12/13 Season Two, Episode 13: Spiderweb-Scarecrow and Mrs King

It’s time for the big 1banana thinks its lameaction finale!!
lame plan is in motion..  I’ll try not to get too narky! Winking smile but.. well.. I’m pretty sure I won’t succeed! Winking smile
On to the fake ‘Kuragin defection’  – is this the same building Amanda does the security check on in Photo Finish?? I think so..
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I’ll have to come back to this when I cover that ep!
I’m surprised they used a yellow taxi again, given how that worked out last time Winking smile We see a yellow taxi pull up in front of the building.. before we’ve heard  a word we can see a blue van parked to the side.. uh oh.. we all know what the blue van means!! Why don’t the highly trained agents?! 1facepalm
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Francine is perched up high with binoculars watching over the set-up.. she talks into the walkie talkie: Mr Larner? He just arrived. Billy’s starting the meet.
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We see Billy is sitting in the silver parked car..
Francine continues: Larner? It’s very calm. I have only one person, a gardener. The only vehicle on the roadway is the gardener’s van. [Blueee Vaaaan!!!]
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We see someone get out of the taxi- are we suppose to think this is Kuragin??  and have the big reveal that it is Lee??
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The script reads like this is what they were aiming at – but the logic is all wrong– we’ve already been told Amanda is meeting Kuragin alone and that they are going to set up the baddies!
This  makes more sense if you left out that scene in the hallway – where BB is wearing sneakers and it felt like a rush job – if they had Billy tell Larner he was meeting Kuragin alone, and then they left it there? that might have worked better!- what do you all think?
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Anyway, Lee is dressed as Kuragin and gets out of the taxi, his handsome face is disguised by the hat..so at least he fools the baddies I guess!  Yep.. suddenly I am reeeeaally liking this plan!! 1more drooling How could I complain about this moment eh???!!!!1OMG 1more droolingIt makes this sequence worth watching for this moment alone!!! hoooooo haaaaaaaaaa!!! 1swoon
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Did I say this sequence is lame? 1facepalmNo no no.. this is theeee best sequence ever!!1ha haaaa agahgoabuaobahb..1confusion
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1dohslap 1dohslap1dohslap Snap out of it Iwsod.. focus on Billy and you can do this.. LOL.. nah.. I can’t be completely distracted from the lameness that is this sequence Smile not even by swoony Lee the Russian defector! whoooo!! Billy walks out to meet him, and lead him to his silver car.
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– At this, we see the young lady baddie, Rina, sit up in the front seat of the van, and the ‘gardener’ , Nick, ceases raking and watches the meeting..
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continues speaking into the walkie-talkie: They’re moving to Billy’s car.
Nick throws down the rake and runs to the van..
Francine sees this: Ah ha!!  the gardener’s our busboy from the restaurant! It’s the van Billy, get ready to hit it. 1huh
Ohhhh I must pause here.. I find this utterly ridiculous! There is no one else around for miles.. except for a lone gardener with a blue van.. ahem.. ohhh looky!! it’s the gardener!! So cunning!!  Who else could it be?!

Best of all, Francine is talking into a $10- walkie talkie from radio shack – short range.. and she’s telling Larner back at IFF everything that is taking place? step by step?1HaHaHa Oh dear.. 1HaHaHa.. the script calls this a ‘sophisticated communication device’ – I think smoke signals would have been more complex!
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The script does not mention Larner here at all, I think in the script she is talking to Billy – they’ve changed it and it really doesn’t make any sense! Very lame!! I guess they needed some premise so Francine could explain to the audience this super complicated sequence! ‘ It’s the gardener!!’ yes.. we never would have understood otherwise! What a dog’s breakfast!!2rolling eyes

At first I wondered if the radio was part of the set up.. if they thought the baddies could be listening.. but the moment Francine says ‘it’s the gardener’ that blows that explanation out of the water! ugh..

I’ll continue (gah!! such a ridiculous finale for such a brilliant episode!!).. the silver car begins to move.. the blue van follows. the blue van’s side door opens and 2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_002429729Julian the baddie shoots at the silver car with a machine gun!!! Is the car armour plated???!! Lee and Billy dive down for cover.Errr this tactic is a tad risky no?? I mean.. I wouldn’t 2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_002432732volunteer to hide in a car while a machine gun shoots at me! (Even if I did get to dive on the backseat with Lee Winking smile ) What if Julian had used a rocket launcher like last time??? Would Lee and Billy have ducked like Weaver and Durak did??!!!
2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_002433466Francine shoots out the van’s tire stopping them from escaping. Julian, (or.. a stuntman who looks nothing like Julian- but is dressed like Julian1ha haaaaaaa), jumps out of the van and
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continues to shoot his machine gun.. yeah.. those  are real bullets.. good plan guys.. (oh wait this is smk.. he probably isn’t aiming at them).. We see Rina turn around in the front seat, and it’s not her.. it’s stunt Rina1ha haaaaaaa I don’t even need to slow it down to see them! oh boy..
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Francine  has her action moment abseiling down the side of the building to join the action below..without breaking a nail.. [though the script has Lee help her in her fight here – ouch!! I can see why they changed that!1ha haaaa]

Stunt Julian has stopped shooting, his gun is jammed! (what luck!) so Billy leaps out of the car and chases him.. sort of..
Stunt Lee stunt chases Stunt Nick and Stunt Francine stunt chases stunt Rina- stunt whoa!! 1confusion It’s kind of ironic that all the secondary stunt people are fighting in front of a sign that reads ‘ secondary road!!’
That agency training that teaches women how to morph into beefy men has really come in handy here!! Aie! Spare me!!! Francine fights.. and wins..
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I like Billy’s tactic – he shoots his gun into the air warning Julian to stop running or he’ll get shot in the back –works like a charm Smile [only it looks like that part was filmed somewhere else! LOL! where Amanda pointed out Francine doesn’t have a dog maybe!! ]
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Why doesn’t Lee shoot?? Noooo he has to fight Nick and then stunt chase him into the water for a super dramatic wet Lee moment..I laughed and laughed at this grab.. and it looks like this is not stunt guys either!
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Oh my.. why am I complaining?! yes !! Wet Lee!!! 1more drooling

Here’s a shock..(not) Lee wins!! Smile
Love the hair LeeSmile
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Is it my imagination or is BB wearing a wetsuit under his suit in this watery finale?! Anyone?? anyone??

I do love how when Francine comes over to Lee at the end of his fight and says: Billy’s got the other two!
Lee’s thoughts are with Amanda!!! Awhhhh he says: Yeah, I hope Amanda was successful!! 1heart_eyes
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Lee’s got to be worried she is in danger.. but he leaves her to it..well done! BB looks really cold!!!! eek!!!

Next thing, we see a bus driving along a street.. LOL I think it’s that street again.. there is the fire hydrant.. and there is the curvy entrance to what was Calvin elementary school! Winking smile
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Kuragin, with great trepidation, steps off the bus.. Amanda meets him there – and reassures him he is safe.
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He is  a lucky man to have been met by Amanda- what a lovely first impression of America!!! [Good thing he chose to arrive last!]
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I’m not sure why.. (lighting?) but Amanda looks very pretty here in this scene Smile (sooo sad her hair gets the chop! 1bawling cry)

Well, I shall finish there for now.. As always if you have any thoughts you’d like to share it would be wonderful to hear from you.. I’m particularly interested in hearing from anyone who remembers watching this action sequence for the first time – did you think Lee was Kuragin?? Thank goodness the rest of this episode is utterly fabulous! I’d rather the writers put more into the characters than the actions sequence anyway! Smile byeeeee!!!

13 responses to “12/13 Season Two, Episode 13: Spiderweb-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. I hope this doesn’t count as a spoiler because it isn’t about the plot. The next two eps if Amanda’s hair is anything to go by are A Little Sex, A Little Scandal and Life Of The Party and both times BB sounds like he has a REALLY bad cold/flu (and in some scenes looks like he’s feeling lousy too). It makes me wonder — given this scene was outside and how cold that water had to be, did he advertently get sick from that action scene at the end? I remember something similar happening to David James Elliott on JAG after filming “Cabin Pressure” too.


  2. Yeah, this scene with “Kuragin” getting out of the taxi totally makes you forget all the plot issues….who cares when we get scenery like this! Your screen caps are great! Although all the stunt people in this part crack me up! And that secondary road sign is too funny! I never notice stuff like that. It does look like Lee is wearing something dark under his suit, oh and your pic below confirms it! Why would he wear that? Is it because the water is cold? I tried to find Lovesmk’s vid I’m bringing sexy back but couldn’t find it – any suggestions?


  3. Loved your observation about the stunt actors fighting in front of the secondary sign, without your lovely blog I’d miss little gems like this 🙂
    The sleeve on BBs wetsuit is more flesh coloured on his arm, pity it the main body of it wasn’t the same. Still beggars can be choosers and if it means a wet Lee I shall suffer these little annoyances. Along with the rest of the scene LOL
    I agree Amanda looks so pretty in this scene, I cannot fathom what possessed them/her to cut her hair……and don’t get me started on the earrings……..

    Excuse me


    • Hi Everyone!! glad you enjoyed the err ‘defection!’ I was tempted to skip it.. glad I didn’t! 🙂

      I was a bit neglectful in not giving you a pic of wetsuit Lee where his chest is in clear view so you can see if you think he has a wetsuit.. so I’ll try and post pic here..

      Hope you are all well- Happy Easter!


  4. I loved your commentary about the stunt doubles fighting each other in front of that secondary sign! Priceless!

    Yeah, wet Lee is very distracting. I did not notice what happened to the coat and hat during the sequence?

    Yes, Amanda makes a great first impression!


  5. Melissa Robertson

    Oh your blog for this scene had me ROFL 🙂 Thank You!!!


  6. Yes, this is the same building they used for Statik Aerospace in “Photo Finish”.
    LOVE the pics of Lee getting out of the Taxi!


  7. oooOoooooOOOOhhh Lee as a Russian defector. Agjeighaldfndjkbviye*drool!*. the first fan vid I had seen was “Sharp Dressed Man” (sorry, can’t remember who did this!), with an amazing montage of Lee (wow, am I salivating here!) and all his disguises/ensembles.


    • Hi Cindy.. I hadn’t seen that vid.. I went and found it on youtube – it’s there if you search smk sharp dressed man – and it was made by Lovesmk who did the fabulous banner for this blog 🙂 More power to ya Lovesmk!! You rock!! 🙂

      Wouldn’t it be fabulous if Lovesmk updated it with the new clear quality? But.. ugh.. I bet that is a tedious job!!

      I love Lovesmk’s vids – my favourite is I’m bringing sexy back – I laugh the whole way through it.. ironic that to me there is nothing sexy about it- because I’m rofling the whole time! 🙂 Hmm.. I’ve got to go watch it again now 🙂

      Anyway back to the actual episode… I take it you don’t find this sequence too lame then? 😉

      Edited to add: I just saw on Yuku that Lovesmk mentions she is in the process of updating Sharp Dressed Man with the better quality clips !!! Squeeeeeee!!!! I’m going to offer her some encouragement! 🙂 It’s a lot of work putting these things together!

      Here’s the thread on yuku- I won’t link directly to the vids because I’m not sure Lovesmk wants that.. this way- everyone’s happy 🙂 http://scarecrowandmrskingforum.yuku.com/topic/2560/2nd-Tube-Channel-housing-remade-older-videos-Uploads-add

      Eek! Lovesmk was probably in the process of updating sharp dressed man when I distracted her with my request for her amazing banners! 😉 Thanks for all you do Lovesmk!!!!

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