Time to head to the sports stadium for the big meeting..
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! ]
Through her binoculars she sees Lee.
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?
Amanda: I’ve got Rostov to your left.
[Amanda’s hair has grown again 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! ]
(Through Amanda’s binoculars, we see her scan the stadium.. Rostov has brought his team)
[lol what’s with the guns being aimed?!]
Amanda: Two men with him, at the top of the bleachers.
[Are they aiming at Lee?]
Lee: Yeah, I see ‘em. Alexi?
Amanda: Not yet. Or Billy, or Francine.
[oh? Francine is going to participate?]
Lee: Well, maybe they’re dug in down here somewhere.
(Lee comes out from his cover.)
Lee: Right, here I go. You see Alexi, sing out.
Amanda: Loud and long. Good luck.
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.
Rostov also starts walking.
Billy, holding a revolver, walks ahead of Francine.
(they sneak up on Rostov’s back up)
Billy holds one finger up, then two, and starts walking towards Rostov’s men, revolver aimed in front of him.
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.
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..
Rostov: No sign of our friend.
Lee: You made sure he knew?
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!)
Billy: Put the gun down… slowly.
Lee calmly takes his own gun out of his waistband and points it at Rostov.
Lee yells: Thanks, Billy…
…Take a look around, I got a bad feeling about this.
(Rostov looks up and to the side. Sonja appears on scaffolding above the stadium holding a gun.)
Amanda: I’m looking.
(Alexi is hiding under scaffolding, aiming a rifle. At who I don’t know.. Lee maybe?
Sonja jumps down onto the platform beside Amanda.
But Amanda is super fast – she whirls around, knocking the gun out of Sonja’s hand. (we must have a woman fight a woman!)
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?!
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!!!
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.
[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.)
[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!!]
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..]
He pulls himself into a crouch behind the machine, holding his pistol ready,
and looks up into the bleachers.
Alexi fires again.
Lee fires back, twice, then runs off the field. Alexi fires again. Lee jumps into the bleachers.
Lee walks onto a roof. Alexi moves away from the lights, running along a roof, now holding a pistol. Lee aims and fires.
Alexi flattens himself against a wall,
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.
Lee approaches the fire exit door slowly, pistol extended in front of him. 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.
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].
Alexi fires toward the noise then pulls back.
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!
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…