Odds on a Dead Pigeon opens with some lovely pics of Washington DC… Is that dude on top a dead pigeon??!!
One of which highlights some lovely fall foliage.. only.. it’s been winter in smk land for at least the last three episodes! aie!!!
[I don’t think this signals the wrong episode order.. these shots tend to be a bit haphazard IMHO]
Anyway, the episode opens with a large building.. Umm I know I’ve seen this exterior before somewhere..but can’t think where! and.. I’m not going to go searching! [One of those tempting rabbit holes!] Anyone want to hunt it down? If not- never mind! we’ll just keep an eye out for it in future!
Now this bar though? I know where I’ve seen this before!!! this is the bar in Spiderweb- Same cash register! – It got shot up! Also A Relative Situation too I think?!
whooo and A class act too?? Do you think? SMK is so environmentally friendly, it recycles..
Boy this bar gets a work out..
This week we again have two dummies! Sitting in a booth- Amanda(?) and some guy who isn’t Lee!!!
Guy who’s not Lee: I still can’t believe this is happening!
Amanda(?): hmm I really can’t believe it either.
Wrong guy: I always thought you and Lee-
Amanda(?): No nooo. Lee and I-
At this Amanda stops and reaches over to kiss this wrong guy! ugh… She kissed him??!! Ok.. ok.. I can’t pretend I haven’t seen the episode.. but I can only imagine if someone hadn’t that at this stage they would be screaming at the TV!!
The Anti-Amanda continues: no.
Larry [Okay, script says his name, I may as well use it! ] : Look, Amanda-
Anti- Amanda: look, why don’t you just give me the key and I’ll go on up and then you can follow behind me.
Oh my.. I wonder what all the kiddies made of this opening.. I think they toned it down slightly to the script.. but still!
Larry looks around to make sure he’s not observed and hands the Anti-Amanda the room key and she reads the room number..
Amanda: 505 [LOL! SOS!!!]
Wow.. Anti-Amanda doesn’t muck around! She smiles, takes her coat and heads up to the room… Larry watches her leave with a ‘I don’t believe my luck!’ kind of look.. seems too good to be true buddy?? ha!
I must say- I prefer the way the last episode opened! Lee in a tux.. [Does anyone not skip this opening when rewatching this episode?!]
We follow Larry up the hotel corridor.. okay get on with it.. yawn..he comes to room 505 and Anti-Amanda opens the door to him..
Larry enters the room wordlessly.. I think he still can’t quite believe this.. whatever it is!
I must say the short hair, and grey cardigan don’t scream sex kitten tryst in a hotel room..
Okay, I did not want to post that last pic! but.. I posted one of Lee and Eva (yuck!) so fair’s fair.. Two kisses?? and this time with a bit of noise to go with it?? eww.. nope.. don’t want to watch or listen!! I only want to see (and hear) her kissing Lee!! ok ok.. I know it isn’t really Amanda.. but it looks like her so that’s bad enough, and I guess if you didn’t know it you would be really mad about now..
Larry: when I ran into you today I… (he glances over at the bed) …never thought we’d ah..
Anti-Amanda: well I.. I didn’t either.
[ this is so wrong.. seems this Amanda is putting the guy at ease about a lousy one nighter! 😉 ]
Wrong guy Larry: There’s really nothing between you and Lee?
Amanda: no there isn’t anything between Lee and me…
How would the real Amanda have responded to that question?
What do you think???
The only interesting thing about this for me is this guy seems to have been assuming there was something going on between Lee and Amanda! but how Amanda answers? don’t care.. since I know it’s not really Amanda!
He continues: …you only seem to work with him.. at least in the field and I assumed errr??
What? he’s asking for a third time? aie!! So that is why he thought they were an item? because they always work together? I find that a bit.. Meh!!! I would have rather he’d said they seemed so close or something.. but to me this just seems to be the old ‘men at the agency making lots of assumptions about women at work’ thing.. which by now you all know I am NOT a fan of! [Okay go ahead.. try and talk me down! ] Breathe iwsod.. ha!
Amanda: No. There isn’t anything between me and anybody else…. till now.. [Sucker!!]
Ugh Larry moves in for another kiss.Three? ugh… Just listen to that sweet ‘this is true love’ music selling us the lie! ugh!!! When Lee and Amanda kiss? I’m not noticing the music Is there music? who knows.. who cares! 😉
I’ve had enough.. someone shoot this guy! 😉
Larry starts to get undressed: Funny isn’t it.. [whooo he has a gun on.. definitely an agent!] …the way things happen. [such a coincidence running into her?! Not!!!]
Anti-Amanda takes his jacket for him, and watches him remove his gun shoulder holster.. she takes it off him declaring: I don’t like these much.
[right.. so that’s why you took it from him and carried it across the room? I think the real Amanda at this point would prefer not to touch it at all. what am I saying? the real Amanda wouldn’t even be in this stupid room.. come on.. shoot the guy already! 4 minutes of the episode gone already! ]
Larry responds: They can come in handy [How ironic, he’s about to find that out first hand! ]
The Anti-Amanda takes the jacket and gun and sits on the bed with them..
Oh my.. I do believe those curtains and that bedspread matchy matchy!
Larry: I remember the first time I saw you at the agency.. I was just in from Madrid (he undoes his tie.. and the Anti-Amanda picks up a pillow and lays it in her lap.. Hmm right.. near.. that.. gun!] ….I remember you looked soooo lost! [I guess this line highlights for us how Larry has let his guard down so quickly with Amanda.. At this we see Anti-Amanda smile – the gun now under the pillow on her lap] When was Amanda lost at the agency?? He must have seen her at a brief moment.. I don’t think she was typically lost looking – okay maybe he saw her when she found out Lee had resigned and was now selling guns!
Amanda: haa well I guess I was lost..
Larry: but not anymore.
[Do you think this is referring to Amanda in her early years and now she is more accomplished?? or is he referring to the beginning of their love affair? I know which understanding I prefer!]
Anti-Amanda: No, not anymore.
Larry: I almost said something to you then but you were with Lee. you were always with Lee! I said to myself: Credle… [that’s his last name] …this is a hands off situation.
Anti-Amanda gets off the bed, the pillow still in front of her: I guess it really is funny how things turn out.
Smiling sweetly – she shoots Larry through the pillow. LOL.. Larry takes a dive, got shot in the chest.. and there’s no blood.. ahhh smk.. I love it!
Cue cold, evil looking Amanda!!!
This Amanda’s countenance is altered immediately
– all the sweetness and Amanda qualities are gone! KJ must have had the time of her life playing this episode!
Does anyone know if KJ has played any baddies in any other roles?
Do you think KJ said to the producers: Francine got a doppelganger ep- I want one!!!! I remember seeing one on Hart to Hart.. was there one in Remington Steele?
I guess Larry didn’t know Amanda that well – or he would have known she wouldn’t go off for an afternoon tryst with a guy she hardly knows (well I don’t think she would- correct me if I’m wrong!)
LOL.. leave it to Francine to explain! : Oh come on Billy! what do you think he was doing?!
Billy: unless I read the man completely wrong it’s.. out of character… [my goodness.. Billy’s pretty worked up!] …Credle was married! [What?????!!!!!! Okay, now I’m worked up!!!!!
Good riddance to the idiot! ]
…He wasn’t a player was he Lee?
[Oh yes, Lee has sized up all the rival players at the agency.. ahem.. this episode is pretty cringe worthy so far for me! can it get any worse?? ]
Lee: ah.. Not really.. at least no more so than the average guy.
Oh yeah.. it just got worse!!!
Whaaaaatttt????!!!!!!!! I did not hear that.. I just did not hear that!!!!! Is that what you are going to tell Credle’s wife Lee???!!! nope.. not happy.. I am shocked this ep wasn’t written by a man! Ugh!!
I like men who treat women well! This?? this is not ‘average’!!
phew!!! Am I in a mood with this episode!!!
Don’t worry.. I think it starts off a bit icky here but ends fabulously!! I comfort myself with the thought that Lee is still learning about real love – and he one day comes to realise Amanda deserves better than an ‘average’ man – if that is ‘average’! double ugh..breathe iwsod… you all breathing?? gosh.. maybe it’s just me who finds this all a bit icky!
Lee continues (and I have calmed enough to continue! ) : … but then again, neither was Treloggen [Aha! whoooo there’s a shout out to Abby Treloggen the show’s music editor! I wonder if she minded being a murdered agent?! I wonder if Treloggen was married too??!! ]
Billy the genius: I’m sensing a pattern that I really don’t like.
Roll on the floor and laugh my flippin butt off!!
Just look at what Billy is looking at when he says that line:
Check out all those patterns!!! Lee is having a fashion pattern emergency.. dotted tie, stripy shirt and plaid jacket? guyliner??? ugh!!! I’m with Billy- I’m sensing a pattern here that I don’t like! [not even on Lee- and that’s saying something!] Amanda is matchy matchy.. and Lee is no matchy matchy?
Well I shall finish up there for the moment..this opening has sent me slightly bonkers.. So far this is a very unusual episode! I usually skip this beginning [I think I’ve probably only watched it once- with one eye open] but walking through the episodes I want to take it all in this time.. the good, the bad and the utterly cringeworthy! I’d really love to hear your thoughts on this!! Anyone else with me?? Please?? eek!!! Looking forward to getting to the better parts! byeeee!