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Lee looks around now super nervous..
He spots a car heading his way. Uh oh.
Lee runs toward Amanda, still holding the paper bags.
Lee: Come on—let’s get outta here!
(They run away together.
[This is some pretty special chow mein and peking duck, and they aren’t going to share!!]
They run, the car chases, they hide..
Lee rips open the bags. [Dang.. there goes the yummy food all over the ground!] Ah! Lee finds a few guns in there. Hoorah! He shoves them both into his belt.
Amanda has the cash..
More speeding agency cars..
[We see this location a lot don’t we. Is this where Agnes went? and we saw it in Three little spies didn’t we?]
…more Lee and Amanda running..
One car gets close and bursts it’s tyre on the train track..
Another car cuts off Lee and Amanda’s escape..
the car with the busted tyre continues onward…
Lee pulls off some planks off a side wall to make a new way out.
Lee: Over here!
Agent 1: Freeze, Scarecrow!
[These agents are such kidders! I mean.. as if! ]
Lee and Amanda are busy removing more planks as the agents close in.
Lee helps Amanda into the new opening, and he makes it through just in time..
[Phew. Lee nearly loses about 20 cm’s in height! Not the legs! They’re not bad! ]
Agent 2: Hold it!
One agent stops, seeing they’ve gotten through..
And calls out to the agent behind him to not bother climbing the fence.
Agent 2: No—forget it. Go back!
The two agents in the busted car go through the side opening.
Agent 2: Go round the other side!
Agent 2: Come on, let’s go!
The non busted car takes off..
We see Lee and Amanda calmly exiting a door on the other side of the warehouse, it seems to be a loading dock with a truck there making a delivery.
Lee and Amanda hide behind the stairs.. they see the truck is leaving..
Lee: All right, we’re gonna get on that truck.
Lee: Ready? Let’s go!
They run run run catching up to the slowly accelerating truck. They jump into the back..
[Awh. I think Lee lets Amanda jump on first to make sure she gets on okay ]
Once on the truck, Lee and Amanda part the covers and look out.. [Don’t do that!!! they’ll see you!! ]
Lee: The Agency got to my family!
[well sort of. I mean they followed him, but he still managed to bring Lee two guns, the $$ and a potentially yummy meal. I mean at least the agency didn’t stop that!]
Lee: We don’t have a home.
[Oh well.. it is all rather dramatic and a perfect time to cut to an intense commercial break. I do like how he has his arm around Amanda here Come on- you have each other at least!
Given all of Lee’s optimism and determination up till now, I find this dialogue overly pessimistic. So the agency found one of the family. so what. Lee’s got the guns and money – that’s good. they’re still in with a chance – especially as they are together and got away from the agents unhurt. Phew! Don’t worry Lee things aren’t all bad – you are still lookin good, and you happen to be wearing those pants that won’t crease or collect dirt when sleeping outdoors and rolling around on the ground for two nights in a row That was lucky!
One last thought- interesting that the agents don’t shoot at Lee and Amanda at all.. no guns out. Hesitancy maybe? Also, Lee has two guns now – and he didn’t shoot either… I prefer to think he doesn’t want to hurt the agents who are just doing their job in this big mean old agency!]
We cut back to home, and Dotty is with Billy and upset..
Dotty: We have gone over this a dozen times! I cannot do it again!
(She goes to pick up her teapot, and it rattles)
[Supposedly from her having the shakes, but lol it just looks to me like she shook it on purpose ]
Billy: You’re gonna have to try.
(Billy takes the teapot, and pours the tea for Dotty) [Hmm tea isn’t just for baddies!]
(Dotty slams the coffee table with her hand)
Dotty: What right do you have to come in here and terrorize me and my grandchildren? Interrogate us like we are criminals, occupy our house, tap our phone!
(We can make out an agent wandering around in the background..) [i.e. Dotty’s home and personal space is being invaded. We saw this protective side of Dotty with authorities back in One Bear Dances. I wonder if she looks back on that series of events in a new light now – I think it’s natural we’d wonder if she is really starting to put things together now.. But I love that Dotty gets feisty when authorities are crossing the line!]
Dotty: I wanna tell you something. I have some questions, too!
Billy: I’m sure you do; unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to discuss anything that you want- [Billy gets up as he says this, IMHO it’s totally dismissive of Dotty.. I get it, his hands are tied.]
Dotty: Don’t give me that! You are at liberty to do anything you darn please and you know it!..
[What an interesting thing to say to Billy at this point.. to Dotty he seems all powerful.. but in reality, Billy can’t at all do what he darn well pleases and is fighting to do what he can to help Lee and Amanda.. Okay- well I think he is but at this point I think I can’t be sure!]
…Now where is my daughter? When’s she coming home? Who is this Stetson man that she keeps mentioning?
[lol what an interesting choice of question-who is this Stetson man!
Dotty- didn’t you hear the agents call out that she was with Scarecrow? ]
(Billy turns to respond to her.)
[This keeping secrets from your family must be very hard to live with! Though LOL it’s nothing compared to having your workplace completely turn on you!]
[looks like we’ve got a new photo of Jamie, Phillip and Joe. Interesting body language in this photo!]
Billy: I really wish I could answer most of your questions, Mrs. West, but unfortunately I just don’t have the answers—that’s why I need your help.
[Whooo and we have a lovely new photo of Dotty and the boys – lol looks like a professional shot.. I wonder if this was used for publicity somewhere! Why is there no photos of Amanda?]
As Billy says this, a random agent comes in and whispers something to Billy.
Billy gives him a nod.
The agent motions to someone off camera.
Billy: Mrs. King’s ex-husband’s here.
(Joe King walks in.)
(Dotty rushes over and they hug.)
[Phew, having a lawyer in the family will come in handy!]
Dotty: Oh, Joe, thank god you’re here. Ohh! You’re a lawyer—you’ll know what to do.
[Plus he knows a bit more about what Amanda and Mr Stetson are involved in – the spy biz!]
Joe: It’s okay, Dotty, don’t worry—everything will be all right.
Dotty: I’ll tell the boys you’re here.
(Dotty gives him a kiss on the cheek and then heads up stairs to tell the boys. She gives Billy one last glare before she leaves.)
[I’m liking this after Unfinished Business, because we saw in that ep he was around again in some sort of regular way – it makes this appearance much less sudden, and I think it helps the family’s situation that he is so close by.. makes me feel better about this pickle Amanda and her family are in. Has it changed how you’ve experienced things at all? thoughts? ]
I’ll pause here before Joe and Billy get into it!
Anyone ready to share their thoughts???