Later that night in Washington.. We find Francine in the back of Gregory’s limo.
Gregory: Welcome home, Miss Desmond.
Francine: Gregory. I should have figured this for your kind of game.
[Hey, there is that game reference again!
Wow.. seems Francine has been able to fix her hair. so nice of the baddies to help her prep for her big exchange]
Gregory: Well for your sake let’s hope Mr Melrose remembers to play it by my rules.
Francine: Well, you sound— ah— almost agreeable.
Gregory: Believe me Miss Desmond, no one wants this trade any more than I do— except possibly you, of course.
Yep.. okay.. get on with it!
We join Lee and Amanda getting out of Amanda’s car (oh good I’m so glad the Russians returned it tee hee)
Is there a significance to the black limo going past? seems quite a coincidence… err is that a coincidence that isn’t.. or one that is?! If I were one of these two, I’d be anxious to see another black limo drive past – this is the same spot where that other limo did the drive by!
Amanda holds those polaroids of Wally Tuttle they found earlier.
Amanda: You know, there were a lot of girls in these pictures we got from his apartment but Tuttle seems to favour this one.
Lee: Oh what a long shot.
Amanda: It’s the only shot we’ve got.
[right at the spot where the drive by was they are talking about long shots and only shots?! whahahahaaa..]
Back to Jango Hart playing his piano.
He sees Lee and Amanda and immediately grabs his jar of tips and draws it closer. haaaaaaa.. I think Jango is funniest when he is doing non verbal gags!
Amanda: Well, hello again Mr Hart.
(He tries to pretend they’re not there and continues playing the piano..)
…I wonder if you could take a look at this picture and identify the lady for us.
[I’m guessing this is Amanda good cop, Lee bad cop.. err IRS person.. btw- I love to see Amanda in red.. but.. wish she’d left the fluffy cardy at home!]
Jango: You folks have a lot of pictures, don’t ya?…
…Look I called my accountant. Bernie says, okay, I should play ball with you but first I gotta know what you guys want, kapish?
Lee: She just old you pal.
[How great is it to see Lee this time, backing up Amanda
Suddenly Lee is much better looking than he was earlier in the ep ]
Jango: Let me see that again. okay?
[Whooo Jango, love the frilly cuffs ]
Amanda: Take a good look at it.
Jango: Yeah, yeah that’s Cindy Bell…
…She hasn’t been around in a long, long time.
Lee: Do you know what might have happened to her?
Jango: Usually only two reasons why girls like that disappear – ether they’re taking a nine month vacation or they’ve taken up with a John.
[this dialogue makes me cringe.. why I’m not sure.. maybe it’s too gritty and judgmental for smk?]
At this moment, Lee picks up Jango’s money jar with great dramatic flair..
Amanda: Well do you think Cindy Bell could have taken up with Wally Tuttle?
[As Amanda questions Jango.. Lee looks intently at the contents of the money jar haaaaa.. too funny! There’s definitely a meme in this moment!]
Jango: Uh, it’s hard to say.
Lee looks up..
…It’s hard to say!
Lee: Well you want to make a guess?..
[Amanda reaches into her pocket and puts some $$ into the money jar. Hey do you think she knows the going rate for bribery now?]
…If she knows him,…
…where can we find them?
Jango: Hot Tub Headquarters.
Oh LOL Hot Tub Headquarters?!
There’s no time to waste. Lee and Amanda head straight to Hot Tub HQ.
As Lee and Amanda exit her car, Lee and Amanda are seen to be both putting their arm around each other..
But then, as they approach the door they are no longer..
They look around and don’t see anyone..
Amanda looks at Lee and Lee quietly says “yeah” seeming to give her the go ahead to knock on the door and take the lead on this
[How cool is that ]
Lee looks around a bit more as there’s no answer.
He pulls his gun out.. but keeps it discrete.
Finally, Cindy answers..
Oops maybe that should be with i, so it’s definitely not Cindy who is a part of the JWWM community
Cindi: We’ve still got 15 minutes.
Amanda: Yes, I know…
…We don’t mean to bother you but I think I left my glasses inside.
Cindi: We’ve been here since 11.
[11? I thought the hand over was suppose to be noon??!! I wonder what time it is now.. ]
Amanda: Well yes I know that…
…but we left shortly before 11…
…and I really can’t see a thing without them.
TuttlePop: Who is it honey?
[I guess we now know Wally Tuttle /Popovich is not Will Towne.. so let’s call him TuttlePop!]
Cindi: She left her glasses. They want to look.
LOL Amanda doesn’t want for the okay. she just smiles and starts entering haaaa..
[I think Lee has a new found enjoyment for watching Amanda at work ]
Amanda: Thank you so much.
[You can just make out the smile Lee gives as he follows Amanda into Hot Tub HQ!
Me thinks hot tubs are code for funny business or gettin busy in smk.. up there with the backgammon and candles
The idea of a hot tub you can use privately and rent by the hour is extremely ick though. Definitely would come with a bonus free disease that would be delivered shortly there after! eww!]
TuttlePop calls out from the hot tub: Tell them that we’ve still got time.
Lee, Amanda and Cindi enter..
Lee reveals his gun..
Lee: Your time just ran out Tuttle.
TuttlePop: No, you’re confusing me with someone else.
[I guess the bonus of surprising someone in a hot tub is they definitely don’t have a gun]
Amanda: Well that’s the whole idea isn’t it?
[Whooooo best line of the episode!!! ]
Cindi: What’s going on Wally? Are you married?
[Poor Cindi.. she actually cares that TuttlePop could be married.. seems they had some real feelings between them, whatever Jango may have thought of Cindi and her ‘Johns’.]
TuttlePop: I’m afraid it’s a lot more complicated than that honey.
We end with Lee wordlessly looking at Amanda.
Ahhh I see more admiration
yep, it was complicated. but Amanda figured it out
I guess way back when TuttlePop told Gregory he’d take care of it with Cindi – that meant he would go into hiding with her and not go back to the condo!
We cut to the station wagon driving down the street..
Lee: The Russians will only trade Francine back for the real Towne. They’ll spot this guy. Besides you don’t want to go back do you Popovich?
[The whole about face -get it?!- on how TuttlePop looks just like Towne and then when it’s time to swap he doesn’t look enough like Towne? This bugs me! but.. okay.. I’ll go with it! errr anything to get back Francine! Oh my gosh.. can’t believe I wrote that! 😉
Soooo I guess TuttlePop told them his real name is Popovich? Lee uses his real name. Heck. TuttlePop would have been much more fun to use! Why would Popovich do that? Anything in the script about that? I prefer TuttlePop so I’m sticking with it!!
Three people in the front seat of the station wagon? hmm now it’s making sense why they have Amanda’s car.. they couldn’t do that in Lee’s…
Also, I’m not a fan of how Lee has his gun pointed at TuttlePop there – it’s also pointed at Amanda!!! Safety first Lee!
Popovich: Gregory will drop me down a Siberian uranium mine and forget me. Please, let’s talk. You have a protected witness programme, right? We hear about it all over Russia.
Lee: Propaganda. Look the swap goes down in one hour, will you floor this thing Amanda!
[LOL Lee checks his watch and points his gun at Amanda even more!! Is that a floor it or else?!]
Amanda: According to the section of the Agency manual on offensive driving, short bursts of speed will do very little to increase one’s top end average.
LOL at the looks on the guy’s faces!
Popovich: You’re sensible. She’s sensible. We can work this out. What can I do?
Amanda: Try to get us something to listen to on the radio.
I’m pretty confused by Lee’s approach here with TuttlePop. One moment he’s pointing out how TuttlePop doesn’t want to go home and how they’ll have to use the real Will Towne for the exchange.. and the next Lee is saying witness protection is propaganda – at this point, Lee really has me confused over what he has in mind!
Also, what’s going on with Amanda here? She seems a bit cranky.. but why all of a sudden cranky? Maybe she’s cranky because Lee keeps aiming that gun at her!
Me confused.. anyone? Okay that’s it from me for now! Hello hello!