Moving on with this episode from that oh so swoony Lee and Amanda scene… We see a vista of Washington DC..
Looks like it’s winter..?
We then see an exterior of IFF. Not winter..
We find Billy sitting on his sofa in his office, listening to something with headphones.
[What do the fashion police make of this little nonsemble? Who was it that labelled this the flight attendant look? IMHO you nailed it! 🙂 ]
Francine: Billy, here’s the material on Food for Flight. It doesn’t look like-
(Francine realises Billy isn’t listening)
(Billy looks up.. )
Billy: Wrap me up in barbwire, show me your love
Billy: Slip your arms around me like a heavy metal glove
Francine: Heh, Billy, what are you talking about?
[rofl! I’m so glad that not for a second do we the audience think this is Billy coming on to Francine!]
Billy: I don’t know… [whaaaahahahahaaa!!!] …I know I’m a little older. I understand that tastes change.
Billy: But this…
…Randall Skylar’s latest album…
(He gives Francine the headphones for her to have a listen) [80s headphones! ahhh those were the days!]
…The man who’s behind Food for Flight.
Francine (loudly over the music): Oh, right. “Barbwire Love”. Yeah. Single sold 13 million copies. The album is double-platinum. It’s gonna go triple.
Billy: People pay money for this? [rofl!!! Billy is so funny in this scene!]
Francine: Lots of it. Skylar has already made $10 million and he has donated a dollar for every album sold to Food for Flight. [that’s 13 million dollars! Hmmm what’s going on with this math??!! ]
Billy: So this thing is legit? [define legit ]
Francine: Well, on paper it looks like one of the most effective relief organizations around. Here,..
(Francine hands over the dossier)
…Skylar is the face for the group. But there’s a woman named Pam Jentry. She’s the brains behind the administration and PR… [Aha! so we have a guy heading the organisation, but a woman is really running the show.. hmm.. could this relate to the three spies and their assistants set up?! I guess we’ll see..] …She’s put together a team of assistants. They’re mostly veterans from other aid efforts. Nobody is making a lot of money on this. And a matter of fact, uh, most of the workers are volunteers…
…All in all, it’s pretty impressive.
Billy: And big.
Billy: It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack with one arm tied behind you. Why don’t they just let us do our job without tip toeing around? We’d probably get to the bottom of this thing…
[Me confused. Who isn’t letting them do their job? who is requiring they tip toe?! Is the mission top secret and they can’t question anyone? I don’t get it… help? ]
(the phone rings)
(Billy stands up- whooo it’s someone important. Or his domineering uncle. Oh wait.. that’s Lee!)
…Yes sir… (Billy listens)
…We have the agents in place, sir, and we’re doing everything accor- (Billy listens)
… I see…(Billy listens)
…Yes sir, I understand. That does complicate things… (Billy listens)
[My goodness.. lots of Billy listening.. I guess this is to up the tension. what’s the spanner in the works?! ]
…Yes sir…I will…Well, thank you, sir.
(Billy hangs up)
…That was the President…
…He just put a lot more powder in our powder keg. Get Lee and Amanda.
Oh my gosh!!! what’s happened??!!! What does this mean!!! gahh!!! the suspense is killing me!!!
(Francine does as she’s told.. she’s not so anxious to find out this latest development!).
Billy is thoughtful, and waits for Francine to leave the room.
He then picks up the headphones to listen to some more Barbwire love! rofl! Oh rofl! He then proceeds to start bopping! rofl!!! Billy the bopper he is!!
The scene ends here.. and we cut to the plane touching down on the runway.
The team to find the detonators are all seated together. Maybe now they are in LA I’ll get to see the Hollywood sign
Lee: All right. Let’s go then.
They all get up to leave, except Petrovich who is in conversation with Nadine, he finishes what he was saying to her and also gets up.
Nadine stays put.
Looks like Petrovich and Lee have changed into something more comfortable (and ugly!).
Amanda notices Nadine and pulls up Lee by the arm- getting him to stay behind a second.
Amanda: We seem to be leaving somebody behind.
[I think this might be sacrilege, but.. I can’t stand this outfit on Lee!!! even if he is in jeans!!! These jeans are awful! Is it just me?!]
Lee: What’s going on here?
Petrovich: She’s going to stay here to file a report to Moscow.
[is it just me or does Chang look mighty fine?!]
Amanda reacts with an ‘ohhhh’ 🙂
Lee reacts with suspicion.
[Iwsod reacts to that awful outfit! That jacket??!!!! that shirt!!!! those jeans. Oh nooo!!! Iwsod’s been given a big Kapow!!]
Chang and Jin Sung share a look, and he motions with his head for her to stay behind too. Which she acts on immediately. She walks by Petrovich back to the table.
Jin Sung: Excuse me. (to Lee and Amanda to let her pass)
Lee: And where is she going?
Chang: She’ll stay also to complete some paper work.
Petrovich: You don’t trust me. [duh!]
Chang: No, I don’t…
…But it is not a unique distrust…
(Chang looks at Lee) …I suspect all of you.
Grrrrrr!!! Checkmate Petrovich and Lee! lol.
Amanda: Excuse me. I have an idea. Why don’t I stay here…
…and then the three of us can stay and three of us can go?..
…Then there’ll be a balance…
(Petrovich and Chang don’t respond. you can’t tell an American she has a good idea )
Amanda just decides for herself: … It’s a good idea.
She turns without waiting for a response. LOL. go Amanda.
Lee gives Amanda a response, without taking his eyes off the other two!
We see the three little spies leave. Oh my we get quite the view of Lee from ‘behind’ umm.. I am guessing at the time, these jeans must have been hunk clothing. Umm.. but err they ruin the view for me! That should be a crime!!!
We see an exterior shot of a mansion.
It’s incredible how little I remember of this episode! But.. this mansion does look familiar.. has it been the exterior of something else? I should have kept a folder of all exterior shots by episode so I could compare! But.. I didn’t!
Petrovich: Bourgeois decadence. [eyeroll.. so cliché!]
Chang: Capitalist excess [Love the manbag Chang!]
Lee: And good ol’ American rock ‘n’ roll. The guy behind this Food for Flight is Randall Skylar, one of the legends in American music. And this is what you get when you come a legend.
[ahhh stereotypes! Communists despising wealth, and an American defending it. Just once I’d love to see an American agree this is decadence! or have a Russian admit Americans have good music . I guess it all underlines that different cultures define ‘success’ differently – but, so do different individuals within a culture. At least all three can agree ‘success’ would be finding the detonators!?]
Petrovich: “Barbwire Love”
Lee: Yeah, that was his double-platinum. Don’t tell me you’ve heard this stuff?
Petrovich: He appeared in Moscow once. I read a newspaper report on the performance. Disgusting.
Lee: It’s sold 10 million copies… [Therefore it’s not disgusting?! I think something can be both disgusting and popular! ] …Ask around you know you may find a bootlegged version in Moscow. Heh.
[whoooo Russians secretly loving the ‘disgusting’ American music huh.. another cliché! My goodness I’m in a mood. It’s that flippin awful outfit! I wouldn’t say it’s ‘disgusting’ but I’m also pretty sure it didn’t sell 10 million copies .. Okay, I’ll comfort myself that Lee is looking gorgeous in the great outdoors. Love to see him outside! whatever the outfit. I’m glad Lee doesn’t seem to care about Petrovich’s tastes
Seems Lee has knocked off 3 million in sales – Francine said it had sold 13 million singles lol.. ]
Someone calls out to them. But.. this post is big enough. I’m going to pause here for the moment. Anything you’d like to share about this part of the ep? or the ep so far?