Amanda has offered to finish her spring cleaning without Lee, .. so next thing we find Amanda has moved on to the next organisation ‘Trans Galactic Fraternal Society of Cosmic Love’
That wasn’t what the folder label said at IFF, You’ll need to update that Amanda!
I guess there is room for a joke with this one.. whereas ‘citizens for celestial celibacy’ isn’t going to have a sign up saying clothes are optional!
Well, Amanda enters and finds the guy who is all for Fraternal cosmic love on the phone, telling someone he doesn’t want to see his ugly face ever again teee heeee..he motions to Amanda with his hand to come into the room as he finishes up his call.
Love the look on her face when she first sees him!
Guru on phone: fine.. go ahead!!! save us all some grief.. but send me my blender first!
He hangs up- slamming the phone down and then ripping out the telephone cord- LOL!!
We see Amanda in the background smiling rather nervously! He turns to Amanda. and gives her a good trans galactic look up and down. ick!
Guru: Now… daughter…
he rubs his hands together and gives Amanda a very non daughter look up and down again.
…how may the guru of cosmic love help you? ( LOL!)
He seems to be constantly checking out Amanda’s body as he says this.. oh dear- can you imagine if Lee had seen this?? LOL I guess with Lee there he wouldn’t have tried this on..
Poor Amanda, she’s having a tough day! Men!!! This guy simply oozes sleaze! Amanda squirms under his gaze.. um stay close to the door Amanda! A cute little joke here.. and great we don’t see anymore of this guy.. too much and he wouldn’t be funny!
Amanda smiles nicely and we see her get her folder out to get her job done. Good for her! Next thing we see her exiting the building. phew!
We cut to a baby in a baby carriage.. lol..the baby is not a flippin newborn.. Hmm maybe strollers/prams etc. were different back then. Amanda is at the ‘Save our Bay’ office – did anyone notice the acronym for Save our Bay is S.O.B?? rofl.. now that’s unfortunate! Or a description of O’Keefe! Amanda cuddles Mrs Elizabeth Sullivan’s baby..as Elizabeth rushes around in a hurry. [lol is that Jill walking past in the red outfit with arms full of boxes? I’ll leave it to you BJo.. I don’t want to steal your thunder
Amanda looks very comfortable as she holds the baby and talks to Elizabeth. In walks a guy carrying boxes..
Elizabeth: Kurt are we ready to go?
Kurt: yeah that’s it Elizabeth!
He turns and uh oh – it’s the bomb maker!!! eek!!
Kurt: are we going to take the baby carriage?
Elizabeth: I think I’d better. let’s roll.
She puts the baby back in the carriage and Kurt shakes the toy and puts it in the baby carriage.
[lol and look who’s in the background?!! she snuck in honest!]
wait.. that’s the bomb! Kurt just put the bomb in the baby carriage? I hope he dies a sloooow and painful death that horrible excuse for a man!!! grrrrr…
Elizabeth doesn’t have time to answer Amanda’s questions though, so she asks Amanda to come along to the rally, and she can answer the questions on the way. Lol and Amanda, carry some boxes while you’re at it tee hee…
Probably very shallow of me, but Elizabeth’s dress is too ugly for words.. so glad they didn’t dress Amanda in that!!! [Yes give me Amanda’s tie any day!!]
Elizabeth explains to Amanda: It’s funny how you get into these things (Amanda would agree with that! ) four years ago Eric and I never thought beyond our fishing business you know, small family. then the big guys like transoceanic fish company brought in huge trawlers. We could barely compete. Then they stopped playing by the rules. Suddenly there was no such thing as a limit. they didn’t leave any fish in the bay for us. so… (Elizabeth takes the baby out of the carriage and gives him a smile.. Amanda smiles at him too.. he is very cute!)
rofl! good one!! love a good pun!
Elizabeth starts walking over to Rawlings.
Amanda calls to her: good luck!
Amanda walks away also.. leaving the baby carriage to be used by Kurt as he wishes.
While Elizabeth talks to Rawlings, Kurt takes the baby carriage and pushes it up the hill behind the podium.
LOL check out the crowds.. not much of a turn out!
Secretary of Management Resources, Hamilton Rawlings is introduced by Elizabeth, holding her baby. phew.. quite some suspense here as you worry that Elizabeth and the baby are going to get hurt!
It strikes me as Elizabeth is standing up there in front of everyone introducing herself, and preparing to introduce Rawlings how similar she is to Amanda. we see Amanda in the crowd clapping Elizabeth’s arrival – she’s ‘enthused’
only a few episodes ago – it was Amanda up in front of everyone championing for the environment- Amanda couldn’t help but feel a connection/kinship with Elizabeth I think.
Rawlings steps up to make his speech…
Rawlings: Thank you Mrs Sullivan. Ladies and Gentleman, I won’t lie to you. As fisherman I know that you understand the food cycle. The law of nature as it were.
It’s too funny how Kurt takes the baby carriage to the top of the hill to let it go.. [see those two people sitting there in their fold out chairs? Lol! what they didn’t notice a guy pushing a baby carriage up the hill and then letting it go?!]
Rawlings: …The big fish consume the smaller ones…. (at this everyone boos.. they think they know where he is going with this.. but they misjudge him.. He holds up his hands requesting they let him continue) …since we are a nation of laws and not the jungle, because we are a civilisation that cares what happens to our members, we must now and again pause and take stock of how we treat each other.
Gee how can we keep this suspenseful? Hmmm… Let’s make the thing zoom towards Rawlings.. it’s kinda ridiculous, why didn’t he just park it behind the stage? I mean what if it had hit a bump or something on the way? and kaboom too soon??
Rawlings continues with his final words: … in our personal relationships, in our businesses and in our government-
Rawlings now isn’t! Ouchie!
We see Amanda in the crowd ducking in terror.. and others in the crowd running away..
That is a very cool looking explosion.. pretty brutal and big for smk no? and suddenly lots of very tall trees behind the podium there 😉
The sirens of fire engines sound.. the fire engines are on their way…
I think this speech of Rawlings’ is very interesting.. I think these words will play out throughout the rest of this episode in a variety of ways. They seem too well chosen.. I will look forward to discovering just what this all means as we progress. ‘taking stock of how we treat each other in personal relationships’ is definitely timely given the exchange Lee and Amanda just had.. definitely time to take stock! And.. before we see someone else taking stock.. I’ll pause here and pick up right where we left off in the next post
Any thoughts on this part of the episode you’d like to share?? Okay, bye for now!