Time to visit the Teepee… eerrrr I mean T.P! T.P Aquinas..
We hear Lee talking through the door [lol here’s hoping it’s not top secret stuff Lee.. your voice is really loud out in the hallway! ] and it’s so smooth and deep I’d be totally drawn to listen to it how about you?!
Lee: TP, you’re plugged into this town. What’s the scuttlebutt?
TP: Food for thought! An overworked and undervalued little phrase. And so delightfully succinct, and so perfectly right…
[ROFL- Food For Thought would be a great SMK episode title! Do you think this is an smk in joke?!]
[TP seems overjoyed with the Chinese takeaway.. and gets out his chopsticks.. Hmm I think Lee brought it to him?]
…There’s nothing like a potpourri of gastronomic delights…
[Lee has a little grin when he hears potpourri.. gah!!!! this ghastly phrase again?!!! Why are we hearing it again here?? anyone?? I think the writing room had a bet going – $50- to any writer who can fit ‘potpourri’ into an episode! (I came to the same conclusion Janet!! saw your comment and had to laugh – I’d just written the same thing in this post! only you came to this conclusion much earlier than I! ]
…from the East to clear out the mental cobwebs. Ah — marinated sea anemone?
Lee: TP, I’m here to talk about mercenaries, not sea anemone. Now what’s going on stateside, huh?
[Ummm why would TP know? Isn’t an antiquarian a dude who knows about old history stuff?]
TP: You know, it’s interesting you should ask. It seems that Mr. Murder-for-Money himself is in town. Frank Durran.
[Hey Lee you should have looked it up on your massive computer in your car.. that should have given you an alert alert alert! but nooo instead Lee finds out an assassin is in town from a history expert Ahhh smk.. Did you notice that already in this episode we’ve had 3 massive coincidences? 1) that that van got into an accident with map in it. 2) that Lee brought Amanda along to visit Birchwood – lol I don’t really know what that’s all about yet haaaa but I can pretty much assume it’s to do with the case of the week! and 3) now Lee visits TP who knows about Durran- the baddie of the week.. Aie. A few too many coincidences for me to be enthralled with this plot guys.. throw a few more ‘’potpourri’s in and I’ll be completely distracted ]
Lee: Durann’s in DC?
TP: It does display a certain elan, doesn’t it? Ace agent gone wrong suddenly returns to his old stomping ground? Very romantic.
[And on paper- a worthy adversary for Lee! How very romantic I wonder if he’ll really be one! ]
Lee: Why is he here?
[rofl. I’m shocked TP would know Durran is here.. but that he would know why he’s here? rofl!!! If he knows this that’s too much! Who needs the agency.. just ask teepee!]
TP: Well, it’s hard to say. But he’s engaged in some highly selective recruiting — and, he’s paying top dollar…
…Oh, and something called pyramid’s been mentioned — a code name, I suppose. Mean anything?
[roflmbo!!!! It seems it wasn’t that hard to say after all!! whwhahaha..
This really is too much! There is no gathering of clues so far – just people telling Lee and Amanda everything that seems unconnected but isn’t. Aie.. this plot!! I already know there’s a pyramid going on in this ep because of that blue one we saw next to Durran..]
Lee: No. No, but I’ll get on it. Is there anything else?
[Anything else? rofl!! I’m shocked Lee doesn’t ask Lee where Jimmy Hoffa’s body is!!! ]
TP: Nothing at the moment, but I’ll continue to sift through the tea leaves. Oh, along the same subject, Lee, my boy — there’s a Turkish coffeehouse I frequent this time of day…
[Lee my boy? Seems TP is a bit of a father figure to Lee as well as Rupert. How interesting that they are both in this episode.. does this mean anything? or with all this really lame plot so far am I to presume the writers couldn’t have done anything intentionally?! rofl! I’ll go with the idea that maybe the writers wrote the character’s stories better than the actual plot of the week.. yeah.. I’ll go with that! Err sorry I digress! Potpourri!]
…My man Ishmael brews a remarkably stimulating concoction, he calls it coffee, but it’s so very much more. Perhaps I could interest you —
[That’s enough kooky charm for me.. I’m fond of TP, but this is all just a bit too much! So far, this whole episode is a bit too much!]
Lee: Oh, no, no, no…No thank you, I’m still on the clock…
…But, uh — go easy on Ishmael’s brew, huh? I may still need you.
[rofl.. Oh Lee does TP have to tell you everything?! lol!!]
The scene finishes with Lee leaving TP to his eating..
So is Lee visiting TP because of the story that Rupert told Amanda? and Amanda encouraging Lee to check it out?? Or.. is this solely because of the information Billy gave? I guess Billy was talking mercenaries.. so I’m guessing Lee didn’t visit TP because of Amanda and Rupert.
What do you all make of it? I sooo can’t remember this plot.. but it all feels really clunky so far! How to distract the audience from clunky coincidences driving the plot? Hmm throw in potpourri a few times to cover the stench.. then.. Hmm let’s have a kooky guy fuss over Chinese anemone and wow us with his vocab.. and… let’s not forget some Lee dimples thrown in. oh yeah.. I’m distracted!!! Plot? What plot?! who cares.. The best thing about this episode so far?? Lee’s dimples… that and Amanda being back on the job!!! Can’t wait to hear what you all think- ready to share???