How are we all going?
This ep seems to have inspired less discussion..
I do hope my write up is not reducing the level of enjoyment you’ve had for this ep.
I would pick up the pace when there is not much discussion but I simply don’t have the time to keep up with writing the posts now – but.. I cannot wait for the next episode!!!
Bad iwsod!! focus on this one! we’re not there yet!! Maybe there are more gems to discover yet here:)
okay.. pep talk over.. and.. on with the episode!
We find the fab four walking down the agency corridor..
Billy: I left orders with Dr. Pfaff to tape every word that Rupert mutters.
Lee: He could babble for a week without saying anything. I’ve got a feeling we don’t have that much time.
[An interesting angle here on the four of them as they walk, we don’t see this often.. do we? do you like it?]
Billy: I’m afraid you’re right. Amanda, get back over to Birchwood and pick their brains about code Pyramid, and we don’t need information about florescent bulbs.
[lol! now you’re talkin! Billy gets tough!]
Amanda: Yes, sir.
Billy: Francine, get on the horn to that clown at Seaforth,
[At this moment we see Lee and Amanda exchange a little private nod goodbye.. and Lee gives Amanda a little smile as she leaves.. I love to see their silent private communications ]
…and have him here at the Agency ASAP, with some answers…
[Both Francine and Amanda leave]
…Lee, I’ve got a team waiting for us over at Blue Star Insurance. We’re gonna blow the lid off that place.
Lee: All right.
[whooo hooo! Billy is on fire here! this is the most in command and on the ball I think I’ve seen him! lol! Being ordered out of bed by Lee in the middle of the night to pull files seems to put the fire in him! 🙂
I love how Lee says ‘All right!’ like he’s just been given permission to play by his pappa!]
Call me crazy, but as far as I can see – they have zero evidence that the van that crashed with the blueprint at the start of the episode and gave them the clue about Seaforth, was in any way related to Durran or Code Pyramid – there was just a guess by Billy at one point (in Post 8) that because Durran is in town it must be to do with him! rofl.. Billy is savvy.. he knows how the smk world works 😉 Or maybe I have missed the evidence that actually linked the van to Durran and Code Pyramid? help?
Moving on to Durran and his crew.. they’re loading up two vans..
Durran: Come on, move it. I want to be through that wall by shift change.
We see them loading the G-S Gas into a container.. lots of G-S Gas! uh oh.. these guys are seriously bad!! whooo (yawn).
On to Blue Star Medical Insurance..
Billy: Jackson, take the side door. Smith, Allen, seal the back. Nobody in or out. Let’s move it, people.
Wow.. six cars.. Billy wasn’t kidding.
Lee: We understand that your company provided health insurance for an Agency project in 1962.
[You mean, they use an insurance company for a project and then move on to another? Is this a bit weird? what am I saying? this whole show is weird 😉 ]
Mrs. Dell: Yes, well, it’s been a while. And we handle numerous government contracts. But I’m sure Mr. Atkins could fill you in. He’s our senior account executive… [ohhhhhhh!!!] …He probably handled those contracts. He did most of them in the 60’s. Well, his office is that way. Right this way. I can assure you that everything is in order. Blue Star has always stood for the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. Leo?
[She goes to open Leo’s office door..]
Billy leads the lady away..
Billy: Mrs. Dell, just try to be calm.
Lee heads into the office for a closer look. A high tech closer look from the sounds of it. He checks his pulse.
He sees a note on Leo’s desk.
No idea what it means (let’s ask TP!)
We see a parking garage exterior..
Then Durran and his crew..
Cue a big close up on Dragon..err I mean Durran blowing cigarette smoke out of his nostrils!! whoooo he’s bad.. he’s really really bad!
As a still shot I think it looks hilarious!
Durran: Everyone in position! Alright, gentlemen, it is now 4:50. I want to be inside precisely at 5:50. Let’s go! [So is that what the note was? the time?]
The drilling of the wall starts..
Back to Blue star insurance.
A close up on Billy’s watch tells us it’s 5 o’clock.
Nice watch Billy
Billy calls out: Shake a leg, Scarecrow!
Lee: I told Mrs. Dell to have the Metro Homicide boys send their preliminary reports straight to your office. [no women in metro homicide I guess.. meh!] But Billy, we are going to have to give them some official oil about why we left the scene, and about why we copped some evidence.
Billy: Well, protocol is the least of our worries now. We can’t hang around here. And finding Atkin’s killer’s not going to help us, either.
[Wait a minute!!!!.. so Lee is the one worrying about protocol? and Billy is the one saying they can’t worry about that now?! What kind of alternate universe are we dealing with here??!!!It’s like Billy said Lee’s lines and vice versa! I think the script typist got the names wrong for these lines above and no one noticed 😉 tee hee.. ]
Lee: I saw Atkins with Durran. So at least we know how Durran got his list of the Pyramid team.
[this is visually a rather boring scene.. even with Lee in it.. ahem..but KJ has tried to mix it up with some interesting camera angles.. do you guys like it?]
Billy: What kind of a lead is 5:50? Is it a number, a code, a time, and how do we find out? [Ask TP!]
Lee: The only way to find the “Open Sesame” is to crack Rupert, or one of the other oldsters.
Billy: This damn case is aptly named, you know that?
Billy: What’s the riddle about the pyramids?
(they start walking to their respective cars)
Lee: Aw, you’re thinking about the riddle of the sphinx, uh – what walks on four legs when it’s young, two when it’s grown-
Billy: And three when it’s old.
Lee: You got it.
[I haven’t got it.. like a lot of this episode.. can someone explain this riddle to me?! this whole episode is a bit of a riddle to me ]
I’ll finish here for now.. Looking forward to hearing from you!!!