Sooo where’s the deadly wine at this point? Forgotten all about it like me?! It’s on the back of knucklehead’s truck!
We find Knucklehead on a public telephone: no. no. You, you go get it. You go get it. I’m not going back there….
[who is he talking to? is it a baddie? or are we not suppose to care? whatev.. it’s probably his mum!!! ]
(In the background we see the long suffering boss pull up)
…I mean, that guy grabbed me, he grabbed me by the knuckles…
…and I’m not going back there….
(He grabbed knucklehead? he did not!! what a loser knucklehead is- he’s all talk!)
…Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Guess who’s here… (We see the boss pull up next to Knucklehead’s truck and open his door)
…Yeah. yeah, he just pulled up…
(the boss takes the case of wine out of the truck and puts it into his van)
…Alright. Yeah. Yeah, sure….
(LOL this knucklehead is such a wimp! He doesn’t yell to the boss or anything.. he just says this all under his breath. Wimp!) …You take it… He can have his damn job…. Have a good life… [Have a good life?! Ouch!!! Man that’s gotta hurt!]
…Guy’s a real psycho… Hello, appreciate it, you. Same to you, cowboy!
Knucklehead salutes the boss as his van drives away.
[Ahhh a final insult- He salutes the cowboy?! whahahahaa!!! What an absolute wimp! he was a rubbish employee anyway.. good riddance knucklehead!] Did anyone really like Knucklehead? as far as guests go he is not so bad.. but without his hat I’m sure I would have been disliking him even more ha!
Back to Amanda’s and Dotty is mopping the floor while chatting with Buck..
Dotty: Buck, you cannot just rent sawhorses and block up the whole street!…
…And with those search lights, you’re gonna have people coming from all over town.
Buck: That’s the idea, Dot. It’s a party.
[I kinda like how Buck calls her Dot tee hee]
(We hear Amanda arrive home in her wine soaked white outfit.. she tries to sneak upstairs but Dotty notices her. drat!)
Dotty: Amanda! I want you- What in the world happened to you?
Amanda: Nothing. A little accident at work. Buck, the street looks like a prison yard after a riot.
The phone rings.
Dotty: (on phone) Hello? Uh… Amanda!!
Dotty: There’s a girl on the phone. She sounds very upset.
Amanda: Thanks, mother.
(on the phone): Hello?.. Oh, Penny, sure, yeah.
(Dotty reaches out to touch Amanda’s ruined outfit.. Amanda brushes her hands away laughing nervously)
…Uh, ha, ha. (Amanda listens to Penny) What? Uh, sure, I could probably be there in half an hour…
(Dotty reacts to this, she’s not happy about Amanda heading out again? why? Hmm..)
…Okay. Alright, don’t worry, bye-bye. (hangs up phone) …Just a friend from work, Mother. I, I’ll probably explain later.
Dotty: Sure you will. [LOL love how it’s now ‘I’ll probably explain later’ and not ‘I’ll explain later’ – that trick is finished! and Dotty seems to know she’ll never have anything explained.. is that why she seems unimpressed with Amanda rushing off again? hmm..]
As Amanda rushes off upstairs to change and go.. Buck’s preoccupied with his party.. as usual!
Buck: Prison yard?
Moving on.. Amanda drives to Penny’s.. soooo was Amanda originally going to get changed and head back to the agency to meet Lee at Penny’s? Lee mentioned as they left Escoffier that they should check up on Penny- but it seems no one actually had plans to. LOL. Phew.. good thing Penny called
Amanda arrives to find lots of Police there. Amanda rushes from her car to the mansion, and we see Jean Pierre is following Amanda. [Hmm interesting.. so he must know where Amanda lives- eek! hmm why didn’t he follow Lee? I know I would.. hoo haaa]
Amanda finds an upset Penny at the entrance..
Amanda: Alright. Okay, calm down. Now, what’s the matter?
Penny: The police are here again. They’re tearing the house apart. They said that Daddy might have something to do with drugs.
Amanda: Okay. We’re gonna call Lee and find out what this is all about.
[Call Lee and find out what this is about? but doesn’t Amanda already know? Hmm.. I can only guess this is Amanda playing dumb here – so she can stall Penny, and keep her trust.. Amanda knows why drugs are suspected- but I guess she can’t yet confirm it to Penny.. anyone?]
On to IFF, and we find Lee watching surveillance video of McNeil carrying the wine case.
Billy: We got these an hour ago from Paris, the same time that Lamberson and his people got them…
…Now, the guy with McNeil in the black coat is Armand LeCoste, the Camel Man… …He earned that moniker when he was caught smuggling heroin in the stomachs of camels.
[Is it just me or is ‘the camel man’ a really lame nickname?! I think ‘Camel guts’ would have been much more edgy Any other ideas?!]
Francine joins Billy and Lee..
Francine: Big news. The Camel Man was busted in Marseilles last night…
…He is singing like Edith Piaf and Jean Pierre’s name is in every verse…
…McNeil brought the heroin-laced wine into the United States, right? But apparently, he thought he was doing some sort of a harmless favor by VIPing it through for Jean Pierre. So, probably, when he got both cases home, he confused his wine with the bad stuff.
[there you go.. plot premise explained ]
Lee: Well, Jean Pierre didn’t organize this plan himself. I want to talk to Lamberson before he locks him up.
Billy: Well, jump on it, Scarecrow. We’re losing the race against time and the press. And, I want this case nailed down before they get their claws into it.
[‘Case nailed down?!!!’ what a fabulous pun!! We’ve seen the (wine) case get nailed down twice this episode already
Lee: You got it.
Lee walks off.. Billy does too -Leaving Francine to answer the ringing phone.
Francine: Hello?… Uh,yeah, just a minute. [Is it just me or is this outfit ghastly?!]
Francine calls out to Billy: Billy! It’s Amanda looking for Lee.
Billy walks to his office answering: I’ll take it in here.
Okay, I need to stop here for the moment! So how are you all hanging in there with this plot??!!! Everyone following where the wine case is?! or anyone not care and never have cared??!! Sow what did you all make of Knucklehead? and.. ‘the camel man’?! tee hee..
As always – can’t wait to hear from ya! byeeeee!
Talk about hideous….Penny’s outfits and hair!!!! For a daughter of a wealthy man and student at an Ivy League school she looks dowdy!!! I like Amanda and Francine’s appearances a lot better than Penny’s any day!!
Oh yeah!!! Maybe the uni had a dowdy day on campus to raise money for a charity.. ahem.. and that was the day Penny had to rush home? 😉
Yep, how any one ever found dates, much less fell in love and got married while wearing 80’s fashions is a miracle.
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I think it’s under the theory that if everyone looks weird, no one looks weird. Someone once wrote an editorial for my college’s paper defending low pants and showing “butt cleavage,” saying that her parents didn’t understand that it’s simply the fashion of the times. I can’t help but think that her parents may have saved a copy to remind her of it when her kids are in their teens or twenties and come up with something even weirder. 😉
Hey Jestress! Hope you are doin okay! Great to see you stop by!!
Ahh context.. fashion is all about context!
I can’t help it. I laugh everytime I see this Knucklehead. He really is the lamest of the lame. He doesn’t care about his job and he’s not gonna stick it to the boss, cause he doesn’t really care about the job Just. Lame.
Dottie and Amanda have reached the stage where “neither talks about it” – Dottie just comments without an actually mentioning Amanda’s job. Soo funny.
So, I gather Knucklehead has left something at his ex-workplace that belongs to whoever he is talking to on the phone and he doesn’t want to go back to get it? Whatever…
In my mind I hear Knucklehead using much stronger language than he does in this scene. (Just like I imagine him listening to Aerosmith and not the ludicrous on hold melody we hear coming from his headphones). The writers I guess had to tame it right down for prime time viewing but I like to think the ultra-tame language used in this scene is the writers hinting us to “insert own expletives here”.
Oh no! The madness is spreading – Dotty’s dressing down now as well! Oversized blouse and shapeless skirt is not a good look on her. So we have Amanda’s gruesome outfit made more gruesome by a red wine soaking, dowdy Dotty, and Buck in a pink shirt – all packaged up in one heinous fashion crime scene! 😯
Thank goodness Lee is looking particularly fine in the next scene in his uber-styley leather jacket and blue t-shirt… me like! 😉
Sorry Iwsod, can’t think of a darker name for Camel man as I’m too busy ROFLMBO picturing him “singing like Edith Piaf and Jean Pierre’s name is in every verse” 😀
Combine that dialog with the big hair, the eye-wateringly awful abstract pattern dress, pointy necklace, mountainous shoulder pads and a particularly heavy application of blusher this morning, and Francine wins the Worst of the Worst of the 80’s competition today.
Oooh, how about The Desert Rat as a nickname for the camel guy.
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I was thinking “Camel LeCoste” instead of “Camel Man” but I love “Desert Rat”. I vote we adopt it.
I agree with you about Dotty’s outfit – it’s one of those skirts that screams “look how huge my hips and stomach are” even when you’re quite slim. Thank goodness fashions have improved. I had one of those skirts in yellow in my early teens. Very unflattering.
And Francine’s downward arrow necklace is back…
I just love Dotty’s (Dot’s) melodramatic eyerolls and hand gestures – keeps the humour going in season three
Camel LeCoste is good – makes him sound like an up-market heroin smuggler.
I think Dotty has well and truly sussed out that Amanda isn’t working for a film company, and maybe has some suspicions about the type of work Amanda is really involved in.
Wine, wine, who’s got the wine? Whine, whine is the knucklehead’s line.
Sour grapes are his big refrain, he won’t be delivering ever again. Okay, so today in school we worked on some creative writing and I guess I was still in school mode for a moment.
Maybe if the Camel Man had used the humps of the camels he could have had a cooler name. But then again I think it would be hard to have a cool name involving a camel. Now that stupid “Hump Day” commercial is running through my head. Can’t stand that thing.
I kind of like Buck. Love how he calls Dotty, Dot. Poor Amanda. She tries so hard not to lie to her mother, but she keeps ending up in these situations. Had these two women had a different kind of relationship Amanda’s job would have caused it to implode. It’s good that they are so close and so supportive of each other. Question…would Amanda know what a prison yard after a riot looks like? Buck seems a bit bothered by the comment.
Amanda looks so much better now that she has changed clothes. I think that Amanda is still trying to keep her cover with Penny and stall a bit until she can contact Lee. How is it that Lee can always look so…heavenly?
When I first saw Francine I had to go back and look at Cecilia because of the blue. That electric blue color was in during the 80s. Didn’t like it much.
Saw Molly Hagan in one of my favorite movies the other night. “Some Kind of Wonderful” came out in 1987 and she went from playing a college student in SMK to playing a high school student in this movie.
I am so glad you mentioned Molly Hagan in Some Kind of Wonderful. I remember her now. I keep looking at Penny and wondering why I think her smile should be so smug, now I know.
I wonder that Dotty doesn’t comment on the smell of wine all over Amanda. What does she think Amanda does for a living?
I am still flying through my days, will it ever stop? So glad to make myself sit for a couple of seconds and visit the blog. It is so nice to have something relaxing to make time to do, even if it is for a few seconds. So refreshing!
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Oh yeah! good call Morley! You’d think Dotty would note the wine and not just the stain.. lol!!
Soooo glad you could stop by! I miss ya!!!! Come back when you can!!!
[sorry I don’t know some kind of wonderful!]
I was thinking about Brunettes where Amanda had to take in their laundry and Dotty decided that maybe Amanda would be filming a commercial. Dotty was probably making up her own ideas at this point.
Right now with Buck there Amanda sort of has a distraction from having to explain a lot to Dotty. Dotty seems to have this list in her head of what she decides to question Amanda about and I think she’s gotten to a point where she has to pick her battles. Mostly she goes back and forth between Amanda’s job and Amanda’s love life. At least she gets to converge her list at one point.
I just loved “Some Kind of Wonderful”. I remember going to see it when I was 13…and I have it on DVD. I also can’t really feel too sorry for Penny in this episode as she remains that female hound in SKoW for me.