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7/7 Season Four Episode Ten: Need to Know -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Back to the Q bureau to see what Lee and Amanda can dig up about Nesbitt.
Lee:  Something about this just isn’t right.
(Amanda is scrutinising a photo with a magnifying glass. A photo of the Petrovich twins maybe?!)
Amanda:  Did you see this?  Look at this in Nesbitt’s calendar. [Ummm anyone else find this picture confusing? I concluded we are seeing Nesbitt’s calendar, and someone has at the agency has already gone over it and written notes in it in the blue pen. What do you think? Because why would Nesbitt be noting he was with Dursak in the third person.. and it looks like whoever wrote the notes doesn’t know how to spell Nesbitt’s name. lol – end credits definitely spell it ‘Nesbitt’.]
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[If only Lee had taken a photo of the next page in Nesbitt’s calendar– it said: ‘Steal Missile (muahahaha)’ and the week after? ‘hire Fouts and his plutonium’. whahahahaaaa.. anyway… focus iwsod]
Lee:  Yeah, Learjet.  Private.  Expensive…
[and a great handle. Right Learjet?!!!]
… That’s the kind of plane he’d own.
Amanda:  The pictures of Nesbitt and Dursak were taken at the Telegram’s hangers.
[The telegram has hangers?!]
Lee:  Let me call Charlie.
(Amanda hands Lee the phone)
Amanda:  Yeah.  Nesbitt’s supposedly flying across Canada today.
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Lee
  (On phone): Charlie Benton, please.  Yeah, Charlie.  Lee Stetson.
Charlie:  I’m going nuts.
Lee:  Yeah, I know.  I know.  Listen, one question.  What kind of plane does Nesbitt own?
Charlie:  Two of them.  A Learjet and a Gulfstream.  Both here in DC.  Why?
(Lee’s happy with this answer)
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[Me too. It gave us a Lee’s dimples sighting!! Nice. Very nice. ]
Lee: Thanks, Charlie.  Thanks a lot.  No, don’t worry.  No one’s gonna scoop you… Yeah, I’ll talk to you later.  Thanks a lot.
[LOL I bet Charlie heads straight to the airport after this call!]
(to Amanda):
Guess what?  He owns two, a Lear and a Gulfstream.
Amanda:  He’s going to fly across Canada.  Why is he removing the tanks?
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(Lee makes another call to air traffic control to check Nesbitt’s flight plans submitted..
[love how he just punches that number in to the phone, like he knew it by heart?! rofl!!]
Anyway, air traffic control reports a flight plan was submitted for the gulf to fly to Toronto only.
Lee identifies that the Lear is still in DC, and tells Amanda that Nesbitt is ‘rated to fly both of them’)
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[How he knows that about Nesbitt I don’t know but I’m just glad he didn’t need to call someone and ask haaa.]
Lee:  We’d better check it out.
(Amanda packs up to leave)
[whoooo I see she’s wearing the heart necklace here]
Amanda:  What about back-up?
Lee:  Uh..  We’ll tell operations where we’re going.  They can get ahold of our cover at the Tritanium site.
[huh?]
Amanda:  Right.
(they both leave the Q bureau.)
[Amanda doesn’t take her handbag? Whatev. what does Lee mean about their cover at the Tritanium site? Was he maybe supposed to say their cover at the Telegram? Me confused.]

I sense we are getting close to action finale time! So I’m going to pause here – It seems like so long ago that Lee and Amanda were bantering about their pasts and secrets. I would have liked to see it mentioned again here in the Q bureau but everything seems to be pure plot at this point..]

Lee and Amanda head to the airport..
[with no back up? I don’t know I’m confused.. but whatev.
Whooo that was fast, looks like the corvette has it’s door back!]
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Lee and Amanda sneak around..
[holding hands? Awhhhhh..
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clunk clunk goes Amanda in her heels as they try to sneak. She’s going to need to source quiet heels if she’s going to be lying and sneaking for the government.
It’s funny to see an airport in the same episode as the Dursack/Serdeych actor – do you think this is the same airport used to film the end of WOTSTW?]
Lee:  Charlie’s photos are right on.
[yeah. he took a photo of a hangar, and.. there’s a hangar! tee hee.. whooo that was some tricky photography!]
Amanda:  Let’s go inside.
(Lee and Amanda sneak inside, avoiding notice – they see the war head attached to the learjet and have a little discussion about it while hiding behind a plane in the hangar.
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Amanda shows she’s been learning a thing or two about missiles which is cool. lol.)
Amanda:  Short-range, air-to-service, sign for the F-4.  Obsolete.   Studied it in hardware.
Lee:  Yeah, well, the Air Force dumped all our Slingshots in the 70s, all over the world.  Not carrying the normal cyclonite warhead, though.  It’s been modified to thermite.  Look at those guys wearing contamination suits.  Radiation.
Amanda:  Nuclear warheads?
Lee:  Well, nuclear yes, but not a vision weapon.
Amanda:  The shopkeeper was supposed to have some Plutonium.
[okay this made me pause.. shopkeeper?! ohhh yeahhhh I’d forgotten all about that Fouts guy and his name.. The shopkeeper! rofl. I confess I’ve not been super engaged with remembering aspects of this plot – hope others are paying attention and can help us out!]
Lee:  They burn down in the Tritanium.  Plutonium would be useless and radioactive for the next 300 generations.  Watch my back.  I know they’ve got a fix, but we’ve got to be positive.
Amanda: Right.  Careful.
Lee:  Yeah.
[Right! some acknowledgement that they know where all that tritanium is stored. well that’s something. Rofl. 300 generations, Nesbitt reckons the effect will be felt for 20 thousand years!]

{Nesbitt and Dursak are walking around.  They check the plane and pause to look at the missile again.  They catch Lee who is looking at some papers.}

Lee sneaks around inside, and is spotted by Dursak and Nesbitt, so Lee plays a cover.
Lee:  Well, everything here seems to be in order.  Excellent…SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002497797
…I’m with the FAA.  I was making a spot check here.  And believe me, gentlemen, I intend to file a glowing report.
[Nuclear glowing!]
(They aren’t buying it, they search Lee and uh oh. take his gun.)
Nesbitt:  Check outside and see if he’s alone.
Dursak:  Tie him up… Wait until we are airborne.  And then you must kill him.
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[Umm why wait? err not that I want Lee to die but lol]
(Dursak and Nesbitt go to leave, Amanda continues to sneak around.)
[They leave one guy with Lee. haaaaa…]
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Nesbitt:  Let’s go.  We’re going to stay on schedule.
(The bad guy moves Lee along.. looking suitably sour-faced.)
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[His expression cracks me up. so cliche I love it.]
(Amanda watches on, and… literally throws a spanner in the works!)
[Does that translate for North Americans? I think this might be a British saying]
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She tosses the massive spanner, and the bad guy turns to look. Lee takes the opportunity to kick his feet out from under him. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002548848
I howled with laughter at this point. this is the lamest bad guy ever.]

(The baddies are in the learjet getting ready to take off.)
[Hurry Lee and Amanda!]
{The security guard from outside hears the gunshot and runs back inside.  Amanda grabs the gun from the guard that is down and brings it to Lee, then helps him get untied.  The outside security pulls his gun on Lee, but Lee shoots him first.  Outside security guy is down.  Lee and Amanda run toward the exit in time to see Nesbitt in the Learjet starting to leave.  They run for the Corvette.}
Lee:  Get on the phone and get us some back up.
Amanda:  Yeah.
(They get in the car.)
[crank up that pursuit music!! Maybe the maniac song?!]
Amanda: (on phone)  Yes sir, about four miles south of Rockville.  Yes sir.
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(To Lee): What are we going to do if we catch him?
[He’s a maniac maaaaaaaaniac on the runway!!!!! And he’s taxi’ing like he’s never taxied before!
Rofl. I’m with Amanda. she’s getting close to losing it here rofl.]
Lee:  One thing at a time.
Amanda:  What are we going to do if he lets that missile loose?????!!!!!
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[KJ goes for funny here, thank goodness. it needed it. I love her delivery of this line! KJ does funny scared so well!]
(the jet continues along the runway, but hasn’t started taking off yet)
Air traffic:  Clear niner-zero-one, you are clear on runway three north.
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Nesbitt:  Thank you, tower.  This is Lear nine-zero-one.  We’re rolling.
(The vette hits the runway, and overtakes the learjet that is speeding up for take off.)
[Yes, you read that right!!!!! Okay – now that his really funny!!!!! Whoa. that corvette really packs some speed! It can overtake a learjet about to take off?! Whahaahahahaahaaha..  oh that’s priceless! ]
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Air traffic:  Clear niner-zero-one and all runway traffic, this is control.  Hold all take-offs.
Dursak:  Take it to the air, Nesbitt. [Maniac!]
Nesbitt:  I don’t have enough airspeed to rotate.
(too slow to lift off, Nesbitt pulls back on the throttles)
[Well. That is very non-maniac like behaviour. I’m disappointed!
Yes, the Corvette vs the Learjet in a speed race, and the corvette wins. Hey why does a car chasing down a plane seem familiar? we seen this before? I’m not even going to look – I’m gonna throw this out there and I’m sure someone here will know!]
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{Nesbitt opens the door and Lee fires his weapon toward the plane.  Nesbitt quickly gets back inside.  Amanda gets out of the car next.}
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Amanda:  What do we do now?
Lee:  We sit back and wait for the cavalry.

(So. that’s it. Baddies caught. Tritanium saved. Star Wars defense still viable.. and.. I’m sure Dursak’s going to need to gobble a lot more antacids in future.)

It’s tag time!!!!
Back to Nedlindger’s… and Charlie is catching up with Lee and Amanda.
[Oh hey, I’m surprised he didn’t hobble along to the airport to take photos of the nuclear warhead!]
Charlie:  You know, I’ve never written a story that pleased me more.
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Charlie:  An editor I knew used to say newsmen make lousy news stories.  But I guess they never knew Nesbitt…
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…Sure beats obits and high school basketball. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002722188
[ahhhh but.. does it beat fashion hints and fou fou recipes?! I’m going to ignore the ‘newsmen’ reference. ahem.]
Lee:  Sure does.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002723590
Charlie:  Thanks.  Both of ya.
[whooo Charlie’s a big old softie. He gives Lee and Amanda some hand squeezes and gets all mushy. He’s probably on pain meds…]
Amanda:  Sure.
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Off camera:  Benton….telephone.
(Charlie gets up from the booth.)
Lee:  We’ll see you Charlie.
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Charlie:  Yeah.  Oh, uh…  Congratulations.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002742008
Lee:  On what?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002744411
Charlie:  I’m a reporter.  I’ve got a keen sense for big stories.
(Charlie glances between Lee and Amanda. Charlie chuckles to himself and hobbles off.)
[Ahh Charlie the loveable joker. Finally he’s starting to be less annoying to me. haaaa. Right as the episode ends. lol. ]
(Lee and Amanda wordlessly react to Charlie’s cheekiness.)
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And the episode ends there.

All pretty low key for a tag. What do you think of it everyone?
So what happened to Gunning? Did he live up to his name and get shot?!
It feels like quite an abrupt ending to me. Understated. Especially considering the fabulous cleaning out of Lee’s closet scene and tossing of the coin scenes from earlier. 
Why didn’t the tag revisit their sharing of secrets: with each other?? Aaaaand especially when the episode is all about the ‘Need to Know’.. Tags tend to bring a personal touch to the ending.. so this one seems too brief. Is it just me?

I get the vibe that this episode was put together pretty rushed, and there are a few moments of smk genius, that are thanks to BB and KJ, but the rest of the episode is pretty mediocre. But the special moments are… REALLY Awesome!!! so the ep is worth watching anyway!! What do you think?!

NOTE: Next in the airing order is: Santa’s Got a New Bag. BUT!!!!… as we’ve discussed previously – we are going to be swapping Santa’s got a New Bag with Any Number can play – upfront! Making an exception here- as I would usually blog in airing order then discuss if it should be different. If you are wanting to read more about why.. see here at Nedlindger’s.

Up next…. Any Number Can Play!  I’ll have a few week’s break and will aim to start walking through ANCP on 31 October. Hoping this will mean we start SGANB right before Christmas! 🙂 

6/7 Season Four Episode Ten: Need to Know -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Hi All! After a week’s delay.. we are back on the case with Lee and Amanda!
Back to IFF, and Lee shares with Amanda what goodies he found searching Nesbitt’s office..
Lee:  I found 15 dossiers on the kind of people who make headlines.  All of them filled with dirt.
Amanda:  Did you find anything in Nesbitt’s office on Dr. Eldridge?
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Lee:  Well, it’s obvious
… Nesbitt was blackmailing the guy.  [whoooo Lee notices something important!] …Whoa, look at this. There’s a lot more.  Log meetings.  From this, it looks like Nesbitt knew the time and place that Eldridge and Gunning met.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_
[Oh Lee. Aka the scarecrow, I’m concerned for your short term memory function. You are all surprised and amazed at the log of meetings – and you already saw it. haaaaa. Maybe they never intended to shoot that scene of Lee breaking into the office, but went back and added it in later, because the episode needed the padding! There really was no need for us to see that scene.] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[23]
Amanda:  Almost like he planned it.
[derrrrrr. man this dialogue is bad.]
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(They decide it’s too late to do anything, and Lee will run his Tritanium tour as planned, but they’ll be on the lookout for maniac Nesbitt!) SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[5]
The scene ends there.

It’s tour time! Roll up for the magical Tri-tanium mystery tour! SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[37]
[This place looks… sciencey and ummm empty?!]
Lee:  At this level, we’re 140 feet underground.  Sorry about the inconvenience, but security is the top priority.  The location of this site is top secret.
(We see Lee leading his little tour, one member, a senator sets off an alarm.)
[ rah rah.. this is a top secret location and there is lots of sciencey stuff and security stuff. whooooooo. this all goes on for a bit, and they find keys in the dude’s pocket.. Seems to me this episode definitely had padding. Wasted opportunity, could have had a lovely Lee and Amanda scene instead and I would have been very happy!!]
(We see Gunning and his glasses are on the tour.)
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[They find something on the floor they think is a mircodot and run lots of tests on it and find out that it was a button. Oh wait. no sorry wrong episode.]

Back at Ablen Air..
The warhead is being worked on, and Gunning’s eyeglasses are tracking the location. Bad eye glasses!!
Dursak:  We just took the maximum burst fix from the transmitter within 200 yards.
Nesbitt:  Okay, that’s it.  As soon as the warhead’s changed, we go.
(I guess this change is the swapping of the warhead so it’s supercharged but we just saw the two suits put it in a container like it was finished.? anyone? Umm anyone care?! )
[rofl this Nesbitt sounds so unexcited about this progress I’m beginning to worry if he needs to see a doctor. Or well, I would if I cared about him!]
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Woman (Dr. Franken):  Dr. Vandeveer and I have taken 5 random samples of the material.  Each is approximately 98.3 percent fine Tritanium.  I am satisfied.  Dr. Vandeveer is satisfied.
(The tritanium is legit! Gunning reacts.)
[He seems shocked, and seems to realise that his oh so reliable source was playing him. Uh oh.]
Lee:  Thank you, Dr. Franken.  This concludes our inspection.  If you’ll all join me—
Gunning: Wait, wait, wait  just a minute.  There’s got to be some sort of mistake here.  Either that or you’ve rigged this or something.
[There goes Gunning- shooting off his mouth again!]
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[ahhh Gunning is not a flexible thinker huh! Yeah Gunning, you’ve been shooting blanks the whole time haaaaa!
Anyone got puns?! ]
Lee:  Mr. Gunning, would you please join us in the—
Gunning:  No.  What is this?  A whitewash or something?  Test some more.
[Is it evil of me to delight in his dimness?! He’s so arrogant. This actor does a great job!]
Lee:  Let’s go, Gunning.
Gunning:  I have an impeccable source, an advisor to the president who says that the Tritanium is gone.
Lee:  You had a source.  And he wasn’t so impeccable.  Dr. Eldridge is dead.  Yesterday.  And murder isn’t out of the question.  He was being blackmailed. 
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[Take that Gunning! Not only is he dead, we knew who your source was!! haaaa. ]
(We see two MPs with a beepy gizmo join the group)
SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002038138[and.. it’s beeeeeepping! uh oh! more keys?! haaaa]
Lee: Now your publisher has a nasty file on him about an inch thick.  And he also has a daily log on your meetings with Dr. Eldridge.
Gunning:  Now, wait a minute.  Nesbitt doesn’t know my source.
Lee:  Maybe.
[huh? what does Lee mean maybe?! maybe this is the 80s equivalent of ‘Whatever!’ ]  …But the question is…   Are you in this with Nesbitt, or are you just another of his stooges?
Military officer:  Five second burst transmission.  We’ve been getting them every two minutes or so, but random.  It took us a while to triangulate.
Gunning:  What is this?  More of the cover story?  I get shot so—   
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Lee:  Shut up.  And we’re going to find it, so save us trouble, will ya.  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002072172
[rofl. you know I really don’t mind Lee telling Gunning to shut up and getting all tough guy on him haaaaa.. Hey what’s the verdict on his tie all?? fashion do or don’t?]
…Senator, Colonel…  Mr. Gunning here has a radio on him somewhere.  Sophisticated job that we almost missed.  Even the x-rays and metal detectors couldn’t catch it.   Mm hmm.
Gunning:  Wait a minute, what—
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Lee:  I’m talking about a homing device.
Gunning:  Homing device?
Lee:  It’s probably activated by remote control to avoid the electronic sweep.  These are your glasses, aren’t they?
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[I love how Lee is all – I’m not surprised I’m across what’s going on here. but.. Umm they still led the baddies to the top secret location of the Tritanium storage. soo umm this is not great no?!]
Gunning:  Yes, but I don’t know anything about this.
Lee:  Warm up a chopper and patch me into the Agency, would you please.  Ladies and gentleman, I’m invoking a national security alert.  The lid is on.  Come on, Gunning, let’s go.
(Lee grabs Gunning by the arm and leads them all away.)

Back at IFF, and Lee continues to fiddle with the monstrosity which is Gunning’s evil eyeglasses.

Lee:  I kept this thing working until we got well into DC to avoid suspicion.
Billy:
(On phone)  Sorry to keep you waiting.  Well, find him.  I don’t care if he’s mining gold in the Yukon. (He hangs up.  Then to Lee and Francine):  
Nesbitt is supposedly on a tour, checking on his Canadian papers.  You can change a lot of minds with blackmail and a world news syndicate.
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[Nesbitt is Canadian? but.. he’s not nice?! What do you make of this Cindy D?! ]
Lee:  By the look on his face, I don’t think Gunning had any idea about that bug.
[I just don’t think Gunning had any idea full stop. haaaaa]
Billy:  Francine, how’s evacuation coming?
Francine:  Uh, slow, but we’ve got 500 special forces troops surrounding the site.
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[whoaaaaaaa what the heck is she wearing?! those shoulder pads are gigantic!]
Billy:  How could they put a price on Tritanium?  I mean, grabbing the free world’s entire supply.  It makes the Brinks job look like stealing a nickel out of your mother’s purse…SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002160860
[Nesbitt isn’t grabbing, he’s destroying! He’s a maniac. Maniac on the floor. And he’s dancing like he’s never danced before!
He’s just a steel town guy on a Saturday night
Looking for the fight of his life in the real time world
No one sees him at all they all say he’s crazy…
He’s danced into the danger zone!
Sorry I digress. Someone needs to do an SMK vid for Nesbitt with this Michael Sembello song! Anyway.. getting back to smk!]
(Billy hands the file to Lee)
…Do you want to take this upstairs to see what you and Amanda can do with it?
(Lee leaves, Francine stays)
Billy: Can I have my office back, please?
Francine:  Yes sir.
[Well Billy it takes Francine time to get moving, those massive shoulder pads are a force of nature.]
(Billy gets his office back. So he picks up the phone to look busy. lol. the scene ends there.)

Back to the bad guy’s hangar.
Dursak:  Must you fly to the target yourself?
Nesbitt:  My pilot has taken my Gulfstream to Ontario…
[Oh my gosh, the anarchist has to fly the bomb and drop it all by himself huh!]
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…You stay on the ground and gobble your antacids, Emil.  You’ll never understand that the really big winners in this world can’t just sit back and watch their battles from a distance.  [He’s a maniac.. maaaaaaniac!]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002202268
[I love how Nesbitt says this as he leans in close to that missile!
Is there anything or anyone that Nesbitt doesn’t disdain?]
Dursak:  Are you sure one missile can do the job?
Nesbitt:  Contained explosion.  Clean enough.  Nice solution, I think.  The thermite burns into the tunnels, liquifies the metal, and the Plutonium irradiates every last ounce of their Tritanium for 20 thousand years…
[Hooo hummm.. Nesbitt is devastatingly dull and lacking in any kind of energy considering he’s a maniac and all. I think he could bore the Tritanium into liquifying, anything to get away from this guy!]
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[‘Nobody can do anything about it?!’ famous last words! Go Lee and Amanda!]

So – Nesbitt for most dull baddie of all time?
You liking Lee’s tie?! tee hee..
Anyone else now got the ‘Maniac’ song in their head?!
Any thoughts you’d like to share? do tell!!
 

5/7 Season Four Episode Ten: Need to Know -Scarecrow & Mrs King

We continue!
We see Gunning pull into a car park.
[oh rofl he has a red convertible. Of course he does. Is that a red Porsche? ]
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(He’s followed by Lee in a boring sedan. Lee parks outside the car park, not following Gunning inside.
We see Charlie rock up outside too, but he’s not really worrying about being seen or heard.. he squeals his tyres as he tried to park and head inside.
Lee sneaks between the cars.)
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We see Dr Eldridge approach Gunning in the car park.)
Gunning:  Eldridge, what’s going on?
Eldridge:  I had to talk to you.
(We see – uh oh- Fouts is there sneaking between cars too.)
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Gunning:  What’s going on?  You never call me at the office.
[Oh rofl. and that’s the one time Amanda King answers the phone?!] 
Eldridge:  This will be our last meeting.
(We see Lee pull something out of his pocket in the foreground. I can’t see what it is but it’s a lovely pocket.ahem.)
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Gunning:  Why?  We’re just about ready to pry the lid off this thing.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[55]
[lol what’s with the scarf? he looks like Where’s Wally/Waldo!]
Eldridge:  What I’m about to give you today will blow it all the way off.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[58]
(We see Charlie slam his door and then head into the car park.)
[Yep, Lee needs to start selling sandwiches as his day job!]
(But first, Lee tries his hand at some photography work.)
[lol at that teeny tiny camera taking images from so far away?!]
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Sooooo what lies is Nesbitt feeding to sucker Gunning through Dr Eldridge?
Eldridge:  It’s an official security council report on the state of our Tritanium reserves.
Gunning:  Pretty low?
Eldridge:  Totally empty.
(As they discuss this super secret stuff in this echo chamber, lol, along comes Charlie to take photos again. He has a real camera not like Lee’s haaa)
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Gunning:  So you’re saying someone is stealing the Tritanium?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[18]
(Lee spots Charlie. Yeah Lee. you got followed!!)
Eldridge:  That’s what I hear, but I’m checking it out.
Gunning:  Is the President aware of this?
Eldridge:  I don’t see how he could help but know.
(Eldridge hands Gunning an envelope and leaves. Charlie takes some more photos.   Fouts continues to watch on from his hiding place.
Eldridge and Gunning get in their cars and start leaving.
LOL at Gunning speeding out of the car park with squealing tyres. Offf course he is.
Charlie, leans on the car in front of him and sets off the car alarm. rofl. this guy just can’t successfully do stealth.
[–except when following Lee rofl.]
Fouts pulls out his gun and aims it at Charlie. Lee notices and calls out to save Charlie.)
Lee:  Charlie!  Hit the deck!
(Fouts shoots Charlie in the leg, then Lee shoots Fouts and he goes flying.)
Lee:  Charlie, are you alright?
Charlie:  Yeah.  Yeah.  What about him?
(Lee checks Fouts’ pulse. )
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[Looks like he’s dead? Lee doesn’t aim for the leg!]

On to Lee and Billy having a catch up in IFF..
Billy:  When it rains, it pours.  One minute, we’ve got zip.  The next minute, my desk is overflowing.  How’s Benton?
Lee:  Leg wound.  Lost a lot of blood, but he’s stable.  I sent Amanda over to talk to him.
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[Lee looks so good in that colour. Focus iwsod. Sorry!]
Billy:  Is he going to play along?  Keep the shooting quiet?
Lee:  As long as he can.  He’s got a few days sick leave.
Billy:  What about the FBI?
Lee:  Bought us about 24-hours.  They misfiled the death certificate on the gunman.
Billy:  That’s good.  We finally got an ID.  Derek Fouts.

Lee:  Derek Fouts?  The shopkeeper?  Ha…
[Ohhhh that is hilarious!!!!! His nickname is the shopkeeper?! whahahaaha..  Lee knows him? I mean such a shame Lee didn’t notice him sitting 2 meters away from him back at Nedlindger’s.]
…Part-time mercenary, full-time merchant of everything the wrong people shouldn’t have.
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Billy:  You got that right.  For over six months, we have tied him into everything from stolen Kalashnikov rifles to missing Plutonium.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[11]
[wow. what a shame Lee didn’t notice him at Nedlindger’s!]
Lee:  Why is he in a parking garage, shooting at Charlie Benton?
(Francine joins them in Billy’s office)
Francine:  We’ve ID’ed Gunning’s source from his tag number.  Dr. Phillip Eldridge, science advisor to the White House.
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Lee:  And architect of our strategic metals program, I think.
Billy:  Bingo.  Bring him in, Francine.
Francine:  Eldridge’s housekeeper found him dead an hour ago.
[Ooooof course she did. Gee who did the deed if it wasn’t Fouts?]
Lee:  What?
Francine:  An overdose of Digitalis, probably right after his meeting with Gunning.  We’re checking his prescription.
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[Okay, I guess Fouts could have switched his medication the night before or something. I’ll go with that!
Hey so what’s the verdict on Francine’s blouse?  It seems to be blue blue blue in this scene]
Billy:  What the hell have we got here?  News conglomerates.  Dead mercenaries.
[Just another week at IFF no?!]
Lee:  Why is the President’s own science advisor lying to the press?  He’s got to be Gunning’s source.  He’d know better than anyone if our Tritanium is secure.
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[Huh?! I mean, is it just me or is this a head scratch moment? The moment we saw them meeting in the garage secretly, and him handing over an envelope it was obvious he was Gunning’s source wasn’t it?! ahhh so professional of BB having to deliver that line with a straight face.] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[98]
Billy:  Melrose, here.  Yes, Dr. Smith.  Yes sir, I’ll be right up.  (He hangs up.  Then to Lee and Francine):  The latest Telegram story just broke the camel’s back.  The President is sending in an inspection team to the Tritanium site.  0600 hours tomorrow.  We are in charge of security. I want you to conduct the tour.
[Of course it will be Lee’s responsibility. lol.]
Lee:  There is your why, Billy.  If Nesbitt is trying to find our Tritanium stash, he just cooked up a good way to do it.
[Whoa okay so how did Lee get from Gunning to Eldridge to Nesbitt?! I mean yeah, he’s right lol but.. that came from nowhere! or.. did I miss something?! I guess there was the talk about Nesbitt back at Neds and Nesbitt working with Dursak, but how does that directly link Nesbitt to any of this mess?
Oh I know, it’s all those fou fou recipes that they’ve been publishing- sooooo suspicious!!]
Billy:  We can’t prove that, Scarecrow.  They’re going out there on a blind bus.  They won’t even know where they are.
[I guess Billy sees it as a bit of a leap too. Nesbitt is a baddie, so therefore he must be involved. lol]
Lee:  Alright, then I say we pick up Gunning and Nesbitt and start squeezing them right away.
[rofl. Lee is hilarious. no proof? Okay, I’ll just.. squeeze!!! Wasn’t there a line once that was something about squeezing toothpaste from a tube or something?!]
Billy:  Then they’ll start screaming that we’re violating their constitutional rights.  No, the only way to handle this is to put them under surveillance until you bring me cause, and I mean a lot of it.  As soon as the inspection is complete, we’re taking the Tritanium to a back-up site.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[92]
Lee:  Alright.
[You know, if Lee didn’t have Billy, Lee would have lost his job ages ago. Constitutional rights? ohhh yeaahhhh..
Anyway, I think I caught about half of that, I was pretty distracted by a certain pair of blue jeans.. I’m so ashamed. err not. I’m not.]

Moving on and it’s time to check in with the baddies. Ohhhh back to the famous learjet! lol

(Nesbitt is wondering why Fouts hasn’t checked in. Dursak isn’t worried though as Fouts is ‘a total professional’.
Looks like Dursak swapped Gunning’s glasses out for a pair that have a bug in it. lol. They’re going to follow Gunning to the tritanium stash.)
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[Riveting viewing. It’s not hard to see why this scene is just, flippin dull!]

(We see Dursak worry some more about not understanding Nesbitt’s motives, and then.. then.. we get the baddie manifesto!!!! rofl. Listen up Dursak!)
Nesbitt:  Why would I sabotage my own country, you mean?… We’re partners and you don’t know how to trust me…. I wouldn’t even need a partner, if you didn’t have the missile.  Don’t you understand?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001750750  …I’m not doing this for you.  I’m doing this for myself.  And for my country….  All the SDI technology will do is throw off the balance of terra.  Take away the Tritanium and we’re back to the same old ugly standoff.
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Dursak:  Your country could have supremacy and you’re letting that go?
Nesbitt:  Supremacy for what?  A first strike.  I don’t care what they call me.
Dursak:  Some people will call you a maniac.
[whooo that cuts man! rofl]
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(Nesbitt the maniac walks off, and Dursak pops another antacid.)
[Soooo what do you make of this? If I’ve understood correctly, I think the maniac is just wanting wars to continue because it’s good for business?
I find the maniac so dull, and Dursak isn’t much better. The only cool thing about this scene is the learjet!]

(Back to the telegram, and Lee is sneaking around.. he sneaks into a locked door…)
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[That’s where Nesbitt’s office is? The sign above the corridor said exit! man this guy is a maniac, he’d have people try to flee a fire only to hit his locked office door! whahahaahaha.. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001829029
LOL. Anyone able to identify who the picture on the wall is of? Do tell!
{Once inside, Lee opens a cabinet, breaks into the safe that’s inside and removes some files.}
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(We see one of the files is a listing of Eldridge’s meetings with Gunning. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001860860
he sits down and starts flipping through the documents.
[Hey who is that photo of in the cabinet?]
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Lee starts taking photos of the documents with his trusty teeny tiny camera.)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001880146
[I can’t quite make out what the document says! Only a few words here and there..
I think that last paragraph starts with “In my last view of the condemned man alive I detected no fear, only what seemed to be a slightly satisfied expression…”
Is this from something well known?
I don’t usually have time to do this stuff anymore, but for once, I’ve gone looking.. and I found this is similar to a document we saw a close up of in
Double Agent.
Here:

It’s not exactly the same document, but it seems to be the same content formatted in a different order. hilarious.
Who would have thought that Nesbitt would have in his safe Harriman’s ‘The Suburban Spy’ manuscript. Man Nesbitt has connections!
So we’ll pause here – anyone got anything they’d like to share?
Ahhh I miss going off on tangents, but, life just doesn’t usually give me the time  – others can feel free to go for it and share their finds with us all if you like!!
[Like Amandarambler’s the Hotel Roosevelt sign  sighting. What a great find!!]