The next day, and on to General Oliver’s garden party! Whoever he is! LOL at this crane shot.. The camera is not steady! Makes me dizzy!! This location looks familiar.. but I have no idea if we’ve seen it before! Those fashions do look older than the 80s though.. stock footage?
Amanda is hard at work..returning an empty platter for a full platter, she finds Francine in the catering tent sitting down, rubbing her feet! Ugh!!
Amanda: Francine, I just overheard two of the other maids talking about how you can earn extra money when you work at these parties.
Ugh! Amanda’s earrings match her uniform??!!! Sooo what do you think of her hair now? LOL.. never mind that.. Amanda is doing a fab job!! BTW- if other maids know about the extra way to earn $$, wouldn’t they be asking about where Sally disappeared to? Poor Sally!
Francine: Sounds promising. Let’s see what we can find out.
Francine goes to stand up and investigate.. but sore feet quickly bring our super tough agent to a halt.. Her face here is too funny!!! haaaa suffer Francine! So appropriate that her vanity is the cause of her physical pain!
Francine: Oh, Lord, this is not work, this is torture. [Couldn’t happen to a nicer gal! Love the close up on her shoes.. LOL.. Pantyhose and open toe shoes?? I thought that was a big fashion no no??]
Amanda: Francine, housewives and mothers do this kind of thing every day.
[I’m guessing Francine’s mother did not! ]
I love how Amanda is standing up to Francine and telling her she chose her shoes poorly.. good for you Amanda! Amanda is so much better here in the field than Francine!!
Francine: Yeah, well, a lot of people sleep on a bed of nails every day, too, but that’s not my business.
Amanda: You should’ve worn more comfortable shoes.
Francine: I didn’t have anything else to go with this outfit.
Amanda: Should’ve worn something more sensible.
[Do you think KJ was really wishing she could say- you should have worn Nikes!!!??? Amanda is not taking this lightly.. I love that Amanda responds so matter of fact to Francine’s ridiculous argument. This is serious Francine! I think Francine is surprised that Amanda is so direct here with her – this is a new side of Amanda that Francine has never seen before!]
Francine: I’m not into the Che Guevara look, thank you.
Amanda: Let’s serve the food and see what we can find out.
Francine: Okay, good.
ROFL!! Check out the different quantities of Hors d’oeuvres they are planning on distributing! Love how Amanda has a full plate.. and Francine has what 8?!
They start for the party guests, but Francine sees something that makes her stop and turn around.
haaa!!! Francine’s so dignified! Not!!
Behind her, Amanda stops too.
Francine: Oh, no. Oh no Oh noooo.
Amanda: What? Did you spot something?
Francine: You see the man over there in the navy blazer? The cute one?
[No. I don’t see a cute one..]
Francine: His name is Scott Shayne. I used to go out with him. He’s gonna see me. He’s gonna see me. He’s gonna recognize me–
Amanda: Francine, does he know what you do?
Francine: No! When I was seeing him, I told him I was a model.
Amanda without hesitation responds: Since then you became a maid…
Amanda is all business! I love it!! Francine shows here her snobby beliefs about class- modelling is okay, but being a maid? is not!! Suffer Francine!
…Look, try to avoid him. If you can’t avoid him, just be professional.
… Now, let’s see what we can find out.
Amanda walks off, LOL this is not up for discussion! .. Francine needs a moment to get moving.. Time to suck it up Princess!!!
Well this scene is a real surprise!! Surprised at Amanda? nah.. she’s fantastic!!! I’m surprised at Francine’s carrying on! Very very unprofessional! but.. I guess she does tend to do that a bit doesn’t she! It’s is up to Amanda to talk Francine through it and keep her focused on the job at hand.. I loved this!! 😆
…Mm, caviar looks great.
Francine turns and Scott glances up…
They make eye contact, and Francine braces herself, certain he’ll recognize her.
There’s a very brief pause. Francine is ready for the humiliation of being seen to be working as a maid..
Love how we think he is going to say something and recognise her.. instead he says: Are those olives and cream cheese?
Love Francine’s face here!! sooo funny!! A whole bunch of Francine delusions are being blown away here! That was a humiliation she wasn’t expecting!!! how can this be??!!!
Francine: err ahhh..Yes, sir.
So funny how he ‘feeds’ it to his girl.. it looks really fake!!
and obvious that she only pretends to bite it.. haaa!
Scott pulls her closer and they walk away.
Wow.. so not only does he not recognise her, he’s found himself another girl!
Francine watches them leave, stunned!
Sooo.. we think Francine is going to be devastated right?? Wrong! Francine figures it out! he’s only pretending not to know her because he is so gosh darn in love with her still!!!
Francine: He’s still crazy about me.
– Ohhh that is sooooo funny!!! good one!!!! Francine can be soooooo funny!!! She really believes this guy is mooning after her.. Ok Francine, if that’s what gets you through it!! 😉
Ha!!! Francine’s mental gymnastics are so amazing, she has no idea that she was overlooked! Her belief in herself and her effect on men is so confident (read: deluded) that she just can’t see any other explanation for this guy’s behaviour.
You know, I am so happy that it is not till now that Francine and Amanda have worked together – because now Amanda is starting to feel confident in her work, she has enough experience under her belt now that she can comfortably deal with whatever.. If it had been earlier, then this would not have been such a sweet sweet victory!
It’s amazing.. if you only watched this one scene between Amanda and Francine, you would assume Amanda is the seasoned spy and Francine is the beginner!!
Francine and Amanda head over to the agency to fill in Billy on how much pain Francine is in.. no wait.. I mean on what is their next job.. and how the operation works! Is this later the same day? You know, if it is.. that means Amanda actually switched her earrings to match what she was wearing- black ones with her PP uniform.. and now these horrid big ugly white ones! argh!!!
Francine: Oh, I’m sure I have a slipped disk.
Billy: What’s the routine for the employees, Amanda?
[Love how he ignores Francine!]
Amanda: Uh, well, sir, first we all report to the Private Party offices, and we change our clothes there…
…Then they take us to the job in a van, and then they bring us back.
Billy: Nice controlled atmosphere. Any hunches, Francine? [I’m surprised Francine didn’t say her back felt hunched now thanks to her slipped disk! ]
Francine: Well, the thefts are clearly at the employee level. But I don’t see anybody running the whole operation other than the owners, the Burlings. I do, however, have my money on that drill sergeant Mrs Flannigan being in on it.
By the end of this run down, Francine has forgotten her neck hurts [What’s to stop the employees going into business for themselves??!! the Burlings wouldn’t know.. ]
Lee joins everyone in Billy’s office…[LOL the moment Lee appears? Francine begins to rub her sore neck again!!! tee hee!!]
Lee: Police report. They just found Johnny Salinas’ body in the trunk of his car. Looks like whoever took those papers found a buyer.
Find the killer, find the buyer.. and who would want to buy info on the mob?? errr.. the mob! so not all is totally lost! Now you can get the mob for Salina’s murder instead.. [Lee’s still snuffly..]
Billy: There goes six months’ work.
…All right… [Now Billy is determined! See! He has a trophy for determination!! ]
…Now we’re gonna nail those guys who sold that information… [Does Amanda repeat this line in DOA???!!! haaaa we’ll see!!] …What’s next for you two?
Francine: Uh… party tomorrow night. Senator Wrightwood’s house.
Amanda: Yes, sir, but first we go over and clean up during the day, right, Francine? Francine is not happy to be reminded of this!!
Love everyone’s reaction when Amanda reminds Francine …whooo this is gonna be good! Billy is rolling his eyes.. Francine is groaning loudly and Lee is trying not to laugh..
[Wow.. he is looking gorgeous here! tux or no tuxagahgegqy[qbababa. ] LOL.. Amanda is upbeat as usual doesn’t see what the big deal is!!
I can’t wait for the next scene!!!!! Well byee for now, as always – I’d love to hear from you!!! byeee!