Back to the agency.. and Francine seems to be wearing her clothes from ‘yesterday’ too! haaaaa… No wonder they put nice smelly flowers in Billy’s office today = piuuu!!
(ok ok. given JJ has also changed clothes I’d say there was a major rewrite during filming and they’ve stuffed up)
Francine: Records ID’d the owners of the Sea Chance as a David and Diane Cummings
Billy: Squeaky clean on paper so we sent Francine and Carl Thomas to check them out.
Francine: And we ran into a brick wall. Name, social security number and their lawyers number. That’s all they gave me.
[Ahhh a random agent has been named! Do we ever find out who Carl Thomas is?]
Lee: Sounds like obstruction of justice.
[since when is the 5th Amendment automatically obstruction of justice?!
Is Lee wearing guy liner here?]
Billy: When we suggested that they wouldn’t budge. Totally suspicious.
Lee: Well, if they’ve been down to Santarilla I can understand. Down there you learn to trust none.
haaaaa.. they sound normal to me actually! Err you don’t have to have been in Santarilla to not want to tell complete strangers all your business…. I guess Francine showed her badge and assumed that should be enough to force people to spill maybe..
Amanda: So you think they had something to do with Bart Stoler?
Francine: I think they’re in it up to their necks.
Billy: We got an update on Santarilla from the regional section chief there. The deeper they dig, the more truth it seems Colleen’s story has.
Lee: If Bart is still alive and does have hard evidence on Harcourt, he’s gonna need more protection than good intentions.
Billy: That’s why I want you to check out the Cummings up close. Use the Mati Hari II as your cover…
…Amanda can crew for you.
[Love the big smile Billy gives here!!
Yes Lee, go check out the comings and goings of the Cummings! whahahaha!!
Mata Hari? What a name for the agency’s boat LOL!! genius!!
Hmm seems Billy is well aware of Amanda’s sailing history!]
Amanda: Oh, good.
Lee: Oh, now wait a second, the Mati Hari is a very big boat…
…Sailing your Sunfish…
…at summer camp hardly qualifies-
[Whoa! Drop Anchor Lee your drifting!!
Lee immediately assumes the boat is too big for Amanda to help – well!! Maybe you should ask first! Amanda has a few surprises up her lightning sleeves still!!! Didn’t you learn anything in Utopia Now Mister????!!! or Lol.. didn’t you learn anything since you first met her??
(‘Is that how you’re mind works?!’ )
It’s like Billy knew that about Amanda already and totally set up Lee..
Lee doesn’t trust Billy to suggest Amanda for good reason.. hmm!]
Amanda breaks in: Oh no listen, I helped sail a 55 foot ketch across the Chesapeake once. It was great…
…How big is the Mati Hari II?
[Love how Amanda deals with Lee’s scepticism.. she’s so good natured and positive! and.. Amanda’s too excited to care! whoo go Amanda!]
Amanda turns to Lee for the answer..
Lee is looking a tad sheepish tee hee!
Lee looks at Billy.. [Hmm I think Lee knows he was set up by Billy here ]
Billy silently gives him a knowing smirk..
Go Billy!!! and now Lee, that’s why Billy is the boss.. yes he is the boss!!!!
Billy doesn’t answer Amanda’s question.. he raises his eyebrows to Lee as if to silently say- you tell her!!!
[Love how Lee kind of mumbles this!]
Amanda: Oh, It’s smaller.
[whoo hooo!! Just a statement of fact… genius!!! Take that Lee!!]
Amanda looks up at Francine, happy to be going sailing.. and we see Lee giving Amanda a bit of a wry smile..
then Lee turns to Billy and he quickly loses the smile! whahaaha.. It’s like Lee is not mad at Amanda.. he’s cranky with Billy for setting him up. Well Lee- you fell right into it! Because you underestimated Amanda (and Billy)- that will teach ya!
Billy gives the sweetest smile here.. as in ‘ain’t it sweet I got Lee good!!!.. I love my work!!’
Billy (unrepentant!): Stop by property and take care of the paperwork Scarecrow.
…I want you two in place by this afternoon.
Amanda: Oh terrific! Thank you very much sir.
Billy smiles and gives them both a wave..
Lee: Yeah, thank you.
Lee smiles extra big here.. he really doesn’t mean that thank you but I think once he’s gotten over falling into Billy’s trap here, he’ll realise-oh wait! I get some time alone with Amanda? well.. that’s something to thank Billy for!!
Francine seems to smile at Billy’s desk here most of the time, as Lee and Amanda head off for a sail.. I am guessing she isn’t happy about it – but maybe she doesn’t have the sailing skills so she couldn’t pipe up and complain?
The Scene ends here.
Sooooo why do you all think Lee reacted the way he did?
Interesting to note in this scene: no reaction shots from Francine – hmmm interesting! she usually gets a look in..
Thanks Jule for transcribing the scenes we have walked through so far!!!
I’ll need to finish up here for now..
From now on in the episode, the transcribing has been done by Happy Camper – thanks soo much Happy Camper!!! you are a huge help to keeping this walk going! Any thoughts you’d like to share everyone?? Or just want to say hi and let us know you are out there? go for it! Comments deep? reflective? or superficial? narky? – All are very welcome here bye now!