Back to IFF..
Francine and Billy are as confused as ever.. The first thing we hear is Francine saying: that doesn’t make any sense.
Nice one!!! echoing Billy’s opening sentence from the last scene! Now it’s Francine’s turn to be confused!
Billy: We all keep saying that and we all know that it has to!
Francine goes back a year to look for a connection between Credle and Treloggen? purlease.. wouldn’t you go back to the beginning of their careers? Whoo Francine is pounding the desk? Look out Billy.. don’t make her too cross… Mancine might make an appearance!
Lee bursts into Billy’s office.. Sooo he came straight back to the agency after Karen tried to shoot him?? Rofl!! why didn’t Karen just follow him?? She could have found out where the agency was!! Oh boy.. Swiss Cheese this plot!
Lee: Billy! Amanda’s disappeared…
…Her bed’s been slept in… [Eh?? so Karen was there overnight??? And Lee thought Amanda hadn’t gone camping, so why is he shocked at that?? ugh..] … there are dishes in the sink but there’s no sign of her in the house.
At this, Billy and Francine wordlessly share a look.
–my goodness! I never noticed that before! Billy’s look is like: awh super protective Lee is worrying over nothing about Amanda!!
Billy (In a bless his little heart tone of voice!): of course there’s not sign of her in her house she’s in Shenandoah National Park. You were standing right there when she told us all about the camping trip.
Watch Francine here.. she looks over it..Francine can’t find the connection and Lee is missing Amanda? boo hoo
Lee: She didn’t go… [At this Billy’s indulgent smile fades.. uh oh! Sooo why is Lee freaked that her bed was slept in??]
…I talked to her on the phone, she was suppose to wait there for me to pick her up. Now, the house just doesn’t look right. There’s papers scattered all over the place…
[wimpy love letters from Dan! err Dean!] … a drink on the end table and the ash trays are full of cigarette butts.
At this Francine perks up!
Francine: ahhh.. a secret drinker and a secret smoker.. my my my my….
Francine’s havin some fun at this thought.
Lee looks like he is barely controlling his temper!
Lee: would you just can it please.
No jokes when Amanda is in danger Francine- if you know what’s good for you! of course, Francine wouldn’t understand the gravity of dirty dishes in Amanda’s sink.. Francine looks at Lee shocked at his lack of humour.. Lee’s really serious!!!
Lee: I’m telling you something has happened to her. Now whoever rigged that shot gun could have eas-
Eh??!!!! Billy shoots up in his hot seat (Nice one KC!): What shot gun??!!!
Lee: there was a shot gun rigged to get me coming in through the front door. I have the lab checking it out right now…
[whoo wouldn’t that be a coincidence! It would narrow things down nicely! ]
Lee: Yeah I did. Seven years ago.
Billy: Gordon Redding!!!!
[Billy’s so excitable! Did Gordon cheat on his wife??!!! Love Billy!]
Lee isn’t shocked he seems to have figured this out already: You got it..
Billy: you were all on that one together!
Lee: until they made a run at me I didn’t make a connection either.
Francine: whoooo???? [ ha!! she’s out of the loop.. now you know how Amanda feels! Billy and Lee ignore her!]
Billy: He’s still serving time isn’t he?
Lee: damn well should be. He should have gotten life for espionage not 10- 20.
Francine keeps trying to get a word in haaa.. she throws up her hands in frustration.. what Francine? just listen to them for once!
Billy: with good behaviour he’ll be out in about I’m gonna check on this.
Billy rushes off like a good employee to follow up on his bosses hunch.. oh wait a minute.. that’s not right
Francine: Exxccuuuuussee me, but would somebody mind telling me what’s going on?
[Hmm interesting.. Francine doesn’t know everything about Lee you think the writer’s were aiming to remind us of this?]
Well, before Lee fills in Francine- how funny is it that Lee starts in with Amanda’s missing! her sink is full of dirty dishes!!! rofl!!! Neglects to mention the rigged shotgun.. and the fact that he knows the same person who killed Credle and Treloggen is behind it – probably Gordon Redding who is now after him too!
It’s kinda sweet… I think he’s too busy thinking about Amanda being missing.. Awh… Her safety is front and centre!
Back to Francine who needs to have the plot explained to her [taking notes everyone?!]
Lee: this was before you signed on… Gordon Redding and his brother owned an electronics firm. Business was going pretty well till Gordon decided to expand.
I’ll summarise! Gordon sold classified technological secrets for money. Got it?!
Lee explains Gordon wants revenge because Lee killed Gordon’s brother.. He shot him when they got into a gun fight at Gordon’s arrest.
I do appreciate how Lee does not look like he enjoys admitting to having killed someone.. but.. he was doing his job.. bless him.. Francine also seems to acknowledge this is not the fun side of the spy biz..
Lee knows Gordon can take his time, and pay loads of money to get him killed because the money Gordon stole was never found.. [err except Gordon has run out of patience Lee- he wants you gone!]
Lee thinks he had the money put away in a swiss bank account [Gosh.. wouldn’t the authorities have followed Gordon the moment he got out of prison? and waited for him to access the cash???!!!!] oh well..
Billy’s back from running the errand! Gordon got out of prison after six years…
whooo cue the tough guy look from Lee!
uh oh.. there’s scum on the streets!!! haaaa..
Lee: ah now Billy!!!
Billy: we’re going into overdrive around here.. [err hello what about Amanda??!!]
Lee takes a deep breath.. he’s stressing now more than ever..
Billy looks excited: we know he’s been hiding in the DC area running this little operation and we’re gonna find him!
Yeah nice one.. but don’t be too thrilled Billy.
Lee’s very worried: Billy… I can take care of myself…
… it is Amanda that I am worried about. Where the hell is she???!!!
[I love the subtext in his choice of words.. Amanda needs Lee to look after her – from bad guys that is.. ]
Awhhhhhh I just want to give Lee a big hug.. I think hugging Lee would be a great way to stop from wandering and getting lost.. ahem..
Lee is so lovely here.. full of fear for Amanda – and not at all triumphant at having discovered who is behind everything.. and not angry about being shot at – his only concern is- Amanda
Swoony!!!!!!! Well that is soo very touching.. it sort of makes up for the fact that we are now 21 minutes into this episode and Lee and Amanda haven’t even seen each other (or technically spoken to each other!) – though lovely to remember- Amanda is very much on Lee’s mind awh!!
Sooo any thoughts?? Anyone else enjoy watching Francine scrambling to stay involved here?
I don’t doubt Billy cares for Amanda.. but his glee at having figured out the connection shows beautifully the different levels of care for Amanda here between Billy and Lee.. Lee knows Amanda a lot better than Billy and Francine – something isn’t right! Yep.. there is that theme again!!!! Think it’s deliberate?? I think so!! but feel free to disagree..
I also think it highlights beautifully that Lee cares much more about Amanda.. than he even does about himself.. or the agency.. or Gordon.. Me Like!
Calling Tie Patrol!!! (KC!) Is that the same shirt and tie combo Lee was wearing when Lee told Rita that he wouldn’t shoot a lady but he would shoot her?!!!
Sooooo what do you make of Francine’s outfit? I struggled to figure out what that weapon was that seems to be attached to her shoulder.. you never know when you might need to defend yourself..
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Back with more soon