I find this episode special- if only for the reason I have vivid memories of watching it back in 1983.. the only episode I have a clear memory of..
Whoo the lady with the red handbag passing the agency! I feel that lady should have a name..we see her so much! Anyone suggest a good one??
P.A:”Special agent Hardina, your driver will meet you at the georgetown portal” ??is that what they just said over the loudspeaker? – why does everyone on that floor need to know what special agent Hardina is doing? wouldn’t you just page special agent Hardina??…What’s next “hey everyone, Special agent Desmond’s salon called to confirm her 3pm lip wax! ” ( I wish!)
Inside the agency we see some guy roaming around looking anxious..
(what’s with the sign sticky taped over the usual sign on the door to the bullpen? can anyone make out what it says? I think it’s not suppose to be there..)
It looks to me like:
(if you slow it down while watching it on tv a frame at a time you can read it)
“Hey Walt! How ya doin? ” ( that’s where Joey on ‘friends’ stole his pick up line from: Lee Stetson!!) Does Very special agent Lee know everyone who works at the agency? he is so good with names.. knows all the baddies too…
Finally Lee notices Walt is not ok! Walt randomly moves to the other side of the bullpen to pull out his gun and wave it and knock a few bits of furniture over ( to show he’s tough??)..
Everyone heads for cover.. everyone but our Lee- nooo – running up to a guy who is shooting and then yelling his name at him at the top of your lungs is an interesting tactic Lee.. you’ve got to go stand in front of him and try and help him.. awhhh.. “come on Walt, let’s talk about it.” Lee he looks like he wants to let his gun do the talking! whoa.. Lee can dive faster than a bullet.. Haaa I hope this isn’t an indication of where I am headed with this.. but when Lee takes his dive – you can totally see his boxers puffing up over the back of his trousers – yes I slowed it down to look..
Hmm interesting.. as Lee dives at Walt and sends them through the glass and into the hallway- the taped up sign is gone.. Hmm my guess is it warned people about the fake glass in that pane or something.. Lee seems to be in alot of pain here.. Poor Lee!!! That stunt does look pretty real where he wacks the wall I bet it did really hurt!
Off we go in the ambulance.. whoo Blue Boxers.. only 3 episodes in and we know huh???!!! hehehee.. This nurse is a doozie!
Then she picks up his hand and slams it onto the ice pack… poor Lee I know he is probably being difficult, but he is in a lot of pain and it isn’t difficult enough to deserve that! Wait till apprentice spy errr nurse err bluebell Amanda arrives.. She will make it better.. and save your life again no doubt.. My goodness for a man in pain he sure does look mighty fine here!
Whooo what a glare Lee gives her when she leaves! This is the very cool shot of Lee with the thermometer we have seen around. There’s a publicity shot of this moment isn’t there?
(haaaaaa here t’is!)
Walt is a ‘good friend’ Lee? hmm it sounds it.. I think at this point Lee doesn’t really have any ‘good friends’.. not how we would understand them..
Just how does Walt wind up in a coma? Lee punched him a few times but otherwise the guy seemed ok..
Lee: Ted Glasers’ in on this ? (know him too Lee??!! of course you do!!)
Lee: The guy is a research machine he cares about virus’ in a bad mood he doesn’t care about people. Billy you know that!
Lee has such a sad puppy dog look on his face when Billy tells him this!! Then Alec Beaumont starts talking and Lee is still staring at Billy pleading with him to explain it because he just finds that really weird!!! Haaa it’s very cute! He looks like such a little boy when he realises Billy isn’t telling!
Lee has been avoiding his physical for three years? what a tough guy. 3 days for a physical??? So Lee has to stay and have a physical..Billy says he ‘will forward his mail’!
Billy is visiting Lee who manages to pace the room in his wheelchair.. he is freaking out at having to do tests..
(She leaves. Lee looks at Billy then points to where Chapman left. He gets out of his wheelchair and hobbles toward the closet.)
Lee: That’s it! That’s it! I’m going! I am history, sayonara, pal.
(Uh oh.. he said ‘Pal!’ that’s serious!! )He opens the closet and takes out his pants. He attempts to put them on over his cast.
Billy: Look, will you please relax?
Lee: You relax, huh?
Billy: You are driving these people crazy!
Lee: Me drive them crazy?!
Billy: They called my office three times about you! You say your TV doesn’t work. (Lee finally gives up and throws down the pants. Lee runs his hand through his hair, then sits back down in his chair and paces some more.) You say you don’t like the food. You don’t like the nurse that gives you your bath.
Lee: Ah, she’s a meat bruiser, Billy.
Billy: So what? Y — you won’t take your medicine, and you won’t stay off your leg.
(Lee looks up at him.)
Lee: Whose side are you on, anyway?
Oh boy.. at this outburst Lee seems to finally see himself and get himself back under a little bit more control.. poor Billy! Lee really doesn’t play fair This nurse is just horrible to Lee.. but now I see- he totally deserves it!!! Lee is such a baby!!! Don’t you just love his little tantrum!!!! Whose side are you on??? nah nah nah!!!!
Hmm interesting.. when Billy says Lee can have an assistant Lee assumes it is a man.. ha!!
Lee: when can he start?
Billy looks at his watch: almost immediately! and quickly heads to the door.. you just know Billy is up to something here! haaaa.. Actually when Amanda walks in Lee doesn’t look as disappointed as you would imagine..certainly not as mad with Billy as when Billy told Lee he had found him a new partner.. hmmm.. yes he isn’t happy.. but he isn’t terribly unhappy either! I think it is progress! He is sick, in his pyjamas, and not at his best.. but he wasn’t mad at seeing Amanda.. excellent progress!
I love how happy Billy looks when he says to Lee: I knew you’d be delighted! haaaaa brilliant!
I think Lee is thrown a little by Amanda’s reappearance – he wasn’t expecting to see her again I think after last week. I wonder how much time has passed between then and this episode.
The next moment you see Lee is being wheeled down the corridor, Lee is asking Amanda about her uniform (boy, is he obsessed with her outfits??!!!) He isn’t smiling ear to ear.. but before she got there he was pacing in his wheelchair, furious at everyone.. I think he looks relaxed now that Amanda is there (although he would never admit it!!)
I can understand why Amanda wants to follow the rules at the hospital.. she has to work there usually..
Walt’s widow knows about the agency? I kinda thought spouses would be kept in the dark? hmmm
Whooo Amanda introduces herself to Walt Kimball’s wife saying she is a friend of Lee’s.. and Lee doesn’t mind a bit… looks fine with it! …
Oh dear. this Dr Glaser is a piece of work.. Hello… within 30 seconds of seeing him, he is saying to Lee:
Glaser: I haven’t really been a research man since my Agency days, Lee. It’s difficult to get new government grants after one has been so nastily . . . terminated. (err red flag! huge red flag!!)
Lee: We reviewed your case thoroughly.
Glaser: At any rate, I’ve been able to piece my life together by joining the staff here at Galilee General. My Agency experience is proving useful in treating cases like Walt’s. Hopefully, I can be helpful to you, too.
Lee: How so?
Glaser: I’m your physician as well, Lee.
– well the man obviously has a personal axe to grind with Lee.. Who made this guy Lee’s doctor?? what are they nuts?? get out of there now Lee!!! I can’t believe Lee doesn’t ask for another doctor!! I think Amanda is wise to not provoke the doctor.. she is a smart woman..
Anyone notice how Amanda introduces herself to Dr Psycho as ‘Amanda King’ but he then proceeds to tell ‘Mrs King’ that she has her hands full with Lee??!! Either it’s a mistake.. or he has been checking up on them!
Lee and Amanda return to Lee’s room. Amanda: I did not kiss up to Dr. Glaser! (haaa Lee’s juvenile comments continue!) I just believe that you should be polite to a man who may some day have to save your life.
Good Thinking! It is clear he already has bad feelings towards Lee, wouldn’t want to inflame that!
Wait.. Lee is rude to Amanda often enough.. and she saves his life?? hmmmm…maybe what Amanda says is applicable to her too! Be polite to her Lee!
Amanda helps Lee back into bed.. cute.. Amanda takes off Lee’s slippers!! hehehee.. No wonder she doesn’t seem to be intimidated by Lee in the future.. I mean who could be intimidated by someone whose slippers you have removed for him? and tucked him in??!! hehehee
Dr Ogden: We call it a pill. It readies the body for the metabolic phase of the test.
The doc screams “I’m Lying” from his body language… but.. oh well..
This whole needles part cracks me up!!!
Amanda: Well, since you’re in such good hands, I guess I’ll leave. (Lee looks at her. She glances at Ogden, then leans over and pats Lee on the shoulder.) Don’t worry. I’m sure there are no needles involved.
At this, I thought Lee was going to tell her to get out or something for saying it.. as he is a tough guy.. but no.. he doesn’t! He looks intently at Amanda as she says this, and then looks to the doctor for reassurance – she’s right! He is worried about the needles! hehhehee
Poor Lee, what they do to him is just terrible ! I think after this he wouldn’t want to step foot in a hospital ever again!!!! He was afraid already!! I wonder if he had therapy after to get over this experience of medical malpractice!!
This brainwashing stuff.. I wonder if it is possible.. it all seems rather improbable to me.. (Didn’t the CIA try this and fail?? at least I hope they failed!) Lee is I think a rather sturdy man mentally… I just don’t believe it.. but hey, I’ll go along with it!
What’s with blowing up the volkswagon on the film drugged Lee is watching?got something against beetles? Maybe Dr Glaser bought a dud one once Is that Billy’s car? random..ahh the poor maligned doberman…a cop car gets blown up…weird! It was really interesting watching this brainwashing film frame by frame and seeing exactly what was in there.. the tanks look totally fake..
Ahh the talk around the King breakfast table.. I love this scene.. it is so quick..
Lee calls Amanda and is grumpy again – (because Amanda isn’t there to help him!!!) probably also because he didn’t sleep much the night before thanks to Lester the duck.
(Love that Dotty and the boys are in a huddle strategizing while Amanda talks to Lee!)
Oh dear.. Lee is all weird with the comb.. yep, brainwashing is starting to have an affect..
(seems the brainwashing has made Lee learn some manners… he actually says goodbye;) )
You know what is even weirder?? Lee doesn’t tell Amanda where he lives!! Amanda has never been to Lee’s house!! sheesh.. I can only guess she calls the agency to find out with Billy’s permission..but pretty weird!
Dotty is a bulldozer.. with this kind of bombardment I’d rather be with grumpy Lee..
Dotty: Oh. I am so glad we’ve talked this out. The problem wasn’t with us at all.
Amanda: Oh, now . . . wait just a minute. I, I —
Dotty: I think enough’s been said, Missy. Don’t you?
Poor Amanda!!! something tells me anything can be related back to Amanda not being home… it’s all Amanda’s fault.. I say it’s Dean’s fault.. and dump him..
Ah Walt has one of those tent things like Amanda had in mission of gold.. weird.. I still don’t understand how he ended up in a coma in the first place? Ohhh!! I see!! Dr Glaser is saying Walt went into breakdown before he completed his task – so it must be part of the brainwashing that they errr self destruct or something when they are done.. now I get it!! (It looks like Walt has Windex in his IV!)
Ahhh Amanda gets to see Lee’s home eh… (and from the looks of it he is not terribly neat and organised)
Lee’s neighbour is… interesting!!! I bet she loves being Lee’s neighbour.. there must be sooo much for her to gossip about.. As if you would ask a woman you just met if she is only staying over for one night? This woman is awful!! She doesn’t need to know that- just leave the flippin parcel inside the door..
Lydia: Women seem to like Mr Stetson.
Lydia: They bring him things. Many things. Many, many, many, many things.
(Lydia starts to leave.)
Lydia: I don’t quite see the attraction myself, though . . . I’m sure you girls have your reasons. (Amanda smiles half-heartedly.) Good day.
Love that Amanda can’t resist looking at what the ‘steno girls’ got Lee… and how she plays with the bow on top while trying to resist the temptation- very cute! ( love how on the close up Amanda suddenly has gorgeous long nails and a watch on her right hand..!)
Anyway… that’s it for now.. back with more in a few days! Byeee and thanks for reading!!! Please feel free to comment