Tony arrives on the third floor, and joins Dr. Maria Von Clausen’s security men in the hallway.
Walter: Hello Mr. Martinet. Nice to see you again.
[the blonde security guy looks familiar.. Ah I think he was in that photo the Russians were looking at. Have we seen him anywhere else in smk? ]
Tony: Thank you.
Walter: Ah, you know the drill, Sir, I hate to do it but…
Tony: Frisk away, Walter.
Walter pats Tony down while the other guard looks at the flower box.
Walter feels something in Tony’s pocket, and Tony removes a small tape player/recorder. Tony presses play and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is playing.
Walter: Ah Dr Von Clausen’s favourite.
[Really? that’s music to accompany good lovin?! Maybe a romantic dinner.. but really? LOL what do you all think? Me thinks Walter is naïve about what Maria gets up to with this Walter dude. 😉 tee hee.. ]
[Lots of grey going on here.. was this the fashionable colour of that year or something?!]
Walter removes Tony’s pen, clicks it and returns it to Tony’s jacket. [A playwright with a pen.. a pen Krutiov supplied.. uh oh… what does it do??!! Is this a play on the old ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’?! I’m in suspense about just what Tony has agreed to!!! Catch him Walter!!!]
Walter: I’ll bring her right up. Enjoy your evening Mr. Martinet. [Fail for Walter! 😉 ]
Lee and Amanda exit the elevator, round the corner and come across the two man security team letting Tony into a room.
Lee whispers: Martinet and some muscle thrown in…
[Blind muscle, so don’t worry too much 😉 They don’t see bright red Amanda watching from down the hall?! ]
Lee looks behind him at the rooms and the hallway.. and quietly motions to Amanda to come with him.
They head down the opposite hall and around the corner.
[you know, I think Amanda may have shoulders that are broader than Lee’s with those shoulder pads and that vest! gah!]
Lee stops in front of a room..
Lee: Here this should do it. If we can get inside maybe we can see inside Martinet’s room.
Lee knocks on the door… they wait.. Amanda seems to agree it’s all clear. [I love that Lee looks to her for her opinion here!]
Then Lee picks the lock.
[I think Lee should have let Amanda have a go! lol.. but then I guess they don’t have time to delay..]
[here’s a hand close up for all you Lee hands fans! Hey did anyone see where he got the lock pick from? Did he have his manicure kit?!]
Lee: Yeah (success.. the door opens)
Wow this is one fugly room.
They go to the balcony window..
We see Tony across the way with his rose near the balcony.
Lee gets out a camera?
Lee: This is perfect.
Maria: Hey sailor, new in town?
Tony: No, I’ve docked here before. [Ewwwwww… docked here before? Is it just me or is that pretty clunky!! Especially for a playwright 😉
I keep thinking about Castille and Jean in Vigilante Mothers.. and here he is up to his old tricks! Me confused!!
Just what has Valentine told Tony he has to do??!!! GAH!!! Maybe Tony won’t carry it out… don’t do it Tony!! (Whatever ‘it’ is! 😉 ]
Maria: I remember, you have that tattoo that’s so much fun to find.
Maria puts her stuff down and runs over to Tony.
Poor Maria, she really likes this guy! Mon Dieu Mon Dieu!
We cut back to Lee and Amanda.
Lee’s using his teeny tiny camera.. and adjusting the focus to get a better look
We cut back to a view of the two love birds kissing
– only they seem to have managed to kiss each other and move backwards toward the balcony door. Just so Lee and Amanda could get better view haaaa.
Click! we cut to a view from Lee’s camera..
Amanda: This is embarrassing.
[I agree Amanda!! and great to see this side to Amanda hasn’t completely disappeared.. you know the side that felt awkward about invading the privacy of others?]
Lee: It’s the seamy side of secret agent work…
[Interesting, have we heard Lee call this ‘secret agent’ work before? Usually they refer to spies don’t they? or agents? anyone?]
Lee turns slightly toward Amanda as he adds: … Just be glad we’re…
…not hiding under the bed..
Amanda gives Lee a look – eek!!!
Lee pauses for a second as if he’s thinking to himself it’s a crazy business they are in.
From the look on Amanda’s face I’d say she agrees!
he turns to look at Amanda..
and back again before he finishes his sentence here.
Yep, it’s one of those parts of the job Lee probably doesn’t like very much but accepts.
[I’m torn! this is pretty awful! but, there’s a part of me that would have loved to see how Lee and Amanda coped with this scenario! Remember Lee hiding in the wardrobe of that cabin in ship of spies?! ]
Back inside the love nest. They stop kissing..
They enjoy looking at each other for a moment. Then, Maria goes to pick up her bag again adding:
Maria: I think you’re going to like my latest little number….emphasis on the “little”.
(She heads off to another room)
Hmm this love nest is a much nicer hotel room than the one Lee and Amanda are in!
Tony watches her leave the room. He heads over to the rose – and removes the little water reservoir attached to it.
He drips some of it into one of the champagne glasses.
Uh oh. I’m guessing that’s not water oh no just what has he done? He isn’t going to kill her is he??!!! Looks like he is going to carry out this ‘treason’ after all… Noooooo!!! The ‘treason’ could be to kill Maria?!!
We cut back to Lee and Amanda.
Amanda: He put something in that glass.
Lee: Yes he did.
[I love how Amanda can see it without the aid of a camera lense to zoom though, I guess this camera doesn’t seem to have a zoom lense anyway?!]
Okay guys I’m going to pause here..
At this point I’m really not sure what to make of Tony and this relationship with Maria [i.e. I’m STILL not sure what to make of it all!!].
It’s unclear to me if he really genuinely cares for her! And.. what he seems to have agreed to do for the sake of his career comeback! I mean when Valentine told him what to do we hear Tony complain it was treason- we didn’t hear him complain that Maria was someone he cared about And when he put this stuff in the champagne glass there didn’t seem to be any interior struggle going on- where he fought with himself about carrying out this ‘treason’ – maybe he’s a cold blooded killer!!! Now that would be absurd!!!!
Maybe I’m influenced by this actor’s previous smk incarnation – Castille [ rofl – not really influenced by Niles the Butler! ]
What do you all think? anyone else worried at this point that Lee and Amanda are about to watch Tony kill this lady?!