So we finally find out where Amanda went after her phone call from Joe… Prescott: Mrs King?
Prescott: Sorry to keep you waiting. Darryl Prescott, Field Counsel.
Amanda: How do you do Mr Prescott?
Prescott: Let’s walk… [Phew! thank goodness he didn’t say walk with me! ] …You know, you and I, ah, we met once I think about 5 years ago right after we stole Joe from EPA.
Amanda: Oh, is that right?
Prescott: I thought he might contact you. I’m kind of surprised that he hasn’t.
[has a phone conversation already taken place between these two?]
Amanda: Mr Prescott, would you mind telling me what this is all about?
[Amanda is frantic with worry.. but always smiling.. and always polite!]
Prescott: Joe’s in a little trouble Mrs King. The night before last there was an incident, a civil disturbance in the country he’s currently posted to.
[So Joe has been ‘posted’ to Estoccia.. hmm so he’s not there working for himself, he’s working for someone else- the same company this guy is field officer for? sorry I find this a little confusing! I checked the script and it says Joe works for a ‘United States/Emergency Aid organisation’ .. okay!]
Yes, I know, he writes.
What sort of an incident?
Prescott: That’s funny. I was sort of hoping he would get in touch with you and you would persuade him to come back, and that I could ask him that question myself. [Oh come on.. He’s internationally a wanted man and Prescott doesn’t know this?! purlease..]
Amanda: Well, no, I’m afraid he hasn’t and quite frankly I’m a little bit confused…
[I’m confused. While it’s great to see Amanda lie about Joe contacting her (LOL!) if Joe didn’t contact her – how does she know he’s in trouble?!] … Mr Prescott, Joe’s a lawyer.
[yes, they never get into trouble they just appear to get into trouble whahaaha]
Realisation dawns for Amanda.. seems Joe is in serious trouble!
Oh no oh noooo I just realised what Amanda is wearing!! Another huge grey sweater.. ugh!!!! well at least this one doesn’t have lightning bolts all over it!
We cut to Maplewood drive – and find Phillip and Jamie riding their bikes toward the house. (hmm it looks very late in the day and umm.. it’s morning isn’t it?! I guess we don’t know what time of day it is when the ep starts.. oh whatev!)
We can see Dotty is watering the garden..
The boys reach Dotty.
Dotty: Hi Guys, are you hungry?
Dotty: There’s hot apple pie if you want it. It’s on the table. [if you want it? what child would say no to that?! sooo is this afternoon tea time then?]
Philip: Great! Thanks Grandma.
The boys rush inside and leave their bikes out front.. and they crash..
Dotty: Oh – Boys! What about these bikes?
[Dotty you mentioned hot apple pie.. I don’t think they hear anything after that!]
You’d think after Amanda ran over one of them they’d be more careful!
The camera pans over to a taxi parked opposite and down the road a little..
Joe’s in the back looking back at the King home.. The cabbie is impatient..
Cabbie: You sure it’s this street?
(the cabbie has his attention again.. )
Cabbie: Maybe you just don’t recognise the house.
Joe: So much has changed. Ah, take me back to Georgetown.
The cab drives off..
I guess Joe is realising his boys have grown a lot since he saw them last.. it’s all quite sad.. but.. not recognising the street is flippin hilarious! Yeah so much has changed since you were there Joe, the house has changed.. and the street has changed! rofl!!! this is not the season 1 or season 2 house!
Interesting that now he’s in trouble he just had to stop by and see the kids.. maybe it has taken a serious situation like this to wake up Joe to some of the choices he has been making – and that he actually loves his kids (his family? ) and wants to spend time with them.. Hmm.. I’m yet to make sense of how he could be gone so long.. but I’m thinking we’ll learn more about this as we go – yes?
A Script note from Kiwismh.. there’s a different ending here in the script. Dotty is watering the garden and hears the phone.. so she heads inside to answer it.
kiwismh (thanks!!) has transcribed it:
Dotty: Hello, Joe?
Lee: No, this is Mr Stimpson from International Federal Film. May I speak with Amanda King. (Dotty is disappointed it’s not Joe.)
Dotty: She’s not here. I thought she was coming to see you Mr Stimpson.
Lee: Exactly. Have a nice day.
(Lee hangs up on Dotty.. )
Dotty: That’s a strange outfit my daughter works for.
Very interesting! I guess they cut this out because of time constraints (needed to show more footage of starving people in Africa- ugh!)
I like the idea that Lee was calling around trying to find Amanda. He must be really worried about her. Who was Lee in Vigilante Mothers? Ohh right.. he was Mr Sampson. sheesh! so confusing! How he can keep his covers straight I don’t know!
Why do I have to be so busy when it’s such a great episode?! well guys.. I can’t wait to hear from ya! sorry I’ havent’ been around much to discuss (well other than what I write in posts).. but love to hear your thoughts and discussions!!
Soooo what do you all think?! do tell! gotta run!! byeeee