We find Lee and Amanda walking outside the hotel.
Oh and I confess, I watched this ep right through the other night – while I was doing other things, only half paying attention to it, but it did help me to get a very general gist of where things are headed.. I love to watch things unfold, but I need to balance that with writing for the blog.. So in the end.. I half watched it lol.. sort of listened to it actually.. lol! honest!!
Anyway, Amanda updates Lee on her breakfast.
Amanda: Well, he’s a nice man, but he sure isn’t very happy.
Lee: Amanda, we may be the best thing that ever came into his life. Now, he said Carla was involved with one of his regional managers…
[Yeah.. I’m gettin it. Marvin’s a nice guy. He needs Lee and Amanda’s help. But.. I’m not feelin it! I’m kinda feeling like Marvin has made his bed here.. and is partly responsible. But of course, the innocent Marvin’s patrons who eat the colossus and die? well they need Lee and Amanda’s help! Oh and I would like to see the baddies get what’s coming to them! Hmm I guess it’s worth me continuing to watch ]
Amanda: Yeah. You think it was the guy who used to be an agent?
Lee: That’s my guess. Eddie stumbled into whatever they’re up to… Carla tried to have him killed, and I’m betting she had some help, too. She and Barry had an argument last night with Cecil Bendix, out in the parking lot, right under my window.
[and I thought Amanda’s room had a great view of the parking lot. I guess all rooms do!]
Amanda: They did? [ridiculous and shocking isn’t it?!]
Amanda: What were they fighting about?
Lee: I’m not sure… Bendix was back-pedalling on something real big. Meanwhile, Billy came up with some unsettling info.
Hey, Amanda wore this jacket when she told Lee to pull the blue wire. Any other time we’ve seen it? Anyone?
Amanda: What’s that?
Lee: Bendix served four years at Fort Detrick… the U.S. Army’s R&D chemical warfare center.
Amanda: Well, you don’t think this has anything to do with chemical warfare?
Lee : Let’s hope not…. Come on.
Lee opens the car door for Amanda..
and then closes it (quite gentlemanly no?!) and walks around to his car door and the scene ends here.
Back to Marvellous Marvin’s HQ at Columbia pictures!
(Oh well.. at least I’m amused by that!)
This time, we are in the factory area.
Carla (off camera): All the food and material necessary to run and operate a Marvin’s franchise is prepared here.
Carla: Every patty, every bun, every ounce of secret sauce is produced here and then shipped out, almost daily, to nearly eighteen hundred locations in the fifty states. It’s a big operation… and it’s costly…(no kidding. We see Lee and Amanda tagging along at the back of the tour)
… but it allows us to control both quality and consistency…
… so that, wherever one of our customers orders a Marvin’s burger, he gets exactly what he expects. (Marvin’s customers are apparently all men..
And yeah they get what they expect: heart disease, diabetes, stroke.. sorry can’t help myself!) Oh dear.. excuse Iwsod’s narkiness!! It’s in overdrive!!
(Lee and Amanda look up and see Bendix climbing down the stairs.)
Carla (continues, off camera): These freezer compartments are one of the secrets to Marvin’s continued dominance in the industry… (fades out)
Lee (to Amanda): All right, uhhh… cover me if you can.
Lee walks off behind Amanda.. Amanda seems a little perturbed.. by being left alone? but she rallies and seems to give herself a fast pep talk – come on girl! Lee is counting on ya!
Amanda moves up closer toward the tour group.
Carla (continues, off camera): A few years ago, ummm…
… we were pioneers in the area of flash freezing, which is a technique that allows us to freeze our food products, literally minutes after they’ve been prepared…
(Hmm so much detail over freezing blocks of meat.. surely this can’t be umm information we umm might need to know?! Iwsod slaps herself: pay attention!)
…For example … once activated, these units can freeze up to fourteen tons of beef patties rock solid in less than twenty minutes.
[I can’t help it.. gotta do a gifmeme of this!]
…Now, if you just step over here, we’ll take a look at our processing unit.
(We cut to Lee sneaking up the stairs..)
Lee heads toward Cecil Bendix’s office.. taking out his lock pick,
Lee opens the door and heads inside.
The shot cuts to a close-up of one of the photos, which shows a lab room – the one Lee is in.
Lee, takes out the photos Eddie left for him.. tiny photos! or ahem – Huge hands!!! HAAA
Lee starts comparing them with his surroundings.. lol it’s like Eddie has left him a trail to follow… Lee follows the series of photos like they are a little guided tour..
Much better than Carla’s!
Lee opens a few drawers..
My oh my.. a room with a view!!! (oh hey that movie had a character called ‘Cecil’! Aie.. focus iwsod! sorry fading in and out here…klabhaebaeb)
Somehow through this photos Lee is led to look under that space and find the vials..
Hmm maybe he and Eddie had a secret code for that too!
Lee picks up one of the vials and I guess takes it with him..
Next thing we cut back to the factory tour..
Carla: Now, the next area we’re gonna cover is the patty-pressing machinery.
[Look out Patty! don’t get too close to that machine!! Stuff of nightmares!!!]
Barry approaches Carla.. so Carla halts the tour a moment and they talk quietly.
We see Amanda appear, at the back of the tour group.
The shot cuts to Lee
Amanda notices Lee will be trying to get back down the stairs without being seen..
Carla and Barry are still talking, while Lee starts heading down the stairs, halfway down he notices he might be spotted.. Umm why didn’t you check before you started going down the stairs?
Ohhh I think maybe he has confidence in Amanda to deal with it! lol.. I’ll go with that!
[How they don’t notice Lee I don’t know.. but also how they don’t notice the moving boxes I don’t know! Or do they see Lee?]
Just as Lee was about to be seen by Carla and Barry (or intercepted by Barry.. not sure – what do you think?), Amanda knocks over some boxes and they fall on Barry (what a shame they were empty and didn’t hurt).
Amanda (to Barry): Oh, I’m so sorry! Did that hurt you?
[I bet Amanda wishes!] This creates enough of a distraction to give Lee the chance to get down the stairs unnoticed. Or did he?!
Great covering for Lee Amanda!!!!!
Amanda: Oh, my gosh.
Lee: Oh, my gosh, what happened?
[whahahahaaa!!!! Lee said ‘Oh my gosh!!!’ Oh.. my… Gosh!!!!].
Amanda (over Lee): I’m really very sorry.
Amanda (waving her hands around): Well, I… I leaned up against the boxes and I…
Lee helps Barry with the boxes.. Yes all that air that they are full of is very heavy! and besides.. Barry is a total lightweight of a man! I suspect in this baddie combo, Carla is the one who does all the heavy lifting
Anyway.. Amanda apologises again.. and the scene ends here. Okay guys.. gotta stop here.. anything about this bit you’d like to share? do tell!! byee for now!