On to a new episode!! Before I get into it, just thought I’d point out the last episode we covered was episode 17- Odds on a Dead Pigeon. Next in the original airing order was Car wars.. and then this episode.. Looking at the airing dates, episode 17 and episode 19 were three weeks apart.. and I can see why they needed to put an episode between OOADP and this ep.. [but Amanda with long hair??!! Ohhh I get it: with everyone confused over the short hair long hair short hair- everyone was: delirious on arrival at this episode!!! ] oh well we got what we got!
I’m excited to hear your thoughts on this episode everyone! The first time I saw it: I loathed it! I was so embarrassed for Amanda.. the last time saw it- I loved it!!! what changed?? and.. LOL what am I going to think of it this time? I guess we’ll see!! I’d love to hear your experiences of this episode too!
The episode opens with a night view of Washington DC love those shots of the sights..
Lee pulls up to meet someone in the dead of night..alone..(oopsie.. maybe I shouldn’t say it’s dead then!)
It always bugs me how Lee does this stuff alone! so ridiculous!!! He leaves his car, activates the alarm and wanders off..
ROFL. here’s a pic for all you who adore Lee’s hands! These hands seem to press plenty of buttons
Lee heads down into some kind of entrance.. even though the closed sign is up.. Ah this episode is directed by Winrich Kolbe- who directed Saved by the bells no?? A hilarious episode!!!
A mysterious man with a handy little black box in his hand magically opens Lee’s car door – he crouches down and looks to me to get out his manicure set..
la la laaaa.. may as well do your nails while your waiting for Lee…
Lee will take you more seriously if your lookin good.. Lee is now calling out in a parking station for someone.. someone who asked him to meet him there..
Oh Lee.. you are lookin mighty fine! ahem… errr the mystery guy puts away his scissor thingys, gets out of Lee’s car and hides just in time for Lee to come back. Uh oh.. what has he done to the vette? by using the little black box, the mystery guy remotely sets off Lee’s car alarm and like a good little boy Lee comes running back to his car.
I love how after Lee checks the car underneath for bombs he gives his baby a little pat pat absent mindedly.. rofl!
(You don’t love a car Lee?? cha right!) He finally gets in [LOL is it just me or does the music sound a bit like the jaws theme??!!] and finds a cassette tape message in the stereo for him..
lol.. this sounds like a snooty smk baddie! I bet he drinks tea! : Good evening Mr Stetson! It’s been a long time since our last encounter. I hope you and your agency don’t hold grudges because I am looking forward to doing business with you again. Soon. I’ll be giving you the details later. I’ll be in touch.
The scene ends there..
Wait a minute… so that’s all this was about??!! my goodness- how elaborate for someone to just say that! rofl… why not just leave him the tape under the windscreen wiper? funny..Or give a note to a blind homeless guy I guess he wanted to mess with Lee’s head eh! And breaking into his precious car would definitely do that! And what was with the ‘tools’ that he brought with him?? what did he do with those? did he need them to put the cassette in?? Hmm maybe there is something he did to the car we don’t know about yet..
On to the agency the next day… and Francine comes across Lee in the hallway, preoccupied and holding a cassette tape.. Francine: well, what have we here? A new year’s resolution to be here on time?
[eh? does Lee have a reputation for being late? this is news to me.. I didn’t know he had regular hours! oh and does this mean it’s January in smk universe? ] …Or are you still up late from last night?
Lee doesn’t want to play: save it huh. You won’t feel like joking after you’ve heard this.
rofl.. he kind of walked into this one.. Francine: ah let me guess, it’s the latest Bobby leaves for Hollywood ha ha!
[ rofl.. must be alluding to Frankie goes to Hollywood! is Francine telling Lee to ‘relax’? that song was 1984… Francine thinks she is hilarious.. meanwhile- I like her sweater!]
Lee lets out a grunt.. of sorts..
Francine: or maybe it’s an audio recording of last night’s soiree with err what’s her name that little girl you’re seeing now-
Lee is sooo unimpressed! He snatches the tape off her and walks off. Lee: Ohh Francine.
I’ve got to say- that is actually a pretty gross suggestion of Francine’s… and rather racy for a PG rated show!!!! anyone else surprised at this joke of Francine’s? err I mean attempted joke! 😉
So, Francine teases Lee about his latest girlfriend Randy eh! – didn’t they break up a few episodes ago?? Hmm what to think of this huh??!! – I know Morley you were thinking this is maybe an indicator that the episode comes earlier- and someone agreed?? anyone?? thoughts anyone?
I did enjoy the use of ‘little girl’ haaaaa.. I think it’s a good reminder of Lee’s dating history.. and the ‘girls’ he dates.. or is that.. use to date?? Hmmm!!
I’m thinking it could also just mean- Francine doesn’t know everything that goes on in Lee’s life and if Lee is starting to change his ways and not chase ‘Nordic types’ he isn’t going to want Francine to know that is he?!
Francine follows behind him as he heads towards Billy’s office: my my my this must be serious.
Lee: Try Hans Retzig [Whoo Lee knew it was him just from his voice! The guy never said who he was on the tape]
Francine: oh. this is serious.
They arrive at chirpy Billy’s office door.. with Billy in a great mood!
Billy: good morning people.
Francine: not anymore it isn’t.
Lee wordlessly enters the office.. followed by Francine and suddenly not so happy Billy!
So.. hey this Retzig is bad news, did you notice that?! tee hee.. they are hammering that home loud and clear! Billy looks so cute with his big smile.. Francine goes and wipes if off in a flash!
The scene ends there.. and it’s on to Amanda’s!! but.. before we get there I should finish up. I’ll be back with more soon! Of course, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this if you’d like to share byeee for now!