Still in the bar.. we left Marvin walking off to get Lee and Amanda a nightcap, and Francine hovering at the bar..
Lee and Amanda watch Marvin walking away..
Lee leans in to say something to Amanda, looking over at Francine as he does –
Amanda looks up to see what he is looking at and sees Francine – she seems surprised to see Francine. I guess she wasn’t told about Francine’s involvement! Booo.. should have told her Lee! She’s your partner!!! Or.. was Lee maybe hoping to not have to include Francine maybe? thoughts?
Lee: Look, uh… you handle Marvellous Marv’. I’m gonna talk to Francine.
[sorry Lee.. Love ya.. but the hair is lookin too flat and umm immovable! eek! (Learjet your reference to ‘crispy’ was spot on! ) I think if one of the teeth on his comb was crooked we’d know!!!! yes.. I am thinking of ‘If thoughts could kill’ My hem is uneven?! (edited to add: Hey Karin! I saw you noted this earlier!!! Love it!!!!) ]
[Kudos to Amanda.. she recovers fast and takes this little surprise in her stride]
She gets up and walks over to Marvin for that nightcap he offered. Hmm there goes Marvin getting extra close to another woman.. Meh.. you may have guessed – I’m not a Marvin fan!! I’m pretty sure I’m suppose to be too!! LOL!!!! don’t mind me
Lee leaves soon followed by Francine.
Marvin (seeing Amanda): Ah! Come.
[yes Ahhh! Marvin has Amanda all alone.. no brother.. Umm is He coming on to Amanda? err.. umm I don’t think so!]
Amanda and Marvin find a stool at the bar.. Everyone else sitting there is looking pretty surly!
Bendix is there still drinking, and Barry and Carla are watching Marvin and Amanda closely. So are Barry and Carla brother and sister? tee hee..
Actually I don’t know what they are.. and at this point these two are so uninteresting and uninspiring… I don’t really care what they are! But interesting to note the little Moustache wearing reunion party going on in the background in that pic above.
Marvin: Yes, we eat well…. [guess he doesn’t eat his burgers then! ] …Ha-hah…
.. You know, I don’t think there’s a prettier sight anywhere…
…than a full moon over the Marvin’s plant.
Amanda seems surprised..
[gag.. This line of his seems to start by sounding like he is going to say Amanda is pretty.. but that’s not where he takes it. I think from Amanda’s reaction she was surprised at the end of the sentence too.
Yeah I think the message is: he’s just a harmless cheesey hamburger kinda guy.. ugh.. ]
Amanda: Ohh. (she laughs) [Yeah silly Amanda.. she thought he was coming on to her! ]
Is this guy a much loved comedian or something? because he seems to be charming Amanda a lot more than he probably should be?! (IMHO!)
Marvin: The silhouette just takes your breath away.
Amanda (chuckling): Umm… well, I bet it does.
Ahhh yes.. I think we are suppose to be thinking – there goes Amanda and her great people skills! When really, all she has done is laugh at a couple of lame lines.. Meh! Sorry Marvin makes me a little grouchy!
We cut to Carla and Barry..
Carla: I don’t like her talking to your father, Barry.
[So Barry is his son? Ohhhh dear… so that’s why Marvin liked the family spirit.. This dim sap is Marvin’s son?! But they don’t even look alike!!! whahahaahahaaa…
‘your father’ hmm okay so Carla and Barry are possibly only step siblings with the same mother?! tee hee..]
Carla: She’s fishing.
[Hmm Carla strokes Barry’s arm.. and he reaches for her hand.. me thinks they are not even step siblings! But they look alike!!! lookin like lovers..]
Barry: Everything’s cool, Carla. It was a false alarm in the office, and I checked them out… they’re clean. Look … Eddie is the only one who knew anything, and he’s … he’s not talking.
Carla: Eddie used to be an agent, Barry. All he had to do was make one call.
[How does Carla know that?! I mean didn’t all agents have a cover ID of some kind? surely he didn’t use Billy Melrose section chief as his reference? whoooo or Mrs Marsden?! Maybe Carla got really close to Eddie – and he was thinking of proposing.. (ala Lost and Found) ]
Carla: Huh, and now that little worm, Bendix, has developed a conscience to go with his drinking habit. [From what he was saying to Francine, he didn’t seem to have a conscience.. me confused.]
Barry: Shh-hhh shh-shh-hhh! Bendix is fine. We’re gonna ship that sauce right on schedule.
Carla: And then we lose him.
[Lose Bendix? or Lose Marvin?! and.. do I care? nope! ]
We cut back to Marvin and Amanda..
Marvin: How about breakfast—tomorrow?
Aie.. isn’t that an old come on line?! Is Marvin trying to pick up Amanda?? Hmm err no I don’t think he is.. he just constantly has me wondering and then thinking not! He’s just really wrong to me.. maybe it’s that the script is rather random!
Amanda smiles and nods. (well there you go! Amanda’s charm and people skills have randomly made a connection with Marvin. what luck)
Marvin: About eight?
Amanda: It’s a date.
[GAHHHHH!!!!! No!!!! No it isn’t!!!! Is Amanda coming on to Marvin?! tee heee.. err no I am absolutely positively certain she isn’t.. I just reeeeally wish it didn’t sound like it! haaaa!! Hilarious!]
Marvin: Good. I’ll send my driver. See you then.
Amanda: All right… Nice to meet you.
Marvin: Yes… My pleasure.
[My pleasure?! Nooooooo.. okay okay.. I know I am being hyper vigilante here! and Marvin is a harmless fuddy duddy.. And from what Carla and Barry just said – we have confirmation that hapless Marvin is not in on the Colossus murdering thousands.. Hmm.. ]
Marvin stands up and leaves.. and we cut to Lee and Francine out in a foyer – pretending to both be on phone calls.. how coincidental – they are talking to other people.. but they take turns talking!! tee hee..
Lee: Any luck?
Francine: Yeah, a little… Ahhh… Billy gave me a list of the Marvin’s honchos, and so far I’ve run into the… uh… controller, the senior VP of marketing, and our friend at the piano bar—the head chemist. He looks promising.
Lee: He looks innocuous.
[Innocuous? Oh Lee.. Is it just me or is this a ridiculous thing for an agent to say at this point?! How did BB deliver that line. He should have said no!]
Francine: Maybe. Maybe not. Anyway, his name is Cecil Bendix, and he’s been with the company since the start… Uh, he’s got a big axe to grind. He’s already singing “My Day Will Come”.
[better than let’s go to Marvin’s!]
Lee: Hmm. Very interesting. Keep him talking, huh?
Francine: Are you kidding? I can’t shut him up.
[I think Lee has gotten use to working with Amanda – he should know better than to tell Francine to keep him talking! I kinda like that Francine doesn’t take that from him. Hey. She’s not a newbie here.. she’s a fully fledged agent. And Lee shouldn’t forget it! As awesome as I think Amanda is – she is not a fully trained agent.. so that does change things a bit]
Lee: Goodbye, darling. [Swooooon!!]
(Lee hangs up his phone, glances at Francine and walks away.)
Francine: Okay, fine, then uh, we’ll talk to you later on that. Bye-bye.
[rofl. Love how Lee’s goodbye cover is saying goodbye to his honey. Whereas Francine’s sounds like a business call!]
(Francine hangs up her phone and walks away.)
Okay guys- time to finish up this post. Apologies to anyone who enjoys Marvin and is finding my meh reaction to Marvin (bordering on dislike!) to be annoying!! Feel free to share your love of the Marvin character (and the burger if you like ) and explain yourself! whahaahah kidding! Seriously though all opinions are welcome.. Bye for now! can’t wait to hear from ya!