5/15 Season Three, Episode 17: The Eyes Have It-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Where were we.. Lee regained consciousness and is still in hospital.. the Barnstorm list (a list of Lee’s civilian eyes and ears he has gathered for the last ten years) on his contact lenses are now missing..

Soooo it’s time to find out who took the contact lenses.. and meet the big baddie. The scene opens with a close up on a fancy pinkie ring – on a man? sure sign he’s a baddie!
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: What is it?
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Ha! Sooo it’s Dr Goldberg huh.. lol now I think about it I guess it had to be the first doctor to look at him – he was a baddie or an incompetent!
Dr Goldberg: It’s a contact lens. I took it off an agent named Stetson. His chart said he had 20/20 vision so I became suspicious. Have a look at it in the sun…
[The baddie takes it over to the window]
… It’s covered with some sort of a list applied to the plastic with a photo process.
3.17 TEHI.avi_001029562[I thought you had to keep plastic lenses moist.. what do I know]
Baddie: I can’t read it.
[you need contact lenses dude?! haaaaa]
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Dr Goldberg
: You need a microscope. I had a quick look. It says something about Barnstorm.
[someone bothered with a title when it’s so much information on tiny contact lenses? that’s funny!]
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Baddie: Barnstorm? Very good, doctor. I told you one day something I could use would fall into your lap.
3.17 TEHI.avi_001047580[Poor Lee.. Lee and doctors don’t go together.. a bit like Amanda and computers!]
Dr Goldberg: You’re a good judge of character.
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[Character? lol.. yep he can spot a weak character!]
Baddie: Not necessarily. I just try harder…until I find the right person and the right weak spot. You and yours were perfect.
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[Oh yawn.. someone who has been corrupted by a baddie.. ho hum]
Dr Goldberg: Worth the papers you borrow from my clinic?
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Possibly. If it really is Barnstorm then the DEA will never have to hear about all those nasty prescriptions you wrote.

I’ve got no sympathy for Dr Goldberg.. I couldn’t care less what the DEA finds out Winking smile But.. how does this baddie know what ‘barnstorm’ even means? Hm.. we shall ‘see’ I guess! Smile
How many eye or visions puns can we squeeze into a walk through an episode?!
Moving on..  and we watch Billy’s car driving along a freeway.. He pulls up at a garage and he and Amanda get out.
Amanda: Well sir, thank you very much for the lift. I certainly appreciate it. How long do you think they’ll have to keep my car?
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A few days.
Amanda: hmmm.
Billy: So you can stay at home and out of trouble.
[As if! Lee needs Amanda’s help! Billy’s an optimist.]
Amanda: Yes sir. What about Lee?
3.17 TEHI.avi_001113980[Love how Amanda doesn’t argue with Billy about staying at home, she just skips that part!]
Billy: He’ll be fine, Amanda. All he needs now is rest and lots of it.
[Ugh.. Lee won’t rest while his ‘family’ is in danger!!]
Amanda: Yes, sir,  but you know he won’t stay put.
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: Why don’t you stay with him? I’ll hold you responsible for keeping him there.
Amanda: Yes, sir, I’ll do that if you’d like for me to. Thank you, sir.
3.17 TEHI.avi_001119986[Well.. at least she got out of staying at home – ugh!]
Why no mention from Billy about doing anything to find the list?!
Billy gets back in the car.. Amanda walks toward the other side of the garage and we hear Billy’s car drive off.

Amanda finds Leatherneck sitting at a desk, headphones in his ears bopping away.. lol..
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Amanda disconnects his headphones so he is aware of her presence.
Leatherneck: Oh.
Amanda: Hello, Leatherneck .
Leatherneck: Hi, Mrs King, how are you?
Amanda: Mr Melrose said you could fix me up with a loaner car while mine’s being repaired.
Leatherneck: What did you do, try to drive that wagon through a house?
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Amanda: No, it went through a bus thing.
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[Amanda motions with her hands. she’s good at being discreet.. she is very understated here and doesn’t even tell Leatherneck that technically she wasn’t driving Winking smile rofl. then again neither was Lee 😉 ]
Leatherneck: I was close.
Amanda: Yeah.
Leatherneck:  I was gonna ask you: when did you get your door blown off?
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[Oh my gosh.. what is that hideous top he is wearing??!!!!!!]
Amanda: The door was last year… [Did we see that? anyone?] …How did you know? I didn’t even bring it here to be fixed.
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Leatherneck: Your car told me.
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[Leatherneck gets up out of his seat.]
Amanda: I see.
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We cut to a wide shot.. Brace yourselves everyone.. this may hurt your ‘eyes’!!!
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Just what the heck is Leatherneck wearing??!!!!!! Was that ever in fashion? Nooooo!!!
Leatherneck: I can run my hand over a car and tell you just what it’s been through, all the pain, bullet wounds, flame throwers, you name it….
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[And yet… you can’t dress yourself! Winking smile] …Here. we got you one right over here. If I can get the key. Do you like the colour?
Amanda: Not much.
Leatherneck: It’s kind of like a Purple Heart but all over. But I’ll tell you something: this baby’s got more fibreglass in it than your partner’s fancy sports car.

3.17 TEHI.avi_001191391[He just referred to her partner?! Oh my.. it’s all over IFF now is it- how fabulous!! And errr Amanda needs the station wagon updated with fibreglass please while it’s there Leatherneck!]
Amanda: Mm-hm.
Leatherneck: Here you go. Let me find the key here. Here you go.
3.17 TEHI.avi_001198398[Leatherneck hands Amanda the keys. I think the key ring has a rabbit’s foot or something on it – you know for luck?]
Amanda: Oh I’m gonna need that huh?
[Amanda is referring to the good luck charm on the key ring here – is it a rabbit’s foot? anyone?]
Leatherneck: Yeah.
Amanda: Oh. Nice.
[LOL Amanda is trying to convince herself this car is okay I think.. she tries to start it and Leatherneck gives the hood a good thump. It starts up.. lol shall we call it Thumper?! – that covers the rabbit foot too haaaaa]
3.17 TEHI.avi_001208408Leatherneck: You gotta get its attention.
Amanda: Thank you.
[So polite! Thanks for the piece of crap!]
Leatherneck: Bye.
Amanda: Bye.
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Amanda tries to drive off.. it squeals a little and has a bit of a false start.. Is thumper hopping?!
The scene ends here..

Okay guys.. I vote for Leatherneck’s outfit here to be the worst SMK outfit EVERRRRRR!!!!!!!! My eyes hurt!
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38 responses to “5/15 Season Three, Episode 17: The Eyes Have It-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. As far as Leatherneck’s outfit being the worst SMK outfit ever? I seem to recall Francine wearing a bright yellow ensemble that burned my eyes…

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  2. What can I say…..at least Leatherneck is current…..skinny jeans for men are all the rage these days! Personally I am not a fan. I do feel the costume designer is going for the Grease Lightning for inspiration. Kenicky anyone???? It’s not the t shirt that’s so bad but the fact it’s tucked into stonewashed tight jeans!!!!! As said further down in response to Learjet’s comment I always liked Leatherneck. He always seems respectful to Amanda. Not a slime ball trying to wrangle a date.
    I have no idea what a Gremlin is…..must google it but I will take your word for it that’s it’s not a particularly desirable car LOL

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  3. “Billy: Why don’t you stay with him? I’ll hold you responsible for keeping him there.
    Amanda: Yes, sir, I’ll do that if you’d like for me to. Thank you, sir.”
    This little exchange makes me laugh. Why don’t you stay with him? Certainly sir, if you would like me to? LOL. I think that is the conversation between Billy and Amanda, the “I see it and its fine with me” acknowledgement from Billy. I wonder if Amanda picked up on it?

    So what exactly does Leather Neck do at the Agency? And how come he can come to work dressed like that? He runs the “prop shop”, the shooting range and the garage…. But his comments about the cars talking to him and the way he gets the Gremlin’s attention makes me laugh and reminds me of my son. He often mentions cars talking to him.

    I wonder if Amanda had to go through the Agency car pool because it was Lee driving and wrecking her car? Maybe she not only needs to get rid of the guest pass but also need some different car insurance?

    Now to get caught up with the rest of these posts. It is going to be a SMK weekend!


  4. I just never could figure out why Amanda didn’t use her car insurance and get a rental car thorough them….why drive clunkers???? Maybe she felt since she was doing agency business, they were responsible for her repairs….what do I know?


    • Hmmm, I’m thinking that if I had a choice between dealing with my insurance agency, getting an estimate, etc. versus just letting the Agency take care of it all and giving me a loaner, albeit a clunker, I might incline to the latter. Plus it won’t go on my insurance record and potentially raise my rates.


  5. Anytime I’ve seen Leatherneck show up in a fic, he’s described as being very attractive. There’s a real disconnect between this outfit and the fandom’s imaginations. I do agree, this is the worst outfit in all of SMK history.

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  6. I think Leatherneck could put on a different muscle shirt and jeans and probably look just fine. So I blame the outfit. Francine, with her fashion faux pas, could do a better job of dressing him. 😉


  7. Can anyone explain to me why Leatherneck brags about the amount of fiberglass in the car?


    • Hi Jestress – I’m not 100% positive, but I think it’s because fiberglass first was used by Corvette because it enabled them to make cool and different body designs that they couldn’t make with steel bodies. Plus it is a much lighter material than steel, making it better in terms of speed and acceleration. For that ‘lowly’ little car Amanda is driving, fiberglass is kind of overkill – it’s not a sports car and it’s not a cool design. Morley’s boys might know a thing or two, but I would suggest starting a thread at Ned’s if anyone wants to get into it in more detail.


  8. So in the last episode and this one we have two sets of baddies, one truly bad and the other not seeing that they are that bad. No wonder the good doctor didn’t want to consider the offer to join NEST. Happy where he is..my eye. Oh, there’s another pun. Lots of ways to ‘see’ things already being mentioned. We’ve got lenses and microscopes. How many different ways are we going to ‘look’ at this episode?

    As soon as I saw Leatherneck I thought back to all those guys I knew from high school that were into muscle shirts and mullets. It was not a good look, but it was a style back then. I just wish I could see his gym shoes better. The other part of the look was the high top gym shoes that weren’t tied all the way and the jeans sort of went down into the shoes. I like Leatherneck. I always see him as sort of a “jack of all trades”. He seems capable of handling a variety of assignments.

    I notice the car that Amanda gets is a Gremlin. I hated those cars. They just seemed so boxy to me. I think some made fun of the fact that it was named after a creature that seemed to muck things up. It already seems to be problematic from the start. I think that is a rabbit foot keychain.


  9. I agree with you about Leatherneck’s outfit. It needs ‘hazardous sight ahead’ warning. What exactly is his job? He was teaching Amanda how to shoot in OTL and was giving out cholthes and supplies in WWH. Now he is a machanic running the car pound!,!!!! What happened to the guy in Car Wars? The agency staff certainly diverify.
    Amanda is very possessive of Lee and Billy is a little mean with her i think. He knows neithet of them are going to rest.
    the barnstorm thing doesnt completely make sense. Surely the only person who would have a list would be Lee (and preferably in his memory only) if it was needed for agency reasons, the person who stole would have to be agency. Why Why would anothet person in the ‘family’ have a list? Sorry but it annoys me a little.

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    • Totally agree about the list, unless maybe barnstorm is also a social club and they get together once a month for tea and scones. Just kidding! I thought the exchange with Billy and Amanda hilarious, they were going through the motions and I think both of them knew what the outcome would be. And I laughed when Amanda responded “Yes, sir, I’ll do that if you’d like for me to.” RIIIIGHT! Like this was totally Billy’s idea, Amanda would have never thought of it or dreamed of suggesting it, and she is doing him a huge favour. I am sure Billy is smirking on the way back to his office.

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    • I think Leatherneck is a jack of all trades but definitely their main mechanical/gadget guy. j
      But he’s just too short of stature to get away with the muscle-shirt look. I think it requires a leaner, longer body to look cool. The washed out denim jeans don’t help either. I think this is the first time that Leatherneck’s been booked by the Fashion Police. “Dude, you need to go home and change right now!” 😎
      Given the Agency’s budget for helicopters and huge hotels, I’m surprised they don’t have a selection of top notch vehicles for Amanda to choose from. 😀

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      • Hooray for the fashion police! By the way, now you’ve got me imagining Lee in a muscle shirt. 😀

        Given the Agency’s budget for helicopters and huge hotels, I’m surprised they don’t have a selection of top notch vehicles for Amanda to choose from.

        Exactly. This looks like a bunch of cars they pulled out of police impound.


    • Maybe Gino (the guy in Car Wars) either got in trouble with LaRue about the inventory or Lee finally spilled the beans about the twins in Baltimore. Or then again, maybe after what happened with that huge boat of a car the Agency was less likely to want to deal with more expensive cars.


  10. My eyes are on the blog 😀 (and I’m sure BJo’s are too)

    I was reminded of Danny in Grease when I saw this photo of Leatherneck but without the black trousers and dance moves, and about 8 years late!! (or since it was supposed to be set in 1958, a lot more)
    Scary huge photo of Danny in his Leatherneck-inspired outfit (The photo was so huge that I’m just providing the link)

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  11. hiya!
    Just an FYI I’m going away the next 3 days.. and I won’t have any internet!! – so BJo and Learjet will be keeping an EYE on things 😉
    I’ll look forward to reading your comments when I get back!


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