We pick up this episode the morning after the casino. We see Conrad again all business, he gets out of a Limo and has a meet with a diamond buyer – Who complains Conrad was late.. ok.. we got it.. Conrad is late! All this is suppose to add to the suspicion Conrad is the mongoose I suppose..
Whooo back to another iconic London location- Trafalgar Square.. how beautiful!!
Love Lee the busker!! I love this disguise!!! Totally unrecognisable as the boyfriend with the perfect hair Is that really him playing? I thought he was left handed.. anyway.. Lee has the guitar case open in the background there near the fountain and is roaming around strumming his guitar looking moody, cool and hairy.. Is it just me or does Amanda look like she is trying not to giggle when Lee comes up in front of her strumming the guitar? That outfit Amanda is wearing, she wears that in the legend of das geisterschloss.. I guess she bought it here in London first huh.. [ that confirms their order]
Lee: You okay?
Amanda: Yes. I’ve never seen Trafalgar Square before. I would’ve hoped I could move around a little.
Lee: Move around: he may kill ya.
Amanda: Weeeellll, there’s a lot to see from here, too.
I guess meeting Amanda today was Connie’s way of trying to speak to her without the mongoose knowing he had set up the meet.. Anyway, it seems they have been waiting for ages.. Keaton approaches Lee to suggest they call things off..It’s almost noon, so Lee agrees.. I don’t think anyone would be fooled that all these people don’t know each other.. Keaton even talks into his walkie talkie ( talkie collar in the other jacket? drat!!)
Some shots in this episode are just constructed beautifully aren’t they!! Lee here in front of the fountain looks gorgeous!! ( Lee looks gorgeous, and the shot itself looks gorgeous ;)It’s like the director really loves London 🙂
Lee heads over to Amanda to fill her in on the end of the operation.. [Lee opens this scene asking if Amanda is alright, and now this next line? why this is positively gushing Lee nice to see a hint of attentiveness!]
Lee: What’s the matter, your feet hurt?
Amanda: Oh, no, just a little. It’s these new shoes. I should have worn my old ones.
Lee: Are you sure Conrad said ten o’clock?
Amanda: Yes. But he’s not always the most punctual person.
Lee: Yeah, well, he’s almost two hours late now. [Ouch! Amanda stood there for two hours in those new heels? why didn’t she get to sit down??!! Connie didn’t say wait for me standing at Trafalgar square!! weird!!]
Amanda: He used to have an old pocket watch that his grandfather gave him. do you suppose he still has it?
Lee: Oh, that question is certainly uppermost in my mind right now. [ I agree Lee.. ]
Amanda: Lee, it’s very important because that watch ran slow and Connie was always late for everything.
Lee: Amanda, I have known this man to plan a kill when he had less than ten seconds for the hit. Now he’s playing with us again. [Err it screams Connie is a goose not the mongoose?]
Amanda: Ohhh. [yep, don’t argue with Lee.. he ain’t listening!!]
Lee: All right, look, I’m going to give Billy a call, give him an update. He’s going to be absolutely thrilled with this. [Amanda shifts her weight, wincing because her feet hurt]
Amanda: Well, look, do you mind if I do some shopping?
Lee: No, I don’t mind. With your money.
Love Lee’s half groan/chuckle at Amanda’s response here.. shaking his head.. she got you good Lee!! ( I think she deserves a tip for having to smell the stuff too!) – Bet Harrods was happy for another plug. Lee takes out a wad of cash and slaps the note into her hand.. LOL! 😆
Amanda: One more. [Lee slaps another note into her outstretched hand]
Better give me another. [Love how playful she is.. I think she would have said another another until he said no! ] Lee glares at her and places one more in her hand. Amanda just grins away and then we see haaa Lee has a small grin too he just can’t help himself tee heee..
Amanda: See you later, Bob! Amanda walks off while saying this-Ha! Lee watches her go.. then turns and walks off in the opposite direction, stopping after a moment to glance behind him again at departing Amanda – whoo hoo.
Not only does Lee turn to watch her leave, but.. he is in such a tizz he leaves his guitar case over at the fountain How bummed is he going to be later when he realises he lost 2 hours of busking money, got squeezed by Amanda and now has a guitar with no case LOL!
We see Amanda leave and that Conrad was waiting for his chance – and he follows her shopping.. ( guess we are suppose to be scared for Amanda here huh.. Oh nooes! The mongoose is following Amanda! )
Another joke the smk writers are revisiting from season one!! Lee and his smelly cheese!! Remember in ACM kid- when all Amanda finds in Lee’s fridge is smelly cheese.. remember?
Lee: Just what the hell do you call that incredibly expensive Camembert?
Ahhh they have come a way since then! So much danger, excitement and intrigue!!!
Amanda walks down the street( she only has a bag of food there.. where are her shoes?) Love how we see Amanda take out the wheel of camembert and smell it, quickly putting it back in the bag while making a noise to say eww that smells! Amanda’s walking very fast.. maybe she is wearing her new shoes! Still Connie catches up to her saying: That stuff stinks.
Amanda: Hi con—Conrad!!!
Conrad: Hi Amanda… he looks happy to see her!
Amanda asks Conrad why he was late, and he pulls out an old pocket watch.. asking Amanda if she remembers it.. whoo this is interesting! She says sure! and – she adjusts his tie I hadn’t noticed she did it here! I think that means Amanda has genuine affection for the guy..
When Amanda says ‘ Same old Conrad. ‘
and Conrad replies: Not quite. I always turn up late. It keeps the opposition off guard. But it’s not the watch. I had that fixed. – An old lady on a bicycle rides past looking back at them, sticky beaking and she actually rings her bell at them! ROFL!!! I don’t think that was planned!! tee hee..
Ok.. blah blahh.. we are suppose to think Connie is the mongoose here.. it’s not quite the same watching when you know it’s not the case – that’s when you start to notice fiesty extras on bicycles! Still, I guess all this tough guy act of Connie’s just makes it that much funnier when he gives up the act so dramatically!! Connie suggests they go for a drink, grabs her arms and steers her away from pesky old ladies with a bell to ring.. Uh oh Amanda’s not sure this is a good idea..
I will finish up there with this post.. and be back with more when I can hope all you guys are well and enjoying the episode! Let me know you are out there reading! Say Hi!! Share the smk fun!! Any feedback, questions or comments?? I’d love to hear them!!! byee for now!