So back in the Q bureau, Lee enters: Well, Cross has skipped out of his apartment, and his answering service hasn’t got a forwarding.
Amanda: Oh, boy.
Lee: How are we doing here?
Francine: Well, it appears that, uh, Agnes here certainly gets around…
[whoa! see Agnes react?!
I think she takes this comment the wrong way for a second – that Francine is referring to her and men or something!]
…She works at nine different federal records warehouses. Thirty five floors of paperwork. That is about, uh… (Francine checks the print out)
… 250,000 different documents, per floor. It’s a big haystack, Lee.
Ohhh myyyy.. Francine – You’re under Arrest!! Aha! I see Amanda has passed on her huge ugly ear buttons to Francine !!! (take that Francine!!)
We see Amanda react.. like hmm things don’t sound good.. (her hair looks different do you think?)
Lee sighs loudly, Lee: Agnes, how many are we talking about here? [how many what?
this question seems little random before Agnes says the next statement! I guess When Agnes told Amanda about catching Nick looking, Lee must have been told too.]
Agnes: Well, we dated for… six months. I brought home 12 documents, every day. But I have no way of knowing which ones of those Nicky might’ve seen.
Lee: Have you ever heard of J. Edgar Hoover’s secret files?…
…See, maybe you found some of them… hidden in some old reports that you weren’t even aware of, buried in one of those warehouses.
[How does Lee know about J.Edgar’s secret files? how does he guess they were hidden in old reports? I’ve never really gotten how Lee could automatically made this leaps in logic –Anyone else? I guess because old reports are all Agnes brought home.. but still Lee’s guessing it is the JEH files has always seemed a stretch to me.. but hey.. there’s at least one per episode no? and .. I love smk for it! haaaaa..]
Agnes: I only look at the table of contents. If there was anything like that hidden inside, I wouldn’t know.
Lee: Yeah, but Cross does. See, he probably waited ‘til you were asleep and then he went through your homework. You only brought home samples, right?
Agnes: Yeah, just one or two from each batch. Just as a precaution to check, before we’d declassify and burn them.
Lee: Hmm… So, he’s hungry for the rest. He knows what files he wants, but he can’t know which warehouse they came from.
Agnes: Oh, but I do. Th-they’re all coded.
[Agnes seems excited to be able to contribute this here – Go Agnes! get back some control here and stop Nicky!!]
Lee: Coded? Look, if you contacted his answering service… and when he called back, you offered to turn him on to some more files… he takes the bait, and we follow him right to that warehouse.
Amanda: Think he will take the bait?
Lee: Well, he probably suspects that Agnes is working with us, but if I remember Nicky Cross … he always stuck his neck out for the big score.
[Lee remembers Nick Cross? oh lol.. someone else Lee knows!
Lee is about to take a big risk here huh! Knowing it is probably an obvious set up, Nick will aim to fool Lee..the battle of wits begins!]
Lee: And they don’t come any bigger than the Hoover files.
Agnes turns to Amanda..and Amanda gives her a comforting/reassuring smile.
The scene ends here..
So how did Nick know where to find the J.Edgar files? did he start dating Agnes in the hopes the agency librarian would have something juicy in what she takes home? Only to one night check one of her boring pension report files to find it stuffed full of secret blackmail materials??
It all seems like a huge stretch to me..(Oh dear another one!) I get the impression Nick knew, and so targeted Agnes.. but.. this doesn’t seem to be explained and IMHO doesn’t seem at all plausible! But.. I’ll go along with it!
You know, I was thinking, it’s a shame Amanda destroyed the homing device in Agnes’ purse – because thanks to that Nick has confirmation he is busted.. and had they left it in her handbag, they could have used it to lure him to a warehouse in the back of nowhere but.. I guess that would all be too easy!
We move on to Agnes’ apartment again.. Lee and Agnes are sitting at Agnes’ dining table watching Agnes is dangle the carrot in front of Nick on the telephone.
Agnes: I will. I just wish you’d told me, Nicky, that’s all.
Nick (off camera, on the phone): I just didn’t have time to explain, Cupcake. You know I love you.
Agnes: I love you, too. [oh noooo that must be soo hard for Agnes to listen to .. and to say.. how painful!]
Nick: I’ll talk to you soon.
(Agnes puts the phone down and sighs, then looks toward Amanda.)
Agnes: I don’t know.
Amanda: You convinced me.
Amanda looks towards Lee, who then looks to Agnes.
Agnes: He’s gonna pick me up outside in five minutes. [lol.. better move the corvette parked out front Lee – a dead giveaway!
Lee: Okay, you’ve seen one of these before, right?
(Lee holds open a makeup compact, in the close up we see it contains a homing device the same as what we saw earlier)
[ LOL how is it described in the script kiwismh? so bizarre what you shared about the first one! thanks for sharing that!]
[Is this BB’s hands?]
Lee (off camera): A homing device… Now, you just stick this in your purse… And it’ll help us stay right on your tail.
Agnes takes the compact.. and looks worried..
Amanda adds: Yeah. And don’t be afraid…
… ‘cos you’re his meal ticket,…
(at this, Lee looks at Amanda and smiles – awhhhh – he’s so proud of her! Hooo haaaa.. now this is quite a look!!! iwsod fans herself)
…so he won’t do anything to hurt you, right?
(Amanda to Lee for confirmation/support.. and he nods and smiles.. swoony!)
Lee: Right. [lol I think ‘right’ is usually Amanda’s line.. here, Lee backs up Amanda – awhhhh!!!]
Agnes smiles, feeling more reassured by Lee and Amanda. I think it’s a – this is scary but let’s do it kind of smile.. what do you think?!
Agnes must be nervous about seeing Nicky again huh.. even if she can be confident he won’t hurt her.
Next thing, we see a white van pull up out front of Agnes’ place and Agnes gets it..
Oh phew.. Lee moved his car tee hee..
Okay I better stop here for now..
How are we finding Agnes in these scenes? to me so far she seems to be holding up okay. I thought she did well with the phone call.. and all things considered is holding herself together okay.. but.. what’s going to happen when she sees Nicky again?.. we’ll see!
I also enjoyed seeing Amanda use initiative with how she reassured Agnes.. she’s certainly growing as an agent. Not only does she reassure Agnes, and understand how Agnes must be feeling – she also uses the logic of the situation to reassure her. good job Amanda.. and ohhh my.. anyone else swoon at the way Lee is looking at Amanda here??!!! He is looking to me to have fallen hard
Looking forward to hearing from you! thanks for stopping by and reading.. I hope you are enjoying the journey with Lee and Amanda Share what you think if you like!! byeee