Picking up right where we left off.. Lee just said: ahhh at least it is safe for Amanda to be out on the streets again.
Lee’s in a good mood thanks to Amanda being safe again!!!
I love the smile Billy gives Lee at this hearing this comment- He also seems to be warming to Amanda- yeah okay I can hear some of you say he has always liked her, and I agree, but I think he is delighted at Amanda and the happiness she now seems to bring to Lee! It feels slightly different post spiderweb – and I am liking it! [maybe it’s just me.. and that’s okay!] Maybe what also influences this vibe is this next exchange:
Francine: Oh yeah?… …You really think the streets are ready for that? [Ah the Francine I am use to is back! ]
Billy: Francine… (as in give it a rest!Francine’s remark wipes the smile from Billy’ face.. he doesn’t like it!! ) … pleeease!!
[hooray for Billy!!!!] Billy seems a little more direct and forceful here in defending Amanda..
I love it.. and just you wait till next week Francine – you’ll be begging Amanda to help you! [with the brush!!!] haaaaa!!! Billy updates Lee and Francine on Foreman [who Amanda confirms is Gelles’ killer].. turns out Foreman ran a call girl ring in Kansas City.. his partner, Kincaid is hired muscle.. They guess Kincaid’s the other guy in the car.. [IMHO they shouldn’t- until it is confirmed!] Lee hears the computer start spitting something out and he goes to check the printout while we hear Francine give us a summary of the plot to date.. my goodness.. too much exposition! this is the second time we’ve gotten one of these this episode- please! Yawn yawn!! without blogging this ep, I’d be asleep with all the names Francine rattles off and I wouldn’t know any of them! I find this scene rather clunky!! In the script, at this point, Amanda says goodbye to go to her mother of the year contest (which explains how Lee later knows where Amanda is!)
Well, Lee accesses the voting record of Hoffmeir, and finally puts the pieces together.. the call girl stuff is being used to blackmail politicians and get their vote.
Lee realises this is beyond Foreman’s skills – there’s still a killer out there!! Ohhh nooooo!!!!
Geee who could it possibly be Lee?? I mean you’ve mentioned Sachs or Rita Holden now a few times… and well Sachs is in hospital now!!! And all of a sudden you have forgotten Rita Holden, the lobbyist, exists?? -when you are wondering who is out there pulling the strings and influencing the politicians votes?? Aie!!! [I’m surprised he doesn’t suggest Lester the duck! Remember that string?!]
IMHO this is a plot hole bigger than Francine’s ego..
[I don’t know why but I find Billy and Francine’s expressions here as they listen to Lee work it out- hilarious!!]
Of course it’s Rita.. get on with it!!! But noooo… Lee ends the scene remarking that there is ‘someone out there who would kill again’ – and ‘Amanda is not safe’!!!
Soooo Lee heads straight to Amanda right??? right??? [wrong!!!]
Rofl! You’ll see!
Next thing we cut to is Rita preparing bombs of some kind on the newspaper with Amanda’s pic on it! haaaa..
Yeah! that will get you in the mood for a big boom boom Rita!! that and being mad at Amanda for copying your hairstyle and big earrings! and big shoulder pads!! that is the worst female faux pas ever!!! ugh!!! Copy Rita’s hairstyle and Rita is willing to get her hands dirty!!! Love Rita’s expression as she takes out her gun from her purse and cocks it..
Oh yeah! Amanda King.. no one copies Rita’s hairstyle, looks better in it aaaand gets away with it!!! muahahahahaaaaaaa!!!
We find Amanda has arrived at the MOTYA.
[LOL they’ve recycled the exterior footage from earlier- exactly the same people are arriving again! ]
Ohhh dear.. this jumper is hideous!!!
matchy match earrings too?? hideous!!!
Sorry Amanda!!! You can still be a wonderful mother, and an Amazing woman anyway!! And.. I am sure there are others who like it – just not me! [Afterall.. isn’t one of the themes of this ep not to value the superfical.. but instead the true nature of someone’s character??]
I love how once again Amanda is bending the rules a little bit – she asks Mrs Woodrow if they can hold off starting a few more minutes.
Mrs Woodrow: punctuality is part of our program.
[Oh get a life woman!]
Amanda: Yes I know, but mother and the boys aren’t here yet and I know that they’ll be here in just a few more minutes.
[how could they be late for this?? this reeks of plot contrivance to me!!]
Mrs Woodrow: in five years, we’ve always started on time.
Amanda: do you think we could wait just five more minutes?
Mrs Woodrow checks her watch..: I could wait possibly three.
Amanda quickly: four?!
[I love this!! ROFL!! I heard 3 and thought yes!!! but Amanda had to take it as far as she could!!!]
We don’t hear Mrs Woodrow’s answer.. instead we cut to the entrance and see Menacing Rita enter the building clutching her handbag suspiciously!
I shall finish up here for the moment… As always I’d love to hear what you think! byeeee everyone!! [Do these pictures look better quality to you??] byee!