This episode opens with a night establishing shot of Trafalgar Square in London.. LOL! It’s so obvious the shot is ancient!
you can just make out the period cars.. and I’m sure some of those companies were no longer around in the 80s.. but.. whatev!
Soooo Lee and Amanda are in London again?
Nahh..not Lee and Amanda 😦 It’s two people we’ve never met before.. yawn!
****Huge thank you to Kiwismh for transcribing the dialogue for this whole episode! you legend you Kiwismh!!! *****
Pamela: Now we both have an early plane to catch.
They get up off the couch and the woman begins to guide the guy to the door..
the guy reaches out and kisses her.. Though she draws back and keeps it brief.
(Lol check out the horses on the wall! whahaha!! Ancient hand paintings? )
Paul: Am I boring you? [Well.. actually.. yes you are! Oh.. you weren’t talking to me?!]
…You’re not going to outwit the mighty Serdeych by talking about him all night…
(they walk to the door)
… Sleep might help you think.
Paul: Pamela, I’m this close…
[lol love the double meaning here.. he’s very close to her too!]
… Another month I’ll have him.
[I don’t think this guy understands what a woman wants to hear if you are trying to woo her into spending the night! ]
This guy seems really into this girl.. and at times quite tender.. but I confess- this actor was a completely sleazy creep in an episode of Columbo and now I can’t stand to look at him! (yeah he gets murdered )
Pamela: Of course you will…
Sheesh.. I’m in suspense here! Will the booooooobies pop out or not?!! [the speeeelling is adjusted so it doesn’t show up in internet searches – ugh!! we don’t want those searchers turning up here and spoiling the smk fun!]
Aie!!! I am soooooo glad they didn’t have Lee getting this sort of action!
…that’s why they call you The Wizard of Oz.
Where’s a Wizard Whopper when you need one?
I don’t think the ‘tell all the exposition while a guy tries to sleep with a girl’ technique is working!
A prominent display of boooooobies, attempted seduction?? what kind of an intro to a SMK episode is this?? Something tells me we ain’t in Kansas anymore!!!
Pamela turns and opens the door for Paul to leave, giving him a smile..
Paul: You, er, don’t want me to stay.
[I can understand his confusion, her words are saying go.. but her boooooobies are sayin… well.. I’ll leave it to you to guess!!! ]
Come on Paul, leave already! Gosh… I’m starting this fab ep so grumpy!
Pamela quietly whispers: no
and shakes her head. Go already!!!!
Paul kisses her hand romantically and leaves without another word.
Pamela closes the door and looks to the heavens.. guess it’s a ‘phew!!!!’
Hmmmm..maybe it’s: Phew!!! I managed to stay in this dress without my booooobies popping out’?
I don’t find this dress flattering at all..
I bet she got it from Dynasty seconds warehouse.. It’s even less flattering as she walks into her room.. but I’ll spare you more pictures!
Next, we see a hand with a manicure set start working on a door handle..
Pamela hears the door –
and assumes it’s ‘Mr can’t take no for an answer’ Paul..(Because she is so irresistible ugh)
Pamela heads towards the door.. smirks.. and opens the door saying: Paul, I told you…
She opens the door and she’s shot dead! Argh!!!!
Man.. couldn’t she hear the scary music warning her there was a bad guy behind the door? sheesh!!
In a flash, we are back in DC, and Lee is standing in front of a picture of Pamela on the screen in Billy’s office.
an interesting editing choice as it goes from this to this:
Billy: Pamela Densmore – the sixth agent to be murdered this year.
Lee: She was a good friend, we were supposed to have dinner tonight.
[Ohhhh my gosh!!! I had totally forgotten this line! Umm.. what do you make of this everyone?! ‘a good friend’ umm.. Is this like how Amanda is a good friend? eek!! Was Lee going on a date with boooobies Pamela?! I’ll come back to this one!]
Francine: All of them professional hits, same MO.
Lee: Why these women, hmm?…
…They worked all over the world. What’s the connection?
[so the six agents murdered prior were women? Hmm…I know I’m so negative so far.. but I loath these ‘lots of women get murdered because their pawns in some game between men’ concept- ugh!!!!!]
Seems a bit silly to mention this when things are so serious and awful but.. what do you make of Lee’s tie everyone?
I really don’t like this one! Not sure why.. Like the pale grey suit though!
Billy: Well, there does seem to be one thing that links them all together….
[Billy and Francine don’t reply.. they just let it sink in for Lee here.. even Francine can see this is pretty darn awful!]
…Yeah, I…I knew them,…
…I worked with them…
…sure I dated them but-
[oh boy.. seems to me Lee is admitting to dating all of them- which would be including Pamela.. so the dinner that night was a date or.. they had dated in the past.. Hmm!!]
Francine: Lee, there’s more. Interpol is investigating a couple of similar murders right now in Europe. Women, young, professional.
[whoa.. so there’s more than seven ‘agents’ who have been murdered already? and all these agents are women?? ugh. I reeally don’t enjoy this plot!]
Francine changes the pictures to show Lee some more of the women who have been murdered and are yet to be identified.. ugh.. enough!
This is soo heavy!
So now there’s been 9 women murdered? already?! Get the lowest of the low Dirtbag who did this!!!!
Poor Lee.. his face here as he sees the pictures says it all.. I think his head is starting to swim..
Lee: Anne Marie Johnson…
… and Stacy Smith!
Lee shakes his head and sits down.. I am guessing his legs wouldn’t hold him up any longer
….Oh my God.
Amanda knocks on Billy’s door.. everyone’s in shock.. So Billy just kind of mindlessly waves his arm for her to come in.
Ohhh dear.. Poor Amanda! her timing is terrible- she is in a great mood!
Amanda: Hello Everybody. Hello Sir, good morning.
(noooo it isn’t)
Billy simply responds: The meeting’s in the conference room. Francine…
Billy indicates with a head toss for Francine to go take care of Amanda. Poor Lee.. he hasn’t even turned around to say hello to Amanda.. too shell-shocked by all the women?
I wonder if he’s feeling guilty that they are all connected to him- so he reacts by not facing Amanda.. is this a little shame creeping in here for Lee? no idea.. just throwing it out there..
Amanda can sense something is wrong and doesn’t seem to make anything of Lee very unusually not looking at her.
Amanda: Oh, I’m sorry, excuse me. I didn’t mean to interrupt. Thank you, Francine.
Lee: Billy, there’s got to some other connection.
[Hmm yeah.. there goes Lee and his denial again! he relies on that one a lot! though.. this is really awful.. I can understand why he’d want to deny it]
Billy: Four out of six of the agents had worked for the OZ network. The others??… (Billy Shrugs)
[oz network.. lol I immediately think it’s an Australian tv channel ]
Lee: Oz? Has anyone talked to Paul Barnes?
[Lee perks up at hearing this, maybe trying to pin all these women’s deaths on Paul? has Paul been dating these same women? Still.. that’s 5 women who aren’t in the oz network who were murdered??]
Billy: He’s flying in from London today supposedly for his annual review. There’s talk of trouble. They say he’s tired – burned out. They may even take Oz away from him.
[whooo another burn out reference so Paul was already planning to come to DC before Pamela was murdered huh.. I guess he had info that Serdeych was in town? or.. did Serdeych decide to make a move knowing Paul was coming to DC? Hmm..I guess we shall see! I don’t remember a lot of the plot detail in this one!]
Lee: You know it was 10 years ago I worked with him.
[eek!! okay chronology thinkers! how does this fit with what Lee said in Dancing weasel?? and was Lee in Venice with Eva before or after? Something tells me I’m gonna be full of questions in this ep!]
Billy: I read the file. Another female agent was killed then – codename Dorothy?
[Hmm Lee is not happy to hear her get a mention..]
Lee: Yah. She was the first close friend I ever lost that way.
[whooo cue the creepy chimes!!! ]
When I first watched this ep I assumed she was a dead love.. but now I don’t assume.. right now- I’m really not sure! hopefully together we can nut it out! Interesting that Lee describes her as a ‘close friend’ the same way he described Pamela… whom he had dated..oh and lol how did he describe Leslie in Over the Limit? I forget already! I’m going to keep this one in mind as we continue on with this episode..
Billy: Maybe Francine should handle this for you?
[handle what? Is Francine a ‘close friend’? does this mean former date.. and not necessarily a serious love affair? 😉 Oh boy.. I can see it now! we are all going to come back to the dating definition again! Which is fine with me- just please explain if you think a date is serious, light, fun, romantic, between friends, never between ‘just’ friends..or all the above! 🙂 Gosh I can’t wait to hear what you make of all these women Lee has dated or been ‘close friends’ with ]
Lee: No…no. If this has anything to do with me,
I want to know what and why.
Lee gets up and leaves Billy’s office.. presumably to head to the conference room.
I guess if all the women are agents who are former dates of Lee’s then Francine should be feeling a little nervous?..
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts everyone!!!
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Here’s where it gets interesting.. is Amanda also someone Lee has dated at this point?! Does this depend on the order of the first five episodes of season 3???!!!!! Or does it not?
I’m going to declare upfront my view- I don’t think Lee and Amanda have dated at this point. But.. the reason why isn’t going to be evident till the next episode (A lovely little affair) so I’ll hold off explaining myself about this for now..in the interests of not jumping ahead- apologies!
Okay everyone.. we got off to a errrr … ‘jiggly’ start to this ep.. but things are getting interesting! So fantastic to be able to slowly pick away at all the fabulously interesting nuggets hidden in this script- thanks again kiwismh! Looking forward to hearing what you think! byeeee for now!!