Back to this episode and we cut from the flying thingy to the tennis match.. or.. A tennis match! Because it’s obvious this is not really Tina Vs. Tracy Austin!
LOL I didn’t even need to slow this down to see this is Martina Navratilova who we saw playing earlier,
(when Francine reported to Lee and Billy that Donna was on a plane to Hawaii). I couldn’t see who the other player was – but now I can see it was Tracy Austin so.. in a way she gets three cameos and.. we can even see this is the US Open!!!
LOL.. this was really easy to find out.. This is footage of the US Open final in 1981.. You can see the last set of it here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dFOgQe6Y28
Looks like Martina err Tina ended up losing that final Okay okay.. on with the smk episode!
Lots of massive crowds and footage that is not at Shenandoah tennis ranch
We find Lee and Francine looking for Billy outside (I thought Francine was keeping an eye on Tina.. whooo check out her boots! matchy matchy!)
Lee: Right, there he is. Billy! Listen, we’ve got to get Tina off the court and clear the stands.
Billy: Why? What do you have? [Amanda! he has Amanda! ]
Francine: Mary Dexter was poisoned because she was the only one who could eliminate Tina from the quarter -finals.
[wha????!!!! Quarter finals?? Oh noo!!! It seems the baddie has put Francine in a time machine and taken her back to the quarter finals!!! Gosh.. will Lee and Billy make it in time to the finals??!!! rofl!!! This baddie is quite cunning.. ]
Francine: Think about it – the moment Mary dropped out Tina was bumped right up into the semi-finals.
[rofl….sooo now it’s not the quarters? it’s the semi’s???!!]
Lee: Which at the moment are being fed into 140 TV stations.
Billy: Sounds like Steckler’s M.O., but he’s dead.
[so no one else can like publicity?! ]
Lee: Yeah, and I’m betting Donna Clayton killed him. Look anyone could be using her tickets, she could still be here now. [go Lee!]
Billy: And about to catch us napping.
The phone in Billy’s car rings.. lol random.. So Lee goes over to answer it.
Billy continues saying: Francine, we’ll have to contact Carmichael and tell him to take his canines to the courts.
[Carmichael.. Carmichael.. umm.. the dog dude?!]
Francine: Okay, I’ll meet him there and I’ll co-ordinate a bomb check.
Lee hangs up.
Lee: Right. Billy, you still got that .30.06 in the car?
(kiwismh note:pronounced thirty-oh-six)
Billy: In the trunk…
…Francine, also alert the security forces and then go to the announcer’s booth and tell them to start clearing the stands.
Francine: Okay, got it.
Lee and Billy get in the car..
Lee: We just had an aerial sighting in the southern perimeter.
Lots of shots of the evil glider thingy..
A car driving down a road..
More of Tracy Vs. Martina..
We see a flash of Tina in close up..
Tina.. Martina.. lol physically they are nothing alike – I don’t think anyone ever would have bought this.. not even when I was eight! lol! Plus Tina’s hair was up before the match! Is this from that earlier match? haaaa.
We see the glider.. and Lee and Billy pull up next to a clearing. Lee pulls out the gun.. rofl. Billy’s armed with binoculars!
More crowds and Tracy vs. Martina.. and Francine approaches the TV announcer.
Announcer: Miss, we are working please.
Francine: Sir, this is a Govern—
Announcer: Would somebody ask this lady to leave the announcers’ area?
[whoa… this stinks of – someone get the annoying woman out of the way.. Francine is being underestimated here. I don’t think he would have done that to Lee.. but this is just my opinion! Guess this was to add to the suspense.. that suspenseful music is still going.. on.. and on.. and on.. ]
Francine: This is a Government emergency – somebody is trying to kill Tina Tomerson… [Are you accusing Tracy Austin of playing dirty?! 😉 tee hee]
(finally he notices her ID badge)
…Get on the PA and clear these stands now!
[go Francine! She knows how to take charge and demand with authority!!! Can you imagine Amanda doing this?? I think it would have been a first for her.. would Amanda have had an ID badge? is this in the script as Amanda doing this? ]
Announcer: All right lady. Give me the phone.
Hello, give me Security please.
[why didn’t Francine call Security? weird..]
The glider very slowly moves closer..
Billy: I’ve got something at 12 o’clock. It’s an ultra-light…. [Ohhh ultralight.. right.. got it.. flying thingy was more fun..]
…Lee, it’s got rocket launchers on the struts!
Okay, wait ‘til he’s in range….
…Don’t scare him off…
We cut back to Francine guiding people out of the stand (Fabio included) with some serious govt types looking on and the loudspeaker saying the fire dept wants them to evacuate.
Lee is being patient.. waiting for the baddie to get closer…
Billy thinks it’s close enough: …What are you waiting for Lee, take him!
[Him? yes- again.. a woman is being underestimated!] Lee waits to take the shot.
Tina: What’s going on? What’s the panic?
Francine: Uh, let’s get out of here. I’ll explain everything later. Come on.
Francine leads Tina away..
[Funny yep, when she was ‘playing’ Tracy she was wearing her hair out and wearing pink definitely wrong.. ]
[LOL Billy’s so bossy that’s not like him whahahaaha.. maybe again Lee is thinking – Amanda wouldn’t be telling me to shoot, she’d trust me to do it!]
Finally Lee shoots.. and hits with one shot. The flying thingy starts falling from the sky and randomly explodes just before it hits a lake.
Love the sunset as the wreckage hits the water..
And then.. ta da.. back in the time machine – it’s daylight again!
Lee and Billy approach..
Billy: Who is it?
Lee: It’s Donna. Tina’s bodyguard. [Oh the irony ]
Donna seems to be alive.. but unconscious.. oh well..
Lee shakes his head at Donna.. why? maybe thinking that was a bit too close for his liking?
duh duh duhhhhh
Very artsy close up on unconscious Donna here at the end!
Looks like they’ve given her extra makeup for this final little moment.. I think they’re playing up the whole whoooo the evil baddie was a woman!!! Look she’s so pretty.. and sooo evil!!!!
LOL.. We’ve been there done that though.. Rita was a woman.. but not a lady whahahaa…. and okay, maybe she was not as attractive..
Anyway, at least this week the action finale was brief- I like that.. even if it was rather boring and anti climactic!
Okay well I’m going to pause here for the moment guys.. Sorry I don’t want to rush the tag and this post is big enough already.. stay tuned.. the final moments of this ep are coming up next – can’t wait to hear from you all! byeee!