Carla: Hi there! I’m Carla, your Marvin’s hostess for this weekend. And you’re…?
Lee: I’m Lee Stemson; this is my sister, Amanda.
[Aie!! these names Lee Stimpson/ Stesmon/ Sampson/ Stemson!
Did I miss any?! anyone keeping track of all these fun little bits of trivia?]
Amanda: Amanda Keene. Married once, cured forever.
[whooo watch Lee as she says this!! Why didn’t Amanda just go with the same last name? Is this a test?!]
Carla (laughs): Yup. Here we are; last ones on the list—Lee and Amanda…
…Oohhh… all the way from Bangor, Maine!
Lee: That’s right.
Carla: Well, how did you find out about the weekend?
(same time) Lee: Friends. /Amanda: Newspaper.
(Love how Lee looks at Amanda.. and Amanda is NOT looking at Lee!! whahahahaaa..)
(Carla looks at them both.)
(Same time again!) Lee: Ah, she’s right… newspaper. /
Amanda : Well, actually, it was…
Carla: Well, we did have an ad in the Bangor Bulletin. Maybe you had a friend who… read about it and told you?
[I’m guessing there was no ad..and there is no Bangor Bulletin.. and Amanda just walked into a trap.. no idea about this plot whatsoever..but I think Carla is a baddie.. ]
Lee: Yes, that’s exactly how it happened.
Amanda (same time): It was our friend Pearl, at the coffee shop.
[Wasn’t Pearl the waitress in A relative situation?!]
Lee: Yes, Pearl.
Yep! (Or as Lee said: Yes Pearl!)
Found Pearl.. Here she is in A Relative Situation..
[“no pie?!” Actually.. here back in A relative situation is a moment where someone (Pearl) assumes Amanda is Lee’s spouse.. hmm interesting given this ridiculous siblings cover ] back to FFFT.. focus iwsod!
Carla (laughs): Heh, well, however you heard about it… welcome.
Carla: Now, uh, these are your information packets…
… got everything you need to know, and we’re gonna start the fun with a little get-together in the multipurpose room over at Corporate Headquarters. Seven o’clock, sharp.
[Multipurpose room? sounds like a fun place! whoo hooo! Sarcasm? Yes.
Why wouldn’t they have the get together at the hotel where all the attendees are staying?! random.. there must be a plot reason..lol..]
Carla: Now, let’s see… Two T-shirts. (picks up T-shirts) Two hats. (picks up hats) Two buttons. (picks up buttons)
[Oh please don’t make us look at Lee in that uniform! then again it was pretty funny when he wore the Moby’s Dock uniform!]
Carla: There you go. Now you’re really part of the Marvin’s family. [Umm if buying a Franchise means I have to wear that? and join this weird family? I’m out! Especially if I need to wear matching ear buttons like Carla!]
Carla: See you at seven.
Lee: All right, seven. (clears throat)
Lee and Amanda head over to the hotel check in as Lee comments to Amanda: Corporate Headquarters… It might give us a chance to get inside the offices. [lol.. ahh so that’s why it’s not on at the hotel where it normally would be!]
Back to Carla.. and she’s no longer smiling.. A guy has joined her [KC says his name is Barry.. thanks KC!]
Carla: Do you see those two checking in over there?
(We cut back to Lee and Amanda checking in)
Carla: They’re the ones who signed up at the very last second… right after those sudden cancellations.
[what were the sudden cancellations? did the agency make someone pull out so Lee and Amanda could go?]
Barry: Carla, stop being so paranoid.
Carla: They said they heard about the seminar from an ad in the Bangor Bulletin.
Barry: Yeah, so?
Carla: We never ran an ad in Maine.
[gah!!! They’ve blown it already.. I thought that line about the friend reading the newspaper was too weird! I thought Amanda learned this lesson about not taking her cue from baddies in A Service Above and Beyond – the skiing in Gstaad almost cost her her life!! ]
Barry: Big deal. They made a mistake.
[Oh boy.. this guy is clearly not the brains in this operation!!! The baddies know Eddie had evidence against them, they searched his hotel room for it and didn’t find it… so they know someone could be on to them.. makes me think Lee and Amanda should have been more burger flippin careful!]
Carla: No… They don’t look like patty-slappers to me.
[Patty slappers?! Love it! err no offense to anyone named ‘Patty’ ahem!! tee hee..]
Carla: Find out what you can about them… Now.
[Love how sweet and quiet Carla’s voice is and yet she is a baddie bossing Barry around – clearly.. she’s the boss here!]
So off Barry goes to find out what he can- now!
Is it just me or is the bespectacled burger on the lapel just plain creepy?!!
Oh and by the way..
How do you think the siblings are going so far?? I thought after Flight to Freedom they had learned to wing it better. Or they should have sorted out the cover story in the car park rather than the windows.. Hmm they need to come up with a system in answering these questions.. take turns or something!
Also, I really like this blue jumper (sweater) soooo much better than the awful grey ones we’ve seen of late – is this a new look on Amanda? she wore a lovely blue outfit in Sour Grapes too.. but those drab grey sweaters have been a constant I think.. Hmm what do you all think?
That’s it from me for the moment.. looking forward to hearing from ya!