Moving on and we are entering the unknown!
Gates, rather elaborate gates…
Rene Sinclair: Duclos took a great deal of money with him when he fled the island.
[Okay, I gotta remind myself- who is this Rene Sinclair? Billy said something.. Ah yes.. Potential upcoming president of Ile de Marine. Rofl. Love these made up countries! I wonder if that’s next to Cap d’Afar? ]
Sinclair: That money is desperately needed to revitalise the country’s economy. And I need to return that money.
[How to liven up some boring exposition? Put a cute doggie in the picture!! 🙂 me like! ]
Blackthorne: The people? That’s your first priority.
[Sinclair sounds like he thinks Blackthorne will also be on board with that. Like- of course!]
(A guy appears at the door)
Blackthorne: Yes, Landers.
Landers: Telephone for Mr Sinclair, Mr Blackthorne. It’s Mrs Sinclair, Sir.
Sinclair: Thomas, if you’ll excuse me.
[Ohhh so bad guy is Thomas, not Joseph. -well spotted Nancy!]
(Sinclair makes his apologies, shakes Blackthorne’s hand and leaves)
Blackthorne: Yes, of course.
Sinclair: It was a pleasure.
Blackthorne: Say hello to Maria for me.
Sinclair: I will. (Sinclair leaves)
Blackthorne: I’m afraid I misjudged our friend Rene. He’s on a crusade to clean up the island. I doubt that we can do business with him anymore.
[LOL at the dopey look on Landers’ face!]
The scene ends here.
[and LOL at the elaborate tea/breakfast or whatever that’s laid out. Why do baddies always have to be so elaborate?!
So I guess my question has been answered – Rene Sinclair is a good guy, who has been unknowingly mixed up with a bad guy. So.. what happens to someone Blackthorne can’t do business with anymore? Umm.. they get run off the road and over a cliff?
Hmm.. he is certainly a two faced liar. He seems to have Sinclair fooled so far.. Ugh..
Lastly, before we move on to the next scene – can I just suggest: watch this scene and only look at the dog! So excited to see a Golden Retriever on smk! (how about you 2 Goldens?!) Goldie here seems to be excited, wagging his tail and wanting to go somewhere off camera, but I think the handler is making goldie stay in the shot. Watch! You can see the dog goes to leave a couple of times and stops Too cute!
I loathe this Blackthorne but he has great taste in dogs ]
Moving on, we see a hallway!
We hear a key turning.. and in comes Amanda!
[Amanda has a key?! ]
Amanda calls out: Lee?
(Amanda enters and seems to be putting away something.)
[Oh wait! that’s one of Lee’s old manicure kits (i.e. lock picking kit)! Amanda picked the lock to Lee’s apartment and let herself in?! Woot Woot!!
I mean we don’t really know what these two are like now they started a romantic relationship.. but if she is picking his lock- she doesn’t have a key – i.e. he hasn’t given her one! To me, it seems things are still pretty new and they haven’t progressed too far with the commitment/mixing of their lives? thoughts?]
Amanda notices the jacket hanging, and moves further into the room..
She notices all the photographs spread out on the coffee table and picks a few up..
She hears a noise in another room and heads that way.
We see Lee lying on his bed, asleep in his bedroom.
[My goodness Lee has changed his bed sheets/set too?! No more grey stripey dreams huh I guess Lee is sleeping so much because he slept poorly the night before… those dreams were probably impacting his sleep.. ]
Amanda enters the bedroom quietly, putting down her handbag.. she quietly tries to rouse him from a distance
Amanda (quietly): Lee.
No effect. so she quietly creeps closer.. [LOL why would you be quiet when you’re trying to rouse him?!]
She leans down over him.
[Umm she kinda lingers there a moment before speaking up IMHO 😉 makes me wonder what kind of ‘comfort’ she had in mind here ]
Amanda: Lee, are you all right?
[Love the visuals here with the light coming through the blinds. Way to go KJ love the directing ]
(Lee grabs her upper arms with both hands, and flips her over onto her back on the bed. She shrieks in alarm. He jumps on top of her, pinning her down.)
[LOL check out this image below I captured..
Amanda’s legs go flying and her head goes under the pillow.. tee hee.
LOL BB can’t quite manage it in one smooth move ]
Lee pins her down by the shoulders.. and then seems to realise it’s Amanda. [I guess he was half asleep half awake, maybe he thought Amanda was the shadow looming in the hallway..]
Lee takes a moment.. then becomes indignant!
Lee: What the hell are you doing here?
The scene ends here.. hoo haaaa.. and goes to a commercial break.
I think we are left to wonder for the commercial break if Amanda came to proposition him I mean I think they are teasing the audience a little here with this cut away! Just a little… whoooo why is Amanda there?! did anyone think that?
Grrr.. there’s certainly plenty of heat going on here between them – on Lee’s bed!
I better pause here.. While smk teases us!! What do you think guys?!