We find Billy and a bunch of agents behind the grocery store searching..
Billy: What about the other two?
Agent: No sign of them, Sir, but we’re covering the area.
[What ‘other two’? Is this referring to Sonja and Alexi? because no one saw Alexi or knew he was even there- help?]
(Billy walks over to a limo parked nearby. Dr Smyth winds his window down).
Dr. Smyth: Shall I order a D-1 manhunt?
Billy: That would be excessive force.
Dr. Smyth: That’s why I’m considering it. It would give me excessive satisfaction.
[I always wonder why Dr Smyth asked Billy about the D1.. – he seems like the type of boss who’ll do what he wants and doesn’t need to check. Hmm now I think about it – maybe this is Dr Smyth testing Billy.. that might work..
Dr Smyth is such an excellent bad guy. Yep I totally view him as a bad guy!]
Billy: We don’t wanna risk killing Scarecrow before we find out how long he’s been working with them. [Phew, go Billy! or.. is he no longer viewing Lee as innocent??]
Dr. Smyth: We don’t want him writing us postcards from Moscow, either.
Billy: I trusted him as a friend… gave him a lot of rope…
Dr. Smyth: Hmmm…??
Billy: Okay. Make it a D-1. But… give it to me. He’s mine.
[Yep, pretty sure Dr Smyth didn’t need Billy’s okay.. but Billy seems to have passed the test. I guess the audience is left to wonder – if Billy has turned or if this is a pretence..]
Dr. Smyth: I’ll leave the death-probable order with you…
[Oh my! this is really serious! No wonder Billy wants to be the one in charge of this!]
….and ask the President to sign some blank pardons…
[Great! Thanks for that – those pardons will be very handy- One for Lee! One for Amanda ]
…No more namby-pamby. Pick up the King woman. Grind her, Billy—she’s in it with him. Trust me. Scarecrow and Mrs. King have been sticking it to us from the start.
(Dr Smyth raises his window. Conversation over.)
[What the heck are you on about???!!! Yes all those times they stopped a nuclear bomb going off or nerve gas from hitting Dr Smyth or whatever- the whole time they were sticking it to the agency?!]
(The limo drives off leaving Billy looking all intense.)
[Man things are intense!! And all because they didn’t cancel those stupid war games! I gotta say the overall logic doesn’t thrill me.. but.. I like the chance to see a really serious situation where the characters are really pushed to the limit – it’s when their true colours will show..
IFF’s certainly has! Who needs Russians when IFF is so nasty and quick to kill it’s own?!!!
So, Dr Smyth has ordered a death probable order for Lee and a ‘grind her’ order for Amanda!! Ouchie. I guess that’s a G-1 order!
Billy is in charge of catching Lee.. hopefully with the intention of protecting Lee and doing what he can but at this time I can’t be sure…What do you think?]
Back at Amanda’s… whooooo we zoom in on the top left corner.. that’s a first!
[well look what Amanda found!]
(We see Lee asleep on Amanda’s bed.
Startled he sits up..)
[Can you imagine if it had been Dotty?!]
(Amanda closes the door.)
(Amanda goes straight to the window to pull down the blinds.)
Lee: No. Keep the shades up. Down is too suspicious.
(Amanda joins Lee on the bed.)
[Oh how I’ve been hoping to type that 😉 Whoooo nice hand on the thigh 😉 ]
(Amanda reaches up to check the cuts on Lee’s face..)
Amanda: How did you get in here?
Lee: Through the front door. [He must have snuck in before Amanda arrived with her entourage]
Amanda: You’re hurt.
(Lee stops her fussing..)
…A window got in my way. Don’t worry about it.
Amanda: Oh, no.
[I think Lee whispers ‘I’m fine’ but I can’t be sure.. He’s very gentle with her..]
Lee: Amanda, I came to say goodbye.
Amanda: What do you mean, goodbye?
Lee: Exactly that…
…I can’t even go to Billy for help…
[Okay! I’ll go with Lee on this.
Billy is doing what he can. but he’s limited in what he can do!
Love how Francine doesn’t rate a mention ]
…Alexi’s turned the Agency against me. Ironically, that’s how I got him.
[Whooooo now that’s Russian poetry!! I like that Lee doesn’t seem to be angry – he’s worked through that.. he’s fully aware of the spy game and what’s happening here.. IFF can’t be trusted, Billy can’t do anything, and it’s nothing he hasn’t already done to someone else himself. And now, he’s looking out for Amanda I guess by coming to say goodbye…I think it’s impressive! Lee is already focused on what he needs to do to fix this and get through it.]
Amanda: Now, wait a minute; I’m all tangled up in this thing, too.
Lee: Don’t you see?
…As long as I’m out there on the loose, I can try and do something that’ll clear us… [Awh don’t you love that us! He’s always got one eye on keeping Amanda safe!]
…I’ve gotta find Alexi before he goes under himself.
[She certainly has lots to think about!]
[IMHO when she looks up to meet Lee’s eyes, she’s telling him in eye speak: I understand why you have to go into hiding..
(Lee gets up off the bed.. and Amanda stands up too)
Lee: Now—I may be gone a while.
[I love that they have their signature moves – Lee holds Amanda by both arms.. Amanda holds Lee’s lapels I love that we now get their signature moves as a perfect combo!]
Amanda: How long?
Lee pauses a moment before answering..
Lee: As long as it takes.
We cut to out the front of Amanda’s.. Uh oh…
a few cars come to a screeching stop..
Back in Amanda’s room..
[You guys don’t mind if I include lots of pics of this moment do you??!!!]
…I meant what I said on the phone…
…I just want you to know that…
…before I go…
(Lee pauses a moment)
[We’re all on the edge of our seats!]
…I love you.
[Lee sounds so happy when he says this! Like it’s a joy to love Amanda
Amanda is equally thrilled to hear it
How about you??!!!!]
Lee: I have for a very, very long time…
(Lee shrugs, and Amanda strokes his chest, like she’s wordlessly encouraging him on)
…I was just never ready to…
[Phew! Now there is an interesting bit of dialogue for us to ponder! A ‘noodle?!’]
Amanda: I know.
[She knew? Did she know for a very long time? Or did she just realise recently that he had loved her for a very long time? I want to know!!! ]
Uh oh.. off in the distance we hear:
Dotty: I’m coming! Amanda—I think those federal agents are here!
[Ah man! another interruption and no kiss?! And phew! good thing Amanda warned Dotty!]
Uh oh.. it’s time to go Lee makes moves to go..
Lee: Now, they’re gonna be up here in a minute…
Amanda: Now—wait a minute…
…You can’t just walk into my life, hand me a package, tell me to give it to the man in the red hat, tell me that you love me and walk out of my life again.
[How brilliant and super romantic to refer to the ‘first time’ they met ]
Lee seems to immediately realise his error
Lee takes a moment to reply.
Lee’s eyes lock onto her lips..
[Oh- could it be we are about to get another kiss? or are those pesky federal agents going to interrupt?!]
They move in for a kiss..
[Oh dear.. how will I chose what pics to include?!!! Poor me..
Did anyone not melt the first time they saw this?
Oh and hoorah! we did get the kiss after all!]
Amanda: Mmm…Mmmm. [rofl at how this ‘dialogue’ has been transcribed KC!
Hoo haaa. we get some serious head wigglin going on here! Where that kiss from ATWAS was tentative – this certainly is not! I think you guys are way better at describing this stuff than I – and I look forward to hearing from ya! I’ll just say that this kiss is sweet, but it’s also loaded with intensity- and maybe a little frustration at the circumstances under which they are sharing this special moment?
Considering agents are at the door.. this is quite the long kiss huh!
Dotty for the love of all things good – stall those pesky agents for a while! 😉 ]
(They end with an embrace.
We cut to the front of Amanda’s house.
Dotty in her hair rollers being questioned..)
Agent: Are you sure you haven’t seen them?
‘Them’? good thing Amanda told Dotty about Mr Steadman/Stetson!
Hold that thought! Yep.. we are going to pause here!!!! As this post is massive already – Heaps to discuss here… at least I fit the kiss into this post 🙂