Poor Amanda- she’s a nervous wreck driving this car! Seems she’s picked up Dotty and the boys..
Well that’s what she gets for using an agency car for personal business – Good call Cindy!! If Amanda is picking up the kids now, I guess that means it is mid afternoon? where has the rest of the day gone? weird..
Dotty: This is a loaner?
Amanda: Well, when the station wagon had to go into the shop, IFF arranged for me to drive this. [Amanda’s telling the truth! tee hee]
Dotty: Oh, well the film companies certainly like to show off, don’t they?
Aha.. I love to see Amanda talking with Dotty about her work – Dotty always comes out with stereotypes about film people! I think Mr Mike should have given Amanda a loaner but.. I guess this way is more fun!
Notice Phillip and Jamie don’t have seatbelts on? neither do Amanda and Dotty for that matter – you would think that would be on top of Amanda’s concerns list.. I guess the car has no seat belts? is that legal?
Amanda [anxiously]: Jamie, what are you eating back there, sweetheart?
Jamie: Granola bars, mom. You said I could have them as after school snacks.
Amanda: Sweetie, they’re a little messy, why don’t you wait till we get home to finish it. Philip, do you still have your muddy feet on that newspaper I put down for you?
Phillip: Yes, mom.
Phillip to Jamie: Geez, I didn’t know riding in a big car would be such a drag!
haaaa! You know Phillip, I suspect Amanda would agree with you on that!
What does Phillip say? ‘ You 86’d the muffler mom! (mum in Australia!)’ what does 86 mean? is this an american saying? We don’t use that saying..but I am guessing it’s busted!
Poor Amanda is getting more and more stressed about this car!! Deep Breath Amanda!
Amanda takes the car immediately to the shop for a new muffler.. without telling Lee 😉 I can understand why… too funny how the guy comes out with the old one in his hands and asks her if she wants it!! – huh!!????? !!!!! as if!!! Yes thank you.. so helpful to know where the old muffler has been put.. ahem… Right- there!!!
oh and notice the shout out to the producer Michael S. Mclean??? Amanda went to ‘Mclean’s Muffler World’! See the handwritten note on the skip? ‘Little Joe’s trash’ – Hmm.. could it be set decoration guy Joe Kroesser?? Maybe.. can’t be sure!
Leaving it on supports like that is beyond me too.. (then again so is a lot of the plot in this one!) that would have taken time and meant they risked being discovered.. surely it would have been faster to just take the car.. hmmm.. then again, these baddies aren’t too bright!
The phone rings and Falcone answers.: Yeah? You what?! No, stay where you are, I’ll send Benedict!
Falcone hangs up and turns back to Benedict and continues: Your slick partner, Petronus, just lost his tail on the car. Go meet him.
Falcone: He’s at that deli you clowns like. That broad is just a housewife, so she’s probably in her neighbourhood. [Would just a housewife be driving Mario’s car???!!!] I want the two of you back here in an hour and bring that whole damn car! Go on, move it!
I don’t get why this dialogue is there..yawn! who cares that Petronus is at the deli! Why is this here? The only thing I can think of is- it reminds us they know where Amanda lives- (sort of! ) and it demonstrates Falcone’s increasing frustration with not finding the drugs.. anyone??
So the baddies are looking for the car.. we find Amanda coming out of ‘Steve’s dry cleaning’ – man.. does everything in this town have a person who owns it?? This could be a shout out to Steve Hattman – producer!
Anyway, the baddies have found the car while Amanda was inside, she interrupts them trying to break in.. Amanda mumbles to herself: Oh, no, I don’t believe this is happening. [me neither Amanda!]
Amanda moves towards the car, and Petronus surprises her with a knife warning her: Nice and quiet, lady.
Poor Amanda! she just can’t believe it!! When things have gotten worse, then then go ahead and get even worse!!
Petronus warns her they just want the car.. and if she cooperates no one will get hurt. These baddies are pretty dumb- They finally ask Amanda for the keys to the car – since they can’t break into it! Amanda quietly hands them over.
[ This must be very upsetting for Amanda.. the last time she saw that jacket this close up Lee was being very sweet to her on her back porch! ]
Amanda seems upset, but calm as she stays silent and still and lets them take the car.. After they drive off she lets out a big sigh.. and spots a phone booth.. uh oh.. time to tell Lee! I love the struggling with the dry cleaning – such a great touch! with all that’s going on, Amanda has to hang on to Dotty’s dry cleaning too!!
Amanda struggles into the phone booth to call Lee..
Don’t worry Amanda Lee won’t be long.. he’s actually very close! LOL! see the car parked on the other side of the street? you can see it’s front left tyre – I think that’s Lee’s car!!! parked there ready to film the upcoming scene!
Well.. before Lee picks up the phone.. I shall stop there! Short and sweet wins the day at the moment! I have been very busy with my studies so am sorry I haven’t been able to respond as much as I would like – but I’ve been enjoying reading your comments and I hope you are all well!!! I thought there would be more comments about this much loved episode.. are you all waiting for a few rather swoony moments to share your thoughts?!! tee heee.. Okay- well bye for now!!! Back with more soon..