So where were we.. light bulbs.. lots of light bulbs.. light bulbs blow.. light bulbs being collected.. Amanda staring at the blown light bulbs and Van Kleef collecting light bulbs from the cupboard (Sallee’s new secretly upgraded light bulbs), to replace the blown ones in the reception room.
We see an exterior shot of the Hotel Monroe.
We see the bulbs are back in the chandelier..
Francine: Well, everything is set. Guests are arriving, we’re only about, uh, twenty-five minutes behind schedule.
Lee: Good. [I’m confused. why is everything suddenly okay re Sallee? Why are they suddenly more upbeat?]
Van Kleef descends the ladder.. steps.. or whatever- good job! lol. Amanda is off to the side.. still nutting out these bulbs.
Van Kleef (holding out a box): Andrew… take these. I have to get my champagne fountain out of the walk-in.
[Didn’t we already see him do that?! guess he has another one!]
Van Kleef hands over the box to Andrew of the old blown out bulbs he replaced. Amanda suddenly grabs one of them. Deep in thought.
Uh oh. that bulb looks awfully familiar!
Amanda stands there another moment thinking about the blown bulb and the bulbs in the chandelier.
She absently calls Lee over. I think her light bulb is on!
Lee sees the bulb Amanda is holding.
Amanda: Is it possible to make a bomb out of a light bulb?
(Lee silently looks up at the chandelier.) [His light bulb has gone on too!! He’s seen the light! (oh boy)]
…The bulbs, did you check the bulbs?
Francine: Yes. The bulbs, the sockets, the wiring, the fixtures, the crystals, the-
Amanda: What about the new ones that they just put in?
Francine: Well, I checked all the spares. Yesterday.
Lee: If he packed those bulbs with plastique, the glass from those chandeliers’ll cut everyone in this room to ribbons.
Billy jumps into action: Alright, clear the ballroom!
…Everyone, let’s move it…
[I love how all these people who have no idea who Billy is do as he tells them to. rofl. He did say it with great authority and confidence!]
…Scarecrow, find out where the main power trunk enters the hotel.
Lee: You got it!
[Lee is on a mission! Love how he grips Amanda by the arms as he leaves and gives her a squeeze – we’re gonna stop Sallee!!! It’s kinda blurry..
….but go look! ]
Billy: Nesheim [Duffy], get the bomb squad down here ASAP.
Amanda: Yes, Sir?
Billy: Get yourself to the command center van outside.
Amanda: I’m on the way.
Billy: Go, go. Francine, come with me.
[Poor Francine she seems a bit stunned by it all]
Back to Sallee downstairs.. and now he is setting the timer- to activate the rheostat I guess…[see my comment re rheostat for post 15- I’m no electricity expert..]
Lee enters the downstairs area, gun drawn.
Lee, the superspy, trips on an object and makes a noise tipping off Sallee that he’s there! 😉
Sallee climbs a ladder.. gets his garrotte out and waits to surprise Lee.
Stunt Lee enters.. Stunt Sallee jumps down and tackles stunt Lee..
On the ground, Stunt Lee loses his gun, but grabs a pipe.. just as Stunt Sallee tries to put the garrotte in place.
We cut to Lee and Sallee up close..
Lee has the garrotte wire blocked from choking him by the pipe.. It’s actually a little tricky to see the wire and what’s going on. they struggle.. Lee pulls the wire up and away from his neck.
Lee shoves Sallee away.. but toward the pipe on the ground. Sallee gives Lee a whack (don’t worry, it’s stunt Lee ) Sallee picks up Lee’s gun and runs.
[umm is this Sallee the ruthless assassin? Why did he take the gun but not shoot Lee? err not that I don’t mind just wondering.. Hmmm oh maybe it was because the shot would have alerted people. but.. why not give Lee a few more whacks with the pipe? oh dear.. what am I saying?!!] Sallee is panicked and runs.. that will do!!
No time to lose!
We see Lee get up. Lookin good! and.. determined!
A shame he didn’t take a quick look around to see what Sallee had been up to he could have stopped the timer! It’s not hidden..
Lee runs after Sallee. Sallee fires at Lee and misses (ahem.. probably why he prefers the la touche de la whatsie!)
Sallee continues running.. and Lee continues his chasing…
We find Sallee running up stairs. These look familiar!
We see a man appear at the end of the hallway. Sallee turns and runs, punching a man who he happened across [lol like we needed a little reminder that this man is ruthless and violent!!!]. Maybe these men were agents.
Sallee continues running back down the stairs and then away.
Lee is right behind him..
Oh.. by the way, I found where I’ve seen this stairway.
This is Jepard running away from Lee in the chase in The Triumvirate! And… this is where Francine got shot!
[Good to be reminded of one of Francine’s more professional brave moments!!]
Get ready! I sense a set up! We see Sallee running toward an old guy pushing the champagne fountain.
We cut to a close up of Van Kleef. rofl. that guy in the wide shot was suppose to be Van Kleef? [Must be Stunt Van Kleef- I wonder if he also changed the light bulbs?! 😉 ]
Van Kleef is not having a good night!
Sallee runs into him and the fountain and sends them flying. There’s a loud crash and Lee now knows where Sallee is.
Lee runs in that direction.
Sallee, collides with Francine and takes her hostage. Francine is not having a good night!!!
Sallee: Alright. Hold it! Hold it! Right there!
Billy: Hold your fire! Hold your fire!
Lee rounds the corner..
[I see Nesheim is right behind Sallee, but he does nothing.. I guess Billy did say hold your fire.. ]
Sallee: You too, hotshot!
Sallee points the gun at him. whoa.. Lee’s gun being pointed at Lee. that’s gotta stink!
Sallee drags Francine toward the ballroom doors.
Sallee: Just stay there! Stay!
We see there are quite a few male agents standing around watching Sallee take Francine. I don’t know if I’ve seen any of these agents before.. have you? I mean other than Neshiem/Duffy, Lee and Billy!
Billy: Hold your fire!
Sallee: Stay! Stay!
(Sallee and Francine enter the reception room – ballroom? while all the agents around don’t move..) [Why would Sallee go in there?? he knows the timer/bombs are about to go off in there? maybe he thinks he can use the upcoming explosion as a way to get away..]
Lee: Easy. Easy, everybody.
Lee and the other agents slowly approach the glass doors to the reception and look through.
time’s run out!
Will Francine survive???!!! Will she try one of her famous moves??
In Fearless Dotty she said: I was outside the airport making a surveillance pass and all of a sudden I felt this big arm lock around my neck from behind….(Amanda asks ‘what did you do?’ ) …Oh, I spiked his instep with my heel, thumbed his eye- sockets, pressed my forearm against his larynx, and then brought up my knee in a lifting motion.
I think Francine could use a little confidence boosting self-defence right now… we’ll see is she uses it!!! Mancine! Mancine! Mancine!
I’ll pause here- yep- right where time seems to have run out! Seems appropriate Anything you’d like to share about this part of the ep or the ep so far guys? Back with more soon!