Before I continue.. just had to mention: I found a Koala 15 metres from my house today They are sooo cute!! Would you like me to post a pic? If so.. let me know
[Ok am updating with a pic!!! here you are!! ]
We find Lee and Amanda have located a famous Sound of Music location to stand in front of and continue their conversation 😉 Lee is walking fast.. and Amanda is periodically running to keep up with him 🙂 !
These arches, the Domplatz arches, are seen in The Sound of Music. Maria walks through these arches singing ‘I have confidence in me’ – and it’s the moment of the real Maria von Trapp’s cameo! (she’s one of the women in the background in traditional Austrian dress)
But! Technically this post is about scarecrow and mrs king so I should point out we could also see these arches in the far background when Emily was sitting at the cafe.. it’s the same square: the Residenzplatz..
[I am not an expert on Salzburg by any stretch of my imagination.. so if I say anything incorrect let me know and I’ll correct it! This blog has the occasional Austrian visitor- I’d love to hear from you!! ]
Lee: I arrived yesterday for our meeting. When I got to Emily’s hotel the hotel clerk told me she had called them, asked them to pack up her things and hold them for her, she was going immediately on to Vienna.
Amanda: would she do that?
Lee: No! Not without a message to me first. She sent for me remember?
Lee: British intelligence has lost contact. She’s been missing for two days. I don’t know. I don’t know, I think she got too close to something on her own. She was always a little too gutsy [Aie! Lee (the kettle!) calling the pot black! ]
Amanda: Too close to what?
Lee: alright, for the past several months an electronic listening post somewhere has been picking up very classified information from embassies all over Europe ( Love how Lee opens his jacket, tidies up his belt here.. puts his hands in his pockets, and then in the close up his (bing!) jacket is done up again! Oh noooo he’s gone and tidied up his hair too.. drat.. I liked it a bit less styled! oh well.. still a gorgeous haircut so I shouldn’t complain too much..concentrate iwsod! this is important! The security of the western world is at risk and I’m checking out Lee’s hair? ) and transmitting them to the other side of the iron curtain.. We have been hit hard.
Amanda: We have?
Lee: Yes. England, France, Germany, everybody. Uncovering that listening post and plugging those leaks is: Top! Priority! Emily must have found something here.
Amanda: but why did she send for me?
Lee: Well, the message at the hotel was to be passed to her niece from America: Amanda King. Amanda: her niece? [ but that’s a lie!!! Naughty agent Emily told a lie!! and well.. who cares?!! ]
Lee: Emily Farnsworth is smart. Very smart. [Yep, and she knows you two would be great together and that Amanda will make a fine agent ] that message was to tell us that something you two did together in Washington is important to whatever she found.
[ and.. she’s a matchmaker who wants you two to get together!!! What do you think readers?? you think Emily is encouraging a match? ] Lots of exposition here at the beginning.. Well done BB! he makes it look easy.. and soooo convincing!!
Amanda: What we did in Washington?
Amanda: I sure don’t know.. we did an awful lot!
Lee: well, we’ll go over whatever you did together step by step until we figure it out.
Lee can be really patient and supportive – when is he motivated!! They have 2 days till vital top secret meetings are held in Brussels..when embassies will be sending signals galore.. and they’ve got to find the leak before then! Five years of military strategy will go right down the drain! The whole operation depends on Amanda! err wrong episode..-Spot test!! come on!! who can remember that gag?! which episode was it? 😆 It seems to be smk business as usual.. everyone is counting on Lee and Amanda to save the day!
Amanda: So Mrs Farnsworth was looking for the listening post right?
Lee: Yeah. I’m afraid she got caught. I’d give anything to know where she is right now.
awhhhh.. Lee is showing a bit of emotion here huh.. poor Lee! But don’t worry you have Amanda to help you! Amanda catches a glimpse that this isn’t business.. this is personal.. [And shallow me just has to point out – how lovely these close ups of Lee here are. swoon!]
Well.. the next moment, the audience finds out where Emily is- She’s at the geisterschloss with a blonde moustache baddie, the smelly/grabby baddie..and dark haired baddie.. too many baddies already! They’ve been questioning her for two days.. and she’s telling them she’s a british tourist..
Head baddie tells Emily they know she received NATO briefings from the American embassy in Bonn?! She is totally busted as a british spy! eek!! Baddie: would you like to hear how I know? Ohh this dialogue is soooo lame.. no actually I don’t really care how you know..
Emily: go to Hell! Dr McCarran
Dr Mc: Oh no it’s more likely to be you making that trip my love. Ohhhhhhhh gaggggg!!!! Dialogue sooo bad!!!
I’ll spare you the rest of the dialogue.. but we learn the baddie is greedy.. whooooo.. and uh oh.. the baddies know about Emily’s message naming Amanda, and so they are following Amanda now.. and if she turns out to be an agent.. then she’s in great danger!
I shall leave it there for now… Anyone else find the baddies’ dialogue excruciating?!
Byee and back with more as soon as I can..