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2/5 Season Four:Episode Sixteen- Do You Take this Spy?–Scarecrow and Mrs King

So, Lee’s all stressed about having to deal with Nick Grant.. right before his.. ‘vacation’ !

Lee and Amanda drive to a hotel to start work on figuring out what Nick is up to. Lee flags that they need to figure out the alias he’s using.
They arrive at a fancy hotel..
[Ah this is the smk fancy hotel of choice! Where the elder berry pies were being baked no?!
Peacockdancer your reference to smk bingo in the previous post’s comments was awesome! Thanks for the reminder of the flying squirrel. Such a gem!!! haaaaaa]
Amanda approaches the front desk and asks if there’s a Mr Nicholas Grayson staying there.
[How does she know to use that name? I thought they didn’t know his alias? My head hurts.. ]
The front desk receptionist answers: Ohh, Lord Nicholas. Yes, of course.
(Lee and Amanda share a look.)
[Eye roll!!! Ugh…. Good lord!]
Lee: (Chuckles) Heh. Lord Nicholas, of course.
The hotel can’t disclose his room number, but they direct Lee and Amanda to the gold room, where the good lord is attending a trade symposium.

We cut to Lord Nick looking and sounding impressive!
Nick: So the economic future is like a beautiful woman – exciting, challenging, and ultimately beyond our control. (The men laugh.)
{LLA: I roll my eyes.}
[I’m finding myself doing lots of eye rolling when it comes to this Nick too.. except, now I’m gagging!!!]
….Still, it’s my professional opinion, that these turbulent times can be conquered.
[Did he just say he’s a professional when it comes to women? haaaaa]
{Amanda and Lee approach this group and can hear Nick.}
Now, I’ve been considering conducting a private seminar for those of you with sufficient motivation, interest-
Lee: -And money, Lord Nicholas. Right?
[Lee looks positively gleeful. Me thinks he likes to troll the bad guys]
Nick: (looks over at Lee and Amanda) Ahhh……Von Stetson. (He pronounces it “Schte-chtson”)
[Is it just me or is this hilarious??!! Okay at this I laughed out loud! That’s too funny!!! Nick doesn’t really miss a beat, he recovers very quickly! An old cover Lee used I figure?? I do worry that will play right into what ever this Nick is up to.]
…Oh, yes! Right there, old chap….
[Lee seems to enjoy this little dig a little too much. Is it just me or is Amanda kind of holding back a little here?]
….Yes. Baron Von Stetson, Dusseldorf Steel. Very humorous… {He turns back to the men.} …So, so, if any of you are interested, leave your name at the desk. Thank you very much. Wonderful. {He shakes hands with some of the men. The group breaks up. Nick walks towards Lee and Amanda.}
Nick: So, the gremlins are on my tail already. Hey, I was wondering who they’d sic on me.
[Quite the strange interaction here between Lee and Nick. Given he’s a con artist I’m not sure whether this is him or him playing a role/trying to play Lee. But for a second there almost seems to be some warmth there. Genuine warmth? I have no idea.]
(Nick introduces himself to Amanda. Using his real name.
He leans forward like he’s extending his hand towards Amanda.)
Nick: Miss – Amanda: (Corrects him) Mrs. King.
{LLA:She can ALMOST say “Mrs. Stetson”!!!!}
[Ahhhh but can she? really??? ever????
I think one of the things I like least no hang on, one of the things I loathe -better!- about the secret marriage thing is that Amanda publicly continues to go by her name to her FIRST husband when she has actually remarried. If I were Lee I think I would grind my teeth whenever she’s introduced! And.. stick to cover names! lol.
Hey, I have no idea if this Nick figures out their relationship, but a part of me thinks it would better for him not to know!]

{Nick leans over to kiss her hand. Lee and Amanda exchange an amused look.}
{LLA:I think they are both thinking that she can ALMOST say “Mrs. Stetson” soon, too!!!!}
[Lee needs to practice not looking at Amanda like he adores her in front of con artists you can’t trust! whahahaaaa]

Lee: (a little impatient) Nicky we have to talk. Now. People are asking questions. [Nicky??? My goodness.. so unguarded in front of Nick, and so familiar here in how he addresses him! Is this Lee trying to play the meet as casual? or does he actually view Nick with some warmth and familiarity?
I find with both Lee and Nick – I’m unsure if they are playing a role, and what’s real here and what’s not! They both in their own ways play roles and portray themselves as something they are not in their… work! Anyone else??? ]
Nick: (innocently) Well, I’ve got the answers, Lee. There’s nothing to hide.
[Again, no hesitation.. nothing to hide? You’re calling yourself Lord Nicholas!!]
Nick suggests they get a bit together and a bottle of ‘Cristal ‘77’ so they can talk. [Aha! Champagne was on my bingo card!!]
Lee and Amanda um and ahhhh about it..

Lee gives in and says yes. Nick is pleased with this, says he just has to check messages then they can go..
Nick walks off to check messages..
Lee and Amanda watch him across the way, while Lee regales Amanda with how Nick use to tell people he was De Gaulle’s nephew, they take their eyes off him for just a second and – he’s given them the slip.

They try to take off in pursuit but are interrupted by ‘internal security’ they show their ID, and Lee takes off after Nick while Amanda heads to Nick’s room.
[how does she know his room number?!]

Lee spies the front reception lady, LLA identifies as Caroline. She’s talking to a rich lady in a black limo..
Then she heads back to the hotel while the limo drives off.
Lee runs to the corvette and follows the limo. Follow the women is what Lee said to do after all! [Why not share a gratuitous picture of the vette! On a suddenly wet road. lol.]
..So Lee follows the limo, and a pale Mercedes follows Lee.. No idea what this is all about!{LLA:If you are going to get a Mercedes, WHY would you ever choose it in banana? It totally devalues the Mercedes to the level of a Ford Pinto, IMHO}
[Lol, I’ll go all meta and suggest that the colour was chosen so we would notice it and not get confused!]

{Lee pulls his car into a parking space directly behind the limo. He gets out and walks into a restaurant. He does not put any money into the parking meter. The Banana Mercedes approaches the restaurant, does a U-turn, and then parks across the street.}

(Inside the restaurant Lee spots Nick making out with the rich limo lady.)
[Gosh – wouldn’t the back seat have been a better place to do that? haaaaa. It almost seems so in people’s face it comes across as showy like they want people to see them.
LOL Lee doesn’t hesitate to interrupt them. He’s had a gutful Nick!]
Lee: Ok, you two wanna come up for air now?
{Nick and the woman break apart and turn towards Lee, annoyed.}
Nick: You’re taking your job too seriously, Lee.
[You know, I can honestly say I have no memory of what the actual case is in this episode! No clue what this Nick is up to! Or this lady.. ]
Lee: I don’t respond too well to being stood up, Nicky.
[Lee doesn’t like being promised Cristal 77′ and then it not being delivered, that really ticks him off!!]
Nick: Uh, sorry. Yes, uh… Previous engagement. {He and the woman share a look.} Um… Felicia Ambruster , Lee Stetson, the bloodhound I mentioned.
Lee: {Reaches for Felicia’s hand and smiles.} How do you do? That’s a very lovely wedding ring, Mrs. Ambruster.Felicia: Yes, I’m married…
…And no, Ambruster isn’t my real name. But then that’s really none of your business, is it? {Lee sits in their booth with them} Or the government’s.
[What’s your first impression of Not Mrs Ambruster?! I think she’s way too cool for school.]
Lee: I hope not. Ha… {He gets chummy with Nick, putting his arm around his shoulders.} ..Well Nicky, did you bring her up to date on everything, including Turkey? Felicia: Everything. Including Turkey…
{Lee nods and removes his arm from Nick’s shoulders.}
[Love how Lee accidentally gives Nicky’s hair a whack.]
…But that’s all over. I love Nicky for what he is now.
[Ughhhhhhhh…Gag!!!! that’s Lord Nicky to you lady! haaaaa.. Which version of Nick is he now?!
I am really struggling to remember anything about this!!! Maybe it’s my subconscious here but I don’t buy this woman has real feelings for Nicky at all! sorry if I’m way off track/or spoiling!! I guess it might be really obvious I don’t remember anything! lol.
I just don’t buy her I love Nicky in spite of his past and this is the real deal story.]
Lee: (Nodding) Well, that’s very lovely too. But some people remember who he used to be… …You know, Nicky, there is still that pesky extradition treaty with Turkey. I think it would be a lot easier if we talked about it here.
{Nick kisses Felicia’s hand.} Felicia: I think I’ll go powder my nose. {Both men start to slide out of the booth. Lee stands while she exits. Nick tries to stand, but Lee pushes him back into the booth.} Excuse me, gentlemen. (She leaves.)
[Everyone has such delightful manners!]
{Lee smacks Nick’s shoulder with the back of his hand. Nick slides back to where he was and Lee sits.}
Lee:Well, well, well. Nicky, I don’t have the time or the interest to be sweet or delicate. Who are you planning to rip off here in DC?Nick: (protesting) No, no, no one. I-I-I- I’m retired. Permanently.
[That’s why he is passing himself off as Lord Nicholas??? Is it just me or is smk hoping he will also be seen as a Remington Steele look-a-like?]Lee: Nick. Who’s the woman? More importantly, who’s her husband?
Nick: Felicia’s different, Lee. I-I- I don’t want to embarrass her. Let’s go for a walk. {Lee and Nick exit the booth.} I’ll have the Maître d’ entertain her.
[Anytime this Nicky tries to sound sincere I think he’s definitely lying! Like she’s three years old and needs to be entertained Nick?! ]
Nick: {They begin to walk out.} Ah, very nice, that uh, Mrs. King of yours.
Lee: Don’t start. She’s divorced.
[Lee!!!! why would you tell this guy anything??!!!]
Nick: Ah. { They both leave the restaurant.}
Lee: All right, Nick. Let’s make this quick and easy.
Nick: Yeah, I’m all for that, really.
{They walk down the sidewalk.}
(Close-up on the guy in the Mercedes watching them.)
{ He hangs up and drives away.}
Nick: Felicia’s husband doesn’t know about us. I don’t think. [then why the kissing like that in a public place?!] Look, if I tell the Agency, some gorilla in a suit is going to blow the lid on the whole thing before we even have a chance to talk to the poor guy. 
Lee: Ah-ha, and I bet you’ve been staying up late worrying your little head about it. Right? 
[Good one Lee!]
Nick: (laughs) yeah.
Lee: Unfortunately, Nicky, you no longer have the luxury anymore. You are going to go back to Turkey.

{Gunshots pierce the air and Lee and Nick react, with Lee pulling out his gun. Lee is hit in his right abdomen. Nick pulls Lee to safety between two dumpsters, but then he escapes from behind one of the dumpsters and runs off. Lee lies between the dumpsters, in pain from being shot.}
[I couldn’t tell Lee got shot! I was too distracted by Nicky waving his arms around the moment the shots started rofl.
Like do I put my hands up? or run for my life??!!
Hmmm I’ll do both!!!! haaaaaa..
I guess he pulled Lee to safety.. soooo he’s either not all bad, or he’s set up this moment and is playing Lee!
Now Lee really has the ouchies!!!] The scene ends here.

Back to IFF, Lee and Billy are walking into Billy’s office..
Lee: Just an afternoon’s work, huh? I warned you about Nick Grant, didn’t I, Billy?
[cha! famous last words!]
Billy: Calm down, Scarecrow. Dr. McJohn told you to go easy.
[McJohn? Any relation to Colonel McJohn?! Someone made a mistake and put that last name back in the lucky draw barrel!]
Lee: Yes. Yes, he did, but nothing has cracked, so don’t worry about it – it’s only a scratch.
[Then what are you complaining about? lol. I guess any excuse to try and get out of this job!]
Billy: You’re sure he didn’t set you up?
Lee: Ehh, that’s not his style. He dragged me out of the line of fire. [okay okay I’ll take Lee’s word for it.. ]
Billy: Then what the hell is going on? Was the shooter after you or Nick?
[I’m with Billy here! What the hell is going on?! haaa]
Lee: Nick. He’s on the hit list of at least a hundred husbands. [lol I’m not sure how that clears Lee as the target he has thousands of spies, bad guys, and husbands who have him on their hit list!]
Billy: Then the woman must be the key.
Lee: Yeah. Billy, he seems to be falling for this one. I don’t think he’s using her.
[How could Lee tell?! This Nicky is very slippery. I guess I’m to conclude Lee knows Nicky well enough to be able to see he has real feelings for her?]

{Francine enters. She’s holding a folder and carrying a board, which she puts on a chair.)
Billy: Some habits are hard to break, Scarecrow.
[Do you think this whole plot is in some way related to Lee’s past and committing to his future with Amanda? thoughts?]
Francine:  Well, how’s this for an interesting little habit? A Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Rembrandt, Brueghel, and Titian. At last appraisal, valued at over 16 million dollars. Lee: What are you talking about?
Francine: Jason McMasters’ art collection.
Billy: The President’s golf partner? The First Lady’s best friend?!! What’s the connection with Grant?
Francine: His girlfriend. I chased down the plates on her limo. She’s Mrs. Jason McMasters, Junior. Ever since Junior lost his cushy foreign services assignment for mixing cocktails and foreign policy, they have been staying here {she turns over the board to reveal an overhead photo of an estate} – the old man’s place. [Whooooo visual aids! the massive photo is hilarious!!]
Lee:  Let me guess. This is where the McMasters’ art collection is.
Billy: A beautiful woman, expensive art, and Nick Grant. Sound familiar?
Lee: (nodding) Yeah. You better get the FBI on it before something happens.
[But what about trade in Europe?? I though Lord Nicholas was trying to get some very important financial backing!!]
Billy: We will. But I want you and Amanda out there also. To hold McMasters’ hand – [huh?! Why is this Lee’s job?!]
Lee: -Billy, I have to –
Billy: – And to make them know that we care. The President will appreciate it.
(Lee looks annoyed.)
[Ohhhh I see… because the first lady’s friend is involved it has to get special attention!]I am fixated on Francine reacting here as this little heated exchange happens. Why is she so animated?! lol.. ]
Francine: Oh, boy, that’s tough luck, huh?.. You got your vacation all set and then here you are up to your hind end in big-time crime…..I suppose Amanda could go out there first and you could, you could go later. I mean, you’re not inseparable, are you?
(Lee turns back and gives Francine the filthiest look he can.
We can hear her kinda gasp, let out a breath. He continues to silently glare at her, until she nods.
Then, and only then, he opens the door and leaves.
Francine turns to look at Billy – like: ouch feel the burn, that was pretty intense!!! Francine seems to wonder – Err maybe I crossed a line there.. But.. Oh well.. moving on.. Francine isn’t one to dwell! )

[Haaaa I loved to see Lee put Francine in her place. Especially when I think back to the early days when Francine would diss Amanda in front of Lee and get away with it.
Pay attention Francine. No more!!! Things have changed, and again we see Francine struggling to make sense of this new reality that she really hasn’t caught up to yet.. confusing.. especially when she would have thought Lee and Amanda had a thing but Amanda broke it off but they don’t act like she did soooo.. why not just tease Lee to get a reaction out of him! but.. I don’t think she was counting on a reaction like that! Back off!!!!!

Last thought from me – I love how Lee’s so dirty with Francine, he forgets his ribs hurt haaaaa.. ]

Can’t wait to hear what you all think!!!!

1/5 Season Four:Episode Sixteen- Do You Take this Spy?–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Hi Everyone! All set to walk through another SMK episode together?! I’m so happy to be here with you all – Here we go!!!!
Thanks so so soooo much to LeeLovesAmanda for transcribing this episode – for JWWM, but also for Operation Sandstorm. We salute you!!!
LeeLovesAmanda I’m going to refer to you as LLA I hope that’s okay?! If not let me know and I can update it- but it’s a little confusing for me to refer to your handle throughout the episode.
Formatting reminder as we get started:
LeeLovesAmanda’s descriptions are in this format- {xxx}.
LeeLovesAmanda’s comments are in this format – [LLA: xxx]
My descriptions are in this format- xxx or (xxx).
My comments are in this format- [xxx]

I did notice that this episode first aired on 13 February, 1987. The day before Valentine’s Day. I wonder if that explains some of the episode order rejigging around that we seem to have noticed over the last 4 or 5 episodes? Let me know your thoughts as we continue.

I’m not going to wait till February to publish the walk through this episode, I figure we can walk through this episode as a Christmas/Holiday gift to us all!!!
Soooooo here goes!!

{Mysterious Music, with twinkling bells and haunting strings… It was a dark and foggy night. Camera pans across some brick buildings at Polatli Prison in Ankara, Turkey.}
[Oh rofl LLA- your description here is hilarious!!! You were drawing inspiration from Amanda in SAAB right?!]

(So we see a dude break out of prison.. He beats up two guards with great charm and showmanship.
Bringing attention to himself by blowing out the guard’s match.)
[His code name is the joker. No, not really at least I don’t think so!]
(The prison pyjamas guy sneaks around, avoids detection… and makes a clean getaway over the barbed wire fence.

On to Washington DC. IFF, and the Q bureau… we hear little chimes and the door opens to Lee focusing on a flower he’s holding.)
Or as LLA puts it: {A very handsome and dapper Lee enters the Film Library with a single pink rose. }
[I’ve gotta say – reading LLA’s descriptions are a joy- loads of fun, and I’d encourage you to check out the full transcript on Petra’s website via Operation Sandstorm! Sorry I’m not including them all, but I’m summarising the descriptions where I can.]

Amanda: (Approaching Lee, holding some folders, and taking the rose) Well, that’s pretty.
[LOL too bad if it wasn’t for Amanda haaaa]Lee: (Big grin) Oh, hi.
Amanda:Hi. {They kiss.} [Mwwwwaaaahhhhh!!!][Is it just me or did Lee maybe lean in for a bit more??]
Lee:I didn’t expect you to come back from lunch so soon.
Amanda: (indicating the folders) I came back to clear up a few things.
Lee:Uh-huh.
Amanda:What have you been up to?
Lee:Oh, plenty. I checked on the blood tests……They won’t be done till Wednesday. Uh, I confirmed our reservations at the Crystal Springs Inn for Mr. and Mrs. Stetson…{leaning in for a kiss – the last part of “Stetson” is said within the kiss} (we switch to a close up)
[How adorable does Lee look here. I think this image above should be in the dictionary under the word ‘smitten’!]
and the Justice of the Peace in Marion will not perform our ceremony until he meets us first, so we are going to have to squeeze that in someplace.
Amanda:Ah.
Lee:One other thing…
Amanda:What?{Lee holds up a pair of gold wedding bands in a velvet box.}
Amanda: {happy sigh} They’re beautiful.[oh hoorahhhh we finally see some kind of joy from Amanda about this upcoming wedding/marriage!!]
Lee: {turns the rings towards him so he can admire them too. He chuckles.}Yes, they are, heh, heh…
{
Lee suddenly sobers when he notices something on the top folder Amanda is holding, beneath the rings.} …Amanda, what’s this? (He takes the folder from her and opens it.)
Amanda: Uh, P-22 on Nick Grant.
Lee:Nick Grant?
Amanda:Yeah.
[Is that the lips tie Lee is wearing?]
Lee: Well, H-He’s buried somewhere in a Turkish prison, isn’t he?
Amanda:No, not anymore. He came through Dulles on Saturday. Security wanted a P-22 background update on anybody who worked with him. Lee: {starts turning away from her, reading the file.} Oh, no. Nick Grant is nothing but bad news, Amanda.
Amanda:I sent a copy down to surveillance. Let them worry about it.
Lee:Yeah, but you don’t know Nick Grant. I mean, he’s like flypaper. When he gets next to you, he sticks to you! [LOL Nick grant/ Mr Prison pyjamas seems to trigger Lee! Okay, now I’m curious about who is this guy who gets under Lee’s skin like this!! ]
Amanda:Well, we won’t get next to him.

Lee:
(smiles faintly, closes the folder, walks back towards Amanda) Yeah. I know I’m probably overreacting. I AM overreacting, okay?.. [Whoooo that is the lips tie indeed!!! They are going all out with the romance this episode!!!]
…I just don’t want anything to interfere with our wedding plans. I-
Amanda: {interrupting, reassuring him, smiling} -Nothing’s going to, okay? C’me here.(They kiss. And again.)
The scene ends here.
{LLA:I’m not sure I can handle the swooniness of this episode!}

[Managing to transcribe all this swooniness LLA, you are stronger than you thought you would be! haaa!!!  After all the crying ugly tears and angst in the previous episode I’m eating up all of Amanda’s big smiles, the kisses and romance romance romance! Kisses!!! lots of kisses!!! Gah!!!! Okay, got my smelling salts handy. Come on we can get through all this swooniness together!!

Since they are going all out for the romance in this Valentine’s day episode.. the lips tie makes an appearance, Lee gives Amanda a flower..
Hey! Was it a rose? I think it was.. what do you think?
Why don’t we do an SMK bingo card? and no cheating if you remember this episode well!
What’s on your smk romance bingo card?!
I’m going to guess.. ummm a wedding?! whahahaa. Okay okay even I remember that is in this episode so that doesn’t count!
Umm I’m going to guess:
music with harps
candles somewhere!!
Champagne? or maybe Beaujolais?!
What do you guess? Do tell!!!!]

Back to the King home, and Amanda and Dotty are sitting at the table, going over some kind of to do list.
Dotty seems.. preoccupied?
Amanda:Monday, Jamie has his haircut. Mother, he has a picture from a motorcycle magazine in his jacket pocket so you’d better go with him, all right?
Dotty: {snacking, looking off into space, one hand on her hip, grunts.} All right.
Amanda: (Continues) Tuesday, Mr. Petrie will be here to fix the doorbell so it doesn’t sounds like a strangled chicken. You remember what happened the last time Mr. Petrie was here, so – Dotty: {rolling her eyes} I know, I’ll hide the sherry. [Oh rofl. the delivery here is so dry it’s hilarious!!]
Amanda:Wednesday, Mr. Yamamoto –
Dotty: {agitated, impatient, interrupts} –MrYamamoto is coming and he’s going to be spreading the grass seed, and I’m supposed to keep the Shepherd’s cat away so she doesn’t chase her tail. Amanda –
Amanda:uh huh?
Dotty: {firmly} That is enough of that. Amanda:Well, I just –
Dotty:Amanda. {Amanda looks up.} I’d like you to tell me about your trip. [Ohhh so this is some kind of to do list for Dotty while Amanda is away on her trip.. what has she told Dotty?! I do not remember this at all!] Amanda:My itinerary is right there. I have the flight numbers, the phone numbers-
[They start talking over the top of each other]
Dotty:I read it. I mean, you have “leaving blah-blah-blah” and “arrive blah-blah-blah”, and then you’re going to go to “blah-blah-blah”. I mean, come on, Amanda. Details, facts – I mean, it’s boring. Amanda:Oh Mother, it’s boring to you, but it sounds pretty good to me, I need the R and R.
[Amanda seems to have trouble keeping eye contact with Dotty here. Okay, so she’s told Dotty it’s not business, it’s rest and recreation..]
Dotty:Oh, I know you do. I mean, you and Mr. Stetson have been working night and day, seven days a week. You must be exhausted.
[rofl. they are always working! whahahahahaa..]
Amanda: (looks down, shyly) Well…
Dotty:
Probably sick of each other by this time. Probably be wonderful for you to get away. It might even be very good for your relationship.

Amanda:Yeah, I think you’re right, Mother. Dotty:Mm-hmm.Where did you say Mr. Stetson was going? Amanda:Um, well I don’t think I said where he is going.He’s probably gonna go fishing or something. {She looks down at her writing.}
Dotty:Fishing?
{LLA: That’s what Dotty is doing – fishing for information! Reel her in!}

Amanda: {trying to be casual} Yeah, probably, you know, fishing. I don’t know. Dotty: {suspicious} Ah. I wonder if he’ll catch something? Amanda: {nodding} Fish. [I’m reminded of Amanda saying in Ship of Spies that Lee was pretty firmly hooked!]{Dotty folds her hands, watching Amanda. She doesn’t believe her.}
[Dotty is unconvinced. After Amanda trying to pass off her wine and chateaubriand for one in the previous episode, I can’t blame Dotty for being unimpressed with Amanda’s secrecy.

I’m pretty sure we are supposed to find this funny. I don’t. I just feel irritated that Amanda is lying to her mother. Why not say they are going on a holiday together? I guess maybe that would imply too much commitment and be more dangerous for them? Than just hey we are dating?
Aie. my head hurts whenever I think too much on this stuff. What do you all think? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
Best part of this scene? Hiding the Sherry!
Okay, so now I’ve said that? Where’s the Sherry!!!!]

Moving on back to IFF..
Lee is antsy, Billy wants Lee to do a bit of work on that PD-22 for Nick Grant. [Hey does anyone else keep thinking PD-2 when they hear that?! quick!!! Where’s the antidote?!!]
Lee doesn’t want to do it because he’s about to go on vacation, but Billy thinks it will only be an afternoon of work and he can get it done since he knows him so well.

Lee:Nick Grant is never an afternoon’s work! I mean, Billy, he is a fast-talking pain in the butt (Lee sits.) who will wine, dine and bed your wife while he is stealing you blind! [He sounds lovely. Delightful. Actually call me crazy but early in smk, this description could describe Lee me thinks – except he was just doing it on behalf of the government. but err I don’t know if that’s what they are going for her so I’ll sit with that thought for a while!] Billy: {still reading the file} He used to go for diamonds, paintings, whatever he could sell. Lately, he’s been dabbling in state papers, top secrets, which is why we’ve been tracking him. He didn’t come here to see the Lincoln Memorial.
Lee tries to nip this in the bud – easy, just watch Nick Grant’s women and that will solve it. No need for Lee to work on this.. but.. Billy isn’t convinced.
Billy: I prefer a casual contact, though. One old friend bumping into another, talking about the good old days. Lee:Oh, come on, Billy…
The last time I bumped into Nick Grant, I ate a 30,000 franc hotel bill, was roughed up by a team of gendarmes, and – and –and charged with grand theft!
[Lol Lee seems to have a personal dislike for Nick Grant because he managed to pull one over on Lee in the past!]
{LLA:I looked it up. Gendarme is an armed police officer in France and other French-speaking countries.}

Billy’s not worried… and wishes Lee luck, and the scene ends there.
[lol. I’m surprised Billy doesn’t notice how agitated Lee is here, about what looks to be a pretty easy case. Billy doesn’t really seem to be paying attention..
Oh well. Then again, maybe Billy notices but doesn’t let on lol.]

Okay all – you’ve been invited to Lee and Amanda’s wedding (walk through!) Who’s walking with us??
As usual (of late) I’ll publish a new post each saturday, culminating in the wedding scene the last weekend right before Valentine’s day.. awhhhhhh..

Can’t wait to hear what you all think!!

Get Ready – 5/5 ‘Do You Take This Spy’ Starts Saturday 15 Jan..

Who’s around and joining the walk?

I’ll be publishing one post a week. Hope you can join us 🙂
If anyone is new to the blog, you are very welcome to join in and share your smk thoughts with us..

Bring on the rice!!!

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