So, Amanda’s done great work and uncovered Code Pyramid.. but.. what so far we wonder – What is a Code Pyramid? [Lee! Just ask T.P. He knows everything ]
We find Lee in the bullpen with Francine again. They’re waiting for a print out of information.
Lee: Alright, code Pyramid was an inter-Agency project from 1962-1963. The files are all wiped clean. Except for a roster of all the team members.
Francine: According to Rupert’s file, he worked in the fabrication unit. Now, it had something to do with him being an engineer. Does any of that help?
[I’m confused.. an engineer in the fabrication unit? I thought fabrication was fake ID’s and stuff.. where did I hear about that, Tail of the Dancing Weasel? help?
Actually now I think about it, Francine’s hairdresser is probably an engineer too ]
Lee: It’s hard to say, but all I can tell from this is that all the team members are retired — Except for Ray Packer. [I keep hearing Ray Parker Jnr!] He’s still working for us in acquisitions.
So at this point, have they connected Durran to Code Pyramid? I’m thinking not.. but then I’m finding this plot convoluted.. so I need someone to hold my hand here 😉 lol..
Hmm I can’t find any interesting names in this list.. can you? Though looks like Glynis is Glynnis..
Next thing, we meet Ray Packer (rofl who actually kinda looks like Ray Parker Jnr!!!) in Billy’s office.
Packer: But sir, you know I’m not authorized to discuss classified information with anyone!
Billy: I appreciate your position, Packer. But this is a Delta-Green priority, and it’s getting hotter by the minute. [oh? it’s been raised from Alpha two priority?? no one told me! 😉 ]
Packer: But Code Pyramid was strictly conducted on a need-to-know basis.
Lee interrupts this clash of the moustaches..
Lee: Oh look, Ray, if we had time to push this through proper clearance channels we would, but we don’t…
…Now come on, man, this is a Delta-Green!
Packer: If I tell you anything about this project I’d be violating my national security oath, I’d be breaking the law —
Billy: Ray, this is a matter crucial to national security. It’s imperative that we know what Pyramid is all about!
They pause a moment.. silently pleading with Packer. Come on! break the law just this once for your country!
Packer: I can’t say anything. But during the period between 1962 and 1963, I often wrote these words on an order form.
Lee: Thanks, Ray. Thanks a lot.
Packer: If anyone in this office tried to connect me with the information on that paper, I’ll deny it. I normally write left-handed, sir.
[cool idea! Go Parker errr Packer!] Packer leaves.
Lee: (reads) From March of 1962 through July of 1963 I personally ordered 27,000 feet of florescent tubes. Signed with an X…
…Code Pyramid was a top-secret operation to order overhead lighting? No, obviously this project was compartmentalized. [rofl! If this was early smk that would have been a huge gag.. but here? it seems a little hidden no?? or is it just me? ]
(Lee leans over and starts dialling a number)
Billy: Which means that everybody worked independently of each other, so that no one knew what the overall project was about.
Lee: I can’t believe it. A top-secret, need-to-know clearance to order lighting.
Receptionist (V.O.): Birchwood.
Lee: Ah, Rupert Simpson, please.
Receptionist: Just a moment, please.
Lee: If anybody knows anything about this place, it’s-
Rupert (V.O.): Simpson here.
Lee: Hello, Rupert?
Lee: Yeah, it’s Lee Stetson.
[Interesting, he doesn’t say Lee he says Lee Stetson.. I’m not sure these guys are sooo close..]
Rupert: Hello, Lee.
Lee: Uh, Rupert, listen. Could you tell me if you know anything about a code Pyramid?
Rupert: Why are you asking me that?
Lee: Rupert, maybe it might have something to do with your, uh — night pirates.
Rupert: Well, I’m sorry Lee. Pyramid was a need-to-know project. [There you go Valerie – Rupert has a phone line in his room ]
Lee: Come on, Rupert. We already know about the florescent lighting. [rofl.. is it just me or does that line sound really hilarious???!!!! I mean.. so what?!]
Rupert: Uh-oh, someone cracked. Not me, though. Uh-uh, nope, I’m sorry!
(Rupert hangs up on Lee)
[LOL! Lee did his look down the phone line!]
Lee: He hung up on me.
Billy is indignant!: Well, then get out there and deal with him face to face and tell him that our need-to-know is a hell of a lot bigger than his…
…And take Amanda with you, in case he doesn’t want to talk to you. [whoo hoo! I bet Billy didn’t even need to suggest Amanda come, at this stage I think Lee would have brought her anyway.. what do you think?]
LOL as Lee leaves Billy has a bit of trouble reading that note lol..
We see Rupert at home reading his magazine..
What’s with the music as the shot pans across his books there and onto Rupert? Meh.. I’m not feelin it.. I’ll move on..
Rupert hears a door slamming.. looks out the window and sees a white van has pulled up [cool shot here with Rupert’s reflection!!]
[If he could hear that, why couldn’t Howard the useless guard?!]
Rupert sees this and jumps into action.
He takes off his dressing gown, hides in his tissue box his night medications and gets into bed – I’m guessing he is pretending so if they come they will take him away and he’ll learn what’s going on?? I don’t know.. anyone?
The men in white open Rupert’s door, pulling a gurney..
Cue the high tech music! Stuff is umm.. happening!! Yep.. that’s probably a high tech gurney!
Ahem, next thing we see the high tech corvette driving down a road..
The high tech van pulls out of Birchwood.. probably down a high tech street.
We see the corvette pulling up to Birchwood.. as we hear Lee and Amanda:
Amanda: Lee, look, that’s the van Rupert and I saw last night.
Lee: Well, then let’s see where it’s going tonight, huh?
Lee does a high tech 3 point turn and follows the van.
ROFL! we see an exterior shot of Blue Star Insurance
In daylight?! whahaahahaa..I think they’ve dimmed it maybe.. but.. it still looks like daylight to me..
Then it quickly cuts back to the van at night. Which pulls off the road, I guess into Blue Star insurance.
Lee pulls over out front.
I’ll need to pause here for the moment..
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