As Lee and Amanda make their way outside to wait for Harry, Lee volunteers that Harry is ‘a pretty relaxed kind of guy’ to Amanda- gee what was his description of Harry before they met up? “He’s quick, sure, thorough, he’s a real pro.” – Hmm Lee’s description of Harry has changed a bit
Diplomatic Amanda responds not looking at Lee: yes, well he seems very nice.
Lee: yeah, the best. I mean he’s obviously not working on a case. Harry.. Harry can party with the best of them but errr.. not when he’s working on a case.
I love that Lee is picking up on what Amanda is not saying out loud here – he knows what she is thinking without her saying it (AWH!) and he tries to reassure her of Harry’s ability to help. Maybe he is trying to reassure himself also!
Amanda: sure. Well.. the mountains are really beautiful aren’t they? Peaceful..
Lee: yeah. err they’re called Alps.
Amanda: Ohh I know Alps
Lee: Bavarian Alps. [Lee and Amanda share a smile! awh! You can juuuust make it out as he turns to look at her ]
Amanda: Bavarian alps..
[I think Lee secretly enjoys introducing Amanda to new things ] Uh oh.. here comes Harry and his Pear Schnapps!
Harry: help is on the way! He puts out three glasses.. he doesn’t get it.. they don’t want pear schnapps help- they want Harry the local agent help! Harry is obsessed with getting them to drink..
Lee interrupts Harry’s drinking preparation: Harry, we’ve run into a little trouble in Munich. That is, Amanda ran into some trouble. [dang.. he corrected himself.. I liked the ‘we’ ]
Amanda: yes you see I-
Harry: Now early or not you’ve got to try this stuff
[Errr Harry is now on a case.. and he is still partying..]
A farmer I know makes it just outside of town.
Amanda and Lee stunned, watch Harry continue to not listen to them and pour out the drinks..
Amanda: Mr Hol.. Hollinger I don’t think you understand you see I’ve been arrested for passing counterfeit American money. [he doesn’t even hesitate in his pouring.. Aie!! ]
Harry: Federal Rap! [ uh oh.. he heard what she said? but.. is unmoved?.. ohhh noooo!]
Harry starts spruking his schnapps… Lee has had enough! ( hurray!)
Pear schnapps? Harry needs a pair of slaps!!
Lee: Harry! I told Amanda you’re the best man in Germany to help her. Now it took us at least 45 minutes to drive out here and a half an hour to find you… and errr.. you’re…. You’re drunk!
Harry: now that is not only judgemental, that is premature. I am not drunk, I’m drinking! [ what a lame line.. I guess the guy is drunk so he can get away with it!]
Lee: man, what happened to you?
Harry: Nothing. Nothing has happened, nothing will happen! This is tegernsee. [ Ahhhh he reminds me of Lee – nothing ever happens in the suburbs!! but.. we know better!! and hey that should have been a tip off! tee hee..It’s amazing, Amanda and Lee show up needing help with a federal crime, but Harry is still moaning nothing happens? it’s happening right now Harry!]
I also find it hilarious that while Harry is saying nothing ever happens in Tegernsee- Russian intelligence is taking Lee and Amanda’s photo! LOL! We see a photo from this scene is carried by Yuri in Playing possum – Here is Yuri comparing Amanda with the photo at the beginning of that episode:
[so he can identify Amanda and find Lee!!] And here is the photo he is looking at:
Love how Lee silently looks at Amanda here, she meets his gaze and I think he puts his arm around her to comfort her ( we see him take his hand out of his pocket and it goes behind Amanda’s back – I don’t think he’s doing anything else behind there tee hee)
Harry continues with his moaning: Nothing ever happens in Tegernsee!
BAM!! We cut immediately to someone getting punched in the mouth! LOL! Time to meet the baddies! The now badly beaten antique dealer who exchanged Amanda’s marks for dollars decided to make a bit of extra cash on the side without telling his boss.. uh oh.. His days are numbered! The Neo Nazi movement is behind the counterfeit money huh.. man this dialogue is lame! Is it just me or do smk writers struggle with writing baddie dialogue?! The head baddie has men in Paraguay depending on this $$.. the plan was they sell the money, not pass it around Munich.. What are the odds Amanda would stumble on this huh?! Uh oh.. the head baddie knows an American woman was arrested with the counterfeit $ in Munich, and that she is now in Tegernsee.. just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for Amanda! The baddie says she’s in town right now with an American intelligence agent. ( how do they know she isn’t one too? maybe because she didn’ t notice the counterfeits- ooorrrr maybe it is another clue about Harry – while he was settling up his account inside, maybe he called the baddies to tell them about Lee and Amanda arriving!! whoooooo!! Actually, it had to be Harry-or how would they know where to find them? Hmm..) the disgraced baddie pleads to be given a chance to redeem himself – and ‘ take care of them’ – double uh oh..
Muahahahahaaaaa!!! the Baddies are coming after Lee and Amanda.. and the guy they thought could help them is drunk.. but.. at least they have each other
I shall finish up there for now!!Back with more soon – any comments you’d like to share with all of us who are walking through the episodes together? feel free! byeeeeeeeee!!