So Lee and Amanda are working as a team again – to prove that Lee’s parents were not double agents! Hooray!!! Sooo glad that distance between them has been closed 🙂
Time to check in with the baddie of the week! [the BOTW!]
We find Blackthorne is inside a room with a glass of alcohol (another thing smk baddies seem to love!).
[Check out this room! They say a man’s home says a lot about who he is. Umm..
I think Blackthorne’s home says he’s over compensating for being rather boring tee hee.. If we need this overload of dramatic over the top props – it’s usually a sign the baddie isn’t going to hold our interest without them haaaa..
Bet he would envy Lee’s Tibetan ram’s horn!
Is that Billy’s season 3 marlin on the wall in the top right corner?]
(Blackthorne walks over to his fireplace.. and a pair of massive tusks. )
[Ugh! the man is a hunter! No animal is safe!
Is it just me or is the Mr Blackthorne in the above shot, not actually Mr Blackthorne?! He may need a stunt man to drink the booze and walk past that scary tiger!]
(Landers the trusty dogsbody/henchman enters the room.)
Landers: Mr Blackthorne?
Blackthorne: Did you find our man?
Landers: Yup, he’s a real pro. He thinks killing Sinclair is his one way ticket to heaven…
(Hearing this, Blackthorne is gleeful)
…and he is not going to blow it. He just wants to know where and when. [Whoa.. this dialogue is rather.. current! ]
[someone tell this wannabe assassin not to be reincarnated as a spotted leopard!]
Blackthorne: The “when” will be the day after tomorrow. As to the “where”, you tell me.
Landers: There’s an empty office building across from the Plaza Hotel.
Blackthorne: Good. I want your man to check it out tonight. I don’t want any screw-ups.
[Yup, as I suspected.. this baddie is rather bland (beige!): dialogue boring, delivery predictable and cliché.
LOL kudos to the decision to use these crazy props – totally saves this scene for me! whahahahaaa!!!
Although.. given how he likes to decorate, I’m now holding grave fears for our little cutie:
Free Goldie!!! Before it’s too late!! Run Goldie! Run!!!!!
One last random thought before I move on..
given this was Blackthorne 31 years earlier:
And he looks like he has barely aged.. I suspect this Blackthorne is some kind of stuffed taxidermy version of his former self!! Whoooooo…. – maybe someone told him to ‘get stuffed’! (Maybe not a phrase Americans are familiar with, but Brits and Aussies use it)]
Moving on.. Lee and Amanda are back at IFF.
[Drug Dispensary? lol! Why is it not a medical clinical or something? whatev. this IFF building must be massive!]
Lee: Now you know what you have to do?
Amanda: Yeah. I know what I have to do.
[LOL what is she gonna do??!!! ]
Lee: You’ve got it?
Amanda: I got it.
[LOL Amanda isn’t moving, and I think Lee is telling her go. Maybe she is hesitating and building herself up to it.
Lee ends up motioning for her to go]
[LOL at his expression.. he’s a little nervous!]
(Realising where he is, he tries to collect himself)
[I guess people are walking past and may notice something is up.]
(Inside the drug dispensary, we see a lab coat dude. There’s a knock at the door.)
Anderson: Yeah, come in?
Amanda: Hello. Excuse me, Dr Anderson?
Anderson: Yeah, come on in.
Amanda: Well, uh, my name is Amanda King.
Anderson: How do you do?
Amanda: I don’t think we’ve met.
Amanda: It’s very nice to meet you.
Amanda: Thank you. Well, um, I have a question to ask and it’s something that I’ve been wondering about for a long time. (The door behind them starts opening.)
…Now, I know it may sound silly but I’m just gonna go ahead and ask it. (As she speaks, Amanda puts her arm over her head, pointing awkwardly and then scratches her upper back and half-laughs.) [Oh dear Amanda! Act normal! err.. try to act normal!!]
Dr Anderson: Right.
Amanda: ‘Cause I’ve been wondering for a long time, you know; when we have a headache, we take an aspirin.
(Amanda moves around resulting in Dr Anderson following her, and keeping his back to Lee as he moves further into the room behind them)
Dr Anderson: Uh-hmm.
Amanda: And when you have a muscle ache, you take a-an aspirin…
…You know, we just take an aspirin, take an aspirin, take an aspirin…
(Lee sets to work on the drug cabinet lock)
…And…well, I was just, uh wondering…how does it work?
(Amanda peeks over Dr Anderson’s shoulder quickly.. )
[LOL Dr Anderson must love the chance to discuss asprin, or… he thinks Amanda may have taken one too many asprin!]
Anderson: That is an excellent question, Mrs King.
[Okay, why does Dr. Anderson call her ‘Mrs King’ – she introduced herself as Amanda King!]
…Acetylsalicylic acid, or ASA as we pharmacists call it, is a very effective analgesic…
[Dr. Anderson is so chuffed to talk drugs. LOL! Amanda is suitably fascinated! ]
…which is rapidly absorbed from the gut and is hydrolysed to release salicylate shortly after entering the bloodstream.
(Lee gets the drug ampule he was after.. and turns back to look at Amanda with a big grin. He sets to work closing the drug cabinet door quietly)
[I think the grin is partly hooray I have the drug, and partly haa haaa.. listen to Amanda being excited over asprin! haaa]
Anderson: Interestingly enough, the exact mechanisms of action are unknown. We just know that it works.
[LOL at how Amanda suddenly moves so Lee can walk behind again! Dr Anderson doesn’t miss a beat nor notice a thing..]
(Lee crouches and creeps back to the dispensary door.)
(Amanda lifts her right arm above her head and indicates towards the door as Dr Anderson continues talking.)
[It’s hilarious.. and kinda ridiculous that Dr. Anderson doesn’t really notice she’s giving someone directions ]
Anderson:…I mean, there’s one theory that say that, uh,.. …ASA decreases the synthesis of prostaglandins, lipoperoxidases…[Is he expecting Amanda to know what any of this means? LOL he’s in his own little world!] (Lee disappears out the door) …but I don’t think anybody really knows.
Amanda: Well, that certainly clears it up for me. Yes. Thank you so much. [rofl! Yep clear as mud!]
Anderson: You’re more than welcome.
(Amanda notices her right hand is doing something weird) [–rofl! There’s a meme in this shot! maybe feeling for a shoulder pad which – hoorah- is not there!!!] (She puts her hand out to shake to doc’s hand)
…And now you haven’t heard anything yet. You come back here tomorrow, I’ll tell you all about acetaminophen. [whoa! How exciting!!! what an offer!!! Maybe she can take him up on that tomorrow if Lee decides he needs to return the ampule!]
Amanda: Wonderful. Thank you. That’s very nice of you, Dr Anderson.
Anderson: You’re welcome.
Amanda: And…if I don’t make it tomorrow, it’ll only be because my boys have a ball game. Really…
Anderson: No problem.
Amanda:…I mean if you see me, I’m here.
Anderson: OK. Stay well. Bye-bye.
Amanda: All right. Bye-bye. Thank you.
[LOL Dr Anderson seems to act so normally here, it’s like agents come by and do this all the time! I wonder how many other agents are sneaking behind his back to get drugs? ]
The scene ends here.
I do like how this scene is Amanda, still quirky and she’s not 100% a polished professional at this lying business – but she gets through it and does what she needed to do – all while giving us a laugh! A really wonderful balance to this scene – gives me hope that season 4 won’t be as bleak as I remember hearing it was.
Looking forward to hearing from ya! If you come back to read the next post I promise I will not tell you all about acetaminophen.