Hi all, sorry for the slight delay, life is too dang busy! I need more smk time – I miss it!
So… where were we.. If I’ve remembered/understood correctly, Billy has reached out to Lee to offer a meet.
And Lee has decided to accept the offer (with Amanda watching his tail )…
Back to IFF and Billy is seen exiting the bullpen and heading for the elevator.
He’s intercepted by Dr Smyth.
Dr. Smyth: Billy Melrose—just the man I wanted to see. What word?
Billy: Nothing yet.
[Hmm. Billy is not pleased to run into Dr Smyth – which suggests Billy is not on board with Dr Smyth’s agenda..
Dr Smyth (IMHO) seems to pick up on this, and I think he rather enjoys it.]
(Dr Smyth gives Billy a head toss telling him to walk with him [aka follow him. I don’t want Dr Smyth saying just walk with me! 😉 ] down the hallway to hear what he has to say.)
Dr. Smyth: I’m surprised, Billy….
(We can just make out Billy giving a bit of a face as he follows Dr Smyth- ha!)
…A man with your experience, and all the resources of Washington at your fingertips.
(Dr Smyth turns back on Billy..)
Dr. Smyth: Meaning I strongly advise you against pulling your punches. You wouldn’t wanna get blindsided. [Is that pulling punches with scarecrow? or with Dr Smyth?!]
Billy: I know what I’m doing. As long as I’m running this D-1, I’ll call the shots. [rofl-literally!]
(Billy doesn’t wait for a response, he makes his point and starts back to the elevator)
[Whoooo nice one Billy! Gusty move! but.. uh oh.. Dr Smyth is enjoying this! That’s not right! what’s going on here??!!! Eerr this is a rhetorical question if this can’t be answered based on what we know so far ]
Dr. Smyth: Of course you will, Billy.
(Dr Smyth delivers this last jab and then speeds off down the hallway)
[uh oh. that was too easy!
I think Billy is little surprised / suspicious too]
(Billy presses the elevator button)
The scene ends here.
Billy pauses and listens – Sweet Rita! I guess this is the meet for the final appeal.)
(We see Amanda is secretly tucked away behind some boxes, unseen by Billy but watching him) [and Lee’s tail ]
(Billy looks up the stairs and Amanda quickly moves away) [lol so quickly she makes the box shake haaaaa.. me thinks Billy saw..]
(Billy wanders around a little more until he hears Lee call out..)
Lee: Take a couple of more steps, then stop.
(Ah. There in the distance is Lee.)
Billy: I’m glad you came, Lee.
Lee: If anyone else had asked, I wouldn’t be here. What do you have?
Billy: Too much. The frequencies the Russians jammed Stemwinder with—they were stolen from Dart’s safe. Your prints were all over the place.
Lee: Yeah, Alexi probably lifted it off something I touched in Sonja’s apartment then imprinted them on latex gloves. It’s an old trick, Billy. You know that.
[Yep, and Lee would have to be way too dumb (even for a scarecrow ) to have left his prints all over the place! Maybe we could argue Lee is giving IFF far too much credit – they should know this, but they don’t!]
Billy: Think of it from our end.
[Yeah Lee! Don’t forget, IFF is full of idiots, and without you and Amanda Washington DC would have been gassed or blown up years ago!]
Lee: I’ve been tried and convicted by Dr. Smyth. Where do you stand, Billy?
[Hey what is Dr Smyth a doctor in anyway? I’m guessing he got his doctorate from the wizard of oz!]
Billy: I’m running the D-1. If you’re telling the truth, I’ll go with you all the way, Scarecrow. If you’re lying, I’ll shoot you myself.
Amanda (off camera yells): Lee!..
…Cars—front and back!
(Lee has his gun ready.. whoo I wasn’t sure if he had a gun back there or not.
Billy is immediately trying to clarify his loyalty here..)
Billy: I don’t know a thing about this, Scarecrow! I swear to you, I don’t!
(LOL he looks a bit stunned. I believe he’s the real deal and didn’t know
Lee isn’t so sure.. he points the gun at confused Billy shaking his head..
Billy continues to look confused!)
[Lee is looking like he doesn’t want to shoot Billy, but he could.. Ugh. What tension here!!! That Lee could shoot Billy thinking he had betrayed him would be awful!]
Amanda (whispering from up high): It’s Dr. Smyth.
(Lee moves on, leaving Billy without shooting.) Cue the high tech action music! [lol – this is like in The Pharaoh’s engineer.. must be KJ’s music preference]
Everyone hide before Dr Smyth finds you!!! Very interesting moment between Lee and Billy here!!! Thoughts everyone?
We’re going to pause here.. and pick right up where we left off soon! Share your thoughts if you like- always very very welcome!!!