Moving on to a Marina, we see a boat called ‘Endeavor’. Oh by the way – Thanks again to Jule for transcribing this part of the episode!!! This is a huge help!!!
We cut to inside the boat and ta daaaaaa! Bart is alive everyone!! it’s a MIRACLE!!!! [
trying to get myself into the headspace of watching this not knowing what’s ahead! lol.. ] So Colleen was right after all.. hooray!
Bart is sitting inside the boat.. uh oh.. looks like they’ve been feeding him KFC.. Oh noooo Bart it will be a miracle if you live to an old age eating that!
JJ: You’re just going to have to be patient Bart. 24 hours.
Bart: JJ, don’t you understand Colleen thinks I’m dead. I just want to get her out of that hell. [Good man Bart!]
JJ: Harcourt thinks you’re dead too. And it’s better for all of us if he keeps thinking that.
Bart: He’s not going to find us here.
JJ: One more day Bart, one more day and you can finish Harcourt…. [Oh? so Bart is suppose to go to the hearing tomorrow?]
…Look we’re all at risk here. Everybody’s who’s helping you. Take that into consideration. [True and good to know.. but.. not really helping Bart to know that!]
Bart: I am, I am! Can’t you do something? Get your people to ask some questions?…
…Another day of this, I’m going to go out of my mind.
JJ: Alright I’ll try, I’ll try.
Bart really seems to be at his wit’s end here.. super stressed and just about ready to quit. JJ’s promise to try appeases Bart.. but only a little.. Harcourt sounds pretty ruthless.. Makes me wonder if that stray mortar round was really a stray after all.. if you know what I mean!
Bart seems to be wearing the same uniform he had on in Santarilla.. what were his injuries? He seems no worse for wear, other than his emotional distress here.. I guess it was 2 weeks ago.. but still.. it was a bomb that landed on him wasn’t it?!
It’s interesting, here is Bart, reliant on JJ and unable to do anything for himself because he is hiding out.. his frustrations are boiling over.. Colleen was in exactly the same situation – because of her blindness she is reliant on Lee and is unable to do anything to help Bart herself. Her frustrations are boiling over also. Even when they are apart- these two are totally in sync!
Next thing, we see Ambassador Harcourt being questioned by reporters..
Reporter: Ambassadorial Harcourt, You weren’t asked to testify before this committee. Why did you demand to be heard?
Ambassador Harcourt: I value the truth.
[Doesn’t this guy make you want to gag?! Can’t wait for Lee to take him down!! – with Colleen, Bart and Amanda.. of course! ]
Second reporter (We see Amanda and Colleen arrive in the background): then what about rumours Senator Rattigan has a surprise witness for tomorrow?
[Why doesn’t she hold her own microphone?! that’s a bit weird.. oh noooo seems the secret has escaped a little! this isn’t good!]
Ambassador Harcourt : You fellas know more about rumors that I do.
[Fella’s? there are women there.. get with it Harcourt! this is the 80s! ]
Second reporter: Then what do you know about rumors about widespread political corruption in Santarilla including kickbacks, bribes to US officials?
Harcourt: Not one bit of evidence has been brought forward to substantiate those allegations.
[lol love how he doesn’t say they are not true!]
Colleen interjects yelling to everyone: There will be!!!…
…And when it is, the world is gonna know men like you have nearly destroyed Santarilla.
(We see Amanda looking a bit shocked here.. lol.. what can she do?!)
…I was in Santarilla!! Millions of dollars went straight into the pockets of Sanchez and this man.
The Swiss Bank accounts, the 10,000 acre cattle ranch. Explain those ambassador….
(We see Lee arriving in the background..)
…You’re not going to get away with this anymore Harcourt.
Oh noooo Colleen has given away too much! it was probably not a good idea to take Colleen anywhere near Harcourt in her emotional situation.. but then Amanda didn’t even know who Harcourt was..
Lee comes running up behind Colleen, he flashes his ID at the press…
and gathers up Colleen, leading her into the hearing without further ado.
Lee: Uh, Colleen please, come on, let’s get you inside.
As they make their way into the hearing we can hear Colleen gather herself and respond: Sorry, I’m sorta disconnected.
Lee: I know, I know.
Colleen knows she’s done something unwise here, but everyone can understand why.
So great that Lee doesn’t get angry with her, or Amanda.. he has patience
At the entrance, Lee turns to the press and pleads: Ah fellas, give us room will ya come on!
He seems to still be showing his ID.. Fellas? again? but there are women there! I thought fellas was not including women.. anyone?
JJ: Your asthma still bothering you?
Bart: Yeah. [Bart seems down..]
JJ: Look we tried asking questions about your fiancé. I guess we’ll have to go to Transworld next but it’s risky, they’ll ask questions.
Hey, JJ has changed his shirt… (and Bart seems to be in uniform!) – is this the next day? JJ did say he was testifying the next day – and he is not at the hearing being held now.. sooooo Wardrobe people!!! what’s going on?!! [he spill some KFC grease on his other top and have to change it? ]
Bart: That came in with the fish and chips (he hands JJ a newspaper)
We see an article stating that both Bart and Colleen were missing.
JJ: It’s two weeks old.
Bart: You could spare the effort. She’s dead.
Ah Bart! you are still alive!!! the article got it wrong about Bart!! so maybe they got it wrong about Colleen too!!!! Hmm.. I suspect Colleen is the brains in this partnership
Kidding.. I know Bart is stretched to the limit here and is nothing thinking clearly.
JJ: This must’ve come out while we were still self sailing. We couldn’t know. I’m sorry Bart.
JJ seems like a genuine guy..
Anyway, back to the hearings again.. where Lee and Amanda assist Colleen with exiting the building and navigating the stairs.
Oh wait!!! I think that is not a skirt Colleen is wearing, it’s pants! Like what Francine had on earlier!!!! gah!!!
So Umm.. is this all in the same day? Did Amanda meet Colleen and then go to the hearing? because.. she’s changed her clothes.. Colleen has too! and I’m not sure why.. not dressy enough for a hearing? Just like with JJ too!..
Actually, Lee seems to be wearing black pants – and at the convalescent home he had grey pants.. soooo I think this might be the second day.. or.. we have a bunch of unexplained wardrobe changes!
Amanda: Are you all right?
Colleen: Tomorrow is the last day of the hearings. I can’t believe he wasn’t here. He’ll be here tomorrow I know it.
Amanda: We’ll come back.
Lee: Yeah, we’re going to find him Colleen, but you can’t let the whole world in on it, alright?
Colleen: I want to do something.
Lee: I know you want to do something.
[It’s like it was with Bart – Just one more day Colleen!! hang in there! Bless him, Lee is very patient with Colleen.. Lee your slightly dismissive attitude yesterday has been completely forgiven ]
Lee: Let’s just take you home.
Amanda: Come on, let’s go. Step down.
They again help Colleen navigate her way..
Both Lee and Amanda are being patient with Colleen.. awh!
The scene switches to Lee and Amanda exiting the convalescent home.. Holding Hands!!!!!!!! For no good reason!!!!! Not playing a cover!!!!!
I tend to see this as Amanda offering support to Lee – he’s going through a tough time as his friends Bart and Colleen go through these traumatic events.. And Lee? he seeks and welcomes this comfort.. whatever the reason? it’s flippin fabulous isn’t it!!!
We only saw hand holding briefly in Sour grapes, but here? we see it for quite a sustained length of time.. hooray!!! this is progress!
Lee: Well that’s Colleen Donnelly for you, act first and think later… [So sweet that he shares this frustration with Amanda once they are alone, he kept this to himself when with Colleen and was patient with her – more evidence for Amanda that this is a man she can trust with her heart ] ..Ahhh.
They finally stop holding hands,…
as they have to go to either side of the car
Lee and Amanda get in the car.. and we cut to a wide shot of the vette travelling down a highway.
We hear Lee add: If she’ll stay put… [she’s blind. of course she is staying put. the only reason she went to the hearing was because you took her!] …maybe well have some luck at finding La Gaviotta. I know a salty old dog who hangs around the river. If anybody would know that boat, he would.
Oh noooo more ghastly dialogue for Lee!!! I think we didn’t see his face when he said this because he was either trying not to gag or he was resisting hysterical laughter.. take your pick! Salty old dog?! the only Salty I know is the train in Thomas the tank engine matey! lol.. Funny Lee decides to check one of his sources about the boat – I think Lee had checked all his sources. Seems he hadn’t checked every possibility.. but.. he is now! Once he gets on board (get it?!) he’s totally on board.. Ahoy!
What do you make of these scenes? What’s going on with this handholding business? to me, this says this ep is not before any other ep we’ve seen so far.. even after Sour Grapes.. I can imagine all the Squeeeees that were coming from living rooms the night this episode aired, and this moment exiting the home was aired!!!
Would love to hear your ideas on anything we’ve covered so far!! your gripes.. your fave moments.. you questions.. whatever you like! byeee