Hi Everyone! We find Amanda chatting with Sally in the park. Whooo is that goldie playing with that boy and the frisbee?! I hope Goldie found a wonderful home!
Sally: I was out the minute the door hit me. I’m sorry, I really want to help, Mrs. King.
Amanda: Okay, let’s just try to take this step by step.
Sally: If Carmine’s going to try to repeat the experiment, he’s going to need some kind of lab with computer analysis for designing the enzymes.
Amanda: Well, he’d be crazy to try to use a campus lab.
Sally: He didn’t do the first experiment there. I was in the lab all weekend, I would have seen him.
Amanda: But he does need his equipment.
Sally: Not necessarily. If he’s already split the formula then all he would need is a computer.
Amanda: Okay, let’s say he has already split the formula. How’s he gonna get the dye into the water?
Sally: I don’t know. He stuck his head in my door on Monday with a couple of water balloons. I thought he was goofing around. He wanted me to videotape his confession. The next time I saw him, the whole world was falling apart.
[Balloons.. balloons.. why mention the balloons Sally?! Random if you have no idea what he was doing!!! ah whatev..]
The scene ends there.
On to the Davis house.
(In the basement, Carmine’s parents are tied to chairs)
[uh oh.. seems Miller got some insurance after all! Why wasn’t the parent’s place under surveillance?!]
Dad: Carmine, why didn’t you call us?
Carmine: Because I thought that you would be ashamed of me. [LOL yet again it’s all about Carmine, it couldn’t be that he was trying to keep them out of danger noooo he was worried about what they would think of him. Ugh!!! lol. sorry I know I’m a bit harsh on man baby Carmine!]
Mom: You’re our son.
Miller: Shut up, lady! [Oi! That’s ‘mother’ to you pal!] Carmine: Hey, hey, why don’t you just let them go. They’ve got nothing to do with this.
Miller: I’ll worry about mom and pop. You get on with the work.
Carmine: It’s done. (pause) I’ve ahh, taken the toxin and split it at the third double bond. Now separately, both beakers are harmless, but when the enzymes bring them together, they are…. Man, you can’t do this. This is insane!
Miller: I want to see it work
[CINDY:Ohhh – smart thinking! He’s good!]
(points gun at Carmine’s dad)
…I want to see it work, now.
[Oh what luck. There are two mice in a cage. Right there! For a second I was worried about the two tied up parents rofl. ]
(Carmine takes a squeaking white mouse out of a cage a feeds a dropper-full of solution from the first beaker. He then repeats this with a second white mouse.
The mice seem to be unharmed..)
[Carmine must have been pretty confident, because he seemed to drip the stuff over his un-gloved hand while he was at it. lol)
Carmine: Separately, both beakers are harmless.
Miller: Put them together. (getting frustrated) Put them together.
Carmine places a dropper-full of solution one in a separate beaker and takes a separate (hooray! No cross contamination!) dropper and mixes a dropper-full of the second solution in the new beaker. He draws the mixed solution into the dropper……. red balloons on hand for the next step too…
[Is it just me or is all this reeeeally slow moving? There are a number of times in this ep where it feels like they are trying to add time. Why couldn’t we just add in a scene of Lee and Amanda flirting instead?!]
Anyway, we don’t get to see the results of Carmine combining the two solutions.. instead, we cut to Lee and Amanda in the park. I like that editing decision! haaaa ]
Amanda: Yeah, that’s what she said.
Amanda: Well, I don’t know. Maybe Carmine put the dye in them.
Lee: We’ve got to find out where he makes that stuff.
Amanda: Yeah, there could be hundreds of labs in this city.
Lee: Six hundred and fourteen to be exact. I‘ve got every man I can spare checking them out. We’ve got three ourselves.
Amanda: How are things at the purification plant?
Lee: Every inch of it’s covered. I’d feel a lot better if we had Carmine.
(Amanda stops him and points to a couple of young people holding a big bag)
Amanda: Laundry. [CINDY: Lee gives a ‘What are you talking about’ half chuckle] Sally said that Carmine came by her dorm room and showed her the balloons on Monday morning, right?
Amanda: Now, Carmine’s father said they only time they see him anymore is when he comes home on weekends to do his laundry.
Lee: Then the laundry room isn’t only a laundry room. (CINDY: OMG! How BB and KJ can say this with a straight face is beyond me)
[I agree! It’s all a great big: well Derrrrr!]
Amanda: Ah, It’s a lab
Lee: It’s a lab. That’s it! [Not a play area?!]
(they get into Amanda’s wood panelled wagoneer)
[So weird to see them drive around in Amanda’s car.
And.. Lee is letting Amanda drive haaaa!
I thought they took all the stuff from the basement, and Dr Anderson ran tests on it all. I guess they gave it all back! ]
Back to IFF.
Billy (on phone): You’re covered. Don’t waste any more time. Get rolling. (hangs up phone)
Billy: Lee and Amanda think they’ve found the pocket where our button’s been hiding.
Francine: Where are they?
Billy: At a phone booth near the Davis house. They think that Miller might be using Carmine’s old lab equipment.
Francine: All right, I’ll get a backup team rolling right away.
Billy: No. No. I want you back at the purification plant.
Francine: Billy, I’ve got every inch of that place covered already.
Billy: Listen, he’s been ahead of us every step of the way. If we lose him at the Davis house, we have only one shot left.
Francine: Alright, look it takes time to get the water shut down, maybe we should start now.
(As this conversation takes place, they leave Billy’s office and head out through the bullpen and out into the hallway)
Billy: No. We stick with the plan. The water stays on.
Francine: That is a hell of a calculated risk.
[I find this conversation to be even more filler. Quite tedious. Moving on!]
Billy: Listen, it’s my decision. It’s on my head. We’ve been tiptoeing on a razor’s edge ever since Miller joined the game. It’s too late to fold up now. Go.
[Francine, the decision was made while you were out of the picture. The plan is in motion and the time for consultation is over! Goooo Billy!! ]
(Francine and Billy split up..)
Francine: Yes, Sir, I’m on my way.
We cut to a close up on a dead mouse. Ew.
[CINDY: which looks decidedly brownish rather than the white ones we saw earlier]
[maybe it’s the lighting?]
(We pan to Miller pouring solution into a milk jug with a yellow stripe of tape on it. Another one behind it has a similar red stripe)
Miller: I appreciate all the time we’ve spent together.
[Well well well.. it’s the gentleman terrorist.. ahem]
(shot of the three Davises all bound and gagged)
… I am sure you’ll be expecting some guests soon. I hope they enjoy the greeting.
(CINDY: Oh – he is so BAD!)
[Yep! He’s really really really really bad.]
(We see some bars of explosives, and Miller runs a wire that is attached to some silver coloured bars up the stairs)
So umm what happened to the balloons?
We cut to Amanda’s wagoneer driving along a road.. As it drives along we hear this Lee voice over: Miller’s been playing his cards right every step of the way. If he is at the Davis house, we better be careful. He’s probably got a nice fat ace up his sleeve.
[CINDY: Dude! You know I love you, right? Please, for the love of everything. STOP WITH THE POKER REFERENCES!]
[rofl. Oh Cindy – there’s always a joker in the pack! 😉
Aie. At least it’s not a pot pourri of back up plans or something! ]
Back at the Davis home, Miller attaches the insulated wire to a metal plate on the door and door jam.
[okay, it’s rigged to blow up the Davis home, and the Davis family, and I guess whoever opens the door.. Looks like the threat of do this or else you are dead was a bit empty – nah I’ll just blow up you and your family once I get what I want anyway! and derr Carmine could not be left alive or he could testify against Miller..]
And.. with the place rigged to blow – let’s pause here- I’ll publish the next post probably in a couple of weeks! Sorry real life work commitments are keeping me busy! Maybe now is a good time to revisit old eps and share your thoughts with us? If you like.. Any thoughts you’d like to share with everyone about this episode so far? bye!