Ok, back to the agency.. LOL only on Scarecrow and Mrs King would you get this kind of dialogue:
Billy: Okay, we have a tall health freak with a gun and a schlurper. Let’s say . . . the health freak is a member of an East Bloc hit squad. Let’s say. . . .
They don’t have much! but hey, why not hypothesise a bit!
Lee: It shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. The East Bloc enemy list only includes most of the D.C. phone book.
Amanda: From what the princess said this afternoon, I guess she’s on that list, isn’t she?
Billy: Well, that’s old news, Amanda. She’s been a voice for every immigrant and dissident that has hit this country. She’s been taking pot shots at her government for years, why would they go after her now?
Amanda: Maybe it has something to do with the big announcement she’s going to make at lunch today.
Thank goodness Amanda’s brainsky is working!
Billy: What announcement?
Amanda: I don’t know, she didn’t say, but she said it was important.
Lee: Yeah, she did. And she also mentioned Leonid Godorsky.
Lee: Billy, if she could get Godorsky out —
Billy: No, no. Nobody can get him out. When the new regime took power, that curtain slammed shut with a bang!
Lee: Yeah, but what if she’s working on it, huh? She has a lot of heavyweight friends. You know that.
Billy: Yes, she has.
Finally Lee’s brainsky kicks in too.. Leonid Godorsky! How do we crash the big announcement lunch? Amanda: “We don’t have to crash it! we’re invited!” –I understand why Billy is pleasantly surprised by this little fortunate coincidence.. but err Lee.. why are you?! He looks like he had forgotten about it! Poppy seed cake will sink all the baddies in the end one way or another.. just think, if Amanda hadn’t wanted her meatloaf ruined, and Billy hadn’t prized her meatloaf above assassination attempts- they never would have gotten the all important invite.. Oh you’ve got to laugh at the way the world works in smk land.. love it!!
Back to Amanda’s and Dotty is excited about Amanda’s lunch with a princess.
Amanda yells from the other room: she’s(the princess) very nice mother.
Dotty: of course she’s nice! they’re paid to be nice! [ LOL she is grumpy about Princess Valoska and her brooding portrait huh! ]
Dotty continues with her suspiciousness: Just promise me that you won’t be taken in by any of those unattached men they have floating around at those parties.
Amanda: Mother, I fully intend to meet a prince and marry him.
Dotty: don’t joke with me Amanda! Washington is a mecca of dispossessed men with titles ( Are you imagining that at some point Dotty was taken in by one of those such men??????!!!! Me too!!) Never be too impressed with a title. You can buy them through the mail. I mean look what happened to that princess..?? whatever her name is.. Amanda: Valoskia ( LOL.. that’s how she says it.. I am assuming this is princess Valoska but she prounced it wrong..Ironic given Dotty’s next line!!)
Dotty: you see.. ha! an absolutely unpronounceable last name and she’s dazzled by it. Of Royal bearing and where is she now? ( ohhhh my.. she makes a lot of assumptions about something she really doesn’t know anything about! ) though I love how in the same breath Dotty tells Amanda she wants to hear all about the food she is served! Maybe Dotty is cranky with the princess for not being invited.. trust me Dotty you will be glad you are not there! LOL!
Is anyone else tired of Amanda wearing white sparkly tops and black trousers to special events??!!! She wore this top at the beginning of artful dodger.. ugh..
Love how this scene ends! Dotty listing the possible foods on offer at the Princess’ lunch.. and
Amanda adding: meatloaf !
Dotty repeats it agreeing.. Amanda leaves and then we see Dotty stop ironing and realise – meatloaf…???? tee hee.. I love it when Dotty does that! Hey here is yet another scene where larger than life Dotty is talking and doing something else at the same time!
Let’s do lunch!!! …. of course, Lee and Amanda – the unpronounceable princess’ new best friends – are seated up next to the princess.. yes all those friends she has known for years can step back line!
I like the princess’ response to Amanda’s worrying about protocol! I wish we got to see her again in other episodes!
Princess Valoska: I have very little regard for protocol. I believe one should speak when one has something to say, [Love it!] as I have now.
To all her guests the princess continues: A toast, please. To a man whose leadership will enable us to help the oppressed people within our beloved country, Leonid Godorsky.
As they all drink from their glasses. Amanda hears the schlurper is in the room! uh oh!!! The princess continues: Tomorrow I meet with the Senate committee to plead his case.
Lee: oh well, that’s wonderful.
Valoska: it is a plea I believe will be listened to, and acted upon ( ohhhh dear.. I think she’s right!! but acted on in not quite the way the princess had imagined!!! Nice double meaning smk writers!) Then.. we hear the bell toll… LOL… the doorbell rings, and the princess tells Mikhail she does not wish to be disturbed. Ohhh dear… you are about to be very disturbed!!
Lee didn’t know about the princess speaking before the senate committee? why wouldn’t he have known.. she was on the list of potentials wasn’t she..
Uh oh… the shooter has brought flowers.. this can’t be good! Lee sees the shooter at the door (how cute does Lee look here! ) and suddenly he yells for everyone to get down.. and does his hero dive across the dining room table- at what appears to be the people who had been sitting next to Amanda.. errr why didn’t he make sure the princess was taking cover? after all she is obviously the target? I guess the object of the dive was to get the door closed… I love how the assassin very politely shoots at the wine in the middle of the table – and once Lee has closed the door- he aims much much higher- at the walls! whwhaahah!! I mean, if he hadn’t been careful, he might have hurt someone!!! ouchsky!!! [Also, it looks like everyone moved all their meals and wine glasses closer to the red wine so there would be a more impressive looking boom! ] Err the goal was to kill the princess wasn’t it?? or was it just to scare her a bit? LOL.. with that guy’s shooting I’m not sure!
I shall leave it there for now.. Feedback? thoughts? questions? Comment away!!! I’d love to hear from you!! Byeee for now…