Back to Lance at the computer in his trailer. He types away at the keyboard. Is it just me or is it hilarious that Mr Lance Computer Whiz types with two fingers?
He needs to take some lessons from Billy
[KC’s fabulous meme immediately comes to mind! Spellbound!… Found it! ]
The ‘interesting music’ kicks in ding ding!
Next thing we are back at IFF, with Ms Walker still on patrol ( I guess she didn’t retire in The Pharaoh’s engineer!).
Somewhere in IFF, we hear a beeping alarm sound and see a computer screen inside a room flashing:
666 FILE ACCESSED
The computer is at the desk of the guy who presented the ‘Death by Beer Keg’ story earlier.. whooo he works at IFF? He also seems to like working in the dark. weird!
He types on the keyboard and receives the following message:
User code #238335
– USER LANCE DORN –
He hesitates, then types:
User Locked Out
Lance is confused- he seems to be locked out – lol his computer screen doesn’t look like it’s on either.. that’s confusing..
Lance is left with the previous screen about file 0666 that’s closed.. and a puzzled look on his face..
Back to IFF, Falkan makes a call..
Falkan: Yes, sir, I, I will keep my eye on it. Now Dorn’s job is to test our security. This could be harmless.
Unknown baddie: We don’t want him testing our security at all. Do we?
Falkan: No, sir. No, we don’t.
On to Amanda’s.. I guess this is the next day?
Amanda: Oh, mother, I don’t know if I want to go to this. It’s just gonna be a bunch a people pretending like they haven’t got any older or put on any weight. It’ll be a strain.
Dotty (as she joins Amanda on the couch): I don’t know why you say that, Amanda. A reunion is supposed to be fun. I mean, you get to see all your old friends.
[A reunion!!! Is this high school? or university? If it’s high school she can catch up with Connie Barnhill!!]
Whooo looks like Dotty is working on the Bananagram!
Amanda: Mother, but these people weren’t all my friends. I mean, some of them were my friends but some of them I didn’t even know and I’ve lost touch with them.
Dotty: Then that gives you a chance to catch up. Find out all the wonderful things they’ve been doing with their lives.
Amanda: Oh, I’m sure they’ve just been doing average things like we have. [Love how Amanda seems to look down as she says this.. hmm we all know you’ve been doing not so average things Amanda!! ]
Dotty: Oh, no, not that skinny little kid, uh, Neil, uh…
Dotty: Yes, he’s in there.
Amanda searches through the paperwork she’s been sent about her reunion.
Amanda: Uh-uh. Oh, wait, Drexler, Neil. Harvard? Peace Corps, law school, millionaire?
[wha?? you mean.. you get sent a little bio on everyone who was in your high school class or university class? ugh!!! I mean why do you need to show up then! I don’t like that!! I’d hate to sum up my life in 3 lines or something! And.. what would that letter have said about Amanda?!]
Amanda: And he sailed to New Guinea to search for a lost tribe of head-
Dotty: Head hunters. He wrote a bestseller about it. I saw him on Merv. Oh, if he happens to come, why don’t you just…
Dotty and Amanda together: …ask him over for dinner?
Amanda: Uh-huh. Good. Ok
[LOL anyone think Dotty is matchmaking??]
Dotty: That’s right.
We see that Dotty is working on that Bananagram.
LOL that she’s doodled Drexler twice on the newspaper.. (Neil Drexler once? I think? I think Learjet – who transcribed this episode saw that too? – btw – HUGE thank you Learjet for transcribing this!!!!) Sorry I digress – it’s like she had rehearsed the conversation and planned to tell Amanda to invite him over for dinner ha!
I can’t see though how they find out if they have the right answer.. there doesn’t seem to be a number to call or anything? Man I think too much..
Dotty: Oh!!! I got it! O, for onion soup.
Amanda: No, that’s not right.
Dotty: How do you know?
Amanda: I don’t know. [love how Amanda says this so flat and deadpan.. I know nothing!!!]
Dotty: I mean, you’ve never played this before.
Amanda: You’re right.
Dotty: Amanda, this is worth $10,000.
Amanda: I’m wrong.
[lol I’ve missed seeing Amanda and Dotty together! have you?]
Dotty: O is definitely first.
Amanda: That’s it, mother, I’ll get it.
Dotty: Onion soup.
Amanda goes to answer the door.. Uh oh it’s the Beer Keg truck driver/assassin!!! I guess this is ‘King’ or Code name King?
King: Amanda King?
King/Brown: My name is Brown. I’m with IFF. Are we secure?… The word is “top hat”. Counter?
Amanda: Diablo. Clearance? [Diablo.. as in 666! Uh oh.. this guy knows the agency codes?! uh oh!! what’s going on??!!! It’s quite scary that something could happen to Amanda here!]
King/Brown: Seven Bravo... (Amanda looks at his identity card) …I’m on an errand for accounting. I have written authorisation from Lance Dorn. He’s found the problem–I came to pick up the cheque.
[why would Lance Dorn be doing a written authorisation? Does he strike anyone as a follow the correct procedure and issue the paperwork kinda guy? He said he would call her.. and he said he was eliminating paperwork from his life! I guess since this guy knew the codes, and probably has a valid ID, Amanda has to comply]
King/Brown hands Amanda the letter which she reads.
Amanda: Great. Right, if you’ll just wait a just a second, I’ll get you a cheque.
Amanda fetches the cheque, comes back and gives it to “Brown”.
Amanda: OK. Here’s your cheque. Now I would appreciate it if you would give me my real cheque as quickly as possible; tomorrow is my grocery day. [LOL poor Amanda!]
King/Brown: Sure. Thank you. Sorry for the inconvenience.
They part ways. Hmm there seems to be no indication that Amanda thinks there is a problem here at all. Do you agree?
King/Brown gets in his car.. Falkan is in the driver seat.
Falkan: Got it?
King/Brown: No problem.
Falkan: OK. Now we take care of the bigger problem.
Off they drive looking all intense.. Uh oh.. what’s the bigger problem?! You know these are both bad dudes.. because both are too tough to put on their seatbelts! Guess there is trouble ahead.. and I need to put mine on!!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts everyone! Do you remember seeing this episode for the first time? I’m not sure that I recognised King/Brown as the truck driver the first time.. how about you? can’t wait to hear from ya!!!