Lee heads over to Amanda’s and rings the doorbell.. uh oh.. no one is there and the car is gone! Gee Lee do you think the baddies knew where Amanda lived??!!! Lee is starting to panic!
Lee heads back to IFF to tell papa bear errr I mean Billy what he’s been up to– why I don’t know though! LOL.. I guess this episode Billy has been very absent!
Billy: You gave what to who? [whom Billy! ]
LOL.. Lee looks a bit bashful here!
Lee mumbles: I borrowed a car from impound and gave it to Amanda.
Billy: You took a vehicle that was federal evidence and you gave it to a civilian?! [uh huhhh!!! But Billy!!! the plot called for it!!! LOL..Do you think Billy would be calling Amanda a civilian after Brunettes and her courier job? I am not sure..maybe?]
Lee: It was business, Billy. [whoooo there is that line again! business!] Listen, her car is in the shop, and it was your idea to put her on the courier route. Remember?
[Is it just me or does Lee sound about ten years old here?? getting into trouble and countering with: well it was your idea!!!! very cheeky of Lee… and.. I can’t believe Billy lets him get away with that! I was sure Billy was going to say: ‘well I didn’t tell you to give Amanda a baddie’s car!!!’ but no!!]
Billy: And now you can’t find her or the car? [Ah Billy.. so quick on the uptake!]
Lee : All I know is somebody wants that car or what’s in it pretty damn bad.
[I think Lee wants what’s in the car pretty damn bad too! the drugs? nah.. Amanda!] LOL I love the agent in the bullpen checking out the map of Europe.. probably trying to find Cap d’afar… He’ll be looking forever!
[Francine knocks on the door to Billy’s office.]
Billy annoyed at the interruption: Yes?!!
It’s Francine here… Brace yourselves! because it’s Francine sure! LOL.. but also because a clunky big smk coincidence coming!
Francine: You were right about that Mario creep, Scarecrow. The computer just tossed out something real good on him.
Billy: Whoa! [ROFL! Love how Billy says that!] Who’s Mario?
Lee: He’s the guy who had the car in the first place.
Francine: Basically he’s a nobody [Yo! He’s a flunky!], but he might lead us to some bigger fish.
Lee: What have you got?
Francine: All right, you’re working with the Bolivian terrorist tie-in with Nick Falcone, right? [Of course he is!!!! it’s connected??? nooooooo!!! really???!!!]
Lee: Mm-hmm, so where does Mario fit in?
Francine: Well, guess who Interpol says Mario is working for now? [Wait a minute! Interpol knew who Mario was working for?? Sooo why did Lee go and do that lame interrogation and pathetically ask Mario who he was working for??!!!! All he had to do was look it up! You know, I do love this episode…the Lee and Amanda bits, but IMHO this plot is lame and really doesn’t hold up to any thought at all!]
Lee: Not Falcone? [I hear ya Lee.. It’s incredible!]
Lee: Billy, I think I know what’s in that car. And if Falcone’s got Amanda, she’s in bad company. [You mean he hadn’t already guessed?!]
Whooo Lee is on the warpath now!!
Billy: Scarecrow, I want you to climb all over this Mario and break him…
Lee is happy to oblige I think Billy!
Billy continues: …Now, Francine…
… I want to find that car. Tell everybody. Top priority! [Ahhhh don’t you love how Billy barks out these orders and then nothing really happens with them?!]…
Billy isn’t done yet!: And Scarecrow, you tell that pig Mario he’s going to fry if anything happens to Amanda. [Fried pork swedish meatballs are on the menu.. followed by… Big Fish! I don’t know how Mel Stewart delivers these lines with a straight face- such a pro!!! ]
Lee: You bet I will!
Back to Amanda, who is experiencing an interrogation of her own at that moment..
Falcone: How is it that a housewife is driving a very expensive car from the government impound lot?
Amanda [takes a breath]: Well, you see, my little boy, Jamie, dropped a little space creature down the window of my car, and I took it to my mechanic to have him fix it–
Falcone: Let’s get to the point, Mrs King!
[oh dear.. you don’t understand who you are talking to Falcone! ]
I love that she actually tells the baddies about the space creature! rofl!!
Amanda (nervous): I-I’m sorry. He thought it would only take a few hours, but then he decided that it was going to take longer so, um, a friend of mine arranged for me to borrow…uh, that big car.
Falcone: And why did you pick that “big car”? [lol.. love how Falcone repeats back what Amanda said! He does that a lot- it’s an interesting character quirk!]
Amanda: Oh, I didn’t pick it. It was the only one that was available.
Falcone : Okay. And when you got the car, did you notice anything unnnnnusual? Anything at all?
Amanda is confused… and really doesn’t know what to say, but to the baddies she seems to be playing with them!
Amanda: Ahhh…… The computer???
All the baddies look at each other- huh???!!!
Falcone: The computer?
Amanda: Yes. It has a computer in it that tells you how much gas you’re gonna need, how much farther you have to go, what the temperature is outside, the time and day’s date– [ROFLMBO!!!!!!! Such a great line of Amanda’s!! My my.. how technologically advanced for a vintage British car! Amanda did it say hello? and call itself ‘Kit’?]
Falcone is losing his patience!!!: Now, listen, Mrs. King, let’s cut the cat and mouse act and get to the point! When that car crossed the border into this country, the stuff was in it. When the feds hauled it down here, the stuff was still in it. You take the car for a couple of hours and, abracadabra, the stuff is gone!
[I still think Amanda should have sent them to Gino- it would have gotten Lee off the hook too! ]
Amanda: I don’t know what you’re talking about, what stuff?
Falcone (like: deerrr Mrs King!! He looks at his two flunkies incredulous): Three million dollars worth of uncut noooooose powder, that’s ‘what stuff’!
Amanda: Nose Powder? [whooo cosmetics?! Let me guess.. Lovely ladies! ]
Falcone: Cocaine, Mrs. King?
Amanda finally gets what this is all about: Ohh!!!!
Falcone mocks Amanda: ‘Ohhhhh!!!’….
…Cocaine that we make a nice commission on for smuggling in and selling for some South American friends, ‘ohhh!!!’
It still cracks me up that they think Amanda the suburban mum is selling the drugs on the side… usually when the baddies give Amanda too much credit it’s because they think she is a spy or scarecrow or something! Here they actually think she is who she is- and that she is still playing games with them! I guess the Mob don’t judge people huh! Equal opportunity bad guys!
Benedict: Those Bolivian guys are gonna be hell if we don’t get that dope back.
Falcone: Oh I’ve got a feeling we’ll find it. You know, what I think?
Amanda: No. [Hilarious.. never a more true statement had been spoken! Amanda has no idea what he is on about!]
Falcone: Muahahaha! I think that you and your friend who helped you get the car decided to do a little moonlighting. Muahahahaa!
Amanda: Oh, no!
Falcone: Oh, yeah! Muahahahahaa!!
Amanda: Oh, no.
Falcone: A three million dollar rip off. Yeahhhh??!!!
Falcone: I think that after we took the tires, you and your friend found my little package.
Amanda: No! I swear to you, that car is exactly the way it was when I got it except for the dented hood, and the new tires, and of course the new muffler.
Petronus: That’s right! When we took the car apart it had a new muffler.
Falcone: And what muffler shop did you go to, Mrs. King?
Amanda hesitates: Uh…I-I don’t, I–
Falcone: You know, we did some checking on you, Mrs. King. [ok! no finding you funny anymore Falcone!!] You got a mother and two nice kids. It’d be a shame if something should happen to them. [Amanda nods her head.] Okay? Maybe I send Petronus over to babysit your two sons.
I shall leave it there for the moment! Would love to hear from anyone out there reading!!!!! byeee!