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Operation Sandstorm Transcriptions Update: *Nov 2020*post updated regularly*

Hi Everyone, for those of us interested, here’s a post to list where Operation Sandstorm is up to. What is Operation Sandstorm? If this is new to you – catch up on what it is HERE. Any previous posts about Operation Sandstorm can be found under the ‘smk transcripts’ category on this blog.

I published a post back in Sept 2016 [Wow!] to check people are okay to share their dialogue transcripts with Operation Sandstorm [See HERE]. Anything shared for JWWM is free to be passed on to Petralit and Operation Sandstorm giving credit to transcribers of course. If you are not okay with this – please let me know.
For Operation Sandstorm dialogue and events descriptions are transcribed. We have some episodes where dialogue is already transcribed, but the descriptions are needing to be inserted. In the listing below, where it says Iwsod has the dialogue –this is because other wonderful smk fans have already done some of the work here and shared it (not me! lol). If you volunteer to do an ep with dialogue already done, I’ll email you what we have transcribed so far for you to fill in the gaps.

This post will act as a living document, and will be updated when needed. If you are interested in volunteering please let me know in comments below (and I’ll update the listing to reflect this). I can forward your work to Petralit on your behalf (I don’t think Petralit has made their email address public so I won’t share it publicly).

I’ve had an update from Petralit. Here’s the episodes looking for volunteers to transcribe:
Season 2:
2.08 Affair at Bromfield Hall
2.15 A Relative Situation 
–some dialogue available from IWSOD
2.17 Odds on a Dead Pigeon   –some dialogue available from IWSOD
2.20 You Only Die Twice –some dialogue available from IWSOD

Season 3:
3.03 Over the Limit
3.04 Tail of the Dancing Weasel
3.06 Sour Grapes  -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.07 Utopia Now  -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.10 Flight to Freedom -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.14 Playing for Keeps  -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.15 Pharaoh’s Engineer -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.18 Wrong Number  -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.19 The Boy Who Could Be King  -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.21 Three Little Spies -dialogue available from IWSOD

Season 4: All TBA if need volunteers for Operation Sandstorm
4.14 Rumors of My Death – dialogue is currently being transcribed by Cindy D – TBA if will be needing descriptions
4.17 Mission of Gold – dialogue is currently being transcribed by Clagjanet – TBA if will be needing descriptions
4.18 One Flew East – dialogue is currently being transcribed by Bjo – TBA if will be needing descriptions
4.20 Suitable for Framing – dialogue is currently being transcribed by Peacockdancer – TBA if will be needing descriptions

NOTE: This list is a living document, I’ll update as needed.

Any questions about any of this feel free to ask below – there are many fans here who have been involved and will be able to assist you Smile If anything here is incorrect please speak up!
Thanks everyone!!! Happy transcribing!


3/7 Season Four Episode Twelve: Any Number Can Play -Scarecrow & Mrs King

On to the Kenley club! And.. Lee has the prime parking spot out front. Umm where did everyone else park? lol. Hope no one runs his plates ahem. Aie. that’s a plot crater isn’t it?! 

Lee and Amanda make their entrance. Whoa. That there is red pyjamas!!! Oh noooo. Amanda is now a 9 out of 10. Ahem. And.. Lee is looking like an 11 out of 10! ANCP.avi_000782682
Amanda: I don’t see Harry.
[Sooo has Amanda actually met him?]
Lee: Yeah. Well, what do you say we try our luck while we wait, huh? Have you ever played roulette?
Amanda: Yeah. It’s pretty easy. I played at the PTA’s Monte Carlo night.
Lee: Uh-huh. Well, it’s not so easy for everyone. You see – the strategy lies in making bets that minimise the house’s edge. {
spoken as her teacher}.
We cut to them a little later at the roulette table.
[Amanda is playing, and stacking up those chips. Again!]
Lee: Huh – Amanda, where was this PTA of yours? Las Vegas?ANCP.avi_000825325
[rofl. go Amanda haaaaa.. Lee seems to handle her winning much better now. Glad to see it. And.. glad to see him right now. He is lookin sooo good!!!
Amanda wasn’t playing roulette with the Mongoose was she. that was blackjack wasn’t it? anyone?]
The door opens and we see Harry and Trent enter the room together.
Amanda: Oh. {She points}
That’s Harry… ANCP.avi_000830730
…You see the man on the right?
[that’s really subtle pointing! ahem!]ANCP.avi_000833433
Harry enters with Trent. He’s greeted by one of the staff by name.
As they watch his entrance, Amanda wins again. [lol!
Maybe if she keeps going she can pay off Harry’s debt for him?!]
Lee: He doesn’t look too happy, does he?
Amanda and Lee are both looking towards Harry, but Amanda carries on playing.}
Harry: Yesterday you said not to worry about the money.
[uh oh. Trent’s giving his ‘I’m a helpful friend’ speech!]
Trent: Ah. Look, uh…  I almost called you by your real name. Don’t worry, I won’t say a thing. Harry, I’m a reasonable guy. I know you’re strapped for cash… So I’ll settle for this.
ANCP.avi_000857457 (He writes on a Kenley Club paper napkin.) ANCP.avi_000869169
…Code-named “Berlin Shipment.” You know what I’m looking for. ANCP.avi_000872772(He hands the napkin to Harry. Harry looks confused).
…You just have it for me tomorrow. Believe me, if I wasn’t in such a bind I wouldn’t ask.ANCP.avi_000876976
{Harry looks stony-faced, turns quickly around and walks out the door of the club without saying anything.}ANCP.avi_000882082
{In background we hear “OK, we got another winner over here”. We see Lee and Amanda looking after Harry.}
Lee: My friend, cash us out. We’ll be right back.
(Amanda and Lee move towards the door. Outside we see Harry in the Bentley drive off.
Lee and Amanda rush out to see him driving off.)
Lee: Did you get the plates?
Amanda: LBK 192.
Amanda pushes Lee towards the Corvette. The window is conveniently open and Lee starts punching a number into his car phone.
Lee (into the phone): Yeah, this is Scarecrow. I need a make on a Bentley; DC plates… (looks at Amanda)ANCP.avi_000910910
Amanda: LBK 192.ANCP.avi_000911811
Lee: LBK 192.ANCP.avi_000914514
Amanda: Did you recognise the man who spoke to Harry?ANCP.avi_000917517
Lee (to Amanda): Never saw either of them before… ANCP.avi_000919319[Hold the phone. He looks soooo soooo good!!!]
(Back on phone.) ANCP.avi_000921421
…Yeah. What?.. ANCP.avi_000922622
[too many pics of Lee in a tux? Not. Possible.]
…Look, are you sure? (sighs) OK, thanks.ANCP.avi_000927127
Amanda: What?ANCP.avi_000932465
The car is registered to one Guy Van Hagen. He owns an international airfreight company. More importantly, he does a lot of work for the government. Van Hagen, Amanda. As in…ANCP.avi_000938772
Amanda: CIA…ANCP.avi_000942075
[lol everyone knows Van Hagen! Just like everyone seems to know that Lee Stetson is Scarecrow!!! Lee and Amanda seem to know the name.. but do they know his face?]
…Yeah, I know. My mother’s seeing a spy.
[I thought they don’t actually say ‘spy’ haaaaa]ANCP.avi_000946279(The scene ends with Lee and Amanda looking at each other in consternation, and Amanda sighs.)ANCP.avi_000948982
[Uh oh.
Are they gonna plant another bug on Dotty?!

Dotty certainly knows how to pick them. Just think of how much trouble Dotty would get into if not for Amanda’s job saving her!]

Back to Amanda’s place..
Dotty: Hi, sweetheart. You’re home early. How was the film?
Amanda: There was no film, Mother.
Dotty: Cancelled for lack of interest?
Amanda: Mother, listen, uh… we have to talk about Harry. Now, I didn’t wanna say anything before, because I didn’t want to upset you, but I went to the Kenley Club tonight.
Dotty: If he’s married, I don’t wanna hear about it.
[LOL I love how Dotty doesn’t react to how Amanda lied to her, like she already knew it maybe!]
Amanda: Mother, he’s not married, but he’s not Harry either. His name is Guy Van Hagen and he owns an airfreight company.
[The car he was driving is registered to Guy Van Hagen, did they confirm what this dude looks like? Gosh I hope so before she spilled the beans to Dotty!]
Dotty: Oh, Amanda, that doesn’t make any sense. I mean, why would Harry use a phony name?
Amanda: I don’t know, Mother. Um, he might be in some kind of trouble, I’m not sure. Look… he had a conversation with a man who was about, um, six feet tall, brown hair, slicked it straight back. He was kind of flashy looking.
Dotty: Ah yes, yes. He was talking to him. They were talking about money. Harry, or whatever his name is now… Amanda, that’s it. He’s in debt to the mob. I mean, if we don’t do something, he’s going to end up with a cement overcoat. ANCP.avi_001005739
[oh that line is genius isn’t it! hilarious!!]
Amanda: Mother, you gotta calm down. You’re really jumping to conclusions now. [hang on. that’s the pot calling the kettle black!]
Dotty: You’re right. There’s got to be a perfectly logical explanation. Oh, poor Harry. I could kill him. Oh. Amanda, I am so mixed up. I don’t know whether to be mad at him. I don’t know whether to be afraid for him. I-ANCP.avi_001020754
[Poor Dotty! BG is so wonderful here, funny -and yet also heartbreaking!]
Amanda (cuts in): All right look, Mother; we can’t do anything until tomorrow anyway, all right? So I’ll ask some more questions and …we’ll see if we can’t get to the bottom of this.
Dotty: I hope it’s not the bottom of the Potomac.
Amanda (looking serious): Yeah.
[Whooo all serious.] The scene ends there.

Hope Dotty didn’t see the front page of the newspaper that day!
Soooo what do you all think?
Not enough images of Lee in a Tux right? It’s just been far too long since we’ve gotten this treat!!!! and it’s well worth the wait!
Any thoughts you’d like to share? Always love your input!!!

2/7 Season Four Episode Twelve: Any Number Can Play -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Next scene is day time back at IFF.
Looks like the Senator made a decision about his next move. ANCP.avi_000447781
[I think the Telegram may need to take legal action, seems the Washington Daily Ledger is stealing their headlines! SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002715582
I wonder if they are stealing the fou fou recipes too?! Wait till Charlie hears about this! Sorry, yet again, I digress!]
Billy: As you may have heard, Senator Castleton apparently committed suicide last night. (The shot widens and we see Lee, Francine and other agents around a table.) Francine, what did you get from Metro?ANCP.avi_000457190
Francine: Cause of death is definitely drowning. There’s no sign of foul play, and we found this note: “I can no longer bear the burden of my personal shame and I won’t disgrace the family I love so dearly.” That’s all.ANCP.avi_000467100
Lee: Despite his straight-arrow public image, I think the senator had something to hide… ANCP.avi_000471004
[I’m sorry this line made me howl with laughter. Yerrrr think Lee?! Were his suicide and note about not wanting to disgrace his family obscure clues?! And.. that Jacket. Oh Lee. No. Please. No. I want that jacket to be obscure or it’s a disgrace to Lee’s hotness! ]
…This has to be a blackmailing, Billy.
Billy: There have been so many rumours of blackmail floating about this town lately that the FBI has established an Extortion Task Force. This one’s yours, Francine. I want you to liaison with the ETF, and then follow up with the Castleton thing in particular. ANCP.avi_000484217
[Whoa. It’s not Scarecrow’s?! cool! something different!]
Francine: All right.
Billy: If we turn over the right rock, maybe we’ll uncover the senator’s shame.ANCP.avi_000492926
[do you have to? I mean, isn’t the goal to catch the blackmailer? Hmm.. I guess the shame could be a crime of some kind..]
The scene ends there.

Moving on and it’s time to see what baddie Trent is up to. Looks like he’s off to a meet – at a shoe shine stall..
I have no idea who this guy is. lol. I can’t believe how bad my memory is!!
{According to the script and the sub-titles, this man is called Wesley Eddinger.}
Eddinger: I may have made a mistake with you, Trent.
Trent: Hey, how was I supposed to know the guy was suicidal?
Eddinger: It’s your business to know. I don’t normally involve myself in small-time, bedroom blackmailers. You came to me. You felt you were ready for bigger things. I took a chance on you. Now we’ve lost one of your more illustrious clients.
Trent: I’ve still got my ace. Van Hagen. He’s into me for big bucks at the Kenley Club.
Eddinger: Classic case of dumb luck.
Trent: Lucky for you, you mean. Lucky I decided to give the gambling clubs a shot. Lucky I checked out his car registration or you wouldn’t know he was using this Beaumont alias.ANCP.avi_000562295

[ohhh is losing all his money gambling a cover too? Heck maybe the car isn’t his. Honestly, what does anyone know about Harry at this point except that he’s adorable? lol.]
Eddinger: It took my resources, I’ll remind you, to uncover his CIA connection and his value. Now, I have information about a major defection to be called the “Berlin Shipment”. Very sensitive. Only two men qualified to handle it. One is in the hospital recovering from his last mission. And the other is your… dice-playing friend. I want the details on it, now.
[Ohhh I don’t know, I bet Lee could handle it haaa]
Trent: Hey, if the guy’s CIA, he’s a special case. I can’t afford to push too hard.ANCP.avi_000569502
Eddinger: You can’t afford not to. I don’t normally give second chances, Trent. Try not to waste it.
(Trent doesn’t say anything else, but leaves.
Eddinger and his sidekick share suitably evil looks.) ANCP.avi_000588722
The scene ends there.
[Seems Trent is a bit of a street hustler trying to play in the big leagues but he’s in way over his head. Can’t say I mind watching him squirm. Still smarmy and creepy!] 

Back to IFF, and the Q bureau.
{Lee is pouring two cups of coffee from a coffee machine. Amanda is behind his desk, looking worried and typing on the computer keyboard.}
Lee: In a cosmopolitan city like DC, gambling is a fact of life… though I do think it’s smart that your mother doesn’t go back to that club. ANCP.avi_000599532
[Awh Lee makes Amanda a coffee. Me like. Whooo hey – there’s a Lee mug sighting! I didn’t know we get to see it again!!!]
Lee: Can I ask something? How did she meet Harry, anyway?ANCP.avi_000605839
Amanda: Oh, she was window-shopping in Grant’s jewellery store and Harry struck up a conversation… [Oh so not kibble guy. okay!] …He took her for a ride in his Bentley, asked her for a date, then another one, another one. And, you know, everything seemed to be going great until last night. Mother said Harry lost a lot of money… ANCP.avi_000616950(Looking at the computer screen.) …Oh, boy.ANCP.avi_000619652
Lee: What’s the matter? Another strikeout?
Amanda: Well, yeah, you know, I’ve checked the IRS, the Social Security, property tax rolls and the DMV. And so far the only Harry Beaumonts I’ve come up with are a 7-year-old boy in, uh, Alexandria and a, a retired army cook in Takoma Park.
(Lee tsks.) I mean, Mother said Harry was a private person, but this is ridiculous.ANCP.avi_000628962
[I’m probably not supposed to think this. lol. but.. this makes me really uneasy! All these places she looked, and this is a favour for her mother!!! He is a private citizen. And neither even acknowledges what they are doing here, it’s so normal to them. There was a time before where this came up wasn’t there? I can’t remember when.. anyone? Only other time I can think of Amanda was all for it – when she tracked down Sallee to return his money lol. and didn’t that go well haaaa. But I’m thinking there’s another time?? anyone?? ]
Lee (sighs): I think our mystery man is working under an assumed name.
Amanda: Yeah, I don’t like this.
Lee: All right, then…
{in the manner of a teacher} what’s the standard procedure in a case like this?
ANCP.avi_000652385[Umm it’s not a case!!! tee hee – It’s Amanda’s mother!]
Amanda: Standard procedure? Well, that would be to, um, assemble a personal profile through interviews and, um, surveillance of locations frequented by the subject.
Lee: In this case, the Kenley Club. I will pick you up at 8 o’clock.ANCP.avi_000664998
Amanda: You don’t have to.ANCP.avi_000666800
Lee: Amanda, we’re talking about my future mother-in-law, right?ANCP.avi_000668601
Amanda (smiling): Yeah.ANCP.avi_000669803
[yeahhhhh who you ran out of the house from so she wouldn’t see you two snuggling. Aie.]
Lee: Besides… I might get lucky.ANCP.avi_000673106
{Lee looks at Amanda meaningfully. ANCP.avi_000674307
Amanda laughs and Lee looks affectionately at her, but appears a bit put-out}. The scene ends here. ANCP.avi_000675809
[sooo is this a sexual innuendo??!!! Or.. maybe a dig at Lee’s casino skills? I think it’s option 2- because there isn’t anything terribly flirty about the way Lee says it! But.. I could be convinced it’s option 1 too! lol. And hey, we know Amanda wins and Lee doesn’t thanks to the Mongoose’s training right Amanda?! And.. Lee is a sore loser haaa.. ]

On to Amanda’s that night.. Dotty is playing cards by herself..
Amanda: OK, Mother, I’m leaving.
Dotty: I suppose I did the right thing breaking my date with Harry, didn’t I?
Amanda: Yes Mother, I think you did.
Dotty: Yeah, of course I did. Have you talked to any of your government friends yet?
Amanda: Mother, look, those things take time, OK?
…Are you sure you’re gonna be OK tonight?
Dotty: Yeah.
Amanda: I wish I could stay home with you, but I forgot all about this film…. Gee, I wish you didn’t look so depressed.
Dotty I’m not depressed. I’m just disappointed. I’m so surprised to find Harry doing something illegal and he seems to like it. I mean, maybe I am falling in love with him. I do love his laugh. He laughs just like your daddy. Oh, he had the most wonderful laugh… ANCP.avi_000714247
…You know, when we first met, I don’t know, something… something just clicked. I mean, it was like we were… like we were soul mates or something. I… I guess it sounds kind of silly, doesn’t it?
[Whoa. Harry is right up there with Amanda’s dad?]
Amanda: No. I think you were both very lucky.ANCP.avi_000729562
Dotty: Yeah, we were. Oh, we had some wonderful times together. You know it is so rare to find a man like that. Once, and then let alone twice, and… Oh Amanda, I just don’t wanna mess this all up with Harry.ANCP.avi_000742175
Amanda: Mother, if it’s special it’ll last.ANCP.avi_000745478
Dotty: Amanda, I said the same thing to you when you were 16.
Amanda: I know, and 17 and 18, and you were right every time.
[this is probably petty of me but. that seems to hold because, Amanda and Joe didn’t last. Haaaaa] ANCP.avi_000750583
Dotty: Let me ask you a question.
Amanda: What is it?
Dotty: Why are you wearing that when you’re gonna see a documentary on tractors?

Amanda: It’s the premiere.ANCP.avi_000759259
Dotty: Oh, I see. {The doorbell rings in the background} And a date with Lee Stetson.ANCP.avi_000760760
[Hey Lee rings the doorbell now? Well that’s cool. lol. He isn’t going to come in and say hello?! tee hee..  so I guess this whole secret marriage thing isn’t going to mean secret Lee Stetson?? Me confused. So he’s not a secret but them dating is?
Hey, if it’s special, it will last!]
Amanda: -Good night, Mother. ANCP.avi_000761661
(Amanda leaves) ANCP.avi_000765265
Dotty (to herself): Hmm. On a scale from one to ten, he’s an 11…ANCP.avi_000767967 …And she doesn’t wanna date him. Huh! Huh, my daughter’s crazy.ANCP.avi_000773373
[Oh yeah? your the one sitting there talking to yourself Dotty! haaaaa….
And by the way. Amanda is an eleven too!
And.. how does Dotty all of a sudden have all this knowledge about how Lee is an 11?! I guess that is just based on her meeting him in Nightcrawler?]

Sooooo before we see Mr Eleven all tuxedo’d up,  we’ll pause here!
I’m kind of surprised, this Harry really seems to be important to Dotty. Maybe she should actually ask him some questions then.. come on Dotty!

So what do you all make of this so far? Do tell!!