The episode opens with a guy stumbling along the footpath err sidewalk for Americans , he walks along clutching a tissue to stem the flow of blood, and something else we can’t see.. He walks past a blue parked car – and we see inside two men who identify the bleeding man as Hadj. They say they put two bullets in him earlier and they had been looking for him.. They wonder if he ‘still has the book’ and say it wouldn’t be smart to go into the shop and take the book- errr guys! He hasn’t gone into the shop yet!! LOL.. editing people!!!! naughty naughty.. errr ok guys.. you shot him, want the book and then just let him walk past your car, stand there in front of you for a while, then make his way into the bookshop? why not just grab the guy now? ( ohhhh right!! if they did that we would have no episode! ) Love the moustaches guys.. I wonder where they rate on the moustache scale.. check it out! http://www.nowthatsnifty.com/2011/11/moustaches-and-crime.html
I thought this moustache scale was a hoot!! It immediately reminded me of this episode!
Anyway, so next thing we see Dotty is in the bookshop.. oh dear.. you don’t think she could somehow get involved in all this intrigue do you? why.. such an smk coincidence! Dotty is ecstatic! Her quest for the book ‘Sky chief rides again’ has come to an end!! whoo hoo!! Love her exclamation ‘ Oh My Gosh!!!’ Love how Dotty just starts chatting away to the lady being served at the cash register about how excited she is to find the book.. LOL.. I don’t think she’s interested Dotty!
Hadj finally makes his way into the bookstore, Keene’s nervousness increases as he presses some buzzer and has to listen to Dotty prattle on about books and Dotty’s favourite gifts to give.. Some guy with a moustache ( must be a baddie!) makes an appearance when Hadj arrives.. Hadj basically collapses onto the counter next to Dotty – she asks if he is alright and then oblivious she leaves the store as Hadj goes crashing to the ground taking everything on the counter with him.. Yes.. Dotty is deaf!
Keene hands over the book in a bag to the new baddie, only to discover Dotty took the wrong book- and he still hasn’t sold his copy of spy chief errr I mean sky chief rides again! The baddie mumbles that maybe it is deliberate that Dotty took the wrong book.. and he rushes out the door after her.
The baddies with two bad moustaches and bad timing see the moustached baddie (sensing a pattern here?) exit the bookshop.. Jamile Carlo?? I’ll go with Carlo..
The two moustaches say they knew they should have followed Hadj in there! Noooo you should have just not let him go in there.. but.. whatever..
Carlo sees Dotty get in a taxi and he follows her in his car.. whooo seems Carlo has taken off his waiting for the book tie and put on his chasing down the book stripey tie.. such dedication.. so refined.. I bet he drinks tea! Ahh the 2 moustaches think Carlo has the book so they follow him..
Dotty arrives at a tea room and Carlo follows her inside.. ( LOL.. bet the baddie will have tea!) Ahh and here is Amanda! Amanda and Dotty are going over their plans for Phillip’s birthday party.. Call me crazy.. but Phillip gets three presents? wow.. I thought Amanda was a single mother working on a part time agency wage.. he’s a lucky boy – this party sounds epic! Dotty has come through for Phillip and his most wished for present- Captain Galaxy!!!
Dotty: Toy Town, the last one in the city.
Amanda: Oh, Mother!
Dotty: The clerk said he was glad they were gone. I mean, with every shipment, there has been near riots.
Amanda: Oh, Mother, Phillip will go into orbit himself. [I love that line!!]
So, is Captain Galaxy real?? and.. even more importantly- does he have a moustache????
Dotty tells Amanda about the book she has as a surprise.. Amanda loved it when she was Phillip’s age.. Amanda can’t think what it is though..yet. So funny how Dotty gets all excited and yells no no noo!! When Amanda was trying to sneak a peak! she’s so excitable! ( I guess yelling like that over looking at the book would make Carlo think she is in on it! I hadn’t thought about that.. oops..)
Whoo in comes one half of the moustache gang.. to get the book off Carlo… whahahahahaa!! Ohhh my goodness.. I nearly fell on the floor with Laughter- he walks over to join Carlo, and finds him: Sipping tea!!! whahahahaa!!!
Moustache guy: I want that book Carlo. I killed for it once. I don’t mind doing it again.
Carlo: Please don’t make me nervous. You see, I have a pistol pointed at your belly. ( Hope your tea is camomile Carlo.. you need to relax )
Dotty and Amanda get up to leave..
Amanda: All right, now, there’s still a lot to do, so if it’s all right with you, I’m going to drop you at the market and then I’m going to deliver this typing and then I’ll pick you up at the market, is that okay?
Dotty: Amanda, I don’t know why you work for a company that won’t give you office space. I mean, you’re never going to meet anyone working at home.
Amanda: Mother, I don’t want to meet anyone right now.
Dotty: Amanda, that doesn’t make sense! How can you not want to meet someone you’ve never even seen?
Too funny! Love how Amanda just chuckles at Dotty here.. there is no response to that is there Amanda, but to laugh!! A fabulous Dotty-ism!
Ok, so at the moment.. Dotty knows Amanda does typing for a company.. It is a little confusing sometimes working out what Dotty knows around this time.. so far, there is no mention of Amanda working for a film company, but I think it is coming up soon..
Oh dear, the deafness is contagious! This time, repeating her departure from Keene’s bookstore, the moustache baddie tumbles onto the floor as Dotty and Amanda leave – and neither of them hear a thing – Love Dotty’s comment to Amanda as they leave!
Dotty: This used to be such a wonderful place to eat until they started serving wine.
LOL.. again all the bystanders just look shocked and do nothing!!!!
[Hey did you see Amanda was wearing blue sneakers in the tea room!! then.. once they are out on the street she is wearing white heels! go check it out!! ]
Dotty and Amanda stop for flowers- flowers for a little boy’s party? Ohhh kaaay…Amanda holds Dotty’s bags for her while she chooses flowers.. and uh oh Carlo decides to make his move.. He doesn’t seem to go for the bags LOL.. he just picks up Amanda and throws her on the road ( err i mean her stuntwoman.. poor lady she landed right on her handbag- ouch!) It didn’t look like he tried to steal Phillip’s presents to me.. I think there should have been a line in there about people doing anything to get there hands on a Captain Galaxy!
Love the close up on Amanda’s torn trousers…
Amanda: Look at my new slacks, they’re ruined! suddenly she is no longer standing in the middle of the road ahh this episode is a doozie! the lighting is all wrong and it is clearly inside! tee heee.. oh what a lovely man that guy is helping Amanda up and patiently waiting for her.. good man! hurray! finally a Washington DC citizen who does something when someone is in distress!!
Carlo heads back to the car, his partner asks where’s the book..
Carlo: She still has it.
Partner: Why didn’t you just tell her you made a mistake?
Carlo: Because I don’t know it’s a mistake.
Carlo: Hey, you know, we’re not the only people looking for that book. She could be intelligence, she could be counterintelligence, I don’t know.
I keep forgetting here that he is not talking about Amanda.. he is talking about Dotty- being in intelligence work? LOL! she could be working for counterintelligence? teee heee.. Clumsy Carlo is a pretty inept bag snatcher! Off the baddies drive.. and we see the other moustache guy is still on their tail.. and feeling all alone..
Ahh ok so Carlo calls Keene.. Keene’s got to be one of the most annoying baddies or people or whatever in the whole entire show of smk.. everytime he was on I thought- get off! you bug me!! (and he has a moustache: a perpetual sweat moustache!)Hey he is Bernie in weekend at Bernie’s!!!! ha haaaa!!! – Another moustache!! Still doesn’t make Keene any less annoying to me!
Love to hear any thoughts you have!!
byee for now!!