Billy hangs up on the newspaper people.. : Bureaucrats they’re all the same!
Amanda: Sir am I back in the land of the living?
In walks Francine again..
Francine: define ‘living’. [I think Lee gives Francine a look here of- button it! Not only does Amanda have to put up with the agency not keeping her details secure, not calling her when they realised what had happened, aaaand not explaining it- Amanda has to put up with insults from Francine? I think Lee and Billy appreciate that Amanda has been asked to deal with enough here..]
Amanda: Francine!!! Really-
Billy: hold it hold it. Lets just stay on this. [I think Billy saves Amanda from saying something she might regret here.. and he shuts Francine up- Finally Billy starts looking after Amanda here.. ]
Amanda: sorry sir. [Francine deserved it.. mind you the best revenge for Amanda? – just check out Francine’s blue stockings and shoes! whahahaahahaaaaa!!!! ] BTW- I think ‘define living’ is an attempted dig – but also a reference maybe to what I was touching on: Amanda has a life full of people who care and value her. Their reaction to her ‘death’ is evidence of this- Francine can try and diminish it as much as she likes, but Amanda is truly blessed, she knows it and Francine can go jump!
Francine spoke with FSA in Houston, she spoke with someone who use to work with Sylvia..who was no help at all and said she should speak to the dreaded Dunbar!
Billy tells Francine to get on to Dunbar.. he’s going down to Legal to ‘see if I can facilitate Amanda’s situation’ – good man!
Amanda: oh thank you Sir!
Ahhh Amanda.. she wasn’t treated well to start with but she doesn’t hold a grudge and acknowledges Billy’s help.
Billy and Francine leave..
Amanda to Lee: You know I really don’t mean to make a big deal out of this but my credit cards are frozen, bank accounts are closed…
…I’ve got $4. 23 in my pocket and no food in the house. and I mean you know it’s really hard to do things when you’re dead.
Lee reaches for his pocket (and pulls out a baseball? nah!) : Amanda look, if it’s money you need I can lend you some-
Amanda: No no I don’t need any money…
…I just want this whole mess cleared up.
[I.e. tell me it’s going to be alright! then give me some money ]
Such a swoony look!!! Lee is very sweet here.. he seems to have grasped how big a deal this is finally!
Lee gently: Amanda.
Lee: it will all be handled. believe me. You just sit there and relax and I will be back in one second okay?
[it’s amazing how sweet he is when the others aren’t around ]
Amanda nods: okay.
Lee goes out to the bullpen leaving Amanda.
She’s really really unhappy about all this. Usually she will smile, and act pleasant even when she is unhappy – our Amanda is usually always ‘Nice’ – and always smiling – but this time, Amanda isn’t smiling, and isn’t pretending everything is ok- good for Amanda!! [I’d identify this as progress! ]
Out in the bullpen, Francine complains that she always gets the ‘choice’ assignments when Mr Dunbar gives her an earbashing over the telephone. Lee doesn’t give her any sympathy – A female agent is dead because of her investigations Francine.. surely the earful pales in comparison.. I like to think Billy made her call Dunbar knowing what she’d get- because of the jibe she’d made about Amanda!
Anyway, it turns out Sylvia’s letter telling Billy to help her however he could was a fake.. Sylvia forged it – oops.. maybe the magic ID badge should have been a red flag after all! So Sylvia became personally obsessed with Teldar and went out on her own to investigate – hmm sound like a certain sexy spy we know?? Lee does that too doesn’t he once or twice? I love how when Billy hears of the forged Letter he says: that doesn’t sound like Sylvia
– and he looks at Lee! tee heee.. is he thinking: it sounds like Lee?!
Dunbar is not a co-operative man.. we get it.. we’ve heard it three times already.. did everyone hear that?? he’s unco-operative!!!! and Sylvia is a computer Whiz!! 😉
Dunbar thinks Sylvia committed suicide? no way… he just doesn’t want the embarrassment of one of his agents going off on their own is my guess..
Billy thinks suicide is rubbish too! : I don’t buy that. Sylvia was too level headed a person to do a thing like that. [hmm.. there’s a whole lot of assumptions about suicide in that sentence..but.. I’ll leave it and move on..]
Billy: scarecrow I want you in on this one.
Lee: You got it! [oh hooray Lee actually finally has a job to do.. about 18 minutes into the episode! ]
Billy: I’m going to find out what Sylvia was working on and you (Lee) find out who killed her… (pointing to Amanda in the office) …At least there’s one piece of good news. In tomorrow’s edition there’ll be a retraction saying Amanda King is still alive.
Okay – given Amanda’s ID was used as a cover in this operation that Sylvia went off on – and got killed on- anyone think it would have been reasonable for the agency to think: whooo they have Amanda’s name- it will be in the paper- maybe we should give her some protection?! Just in case???!!! [but nooooooo]
The next day, and back at spaceship Teldar! Love how their motto is ‘Better Life Through Technology’ [guess that’s a better life for the bad guys huh!] The retraction is published and the baddies hit the panic button..[it’s that red one on his desk 😉 ] thinking the infiltrator is still alive..
[this office is funny! Look how low the couches are that sit opposite his desk? whahahaaa!! ] The boss, Macey, wants the situation remedied.. Cavanaugh laments that he wishes they’d gotten a better look at her.. But- no matter! They have her home address from the obituary! oh great!! I knew that was creepy.. Macey wants her dead err again! Asap! Eiger seems to have a brain, he notes she hasn’t acted on the information or ‘there would be feds crawling all over this building’… but Macey orders him to take care of it with the Green Beret skills he hired him for – whoooooooo!!!!
Eiger: You saw them in San Rafin when I took care of Rojas.
Whooooo really? that was Eiger?? tee hee..
…I wonder if this what was in the red file?? I don’t remember the baddies in this episode so well [blame it on the black jumpsuit! 😉 ]LOL.. I always think it’s funny when bad guys hire experienced professionals – and then expect them to just do what they are told when they are being ordered around by an inexperienced idiot.. Ahhh smk baddies.. love em!
Okay! well I shall finish up here for the moment! Any thoughts? insights? questions? gripes? do tell! byeee