7/8 Season Four Episode Five: It’s in the Water

Phewwwww!!! Where have the last few weeks gone? Hope everyone is well- ready to continue with this episode?! Here goes… Amanda car pulls up and Lee checks out the agent who is passed out in the front seat of the stake out car. [Uh oh!] 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_21142809476_thumb
Amanda: Who is it?
Lee: He’s one of our guys. He’s drugged. This Miller guy doesn’t fool around. [Yeah um Miller drugged Francine the day before yesterday you already knew that]
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Amanda: Well, the backup ought to be here soon.
(Amanda gets out of her car)
Lee: Take it nice and slow, huh?
[I could listen to Lee say that line again and again and again!]
Amanda: Yeah.
(Lee approaches house, peering in the windows..)
Amanda (whispers): How’s it look?
Lee: Empty from here. I’m gonna check around the back. (Lee heads around the back of the home)
Amanda: Right. (Amanda stays out front, and  approaches the front door. She tries the door knob.)
4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_21604938272_thumb[No Amanda. Wait for the backup!]4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_21606606607_thumb
(Inside, we see a close up on the bomb, and the tied up Davis trio – don’t forget there is a bomb everyone!! lol. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_21623623624_thumb
Amanda goes to give the door a bit of a shove but  tyres screech and Billy and unidentified female agent pull up out front) 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_21716716717_thumb[Whoooo she has her trusty handbag and heels!! lol she has a banana clip too!]
Billy: What’s our status, Amanda?
Amanda: Lee’s in the back. There’s an agent down back in the blue car.
(Together they approach the front door, and Lee joins them)
Billy: Henderson (?) take care of it. Anything going on inside?
Lee: Empty as far as I can see.
Amanda: It’s okay, the door is unlocked.
Lee: Hold it! (Lee spots wire running along the floor along the hallway, through window) It’s booby trapped! [grrr Lee’s voice is all husky.. say ‘booby trapped’ again Lee hooo haaaa.. tee hee!]
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(Amanda looks terrified.. and slowly releases the door handle)4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_21836836837_thumb
We cut to a commercial break. lol. Will Amanda survive the commercials?! tee hee..
Back again!
Billy: No time for a bomb squad. It may be on a timer. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22092425759_thumb
Lee: Well, then we’ll have to go through the window.

(Amanda watches as she is hidden behind a tree as Lee covers his gun with a handkerchief and smashes the window by the door)4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22112445779_thumb
[Rofl at how dangerous it is to break a piddly little window haaaaa. Lee is soooooo brave!]
(Lee reaches in and carefully removes the metal plate on the door jamb and wraps it in a hanky. Yes. A heroic hanky.)
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[LOL wrap it in a hanky, pull on the wire and then leave it on the windowsill oh so carefully. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22454788121_thumb
I don’t know but this just looks really silly to me! Is it just me?
When he said we’ll have to go in through the window, I figured they would enter the premises through the window and just bypass the trigger for the bomb altogether. No, Lee has to be a hero and disconnect the bomb. tee hee.. Okay okay maybe getting the Davis’ out of there through a window wasn’t going to work. tee hee.. and this place clearly has no back door right? tee hee]
4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22501167835_thumbLee sighs – and looks over to Amanda. Relieved. The hanky is going to stop the bomb.. we are all safe. rofl.
[If they had a blue wire running to it and Lee cut that – I would have much preferred it.. a bit lame maybe but at least it would have been funny ..ummm on purpose!]
4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22531197865_thumb(Cut to paramedics taking a stretcher out of the ambulance, Carmine’s mom is on another stretcher.)
[LOL where is her ambulance?! tee hee]
Mr. Davis: Get that thing out of here, I’m fine!
Amanda: Mr. Davis, they just don’t want to take any chances.
Mr. Davis: Look, I don’t care what they want, I’m not getting on that thing.
Carmine: Dad, would you just cooperate? We’ve got enough problems as it is.
Mr. Davis: You know, the problem was your 10th birthday. I never should have bought you that chemistry set. [ugh!]4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22683350017_thumb
Mrs. Davis: Norm, would you please do what they want and shut up. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22713046380_thumb
(Norm gets on the stretcher and the paramedics load into the ambulance.)
[Mother gets her finding her voice moment! rofl..]
EMT: Here we go.
Mrs. Davis: You’ll take care of our boy?
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Amanda: I will.
[Aie, man-child! I love how there is no – Carmine you stay strong, be brave! No, it’s Amanda look after my boy for me. rofl! ]
(EMT loads Mrs. Davis into the ambulance)

Back to Lee and Billy trying to figure out what’s next here..4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_22989322656
Billy (gesturing at map): We have surveillance teams all the way from the purification plant down to here.
Lee: I bet Miller knows it too.
(Amanda and Carmine join them)
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Billy:
Carmine, is there any specific place where Miller might dump that poison? 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_23101768435

Carmine:
Not if he’s using the balloons. You gotta tell your men to look for either a red or yellow balloon and get them out of the water before they are sucked under by the intake pump.
[Okay. And what do we tell the women Carmine?!]4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_23150483817
Billy:
Well, we could stretch a net across the waterway.
Carmine: Well, if there’s any hint of a current, you’re taking a chance. The nets will rip the balloons apart.
Lee: Look, Billy, Carmine can explain it all on the way up there. [Yep, I’m with Lee, this all seems to be moving too slowly.. more filler.. let’s just stand in front of Carmine’s and have a conversation. couldn’t they have had this conversation in the car? weird..]
Billy: All right. Go. I’ll stay here and put the purification plant on alert.
Lee: What’s beyond the main aqueduct?
Billy: Once you’re out there, you’re in the middle of the country.
[Uh oh. the country is evil in smk! LOL we see a blueprint of the plant – a hand waves over it like it’s suppose to indicate something. but errr it doesn’t really. lol]
Lee: Lots of places to hide. That’s where he’ll be.
Billy: Take Amanda with you and cover the perimeter. Here, take this field radio with you because I want to know what’s going on. (gives radio to Lee)
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Lee
(passing radio to Amanda): You got it. Amanda, could you hold on to it?
(Lee takes the radio and directs Carmine to come with her to her car.)
Amanda: Yeah. Come on, Carmine.
(
Lee retrieves a big gun from the back of Billy’s car.) [LOL just sitting there on the backseat in an unlocked car. rofl!]

(Lee heads to Amanda’s car..
We cut to shot of Amanda’s land rover driving down the street in the country..)
Carmine: I know the area up there like the back of my hand.
Lee: Unfortunately, Miller’s the kind of guy who does his homework. He’ll know it too.

Carmine: I’m sorry, I tried to lie, but I was so scared I told this guy everything. [lol so we get this conversation in the car on the way anyway.. aie. this episode is pretty slow!
Oh no. Carmine feels guilt. So he should lol. Let him feel some guilt! tee hee..]
Amanda: Carmine, he gave you a truth drug, there is nothing you could have done. [Meh. Amanda is way more kind than I am!]
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Lee:
Yeah, Amanda’s right. All we can do now is try to stop him before he hits us.
(Driving along we hear Carmine give directions..)
Carmine: There’s the road I used up ahead.
Lee: All right. Hold on, it can get pretty rough. (CINDY: snicker! Must get mind out of gutter!)
[No no. let’s just hang out in the gutter Cindy, it’s much more entertaining that this section of the episode!!]4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_24002002002(shot of Red Balloon of Doom gently floating on the river)
[rofl. love how you call them balloons of doom Cindy!]
Francine (over radio): We’ve checked the other entry points. No yellow balloons. Miller must be at your end.
Lee: Thanks Francine. Keep your eyes open and stay in touch.
Francine: Will do.
(Lee, Amanda and Carmine exit the car, Carmine looks around through the binoculars)
[CINDY: somehow, despite the randomness and speed of moving the binoculars around he spots the Balloon of DOOM]

Carmine: That’s it! He’s got half of it in the water.
Lee: We’re on top of him, I can feel it.
Amanda: I’ll radio Francine, and tell her they’re on the way.
Lee: No , we’ve got a problem (Lee hands binoculars to Amanda) [CINDY: She sees dozens of Red Balloons of DOOM floating down the stream).
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Carmine: We can’t take the chance of missing one of them.
Amanda: Okay. Well, then we’ll just have to stop Miller before he gets the yellow ones in.
Carmine: They have to be 23 minutes apart so they don’t set the alarms off.
[
CINDY: why 23 minutes? I am so confused!]
[Honestly, I’m  not confused.. because I just don’t care enough. rofl! Okay, I will try and care for Cindy’s sake.. Ummm Carmine has all this down to such a fine art he has determined 23 minutes is the ideal.. not 20 not 25…. 23. Okay?!  And if they simply must be 23 minutes apart and it’s all so precise, why is everyone worrying so much about stopping all the balloons?! I mean all they have to do is distract or delay Miller for a minute and it will all be pointless no?! Like.. Hey Miller – your fly is undone! Or.. Hey Miller, are you Australian? or British? Or just a really lousy actor?! Or the old.. point and say ‘ What’s that behind you?’! meh. ]
Lee: All right, put your clock on it. That’s how much time we have to find Miller.
[Everyone got their clock on it?!]

(they get in the wagoneer and zoom off. Cut to Miller looking at his watch counting up to 23 minutes. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_24478144811
He walks over to his truck filled with Yellow Balloons of DOOM and starts transferring them. The two striped containers falls out of his truck and he kicks them aside) 

If they have to be 23 minutes apart, why do we see Miller looking at his watch with 22 minutes left and then getting the yellow balloons out? Aie….

Okay this is tedious.. I’m going to try the twitter version of this action finale.

Lee, Amanda and Carmine hunt for Miller. Billy alerts the President. Francine and co find the red  balloons.. the trio search for the yellow balloons and Miller. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_25319652986
Lee and Miller shoot it out, Lee bursts a bunch of yellow balloons. Miller flees.
[CINDY: Miller’s gun: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! (yes, that is right, TEN or maybe even TWELVE shots in quick succession. Truly, this guy is a master]
[Kudos for your dedication Cindy! sorry I’ve cut short this finale I just couldn’t take it anymore!!! However, comments like this got me through! Hopefully this will help others too!
One cute little catch: When Amanda stops her car, and Lee and Amanda get out and run toward the water – Amanda tells Carmine to….. * Drum Roll* – Stay in the car! rofl!!!!! ]

Lee and Amanda stop some more yellow balloons.
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Miller tries to drive at them. Lee tells Amanda to get back while lookin good, really really good. 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_25824491158
He shoots and Miller – goes big boom boom sizzle and fry. Miller the killer is no more filler!
[CINDY: (second one get passes as Miller’s truck rolls up –Pity none of Lee’s bullets took out the tires. I bet he could have if his handgun had ten bullets in it)
(Truck conveniently snags on a bush, flips over and explodes off screen.) ] [The bush was on the side of the good guys!]
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Cue the reassuring moment between Lee and Amanda..
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Amanda turns away from the wreck so she doesn’t have to watch Miller burn.
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The scene ends there.
As far as SMK action finales go, this one was pretty blah. Except that Lee looked oh sooo good!

Well, I’m going to pause here and we’ll finish up with the tag in the final post. Thanks everyone for your patience as I get these out at a snail’s pace! Can’t wait to hear from ya!!!

16 responses to “7/8 Season Four Episode Five: It’s in the Water

  1. When I saw Amanda behind the tree I had a sudden flashback of her tiptoeing quickly to hide in TLODG. Times have certainly changed, but she still has to duck and cover.

    The female agent with the purse just annoys me so much. Women running around in heels is one of those tropes we’re still forced to see in some movies and tv shows, but that purse thing just galls me. It just looks so ridiculous.

    As I just mentioned in my previous comment, it is definitely Carmine’s parents keeping him as a manchild. The comment about the chemistry set for his 10th birthday (along with the take care of our boy comment) tells me that they still see him as that little boy and they treat him as such. They seem stuck in an era of a time gone by and they are keeping their son that way too.

    The episode is a bit more plodding than I remember. It did seem to drag. I realized this when I’m looking at the pictures and noticing that there may be a lot of lefties in this episode. I know that Lee (BB) is left-handed and see that the baddie has his watch on his right hand. Carmine looks to have a watch on as well, also on his right hand. Obviously my attention seems to have wandered away from this action-packed conclusion. It didn’t help that when I saw the red balloons that the song 99 Red Balloons (English version of 99 Luftballons) started playing in my head.

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  2. HI everybody
    I survived this episode by reading the comments. I hope the tag is worth the wait
    In the meantime I pacify myself by reading the past walk throughs. I actually love it more than watching the series.
    My family wonders why I sit laughing my head off. They really don’t understand this obsession
    Sue
    Gilby57 Lee’s jacket collar observation and the ‘melon balloons’ story
    That floored me.

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  3. Carmine is not looking good here. (Should we blame his parents?) Just goes to show that having “brains” doesn’t give you any common sense. And he continues to seem self-absorbed. I’m really not sure why Sally and his parents bother with him.

    I love the balloons. I guess they’re silly but that’s why I love them so much. Watching Lee and Amanda carefully pass the balloons to safety gives me a good laugh. It’s all delightfully unscary….

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  4. Good thing the baddie didn’t change the balloon colour scheme or they’d have been hooped!
    “I see something… oh never mind, it’s just a flotilla of white and blue balloons.”

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    • yeah true! Old smk would have had some kind of tie in to balloons and Amanda’s parenting here that would have had fun with it.
      Definitely should have been an inhaling Helium joke in this episode!!!
      [okay that mortician had been inhaling something but I don’t think it was helium!]

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  5. Butter Bomb? Does anyone else think the “bomb” looks like a Tupperware container full of sticks of butter?

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  6. Despite Bomb and Balloons, Lee’s jacket collar stays folded up. Is Lee still trying to hide something on his neck? I will rethink my first reaction on the reassuring moment between Amanda and Lee. But, Amanda is still holding the Yellow Balloon like she is checking a honey dew melon at the super market? Of course Lee takes her arm and well Amanda forgets all about the Yellow Balloon.

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    • LOL – it does look like she’s checking out a honeydew melon. That actually would have been more exciting.

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      • hiya Cindy, thanks for replying to comments and keeping the smk flag flying!!
        You rock!!

        lol about the honeydew melon guys! The balloons are pretty ridiculous looking threats huh..

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    • Lee’s jacket collar stays folded up. Is Lee still trying to hide something on his neck?

      That’s my guess, too, Gilby57. I’m thinking his retaliatory counter “attack” must be hiding on the nape of Amanda’s neck! No wonder Lee is looking so incredibly focused and handsome in that dreamy close-up. (Thanks for that, iwsod!)

      Bravo Billy! Your confidence in Lee’s ability, staying right beside him as he disarmed the bomb, is why you are THE BEST.

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