Fiiiiiiinally Lee, Amanda, Francine and Billy arrive at the special diplomatic mansion! It’s a lovely property.. I wonder if it is a private residence and they are just using the exterior.. but gorgeous grounds!
Hey!!! What no black jumpsuits?? but come on!! you’ve been practicing wearing them!! Now’s your big moment guys!! 😆 Billy (holding a machine gun), Francine and Amanda are crouched in the garden, watching the mansion.
Francine: Tucker has activated the security system.
Inside Walters gives an update.
Walters: Alright, the TV equipment will be here in half an hour.
Tucker: Great. We sealed up tight?
Walters: We’re sittin pretty! [yeah pretty ugly!]
Tucker: Comforting knowing we’ve got such nice security!
[Well, almost!!! muahahaha]
Walters and Tucker share a laugh at how clever they are-again! They remind me of another horrible histories skit.. okay okay.. watch it if you are interested.. but you can skip it if horrible histories is not your thing- and my comments will still make sense!
Okay! Back to smk!!! Focus iwsod!!! you can do it!! No distracting Black Jumpsuits!!
In the grounds of the mansion, Lee runs, gun out, across the grassy lawn towards Billy, Francine and Amanda.
He jumps a small fence and joins them.
[Oh boy.. this one is crying out for a swoony action man meme.. anyone want to go for it? 🙂 😆 is this part of Lee’s contractually obligated action finale? If he had tripped he could have shot and killed someone!]
Billy: What’s going down in there?
Lee: We’ve got a hostage situation here. They want TV cameras to broadcast their terms. There’s a terrorist upstairs and two downstairs with Nabuti and a couple of men keeping watch outside. [oh? that’s five men.. err I thought there was four?! ha! Maybe Lee is counting Augie as a terrorist! ]
Billy: We can stall them on the TV equipment. Can we get that override now Amanda?
Amanda: Yes sir. Okay there’s a red button and a black button. I’ll push the black button, then the red button, and you’ll have sixty seconds. That will deactivate the system. Okay? [I really hope Amanda isn’t just saying red and black because she is distracted by Francine’s outfit. Horrendous!]
Everyone checks their watches.
Lee: yeah. [whoo hoo! Lee has black socks. Kudos to wardrobe for getting him out of those yuck white ones!]
This back up security override is ooh so complicated! Not! No wonder Amanda couldn’t explain that in Billy’s office! Hmm maybe Amanda was talking it up to stay ‘very close’ to Lee? Actually when you think about it, Amanda is doing a brilliant job here for Jordan Securities! She really is working hard to protect Nabuti! I think Jordan securities should give her a promotion.. she could take over Byron’s job.. oh wait.. no something isn’t right here.. ahem.. sorry I’m subtracted distracted again
Amanda: Red Button. Go.
Billy: let’s do it.
Lee in a hurry: good luck everyone!!
[My my.. I do believe Mr ‘I work alone’ is actually enjoying being part of a team ]
Lee, Billy and Francine take off in a hurry leaving Amanda with a timer. Holding the red button down.
Back in the mansion.. we see Tucker leaves Walters to guard the guests while Tucker heads outside.
Outside, Lee is seen exiting the basketball court stealthily. Random! haaa..
Watched by Amanda, he runs toward the mansion,
gets to the side, and jumps up to the patio as Colby arrives behind him with a machine gun. Colby fires, but misses,
[hey most baddies do when shooting Lee- Lee’s gifted like that ]
Lee takes cover behind the patio wall. I find the editing quite confusing here.. but basically we see Amanda move away from her spot in the garden towards where Lee is. Tucker is now also in the garden and runs in the middle of the lawn right behind Amanda.. we don’t see him catch her..
Colby is shot by Trekkie Francine with a ray gun no no.. a tranquilizer dart… as he tried to climb the patio wall. Why does Francine get a Tranquiliser gun?? How come Lee doesn’t have to use one? He gets a real gun! [Budget cuts maybe?!]
In the mansion- Upstairs, Isley is surprised in the hallway by Billy- who grabs him from behind, a hand over Isley’s mouth.
Billy has Isley in a tight grip around his neck. Isley slumps to the ground unconscious.
Downstairs Walters yells at the guests to be quiet.
Lee, gun drawn is also searching the mansion upstairs.
[I am crazy about this screen cap right now!! soooo swoony!!! I ended up making a meme from this image and I posted it at Neds.. hope you like it!! ]
Lee looks down over the balcony and can see all the guests being held at gunpoint by Walters. Suddenly he hears Tucker: Welcome to the party Stetson. Did you lose something?
We see Tucker is holding Amanda Hostage.
[whoa! what a cool line this is of Tucker’s!!! It has more than one meaning! Yes.. Amanda has been taken hostage- but the episode is also about how Lee lost Amanda as his partner, to Jordan securities!!! So cool!!! Yes Lee has lost Amanda! and he plans on getting her back!]
He points a gun at Lee: Drop the gun.
Lee looks at his gun, and then reluctantly throws it to the side.
Lee: Tucker why don’t we leave her out of this okay?
Whooo here comes Amanda’s Knight in Shining Armour! No really! There he is standing in front of the window!
Tucker with Amanda move further down the hall standing next to the ornamental knight in shining armour. Lee moves closer and joins them in front of the armour also.
Tucker: Ohhh but I invited her!
Man… this is just wrong.. it feels like domestic violence or something.. it’s way too weird!!!!
BTW- Kudos to whoever it was at Yuku who pointed out that Lee and Amanda are talking with their eyes here! It was years ago when I was last discussing this episode – I didn’t see it – but I see it now, I think Amanda signals with her eyes that she is going to use the knight to Lee- what do you think?
Sorry I won’t go look to Yuku to see who it was as I don’t want to read anyone’s thoughts on this episode while I’m blogging it- but if it was you- thank you!
Amanda surprises Tucker, using the Knight’s weapon to whack Tucker on the arm, the gun no longer aiming at Lee. Lee makes his move.
They fight while Amanda watches on.
You know, in a way Amanda is her own white knight here- I love that she doesn’t just switch off and wait for Lee to rescue her! 🙂
It is clear to the guests and Walters a scuffle is taking place upstairs.
I’ll finish up here for the moment…in the middle of Lee and Tucker fighting and we’ll close up this episode in the next post! Love to hear from ya!!! byeeee!