9/9 Season Two, Episode 1:To Catch a Mongoose-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Tag time!.. Looks like Lee is taking Amanda on a little sightseeing – taking her to see Buckingham Palace.. ( boy, there’s a fan fic right there!! bet someone has written Lee’s London sightseeing tour with Amanda Smile ) I digress..

Amanda is admiring Buckingham palace almost like Lee brought her there to check her I mean it out! 😉
300Amanda: I can’t believe it! I am actually here at Buckingham Palace! A royal residence.
[I love how Lee laughs at her excitement here, he actually throws back his head and laughs.. he is enjoying her company Smile ]  Ohhh.. Fake social climbing Connie is back to say goodbye to Amanda (not Lee! ) he shows up- like they weren’t expecting him! ..Sooo how did he know where to find them? Wait.. maybe he really is the mongoose!!!! hehehehee..
Conrad: Amanda! Lee!
Amanda: Hi, Connie!
Lee: Conrad!
Conrad: Did you see the morning papers?
301Connie, why not get straight to the point huh! tee heee..]

SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002711144Amanda:Whooo!! “Mongoose Caught; American Citizen Aids in Arrest of International SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002715615Killer.” [that would be Amanda too no?? only.. she doesn’t get any bows.. Sad smile ]  Awh, Connie. You’re going to be the hit SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002718885at the next class reunion. [thus, why Lee feels the need to show up also Winking smile ]
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002720320Conrad: Yeah, well, fame and success can only come to a few of us.1HaHaHa Hey, listen, I gotta run, I got a radio interview in a couple of minutes. You know, the British love their heroes. [Connie doesn’t give them a chance to get a word in here! LOL! Seems Connie is still happy to be someone else.. oh well.]
Connie continues :
Lee? Hey, let’s work together again sometime,1ha haaaaaaa what do you say? [LOL! too funny how Connie delivers this line.. yeah as if Connie is ever going to work with the American government again!! tee heee.. Err you were in trouble and the government rescued you!!!  As Lee would say they didn’t work on a case
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002726960together- he was the case Winking smile] Sooo funny Mr Smooth Connie actually winks at Lee as he delivers this line and holds out his hand to shake Lee’s hand! Winking smile Conrad has actually already turned away from Lee and moved on before Lee has a chance to respond or shake his hand..Connie has places to be Lee don’t go holding him up by responding! Winking smile
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002729496Lee: Yeah, Conrad, it was real –
(mumbles) very interesting..

slap happy
: HEY!! don’t mention it, pal. slap happy
Lee seems to take a moment to realise he’s getting the brush off.. and his face when he sees Connie paying all his attention to Amanda?? Ah well Lee, all your heroics were just too much for Connie to deal with.. don’t worry! Smile
I like that Connie calls Lee Pal! That is usually what bad cop Lee says!!
1HaHaHa Lee saved Connie from the mongoose- but.. did he say sorry for calling Connie a creep??!! rofl! hehehee..
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002733767Connie continues: Amanda,  [Connie is normal Connie just long
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002735101enough to say bye to Amanda! Awhh] Bye bye, I’ll . . . I’ll see you back in the States.
quietly: Yeah, SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002738605Connie. Amanda reaches out and fixes Connie’s tie in a show of affection
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002739372( Just like she did outside Harrods!) Fix your tie, Conrad… [Connie SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002740573acts all bashful! Lee? Hmm we could say it is jealousy.. or he is uncomfortable at again seeing an intimate moment between these two- for once- I say it is definitely Jealousy1jealousy!!!!!


This is the expression on his face in the first frame after seeing the affection between Connie and Amanda. He then seems to catch himself and calm himself down a little..

Amanda: Bye.

Conrad recovers from his sheepishness.. suddenly remembering he is a celebrity now!!-
1ha haaaa which means he moves faster! and talks louder! and doesn’t have time to get all bashful over Amanda fixing his tie!! Smile
Conrad: Hey! Listen! I gotta go!!! 1ha haaaa
And without further ado.. Off Connie Beth rushes to go and make something of his life, maybe try and use his new found celebrity to become a golden circle girl.. and hey, more power to him! oh wait.. something just isn’t right here..1confusion Oh well 😉 Doesn’t Lee look happy when Connie Beth leaves!!!! Love how Lee lets out a loud chuckle at Connie as he takes off!
Amanda: Bless his heart, he’s about to bust. [that’s one way of putting it! ]
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002756489Lee: Yeah. Ha! 
Lee’s smile fades a little, as he gets out what he needs to say- uh oh!! something nice!! ( Come on Lee you can do it!!! Smile )
Lee continues: Uh, look, Amanda. You have all afternoon before your flight.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002762562Amanda: Mmmhmm.
Lee: What are you going to do?
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002775208Amanda: Well, this may sound silly, but I’ve always promised myself that if I ever got to England, I would have a formal, proper afternoon British tea.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002776476Lee: Well, that’s a good idea. There are some very famous, very posh places, you know.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002779612Amanda: Oh, well, no, I think you have to know someone to get into those places.
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002785018Lee: Well, I, uh . . . I think I could help out there.
1surprise.. what the....I do have a little influence, you know, even here.1thuddy
Ahhh fix it Lee!! He might not be doing radio interviews.. but he knows people Smile Here goes Lee once again – doing something nice for Amanda to say thankyou to her, show his appreciation and make it up to her1heart_eyes!! and Amanda didn’t seem to SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002786653see this one coming! Smile Lee surprises her! Love how Lee doesn’t look bashful as he makes this offer- but he can’t quite make eye contact with her!!! squeeee..
: Oh, Lee! Would you really do that? 1BIG GRIN
We switch to the wide shot and see Lee take a step towards Amanda, taking both her arms in his hands..
Lee: Anywhere you want, [Amanda looks down at his hands and then back at him-
1thuddywhat’s he up to Amanda?? Lee’s hot and cSCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002794327old huh!! ]

…Just name the place and I’ll take you there.
-whoa.. I’ve had dreams of Lee saying that to me!!! I am sure Amanda must think she is dreaming!!!! 🙂

Our Amanda though is a strong woman!
2thumbup (Amanda’s my hero!) She gains control of her thought processes here and gets Lee good! She manages to put Lee at ease(because she doesn’t freak out, or treat this as a come on!), and keeps things between them light and funSmile Our Amanda is a very clever woman!!
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002803003Amanda(straightfaced): I’d like to have tea there, at the palace…[love how Amanda tries not to laugh
SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002802535here! and Lee looks concerned! He wanted to do something nice for her! but..not even Lee can organise that! Smile ]… Where I belong.

Amanda gives Lee a look! haaaa.. gotcha!! 1HaHaHa

SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002809509SCARECROW_MRS_KING_SEASON2_D1-02(1).avi_002810677Lee: Oh, you!. . . .1swoon


The end!
Hey just think in a few years time Lee will be saying ‘why you!!!’ to Amanda while tickling her in the Q bureau and being busted by Francine..Whoo hoo! Happy days are ahead Smile 

Ok, there has got to be dozens of fan fics of Lee and Amanda having high tea! (actually I haven’t read the tagalogue.. does it mention it? If anyone can recommend a good one.. go for it!

Also, it may be my imagination, but it seems to me that whenever Lee steps closer to Amanda, and takes both her arms in his hands like that- he has her full attention, she stops talking and she will pretty much do whatever he wants Winking smile 

Even though I am not of the opinion that at this point Amanda is totally in love with Lee – she is well aware of how gorgeous he is, how attractive he is to her (but there is no future in it and that’s  never going to happen! thinks Amanda at this point IMHO).. he is a good person underneath it all Smile and he is at the very least- her friend Smile ‘What are friends for’ right? I loved that Lee said that as well- Lee!! Saying what are friends for??!!! wow!!! progress! [see the last post for when they say this]

You know what, given this episode is set in 1baddie speaksEngland, you would think there would be a tea sipping baddie in there somewhere but nope!

I do think though that the acting was very well done in this episode.. The transformation in Connie from evil mastermind to simpering wimp was spectacular, funny and very well done – and mirrored very cleverly by the mongoose – who went from lovely random old guy at the casino helping Amanda win lots of money, to a very nasty piece of work who I didn’t doubt would1baddie speaks have killed Amanda the moment he had finished with using her! Very well done!!

 Before I finish this post, I’d just like to add my biggest thanks to Claudia– who has transcribed all of season 1 by herself (and a few of the early season 2 episodes) and kindly made her transcripts available online –[see smk-land for the links] Claudia all your hard work has made my posting so much dialogue a lot easier – so thank you very much for sharing your hard work!!
Claudia: We Salute You !!

2this just in! Maybe now is a good time mention, that there is still much to be done in getting all of Scarecrow and Mrs King transcribed and available on the net..

If you are looking for a way to join in the fun, and contribute to SMK fandom, transcribing could be for you! Blogs like mine are only possible because of the resources we have access to.. Fan Fiction  research, non-English speaking viewers ( and english speaking) all benefit from having access to transcripts.

lightbulb momentIf you would like to have a go transcribing an episode, there is a project underway at the moment called: Operation Sandstorm. ( yes named after the operation we find out Amanda destroyed in the episode double agent) It has been underway for a year or so now, and slowly but surely smk fans will- together- get through all the episodes! It might take a few years- but that’s ok! Smile it is not work! It is SMK and suppose to be fun!

scarecrowIf this interests you and you would like to find out more follow this link to see what episodes are awaiting transcription :

All the transcripts are hosted on Petra’s website. I have been in touch with Petra and she has said she would love to have more volunteers to transcribe and check transcriptions! (Many hands make short work..) So if you are interested: visit the Yuku forum (by following the link), or get in touch with Petra on her website.

I know when I don’t have access to transcripts, I can’t include the amount of dialogue I have been including, it is just too time consuming for me.. so thanks again Claudia!! You’re a star!! 1cool

Byeee everyone.. thanks for stopping by and reading and commenting.. I wouldn’t be able to do this blog without you either! Smile 

16 responses to “9/9 Season Two, Episode 1:To Catch a Mongoose-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. #2019 rewatch

    This tag is definitely one of those times where it doesn’t pay to know the area where they’re filming because when you know it’s just a corner of a park across from the palace, you just can’t stop thinking “Why are they there? And where does Connie pop up from? Nothing makes sense!”


  2. #2019 Rewatch

    That last “oh you!” line of Lee’s really grates on me. I feel like he should be saying “Amanda!” there instead, or just simply laughing along with her as we see them do so often. “Oh you” seems a little… not sure this is the right word but – feminine?


    • Here I always thought Lee was saying … owe you

      As in, he has to give her a rain check for afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace. Lee has connections, but such a royal invitate requires advance notice!

      In the meantime, Lee ought to take her to Brown’s Hotel (since 1837). They serve an elegant afternoon tea and treat you like royalty … been there both times I visited London.


  3. #2019rewatch
    Iwsod!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Off Connie Beth rushes to go and make something of his life, maybe try and use his new found celebrity to become a golden circle girl..

    On a different note, there are a lot of great things about these European episodes…the scenery, the acting, gorgeous European Lee, meeting some old friends of Lee & Amanda like Conrad and Emily…though these are historically not my favorite part of the series. Believe it or not, in many ways, late Season 2 is one of my favorite times of the series (even with the short hair). But one thing I love about JWWM is that it forces us to slow down and really savor every great part of every episode, and to really ponder Lee & Amanda’s journey. For me, the distance of Lee at the start of each European episodes makes the warmth and connection he and Amanda grow into as the season progresses that much more special, significant, and sweeter.

    Great episode choice, clagjanet! 🤗


    • #2019 rewatch

      Thanks Amandarambler! It’s one of my favorites, and weirdly I like it because it’s just a ridiculous cheery campy adventure without a lot of the “reading stuff into their relationship” stuff in it. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and giggle at our heroes and both of them gave us a lot to laugh at in this one.


  4. I think I was even slightly more irritated than Lee when Amanda fiddled with Conrad’s tie – that’s her “thing” with Lee! I love how touchy-feely Lee is with Amanda. I don’t think he even really realizes how much he touches her (and would likely stop himself if he did). Lee can’t bring himself to express his attraction to Amanda in words, but his body does the talking for him.

    I’m afraid I found Amanda’s little joke about Buckingham Palace kind of dumb. I see the point – she was needling him about his boast that he’s got connections, and he was aghast that she was going to ask him to do something so far out of his reach … but it just fell flat for me. And then it ends on the “Oh, you!” line. {{{cringe}}}

    I do love, however, that he was apparently taking her sightseeing, that they are having this non-work time together, and having a good time.


  5. It’s great how Conrad dismisses Lee, yeah yeah you’re the spy but you’re not as important as Amanda 😉
    He’s totally jealous of Amanda “fixing” Conrad’s tie only much like Lee I was sitting there thinking “fix it? There’s nothing wrong with it!!!!!”.
    KJ does a great job keeping a straight face about going to the palace for tea 🙂
    I’ve never had High Tea either and I’m English. I really ought to investigate it. Places like the Savoy and the Ritz it’s terribly expensive but I guess a once in a life time sort of thing. Although I am more of a spit and sawdust kinda gal 😉


  6. Melissa Robertson

    Oh, this tag is just too funny…Conrad in this part reminds me of a Barney Fife moment from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’. Takes all the credit when he has actually not done a whole lot…LOL!!! I just love it when tries to do nice things for Amanda and then her teasing in return. His smile at the end (swoon) !!! Glad that he can see the humor in her teasing.

    I am not complaining because I love your blog…but watching an actual episode goes by way too fast!!! I feel like it should be longer because you take it scene by scene. Thanks for all your work, I really enjoy reading your blog 🙂


  7. Whooo iwsod, I’ m not the CLAUDIA (you did a great job on your site!!!) with the great BB site and this lot’s of transcriptions (don some of my own, but not so much) . Sorry for this misunderstanding!!! So I hope Operation Sandstorm is doing well! 

    I love this tag tooo, here we can feel & see this sparkling chemistry from our favorite duo! They are so different but every touch is magnetic and they can feel it but both are getting shy as they can see it in each other’s eyes…… Swoooon, I have my romantic minute, can’t think clear…. So by, and thank you for your funny post!


    • Hi Claudia ( not that claudia ) 😉 haaa.. don’t worry about it! I am still thrilled to hear from you! 😀

      And I am still just as thankful to the Claudia who transcribed so many episodes so nothing changes 🙂 and I hope she stops by sometime and sees my thank you..

      ( although I have in the past emailed her to say thanks so if she doesn’t see it its ok- she knows! 🙂 )

      Yeah.. I agree Claudia.. lots of chemistry – and it’s all quite scary to them! A chemistry with someone neither of them had expected to feel this with.. haaa.. It’s lots of fun watching them try and deal with it.. all while their love and respect for each other grows 🙂 Sooo Good!

      Hey is everyone watching the olympics? 🙂 I’m guessing it’s going to be quite in the smk world the next two weeks..

      Your welcome Claudia – thanks for commenting- and thanks for the thanks! 🙂


  8. “Also, it may be my imagination, but it seems to me that whenever Lee steps closer to Amanda, and takes both her arms in his hands like that- he has her full attention, she stops talking and she will pretty much do whatever he wants ” . Can you blame the girl? I would probabIy swoon into a faint.
    I absolutely loved the tag, loved the flirty, light hearted chemistry between them. This was a great episode, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it.


    • Lee is definitely jealous, IMO–again! He even tries to be the suave, spy-about-town after Conrad’s departure when he says that he has influence, even in London, and will take her anywhere she wants to go. It’s as if he’s saying, “I’m important, too!” And wonderful Amanda turns his offer into a lovely, teasing moment. I think you’re right, IWSOD, about the arm holding, except in “Weekend,” when that touch from him results in a smack with an evening bag from Amanda. But there were extenuating circumstances there, as we all know!

      Wait, what’s all this about tickling in the Q-Bureau!? Oh my gosh!

      I love the last shot of them just looking at each other. (There’s a similar one in “Geisterschloss” right after Amanda arrives in Salzburg.) I completely agree about that sparkling chemistry, Claudia. How they make such a seemingly simple situation look so tantalizing, I don’t know. Sheer magic!


      • I like your “I’m important, too!” take. That’s cute. It shows Lee’s insecure side. IWSOD, you are right about Lee being jealous here. He covers it well.

        RedGold, you haven’t seen the tickling scene? It’s season 4, I’m not sure what episode. But Francine’s line in that scene is my favorite Francine line in the whole series. But I won’t spoil it for you. 😉


        • I think that you’re right about Lee’s jealousy coming from insecurity, Melissa–that, and his unwillingness or inability at this point to admit how much he cares about her and is attracted to her. I’ll be interested to see if his jealousy abates once he’s more open with her–it seems that it has diminished somewhat already (I’m at E12 of S3), but then, he’s letting her know of his interest and affection now (finally!), even if they’re not actually a couple yet.

          A hearty “thank you” for not telling me which episode has the tickling scene. It will come as a nice surprise to me to me this way.


          • For some reason, Conrad reminds me of Bill Murray in “What About Bob?”

            This tag is cute, and I liked that Lee was jealous of Amanda fixing Conrad’s tie. I didn’t like that Amanda did that either. Lee’s tie should be the only one she fixes!!!

            It’s sweet that Lee wanted to take her to tea. I think they are developing a deep friendship – much closer than just a working relationship, and it’s so sweet to see them grow closer.


            • Hi LeeLovesAmanda – as usual, I’m enjoying reading all your thoughts as you share them, even if I don’t always get to reply to them. thank you for sharing!!!

              It’s sweet that Lee wanted to take her to tea. I think they are developing a deep friendship – much closer than just a working relationship, and it’s so sweet to see them grow closer.

              so true!!!!


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