Lee, Duffy, Bacon and Corey all move in on Retzig’s hide out.. Inside we see someone slurping beer and watching the dinosaur movie – LOL!!! What’s the name of that movie again?
I guess it was cheap for smk to use.. they should have used the movie “DOA” instead! Hmm I’ll come back to this movie..
We see Lee and Duffy come in through the front door..
Corey: hands above your heads!
rofl.. Lee seems to be the only agent who thinks to actually look at the guy’s face err I mean moonface! hello!!
Lee: forget it! Forget it Corey, they’re not Reztig.
[LOL sounds to me like Lee calls him restegg!]
Corey wonders if they’re accomplices, but Lee is the Restegg expert.. and knows he doesn’t work with accomplices. Lee drags moonface up off the floor wanting answers about Restegg.. but it’s plain to see this kid knows nothing!
And the agents have egg on their faces the restegg has played you!!! tee heee..
Lee: I think we’ve been had.
No restegg.. what a shame – they had agent Bacon to go along with him!
Good call Lee! I like Lee’s hair here.. not as perfectly styled The scene ends there.. but just going back to the Movie DOA (1949)- it’s pretty famous.. has anyone seen it? I’ve only fully seen the updated Meg Ryan/Dennis Quaid version.. I’ve tried to watch the original version but my internet is playing up.. Maybe I’ll get to it before we finish this episode.. we are only halfway and we’re already up to post 9! [being busy in RL, I’m trying to keep posts smallish to get them out regularly 🙂 ]
Interestingly though, it turns out Beverley Garland was in the original movie! Only under the name ‘Beverly Campbell’ – this episode is a play on the DOA plot – except luckily Amanda isn’t dead on arrival… she’s only delirious on arrival fabulous!! In case you are not familiar with it, the movie centres around the mystery of a guy being poisoned.. and trying to solve his own murder before he dies. The opening is fabulous- walking down the police station hallway- I think Get Smart might have spoofed it- I saw the first few minutes of the movie and then my internet cut out.. grrr.. because it is in the free domain we can happily watch it online ..(err when we have internet! 😉 ) so if you check it out it’d be great to hear what you think of it! (or you can watch it on youtube here)
Back to this episode.. and we return to Amanda, asleep on her hospital bed. Her nurse checks on her and then leaves Amanda alone to her dream world… 🙂
Ahhh finally one of the dreams Amanda has! Another harp goes zing!!! and we get a peek into Amanda’s unconscious!
Amanda is in a pink coloured environment.. and walking as she says: the password for the last week in last month was third base….
… The password for the first week of this month was jump shot. The password for the second week in this month was moon beam (not moonface?!). The password for this week is counter-weight and next week it will change to river boat.
We see Amanda is in front of the cloak elevator door, waiting for Mrs Marsden to give her entry.
Only.. it’s not Mrs Marsden- it’s Dotty Marsden!
Dotty Marsden: That’s very good Amanda.
At this, Amanda turns around to see it’s Dotty and not Mrs Marsden!
Amanda whispers: Mother what are you doing here?!
Dotty: Funny, I was going to ask you the same thing.
Amanda: Mother I’m a spy.
Dotty: Now, was that so hard?
Amanda: You’re not surprised?
Dotty: why should I be? I’ve known all along. I just wanted to see if you could be honest.
Amanda is angry at this: you knew!!…
Then wonders: …How?
Dotty: I’m a spy too.
rofl Love Amanda shocked reaction!!! 😆
Oh KJ.. you have best facial expressions!!!! too funny!!!!
Dotty continues looking at the elevator door: so are the boys.
In walks Phillip and Jamie out of the pink coloured elevator.. Love how Jamie is tossing an orange- nice touch! The boys are dressed like little Lees!
the boys in unison: Hi Mum.
Hmm interesting Amanda has suddenly gone very pink again..[I guess the light from the elevator is shining on her??]
Amanda: why didn’t you tell your mother you were spies!
rofl!! now that is one funny line! haaa.. yes all spies should tell their mother.. tee hee!
Oh LOL Phillip has a gun on a shoulder holster?!
Jamie: uh mum, you didn’t have a need to know.
Phillip: Mother, if they don’t find any antidote (LOL sounds like he says anchidote) are they going to have to send you to a… funny farm?!
The boys are all nonchalant..cool.. detached and spy-like in their demeanour.
Jamie: and if you don’t come back, can I have your room?
Amanda: well, I don’t know. Let’s ask Phillip first, he’s oldest. [what’s that got to do with anything?! I’ll put that one down to Amanda being drugged!]
We see Phillip respond: Good afternoon Mrs King. [In a grown man’s voice]
Amanda: Phillip, no need to be so formal.
Phillip: Anything you say Mrs King. [Anything you say? LOL that definitely isn’t something Phillip would say 😉 ]
Amanda: sweetheart do you have a cold?
At this.. the pinkish theme fades away.. and we are back in the real world of Amanda’s hospital room.
Retzig is looking down on sleeping Amanda: It looks like you’re the one who’s sick Mrs King and I am the only one who has the remedy.
At this, Amanda wakes up.. and looks up to find Retzig, he puts his hand over her mouth to stop her crying out – and the scene ends there…
Clever how they meld the dream with Retzig visiting Amanda in her hospital room..
Well I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of Amanda’s first dream! What does it tell us about Amanda?? There are no right or wrong answers.. as usual!.. so.. feel free to ponder!
I’m thinking it tells us about Amanda’s underlying conflict about keeping her spy work a secret from her mother and the boys. Interesting that in her dream she can remember many passwords – I guess that would have significance if the Mrs Marsden scene from earlier had been left in..
What do you make of the boys dressed like little agents?? Little Lees?? Do you think there could be a melding of the boys and Lee here?? Could it be that Amanda hopes her boys will grow up into good men like Lee (except for the dating little randy girls thing )?? She did tell Lee in ARSituation that anyone would be proud to have him for a son.. or something along those lines.
What do you make of Dotty and the boys being spies? I figured it was just a way of showing Amanda would be upset if they kept that from her, and she is upset that she has to keep this from them. I like to think this dream shows she is still grappling with the spy life and what it involves, now she is committing herself professionally to this new career- she is needing to start dealing with what the job requires- processing it- so one day she can do the job having accepted this part…the ‘I don’t want to lie!!!’ naive Amanda is coming realise to that ‘lying and sneaking’ is necessary- when ‘you’re working for the government’.
oh my.. did I just write that? Well..we simply must have a photo to go with it!!!
Such a pearl of wisdom from Lee! [I can comprehend it if I close my eyes and don’t look at him as he says it 😉 ]
I also think this is the perfect segue into what’s next.. BJo’s Bite sized Amanda post- looking at what we learn about Amanda in TGTN- then back to DOA! Hope you’ll enjoy it!
So what do you make of the exchange between Amanda and the boys?? her not coming back.. Jamie taking over her room?? do tell! I’ll leave that one for now..
As always I’d love to hear your thoughts!!! Hope you are enjoying this episode!! Back with more soon..