At the bowling Alley, Lee picks up the phone behind his booth as he was instructed..
Oh and who calls Lee? Betty Grable! Ha!.. Oh no wait it’s Francine!.. it is only ever Francine who calls people at the agency..have you noticed that?!(didn’t Amanda wear that hairstyle in the first few episodes? Francine wearing the hair-do of an average housewife?!!) See what I did? Again! Shameless!! I managed to not only fit in a pic of Lee in a tux, but of Lee and Amanda dancing! awhhhhh!!! this could be the start of a new game – six degrees of Lee’s tux!
Francine : We’re under condition possum Scarecrow. Are you armed?
Lee: I’m always armed! [whooooo!!! Doesn’t Lee look swoony here?! ]
Francine: Are you carrying any classified documents?
Lee: No. I wanna come home.
Francine: be at this phone in one hour.
Lee: an hour?
Francine just hangs up on him- ha! Love how Lee just looks at the phone like he is glaring at Francine down the line!
Lee makes his way back to Amanda.. resigned to be waiting another hour.. he figures he may as well have some fun with Amanda while he waits..
Lee to Amanda: Okay, what else. Do I get to throw again or-
[throw? LOL! 🙂 oh and.. Lee was happy to play on? whoo hoo! too cute!]
Amanda has to stop him short here.. drat! Amanda! couldn’t you have let him bend err I mean bowl again???!!! just one more time??
Amanda cuts him off : Lee.. ( he isn’t listening she grabs his hand) Lee!..
that man was at the agency this morning.
Amanda: you see that man with the beard? In the game room up there. You see him? He was at the agency this morning.
He asked me about an address in Georgetown. But I think it’s pretty funny that he was there then and he’s here now.
Lee: that’s a hell of a lot more than a coincidence Amanda. You know who that is? [ Of course she doesn’t!!! but!! I bet that Lee does!! haaaa Lee just knows everybody!! ] Amanda shakes her head Lee continues: …that’s Yuri Valov, a top soviet agent. ( The script spells his name ‘ Valov’, Subtitles spell his name ‘Valoff’ I’ll go with the script!)
Amanda: what do we do?
Lee: Let’s lead him out of here. Come on..
Cue the action music!!! Lee and Amanda leave quickly.. heading out the door to the parking lot – err Lee! Amanda! don’t forget to take off your ugly bowling shoes! Nope.. they head straight for the door..
We see Yuri follow them out, and..
ta daaaa! we see that someone is following the follower! [ I wonder if Lee knows him?! ]
Outside, Lee and Amanda rush to Amanda’s car – Lee’s turn to drive!! Whooo Magic Bowling shoes!! both Lee and Amanda suddenly have on their normal shoes haa!! I do love the little nod to reality though when, as rushing to Amanda’s car she quickly says: I left my bowling ball in there!
Lee: I know!! I know!!! [ Cute! and.. some interesting dialogue as we watch them rush for the car! but it is funny that while they acknowledge here the reality of Amanda leaving her bowling ball- they are wearing magic bowling shoes!]
Lee drives off at great speed, Yuri follows him.
Aha! There it is!! I knew it was in this parking lot but couldn’t remember when – the apple blooper! haaa.. [ Thanks again to Aiden for pointing this out]
As we see Yuri reverse his car to pursue Lee and Amanda – you can see one of the crew has left their morning tea, an apple, on the hood of one of the parked cars! Random!
Anyway, Lee tries a few manoeuvres to loose him.. but.. Yuri is determined.. and he stays close.. Lee suddenly decides to change tactics: stop .. and see what he wants.. (I guess he figured he wasn’t going to shake him) – he does a quick turn blocking the road, stopping Yuri’s car also.. Time for guns at dawn!! don’t you love intense Lee here with his gun?!
Looks like this was where the commercial break was..[Smart! I’d come back for more of this swoony Lee! ;)] What will happen next? what does Yuri want? Will they be safe?? argh!!!
Love how Yuri’s car stops right where the word ‘slow’ is painted on the road! Lee tells Yuri to stand up and put the gun away.. Yuri agrees, on condition Lee talks with him.. and a temporary truce is agreed to..
Both men walk around their cars, Lee walking around to Amanda..
Lee: Amanda are you alright? (Awh! Lee can’t see her…)
Amanda muffled because she is still crouched down in the car: Yes.
Lee: Amanda? ( he opens her door and finds her tucked down low)
Amanda: just down here, out of the way.
Yuri sees Amanda is afraid and is a little surprised.. I guess he senses here that maybe Amanda isn’t an agent..
Lee sees this realisation of Yuri’s and offers Amanda his hand to help her out of the car, but he is looking straight at Yuri when he says to Amanda: Come on. [Almost like a warning: she’s getting out of the car- behave yourself! ]
I get a very protective vibe from Lee here don’t you?? he kind of looks at Yuri after Amanda pops up out of danger.. as if to say to him- look what you did you frightened her!
It looks like Lee is reproaching Yuri for bringing Amanda into this!
Yuri: I apologise for frightening you for the second time today. [Amanda quietly smiles as if to accept his apology] But it was imperative that I speak to Lee.
Lee: Imperative? What, for you or for me?
Yuri: for the people of your country and mine. For the world.
Lee smiles and says to Amanda: Yuri usually has the right words and moves. He had them in Angola, Central America and even in the silicon valley.
[there goes Lee with his bravado again.. Just letting Yuri know he knows all about him.. ]
Yuri: we can speak about the good old days some other time. There is not much of that to spare right now. So will you listen? [I can understand why Yuri would ask this.. Lee seems to want to just goad Yuri! Yuri is lucky Amanda was there, so Lee keeps his head! I think she has that affect on him.. do you?]
I’m short on time, so I’m relying on the dialogue in this episode a lot.. hope you don’t mind.. It’s easier at this busy time of year – and well I transcribed this ep for Operation Possum, so it’s very easy! I am very happily surprised at the little swoony moment or two here! Love to hear from you when you have a chance.. hope your christmas or other holiday are going well! byeeee!!