Lee, Yuri and Amanda rush to the Odessa funeral homes to stop the baddies.. Lee tells Amanda to stay in the car! and at the first sign of trouble ‘ you know what to do’ – err go in after him? tee hee.. I am guessing he means call for back up?? but.. who would she call when operation possum is in effect? Oh I know.. she should scream!
Yuri and Lee make their way into the funeral home in stealth mode! ( what no black jumpsuit? whaaaaaa!!!)
Room by room they search the place ( err well Lee opens the door and pops his head in to look – LOL!) Narrowing down to the last room, this room they decide to burst into?! ohhh and it just happens to be the room full of bomb making equipment and a gagged Billy – hidden in a coffin! Creepy!! [I think they should had Lee hear Billy coughing in the coffin.. ] I love how as they untie Billy, Yuri is still holding his gun aimed at Billy with one hand.. while he unties with the other – great gun safety! Not!!
Hooray! I like how Lee tells Billy Amanda told them about Kreschenko and the bomb.. Lee fills Billy in on how Yuri is working with them, and Billy fills in Lee – the bomb is set to go off that day, at Arlington National Cemetery, during a ceremony where the president and cabinet members will be present! Oh No!!! Lee explains that Francine has notified the white house – and a condition four has been announced or whatever they do! Billy declares that detonation is due to occur 30 minutes from now!!!! Time to get moving!
We see Kreschenko has the coffin (with the bomb inside) in place at the cemetary.. Barkhov is with him.. Kreschenko gives Barkhov a little pep talk.. and Barkhov is looking forward to getting to the airport (how big does he think this bomb is?? will flights still be happening after a nuclear bomb goes off? LOL!!! He must be a bit dim!!! Even if Kreschenko fails to mention this is a suicide mission! they get in their funeral home limo and drive off..
We see Amanda’s station wagon pull into the cemetery.
Whoo Lee is driving now.. things are really getting serious! Yuri notes that the cemetery is immense how will they find them? weeeeelll firstly: Amanda is really lucky! 😉 and secondly, weren’t they putting the bomb at the ceremony the president was going to attend? I don’t know! Anyway, it doesn’t get that far.. they pass the Odessa funeral home limo..
Well done Amanda pointing it out!!! Aren’t you glad she came along??!! the editing is a bit weird, it’s almost like they pass the limo twice – magic!!!
well.. just in case they didn’t see them the first time How Amanda saw it I don’t even know – because I can’t find where it is identified as the Odessa Funeral home hearse! Lee does a nifty turn ( is that a bootlegger??? !! ) H0ld on Everybody! It’s car chase time! Only on SMK is it between a hearse and a stationwagon! yeee haaa! While the cars are racing away we hear Billy tell Lee: 12 minutes to detonation scarecrow! We better nail this guy quick!
Kreschenko tries to throw a grenade at the stationwagon – oh ROFL! Yuri goes to lean out the window specifically telling Lee to keep the car steady-he is going to take out Kreschenko – so immediately, it cuts to a wideshot of the stationwagon swerving between all the traffic which suddenly magically appears around them! LOL! Lee!!! I think they let the work experience boy edit this sequence
Oh hey! Look at this pic above – err where’s Amanda??!!
Yuri shoots Kreschenko.. who dies and drops the grenade in the hearse.. yeahhhhhh that didn’t work out the way Kreschenko planned.. I mean why not just distract Lee and Yuri till the bomb went off? LOL! oh well.. Barkhov sees the grenade is about to go off and he dives out of the hearse..
This baddie they capture is sooo tough! He jumps out of a moving car… refuses to speak.. but then..
Baddie Barkhov: a suicide???? Alright! Come on!! I’ll show you!!
whooo he was a tough nut to crack!!! A very tough interrogation! hehehhee [Or as Lee would say: it was brutal!] whooo I love how here in the sun you can see Lee’s gorgeous tie and all the embossed pattern. love that tie! ( Love who’s wearing that tie.. ) Wait a minute – Billy tells Barkhov: you idiot! You really don’t know do you? You along with millions of people are gonna die in 15 minutes if you don’t talk. [Before Billy said 12 minutes.. err Billy can’t count.. err maybe someone else should err keep track of err when this bomb is suppose to go off?! 😉 ]
They make their way to the bomb..
Barkhov explains he helped Ulanovsky with the assembly.. so he knows it can be disarmed.. Wait a minute! Soooo this guy assisted in building the bomb- he can tell Lee how to dismantle it???.. I’ve got a better idea – why doesn’t he dismantle it? weird!! ROFL!!! I guess only Lee can be the hero here!!!
Poor Lee, he fidgets with his fingers.. clearly nervous..
he asks Billy for a hand with the screws.. following Barkhov’s instructions, this goes on for a while.. getting closer and closer to the inner workings.. At one point- Lee and Yuri must work as a team, co-ordinating the timing as they both remove one cylinder each- in perfect tandem- same speed..and same time..
Lee and Yuri share a look.. and then go for it: this is very symbolic don’t you think?! America and Russia in perfect synchronisation, working together to keep world peace!! I like it’s message!
Uh oh! .. there is a surprise for Barkhov – Kreschenko has added some extra wires! whoooo!!!
Amanda: what do the wires do?
Barkhov: three wires, all connected to the fissionable material. One will disarm it, the other two will-
Yuri: -will detonate it.
Billy: 30 seconds scarecrow! [Not helping!!!! Is it just me or is this hilarious? Billy is Lee’s boss! and he is hurrying Lee here to make a decision??!!! ROFLMAO!!!! Ohh that is just priceless! yes don’t go make a decision there Billy! ]
Lee confused: I.. errr.. ( he is frozen in place)
Amanda: I think you should pull the blue wire!….
I think you ought to pull the blue one
Billy: 15, 14
Amanda at the same time: I think you ought to pull the blue wire.
Billy: 13, 12, 11, 10
Amanda at the same time: I think you should really pull the blue wire, give it a good tug!
Billy: 7, 6…
Amanda: tug that blue wire.
Billy: 5, 4, 3
Amanda at the same time: there give it a good old tug…
Billy: two, one.
Lee pulls out the Blue wire –
Everyone is silent, frozen in place –Amanda gives stunned Billy a side glance.. Barkhov takes off his glasses in an adrenaline fuelled awkward way.. Lee waits to see if anything explodes!.. Those few seconds after the blue wire came out?? Would have felt like slow motion! you know- how everyone’s speech is slurred?! Lee looks at Yuri.. still stunned..
Isn’t it adorable watching these guys so openly happy??!!! Ahhh this is memorable smk stuff : the blue wire- love it! Amanda was determined that if she was going to die, she would die talking.. that’s for sure..
Billy joins in the laughing with one of his big barotone laughs – which are fabulous (!!) , then Yuri joins in too Barkhov? He’s just in shock at what he almost did to the world.. oh no wait. he knew what he was doing.. he’s just upset that he almost died and that he is not going to be catching that plane like he thought. Rot Barkhov!!
Amanda: see, I knew you could do it!
…Amanda, How did you know?
[I love the tone of voice Lee uses when asking this! very cute!!! Like: okay come on!! just how did you do that?!]
Amanda: Oh you know when the dishwasher at home’s broken…
I just jiggle the blue wire…. 😆
ROFL!! At this, Lee turns silent stops smiling
and looks at Amanda stunned by her explanation, while Amanda looks up at Billy
– That’s how you knew??? Because of your dishwasher?? Her temperamental dishwasher just saved us all from a big boom-boom?! -Yep! love that Mad Magazine spoof of ‘Scaredcrow and Mrs Kling’!! I’ll stick ‘big boom-boom’ in any chance I get! Do you now it? this is the frame I am referring to here:(thanks Charley!)
Focus iwsod.. Here’s where we and Amanda really reap the rewards of our (and Amanda’s!) patience with Lee!!!
Amanda: it is, it’s always the blue wire!
Then Lee bursts into laughter, shaking his head at her
and he gathers up Amanda into a big swoonworthy hug. Lee envelopes Amanda with his sheer joy at her having guessed the right wire! Hooray!!
Isn’t it fabulous that this is definitely Lee hugging Amanda??!!! He initiates it!!!!! 🙂
When Lee shakes his head at Amanda in amazement: this (again!) reminds me of Burn Out!!! In Burn out, Lee shakes his head at Amanda in their big ‘moment’ when Lee realises how amazing she is –only he adds the words to go with this gesture!! Awhh!! More foreshadowing!!! Love it!! And lots of good stuff to look forward to!!
Have we seen any other hugs so far? Oh wait.. we saw one after Lee’s cabin blue up (get it?!) okay.. Blew up in A Class Act.
I love this hug!! There is the hug in Remembrance of things past – actually this moment reminds me of that: they hugged in sheer joy of discovering Lee is alive!!! Just like here!! Celebrating life!! Hooray!!! Any other hugs? Hey – someone who is good at numbers should keep a tally or something! 🙂
Hey, I thought Amanda gave the dishwasher a good kick.. but I am very happy that she upgraded that to a bit of wire jiggling..
Okay.. one more pic of this very special, swoony moment.. I’ve been hanging in there for this!!!
You know, Amanda was the only one to snap out of it and call a colour.. and thank goodness she did! Poor Lee – for a moment it was like he was left all alone with this decision.. everyone was frozen – including his boss!!!!! Aie!!! but Lee had to act- world peace depended on it! It was Amanda who came through for him- like she always does when he needs her Awh!! – not just because she guessed the right colour, but because she picked a colour at all! 🙂
[speaking of colour, apologies if the pics are not okay – I wasn’t happy with the colour..but did the best I could- ugh!! wish I could upgrade to NASA quality! ]
Share the joy smk fans!!! tell us what you think!! Any insights? what’s your favourite part of this sequence here?? anything you agree with? or disagree with? Has anyone had a run in with a blue wire?! I’ll be back to finish up this very enjoyable episode soon!!!!!!