Uh oh.. next thing we see the baddies hideout! A goooooorgeous aerial shot of Das Geisterschloss!
Amazing isn’t it!! It is in reality the Hohenwerfen Fortress (http://www.salzburg-burgen.at/en/werfen/) Just outside of Salzburg..
Did you know you can see this castle in The Sound of Music? another Sound of Music reference!! We can see it in the background as Maria teaches the kids to sing for the first time:
I know a number of smk fans have visited this castle- I haven’t and I would love to hear of your experiences in visiting it: if you would like to share with us all!
Uh oh… Metzger the Austrian spy is now being held captive at das geisterschloss with Emily!
The scottish baddie with lame dialogue tells Col.Metzger he should be more careful while roaming Castles- or he could get hurt.. ugh.. [I was always confused by this!! and thought Metzger had been busted roaming Das Geisterschloss like Emily – but I now think the baddie is referring to the Castle on the Lake, Schloss Anif. Up till this viewing I was thinking there was only one castle and the continuity was really bad! I found the two castle sand how they fit together very confusing! I still don’t get why Emily drew the Castle on the lake.. ]
Drum roll! Time for the big reveal: the annoying Dr Evil!!! he’s a baddie? !!!! Nein!!!!!!! I am sure I was shocked the first time I saw this.. tee hee.. I do love the Emily character.. but I have to say, we get to see much more of her talents in ‘3 faces of Emily’… This dialogue here with the baddies really is too lame for me to bother typing out! ugh! Lots of self congratulating baddies cursing these pesky goodies for finding them.[All we need is a dog and it’s an episode of Scooby doo! ] Emily’s giving them attitude- which IMHO it doesn’t show her to be terribly clever or think rings around the baddies..but hey what do I know? Maybe she hasn’t slept in what three days is it? Hey Metzger tells Dr Evil ‘ We found you!’ do you think that means he found Das Geisterschloss too?? Ugh.. Well seems Dr Evil is a reluctant murderer but he has decided to rise to the occasion and declares they must kill everyone! You’d think they would kill Emily and Metzger now right? wrong!! I really don’t understand why the baddies haven’t shot Emily and Metzger, the Austrian spy already.. not that I am complaining! I love how neither Emily nor Metzger are tied up.. but both obediently sit there throughout the scene.. these are two trained operatives!! They hear the baddies declare they will kill everyone- and they do nothing!! Ohhh yeah!! you have to sit there and wait for the americans to heroically save you!
You know, Emily need not have been so subtle in all her sketching and hidden letterss and not telling Marianna that if a gorgeous American hunk and lovely American woman came asking about her she should fill them in on where she went – yeah.. she didn’t need to be so careful – these baddies are dumb!! 😆
Lee and Amanda are back at the cafe to question Marianna..Amanda checks out the final sketch of the cafe and finds the letter g- she finds it in a way that implies they already thought they had found the letter g in the sketch but now it is confirmed. And the word Emily has spelt is ‘Ghost’ ( not a german word Lee!) Hmmm I’m imagining them the night before: together playing find the letter in this sketch! over a glass of wine.. a nice meal.. with some candlelight ( err not good for hunting for letters but great for the romantic mood! ) Ok.. I know.. I’m dreaming!
It’s strange how when Lee and Amanda enter the deserted cafe, they both look around and call Hello?! when Marianna is lying on the floor surrounded by broken furniture groaning right in front of them! Amanda appears to be talking to Marianna’s shoes when she looks at her lying there..
whoa.. you don’t get to see many people die in this show.. and they kill of Marianna? why exactly? I can only guess it is because she knew where Emily was.. and Dr Evil had seen Marianna’s sketch in Emily’s sketchpad so knew she was the key to helping Lee and Amanda find Emily. Anyone got any thoughts about this? Marianna’s dying words confirm she told Emily ‘not to go to the Ghost Castle – Geisterschloss..’ I guess she must have known that’s why the baddies killed her..?? Because Lee and Amanda don’t question her, she volunteers it.
They killed Marianna.. you’d think Emily would be dead by now too huh! I am sure that thought crosses Lee and Amanda’s minds too..Love the looks here between Lee and Amanda.. awhhhhh… Lee: Hey hey, are you alright?
Amanda shakes her head: why did they kill her?
Lee: because she knew what happened to Emily..
Beautiful violin in this scene.. very touching music!! [So glad you explained that to me Lee.. these baddies are very confusing!! ]
As they leave the restaurant, Lee puts a supportive arm around Amanda – Double Awhh!! Then they see Dr Evil in the Platz buying flowers (probably for Marianna – yuck!! He probably killed her) and approach him to ask about the ghost castle.. he tries to fob them off saying he doesn’t know it.. and both Lee and Amanda see right through him – using their different methods!
Love this little exchange, it shows their characters and relationship so well: Lee: He’s lying!
Amanda: sure was, pretty obvious wasn’t it ( maybe he wanted it to be obvious!! Maybe the baddies are not as dumb as we thought?.. ) Lee: oh you noticed the nervous hand movement, the avoidance of eye contact, the slightly higher pitched voice? Amanda: No, I just noticed this is the first time he didn’t know every little thing about Salzburg!
Lee: yeah… there’s that too….. Then Mr patience and control pretty much bundles Amanda into the car “come on come on’! ” Lee walks Amanda around to her side of the car! Hurrying her, but IMO being attentive ! Any excuse to touch Amanda Oh how far he has come from the awful Artful Dodger! Sorry if you like it- but for me..there is no excusing Lee’s behaviour in that episode!! (jealous doesn’t cut it for me!)
Lee wants to get moving.. and follow the bad liar “get in!” ” I’m in” !!!!!”.. love how Amanda opens Lee’s door for him.. he heee Love the funny little look he gives himself like: Oh boy.. she just opened the door for me too?! He was surprised to find the door open! 😆 Soooo Lee and Amanda follow Dr Evil back to Das Geisterschloss!!
Redgold ( thanks Redgold! ) has directed me to the following thread on yuku:
Mariandl has done it again!! sharing some fabulous photos of a visit to Das Geisterscloss! Redgold has also shared photos from her visit there – wow wow!! I am sooo jealous!!! 🙂 thanks for sharing Redgold!
I will leave it there for now.. back with more soon!
As always – I’d love to hear if you are out there.. reading.. post and say hi! and byee for now!