Lee and Amanda make their way back to their cabins..
A do not disturb sign is on Amanda’s door…but Lee has left his own secret little burglar alarm- a match trick. I guess he balanced it so if the door opened it fell over..? LOL didn’t Mad Magazine spoof this kind of thing?? Amanda put a piece of scotch tape between the doors or something! Anyway.. I digress! Someone has entered the room inspite of the do not disturb sign [How fabulous to think of the next time we see one of those on SMK!! ]
Lee draws his gun.. tells Amanda to stay where she is and then very quietly enters Amanda’s room..Doesn’t he look gorgeous in stealth mode here?
He finds a staff member, with his back to the door, snooping in Amanda’s things..
Amanda watches on from the doorway..
Love how Lee walks right into the room, and then makes his presence known!
Lee: Find what you’re lookin for?
The snooper swings with the luggage and hits Lee with it.. He tackles Lee and they hit the cabin door slamming it closed between them and Amanda- and Ta Daaa!! Ta Da! A Magical stunt man.. Lee can delegate his fighting to the on board stuntman…(every cruise line should have one!) what a great cruise company for the spy!!
…that is definitely not Lee doin the fightin!
We see Amanda listening from out in the hallway.. probably sick with worry!
Aha! Amanda’s cabin?? is B-18!
Lee knocks the guy out..and Lee calls to Amanda to come in..
she finds Lee (with not a hair out of place! but once again with a halo behind him!) dragging Emiliano along the floor- LOL! her face as she closes the door is so funny!
Lee dumps Emiliano on Amanda’s bed and says to Amanda: I think this guy needs a glass of water!
Amanda brings a glass of water.. Lee sits up Emiliano…
and LOL – Amanda tips the glass of water over Emiliano’s head! Waking him up!!
Nicely done gag!! I love how when Lee sits him up, it looks like the water is for him to drink!.. and I love how Lee doesn’t need to tell Amanda what the water is to be used for, she just tips it on Emiliano’s head! She is learning!!! Was there an episode where Lee asked Amanda for the same thing and she gave it to Lee and then Lee tipped it on the baddies head to her shock? can’t remember!!.. anyone?
BTW- this is different in the script.. Amanda is not as ‘advanced’ in her learning.. I get the feeling the script was advanced on from it’s original state to show progress in their relationship.. you can see it in a few things ( like the whole set up in Billy’s office being different: leaving out the part about Lee wanting to take Francine but he can’t..) just a hunch of mine..
Emiliano carefully pulls out his identification..
So, it turns out Emiliano is on the same side, and trying to find Orlando too… Interesting that Lee doesn’t show Emiliano any ID or explain who he works for!! I guess Lee is so authoritative he doesn’t need to??!! Lee just shows him his gun! 😆
So.. time to explain the plot some more!..
Emiliano: Our government is in a very weak position right now. We believe billions of dollars are being smuggled in to fund a violent revolution.
Amanda: You think the money’s being smuggled in on this ship?
Emiliano: That is what Orlando was trying to find out.
Lee: Hey, now, wait a minute. This ship does not dock at Puerto Faro.
Emiliano: We think the money was somehow being funnelled through San Angelo.
Amanda: Isn’t that the island we’re suppose-
(she hesitates a second here! her voice catching)
– to be married on?
Lee pauses a moment as he and Amanda quietly look at each other.. hoooooo haaaaaaaa!!!
Then Lee says quietly: Yeah.
He continues: It’s a good idea, though. The crew, the passengers, they’ll be preoccupied with the wedding ceremonies. You could unload just about anything without drawing suspicion.
I do wish Lee would stop waving that gun around while he talks and just put it away!
Emiliano: Orlando must have been very close to breaking this, or he would not have been discovered.
Lee: You think there’s any chance that he might still be alive?
Emiliano: One always has hope. All I know is he has never missed our contact man before, and he was very serious about this mission.
Emiliano walks over to the other side of the room. Ta Da!!! there is no fruit basket.. See it in the pic below??
[We saw Emiliano deliver it when they first arrived] … it’s been mysteriously replaced with a flower arrangement!
Emiliano: Orlando was a wild and undisciplined man, but he loved our country.
Close up on the ugly flowers!!! Uh oh…
Note to any spies: always check out random flower arrangements that suddenly appear in your cabin! eeeek!
We see Rackam and his eye make up (Arghhhh!!) listening in on their conversation.. thanks to the bug in the ugly flowers… Shame Emiliano hadn’t checked there yet
Lee (via the bug): Then it’s up to us to find out where this insurrectionist money is being hidden and who’s behind it.
Rackam, looking thoughtful, switches off the listening device.. Hmm maybe he wonders: should I remove my pirate eye make up before dealing with this or no?? …. The suspense is killing me..[Hey, I’ll lay off teasing Lee about his.. but the baddies? they are fair game!! ]
One thing interesting about all this.. is another alternation in the script.. smkland.com has the final draft version – (someone correct me if I get the details wrong, I don’t have time to check this) – there is a curious re-write here.. the final draft script has Emiliano saying that Orlando is dead.. not that there is hope.. and Orlando is never seen in the episode or found to be alive at all!
I think by changing it they made a good decision!
I think Orlando possibly being alive (and eventually being found alive) lightens the tone of this episode.. and makes the baddies less evil – not very realistic I know – but when the tone is too ominous or menacing, the romance and the humour can seem a bit out of place (thinking of the pool hall scene in 3 faces of Emily here: the soldiers were killers and serious! Nothing funny about that!) Do you have any thoughts about this??
I think SMK gives up some of the realism for a lighter tone, and does so unapologetically – and I love that! I think come season 4 this lighter tone is lost much more often than earlier in the series.. thoughts?
Well, I shall finish up there for now – Thanks for reading and as always I would love to hear any thoughts about this you would like to share! byeeee.. stay tuned.. the tux is coming!!!!!