Lee has phoned Billy, and Francine is off enthusiastically running a trace on it.
Billy: ….Lee! Where are you? …Well, that’s exactly where we’ve been try-
…Yes, she’s right here. …Sure. Hold on….
Billy picks up a second phone and says to Amanda: …He wants to talk to you…
…Now, talk him in…
…because we need him here to find out what’s been going on!
[Sure right. like all this has given Amanda any confidence that the agency actually wants to hear their side of the story and look for an alternate explanation? I mean – they are the president’s dogs to kick! Oh Billy! If Amanda believed that she’d be a dumb dumb! ]
Lee: Hi, Amanda; are you all right?
[What a sweetie! With everything going on – that’s the first thing he asks?!!! sigh Though lol I notice he cleaned up before he called her whahahahaa!!]
Amanda: Yes, I’m all right. But I’m scared to death, and I’m worried about you.
Lee: I’m okay. They zapped me with something, but I’ve finally shaken it out of my head.
[Oh my. He’s now lookin good!]
Amanda: Stemwinder’s a mess; Phillip Dart’s dead, and they think we killed him for the secret radio frequencies; Dr. Smyth called us both traitors; they’ve been grilling me for hours.
[I think we could maybe call this an Amandaramble! she doesn’t pause for a breath! An excellent super quick summary! Hey she’s actually using this skill of hers now in a professional capacity!]
Lee: Hold on a second…
(we see a wide shot. Seems Lee is in a much nicer part of town for this phone call…like he’s right out the front of IFF?!
We see Lee feels around all over himself.. searching for something…he checks under his right shoe heel then checks under the left one; he starts pulling off some tape holding a small object to the sole of the shoe.)
Lee: Amanda, it’s a setup. [no kidding! 😉 ]
Lee: It’s a crazy… tutti frutti business, Amanda.
(Lee sticks the tape, with the attached object, to the side of the payphone.)
Lee: I gotta go.
(Lee hangs up and rushes off.)
[So did you all get the coded message in there just for Amanda when you first saw this? I confess, I had already heard about it before I finally saw the ep, so I’ll never know if I would have!]
(We see Alexi fold up his newspaper and slowly come out.)
[LOL Looked like Lee was in a nice part of town, and Alexi was in a dirty trash filled part of town! We don’t see what Alexi does.. He could have been watching Lee from a very far distance 😉 you know… from across town!]
(We cut back to Billy’s office.
Francine is all smiles that she got the trace.) [Ugh. Maybe Lee wanted you to. Ugh.]
Billy: Good, Amanda. We got a trace.
(Amanda lets out a big sigh)
[– relieved? or worried?! Is she thinking IFF could help?! Or feeling like – uh oh I kinda helped them track down Lee? thoughts everyone?]
(Billy speaks via the intercom..)
Male agent voice: Yes, sir?
Billy: We have to throw a net around Scarecrow,..
[Whoa! See Amanda’s reaction to this?!!!]
…and get me a couple of trappers in case he turns into a runner.
Male agent voice: Who?
Billy (sounding more cranky) : You heard me—Scarecrow!
…Priority one! Do it!
(Billy rushes out of the office to address the bullpen, paying no mind to Amanda)
… All right, people. Listen up….
(Billy’s voice fades as the door closes.
[The music here is quite sad (IMHO)… Awh!!!]
(Amanda takes a deep breath.)
[I think the message here is Amanda is realising- you and Lee are on your own. Don’t count on Billy to help… or IFF for that matter.
This feels to me like a biiiig moment for Amanda – where she is truly understanding the nature of IFF and what she is now involved in!
So what’s she gonna do? resign herself to the will of IFF? Seems not..]
(Amanda gets up and peeks out the window as Billy speaks to the group.)
…This net is gonna be top priority….Francine will brief you in my office, ASAP…Right; Peterson, Clark—you’re gonna be in charge in the field.
..Keep your eyes open, and use one band… one band, only. Understood?
(Amanda manages to sneak out of the bullpen)
[rofl. Right when Billy says ‘keep your eyes open’ is when Amanda sneaks past while staying close to the wall.. whahahaaaa!
So is this an smk thing where it shouldn’t happen but it does because it’s smk? or did Billy just make it suuuper easy for her to sneak out on purpose? I don’t know! Is anyone else really flying blind with the walk here as we move into season 4?!
I do wonder if Billy is doing this whole thing on purpose…. It’s like he wanted Amanda to know he wasn’t going to go easy… Up till now I thought Billy was not writing off Lee and Amanda – but he can’t act like there is no evidence against them either. I guess I’ll have to watch and see what’s his plan here..
We’ve heard of agent Peterson before.. have we heard of agent ‘Clark’? ]
(As Amanda anxiously waits for the elevator the music is full on dramatic/epic! Screaming at us this is a big moment. [Like she just became an adult in the spy biz or something..]
Amanda gets in the coat elevator… and the camera pans back to the bullpen. Billy and Francine look down the corridor with a knowing look. Billy: You think we can stick with her?
[Ohhh lol! I really was flying blind! and.. I just got my answer 🙂 don’t mind me! I kinda wish I was still flying ‘blind’ though, Francine’s top is hideous!]
Francine: We’ve got two helicopters, two vans, two motorcycles, four on foot, NSA electronic intercept backup…
[Yet again, Francine’s looking too pleased. lol. I guess this could be pleased they are going to nab Lee so they can help him. ahem. Does anyone think that’s at least possible? I think there could be a tiny corner of Francine’s mind thinking that.. I think Billy looks not pleased things are the way they are
Francine doesn’t think Amanda is capable of getting away or much of anything. Maybe that’s why she can easily believe the frame up. Which, if it were true, would make Amanda super dumb dumb. – Cindy you’ll note I’ve taken on your phrase ‘dumb dumb’ I love the way it reads! this might explain how she believes Amanda could be guilty. But what about Lee? Is it his ‘scarecrow’ code name fooling her?! Then again, I come back to that idea that maybe she doesn’t really believe it all deep down, but is believing the worst to be ready for anything.. thoughts everyone? ]
…Ah, if Lee so much as tries to signal her with mirrors or toss her a paper airplane, we’ll catch it.
[Whooo they’re gonna stick to Amanda like a 10 week tan! whahahaha!
And rofl- The signal has already been sent.. and they’ve missed it 😉 ]
Hmm so this means Francine is leading the follow Amanda operation. this must be some kind of wish fulfillment for Francine! 😉
Well, I guess my question is answered.. Freak out Amanda, let her escape, follow her to Lee.
Looks like the show went to a commercial break, for us all to ponder Billy’s machinations..Francine’s neckline on her top, and will Amanda lead them to Lee?! Thoughts anyone? 🙂