On to Amanda’s – whoooo!!! we see the Pitt family run past Amanda’s! It’s been a while!!! Very bizarre given this Amanda house looks different to the other times we’ve seen it in Season three!
I am sure kiwismh will have fun with this when she does her post on Amanda’s home for season 3! [err that is if we are lucky and kiwismh chooses to do it ]
We find Amanda outside listening to her Russian language cassette tapes! ahh haaaa! I’d forgotten about this!
Oh boy – kudos to kiwismh for transcribing all this Russian!! Thankski kiwismh!
Tape: You enter the smoky bar, a man offers you a light, you shake your head, repeat your recognition phrase – “Beremennaya svinomatka poteryala svoi porosyat”
[oh cool!!! Amanda’s listening to agency training tapes again! Err anyone here actually speak Russian?!]
Amanda: Beremennaya svinomatka…
[Love the noise Amanda makes here.. this is hard!!!
Hey is it just me or does the voice on the cassette tape sound like the alien Greedo who finds Han Solo in the cantina in Star Wars?! [where’s Pattybones..I’m sure she’d love this! hiya Pattybones!]
[He sounds like Greedo when he speaks Russian! Honestly.. I’m sure he’s telling Amanda that Jabba has a huge price on Han Solo’s head!! No wonder he tapes his classes and doesn’t conduct them in person 😉 ] lol it’s probably just me!
We see Dotty peek around the door, curious at what Amanda is up to –she hears the tape of the guy speaking Russian and silently looks at Amanda stunned at what she is hearing!
(Dotty? silent? whahaha!!)
When Amanda sees Dotty she quickly turns the tape off.
Amanda: Hello mother. Oh, language tape. Russian. Always wanted to learn a second language.
Dotty: Well, that’s wonderful.
Dotty flatly: Why Russian?
Amanda: Ohhh, caviiiiaaaar…
Dotty: What did you, er, just say?
Amanda: The pregnant sow has lost her piglets.
[oh boy.. smk loves those stereotypes! does this mean Amanda’s recognition code is ‘the pregnant sow has lost her piglets’?!!]
Dotty: Oh, well that’s very interesting! (flatly) ….Where are you going to use that?
BG’s delivery here is awesome!!! I’ve missed Dotty!! Didn’t we only briefly see Dotty once in Weasel?
Amanda: On a farm!!!
[Dotty looks at her like she’s nuts!]
….. on a Russian farm. [or a caviar farm? haa!]
Yes Dotty, Amanda has lost the plot! Dotty doesn’t know what to make of it!
Is it just me or is Dotty rather snappily dressed for the suburbs? [maybe she split her time that day between smk and Remington Steele ]
Did you guys notice the Russian flavour to the music as Dotty questions Amanda?! so clever!! No wonder the music won an Emmy!!
Moving on to the airport..
We see a dude with a moustache, a hat and a cigarette exiting the terminal..
he approaches Lee who is facing the other direction and asks: (in German) Zigarette mein Herr? [kiwismh wasn’t 100% certain of this one.. if you are German speaking and can correct it feel free]
Lee: No, thank you, they’re not good for your health.
This is just like on Amanda’s tape- remember it was: ‘You enter the smoky bar, a man offers you a light, you shake your head, repeat your recognition phrase’ – Only this time.. he offers a smoke.. and they don’t repeat the recognition phrase or maybe Lee’s recognition phrase is ‘No, thank you, they’re not good for your health.’
Paul: I lost my health, years ago.
Lee: Could I give you a ride?
Paul: Ja. (Yes)
Lee picks up his suitcase and puts it in the back of his car.
Lee: Your German’s improved. [purlease.. he said one line in German, another line in English and a Ja! lol!!]
Paul: I’m working on it.
Lee: Why the old codes? Is that really necessary?
(Lee and Paul get in Lee’s car)
Paul: I didn’t want to catch the Soviet Welcome Wagon.
(Paul removes his left fake bushy eyebrow)
Lee: What, Boris and Dimitri? Don’t worry about them. They’re always here. Standard watch duty.
Here we could see them when Paul first left the terminal:
[If only it had been Ivan and Dimitri! .. It would have been awesome if they were the Brothers Karamazov from The Long Christmas Eve! ]
Paul: Well maybe….
…But I can’t afford to be careless.
[At this, the camera angle switches and we once again see Paul remove his left bushy eyebrow.. now that is being careless!! tee hee.. kudos to whoever it was that pointed this out on yuku years ago! sorry I’m not gonna look or I’ll read the posts – and I want to be free of other’s thinking as I share my own ]
…Things are not are not well in Oz, Scarecrow. We’ve stirred up a few hornets in Serdeych’s nest.
Lee: Yeah. We lost another agent Paul. Pamela Densmore.
[Paul’s head snaps around to look at Lee.. ]
Paul: When? I just left her.
Lee: Last night, London.
[Lee says ‘another agent’ does Paul know about all the other agents murdered? I guess..]
Paul: She knew the risk.
[Lee looks angry when Paul says this.. cold hearted pig! Though I suspect Paul is upset at Pamela’s death and brushes it off, I still find him cold hearted.
She may have known the risk, but that doesn’t mean you should just brush her off and move on. Anyone who knows the risk and dies for their cause deserves better than that in my book! what about you? what do you make of Paul here?]
…They all did.
Cue the creepy time travel chimes! Lee stares off intensely into the distance.. lost in his memories..
…of a time in the 70s..
in the 70s? yeah! with those sideburns it’s gotta be the 70s!
We see a shoot out at an airport..(Interesting Lee is at an airport having a flashback to another airport moment.. makes sense!)
In the flashback, side burned, longer haired Lee is being shot at.. but they miss.. and a plane flies through the air though shooting at a female soldier. Lee yells: Dorothy!!!!!!
And she’s shot. Dead.
So far that’s two mentions of the name ‘Dorothy’. Last time, Billy said it was her codename. If Dorothy was a love of Lee’s, would he have been crying out her codename as she got shot??dead?
What do you make of this everyone?
I’m not convinced she was a love of Lee’s.. a partner sure.. but more? not sure.. I’ll keep watching! but I could still be convinced.. maybe?? anyone want to try? 🙂
Back to Lee’s car..
Are you all okay? got your swoon helmets on??!!!!
Paul puts his hand on Lee’s shoulder to ring the creepy chimes and get his attention!
Paul: You alright?
Lee: What? Yeah…haa.. yeah I’m fine, don’t worry about it. Let’s get outta here, huh?
Lee revs the vette.. and they leave.. the scene ends..
Is it just me or does Lee not seem to really trust Paul?
Lee’s expression when Paul says they knew the risk.. pretending he is fine.. when he’s not.. I get the impression Paul is not an old ‘friend’ (but lol I bet he helped train Lee! who didn’t?! ). If I didn’t know better I’d say Paul watches Lee very closely too – he so far strikes me as a man who doesn’t really trust anyone or let anyone get close. Hmm.. I don’t really remember the details of this ep very well – other than swoony Lee ( which probably explains the lack of memory )
On to IFF,…
Is this the first time we’ve seen this elevator? the ‘Georgetown portal; I dunno..gosh.. that swoony close up has left my concentration in tatters!
snap out of it iwsod! You all with me??!!
We find Lee and Paul exiting the elevator.
Hmm I guess if you have a back problem you don’t use the Georgetown portal?
Lee: Paul, you said you stirred up a few hornets in Serdeych’s nest, right? Could he have committed those murders?
Paul: You think “Heartless” is living up to his nickname?
Paul: It’s entered my mind. But why are you so interested?…
[LOL he reminds me of Lee last week- why the sudden interest in Harry V. Thornton?! maybe it’s an occupational hazard, but again, we see Paul might not 100% trust Lee]
…Those were my agents. My network, my family. Serdeych is my problem…
[my my my.. what an idiot.. why is he so interested? he knew these people! Cold-hearted Paul is an idiot! I must say- I take great delight in seeing the mighty wizard-wearing a guest pass 😉 ]
Looks to me like Lee doesn’t appreciate Paul’s attitude!
[next time get a taxi from the airport dirtbag! and carry your own bag! ]
(At this, we see Francine and Amanda enter the hallway, and take in Lee and Paul’s heated conversation.)
Lee: No, he’s everyone’s problem, Paul. Those agents were friends.
[interesting that Lee points to himself only when he says they were friends- it’s like Lee is saying they were my friends, I know they weren’t yours you cold-hearted dirtbag!]
Paul: Aren’t they all.
[against my will- that is funny!!! Whahahahaa!! because it’s so true!! they always are friends of Lee’s haaaa!! and if they die they were almost a top agent!! ]
Lee: Dorothy was special. We know Serdeych killed her.
[Dorothy was special?? what does that mean?? what do you all think? Is she special because they know Serdeych killed her? what do you make of this? ]
Lee’s angry.. and no longer pretending everything is okay! Whereas Paul is cool as a cucumber.
[All these people dying? Doesn’t bother Paul! And he calls Serdeych ‘heartless’..ironic..( lol yes I remember the significance of the nickname but am choosing to ignore it for now!) ….What will it take to wake this cold-hearted man up eh?!]
Paul: That was 10 years ago, Scarecrow. Leave it alone.
(I wondered if Paul was maybe someone Lee would risk emulating.. with both of them so far being portrayed as players – but I suspect that’s where the similarity ends.. Paul’s way more cold hearted than Lee would ever be- even on his worst day – Lee’s heart was frozen when he met Amanda.. but really, it was only frozen on the surface- Lee tried to put on the cold hearted persona as protection-but thankfully it was only ever a ‘persona’ – with Paul? I’m thinking his heart really is cold to it’s core!! But.. I guess I should see how this pans out – maybe Paul will get a little redemption through this whole plot – which ugh.. doesn’t endear him to me given how many women have to die for him to get it!
(We cut to Francine and Amanda riveted.. and maybe a little disgusted at cold-hearted Paul?!)
…I’ll handle this. I’m working on a solution.
(Paul gives Lee a rub on the arm and starts to walk off past Francine and Amanda. Lee you are dismissed! )
….The Wizard has not lost all of his magic.
[Paul turns my stomach.. it’s not all about you- cold-hearted wizard! Man.. I really wish Lee had a wizard whopper!!! I don’t like this dude.. how about you? ]
As Paul walks past Francine and Amanda, we see Amanda give Paul a warm smile to greet him… though IMHO the smile doesn’t reach her eyes not a Duchenne smile to me..
Lee starts to walk off.. so Amanda and Francine catch up to him.
Amanda: Lee! (Lee turns to wait for them)
Francine: Let’s go to your office.
Whoa.. Francine and Amanda seemed to be dressed quite similarly here no?
[I’m a bit confused about why they didn’t get straight on to contacting people earlier.. maybe Francine had prior commitments?! or was it because Lee had to meet Paul? ohhh whatev!]
Anyway! I’ll pause here before they get to the Q bureau! Can’t wait to hear from ya!!! All ideas very welcome!! byeeee