So, we left Amanda driving the purple heart car (I call Thumper). She was off to meet Lee and follow Billy’s orders to stay with Lee and ‘keep him there’ can only assume ‘there’ is back at the hospital…
Next thing.. we see a zoom shot on a high rise..
Is it just me or do only bad guys live in these high rise buildings? Even Lee’s apartment wasn’t that much of a high rise..
We see a close up on one of the contact lenses..
The baddie is (oh ROFL!) on the baddie phone: Except for the word Barnstorm everything else is in code, Goldberg. Are you being cute with me?
Goldberg: You need the other lens. You put them together you got a completed image.
Baddie: Oh the other lens. Funny how you didn’t mention that before.
[LOL we are overdosing on all the clues that this guy is a super baddie! He smokes too.. If he sips tea, grows a beard and shows someone his art collection, I swear I will pass out from laughing!]
Goldberg: I’m not holding out on you, Brody; [Brody the Baddie.. Or Brody the Broody Baddie.. lol..] …I’m just keeping you honest. You’ll get the other lens when I get what I need from you.
Brody: You don’t play with me, Goldberg. You don’t hold me up. The deal will go through. I’m just worried about your skin.
Goldberg: Save your threats.
[He has a pinkie ring Goldberg.. don’t play with him!]
Brody: Not me. Stetson. He’s not a rookie player. He’ll hurt you when he finds out who took his lenses. Besides, when I make this sale, I wanna guarantee the goods. I don’t want Stetson on my tail. Is that clear?
[Goldberg doesn’t seem to have thought about the fact that it will be obvious to Lee he took the lenses.. he’s trying to be smart.. lol.. but.. I guess he is a ‘rookie player’! ]
Brody: Kill him or no deal.
[As Brody says this so nonchalantly he breaths out a mouthful of cigarette smoke.. Hmm we seem to have another dragon guys! LOL in the screen capture it just looks like his phone is smoking up haaaaa.. ]
Goldberg: Brody? Brody?
Brody hangs up. Get the message? Brody is ruthless – he hangs up on people whoooooo!
So why does Brody want the list? To sell it to the highest bidder? Is that right?
Back to Lee’s hospital room. We find Lee is sound asleep as the camera pans across his room.
this is the clearest shot I can get
Dr Goldberg quietly enters the room holding a small paper cup. He places it on the tray table and pours a cup of water to go with it.
Cue the super close up on the paper cup! LOL!
I see that magazine there is a yachting magazine – hey nice tie in to Flight to Freedom.. I can just see Lee and Amanda doing plenty of sailing together in their off time
Back at Amanda’s – hey! I thought she was ordered to stay with Lee?! Hmm.. I guess she had to go home and change. Okay- I’ll give her that!
Dotty: Hmmmm I thought you were gonna take a nap. You were at that hospital all night .
Amanda: Well I know, mother, but I dozed on and off. I’m all right.
Haaaa!!! did you see it? sitting on top of the pile of books is Full Moon Over Moscow!!! whahahaaha!!!! Here it was in One Bear Dances the Other Bear Doesn’t:
Dotty: How is Mr Simpson? You haven’t said.
[Mr Simpson?!!!!! After seeing The Pharaoh’s Engineer I like to think this is a reference to Lee’s relationship with Rupert. I’m trying to keep track of this..trying! In Playing for Keeps Lee calls and Dotty recognises his voice as ‘Mr Simpson’ -It seems Lee has been allocated a permanent alias for addressing Dotty..]
Amanda: well he’s OK. He has a concussion. But he’s not critical. You know, he’s a little bit groggy.
Dotty: Uh-oh. He had a head injury, huh? That means you’re gonna sleep all day.
[A perfect opportunity to refer back to Amanda’s head injury in I am not now, nor have I ever been a spy! Ahhh wishful thinking!]
(Dotty has gone to the cupboard and it looks like she’s gotten some peanut butter and marshmallows for herself-gag!!)
Amanda: Well I know but I thought, you know, I’d just take him some books and things so he’d have something to do when he wakes up.
(Amanda picks up Moon over Moscow and puts it down again. I would have loved to see Amanda bring Lee ‘Loves Fatal Flaw’! whahahaa)
Dotty: Listen, honey, I’m gonna tell you something. You have got to take care of yourself… [How ironic – as she says this, Dotty gets a marshmallow out of the bag and slathers it with peanut butter..I won’t go off on a rant.. I won’t.. I really want to.. but I won’t.. I promise..] …I have been through enough hospital vigils to know. They can just run you ragged.
(Amanda watches in fascination as her mother does her frankenfood thing)
Amanda: I know, mother, but he’s such a nice man.
[awh this is too cute! and completely inadequate and understated! It certainly doesn’t scream – he’s the guy I’m seeing at work… more like Mr Simpson is the elderly guy who occupies the next cubicle]
Dotty: Hmm, well could be. But when are the boys and I gonna see you?
[now. you’re seeing her now- a little reminder for us of Amanda’s struggles she shared in the Triumvirate]
Amanda: I’m just going to the hospital.
Dotty: Hmm? Yesterday you were just going to the airport…
[At this Amanda just smiles – lol.. I guess she just tries to downplay things?] …. and you came home with your car in a thousand pieces.
Amanda: Mother, can I have that one? You can’t get it into your mouth anyway.
[Oh nooo!! Amanda actually wants to eat that disgusting junk- so early in the morning? ahhh iwsod.. move on.. I will choose to see this as Amanda wanting to distract Dotty from her observations here]
Dotty gives Amanda her peanut marshmallow mouth bomb and takes Amanda’s bowl of Oaties..
Dotty: Trade you?
Yeah I’m guessing it would be hard to talk with that in your mouth.. but as per usual – it didn’t stop Dotty from participating in half this discussion! haaaa.. Not much stops Dotty from talking!
Lovely also that Dotty is not thrilled with Amanda’s unpredictable behaviour – but she doesn’t press for answers.. and still shares her frankenfood with Amanda
Okay guys I’ll pause here for the moment – looking forward to hearing from ya!!!!