Back at IFF, and Francine is on the job! She’s talking on the phone hands-free, and acting like she’s the boss! Go Francine!
Francine: I know exactly how many international flights come into Dulles….
[Uh oh seems Francine is getting some mansplaining aimed at her!]
(she waves over some random agent..)
[Francine takin’ charge is a sight to behold!]
…Well that is your problem, my problem is finding a terrorist. Now I want every passport and every piece of baggage double checked!
(Francine hands a piece of paper over to an agent)
to agent: … Scramble this, Get it to our Mideast operatives…
(Agent does so without question!)
Back to the phone call: … And if anybody so much as walks funny, I want them detained until we can question them.
(Francine pulls the thing out of her ear and puts it on her desk. she then addresses the agent sitting opposite her ) [Is this Jill?!]
… Jensen, pull Lannier and Davis out of crypto and get them out to the airport, pronto.
(Davis? Hopefully no relation to Carmine Davis! Cindy – were you working in crypto with Lannier?! come on you can tell us we’ll never tell! )
Jensen: Right away.
Billy: Francine, the White House is barking at me for an update on that terrorist angle.
Francine: Well, fine, we’ll tell them anybody with teeth is hungry for Carmine.
Billy: I think the president would like something a little bit more specific.
Francine: All right. Well, here is the latest profile…
(We see a close up on a computer screen)
[Anything smk-kooky here people? Do tell!]
…Syria, Germany, Libya, every terrorist organization is making noises.
(The phone rings..) [given Jill er Jensen is off on an errand, Billy answers the call for Francine haaaaa..]
Billy (on the phone): Melrose….Where?…All right, we’ll handle it.
(to Francine): The Cubans have boats in the water. Let’s send a unit over to help the Coast Guard please.
Francine: Billy, I am running out of manpower. Now, you can’t expect me to track down every suspicious move in the Northern Hemisphere.
[I know it’s tough, but come on Billy, listen to your boss – you’ve got to narrow things down here! lol]
Billy: Come on. We’ve got to find Carmine Davis. Where are Amanda and Lee?
Francine: They’re blanketing the university. There’s no contact with Carmine yet.
Billy: Do you have anything good I could tell the President?
Francine: Do you want an honest answer?
Billy: I don’t think so.
Lol when delivering bad news to the president, Francine is all – you’re the boss Billy! haaaaa….
So ummm this is a political act by Carmine to change environmental protections – why are they looking into terrorists? What does it mean when Francine says ‘anybody with teeth is hungry for Carmine.’ Is this they want to use him? or they think Carmine is working for them? Or.. maybe I just need to hang in there and wait for a possible answer. lol. It’s just all put vaguely here and doesn’t really mean much. Or maybe I’m just missing the point.]
Moving on again…
(We hear lots of friendly university chatter! and find Amanda wandering down a university hallway. We cut to a shot of Lee in a lab packing thing into an evidence box)
Lee : ‘Kay, get this stuff down to the lab. I’ll seal off the room.
(Lee hands the box over to a random agent who does what he’s told. With no handbag no less)
Amanda: Sorry, excuse me. How’s it going?
Lee: Hi! It’s taken us two hours to clean this place up, I hope it pays off. How about you?
Amanda: They’re working on Carmine’s dorm room.
Lee: What about his professor?
Amanda: Oh, bad new, it’s still semester break. He’s in the Brazilian Rain Forest. They’ll try to track him down.
Lee: The Brazilian Rain Forest? That a big place and there’s no time.
(A woman appears at the doorway)
Sally: What are you doing?
Lee: Ahhh, I’m Lee Stetson, This is Amanda King.
(Lee shows her his ID)
Sally: You’re federal agents?
Lee: Yeah, that’s right.
Sally: Sally Boyer, I’m the next door down. What did you do with Carmine’s papers?
(We see out in the hallway the Baddie with the English accent approaching.. we can hear what Amanda is saying..
[CINDY: Evil bed-lounging baddy walks by in hallway.]
[Yep, he’s walking funny. arrest him!]
Amanda: Well, we’re trying to figure out how Carmine polluted the water.
Sally: He didn’t pollute the water. He was making a point with some harmless dye.
Lee: We know what he did. Maybe you could tell us how.
Sally: Yeah, well, maybe I couldn’t.
Amanda: Look if you know something and you’re not telling us, you’re not doing anybody any good.
Sally: I told you all I know. Okay?
(Sally stonewalls them and walks off in a bit of a huff. All observed by Mr British baddie out in the hallway).
Amanda: Never trust anyone over 30.
Amanda: Remember we used to say that in college? “Never trust anyone over 30.” [did you say that? I didn’t!]
Lee: Yeah, you think she knows more than she’s telling us?
(Lee takes a photo off the noticeboard and shows it to Amanda. We see a close up of it)
Lee: I think we better put a tail on her.
(Lee picks up the phone… We see British baddie hearing this and leaving to tail Sally himself.)
[Man oh man, why do Lee and Amanda have to talk so loudly?!]
Outside we see Sally exit the building and walk to her car – lucky her, she gets to park right out the front of that university building.. I’ve never managed that at a university ever!
(Sally opens her car door, a lump in the back moves, revealing Carmine)
Carmine: Get me out of here.
Sally: Oh, you really did it this time.
Carmine: Not now, Sally. Just get me out of here. [what, no ‘please’?!]
(Sally gets in, dumps her coat on him on the back seat and drives off.)
[lol is it just me or are you getting a sense that this Carmine is a dopey boyfriend who keeps needing his girlfriend to get him out of trouble?! Me thinks Carmine has some making up to do to a lot of people!!!]
Of course, the soon to be rich baddie sees her leave..
The scene ends here.
Back at IFF. Billy, Francine and Amanda exit the closet elevator.
Francine: Lee’s coordinating surveillance on Carmine’s apartment, his office, his parents’ house, every place he’s been in the last 3 months.
Amanda: Excuse me, Sir, but if he knows there’s a whole army out there after him, he’s not gonna come out.
Francine: Amanda, this is a 25-year old walking time bomb…
(A random agent hands Billy a piece of paper.)
[LOL that’s happening a lot this episode!)
…What is it, Billy?
Billy: We just intercepted this transaction on the international bank wire. Someone in Libya just deposited a million dollars in an individual Swiss Bank Account.
Francine: Oh that fits. The Libyans need to do something really soon to embarrass us, otherwise their generals are gonna lose a lot of face in empty threats.
[Is it just me or is this a lot of detail? I mean do we really care? SMK short hand is Libyans do bad stuff. Nuff said!]
Billy: We’re working with the Swiss to try to get a name on the account, but that could take days.
Amanda: Don’t Swiss accounts mean professionals?
[And don’t Swiss accounts mean there is no name attached to it? only a number? maybe I’m not understanding this but it seems a stretch for the USA to know a Libyan put money into a Swiss account? lol]
Francine: Oh, yes. Unfortunately, the worst kind.
Billy: Damn that kid! If we don’t get them before they do, some madman will have a weapon that could kill a city.
[‘that kid’ lol I do get the vibe that 25 year old Carmine behaves like and is seen as a bit of a man child!]
Billy and Francine walk off.. leaving Amanda to let out a big sigh (a lot of big sighs at the end of scenes in this episode lol!)
Cue the intense look.. this is a really really really really really serious situation everybody!!
Soooo what do you all think? and hey, did you notice how serious this situation is getting?!