Back to the agency… Lee, Francine and Billy are still discussing the case.. where’d Amanda go?? [Hopefully to change her earrings ]Well.. check out where we find Billy:
With his feet on his desk?! LOL!! They are trying to come up with a few different camera angles for the office here..and why is Lee randomly standing facing the door like that??!! I thought the last scene including Amanda was an interesting idea. Look:
See Billy is perched on the side of his desk! Different!
Interesting way to fit all four of them in the shot! Hmm maybe this leaning back in the chair thing explains why next episode Billy has a new chair: so he can’t do that ever again!
Francine: So you think Columbus liked what he heard of the Burling’s side business and then made them an offer?
Billy: Which Malcolm refused and paid for.
[so funny! another curious angle..]…Now, if it were illegal and profitable, Frankie Columbus would want a piece.
Lee: I tell ya, if Columbus and Private Party have started doing business together, and if we could nail the both of them…
[Aha!!! Lee begins to see the possibilities!!! Is it just me or is there something wrong with Lee’s jacket?? too big?? I don’t know..]
[whoo strike a pose! Go Billy! ]
…Let’s go on the offense. Force their hand. And it all starts with Amanda.
[whoooo I love the way that sounds.. yes Lee.. that is true of many things in your life.. many things for you start with Amanda! Bring on the confetti as Edna would say! what’s the episode?????!!!! anyone??? ]
[yeah… like how could Amanda be useful for anything other than cleaning?! ]
Lee: Yeah. We have her go see Vic and Mrs Flannigan, and she tells them that she’s anxious to earn some more extra money. Next chance that comes up, she’d be happy to pocket something else for them.
Billy: And then?
Lee: we provide the bait.
Francine: we throw our own party!!
We’re all lovin it!!!
Lee: complete with juicy stealable information. All three of us will be there, that way there’s no danger for Amanda.
[Ah bless him.. I do think he still believes that It’s funny to keep this line in mind as events unfold!!! ]
Billy is too cute!
Well, it’s time to party!
This is cute Billy looks like a little boy when he says ‘our own party!’ .. you want a pony Billy? do ya??!! hehehee…
So on to Billy’s Party!! 😉
Keep an eye out.. they’ve totally reused the same extras from the first party! I won’t point them all out…ok maybe a couple!
We find Lee having a conversation with someone..
Man: What exactly is IFF?
[I’ve missed hearing Lee talk film talk!]
Lee: It’s a documentary film company. We have a piece coming up on the vampire bat which is absolutely riveting!!
[See the white/blonde lady with short hair??standing in the background? she was the waitress working for PP at the opening party!Oh and white haired guy is back too!]
Man: Well, I wouldn’t wanna miss that.
Lee: Just check your public television listings. It’s called “Nightsucker: Dracula of the Dark” !!!!
I think Lee makes it sound as dull as possible while also conveying that he thinks it is riveting- on purpose! That way you don’t have to answer anymore questions about it- as you think he will talk about this dull IFF with glee if he is asked a question! Love Lee’s head shake. while describing the film.. so reverent.. like he has just spoken poetry!
Man (quick! change subject! ): Do you know our host today, the minister of defence?
Lee: Uh… Vaguely. I met him a few years ago in Africa. As a matter of fact, there he is right there by the buffet.
Man: Oh, excuse me for a moment.
This bored to tears man seizes the moment to go and possibly meet the host.. [and get away from Lee! 😉 ]
At this, we have Billy’s funny reveal!!We hear a woman call out: Mr Ngamo,..
and Billy turns around.. rofl! the expression on his face is too funny!
[uh oh!!! Nightmare for Billy!! He kisses her hand and smiles..Linda loves it! and decides to, for once, use some language she’s probably spent years learning and never had anyone to speak it to!!
The script says her dialogue here is: ‘zi lave qa ge ve te ga’ with a note in the script saying this means: ‘I am happy to have seen you’! the direction is ‘Billy smiles benignly as he listens to what is pure jibberish to him’. Haaaa! He certainly does!!!
Billy (with accent): Very nice. indeed. But here in America. I must speak English. is it not true? Excuse me.
Billy’s thinking: get me out of here!!!!
Zi lave get lost!!
[Love how Billy smiles here the whole time he is complaining! soooo funny!!! great delivery from Mel! I do wish they did the undercover jokes more often- I love them!!] Oh! and LOL that Lee gets to decide what Billy does.. err Billy? you are the boss?! Aren’t you???!!
Billy: How are you making out?
Lee: Well, everything’s going according to plan. I just planted a list of confidential arms bids inside the office a few minutes ago.
Billy: Columbus and Vic Burling will think they’ll make a million selling those bids.
Lee: Yeah, not that it’ll get that far. All we have to do is catch them in the act of accepting those papers from Amanda and they are all out of business.
[Okay.. thanks for explaining to me..]
Billy: Have you spoken with her yet?
Lee: No, I was just on my way.
Uh-oh. Hold onto your dashiki, here you go again.
Haaa! hey the guy behind Billy- I thought that was the mouthpiece at the first party?! Well, Billy becomes Ngamo again..
BJo, I think you were asking which white haired guy? this one!
Love how Lee has a chuckle at Ngamo’s antics! Too cute..
Lee heads off in search of Amanda..
Nearby we see Vic at a drinks table, and Paulie dressed as staff..
Vic: I still don’t think it was a good idea for you to be here.
Paulie: Mr Columbus likes to have his interests looked after. [Oh? Gee. I thought he was there for ‘protection’ of Vic?! 😉 ]
Lee finds Amanda and makes like he is looking to eat something from her platter.
Again! Amanda’s got those super matchy matchy earrings!!! Maybe PP issue them along with the uniform?? and Francine refused to wear them!!
Amanda: Oh, hello.
Lee: When the time is right for you, it’s inside the office cabinet, top drawer.
Amanda: Right. Lee, there’s something a little strange going on. [whoooo Amanda has noticed this party has the same guests as the first party too????!!!! ]
Amanda: If you’ll take a look over there at the table, you’ll see a man with the beard?
LOL could it be anymore obvious that Lee is looking at Vic here?! I think Vic notices.. Oh yeah! he would have immediately known who Lee is having seen him the other night raiding the PP office! talking to Amanda like that- it should be clear to Vic that Amanda is in on it.. but.. who knows..
Amanda: Vic Burling. [whoa! you mean.. Lee doesn’t know him?? and what he looks like? Hmm]
Lee: He wouldn’t normally be here?
Amanda: No. As far as I know, the owner never comes.
Lee: Alright, thanks.
[I love how at this ‘thanks’, Amanda hides a little smile!]
…Signal me when you’ve picked up.
[such a great team!!!] LOL that one line in isolation could be plucked and used errr misused by a fan vid maker for laughs! rofl!!!!
Amanda (a little louder): Yes, sir.
Amanda kind of bows to farewell her guest, Lee, as she moves away..
Love the dimple flash Lee gives her
I swear, once again, Lee keeps smiling at Amanda just a moment longer than he needs to – still smiling at her when she has turned away
Lee heads over to the drinks table.
What Luck.. right when Lee comes over, Vic finds an excuse to get rid of Paulie.. telling him they are out of ice (Is that a mafia gag?! I mean.. they do love to ‘ice’ people!) Paulie, not happy, goes for ice!
Okay.. it’s not luck.. I don’t think I realised this the first time I saw this, but Vic knows what he is doing here! I don’t think I gave Vic too much credit..
Vic doesn’t waste any time..
Vic to Lee: Hey, how are you doing?
Lee: Fine. How are you doing?
Vic (with urgency): Listen, I need to talk to you. Would you follow me, please?
Vic leads Lee away from the crowds, luckily past Billy and that persistent extra with the white hair..
So Billy sees that he needs to hang on to his dashiki.. Looks like Vic might have ‘come to the party!’ haaaaa!
Well I better stop here.. Sooo what extras did you find that had been reused?! Do tell! I love how the same ones are behind in scenes in different areas of this party too.. they probably had 15 people and tried to make it look like hundreds.. still thank goodness Betsy Jordan didn’t show up! byeee for now!!!