Sooo.. Lee’s already gone!
Here he is!! Anyone know what building in DC this is? One good thing about the vette- in a wideshot the audience knows who’s driving that car! [I’m sure for many of you there are more good things about it than that! ]
Back to the laundry and Jean takes the X-12 crystals out of the lab coat – whoo they’re blue!
Poor Jean.. her big triumphant bubble here is about to hit the ground with a huge thud!
Behind her in bursts Castille being rough with Amanda.
Jean sees the gun pointed at Amanda.. uh oh..
Jean: Robert! What’re you doing?!
Castille: I thought you might like some company.
Castille shoves Amanda into a chair..
Jean: What is going on?
Love how Amanda is so ‘meh.. hostage again?!!’ here!!!
Castille to Amanda: Try not to move or say anything.
Amanda: Mm-hm. [Ah! Amanda has put her ear button back on again! drat.. I thought she may have lost one and not been able to wear these ones anymore!]
Jean is angry with Castille: Robert, what are you doing!!
Castille flatly: She knows too much.
Jean: About what?
Castille: The crystals.
Jean: What about the crystals? Look, we’ve proven our point, they’re not secure. Now we call the press and-and we return them to-Robert, we’ve won!
[See my comments on Jean below about this]
At this point, I don’t understand why Castille hasn’t just shot Amanda.. or Jean given how he quickly shot Ms Waterston in the first scene..
Castille: Want to hear a funny story? [hmm not sure I do.. and not sure this will be funny! ]
Jean: You’re scaring me. [me too Jean! this guy is freaky!]
Castille: I used to work in a laundry…to get through college.. It was my last honest job. Ha.. Didn’t pay too much.
Jean: Tell me about the crystals!
Castille: There’s a fine art to pressing…
…Material’s got to be tight, corners down. Shove in the steam…
…The steam is hot…very hot…
… I like the heat.
Interesting, I think he is talking about the crystals here – but he’s also talking about this game he’s been playing.. manipulating (pressing) women.. so they turn out the way he wants them to. It’s very hot and steamy as he uses sex to do it.. me thinks this is a metaphor- plus I think he plain gets off on the steam, the evil manipulation, the power play here.. Sicko!
He revels in the steam a bit more.. Amanda is getting uncomfortable with the direction this is heading.. and seems Jean is too..
Jean: I’ve never seen you like this.
Castille: You saw what you wanted to see. And I gave you what you wanted. [Rubbish!]
Jean [hurt]: What I wanted?
Castille : A little romance, a little excitement, a little tenderness. [Ugh.. as he says ‘tenderness’ he roughly grabs her by the arms.. evil man!]
… Women need love…and I need money. It’s been a marvellous marriage.
Jean [crying]: How could I have loved you?
[It’s okay Jean- you didn’t know him!! awh!!]
Castille: Good question. [Jean angrily breaks out of his hold.] Where’re you going?
Jean: To call the police!
Castille: Then Mrs King will die.
Why doesn’t Castille just shoot Jean to stop her from leaving? What do you make of all this?
We cut to Lee driving the vette..faster Lee!
Then back to Castille tying Amanda to a laundry rack.
Yep, time for the baddie to set up the death trap for Amanda and leave her to die- Why shoot Amanda? when you can randomly tie her up to that dry cleaning rack thingy there??!! Of course! that will give Lee time to save them.. good thinking baddie! 🙂
Castille moves to untie Jean and take her somewhere else.. He grabs her for a kiss..
Castille: I’m going to miss you. [He pulls Jean forward and kisses her roughly. Jean struggles against him and pulls away.]
What’s going on here everyone???!!!!
Castille looks back to Amanda, who has been watching them, she turns away with a look on her face.. disgusted at Castille? or feeling terribly sorry for Jean? worried for them both? thoughts?
Hmm maybe a combo! Or Amanda could be thinking- I’ll never look at dry-cleaning the same way again!
Castille pushes the button on the conveyor rack and it slowly starts pulling Amanda forward towards the steam.
Jean desperately: You can’t leave her, you can’t leave her!
Castille: You should be more concerned where I’m going to leave you!
Castille drags Jean away to another part of the laundry leaving Amanda to her death.. We see Amanda continues to slide forward on the conveyor rack struggling with her ropes. Ahead of her, Amanda can see eventually the conveyor will lift her off the ground.. uh oh! Keep working on those ropes Amanda- use your teeth!
Outside Lee finally arrives, man.. was the car on a go slow or what?! He checks his gun is loaded and heads to the laundry door..
Oh LOL.. the noises Amanda makes here are funny! oh dear.. umm I don’t like to see Amanda suffer! but.. I just don’t buy it that anything bad will happen to her! 😉
Amanda: Ohhh nooo!
[Too funny! Amanda sounds resigned. Ohh I’m going to die like this??!! It’s too funny!!! is it just me or is KJ trying not to laugh??!!! this is a bit like her trying to be scared with Travis and not laugh!]
Outside, Lee enters the building- finally…
whooo steamy Lee
Lee [shouting]: Amanda?!
I love that this is all he yells- and Amanda knows it’s him from this alone!!! 🙂 awh!!
Amanda: Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Arghhhh!!!
Lee hurries to Amanda pushing washing out of the way. He reaches Amanda.. Oh LOL sorry but to me this looks so fake it’s ridiculous. Her ropes are suddenly not tied around her wrists, she’s just wrapped them around her hands there lol! If she twists her wrists she’s free! (Maybe the ropes weren’t suppose to be in the frame)
lots of funny weird noises from Amanda here..
Love Lee’s panic to get Amanda untied.. But.. she is gripping the ropes with her fingers, if she opened her fists he could get her out easily 😉 And why is she not standing up on the ground? they have her crouched down with her arms bent ROFL!!! oh whatever!
whooooo ohh now we have an orange glowing light too huh.. Hmm where did that come from?! Don’t look at the light Amanda! [Day of the triffids?!]
Amanda: Ah, ooh, ah!
Lots of touching..
me like lots of touching.. (Almost a hug no?)
Watch this scene again..[while trying to blot out the distracting touching 😉 ] remember all those lab coats that were hanging up behind Amanda on this conveyor? Suddenly, once Lee has untied her- they are no longer behind Amanda! Lee and Amanda are still standing under the conveyor here.. and no more washing is heading into the steamy whatever it was that was ahead! haa! There should have been lab coats knocking Amanda up the back of the head
Amanda: He took Jean. [and the crystals!]
Amanda: I don’t know.
Lee: All right. You just stay with me… Come on.
Lee takes Amanda’s hand and leads the way
Lee and Amanda carefully search their way around the laundry, not sure where Castille is.
Lee has his gun drawn.. what a mighty fine picture they make here!
Lee: Come on.
Amanda [softly]: Lee?
Amanda: Jean didn’t know what he was doing.
Good on you Amanda.. she’s concerned for Jean, that Lee doesn’t treat her like a baddie
they continue to inch forward carefully..
the ypause a moment.. giving us the perfect photo opportunity me thinks..
nah.. probably listening out as they just heard a tiny noise.. hoo haaa.. Amanda is staying close. Very close!
Lee whispers: Come on.
They reach the end of the row and turn the corner.
To their right they see Robert and Jean. Amanda puts her other hand on Lee’s shoulder to get him to duck.
Interesting that left handed Lee has the gun in his right hand here – so he can hold Amanda’s hand with his left.
Lee gestures to creep forward. Lee peeks down the aisle where Castille and Jean are and looks back at Amanda.
Lee: All right, now, Amanda, you circle around…
…to the right and distract them. Okay?
Amanda [incredulously]: You’re kidding!
Lee: No! Just go on. And keep down.
Amanda puts her hand on his knee to launch herself off in another direction.. Lucky gal.. Lee doesn’t seem to mind
Lee watches her leave for a moment
I think he is watching to allow Amanda enough time to get over to the other side and be of help.
Before they confront Castille.. I’ll stop here for the moment!! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts everyone!!! byeee!!
– Jean: What about the crystals? Look, we’ve proven our point, they’re not secure. Now we call the press and-and we return them to- Robert, we’ve won!
Anyone else feel incredibly sorry for Jean here? I sure do. I use to think silly silly girl! but now, I feel sorry for Jean, she took a chance on love, and trusted the wrong guy- how was she to know? Her motives were good.. and she managed to pull it off- she just chose the wrong partner [even if I did think stealing the crystals to prove they are dangerous was silly!]
I think it’s sad because Jean seems to be a clever woman who wanted to make a difference [I guess this is the adventure part of what she is looking for]– but as this episode has been pointing out (IMHO) as a woman she is undervalued and not listened to. They don’t have the opportunity for adventure.. I think this drove her to take a chance.. and left her wide open to the manipulation of Castille.
I don’t think it’s only about love and tenderness for women. I think Jean would make a good potential agent! She didn’t make any mistake that Lee hadn’t made- falling for the wrong person (lost and found).. Or that Amanda hadn’t made- being manipulated by a guy your dating (artless dodger). Or being fooled by a baddie (Francine in The First Time!).. I actually find myself quite liking Jean this time around.. and I think Amanda does too.
–Castille: I’m going to miss you. Great mouth.
I’m thinking Castille is a sadist plain and simple. Here, this is about humiliating Jean in front of her friend..He gets off on it, and he is truly disgusting. I don’t think he has a soft spot for anyone!!!
I think this might be related to the whole housewives thing in this episode, I think Castille particularly enjoys corrupting innocent women- as he would see it.. turning them to the dark side- where he loves to reside.. and then discarding them when they are no longer useful. The guy seems to loathe wholesome women..
-whoooo I wrote the above, and then I checked the script [not thoroughly though so feel free to go for it too].. there are a couple of lines in the script which expand on Castille and his treatment of women..
when he roughly grabs Jean and mentions ‘tenderness’ the script says:
“Amanda (in the background ) can see Jean is in trouble.
Amanda: you’ve been preying on innocent women for years.
This breaks the spell – Castille releases his grip on Jean – and slowly walks to Amanda.
Castille: Yes, and enjoying it thoroughly.”
I’ll stop quoting there..
This seems to fit with how I saw it. He especially enjoys corrupting good women through manipulation..
He probably just plain loathes goodness.
Seems they filmed the episode to be less direct about this. What do you all make of this??
I have previously not stopped and thought much about Castille, as he is disgusting, but he has some interesting dialogue, and I’m interested in what he is saying about women.
Interestingly, once Castille grabs and kisses Jean and delivers his disgusting line about a great mouth, the script says basically to put action sequence here haaaaa.. and that’s it!
– Remember the first time?? when Lee was happy to dance with and charm Amanda to get the package? Hmm.. agents are not below offering a little love and tenderness to get what they want from women either. A little disconcerting.. and maybe not what the writers were aiming at here- do you think? But I think Castille takes it to a whole new level of disgusting.. He doesn’t just kiss a girl and lie to her, he manipulates her into betraying everything she is and believes in- and he gets off on it! He is truly evil. I guess for an agent it’s for ‘national security’ – but I would hope there are limits to what they would do…
-On to more pleasant thoughts.. how good was it watching Lee rescue Amanda and keep her close? very close!!!!!!
– Lee actually asks Amanda to go around and distract the baddie!!! This is a huge moment!!! He actually lets her out of his sight and gets her to help him. Awesome!!! this is a first!!
Amanda’s ‘You’re kidding?!’ is so funny!!! and acknowledges perfectly what a change this is in Lee! Great writing smk!!
Okay well that’s it for me.. can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!
byeee for now!!