Before continuing with this episode I’d just like to point out something I missed in the 10th post on this ep..
See Billy’s shoe?! I don’t know how I missed that… ahem..
Yes Raffie – I did a little editing mischief! this pose of Billy’s deserves a giggle..
When we last looked at this episode, we left Lee and Vic at the party, about to have a private chat..
Lee randomly sort of half reaches for his gun when they are alone.. LOL but Vic assures him he won’t need it. Vic asks Mr??? Lee responds : Stetson
Vic: The night my brother was killed, I saw you and two other men charge into our offices. Now, are you police? [‘charge’ LOL hardly! Lee swaggered in! ]
Lee: No but… close enough. [‘charge’ is close enough to ‘swagger’ in your book Lee?! Lee has that – ‘ugh.. my job requires I deal with scum’ look on his face! ]
Vic: All right. I need your help. Frankie Columbus had my brother killed, and now he’s my partner. [that would be ‘unsilent’ partner]
Lee: You’re wondering how long it’ll be before you end up like Malcolm, right?
Vic: Right. [So Vic is a baddie of the save your own butt variety ]
Lee warns Vic he won’t get amnesty from prosecution, but he can offer him protection – for Vic that’s good enough!
Billy joins this err ‘Private Party’ !
Vic: I just wanna stay alive, and I wanna help you bury Columbus. [Ahh so a bit of justice for Malcolm too huh.. though it appears that’s secondary to saving his own butt! ]
Lee introduces Billy to Vic- Lee calls him ‘Billy’ ?? err that’s not very secure no??
Paulie sneaks up on them and introduces himself..
and his gun to this little party!
Guess Paulie is the Party Pooper!
Paulie disarms Lee and Billy..
Lee: Look, pal. [Uh oh!!] There are a lot of people around here. You’re taking a big chance.
Paulie: Then we ought to leave. All right, now, you listen good..I‘m gonna get real nervous, if one of you brave guys tries something…
…So much as breathe wrong- I’m gonna start shooting. Understood? Let’s go. Come on.
With the gun trained on them all, he leads them to the limo.. and away from the party.. I love how Lee adjusts his jacket as he begins to head in the direction Paulie wants him to..
LOL.. even held captive Lee is all swagger and style way to go making Paulie feel inadequate Lee!
I’m really surprised Lee doesn’t make some noise of his own here. but then.. I guess we wouldn’t have the smk women’s moment to shine!!
Back to Amanda, she’s heading inside to take the fake documents from the safe when she notices something out the window.. Uh oh!!! Thank goodness Amanda sees Lee being a ‘wise guy’ as he is forced into the car with a big stomach punch.. what did you do Lee? call him Pal again??!! Amanda sees them get in the limo at gunpoint.. rofl! this location view out the window is too funny.. that park is in heaps of episodes.. it is the park they walked around in Spiderweb.. and I think this is the original location of the Calvin Elementary school where Amanda showed around Princess Penny! it’s opposite this park. Let’s see if it has a horseshoe shaped driveway!
Amanda springs into action finding Francine..
…they run off together after the car with the chef guy yelling “Francine, you leave this tent and you’ll never work with me again! ”
Francine raises her hand as she runs away and can be heard yelling in the distance “Is that a promise?” !!! rofl!!
Thelma and Louise err I mean Amanda and Francine, arrive at the front of the home in time to see the limo drive away..
Francine and Amanda sneak up to the Burling Bros Van [LOL where are all the guest’s cars??!!!] yep.. I remember those stairs! LOL! Anyway.. they take off in the van following the limo ..that poor kid sitting on the back bumper- he’s lucky he didn’t fall on his butt! Love the little cry he gives.. haa!
LOL Yep.. that’s a horseshoe shaped driveway!
Don’t you just hate it when Lee gets treated like a piece of Meat? sorry.. couldn’t resist..
Can I just say here that.. Vic and Lee seem to be dangling and swaying from side to side.. and.. Billy is completely still.. and.. you can’t really see his head!!
Err.. is it possible that is not Billy? (or Mr Ngamo) and that is a dummy??? [a rather short dummy! ] because Mel wasn’t physically capable of hanging like that maybe?? hmm?? What do you think? it looks weird!
That actually looks quite painful hanging like that.. I bet BB and the actor playing Vic (Kip something..) both got free chiropractic care for the next week..
Mr Columbus: So. What have we got here? Vic, I know. Who are your two new friends, huh, Vic?…
[Vic remains silent.. well.. he doesn’t really know who they are!] …No badges, nothing, but they were carrying guns huh.. Real big, professional guns, huh, Paulie?
Paulie: That’s right.
Frankie: So what are you? Punks?
[I love how Paulie is just cracking his knuckles in the background.. getting ready for his piece of the action.. ] Mr Columbus approaches Lee.. knife in hand..
Lee: Drop dead, Columbus. [whooo Lee why didn’t you call him Pal?!]
Mr Columbus is unmoved: Hey! Call me Frankie.
So funny!! I love that line in response to Lee’s cheek- it underlines how lame ‘drop dead Columbus’ is for a tough guy haaaa!!! but well.. Poor Lee- he is restricted by the PG rating!
Err okay I’ll call you Frankie.. just don’t damage Lee! I wonder what would have happened if Frankie had said: ‘What a guy!’ Would Lee have suddenly wanted to kill Billy??!!!
…You hear that, Paulie? Guy’s hangin’ from a meat hook and he’s giving me lip. [At this we hear Paulie giggle.. yes Giggle! he loves his boss’ jokes! ]
Maybe Valerie can expand on this [go for it Valerie] .. but I just wanted to mention that ‘meat hook and Mafia’ is a real life connection.. It is rather gory so I won’t elaborate other than to mention there was a famous mafia hit which involved a meat packing plant – and people being hung on meathooks.. only they weren’t being hung by ropes… ewww.. you don’t want to know! but.. I think smk is alluding to the fact that Columbus (err I mean Frankie! Nice Frankie!) is not to be trifled with.. Lee, Billy and Vic are about to loose their lives if something isn’t done fast- Vic’s very ruthless.. I think in the 80s that connection would have been more readily made by the audience than these days.. Oh and there was a famous mafia family called Colombo ( close enough!).
Frankie: You’ve either got a lot of guts, or you’re real stupid.
So.. has Lee got a lot of guts?? or is he real stupid? rofl!!! Do share your thinking.!
You know I think Lee is fabulous.. but he doesn’t exactly know how to diffuse a situation and not provoke someone – you know?? especially when they’ve got a big knife in their hand. :shocked:
Hmmm.. Lee are you counting on that being a bendy knife again?! It could be a bendy knife.. but I can’t tell shame!
Well I shall finish here for the moment. Would you like to share any thoughts about the episode or what I’ve written? It’s been a while since I posted about this ep! Sorry for the delay.. sometimes real life demands it but I’m thrilled to be back to this episode again and normal routine byee for now!!