From Amanda visiting with Zhmed, we cut to outside in the ward’s front desk.. We see a man in a suit walking past the nurses’ station. [Janet identifies this man as Sasha. Ohhh this is that guy who silently watched the two baddies argue back at the Russian Cumberland hotel. Same tie.. Same day?!]
He helps himself to a chart from the rack, opens it, finds what he’s looking for and walks on taking the chart with him.
[Honestly – the privacy and confidentiality practices in this hospital are atrocious! ]
Cutting back to Zhmed’s room.. Uh oh.. Amanda has the family photos out!
Amanda: The little one on the left with the Hollywood shirt is Jamie and then the one on the right with the big glasses is Philip.
(She hands the photo to Zhmed and we see a close up)
[Ugh.. this is her family. Me no like to see Joe in the picture and not Lee!! 😉
‘little one’?! LOL.
Oh hey –what did she say? the one on the right is Phillip with the big glasses? oh rofl! what’s this?? The glasses are on the left, and.. Jamie is the one who wears glasses.. as done since ATWAS so his mother ought to know haaaaa! I guess Amanda could have switched the names for security reasons haaaaa but then why not give them false names?! hilarious!!
Actually, from the clearest image I could get of the photo before we see the close up – it looks to me like there are only two people in the photo – One last thought – lol at calling them ‘big’ glasses, whoever they are on! ]
Zhmed: Very handsome boys.
(As Amanda responds, Zhmed turns over the photo to read the back)
Amanda: Well thank you, they look like Joe. That’s their father.
[Meh. I preferred when he lived OS! Amanda in saying this is saying Joe is handsome. Meh! Maybe she needs big glasses. lol. I’m just kidding and regressing back to an 8 year old’s level of maturity don’t mind me 😉 ]
(Amanda takes back the photo)
Amanda: Do you have any children?
Zhmed: Not but when I do get married, I hope to have strong handsome boys just like yours.
Amanda: Aww thanks so much.
(Just then, in saunters Sasha..)
Sasha: Hi there. Mr. Stringell, I’m Ron Landers from the hospital business office…
(Zhmed’s smile fades…. Sasha has an American accent)
…Your embassy has agreed to cover our financial guarantees. I just need a few signatures.
Amanda: I’ll get out of your way. See you later Mr. Stringell. Mr.…Landers.
(Amanda gives them a nod farewell and wheels her trolley out of the room.
She parks herself right outside Zhmed’s room…)
[lol at the suddenly crowded with staff front desk there behind her!]
(From where Amanda is standing we hear Zhmed speak in Russian.)
[Anyone able to translate what he says?!
He says a few things..]
(The camera pans down and we find Amanda turning up the volume on her tape recorder.)
[Whoooo she was probably taping that whole conversation! clever girl I hope we hear what Zhmed said in Russian once it’s translated.]
(She hides the recorder in the flowers by Zhmed’s door and we hear Mr Landers aka Sasha answer Zhmed in English.)
Sasha: Speak English. Always. I’ve made arrangements for you to be released. Go to the hotel and wait to be contacted.
(As Sasha spoke, we saw Amanda walk away leaving the tape recorder).
We cut to inside the room. Zhmed has retrieved his clothes from the closet with Sasha’s help.)
[Zhmed looks totally crestfallen!]
(He doesn’t answer Sasha.. and Sasha leaves. Zhmed seems frozen in place.)
uh oh!!!!! He’s so close to getting the help he wants and needs from Amanda! But.. how to bridge that gap?
Hope Zhmed doesn’t forget his candy bars! lol.. but then again he does have a fantastic memory huh.. but.. maybe it’s not that kind of memory he is great at
Moving on.. elsewhere in the hospital, Amanda walks through a door.
She walks to a payphone and inserts a coin.. she dials a number, looks up and sees Sasha/Mr Ron Landers walking toward/by her.. they exchange smiles.
The moment Amanda’s back is turned Mr Landers’ smile vanishes. whoooo he’s bad! He’s really really bad!
Once he’s beyond her, she turns to watch him. Still waiting to place that call.
The scene ends here.
How wonderful is it to see Amanda on the job, independent and doin great?!
Any thoughts you’d like to share everyone?