We find Lee and Amanda have been chained together on the back of the truck.
Well.. technically the scene opens with two pairs of legs chained together..
Then the camera pans up and we find out it’s our favourite couple! (I do believe Lee’s foot is touching Amanda’s )
Things have gone from just went from bad to worse!
Chained to Lee? wait a minute!!.. what am I saying??!!!! Yeah!!! Amanda is chained to Lee!! Lucky woman!! tee heee…
Lee is preoccupied with figuring out what locks the cuffs are maybe.. but then they look up over to the baddies walking towards them..
Rogan: Hollis is right, Mr Sacker. If we kill them here, some of these men aren’t going to like it.
Sacker: Take them out in the woods but I want them dead and I want them taken care of now.
Hollis: Yes, sir.
(Hollis salutes Sacker and walks off toward Lee and Amanda..closely observed by Sacker and Rogan)
As he gets in the truck, Hollis mumbles under his breath to Lee and Amanda: …Well folks, time for a little drive in the country.
We cut to Lee and Amanda looking at each other on the back of the truck. Swoony swoon swoon!!!!
I guess they can have no way of knowing if Hollis is friend or foe here.. Ohhhh swoon..
Both Lee and Amanda seem full of emotion here in this quiet moment.
You see Lee stroking Amanda’s arms right when they are about to start driving there?? awh!! I think Lee really wishes he wasn’t there but.. at the same time, he is glad he is there to help Amanda and look after her because this is officially no longer a chicken feed assignment!!! awhhhh..
They look so sweet in this moment.. the sun shining on their hair..
Lee is so tender with Amanda.. there is lots of eye speak/comforting going on!!
Ahhh this is one of those very rare moments in SMK where Amanda is on the left and Lee is on the right! (don’t ask me when is another time! maybe this is the only time?! Have we seen any other times so far? Be on the look out for moments in future eps! let us know if you see any!)
You know what.. it seems to me that once again it’s much earlier in the day!! It’s like when they were first captured it was getting dark, now they have been captured again it’s bright sunlight again!!!
And we cut to IFF, where it also seems to be bright and sunny outside.. the day isn’t coming to an end at all?! The time is so weird in this episode!!!
In IFF, we cut to a very dark and serious looking room! lol!!!
A big ‘PREDEC’ label is being ripped off a big book. whoa! The way that label gets torn off it looks like the prop guy did it in 10 seconds with some glue from the local kindergarten.. aaand this is some high security operating procedure of some kind? too funny..
Ok this is smk genius!
Billy: I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got to go on right about now.
General Mailor: You’re asking us to go to a PREDEC 3 because some trucker named Baby Moon relayed an SOS to some CB Nut named GearJam Granny?
[Okay, firstly.. GearJam Granny?! flippin hilarious!!!! This makes me think of Gruvy Granny!! if you are out there- hiya Gruvy Granny!
Secondly, earlier when the baddies were discussing the plan.. they discussed PREDEC2?!
And Thirdly, you gotta go to PREDEC anything because you just ripped open THE book!!]
The look Billy gives in response seems to be an ‘I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s serious and it’s true- Lee and Amanda are in trouble!’
LOL I think now Billy knows how Amanda feels when she has to relay things that sound ridiculous but are true!
Billy: That message that those “nuts” relayed just happened to include the call letters for one of my best agents.
[ah bless him… if Lee says it.. that’s enough for Billy!]
General Mailor: Gentlemen, [Yep! all men! ] …I don’t have to remind you that a PREDEC 2 entails evacuating the President and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the underground White House. Now we’d better be damn sure of ourselves. [great but why are we discussing PREDEC2 when Billy asked for PREDEC 3?]
Billy: We do know that the Washington communication lines are in danger – codename Red Bravo. That much the agent was able to relay to us.
[Do you understand this to mean the Washington communication lines are in danger is the code ‘red bravo’?
I was kinda hoping it was the code for ‘imminent attack on president from nuttier than a fruitcake tax reformist’!]
Aaron Pressor: Why hasn’t this agent of yours been able to give us any more specific targets?
Billy: Obviously they were in trouble just before the communications were cut off. If you’d ever been a field agent you’d know that…
[Ouch.. insulting the guy might not help him to agree with you Billy.. lol this sounds like something Lee would say! ] …Right now we don’t even know where they are.Gentlemen, the bottom line is—
Aaron Pressor: Excuse me, Mr Melrose. The bottom line is, we can’t take the chance this information is false. If this is a subversive (subversives??!!! where’s Travis when you need him!) terrorist attack from the inside or part of a co-ordinate external attack on the United States, we have to secure the safety of the President and his Joint Chiefs of Staff. I’m afraid if there’s any threat at all, we have no choice but to initiate a PREDEC 3, and be prepared for PREDEC 2 state of alert.
[lol I thought the guy was going to disagree with Billy.. but seems he has agreed! who is this Aaron Presser anyway?! Maybe he is secret service.. he seems to outrank the general and Billy in making this decision?? anyone?]
General Mailor: You’d better be right on this one, Mr Melrose.
Billy: Yes, sir.
[ahhh Billy treats Generals with respect.. unlike Lee!] Billy is looking quite glum.. I guess because he is concerned for Lee and Amanda..
Man the whole PREDEC 2/3 business is confusing.. they should have said that in the first place. you listen to the conversation wondering why they are discussing two different things! Meh! but.. hey.. I can’t dis the writer too much.. I LOVE gearjam granny!!! yeeee haaaa!
We cut to the evil countryside again.. Hollis pulls up in the truck with Lee and Amanda standing in the back. whoa.. hope there’s no low lying branches over the road! ouch!
Lee and Amanda silently look at each other..
and wait to see what Hollis’ next move is as he gets out and joins them.
Hollis: We’d better hurry up – there’s not much time.
Hollis starts unlocking the chains from around their ankles.
Lee: All right (alright!), now you’d better tell me just what the hell is going on here?
Lee takes over with the keys as Hollis explains.
Hollis: Look, this thing has gotten way out of hand. Now I thought that I could handle it but I’m in way over my head.
Lee: What is Sacker up to?
Hollis (now much less cocky and more contrite!): I’m not sure. He’s got guerrilla teams blowing up Washington’s communication network day after tomorrow but it’s just a diversion. I’m not sure what he’s really up to…
Amanda and Lee react to a noise in the distance..
We see Rogan’s truck coming down the road towards them.
Hollis takes out his gun, like he was aiming it on them and says to Lee: Look, hit me and make it look good!
Lee doesn’t hesitate
Hollis goes flying.. and so do Rogan’s bullets! hitting all over the truck (Lee and Amanda are so lucky!) they jump off the truck to run away-their hands still chained together (did you see- Lee helps Amanda to jump! )
but Amanda suddenly remembers..
Amanda: The key!
She turns back to get it but Lee stops her.
Lee: No time for it. Come on!
Rogan’s truck arrives as Lee and Amanda disappear into the bushes.. so he gives the bushes one more spray of bullets – maybe to make himself feel better
Hollis all groggy struggles to his feet: Nothin’ I could do, he surprised me.
Rogan snatches Hollis’ gun from him.
Rogan: Save the performance for Sacker. I’m not buying it.
Now held at gunpoint, Hollis makes his way into Rogan’s truck. Guess Lee and Amanda are free for now!
LOL! you can totally see the artificial lighting being reflected very un-naturally by the truck!
Any thoughts you’d like to share guys??!!! go for it!!!! Is PREDEC for real?!!! and all those levels?? do tell! And.. any interesting insights from looking at the script? I’ve got no time to look – so feel free to share with us anything interesting!!!byee for now!