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6/6 Season Four: Episode Fifteen- Bad Timing–Scarecrow & Mrs King

Ready to finish up this episode??
Back to the episode!
Inside the tunnel Lee and Billy continue to chip away in the tunnel.
Billy: Katrina’s neutralized the force centers. We’re through and clear. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002145245
[I have no idea what any of this means, except:  it’s time to go in!!!
Amanda navigates for Lee and Billy where to go. lol it’s not that complicated, couldn’t they remember the way? Heck, I guess it’s good to have a navigator in case you need to change your route. ]
There’s reminders of the time, plenty of dramatic music
[did you guys notice how they made the smk theme sound all sneaky?!]
and Lee and Billy sneaking along white empty corridors that are so stark they must be Russian. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002215315
[cough cough. I’m shocked there are no Lenin portraits.]
Anyway, at one point we see the time is 1109pm.
There’s more sneaking around.. and Colonel McJohn shows up in the UPS truck to tell Amanda the antidote (err antidote antibiotic) works immediately. So the only drama will be getting into Lee in time. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002255355
Oh phew. thanks for making that clear! Or ROFL… as Sara commented: {{SARA: Still Colonel McDowner.}
Back inside the embassy, Billy and Lee have a close call with a couple of Russian guards, sneaking into the elevator just in time..
The truck’s digital clock, reads 00:14:02.
Then, Lee punches a Russian dude without a sound. [genius!]
Doneck’s room has a guard on it..
Uh oh..
Lee (to mic): Amanda, get us another way to Doneck’s. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002316416
{Amanda studying the map.}
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Amanda: There’s no alternative…The last corridor has been blocked with a permanent wall.

{There are two beeps, then sparks and an explosion. All the lights go out in the panel and throughout the embassy.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002319419
[You know I love to include pics of smk explosions.. err big bang bangs!]
Lee: That’s it.

They  shoot the guard to Doneck’s suite with a dart and he goes down. Hoorah.
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[whoooo I spotted one picture of an old white dude on the wall!]
They then put another explosive on Doneck’s locked gate.. There’s an explosion.  Lee and Billy approach Doneck’s door again. Two guards run up the stairs toward Doneck’s suite,
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Lee and Billy aim over the banister, fire and hit both guards. They go tumbling down the stairs.
[Is this the bannister from The first time? Again?
Nooooo not the same… but a good excuse to share a pic of Lee in a tux no?!] SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON1_D1-06.avi_000890090
There’s chaos as Lee and Billy rush into the suite, there are other Russians in there and Billy takes care of them, while Lee takes care of Cardy wearing Doneck. whahahaaha..
Lee: All right now, my friend, I want the antidote.
[I’m really not following why Doneck would be motivated to hand it over. lol. I guess that’s why Lee asked for the chem kit.]
{Billy moves over to join Lee.}
Doneck: (answers in Russian)
{{SARA: Not sure what he said, but I don’t think it was, “of course, Lee, anything for you, good buddy.”}
[Rofl Sara!!!]
Lee: Okay.
{Billy grabs Doneck from behind to restrain him while Lee retrieves a tape recorder from his pocket.} 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002367267
Lee: Amanda, we’ve got Doneck. Tell Francine to stand by.
{A view inside the truck with Francine, Colonel McJohn and Amanda. Then a view of the digital clock which reads 00:10:56}
Francine: We’ve made contact. Med team on alert. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002376776Back inside the embassy, Doneck gets a taste of his own medicine, Lee injects him with something! [Don’t forget to grab his wallet too Lee!]
Doneck starts slipping and Lee guides him toward the floor. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002383983
Aie, this final sequence is typical SMK.. I’m gonna use Sara’s descriptions – Sara you’re an angel!!!
Lee: I’ve got him.
{Billy gets up and closes the door.}
Lee: All right, Doneck. Now… I want the formula. The complete formula for the antidote of PD-2. You got that? The complete formula in English. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002394394
Doneck: The pathogen is a genetically…strain of versimiobestis. It is impervious to all standard antibiotics….
Back inside the truck to a view of the clock, which reads 00:09:20 and counting down.}
(off camera) …to modify tetracycline as follows.
{Back to Amanda in the truck.}
Amanda: Lee, you’ve got nine minutes left. You’ve got to get out of there.
{Return to Lee and Doneck.}
Doneck: At I-1, attach…
Billy: It’s clear. If we’re going to make a move, let’s do it now.

Doneck: …(muffled) 1-3, I-1 attach 1-3 dichlorobenzene…
Lee: All right. (to Amanda): Amanda, I’m attaching the microphone to Doneck. We’re out of here. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002438238
{Billy and Lee leave. Doneck continues mumbling the formula.}
Doneck: At the C-6 position and R-2…administer 750 milligrams IVQ3H for 24 hours.
{Another view of the clock, 00:06:32 and counting down.

Back inside the embassy, Lee and Billy in the corridor. They hear a door open and freeze with their guns drawn.
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There is laughter and a couple staggers out. The man grabs the woman and picks her up, she says something back to him in Russian and they go back inside the suite. }4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002463463
[Oh rofl. they must be so high or toasted they didn’t hear all those explosions!! haaaa. Or they heard them and just though whooo I’m really into this! haaa]

{Lee and Billy leave. Another view of the clock at 00:05:17 and counting down with Doneck still speaking off camera.}
Doneck: …then 500 milligrams Q4H for 48 hours.
{A view of Colonel McJohn, Amanda and Francine, while McJohn scribbles down the formula. He tears the sheet off the pad and gets up.}
Colonel McJohn: That’s it. That’s all I need. As soon as he gets here, bring him to me.
[rofl. He must really know his chemistry, I mean he immediately knew he had everything he needed. I bet Col. (Professor) McJohn is going to make the antidote himself!! haaaa]
{Inside Doneck’s suite, we see the Russian guard rush over to Doneck’s phone. He yells in Russian for the embassy guards. Elsewhere in the Embassy, we see Billy and Lee coming down the stairs and enter a hallway. As they turn the corner, two guards appear. One of them yells in Russian and fires his gun. Lee and Billy fire back. Both guards are hit. One of the guard’s bullets hits Billy, who goes down. Lee goes to help Billy. Billy is groaning.}
[Oh no!!!! ]
Lee: How bad are you hit.
Billy: Huh? You haven’t got time. Get out of here.
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{Back inside the truck, where Francine and Amanda are listening.}
Lee: Why don’t you shut up? I’m going to make time. Here.
{Lee goes to pick up Billy. Quick view of the clock, 00:02:16}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002506706
Uh oh. Two minutes to gooooooo…
Billy: You’re never going to make it. You’re never going to make it carrying me.
Lee: I’m sure as hell not going to leave you here.

{Billy continues to groan. Close up of the clock reads, 00:02:00 and counting down.}
Lee (off camera): All right, Amanda. Billy’s been hit. Make sure a medevac is in position.
[This whole embassy seemed to only have a few guards. Phew. What luck!]
Amanda: They’re not going to make it out!!
{Amanda gets out of her seat and leaves. Francine jumps up and watches Amanda leave the truck.}
Francine: Amanda, where are you going?
[Francine is pretty hilarious.. Umm Francine she’s going to her man! And what are you doing huh? All Francine has done is breathe on Amanda while she ‘navigates’! rofl. she even has on her super stealth beanie!]

{Back in the embassy, Lee is trying to get Billy up (standing) and out. }
Billy: Lee, you don’t have—
Lee: Just get up!
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002527927{Lee gets Billy standing and helps him back into the storage room. Close up of the watch reads 0:00:41 and counting down. Billy’s limping and Lee gets him seated.}
Lee: Come on.
Billy: We can’t make it.

{{SARA: Hey, what happened to Mr. Mel-rosy? Get your optimism back…stat!}
[But Sara, he’s been trained to say… Leave me!! lol.]
{Lee takes a key to the lock and locks it.}
Lee: You got to, man. Come on. We got to get out of here. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002553153
{View of his watch, 00:00:20 and counting down.} 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002553553
Billy: Leave me, Lee, and save yourself.
[Whahahhahhaaaaaa… see Sara, they tell him to say that! Winking smile ]
Lee: I’m out of time.
Billy: I told you, I told you.

Lee: Amanda. You got to pick up Billy in the aqueduct, you hear me? Pick up Billy in the aqueduct. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002570770
{Lee settles back against the boxes as Amanda climbs up through the aqueduct and into the storage room.}
[Billy settles too. lol at how the boxes behind him wobble. I was ready for that column of boxes to fall on his head!]
Amanda: We’ve got the antidote.
Lee: What?

[You know, the antibiotic antidote thingy]
Amanda: We got to get the watch off of you.
{Close up of the watch. Actual time reads 11:25. Time remaining is 7 seconds.}
Lee: Here.
{Amanda slides two keys into each end twists them and the watch is off and dropped. Close up of the watch lying open. A pin sticks up and green liquid squirts out.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002588788
[I cackled with laughter when I saw it actually spurt out like that. Now they are going to have to call in a biohazard team – there’s cyanide everywhere! Oh and it turned out Amanda was not closer to Lee than Billy went things went down after all..
I know sometimes actually thinking while watching smk can get us into trouble.. but… dang! from the looks of that deadman’s watch, all Lee had to do what slide in a metal plate between the watch and his wrist and he would have been fine anyway. Haaaaa… ]

{Outside embassy. We see the truck drive up and stop. Francine gets out and meets Lee, Amanda and Billy coming out of the agency. She goes back into the truck and Lee and Amanda help Billy toward the truck.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002608008
[I’m a bit confused about what street that is and why the truck had to drive up to the location, but I actually don’t really care enough to figure it out at this point. lol. There are two trucks? Aie. Whatever. Yeah there are two trucks. Just give Lee the antibiotics antidote-y thingy already or he has germies big time…]
Francine: Come on! McJohn and the med team are on their way. Come on.
{Billy groaning. Then we see another truck pull up behind Francine, Billy, Lee and Amanda. McJohn gets out and runs toward the other truck. }
Lee: Come on, Doc.
{Lee pulls his sleeve up, Amanda takes Lee’s hand and McJohn injects him in the arm with the antidote.}
[I thought Lee’s getting blood taken was the most awkward needed action I’d ever seen. I was wrong. I stand corrected! McJohn seems to be injecting Lee’s elbow. Now them’s the ouchies!!!! This must be the Russain way of giving injections that Doneck said was key to the antidote working!] 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002623223
McJohn: The A.M.A. may not put its seal on this, but it’ll do the trick.
[snigger at how the AMA may not approve haaaa]
{McJohn pulls the needle out. Lee breathes a sigh of relief and Amanda goes to hug him.} 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002633233
[Good Timing!!!]
The scene ends with a close up of Lee and Amanda hugging.. I’m heartened to see Francine watching on with a smile at their hugs!!

It’s tag time!!!!
{We see a limo driving down the street. The driver pulls up beside the curb of Amanda’s house.
[Lol the neighbours are gonna gossip!!] 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002643243
Inside the limo are Lee, Billy and Amanda. Billy has a cane.}
[I hope Billy isn’t going to get a limp!]

Billy: I’ve got a 4:00 conference call with Dr. Smyth. He’s got a few questions. Luckily, I’ve got some pretty good answers. And having the antidote to PD-2 is going to smooth a lot of ruffled feathers. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002653253
[Hey! Billy was thinking ahead way better than I was lol. Kill the Russians with PD2 or heck, just neutralise the threat forever of PD2. Billy’s the king. Actually this explains why the military were involved I guess, they wanted to antidote to combat the biological weapon..
And this is what you were saying Peackcockdancer about how ridiculous that they didn’t have everyone moving heaven and earth to gt that antidote or the whole country could be in danger. Lol. too funny. Good call! ]
Lee: Well, you risked a lot for me, Billy. Everything.
Billy: Just balancing the scales a little. You’re turning into a pretty efficient team, you two. I’m glad I thought of putting you together. [AWH!!!!!!!]4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002669669
Lee: Well, that’s why they pay you the big bucks. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002670870
Billy: Drop you by your place, Scarecrow?
Lee: Uh-no. Uh, Billy, I’ve got to… You know. [what Lee? do tell!!!]
Billy: Yeah, yeah, I know. All right, see you guys later. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002680080
Amanda: All set?
Lee: Yeah.
{Both get out of the limo and go toward the front entrance to Amanda’s house. Amanda opens the gate. Cut to the inside, where they pause by the entrance to the living room. Both fold their arms.}
Amanda: Oh.
Lee: It looks just like we left it.
Amanda: A hundred years ago. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002702102
[Is it covered in Fritz’s maps?]
Lee: Yeah. Come on, I’ll help you clean it up.
Amanda: Oh.
Lee: It’s good practice for the real thing.
{They take their jackets off and they both move toward the sofa.}
Amanda: Well, I’m a firm believer in practice. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002710844
Lee: Me too. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002711344
{They throw their jackets down
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002712145 [errrr Ole!]
and go to sit. Amanda kicks her feet over his legs.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002713947
[I thought Lee was gonna help clean up or something?
Iwsod they are having a moment.. and doing cute stuff.. who cares?! lol.]
Amanda: Haven’t we played this scene before? 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002714948
Lee: Yep, and then the doorbell rang, remember? 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002716549
Amanda: No. I tend to block out bad timing. [bom bom what a pun!]4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002720954
Lee: See if this helps. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002723757
{They kiss.}
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[About Flipping Time!!!! Grr Lee goes for it. ]4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002725959
{Lee moves his head back after a moment.}
[Finally! a Real Kiss!! I guess they can do that now Lee doesn’t have PD2 germies haaaa] 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002727360
Lee: How’s that?
[I give it an A+]4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002728561
It helps.
[Come on!!! Lee set that one up perfectly!!! Amanda you were supposed to say – You need to do much much more practice!!! Or how about… Lee’s gonna clean you up good!!! rofl. ]
Lee: Oh? Want some more? 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002732365
[Yes. Please.] 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002732966
{They resume kissing}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002733466
[whoa. check out this grab I got! haaaaaa… This had me sniggering away to myself.. what am I 8?! I laugh that I laugh, because it’s so ridiculous!  haaa..
But it’s a funny grab okay! You know it just doesn’t look right in a still! I should probably make their kisses gifs when including them in a blog post. Hmm maybe I can do that the next walk through the episodes!] 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002734968
{They break the kiss when they hear an outside car pull up.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002736569
They’re home early. [bad timing!]
{Lee starts to get up.}
Lee: I’m gone. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002738171
Amanda: No, no, no, no!.. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002738872
…No, we need practice in this, too. Come on.
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Lee: I guess so. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002742676
Amanda: Ready? 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002745178
Lee: Ready. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002747881
[But am I ready for a big Lee smile.. that is the real question.. ] 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002748381
Dotty (off camera): Amanda, we’re home darling. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002749182
{Both smile and turn their heads toward the door.}
Lee and Amanda seem to rise to the occasion, and put on a good party face for Dotty.
The End!!

What do you all make of this tag?
I can’t complain, with all the kisses and cuddles.. but I find the whole plastering  a smile on your face to present to Dotty who has no idea what you both just went through the last 24 hours is really sad! But.. it’s not played that way, it’s played for laughs.

So for me, I don’t really feel the humour here on this watching but heck, maybe the next time I see it I will feel differently huh!!! Do tell – what do you think?

You are likely wondering – what’s next for JWWM? When will we start the walk through Do You Take This Spy? I’ve been trying to get it done so we could walk through it over the holidays, but it’s not going to happen I’m sorry!! Maybe everyone will be too busy over the holidays to be around for the walk anyway.

I’m thinking, let’s aim to start the walk mid/late January 2022- and I’ll try and time it so the wedding (spoiler alert haaaa) is being walked through on Valentine’s day 🙂 Who’s with me???? 

Anyway – still looking forward to hearing what you all think of this episode, and of course the blog is wide open to be added to for any episode at any time.. So if you are craving some smk time, dig into a past episode and share your thoughts if you like. 

Next up I’ll do an update on Operation Sandstorm, then there will likely be a smky christmas post of cheesy memes because well, why not. 
If anyone has any to add to the collection – do please email me your creations! 

5/6 Season Four: Episode Fifteen- Bad Timing–Scarecrow & Mrs King

Next scene, Lee and Amanda are meeting Billy again.. and Billy seems about to have an aneurysm!
Billy: Are you both completely crazy?
Billy, Amanda is not part of this decision. Now, just hear what I have to say.4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001582449_thumb
Billy: No! There’s nothing to hear. You’re talking about a suicide mission, pure and simple. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001586653_thumb
Lee: This watch, my friend, activates in nine hours, pure and simple. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001590256_thumb
[Hang on, current time is 2:18, and there are 9 hrs, 22 minutes to countdown? Ummm isn’t that counting down to 1140pm?? Not 1130pm?? Now that’s funny!!!!! rofl smileyrofl smiley[3]
I really think Billy is being very short sighted here. cough cough. If Lee gets in, and he becomes contagious, they will have conducted a bioweapon attack on the USSR. Soooo it’s win win! haaaaaa.. okay okay I really don’t want Lee to die.. but still.. cough cough.. Then again, the Russians have the antidote/antibiotic so he might not take many out… still, he would inconvenience them greatly! haaaa]
Billy: McJohn has three teams working. I have ten men surrounding the embassy. Doneck might make a mistake. We might be able to appeal to the White House.
[Aie. so what. Lee wants to break into the USSR embassy what’s he got to lose?!]
Lee: Billy, I have less time to live than most people have for a good night’s sleep. ‘Might’ does not sound like such good odds to me!4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001603169_thumb
[Lee’s had a gutful! This conversation seems like a waste of time. Lee has the deadman’s watch, so let him do what he wants.]
Billy: Odds. You want to talk about odds? What do you think the odds are of your going out here and getting Doneck by yourself? A million to one. If you’re really lucky.
Put yourself in my shoes. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001612779_thumb
What would you do?

(Lee gives Billy a finger to the chest and then walks away.. whooooo cool off gents!)
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Amanda: He’s going to do what he has to do. I think we should help him. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001622689_thumb
[She’s such a trooper here. If this was me I’d be hysterical! Don’t get in the way of my man trying to save his own life!]
Billy: Officially, my hands are tied.
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(He pauses).. Unofficially… Personally!!!!.4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001629896_thumb
 … I can’t stand still any more than Amanda could. (To Lee) If you need anything, just ask. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001635001_thumb
{Lee turns back and returns to where they stand.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001638004_thumb
Lee: Okay, I’m asking. I want a TX-10 tranq dart gun and a chem kit with something to get Doneck talking. Then I want someone standing by to cook up the antidote.
[Ah. we are back to the antidote!]
Billy: You got it.
Thanks… 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001650617_thumb
…Could you, uh, get Amanda back to her house?

{Billy nods.}
Lee: Listen, Amanda, Fritz is going to show up there pretty soon. If I’m late, just keep him occupied, okay?
{{SARA: A toy mouse on a string? Laser pen light? Okay, I’ll quit with the cat jokes.}
[Whahahahaaaa Sara!!!
Wow. It’s already 2pm, and 9 hours to go.. I keep looking at that deadman’s watch and thinking instead that is’ 9pm with 2 hrs to go. lol.]

{Lee leaves. Billy remains with Amanda.}
Billy: A lot can happen between now and 11:30.
Amanda: I know.
You’re going to be closer to him than I will, so…you take the key. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001684084_thumb
He hands her the key.}
Billy: If we get the antidote, cut him loose. {Amanda smiles.}
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The scene ends here.
[In spite of all the yelling, lol, there is a few big shows of trust here between them – Lee leaves Amanda with Billy.
And… Billy hands over to Amanda the key stopping Lee from taking off his man bracelet. Awhhhh..
Ah. Good man Billy!!! and… what’s with the antidote?! Antidote, antibiotics. whatever.]

Moving on! We find Lee sitting in a cafe. Come on Lee! No time for this!!! lol.
He seems to be reading the paper and drinking coffee. A stylish woman with a fur hat (which screams Russian!) sits at the table next to him.
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She’s carried a little tray of what looks like coffee, syrup, a bread roll with her – heck this scene looks like it should have been at breakfast time. So weird. Whatever.]
Lee: Short notice, Katrina. Thanks for coming.
Katrina: I’m part of your family, Lee. You don’t need to thank me. I just wish I were not here. Not like this.
Lee: What do you have?
Katrina: Lee, Doneck is a pig. He drinks too much vodka and brags about your death.
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Katrina takes a folded piece of paper out of her pocket and slips it to Lee. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001728528_thumb
Katrina: This has a map of Doneck’s location in the embassy. Just as you asked.
Lee: Thank you. Mmm.
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(Lee takes the piece of paper.)
[Lee doesn’t seem to be wearing his man bracelet.. and I swear I can see his watch band on his right wrist! see above? That’s Lee’s right hand in the foreground.
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and then.. nothing on his right wrist!]
Katrina: Lee, Doneck is a fanatic about his personal safety. His suite is perhaps the most secure in the embassy. Guards are posted constantly. How can I help?..
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..Let me. Please.
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[Awh. This Katrina is pretty great!]
Lee nods. [Oh good!!]

New Scene!! We head back to Amanda’s.. Lee is meeting with Fritz and going over what he’s come up with..
Fritz the cat: A
lright. Now this is going to take a minimum of five men to crack this and a whole lot more time than a couple hours prep. How many men have you got?
(Lee doesn’t answer.)
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Lee: Which is the best way in?
(Fritz shows Lee there’s only one way in, showing Lee a blueprint, he points out an old aqueduct.)
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Fritz:it runs parallel to the street. President Grant had it put in to bring fresh well water into the White House for his bourbon. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001793393_thumb
(They share a chuckle at this little tidbit)
…You gain access here. On D street and you head north. Now, exactly 77 feet… Say it.
Lee: 77 feet.
Fritz the cat: You start digging. And you come out…
{He pauses to pick up a different map
.}4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001809009_thumb
…right here, in this old storage room… 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001812012_thumb
…But look out, it’s hot. It’s wired for sound and movement. Now, assuming you can get past that little problem, you are inside, my friend. Then I figure you know where you’re going and what you want, right?
{Doorbell rings. Fritz the cat gets up on the couch.}
{{SARA: Hope Amanda and Dotty don’t mind a cat on the furniture.}
Fritz the cat: Listen, nobody’s asking. But if you want my advice as a pro-
Lee: Thanks, Fritz. Thanks a lot. I owe you one.
Getting the message, Fritz gets up from the couch and grabs his jacket.
[I wonder what Fritz makes of that man bracelet!]
Fritz the cat: Good luck, my friend. (Off camera): See you later, Mrs. King.
{{SARA: Okay, Fritz is a pretty cool cat.}
{So are your cat jokes Sara!]
{Amanda enters the living room with a piece of paper in her hand. Lee glances over from the drawing in his hand, seeing her nervous he gets up and goes to her.}
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Lee: Amanda, what is it?
Amanda: It’s from IFF. A messenger just brought it.
{She hands it to Lee.}
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Lee: They work fast. I asked Billy to handle this for me last night…
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… Amanda, I’ve never had a beneficiary for the agency life insurance policy and…
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..I wanted you and your boys to be taken care of. You know, just… Just in case. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001900667_thumb
Amanda: When do you have to leave?4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001902469_thumb
Lee: Billy’s here at 6:00. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001905171_thumb
{Amanda sits down on the couch beside him and wraps her arms around him.}
[Cute the sad sad music. ugly cry ugly cryyyyyy!!!!]
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Amanda: I want more time.
(Lee tightens his hold on Amanda also.. Awhhhh!!!! GAHHHHH!!!!!)
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001918685_thumbThe scene ends here..
[If my memory serves me, this is the moment that some sexy times were introduced in the script or something? Can anyone speak to this? I’m going to leave this to someone to look up the script if they like.

Me? I’m not attached to either side of the did they/didn’t they debate. LOL. If Billy isn’t arriving till 6pm they do have some time up their sleeves (get it?!).]

Moving on, and it’s back to Billy’s office.. and it’s 5pm. Lee and Amanda have to occupy themselves for a whole hour? My my… cough cough..

Francine updates Billy on McJohn’s lack of progress – seems the PD2 is a tricksy nut to crack. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001922889_thumb
Billy: Well, we can’t wait. I told Lee I’d bring his shopping list at 6:00.
Francine: Everything is set. I’ve camouflaged the paperwork in about a dozen different files just to cover you. All you have to do is say the word, and we move.
Billy: Francine, I appreciate your help. And I realize all the risks involved. But this time, I think you’d better cut it and run. It could get mean. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001939706_thumb
Francine: No way, Billy, no! I am already too far out on that limb with you. Besides, I owe Lee a lot. Anything I do for him now, just consider it a down payment. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001944811_thumb
Billy: I told myself the same thing a hundred times today. But a down payment isn’t going to be enough if he goes out there alone.

[AWH!!!!!! Francine wants in!!! And so sweet of Billy to give her an out, and let her choose whether she will take it. awhhhhhh]
{Door opens. Francine and Billy look toward the door. Dr. Smyth enters.}
{{SARA: Dr. Smyth should really have his own creepy entry music when he walks in a room. Lol}}
[That and the temperature drops by ten degrees! Uh oh. Dr Smyth has a knack for turning up right when you don’t want him to!! I do love to hate him! lol. Seems my fave character I love to hate has shifted from Francine to Dr Smyth! How about you?]
Billy: Dr. Smyth.
Dr. Smyth: Took a walk down to Pennsylvania Avenue. Scarecrow’s name came up…
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…Surprised I might have something besides a lump of coal in my chest? It’s no matter. The fact is, the White House turned thumbs down on any deal we might have made to stuff some new straw back into Scarecrow. Diplomatic considerations… 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001980246_thumb
[Firstly, as if anyone was waiting for Dr Smyth or the white house to help Lee!!]
…They also made it abundantly clear we’re to keep our mitts off lest we risk losing a hand. Enough said?
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001986853_thumb{Dr Smith turns and leaves. Billy and Francine exchange a look.}
[Yawn. I could have guessed that’s what he had to say.]
{{SARA: Goodbye, Dr. Charming!}

Back to Amanda’s and a UPS truck has just arrived.. oh no wait, that’s Billy!
{Billy and Francine get out of the truck, Francine opens the gate for them and they go to her door. Francine knocks on the door and Amanda answers.}
[Can anyone think when was the last time we saw Francine come to Amanda’s home???]
Amanda: Hi.
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{Lee steps up beside her.} 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002022889_thumb
Billy: Time to move, Scarecrow. Everything’s set. Let’s go.
Lee: Uh-uh. No way. This one is mine, Billy. Alone.
Billy: Sorry, Scarecrow. You’re outvoted. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002027093_thumb
…Two to one.
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Amanda: Three to one! 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002031598_thumb
{Billy has a smirk.4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002032198_thumb Lee peers over at Amanda and does not look happy.} 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002035802_thumb
[No time to argue Lee. Just get on with it Smile ]

We move on to a really loud jackhammer! aie.
Looks like they are digging..
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002048415_thumb(Inside the UPS truck we see a big clock inside.. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002052018_thumb
uh oh. Amanda is inside the truck.)
{The jackhammer sounds come to a stop.}
(We hear Lee tell Amanda they’re making good progress, and are two feet in. Amanda responds that Francine is checking on the back up.)
[Back up? I thought this was just the four of them? I really don’t remember this!!] 

(We see Francine get out of  a truck, there seems to be a guy in the passenger seat. She joins Amanda, I guess in the back of that truck?
Lee checks in to say the drilling continues to progress.. )
Francine: We’re all set. McJohn and the med team are standing by. How are Billy and Lee doing?
[Ohhhh so McJohn is on board huh? How can that be? Is the military allowed to go against the white house????]
Amanda: Okay, but we’re running out of time.
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[Whoa.. 20 minutes of drilling? Honestly??!!!! I mean why doesn’t Lee use some of that thermite magic wire burning stuff. that might work without the noisy explosion? really???!!! Gahhhhh don’t panic everyone. GAHHHHHH…..]
Amanda: I should be down there with the keys to the watch.
[Yeah! yeah! she should. let her go!]
Francine: These keys are useless until the antidote is inside Lee. If that’s gonna happen, it’ll be up here, not down there.
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002091658_thumb[Francine stop being rational at a time like this. this is panic time!!!!!! gahhhhh!!!!]

(Inside the embassy, we see Katrina heading down a corridor in some awesome boots that tell us she’s Russian. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_002103370_thumb
Dang. I love those boots!
Checking she hasn’t been observed, and confirming the time, she heads into a room pulls an important looking plug, and looks all super stealthy while doing it.
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She sets something – and attaches it to the console.. what is that a bomb?)

Okay – the bomb is set.. Lee and Billy dig dig dig.. and Amanda and Francine watch the clock! Here is where we are gonna pause… Bad Timing maybe.. haaaa… but we gotta pause to chat about those awesome looking boots right? Whose with me???!!! 

4/6 Season Four: Episode Fifteen- Bad Timing–Scarecrow & Mrs King

Got your hankies at the ready? Let’s continue!!

Back to the agency, a clock close up tells us it’s 1020am. Whoooo continuity SMK! Go you!!! So it took 20 minutes for Lee and Amanda to escape McMurty’s – that’s gotta be a record haaaa. Focus iwsod.. 10am is about 14 hours to go..

Billy’s on the phone in his office..
Billy: How long ago? How the hell did that happen?
{Door opens and Francine enters}
Billy: Is he armed?
Francine: Billy, Billy. It’s Lee. Line two.
Billy: (to person on the other line): Hold on.
{He switches to line two.}
Billy: Lee, where are you? Listen to me, Lee. You’re already on a wire. There’s going to be a scramble.
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001262162_thumb(To Francine.) He wants a meet.
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{He switches back to the first line.}
Billy: Hold the dogs until you hear from me. Yes, I said hold them!
{He hangs up the phone, grabs his gun and jacket and goes to the door. Francine follows.} [Billy didn’t tell! cool!]
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Francine: Billy, look, even you can’t keep the bloodhounds tied up for long and he is dead on the streets once they’re set loose.
(Billy responds to this by walking out!) And the scene ends.
[He already knows this Francine! But hey, it’s a good time to up the tension and remind us all it’s a race against time in a number of different ways! Billy seems to be going to meet Lee alone. Me happy!!   

You know I’m actually surprised at how much they’ve managed to fit into the first 21 minutes of this episode.. it has certainly packed a punch!]

Next up, we find Lee waiting outside for his meet with Billy. [LOL Lee is in don’t mess with me I’m sexy mode.]
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They have their usual exchange. Hey Billy I’m going after Doneck./ Lee don’t do this, we have tons of people working on this! /Billy I’m doing this. Any leads? /  err nope Lee.

Lee: Well, I’m contagious by midnight. Now, I’ve got to do this. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001309109
{Billy pulls a gun out of his jacket.}
Billy: And I’ve got to do this. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001315115
[More like he whips it out! swip!]
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(Lee sighs.) [Ah Billy come on!!! Not angry though lol]
{{SARA: Okay, Billy, but the last time Lee pulled something out of his jacket, it made sparks. Might want to stand back. }

Billy: Lee, you’re a walking time bomb. Now come on back and don’t make me use this, because you know I will. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001320820
[hey! He can be a walking time bomb until at least 11 pm. Let him go do what he’s gotta do!]
Lee: No, you won’t.
{Lee shows him a band on his arm with a metal plate and digital readout. He presses a button and one display reads 12:10:10, time remaining, while another display beside it reads 11:22, current time.
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There are five buttons at the top; a blue, a gold and three black buttons. There are two small buttons beneath the 11:22 read out.}
[at 1020 he has 13 and a half hours. Now at 11.22 he has 12 hours ish. whhooo the maths still works!]
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Lee: Leatherneck outfitted me with this about an hour ago. It’s a hypo, time-activated. Contains enough cyanide to take out a platoon.
[Do I want to know why the agency had a gadget like this all ready to go like that?! Err maybe not.]
Billy: Dead man’s watch.
[Is there a more slender version for the ladies?!]
Lee: It’s counting down to 11:30 tonight. Plenty of time before I’m contagious.
[Hey I’m impressed, Lee used his noggin, and came up with a way for Billy to be able to say okay to him being out and about leading up to his cut off time!]
Billy: Scarecrow listen—
(Billy puts away his gun)
Lee: Just hear me out, will you, Billy? Now, it takes two keys to undo this watch. It activates if anyone tries to remove it without them. Amanda has one. I want you to take the other.
{Lee hands him the key.}
Lee: And give me the next 12 hours.
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001346346[Cute that dramatic super sad and angsty music!!!! GAHHHH!!!! ugly tears ugly tears ugly ugly ugly tears!]
Billy: Okay. I can buy you some time…4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001358058 …But if the mirror breaks, they’re going to come after you with a vengeance and there’s not a damn thing anybody can do.
{Lee nods.}
[Heck, this is the usual IFF work environment anyway haaaa]

Back at IFF, Billy’s on the phone again!
Billy: Melrose here. I’d like some travel documents. Stetson, Lee. No, one-on-one. I’m the courier. Destination is Anderson. Thank you.
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(The clock behind Billy reads 12:15)
[Five minutes since he met with Lee? Fast work!!
I have no idea what this anderson business is but I’m going with it].
{Billy hangs up as Francine enters.}
Francine: Lee was right. Doneck is here.
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[Francine’s outfit is almost… normal!]
Billy: That’s fantastic.
Francine: Now, he’s holed up in the Soviet Embassy. We can’t touch him there. It’s sovereign territory.
Billy: Set up three teams. If Doneck so much as steps a centimeter outside of that embassy, I want him.
We need a reason to bust him.
Billy: Jaywalking, shoplifting, kicking a dog… I don’t give a damn. Just get him…
[Haaaaa this is genius!]
Billy says he’s managing to keep Lee’s escape on the down low, so far.
Francine does the compulsory – are you sure you know the risk you are taking, and Billy says Yep, Lee’s worth it! The scene ends there.

Moving on.. back to Amanda’s! Good thing Dotty decided to go on a trip this weekend huh!
{Outside of Amanda’s house. We see her Jeep parked in front of the curb.}
[She’s swapped out her army Jeep! haaa]
Inside, we see a close up on the time..
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[Lots of clock watching in Bad Timing. How appropriate. And it seems they’ve taken great care to get the timings all correct. So bad timing is actually really good timing. ahem. Kudos!]
Amanda joins Lee on the sofa.. with his massive computer and printer haaaaaa.
Amanda: How are you doing?
Lee: I’m into the agency computer network.
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Lee: My entry codes still work. Billy knew I’d use them.
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Amanda: Billy’s a good friend. 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001436503
Lee: Yeah, the best. He’s taking a big risk covering for me.
He pushes a button on the dot matrix printer and it makes a whirring noise and prints a page.}

Lee: I’ve pulled everything that the agency has on Doneck. Here we go.
Lee tears off the page glances at it and looks at it with Amanda.}
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[I’m impressed. Lee tore that off with his non dominant hand. Makes me wonder if it was made easy for him. looking at the images I’m wondering if it was already cut. lol I remember those printers and they were a pain to tear off!!!! I bet there are bloopers of BB not tearing it off. lol.
oh and… all the agency has on Doneck can be printed on one page! haaaaaa.. things are not looking good! haaaa.. sorry I digress!]
Lee: He was stationed in D.C. from ’79 to ’83. I’ve got a list of all his haunts, girlfriends and how he got his kicks on Friday nights.
{{SARA: Do we really want to know how he got his kicks on a Friday night? Lol}
[Ewwwwwww Doneck didn’t have girlfriends or get his kicks on any night. I refuse to believe it. No wonder this information all fits on one page haaaaaa.]
Hmm. It’s not much. I just need one break.
{Phone rings. Amanda and Lee look at one another.}
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Ah, you’d better answer it. 
They head over to the phone..
Amanda: Hello. Yes, sir, he’s right here.4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001479746 Lee: Yeah. Billy. You’re sure? No, don’t worry. I won’t, I won’t. Okay, keep me updated.
(Lee hangs up and immediately starts dialing another number)
Amanda: What’s happening?
Lee: That break I wanted.
Amanda: Mm-hmm?
Lee: Yeah, T.P.? Stetson. Yeah, I’m… I’m laying low. You heard about it, huh? Look, T.P. There’s something you can do for me. I need an up-to-date blueprint of the Soviet embassy ASAP. You got it? Yeah, yeah…
[whoa. Lee has a lot of faith in what TP can get his hands on! I love how there’s no question he can get it. haaa]
…And one other thing. I’m looking for Fritz the cat. You got any ideas?
[rofl. Fritz the cat is a mystery to me.. Fritz is german maybe? from Berlin? haaaa.. anything to do with Anderson?! Go with it iwsod…]
{{SARA: Hmm… Stray cat? Feral cat? Check an alley way or a back porch, or just leave him some treats.}
Lee: Good, good. Alright, I’ll talk to you later.
{Lee hangs up.}
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Lee: Doneck is holed up in the embassy. Now, we can’t touch him there. At least not legally. And my guess is, he’s not about to take a casual stroll from now to midnight, so we’re going to have to take the mountain to Mohammed.
Amanda: Wait a minute. That’s crazy. You can’t break into the Soviet embassy, not alone.
Lee: Amanda, we made a deal, right? You’re support, no questions. I’m going to hold you to that.
Amanda: Right.
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[I didn’t hear that deal. Nope I didn’t hear a promise of no questions! haaa]

Moving on to a park, Amanda’s car is parked near by…
Lee is meeting someone..
4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001544911{{SARA: Must be Fritz the cat. Definitely looks feral, lol}
[Oh as in cat burlgar maybe. lol the penny just dropped for me..]
Man (Fritz the cat): This is pretty wild. This is a real interesting box… 4.15 Bad Timing.avi_001545812Sort of like one of those crazy Chinese puzzles, huh?
{{SARA: And a cat would know about boxes, right?}
[yep. and a Siamese would probably be especially good at crazy chinese box puzzles?]
Lee: Is there a way in? Any way?
Fritz the cat: There’s always a way to score, Lee. It just depends on how much you’re willing to put on the line.
Lee: How about everything?
{{SARA: Says the one who doesn’t have nine lives. Then again, Lee’s probably cut it close more than a few times.}
Fritz the cat: Alright…This place is loaded to the hilt. I’d better get started on it right away. How much time have I got?
Lee: Five hours is about all I can give you.
{{SARA: Ohhh…kitty looks a little nervous!}
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[yeah Fritz’ jaw is on the floor with that one but hey, he’s willing to give it a go!]

Time to pause!!! What do you think? Any thoughts you’d like to share?