We find Lee and Amanda walking down the street.. Just think.. if Lee had let Amanda follow Zorbel – she could have thrown a baseball in the window and saved Lee and Billy!
Anyway.. Lee has changed out of his butt kicked outfit (bye bye squares!) and into jeans (hello gorgeous!). Amanda is in the same outfit though, so guess this is the same day.
Lee and Amanda walking down the street while talking = very frustrated iwsod.. Think I can get many clear images of this??!!!! Not many.. these season 3 discs don’t seem to like movement as much as the season 1 and 2 discs.. I’ll do the best I can- guess that’s all I can do!
Amanda: Look, you can’t blame yourself. [whooo it’s like Amanda is talking to me and telling me not to worry about fuzzy pictures! 😉 ]
Lee: Then who can I blame?
[I blame Lee! whwhahaaaa.. Poor Lee! ]
Amanda: You don’t blame anybody.
Lee: Do I blame Billy? A guy who’s out there risking his career, maybe even his life for a friend’s memory? No, Amanda, we’ve got to find him.
Amanda is Keen (get it??) to solve the riddle..
Amanda: We’re going to find him. Now look, I found out a lot about that building…
…Okay? First of all, ha ha! I found the extra floor!
[funny that of the few clear shots I have on this walk down the street, you can see the white haired extra who manages to always be in shot – we see this guy a lot.. we need to give him a name!!! anyone want to name him? ]
Amanda: You counted 40 floors, right?
Amanda: Now, the blueprints registered with the fire department …these are all the numbers…show that there are 41.
Lee: That key box in the elevator had to be for that hidden floor. [I’m guessing the fire department didn’t know about the key they would need to fight fires on the missing floor.. lol]
Amanda: Yeah, and I finally found out who owns the building. Look at all these, I’ve never seen so many fake corporations in my life.
Amanda: If it hadn’t been for Love’s Fatal Flaw I never would have figured it out.
[phew! so glad they stop walking for this bit.. so I can get good pics!!]
Lee: Love’s Fatal Flaw?
Amanda: Yeah, it’s one of those romance novels that my mother reads.
(Lee looks off into the distance smiling)
[hey anyone else wondering if Lee is thinking yeah right.. ‘what your mother reads! ‘ I suspect Amanda reads them but says it is her mother- she knows an awful lot of detail about the books her mother reads ]
I love these little moments.. where the normal world intrudes on spy stuff.. it’s charming and doesn’t IMHO make Amanda seem ditzy..]
…You know, the, uh, the main character in it was this guy who,…
…uh, tricked women…
Lee: Ohhh… [Lee runs his hands through his hair.. his body language screaming ‘oh Amanda!’ but.. affectionately tee hee..
rofl yes now it makes perfect sense that there are 41 floors!]
Amanda: and their daughters and their daughters and their daughters, you know, and he’d seduce them and then…
Amanda: but he was a real estate crook…
Lee: Uh huh.
Amanda: and that’s how that I got most of my clues.
Lee: Please, get to the point.
[ err yeah.. come on Amanda.. we’ve got less than 48 hours to work this out!]
Amanda: Yeah, I’m going to. The building is owned by Charles Canaan, and I checked Central Data and they don’t have a thing. Does it ring any bells?
[Central data.. hmm interesting.. is that how they have ‘their ways’?]
Lee: Charles Canaan.
Amanda: Yeah, Canaan. C-A-N-A-A-N.
Lee: No, it doesn’t ring any bells for me, but it might for T.P. [Lee doesn’t know him?! shocked!!! this guy must be VERY hidden!!]
Amanda: Who’s T.P.?
We cut to a wide shot of Lee leading Amanda across the street to a park.. whooo a crane shot- SMK is trying for an interesting and different look.. just looks like a warner bros lot to me..
Hey, Amanda has her sneakers on.. looks like there’s action ahead
Lee: T. Percival Aquinas. He works at the Library of Congress nowadays, but back when I was being trained he was an instructor, one of the best.
[TP trained Lee?? Who hasn’t?!! ]
Amanda: What did he teach?
Lee: Organizational Conspiracy was his specialty. Ten years ago he was sending up red flags about Cyclops. No one ever then believed it existed.
[Lee knew this when Billy was talking about Cyclops??!!! Hmm.. maybe he only umm remembered this later? Hmm]
You can even see white haired extra yet again!
Amanda: Does it exist?
Lee: Billy thinks so.
[Awh.. he was a bit slow getting there.. but Lee has realised if Billy thinks so- that’s enough! ]
Lee: He mentioned it today and now he’s disappeared.
What’s with the random holes in the park grass? looks like there was a tent or building there.. lol.. Another dog..
Next thing we see Billy in a darkened room…
Man in white lab coat (script says his name is Denz): Physical punishment is useless with this man…
……We’ve tried everything. Extended psychological trauma could work, but there isn’t the time. Now this was his fourth shot of zybillium,… (is that stuff for real?!)
…he should be babbling uncontrollably, but all we get is this.
Billy mumbles continually throughout this scene.
Canaan: What is he saying?
Denz: It’s a Vedic Sanskrit text. [Sanskrit? Billy! I’m impressed! ]
…A mantra, if you will. Freely translated, uh, one heart, one life, one truth…
[Iwsod’s attempt at a deep thought: whooo does this say something about the underlying themes of this episode?? one heart…
Iwsod reverting to superficial nark: Also, how is it this sciencey guy can identify vedic sanskrit text and translate it’s pure essence for us with such poetic expression? whahaah!!!!]
….That and his social security number are all we can make him say. This is an interesting man.
[and how does he know the number is Billy’s social security number?! could be the code to set off nuclear bombs no?! Sciency guy is an interesting man! haaaa!]
Canaan: Increase the zybillium.
Denz: We must be cautious; too much could kill him.
Canaan: I said increase the zybillium. Now.
The bored cop in the background is hilarious!! Just what is he doing??
Uh oh.. this is serious.. Billy is being interrogated under a lamp!
Hurry up Lee and Amanda!! come save Billy!!!! errr before I fall asleep here!!!!
Back to Lee and Amanda who have met TP in the park.. TP gives Lee and Amanda a lecture titled ‘Highlights of Cyclops’. [I guess this is a bit of a milestone – Lee introduces Amanda to TP (and TP to Amanda!) Lee is sharing more and more of his life with Amanda ]
T.P.: I’m sorry to hear about Mr. Melrose, particularly if Cyclops is involved.
[white haired extra photo bombs again!]
Lee: Are you sure it exists?
T.P.: As positive as I am that this checker game is going to go very bad for me, Lee, my boy.
Lee: Well, look, forget about the checkers, huh, T.P.? Now tell me what you know about Cyclops.
[but the checkers help the audience who all have attention deficit disorder to continue to be entertained while we get lots of exposition!]
T.P. laughs.: I could filibuster into the next week and hardly scratch the surface.
Amanda: Maybe you could just hit the highlights for us. [good plan!]
T.P.: Alright. Cyclops is the codename for one of the most powerful and secret criminal organizations in the western hemisphere… [Western Hemisphere?]
…It was founded here in Washington in the mid-50’s….
…Six members, replaced only in the event of death, uh, natural or otherwise…
…All of whom share one common trait: a voracious appetite for money and power… [sounds like Plato!!! tee hee]
…Uh, both of which they’ve accumulated in great amounts. Funny how it’s never enough.
Lee: T.P., we’ve got a name. Uh, Canaan, Charles Canaan. Does that mean anything to you?
T.P.: Mr. Canaan. Very good, Lee, my boy! Uh, Mrs. King.
Amanda: We know he owns, um, Omega Resources. Is he involved in Cyclops?
T.P.: Involved? If Cyclops was the devil himself, Mr. Charles Canaan would be his black heart.
With this, TP goes back to the checkers and jumps all of Amanda’s pieces.. whatev..
Lee gives him a look..
And TP seems pretty contented with himself. I guess because it would appear he was right about Cyclops all those years ago?
The scene ends there.. ‘Black heart’ is such a great description.. and there is that concept again – the heart!!! the head or the heart..
Only this time.. it’s a black one.. whooooo..
you know this reference to the black heart of the Devil that is cyclops makes me wonder.. is Dr Smyth the black heart of the agency??
Another thing-‘Love’s fatal flaw’ – what do you think of the title?? Is this saying something about the deeper theme of the episode maybe?? I don’t know.. what do you think?? Love’s fatal flaw is that it asks you to be loyal? to take risks?? to trust others?? Maybe also the theme is that, while it has flaws, it is still very precious, and it is worth that risk??[provided you avoid shady real estate men ] whwhahaah.. wonder what kiwismh will make of the shoddy real estate crook! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! byee for now!!!