16/19 Season Four Episode Two: Stemwinder Part Two

Time to head to the sports stadium for the big meeting.. Stem-II.avi_002170236_thumb_thumb
I do not remember how this plays out at all!
I guess Billy is meeting Lee here.. but I’m a little confused about what Rostov is doing..
But whatever Rostov is doing, it seems Sonja will have told Alexi, so he’ll be gate crashing at some point.
Hopefully Sonja is on plane to Montevideo!

Amanda is watching on from a perch.. [her hair is suddenly shorter! Smile]
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Through her binoculars she sees Lee. Stem-II.avi_002176209_thumb_thumb
Amanda: Back up into the shadows, you’ve got no cover.
(We see Lee follow her directions. He ducks back under the seating.)
Lee: How’s that?
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Amanda: Better.
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Amanda: I’ve got Rostov to your left.Stem-II.avi_002190623_thumb_thumb
[Amanda’s hair has grown again Smile Ah okay, so Rostov is here to collect Lee.. I have no idea what Lee plans to do with Rostov! but.. I’m along for the fun ride! Smile ]
(Through Amanda’s binoculars, we see her scan the stadium.. Rostov has brought his team)
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[lol what’s with the guns being aimed?!]
Amanda: Two men with him, at the top of the bleachers.Stem-II.avi_002198231_thumb_thumb
[Are they aiming at Lee?]
Lee: Yeah, I see ‘em. Alexi?
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Amanda: Not yet. Or Billy, or Francine.Stem-II.avi_002201334_thumb_thumb
[oh? Francine is going to participate?]
Lee: Well, maybe they’re dug in down here somewhere. Stem-II.avi_002211344_thumb_thumb
(Lee comes out from his cover.)
Lee: Right, here I go. You see Alexi, sing out.
Amanda: Loud and long. Good luck.
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I’m going to rely on KC’s description of the events here.. big thanks to KC for writing this description for Operation Sandstorm!
Lee steps out from concealment and walks in front of bleachers.
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Rostov also starts walking.
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Billy, holding a revolver, walks ahead of Francine. Stem-II.avi_002225358_thumb_thumb
(they sneak up on Rostov’s back up)
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Billy holds one finger up, then two, and starts walking towards Rostov’s men, revolver aimed in front of him.
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Francine gets into a shooting stance, pistol held in front of her, covering Billy. Billy quietly approaches the two men, then waves a hand behind his back. Francine quietly runs up to join him. Stem-II.avi_002237170_thumb_thumb

Rostov walks onto the grass. Lee and Rostov approach each other. Rostov’s two men are both aiming their guns toward the grassed area. Lee and Rostov stop, facing each other.)
-thanks again for the description KC..
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Rostov: No sign of our friend.Stem-II.avi_002261695_thumb_thumb
Lee: You made sure he knew?Stem-II.avi_002263596_thumb_thumb
Rostov: I somehow doubt Alexi’s coming. Perhaps you should allow us to chaperone you to safety.
[ohhh so Lee’s agreement with Rostov was for  Alexi to come huh. And Rostov has played a game within the game – double crossing Lee.. or at least, trying to! So Rostov plans to take Lee into custody forcibly huh.. thus the two KGB agents with guns drawn. Errr I think? anyone? ]
Rostov: My men have guns aimed at you, so… let’s keep this pleasant. All right?
(Right on cue- Billy and Francine approach the guns aimed at Lee and put them out of the game!)
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Billy: Put the gun down… slowly.Stem-II.avi_002282282_thumb_thumb
Lee calmly takes his own gun out of his waistband and points it at Rostov.
Lee yells: Thanks, Billy…Stem-II.avi_002285185_thumb_thumb
Take a look around, I got a bad feeling about this.Stem-II.avi_002289389_thumb_thumb
(Rostov looks up and to the side. Sonja appears on scaffolding above the stadium holding a gun.)
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Amanda: I’m looking.Stem-II.avi_002295895_thumb_thumb
(Alexi is hiding under scaffolding, aiming a rifle. At who I don’t know.. Lee maybe?
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Sonja jumps down onto the platform beside Amanda.
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But Amanda is super fast – she whirls around, knocking the gun out of Sonja’s hand. (we must have a woman fight a woman!)
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We see Lee look up at this fight in the distance. This means Alexi has arrived too.. Sonja pouncing on Amanda kind of announces his arrival no?! Stem-II.avi_002301901_thumb_thumb
Alexi starts shooting at Lee from his perch, and Lee dives for cover.
That Rostov is like Yoda – for an old guy, he can really move!!! Smile
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Whoa.. did Rostov just get shot?!
We cut back to Amanda pulling her own gun on Sonja. Looks like Sonja’s is behind Amanda on the ground. 
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[It’s going to take some getting use to seeing this action woman Amanda!!! I do remember the first time I wrote about this episode commenting that- Hoorah! That Charlie’s Angels training has really come in handy!!!]

(Sonja turns back to Amanda and finds herself at gunpoint.)
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[Is there a Hollywood sign on that mountain behind her??? I wish..
Hip Hip Hooray!!! Girl, you should have flown off to Montevideo! You don’t want to mess with Amanda – she had to listen to you eating her man alive every night for a week – do not give her a reason to shoot you!!]
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Amanda: Lee, I’ve got Sonja.
Okay – going back to KC’s description of events here. Thanks again KC!
(Lee crawls behind a greens keeping machine. [looks like his earphone wasn’t in his ear after he dived – does he know Amanda has Sonja under control?]
He pulls his radio out of his pocket and throws it and the earpiece and microphone away.  [why? I don’t know why he had to do that..]
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He pulls himself into a crouch behind the machine, holding his pistol ready, Stem-II.avi_002311544_thumb_thumb
and looks up into the bleachers.
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Alexi fires again.
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Lee fires back, twice, then runs off the field. Alexi fires again. Lee jumps into the bleachers.

[make that stunt Lee! with hair much darker than Lee’s!] Alexi reloads. Stem-II.avi_002327560_thumb_thumb
– Lee shoots and runs.. Alexi fires and reloads.. and this goes on for a bit.. [rah rah..]

Lee climbs up a metal stairway, then a wall-mounted metal ladder. Stem-II.avi_002358992_thumb_thumb[hey kudos to BB for doing that high climb up the ladder himself! I’m guessing BB is not afraid of heights!]

Lee walks onto a roof. Alexi moves away from the lights, running along a roof, now holding a pistol. Lee aims and fires. Stem-II.avi_002372105_thumb_thumb
Alexi flattens himself against a wall, Stem-II.avi_002373506_thumb_thumb
then runs around behind it opens a door marked “Fire EXIT” and runs through. Lee runs toward the door. Alexi comes out of another doorway, inside, into an announcers’ box. Stem-II.avi_002384317_thumb_thumb
Lee approaches the fire exit door slowly, pistol extended in front of him.Stem-II.avi_002389522_thumb_thumb Alexi looks around the announcers box. Lee kicks in the exterior door then ducks. Alexi looks towards the interior door, then backs away sideways, pistol held ready. Stem-II.avi_002397831_thumb_thumb
Lee enters through the exterior door then opens the interior door and looks around. He kicks a rubbish bin just inside the door [and quickly takes cover]. Stem-II.avi_002413179_thumb_thumb
Alexi fires toward the noise then pulls back.
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Lee jumps forward from the doorway, fires, then ducks around the wall. He replaces his pistol clip… and is ready should Alexi come around the corner..
Thanks again for the action descriptions KC!
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Apologies for cutting this action finale in half.. but it’s far too long to put in one blog post (and IMHO just plain far too long haa). Anyone else feel the same way? 
Any thoughts you’d like to share so far?! As this is rather drawn out.. I’ll publish this post and the next tomorrow in quick succession so this action sequence doesn’t drag on… 

7 responses to “16/19 Season Four Episode Two: Stemwinder Part Two

  1. About the hair thing… At a distance, I just assumed KJ’s hair got tucked into her collar for a moment, then someone on the set crew came out and fixed it. With hair that length, I’m sure it happens a lot. I’m sure they could have stuck someone else in too.

    I love when Amanda takes down Sonja. Yes, go Amanda! I think it would have been more fun if she had Alexi and Sonja both, then Lee shows up and takes down Alexi.

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  2. This is a segment that actually looks much better via multiple screen caps than it does on TV. It would be at this point that I’d pop out to get myself a cup of tea/take down some washing/ do a few dishes. The big positives for me are:
    1) Lee, looking great in his jeans and jumper (not so sure about those shoes though
    2) Amanda, pointing the gun at Sonja. Go, Girl!!!

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  3. “Amanda is watching on from a perch.. [her hair is suddenly shorter! …
    Amanda’s hair has grown again”

    Great catch, iwsod! The first screen shot of Amanda with collar-length hair must be the stand-in Amanda — she has longer forearms, too. The next screen shots are KJ’s Amanda with shoulder-length hair and shorter forearms.

    “He pulls his radio out of his pocket and throws it and the earpiece and microphone away. [why? I don’t know why he had to do that..]”

    Now that Alexi is on-the-scene, I think Lee wants both ears open and no radio transmission distractions: 100% focus on “The Sorcerer!” Alexi, initially, was using a rifle that’s superior for long distance shots, but does not have rapid-fire capabilities. Lee used the time in between rifle blasts to run out in the open toward a better position. Looks like Lee has a Glock 17 (a new technology design semi-automatic made in Austria and first marketed in 1982).

    I doubt Lee heard Amanda say she’s got Sonja, but he knows Rostov and 2 other KGB agents are in custody. Without a rifle, which is heavy and unwieldy to handle accurately for most women, Sonja isn’t a viable concern compared to Alexi.

    “hey kudos to BB for doing that high climb up the ladder himself! I’m guessing BB is not afraid of heights!”

    Might I add that he looks so young (great skin) and so yummy (great physique) outside on that ladder with the green field background — intense, too!

    No worries, iwsod, close up screen shots of Lee in action never seem too long or drawn out to me! 😉

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  4. Bye guys – I’ll be back online in about a week.. and if you need anything contact the mods 🙂 [thanks Learjet and BJo!]
    blog posts are schedule to continue to publish as we come to the end of the massive two parter so don’t worry there won’t be delays. bye!

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    • Hi Everyone – I know my comments show up in fits and spurts, but I am in the background checking the blog for pending comments and any other issues – especially when iwsod is away. Enjoy your break from the net, iwsod!

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