On to the Senator’s office.. where’s he’s being confronted by a reporter named Sachs. Seems Gelles was planning on telling Sachs all about something big (ie. the call girl business).
Sachs is pretty aggressive with the Senator – he seems to be almost accusing him of making Gelles disappear – when in reality, I think the Senator did care about Gelles. He’d known him for five years! The pressure keeps on piling up on him! He isn’t blameless but he is part victim, part bystander.. and okay he is complicit I suppose.. but Rita is the real baddie here.. I wish Sachs was getting stuck into her! I’m surprised Rita didn’t try and frame the Senator for the murder!
Ahhh speak of the devil (get it??) look who’s waiting in the Senator’s waiting room.. evil Rita! and Oh my gosh.. she is wearing practically the same outfit Amanda was just wearing!! This is too much!! was it two for one sale day or something? (on white tops and haircuts?!)
Rita stirs the pot with Sachs, she can’t just sit there and stay out of it.. she’s got to get a dig in.. she truly is one nasty piece of work!
Rita: Angling for stories, Sachs?
At this- we get a close up of Sachs!
Wowwww!!!Whyyyyyy it’s Grease Lightning!!!!!!!!
Ohhh grease lightning!!! yeahh!!!.. this guy (Barry Pearl) played Doody in Grease!!! He’s the second on the left.. [sorry this is the best I’ve got! ] I wonder what car Sachs drives.. Jenbo- you a Grease Lightning fan??? A song about cars?? well.. sorta! anyway.. I digress..
Sachs: Just doing my job. When a man like Chris Gelles is killed, it tends to make a columnist at least curious. A lot of things make me curious Rita…
…I know you’re a great lobbyist but how did you get that farm bill killed last week. You never should have been able to get those swing votes.
[It’s obvious isn’t it Sachs! She’s naaaaasty!!]
Rita silently stands making Sachs wait for her answer.
Rita: You know, You should never underestimate women.
[true! they can be just as evil and naaasty as men!]
Sachs: hmm well maybe we should trade secrets.
[Don’t Sachs you might catch something off her ]
Rita shakes her head: I never kiss and tell.
Sachs: ha! There’s always a first time. [yeah.. kiss my a- ..err butt Rita!] Sachs leaves before he catches something off Rita.. and who should he run into at the door? Lee!!
Lee finds Rita giving him the eye.. ohhhhh Gag!! Rita already made my skin crawl- before I had to watch her make goo goo eyes at Lee.. we all know she’s just trying to turn Lee into one of those ‘little boys’ she thinks woman can turn men into.. gag!!! You know.. this is another example of ‘playing the game’ – Rita is looking for something different from men than what Lee has been getting from women – but she is also superficial! I wonder about this.. Hmmm I’ll bring this up later! My thoughts on this are not fully formed and I’d rather see how things pan out – [I don’t remember details of this episode- I write as I watch it!] It’s interesting to watch Rita play the game with Lee here.. and well.. Lee plays along too.. [not that I think he is remotely interested- I don’t! at this stage he goes for blonde blondes blondes! What do you all think?? feel free to disagree! I think he is just working it for his job.. yeah that must be it.. ] anyway.. Rita gives him a ‘Hi’ – and turns and walks into the senator’s office without another word.. yeah Rita.. leave Lee wanting more.. uh huh..
Love how the moment Rita is gone Lee’s ‘interest’ in her is completely forgotten- whereas with Amanda? Lee likes to watch her leave BTW- this little moment between Lee and Rita?? not in the script at all!
On to Rita’s meeting with the Senator…
Hoffmeir: This whole thing with Chris Gelles is just terrible. You know, he was aware of my indiscretions…
Hoffmeir hints that maybe Rita had something to do with it.. without actually saying it… but Rita says she’s as upset about Gelles’ death as he is.. and she’s upset at the terrible crime rates in Washington DC! [snake! She’s been busy adding to those rates!! 😉 ]
Hoffmeir: … what do you call blackmail?
Rita takes a moment to answer: I call it insurance. [What a lovely evil smile she gives] …Now, Can I still count on your vote for the defence bill on the floor tomorrow?
Senator Hoffmeir doesn’t want to go along.. but.. a few more threats and Rita has this little boy right where she wants her..
Rita: …Now, there are always compromises to be made. That’s what politics is all about. In this particular case, I get my votes, and you get to continue working for this wonderful country of ours.
[Yes it’s so wonderful, Rita is willing to manipulate it’s lawmakers to conform to the will of whoever it is who pays her enough money. She’s a piece of work..] …Unless of course you’re willing to give up your career… [the Senator remains silent, and Rita looks at him like he is a bug she just squashed]
…No, I didn’t think so.
She’s suddenly Miss Congeniality… She approaches Lee in the waiting room…gag!
Rita: Hello, I haven’t seen you around here, I’m Rita Holden.
Lee: Lee Stetson.
[we see the Senator open his door and scowl at Rita and Lee talking- while Rita gives Lee a line.. there is a little suspense here don’t you think? we are a little worried that Lee could be taken in by her.. Especially if Lee likes things – superficial with women.. but! I think he is use to women complimenting him- and Lee is able to look beneath the surface here maybe?? ]
Rita leaves and the Senator pipes up: Mr Stetson. How may I help you? [ Hmm so he was expecting him? does he know he’s agency?]
Ugh….. I am not enjoying watching Rita make a play with Lee at all! hehehee.. How did you all cope?? you okay??
I am looking forward to hearing what you think of these scenes! Very strange to have a post with no Amanda.. but I better stop there! byee for now!!