Lee, Amanda and Harry zoom to Mueller’s place.. Mueller sees the car driving up and seems to intuitively know this car means business!
What about this yells: I should run for it- now!!?? ( it must be the way Lee drives?!).. aaaand it’s car chase time..
After a scenic car chase through some lovely countryside.. Mueller’s car comes to a dead end, he gets out and hides in a barn. Lee and Dirty Harry go searching. Amanda waits in the car without being asked!!! (that kind of confirms for me a theory I had about why Amanda never stays – she is worried about Lee being on his own without back up a lot of the time.. and this time- he has Harry)
Man Lee is lookin good!!!
Mueller sneaks up on Lee and lines up his aim, readying himself to shoot Lee..
he goes to surprise Lee with a bullet in the back but Harry shoots him…
a couple of times..
Amanda in a panic gets out of the car to see who’s been shot.. Harry has made sure Mueller is dead and can’t talk huh. Setting up things so Lee still trusts Harry or at least we are lead to believe he does.. (the baddies were going to kill off this liability anyway.. so Harry killed not only Mueller but two birds with one stone! ) Harry makes a big show of being mad he didn’t just injure him.. uhhhhh huuuuuuuuhhhh.. yeah right..
Harry: His arm! that’s what I was going for, his arm!
Lee: at least we got the right guy.
Harry: yeah but our only lead! [ I don’t think that is what Lee is thinking.. Harry is another lead! ] Lee pulls some American 20s out of Mueller’s pocket – why was he still carrying them around? after the baddie told him off and threatened him? Hmm..
Harry: I guess you were right pal. Hell.. I know you were right, I’ve been spending too much time in that schnapps bottle ( ‘in’ Harry? what are you a genie? )
Amanda arrives: is he? Lee nods..
Harry: yeah! dead eyed dick here (pointing to himself) took real good care of him! [did Harry just say ‘dead eyed Dick”?.. that’s so funny.. when does Tom come into things Harry? rofl!!!]
Lee cuts him off: Harry! will you stop beating your chest about it.
Harry: but I was only trying to wing him. I should have been able to do that blind folded [Aie! I think he is labouring the point that he shouldn’t have killed him – and that he has been lost in Schnapps.. enough already!]… the agency knew what they were doing when they sent me up here. I’ve lost it. ( booooo hoooo)
Harry: If I ever had it!
Amanda: Harry! You saved Lee’s life [ she could see that from the car could she?? hmmm???] hmm interesting… Lee didn’t point it out or thank him – well, there you go, it isn’t only with Amanda that he does that! hehehehe.. I think Amanda is offering encouragement to Harry so he can find himself again as an agent – I am thinking Amanda doesn’t suspect Harry is Dirty.. I dont’ want Amanda to encourage him!! ]
Harry: I also didn’t hit what I was aiming at. Now he was our only lead!
[Ok I am officially over Harry and all his whining.. punch him now Lee.. please.. ]
Ahhh saved from Harry’s whining.. along comes Volkenauer! His timing is impecable! This time finding them with a dead body.. Soooo how did Volkenauer know where they were? and.. how did he get there so fast?
Teeee heeee! So how are you guys going to explain this? I think Lee’s line about going back to the slammer is a cheap shot.. to ramp up the drama before the commercial break! they were never going to go back to jail.. and Lee doesn’t need to come up with an explanation..
Though I do love how Amanda passes the buck here: I know how this must look but there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. Tell him Lee!
Aaaaaand this is where we get the commercial break.. well the possibility of them all going to jail made me come back for more! I was so scared!!! Not!! It doesn’t really work when watching on dvd.. I am sure it played great on commercial television..now it just makes Lee look like a dill
We see more beautiful aerial shots.. this time.. Is this is Bad Tolz?? ( the script mentions it) or Tegernsee? the church looks different.. – wherever it is: it’s gorgeous!!
So, looks like the gang are back in Tegernsee, and it seems Lee told the police who they were.. and Lee is cranky this makes the agency look like ‘ a bunch of yoyo’s’.. Lee complains that he has no official capacity to work in Germany and Volkenauer might still throw the book at him. ( Hmm so how does this work with Harry? the spy who is officially stationed in Tegernsee??? He was the one who actually killed Mueller!- Also, for what reason Tegernsee would need a full time spy of it’s own to cover it I don’t know! )
Whooo Amanda says it is all her fault that this could become an international incident, she laments that she didn’t check the notes properly..
Knock me over with a feather – Lee reassures her that no one reads money! This is not her fault and no one would have noticed!! wow!!!!
Harry: cheer up Amanda we might all get thrown out of the country. That would get you home. [Hmm maybe this is what Harry hopes for- that way they are no longer snooping around..]
Amanda (without hesitation): Ohh no I don’t want to go home. I mean I don’t want to go home that way. Not if Lee’s disgraced.
It’s just not fair.
Watch Lee in this scene.. he is genuinely touched by Amanda’s concern for his reputation here.. awh!!! though.. he quickly tries to cover it up with a world weary one liner
Lee (quietly): hey.
Lee: who ever promised you fair?
Amanda: nobody, I just keep on expecting it!
I really like this moment between Lee and Amanda here.. Lee is very touched by Amanda’s concern for him – she didn’t for a moment consider going home and disgracing Lee.. awh!! And he knows how much she wants to go home! I love to watch Lee struggle to contain his emotions here.. he even puts his hands behind his back – it looks like he is stopping himself from reaching out to touch her! Meanwhile, his buddy doesn’t care if Lee leaves the country disgraced.. There is no better friend than Amanda!
Harry suggests they no longer have any leads ( ie. go home! ) but.. Lee is not ready to give up.. he suggests going after known associates ( hmm that would be Harry? tee hee) – Harry isn’t happy with this suggestion. Amanda points out Volkenauer is going to be mad if they keep snooping but.. Lee thinks they have nothing to lose – Volkenauer’s already mad! and if he is mad then he isn’t flirting with Amanda 😉 tee heee.. No wonder Lee isn’t feeling threatened! ha!!
Lee: that’s American money they’re cranking out, and I want those plates! [ Oh my.. determined Lee! swoon!! it seems Amanda’s concern for his reputation has emboldened him!!!! ]
Harry is suddenly excited again ( yep time to change tactics they’re not going home..I can’t stand this guy!) Harry suggests Mueller the milkman’s contacts were probably locals in Tegernsee or Bad Tolz.. Amanda asks how are they going to find out who they are..
and Lee says the old fashioned way- they ask questions. Aie..what a novel idea!! Now that is clunky dialogue!
Harry suggests he ask questions in Tegernsee – and Lee and Amanda will head to the other side of the lake from Tegernsee: to Bad Tolz – ( whooooo) – where they will ask Questions!!!! Very technical!! tee heee..
Harry leaves all excited.. yeah excited that he has been left alone by Lee and Amanda- they will be away from Tegernsee and he will have time to meet with the baddies. Amanda starts raving to Lee about what a changed man Harry is.. and much improved…(It’s hard to watch Amanda be so positive about Harry! Awh!! 😦 ) Lee isn’t so gushing and just wants to get on with the investigation..
I shall finish up here for the moment.. any thoughts? comments? questions? likes? dislikes? about this post- I would love to hear from you!!!! byeee and thanks for stopping by! Back with more soon!