So who was watching the slideshow of Amanda?? [turns out it’s not a slideshow though, it’s a video..] It’s Amanda and some creepy guy! Nahhh okay we all know this isn’t Amanda! The creepy guy wants the Anti-Amanda to identify who is in the slideshow.. You know, I really don’t remember very much of this episode at all!!!
Anti-Amanda: Oh Gordon do we really have to go over this again?
Gordon: Now look, I paid you $100 000 for Treloggen and another $100 000 for Credle. Now I’m willing to go $250 000 for Stetson. Now, for that kind of money, just indulge me.
Uh oh.. soooo the next target is Lee..
Anti-Amanda points to the screen: Amanda King, her younger son Jamie. [LOL I think she knows how to recognise Amanda King, I mean she looks just like her!!!]
Ugh.. those earrings are awful!! I see she has gotten herself an alcoholic bev there.. she reaches for a cigarette too.. she really is the Anti-Amanda!
Gordon stops her: I don’t like that!
Gordon: Amanda King doesn’t smoke. You reek of the stuff [that’s not all she reeks of ]
Anti-Amanda: Spoken like a man with no bad habits!! [cha! other than paying you to kill people you mean?!]
Gordon: It’s the little things that can give you away.
Anti-Amanda: Oh Gordon don’t tell me how to do my job. You hired me because I am the best that your money can buy or anyone else’s money can buy.
Ohhh what a lovely pair these two are.. [Gordon and Anti-Amanda, not the earrings! They’re Ear Buttons!!] ugh!
Gordon doesn’t like arrogance apparently.. seems he learned about this cocky assassin while he was in jail.
Anti-Amanda has never been arrested.. man.. enough with the drink.. yes we get it.. she’s drinking *gasp* alcohol!!! Quick! Lock up your children!!! 😉
Gordon: …You have to be perfect.
Anti-Amanda: I am perfect. Look at me!
Gordon: I have no complaints with the surgery. I mean the face is-
Anti-Amanda cuts him off: Is her face! Listen to my voice, it’s her voice. The same speech pattern. I have practiced Amanda King for months. I’ve even duplicated her wardrobe [whoa.. and with those ear buttons? now that’s dedication!] …her own mother couldn’t tell the difference.
I think the Anti-Amanda is psychotic..
Anyone else find this whole concept utterly ridiculous? Or better yet – Anyone thinking this is remotely possible?!! LOL!
They should have just said they cloned Amanda with a magic doorway, I would have found that more believable.. At least with Francine’s double we were just asked to accept it was a freaky coincidence.. to me that’s more believable than having surgery and looking exactly like someone else! And sounding like somebody else? I mean how do you copy Amanda’s croaky fabulous voice? No!
Okay. Okay.. I’ll go with it.. I want to know who the surgeon was- so I can go get my look updated…Hmm now who do I want to look like this year? Hmm..
Gordon isn’t having it: Her mother isn’t the one you have to fool!
Yeah I’d say both Treloggen and Credle hardly knew Amanda.. if they were suckered into thinking she wanted an affair with them! Lee? well that’s something else entirely! As much as I loathe this concept of look-a-like surgery, I do love all the possibilities it opens up! All the questions.. Will Lee know Amanda well enough to spot the difference?? and of course it gives us a window into how others see Lee and Amanda’s relationship.. they milk this very well for meaning!
Gordon wants to keep practicing: There’s something that isn’t quite right. I don’t know if it’s the walk..or the way you stand..but err let’s watch it again.
[I think this is key! something isn’t quite right.] Gordon replays the vid.. man he’s annoying.. Maybe it’s worth passing up the $250 000 to just shoot him instead of Lee!
Anti-Amanda snatches the remote of him and stops the video.. she doesn’t want to watch it anymore.. she feels ready.
Anti-Amanda: I took care of Treloggen, I took care of Credle, I don’t know what makes you think I can’t handle Lee Stetson.
[wow.. she’s really cocky! but Lee is the BEST!]
Gordon: he’s much closer to Amanda King than they were.
Anti-Amanda: well he’s not as close as you thought, is he Gordon? [tee heee!!] You thought they were lovers. they only work together.
[Darn Gordon.. you went and got Anti-Amanda’s hopes up! LOL! Okay what would Lee have done if Anti-Amanda had tried to seduce him, without yet revealing she’s an assassin?? ohhh what would Lee have done??!!! .. I’ll just have to fill in the blanks there I guess.. LOL!]
Still this is interesting isn’t it!!! someone else- okay someone not at the agency, watching Lee and Amanda and thinking they are an item.. now this I prefer to Credle’s comment about them always working together..lame!! This actually builds on Yuri’s observations in Playing Possum, watching them he saw Lee and Amanda were close.. Here? Gordon took that a step further- very interesting way of hinting to us, the audience, that their relationship is progressing! You know what else I like about this- Gordon is not as wrong as they think he is.. He sees something that is actually true.. Even he could see the love between Lee and Amanda that’s growing.. but well that’s way to subtle for someone like the Anti-Amanda!!
Seems cocky Anti-Amanda doesn’t know where Lee works.. wow.. everyone else in DC does.. doesn’t everyone know IFF is a cover? she has to wait for Lee to contact her.. I thought Gordon had been out for a year, couldn’t he have found out when he was watching Lee and Amanda??!!
Anti-Amanda is on edge and wants this over as much as Gordon does..
Gordon: yeah, not quite Karen… [Karen is it?? ohhhh okay] …You haven’t spent the last seven years of your life planning it. I have. Six of them in a prison cell he put me in after he killed my brother…
[Right and I bet you were innocent! ] …You know how many I’ve hired to get rid of him? You know how many times they’ve failed?
[LOL.. just how many?? do tell! Does Lee know?! Sooo this week we have a baddie of the bitter, twisted and vengeful variety! ]
Karen: well, you should have come to me first. [LOL she’s sooo cocky! very unlike Amanda!!] Listen this weekend, Mrs King and her mother and her two boys will be going on a camping trip with the junior trailblazers. Soon as they’re gone, I’ll move in.
Gordon: yes and if Stetson doesn’t contact you before they’re back?
Karen: then I’ll think of something else, Gordon.
Lee Stetson is a dead pigeon!
Muahahahahaaaa!! Well interesting!! we have Karen saying ‘Dead Pigeon’ hmm.. I’m going to hold off till the end to discuss this one.. I think the title has multiple meanings- like a lot of smk titles it works on a number of different levels.. If you guys want to discuss your ideas feel free.. I’ll cover it when I get to the end.. LOL if I forget can someone remind me??!!
So you lovin Karen? Gordon is sooo annoying!
The script on smkland is a first draft, and Karen’s name is ‘Gerta van Halem’ – how weird!! I wonder why they changed it?!
I found where that name came from! the unit production manager on the tegernsee, geisterschloss and times they are a changing eps was none other than ‘Gerhard von Halem’ 🙂 guess they were at one stage looking to tip their hat to him.. Poor Gerhard! Then again, maybe he didn’t want to be a female baddie! 🙂
I was thinking Karen sounds like a made up name.. Also, I think we are only given the name ‘Karen’ no last name.. so it makes Karen’s character even more mysterious.. she can be anyone! if you pay her enough money and give her enough time to heal from surgery and practice voice patterns! whooooo!
KJ is doing a fantastic job being a baddie and must have relished this chance to be someone different- KJ actually plays more than two characters in this episode. She plays Amanda, Karen the assassin, but also Karen the assassin pretending to be Amanda.. whooooo.. tricky!!
I bet Karen wishes she took on Amanda’s persona during her longer hair pretty phase.. haa!! err except I am sure Karen is relieved not to have to wear those headbands Amanda was so fond of! 😉
Amanda, Dotty and the boys pack the car and are off on their trip..
Amanda: oh come on mother you know you’re looking forward to it!
Phillip: Sure grandma you’re going to have a neat time!
Errr Dotty doesn’t respond to that.. LOL she is not looking forward to it!
Love Dotty’s reaction to Amanda’s reveal that she has a whistle!
Dotty: what are you gonna be whistling for?
[ It’s just like in the sound of music!! ]Phillip: Eeeeeeverything.
Dotty flatly: Like what.
[oh my.. someone tell Dotty she doesn’t have to go!!] Amanda whistles a bunch of different whistling combinations while the boys call out what they mean..: Dinner!!! Lights Out!!!! Fasten your seatbelts!!!!! [LOL!]
Dotty: Amanda, if you happen to see a bear, would you mind whistling??
Off they go!!!!
Hey that’s a view of the house we rarely get to see!
Here comes Amanda’s car down the drive.. are we sure that isn’t the car view we see in the driveway sometimes? I don’t know!
Did you guys notice how when she pulls out of her driveway Amanda doesn’t even look both ways to check the street she is driving into?
She is turning around and looking at the boys in the back seat when she pulls out.. ha haaa.. well I guess you can do that when it is a movie set your driving on.. [I think it’s because it’s not KJ driving the car, but a stand in.. as KJ is playing Karen at this moment]
As they leave they drive past Karen waiting in a car out on the street.. once they’ve left, she gets out and helps herself to the house…OH my…
what do you think of that cardigan everyone?? [Okay I know that doesn’t look like the front seat of a Desoto- but any other car interior the inspiration here?? 😉 ] Actually, to me she looks like a court jester! What a joke!! 😉 Love how Karen has the Nikes! Guess what.. 15 minutes into this episode and Lee and Amanda still haven’t seen each other! Ugh!!
Well I better finish up there for the moment.. I’d love to hear your thoughts! byeee and back with more soon!