This episode opens with quite a long Scarecrow and Mrs King concerto this week! Looks like there was a break between DOA and this episode of a few weeks during the original airing dates..
It feels like the show has had a bit of freshen up.. (like in Saviour in Season 1) – let’s see what’s different this ep! If you find anything new let us know!
Plenty of shots of Washington DC sights.. I love those..
At IFF, we find Amanda walking down the agency corridor –talking to a walking stack of boxes.. [so the antidote didn’t work? ]
No wait.. wait.. it’s okay – the walking stack of boxes is Lee
Amanda is looking a little more feminine again now, wouldn’t you say?
Amanda is to take the boxes of files to the records centre in Rockdale.. Amanda’s got it.. we’ve got it… is it important?? don’t think so.. ahh but I love seeing big muscles Lee helping her out and struggling with the boxes –Lee carries three, while Amanda carries an empty one It looks empty because for a moment Amanda carries it with one hand blaah blahhh.. I have no idea what roads she is discussing.. to me it sounded like ‘blah blah beltway blah blah okay?’ Feel free to fill us in if you speak this language! A nice treat for local fans I am sure! Was it the beltway we saw in the intro here:
See the traffic jam/car park in the foreground?!
Speaking of traffic.. the moment Lee and Amanda are out of shot, here comes Billy zooming down the agency freeway err I mean corridor.. Ummm Billy – look out for that wall!! rofl! I think he nearly hit it!! Very funny to see the agency buggy again.. even funnier to think that two seconds earlier Lee was struggling with 3 heavy boxes- and he could have just used this thing.. it’s a bit random!!
Aie.. the first thing we hear out of Billy’s mouth: you still look great Sylvia.
Note to Billy – that is not politically correct Billy.. she looks well.. but otherwise don’t go commenting on her looks okay?!
These two sound like peers.. I’m guessing Sylvia has been in the business as long as Billy- would you say?
Sylvia gets her own back: seven years haven’t done you any harm either.
Billy: well a pound or two seems to have snuck up on me while I wasn’t looking.
Sylvia: Success will do that.
Whooo good answer.. she’s buttering up Billy good here!
Oh this is interesting Billy brings Sylvia into the bullpen and tells the guy at the front desk who she is: Sylvia Sampson. She’s on the list.
List? There’s a list?? Mrs Marsden on holiday?
They head for Billy’s office.. Seems ‘Syl’ knew Billy before he hit the big time as ‘unit head’ – so that’s his title? I get confused.. Sylvia is from FSA?? what is that? anyway, the agency is to assist her in anyway they can – she has a letter that says so!
Plus, Billy better take this very seriously – why? Sylvia has a magic ID Badge!! she has special powers Billy!! Just watch..
Billy entered his office and the ID badge was attached to her handbag- we can see as Sylvia takes her handbag off and places it beside her on the couch..
Billy reads the letter.. Dunbar is ‘ as charming as ever’ and.. Ta Da!!
Sylvia’s ID badge has magically jumped in time or space or something from her handbag onto her lapel! whoooo.. she really is a special agent..magically special! and then, just as magically it pops back down onto her handbag strap again.. whoooo!!
Sylvia explains to Billy she is trying to infiltrate Teldar –
(and doesn’t skip a beat as her ID badge once again jumps back onto her lapel – How distracting!!! She has such good concentration!! Naughty ID badge!)
Teldar are holding open interviews for data processors that afternoon and Sylvia is going to apply. Sylvia: I’m pretty handy with a computer so I-
Billy: I think the word is ‘Whiz’.
Sylvia needs a cover ID for the interview..and Billy can help her.
Billy picks up the phone to ask ‘Leon‘ for the ‘shadow file’.. only it isn’t Leon, it’s a flaky temp.. which is weird because in every other episode he would be asking Francine, not Leon.. but then.. how would they explain the flake?? anyway.. this spells trouble..
Billy: I need the computer discs for the shadow file.
June: Shadow file?????
June can’t manage it..
If this ditz has an agency ID I am going to be mad!!! If she has one Amanda should have one!
ARGH!!!! she has agency ID? that is just wrong!!
Billy: never mind, just bring me all the personnel discs and I’ll pick it out myself.
June: yes sir!
She hangs up, grabs a stack of computer discs and heads for Billy’s office – only.. She sees Lee out in the hallway.. and.. gaawtqibjbabah. He isn’t even wearing his Black jumpsuit! I can’t blame June.. but.. if she has an Agency ID and Amanda doesn’t? I’m not happy!!!!
I digress.. sorry!
Oh purlease.. this ditsy woman stops in mid step to drool over Lee who is talking to a blonde in uniform out in the corridor
I use to think it was Francine here – but with the better quality I can now see it’s not.. Hmmm.. I think it changes the meaning of what’s going on here.. hmmmmm.. a blonde??.. Lee touching her folders??.. smiling?? is he flirting a bit with her? Hmmm..
Looks like it to me.. maybe I’m sensitive because it’s not Amanda but he looks to me to be putting on the charm. With June enthralled..
OH LOL!!! I just noticed the sign between Lee and this blonde out in the hallway – It says: ‘Internal Affairs’! whahahaahahaaaaaaa!!!
Okay okay.. do you think that’s deliberate? Surely it must be!! haaa!!!
Lee starts heading towards the bullpen and June, mouth gaping in awe of this adonis attempts to get her legs to function.. If she is thinking anything at this moment, maybe it’s: Legs work! left leg?!right leg?! right leeeeg??
Okay okay.. the guy is gorgeous, but come on.. this is a little ridiculous! 😉 [who am I kidding??!! I’d probably be like June! but.. I’d like to be more like Amanda: she keeps her head so well with Lee!] June walks straight into the desk and the discs go flying. It’s her lucky day – Lee enters and helps her pick them up.. while he picks her up.. 😉
Lee asks if she’s alright. Ugh. she walked into a desk.
She wasn’t shot at.
June: Yes sir!
Lee: The Bear growls.
All the discs have fallen out of their covers, and she somehow manages to put them back in whatever cover she can as Lee helps her up and smiles at her – Bad Lee! You should be more careful how you yield that weapon of yours when women are carrying important information..
okay I can understand Lee being dreamy and all.. but this girl is cringeworthy.
I could have done a better job at that role than her.. clumsy, love struck and making goo goo eyes at Lee? why I wouldn’t have needed to do any acting at all!!
June: thank you so much Mr Stetson for helping me.
Lee: It’s quite alright. Call me Lee. Hmm?
No no she should call you Mr Stetson.. She’s way too young for you Mr. Cradle snatcher! You need to grow up!!!!
I do love that moment later in the show where a young woman at the agency tells him he has the same shoes as her Dad. I can’t remember where it is- don’t tell me! I want to be surprised when I get there.. tee heee! – Lee seems to be still in Randy Baby mode a little – maybe he’s stuck between his old life and the new life we know is coming for now.. We were wondering if he was up to his old ways at all. I think this hints that he hasn’t completely given up the girls or the blondes..]
June kind of stares at Lee a moment longer than normal.. a little awkward..
Lee motions to her that Billy is waiting. Yeah.. maybe these ditzy young types aren’t as great as you thought eh..
whoooo I don’t like the smile he gives her as she walks away!!!
Oh well.. maybe he is thinking what a cute ditz she was.. and that’s about it.. ahem.. what do you all think? I’m busting to hear everyone’s take on this!!! Does anyone one see it completely differently? feel free to share- it is only natural we will view things differently.. all views are very welcome! [Just excuse me while I gag at Lee making gah gah eyes at other women 😉 ]
You know if this is the way Lee still is around the agency from time to time, I can understand very well why Amanda would still be resisting strongly any idea of a relationship with him: he is improving.. but he ain’t there yet..
So why do we see Lee and Amanda in the opening like that?? Do you think that’s related to Lee’s little flirty moment with the two women here?? What are the writer’s aiming at??
I better finish here for now.. looking forward to hearing from you! I think this episode is a bit of a sleeper.. and often gets overlooked, so I’m looking forward to discovering all it’s goodies with you all! byeee for now..