Back to Billy’s office where’s he’s sensing a pattern he really doesn’t like!!!
Intense Lee: yeah, there’s an element of nervousness creeping through this bullpen [oh boy.. that’s Shakespeare right there!! not!!]
…two agents buy it in two weeks. Same MO!
They try and figure out how Credle and Treloggen are connected..
Lee: Both men were found in a hotel room, beds turned down, and shot with their own weapons. Robbery wasn’t the motive, Credle had over 200 bucks in his wallet.
Billy: right. the connection’s there we just have to find it. [come on! this is smk.. Amanda’s the connection well.. sort of! ] … did they see each other socially?
Billy: Okay, that brings us right back here.
Francine: they weren’t working on the same case together Treloggen… [whooo there you go- two mentions! maybe it’s worth being a dead agent after all ] …had just gotten back from Laos about four days before he was killed. He was just catching up on some paperwork.
Lee: you know Billy, I hate to say this, but this just might be some random run at the agency.
[but nothing is a coincidence on smk right?? errr no wait.. most things are a coincidence on smk right?? oh boy..]
Billy: It just might be.. somebody just might be out there trying to pick us off one by one.. Okay! *cue intense Billy* this unit is on alert as of right now! That means in particular everyone cans their social life till we find out what’s going on.
As usual.. Francine is not impressed with this..
Billy suggests they check the computers for Credle and Treloggen’s work history to find a connection.. [3 mentions?? go Abby! ] in the last six months – gosh why limit it to six months? Wouldn’t you go back further given Treloggen had been stationed overseas till recently? ..Okay..
Lee says he’s going back to the hotel to interview the hotel clerk.. the hotel clerk’s description of the woman was not good enough for Lee!
Lee: did you see the description of the women who was with Credle? ‘Average’ . Now what is that suppose to mean? Average!
Billy: It means no one was paying attention!
Love how Lee says the hotel clerk’s description of the woman was ‘ average’ .. what Francine likes to call Amanda- often! Interesting choice of words though.. Average- given Lee just said that Credle is no more of a player than your ‘Average’ guy.. could the use of this word again be intentional do you think?? any ideas guys??
Very ironic of Francine to say that.. given the original phrase which she reworked was ‘Discretion is the better part of Valour’! Whooo that’s Shakespeare.. No!! Really!!! that really is Shakespeare! ha haa! [ It’s from Henry IV – thank heavens for the internet! ]
Lee: Well I’m gonna find her. I want to see just what kind of woman can set up two of the best agents we have.
[LOL.. why are they always one of the best! and no Lee.. she’s gonna find you!! ]
Aha! and so arrives Billy’s brand new chair! Ta da! What shall we call it..? 😉
I really hope Lee stops home to remove that guyliner (eek.. I even suspect he is wearing mascara.. those lashes are seriously thick today..) and change his clothes first.. and while I am on fashion police patrol here??
Francine’s matchy matchy earrings and Weird Lacey tie with sequins on that ugly ugly shirt?? Wrong.. just.. wrong!!
Whoa! On to Amanda’s…
BJo and KC! I can see that random car in the driveway here!!! are we sure it’s not Amanda’s car? I really can’t see enough to tell.. [sorry this came up in BJo’s third stats post on service above and beyond..]
Anyway, chaos reigns supreme as usual.. the family room is full of junior trailblazers preparing for their camping trip
– okay.. why are there only boys? Can’t girls be trailblazers? if that’s the case.. why is Amanda and Dotty running the show?? LOL… we quickly find that Amanda knows exactly how to cope with Little boys!
Amanda: that’s enough grosser-than gross jokes! Justin! Do you understand?
Seems Amanda is setting up a slide show.. so the boys can find Poison Ivy and roll in it
Gilbert has a question!: If we’re roughing it, why do we take our toothbrushes?!
All the boys cry: Yeah!!!
Amanda: wait just a minute now! You have to take your toothbrushes because Junior trailblazers will have to learn how to live off the land… [what is it with SMK and toothbrushes?! I bet someone has done a fanvid on it!] …you will be eating ahhh roots, nuts and berries.. anyway! you’re gonna need your toothbrush… [Junior Trailblazers sound like the extremists in Magic bus.. you know that Lee thought wandered around in Loincloths?! who were they again? The survivors that’s it! ]
We cut to Dotty on the other side of the room vetting what all the boys have packed to take with them camping rofl! what is that huge thing Dotty just pulled out of someone’s luggage?!
Amanda continues: ..because it’s difficult for you to eat those things…if you have only your gums and no teeth [such a mum (mom!) explanation that one!!!]
Amanda points at Gilbert: did you bring your toothbrush?
Ouch! It was really loud! I bet that hurt!!!
Someone give that kid a stuntma- err stuntboy award!
Dotty: How did I get MP duty?
[I can explain that Dotty- you’re funny! Oh and see the trumpet on the table?? Looks like Dotty confiscated it earlier! haaa! ]
Dotty continues.. Oh well.. ha!!! unless somebody has a very long extension cord this is not going to do very well in a tent.
Wouldn’t it have been great to actually see Dotty on one of these camping trips?? you know.. where everything she eats is off a stick??!!!! [when does she say that- Weekend? I don’t know! Anyone?]
Amanda: Okay, I thought that we agreed that we’d only bring the essentials.
[Hmmm.. TV? Electric toothbrush? Trumpet? Amanda.. I don’t see what your point is.. ]
At this Dotty whips something out of a backpack in horror.. whoa!!!! that is a knife!!! Dotty: Ohh!
Justin, the kid next to Phillip, turns to Amanda to explain, guess it’s his knife: Bears.
Amanda: you won’t get lost. We’re gonna be on the buddy system. Who’s your partner? Who’s your buddy?
Gilbert: I am!!
Amanda: Gilbert? well you and Gilbert just stay together and you won’t get lost.
Phillip: What if they both get lost? Gilbert’s got a lousy sense of direction.
[ahh Phillip.. he’s so hesitant to point out other’s negatives.. Not! Oh and there goes Phillip poking his tongue out again.. In the script Jamie is Justin’s buddy and it’s directed at him.. Jamie even had a few lines.. what happened?? Did someone owe Gilbert a favour?!]
Justin: he is not.
Gilbert: Do not!
Phillip: Does too. Both of you do.
[Ugh.. who asked you?! Someone shut Phillip up.. Hooray Amanda steps in shutting them all down.]
Amanda: if they should both happen to get lost, which they won’t, well, you all know what to do don’t you?
Dotty: I don’t.
[ROFL!!! Dotty says this as she pulls something else out of their luggage – headphones?]
Dotty: I don’t. I mean all I know is that moss grows on the north side of a rock and in the middle of an enormous national park what does that tell you?
[Too funny!! Dotty is so helpful!! Yes that will calm Justin’s fears nicely! I am guessing Amanda gets her outdoorsy skills from her father! BTW I might add.. in Australia, the moss would be on the south side! ]
Amanda randomly ruffles Jamie’s hair and declares: Okay. I’m gonna let the fellas tell you. What do you do if you get lost?
All the boys yell: Hug a tree!!!!!!
Amanda: I didn’t hear you!
All the boys even louder: Hug a tree!!!!!!!!
[I think hugging a tree is redundant… if they can yell that loud I’m pretty sure they’ll be able to effectively call for help! ]
Love Dotty’s look here! Like- Amanda! Please! enough! why didn’t you have daughters???!!!
Dotty is not looking forward to this trip at all I think! haaaa
Amanda: alright alright! that’s right.
Dotty repeats to herself: Hug a tree. 😮 I think Dotty might need to hug a tree for comfort!
Amanda having worked them up [LOL] now tries to calm them down again.. I enjoy these scenes! Err so long as they don’t over do it! 😉
Amanda: that’s right you hug a tree because most people when they’re lost they wander around and they get even more lost.. but if you hug a tree you’ll stay in one place –
Phillip interrupts: and a bear will come and eat you!!!!
[He play attacks poor Justin sitting next to him! wow. why isn’t Jamie getting any lines?? did he lose his voice that day?! ]
Amanda: A bear? Nooo. A bear will not eat you. Now look. If you hug a tree you will stay in one place and you’ll have a much better chance of being found.
Amanda in an ominous voice: What is that??!!!
Phillip: Poison Ivy. [to all the boys] .. Now you guys stay out of that stuff.
[Oi who is the instructor here??!]
Here we get another view of Dotty.. Hilarious!!! She’s off with the pixies!
Amanda: right. Stay out of the poison Ivy.
Alright! Now here is one we should all be able to identify..
Bam! We cut to another slideshow instead!!!!
Before I get onto that.. I just want to mention.. Ricky Stout is listed as an actor in this episode.. now.. I’m guessing that is Paul Stout’s brother.. and.. I’m also guessing he is one of these boys.. have you guessed which one?? Check for a resemblance..
I’m guessing Paul’s brother is playing Justin – the one sitting next to him… check out their profiles! I can’t find confirmation.. but to me they look alike.. what do you think?
And hey- what happened to Jamie in this scene? He doesn’t get a single line? boo hoo!! Oh well.. He’ll have a moment to shine of his own.. eventually.. Don’t flame me.. but I think Phillip is totally over acting here..err more than usual! Maybe because his little brother is there.. LOL..I think Gilbert is more believable!
***Update!! well my guess was completely off!!! Ricky Stout is nnnot Justin… and.. it is even more fabulously ironic that I thought Gilbert was more believable.. Yep..Gilbert is Ricky Stout! oopsie.. sibling rivalry!! check out the comments – thanks to BJo and Valerie or hunting Ricky Stout down!!! Awesome Teamwork!! 🙂 *****
BTW- this Amanda is quite a contrast to the ‘Amanda’ in the first scene huh!! I’m thinking this is deliberate?? They are drawing the contrast on purpose?? thoughts??
So who was watching the Amanda slideshow?? Hmm I’ll have to come back to that in the next post – ten minutes into this episode and we hardly know anything.[though I’ve learned what poison Ivy looks like ] and we haven’t even seen Lee and Amanda together This episode is different! I’m gonna try to go with the flow..[and yes- not get swept away by the flow right?!] .. hope you are enjoying the domestic antics I’d love to hear what you think!!!!! Bye!!