Back to Amanda, Dotty and Zernoff being held captive.
Amanda: All right now, when Dr. Zernoff blows the whistle, the guard will come in….
…I’ll kick the gun out of his hand, and Mother? You pick it up , ok?
Dotty: You think this is gonna work? I mean, this is not the movies. [Or on TV shows! ]
Amanda: Mother, we have to try something.
Zernoff: Dorothea we are fighting for our lives here.
Dotty: I know that Andrei, but one of us could get hurt. I mean, Amanda, none of this have ever done this before.
[Oh my!!! this is just dripping with irony isn’t it??!!! How tempting it must be for Amanda to suggest that she’s done this before! Maybe just once ]
Amanda: The secret here is teamwork. Right?
Amanda: OK lets give it a try.
I think this is a very sweet moment here between Dotty and Amanda.. they are all being very brave- and the way Amanda stares determined into her mother’s eyes while holding both her hands really helps Dotty to focus and gather her courage – don’t focus on how you haven’t done this before. Focus on the plan!
Phew.. I’m feeling the suspense here!.. Here goes!!
They move into their positions without another word.
Amanda signals Zernoff and he blows the whistle.
The door opens, Amanda kicks the gun from the guard’s hand.
Dotty doesn’t do her job and pick it up!! doh!!!
The guard picks it up and aims it at Amanda and Zernoff.
But wait!! What’s this I see behind him??!!!!
Dotty hits guard from behind with a chair and knocks him out!
Love her reaction it’s like she’s thinking– ‘ohhh my gosh! I can’t believe I did that!!’
She didn’t follow the plan- but.. she came through in the end!
Okay, so what’s with the kooky clown music!
Ummm does this work for you?
For me, I found it clunky, I’m full of suspense at such a serious moment – and they give us clown music??!! IMHO there was a real risk of danger here with not knowing how Dotty would cope – the clown music doesn’t work for me! but.. I’ll move on..
Amanda closes the door as she says: Oh good work Mother!
Dotty: Oh dear! I think I really hurt him.
(Amanda sticks her head out to check the hallway)
Amanda picks up the guard’s gun and whispers: All right, come on.
(She grabs her mother by the jacket. lol leave the guard as he is Dotty!)
Dotty: Oh! (she whispers to Zernoff) Come on.
[Zernoff puts the whistle in his pocket I think?]
They sneak down the hallway, Amanda leading the way with the gun drawn. They meet North. [I loathe him.. but.. he’s so bland! maybe the point is that he is so bland the agency may not realise he’s bad.. he’s really really bad! ] Oh hey, this means if Lee had continued to watch North’s place he would have been led straight to Amanda!
North: Mrs. King? You won’t be needing that.
Kurtz sneaks up behind them..
While Amanda isn’t believing nice harmless Mr North..
Kurtz: (From behind): Would you mind giving Mr. North the gun? [Nah.. give him a bullet Amanda!! 😉 ]
uh oh.. Amanda does as she’s told and hands it over to North, who them aims the gun back at her.. what a guy! ugh..
Zernoff steps forward toward Kurtz and North.
Zernoff: All right. I tell you what you want to know, but you must not treat these ladies in such a-
Awh bless him!
Kurtz suddenly lashes out and punches Zernoff
Kurtz: I should have wrapped this up an hour ago.
Outside, an agency car zooms over the bump to get into the car park. LOL!
I think Lee may have hit his head!! haaa..
Is this a tribute to the dukes of hazzard? okay.. a mini tribute? and why not the corvette? Oh I see.. three people in the car. hmm.
Plenty of squealing tyres.. everyone gets out of their cars..
Billy: There’s our Marshmallow Man.
[Lol who cares about Mr Marshmallow who is now Marshmallow man??!!! Amanda’s car is right in front of them!! rofl!]
…I’ll cover the back.
LOL ‘I’ Billy? Teamwork!!!
Billy doesn’t cover the back without his army! Lee and Francine head for the front door, while Billy and the other five agents [whoo hooo!!! there’s a woman agent in there!!!] all head for the back! Three cars? they’ve pulled out all the stops!
Back inside, Lawrence rushes up to North, me thinks he is having kittens!
Lawrence: (to North) Three unmarked cars just pulled up outside.
Amanda, Dotty and Zernoff listen with interest. LOL.. umm Zernoff seems to be up the back again.. almost like he was never hit.
North: Get them out of sight.
Kurtz: Come on! Come on.
Kurtz and Lawrence push them down the hallway and we cut back to Lee and Francine at the door..
Lee: It’s locked, I’ll have to blow it open.
Lee steps back and begins to aim at the door to shoot at it. when the door suddenly opens to reveal North. Trying to act very casual. Like ohh I didn’t know you were there!
North: Ohhhh Mr. Stetson!!!…
[rofl! how camp does he sound at that moment! hilariously high pitched! finally.. he starts to get more interesting!!! But.. will Lee and Francine fall for it?]
… For heaven’s sake I was just going to call you. I found something very unusual. Come in!
North smiles and waves them in.
Lee looks back at Francine a little confused and no longer holding his gun at the ready.. they head inside.
The vibe I get is that Lee doesn’t suspect North, which means he wasn’t poking him with a stick when he was speculating earlier..
Francine has her gun hidden down behind her handbag though…
Zernoff: I failed, I should have attacked them.
Dotty: Andrei Andrei, you did the best you could…
(Amanda is listening at the door)
[She hasn’t given up hope.. she’s still on the case, and given she knows Lee is nearby she’s probably on high alert! A rescue is close!!]
Dotty: I am so sorry I got you into this. But you have been very cool under fire.
I love how Dotty says this.. she’s so matter of fact. I think she too is being very cool under fire all things considered!
How interesting that in spite of everything that’s going on- Dotty has noticed how cool Amanda is
Amanda doesn’t seem to respond or maybe even hear her, she’s so intent on listening for what’s going on..
Okay guys I better pause here for a moment.. as always – when I hear from you it makes my day!! I hope it makes your day to write and say hi and share what you think too!!
Hope you are all well and bye for now..