Thanks to our local Munich tour guide Claudia for all the information on munich and the locations – fasincating!! So Amanda is off to meet with Lee, Billy and Francine at the Arcaden[Arcaden= Arch Claudia? good to know!!] so here is a pic showing just how many arches are at the Archaden.. There are alot of arches! Plus one extra for this scene: Amanda’s Archenemy- Francine!! tee hee..
Billy! I missed seeing you get bossed around by Lee! Francine!! I errr didn’t miss you! hehehee..but.. then again you do make Amanda look good, so I sort of missed you! Amanda has briefed them all on the meeting with Haddy, and the first dialogue here we hear is Billy:
Billy: If what you’re saying is true, Amanda, then the clock is really ticking! Not only do we have to get Haddy Kemp out of this country, but now we have an assassination to stop and it’s going to be pretty difficult because we don’t know who is going to be assassinated!
Anyone else find this super clever writing?? yes.. the glockenspiel clock really is ticking down to the assassination!!
Lee: Listen, Billy, I think the two people that he greeted on the way out were some of the terrorists.
Billy: Well, that’s your department, Scarecrow. Francine, I want you to compile a list right away of all the prominent Americans who might be in Munich in forty-eight hours.
Francine: This could change our priorities.
Amanda: Can’t you just stop these terrorists?
Francine: Now why didn’t we think of that?
[Amanda bows her head embarrassed, Billy glares at Francine, and Lee explains for Amanda why that isn’t possible.. and that she wasn’t to know-poor Amanda..]
Lee: The trouble is, Amanda, nobody knows who’s in the Riebaden group.
Francine: It’s not a large group, there’s only about thirty members, and they’re spread all over Europe. The only problem is they attack in small groups.
Lee: And they’re totally ruthless.
Amanda: They could kill Mr Kemp and he would never see his little boy again and that would be just awful.
Billy: We will still get Haddy Kemp out of this country as planned. Now I’m arranging for a United States Army transport plane to be put on standby alert. That leaves just you, Amanda.
Amanda: Yes, sir. That makes things quite a bit different, doesn’t it?
Lee smiles trying to reassure Amanda.
Lee: Hey. Amanda, your part in this is still safe. You just deliver the second message and continue to act like a tourist.
Amanda: Because they would never do anything to hurt a tourist, would they?
Lee: Ha!.. No. No, they wouldn’t.
Amanda bows her head and suddenly starts flipping through her guidebook again.. Billy and Francine join Lee in smiling at Amanda to convince her all is fine.. but Amanda isn’t buying it so easily.. she knows Lee too well now, and his reassurances- with that forced casual, too casual attitude is a giveaway!
Lee tips his head to the side, trying to see Amanda’s downturned face.. very cute!
Amanda looks up.. and Lee is unswerving.. sure he will keep Amanda safe so all is fine..
Off Amanda goes to the church to meet Haddy.. Goooorgeous church!! Has anyone been there? Amanda finds a pew.. and doesn’t have to wait long for Haddy..
Haddy: What’s the Agency’s answer?
Amanda: They’ll take you out tomorrow by Army transport.
Amanda: Do you have any further information about the intended assassination victim?
Haddy: No, no. If they could postpone getting me out of here by a couple of days, I might be able to come up with something. I could call it a way of making up for past mistakes.
Amanda: No, you can’t wait. They might kill you and you have valuable information.
Haddy: Yeah…. I know…. Tell the Agency Emmerams Mueller in Bogenhausen tomorrow ten o’clock.
[Is that ten o’clock like today’s ten o’clock? ]
Amanda: Right. Your son can be very proud of you.
This time Haddy gives Amanda a german sounding meeting place.. and no number on the tourist map!! eek!!
Love how Amanda does it again- another surprise goodbye!! Poor Amanda!!! She doesn’t know which way is up in this episode with agents not saying hello, reformed terrorists not saying goodbye.. eek! but.. brace yourself Amanda something even more scary is around the corner!!!
Thank goodness the priest comes along, takes pity on her and tells her he has gone.. Only.. it is Lee! eeeeek.. Lee as a priest? This episode just gets scarier and scarier!! Why am I suddenly hankering to read The Thorn Birds???!!
Amanda: thank you fath- [she stops short, realising it is Lee.. Ok ok.. they set up the whole thing so we wouldn’t know and Amanda wouldn’t know and isn’t it funny Ha.Ha. but – It doesn’t make any sense for Amanda not to know Lee is there!!! She was concerned about her safety in the scene before!! How could he not tell her!!!!!! It seems almost cruel not to have reassured her Lee would be there but I am sure they were just going for the joke.. I just think too much!]
Amanda whispers: – You were up there?
Amanda whispers again: You were up there?
Lee: Is it all set?
Amanda: Yes. Um, tomorrow at Emmerams . . .
Lee: Emmerams Mueller.
Amanda: . . . in Bogenhausen at ten o’clock.
Lee: Billy’s got the plane all arranged. [He’s such a good PA! ] So I guess you can go back to the hotel and have a happy vacation.
Amanda: Will you take it from here?
Lee: Yes, Amanda,
I will take it from here.
I’m doing what I do.
[why does Amanda react like this?? I don’t think she doubts Lee and that he is good at what he does.. My theory, is that she is worried about the danger, but.. she wants to be there with Lee, and be involved.. she wants to know that Haddy got away safely back to his son.. ]
Ahhh along comes the german blonde…
who speaks in german to Father Scarecrow, he responds in german [hey! German speakers!! how is Father Scarecrow’s accent? ] and then she wanders off.. uh oh.. Lee even turns to watch her walk away.. grrrrrr…dressed as a priest, the man is no saint.. Love that Amanda doesn’t let this pass without comment!!
I loooooove the look on her face as he has a second look ( remind anyone else of the first time?? and her reminding him she has other places to be??!!!)
Amanda: You wouldn’t!
Do you think he considered hearing her confession?
Lee continues playfully: It might be pretty interesting.
Amanda is not one of your buddies Lee, that joke is not going to come across well! Amanda finds it reprehensible.. not funny at all.. and from the looks of Lee as she whacks him and walks off – I think he sees the joke was a bad idea.. thoughts anyone??
I am not catholic, but I did wonder if this whole joke was a big risk for smk to take –I wondered if this was offensive to catholics.. that Lee was dressed as a priest, up at the altar when he is not suppose to be (isn’t that holy up there?) and then making suggestive looks and comments about a young woman looking to confess? oh and I thought germany was protestant?? so why is this girl asking for the priest to hear confession? protestants don’t do that.. help?? I’m probably mistaken and it’s nothing..
I get the joke they were trying to go with..but also considering how Lee didn’t tell Amanda he would be there when he knew she was afraid for her safety- this doesn’t work for me.( Sorry guys! I am quite possibly alone in feeling this way-but that’s ok.. I don’t expect others to agree with me on all things )
One good thing about this moment is how Amanda doesn’t let him get away with it!! Go Amanda!!!
Amanda leaves the church and Lee behind.. getting out of his getup… or listening to a confession??
I think it’s funny when the two baddies are in the car and see Amanda coming out. the flute playing guy (or as Paula says flutey-boy!) says to the Inga, there is something wrong with someone who doesn’t love music.. ( this woman wants to kill everyone the slightest chance she gets.. that’s ok.. that she doesn’t like music? is outrageous!)
Inga recognises Amanda as the same woman who had been talking to Haddy at the Bierhaus ( yeah great logic there agents!! having Haddy meet the same person twice! and she is suppose to be a tourist?! ) Soooo she decides to run over Amanda.. and ask Baron von snob later.. Amanda only just outruns their car as they try to make her road kill.. phew! good on you for not giving up Amanda.. next time can I make a suggestion? go with a faster stunt woman! The way she throws up her hands and then puts them down again as she gets to the door is funny! Almost like she is saying to the car- don’t shoot me! The camera work here is so funny!
A red ferrari stops and it’s owner gives Amanda a little pat pat to feel better.. only it’s the snob…Oh no! Amanda thinks he has come to her aid- and he is a baddie!! He gives her a ride back to her hotel- he seems to be trying to establish a relationship with her..
How can von snob possibly know Amanda is working with Haddy the daddy at this point? The other two only just 2 seconds ago worked it out!
Well I shall leave it there for now.. looking forward to hearing your thoughts !! Anymore insights from our local tour guide Claudia? Jealous Lee is coming up!!!! Thanks for reading guys! back with more soon..