12/21 Season Three, Episode 22: All the World’s a Stage–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Back to the love nest.. Lee and Amanda are carrying out the seamy side of secret agent work watching Tony.

Tony reconnects the red rose’s reservoir and starts to pour champagne into two glasses (one of which he put something in- uh oh). Maria returns from her room, holding up her new ‘little’ lingerie.3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001710844
Maria
: Hmmm

Tony: Ah, I’ll drink to that.
Tony turns to pick up the two champagne flutes and hands one to Maria.

[LOL I thought she was going to come out wearing it but then I realised oh yeah this is smk! Ahh I love 80’s TV that didn’t hit us over the head with the sexy times Winking smile
I feel bad enough for Maria already – that she’s being watched, Tony’s up to no good etc. At least she was spared having her photo taken in the little outfit Winking smile ]

We cut back to Lee reacting to this series of events Winking smile
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LOL at Lee’s reaction to the lingerie Winking smile
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He seems to think whooo nice!
[Bet he’s picturing Amanda in it, she did say something about black lingerie to Princess Penny didn’t she?! Not that Lee would know! lol maybe he was listening at the window back then and heard more than we thought?! Winking smile tee hee.. anyway focus on this episode Iwsod! ]

We see Lee and Amanda’s point of view, as Tony hands one of the flutes to Maria.
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LOL probably good Maria didn’t change given they are standing in front of the balcony too lol!
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Lee snaps a picture of Tony and Maria drinking.
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What did Tony put in there? Is Maria gonna die?!
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Lee’s reaction to the drinking seems a bit weird. Would fit better with reacting to the lingerie maybe?

Anyway, Lee takes more pics and then looks up to the roof..
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…the watchers are being watched!
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Uh oh..
The security guy gets on his walkie talkie..
[Is he with Maria’s security? or with Valentine/Krutiov’s?]
Lee: Yeah we’ve got an audience.
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There’s banging on Lee & Amanda’s door.
[If this is the Potomac Plaza Hotel, why is there a big M on the door? aka.. Marriott? Winking smile tee hee.. bet Marriott were happy Winking smile ]
Lee: This is the only way.3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001726926
(Lee points outwards over the balcony. He doesn’t wait for Amanda to approve. lol they really don’t have a choice!)
They awkwardly start climbing over the railings..
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Ugh. Lee’s got the grandpa shoes on. Just wrong..
Ah there’s a pool below. Phew!
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That poor lady in the banana lounge is going to get splashed Winking smile 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001732932
Amanda: Can we discuss this?3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001733733
Lee: Yeah, sure later!
[As Amanda would say – Later means never Winking smile anyone remember what ep that was?! Smile ]3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001735335
Whooo hooooo!!!

A great should out to this season 2 moment 🙂  2.04 THE LEGEND OF DAS GEISTERSCHLOSS.avi_001551951
This all leaves us with a very important question:
Whooo will we get a corresponding wet Lee with shirt half off moment??!!!
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I bet you were thinking the question was will they survive? or will they both hit the pool okay?! tee hee.. yeah that never seems to be a cause of concern! Happily! Smile 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001736136
They’ll be okay! Stunt Lee and Amanda land in the pool below.
Krutiov comes rushing out onto a balcony. Ahhhh so it was Krutiov. Krutiov and Valentine. Uh oh!!!
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Woman: Are they hurt?3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001742342
Someone tell Leatherneck that Amanda gets extra credits for this toward her Entry and Escape course!!!
I love to see a drama filled escape.. reminds of old smk! lol or maybe I should phrase it as being ‘classic’ smk! Smile 

As they watch Lee and Amanda exit the pool below, Valentine comments.. 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001749149
Valentine: That’s the reporter that I told you about, and a woman that I saw at the theatre. [rofl he has very good eyes!]
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(Lee helps Amanda out of the pool Smile )
Krutiov: That “reporter” is Lee Stetson, an American agent!3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001754554
[Krutiov has excellent eyes also! LOL!
Ahhhh Krutiov seems to rue having to work with Amateurs]
Krutiov bends down to pick up his handy telephone that randomly sits on the balcony. He makes a call.
Krutiov: Mischa, I have an errand for you.3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001761761
Krutiov is calm, and menacing.. he does that well. He’s….. Ruthless!!!!!
I wonder if Tony and Maria heard all the ruckus?

We cut to (stunt) Lee and Amanda running toward the vette
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and getting in. 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001776576
As they drive out a limo pulls behind them and we see errand boy/script delivery boy Mischa is following them.. Uh oh! 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001781381
Is it just me or in smk, is the limo driver always up to no good? [Okay except maybe Lee the chauffeur in SAAB?]
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Well we can ponder that during the commercial break…. dumm deee dumm.. It’s been a while since I’ve done an ad break.
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Fun!! I just hope you can read the quotes..
LOL umm if anyone is ever inspired to do one please go for it and let me know Smile
Back from the break and moving on..
At IFF, we find Billy sitting on his desk talking on the phone to Lee..
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Billy: Scarecrow, there is no law against a man and woman having a tryst.
[rofl as if Lee of all people would think that Winking smile tee hee..]
Lee: With a ton of muscle outside?… [Ummm drugs or poison or something in the ladies’ glass? I’m pretty sure there’s a law against that!]3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001797197
[Hoorah! Okay so it’s not wet open shirt Lee…but rumpled and a bit scruffy Lee will suffice Winking smile ]
…What were they for, to help set the mood?…
(The shot widens, Lee is parked out front of Amanda’s… and Mischa the limo driver pulls up)
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…Remember, Billy, we saw Martinet drug the woman’s drink...[LOL shouldn’t that be the first thing he mentions?! How does he know it’s a drug? why is it not a poison?]
…I’m telling ya, something is going down. [rofl. great pun. yeah! the drug is going down well with that champagne!]

We cut back to Billy. Francine is taking a break from placing files on his desk, and letting this nice lady who prefers to stay incognito do it. Nope, nothing suspicious here! 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001808408
Billy: Alright lets assume that there is, and I’m not saying I believe that yet! We cannot afford to tip our hand to Krutiov.
Lee: All right, agreed, agreed. Listen would you seen Francine to the Potomac Plaza to do her hooker number and a low profile surveillance?
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[Ahhhh to be known in your workplace for your ‘hooker number’ Francine works in a tough business!]
Billy: You got it. And as soon as Amanda gets changed, you get back here with those photos. If we can ID the woman, maybe we’ll really have something.3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001821054
Lee: OK will do.3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001827260

Lee hangs up and we see an ominous close up on Mischa staring ruuuuuthlessly at Lee in his car! 3.22 ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE.avi_001827460
Muahahahaha..
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The scene ends here… Uh oh.

Surely Lee the super spy is going to notice a massive Limo parked out front of Amanda’s place? Pretty out of place for the suburbs – and he knows Krutiov is involved and has a limo!

Okay I’ll pause here for the moment. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

66 responses to “12/21 Season Three, Episode 22: All the World’s a Stage–Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. The filming of the two balcony scenes was a bit off. The transition between sunlight and the other lighting was a little jarring. Glad they didn’t spend a whole lot of time with it.

    Love the limo commercial!!

    I like how Lee quickly gets over his hesitations about Amanda being a part of of some of the seamier and more dangerous parts of cases now. He moved on quickly from the elevator scene and doesn’t hesitate about having Amanda jump into the pool. And such a gentleman to take her home first to change clothes and get dry.

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  2. Surely Lee the super spy is going to notice a massive Limo parked out front of Amanda’s place? Pretty out of place for the suburbs – and he knows Krutiov is involved and has a limo!
    Not Lee’s finer moments. But, in all fairness, he believes a silver corvette is a fine choice for an inconspicuous spy car so I can see how he could overlook a limo following them and then park in front of Amanda’s.

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  3. Oh – forgot to add about the episode question since no one else has already said what the answer was. Without looking, I’m going to guess it was Weekend.

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    • Or was it Ship of Spies? Or neither of those?

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      • LOL well I can’t say it is not in ship of spies – I can only say I was thinking of weekend I guess.. lol maybe she said it more than once I wouldn’t know for sure 🙂

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        • I have no idea! But I for sure remember her saying it at least the one time. Weekend was a guess, but I thought it probably had to do with sleeping arrangements, so I could narrow it down some.

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    • It was definitely in Weekend. Not remembering it in Ship of Spies, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was.

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      • You got it Sara! And yeah I wouldn’t be surprised if it was in ship of spies also.. It was related to the sleeping arrangements.. soooo I can see why in both Weekend and ship of spies this would come up!

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    • ah and again – thanks for bringing this up BJo! I forgot I had said this.. Yep it was Weekend! 🙂

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      • Sure! I love it when you put in guessing games in the posts…it’s just usually that I’m so late getting to the fun that someone has already posted the right answer!

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  4. Hilarious post, iwsod! Especially loved the limo service commercial. All the quotes were perfect! 😀

    The lady with the shades cracks me up. I wonder whose mother she was. It’s almost as if she showed up just in time to do the scene but her transition sunglass lenses hadn’t had time for the tinting to go away hahaha Wait, did they have those back then?

    I really wish Amanda had been wearing one of her parachute skirts for this scene! They usually have so much material we wouldn’t have seen anything anyway on our tv screens!

    Lee’s reaction to Maria’s lingerie is so stereotypically male. Guess he’s not completely gone into grandpa mode even if his clothing and shoes have.

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    • Awh thanks BJo! Glad you enjoyed it!

      Yes! so glad you mentioned the lady with shades- how bizarre was that??!!! I was sure she was about to whip out an ak 47 and take out Billy!!! 😉

      rofl phew good point – Lee’s reaction to the black lingerie has muted the grandpa vibe!

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      • Shade lady is very bizarre, which is why I wonder if she isn’t Buckner’s or Ross-Leming’s mother or something. Or were they just short on extras that day? 😀 I wonder if someone told her to wear the dark shades to make her look more like a spy or something – lol. Even Margaret in Spiderweb didn’t have the tinted shade thing working for her!

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        • My only guess for ‘shade lady’ is she recently had eye surgery. Cataracts maybe? The glasses have changed through the years, but I don’t recall what they were like in the 1980s. Fluorescent lighting is either too bright or not bright enough.

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        • Scratch that… She does seem like an extra. Not sure they’d have an extra who just had eye surgery though, so maybe it’s just that the set lights are too bright for her.

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          • maybe she’s blind?

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            • Donald (Gilby)

              There are a number of explanations for the Lady With The Shades; One being that this is a Federal Office with mandates to hire handicapped people so she could be blind. Another reason is back in the day a lot of secretaries wore those kind of sunglasses if they worked in a computer room or an office with bright lights above and those CRT screens on their desks, so if she was from Central Casting it fit the part. The most likely reason for the dark shades is that she is wearing glasses with lenses that react to sunlight. This was filmed in California(?) so she could have been outside the sound stage for a cig or just some fresh air. No smoking allowed in sound stages(Normally, but there are exceptions) and despite AC the set areas can get very stuffy and warm. So Lady With The Shades comes back in to do her quick walk on scene. Cameras are rolling, and back then(Again I am showing my age) the camera monitor screens showing what was being filmed were not often in colour, and picture quality was not the best. Camera man only stops film when actors miss their marks, flubbed lines, or production crew notices something is not correct, so the dark glasses did not look so bad while filming, Later maybe some one noticed, but the scene was in the can so that is how we saw it and are now having our fun.

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              • Phew! Great mental gymnastics Donald! 🙂

                lol I had commented at one point that maybe she was blind – I’m going with that. Hooray for IFF and it’s hiring practices! 😉 haaaa..

                Yes exactly – now we get to have fun with all the little smk foibles 🙂

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    • I used to have a pair of glasses with those transition lenses. Drove me nuts. This cracked me up, BJo

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  5. Is it me or do Maria and Tony’s hair look remarkably similar in the black lingerie/champagne flute scene. A bit bizarre that they stand on their balcony, fully clothed (fortunately!) still clutching the black lingerie???

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    • That’s especially for Lee.
      The lingerie to have a little fun imagining Amanda in it and the balcony to get those photos. They still don’t know, who Maria is.

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    • Yep! I had the same thought!!! eek!! Actually Maria’s hair is a lot like Amanda’s in season 2 isn’t it?

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  6. SilverCorvette

    So, the camera was waterproof ? Otherwise how did the photos survive the swim in the pool ? Or would the film be okay and just the camera’s innards be damaged ?

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    • Oh yeah!!! Good one SilverCorvette! Yes it must have been a special spy water proof version! Maybe the film is damaged! Or.. maybe the film is special spy film that is indestructible? 🙂

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      • Leatherneck made it all waterproofed. He learned from the best – ‘Q’ from James Bond… 😉

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      • I’m sure Amanda had a little Ziploc baggie in her purse for such emergencies. She whipped it out for Lee before he gave it back to her to put in her purse. Or better yet, Leatherneck gave Amanda a special spy purse with an inside watertight compartment….hehehe.

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        • Leatherneck gave Amanda a special spy purse with an inside watertight compartment….hehehe.

          BJo I think you’ve cracked it! the handbag every female spy should have! 🙂

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    • YES!!! Silver Corvette. That is all I want to yell as they jump off the balcony into the pool. The camera! What about the camera!!!

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  7. I am impressed ‘Amanda’ had the sense of mind to switch her purse from hanging on her left shoulder to crossing her chest. Good thinking!

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  8. Lee, the Rule Breaker: Gotta love that “NO DIVING” is painted every four feet out so around the edge of that pool.

    Amanda’s fashion sense: How fortunate that she picked today to wear tennies and jeans instead of her usual heels and parachute skirt. Although with a skirt, she and Lee could have sailed quietly and gracefully out of hotel airspace instead of creating all that ruckus and getting so wet and soggy in the pool. 😉

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  9. learjet1 | March 12, 2017 at 7:14 pm 
    But does Lee have to wear the horrible beige shoes as well??
    sara’s replay| March 12, 2017 at 11:45 pm
    I do have a thought on the shoes, but we’ll have to wait. 😉

    Hmmm, I guess what Sara ment was, that Lee just wore them here to get finally rid of them – soaking wet as they got during that dive into the pool… 😉
    Am I right, Sara?

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    • What pool? We’re not there yet, L&A …. 🙂

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    • You got it. 😀

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    • 😀
      I can see why he wore that brown/beige plastic jacket – it made quite an effective parachute for them both. Somehow, it’s just not the same as the European wet shirt moment. The plaid shirt just doesn’t look so good wet. Maybe Lee just isn’t enough of a bad boy anymore to look good in a wet shirt {sigh, I’m never happy}

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      • The plaid shirt just doesn’t look so good wet. Maybe Lee just isn’t enough of a bad boy anymore to look good in a wet shirt…

        LOL!
        I think that’s because the white (European) shirt was

        a) unbuttoned, giving us a peek at his chest and
        b) transparent when it was wet.

        The plaid shirt is still buttoned and not transparent at all – bad shirt! 😦

        Otherwise Lee would still look good in a wet shirt – ahhhem… more than good, I think… 😉

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      • If only we at least had the European-Lee hair this season.
        I’m thinking that was a higher quality, finer European shirt, compared with the now definitely not so fine Plaid-Dad look. S3 and 4 (not jumping ahead Iwsod) are so much more puritanic in some respects than S1 and 2. (I guess the conservative Reagan years had something to do with it). Between that and Lee morphing into “Dad” I don’t think we’re going to see a bare chested Lee again. 😦 I think the last time we had a glimpse was the Tin Man/Dorothy episode (name escapes me for a moment).

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        • Between that and Lee morphing into “Dad” I don’t think we’re going to see a bare chested Lee again.

          I’m afraid so, either. What a pity… 😦

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          • Noooooooooooo!!!! I live in hope and don’t want to hear it!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
            Don’t kill my hope! I don’t remember season 4 very well at all!

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            • It’s been ages since I saw S4 as well – so I’m just speculating really based on how “wholesome” SMK and Lee are becoming as we progress through S3. For those of us who consider the gutter like a second home, this is a disheartening trend of S3 … :-/ in amongst lots of good relationship progress stuff though 🙂

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        • Plaid-Dad

          rofl kiwismh I think you’ve nailed it! this is the perfect name for this look!

          Oi, don’t mention season 4 and you won’t be at risk of jumping ahead!!! 🙂 Cheeky kiwismh!

          I agree season 1 was pretty racy with a few of the gags more so that seasons 2 and 3!
          Ohhh I do hope I’ll get another bare chested Lee moment in season 4, just a brief moment!!

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