Amanda and Travis in the big Semi are fixin to get to the reservoir!
Meanwhile the armoured car has arrived. Jack opens the back doors of the armoured car. He’s holding a gun on Lee-heck everyone is! Brackin too! Brackin throws Lee’s gun into the grass.. Oh dear.. Just what is your plan here Lee?!
Brackin (stupid moose face! ) gets Lee to unload the truck before they kill him. so he’s evil- and lazy.. ahem..
Lee grabs the money bags and starts unloading- take your time there Lee.. think! think! what you gonna do??!!!!
One happy thought here: Lee-In-Uniform!!! and in the great outdoors? ..Nuff said..
Back to the Semi.. Travis has well and truly worked himself up into a Berserker Battle Frenzy!!
Amanda’s cries have grown even louder and more ridiculous [ does this cry remind anyone of I love Lucy?? Gruvy Granny you love Lucy- do you think Lucy did this?]
So funny how we quickly cut here to the inside of the truck and all that’s going on is Travis’ crazed laughter, Amanda’s cries and really really loud music!!!
Hysterically funny IMHO!!!!!
Travis is fixin for a fight with them subversives!
Back to the reservoir and Lee’s finished loading up..
Brackin: All right, Harris. You take care of Stetson. I’ll hide the truck.
We see the Semi-Trailer pulling into the reservoir.. then Lee, Brackin and Harris hear the Ride of the Valkyries booming- gosh.. if they’ve seen Apocalypse now it’s a bit of a giveaway! [Napalm coming!]
Lee seems to notice the truck before Brackin. I think whatever the truck is, Lee sees this distraction as his chance to make a move when it gets closer.
Back to Amanda in the truck..
Interesting.. the song starts over here! We hear the very beginning of the song no? Travis must have it on a loop
Amanda: There they are!
Travis: Hang on, little darling….
…We’re coming in low out of the rising sun.
Love how Travis bounces up and down in his seat- and Amanda doesn’t tee hee.. [only his side of the road is bumpy? ]
This sounded a bit random to me.. so I checked – it’s an Apocalypse now quote! – man.. I really want to see that movie again now! Kilgore says ‘We’ll come in low out of the rising sun.’ – nearly an exactly quote.. I actually found the script on line.. HERE if you are interested..
Amanda off camera: Oooh, nooo!
[I reckon Amanda is off camera here because she sound like she is having way too much fun! ]
Travis blasts the horn speeding down the hill..
Nervous Brackin orders Lee to get inside the Mill: Come on. Get inside. Go on.
Not even Brackin could have had a contingency plan for … TRAVIS!!!!!!!!
Back to Beserker Travis: I love the smell of diesel in the mornin’!
I’m pretty sure everyone knows this famous line from Apocalypse Now!!! where Kilgore declares: ‘I love the smell of Napalm in the Morning!!!’
Looks like Travis is definitely inspired by the Kilgore character!
Travis blows the horn some more.. as the Truck approaches the Mill.
Brackin is distracted by the Truck, so Lee seizes this chance and kicks the gun from Brackin’s hand. then Lee starts fighting Harris.
Lee knocks the gun out of Jack’s hand and throws him to the ground.
Brackin eyes the approaching truck and decides to get the heck out of there! The truck drives straight through a sign and in the cab, we see Travis’ transformation into cowboy Beserker is complete.. He is in an utter frenzy. Ohhh my gosh – this guy is soooo funny!!!! I don’t know how I could ever have thought this wasn’t funny: pure farce!!! genius!!!
[I sent myself into hysterics making this gif!!!! ]
The truck drives through the wooden planks.. and is about to hit the Mill when again Amanda cries: Nooo!!
Travis: Ha haaa!!!! Hang on, little darling!
We see the truck crashes through the wood building, the old mill, phew.. that was close for the two stunt guys wrestling in the foreground!
When that truck goes through the mill – you can see it blew out Amanda’s side of the windscreen! Ouchy!
Amanda had no seatbelt! she should be in a land of hurt right now! ahhh smk..
The truck comes to a stop, and we see Brackin run away.. [I thought he had already started running.. I guess he stopped fascinated by the truck!]
Travis comes out of the truck swinging- literally! swinging out of the cab down the ground. sooo funny!!!!
Beserker Travis is in a crazed trance! continually manically laughing or yelling yeee haaaaa! He is too funny.. why didn’t we see him again?!
Travis: Yee ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha!
[Raffie, I love how you transcribed that line genius!! I’m leaving it just the way you captured it haaa!]
Travis runs straight for Lee and Harris fighting on the ground- we see Amanda get out of the truck behind them.
Love Travis’ final leap!
Travis picks up Lee like he is a feather haaaaaa!!!
He turns Lee to face him – Lee seems to have a: who are you? what’s going on? look on his face haaaa!
Travis grabs Lee by the lapel, and his tie in his fist he growls: I hate subversives!!!!!!
He makes a fist and pulls back to line up a punch. Harris crawls out of the way and makes a run for it.. [LOL why didn’t he get in the car and drive off? the money is in there – dummy!]
Amanda cries: No, no, no, no! Not him! He’s the good guy! [I would have cried: Nooo Nooo!!! Not that face!!! That’s a gorgeous face! ]
Lee turns to see Amanda calling out to save him. yes Lee- Amanda is there to save you-Again!!!
but no time for acknowledgements now..
In a split second hilariously, Travis’ demeanour changes – he is almost reverent towards Lee haaa!!! Like he senses Lee is his commanding officer or something!
Travis quietly: Sorry about that. [Haaa he hands back to Lee his clip on tie. haaaa..]
Lee: Go on, get him!
Lee motions to Travis in the direction Harris has run.. and in another split second, Travis reverts back to Beserker Travis! As Lee eyes Brackin in the distance you can hear Travis back to his maniacal laughter in the background haaa love it!
Lee retrieves a gun from under the car and takes off after Brackin.. Amanda runs a couple of meters and stops randomly. LOL.. this is all a bit of a yawn.. Brackin shoots at Lee.. and vice versa.. Brackin gets the reservoir watery bit.. (whatever! yawn!)
Though I do like how Travis catches up with Harris- and has a rip in the back of his jeans LOL I think Travis may tear them on camera! Look:
[inside left leg]
Yeah the tear is about as exciting as this fight sequence gets.. ahem..
Ohh I do like this bit:
Jack punches Travis as hard as he can in
the stomach and it has zero effect on Travis..
Love Harris’ Uh oh look!
Another glance at Lee and Brackin, they’re fighting over on that weird looking concrete thingy.. [yawn!]
Back to Harris and Travis.. Harris has a go at Travis’ face to see if that will hurt..
This is very Kilgore-esque!!! No effect! haaaa.. well I lie.. actually – it tickles!
It makes Travis laugh! haaaaa!!
Back to Lee and Brackin. Lee is out of bullets..Okay.. so can we wrap this up now??
Brackin: It’s all through, Stetson!
Amanda somehow realizes Lee is in trouble (Lee and Brackin were quite a distance from her- she must have super hearing) She rushes to something..soon to be revealed!
First, back to crazy Travis- he’s still laughing!
He’s lovin fightin subversives!! Travis punches Harris and he’s out for the count.
Next, Amanda rushes over to the water valve and with the strumming of a harp [no really- you listen! there’s a harp!! ] Amanda releases the water! Yep.. even the water on SMK knows who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Lame! err I mean.. magical water that!
The water blasts Brackin knocking him over!
Lee captures Brackin.. yawn..
Travis picks up Harris like he’s a sack of potatoes and brings him over to the little darlin.
They all come together.. whoooo now this is the winning trifecta! Lee wet, in uniform, in the great outdoors! swoony!
Wow.. Lee barely acknowledges Amanda here.. he thanks Travis though with a handshake..
Maybe we can say this is because they are partners?? and he will thank her more ‘thoroughly’ in the next scene – if you know what I mean tee hee!
Lee: Thanks, my friend! [Interesting, Lee seems to have expanded his definition of friend! He spent half season 1 telling Amanda they weren’t friends ]
Lee: Come on, let’s get out of here.
What do you think of how Lee barely looks at Amanda here, and doesn’t say anything to her?
I think the show should have had Travis come back in some other way. Has anyone done a fan fic with a Travis cameo?? I bet they are out there.. [maybe you can list them at Nedlindger’s… ] They could have had Amanda rushing to save Lee in some way, she hops in a Taxi and pleads for him to step on it – only to find Haa haa haaaaa!!! it’s Travis the Taxi driver!! He senses there are more subversives on the loose and he’s fixin to take this little darlin for another ride!!!
Oh dear.. this post is getting huge! Oopsie.. I shall finish there for now.. next up is the tag.. I do hope though that Travis not only got a thank you, I hope the agency paid for the repairs on the truck (hey just give Travis the cash out of the car!) and.. some kind of thank you from his country.. and lastly but most importantly – some counselling!
Back with more soon.. will return to finish up this fabulous episode! Can’t wait to hear from ya! yeeeeee haaaaa!