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4/7 Season Four Episode Twelve: Any Number Can Play -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Back to IFF, and Amanda joins Lee in the Q bureau as he’s getting off the phone.
Lee: Guess who I was just talking to?
Amanda: Who?

Lee (seated behind his desk):
Guy Van Hagen.
Amanda: Great. Are we gonna talk to him?
Lee: No. We really can’t afford the time to fly to West Germany.
{He holds up a photo of a grey-haired man, who definitely isn’t Harry.}
[Hang on. Read that again. Rofl. What does he mean? He doesn’t have to fly to Germany to talk to him. haaaa hey Lee it’s called a telephone, and you literally just hung up from talking to this guy sooooo no need to fly to Germany! I’m starting to worry about Scarecrow! 😉 ]

…But this is Guy Van Hagen…
I got in touch with him through the CIA. Now, he’s not an agent. He’s more of a company cousin; unofficially official. But he carries a Delta Green clearance. He’s in West Berlin right now, assisting in a hot defection…something code-named the Berlin Shipment.ANCP.avi_001073239
Amanda: Does he even know Harry Beaumont?ANCP.avi_001061528
Lee: No, but he does have an employee that fits his description. A guy named Harry Berrigan.
[whoooooo the plot thickens..]

We cut to a computer spitting out an image of Harry [maybe Beaumont, maybe Berrigan, definitely not Tom or Dick!]
{Amanda tears it off and reads from the text.}
Amanda: Berrigan, Harold T. Age: 57. Occupation: personal assistant and relief chauffeur. Employer: Guy Van Hagen.
[How do they have this information???!!!]ANCP.avi_001093660
Lee: Hmm. Now, Van Hagen told me that he house-sits for him when he goes out of the country. So that explains the car.
Amanda (hand on hip):
Yeah, what about the fake name and the guy last night? What kind of a man has my mother gotten herself involved with?
Lee (tuts): I don’t know. But I think I’d like to talk to him.
[Good idea. maybe instead of jumping to conclusions you could.. just talk to the guy. lol.]

Back to Amanda’s… and we watch Dotty have a phone call with Amanda.. ANCP.avi_001118885
Dotty (on the phone): Amanda, what do I do? First you tell me that Harry is not Harry; that’s he’s Guy Van Hagen. And then you tell me that he’s not Guy Van Hagen. His name really is Harry, but his last name is different. I mean, oh, what is going on?ANCP.avi_001124290
Amanda: Mother, that’s what we’re trying to find out. Now you’re just gonna have to sit tight. [maybe it’s just me but I think Amanda could have apologised at jumping the gun on the Guy Van Hagen identification!]
Dotty (on-camera):
Sitting tight is not one of my strong points.
Amanda (off-camera) Mother, there’s nothing else you can do. 
I’ll talk to you later, all right? OK, bye-bye.ANCP.avi_001135702
Dotty: (to herself) I hate to sit tight!ANCP.avi_001140206
[The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I’m not really sure what’s the purpose of this scene.. other than Dotty’s getting antsy.. Ooohhhkaay]

We move on to see what Harry’s up to.. ANCP.avi_001141408
[have we seen this before? anyone?]
Harry’s packing his suitcase to leave the fancy mansion, and.. calling Dotty!

Harry: Dotty, it’s Harry.ANCP.avi_001166933

[Whoa. that jacket. have we seen this one before? I hope he stays away from naked flames!!]
Harry! Harry, I’ve got to talk to you.
Harry : Yeah, well, I haven’t got much time. I’ve been called away on business. I have to leave town right away. When I get back, I’ll…

Dotty: Ah, ah, ah.
Wait a minute, Harry Berrigan. You’re not going anywhere until I talk to you.ANCP.avi_001176242
[whooo you is so busted!]
Harry: How did you find out?
Dotty: That’s not important.
Now I know all this has to do with the money you’re losing. I don’t care about that. What I care about is you and I wanna help.
(Harry doesn’t see there’s anything Dotty can do.. it’s time for him to make a run for it. Oh wait. Dotty can give him a lift to the airport. [lol. He’s got a nerve if you ask me!] Dotty gets his address… scrawling it randomly on a nearby newspaper. She tells him to stay put till she gets there.
She hangs up, walks away, immediately walks back and picks up the phone again hearing a dial tone)  ANCP.avi_001216182
Dotty: Harry, I don’t have a car! Oh… ANCP.avi_001218885
…OK, just get a hold of yourself, Dorothy…
[bing!] ANCP.avi_001223089
…Cab!!.. [Dotty is kinda laughing in a I’m barely keeping it together hee hee kind of way. Oh my. She’s so funny here!!!!!]
Of course. Heh-ha. Call a cab (she picks up the phone and starts dialling).

What are the baddies up to??? Let’s see!
Like any truly evil baddie, their HQ is a mansion.. with expansive grounds..
Okay this mansion I do remember without needing to check – this is the mansion where the baddie in Sudden Death lived… [making lemonade out of lemons or something haaa]  wasn’t it used at the end of Murder Between Friends too?! lol.

Trent has been called in to see Eddinger… he seems nervous.
Eddinger: Yes. I’ve had an update from my European sources. The Berlin Shipment is moving within 72 hours. Now, if I don’t get the information soon, it’ll be worthless and I’ll be out of a lot of money. How are you doing with Van Hagen?
Trent: Great. I should have it tonight.
[Trent seems really nervous.. and.. is that the tie Lee wore in the UK?

Eddinger: You’d better be quite certain on that, Trent. (Trent leaves. Eddinger’s goon approaches him. It’s the guy who was with him at the shoe shine.)
Eddinger (to the guard): I’m not at all sure about him. It might be a good idea to hedge my bet. Simons, why don’t you get over to Van Hagen’s house and see if you can find
… anything useful.
Simons: What about him
Eddinger: He may work out yet. (sighs) If not, uh, you’ll dispose of him later.
[lol these baddies are all the same lol. not much new to see here. but I find it hard to take Eddinger seriously. No one with a floral armchair is that scary if you ask me!! ]

Soooo everyone is headed to Van Hagen’s except… Van Hagen!  Dotty and her cab arrives to pick up Harry, Dotty asks the cab to wait and then rushes inside.

Inside, Harry is sitting at the telephone table, flicking through a binder. ANCP.avi_001314080
The doorbell rings and he closes the binder..ANCP.avi_001317684
[I guess this is the log for Van Hagen’s (VH’s) International airfreight company? VH Air. how imaginative lol.]
Harry goes to answer the door.
Dotty (off-camera):
Harry, I know that you are in way over your head..
but it is not your fault. I mean, mobsters are clever; they can trick you. Oh dear, is this Mr Van Hagen’s home?
(Dotty puts down the newspaper she’d scrawled the address on, and her handbag onto the table while they talk..)
Harry: How did you find out about all this?ANCP.avi_001332999
[we have our ways!!!]
Dotty: That isn’t the point. The point is: what are we going to do about it?ANCP.avi_001335402
(Dotty tries to encourage Harry to not run, but he is quite attached to his kneecaps [get it?!] so he thinks he’s safer running away. Dotty doesn’t argue with this line of logic.. picks up her handbag and they head out. She left that newspaper on the table though.)

Random next scene is the corvette turning a corner.
[which I am certain we’ve seen before lol. but don’t ask me where. anyone?] ANCP.avi_001362729
We hear a voice over from Lee:
Lee: Why is it you only get a flat tyre when you’re in a hurry?… [or when the plot demands it!] …Ah well,..
since Harry doesn’t know we’re coming, he won’t mind if we’re late.
[Curious.. why did they need to show the corvette was delayed? No idea yet. I’ll hold that thought.]

We cut to Simons looking through papers at Van Hagen’s mansion, he’s making a proper mess!
He pauses when he hears Lee and Amanda pull up out front. Lee and Amanda get out. Lee rings the door bell while directing Amanda to check the window to the side.. Amanda sees the mess.. Lee picks the lock and they get inside.
Simons tries to make a getaway via the back – but jumps down in front of a big window Lee and Amanda are standing in front of. lol.
Simons runs for the car, and speeds off.
Lee runs for Simons..  tyres squeal,
…Simons shoots out the corvette’s tyre and he makes a getaway.

[Oh right. this is why we had the clunky line about needing to pause and change the tyre. No spare!!! Oh boy.. Super duper clunky!]

Lee and Amanda search Van Hagen’s.. and Amanda finds the napkin and the newspaper.. (Go Amanda!)
It’s from the Kenley Club. Remember that guy handed Harry a napkin last night?
Lee: Yeah.
(Reads the napkin)
“The Berlin Shipment. All details”. This doesn’t look good for your mother’s boyfriend.
Amanda: Mm-huh. Look at this. This is Mother’s newspaper. Mother’s handwriting: this address…
  …which she didn’t know when I talked to her an hour and a half ago. (Amanda tries dialing her home number and there’s no answer.)ANCP.avi_001510777What’s going on?ANCP.avi_001512278
[at this point they can at least think that dude at the club gave him that napkin and wanted info on the Berlin shipment.. i.e. someone else has mistaken Harry for Van Hagen. and oh yeah, wasn’t Francine working on some extortion thingy with the FBI task force thingy?! whoa. they wouldn’t be related would they?! ]
Lee (shakes his head):
I can’t tell. And without a program, it’s getting real tough to tell who the players are here… Look, why don’t we try Billy?ANCP.avi_001520687
They dial Billy’s number..
And we get to see Billy speak with Lee on the phone.
Billy: So somebody searched Van Hagen’s house, probably looking for information on the Berlin Shipment, and now Van Hagen’s assistant is missing.
And that’s not all, Billy. Ah, there’s a good possibility that Amanda’s mother is with Harry.ANCP.avi_001544711
Billy: Amanda’s mother? How’d she get mixed up in this?
Lee: Well, to tell you the truth, it’s, it’s a long story.
Billy: Damn it, the Berlin Shipment is Alpha One priority! Someone’s mother should not be mixed up in it. ANCP.avi_001551918[Oh my gosh. This line is hilarious and sooooo SMK!!! ..well you know Amanda and her family! Heck Lee and Amanda don’t need to keep their relationship secret Dotty gets into loads of trouble anyway!!!]
Lee: …OK, Billy, I’ll tell her… Yeah. Oh, oh, listen, the guy shot out my tyre. You’re gonna have to send someone out here to pick us up. OK. Bye. {Lee hangs up the phone.}
[Or bring Lee a spare tyre no?]
Amanda: Tell her what?
: Billy is issuing an Agency alert on Harry and your mother…
We’re gonna have to go to your house. He needs a picture of her.
[All things considered, Amanda copes quite well with this situation and Lee is careful, but not overly so.. I think this is progress when looking back on all the other times Amanda’s family has been mixed up in agency stuff that someone’s mother shouldn’t be mixed up in. rofl. that’s sooo good!!!]

Well I’m going to pause here! any thoughts you’d like to share? Do tell!!! 

Operation Sandstorm Transcriptions Update: *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
-Peacockdancer has volunteered
3.04 Tail of the Dancing Weasel
3.06 Sour Grapes  -dialogue available from IWSOD
3.07 Utopia Now  -dialogue available from IWSOD
– LeeLovesAmanda has volunteered

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

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!

Updated: 28 November, 2020.

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!!!