So we left Lee and Amanda having followed a white van carrying Rupert to Blue Star insurance.
Lee: It doesn’t look like there’s an easy way in. Get on the phone to Billy, fill him in on what we’ve seen.
[What exactly have you seen so far? Did they see Rupert get put in the van? He could be back in his bed for all they know! just like the mistake Rupert first made.. lol..]
Amanda: Right. What are you going to do?
Lee: I’m gonna try to get a peek inside.
Amanda: Be careful.
(Lee leaves Amanda in the car, and the high tech music continues)
[ lol did I just hear an SMK theme accompanying the high tech music? weird.. This is just weird to me..]
(Amanda picks up Lee’s high tech phone to call Billy)
Receptionist: (V.O.) IFF, may I help you?
Amanda: Amanda King, special clearance. Could you patch me through to Mr. Melrose, please?
[Special clearance?????!!!! Whoooo hooooo!!! Seems Lee’s declaration that Amanda is a clearance code all of it’s own has changed things for the better!! btw- the music here is bugging the daylights out of me!! Okay iwsod.. try and focus on something else.. special Clearance? Squeeee!!]
Receptionist: Hold your clearance, please.
Amanda: Yes, I’ll wait while you check.
Back to Lee.. We see him jump a fence..
then he disappears behind a thick set of bushes,
we see him come out the other side and continue on.
LOL.. call me crazy but me thinks a Stunt Lee jumped the fence while BB waited in the bushes, stunt Lee walks behind the bushes, and BB continues on like it was him –lol!!
Lee runs low along the fence line.. He’s sneaking.. this music is sooo over the top!!! lol guess this is high tech sneaking music..
Lee comes to a stop in the shrubbery and looks up at a window in a rather high tech building.
Is this building famous? Architect-Lautner? Lloyd Wright? anyone know it?
We cut to a bedroom with the lights out.. and a phone rings.
The bedside light is turned on – it’s Billy’s bedroom!
lol!! That was Jeanie?! we sorta got to see Jeanie??!!!
Billy: Melrose here.
Amanda: Hello, sir, it’s Amanda. I’m sorry, sir, did I wake you up?
Billy: Yes, Amanda, you woke me up, but it’s not the first time. What’s going on?
Amanda: Well, sir, when Lee and I got to Birchwood we saw the van that Mr. Simpson and I saw last night,…
…and so we followed it to a place called Blue Star Insurance. We think the night pirates have kidnapped somebody else, sir.
Billy: Night pirates?
[Aie.. to hear Rupert say it was a bit dumb.. to hear Amanda repeat it is just plain stooooopid. don’t mind me.. ]
Amanda: Yes, sir, that’s what Mr. Simpson calls them, sir. What should we do?
[looking forward to hearing what you all make of this!]
Billy: Follow procedure, Amanda. The situation report, please, now. Are you sure someone’s been kidnapped?
Amanda: No, sir.
Billy: Well, is anyone’s life in jeopardy?
Amanda: I don’t know, sir.
Billy: Is this clearly a matter of national security?
Amanda: Not clearly, sir, no sir.
[LOL so Lee’s “fill Billy in on what we’ve seen” was basically a “tell Billy we know nothing”]
Billy: Then don’t do anything, Amanda.
Amanda: No, sir?
Billy: No. Just take some casing pictures, snoop around a little bit, but don’t tip your hand. I’ll meet you at the Agency.
Amanda: Yes, sir, thank you sir. I’m sorry I woke you up, sir.
Billy nods and hangs up. lol..
Amanda settles in.. and waits for Lee.
We cut to Mr Leather Jacket Duran Duran leaning over Rupert – who has his eyes closed.
He didn’t take the pill.. is Rupert feigning sleep?
Lee watches this from the bushes with his binoculars. LOL so kind of the baddies to plant the action in front of a window at night, with the blinds open!
We see the other baddie in the background looking suitably regretful about all this.. wimp!
Lee: Oh, Rupert, what are you into now?
Finally, we see the baddies draw the blinds and it looks like we have a commercial break here. Back from the break.. we find Rupert is being given a gas of some kind.
and flashing lights.
Durran is talking to Rupert. Durran touches his cheek like he’s checking Rupert is under- guess at this point it doesn’t matter that he didn’t take the sleeping pills? That whole aspect is confusing to me.. anyone else?
Durran: The time is 1962. You are working for the Agency. On a project code named “Pyramid”.
Rupert: Pyramid. Secret project. Classified.
Durran: Yes, that’s true, Mr. Simpson, then. But it’s long since been de-classified…
… As a matter of fact, I’ve obtained much of what I know from the Freedom of Information Act…
…For instance, I know you were very important to the project. I want you to tell me.
Rupert: I was the project construction coordinator. Put the whole thing together. Did a damn good job, too.
Durran (to the wimpy baddie): He’s the one we’ve been waiting for.
(to Rupert): Details, Mr. Simpson, I need details. Tell me how you built Pyramid.
Rupert: Concept came from the Pyramid of Giza, see? And we were like the Pharaoh’s engineers. Made the place strong as a pyramid from the front, and then, when the work was done, we snuck out the back door, just like they did. Clever, huh?
[I guess Durran already had the blueprint? or what was that blueprint at the start? and the model?
and this back door not on the blueprint? have I understood correctly?? help??]
Durran: Yes, very clever, Mr. Simpson, very clever. Now, what is the back door.
Rupert: The last wall we built. Couldn’t fortify it, so we had to be real careful about hiding it.
Durran: But you know where it is.
[yeah! it’s umm in the back! ]
Rupert: Course I do — I built it. Yeah — yeah.
Durran smiles.. pay dirt!
Oh boy.. anyone enjoy this particular sequence??
Durran and wimpy baddie are very happy..
Back to the corvette parked out front..
Lee’s on the phone..
Lee: Yeah, that’s right, I agree. Look Billy, I’ll get back to you if anything develops.
(Lee hangs up)
Amanda: What do we do?
Lee: We sit tight and keep an eye on things here…
[Amanda looks very concerned for Rupert.. wishing she could do more?]
…Billy’s standing by at the Agency pulling everything he can on Blue Star.
[Billy got out of bed to pull agency files? why does this image give me a fit of giggles????!!!]
Amanda: What about Rupert?
Lee: Look, no one who’s been kidnapped has been hurt, right?
Lee: So we’ve got to go with the odds on this one.
Lee: There’s no telling what might happen if we make a move on that building.
Amanda: I hate just sitting here.
Lee: I know. I know how you feel, but — well, Rupert will be a lot safer if we don’t provoke them. Hmm?
Lee looks toward the building with his binoculars –surely they can’t see anything from the main road?! lol!
Amanda: Can you see anything?
(Amanda reaches over to take the binoculars from Lee)
Amanda: Let me have a look…
(Amanda looks through the binoculars)
…I can’t see a thing.
Amanda seems more worried about Rupert than Lee.. but then, I guess Lee is the more experienced so maybe he keeps it under better control.. I guess we see Amanda here battle the whole personal feelings vs. the job thing?
I think they should have had Amanda grab the binoculars while it’s strap was still around Lee’s neck.. could have brought Lee and Amanda’s faces close together.. real close together.. ahem.. and could have been a funny moment too.. so far.. this ep is very light on funny moments for me..
How about for you? do tell!! Looking forward to hearing from you!!!!!