Back to the Beverly Hills mansion..
We find Skylar and Jentry in discussion..
Randall Skylar: Change the schedule? Heh. We’re leaving in two days.
[whooo Amanda’s volunteering already! We see her collect some envelopes]
Pam Jentry: But why wait? Everything’s ready!
[Amanda follows them listening in and trying to look busy]
Randall Skylar: Oh Pam, we got a monster PR package in place: radio, TV, the press, MTV. You change the departure schedule now and the whole thing unravels like a cheap sweater.
Pam Jenty: But we’ve got reports that there’s a weather front blowing in that could ground the planes for weeks. Do you wanna feed people, or you just want PR?
[Oh this woman is low!!!]
Randall Skylar: Both. Okay, so I like show, huh? I’m human.
(Randall sucks on one of his fingers and sticks it in the air)
…Hey we’ll keep a wet finger in the air, huh? We’ll see what happens.
[LOL appealing to Skylar’s caring for others at the expense of the high and PR he gets from helping others doesn’t seem to work. Skylar isn’t half as selfless as he may first appear 😉 LOL and lucky that as it foils Pams’ evil plans.. well maybe foil. I guess we’ll see..]
Pam Jentry: While thousands die, huh?
[Pam is appalling!!! Now I’d agree with Petrovich here – Disgusting!! Using starving people to distribute nuclear detonators.. disgusting!]
Randall Skylar: Pamela, baby. Hunger’s been happening for centuries. I mean, what difference is a couple more days gonna make?
Pam Jentry: Maybe the cover of Rolling Stone, huh?
[Ah! the appeal to his ego!]
Randall Skylar: Maybe. If it helps our cause… [ the cause and his ego are rather intertwined from the looks of things. the guy is not all about ego I guess, but nor is it all about feeding the starving.. hmm.. thoughts? ]
…What’s the matter with that? ….Hey. We’re gonna wait. Okay? End of discussion.
[Skylar tries to end things with some authority here]
Skylar walks off.
Looks like Amanda heard the whole thing..
Pam motions for another staffer to come over..
Umm is this Jill?? the repeating extra???!!!! don’t tell me she gets a line of dialogue? She deserves it wearing that fugly sweater!!!!
Pam Jentry: We’re rolling tomorrow morning at 8:30, sharp! So let’s load as many trucks as we can tonight…
…Then bring in a crew at 4:30 tomorrow morning to finish, okay? And keep this quiet. Skylar’s still insisting on tons of press, and they’re gonna muck things up.
Jill leaves to do as she’s been instructed. [No dialogue for Jill? Boo!] Pam turns to notice Amanda is standing behind her.. and may have heard things.. hmm..
Amanda continues what she’s doing, not giving away that she was taking note of everything..
The scene ends there.
Back at the plane, Amanda briefs everyone. So um where did they all sleep last night?!
Looks like Chang has been to the plastic jacket shop! gah!!
Amanda: They’re gonna load as many trucks as they can tonight. Then they’re gonna have a new crew come in at 4:40 in the morning and then finish up. They’re gonna leave at 8:30 sharp.
Lee: Why the sudden change?
[Because your white jacket was fugly Lee!!! Ohhhh oops.. err you mean about the shipment? sorry.. just sooo happy to see the last of that awful white jacket! Here’s hoping he is wearing jeans.. darker jeans!]
Amanda: I don’t know, but Skylar didn’t seem very happy, and Pam was awful nervous.
Lee and Petrovich share a thoughtful look.
[random: in an episode of The Closer last night – I saw Petrovich!! If you’re interested the episode was ‘Red Tape’ sorry I digress- was just such a coincidence!]
Chang: We should be nervous. Once they get out of your airspace, there’s very little we can do about it.
[Plastic jacket or not, I still think Chang is dreamy though.. ahem.. no competition for Lee.. of course!]
Lee: Alright then, we’re going in…
[Lee gets up. blue jeans? blue jeans??
Is that blue jeans?!!]
(sorry I’m so distracted! Lee walks over to the safe and continues while he opens it)
…Now the detonators give off a trace of radioactivity. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover. So if the detonators are in the trucks or the warehouse these Geiger counters will let us know…
(Lee takes three Geiger counters out of the safe)
[Is it just me or do they look hilarious?! Not sure why.. because they’re so massive maybe?]
(Lee hands a Geiger counter to Petrovich)
Petrovich responds: No.
He looks over the Geiger counter, then up at Chang. Chang gives a grin..
So does Petrovich.
I think they are happy to be making a move.
LOL! That or they also find the massive Geiger counters hilarious American excess! tee hee..
The scene ends there.
We see a dark warehouse exterior.
Cue the sneaking music!!
Inside, Amanda is sneaking between the food for flight crates.
Amanda sneaks over to a side door. She opens it to let in..
[why was she in the warehouse letting the others in? had her volunteering given her access to the warehouse? Is this covered in the script? anyone?]
Amanda: Okay, come on.
Geiger counters ready to go..
Amanda: Did you find anything in the trucks?
Lee: Zip. Let’s hope we’re luckier in here.
Lee: Keep an eye open.
We see sneaking and searching by Chang, Petrovich..
and Lee using their Geiger counters.
Someone calls out: There’s nothing here!
More searching.. Petrovich enters a side office. Amanda sees the flashlight- and sneaks over to investigate.
She watches him take something out .. he flicks a switch..
…she takes note through the window.
Petrovich looks up to make sure he’s not being watched while he puts it under the table.
Amanda ducks out of the way.
Petrovich is careful to put the chair back under the desk and he makes his way out of the office. Amanda hurries away undiscovered.
Amanda hidden between the boxes, comes out once Petrovich has passed her.
Amanda sneaks into the office Petrovich just left. She carefully turns on a light.. so she can see under the desk.. She finds the box, and pulls it up.
Uh oh.. 8 minutes? A bomb?? I guess it could mean the time 8:00 also.
What the heck is Petrovich doing?! Maybe he is wanting to destroy the detonators so the USA can’t have them back. I have noooo idea.. [lol which is probably obvious to you all tee hee]
Amanda totally keeps her head here! Alone with a bomb – she seems to not panic. . She puts the bomb down on the desk, and realises this is the office of Pam Jentry..
And the scene ends here.
No idea if Amanda pressed that red button.. or left the bomb or what she did.. looking forward to finding out. Great work Amanda!
After a tense commercial break we are back on the plane.. we find Lee taking one of those boxes out of a briefcase. I guess he put it in to show it is the same?
Anyway.. it looks like Petrovich is in the hot seat.. [I wanted to see Lee’s face when he realised Amanda found a bomb and did good!]
Lee: XL-87 plastique, standard KGB issue with a timer set for 8 am tomorrow morning. Now I want an explanation, Petrovich, now!
Petrovich: Mr. Stetson, our governments have different priorities, different needs.
Lee: Dammit all, there is only one priority here, and that is those detonators. Now, what were you up to?
Petrovich: I sent photos of Pam Jentry to the KGB. They identified her as an arms dealer, who has been operating in the Mideast for years, especially in Afghanistan. She disappeared two years ago.
[Big deal. so what. we know she’s dirty.. who cares if she’s been doing it for years! Okay, I guess they didn’t know for sure if she was involved.. it was just highly likely with her suspicious moving the plans forward and all that.. but to me that seemed to confirm she was a baddie..]
Lee: The same time those detonators were stolen.
Petrovich: Not a coincidence, I assure you. Miss Jentry is a much sought-after enemy of the state.
[Okay so you have confirmation she’s a baddie: You tell the team. You don’t blow her up! rofl.
Hmmm maybe Petrovich was under orders]
Lee: Yeah, well right now, she’s a much sought-after enemy of the world. [Hoorah!]
Chang: Are you sure she’ll still use the caravan? [caravan? I guess this means a caravan of trucks. lol.. in Australia a ‘caravan’ is what we call a ‘trailer’]
Lee: She has to. Those detonators are too visible, too delicate, to ship any other way. Now we didn’t find them in the warehouse. They’ve got to be someplace else and we’ve got three hours to find her before the caravan rolls.
LOL.. Oh dear.. this is all a bit pedestrian! They’ve tried to up the tension here with the bomb.. but it all seems a bit pointless- the old ‘we’d prefer to just kill her.’ Meh!
How did Petrovich see this playing out as their team continued to work on finding the detonators?
Just doesn’t make sense to me… The only good part of all this is how Amanda handled it. Or is it just me?
This ep so far, other than the fabulous scene between Lee and Amanda (when he says a friendly face helps), is a bit of a yawn.. Is it just me who feels this way?
However, well done Amanda for not forgetting Petrovich is not on her team! She did a great job for a civilian auxiliary (boooo!). I guess this is another win for the women??!!
What do you all think?