Back to IFF and Lee’s job from Hell..
Lee (off camera): And this one’s code-named Sweet Death.
These newbies are super keen on taking notes.
Lee: A catch-all category of lone-wolf terrorists.
[ Speaking of Lone wolves is rather relevant to today’s world huh.. is the lone wolf category code named sweet death? or did they show the newbies the baddie code named sweet death off camera? I’m finding this doesn’t fit.. like they added Lee’s line off camera post production .. or.. have I missed something here? ]
…A new breed we saw emerge fairly recently, right after the war in southeast Asia, 1968, ’69… [Is this a veiled reference to Vietnam?]
Ms snippy young thing raises her head at hearing this.
Young woman Fairly recently?
She says this to the room. Pretty darn rude.
And.. the other newbies rudely laugh.
Ha. Ha. Still laughing Ms snippy looks up at Lee.
She seems to enjoy making him seem small.
Me thinks this character has daddy issues!!
[Yes I will leave out the fact she is in RL likely BB’s sister ]
Lee seems intimidated. This is a new side to Lee we are seeing here! I’m guessing he had a particularly awful experience with public speaking as a youngster..
Come on Lee! work through it! You really don’t care what little Ms Snippy thinks! We all know you can do it! ]
[ I think Ms Young snippy here is going to regret her attitude toward Lee one day. Ship her off to Greenland!!
Are female agents who speak allowed to be decent people? or are they all snippy except for Amanda? (yes I include Francine in that category.) I can’t help but think back to Section 1 and the high standard the agency has for it’s agents. This lot don’t seem of the right calibre to me! Put Ms snippy on perimeter patrol for a year!
SMK certainly seems to be hitting us over the head with how ‘mature’ Lee is now!! ahem!!!]
Err sorry.. back to the scene.
Lee ignores her rudeness and battles on not letting it stop him. [Not unlike what we just saw with Amanda!]
Lee: Now, these guys… have no loyalties, no ties, no fear…
[Ahhh Lee reclaims his authority. Go Lee!]
…You’ve heard the names…Sasha Schturmer.… the Belgian.
(Amanda enters while we see Sasha the Moustacha)
Amanda (silently mouths to Lee): I’m sorry.
He’s not thrilled.. but.. I’m glad Lee isn’t being moody with Amanda. He seems quick to forgive. Amanda will make it up to you with dinner at Spencers!
Amanda gestures to say I couldn’t help it kinda thing.. I think..
We see another image..
[Are all three of these Sascha Moustacha? The Belgian?
Do you think Sascha is a nod to Sascha Schneider? (Producer of this episode) wouldn’t it be funny if they’d really used a photo of him! I guess it could be but who knows.. ]
Lee: Giancarlo Grenatti—the Italian.
(The Italian! The Beard! the Hairy Italian!)
And just look at Amanda.. sneaking along the back there.. with her flippin guest pass on while all these knuckleheads have an agency badge?! No justice!!! whooo that makes my blood boil!!!
Lee: Derek Vanderhoosen—the Dutchman…
Rofl. Could you recognise this guy from this image at the Eiffel tower?!
…Now, one of the… first identified and undeniably the most lethal… Steven Sallee…
[Whoooo in his famous pink shirt no less! was this taken by the guys in the car who blew him up? or lol I mean who tried to blow him up?]
We see Amanda react immediately.
Lee: Now, Sallee was killed about two years ago in Buenos Aires.
[If he was killed two years ago, why are you teaching newbies about him Lee?!! Okay, I guess they are doing a history of the lone wolf assassin..]
Amanda: He’s not dead!
Amanda: I just gave him a hundred and seventy-five dollars.
[Oh Amanda.. Of course she did! what are the odds??!!
Lee can’t believe it.. he’s use to expecting the unexpected from Amanda.. but this??!!!]
Amanda just nods silently..
Silence from Amanda? Maybe she learned the effectiveness of silence from Mr undeniably most lethal himself in the previous scene!
The scene ends here.
We find Lee and Amanda heading back to the suburbs. I suspect Lee didn’t mind having an excuse to get out of that orientation!
We hear this next exchange while they drive through the suburbs..
Amanda: So he shaved his beard!
Lee: Then you’re not positive.
Amanda: I’m positive about the eyes. They were Sallee’s. [I can see why those eyes would be recognisable! burned into her retinas with that stare!!!!]
Lee: Amanda. He was buried under a ton of rubble. The man is dead.
Amanda: They never recovered the body.
Buried under a ton of Rubble? Never recovered the body? I’m surprised Lee is sceptical! He’s seen two doppelgangers come along and assume identities.. he shouldn’t be surprised at much of anything these days! Especially when it comes to Amanda and those coincidences!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At least Lee’s Ohhh seems more like resignation than annoyance!
Sallee sees Lee and Amanda getting out of the car and heading toward the house.
Amanda: He might be asleep, he works the nightshift. His apartment’s above her garage.
Lee: Okay. I’ll check out there. You see if the woman’s inside.
[I’m surprised they split up with Mr Most Lethal possibly nearby.. ]
Sallee moves away from the window. Amanda approaches the open front door and rings the doorbell. There’s no answer, so she pokes her head around the doorframe.
Amanda: Millicent? It’s Amanda again. Millicent, are you here?
Sallee listens from around the corner.
He has his bag on, I guess ready to leave, but he waits, the garrotte in his hand..
Waiting for the right moment to attack Amanda from the looks of it.
Uh oh. Sallee extends the garrotte!
Outside we see Lee (with his dad shoes) walking back toward the house.
Lee hurries into the house, gun drawn and ready for action.
He finds Amanda with her back to the room..
Amanda: Behind the couch.
Lee walks to check behind the couch.. the birds are still chirping.. but.. Lee finds Millicent, dead..
..her pearl necklace broken and just a trace of a line around her throat (we can’t have blood on smk!)
Poor Millicent. She didn’t deserve this.. Sallee is evil!!!!
There’s a noise in another room, Lee rushes toward it..
Sallee has gotten away…
Lee heads back into the living room.
Looks at Millicent again.. and then walks toward Amanda.
I guess he would be thanking his lucky stars that Amanda isn’t dead too.
Lee puts away the gun..
and puts his arm around Amanda.
Lee: Hey. [Awhhhh]
Amanda puts her arm around Lee too..
And they share a silent moment.. Poor Millicent.
His left hand rubs her on the arm and comforts her. Awh.
Lee’s sadness seems to turn to determination. Sallee is officially toast! I’m gonna eat him for breakfast!!
And.. the scene ends here.
Such a sweet and natural gesture here as Lee comforts Amanda… Would you say this is a hug? a side hug? Me, I’m not sure. But then we can’t see below their shoulders at the end here.. Thoughts?
We’ll pause here for a moment too…. I cannot wait to hear from you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!