So where were we.. Lance got killed.. the Triumvirate were not happy.. Harriet and her cat were not happy.. and Lee found Lances’ only paper in his mobile office..
Billy hangs up the phone….
Billy : Thank you.
And Lee and Amanda enter.
Billy: That was personnel. We don’t have an agent code-named King in the Bahamas… [Do you have an agent code named King anywhere? I mean really, it was just that the bank account that was in the Bahamas no?] …What about the paper?
Amanda: Uh, sir, this is a blow-up of the paper. As you can see, there’s a grocery list on it and the names of some girls and their phone numbers that we think Lance was probably dating.
Lee: Yeah we checked – nothing.
Amanda: I don’t know, sir.
Lee: This thing is a dead-end, Billy. And everything on Lance’s computer has been erased. So until we find him …
Billy: If we find him…
There’s a knock at the door..
Francine enters with a man..
Billy: Karl, what have you turned up?
[Karl is Jay Armin undercover!! How could Lee and Amanda have forgotten Our eerrr Armin?! The bad guy from Weekend?!]
Karl: Uh, nothing. No Jeffrey Brown in our employ; no alias under that name. Mrs King, I’m Karl Eagles, senior staff administrator.
[Jay’s done alright for himself.. senior staff administrator huh.. lol okay.. maybe he’s a different character in this episode! Karl! He’s Karl!! but is he playing to type and a bad guy? or is he good? Uh oh look out Lee – he’s a pencil pusher!!!]
Amanda: How do you do?
Eagles: This man came to your house?
Amanda: Yes he did, uh, after dinner.
[So this was yesterday was it?]
Eagles: Could you identify him if you saw him again?
Amanda: Oh yes, sir.
Billy: Maybe the Inter Agency Ident files can help us there.
Francine: Lance Dorn’s computer log indicated he accessed an account file numbered 666 last night…
…and then he was promptly locked out.
[the 666 account? that can’t be good!]
What.. is.. she.. wearing!!!! Looks like Francine is off to a party! Fashion Police arrest? what do you all think? the shiny camisole is the worst part me thinks..
Billy: What do you make of it, Karl? [Francine’s outfit?!]
Karl: Well, maybe it’s some sort of embezzling ring. I feel particularly bad about this because it seems to be from one of my departments.
Billy: No-one’s blaming you, Karl.
[Even if maybe they should be?!]
Karl: I suggest we keep this amongst ourselves… ‘til at least we can find out whom we can trust.
[At this point of the episode.. and I’ll try to keep to what we have learned so far – this is the first time we meet Karl.. and he is right.. we really don’t know who we can trust..]
Everyone seems to agree that Karl is wise to suggest this..
It does tend to be the outsider who says you don’t know who you can trust.. who can’t be trusted.. so I’m worried 🙂
but.. enough on that for now!
We next find Lee and Amanda on a computer – in the bullpen? Not sure.. but Lee whoo haaaa has taken his jacket off Lovin the Jeans!
Amanda’s working the microfiche.. ahhh brings back memories of the Artful Dodger – that I actually don’t mind remembering lol.. Remember?
Lee seems to have learned not to rush Amanda.. and.. that whistling is rushing
Amanda: OK, that’s it for 1967.
Lee: Oh, Amanda. My eyes are so crossed I can barely see these things.
[such pretty crossed eyes! ]
Amanda: Here, look, just hand me ’68.
Amanda removes a film from the microfiche machine and hands it to Lee. Lee hands her a new one from the stack he’s holding.
Amanda: OK, thank you.
Lee: You know, the way we’re going, this is gonna take forever.
Amanda: Mr Melrose wants us to check all the inactive accounts, right?
Amanda: OK, so that’s what… right there.
[why does Amanda find it when looking at 1968? It was 1967?]
[phew.. Joe Cutler had a fantastic pay rate.. Is he a hitman?! and Louis Carry worked for free lol!]
Lee: No wonder it was closed.
Amanda: What are all those little symbols?
[Invisible little symbols? I’m not seeing any symbols.. and the microfiche is on screen quite a while!]
Lee: The symbol right there means it was a secret fund file for Wet Operations. Some pretty heavy stuff. Dirty tricks; even political assassinations.
Amanda: The Agency?
Lee: No, I don’t think we ever got that far but, uh, in the ‘50s and ‘60s they had their share of coup d’états. Congress clamped down and that’s why I imagine 666 was closed down.
Amanda: Yeah, but I got a cheque written on it.
Lee: Yeah, and Lance got into it last night and disappeared right after. Why?
Amanda: I don’t know; I sure would like to know what he found out.
Lee: I’d like to know how he got in. Yeah, but no way. Lance was an original. You saw the way he worked—his mind was going 40 different directions at once. Girls, rock ‘n roll, megabytes, girls. [rofl! love how Lee repeats the girls ]
Amanda: Bananagrams. Remember he said he thought “onion soup” was the answer to that Bananagram and then he wrote the word “guardian” on the little piece of paper. “Guardian” has eight letters.
[but guardian doesn’t have the same letters no? I thought they had to unscramble the letters that were in the tree? me confused.. but.. I’ll continue.. ]
Lee: And all the agency computer passwords are eight letters.
[Are they? good to know! makes it nice and easy to hack!]
Amanda: Here— scoot over a minute; let me just…let me see.
moves scoots out of the way, so Amanda can input something on the computer next to the microfiche..
We see the following screen:
Amanda: Closed. OK. Guardian.
Amanda types in ‘Guardian’
The screen reads:
Amanda: We’re in.
We cut to Falkan at his desk.. just like with Lance, he sees the file has been accessed uh oh..
Falkan: Oh, damn.
Falkan types something.. then we see:
He types some more and then the screen reads:
USER LOCKED OUT
Falkan picks up his phone receiver and we cut back to Lee and Amanda..
Lee: We’re out.
Cut back to Falkan..
Falkan on the phone: Jepard? Falkan. I’m gonna need your services again.
Jepard (voice on the phone): I was told to back off; so were you. [Yeah I was kind of wondering about that myself!]
Falkan: They’re getting too close to home for that.
Jepard: Who is?
Falkan: Amanda King.
Whoa.. so this Falkan is acting on his own? What does he think the triumvirate will think of this when they already told him these sorts of actions are not acceptable without a vote?
Uh oh… Amanda’s in big trouble now!!! (bet she wishes she held on to that cheque I mean- she’s earning that $100,000 now!)
Okay all.. that’s it from me for now.. looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this section or the episode so far.. or heck.. the show so far!!!