Back to the Potomac Plaza Hotel.
We zoom in on a balcony room. It’s Tony and Maria’s room.
Their room seems to have two sets of balconies one overlooking the car park, and one overlooking the pool lol.
Tony sniffs the champagne. Takes out his pen and walks over to join passed out Maria.
Ugh. I’m not a fan of Tony. I don’t care what they do to his play – he shouldn’t do this to Maria and it’s not okay!
I hope Maria dumps him if she survives! [her body guard IMHO will happily take his place haaa]
Tony ominously stands over her – doing something to his pen.. I can’t see what.. is it an injection? Is he going to kill her??!!!
The phone rings.
Valentine: Uh hello Tony, um, listen I imagine you must be having second thoughts about this right now, but let me assure you, that unless you, go through with this, neither you nor Dr Von Clausen will leave this hotel alive. [Ah so Tony was having a moment of doubt here, after drugging her and before doing the next thing whatever that is! -Kill her??!!]
Valentine seems uncomfortable making this call. Krutiov watches on.. then gives a nod of approval once the call is finished. He really is a puppet master!
It’s implied Krutiov has told Valentine exactly what to say and do. Krutiov is probably getting Valentine to do things he wouldn’t usually do – just like with Tony (Then again I don’t know if the usual is bad guy or good guy for Valentine!) Is Valentine doing it for money? No sure..
So now we up the stakes with death threats. Tony never should have agreed to whatever has been asked of him. I’ve got no sympathy for the guy!
But if smk tries to make out he’s a hero for seeing this through to save Maria? I will gag!!!
Tony puts the phone down like it’s red hot!
[Why can’t Tony contact the body guards and get her safely away?!]
He returns to Maria… and injects her with the needle pen!
[Oh drat. that was a needle in the pen? Oh this is too awful to watch! Poor Maria!
What do you make of Tony here? ]
Tony pulls out a piece of paper and a tape recorder as Maria seems to rouse from unconsciousness.
Tony holds the tape recorder up to Maria and presses record. He reads out loud from the paper:
Tony: Good morning, welcome to the Strategic Defence Initiative Task Force review. I’ll turn this meeting over to Dr. Von Clausen, who will give us a summary of the project to date. (He presses record – again? I don’t know. whatever.) Maria?
(doped up Maria lifts herself up higher in her chair to address the meeting)
Maria: Thank you Dr.Weber. The D14 laser, has a G Factor of 5.444 under a full load.
Tony seems to look on a bit stunned that this is actually working. I wonder if he was hoping if he did this that it wouldn’t work? Right now I’m not feeling any sympathy for Mr I agreed to drug my girlfriend so my play wouldn’t be destroyed! Mon Dieu, Mon Dieu.
Maybe he’ll be able to redeem himself by the end of this ep! But.. at this stage, I’m dubious!
Anyway, the scene ends there.
LOL a fun little edit here, as we move immediately on to two innocent young girls in the suburbs calling out: Hello Mrs King!
the lovely kiddies are happy and friendly while these despicable things are going on in the world!
Great to see some suburban kiddies getting a line
Amanda steps out of her front yard greeting them:
Amanda: Hello girls!
She has changed clothes.. Hey how did she explain returning home soaking wet to Dotty? we don’t get the pleasure of finding out!
Hmm much better outfit.. still massive shoulder pads. but I can forgive that, as overall I think it’s a pretty non-offensive outfit
After the kiddies have wandered by,…
Amanda continues on toward the vette, and seems to pay no attention whatsoever to the massive limo that’s parked right next to her driveway. Yep that always happens!!
I’m surprised Dotty hadn’t told the whole neighbourhood it was there! that would have been fun! All the grannies could have congregated!
She only seems to realise it’s there when Mischa calls out to her: Mischa: Excuse me Miss?
Mischa: Do you know where Baldwin Park is?
Amanda: Yeah, you made a wrong turn way…
(Amanda takes the map and turns toward Baldwin Park)
[She seems to be in a bit of a hurry, so isn’t too cautious here]
(We see Mischa has a gun hiding under the map)
He turns nasty. Grabs her arm.. she turns..
She sees the gun.
Amanda drops the map.
Mischa : Don’t make a sound…
…or you’re dead….
Mischa walks her to the back door.
LOL it seems Amanda stands there with her two handstogether in front of her before we even hear the handcuffs! it’s like she knew she would be cuffed before she should have lol. But whatev.
I guess Amanda is hoping she’ll be cuffed in the front!
he does. Hoorah! Cuffs now on..
He opens the back door.
He shoves her into the back of limo.
[This Mischa is pretty awful. I hope he is nabbed in a slow and painful manner ]
Amanda finds already passed out Lee is there.
What do you make of her reaction to seeing Lee there?
I’m seeing a mix of – uh oh! we’re in really big trouble! and.. Phew. we are together – I don’t need to worry about how Lee will find me. What do you think?
Mischa slams the door and drives off. We see him pass the empty corvette left on the side of the road.
[anyone half expect the vette to follow Lee?! tee hee]
Back to the love (gone wrong) nest.. we find Maria is passed out on a couch. Tony kisses her. I think we are suppose to believe he really has genuine feelings for Maria, but for me – it doesn’t really all fit well.. maybe I didn’t see enough of a struggle with himself earlier.. I don’t know!
He picks up the tape recorder. .. and has an idea.
He calls the theatre and gets his voice mail. “Hi. This is Tony Martinet. I’m not here right now so please leave a message.”
He starts to play the tape -Maria’s voice says “Thank you Dr Weber, The D-14 laser has a G factor of five”,
recording it onto his answering machine.
We’ll pause here! Any thoughts so far everyone?