the episode where Lee knows for sure that Amanda has romantic feelings for him too.. and it’s where I see Amanda as having fully realised her feelings for him too.. but I’m sure you guys will put it way better than I could. Lee has the green light to make his move! Smile Now.. it’s really about the timing..
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Not close enough..
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There.. that’s much better!
Add a little bit of rocking back and forth..snuggle..snuggle..
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(phew.. well done Lee watching where you aim that gun!)
and.. Amanda has a smile of real contentment..
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Anyone not full of contentment themselves when watching these two here?!
It’s sweet isn’t it.. A sweet victory.. It’s a triumph of love and the human heart for these two to be coming together this way after so many years..and.. it’s not something I see on TV much errr I mean at all these days!!!!

I think it’s no coincidence that this moment at the end here is so similar to the moment in sixties r’us – where Amanda holds on to temporarily blind Lee’s lapels and wishes she could hold him and be held… as I mentioned back in post 7 (and probably more expansively in the comments) – I see that moment as Amanda feeling the full force of her feelings for Lee – but she is uncertain in that earlier moment and isn’t sure what to do.. Then, in the elevator reaching for Lee’ hand she revealed her feelings to Lee unknowingly..
Here? Amanda is intentional in reaching for Lee and revealing her feelings. She takes what she wants [that’a girl!] – she wants Lee to hold her – Here IMHO she tells Lee that her progression from ‘friends to lovers’ is complete :) Interesting to compare this moment with the moments earlier and see Amanda’s progress.. well.. I see it – but feel free to disagree if you wish :) If you see a different progression please share!

I’ve always been too absorbed in the romance to stop and think about the dialogue here.. and the ‘deal with the devil’
I must be building up some kind of resistance to the effects of the awesome swoony power of Lee Stetson, because I’ve been able to have a thought aside from the romance here. LOL!
I’ve been thinking about the whole triumvirate thing.. I think this deal with the devil relates back to the triumvirate thing and to the very beginning of this episode.

A deal was made to release a ‘devil’ (Krakower) for the kidnapped school teacher.. the triumvirate were not happy this had happened so they sought justice by assassinating Krakower.

Here, Lee makes a deal with a devil for kidnapped Amanda – and he is happy to have done it. I’m pretty sure the relatives of the US teacher would have been happy with that deal that was made earlier- and would believe it was worth it. I guess sometimes the baddies may get away with things – but they don’t for long.. eventually justice prevails..  and I think Lee believes eventually Jepard will face real justice.. it just doesn’t have to be at Amanda’s expense!
The battle has really been lost when you take justice beyond the law –and become a baddie yourself. Lee has maintained his good guy status Smile and Jepard he can deal with another day. Heck the guy only has one lung..whahahaha piece of cake Winking smile oh and now people know what Jepard look like – I’m sure they would have taken pictures of him before they let him go ;)

Does anyone remember where or when we’ve talked hugs? I think I even published a comparison of a bunch of hugs.. but.. I can’t remember where.. help? Anyone? Me thinks we need a blog post dedicated to their hugs so we can source them easily.. anyone interested in the torturous task of collecting hugs and writing a blog post about them? !!! Smile 

Okay everyone.. I’ll pause here so we can explore this moment before heading into the tag.. I can’t wait to hear what you all think!!!!!

Vote for the Best SMK Tuxedo Moment- Round 4

Hi Everyone! Time for round 4 – are you ready?!! Brace yourselves for more Tuxedo goodness and SMK whimsy!

So what’s the rules? All round winners will be represented in the semi-finals.. So you’ll have the chance to vote again for the round winners –So far we’ve had:  Show Pony Tux, Happy half dressed Tux, you snooze you lose Tux, Suave Tux. In the rounds you can vote multiple times –  Then I’ll limit us to one vote each for the semis and the finals :)

Sooooo let’s continue our search for the ultimate SMK Tuxedo moment Smile

Drum RollDrum Roll please.

This Round you are voting for your favourite tux moment amongst the following:

I think I missed out on this moment when I did the episode the first time.. so here goes:
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Opening credits Tux
(If I miss any in the eps I’ve covered please email me and let me know.. working with all these tuxes so intensely makes it difficult to keep my head!)

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Zapped Tux
[whoo David seems to have a red trimmed bowtie!]
(this is when David crashes the embassy party for his date with Amanda)

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Dotted Tux
[I think this bowtie is dotted.. and it’s a grey handkerchief?]
(When they meet Mrs Craddock… Newlyweds!)

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6 o’clock at the Cumberland tux
[Or is this bowtie chequered?]
(this is when Lee and Amanda wait for someone to check in at 6 o’clock..)

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The Cover Tux
(complete with cover candlelight, cover kissing Amanda’s hand and his cover wedding ring Winking smile)

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Amanda’s so old fashioned it’s endearing Tux
(this is the moment Lee realises Amanda is worried about the sleeping arrangements)

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‘A rollaway bed…on our Honeymoon’ Tux

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I’ll take the couch Tux

My goodness… how ever will we choose?!
It’s time to vote!

Would you like to share with us why you chose the Tux you chose? I find my criteria changes from round to round lol!
I’ll keep this round of voting open until the end of March – you know, there are tuxes in season 4 (somewhere lol not that I remember where I don’t!) we will need to consider when we get there and the walk is maybe a year off them.. so I figure I can slow down the Tux Voting and we can pace ourselves a bit more… Is there something else you’d like to vote on? If so I’d be happy to put it together Smile 

Bye! Happy Drooling errr Voting!

15/17 Season Three, Episode 16: The Triumvirate-Scarecrow and Mrs King

So Billy and Lee have found the warehouse and are sneaking around looking for Amanda.. we hear voices in the distance.

Falkan: There’s no other way, Karl.
Eagles: I still don’t like it.
Webster says something inaudible .
[Ugh you lot are tedious! ‘I don’t like it!’ – reminds me of Delano not being happy about Hollander giving people injections..but did nothing to stop it.. wimps!]
Falkan: Give her the injection. [You give  it to her wimp!]

Lee has found them! And gets himself in position to reveal himself.
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Eagles: Get it over with.
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[You mean Webster has been drawing up that needle for the last five minutes? rofl..  maybe she’s very careful with air bubbles Winking smile which I always find funny when you are about to kill someone!]
Lee: OK, Falkan, drop it.
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[Whoa.. Lee’s voice sounds hot. very hot right now (as Billy would say Winking smile ) in the big warehouse with amazing acoustics.. whooo let me hear that again…]
Lee: OK, Falkan, drop it.
[Dreamy!]
But… Falkan doesn’t think so (more fool him) he shoots at Lee and runs for it.
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Eagles: Run!
Eagles pushes Webster, who starts running away
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Eagles turns back to Amanda to release her hand cuffs.. umm..why?! 3.16 TT.avi_002468835
Maybe he thought Lee wouldn’t pursue him if he released Amanda? Yeah nah.. I can’t think of a good reason why! Can you?
Once the cuffs are off Eagles starts running..
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So does Lee.. Gee I wonder who will win this race?!

Lee runs past Amanda after Eagles. As he does, Lee touches her on the arm and tells her: Stay put!
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Lee keeps on running not waiting for her answer.
Amanda responds:
Yeah.
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Now he knows Amanda is safe, Lee is 100% about catching the bad guys. I suspect in this moment Lee just wants to take Amanda in his arms.. but first things first… there are 3 cold blooded killers on the run here- they must be caught! Justice must be done!! Smile 

I think Webster might be an administrator too.. she is wearing very noisy shoes as she tries to be stealthy! Umm.. then again so does Billy Winking smile
Lee has found Karl already? There’s a shocker Winking smile not!

Lee: Just stop, will you?
Eagles: Oh! All right, then. All right.
Lee handcuffs Eagles to the pipe.
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Lee runs off leaving pathetic Eagles beaten and cuffed to a pipe.
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Quid pro quo Eagles! Smile Next the needle! and Next the furnace!!! errr.. okay.. maybe not.. Lee isn’t a member of the Triumvirate!
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Falkan climbs up a ladder and shoots at Lee as he comes into view.
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Good thing he’s a lousy shot.. Administrators! Winking smile He misses Lee and Lee shoots back.

Falkan runs.. Lee runs.. Falkan shoots.. they run some more.. Falkan then ‘runs’ out of bullets so throws his gun at Lee instead. lol.. Falkan runs off again.. I’m think this is stunt Lee.. or second unit Lee..

Back to Webster sneaking around.. Billy is sneaking too..

Billy surprises her.. She’s an Administrator!!!
Billy: Hold it right there. Drop the gun.
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She follows his command.

We cut back to Lee as he catches up with Falkan- Lee grabs his jacket..
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but Falkan wiggles out of the jacket and gets away..
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He heads outside to climb around on some dangerous stuff. Yes.. I’m over it.. time to finish this up you lot!

Lee follows him out onto that dangerous stuff, but looks much more comfortable and manly Winking smile
Well.. the next thing you know.. Falkan is hanging over the side and Lee has him by the hand..
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Ouchy looks like that hurt!
Falkan: Please, help me
He tries to hang on. Lying flat, Lee holds on to Falkan’s wrist, while bracing himself on the conveyor support with his other hand as Falkan dangles off the edge.
Falkan: Ohh! You gotta help me. You’ve gotta help me. We’re on the same side. We’re not criminals any of us. Uh, all we want is justice. That’s all. Answers. That’s all.
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Lee
: Save your breath, Falkan.
[Ahhh what I wished Amanda had said to Eagles as he tried to justify himself.. it’s not worth listening to really!]
Falkan: Don’t drop me… ( Lee starts swinging him backwards and forwards. Falkan keeps moaning and shouting.)
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What are you doing? Uh, uh, uh, oh, no! You can’t drop me! That’s murder! Please! Uh, uh… Please!
LOL lots of noises from Falkan here sounding like a wimp haaa..
Lee releases Falkan’s wrist.
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We see Lee looking down..
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Falkan drops into the sand in the back of the truck and sprawls out.
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Is it awful that I find this kinda hilarious?!

I think this was suppose to be a big moment – whooooo will Lee let him die? Is he trying to let go of Falkan’s arm? why is he struggling like that? Or will he do what he can to save the bad guy? Is he like the Triumvirate? does he dish out justice as he thinks it should be? or does he follow the law?
They’ve shot it and edited it  so we can’t see the truck with dirt until Lee’s let go.. and then.. Ohhh hooray! Lee has kept his values intact! He hasn’t given in to the dark side! whahahahaaa.. He was trying to save Falkan all along! Teee heee.. Did anyone ever think that Lee was trying to kill Falkan?  I can’t say I ever did.. It never crossed my mind – but I can see that’s maybe what they were aiming for with the way this final sequence is cut.

So Falkan is humiliated… Now oh so small Falkan looks to have fallen into a box of kitty litter.. Smile
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Lee runs back down the conveyor towards the warehouse..

We see Billy inside the warehouse leading Webster and Eagles outside, calmly at gunpoint..

Aaaaand yes.. I’m going to pause here. This post is big enough.. and we want to savour what’s just about to come – soooooo hold that thought everyone!!!
Anyone got any thoughts they’d like to share about this part of the episode? Did anyone ever really think Lee could murder Falkan? Can’t wait to hear from ya!!!