1/6 Season Four Episode Seven: Billy’s Lost Weekend-Scarecrow & Mrs King

Hello- great to have you join us for a walk through Billy’s Lost Weekend! A huge thank you to Kiwismh who has transcribed this episode for JWWM: We Salute you!!!!
Kiwismh has had some fun while transcribing the dialogue and included a few comments – so you can all enjoy these  as we walk through the episode, I’ll include Kiwismh’s comments using these brackets { } Okay?

On with the show! Soooo I remember very little of this episode.. so I may say things that are obviously silly or wrong as I walk through it. lol. This is half the fun – and I’m just going to go with it! Smile 

The episode opens with a rather trippy montage of Billy’s.. 4.07BLW.avi_000121121
We have a mansion party.. Billy with a shrouded woman..
[Is that the mansion from The First Time? [If anyone is inspired to look – let us know!] When Lee is an undercover waiter?]
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A disc is handed over from the shrouded woman to Billy… Shots are fired by two men wearing suits and hoods.. but they don’t seem to land anywhere..
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A magical red carpet leading to a white Limo, the shrouded woman vanishes.. crowds continue to mingle around Billy with his bow tie askew (I don’t know why but it makes me giggle).4.07BLW.avi_000147547
We see a dog skeleton,
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a dog! 4.07BLW.avi_000179579
[I can’t remember what is even relevant in this but whatev!]
… and we find.. a big black bear in the limo! [Does it dance? or doesn’t it?!]
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[It’s all a bit Alice in Wonderland, rather than Wizard of Oz! Then again…… dogs and guns and bears? oh my!]
{is that dog Zeus or Apollo from Magnum PI?}
The dream sequence ends with Billy being punched out by one of the hooded men.
He is seen to wake in his office chair.
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Billy says to himself: That’s all I remember of my weekend. 4.07BLW.avi_000242042
[Billy looks all tortured. Poor Billy. He picks up his black bow tie and gives it a squeeze to ease his angst. Why should the bow tie not suffer also?! At least he managed to find his way back to the agency and didn’t wake in the wrong part of town covered in trash and surrounded by breakdancing hoods (LOL) like Lee in Stemwinder!

Whoa. I’m hooked! What’s Billy on man?! and.. where can I get me some – what am I saying??!!! sorry forget that. Ummm Poor Billy thank goodness he won’t be in this alone!]

Moving on, Lee and Amanda exit the coat elevator..
Lee : If we take your car, we’ll have room for skis.
Amanda : I thought we were gonna rent skis at the lodge.
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Lee : Ah, they don’t rent ‘em at Pine Top.

Amanda : I thought we were going to Oak Valley.
Lee : Oh, I changed the reservations. You’re gonna love Pine Top.
[Skis? Pine Top?! Whooo I like where this is headed! But lol at Lee changing the plans on Amanda.. won’t her family need the car? What am I thinking? who cares. Lee and Amanda are going on a little ski getaway?? Me like!!!! ]
Amanda : Oh, I am. 4.07BLW.avi_000258858
[Oh yeah, Amanda isn’t silly she knows a good thing when she sees it!]
Lee : Yeah, indoor tennis. It’s fantastic…
(
They enter the bullpen.)
[ Aie, indoor tennis? really? yeahhhhh right sure Lee. This line reeks of – ‘make it appear PG so we don’t offend in our time slot’!!! Me thinks indoor tennis is the new backgammon!]
…Look, this is the first chance we’ve had to get away together. I just want us to have a good time.
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[I love how Amanda wordlessly listens to Lee here with a sweet smile, communicating that she appreciates it and thinks he’s really sweet IMHO – indoor tennis Lee?! awh isn’t he sweet rofl. Maybe this is code for Lee not pressuring Amanda to play backgammon? oh rofl! ]
Lee and Amanda approach the conference room only to find people filing out already.

Francine : Briefing’s been postponed.
Lee : To when?
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Francine : Indefinitely. Billy put himself in a lock out.
Lee : He did what? 4.07BLW.avi_000280480
Francine : He had to. Metro picked him up at 3 o’clock this morning in a skid row alley…4.07BLW.avi_000282082
…He can’t seem to remember how he got there.
Amanda : Shouldn’t there be a task force to look for security breaches?
Francine : No, a task force is only put into effect when a field agent loses track of his time. Billy’s administration.
[oh this is interesting, so Billy is less important than a field agent huh. rofl. I mean he knows just as much if not more. No playing possum this time I guess.. weird!]

Lee : All right, thanks Francine.
Francine : Let me know if I can help, okay?
Lee : Yeah.
Amanda : Sure.
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[Well well, this Francine is.. reasonable and helpful and actually answered Amanda’s question without snark! Heck, I miss moo cow Francine. but.. I guess characters have to evolve… and maybe moo cow Francine is currently out to pasture because her friend Billy is in trouble and she has to rise above previous pettiness. ahem.]

Lee : only one or two agents are allowed on an administration lock out. One, two.
(Lee points to himself and Amanda as he counts)
Amanda : You got it.
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[huh? what does this mean – they go into lock out too? help? I feel like I should know lol.
I guess I can at least tell Lee and Amanda are going to help Billy in some way that no one else can.. ]

Back in Billy’s office he’s getting a check up of some kind.
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Dr Joyce : Okay – cough. (she says as she looks into his eye)
Billy : What?
Dr Joyce : That was a joke, Melrose.

[Jokes are supposed to be funny. This was not a joke. Lol that her name is ‘Joy-ce’ good pun that! ]
(As the doctor starts taking his pulse, Lee and Amanda walk in and join them)
Lee : Doc, how’s he doing? 4.07BLW.avi_000318118
Dr Joyce : Lousy. He’s got no sense of humour. He’s impatient.

[I protest. the problem is not his lack of a sense of humour. Try giving him something to laugh at lady! but hey, kudos for including a female doctor here and not actually making anything of it!]

Amanda : How do you feel, sir? 4.07BLW.avi_000321321
Billy : I’m – I’m fine.
Dr Joyce : Physically. Mentally you can throw in the whole enchilada.
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[She can talk, she’s been taking his pulse while holding up an entire conversation. Ahh so we are going for quirky socially awkward doctor got it.]
Billy : It looks like Thornton’s repression.
Lee : When he was Director, old man Thornton developed a technique for agents to repress information in case they were captured.
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[lol Amanda could have benefited from knowing about that in the last episode!]
Dr Joyce : Billy repressed the entire weekend.
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(Billy reacts to this with a head tilt)
[Seems less like a statement of fact and more like an accusation, then again who knows – with this doctor that might have been an attempted joke. I think she’s trying to say Billy is not fine and something more serious went down? ]
Lee : Is there any chance this is just a bump on the head and simple amnesia?
Dr Joyce : You know, Stetson, you bug me. He – He’s got restrain marks on his wrists, needle marks in his arm…
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…Now if this was Patterson in payroll I’d put it down to just another kinky weekend but it’s not…
[‘You bug me?? hooo haaa Patterson in payroll has been outed! How unethical of this doctor! She needs to learn that Thornton repression technique!]
… And I got 6 bucks says I’m going to find remnants of some trace of truth serum cuddled up against his corpuscles. [remnants of a trace? eh? that doesn’t make any sense!! That’s funny without meaning to be !! Oh boy.. ]
Billy : All I know is somebody pushed me hard for something and I don’t know what, who or why.
Amanda : You don’t remember anything at all, sir?
Billy : Just, uh, a bunch of mixed up images – bear-
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Dr Joyce : Bears! A symbol of courage and strength. What else? Skeletal remains – personification of death. You know, I think there’s a sexual thing there too…
[Ahem, Freud would say…]
…I’ll look it up.

[The gang wisely ignore her]
Billy : These are the files I’ve been supervising.
(Billy motions to a pile of files on his desk, Lee picks them up and hands them to Amanda, she heads to the door.)
Lee : Yeah, Amanda look, uh, why don’t you get started on the lower clearance end. I’ll catch up with you in a minute.
Amanda : Right.
4.07BLW.avi_000391791 Billy : Oh, Amanda, dig deep. If I’ve compromised an agent out there we have to know. Something in those files might be the key. 4.07BLW.avi_000398198
Amanda : Yes, Sir.
Lee : Billy you’ve got to give us something more than bones and bears.
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Billy : Scarecrow, I – I haven’t got anything more.
Dr Joyce : All right, you two relax. I think it’s time we tried a little subliminal reoccurrence motivation.
Billy : Claudia, what is that?
Dr Joyce : It’s basic psychology. Any event, location, even a sound can shake up the grey matter and bring what’s been repressed back to the conscious. Now, let’s start the whole weekend all over again.
[subliminal reoccurrence motivation? Yes I guess that is so much more interesting to say than ‘let’s do a recap and jog your memory’! rofl]
Billy : All right. Friday night, I was here working on the budget. 4.07BLW.avi_000436636
Dr Joyce : All right, let’s do it. Come on, get to your desk and go to work.
Billy : Claudia, I sit behind this desk for 90 hours a day. [rofl. that’s quite an achievement!!! Magical some would say!]
4.07BLW.avi_000444644 Dr Joyce : You need something more stimulating.
Lee : Friday nights, yeah, Friday nights you have a built in location to stir up some memories.
4.07BLW.avi_000451184 Billy : Randy’s. 4.07BLW.avi_000454387 [Billy is cheating on his wife with Randy baby?!]

We move on.. and find out Lee wasn’t referring to Randy baby!
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Phew!!
Billy : If I was here, I don’t remember. 4.07BLW.avi_000461594_thumb

Randy (bar keeper) : Well of course you was in here. Just like every Friday night. What’s the matter, the conversation too boring that you forgot?

Billy : What did we talk about Randy? 4.07BLW.avi_000476810
Randy : Well, you was telling me about how the wife was doing in Jersey. She still visiting her cousin there?
Billy : She’ll be back next week.
Randy : I’ve been trying to get my wife to go away for 16 years.
4.07BLW.avi_000483216[One word: Douche!
Actually, hang on –now it makes sense why Billy doesn’t remember talking to Randy. I’d be repressing that conversation too Winking smile ]

Lee : Ah, Randy, did anything unusual happen to Billy last Friday night. Did he talk to anyone, was there anyone with him?
Randy : You know why I’ve been behind this bar for 34 years? I don’t see past the beer spigot.
Lee : Did you see past it last Friday night?

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Randy : Nope.
Billy : Come on, Randy.
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Randy : Geez Billy. Okay, you picked up a dame. First time I ever saw you do something like that.
Billy : What did she look like.
Randy : Well, you’ve got good taste. She’s black, late 20’s, about this tall. She was really coming onto you. I don’t blame you a bit. [Okay, two words: Massive Douche!]
Lee : Did you get her name?
Randy : Nah. You ordered some champagne and took off with her 10 minutes after she walked in.
Billy : Well did either of us say where we were going? 4.07BLW.avi_000539272
Randy : Well I didn’t think I should ask.
[Nudge Nudge Wink Wink.. and iwsod vomit vomit..] 

Billy : Thanks Randy.
Randy : Yeah, sure. Well I’ll see you next Friday.
Billy : Yeah.
(Billy and Lee get up to leave, and the camera pans over to a hunky dude on the phone whom Kiwismh identifies as ‘Kimambo’)
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Kimambo : He’s leaving now. I understand. We’ll put it into motion.

So Billy is under surveillance, well that’s handy…
Billy and Lee leave the bar, and Billy’s worried and frustrated that he’s not remembering..
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soooo Lee gives him some encouraging words to relax, it will come.. and Billy decides he needs to walk and clear his head. He’ll meet Lee back at the agency.

Billy starts walking.. he quickly catches a glimpse of a lady across the street walking away from him – she looks like the lady in the opening trippy montage.

Billy stares at her. 4.07BLW.avi_000583316 [Whoa. It screams set up to me. I can’t even remember if it’s an smk coincidence or an actual set up.. but it reminds me of Lee seeing Dorothy randomly (not randomly) in We’re off to see the Wizard!] 4.07BLW.avi_000586519 (Billy crosses the road focused on the lady, not the traffic.. so we get screeching tyres and Lee notices what’s going on.. Billy catches up to the lady..)

Billy : Excuse me Miss. 4.07BLW.avi_000604137
(Kiwismh identifies this lady as Lanni)
Lanni : What are you doing here.
Billy : Who are you?
Lanni : Stop it! They’ll see us. 4.07BLW.avi_000621755
(Billy has no idea who she’s referring to…
She’s all nervous! She quickly writes down her phone number, hands it to Billy and drives off. Lee catches up to Billy. )
[Billy looks down the street like the car has already driven off, but the sound indicates the car is just starting to move. lol. maybe it’s just my copy of the episode? ]
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Lee : Billy, what’s going on?
Billy : The woman. That dress. Lee, she knew me. She thought I knew her.
Lee : Well do you?
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Billy : Yeah...(happy)
(suddenly realising he still doesn’t know her)

… No, no. I’m not sure.

Lee : All right. I’ll – I’ll get a run on those plates.
(We see Lee looking into the distance to read and memorise the number plate) [lol there’s something funny going on with time, distance and where this magical car is but.. whatev!]
Billy : Get a trace of this phone number.
(Billy hands Lee the number Lanni gave him-
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[looks like Lanni wrote it on a packet of matches – another clue!!! And it was independence day somewhere on September 30th! LOL. So convenient. We suddenly have clues coming out of our ears!!! 4.07BLW.avi_000655388
Progress! What luck that this lady happened to walk by and jog his memory!!

Well I shall pause here for us to celebrate Billy and Lee’s great luck! ahem.
Thoughts so far???

17 responses to “1/6 Season Four Episode Seven: Billy’s Lost Weekend-Scarecrow & Mrs King

  1. Hey all, real life has been a bear (wish I was dreaming like Billy) for many months now, so I’m trying to revisit some episode posts I missed on JWWM as my son and I come to them in our watch through the series. (Maybe someone could teach me Thornton’s repression for the last few months??? 🤣)

    Being the self-appointed chair of the Billy Fan Club, I actually really enjoy this episode, despite a few things to overlook (kinda like usual). 😄 I have vivid memories of this whole episode, both sights and sounds, so it must have been one I never recorded over on my VHS tapes and watched it a lot. I love the fact that Lee and Amanda get a break from intensity surrounding their relationship, like with the Stems and Nightcrawler. The tag of this ep is one of my favorites, and I love their demeanor with each other in this one. Mommynificent, I totally agree with you on the “one. Two.” swoonyness! I think it’s something about how locked in they are as a team and how far Lee has come from balking at Billy in the beginning for suggesting he and Amanda work together on a case to this moment where he’s picking her first for his team. ❤

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  3. Sorry it’s taken me a week to get here! We’ve been celebrating Passover so I’ve been busy despite being home 24/7!

    I like this episode because I love Billy, and I love seeing L&A coming together to save someone they both love! Something about the way Lee does the “two agents on this case… One. Two.” pointing thing always makes me swoon. How far we’ve come to be at the place where he wouldn’t consider working with anyone but her on this!

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  4. I love anything with Billy in it. His charm and aray of facial expressions add so much to the show. This ep is a bit weird, but still a good one. I was just getting into the write up when it stopped and…ahhhhh….no! Keep going!!!! Looking forward to six posts on this one.

    I think Nancy Culp does a good job with a poorly written part for her. She usually plays the stiff Jane Hathaway part, except in Sabrina, where she is a little softer. I like her, just wish this part had better humor for her.

    Also, it’s a young Dennis Haysbert playing Kimambo who does the Allstate commercials.

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    • RE: Dennis Haysbert
      That’s where I recognized the voice from!

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    • This ep is a bit weird, but still a good one. I was just getting into the write up when it stopped and…ahhhhh….no! Keep going!!!! Looking forward to six posts on this one.

      Indeed very weird!
      Yeahhh I will keep going 🙂 I would like to be able to maybe try to publish twice a week. I’m going to see how I go..
      My motivation to write is a bit up and down and not as consistent as it use to be sorry.
      I’m hoping I can get some consistency back – starting with once a week, and let’s see if I can build up to twice a week.
      lol it might depend on how much detail I do, and whether transcripts are available for an episode or not.
      Episodes will be covered in less posts if there is no transcript. And if that’s the case, okay! Even without a transcript I want to cover all of season 4…
      We can always return to a season 4 episode in the future to cover it once a transcript is available. these things have no time limit right?
      That’s the joy of a show that doesn’t have new episodes lol.

      Nancy Culp was in Sabrina? the Audrey Hepburn one? I gotta watch that again!

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  5. Not just Randy’s attitude scream 80s – does anyone else even remember when businesses used to hand out match books?

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    • We still have many from the businesses and weddings that were in my mother-in-law’s stash. We are easily set until the 23rd century (what is the half life of those things anyway?)

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    • Never smoked myself, but I remember matchbooks and kept them in a glass bowl as a memento on a date. It was quicker to find the address of the restaurant or jazz club you liked than going through the yellow pages.

      What surprised me was the area code, it’s four thousand miles away in Alaska!

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  6. I love the episodes where we get to see Billy in the middle of it. And I guess I am in the minority, but I don’t mind Dr. Joyce. I feel with Billy using her first name, perhaps they are friends or have known each other from way back?

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    • I like her too, but that’s probably because I associate Nancy Culp with fond childhood memeories of the Beverly Hillbillies. I think the humour here is aiming to be a kind of Katherine Hepburn New England deadpan snark.

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    • I love that, though you thought you were in the minority, you expressed your point of view anyway!
      That said, I’m not sure if you are in the minority – if a character bugs me it doesn’t mean it will bug anyone else (much less a majority).
      It’s good to read the thoughts of others who were not bugged by her like I was. I can see that if I had a soft spot for this actress that she may be less grating. And I do see that they were ‘trying’ to add something of interest to a scene that was exposition heavy.
      Maybe there is a remnant of a trace of some charm in this character after all haaaaaa

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  7. Hiya! I was thinking this would be five parts.. having finished writing this episode, It’s going to be six. Looking forward to walking with you all again!

    @Sara thanks for confirming it’s the same location!

    @Learjet – yeah the doctor is scary! as Doctors tend to be in smk! lol.
    haaa yeah agree Randy is nauseating – good call!

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  8. I am just so grateful that Dr Joyce is not my doctor. She’s unpleasant, has no bedside manner and she doesn’t seem to have a clue what she’s talking about. Not sure if she’s supposed to be lightening up the atmosphere.

    I do love the skeleton on the carpet image 😀

    I have to say that, in the more PC times of 2020, Randy’s attitude towards women is nauseating. (I’m assuming his name was not a coincidence?)

    That aside, it’s fun having another episode focusing on Billy more.

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  9. This is an interesting episode! Just watched the entire thing and I’m looking forward to walking through it with you all. That does look like the mansion from the First Time. I recognize that lobby area and Amanda coming in dressed in street clothes and feeling under dressed. This opening part with Billy is hard to follow at first, so I’ll wait to comment later. Anxious to hear more about Lee and Amanda’s upcoming vacation.

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