Before we continue on with this episode, I just wanted to recount what happened to me last night – I posted the last post of this ep, where I mentioned Lee’s gorgeous tie – which has a lovely embossed pattern on it.. (here is another pic from later in the ep where you can see the pattern better)
Then, I went and watched All the World’s a Stage – and guess what tie Lee is wearing in it?! That very same tie!!!
I’ll have to keep an eye out for any other future appearances.. love that tie! I was chuffed by the smky coincidence
Anyway, on with the show! Lee, Amanda and Yuri make to leave the bowling alley and check out the Balalaika restaurant nearby – maybe they can find out more about Barkhov and Ulanovsky there.. Only, before they exit the bowling alley, Lee spots two pretty inept men staking out the place.. [ Oh the irony! they were leaving to find Barkhov and Ulanovsky- and ta da! here they are!! ]
Lee tells Amanda to stay inside.. Hmm.. it seems ‘ Stay in the bowling alley’ works.. but stay in the car doesn’t… hmmm… I love how Lee says ‘Please’! Amanda seems more willing to stay put when she knows Lee is not alone.. wouldn’t you say?
Okay, I’m confused.. Lee says to Yuri: … our teams aren’t that obvious. Let’s take the alley. Amanda, Please -stay here.
Take the alley?? they walk out the front door??!! haaa!
Well, time for a little cat and mouse game in the car park.. shots are fired.. Lee covers Yuri as he changes position.. There’s lots more weaving between cars, shooting and ducking for cover.. whoo hooo Lee does a snazzy dive across the hood of a car…
Whoa! Lee shoots the moustached baddie.. who we see crawl to a different location as Lee reloads.. Lee changes position, thinking the baddie he shot is out of action – but he wasn’t – instead he lays in wait for Lee to fall into his trap. Which Lee does! Eek!
He sneaks up behind Lee to shoot him, but Yuri sees
and shoots and kills the baddie – saving Lee’s life!
What a shock for Lee!! Lee had no idea the baddie was behind him. He probably for a second thought Yuri was going to shoot him! Only to have Yuri shoot, not hit Lee – and then Lee turns to see the surprise baddie behind him slump to the ground! whoa!! The Russian agent protected the Amerian agent – killing a Russian former agent.. double whoa!!! If Lee had any concerns about whether Yuri was for real – I’d say they’ve been quieted! Very powerful…
Seeing one baddie is dead, the other runs away.. (Yes, don’t get caught – or you’ll have to kill yourself like Kreshenko said! haaa!)
Lee checks the pockets of the dead guy..
Yuri: good thing I turned when I did!
Lee: yeah thanks. The other one got away?
[wow.. Lee actually said thank you – to a russian agent for saving his life!!!! now that is character development right there!! ]
Yuri: yeah. It was Barkhov I saw him.
[Ahh okay moustache baddie was Ulanovsky..] Lee takes something from Ulanovsky’s pockets and they head back into the bowling alley –LOL! just leaving a dead guy in the parking lot! Poor Lisson Lanes! this could affect business Not to mention all the customer’s cars with bullet holes in them! haa!!
Amanda, anxiously awaiting their return, is relieved to see them.
Amanda: I heard shots I didn’t know what to do! [Funny, all the other bowlers are continuing on as normal!! And.. Amanda inside heard shots! tee heee. Maybe Lisson lanes is in a bad part of town, because all the other bowlers heard shots, didn’t care and just kept bowling haaaaa!!! ]
Lee responds: you did the right thing, you stayed put.
Lee seems to keep his head down here.. not making eye contact with Amanda, just looking at what is in his hand( errr what happened to that cover Lee?? What about a kiss from your sweetheart?? you almost died?? and she could use some comforting.. ahem.. Drat!!)
Yuri: It was necessary to kill Ulanovsky.
Lee glances sideways at Yuri
and then tells Amanda: he saved my life.
Amanda looks shocked.. Lee almost died? wow…
and.. Yuri saved him!!
Amanda gives Yuri a smile- Almost like she is saying to him: Thank you!!!! You can tell Amanda is grateful Yuri protected something precious Though Lee has his head down and doesn’t see this silent exchange..
Lee continues: Look! (Lee holds up something) he was carrying a dosimeter.
A dosimeter is a device for measuring radiation! Uh oh.. this tells them there is indeed a bomb! Love how Amanda says in her slightly panicked tone: Does that mean a bomb?! [ You know what that reminds me of? that moment in Saviour where Lee says the bomb isn’t real- that she’s been towing with her car- and she says in exactly the same way: Bomb? what bomb???!!!!! Love it!! ]
Lee nods in response to Amanda’s question..
Yuri: Ulanovsky was an expert in that field.
Lee: well now we know what they were doing here in the States. ( Lee is now mad) Damn it, I have gotta get that thing to Melrose and I don’t know where he is.
‘Melrose’.. you don’t hear Lee call him that often.. sounds weird! Shouldn’t he refer to him by his codename with Yuri? Ohh I don’t get it!
Speaking of Melrose! ta da!!! there he is… bound and gagged in the Odessa funeral home.. poor Billy! and on top of that.. he has to listen to Kreschenko do his baddie speech explaining why he is going to set off a nuclear bomb- muahahhaa!!
So, it seems they kidnapped Billy to activate Operation Possum.. a unit without a leader will fail to stop him!
Billy explains it doesn’t work that way..
(Yup! Lee just does what he wants when he wants )
Kreschenko gloats showing Billy his bomb..
Kreschenko chuckles: – my answer to detente!
You know what this is, of course?
Billy: there’s no way!
Kreschenko: that I could get it into your country? There are many ways. I chose the most simple. Every part of this nuclear device was carried into this country through your airport security undetected.
Why? Billy asks.. [but do we really need to know?!]
‘To Hurry History!!!’ muahahaahahaaaa!!
whoo he’s so evil!
Ohh this exchange is gold:
Kreschenko: Oh on the contrary, This will be the ultimate triumph of the communist state. My only regret is that I can’t be alive to witness it. You think I’m mad. ( Billy nods)
Billy: it had crossed my mind.
Kreschenko: I’m a practical man. People grow soft without challenge I have seen the erosion of power in my country. The response to your gestures of friendship- Pha! All that will change tomorrow, when your government is reduced to radioactive dust.
Uh oh that can’t be good!! the bomb is going to be set off tomorrow???!!! This baddie is such a stereotype.. the only thing missing is a cup of tea!
I shall finish up there for now.. Poor Billy.. tied up and made to listen to a power hungry lunatic.. Don’t worry Billy, Lee doesn’t need a boss to get on with the job
Okay, hope you are enjoying this episode!!! Any thoughts?? feedback on my post? questions? gripes? wishes?? I’d love to hear about it!!! byeeeeee!