This magazine on Amanda’s coffee table had me curious! I think I found it
What do you think? I’m surprised that Amanda and Dotty had this mag left on their coffee table! [I think it was there earlier when they were doing sit ups as well] Actually, now that I look at it – Cosmopolitan in 1985 was pretty tame compared to now- sheesh! I’m guessing KJ bought it for the article on ‘tinsel town- a gritty novel about television!’
Anyway, Amanda’s phone call to Harry comes through to the Q bureau on that unmarked line and Lee picks up! eek!!! Hey I like the Eiffel tower snow globe!
Poor Amanda.. she can’t see what we can see in the Q bureau.. Lee without his tie.. lookin good.. Mmmmm..!
Lee answers: Yeah! Stetson here!
[lol didn’t he notice it was the unmarked line? why did he answer it like normal? oh well..]
Amanda: Leeeeee???? What are you doing there?
Lee: Amanda hold on, hold on.. I’m getting some feedback here..
[Love how Lee knows it’s Amanda from her voice alone 🙂 ]
(he looks down at the phone.. we can hear mumbled male voices)
Amanda: ah, well look, I’ll see you tomorrow.
[Hmm interesting! she repeats Lee’s line to say bye to Amanda in previous scene]
Amanda quickly hangs up..
[ So is Amanda left thinking that Lee is with Harry? and that he has found him? Lee doesn’t say he is in the Q bureau.. hmm]
ha haaa Lee does his looking down the phone line trick!
Lee to himself: What the?
We cut to Lee finally listening to that very boring looking tape recorder hooked to the phone line.. yep nothing suspicious about that! not!! [don’t all desks have that? ]
the tape plays back-
male voice: Kolinsky?
another male voice: Yeah.
male voice: tomorrow at 2. lets meet.
male voice: Kolinsky?
Francine: ahhh who shall I say is calling?
Lee is on the case! He now knows Amanda called on that unmarked line.. and has another piece of the puzzle..but I don’t think he’s figured it out yet.?
There’s a large chunk that’s been taken out of the script here– Amanda hurries to get off the phone because there is a loud crash outside her house – it’s Buck and he’s crashed his car onto her front lawn.. and he’s drunk and freezing in his open top convertible in the middle of the night in his bathing suit!!!
Someone like to transcribe it?? Go for it! Seems they didn’t have Buck in mind to be a love interest for Amanda – ever!!!Or at most he would have been interested in her and a pest! but there is no way an alternative love interest would be a drunk driver!!! though I did love how Amanda helps Buck and tells him he is ‘an idiot’ (even if it would be a bit out of character!)
On to IFF the next day and Amanda walks along the corridor into the bullpen. She comes across Lee and Billy talking about the case in the bullpen. Billy tells Lee they are hunting down Thornton.. and Lee is off the case because he is too close.. and they head into Billy’s office and close the door…whooo.. wait a second.. Lee in jeans! Lee in jeans! Amanda picks up a phone outside Billy’s office to listen in on Lee and Billy discussing the case..
Amanda if you want to go unnoticed, don’t wear red!!! Ummm…. They are in Billy’s office- with the door closed.. ??? Uh oh.. someone should tell Billy that his walls are too thin! There’s a gap in security! So ridiculous.. at least accidentally leave the door open a crack so it looks feasible! [the door is partly open in the script!!] oh no wait.. I know what this is.. that is a magic telephone! You pick it up.. and suddenly you can hear through Billy’s wall!
Billy tells Lee about Gregory sounding him out about Harry. Ohhh okay.. I could have sworn it was Billy that raised the topic of Harry! Remember? Billy said: ‘okay, how does the name Harry V. Thornton grab you’ lol!
Billy: ..Harry has been retired for 10 years! And all of a sudden his ID has been used twice. Illegally!
(love the low camera angle.. to indicate someone’s listening in, it proves Billy’s office has a roof and it makes Lee and Billy look like they are the same height Oh and err a great view of THE jeans… ahaogaaboahbbs.. )
Lee: I don’t know. I was at records all night (huh? I thought he was in the Q bureau.. whatev) …every single file of Harry’s is gone. Twenty four years worth. It’s like he was never director at all!!
[anyone good with numbers? how does the twenty four years fit?]
We cut to Amanda pretending to be on the phone, but looking like she is listening in haaa.. we hear Lee’s voice: how do you explain that?!
[Well, I can’t explain being able to hear Lee’s voice outside the closed office!]
Back in the office Lee continues: have you ever heard of a Kolinsky? It’s a code name, 30 years old. But active.
Billy hasn’t heard of it.
Lee: yeah Crawford did. He’s got Harry’s phone set up in some way.
[whoaaaaaaa!! read my comments below!!!]
Back outside to eavesdropping Amanda..
Back to Lee: two calls for Kolinsky so far. Crawford was the last one to check the computer for that name, I ran a little search myself. There’s an old seal on it Billy- permission required from….
Billy finishes the sentence: Harry V. Thornton!
Lee: you got it!
Billy: I’m putting the agency on a second level security profile!
(whooooo err what’s that?! )
Back outside.. and the lady whose desk houses the magic telephone (Jill!! rofl!!) returns to her desk.. as we hear Billy finish telling Lee: you tell Amanda she’s out of a job until it’s off.
Amanda pretends on the phone: Thank you Mother!!!
and hangs up.. rofl!!! too funny!
Lee sees Amanda walking away from Billy’s office as Billy reassures Lee he’ll help Harry in any way he can…
Ohhh Amanda, sneaking around in red and with big hair is just not gonna cut it!
Lee doesn’t let on to Billy what he saw though: sooo you won’t mind if I get a little shut eye and some breakfast? [whoooo is Lee gonna eat a baddie for breakfast?!]
I love that Lee doesn’t let on to Billy that Amanda is hiding something.. and Billy was present earlier when Amanda was acting weirdly in the hallway! I see Lee as looking after Amanda here by not involving others.. because he wants to protect her, but also because he trusts her 🙂 me like!!
Billy: be my guest!
Lee heads off tired and hungry huh.. and on a mission to figure out what Amanda is up to! I guess Lee’s insomnia is gone..(Remember Over the Limit?) .. and Lee still looks gorgeous after missing one night’s sleep now.. the blue leather jacket is wrong.. but on Lee? It looks really good!!! I love this colour on him! eek!!
Is it just me or does anyone else find this scene between Lee and Billy strange?!
They talk about Harry, and how many years he worked.. and about his ID being used.. so they know the guy is involved somehow.. but then Lee mentions ‘Kolinsky’ being a 30 year old code name (and my goodness Harry has been in the business so long- they just happened to mention that fact!).. and that there had been two calls for Kolinsky – on Harry’s phone!!! Lee says on Harry’s phone!!! how did he know that phone line was Harry’s phone number re-routed at this point? it’s unmarked. and when Amanda called she didn’t ask for Harry, she said Lee’s name – I think it’s obvious Harry is connected to Kolinsky even if he isn’t Kolinsky, because how many spies are wandering around that have been in the game that long and who’s ID has been used twice and has been shown to still have active clearance! .. if Lee knows somehow that is Harry’s phone, then it’s obvious Harry is Kolinsky!
This really makes no sense at all to me, unless Lee has already put the pieces together, but doesn’t fill in Billy- just weird! If he knew Harry was Kolinsky why would he ask Billy about ‘a Kolinsky’? Hmm… I wondered if Lee was suppose to say it was Larry’s phone.. not Harry’s lol! I checked the script and there is no mention of Harry’s or Larry’s phone, only that two calls for Kolinsky came in.. I think it’s a boo boo!! what do you think?! [A big one, it messes with the plot. I’ll just pretend I didn’t hear it! ]
Amanda heads out to her car..
where are they parking agency cars these days? weird.. and there is a note under her windscreen wiper..
oh I know I know! The note says ‘next time- put your car windows up when you leave it- or someone is going to take it??!!’
no?? but she’s still leaving them down!! oh Amanda.. this lying to Lee thing has got you in a tizzzz…it’s even made her nails suddenly grow again! eek!! ok ok.. the note really says ‘come see me!’ again – and there’s a map..
So off Amanda goes.. with the vette following her!
haaaaa.. come on!!.. how could she not notice THAT man… in THAT car!! Sheesh!!! She really is in a tizzz!!!!
Well that will do for this post for now! I’m looking forward to hearing what you guys think.. and if anyone wants to transcribe drunk Buck the neighbourhood menace feel free [that or head over to www.smk-land.com and check out the script!] byeee for now!