On to the baddie hotel: Hotel Bixby! Where have I seen it before??…Oh I know!! the baddies from Double Agent stayed there too! lol!
Well.. the curtains and window look the same! I couldn’t see much of the room-maybe we’ll see it again later..
Gelati baddie (Learjet has identified the character’s name is Necci, but I’ll call him Gelati!) speaks to the drugged kidnapped girl in Italian..
[I think he is asking how to call her brother – ‘Come chiamare tuo fratello?’ Not sure.. My Italian is pretty basic! Anyone write/speak Italian? help? ]
Sophia (sounding groggy and distressed): Alan.
Gelati gets up and dials a phone number: Chamberlain. You know who this is? Good, no names!…
[that’s cool! I want to call you Gelati anyway!]
…Now listen, we have your sister. Here in Washington. I don’t need to tell you if you ever want to see her alive again, you will act as though her life depended on it… (Gelati listens to Chamberlain speaks but we can’t hear him) …No you may not talk to her now!!…
[whooo Gelati has a good baddie voice! grrrr!!!] (He listens to Chamberlain again) …Now we will be in the Capitol rose garden at precisely three o’ clock this afternoon. You will be contacted there. That’s all… (Gelati slams the phone down and walks over to the girl)
… Sophia!! [Ah so she has a name!]
…Praaaay, praaay, praaaaay!!!… [oh the irony! she’s probably praying you have a heart attack and die Gelati!]
…that your brother knows how to follow instructions, huh!!!
Yeah okay get your hands off her.. you’ve drugged her.. no need to terrorise her too. Moron. Sorry.. I am tired of watching women be terrorised.. honestly!
Soooo I guess Alan knew his sister had been taken but this is the first time he learns she is in DC. At this stage we don’t know if Fungus is for real. It’s all a little convoluted at the moment.. but then it’s early!
[sorry I may ask dumb questions.. I don’t know what’s ahead- I haven’t seen these episodes for years! Maybe this is too annoying? maybe I should watch the episode once through to before I start? so I’m not asking dumb questions? Ohhhhh what should I do everyone??]
Well, I guess all this tells us Chamberlain is not a baddie.. He’s under duress..
Moving on.. we see the chin in a suit (Chamberlain) looking casual and walking into the Rose garden.
Lee (off camera): That’s Chamberlain.
Amanda: Mm hmm. (gee Lee she has studied his photo errr closely.. I think she knows what he looks like )
The camera pans over to reveal Lee and Amanda..
Lee: Tail him and take photos of everyone he talks to. Okay?
Amanda: Right, right.
Lee: But keep your distance.
[the whole time Amanda has her eyes fixed on the chin.. Lee is watching Amanda look at Alan ]
Amanda: Oh, I will.
Lee: Drop off your photos tonight.
For a moment they are both watching Alan. Then again Lee looks back at Amanda.. he’s taking notes of his own here
[Lee can tell Amanda’s not paying attention to him! don’t like that Lee? squeeee!! ]
Amanda: I was just wondering if that is his own hair.
[Now this is interesting.. Amanda is thinking back to her conversation with Dotty yesterday – out of the woodwork he will come!! Amanda doesn’t think it’s Lee coming out of the woodwork.. I think right now she’s focused on Alan!]
(the comment of Amanda’s about Alan’s hair makes Lee frown! )
Lee: Just don’t get close enough to find out.
Amanda finally turns to look at Lee as she responds.. but very briefly!
Amanda: Oh, I won’t.
Lee chuckles nervously and watches Amanda quickly turn her head to look back at Alan – and lick her lips!!!! Lee’s watching Amanda!!! hoo haa!
Love that nervous little smile of Lee’s.. this isn’t super confident scarecrow huh..
Amanda walks off and leaves Lee.
– she doesn’t even say goodbye! I think Amanda is wanting to get started on her assignment.. I think she believes keeping an eye on Alan is going to be the most pleasant assignment so far
As Amanda leaves, Lee gives her a little glare and watches her walk off.
This is a sweet little moment as he watches Amanda walk away- in spy terms- the mentor watches his pupil step out on their own into the big world..worried about how she’ll go- the pupil leaves with no looking back! I think in the final frame (two below) Lee even finishes with a ting of pride in his gaze!
In personal terms – Lee has noted Amanda’s interest in Alan. She thinks Alan is attractive. Jealous? hmm. not sure.. concerned? yeah… but at this stage he is probably thinking she’ll just follow the guy, take his photos a few times and that’s it. No threat.. Back to life as usual! Lee should know better- this is Amanda! Nothing ever pans out the way it’s suppose to! haaaaa!
Moving on.. Lee has gone.. and we cut to another street, seems Amanda has followed Alan out of the garden to a book stall of some kind.
Salesgirl: Can I help you
Chamberlain: I don’t suppose you have a book of poetry by Emily Dickinson.
[Really? does he really want Emily Dickinson?? or is he just trying to pick up? kill a few minutes here?? ]
Chamberlain: That’s a pity. (we see Amanda here line up her camera taking his photo with the sales girl)
… There’s a lovely poem, (‘lovely?!) begins:
“If certain when this life was out,
That yours and mine, should be
I’d toss it yonder, like a Rind
And taste Eternity”
Salesgirl smiles and melts into a puddle!
[Oh gag!!!! This guy is too polished by far…ugh!]
From the looks of Amanda – she’s not happy about Alan melting a salesgirl! tee heee. oi! stop that flirting Mr Chin in a suit!
What do you make of this? it’s funny and all – but Amanda doesn’t know this guy at all and she’s interfering with him flirting?? what is she thinking?!!
This is going to be interesting!!!
Shades of James Delano here??
Just how attracted is she??
Again- just keep in mind, I am exploring ideas at the moment.. As I’m not sure how this is all going to pan out for Amanda.
To break up their flirting – Amanda rings the bell to get the sales girl’s attention.
and quickly hides behind her map so Alan doesn’t see her. She took a risk there.. and shouldn’t have drawn attention to herself. Oh boy!!
I suspect Alan was about to ask this salesgirl out.. so it’s quite fortuitous that Amanda interrupts..
Anyway! Back to IFF, and Francine finds Lee in the corridor..
Francine: I was just about to leave without you.
Francine: The airport. We just received a report from MI-6. Red February may have slipped out of England yesterday. Heading towards Dulles.
[so they flew via England huh.. managed to get past two country’s security -with a drugged young woman?!]
Lee: Dulles? Can we get those surveillance tapes from Dulles?
Francine: Murray’s pulling them.
(Francine starts walking off)
Lee: Ohhh nooo not Murray.
[LOL short haired blonde lady has been promoted to the front desk! see her behind Lee in the bullpen?!]
Francine: Yeah, Murray.
Love how Francine says this as she walks off not even bothering to look at Lee..
Hmm three mentions of the name ‘Murray’ in 3 lines of dialogue?! I think we are suppose to remember the name Murray – I wonder if Murray was a possible recurring character (named Murray 😉 )- LOL!
IMDB has Murray’s character listed as ‘Murray D Murray’ weird- I checked the script’s front page and it’s spelled Murray D. Murrey.
Murray only appears in this SMK ep. I suspect Murray went the way of Ragmop! So did you all catch that- Muurrraaayyy!!! I bet you all can’t wait to meet Murray!!! coming right up!!! 😉 tee hee..
Okay well best I finish here for the moment.. can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this episode so far!!!