On to IFF, and we find Ms Walker patrolling the IFF perimeter along with the chirping birds!
We find a rather dishevelled Lee in the elevator with Beaman..
Lee: Just a simple trade off you said. You give her the ID phrase, she’ll counter. You give her the money, she’ll give you the microfilm, right?
Efraim: Not so simple.
[Kiwismh has noted – it says “Mr Perry” in the script but this is Efraim Beaman]
Lee: No, not so simple. The phrase was, “Hold me!”,..
[Oh rofl!! gee what could possibly go wrong?!
Sounds to me like the lady he was suppose to do the trade off with was trying to take advantage of her chance to have scarecrow hold her who wouldn’t?!]
…and the woman I thought was my contact turned out to be a vice cop with the Metro cop shop…
…Then things got outta hand pretty quick after that, believe me.
[oh this is funny!! I think it’s almost funnier because we don’t see it!]
(The elevator doors open and they exit)
Efraim: I hope the transmitter survived.
Lee: Yeah, well get the damned thing off of me will ya?…
(Lee points to his chest)
….I was supposed to pick up Amanda an hour ago.
[LOL Beaman starts to unbutton Lee’s shirt?! why wouldn’t Lee do that..I’m starting to wonder about Beaman
I love that in spite of what sounds like a bit of a crazy morning, Amanda and his commitment to her is front and centre on his mind ]
We find Billy and Francine exiting his office. Aie. what is she wearing?!
Billy: Actually, it shouldn’t take but a couple of hours to brief the King. Make him feel welcome, and review the World Status Report we compiled on Cap D’Far.
Francine looks at a piece of paper..
Francine: This isn’t much of a Status Report, Billy.
Billy: Well, Cap D’Far is not much of a country. She’s about the size of Rhode Island, population of less than a 1000 and strategically a zero. But King Edmund has a vote in the UN, and sometimes we need that vote. [Sooo strategically not a zero?]
Francine: Wait a minute Billy. It says here that Cap D’Far’s only export is fish bones?
Billy: You got it. The bones are crushed into a pulp that formed into a product called cuttlebone. You’ve seen them in bird cages. Birds use them to sharpen their beaks…
[Francine seems stunned by how lame this country is starting to sound!]
…I said it wasn’t much of a country.
Billy walks off leaving Francine to roll her eyes a little..
She collects herself.. this is starting to sound like a not so glamorous assignment huh!
Whahahahaa!!! We cut to Lee standing still as Beaman continues to undo his shirt buttons. Beaman.. is takin it sloowww….oh rofl. I’m sorry guys but my gaydar is going off with Beaman here haaaaa.. though lol I’m guessing it’s completely unintentional!
We hear Billy continue: …Edmund Spencer is a sovereign King but I don’t think he’s exactly what you have in mind.
Francine: Er, Royalty’s Royalty, Billy.
[Ah Francine is so dismissive here.. this is gonna be good! ]
(Francine sees the state of Lee..)
…Well, get lucky?
[I’m guessing she doesn’t mean with Beaman ]
then gives Francine an air kiss)
[Lee looks like he has a shaving rash. Someone give him some aloe vera stat! okay… I know it’s lipstick.. but it doesn’t look it
Is it just me or do people look hilarious when they are giving air kisses??!!!
Phew.. Hope Francine’s accidentally doesn’t hit Beaman ]
Francine wanders off so pleased with herself! Aie!
Billy: I hear you had a little run in with the boys and girls in blue, Scarecrow.
(Billy laughs one of his massive big booming laughs)
[Billy has the best laugh!]
Lee: (laughs, not genuinely) Ahhh ha ha!!..
…Girls?… (Lee starts to button up his shirt.)
[Oh don’t do that Lee.. Beaman wants to help! ]
…The one who jumped me could go one on one with the refrigerator and win.
Billy rolls his eyes
[I won’t include an image: Billy looks like he’s passing out after a run in with a refrigerator and he lost]
Efraim: This appears to be busted, Mr Stetson.
[Mr Stetson? Beaman calls him Mr Stetson? I would have thought he’d refer to his as Scarecrow. Is Lee senior to Beaman?]
Lee: Yeah, well, that’s not the only thing…
[What a brilliant one liner! ]
…I take it you didn’t tell Francine everything about King Eddie.
Billy turns to head back to his office.
Billy: I didn’t have the heart. Poor thing. Francine sees herself as Grace Kelly meeting Prince Rainier for the first time.
[whahahaa!!! yes.. err poor thing Hilarious!!! Billy is having some fun this morning with his team! haaaa!!! Billy is brilliant here letting Francine walk into a mess of her own making because she’s such a social climbing snob! Poetic Justice!
By the way – watch the top left corner of your screen as they enter the bullpen.. you can see the sound boom 😉 ]
Lee: You didn’t tell her about your last little brush with King Eddie? What was it – about 10 years ago?..
[oh lol.. suddenly Billy’s good mood has vanished! Lee remembers?! grrr..]
…You went undercover as his sideman for the DC Jazz Festival? Saxophone right?
Ha haaaa.. Lee’s turn to have some fun
Billy: That file is closed, Scarecrow.
They all head into Billy’s office.
Lee: What was your codename again – Billy the Bopper? Or something like that.
[lol the way Lee says ‘Bopper’ is flippin hilarious!! So.. seems they can have different code names depending on the operation huh?!]
Billy: (annoyed) Billy Bluenote!…
(Billy tanks a handkerchief out of his back pocket)
feigning disgust he orders Lee to: …Here, wipe your face.
Lee is having fun
Beaman? No fun!
Efraim: I’m going to need an M13 Malfunction Report on this.
Lee: Well, why don’t you fill it out, Beaman, I’m in a rush.
Efraim: What’d you get in this thing?
Lee: (sighs) I don’t know – champagne, turpentine
Efraim: I won’t ask. [Ummm I think you just did!]
Billy hands Lee an envelope.
Billy: Here, a John Doe found at the Municipal Refuse Centre. Deceased.
[Whoooo is this connected to Amanda’s rummage sale?! tee hee.. btw in Australia we call them Garage sales. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a ‘rummage sale’]
Lee: Let’s see. Sanded fingerprints and bent passport. No Boy Scout.
[Ah so the rifle guy died did he.. guess those barrels had more than air in them this time!]
Billy: Which is exactly why State wants to find out who he is, and you know how edgy they can be these days.
Billy: Listen, the man had this matchbook with him with the name Terry Wall written on the inside. Now there are three people with that name in the DC area, so, check it out.
(Lee has another go at wiping that lipstick off)
Lee: All right, I’ll get on it. I’m an hour late picking Amanda up, so I’ll…
Billy: Listen, if you’re going to meet Amanda, have her give you a hand. The work is piling up here…
…Knowing King Eddie, Francine is not going to last two rounds with him and then I’ll have to find someone to replace her.
[Already, I sense the guy is hard to keep up with.. and maybe errr great in small doses!]
Lee (feigning innocence): What about Billy Bluenote?
…is not taken in.. nor amused!
Billy: Button it!
The scene abruptly ends with that command.. lol I can just imagine Lee had an even more massive grin on his face in response!
I have a question guys.. if the lady Lee gave the ID phrase to was an undercover vice cop who thought he was trying to pick up a good time.. why does he have lipstick all over his face?! And.. did he get the microfilm? what was on it? Maybe it was the secret recipe to that lipstick and Lee needed a sample to confirm. ahem!
Okay guys.. I’ll pause here for the moment.. I’ll follow Billy’s order and errr Button it! errr at least until the next post
Can’t wait to hear from ya!!!!