We pick up the story in a park..
A kid calls out to his grandpa to watch his football moves..
Grandpa seems to be talking with Falkan, a woman and a few other men.. and uh oh.. he turns around and it’s Eagles! Yep, the guy who said don’t trust anyone.. duh duh duhhhhhh!!!!
Eagles claps his grandson’s football prowess.. and then gets back to his meeting..
Eagles: No, Gerald. I am not in favour of killing the mother of two children. There’s no need.
[The fact that Amanda is innocent is irrelevant huh.. pity the woman in danger who has no children.. because apparently they are not as valuable.. much more disposable! grrrrr.. don’t mind me!]
Falkan: Karl, Karl, I don’t like it. I don’t like it, but it’s her or us.
Webster: No one here wants what we’ve been doing to come home to roost… to the CIA or NSA or DIA or State. Right?
[Webster seems to look to the two men behind Eagles as she says this.. like they are a part of this.. so who are they?
Wow.. so she’s all for it huh.. ]
Eagles: It didn’t have to come to this. I’m on the inside–I know their every move. She’s no threat. Besides, we’ve changed the passwords. There’s no possibility that Melrose, Stetson or anyone would trace King Cobra back to us.
[rofl shame they didn’t change the passwords after Lance accessed it!]
[I have to agree. If not for Falkan’s trigger finger they wouldn’t have much.. they could even have come up with something to get Lance off the trail.. but then I guess this is all a problem of their own making in general! Why all of a sudden refer to King Cobra when early on he was only referred to as King? whatev.
BTW – so many animals involved here.. Jepard sounds like Leopard.. Eagles, Falkan sounds like Falcon.. Cobra.. what does it all mean?! It’s a jungle out there?! whahahahaa]
Falkan: But why take any chances? We’re pragmatists, all of us. I say we cut our losses.
Eagles: And where does it end? We formed this Triumvirate to right wrongs, not to kill our own.
[Triumvirate.. Hmm right.. three people –so which three are this triumvirate? it’s rather confusing.. Falkan seemed to look at the two other men standing as he spoke also – if they are not in the triumvirate why is he looking at them? anyone else find this confusing?
Okay.. I guess Falkan, Eagles and Webster are the triumvirate.. whatev I’ll go with it.. ]
Falkan: It’s very simple, Karl. Either the King woman dies or it’s the end of us.
Eagles: There must be another way. We’re not killers.
[I actually feel sorry for Eagles, what he has become is not what he wanted I think..]
Eagles stands and we see his grandson and the ball go flying past. the word ‘killers’ is still ringing in my ears..
Grandson: I’ll get it, I’ll get it.
Right on cue – Jepard stops the football… Why Eagles would have put his grandson anywhere near this triumvirate is beyond me.. whether he expected Jepard to show up or not. I guess it is an indicator that Eagles was in total denial about the things this triumvirate were getting up to!
Jepard smiles and hands the ball to the grandson, they turn toward Eagles and Jepard puts his hands on the boy’s shoulders – whoooo menacing!!! This is the evil low life you’ve had working for you Eagles.. the reality of it all is really coming home to roost! Okay, I’m feeling less sorry for Eagles.
Jepard: Such a delicate morality, with your big offices and titles, clean hands. Hire me; from two thousand miles away, you can’t smell the blood. But you’re all killers.
[For an evil dude.. he speaks the brutal truth here]
Eagles: We told you: our relationship is over.
Jepard: Sure. Mrs King isn’t your problem, anyway. She’s mine.
Eagles: No, no. No.
Jepard: Oh yes. She can recognise me. I can’t afford that. So, just tell me where you’re keeping her.
[this is not in your control Eagles! It’s really not been in his control since Lance was taken out really..]
Eagles: I’m not about to help you.
Jepard : Oh – I think you will.
[Jepard plays with the boy’s hair.. Eagles approaches and moves his grandson away from Jepard.. ]
Eagles tells Falkan: Deal with him.
and Eagles walks off after his grandson.
Eagles won’t help Jepard? whoop de dooo… he walks off and leaves Falkan to deal with it (who has already gotten Jepard to kill Lance behind Eagles’ back) Eagles isn’t contacting the agency and trying to protect Amanda.. yet again, from a distance, he is washing his hands of the violence and what he has been doing.. He seems to me to be a massive pencil pushing coward! Not sure what to make of the rest of the 4 triumvirate though whahahaaa…
There’s a part of me that wishes they’d take out Jepard.. but.. isn’t that sort of ‘justice’ what’s gotten them into this mess?!
Okay, I know we watch smk for Lee and Amanda.. but I do find this whole issue being explored in this episode to be fascinating.. the morally grey areas of the business.. right and wrong.. the ends justifying the means.. Utilitarianism! The ultimate rule breakers I guess.. and we opened the episode with Lee the rule breaker not waiting in line.. I guess once you start killing people the line is crossed.. and Eagles has been kidding himself that the line was not yet crossed..thoughts everyone?
Back at “SIXTIES-R-US”.
Looks like the shop is in Georgetown.. and Lee’s vette has gone undercover as a lamppost.
We find Lee’s pretty eyes being attended to..
Careful there man! they are pretty important!!!
Billy: It’s confirmed. The Highway Patrol found Lance Dorn in his Jeep at the bottom of a gully. Preliminary report said he’d been drinking. [Poor Lance.. RIP Lance.. didn’t they notice the big bump on the back of his head? lol Umm I guess he may have been burned up and this wouldn’t have been detectable!]
Lee: No. No way, I don’t buy that at all. Ah sure, Lance was a party boy, but he knew his limits.
[Really?? breaking into women’s private information to get their measurements and he knew his limits? me thinks not! but lol okay Lee is probably just referring to the drinking!]
Billy: If he was killed, the odds are that King Cobra is the one that pulled the plug on him. Now Amanda, are you certain that the man that followed you today is the same man who came to your house with the cheque yesterday?
Amanda: Yes, sir, absolutely. But I don’t understand why he would kill Lance?
[Umm you found Lance had written down the password.. hello???]
Lee: I don’t know. But somebody’s got a major gun for hire working on our payroll. And it’s a lot more than just embezzlement.
[Embezzlement.. that was Eagles’ suggestion.. how interesting that now he has been revealed to be a bad guy Lee refers back to his suggestion saying it doesn’t add up]
Billy: I compared all three cheques… [Whahahahaa.. did Lee write down the details of those three cheques somewhere else for Billy to be able to compare them?!!]
Okay.. I’ll go with it !
…King Cobra received each one after the death of Omar Kalim, Ilya Krakower and Aggi Zohbarr.
Lee looks at Amanda.. who is not following this conversation because this is all new to her.
Lee: Zohbarr? I didn’t know about him.
Love love love that Lee explains for her and catches her up! Yet again!!
Amanda: I – uh.
Lee: It’s another enemy agent we had to let go….
…You know what this sounds like to me, Billy?
… It sounds like some of our co-workers are taking US policy into their own hands.
Good call Lee!!! He ain’t called Scarecrow for nothing! Oh wait.. noooo that doesn’t really work does it!
I think the triumvirate have tried to take US policy into their own hands… but in reality, it has well and truly escaped and is now roaming freely
Also glad to see Billy Vera (Thanks Valerie!), the hippie clerk, is alive in the background 😉
Hello Everyone!!! I can’t wait to hear from ya!!! what do you all think?