We left the three little spies by the pool..
A guy calls out to them (he’s next to the babe): Hey, guys!..
…How you doing?
The three spies approach. Petrovich taking photos.
Lee: Hey, you’re Randall Skylar.
Randall Skylar: That’s me.
Lee: Oh, far out man! All right. [lol! this has got to be a cover! Far out man – I dig the suspenders/t-shirt combo! ]
Randall Skylar: You’re the international press dudes? [ahhh!!! that explains the ID’s..]
Lee: Yeah, right. I am, uh, Lee Stimpson. This is Isaac Pellur, and Bob Wang.
(They all shake hands- Skylar gives them a rock star hand shake )
Randall Skylar: Far out!
Petrovich: Far out!
Randall Skylar: You dudes been to the warehouse yet?
Petrovich: The warehouse…
Petrovich: Of course, yes.
Randall Skylar: Pretty hip, huh?..
…That’s 15 million in food and medical supplies on their way to the hungry.
[okay so now we have 15 million copies sold. lol. They are selling fast!]
Lee: Wow, that sure is something. Listen, Randall,…
…could you tell me how you first got involved with this airlift?
Randall Skylar: Oh, man. I mean, look around you. The world, it’s the pits. [ummm look at the mansion?!]
Lee: Oh, yeah.
(the babe brings him a cocktail, life’s hard )
Randall Skylar: We gotta do something. Chi Chi?
[Not even Petrovich could accuse this guy of being imperialist America ]
Lee: Uh, no, I don’t think so. We’re on a working visit, heh.
Petrovich: We would like to know how your organisation works.
Randall Skylar: Yeah…well, like it’s simple…
… I put together 27 rock ‘n’ rollers and we put on a concert that raises more money in one weekend than Band Aid, Live Aid, and Farm Aid combined. And then, we, uh, you know, feed the world. [lol inspiration Bob Geldof? Band Aid was 1984. I had to check ]
Chang: And how do you plan to transport all these supplies?
Randall Skylar: Dig it, man. We’ve got the US Air Force.
Lee & Chang: Oh!
[LOL Lee looks all excited by this, but I’m guessing Lee is actually feeling the opposite!]
Randall Skylar: Five of those awesome troop-transport planes. I mean, I am putting together a take off gig. This show will knock your teeth out.
Petrovich & Chang: Oh, hmmm….
Skylar starts to suspect these press guys.
Randall Skylar: Uh, don’t you guys read the papers you write for? I’ve been front-page news for a week. [yeah. it should have been in that dossier!]
Lee: Oh, yeah, yeah. Uh, could you give us a run down on the destinations?
Randall Skylar: Everywhere, man. Asia, Africa, Mideast.
Randall Skylar: They got starving people?
Randall Skylar: We got food. Listen, guys, to tell you the truth, that’s not my department. You see, I’m the flash. I put on the show to raise the money to buy the food, and then I feel good…
… I got people to do all the work.
Lee: Yeah. Well, then you’re telling us that, uh, you don’t really know where the food is going?
Randall Skylar: Oh, man! To hungry people. Like what else do I need to know?
Randall Skylar: Pam. Come here!
(Skylar waves over Pam)
Pam Jentry: I’ve been looking for you. We’ve got the first lady.
Randall Skylar: Oh, you are down two feet. We got Rosalyn?!! [Ha haaaa!!!!]
Randall Skylar: Whatever. [Yes! details! details!] … Oh, Pam, these guys are press. Press, Pam Jentry.
Lee: How do you do?
Chang: How are you?
Randall Skylar: Without this cookie, I don’t think I’d have a chance of pulling off this extravaganza.
Pam Jentry: Well, if I don’t get back to the warehouse, you probably won’t. Excuse me, gentlemen.
[Hmm she seemed keen to get away from these men.. does she think they are spies? three nationalities just showing up and asking questions would make you suspicious if you were involved with nuclear detonators- I can’t remember if she is or not though. Maybe Skylar isn’t as dumb as he looks? lol.. ]
Lee: Nice meeting you.
Randall Skylar: Okay. Hang loose. Hey guys, I’ll get you some press kits, okay? I got a lounge singer from Encino to put them together for me. Heh-heh. Very bizarre. [haaaa!!]
(Skylar rushes off to get his bizarre press kits)
Lee: Far out. Ha, ha…yeah. [haa haaaaa! this cover of Lee’s is funny. I’ve always thought smk didn’t utilise cover ID’s enough for humour.. so many opportunities! but I do enjoy what we get ]
Chang: Is this guy a joke or what?
[he may well not be the brightest guy, but it is cool that he is interested in helping others.. he’s just pretty childish about it all I think..]
Lee: Look, it’s obvious Food for Flight is legit. It’s the perfect cover for smuggling detonators.
Petrovich and Chang are not disagreeing.
We cut to Pam making a phone call.
she dials, and looks over at the 3 little press men.
Pam Jentry: We have a problem…
Man over phone: I am listening, Miss Jentry.
Uh oh!!!!! Looks like Pam’s one of the baddies in this scenario!
The scene ends here.
Next scene, we are back at the plane and Amanda is on the phone (or is that the ‘spacenet satellite’?)
Amanda: Hi, Mr. Melrose wanted me to let you know a couple of things…
(Amanda looks around to check if anyone is listening. Nadine is behind her, and Amanda lowers her voice)
…It seems that the Indian government found out about the detonator and they think that gives them justifiable reason to build up their nuclear arsenal.
[Ah. Yawn. so we are suppose to be sensing the increased pressure here huh. For me.. it all kinda falls flat. but then, I guess this could be because I have seen this episode before and can’t completely forget how things end!]
(As Amanda talks, Nadine comes and sits behind her)
Lee: Well, if they do that could start an arms race throughout the continent and that’s the spark that could set the tinderbox off…
…Well, let’s just hope Food for Flight pays some big dividends, huh? Fast!
[is that location formerly the Home of Marvellous Marvin’s we saw in The boy who could be king?)
Amanda: Now look, that’s another thing about Food for Flight. It seems that it’s one of Washington’s favorite charities and so there are a lot of Senator’s wives involved. So Mr. Melrose wants you to make sure you’ve really got something before you make a move.
Lee: Terrific! Not only do we have the Russians and Chinese to worry about now we’ve got Capitol Hill. [Ahhh so this was what that mysterious phone call from Ronald to Billy was about?]
Lee: What else did he tell you?
Amanda: Well, he said good luck. You’re gonna need it.
[haaaa great to see in all this Amanda is making a joke with Lee ]
Lee: Heh, huh…thanks!
[Awhhh! Lee likes Amanda’s joke! I never get bored with these little moments between these two! ]
…All right. Keep in touch with him, will ya?
They hang up. Amanda looks behind her to see Nadine is right behind her listening in. lol. The scene ends there.
Okay here’s a good place to pause.. anything you’d like to share with us all??? What did you think of Skylar?