We cut to a busy, wet DC street.
The limo pulls up in front of Sonja who was waiting by the side of the road.
She gets in, it’s Rostov’s limo!
[Ugh. she must use the same hairdresser as Lee – how can she look that put together in all that rain – I’d look like a drowned rat! ]
Sonja: I can’t change his mind.
Rostov: I thought not…
[Then why not drug him with more than just cough medicine and ship him off somewhere?! Some of those magical crystals you snap under someone’s nose perhaps?!]
…No matter. It’s set for tomorrow morning. I’ve made the arrangements.
[So, Rostov is still trying to be King and cry ‘checkmate!’ huh.. he’s going to deal with Alexi and get Stetson?]
Sonja: Stetson’s not stupid. He could be springing a trap on us.
Rostov: He would, if he could. But because of the stupidity of the Agency and Dr. Smyth, he can’t.
[I’m quite pleased that the Russians are mocking the agency because the agency believe Lee is guilty! Poetic Justice!
I guess Sonja and Rostov don’t know about Amanda?? Strange that Sonja doesn’t – because Alexi knows about her – he had her file at the start of stem I. Sonja saw her too. I guess they underestimate Lee and Amanda’s connection/loyalty..]
(Rostov hands Sonja a piece of paper)
Rostov: Here are the arrangements. Scarecrow wants Alexi…
…and we want him. And it will all work out, Sonja…
…You just be pretty and let me worry for both of us.
[If looks could Kill!!!
Rostov would be dead!!!]
Staring contest! Staring Contest!!
The scene ends here.
[Phew.. it’s all happening now! Danger! Excitement!!
I’m still not sure what to make of Sonja. Is she standing by her uncle? Or Rostov? Or Neither?
22 years old, what a life! Ugh!!!!!!!! I think Sonja should defect and leave all these men who order her around.. all she does is have men use her! I think I said that in part 1 at some point.. this parting encouragement from Rostov sums it up pretty much!]
Back at IFF, Billy is dozing on his sofa in his office…He seems to have a file for a teddy bear
His phone rings..
Lee : Mind your manners, Billy.
Billy: Lee. They set me up.
Lee: You get a chance to prove it…
(As we hear Lee over the phone, the shot cuts to someone listening in..
Uh oh. It’s Dr Smyth listening in..
he nods to another agent who is also listening in and taking notes)
Lee: … but mind your manners and grab a pencil.
[Love the mind your manners reference.. good to see some continuity with this phrase from back in Reach for the sky. Hmm.. how interesting, an episode where Billy was out in the cold, Dr Smyth was looming.. and Lee and Amanda went above and beyond and helped him. And here? Billy is doing this for Lee and Amanda now. I wonder if this tie in was deliberate.. given the at times massive boo boos in this show, I’d like to think it was so we can balance things a bit! Sorry I digress, back to the call.]
(The agent nods back at Dr Smyth.. he’s got his pencil too! )
Lee: Five number groups: 8311064822.
(We see the agent writing down numbers.. Dr Smyth gives him a nod.)
[lol like- oh good. I picked a clever agent to take notes for me- this one can write down numbers!]
The scene ends there.
Oh nooo! Have Lee and Billy just been busted again??!!
This two parter is very ambitious and involved.. and kudos to smk for giving it a red hot go! I’m enjoying Stemwinders.. the multiple twists and turns are interesting..(is the title a reference to this? among other things?)
Though the premise of anyone believing Lee would leave finger prints lying around after he murdered someone is laughable.. and why go ahead with war games… Meh… that part is not worth focusing on.. but all the machinations and not knowing who will do what is fun! [at least I’m hoping you find it so.. I know I do..] I hope Sonja sells up and moves to Montevideo and opens up her own business – cooking gourmet food or something. Then she can get away from all these men who want to use her!!
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