On with the show!!! We cut straight to a shot of a car driving into the Betsy Ross Estates. My goodness, have we seen this since there goes the neighbourhood?
Of course, I couldn’t help myself.. had to go back to TGTN and see if they used the same shot with the white volvo. Yep! They sure did! Same guy walking along the road and everything!
We see Billy approach a house. He rings the doorbell.. and uh oh.. Tolst opens door.
Billy: I’m sorry to bother you, Colonel Hannigan. I’m Melrose with the Agency. For security reasons, I’ll be escorting you to the airbase.
(Billy shows his ID)
[uh oh! Does Billy know? or not know? He’s in danger!!! and.. why is Billy even doing this job that any agent could do in the first place?!]
Tolst: What’s the problem?
Billy: I’ll explain in the car.
Tolst: let me get my things.
They are all smiles. Tolst closes the front door.
Billy secretly checks his photocopy of Col. Hannigan’s Air Force ID… seems to check out.
Inside, we see a dead body on the floor by the front door. Oh boy. Billy is in danger!!!! okay, maybe it is unconscious.. but then again.. maybe not!
How did Tolst manage to get his face on all the ID? Hmm..
Tolst approaches the body, and pulls out his ID.
We can’t see the body’s face.. but he opens the ID and we see a close up.
The body looks just like Tolst. lol or maybe I should say Tolst looks just like the body
Tolst (to himself): After I fly the Looking Glass to Cuba, you might want to consider cosmetic surgery, Colonel Hannigan.Muahahahahaa!!! whoooo aren’t I bad?! And cunning.. and incredibly good looking.. tee hee.. he does think quite highly of himself doesn’t he. Nahhh I bet Tolst is super cranky because he had to go and have surgery to look like this.. think yourself lucky mate that Col. Hannigan didn’t wear ear buttons!
[No wonder Karen in Odds on a Dead Pigeon was a drinker ] Another one of those plots that revolves around plastic surgery being able to make a baddie change their appearance so perfectly that they can theoretically get away with their crimes! Oh SMK – love ya!!
Moving on to St.Andrews air force base..
[which really looks like a WB back lot close up.
I’m guessing we’ve seen this little shack before.. wait.. wait a minute.. is this the car impound where Gino was in Car Wars?
We saw it in J.Edgar’s Ghost too!
Here’s evil Nicky and Agnes in the van.. ahem.. sorry I’m getting distracted.. where was I.. I’m so ashamed.. Billy is in grave danger thanks to the advances of plastic surgery and I’m analysing the lack of advances in WB backlots! ahem.. ]
At the Base entrance, we see the vette pull up..
Guard: Yes sir, sign here please sir. Thank you, go ahead sir.
the vette drives on.
On the tarmac we see an Air Force guy: Yes sir, we read you. Yeah, we’ll take care of it.
[rofl. I think they’ve tried to use historical footage here as he walks into his walkie talkie but his lips don’t match at all. lol smk must have been trying to cut down on production costs!]
We see another shot of real planes.
then we cut back to a set.
LOL. This does not hold up well to scrutiny. I’ll move on! We need a code word for – yep lame, lets not dwell here, moving on! How about… Operation Rainbow?!
Out walks Tolst with Billy.. Do they not know? or is this all a set up??!!! gah!!! [do I really care? actually no not really ]
they join Lee and another air force guy – they give Tolst something to sign.
Tolst signs… Billy and Lee look around. Tolst starts walking away.
Tolst: It’s not often I get a personal escort by the Agency and I appreciate the trouble.
Billy: No trouble, Colonel. I’m just relieved that it was a false alarm.
LOL Billy gives a little hidden grin.
Next thing – we hear (don’t see) Zhmed: Excuse me Colonel Tolst…
(we focus on a stunned Tolst.
We cut to Zhmed for his heroic reveal.)
[ROFL it’s surely the inspiration for that CSI Miami guy! ][Here!]
(Zhmed takes off the shades to deliver his line.) [smooth.]
…But this is checkmate.
[I think he should have left the shades on.. for me with Zhmed – his eyes always look like: the lights are on but no one is home!! The Zhmed blue helmet head is somehow hilarious here.. I don’t know why!
oh and.. checkmate?? Nooooo ‘Tolst is Toast!’ come on people! I’ve been waiting the whole episode to hear someone say this!]
(Now we cut to the real smooth hero of this show..
Lee: And you lose the game.
[rofl. was that just in case Tolst doesn’t know the rules for Chess? I mean.. he’s Russian?!!]
The music cuts in as we watch Tolst seethe with rage.
Oh no. He is going to run.. yawn yawn.. No! wait! don’t! yawn.. Oh well maybe we’ll find a gem in here somewhere..
Okay.. brace yourselves for the last little action sequence..
torture.. I’ll summarise: Tolst runs.
Lee catches him. They exchange punches. Grunt. Whack. Lee wins. There. That wasn’t so bad
Lee hands him over to the MPs while Billy delivers the final oh so painful verbal punch:
Billy: I hope you like your new face. You’re going to be wearing it a long time.
Yeah!!!! Ouchie! Brutal stuff!
Lee pats Zhmed and Billy.. congrats all around.
Lee: There you go gentlemen, take care of him. Let’s go check on the real Colonel Hannigan.
[Umm lol he’s dead isn’t he?!
Why did Zhmed even need to be there? funny I don’t really feel any great enjoyment of Zhmed getting his little moment to take down Tolst. Meh.
Still.. at least the action here wasn’t too drawn out! ]
Oh I hope the real Col. Hannigan was alive and well.. and yes he should still have plastic surgery!
Ah Amanda and random Pollyanna are waiting by the door.
Weird. No dialogue, Amanda just hugs Zhmed and give shim a pat on the back.. and the scene ends there. [those shoulder pads on Amanda look massive!]
[Can’t say I mind. Whooo I’m so narky!!]
I’m having computer issues yet again.. good thing this post has already been written and uploaded – phew!
Okay guys.. I’m going to pause here!
Was anyone else not remembering this plot and how Tolst is a plastic surgery wielding baddie?!
thoughts everyone??? Can’t wait to hear from ya!