Lee calls to Amanda as she gets herself together again after the talking to from Dotty..
Amanda approaches Lee and Billy again.
Oh wait.. Lee changed out of the guard’s uniform back into his jeans! Hmmm this man has his priorities right!! Haaaaa… oh wait…jeans or uniform..hmm actually that’s a toughie..
(Billy suddenly has his jacket back too!!! haaaa)
Lee: I think we’ve got it. Alright. Zorbel said “overpower”, right?
[Amanda suddenly has her purse again and her jacket.. she took her jacket off in the elevator.. and I guess she left her purse in there too- but when the baddies left they would have used that elevator no? I think too much…
Me confused.. it’s hard to concentrate around the jeans ]
Lee: If he uses a microwave dish close to an earth station, he can overpower real satellite signals.
Amanda: Well, yeah, but how are you going to steal money like that?
Lee: Well, banks don’t move money around anymore. They move energy – electronic cash.
[Energy?? This line cracks me up every time.. it’s so lame..it’s hilarious!! and BB delivers it with such believability and authority!!! and.. the jeans look good ahem!
So did Zorbel in the opening scene tazer Aghaney with money?! tee heee
Was this an electronic funds transfer? whahahaaha..]
Billy: Canaan’s going to use the microwaves to put a lot of it into the Cyclops accounts. [That’s interesting.. wouldn’t that mean they could possibly track the $$ and find out Cyclops’ accounts? LOL I guess Cyclops would cover their tracks well]
Lee: And if we don’t stop him, it’ll be the first billion dollar bank job in history. [Him? not them?]
Amanda: Well, we’ll stop him. How are we going to stop him?
[Love that! so Amanda!!!! She’s sure they will stop them.. even if she has no idea how yet! ]
Lee: Well, all we have to do is find their microwave dish by 9:30.
All we have to do.. I love it..
The three start walking away..
Amanda: How? It could be anywhere in the district.
Lee: Yeah. Let’s see. There are only four commercial microwave stations. They’ve got to be close to one of them.
[Four? well that doesn’t sound so bad.. You know what – I love how they never think to you know like call the banks and like tell them to halt transmissions for like you know like an hour or two!..
Surely the agency would be able to temporarily shut down a satellite and give some kind of cover story for this? – you know like ‘Francine’s in charge and she pressed the ERA button by accident.’ yes that would have done it. It certainly would have made my day to hear that! 🙂
Ohhh dear I’m rambling! sorry!]
Billy: The Agency chopper!
[Eh??? Dr Smyth said to leave the agency out of it?! I love how it’s ‘the’ agency chopper.. do they only have one??!!]
Lee: Yeah! Look, I’ll start from the phone company and work out in concentric circles.
Billy: Amanda and I will cover the street, and if you find them and flush them out, we’ll be waiting for them downstairs.
Lee: Alright. Good luck.
[You can’t see Lee’s hand when he says good luck, but I think it might be on Amanda’s elbow- I picture him giving her a squeeze as he says this good luck.]
Oh swoon.. you see when they wish each other luck coming down the stairs Amanda puts her hand on Lee’s shoulder…
and Lee quickly reciprocates with a quiet little side hug Billy won’t see?? swooon!!!!!
Awhhhh you know.. for all my gripes about this ep, this is smk at it’s best – these little ‘touches’ (no pun intended!) between Lee and Amanda.. really well done!
And so begins a rather drawn out and yawn worthy 5 or 6 minutes..
A tour by air of Washington DC.. Oh well.. at least we have action man Lee Stetson as our guide.. although his commentary is not very helpful!! 😉
It’s almost like they needed to fill up some time in this episode.. I find it quite strange! I’m going to cover it all – I think the totality of this ridiculous sequence needs to be seen to be believed.. Oh smk!
We cut to a stretch Limo pulling into a car park..
Then a chopper taking off somewhere else..we hear Lee saying: Let’s get this baby in the air. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover.
Oh hey this is cool.. smk uses actual footage of a helicopter in DC – you can see the Washington Monument behind Lee.. (and the double for Lee is wearing Lee’s clothes.. not bad!)
We cut to the station wagon zooming down a freeway.. and hear Billy say: We’re on our way, Scarecrow. Let me know when you see something.
[umm how is Billy talking to Lee while in Amanda’s car?? Does Amanda have a CB radio??!!!
Oh and did Amanda go home and get her car?? cos I could have sworn they were in Lee’s car when they headed to the building in the first place!]
The timing is so confusing I don’t know what to think – it seemed outside the building while discussing their plans that it was morning and they were heading off to look for the baddies before 930am wasn’t it?? Honestly.. I give up!
That silver limo we saw earlier pulls up on a rooftop.
Can anyone see the hollywood sign in the distance? I’m still hopefully that one of these days I’ll find it!
The limo does a squeal for the camera and pulls up in front of another evil looking black high rise with a big white satellite dish on it’s roof.. lol stands out for us nicely!
Daisy and Canaan get out.. with a couple of his henchman.. they seem to be in a bit of a rush.
Lee: We’re heading north from the beltway. We’ll check out the southwest sector first.
[We see the helicopter flying over DC.. hey does what Lee say match where the helicopter goes?]
Back to the rooftop and a baddie gets out a white portable dish/umbrella thingy.. uh oh.. that umbrella thingy is pointing at that other umbrella thingy.. stand by for microwave thingies!!! Tetra mono microwaves!!! (snigger!!)
More shots of the helicopter with Lee in it flying over DC.
DC is sooo pretty..
This time we see the Lincoln Memorial.. so lucky for us that all these dishes happen to be located in a flight path that sends us past all the picturesque DC sights!
Lee: Nah, there’s nothing suspicious-looking yet, but we’ll make a quick sweep of the southeast sector, then rendezvous with you at 16th and M.
[funny I don’t see any dishes.. just world famous sites.. isn’t Lee suppose to be looking for satellite dishes? (probably plastic ones.. for use with microwaves! ) ]
We cut to Billy’s voice and Amanda’s car.. just how does Billy do it?! Is that Georgetown they are driving around?? any locals able to dissect all this footage for your and our amusement??!! The station wagon pulls over..
Okay.. I got curious.. I often wonder about these things and move on because of time constraints.. but this time I’ve gone exploring.. I think the old stone building is funnily enough: ‘Old Stone House’ located at 3051 M street. Here’s a panoramic pic I found of it.
Billy: Roger, (no it’s Lee!! sorry been watching flying high/airplane!) …we’ll pull over and wait for you.
Back to Daisy and Canaan on the rooftop.. Hey Canaan has put on a new suit!! –Seems this is suppose to be the next day.. though Daisy is wearing the same thing she wears the whole episode, maybe that is the Daisy uniform..
Back to Lee’s voice ( ) in the helicopter as he now flies past the White House (LOL!! the scenic route!): There’s nothing much happening over here.
whooo we cut to a close up of Lee.. He reeeeeeally is on that helicopter – honest!
Lee: …Pretty quiet down here, too.
We see a view of DC from Lee’s perspective..
and then cut to Billy and Amanda in her car.
Ahhh Billy is on a radio – okaaaay.. that little antenna can pick up Lee from across town?!
Billy: Scarecrow, we’re at 16th and M. Do you read me? [are they?? anyone? Whooo well the M part fits with Old Stone house- but if I’m understanding correctly.. the 16th part doesn’t.. Anyone? ]
We cut to a close up on Lee yelling into his radio- his hair is suspiciously very still.. even with the amount of mousse Lee uses, it should be moving in that helicopter!
Lee: I got you, Billy. I’m following Mass. Avenue to Rhode Island Avenue. I can see the phone company’s dish from here. (I thought I heard Lee say the Montgomery dish but.. I don’t know!)
We see a rooftop and a dish (other than the one sitting in the helicopter!) .. yeah yeah.. get on with it already!!
Man.. quite a long winded geography lesson on Washington DC… I gotta say it goes on waaay too long.. but I am looking forward to hearing some local knowledge on this!!! I’ll pause here before we continue the getting to know Washington DC tour!
Can’t wait to hear from ya! byeee for now!