Hi Everyone! As we start this episode- I’ll give a big shout out to Karyn – who has transcribed this episode for JWWM and Operation Sandstorm – what a great effort!!! Karyn – JWWM and all it’s readers Salute you!!
Does this title win the ‘weirdest smk episode title’ award? anyone got any ideas what this could be referring to before we dig into this ep? Is it a well known play? piece of literature?
This episode was aired back on 6 January, 1986- the first smk episode of 1986!
Anyway, this episode starts in the dark.. with a sign:
Hmm this seems to be a car licence plate? sticker?! Is it? Seems to be saying he has clearance for years 1985-1986?
This man in the car is looking nervously about.
Holding a large envelope, he gets out of the car and watches another car approach and stop on the other side of the street.
Man: Mr. Stetson?
[Don’t you know about Lee’s famous corvette??!!]
A man gets out of the car…
Nervous Man: Mr. Stetson? That you?
[Either this guy needs glasses, or he doesn’t know what Lee looks like]
The other man draws out a large gun- he seems to take his time, and slowly raises his arms to aim at the man..
The guy rushes back into his car.. We see the corvette pull up.. and the guy with the gun looks regretful that he can no longer take the shot and he leaves.
Lee gets out of his car and looks around.
Oh my.. he looks.. really good!!! Jeans.. nice shirt I can cope with.. Jacket that’s not clearly plastic.. Mmm.. good!
[Oh dear.. this ep seems to be one of those that seems to produce lots of blurry images.. I’ll do my best!]
Tyres squeal and a car with no lights on zooms down the street nearly knocking Lee over – Lee stylishly somersaults out of the way whooooohooo! Is it just me or would it have been quicker for Lee to just step to the right?! but okay.. much less stylish! After all Lee is a champion from the Gymnastics Olympics!
Lee pulls his gun.
Nervous Man: Mr. Stetson?
Lee: Yeah I’m Stetson. What’s the matter with you man?
Nervous Man: They’re watching. I’ll try to get back to you later.
He throws a manila envelope at Lee and speeds away.
LOL love how he doesn’t mention there’s a guy back there with a gun.. ha! Oh well I guess he figures Lee can take care of himself.. he’s gotta get out of there!
Whoever this guy is he has guts, he nearly got shot, but still managed to find Lee, stop, throw the information and flee. Kudos!
Lee looks around, then gets back into the Corvette and leaves. We see the other car with the gunman follow.
So is he following Lee? Or Gutsy nervous guy?
So anyone know where we’ve seen the gunman before? It was bugging me.. so thanks to IMDB I narrowed down the episode.. and found him in Dead Ringer – no character name..
In Dead Ringer, he’s a random agent! Here he is!
He comes to Billy’s office door to say Francine did good lol.. Has this agent gone dirty? LOL.. or is he not an agent and a completely different character? Me confused! lol..
We see a view of Washington DC..
looks like they are heading into winter..
Then, the exterior of IFF.. looks like it’s still spring or summer?
We find Lee, Francine and Billy meeting in Billy’s office. Interesting that these setting up the plot scenes lately have all been Lee, Francine and Billy – Amanda is still not a fully fledged part of the team. Sometimes I forget that!
Lee: Jerry, that’s the only name he gave me on the phone. Said he wanted to do something for his country. That his company was cheating on contracts.
Billy: A whistle blower.
[you know what- I have zero recall of what the company is.. and who’s cheating what! How about you?
but Kudos to Jerry! Oh hey what about the number plate thingy we saw ‘Aero-North Corp.’ is that the company he works for?? did Lee see that??]
Billy: You have any theory on why he ran out on you?
Lee: No, no I didn’t see who was driving the other car and I didn’t know what happened when I got there.
[I gotta say, Lee didn’t even try and find out who was in the other car.. he just left! If only he knew it was a former agent –orr.. maybe not man my head hurts]
Billy: And you have no idea how Jerry got hold of whatever that is? [How do whistleblowers get hold of Lee Stetson? that’s what I want to know.. I want that phone number 😉 ]
Francine: This is the full text of three recent Soviet debriefings on their latest weapons prototypes. Everything we got from Cherniov and Valeska last year year, and Stanislav in January.
[Poor Francine.. she has lots of important things to say.. I just see stars! Nooo Moons!! but this outfit, for her, is actually not bad! the pointy ends of those moons on her earrings look sharp. Ouch! Now they are weapons!!!
Maybe they should be facing outwards?]
Billy: Damn! We’re already catching flack on our defectors program…. [lol me thinks Billy needs a ‘deflector program’ whahahaah] …This is the kind of intelligence that any defence contractor can use to make a billion or two!…
[Love Lee’s little ‘Mmm!’ agreeing with Billy..]
…What about Andrei Zernoff?
Lee: Well we’ve still got him at the debriefing center. We’re finished with the others.
Francine: But we’re about to kiss him goodbye and resettle him in DC. [Me thinks Francine is not ummm ‘over the moon’ about this!]
[Lee does another one of his: Mmm! lines of dialogue.. rofl!]
Billy: Good, cover all the Russians we have while we watch Zernoff. If anyone gets to him we’ll know about it.
Francine: And if nobody does and HIS transcripts show up?
Lee: The leak’s in our plumbing then.
Francine: Right, so where do we put Zernoff? If the leak is inside then we can’t put him in one of our safe houses. [‘safe house’ how ironic!]
[I think this is one for Francine.. for once Lee is just going along and Francine is taking the lead here. Go Francine! ]
Billy: It’s got to be an average neighborhood. He’s got to believe it’s genuine. Any ideas? [Someone say ‘Average’?!]
ROFL straight away Lee is looking like he knows where this is headed.. Billy doesn’t need to spell it out..
He looks at Francine. Francine looks at Lee.. Hmm! I think she doesn’t need it spelled out to her either. That’s progress no?
No Lee, Francine isn’t that good a friend of Amanda’s!
You’ll have to tell her..
Soooo why do you think Lee is a little bit uncomfortable or unsure about Amanda getting involved in this is some way? At least, he seems uncomfortable to me.. what do you all think? Do tell!!! byeee for now!