2/- Season Three, Episode 20: Dead Men Leave No Trails–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Billy stops everyone from leaving.
Billy: Just a moment, people. I am happy to announce that Mrs. Zawoski gave birth, a couple of hours ago, to a healthy baby boy.
[Oh hooray! the agency is acknowledging one of their agents who has had a baby??!!! Why this is modern stuff! A woman who works having a baby!!!
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Everyone is amazed at this modern miracle.
I must say it’s lovely to see Lee joyful at the birth of any baby!]
Billy: Which, which no doubt explains Jack Zawoski’s absence,
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[You mean Billy was announcing the birth of Agent Jack Zawoski’s baby? Oh boooooo!!!! What was I thinking! SMK isn’t that progressive! I guess it’s good they have two female agents at the table in this meeting.. though ahem. they don’t seem to get names! and ahem they don’t seem to get allocated any jobs!!!]
Billy continues: …however… Zawoski was scheduled to give the department orientation lecture to the new agents this afternoon at one o’clock.
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We cut to Lee starting to look uncomfortable down the end of the table!
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…Now, let’s see who’s light.
Billy opens his folder.. and Hamilton and McCreary avoid eye contact with Billy.
Lean on Goodlean Billy! He’s good!😉
There’s silence..
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Billy finds just the person for the job!
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Lee: Uhhh, look, Billy, uhhh… heh… You know I can’t…
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…I would really love to, but I have that err… that report that you wanted on the possible Gaddafi hit…
[who is that wanting to facilitate it? or prevent it?!]
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Billy
: Oh, that’s alright. The lecture’s yours.
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Lee: Ohh.
Billy: That’s it, people.
Everyone gets up to leave. Lee gets up faster to prevent Billy from leaving just yet.
Lee: Wait. Wait. Hold it. Hold it. What’s it? Billy! Billy.
What is it?
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Billy: You’re it.
Lee: I don’t do speeches, you know that.
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Billy: You’ll manage. Check Zawoski’s office, he’s probably got notes somewhere.
Lee: Awh. Notes?
No, wait, hold on a second.  Notes? Come on, the guy has given the same speech every other Monday for the past two decades. I heard it myself ten years ago …‘til I dozed off.
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Billy: Well I hope you’ll be awake when you complete it.
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Lee
: Ugh.
Billy isn’t waiting around for Lee to agree. Get on with it Scarecrow!
Lee gives the back of Billy one last glare.. and mumbles something maybe ‘great!’ .. BTW I think that shirt is not ‘great’ ugh.
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The scene ends here.
What’s going on here? I wonder.. is Billy trying to stretch Lee here – so he can begin to learn some more managerial or executive type skills? i.e. speech giving?

And if this orientation is for new agents. Will Amanda be there? is she going to finally be an ‘agent’???!!! and get rid of that flipping guest pass??!!!

Before I move on..
This agent in Saved by the Bells:

Do you think this is the same agent sitting next to Lee?
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I’m not sure.. and it’s not credited.. What do you all think?

Moving on to some shopping..
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Amanda hurries out of a hardware store, getting into her car.
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That blouse is very umm puffy in the sleeves.. not sure I’m a fan of that. But still, love the colour so can’t complain too much!
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Amanda starts the car, and we cut to a car speeding in to the car park. So fast, Amanda begins to back up not seeing him. A car horn blows. Amanda’s car gets hit by the speeding car.
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Ouchie. They hit hard!
We see Amanda take a calming breath.

Amanda: Great! [ha not unlike Lee’s reaction a moment ago to the speech!]
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Amanda turns off the ignition, removes her seatbelt, and reaches into her glove box. She removes her insurance documents, and begins reading aloud to herself.
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Amanda: “What to do if you have an accident. Stay calm.”  Great advice. No wonder this insurance is so expensive.
(haaa! I love it! )
Amanda grabs a pen, exits her car and meets Sallee between the vehicles, then glances at the damage.
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Amanda
: Oh, I’m so sorry! Oh! I didn’t see you, but I have insurance, so-
[Hey! it’s el pink shirt dude. Uh oh. ]
Sallee: Ah, don’t, don’t be sorry. You might be just what we’re looking for.
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Amanda: What?
Sallee: Rupert Andretti, friends call me Crash…
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…Maybe you’ve heard of my cousin, Mario?..
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[At this we see Amanda react – ugh!  A line. I don’t have time for this. Don’t hit on me!! at least.. that’s what I think she is thinking. anyone? ]
…I run the demolition derby down at the Speedway, and I think you may be the talent we’ve been hunting for.
[Smooth. Is he trying to come on to Amanda?]
Amanda: Excuse me, but I’m in a terrible hurry. I have to catch a train…
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[we get a good look at what Amanda is holding here. It really is about what to do if you have been in an accident!]
…I know that’s an awful excuse, but if we could just go inside the store and call the police?
[Amanda turns pointing at the store, and we see the moment police are mentioned Rupert/Sallee reacts. But.. maybe Amanda doesn’t notice because she’s too preoccupied with everything?]
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Sallee (much more subdued and no longer trying to be upbeat and charm her): Ahh, ah… seriously, miss, none of that’s necessary. The way I came tearing around that corner, I could’ve qualified for the Indy 500 myself. 3.20 DEAD MEN LEAVE NO TRAILS.avi_000365331
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Sallee’s voice: So why don’t we just straighten this out here? You take this, I’m sure this is gonna cover it.
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Amanda
: Oh no, uh-uh… no, that’s too much… I… because I have insurance.
[Amanda it was his fault! Or is it just me who thinks that? Amanda is being too darn nice IMHO!]
Sallee: Didn’t you just say that you were in a hurry?
Amanda: Well, yes, but it wasn’t entirely your fault!
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Sallee: Look. You don’t want your insurance premium to go up, and I certainly don’t want the police asking me why I haven’t been carrying any all this time, so… We’ll call it even.
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Amanda
: Awh.
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Sallee
: All right. Have a good trip. Don’t miss your train.
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Amanda
: Alright…  I think I’m getting the best end of this.
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Salle gets in his car and backs up.
LOL at all the loud squeaking as the cars separate.
Sallee: No problem.
Amanda: It’s not too bad.
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[Looks like his car had very little damage!]
Amanda: Ugh.

Amanda gets in her car and heads off to the train station I guess. I’ll pause here.. any thoughts you’d all like to share? bye!

1/- Season Three, Episode 20: Dead Men Leave No Trails–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Helloooooo! Are we ready for another episode? Episode 20.. My goodness there are only 3 more episodes till the end of Season 3?!!!! Season 3 has flown by for me! How about you?

Let’s get into it! Firstly, a huge thank you to KC for transcribing this episode for Operation Sandstorm and making it available to all SMK fans to enjoy!

Secondly, a big thank you to Learjet for formatting the dialogue and saving Iwsod a stack of time (not to mention her sanity also😉 ). These blog posts are a group effort! Thanks everyone who stops by and reads, and thanks to everyoHIne who says hello and shares a comment. Hearing from you is  inspiring for continue with the walk, plus, the walk is so much more fun when we do it together!

Now.. This episode opens somewhere Latin! We hear the smk south American theme.. I remember this music well from ship of spies.. (because I’ve seen it waaay too many times Winking smile )
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We see a shot of a street.. supposedly in Buenos Aires but totally looking like a Warners Bros lot IMHO!
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We see a news stand up close.
Pink shirt guy buys a newspaper and leaves.
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Next, we find two people in a car watching pink shirt guy.
First Man: That’s Steven Sallee…
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..It’s funny… he looks more like a schoolteacher than someone who’s killed thousands in cold blood.
Sallee walks down the streets some more. They really are in Buenos Aires?
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There are random baskets on the footpath! Okay.. I’m convinced!!
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Whoooo it’s two guys with Moustaches. The mean business!
Sallee pauses at a door.. looks around.. he seems to notice something.
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He scopes around in front of him. And must have seen these two moustaches just sitting there. They’re not far away.
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Sallee enters.
First Moustache: Well, today … we make the world just a little safer.
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First Moustache holds up a switch..
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The building entered by Sallee explodes, sending debris into the street.

See this final shot? I think that is as much as we were suppose to see of that building in the distance.
Earlier when we saw this:
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You can see it is a set and the top of the building isn’t constructed! lol!

The scene ends there and we cut back to Washington DC.
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Dotty: If Mr. Alexander doesn’t get here in the next five minutes, we’re going to miss our train.
Phillip: Relax, Grandma. Mr Alexander’s always late. To science club, to class, to everything! He says time’s relative.
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Dotty seems to be rushing around stressing.
Dotty: Oh. Here I am worried about Mr. Alexander and I forgot our tickets.
Dotty rushes off for tickets, while Amanda enters carrying their bags.
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Amanda: Okay. You both forgot to pack your toothbrushes, but I packed ‘em for ya.
[LOL Amanda and her toothbrushes!]
Phillip: Thanks, Mom.

Amanda and Phillip join Jamie on the sofa. For some kind of a demonstration?
Amanda: Let’s hear it.
Jamie: Okay.  Now, Mom…
Amanda: Yes, sweetheart.
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Jamie
: Electricity is like a river. It flows through the wires and drives the windmill.
Phillip turns the handle while Jamie goes on to explain.
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Amanda
: Mm-hmm.
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We see a close up of Jamie’s little power generator.
I really hope Amanda didn’t help him to do this – good sign that he is explaining it to her, like she didn’t have anything to do with building it Smile
Jamie: The fuses, here, protects the motor…
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We see a close up of the fuse, we hear some kind of a pop and the windmill stops. Such a close up.. and the big word ‘Fuse’ is this relevant later in the episode? don’t tell me!! [Yep, Iwsod does not remember what this ep is about! Just the way Iwsod likes it.. and hopefully not too annoying for you guys! don’t blow a fuse okay?! Smile ]
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Amanda: Oh my gosh!
Jamie: You blew the fuse, meathead.
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Phillip
: Sorry.
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[Loving seeing Amanda in red!]
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Jamie
: The last fuse.  What are we going to do?
[We hear a car horn sound outside.]
Amanda: Sweetheart, we c-
Dotty: Mr. Alexander!
Dotty: Come on, boys, if we miss that train we won’t be able to register for the science fair.
Dotty comes in to collect the boys and some bags, the boys get up and Amanda hustles them all out.
Amanda: Ah, mother, we’ve got a little problem here but, hah, everything’s gonna be alright.
Jamie: What about my fuses, Mom?
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Amanda:
Sweetheart, you just go on to the train station, I’ll go to the hardware store and pick up a new fuse and I’ll meet you at the train station. Now, you gotta hurry.

Ah Ms Fix it! So I guess the generator was for the science fair huh. Oopsie. I’m surprised Phillip only got called a meathead though ahem.. is it wrong of me to think hooray Jamie got to call Phillip a name for a change?!
Dotty: Okay.
Philip: Let’s go, Grandma.
Dotty: Okay, we’ll meet you there.
The scene ends here.

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Billy: The final change in this week’s events calendar is on page six.
The camera pans back and we see a bunch of agents.
Lee is among them.
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Billy
: Now, for security reasons the reception celebrating the Middle East cultural pact has been moved back to its original site at Hotel Monroe.
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…you’re on the secretary’s tea at DoD, day after tomorrow. Goodlean,
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[We don’t see Goodlean. Guessing he’s the white arm we saw earlier..
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..but yes it did look like he was leaning good! Winking smile ]
…I want you to cover the NATO conference at the Trade Building. That’s it for now.
Everyone gets up preparing to leave.
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Ah there’s Goodlean!
We see someone give Billy a note. Billy stops everyone from leaving… but before we go any further, I’ll pause here!

Any thoughts you’d like to share? Would love to hear from ya!!!!

2/2 Just Walk with me– Through Lee’s Season 1 Apartments! By SilverCorvette

Hi Everyone! We continue SilverCorvette’s walk through Lee’s season 1 apartment.. Take it away SilverCorvette! – Iwsod

Kitchen

We only see the kitchen in The ACM Kid and in passing in ROTP

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As you enter, on your left there is a table with shelves below and above, then the stove and opposite is a counter with a sink with a window over the sink.

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We see the early morning sun shining through the slats of the window shutters, on Lee.

Really, a big print, sailing and skiing posters in the kitchen ? And is that the picture that’s later in the entry ?

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The table must be able to be moved to where it is now, it was not there when Amanda looked in the fridge

Who took all the copper pans off the wall ?

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Civil war art on the kitchen wall? I think this is in the living room in ROTP

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The table and stools are there, between the sink and the fridge, in ROTP as Lee walks past.

Bedroom

And lastly, Lee’s Bedroom which we see in ROTP and IANN..Spy

Darkish blue walls and squared wallpaper – a room that can’t seem make up its mind whether to be dark and cosy or light and airy.

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To the right of the door is an alcove, with a plant and a bench seat in ROTP but the plant is gone in IANN..Spy.

The hanging thingy by the door was replaced by two pictures of horses. Plants in the bedroom ? Not in my house !

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Nice brass bedstead – not what I would have expected though and Lee had made the bed (because he was supposed to be dead?) White bedspread Lee? I would have thought dark blue !

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Bedroom window with the fire escape. The window is opposite the door- does that mean the apartment is a corner one – the bedroom window would be at right angles to the one in the living room (or am I being too pedantic ?)

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So what’s the door to Lee’s left, beyond the door to the living room ? Does it lead to the angled corner room you can see in the outside shots ? Or just a closet for the tux ?

Another bedroom ? If there was another bedroom, why did one of them sleep on the lounge (ACM Kid) and Amanda in Lee’s room (IANN..spy) ?

Too pedantic again?

I think the doorway where Sinclair’s sword is sticking out must be the bathroom, and it’s green (below)?

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I am glad he got rid of that pointy plaque thing on the wall behind him, when he had the wall painted dark blue. (Imagine, Lee painting a wall, especially in Season 1 – ROFL !)

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(IANN…Spy) Books have been replaced by soldiers on the top of the drawers, no plant in that odd thing on the wall over the TV !

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So there we are, we have seen Lee’s apartment in 5 episodes.

This seems to be the same one in all 5 episodes. The layout and décor is pretty much the same, except it seems to be in two different buildings.

We also see Lee at home briefly in “Always Look A Gift Horse in the Mouth”(ALAGHIM) but only the area near his desk as he talks on the phone.

This seems to be the layout, although I think the dimensions and scale are a bit off.

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The thing that bothers me the most is all those plants. Lee grew up with a bachelor uncle on air force bases – I can’t imagine that either of them were particularly fond of houseplants. With Lee’s current casual approach to housekeeping, I would have thought that watering all those plants would have come way down the to-do list and wouldn’t they have all died when he was away on assignments ? Or are they artificial, and would he dust them ?

But, what do I know ? (I have killed many houseplants over the years and now I don’t bother with any) Maybe Lee really loves his plants and has a bit of a green thumb?

Apartment 2

Savior (Ep 16)

Fred Fielder tells Amanda that Lee is roughing it at the Watergate West. We found out that later Lee was undercover trying to catch Edson Ballon, so he probably did not really live here, but, I thought, why not?

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This one is number 555. Two blue chairs and two brown chairs, fancy bar, lots of plants.

Someone was fond of blue and brown – Amanda’s kitchen and even Lee’s first apartment as basically the same colours.

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More boats and model ships !

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We probably did not need all these pictures of this apartment – but I do like Lee in a 3-piece suit !

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Dark gold plush couches with blue throw cushions, blue and brown lamps with white shades.

(Hey, I think this blue lamp was in ROTP !)

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Is this an apartment, or a hotel suite ? For a few days to a week, you would assume it was rented fully furnished.

I would really appreciate your thoughts and comments, especially if there is anything I did not notice.

Have I missed any episodes where we see Lee at home?
-SilverCorvette