26/29 Season Three, Episode 11: Wrong Way Home–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Mrs Dennis returns to tell Amanda no one knows where Prescott/Pyror has gone..
Mrs Dennis:  Come on…Class beings in 10 minutes. They could be anywhere until then. Out here, another classroom, in the gym. I’ll start in the auditorium.

TWWH.avi_002531931[Umm wouldn’t you ask for a few more people to help look? after all it is a school security breech.. Umm but then I guess we couldn’t have the men swoop in and help huh..]
Amanda: Thank you.
They go their separate ways searching for the boys..

Well Phillip and Jamie just happen to be all alone in the gym.. two brothers hanging out.. alone.. completely alone.. all their friends are outside and they are aaaallloooonnneee!
Did anyone notice how Phillip and Jamie are alone? Winking smile 

The boys are on the trampoline and Phillip is counting for Jamie: One, two, three…
[whooo hooo!] Jamie gives a somersault a go.. but doesn’t quite make it.
…No man, you messed up!
You try it. It’s not so easy.
[wow.. flips.. no stunt kiddies.. I wanted to see Mancine do a boycine.. I don’ t think this would get past the union reps these days!]
We see the creep Prescott open the door and approach..

Philip: Yeah it is. All you need is bounce….
TWWH.avi_002544044(Phillip does his somersault on cue.) whooo hooo!
[well done PS! Bet he got kudos for that way back then!]
… That’s all you need.
Jamie: Good. Alright.
Philip turns as he bounces and sees Prescott approach: There you go.
Prescott: Hi.
Jamie: Hi.
Philip: Hello.
Prescott: You are, er, Jamie and Philip.
I’m Philip, he’s Jamie.

Prescott: Hi Jamie. Hi Philip.
What a total creep.. I guess the guy has been taking food from starving babies mouths for years..this is probably nothing..
Whooo the suspense builds!

We cut to Amanda outside on her phone..
Amanda: I’m headed for the gym.
TWWH.avi_002564597Lee: We’re here.
We see Lee pull up with a little squeal of the tyres.. That doesn’t look like a car Lee should be driving.. looks like a Billy car – I wonder what KC will make of it if she does anymore vehicle patrolling for us?!
Amanda enters the gym and stops short when she sees Prescott standing right next to the boys.
Philip: Hey Mom, you want to start jumping?
TWWH.avi_002577811Prescott sees Amanda and grabs Jamie..
Amanda: Fellas!
Prescott: Don’t move Mrs King. Don’t move.
Prescott pulls out his gun, Phillip randomly jumps off the trampoline- thus he’s blurry!)
[gee almost like he knew he’d have to get off there for Lee’s TWWH.avi_002580747action finale haaa]
(We see Lee has entered through the door behind Prescott, followed by Joe and notShamba. Lee turns and motions to them to stop) [rofl why does notshamba look like he’s having fun?!]
Jamie or Phillip: Mom??
Amanda I am guessing motions here to Lee.. but without letting Prescott realise that’s what she’s doing?
Whoooo go Lee! who doesn’t swoon watching him here huh?!
Lee quietly approaches Prescott,…
and then suddenly runs and does a dive and  roll [now that, Phillip and Jamie, is how a somersault should be done Winking smile With a stuntman!!! whahahahaaha!!! ]
Lee and Prescott start to fight, Lee knocks away his gun..
Phillip and Jamie hide under the trampoline.
This is sooooo not Lee or Prescott!
Prescott punches Lee and sends him flying.. then he eyes off his gun on the mat.
Seeing Prescott is about to go for the gun, Joe runs for it, now is Joe’s chance to finally (grr) step up for his family!!
LOL I think that is notShamba’s ‘I’m scared’ face!
Joe runs for the gun and manages to throw it further away just out of Prescott’s reach..
While Joe is busy.. notShamba runs to the boys and gets them out from under the trampoline.
Joe and Prescott have a fight.. my goodness.. Prescott err stunt Prescott really is the terminator! He just won’t stop.. a room full of people and he’s still fighting! LOL!
Well, Joe has a go at this tough guy stuff.. and in spite of what Amanda said earlier, he has a good go at knocking Prescott around Winking smile haaaa.. Only he gets beat up by Prescott..(err stunt Prescott!)
The boys run with notShamba to Amanda (and now Mrs Dennis- who doesn’t seem to be calling for help even though there is  man with a gun in her gym.. Some principal! I should have words with Mrs Dennis   – she doesn’t know Lee is an agent!)
Come here.
The boys reach Amanda and snuggle into her arms.. awhh..

And for the moment.. I will pause here.. I can only take so much of these action finales.. so I’m not going to squeeze it all into one post.. and my goodness.. there is plenty going on here that we’ll continue with in the next post!

I wonder what BB would think of these action scenes now.. they were suppose to make Lee look like the tough guy here.. but 30 years later.. they umm.. don’t really! tee heee.. or do you see them differently? do tell!

I thought Lee was more tough guy hero when he told Foster: “Hello Mr Foster, I’m a Federal Agent, and what’s so ‘damned important’ is the amount of freedom you enjoy for the next 10 or 20 years.” whooo haaa!

Any thoughts you’d like to share? Does anyone remember watching this for the first time? were you shocked that the boys had been so close to danger? or lol.. that Joe actually stepped up to the plate and threw a few punches? ;)
byeee for now!

25/29 Season Three, Episode 11: Wrong Way Home–Scarecrow and Mrs King


Kiwismh’s Script notes- After conclusion of the scene at Lee’s… Amanda returns home at night.

The King den – night.
Dotty is sitting up watching TV . Jamie and Philip are sacked out on the couch. Amanda enters, and realises her mother is sleeping. She turns off the TV, which of course wakes Dotty up.
Dotty – Amanda…what time is it?
Amanda – Too late for you to be sleeping sitting up. I meant to call.
Dotty – Any word?
Amanda – The best… we found him. He’s fine… he’ll visit soon.
Dotty – That’s good. You want me to help you put the boys to bed.
Amanda – They might as well stay.
Dotty – Ok, night. I knew it would work out. Dotty shuffles off to bed.
Amanda (to herself) – I sure hope it does.
Amanda turns off a few lights, then stands for a long moment looking down at her angelic sleeping sons. She gives the each a kiss on the cheek.
Amanda – Sleep tight guys… your father sends his love.
Amanda turns out the light and heads for bed.

Soooo what do you all think??!! Why did they cut it?? Kiwismh, why did you choose to share this scene with us? (Thanks by the way!! :) )

Moving on.. and it’s time I guess to poke a snake with a stick and see if he wants to bite! Or maybe I should say, knock on the snake’s door and see if he wants to bite?!
[oh rofl!!! did you guys here the little snake riff as Foster opens the door?!!!]

Foster: What’s so damn important?
Lee: Hello Mr Foster. I’m a Federal Agent…
…and what’s so “damned important” is the amount of freedom you enjoy for the next 10 or 20 years.

[whooo what a line!! and said with such suave panache! soooo debonaire! Teee heee.. Such a gleam in his eyes.. I think Lee enjoys his work Smile and.. we get a good look at Lee’s ID badge here.. ]
Foster moves from the door and let’s Lee in.
[Looks like Foster is in his jimjams.. oh the indignity! :) ]
… Thank you.
Lee heads inside turning to almost close the front door.. leaving it ajar.. and he heads in to talk to Snake Foster. Foster: Serious allegations Mr Stetson. A great deal of money. Do you have a name to attach to this or is strictly for my edification?
Hey, I think this use to be Mr Falcone’s office from Car wars! or at least the curtains are the same.. just no fringe..
2.18 CAR WARS.avi_20150414_153801.933
Actually I have two names. (
Lee calls out to the door:) … Gentlemen!
(Joe and NotShamba enter)
…You know Joe King,..
…and I believe by the look on your face you recognise the Prime Minister of Estoccia.

[Hilarious! No one else in Washington did!!! err well except for Joe]
Foster: Good-day Mr Stetson.
[Now that’s magical and snake like! He refers to Lee by name, but Lee never told him his name! rofl!!]
Lee nods and makes a move to leave.. pleased with how things have gone.
Lee: Good-day Mr Foster.

Why is Lee not wearing a suit? Seeing the three men standing there, Joe and Lee are dressed so similarly! Not liking that!! lol..

Well the moment Lee, Joe and Notshamba leave, the snake Foster is on the phone.. oh goody.. the agency would have tapped it right?! ahem.. On to the schoool!!!
Receptionist Arlington Heights Middle School: Just a moment. (she calls out to Prescott no longer looking like a private investigator by the way.. )
..Mr Pryor!
Prescott: Thank you. Yes sir?
[He doesn’t half look suspicious trying to go around the corner! And how does Foster know the school’s phone number of by heart?! tee hee.. ]
…No, I don’t see a problem with that at all.
Right – right…
TWWH.avi_002443476He finishes the call and hands it back to the receptionist with the most gag worthy smile of sincerity.. ugh.. this guy is  such a creep!
…Thank you very much.

Next thing we see Amanda drive into the school grounds to drop off the boys. Well this is ridiculous! It’s flippin obvious that Jamie in the backseat has nooo seatbelt on..
Not Amanda like at all! 

Amanda: Okay, have a good day. Be good.
Jamie: Bye Mom.
Amanda: Bye bye. Be good.
They share kisses and goodbyes and the boys head off..
Mrs Dennis approaches the car..
Good morning Mrs Dennis.
Mrs Dennis: Good morning Mrs King. Did you get my message?
Amanda: No, I’m sorry, I didn’t.
Mrs Dennis: Well, it’s just that he’s here again this morning and I’m very nervous about it without your say so. [and yet you let him stay.. grr..]
Amanda: Just a minute, Mrs Dennis. Who’s here again?

Mrs Dennis: Your private detective.
Amanda: My private detective?
Mrs Dennis:
The one you sent to watch the boys in case your husband comes after them. You really should have called me first.

Amanda: Mrs Dennis could you show me where he is please.
Mrs Dennis: Yes, he’s right inside.
Amanda: Right.

Amanda rushes in to where the private detective was waiting..

We see Amanda and Mrs Dennis walking toward the office, and there’s no Mr PrescottPryor.. (how come he gets two names! why can’t notshamba?!)
TWWH.avi_002490824Mrs Dennis: I’ll check to see where he went.
Amanda: Thank you Mrs Dennis.
(Mrs Dennis heads into the office to try and find Prescott.. Amanda gets out her mobile errr thingy.. phone? and punches in some numbers )
Amanda into the phone: Lee, are you there?
Lee: I’m here Amanda. What is it?
TWWH.avi_002499999[wow.. quick draw Lee! He certainly gets that phone thingy out and antenna up pretty fast while he’s driving there! lol! Oh hey, no corvette.. guess three’s a crowd.. have we seen it at all this episode? anyone? I don’t remember.. ]
Amanda: Look, I think it’s an emergency. I’m at the school. There’s been someone here. I think he’s after the boys. He’s been here before looking for Joe.
God no. We should have guessed he’d do something like this.
[Yes! You should have! well.. Lee the professional agent probably shoulda had some kind of protection for the boys – given he was poking the snake with a stick and then waiting for it to bite.. Poor Lee’s character.. for things to come together plot wise Lee seems to be rather bad at his job from time to time Winking smile I put it down to plot demands.. we must have a final showdown where Lee saves the day! sorry.. I digress!]
Lee: Amanda, where are you?
[I must resist looking at that lame phone thingie.. focus on Lee.. there.. that’s better!! Naughty Lee! he isn’t wearing his seat belt!! Actually none of these men are! very naughty!]
Amanda: At the school, 9th and Filer.
Joe: That’s the Middle School.
[Umm you do know your children go to middle school do you Joe?! Hmm I think at this point Lee may know the boys lives better than Joe does! ]
Lee: Right Amanda, you find the kids and you stay on the air okay? We’re on our way.
Amanda immediately hangs up.. or whatever that thing does.. she puts down the antenna… is she still on the air?!
Mrs Dennis approaches..aaaand sorry guys! gotta finish up here for the moment.

Hey I notice Amanda calls Mr Stetson Lee over the phone thingie that Joe can hear.. Hmm.. Sooo what do you all think of this little set up? do tell! byeee for now..

24/ Season Three, Episode 11: Wrong Way Home–Scarecrow and Mrs King

So Shamba is not Shamba… He’s the PM.. sooo what’s his name? notShamba?
We see another exterior shot of Lee’s apartment block..
Only now he seems to live on the ground or first floor?
Okay! I have it!! Lee actually lives on all floors! He has an exact replica of his apartment on each level. Hmm maybe with just a few variations.. the one where Leslie was in the Kitchen and it seemed to have been remodelled must have been a different floor!
The ground floor apartment is where he lives when he’s expecting crooks to show up and recruit him as a double agent (Burn Out), Umm the first floor is for entertaining the PM of a foreign country that you umm accidentally drugged with a glass of milk- whoopsie!
The second, third,  fourth and fifth floors? well maybe the fifth floor was for his bachelor days (no yellow flowers there!!) the rest? I haven’t figured them out yet.. but it looks like the seventh floor was for knocking people around/ giving them a good hard shake.. [the block looks like it’s seven floors..] anyone able to help us with what goes on in Lee’s second/third/fourth and fifth floor apartments?! Winking smile

Oh dear.. I digress.. Focus iwsod!!! Okay okay.. we find Lee and Amanda in Lee’s kitchen.. whoo me like!
What is that awful disaster decorating Lee’s wall?!

Lee has his hip holster on full display.. guess now  it is well and truly open knowledge Lee is an agent..
Lee and Amanda together take the tray loaded with mugs etc. off the bench..
It’s quite sad how delighted I am to see these two doing something so natural and domestic.. Having focused on this ep for soooo long (errr unintentionally) this is like a well in the Lee and Amanda desert.. and Me is Thirsty!!!!
Things certainly have a more upbeat vibe now the PM lives!
Lee and Amanda head into the living room to join notShamba and Joe.
Lee: Here we go.
NotShamba: America is deceptively exhausting.
At this point, Amanda walks by Lee.. and I never seem to hear notShamba’s line.. because I’m transfixed by her hand running along his haaard muscled shoulder .. like that.. ahem.. alsahga
Who isn’t?! I mean come on.. this is what we are thirsty to see no?!
Sooo why does Amanda do this?? what’s going on guys?
I’ll hold off and share in comments my thoughts.. but.. it is a little familiar of Amanda to do that to ‘Mr Stetson’ whom she hardly knows huh?!!! Winking smile
Lee pauses a moment before answering notShamba, and Joe TWWH.avi_002261961looks over at Amanda – I think this is Joe looking at Amanda as if to say oops the PM got drugged and he doesn’t know it!
Lee: Ah, yeah!… it’s ahhh probably all those time zones between you and a good night’s sleep… (Lee looks up and chuckles toward Amanda.. too cute how Lee does this!)
…Ah , here, how about some coffee – it’ll make you feel better. Amanda, (Awwhhh Lee gives Amanda the first coffee!)
Amanda: thank you.
(Lee passes a coffee to Joe.. who doesn’t say thank you.. hmm.. interesting.. is Joe worried it’s drugged?)
… There you go Prime Minister.
(Lee gives Notshamba a mug also.. but.. NotShamba reaches over to take Lee’s instead –looks like Notshamba is on to Lee! Jetlag? no way!! Winking smile  Joe has a sip of his – lol guess he didn’t think it was drugged!)
NotShamba: Thank you, very much.
[Love Lee’s reaction, he seems to freeze! haaaa so busted!!]
Have you been able to figure out what happened?
NotShamba: Oh yes, you see I took a round-about way to my office and I saw my Police Chief
TWWH.avi_002281781Shamba waiting for me with a gun. He fired, I fired, he was dead!
[soo you’re not Shamba.. your name is??!!!]
TWWH.avi_002296796Joe: Shamba’s accomplice was trying to kill me and hit the guard instead. Then he must’ve panicked and he ran screaming into the streets that you (pointing to Notshamba)
were dead.
I was not of course, but I could see there was a plot against me, and Joe here was my link to understanding.
And you thought it a good idea to stay dead.
Shamba: Why be killed twice?..
(Whooo Lee’s thinking thumb starts tapping away on his mug! tee hee.. )
…My friends in Estoccia – my trusted friends – are seeing to it that my first death lasts as long as they are able.
Lee: Yes, but the truth is, you’re both still quite vulnerable…
..Now you’ve been framed for those thefts sir but you’ve suddenly coming back to life is going to look even more suspicious.
Notshamba nods.
Joe: But we know the stealing has been going on inside the EAO. We just don’t have a name.
[that is hilarious!! Just like Notshamba! No name!]
Lee: Yes we do. You shared your suspicions with one man Joe, and look what happened.
Then it is Foster. But how do we prove that?
Lee: The same way you prove a snake’s not dead…
– you see if he wants to bite ya.

[LOL Lee is starting to sound like Shamba!!]
Lots of looks…. and the scene ends there.. whoooo it’s snake bite time! I hope SMK uses a coral snake again!!! whahahahaa.

Kiwismh’s script notes:
Lee’s apartment – kitchen – night.
Lee is pouring water through a coffee filter. Amanda is talking quietly with him , looking out at Joe and Shamba in the living room.

Amanda –
I can’t get used to seeing Joe with you, here, in the middle of a case. It’s just not… Joe.
Lee – You mean he’s changed?
Amanda – No… I think I have. All the things we’ve done, places we’ve been. I’m different. He still thinks I’m just a housewife.
Amanda takes the brewed coffee into the living room. Lee follows her, privately enjoying her compliment. _________________________________________

Oh my.. what do you make of this script version guys? Adds some insight I think… thanks for sharing that snippet with us Kiwismh! I guess this underlines what some of us have been saying about how Amanda has changed and moved on.. and in Joe’s eyes Amanda is still ‘just a housewife’. Thoughts??

What do you make of Lee opening up his apartment for this little meeting?? He could have taken them all back to IFF no? what do you think guys?

Lee calls Amanda by her first name too huh.. the guy can’t help it.. oh and did you all noticed who was the one person to use a coaster on Lee’s coffee table? such a nice touch! (If you didn’t it was Amanda- of course Smile ) Aaand what do you make of the shoulder sweep (with maybe a tiny squeeze thrown in?! tee hee)

Okay byeee for now! Can’t wait to hear from ya!