Next thing.. everyone is together..
Lee: And you didn’t know they were married, huh?
Donna: It was news to me.
[I thought it was interesting how much hair stroking was going on in that kiss we saw.. lol.. we don’t see much of that when couples get busted but- I think I get it now.. that was about showing that this is a real affectionate relationship- not just a hot hook-up..
My goodness that’s interesting.. These two are married.. and.. they make out.. an interesting couple for Lee to come across at this point in his journey no??!! ]
Tina: Look, we’ve been trying to keep it a secret until we could tell my father about it.
Tony: When you were following me I thought you were a reporter with this gossip sheet that somehow got a hold of our marriage licence. I had just talked them into giving us a little more time with the story.
[Be afraid people.. the gossip papers could find the marriage licence – and.. the agency couldn’t!! ]
Tina: And that’s why he needed to see me alone…
[That and some nookie ]
…We wanted to tell Daddy about it before he read it in that awful paper.
[Daddy is in the boonies in Malawi, where I don’t think Tina has to worry! lol! and Billy said ‘they specifically do not want communication’! lol. ]
Francine: Does he object to the marriage?
Tina: See, all Daddy knows about Tony is what he’s read about him in the paper. My Dad’s a really super dad, I mean he’s really protective and he wants what’s best for me, and that’s what Tony is. My Dad never really had a chance to get to know him. He’s gonna love him just as much as I do, I know he will.
[Whoa.. can you imagine this whole scenario had Amanda been involved?? Gah!!! Sounds to me like Tony was a player.. and now he has met Tina he has changed his ways.. ahem.. I wonder if Tina and Tony were meant to mirror a certain couple we know and love??!! Can someone share if the script has any good stuff to share on this? Sorry.. I’ve got no time.. but no obligation if no one gets to it..]
….First time the Agency sent us a woman. You were real good.
[Meh.. well I guess this is a hooray for women agents finally being sent out into the field.. though why females weren’t following a female before is anyone’s guess – remember when Lee couldn’t guard Penny in the ladies room?!]
Francine: Why, thank you but you know the reason Lee and I are here is to make sure that you’re safe.
Lee: And because of the recent events in Malawi. There’s a good chance that you’re in a lot of danger. Now I think it would be smart if you dropped out of the tournament, just in case.
[LOL Lee is that you trying to talk to Tina? ‘I think you should … ‘?!]
Tina: Look, I appreciate your concern but I’ve been through this before. I mean Daddy gets worried and he sends out the militia and nothing happens.
Francine: Look, this could be more than nothing this time.
Tina: Are you sure? I mean, you said there’s a chance.
Lee: No, no we’re not sure, not yet.
[Umm Lee you do know that there is an assassin with a tattoo on his right arm – lol.. err.. that could be his left arm is there a reason he doesn’t reveal this?? Maybe he doesn’t trust Donna..or.. script changes?!]
Tina: Look, I’ll make you a deal. I keep playing, and if you guys come up with something concrete, just give me the word and I’m history. Deal?
Lee and Francine don’t look too happy about it. but.. I think Tina has a point!
On to IFF, and the scene opens with Billy talking and a close up on scorpion dude..
Billy: The poison has been identified as Dexatrimene. The computer spit out three names who’ve used this stuff before – one’s dead, one’s in jail, and one, N L Steckler, a professional saboteur, entered the country forty-eight hours ago.
[Professional Saboteur? Oh dear.. seems he’s been demoted! Lee’s alert alert alert said that Steckler was an Assassin!]
Lee: All right, I’ve got the complete Alert.
[Apparently you don’t Lee! That Alert alert alert said there were ‘no photos – repeat no photos’ of N.L Steckler – lol!!! I guess that’s code for – we don’t have a photo but we do have a sketch??!!! whahahaahahaaa..
Only.. Lee didn’t see this sketch that we could tell! ]
…Billy, I say we yank her right now.
The shot widens and we see Lee is not alone – Tina and Donna are listening in! Ugh.. would Lee be talking this way about a grown man in front of him? Me thinks not.
Billy: Lee, we’ve been through this before… [Broken record!]…You cannot force her. Just try to get her to see it our way and watch your step.
Lee: Yeah, I will. I’ll talk to you later.
All right, it’s been confirmed that Mary Dexter was poisoned….
[Ohh I see so she was poisoned with Dexatrimene, I wasn’t following!]
[Does Donna remind anyone else of Stephanie in Hart to Hart?? the hair colour, that style..]
… She’s gonna make it but she’ll be laid up for a while. There’s also another thing, there’s contract killer in the country who makes this particular poison his trademark…. [So he hasn’t been demoted to Professional Saboteur?! Aha! So Lee finally now chooses to share this information? The order of this information revealing all seems a bit strange.. but.. whatev. ]
…Now this could have been meant for you. That’s why we wanted you to drop out of the tournament.
Tina: Okay, but you’re not going to salt me away in a mine somewhere.
Lee: No, we just want you to be safe, that’s all.
Tina: Okay, then assign someone to me here. That way if things clear up I can still play tomorrow. What do you say?
[It’s not exactly what Lee wanted.. but Tina is compromising here.. and Lee does too good work Lee! I like to imagine that in moments like this- Lee was thinking: man I miss Amanda!! This would be so much easier if she was here to help!! I can do it without her..but.. I don’t want to!]
Donna doesn’t seem happy about this compromise.. Hmm
Hey, now Lee’s cover has been blown… can we get rid of the polyester jacket??!!! and that tie/ shirt combo??!!! please!!!!
Okay guys.. I shall finish up here for the moment.. yet again I’ve covered a large chunk of this ep in one post.. anyone mind??
I doubt it!!!! but hey.. if you do want me to slow down a little do let me know and I can delay the next post a bit longer if you prefer.
Bye for now all!!! Do share your thoughts please!! Always love to hear from you! byeeeeee!