Amanda and gun toting Krusty comb over Krutiov are centre stage, having interrupted the play – Mon Dieu Mon Dieu! Dotty and the boys watch Amanda’s surprising performance!
The tape with the information Tony gathered (stole) from drugged Maria is hidden in the tobacco tin on the bar…
Krutiov continues to wave the gun around and yell he wants the tobacco tin. Hmm isn’t it right there on the bar? why doesn’t he take it? why is he demanding someone give it to him? I can’t see it..
He yells again..
Krutiov: Give me that tobacco tin!…
(Is the gun aimed at Amanda? It may be.. such an awful thought when Dotty and the boys are watching!)
Lee rushes onto the stage as Krutiov yells his demand again. We see Dotty and the boys watching – riveted!
….Give me that tobacco tin. This is a real gun.
[Someone is holding the Tobacco tin?] The music gets louder.. [I guess they are now really going for farce as they up the playful music here..]
Krutiov aims at the barkeep (The future Clarke on bold and the beautiful, and previous IFF agent), and then at Lee as he rushes toward him.
The Barkeep grabs Krutiov’s shooting arm.
[Aha! maybe he is not a ‘former’ IFF agent after all!
This image above is freaky!!! Krutiov is pointing his gun at us!!]
The other cast members watch on stunned..
[The Chanteuse doesn’t look like Faith Ford here? I think?]
Ah!!! the Tobacco box was in the Chanteuse’s hand.. Amanda reaches out and takes it.
Chanteuse: It’s not for you. [whatevs honey!]
Amanda grasps the tobacco tin with two hands and steps back.
Whoa in the wide shot here, Krutiov was aiming the gun at Lee and about to shoot. Lee instead kicks it out of his hand..
Choosing to do this rather than shoot with the gun he is holding in his own hand.
We cut to an audience view where Lee punches Krutiov and sends him flying.
We immediately cut to the boys.. oh rofl!!! This is their dream version of theatre I think! haaaa.. I love the boys here. They save this sequence for me! Funny!!
I think Phillip is hilarious here.. the kid has bloodlust
Back on stage, the Chanteuse tries to stay in character. How absurd!
Chanteuse: …Just take the money back.
She turns the picture of Paris the right way up again.
Soldier: But this dance has only just begun.
Barkeep: Mademoiselle doesn’t want to dance.’
Solider starts dancing with Amanda.
The curtains come down..
Dotty and the boys are thrilled!!
Audience: Bravo, bravo, bravo…
The curtain opens again. Looked to me like Lee and Amanda were checking on Krutiov..
but had to come up front for their curtain call..
ROFL we’ve entered a time warp! Love this time travelling audience! The hair and shoulder pads are way too small! the bow ties way too large
As they take their bow,
Amanda slips Lee the cassette.
It seems like Lee holds on to it? or does he put it in his pocket?
Rofl Amanda’s a little distracted and misses the first bow. She hurries to catch up..
Lee looks so relieved..
he’s holding the tape and all is well again.
Lee: Ah, nice performance…
[naughty Lee, he turns to look at Amanda when he says this – eyes straight ahead scarecrow or everyone will know you are talking to Amanda ]
Amanda turns to Lee happy.. [she’s so busted too eyes straight ahead Amanda – Dotty and the boys are watching!]
….a bit improvisational.
[Lee looks like he had fun this theatre stuff is alright! ]
[Just look at how Amanda holds on to Lee’ wrist/hand as he holds on to the tape ]
We cut to a wide shot and can see Amanda giving Phillip, Jamie and Dotty a wave from the stage.
I love how Dotty looks around at the rest of the crowd cheering like – thank you thank you! that’s my daughter!!
[And Phillip thinks she’s a little nuts ]
(Back on stage, the cast take one last bow.)
LOL Amanda is twice the last person to bow she must not have practiced that move at university!
The curtain closes for the last time and the scene ends there.
So what do you think of this action finale all?? As they go, I think this is a good one it’s short..
I think this is Dotty’s first glimpse of Lee isn’t it? Other than a very brief glimpse in the suburbs of her new unmarried neighbour Lee Sampson in Vigilante Mothers? Does she recognise his ‘very strong profile’ and ‘very good posture’?!
[Good posture’s very important!]
And what about the (IMHO) elephant in the room: This was the boy’s second time seeing Lee wasn’t it?
The other time they saw Lee he was punching the daylights out of a man who hurt their dad and tried to kidnap them!
[Haaa fab to remember not Shamba!]
Sooooo I think even from a distance they would remember..
And if they didn’t remember that – maybe they’d remember the way this man was looking at their mother swoony!
There they are! Looking right at Lee Stetson!!!
Hmm.. Jamie put those glasses back on!! and get Phillip some while you are at it!
Lastly, we were shown that bottle made of sugar glass way back.. but in the end it wasn’t used! lol!!! A bit of obvious foreshadowing in smk that was a (pickled) red herring? No bottle smash after all!! Was there one in the script?
I’ll pause here and be back with the tag (which I’ve had to split in two so prepare yourselves) – cannot wait to hear your thoughts everyone!!!