Back to the baddies..
Durran: This old man has just found the needle in our haystack, Atkins — the weak wall. It’s on Level F…
[Seems Durran had another copy of the blueprint ]
…It has taken me 20 years to figure out this pyramid. Thank you, Rupert Simpson.
Whimpy Leo Atkins: I don’t like it. What if he remembers something?
Durran: Nah, he’s harmless.
Leo: He worked for them. What if he tipped someone over there? Mentioned Pyramid?
(Durran reaches over to a box of vials.. uh oh..)
Durran: And broke his oath of secrecy? Nah, they wouldn’t have made him Pharaoh’s engineer if he was prone to that.
Leo: What are you going to do with him?
Durran: Well, this little booster is going to make Mr. Simpson so addle-brained…
…he won’t be able to string together two coherent sentences for the next week…
…It’s cleaner than murder, and just as effective…
[Is it just me or does this have shades of Service Above and Beyond? Reluctant wimpy baddie watches on while the big baddie draws up drugs and injects others!]
[Very decent of the baddie to cover the injection with his hand so we can’t see it]
(Injection done, Durran opens the door)
Durran calls for the men in white: Get him out!
Durran walks back over to his blueprint..
Durran: Now, come on, loosen up, mate!…
…The fun’s about to begin.
Leo: ‘Fun’? ——, what a curious word you use.
Duran: Hey, I paid you for the full ride, Atkins. Too late for second thoughts — way too late.
Leo: I wish I had used my head before I got involved with the Agency.
Duran: In a little less than 10 hours, the Agency will cease to be a problem for anyone.
[Who is this Leo Atkins? He’s involved with the agency? Not that I need to (or want to) know all the details or anything but I have no idea who he is and why Durran had to pay him anything… I guess he is with Blue Star Insurance.. Is all this about bringing the agency to an end?? destroy the agency??
I went back to an earlier post [post 8] and Atkins says “They can track those names through my policy lists. I’m the one who’s exposed.” – I find it all quite vague.. maybe it’s because I’m not especially engaged with the story.. but here’s my guess so far- Durran paid Atkins to locate the agents who worked on Code Pyramid through Blue Star Insurance policies.. and it seems the agency tends to deal with Blue Star.. lol here again we wonder – should the agency have it’s own insurance company? I thought agents were suppose to have covers so they were not identified as agents.. but whatever.. Do you think Durran wants to know about Code Pyramid to destroy it? or is there more going on here?]
Back to Lee and Amanda staking out Blue Star insurance in the corvette.
They see the white van exit.. and they follow…
The sun rises over Washington D.C.
We see Lee and Amanda again pull up at Birchwood.
Lee and Amanda enter Rupert’s room with a little trepidation.
Love how Amanda holds on to Lee’s arm
Lee heads over to Rupert’s bed to pull back the covers while Amanda nervously stands back.
Lee: Rupert? Rupert, wake up.
Rupert suddenly sits upright
– scaring Amanda.
Rupert: What’s wrong? Did I miss breakfast? Oh, I always sleep in my uniform,..
…so’s to be the first one in the latrine! And the mess hall…
…Rotten food. But there sure is lots of it.
Amanda: Rupert, are you all right?
Rupert: Yeah, course. Fit as a fiddle…
…Slept like a log…
…Do I know you?..
…Where the devil am I? Oh-ho-hoo,..
…I’m in the wrong barracks!
(Rupert sorta puts his hat on)
(Rupert salutes Amanda and heads for the door)
(Amanda, confused sorta salutes back)
As he leaves the room Rupert mumbles:…Right, left, right, left, right.
Amanda turns and heads to the door still saluting. Lol..
Amanda is still saluting as she turns to Lee confused..
And still saluting as she heads for the door after Rupert.
[It’s all too blurry for me to bother]
Amanda calls after him: Rupert! Rupert? Rupert!
Amanda’s funny here.. good to see a bit of humour being injected here.. phew.. we need it..
what do you all make of this?
Yes Amanda.. you were this silly when you were ate the chicken salad sandwich but IMHO you were funnier!
Moving on to IFF, and whooo Ms Walker is still patrolling the perimeter!
In Billy’s office we find Rupert sitting at a table and doing kooky weird things with the jigsaw puzzle..
Does anyone find drugged Rupert funny?
I don’t, but that doesn’t mean others can’t find it funny.. if you do please share what you’re thinking!
I wonder why it is that I could find drugged Amanda funny, but I can’t find drugged Rupert funny? Maybe it’s his frailty? Anyone having the same experience I am?
The camera pans from drugged kooky Rupert to the other side of the room..
What a shame we didn’t see Amanda in front of the flag.. I think we saw that in the bit that announces the show will be right back – I vaguely remember seeing that on recorded of the TV dvds.. Anyway.. moving on!
Lee: How is he?
Pfaff: Let’s skip the exotic psychological gibberish. [Oh booooo I enjoy that! ] Most of us exist in three dimensions. Right now, Mr. Simpson’s drifting in and out of about four or five.
Lee: What did they do to him?
Pfaff: Blood analysis indicates substantial traces of trichlorolmethyldehydrine… [Phew!! Kudos to Happy Camper who managed to transcribe this!!]
…which — more gibberish, sorry. It’s a psychoactive drug administered as a gas that does a terrific and non-lethal job of scrambling the brain. Lasts for about a week — give or take a day — but no lingering ill effects.
[I’m glad to hear it. But.. Rupert was given an injection and a gas.. I thought the injection was the psychoactive drug.. given so he would say nothing that made sense? Yet again, I’m confused.. give me some of that drug!!]
Francine: And there’s no antidote?
Pfaff: No, just time.
[Oh my gosh.. That outfit needs an Antidote!!! those ear buttons!! gah!!!! ]
Billy: Can we talk to him? I mean, can we get any information out of him?
Pfaff: You can talk to him all you want; he’d love it. Probably drive you nuts.
We cut back to Rupert doing kooky things..
and the kooky music..
Meh.. enough of Kooky Rupert.. we get it..
Is it just me or is this all a bit slow?!
So who likes the flag? Who doesn’t?
What are you all thinking of KJ’s direction?
I know some of you said earlier you enjoy this episode, please forgive my narky comments.. and feel free to share what you love – always open to hearing different views.. maybe you’ll help me to enjoy this episode more! Can’t wait to hear from you all!!!