Welcome to Season Two!!
LOL.. Yep! Men we don’t know chasing someone we don’t know and killing people we don’t know in a way we don’t know?? What a boring start to what is actually a pretty good episode! and Eek! even worse.. what a start to season two!!
The episode opens alongside a London canal, with an englishman talking into the collar of his jacket [ I tried talking to my collar but no one answered]. The white ear plug hanging out of his ear is ohhhhh so subtle.. What baddie could miss that??!! LOL.. there’s another guy doing the same thing! An old guy gets on a boat, where someone is wearing a wire to record a deal which is about to go down..
Three men are inside- they ask the guy’s name and he replies that people who know his name don’t tend to live very long- the old guy is buying diamonds from these men.. only he double crosses them all in the blink of an eye, he shoots all three of them before they have a clue what’s going on (or can even make a sound for the wire to pick up-LOL!) The baddie tells Inspector Keaton to come in and ‘collect his rubbish’.. uh oh.. he seems to have brought underwater breathing apparatus with him.. so he jumps into the canal and makes his successful getaway leaving a calling card: ‘The Mongoose’
Inspector Keaton: My God! It’s him! Duh duh duuuuhh…
Ok guys, how does the Mongoose manages to shoot the three men one after the other without one of these men managing to pull out a gun or even a word in reaction?.. this was a tense hand over, surely they would have been ready for action? weird..
I’m thinking maybe this mongoose is not that clever and cunning, the agents are just incompetent! 😆
After waiting 5 months for the premier of season two, it must have been heart stoppingly good to see this sight again! We find Lee looking gorgeous as ever – [no thanks to the disappearance of the side part!!! UK Immigration refused it entry on the grounds of Human dignity..] Does anyone reading remember this season starting???
Oh yeah.. and the view out the window of London isn’t bad either
Calling all readers in the UK! – I know you are out there!! Where geographically is New Scotland yard? Is it on the opposite side of the thames to the houses of Parliament?? With views of it across the way like that?
Oops.. so one of those men who was killed was an American agent (named ‘DeMarco’) who accidentally became involved with the mongoose.. thus why Lee is there I guess..
So, Mel Stewart earns his keep this week as a voice on the telephone a couple of times- not a bad gig if you can get it
Seems a piece of paper with the name ‘ Conrad Walter Barnhill’ was found at the murder scene along with the calling card, and a casino chip.. LOL Lee makes it sound like their new lead on the mongoose is all down to this one american agent, DeMarco and all his ‘legwork’.. oh dear.. yes the british couldn’t have contributed anything? LOL..
Billy says they have a lead on this name.. someone who knows Conrad Walter Barnhill will be arriving that morning to help identify him.. Love how Billy tells Lee the flight this person will be arriving on- and hangs up without telling Lee who it is 🙂 I can just imagine Billy having a big grin on his face as he hung up on Lee!!
Doesn’t Lee look all determined and tough [but fashionable and very well groomed 😉 ] on the phone? Love how he gets so worked up pointing he makes the lamp on the desk wobble. hehehe..
Next thing we cut to Amanda- Amanda: Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. [I think the joke here is – this kind of thing always happens to Amanda!! You can just
tell Lee is thinking- want a bet?! ] Amanda and Lee are sitting on the top of a double decker bus.. ( and going by all the sights – this looks like one of those tourist buses that goes on a loop lol! )
Amanda: I mean, I got to the airport, I went to the baggage claim, I picked up my bags, or at least what I thought were my bags. I mean, they looked like my bags, they’re brown with a stripe.
Lee can’t believe it.. just can’t believe it.. of all the people… It’s amazing that Mr Tough Guy Lee can deal with Russian double agents, and hit men..but surprise him with Amanda in a tiss and he gets so worked up !!! She really gets to him in a way no one else does.. I bet he finds that really unsettling!
His reaction is very interesting!! Why do you think he reacts this way? I think there is more than one reason and a few clues…
Amanda: I went through customs, I got on the bus, I opened my small bag to get my hairbrush out, and look what came out.
Lee: Whoo! career girl!…. Amanda: Now look. These things belong to a Miss, um, Trixie Berlinger. (Trixie?.. ROFL!!) I’ve got to get her clothes back to her.
Lee: (Lee lets out a big sigh..) Ahhh.. Sure you want to give up this stuff? could be a whole new you!
Hoo haa!! like to see Amanda in that red number would you Lee??!! Well.. it’s a good sign Lee’s distracted by the sexy outfit and forgets to be grumpy about Amanda’s arrival – just enough to tease Amanda about it.. Amanda’s look of horror as she realises others can see it and tries to quickly stuff it back into the bag is sooo funny!
Amanda: Lee, I’m serious. I feel terrible about this.
I think Lee was all excited to have a lead on the Mongoose.. only to find- uh oh.. he has to deal with Amanda and all the drama that comes with her ( drama: including his own reactions to her!) – I think he would have preferred not to deal with it.. Lee just wants to get on with the job without all of Amanda’s complications..
Amanda: I’m sorry — I mean —
It’s just that I’ve been in the same clothes for twelve hours and —
Lee: Only twelve?
Amanda: — London is such a beautiful — What do you mean “only twelve”?
Lee: ahh… Nothing, nothing. I can’t believe — You are the one who knows Conrad Walter Barnhill? [LOL poor Lee it is taking a while for him to grasp this isn’t it??!!]
Amanda: Yes. Connie Barnhill. We went to high school together. But I don’t want to see any old friends in clothes that I’ve been in for twelve hours!
Lee: Amanda, this business with Barnhill is not going to be some class reunion! He —
[Oh my.. I think Lee doesn’t seem to want Amanda worrying about what she looks like for another man!! ]
Amanda: I have nothing to wear!!
Lee: Oookay. Okay, I will contact TWA, [plug plug!!] they’re very good [plug plug!!], and they will help you figure out this whole luggage problem. Then I will take you shopping. [Whooo hooo!]
Amanda: Oh, no.. you don’t . . . you don’t have to do that.
Lee: I insist. I can’t believe I’m insisting, but I am.
Amanda: Well, let’s just remember that this is an honest mistake. It could happen to anyone!
Lee bites his tongue here and just gives her a glare.. nooooo!!! this would not happen to just anyone!! This has Amanda King written all over it! I think Lee is cross that once again he is doing something he can’t believe he is doing for Amanda.. she gets him to do things like no one else can Shopping!!!! While he is trying to catch the mongoose?? Lee is in work mode!! LOL!! But.. she manages to get him to do it Is it just me or did anyone else regret there wasn’t a scene of them actually shopping together? I would have preferred that to the boring set up of the mongoose we started with! LOL.. the scene ends with another plug for TWA.. did they sponsor the smk cast and crew to come to the UK or something??!!
I shall finish there.. Lee and Amanda off to do some shopping.. Lee looking after Amanda, Lee can’t help himself.. he tries to be grumpy with Amanda.. but he just can’t quite make it stick!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this reaction of Lee’s to Amanda’s arrival!! byeee