On to another episode!!! and my goodness.. a very non-typical opening to an smk episode! We see a building with a white Volkswagen parked out front…
Inside.. we cut to a naked woman in bed!!..
(she seems to be wearing no top- smk is shock implying some frisky behaviour here!! my my!)
who is this person?
Next thing.. there’s a loud ZZZIIIPPP!!!! And some guy is zipping up his trousers?!.. Oh hang on.. maybe I’m watching the wrong show?! no noo.. I did see the titles ‘J.Edgar’s Ghost’ – and there is an smk episode of that title.. eek!
my oh my.. definitely frisky behaviour going on!
I don’t remember this episode very well! Who sees this one as a favourite?? ( maybe as we go through you can tell us why!) – it’s not one I go to immediately but I’m looking forward to discovering all the little goodies to be found in this episode with you all.
The guy sits on the side of the bed and the woman sighs in her sleep..
Nick: Sleeping, Cupcake?
Checking she’s asleep the guy sprays something in cupcake’s face and then covers her face with the sheet -[made me think:- surely her breath isn’t that bad! ]
-I am guessing that he covers her face to increase the effectiveness of whatever he just sprayed.. it’s clear something is really wrong here!
This charmer then goes into the living room and starts searching. [It’s very clear he is up to no good – the smk ‘baddie sneaking’ music is playing while he snoops!]
That’s a very strange place to put a lamp… the middle of the dining room table?
He starts taking photos of documents..
In a thick book of pension reviews he finds a photo of a yacht..
You know what.. I remember what’s up with this image..[oh dear- I just realised that is a very unintentional and totally non PG pun!!! 😉 I’ll leave it for you to snigger at.. but just be sure to please keep JWWM chatter PG! 🙂 iwsod backs away.. doo dee dumm dee daaa… ] and..I think I can see it!!
He smiles and takes a photo of the pic.
A large amount of time seems to pass… judging by the huge stack he has worked through.. I guess he sprayed something in cupcake’s face to stop her from accidentally waking up and realising what a dirtbag he is.. ahem..
But wait!! He has been photographing for so long, cupcake has awoken.. we hear her calling: Nicky??!!! His name is Nick? I wonder if that’s a pun name? I mean.. this guy is stealing secrets.. he is a thief and he is called Nick?! Maybe this is just a pun to Brits and Aussies.. ‘Nick’ is slang for stealing something – does that translate with Americans?
Nicky scrambles to put the books away before cupcake appears..
Cupcake: Nicky, are you feeling sick to your stomach at all? I think there might’ve been something wrong with that champagne.
[Ah so he’s been winning her over with Champagne huh.. bet it was cheap! and he left the price tag on!!!!]
Nick: Aw, I’m sorry, Cupcake...Uhh… Maybe… maybe you caught a bug?
Agnes (I’ll call her Agnes and leave cupcake to this creep) is pretty groggy as she asks: Are you leaving?
Nick: Got a ton of meetings tomorrow. But I’ll tell you one thing. Just as soon as my ship comes in, we’re gonna be together forever, Cupcake.
[whahahaaha did you guys notice his pun here?? His ‘ship’ will come in??!!! I never noticed this before!!! But he is having a private joke with himself about the information he has just uncovered. creep!]
Nick briefly kisses Agnes, and gives her a hug.
Agnes (still groggy): I hate it when you leave.
Nick: Well… I’ll meet you tomorrow at the usual place. Kelsey’s?
Ugh, this reminds me of Castille in Vigilante Mothers – ugh!!!! I looooathe the scenario of a baddie deceiving a woman into thinking they love them when they are only using them. Only thing that’s worse I guess is selling women in Brunettes are in! ugh!!!
Agnes agrees to meet Nick at Kelsey’s.
Nick: Good. You get some sleep.
Nick leaves, and Agnes notices her briefcase is open and the secret documents are right there!!! Right next to where Nicky was sitting!!! And the bag is open!!!!
Is she groggy enough to not realise what’s going on?? (on drugs or love?!) I guess if you love someone you make excuses for it because you can’t believe it until you have no choice but to believe it.. very sad!
On to suburbia!
In the kitchen, we find Phillip is reading the front page of the paper..
Are Oaties a real breakfast cereal? we see the Cracklin’ Critters again!
Awh… Jamie has made Dotty a coffee – what a sweetie! Dotty thinks so too..
Dotty accepts the cup: Awhhhh Sweet!
Jamie: Good morning.
Dotty: Aren’t you a sweetheart! I love you.
She gives Jamie a kiss on the cheek.
You know, with Jamie making Dotty a cup of coffee, and Phillip reading the paper..they suddenly appear quite grown up! I wonder if this is deliberate – and plays into the whole Amanda moving away a little from the day to day needs of the boys?? They don’t need her as intensively as they did when they were little..but it does make sense that it would be an adjustment (I just wish smk had done it better!)
Realising what’s on the cover of the newspaper, Dotty takes it from Phillip.
Dotty: Oh. Uh-huh. Uh-uh. No, no, no, no.
Phillip: Grandma, I was just looking for something for my social studies report.
Dotty: Okay, then why don’t you try the sport page?
Dotty passes it to Phillip.. yes sports is very central to social studies in a way!
Dotty: Now, hurry up with your breakfast, you’re gonna be late for school. What’s this trash? (Dotty is immediately engrossed!) ..Huh.
Yes Trash Dotty. ahem.. and she becomes totally absorbed in it haaaaaa..
In rushes chirpy Amanda!
Amanda: Good morning, fellas.
Phillip & Jamie: Good morning.
Awh Jamie has poured a cup of coffee for Amanda too!! He’ll be a fine husband one day
Amanda doesn’t slow down as she grabs the cup of coffee –she keeps goin! -yes that blur in the pic is Amanda.. she rushes on in!
Amanda: Good morning, Mother!
Amanda (as she takes the coffee from Jamie): Thank you, sweetheart.
Amanda: What you got there this morning, Mother? Let’s see.
Dotty: I don’t believe it.
Amanda: Look at… (Amanda reads aloud.. I guess for us the audience ) “Midshipmen drop skivvies. Nude sail up Potomac.” What is that doing in the newspaper?!!
I can’t help but cringe seeing this – the stuff in the papers nowadays is a lot worse!
You know, in Australia skivvies are turtlenecks! not underwear! This got an Australian friend of mine living in Canada into a whole lot of trouble
Dotty: They’re trying to sell papers. Listen to this…
Dotty: “Did the United States Navy squash an FBI probe into midshipmen behavior at Annapolis during the 1960s?”.…..
…”Recently discovered FBI reports suggest midshipmen and their dates sailed nude”…
Hearing ‘Nude’ Amanda and Dotty have Phillip and Jamie’s full attention! 😉
“up the Potomac”…
… “during the 1966 incident”…
Dotty: … “that was apparently hushed up.”
Dotty: “Today, some of the same, unnamed, cadets are commanding this nation’s nuclear fleet”…
[How ridiculous.. the people in command of all weapons have at one stage or another made a dumb youthful mistake.. have worn nappies or have farted in front of company .. a nude sail is not as terrible as if they had previously been convicted of selling government secrets or something.. ugh]
Dotty: “Picture, page six.” (Dotty simply must open to page six for a look!)
Amanda: Come on, that’s probably not even true. Look at that… (pointing to the page)
…You can’t tell from that… that could be anybody, anywhere…
[By the way, a look at the tiny text around it is funny! all very meaningless and long winded chatter about nothing!]
…The only thing you can tell is…
Amanda moves in for a closer look!
… Well,… it must’ve been very cold.
So the picture on page six was the one Nicky found in Agnes’ books. Seems he has leaked it to the press. So is this his game?? or is there more than that going on? we’ll see!
By the way, not only was it very cold – Amanda has fantastic eye sight to be able to tell!
Though it did look plausible that the crew were all naked in the much closer shot of the image we saw earlier … but even then – you needed very good eyesight to confirm what Amanda observes ha!
Interesting.. so far there are two moments which refer to some frisky behaviour going on! Is this a theme of the ep? I don’t have a set idea of this.. just throwing it out there as we walk through the ep..
I best finish up here for now.. After reach for the sky it’s great to see Dotty being Dotty again.. and the boys and home life.. Can’t wait to hear from ya! byee
edited to add: I forgot! With a new episode- we have a new transcriber!!! HUGE THANKS to KC for transcribing this episode for operation sandstorm!!!! We Salute you KC!!!!
Thanks also to Learjet for being the beta 🙂