Back to the tall bad building.. and Lee is being given the sales tour.. and pressure from Ballon to deliver.. then Ballon hits him with the big one Ballon: I made a new recruit today, your friend Mrs King
Ballon: I knew you’d like that.
Lee tries to convince him she is only involved in minor stuff.. but Ballon accuses Lee of being Elitist.. ohh the irony.. for a liar, Ballon actually speaks quite a bit of truth about Lee and Amanda! LOL.. .. sadly.. Ballon is using Amanda as leverage to get Lee to come up with his end of the bargain.. but… he isn’t saying the words.. Ballon looked positively excited (for him!) to see Lee’s reaction when he mentioned recruiting Mrs King.. and Lee blurting out her first name, rather than Mrs King.. pure joy for Ballon.. oh yeah Ballon.. he likes it a lot.. Not!
Next thing we see Lee in his porsche speeding along to meet up with waiting Billy.. Billy has brought his Boss Lee a thermos of coffee..and Lee’s personalised coffee cup from the office !! ROFL!! isn’t he a good little private assistant?? Excuse me?? wha??? you mean.. Billy IS the Boss???? Nah!!!! (Lee ask for a pillow and an in-flight movie!! – anyone guess that smk reference???!!)
Lee wants to pull out of the whole thing now Amanda is involved..
Lee: Ballon has put Amanda into the deal Billy: Amanda? our Amanda?
Lee: your Amanda, check. [ Ok ok. this is not a cover here.. Bad Lee.. I sooo don’t like you right now!!! Still it is so obvious that is not really what he thinks – I mean the guy committed treason to save Amanda, while Billy told him it was too bad she would die.. I think Amanda is Lee’s Amanda.. he just doesn’t see it yet ] It is a nice little touch that later in Season Four, Bad timing.. Lee calls Amanda ‘My Amanda’.. swoon…
whooo Lee’s apartment IS bugged.. well why can’t Billy call Amanda? He’s not bugged! (he could call her and say he is from the phone company!) and if you have the major planted in your back pocket, how is it you are in the middle of a field talking to Billy? but you can’t manage to ohhhh call Amanda from a public phone? ( This whole scenario’s logic bugs me! Get it?!)
Surprise!! Blue Leader: That’s not acceptable, Scarecrow. This mission has been too carefully planned to cancel now.
Lee: Uh, sir, um . . . Amanda King is a civilian. A civilian with two children, a mother, and a mortgage.
Blue Leader: Quite correct. [Blue Leader knows everything!! whoooo.. and he did ‘meet’ Amanda last week in the Mole!] And so, she must be protected. Not told, protected. Understand? Scarecrow, the message you left at the drop indicates that Ballon’s target was Savior.
Why isn’t Billy telling Blue Leader who Amanda is and how she is at risk here.. No no.. the Boss Lee has to fill Blue Leader in while Billy stands there and listens, after all.. Amanda is Lee’s Amanda (I think Billy’s probably taking dictation.. )
Whooo ok.. Blue leader is that far away.. impressive!! So Amanda is to be protected.. not told.. whooo I am shocked Lee didn’t argue back..Blue leader most helpfully reminds us dummies that Ballon must be found in possession of the bomb.. check..and he signs off (what ? where is crazy larry’s advert???)
Ok.. Lee’s job just got tougher.. Love how both Lee and Billy watch in stunned silence as Blue Leader drives off- no one seeing these three meet up here in these fields would have suspected anything surely?? LOL..
Lee: well, I guess it’s still on
Billy says: Looks like it, anything else I should know before we get underway? (Boss?!)
Lee: yeah one thing. I hate sugar.
Lee tips the coffee out in front of Billy and thrusts the cup back into his hand and walks off.. Lee has the nerve to complain that Billy added sugar to the coffee.. Billy doesn’t even correct him.. Billy’s codename shouldn’t be ‘Lancer’ it should be: Doormat!!!!
Amanda, Dotty and the boys come back from grocery shopping… Man.. Phillip is acting like he wants to full on fight his brother.. totally getting in his face.. over nothing! Ugh.. I can do without their fighting..
Amanda pretty quickly has to be on her way.. Dotty guilting her in her passive aggressive way, wanting to know what she is up to and pretending she is fine with not being told! She reminds Amanda of Phillip’s play on that night at school.. Phillip is… Jack and the Bean Stalk!!! Dotty’s hair and make up is all weird!!Is that blue eyeshadow? Is it just me or does Dotty look really weird??
Onto Landover and Lee, with the major is there to pick up the Savior.. no no! not the choirboy (oh dear.. is there a religious theme going on with these weapon names??)
I see Lee’s arrogance enables him to fool a Colonel.. it seems Lee has recruited a new personal assistant.. the Colonel! Lee tells ‘Ralph’ the Colonel to help load it and the Colonel says it will need to be crated.. “so crate it” Lee says.. Oh man Lee!! you are unbelievable!!
The colonel tries to even the balance – “well you’ve got to sign for it Stetson…. In my office! ” – yeah take that Lee! rofl!! (what a wimpy colonel!!) reminds me of Billy and his whooo reports!!!! HaHa.. Ok ok.. the Colonel is in on it and they are playing a role for the Major, but it was kinda embarrassing!!
The Major is left alone with the fake savior ( why?????!!!!!) and he double checks the device is on the up and up. and finds.. it’s on the empty empty! well.. [do they think he is stupid??!!] as easy as can be.. he wanders into the next room –through a door with a really scary serious sign: Absolutely no admittance!!! LOL!!! He finds the real Savior on the other side of the door…
It doesn’t makes sense the real saviour would be next to the window of a corridor that lots of people can walk up and down..haaa.. The Major takes the nose off to check it- There’s a nice big sign saying detonator pin must be in place at all times to prevent arming. (What’s with having it perched on a little stool like that too?? LOL!!)
Lee and the Major drive the real savior, though Lee thinks it’s the fake savior down the road in the pick up truck to meet Ballon. Lee thinks he’s handing over the weapon to Ballon – but Ballon asks him to drive it to Dulles and meet him there with it.. Drat thinks Lee.. they were suppose to catch Ballon with it red handed… Lee plays along, all smiles and agrees to delivery it – Ballon knowing Lee thinks it is the fake one must be confident that Lee is happy to hand it over..so no harm in leaving Lee alone with it ( and there is your big red Flag right there Lee!!! Why would he trust you alone with it?? unless he knew you had planned to bring a fake??!! But there goes Lee thinking the Baddies are dumb again.. man.. Lee has no idea just how dumb they are! LOL.. there all dumb tee heee)
Billy watches on from a hilltop, ( probably right next to the Hollywood sign ) LOL.. that is NOT Washington DC.. check out all the smog!
Lee: Scarecrow to Lancer.
Billy answers on his walkie talkie: This is Lancer, Scarecrow. What have you got?
Lee: I’ve got your merchandise and the destination. It’s going down at Dulles.
(See the nameless Agent behind Billy? I wonder if he’ll get a line this week! )Whooo he does!!
Agent: Scramble Scramble. It’s Dulles. – LOL! the script calls him ‘ first Agent’ man.. I don’t know why but I really want this agent to have a name.. maybe we should just give him one.. Mr Generic or something .. LOL..
Lee enters a tunnel and he finds a truck stopped in the middle.. he gets out his walkie talkie.. Lee: Lancer we might have a problem here! Yeah Lee.. you are in a tunnel and your radio thingy doesn’t work! Why did he even drive into the tunnel, I could see there was a truck stopped in the middle – you could see the brake lights! Oh well.. I guess Lee wasn’t that concerned because he thought the savior was fake.. Anyway, everything is suddenly out of Lee’s hands.. seems Ballon has a whole different plan he didn’t tell Lee about.. shocking I know! Another truck pulls up behind Lee.. whoa.. how claustrophobic! Random men come along aim a gun at Lee and unload the savior.. The Colonel pulls up next to Lee’s pick up and guards him while the random guys haul the crate onto something – and it comes down with a thud, and we see the pin pop out… it’s armed.. and ticking over..it’s counting down!!! duh duh duhhhhhhh….
I’ll leave it there for now!!… Back with more soon! As always – I’d love to hear your thoughts so feel free to share..