Amanda walks over to join James in another part of the garden. Only.. James isn’t going to play along with this window shopping malarkey!
Amanda: Hello James.
James: I’ve got to get into that house.
Amanda: oh no, I really don’t think you should do that.
James: Yes. Look here, uh you stay here. If anything happens, uh an alarm, gunfire, whatever, you’ll have to cover for me. Create a distraction.
[rofl! Oh James.. he is truly deluded. though I love that he counts on Amanda to cover for him whooo Amanda’s good at distractions!]
Amanda: Let’s talk to Lee about this.
Amanda: James. James could you-
James walks off trying to look casual… Uh oh!
Amanda says to herself: Lee.
And walks off to find him.
[not Lee and Francine notice? Just Lee ]
There is a quick cut to Dobbs here talking to a guest. Rofl.. all he says is: World economics.
and the lady says: ah!
Next thing we find James has gotten into the house. Not just the house.. the office!
okay, who puts a statue on a stand in front of a window directly behind an office chair on wheels huh??!!!! LOL.. or maybe this is Dobbs’ low cost extra security
Back outside and Amanda runs to Lee who is with Francine. Hmm no finance minister? grrr..
Amanda: Leeeeee! Something horrible has happened.
Amanda: James has gone into the house.
Lee: what the hell is he doing there?!
[whooo Amanda does not even look at Francine here! ] We see them all rush off towards the house.
Back to James and he’s taking photos of a blueprint.. or three..
rushing toward the house Lee grumbles to Amanda: what did I say?!!
[ what was she suppose to do tackle him?!]
Back in the office.. James is getting some good photos.. err hopefully.. there goes the bust – straight through the window. Doh! I guess James has been ‘busted’ tee heee
Outside we see the bust statue crash out through window.. Lee, Amanda and Francine are stopped in their tracks.
Dobbs notices.. everyone notices..
James rushes out of the office.
Dobbs clicks his fingers and orders ‘Rick’ to check it out.. LOL.. would Rick be MI6? or private security? Hmm..
Amanda: We’ve gotta create a distraction!
[love how Amanda does what James asked of her here!]
Francine: Oh yeah sure, we’ll get one delivered.
Dobbs says goodbye to the umbrella lady.. He’s on the move.. hurry Amanda!
Next thing, Amanda takes everyone by surprise
– haaaa including Lee and Francine.
She points to the ground and just screams!!! Screams her flippin lungs out.
She screams soooo well here!! I think she put all her frustrations with work, this job, window shopping and not being an agent into this scream. bet it felt good!
Both Lee and Francine look shocked at Amanda and then down to where she is pointing.. whahahaaa!! Amanda’s legs start flapping!!! I wonder if it was suppose to be funny.. but with her pyjamas flapping around it looks funny!
We cut to guests confused at what’s happening and hear Lee.. off screen- Lee catches on to Amanda: What is it??!!!
Finally Francine joins in: snake!
[her cry of snake doesn’t sound so convincing haaa or was that Amanda or James she was referring to?! 😉 ]
We see James round a corner of the garden as a random guest says: what did she see?! In response to Amanda’s screams..
Oh my goodness. what a scream! In the script they had Amanda faint into Lee’s arms.. ahem.. but I like this way because it’s funny – and we needed some light relief
As James casually walks across the garden successfully opening his cigarette case, we can hear Lee crying: ‘are you alright? are you alright?!’ to Amanda..
too funny. James actually starts coughing before he gets the unlit cigarette in his mouth haaaa.. oh dear.. give it up James!
Dobbs on his verandah watches James walking across the garden.. He’s taken note.. soooo had he seen James before?? or is this the first time? I guess this is the first time, or James should not have gone to the party.?
Back to IFF
Billy is in ‘chide the little children’ mode.. giving them all a dressing down for their behaviour at the party! why.. they didn’t even thank the host.. didn’t bring a gift.. and they should compile a thank you note immediately!!!! 😉
Is Billy interested in what they found? nooooo..
Billy sarcastically: it’s only a garden party…
…What could happen?
…It’s a miracle you didn’t start World War III!
Oh dear, Billy that doesn’t even make any sense! the US and Britain were allies.. they can cope with one person snooping ugh.. As Cindy says – I think someone has pee’d on Billy’s cornflakes this episode (my guess is he thinks Brand did it ).
Gosh.. has Amanda ever been yelled at by Billy before? I think this is a first that she’s actually been included.. but – she isn’t even an agent!
Watch Lee, he glances at Amanda here as Billy rounds his desk… wondering how she’s coping maybe? thoughts??
Billy continues his tirade: I’ve made three phone calls to London. Kenneth Clayton-Dobbs is impeccable.
[Of course he is.. hello!!]
Duck Billy!!! that Huge Marlin is going to spear your head!! Billy that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen..
I can’t take his anger seriously standing in front of that thing!! go ahead Amanda .. scream… create a distraction.. Marlin!!! Marlin!!! argh!!!!!
Seems like Billy has taken up fishing to ease his stress levels – it ain’t workin!
Lee: Billy we talked to at least a dozen people at that party. No one wanted to go on the record but it’s apparent the guy has a few well-hidden skeletons in his closet.
[lol they don’t sound so well hidden to me! people are pretty happy to talk about them! haaa.]
Francine: Like hanging a ton of paper in Beirut, extortion in Athens, phony gold certificates in Johannesburg?
Billy: Rumours! I need proof people, proof!
[Oh boy.. there is proof.. only these ‘agents’ don’t mention it.. ugh! Go James!!! ]
Amanda: James show him the pictures.
James: Oh yes. [LOL Amanda is such a great coach for James ]
Lee: alright now, James [aha!!! Lee called him James!! this is the first time he does! ] took those in Clayton- Dobbs’ study…
(Billy takes the photos and looks through them as Lee continues)
.. those are blueprints of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
[Anyone see something funny about these hands looking at the pictures??!!! I swear, they are painted!!! I think they were lacking hands that looked like they belonged to Billy that day – so they painted someone’s hands dark brown! rofl!! they look so splotchy it’s hilarious!! Not to mention how Amanda is suddenly standing right in front of Billy with her hands on his desk ] focus Iwsod..
James: We think he’s planning to counterfeit US currency.
[Ah.. see this is a leap too far. What they know is Dobbs’ end goal – they don’t yet know how he will do it. He isn’t counterfeiting.. he’s going to sabotage the bills.. would you call that counterfeiting? ]
Amanda: Yes sir. From inside the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Billy: Impossible. How?
[Yes explain how people!! I mean you need to have all the answers before you are allowed to investigate! whahahaaa!]
Francine: Eddie Munson. We think he made plates to substitute for the real thing.
Lee: Clayton-Dobbs is also special consultant to the secretary of the treasury (heck, special consultant… Is that a real job? sounds made up ) …he can get inside the bureau.
[then why was he taking photos of the outside of the building in the middle of the night? Lame!]
James: during the war, the Germans tried to disrupt the British economy by flooding it with bogus 5 pound notes. It could happen here.
Billy really doesn’t want James to be right. ugh.
Lee: So all we have to do is check the money printed and stored at the bureau.
Lee makes it all sound so reasonable.
But, Dobbs might not have actually acted yet. Why not put a tail on the guy??!! (and call him a weasel!)
Everyone waits for Billy’s decision.
Billy picks up the phone: You’d better pray for some bad greenbacks to show up.
LOL.. Billy can make a phone call or two.. but don’t ask him to do anymore than that He’s so anti this week! Maybe because his accountant cheated him one year on his tax return.. ahem..
the scene ends there.. so I shall too..
Those plot holes are starting to appear tee hee..
-James not doing what he’s told.
Sound like anyone else we know? James is so frustrating here.. because he gets Amanda into trouble! Still James doesn’t work for the agency and doesn’t have to do what they say Interesting that he went inside to find concrete evidence while Lee and Francine dug up lots of tidbits and gossip that isn’t really hard evidence.. Hmm..
-Create a distraction!
Love how Francine can’t think how to do a distraction- Amanda always comes through with a good distraction haaaa
This is why Amanda is so good in the field – she thinks outside the box. Francine doesn’t do this – she lacks imagination! I think in this Lee and Francine are quite similar.. they are both not very creative thinkers. And this is why Lee and Amanda are great partners.. so off you go Francine – go find your own divergent thinker!! Hmm I hear James Brand is looking for a partner. whaahahaaaaaa!!
It’s strange that Billy has not been told about Dobbs meeting with a KGB agent.. I think the part about telling Billy was taken out of the script earlier (at the scene after the explosion) and then they neglected to put it back in. There’s plenty of proof that Dobbs is dirty – other than rumours.. it just makes everyone look stupid! Which Billy already thinks James is anyway!
But hey- progress! Thanks to these blueprints James took photos of – Lee is now calling him James! tee hee.. I really wasn’t sure if he would join Amanda in the ‘James’ club.. but seems Lee has accepted James just that little bit more.
-Soooo what are the blueprints for guys??!!!
why would Dobbs need blueprints for the bureau of engraving and printing? he can go in there if he wants to. Ugh.. anyone??
How funny are the painted hands??!!! I laughed and laughed when I saw that.. ahh smk and these close ups on props – hilarious!! I think you can see it better if you pause the dvd though.. so check it out!
Well I’ll finish up here for now! Looking forward to hearing from you! byeee!