The baddies blow up some power lines..
An explosion: SMK Style!!!
rofl!! That wide shot of the explosion looks so fake! Totally looked like a miniature model! haaaa…
(Hollis said they were going to do that the day after tomorrow.. and it’s that night… so did Sacker move the plans forward?? )
Back at IFF, lol we see a night time exterior.. and in the left hand corner – you can juuuust make out Lee’s corvette is parked out the front! Did he leave there while on this chicken feed assignment? lol.. I thought he parked it in his special garage now..
Inside, it seems Billy is pulling an all nighter.. awhhh probably worried about Lee and Amanda.. oh yeah.. err and the president!
Billy: Another power line is down. I think you should wake the President.
Aaron Pressor: And I can trust your judgment Melrose? Yeah, I think I can.
[well if you can’t, then what are you doing there huh??!! Now that is lame dialogue.. and quite pointless.. It seems to me they thought the audience was dumb.. and needed to be reminded that Billy is advising this guy to wake the president and if he gets woken for nothing then there’s going to be some Presidential stingers aimed at Billy! Yawn!]
Billy seems to breath a sigh of relief as Pressor makes the call.. guess Billy wasn’t sure they’d act.
Hey maybe they figured everyone would be shell-shocked from the near miss kiss and would need reminding? I think about now when this ep aired many smk fans were up on their feet collecting the stuff they had just thrown over the tv in rage!
The next day, and we see some presidential looking helicopters taking off near the reflecting pool (lol why?!) -and why wasn’t the president flown off at night? why wait till morning?? I thought they had to ‘wake’ him?!
We cut to Francine who is now no longer lonely in the evil countryside.. hey she’s wearing what she wore last night- has she been searching all night?! Why didn’t she hear all that shooting?!
Some soldiers in the foreground peruse a map.
Billy on the radio: The President is being evacuated.
Francine: There’s still no sign of Lee and Amanda. [Oh phew.. that’s a relief.. so she is actually looking for Amanda! ]
Whooo looks like Agent Duffy is out searching too..Plus- check out Francine’s ear buttons!!! And a banana clip in her hair?!!! [what did you call those in your neck of the woods?]
Billy: Francine, check everything you can.
Francine: Billy, we’ve already checked everything twice. [rofl. she sounds about 3 years old here!]
Billy: Then triple check it!
Francine sighs and gets back in the jeep.. she tells Duffy: One more sweep.
This is almost a replay of her moaning about how many square miles it is.. enough already! Yes the audience knows they are looking for Lee and Amanda.. whoooo
[Oh dear.. has the near miss kiss left me all narky?! This is the part where I yawn and my attention wanes.. I just keep thinking back to that moment.. just another couple of millimetres and.. argh!! ]
Back to the bad guys..
Sacker: I had to do some rescheduling. By now PREDEC 2 is in effect. I want those two. Aside from Hollis they’re the only ones who can tie us into this.
[Ahhh Sacker explains he did some rescheduling and now predec 2 should be in effect.. thanks for clearing that one up- for a psycho baddie you are very helpful! tee hee..]
Rogan loads his machine gun (whooo): They’re a memory…
[but is his toothpick loaded?! That’s what I want to know!]
Rogan yells to his men: Spread out!
Eerrr sorry but what about all those other men walking around with guns? All those paid mercenaries could tie you into all this.. if they’re paid better than Sacker pays!
We see the men start to enter the swamp, heading towards Lee and Amanda.
We cut to Lee and Amanda fiddling with some wire or something.. (or is that the twine Amanda had? Hmm strong twine!)
They stretch it across the path like a trip wire.
Lee: Maybe this’ll slow ‘em down.
Amanda: Got it?
In the wide shot, we see Lee helps Amanda up off the ground and they keep moving. awh!
We see Francine pull up at Cobbs corner with Duffy..
They approach Arvil. [Drat I really wanted to see Francine deal with Wanda!]
Francine: This place was closed before. Come on, it’s worth a try….
Can anyone make out what is painted on the side of that wall??
I’ve tried to adjust the picture quality.. can’t make out the first world.. anyone? Last word is repairs, guessing second word is car.?
(to Arvil) … Excuse me. I’d like to ask you a few questions if you don’t mind. Okay?
[Interesting.. Francine shows Arvil her ID.. why didn’t Lee do that?? or is it only allowed now the president is in Predec 2?]
We see Buddy is hovering around too.. [lol has he been roaming the countryside all night? teee heee.. guess he’s staying with Wanda and Arvil?! or in a tent by himself haaa..]
…Now, have you seen these people before?..
(Francine holds up Hollis’ photo – errr is it just me or does it look like him a decade ago?!)
… Have you seen that gentleman?
Arvil Jenkins: Uh uh.
Francine: How ‘bout him?
(Francine shows a photo of Sacker with a better haircut)
[Yeah! he’s no gentleman!]
Arvil Jenkins: No.
Francine: This lady?
(Francine shows a glamour shot of Amanda.. rofl!!! the agency is very generous with their photograph budget!)
Arvil Jenkins: She looks familiar.
Buddy: Over there!.. she went that way.
Francine and poor wordless Duffy run for the jeep..
‘Over there! she went that way’?!!! roflmbo! that is so helpful! Don’t tell me with those instructions they’ll find them! why didn’t Buddy tell them about the gates that he directed Amanda to in the first place. Ah wait.. she didn’t know the junior trailblazers secret handshake – that’s why he just waves his hand and says over there!
Why didn’t they show a photo of Lee?? I would have liked to have seen a gorgeous Lee pic..
Plus Lee is pretty memorable to look at for anyone!!
We cut to Rogan and his baddies running through the woods.. Everyone is on the move!
We cut again to Lee and Amanda running as well.. Lee stops by a tree.
Looks like they’ve been running hard (probably desperate for the loo and trying to forget about it!) Both of them are out of breath.
Amanda: I don’t know if we can make it much further. [Amanda has a stitch from running so much]
Lee: I know. I know. It’s only a matter of time before they catch up.
Lee notices something [it’s amazing what these two find when they stand in one place and have a break! Let’s stop. Whooo what’s that? a rocket cap?! an all important fence?!]
… Wait a minute. What’s that?…
… Come on!!…
(the move closer to the fence)
…My God. I knew it was out here but I didn’t think it was this close….
…Amanda, somewhere on the other side of this fence is the President’s underground White House… [Sounds like Sacker is wanting Tax Reform?! ]
…Now it’s all starting to make sense to me. This is what Sacker was really after. It’s like Hollis said – the bombs, that map – they were just a diversion…
.. Yeah, if enough communication lines are knocked down a condition called PREDEC 2 goes into effect…
(Amanda shakes her head like- what does all this mean?! and yes us the dumb audience need it explained.. yet again!) … The President is automatically evacuated to the underground White House by helicopter.
[Call me crazy but the bombs weren’t a diversion – they were a means to an end..weird]
Amanda: That’s what the anti-aircraft missiles are for??!!!
[Ah smk.. two weeks in a row, we have the president’s life in danger- and it’s up to Lee and Amanda top stop it!]
Lee: Yeah. We’ve only got one choice Amanda… (Lee is in action mode!! yeee haaaa!! He snatches a bit of wire from the warning sign and begins to work on his cuffs) …We’ve got to double back and just hope we can slip by them.
…Yeah, this should just work. Come on.
Well I should leave it here for now.. don’t want this post to get too long.. Okay everyone- got anything to share about this part of the episode?? Lee and Amanda seem totally focused on the job at hand huh? The campfire events completely out of their minds.. for the moment!