We cut back to Francine and Duffy who have found Sacker’s version of Walden pond.. Francine talks to Billy on the CB radio..(can’t other people hear then on that? hmm guess it’s a high security version?)
Billy: I hope Amanda’s little friend is right…
[whoa! man this dialogue is lame!!! He hopes the kid was right and she ‘went that way?!’ whahahaahaaa!! I think that’s why we only hear Billy say it- if we’d seen him we would have seen he couldn’t deliver that little line with a straight face!! Amanda’s little friend?! As far as they know, the kid recognised her and said that way!! They don’t know she made a friend!]
…. Strike team alerted.
Francine: Just waiting for your orders. [Unlike Lee 😉 ]
Billy: Let’s do it!
Francine (on her other short range radio): Initiate contact.
We cut to a soldier delivering the orders to his teams..
Soldier: Red Team, move out.
Blue Team, move out…
(we see lots of soldiers stomping toward the Walden pond)
…Come on, flank ‘em, come on.
Sacker’s man: We’re under attack!
How embarrassing! that Baddie just got raided while hanging out his washing?! whwhahaahahaaaa!!!
Lots of shooting.. and looks like the soldiers totally win!
We cut to Lee and Amanda huddled under a bridge. Lee is still working on his cuff with that wire.
We hear Rogan call: Come on, they must have doubled back.
We see them stomp over the bridge Lee and Amanda are hiding under.
– Lee and Amanda look up.
They share a look..
Maybe it’s – Come on Lee get that cuff off!!
Pickett is the last baddie.. and is lagging behind a bit.. He’s yet to cross the bridge- but because he isn’t with the others, Lee thinks the baddies have all passed them.
Thinking he is free to make noise, Lee noisily works on the cuff –
Lee gets the cuff open- hooray!
Lee: Got it!!
Pickett hears the noise and stops.
He quietly edges closer to the bridge..
Lee immediately gets ready to nab Pickett as he leans over to check under the bridge – [ummm how did Lee know Pickett was there?! A second ago he acted like he thought the coast was clear? me confused..it doesn’t pay to look at these action sequences closely does it?!]
Pickett lays down.. getting ready to surprise them.. what a dummy!!
When he leans over Lee pulls him down. Sooo funny! He just kinda dangles down there to let Lee grab him! haaaa.. I love these polite baddies!
Rogan sees what’s going on and approaches cocking his gun- as soon as Amanda hears this she scrambles under the bridge- go Amanda!!! she’s learning what a machine gun being loaded sounds like haaaa…
Rogan shoots in their general direction.. why I don’t know.. a warning?
He takes a step forward and that super flimsy trip wire twine actually works.
Rogan activates it, and a tree whacks into his back
– it sends him flying over the ledge down next to the bridge- Sooo funny!!!! haaa..
What luck that he would be standing there, right at that moment..and that he so conveniently crashes down to the ground right in front of Lee and Amanda –Splat!!.. haaaa- ohhh smk you crack me up! [and the suddenly paunch-free Rogan who did the stunt? awesome!!]
Love how Amanda scrambles straight for Rogan’s gun.. without Lee needing to direct her
But wait! there’s more!!
All the other baddies have come back, and Lee pulls a gun on them all.. [not thrilled about how Lee waves that rifle right at Amanda!!]
Lee: Hold it!
Ummm shouldn’t Lee be pointing one of those guns at Rogan on the ground?
Amanda aims an uzi at them (The look on her face is hilarious!) It feels like we’ve entered an alternate universe!
Lee: All right, now you tell your boys that the game is over, and we won. [Lee sounds what 8 when he says this!! Now I’m the king of the playground!!! and don’t you forget it!! Pal!!]
Ah so now he is sort of pointing the gun at Rogan!
Rogan: No way!!
We see the group of baddies ready their rifles to shoot..
Ummm why don’t the baddies just shoot? It’s not like Lee and Amanda are using Rogan as a human shield or anything.
But who cares right?! because we then see Amanda look at Lee…
and then she sprays a bunch of bullets into the air.. to warn them off..
(Like Lee gave her a nod to go for it maybe)
I think she intentionally does it (though not really with great confidence- what do you think? the script I vaguely remember had her doing this by accident.. ugh!!)
Goooo Amanda!!! (She’s no ‘burden’ now!!)
Rogan: Throw down your weapons.
Rogan has a toothpick in his mouth? eh?? He had that in his mouth when he tripped, was tackled by that tree and then fell?? that toothpick could have killed him! It should have ended up halfway into his brain! Or at least up his nose 😉
[now who is sounding 8 years old?!]
Lee: Into the stream…
(all the baddies do as Lee says..
Oh my.. he is sooo in command here- it’s smokin! Lovesmk has done an amazing banner of Action Lee lookin good.. I’ll share it soon!!)
(to Rogan) …All right, now you get up…
(and be careful with that toothpick while you do it!)
… All right, we know what’s going down and you’re gonna tell me where.
Whooo Lee is in his I eat baddies for breakfast mode!
Wait a second!!.. I thought Lee and Amanda knew about the cleared land.. knew about the hand held missile.. knew about the president going to predec 2 and knew about the underground White House nearby.. Ummm.. I thought they had figured it out and that’s why they doubled back – to errr stop them??!!! Shouldn’t they already know where?? lol maybe I’ve given them too much credit!
but well then.. why didn’t they just knock on the underground white house’s door (tee hee) and warn them?! Me confused…
Rogan: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
[ROFL!!! He doesn’t look convincing.. I think it would have been hilarious if he had said the place is surrounded! (or ‘would you believe I’m just a suburban mother of two small boys with a stationwagon and a baseball team on a losing streak’?!) ]
Lee looks.. soooo… gooooood! Don’t mess with him Rogan.
Lee: The President damn it! Sacker’s gonna try to kill him, now you’re gonna tell me everything you know or you’re going up as an accessory.
[‘going up’ err okay! Umm did Lee just threaten Rogan with being turned into a pair of button earrings?! ]
As Lee has come to expect- If Lee wants to know something.. the baddie will simply tell him! Whahahahaha!!!
Rogan: There’s a slope, about a mile behind the camp. We cleared the trees. I think he’s there.
[lol actually Lee and Amanda should have been able to guess that location!!?!]
Oh.. my..nice close up.. whouawg;awhgwan
Lee: See, that wasn’t so bad, was it?…
[not bad at all!! ahoaguaahoanan]
… Okay, now you’re going to take us back to where you left your truck. Now move it!
Lee is umm all scruffy and umm… Hot here!!!
[Such a shame Lee doesn’t have any stubble?! After a night in the woods?? Rather neglectful (or kind?) of the baddies to not take away Lee’s portable electric razor Estee Lauder would be proud! ]
Amanda gives the baddies a nod to get moving – with a tough face – you know the one she puts on when she has to scold the boys?!
Love Amanda acting tough and moving on the other big 6 men haaaaa! She gives Lee a sideways glance like – I got it!!!
-And don’t mess with her boys, you interrupted her long awaited kiss last night!!! she ain’t happy!!!
I couldn’t resist.. I made another gif meme
(I went to town with Amanda and the gun!)
I think the similarities between this and Ship of Spies already is huge!!!! Amanda was really scared for her life in Ship of Spies.. and ends up holding up Gillian at gun point (with the pole) – she helps Lee keep the baddies at bay just like she does here… I think this is all deliberate and sadly because I’m so time poor right now I haven’t been able to fully explore that.
Same writer of this ep and Ship of Spies by the way – so I think it’s extremely intentional!
Maybe if any of you agree – you can take this and run with it.. though understandably some exploration of this will need to wait for the tag..
Back to Utopia Now.. at the Walden pond compound, they are rounding up the baddies.. ROFL!! Love how Francine just takes the tissue out of Hollis’ mouth- so realistic looking- not! haaaa..he’s had a tissue in his mouth all night and they take it out and he’s just fine to talk?!!! whhahahaaha – It should have been stuck to his tongue!
Hollis: Listen, I think I figured out Sacker’s revenge plan…
[Yes because with the rocket launcher, and the cleared field.. you should be able to figure it out!]
…Come on. I hear the President’s helicopter.
Hollis and Francine run for the jeep. [with the wonky windscreen wipers?! and side view mirror!! ;)]
We see Duffy turn to watch them leave – Duffy- you’ve been replaced! (Phew he thinks maybe looks like he’s doing the paperwork on the captured baddies)
I’m going to stop here.. What do you think of Amanda with the machine gun eh?! And how good did Lee looks bossing Rogan around?!