Moving on.. we find Lee and Amanda eating ice cream..
but not saying anything to each other.. Are they okay? After the last scene, I’m not sure how they are travelling at the moment! Have they talked about it?
or is this a case of – not needing to have a conversation, just needing time to deal with it, and.. ice cream helps?!
They round a corner and there’s T.P.
T.P. : I’ll call you back.
[T.P has a phone in his briefcase?!]
Lee: Well, T.P… there’s a tongue over at the Library of Congress says that, uh, you’re spending more time here than over there. This your new office? [A tongue?]
T.P.: Man must surround himself with the sources of inspiration, Lee…
(hearing about inspiration we see a close up on some disgusting bowl of inspiration. I’m guessing it’s something resembling ice cream)
…Besides—with my briefcase phone, any tabletop is my office. Oh! Uh, Mrs. King—I would recommend the tutti frutti; it’s the best in town.
Amanda: No, thank you. This is terrific, Mr. Aquinas.
[Awh. we finally see a real smile from Amanda again!
Oh boo. I wanted to know what flavours Lee and Amanda chose for themselves! Or did they just get shakes or something? anyone? Hope they are not choco blockos! 😉 ]
Lee: Look, there’s this guy that I bumped heads with a few years back that has this nervous habit of… walking a coin back and forth over the back of his hand: Alexi Makarov?
[LOL he could be referring to the bad dude from ship of spies! this is quite the tenuous clue IMHO but hey, at least it’s not based on coincidence or luck so I’ll take it!
Also, ‘a few years back’ would have to be at least nine years ago!]
T.P.: Ah, the Sorcerer… [Whoooo the dude is legit! He has an ominous nickname!!! whoooo!!! He’s right up there with the puppetmaster!!! whoooooo. I love that now it’s TP who knows everyone!]
…He used to do that trick with the coin to keep his hands limber…
… Oh, and what wonderful hands. Yeah—he fell out of favor a few years back, uh… thanks to a, uh, sting organized by our Scarecrow.
[Just who the heck is this TP? and how does he know all this top secret stuff?!]
Amanda: I read the case report. [huh? why would Amanda have read that case report at this stage? Has she read up on all of Lee’s cases?!]
Lee: Well, I just met a woman who does the same coin trick. Now, I was wondering—could there be a connection? Is he still alive?
T.P.: Well, it… it might be difficult to get that close to the Gulag to find out.
Lee: Well, poke a stick around that hole anyway, would you, T.P.?
T.P gives a look as if to say he’ll try.
Lee and Amanda share a look. [Looks like Lee’s itch has been temporarily scratched 😉 ]
Maybe they are on to something!
I guess we know the sorcerer is involved, but we don’t really know Alexi and Sonja’s game yet… (other than coin tricks).. Maybe Lee isn’t living up to his code name after all, and he’s noticed there is more going on here- given Sonja first approached him!
Moving on. We see this building exterior:
[Anyone know what this building actually is? In smk land, it’s not labelled.. It’s like they forgot to add the caption]
Lee and Amanda walk through the foyer.. toward a guard at a sign in station..
Lee: Stetson and King, to see Mr. Dart.
[Oh right. the guy running the war games, who gives the radio frequency.]
[Is this the state department maybe?
Which we saw back in Tail of the Dancing Weasel?
So glad Lee has no need for the glasses
I guess this ep could be: Tale of the Dancing Peacock!]
Gus: Stetson and K-.Okay, uh… Name. Destination. Time in, please. One signature will do.Wear these while you’re in the building.
(The guard [apparently named Gus- thanks KC!] hands them the book to fill in the details.. While Lee does that – Gus hands Amanda two guest passes saying ‘Visitor’.)
[Ahh how satisfying!! tee hee.. ]
(Amanda puts one on Lee haaaaa.. )
Amanda: All right. Thank you.
Lee: Thank you.
Amanda: Thanks a lot.
Gus: You’re welcome.
(Amanda puts her own visitor badge on as they walk off. Hmm they go through a metal detector do they?)
[Lee is not armed? Whooo and.. now Amanda is an agent – is she armed?!] Is it just me or is this not very secure if only Lee needed to put down his name and sign in?
Okay I’m going to pause here – I’m keeping posts shorter so I can publish a little more often – can’t wait to hear from ya!