Whahahahaaaa!!!! We cut to a jeep crawling along a road in the evil countryside.. and hear Francine say: There’s nothing at the original co-ordinates, Billy. Nothing. It’s like the earth just swallowed them up.
Francine is out all by herself looking around the countryside?? Is this the back up team that Francine was told to activate if Lee didn’t make the 630 check in?!! rofl!!! Do Lee, Amanda, Billy and Francine have to do everything themselves?! I find Francine driving around the countryside by herself utterly hilarious!!! Plus Francine is using an Agency map! She’ll never find them!
We hear Billy over the CB radio respond: Keep looking.
Francine: It’s over 100 square miles!
[Wish you’d been a blue jay Francine??!!! I love that she has even changed her outfit for the occasion! from office high fashion to evil countryside chic!]
Billy flatly: Keep looking.
I guess it’s kinda sweet that Billy and Francine care that Lee and ahem.. yeah maybe Amanda, are lost out in the country and in trouble..I do love the thought that Francine is wandering the evil countryside alone with the sun going down and a rubbish agency map – looking for Amanda (and Lee )
Lee and Amanda stop for a quick rest.. Lee and Amanda managed to get all the chains unlocked, except for the one from her right hand to his left hand??.. whoa.. tricky.. especially since he is left handed and she is right handed!!
Lee: All right, you rested?
Amanda nods (move that stupid branch in the foreground will ya!! this really is the evil countryside! )
…Come on, let’s go.
they both take off.. in opposite directions! Ohhh dear!!! Talk you two!!
Lee: Amanda, we’ve got to co-operate here.
[True.. umm that will involve talking Lee! I think Lee sees co-operating as ‘follow me’! I guess they’ve been so breathless from the running they’ve not bothered?!]
Amanda: There’s the swamp that way.
Lee: Yes, but the highway is that way. The-
Amanda cuts him off: Swamp is better.
Lee: All right, at least the trucks can’t follow us there.
Now this really does get them to work even better as a team! [In future IFF will send off it’s agents handcuffed into the woods for a weekend, in order to teach them to work as a team.. what’s that called.. umm.. torture? Oh yeah! Team building!! ]
With Lee in agreement about the swamp they both take off.. only Lee goes around the wrong side of the tree – not directly toward the swamp..
Amanda: No no no no no!!!
Amanda stops Lee. Lee realises what he’s done and comes around to her side of the tree to join her. They continue on for a while..
Until they find another tree – and Lee goes on one side and Amanda on the other..
Amanda doesn’t hesitate to give Lee a couple of whacks for that!! Wordlessly making her feelings known!
LOL! Love how Amanda gives Lee a couple of whacks!!
Lee apologises: alright! alright!
[is it my imagination or did Lee give a tiny grin when Amanda had whacked him?!]
I guess Lee switched directions at the last minute..
They work it out and keep running! They’ve certainly highlighted how much Lee and Amanda are having to co-operate with this running while chained together thing!
Somewhere else in the evil countryside, Sacker joins Rogan who is holding Hollis at gunpoint.
Sacker: Why didn’t you go after them?
Rogan: I figured you wouldn’t want this one getting away. Besides, they’re not going very far in those chains.
(Rogan holds up the key to the chains- hmm.. I think they can still run fast with their hands bound! Maybe he thinks their feet are still bound? hmm..)
Sacker walks around to the other side of Hollis to ask the all important question!
Sacker: Who’re you working for?…
[rofl! that seems to always be the first question a baddie asks! lol!!]
(in response, Hollis smirks)
…Well, no matter, you’re going to wind up with your friends.
Back to Dotty.. She’s is worried about Amanda.. and she confides in Buck who is still trying to fix the speaker – bad idea.. he is no help at all..
Dotty: Buck, I’m really worried. I mean, we haven’t heard a word….
…She is never gone this long without leaving some kind of a message.
Buck: Nahhhhh.. Easy, I know how it is after a hard day….
… Hit the first bar for a little Happy Hour,
(at this Dotty starts.. why am I listening to this boy/man?!)
… maybe meet somebody. Get lucky.
Dotty: Oh, Buck that may be you, that’s not my daughter!
Buck: Look, the chances of her being hurt are practically minimal. She’s probably just run off….
[she’s not hurt! she’s just run away! whahahahaa!! what an idiot!! Love the big eye roll Dotty gives in response!]
…Happens every day. Women can’t cope with the pressures of everyday living so they – split.
[Okay, I can’t remember what’s ahead for Buck’s character..(don’t tell!) but.. this dialogue makes me wonder if this is what happened to Buck – the woman in his life couldn’t cope with the pressure and so up and left.. I think this dialogue plants the seed for future revelations about Buck – if we get to see him enough!]
Dotty: I’m going to call the Police.
Buck: Forget it. Takes 24 hours before they’ll act on a missing persons report.
[How does Buck know that? Has he had to file one himself?]
So now, I don’t have time to add the detail here- someone else can maybe if they feel like it [Go for it!].. but I vaguely remember there was a whole little subplot here with Buck getting a buddy of his to work as a PI and look for Amanda or something-in the script only..
What was the point of all this?? A way to insert humour? but with Dotty so distressed I can’t find this very funny!
We cut to a moon.. a full moon.. a romantic moon!! [Hmm baby moon was the CB guy’s call sign.. is there something in that?]
Hey! How does the song go??
By the light… of the silvery moon…
Lee and Amanda have made it to the swamp,
(we can tell.. lots of splashing!)
Lee: I think they’ve given up. Let’s see if we can find some place to dry out.
[Lol at the spooky ‘We’re in the swamp’ music!]
Sacker and his men have the search lights out looking for them..
(this time using their cars! dumb baddies!)Sacker: Keep your eyes open – they’re out there somewhere.
Rogan: Tighten up – don’t need to lose any of you guys. [oh go ahead!]
Anon baddie: This is as far as the trucks can go.
Rogan: Okay, go on foot from here.
Amanda was clever to suggest the swamp where the trucks couldn’t follow!
Sorry guys! I’m not going to get to the campfire.. this post is big enough already!! eek!! I don’t mean to tease.. but.. the post will be too huge if I don’t stop here.. soooo next one is the start of the campfire scene.. lots of good stuff here though.. I thought it hilarious Francine is out there looking for them alone! whahahahaa!!! What do you all make of Dotty and Buck?!!
I’ll post the next post sooner than usual I promise! byeeeee