Helloooooo! Are we ready for another episode? Episode 20.. My goodness there are only 3 more episodes till the end of Season 3?!!!! Season 3 has flown by for me! How about you?
Let’s get into it! Firstly, a huge thank you to KC for transcribing this episode for Operation Sandstorm and making it available to all SMK fans to enjoy!
Secondly, a big thank you to Learjet for formatting the dialogue and saving Iwsod a stack of time (not to mention her sanity also 😉 ). These blog posts are a group effort! Thanks everyone who stops by and reads, and thanks to everyoHIne who says hello and shares a comment. Hearing from you is inspiring for continue with the walk, plus, the walk is so much more fun when we do it together!
Now.. This episode opens somewhere Latin! We hear the smk south American theme.. I remember this music well from ship of spies.. (because I’ve seen it waaay too many times )
Ah! Buenos Aires – 2 years ago.. whoooooo
We see a shot of a street.. supposedly in Buenos Aires but totally looking like a Warners Bros lot IMHO!
lol. But hey.. some old cars and spanish graffiti- nice effort!
We see a news stand up close.
Pink shirt guy buys a newspaper and leaves.
Next, we find two people in a car watching pink shirt guy.
First Man: That’s Steven Sallee…
..It’s funny… he looks more like a schoolteacher than someone who’s killed thousands in cold blood.
Sallee walks down the streets some more. They really are in Buenos Aires?
There are random baskets on the footpath! Okay.. I’m convinced!!
Whoooo it’s two guys with Moustaches. The mean business!
Sallee pauses at a door.. looks around.. he seems to notice something.
He scopes around in front of him. And must have seen these two moustaches just sitting there. They’re not far away.
First Moustache: Well, today … we make the world just a little safer.
First Moustache holds up a switch..
and flips it. Ka-Boom!
The building entered by Sallee explodes, sending debris into the street.
See this final shot? I think that is as much as we were suppose to see of that building in the distance.
Earlier when we saw this:
You can see it is a set and the top of the building isn’t constructed! lol!
Dotty: If Mr. Alexander doesn’t get here in the next five minutes, we’re going to miss our train.
Phillip: Relax, Grandma. Mr Alexander’s always late. To science club, to class, to everything! He says time’s relative.
Dotty seems to be rushing around stressing.
Dotty: Oh. Here I am worried about Mr. Alexander and I forgot our tickets.
Dotty rushes off for tickets, while Amanda enters carrying their bags.
Amanda: Okay. You both forgot to pack your toothbrushes, but I packed ‘em for ya.
[LOL Amanda and her toothbrushes!]
Phillip: Thanks, Mom.
Amanda and Phillip join Jamie on the sofa. For some kind of a demonstration?
Amanda: Let’s hear it.
Jamie: Okay. Now, Mom…
Amanda: Yes, sweetheart.
Jamie: Electricity is like a river. It flows through the wires and drives the windmill.
Phillip turns the handle while Jamie goes on to explain.
Jamie: The rheostat is like a dam—it can let in a little power or more power.
We see a close up of Jamie’s little power generator.
I really hope Amanda didn’t help him to do this – good sign that he is explaining it to her, like she didn’t have anything to do with building it
Jamie: The fuses, here, protects the motor…
We see a close up of the fuse, we hear some kind of a pop and the windmill stops. Such a close up.. and the big word ‘Fuse’ is this relevant later in the episode? don’t tell me!! [Yep, Iwsod does not remember what this ep is about! Just the way Iwsod likes it.. and hopefully not too annoying for you guys! don’t blow a fuse okay?! ]
Amanda: Oh my gosh!
Jamie: You blew the fuse, meathead.
[Loving seeing Amanda in red!]
Jamie: The last fuse. What are we going to do?
[We hear a car horn sound outside.]
Amanda: Sweetheart, we c-
Dotty: Mr. Alexander!
Dotty: Come on, boys, if we miss that train we won’t be able to register for the science fair.
Dotty comes in to collect the boys and some bags, the boys get up and Amanda hustles them all out.
Amanda: Ah, mother, we’ve got a little problem here but, hah, everything’s gonna be alright.
Jamie: What about my fuses, Mom?
Amanda: Sweetheart, you just go on to the train station, I’ll go to the hardware store and pick up a new fuse and I’ll meet you at the train station. Now, you gotta hurry.
Ah Ms Fix it! So I guess the generator was for the science fair huh. Oopsie. I’m surprised Phillip only got called a meathead though ahem.. is it wrong of me to think hooray Jamie got to call Phillip a name for a change?!
Philip: Let’s go, Grandma.
Dotty: Okay, we’ll meet you there.
The scene ends here.
Billy: The final change in this week’s events calendar is on page six.
The camera pans back and we see a bunch of agents.
Lee is among them.
Billy: Now, for security reasons the reception celebrating the Middle East cultural pact has been moved back to its original site at Hotel Monroe.
Billy: Francine’s there now, checking the security. Now Hamilton, McCreary,..
…you’re on the secretary’s tea at DoD, day after tomorrow. Goodlean,
[We don’t see Goodlean. Guessing he’s the white arm we saw earlier..
..but yes it did look like he was leaning good! ]
…I want you to cover the NATO conference at the Trade Building. That’s it for now.
Everyone gets up preparing to leave.
Lee looks to the lady to his right with a ‘what was that all about’ kind of look? maybe wondering why the heck he had to be at this meeting?!
Ah there’s Goodlean!
We see someone give Billy a note. Billy stops everyone from leaving… but before we go any further, I’ll pause here!
Any thoughts you’d like to share? Would love to hear from ya!!!!