14/15 Season Three, Episode 8: Reach for the Sky-Scarecrow and Mrs King

3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002508608Billy:  You see anything else?
Oh Billy.. you have no idea just how much of DC Lee has seen!!! Enough already! Winking smile
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Lee:  No, not yet.  I’m going to swing down DuPont Circle down to Pennsylvania Avenue and up towards you on 16th, okay?
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002514614Billy: Okay, I got it.
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002518618Back to an aerial shot of the helicopter this time passing the white house from the other side..
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Lee:  Okay, let’s head up north to DuPont, along Connecticut.

We cut back to Daisy and Canaan on the rooftop, Daisy now has out a laptop and is typing away..
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002526626Wait a minute.. Daisy can karate kick Lee’s butt, give Zorbel a bare handed Daisy dispatch, has computer skills and types 100 words a minute? This woman is a super baddie!! Trust a woman to have so many top skills Winking smile I like the equal opportunity baddies haaaaaa.. then again, woman baddies seem to be exceptional in order to qualify as baddies.. Male baddies can be totally mediocre and make the grade..

Back to Amanda’s car.. Billy’s on the radio, Amanda’s looking at the map.
Billy:  Keep us posted, Scarecrow.  It’s 9:23.
[Yep.. this sequence has gone on way too long!]
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002528628Lee on the helicopter with no wind responds: I know. [It feels like it has been longer.. believe me!]
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002531631Daisy: It’s 9:23…3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002533633
[Phew, Lee, Billy and Daisy are in sync!
Interesting that once again everyone is checking the time.. just what does it all mean??!!]
The transmissions from Zurich are coming through. (2 minutes early?)
Been a while since we heard Daisy talk!
Canaan:  That’s early.  So unlike the Swiss. [lol I’m worried.. I was thinking the same thing as Canaan!!]

We see a close up of the computer screen.. lol.. Good Day!!! Is it really naughty that I don’t feel a pang about someone stealing from a bank?!!! ugh.

3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002543643[Hey it says ‘zulu time’ interesting!!]
Lee:  No luck yet Billy.. (did someone say ‘luck’?! Winking smile )
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A close up on Lee and then.. more views of DC.. Oh come on!! enough!!! (view of DC that is.. there can never be too many close ups on Lee!)

Yes another!!! well.. at least I have made it easier for anyone who might like to give us a commentary for Lee’s aerial tour of Washington Dc. I think this would be a fab fan vid- Lee welcomes us to the daily tour – it finishes at 930am! Winking smile
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Damn it, where are they?
[Yes! where are they?!]
Daisy:  The link to the Northwest Bank of Washington is coming over.
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002558191Eeeeven moooore of Lee’s voice in a helicopter.. Lee:  We don’t have much time left…
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[yeah because we’ve been given a scenic tour of Washington DC! Oh wait.. here’s another reference to time!! ]
…  Oh, what’s this?…
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002563663(we see what Lee can see- lol what else could it be?! whahaaha..nothing suspicious here! Winking smile )
…Billy?  Do you read me?3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002566666
…I think I’ve got something. ..
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002570670…Near Potomac Park, the middle of the block between 19th and 20th…
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002574674…Looks like they’re on the roof of a new parking garage.
Billy:  We’re on our way, Scarecrow.
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002575675Amanda hands Billy the map
Amanda:  Right. Here, sir.  Right there.
Whooo go Amanda.. her wheels squeal and she’s off! this finale is really not smk’s best.. this was always going to be a tough sell I think..
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002582682Lee:  Hey!
(Lee calls to the helicopter pilot, gives him a tap on the shoulder and signals for him to go down)
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Caanan:  Keep them away!  Start shooting!
[Does the helicopter get hit by a bullet or microwaves?! it does seem to get between the two dishes! Or Lol.. did it get hit by an energetic cash transfer?! Winking smile ]
The baddies shoot at Lee and Lee shoots at the baddies..
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3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002596696The helicopter starts billowing smoke.. Hey being shot at seems to have altered the paint job and number on this helicopter too! whahahaha
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Lee:  We’re hit, Stevie!  (BJo says- At least I think he says Stevie.)
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We see Amanda zoom into the car park and stop. 3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002605705Both Amanda and Billy get out..
Amanda and Billy look up at Lee’s injured helicopter..
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_0026147143.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002615715It disappears behind the building. (did it crash? well I guess you’d hear that no?)
Amanda:  Where did he go?
[Poor Amanda..I think she’s afraid for Lee’s safety]
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002620720Billy:  Get in the car, Amanda.  I think we’re going to have company in a second.
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002622722We see the Helicopter spewing smoke over the baddies.. let me guess.. it’s tetra monoxide?! Winking smile
Daisy shoots..
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I don’t know why but this moment of Lee in all this smoke looks funny! Maybe because in a moving helicopter that shouldn’t be possible?!
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Lee is such a good shot- he can shoot out the umbrella on the baddie’s limo- from a moving helicopter.. Nope.. this is luck! Winking smile
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Now the umbrella is damaged it’s time for the baddies to make a run for it. LOL that looks like second unit Daisy again!
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3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002628728Billy now more urgently: Get in the car, Amanda!
Amanda gets in the car, while Billy starts heading into the car park on foot..

Lee makes preparations to lower himself onto the rooftop for a final showdown with Canaan 3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002639072(it’s safe for Lee now, Daisy has gone! haaaa)
3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002642742Canaan shoots at Lee as he lowers himself down  – lol an easy target and Canaan misses? Hmm maybe that’s why he needed Daisy!
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Lee lands on the roof.. 3.08 REACH FOR THE SKY.avi_002652752

Canaan decides to make a run for it.. I guess he realises he is a lousy shot and no match for Lee?! whahahaha..
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why is Canaan smiling?! rofl!!! He looks gleeful!! it’s like the actor is thinking ha haaa! I get paid to dress up and run with a gun: best job ever!! He looks to me to be laughing! lol!!!

Sooooo what do you all make of this scenic tour of Washington DC?! Action Lee? Why does Daisy make a run for it??
I better stop here.. I’ll be finishing up in the next post. Looking forward to hearing from you!!! byeeeeee!!

23 responses to “14/15 Season Three, Episode 8: Reach for the Sky-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. Just as there is no honesty amongst thieves there is no loyalty amongst baddies. Daisy went from dispatching to dashing, she is doing the Daisy Dash now.

    There’s been a continual mention of time and clocks in the ep. Aren’t the Swiss also known for clock making as well? So much easier to be distracted by other things than focus on the lackluster aspects of this episode.

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    • Hi Valerie (and Hi everyone!)
      hope you don’t mind.. I put out these final posts a bit faster because.. well.. they 13 and 14 are not really riveting stuff 😉

      oh so glad you mentioned the clocks/ time theme that is going on throughout – it does seem to be pretty constant -maybe.. the point of it all was that loyalty to friends is what matters – for the time that we have on this earth? and the time we are given to live?
      Daisy Dash! tee hee..

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  2. According to the script the dust and wind from the helicopter made it impossible for “the guards” to get a clear shot at Lee (or the helicopter, since in the script Lee is flying the helicopter). The helicopter is hit.
    While all this is happening Canaan is continuing to work on the computer to make the transfers happen. The guards apparently decide to abandon Canaan, and Canaan then picks up one of their guns to try and shoot Lee as he makes “a rocky violent landing”.
    Reacting as they see the helicopter disappear behind the roofline.
    AMANDA : Mr Melrose, he’s gone down!
    Billy shakes his head. He’s worried..
    BILLY : Get in the car, Amanda… we’re going to have some company in a
    few seconds.
    Amanda can’t take her eyes of the roof of the building.
    BILLY (continuing) : Amanda, get in the car! There’s nothing we can do…
    Amanda reluctantly climbs back into the wagon.

    The two guards followed by Canaan and Daisy are confronted by Billy on the base of the building. Lee is in hot pursuit and takes down Canaan. Billy takes out the guards. And Daisy?
    Daisy kicks off her high heels and hot foots it in the other direction (from Canaan).
    Daisy runs down the sidewalk directly towards Amanda’s car. At just the right moment, Amanda flings open the door of the station wagon and Daisy hits it going full speed, collapsing on the ground, gasping for breath.


  3. Yes, BJo, but Billy did have to tell her twice to get in the car. She’s only a little more behaved for Billy. 😉

    No wonder it took so long for Lee to find Canaan, Daisy, et al. He was looking for them in DC and they were on a rooftop in California!

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  4. Is it just me or does that laptop screen look like a very early version of Microsoft Word (or whatever it was called before it was “Word”). Good promotion for Microsoft if you freeze the screen at this moment, but then in 1986 no one was routinely and frequently “freezing the screen” like we do now. It was hard to get a good freeze frame on the old video tape. 😉


    • I remember WordPerfect and WordStar from the old DOS days. I didn’t use either one of them enough at the time to recognize if this screen is one of those applications.


      • The only one I remember was Eight In One and it’s not that. Oh and we had another one before that we had to use floppy discs for and it let you use passwords with the old asterisk that looked like some kind of bug. I can’t remember the name, but the screen doesn’t look right for that either.

        My stepfather let me use an archaic laptop in 1990 one evening, and that had a different look, but I can’t even remember that screen anymore since I only used it once.


    • That’s a good point kiwismh, it’s a credit to them that they bothered because it was on the screen for hardly any time.. but they still gave us the right screen..


    • 😄 Looks like you are absolutely correct! Presumably Word 1.15 from 1984. I found a screenshot on the internet, but WordPress won’t let me post this comment with the link 😔

      I wonder if Microsoft knew their word processor could be used to hack into Swiss banks…


  5. ROFL, this action scene is WAY unbelievable. I thought the same thing about Lee coming down the rope, giving them every opportunity to shoot him. I like BJo’s comment about why Daisy made a run for it. As a matter of fact, it fits right in with smk’s usual portrayal of good guys and bad guys: good guys are loyal, stick up for each other, risk their lives for each other, while bad guys (don’t anyone get upset — “guys” is gender-neutral where I live) are self-seeking and only concerned about their own hide when all is said and done. I especially liked the insight that Canaan will get rid of Daisy when she’s no longer useful; that gives context to her running out on him here.


    • Good point about loyal good guys vs. bad guys who aren’t. I’m mentally adding that to my list of “things I hope our son subconsciously absorbs from SMK” — along with “the good guys win in the end” and “always open car doors for ladies”. 🙂 Is there an “Everything I need to know I learned from SMK” list somewhere?

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      • Oh phew! so glad I found this comment of yours again LASinLA! I really wanted to respond but time gets away from me..

        I love this idea of yours – this sounds like it would make a fab smk guest post.. hint hint.. would you be interested in writing it??
        email me: iwsod@optusnet.com.au if you are interested – no pressure.. but if you wanted to write the words I could insert images and pubish it for you…
        Or if LASinLA isn’t interested.. maybe someone else will take the idea and run with it? I think it’s a beauty!
        If no one does it by the time I’ve finished the walk (in ohhhh about 2 years! lol!!) then I might have a go at it! 🙂
        I’ll add this to my list of things not to forget for the blog. lol!!

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    • yes bad guys is a generic for baddie I see that 🙂 and Amanda is one of the good guys 😉

      I wonder if we can think of a baddie who has been loyal to his boss.. hmm.. no idea…but I do think it is very one dimensional to have all baddies be loyal to no one. Even a baddie can be loyal to someone – if it is something to believe in.. I think we’ve seen a few baddies with a cause- but when it comes down to getting more money as the cause? well.. there is no honour among thieves huh!
      Maybe in future eps we will see this I don’t remember. interesting idea though! byeee

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      • In Life of the Party Pauli was very loyal to Frank Columbus.

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      • What’s-her-name (Margaret) the traitor secretary in Spiderweb was pretty loyal to her cause. Are female baddies more loyal than male???


        • Indeed LASinLA! they are loyal if they have a common purpose.. other than getting money maybe! 🙂
          Are female baddies more loyal than male.. interesting question! More smk stereotyping maybe? I’m not sure.. because Paulie was very loyal to Mr Columbus.. I’ll be keep an eye out for this as we progress..


  6. IWSOD – your ‘narky commentary on this lame-o sequence makes it totally worth it for me!
    I remember thinking as Daisy made a run for it that I was hoping she escapes and maybe meets up with our dynamic duo at another time.
    The one thing I did appreciate about this episode is it showed Billy as a pretty kick butt agent in his own right rather than just a ‘suit’.


  7. Oh gosh, more mismatched aerial positioning with what Lee is saying. He’s back in the SW quadrant in that cap with the Capitol in it. Oh well, at least it’s in the right part of the country, and not California. And I don’t think there is a Potomac Park – at least not in the NW quadrant of DC. There is a Potomac Parkway though.

    Yup, you got that right, iwsod. A woman has to be twice as good as a man to be considered equal. Especially in the 80’s. Daisy’s got the chops though, that’s for sure! Zorbel must have been the token blonde in the group.

    Haha! Love how Amanda DOES what she’s told. She gets in the car. Maybe she’s better behaved for the “boss”.

    And I think Daisy makes a run for it because she’s smart – she’d rather escape than go down fighting with Canaan. She knows he’ll dispatch with her once he has no more use for her.


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