The Baddie (named Jean Pierre) has made his way to the car impound to check McNeil’s car for the wine..
Ahhh looky! Seems this is the same impound we saw in Car Wars- it’s Gino’s impound yard!
I’d love to see Gino deal with this baddie!
Looks like smk has recycled the establishing shot from Car wars!!
See in the bottom right corner of the Sour Grapes shot?
You can even see the first two letters-‘DR’- that’s the car of the two goons who do the Bunco trick on Amanda!
Also, you can see the car there on the right that Gino first offered Amanda but she couldn’t fit in her shopping or something and ‘she’s a housewife’!
Well, Jean Pierre finds McNeil’s car and opens the boot (trunk!) but doesn’t find any wine..
He gets busted by some poor guy in overalls who isn’t Gino- so Jean Pierre punches the guy in the stomach.. with some kind of metal ball on a stick- ouch!!!
Jean Pierre takes off..having not found what he’s looking for.. So he is headed for McNeil’s place to finish his search there.. and so is Lee and Amanda? Oh I hope Jean Pierre doesn’t get Lee with that metal thingy!
The corvette pulls up out front of McNeils.. Lee walks around to open Amanda’s door.. but she beats him to it – just.. and so he just helps her out instead.. 🙂
[Thank you Morley for transcribing this dialogue!!!! We salute you!]
Amanda: You, ah, forgot something.
Lee: Oh Yeah, (he takes the keys and chuckles to himself) …Now if it was a murder, I doubt all 3 men were supposed to die.
Amanda: Right, so you think 2 of ‘em were just unlucky? [lol wouldn’t it still be that three of them were unlucky? 😉 ]
[Amanda! why do you have your hands in your parachute pockets?! Lee can’t hold them!]
Lee: yah, wrong time, wrong place, wrong wine. We’ve got to pin point the real victim starting with McNeil.
Inside the home, Lee and Amanda find the place has been trashed (probably turned over by Jean Pierre during his first search there, he’s been busy boy), they introduce themselves to an FBI agent named Agent Lamberson. Using a cover!? Lee: Excuse me, Agent Lamberson?
Lee: I am Lee Steadman, this is Amanda Kane…
[It’s Lee’s turn to introduce Amanda by a different name! ]
…We’re from the Congressional Protocol and Liaison Office, we’re here to help you.
(Lee flashes his ID- but no ID from Amanda that ID looks a lot like his agency ID.. hmm how many ID’s does Lee have in his pocket there?! )
[Why can’t they say to an FBI agent they are agency?? The policeman in Over the Limit knew! Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is that it’s agency policy to not co-operate with other agencies tee hee.. or maybe they are being sneaky here because it is suppose to be an FBI case, but for no particular reason Billy ‘wants control’?! Aie!]
Lamberson: With what?
Lee and Amanda share a look.
Lee seems amused by this.. and he walks off leaving Amanda to field his question.
– how cool is that?! He actually left it to Amanda to answer the FBI agent! No fear here that Amanda will screw it up!! squeeee!!!
Amanda: Anything you need help with, we’ll be happy to help you with. Anything, you know, you just tell us and we’ll just wait here and help you when you need us to.
Lamberson looks suspicious! lol.. but Amanda’s so gosh darn nice and unassuming
Lee joins the conversation from across the room, looking around at the mess: This is just terrible. Is all this because of the err crime?
[what crime is Lee referring to? interesting way of wording it..]
Lamberson: Not directly. Someone broke in this morning and searched the house. It might mean something.
Lee notices a woman walk into the dining room
Lee: Ah. Who is that?
Hhmm how did he know she wasn’t an agent? Lee knows all the FBI agents? or was it that she is a women (grrrr.. not many woman agents!) and young? hmm.. oh whatever!
Lamberson: Penny McNeil. The deceased’s daughter. She is visiting from school.
[really? she attends university? and she’s wearing that outfit?!! seems kind a frumpy!]
Amanda: Oh, is she alright?…
…I tell you what….
…Why don’t I just be sure she is alright?
[Lee looks proud of Amanda here.. that she’s a good caring person who immediately was concerned for Penny – at least I think so Watch Lee as she says this! Let us know what you think!]
Whoo lastly, love how they watch Amanda head to the kitchen!
LOL Good view of the back of Amanda’s belt there Learjet – I know you won’t like that!! but lol LASinLA will!! What do you all think of Amanda’s clothes these days? I’ll try and get back to comment on this later! But.. I loved her outfits in Mr Brand!!!(except for the pink pjs) I digress..
Amanda joins Penny in the kitchen, where Penny has spilt the coffee grounds and is trying to clean it up- clearly overwhelmed with everything that’s going on.
Amanda: Oh gosh. Here let me give you a hand, yah, it’s a mess isn’t it?
[Is it just me or could Dotty where the outfit Penny is wearing?!]
(Amanda takes the cloth to wipe a little.. and then changes her mind and decides to leave the cleaning to Penny while she puts the coffee on- lol)
Penny: I can’t seem to do anything right.
Amanda: I’ll just take care of this for you.
Penny: Are you police?
Amanda: Ah, no. I’m not. I’m with another government agency. We’re part of the investigation. Trying to find out what happened.
Penny rants: Yeah, well, what did happen? I mean, no one has told me anything…
…One minute I am in exams at Berkeley, next minute, I’m here, the house has been ransacked, my father is dead. It doesn’t make any sense…
[Poor Penny.. isn’t there someone she knows who can be with her?? this is a lot to deal with on her own! good thing she meets Amanda ]
…He was a healthy man, there wasn’t anything wrong with him…
[But is she ready for you??!!! jerk!!]
Amanda: Ah, look, why don’t I leave my name and my phone number here and, if you just, you know, want to talk, I’ll, I’ll be there.
Penny leaves to deal with the FBI.
Back to the couriers..
The boss finds the case of wine with the red label on it –
Boss: What’s this doing here?…
(what does ‘Reteil’ mean? anyone?)
…Hey, Space Cadet! Unplug your brain for a minute!
Space cadet.. Ah been years since I heard that! Seems knucklehead has delayed it’s delivery to the charity HQ. Would you want a knucklehead to deliver your goods?? and this is no ordinary courier.. this is suppose to be a bonded courier. Knuckle Head: Your bad vibes are definitely a bummer, man.
Boss: Look, this was going out yesterday Hullen (Knucklehead’s name).
KH: We deliver no wine before its time.
Boss: It’s time. Get it out of here, now!
In response to these orders from his boss- Knucklehead pushes the case of wine even further to the back of deliveries. LOL he’s an obstinate knucklehead – a dangerous combo!
Back to the McNeil Mansion.. A guy in a red balaclava is roaming McNeil’s property?? oh yeah!! nobody will notice that baddie, good one! haaaaa.. and Penny is showing Amanda and Lee to McNeil’s den.. uh oh.. the baddie is in there..
Penny: The police looked everywhere, um, except daddy’s den. Since they didn’t ask to see it, I didn’t volunteer I suppose I should have. It’s just that, its always been so private, so much his- (Penny drifts off deep in thought)
I love how as Penny shows them the way, Lee stands back a little and lets Amanda do her thing – he knows Amanda is doing a great job building trust with Penny and helping her – and that’s why Penny is showing them her Dad’s den- because Amanda showed her some humanity!
Amanda: Are you alright?
…It’s just that, um, one of the last times I saw Dad he was heading towards the den with a case of wine he had brought back from Europe.
The shot cuts to inside the den, where Jean Pierre is searching Congressman McNeil’s desk.
[See the WC fields statue on the desk?!]
He hears Lee’s voice approaching and hides in the wine cellar.
Whoa! Lots of WC fields memorabilia here!
WC fields overload!!!
Lee: You know what kind of wine?
Penny: It’s all he’d talk about, his unbelievably wonderful 45 Chateau Monet. My father had 3 loves in his life after his family, politics, wine and WC Fields.
Amanda notices a picture on the wall of McNeil with his two friends –
Penny: Oh, that’s my father with 2 of his friends. I never met them, but he used to call them “the three wise men.”
[love how no one comments though that they are dressed like monks in the picture.. like that is perfectly normal! ]
Amanda: Stargate and Hallman?
[Does Penny know about the other two deaths? and if not why doesn’t she ask after who these men are?! and why does Amanda know them?]
Lee: Yeah, maybe. I want to get a copy of that…
..Look, I’ve got some high speed film out in the car…
..I’ll be right back.
(Lee leaves the room to go get it)
Penny: He used to love to read and collect books about wine. I think secretly he wanted his own vineyard,
…but he didn’t have the time. Instead he built a wine cellar in here.
Speaking of the wine cellar! The baddie comes flying out of there straight into Penny.. poor girl!
Sending her face first onto the sofa!
I think she’s had enough to deal with!! and he collects Lee on the way out.. whoa!
[That’s suppose to be Lee hitting the wheelbarrow.. but pretty sure it’s stunt Lee ] Looks like Lee is carrying his camera.. that was a super fast trip to the car and back!!
Jean Pierre (who suddenly has blue eyes ) pulls a knife on Lee.. swipes at him a few times – did I hear something rip?? KC – you are good at picking up rips, did you hear one?!
We cut to inside and Amanda helps Penny up from the sofa making sure she’s okay and they quickly head out to the courtyard.
whooo see the magazine on the coffee table? I just had to find it!!
It’s from 1983! LOL.. Congressman McNeil must have really enjoyed this edition of People magazine
[One of these days I’ll find a magazine with an article about KJ or BB in it!]
Back outside, Jean Pierre kicks Lee in the stomach owww poor Lee!! you look out baddie.. Lee is gonna get you!! (At least Lee didn’t get punched in the stomach with that metal ball thingy the baddie used in the car impound!) Does anyone else find it weird that there was no ‘Leeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ moment here from Amanda????!!!!!
I mean Amanda didn’t even ask Lee if he is alright..
Well, I guess Lee was so winded he couldn’t ask Amanda I guess! but it was different wasn’t it.. ?
Well looks like the episode goes to a commercial break here.. so we will finish up here for now!
Biiiig thanks to Morley for transcribing the dialogue in this post!!!!
I’m looking forward to hearing your take on all this everyone – as always!!! Byee for now!