Back at Amanda’s that night and we find Amanda alone in the kitchen. Hmm looks and sounds like she’s doing her budgeting and working on a calculator.
Hey! the flowers are not yellow! They’re purple! what does it mean?! 😉 What – no Dotty? No boys? Booo.. I like to see glimpses of them I wonder if we’ll get to see them at all this ep.. would have been very interesting to have KJ direct them!
Anyway.. The phone rings.
Rupert: Amanda, it’s Rupert.
Amanda: Hi, Rupert.
Rupert: You’ve gotta get out here right away!
Amanda: Ah, Rupert — slow down a little bit, please.
[Rupert doesn’t seem to be speaking fast.. I guess she means don’t jump ahead? funny that this is something Lee often says to Amanda! ]
Rupert (whispers): I can’t slow down. The night pirates are here.
Amanda: Rupert, what are you talking about?
Rupert: What do you mean, what am I talking about? You were here this afternoon. What did Lee say?
[Poor Rupert.. I feel for the guy.. brushed off as old and probably speaking nonsense. will Amanda brush him off too? ]
Amanda: Well, um — Lee told me a story about a plumber from East Jersey.
Rupert: He didn’t believe me.
[Umm sounds like Lee didn’t immediately brush off Rupert about his neighbour Jimmy Hoffa… but eventually you cry wolf enough Rupert, people are going to run out of patience. I think with his spy background he could have maybe at least taken some photos of these night pirates!! but.. I guess if he’d done that we wouldn’t have an episode.. ahem.. ]
Amanda: Well, it’s not that he didn’t believe you, it’s just that — well, I think he thinks you have kind of an active imagination, that’s all.
[ahhh bless her! In other words, yes]
Rupert: You think this old man is imagining what I’m lookin’ at right now!
[I gotta say, I’d probably be thinking it after Lee’s experiences..how about you?]
Amanda: No, I’m sure you’re not.
Rupert: You don’t have to humour me.
Amanda: I wouldn’t do that.
Rupert: Then prove me a liar and get out here right now!
Amanda: I’m on my way.
Awh.. well Amanda does need to humour him, he has a long history of telling stories, and then he tells Amanda something and offers no proof?! Poor guy.. I guess he is hoping to get her out there to give her the proof.
Do you think Amanda believes him?
Why do you think she goes?
Well next thing we see – Amanda and Rupert are sneaking around the Birchwood gardens in the dark.. Amanda seems to be struggling to keep up with Rupert (figuratively and literally )
Amanda: I sure could go for a cup of hot tea right now.
[LOL.. I figure Amanda came to chat with Rupert.. You know.. Keep calm and put the kettle on! ]
Rupert: You still don’t believe me, huh?
They are interrupted by a door closing and look up.. We see an empty trolley (It looks empty to me but I can’t be sure) being pulled out of the house and toward the van.
Rupert: This ain’t your normal night crew. They’re using the same modus operandi as the last time. This time, they got Lois Mendelssohn.
[Oh noooo!! Not Lois!]
Amanda pulls Rupert back down behind the bushes.
Amanda: Maybe it’s some kind of standard procedure.
Rupert: Nothing standard about any of this. Lois likes her sack time, believe me… (In the distance we hear the van drive away, and Amanda lets out a big breath. she’s beginning to see she can’t brush this off) …People are being duped/doped (?) with these sleeping pills they’re handing out,…
(Rupert hands Amanda one of the sleeping pills)
…and then hustled off in the middle of the night to God knows where. And you’re a witness!
[Guess this is Rupert’s pill? and if it’s dodgy they’ll finally have some evidence I guess.. Why didn’t they take photos?! Even Mr Brand thought to try and do that ]
Amanda: I think it’s time to call Lee.
[Hooray!! Anytime is a great time to call Lee ]
Rupert: Now you’re talking!
We see the corvette pulling up at Birchwood and find Rupert and Amanda talking to a night guard.
Night guard: Mr Simpson, I’m sorry, I just can’t do that.
Rupert: Howard, I pay your meal ticket. Now stop screwing around and open up that bungalow!
[Where was Howard during all these abductions?! wouldn’t it be better to assume he’s in on it?]
Howard: Mr. Simpson, you already got me in enough trouble this month already. Please, go to bed.
Amanda: Howard, I’ll take full responsibility.
Howard: Ma’am, you’re not even supposed to be here!
[These night scenes are extra tricky to get a shot of. very irritating!! Mind you this isn’t the most riveting scene anyway!]
Amanda: Look, here comes Mr. Stetson, I’m sure he can straighten this whole thing out and I know he’ll be anxious to…
…Hello Lee, thanks so much for coming.
[Whooo okay, now it’s riveting ]
Lee: Amanda it is after midnight… (Lee makes a show of looking at his watch) …Now what is going on here? [oi! enough of the attitude.. as Amanda said in Over the Limit, Lee really is grumpy when he doesn’t get his sleep! ]
Rupert: They’re hauling people out of here in vans.
Amanda: They took Lois Mendelssohn.
[booooo I’m so sad I can’t get a clear image here.. this stinks! Or lol ummm is this an issue with the lenses used?! Seems if Amanda is in focus Rupert isn’t.. grrrr]
Howard: Nowhere. I’ve been here all night… (Love the little once over Look Lee gives this guard- just who are you?!)
…If a van would have went by, I would have seen it.
[Is Howard dirty? or just really incompetent?! and… isn’t this where Amanda is suppose to say she saw it????!!!!!!]
Rupert: You were probably sound asleep. Now give me the keys and open up the bungalow!
Lee lets out a breath… like this is really testing his patience..
Lee (growls and gets out his ID badge to show Howard): Look, uh, Howard — I know this is very unusual,…
…but… will you humour us, please?…
…Let us see the bungalow?
[Awh.. Amanda says please.. and Lee can’t say no ]
Howard pauses a moment..
Amanda gives Lee a last look.. they’re eyes meet for just a moment as they turn to head toward the bungalow.
lol at Lee tapping his ID like, I can’t believe we are doing this! (The things I do for a good banana bread!) Wish I’d been able to get a clear shot of this.. grrr..
Amanda: Oh, good. Thank you so much. This is really the right thing to do.
[Love how Amanda is so upbeat and takes Howard by the arm as they walk toward Lois’ bungalow ha!]
On to Lois’ bungalow.. and we see Lee peek into her bedroom.
Oh my.. it’s that dream I’ve had! lol!
Everyone enters the room… but lol even without stepping closer you can see there’s someone in the bed!
Lee walks closer and turns on the bedside lamp – checking if it’s the big bad wolf dressed up as grandma Lee? After all it sounds like Rupert has been crying wolf for years!!!
But no.. Lois is apparently tucked up in bed asleep..
Is it just me or does she turn and give Lee a smile?!
lol this looks like the sister I thought was Glynis- no way was the the little sister a volleyball champ! haaaaa..
Lee looks up and gives them a look – A big ‘cheeky Lee’ look!
What have you gotten me into ??!!! Yet again??!!!!
oh dear.. is this look directed at Rupert? Amanda? or… both?
Poor Rupert he seems confused and distressed.
The scene ends here..
What do you think everyone? looking forward to finding out what’s really going on here, I guess the suspense is working. At this point, the audience is confused too! Okay – gotta run, looking foward to hearing from you!!!!