Back to Amanda’s and seems she read Wizard of Oz most of the night and eventually drifted off to sleep on the couch!
Jamie and Phillip come down stairs to find Amanda talking in her sleep on the sofa..
Amanda: Gotta get back to Oz. Toto. The Tin Man hasn’t got a heart.
Amanda mumbles: Hmmmm???
Jamie: Mom. Mom, you’ve been dreaming.
Amanda: Sussh Sweetheart, you’re going to wake me up. [too cute!] C’mon Sweetie.
Man.. Amanda looks really great considering she probably only napped a few hours and she just woke up!
Phillip and Jamie explain that Amanda was talking in her sleep about the tin man..
Amanda gets up with a start and looks at an illustration in the book of Dorothy, Scarecrow, and tinman.. (is it just me or is that book suddenly smaller? or her hand larger? 😉 )
Amanda says to herself: The Tin Man hasn’t got a heart.
Philip: Yes, he does…
Amanda making a realisation: He’s heartless. Alright, look, you fellas get your own breakfast,
[lol umm why wouldn’t they usually?! what are they 4?!]
…and wake your grandmother up in 15 minutes.
Amanda takes off.. leaving the book with Jamie and Phillip..
Jamie: I gotta read that again! It must be better than I remember!
Whoo hoo!!! Great to see SMK doing it’s bit to encourage kids to read
Nice to also see the boys not fighting- actually getting along.. and having a bit of a snuggle!
[Is this dodge city airport??- remember that episode? (Pop quiz! which one?!) will we see pop ups?? after all we have been seeing pop up Dorothy!]
Lee shows up in his inconspicuous corvette (snigger!) but whooo another scene with the top down!!
We cut back to Amanda arriving at the Q bureau – hmm does she have her own key?! Amanda seems to be sneaking and being quiet.. lol.. She walks over and sits at Lee’s desk and picks up a piece of paper that was laying there to read it. Okay, not a fan of the top.. but anything is better than the earlier nurses tunic!
Quick edit back to Lee finishing loading himself up with weapons of mass misguided destruction.. he heroically cocks his handgun..
[I think that is written into his contract!]
and finally his leather (?) jacket..
Lookin good Lee He’s ready.. and fixin for a fight!
Back to Amanda.. and she’s found a print out of Phone surveillance – one print out is the phone message Paul left for Lee at his home.
(okay, why would Lee have that on his desk? )
I would guess this is because Paul’s phone was tapped- but the heading says it is ‘telephone intercepts – Stetson, Lee’ between 11- 5 – sooo this means Lee’s phone line has been tapped – by who?! By Billy? (or is that by Francine ‘keeping an eye on him’ whahahaha) LOL that also means they have a transcript of Amanda’s call to Lee 😉
Check out the transcription.. haaa it’s slightly different.. in the actual message Paul said ‘sorry I had to take you out’. In the transcript- Paul says ‘sorry I had to wack you out’! whahahaahaaa! Yo that is wacked!
Anyway, Amanda reads this.. knows they are going to meet at the airport…
Amanda picks up the phone: Dispatch, this is Amanda King, I need to get an urgent message to Mr Melrose please.
Operator: I’ll need your clearance – green or above, authorisation, priority number.
Amanda: This is life and death.
Operator: These are the rules. Destination, Security.
Amanda: Uh, right, sorry Francine Desmond here, leaving a message for Amanda King. My security clearance is Green-13, this is Priority 1.
[Dumbest operator ever!! Hi it’s Amanda King. I can’t leave a message? oh okay it’s Francine Desmond and I have clearance! whwhwhahaaa]
[Well this is utterly ridiculous! Funny in first season.. but ridiculous in 3rd season – someone please get Amanda Billy’s phone number ]
Amanda: Would you please leave a message for Mr Melrose that Mrs King is on the way to Silver Springs Airport. It’s urgent.
Next thing we hear the operator relaying a message to Billy who is driving..
Operator: Lee Stetson is probably meeting Paul Barnes there – time 0846, clearance Green-13. Message sent by Francine Desmond.
[Billy slams on the brakes and pulls over.. to reveal Francine is sitting right next to him, and clearly did not leave that message! BTW- Love Francine’s really bad wig in the wide shot! ]
Billy: How did Amanda get your clearance?
[LOL that Billy immediately knows it was Amanda who left the message!! but.. Lame!!! because you don’t have to have this conversation now!!! this is priority 1! So can we establish how Amanda left the flippin message later?! I can see they are trying to inject some humour here.. but for me.. it totally falls flat given the urgency.]
Francine: I, uh, I gave her my card to check addresses and data.
Billy: Well, it seems she’s found some other uses for it.
Francine: Yeah, it seems so.
Billy: Well,….. I’m glad, because…..(take your time Billy.. no hurry..) … we’re headed in the wrong direction. [yeah.. take your time there Billy.. noooo hurry.. it’s only priority 1. Hello!!! Here’s a hint- get Amanda her own clearance!!!]
Back to the airport.. and Lee is headed in the wrong direction also – after Paul!!! Get it over with already.. I’m losing my patience with this finale here.. is it just me?!
Paul: Scarecrow! [LOL Paul is back to calling Lee scarecrow.. haaa I guess that’s because he saw Lee suit up like he wants to kill him! ]
Lee has his handgun out.. and is taking cover behind the airplanes.. whooo he’s lookin mighty fine! [Even if he isn’t humming with mental health ] Just look at that vinyl glowing in the sunshine ahhhh I love the glow of vinyl on Lee in the morning (sunshine)!!! 😉
Lee: Barnes! You said you wanted to talk. You gonna show yourself or what?
Paul: We can talk like this. [lol can’t say I blame him!!]
Actually, I’m finding the only thing I like about this sequence is how good action man Lee looks in the outdoors.. Meh!
Lee: I’m learning a new side to Paul Barnes. The wizard is a coward! (Hilarious! I thought the coward was the Lion?! )
[Aha!! so now he is Barnes and the wizard.. Lee can’t depersonalise Paul anymore than that!]
…Yeah, a burn-out gone soft in the head who’s started killing innocent women to prove he’s still a man.
[Wha? Ohhh dear.. I think Lee is sounding like a burn out whose gone soft in the head! I’ll just keep telling myself- it’s the trauma! it’s the trauma!! Enough already.. time for Scarecrow to get his Doctor of Thinkology!!! Before he earns his Doctor of Idiocy!!]
Paul: I could put a bullet in you now but I won’t. I want you to understand.
Ohhhh my gosh.. he looks dreamy! (focus iwsod!)
Lee (furious): I don’t think you’ve got the guts to kill me pal! That’s why you shot Pamela – and Cheryl.
[Soooo Paul killed all those other people, and knocked you unconscious last night, because he didn’t have the guts to kill you? Oh Lee.. you need a reality check pal! Quick!!! watching Scarecrow live up to his name is wearing very thin!!]
Lee starts to move around the airplanes.. yeah yeah.. get on with it!
Paul: The Tin Man is Serdeych! He went over to the Russians. They gave him the name.
[That’s interesting- it’s like you are connected to who gave you your name- and Paul gave Lee his codename.. hmm!]
So how did Paul learn that Tin Man is Serdeych?
Lee: What?! You are outta your mind!..
[Pot calling kettle Black!]
…Tin Man was blown to pieces the same day you shot Dorothy.
[ahhh sounds like Happy Camper’s theory on that was true! –see post 8 comments]
Uh oh!!! Seems Paul and Lee have a gatecrasher! Serdeych has shown up.. and is pointing a gun at someone..
[I guess Paul called Lee to say lets meet at the airport and Serdeych who had bugged his room heard it? Soooo Serdeych decided to join in?? ]
Serdeych shoots at Lee’s feet
[– Oh I see.. Serdeych is trying to provoke Lee to shoot Paul.]
Lee just randomly shoots off a few in the direction the shot came from. LOL..
Paul: Lee! I didn’t fire that shot!
[He’s ‘Lee’ again! Things are really getting desperate now!]
We see Amanda pull up.. wow.. Magic!!! Only yesterday afternoon her car looked like this:
whahahaa.. and this morning? Brand new.. seems a mechanic somewhere in DC last night didn’t get much sleep either! tee hee… her car was fixed super fast.. just look at that.. not a scratch! Maybe Serdeych was kind enough to just hit the windshield and nothing else.. lol!
Amanda gets out of her car and looks around, she hears Lee sounding weary.
Lee: I’m getting tired of this. [me too me too!!]
…I should have finished it years ago. [No Lee this should never have started! ]
Again, we see Lee with his handgun.. ready to fire.. that jaw muscle is workin overtime!
Lee finds Paul hiding on a plane wing. He sneaks up behind him and drags him off growling at him:…You’re Serdeych!
[and you’re Brainless!]
…It doesn’t matter. You’re dead for Dorothy!
Oh man.. Lee’s hand is shaking like crazy.. he IS crazy IMHO right at this moment!!! He is out of control! [randomly, I can’t help but notice in this pic the cuffs on Lee’s ‘leather jacket’ yuck!!!!]
Paul kicks Lee’s handgun out of his hand. Lee grabs Paul and slams him against the side of the plane.
[You know I adore Lee Stetson.. but.. this is beyond ridiculous.. Sorry I am making light of Lee here.. when he is going through a very traumatic time – his line about ‘you’re dead for Dorothy’ reminds us of what this is all about –
I do just think it’s been flogged to death (literally!). I want Scarecrow to get his phd in thinkology!!]
Paul: Then why would I want to bring Dorothy back to life and make you want to kill me? It’s Serdeych!
(how does Paul know that? Maybe he has just logically figured it out – because he is still keeping his head, he isn’t the one who is burning out here!!!.. and lol he has a point!)
Lee: No, no – you’re Serdeych!
[*iwsod bangs head on desk* I do believe Lee has truly taken on his codename’s persona!]
I’d say Paul is regretting accepting a ‘scarecrow’ into his network..the brainless are very dangerous in this business! 😉
Lee gives Paul a good thump and slams him to the ground. They fight.. Paul tries to go for Lee’s gun but Lee stops him..
We see Amanda is approaching them. Paul and Lee fight some more.. Amanda nearly stumbles on Paul rounding the corner, but quickly hides again..
Paul manages to get Lee’s handgun and was about to shoot Lee (nothing else was gonna stop him!) and Lee gets the shotgun off his back and fires at Paul- chick chick boom!!
[We don’t see how Lee gets the gun off his back – he has a jacket over his sling thingy.. I guess he was able to get it from the bottom of his jacket?
Amanda peeks around the corner, shocked that Lee has just shot Paul… but is quickly distracted by something else.. but.. I better finish here for the moment!
So.. what are you all making of Lee here?
I’d say he is the one who is close to burn out.. I find this difficult to watch! Anyone else? Lee has really been brought to a very very dark place in this episode!! Anyone else feel this Lee thinks Paul is Serdeych goes on too long?! meh.. there is an even bigger kerplunk in the next moments-coming up soon! byeee for now!