Back Lee and Amanda, talking in the Q bureau, and discussing past events.. so we transition into another flashback of Amanda’s class, as Lee in the present is heard in a voice over.
Lee (voice over): I never told you, but I really admire the way you threw yourself into all the agent candidate work. (scene in Beaman’s class)
Beaman: (starting underneath Lee’s previous dialog) …surveillance test. She has a knack for it, it seems.
Amanda: Thank you.
Beaman: This week we tackle facilities clearance procedure, hands on. Here we certify an actual defence contractor with a site security officer.
(Amanda puts her hand up)
Amanda: I can’t take this one. I’ve already done it.
[Lol Beaman ooooozes irritation. Amanda should be assessed for recognition of prior learning and get on with it lol.]
Beaman: Then why don’t you just thumb through these files and find one you haven’t done?
Amanda: Why don’t I just take, um, Statik Aerospace?
Amanda: Thank you.
(audio shifts to present-time voice-over)
Amanda: It was a typical class assignment.
Lee: And you went after it with typical enthusiasm.
[I love this running theme of Amanda being enthusiastic through this show.. shades of Over the Limit – remember?!
And no this flashback isn’t in this episode. Just in our walk. but it would have been hilarious if it had been!
rofl! Oh and Wrong Number too! Remember?!
Sorry I’m getting distracted. back to Photo Finish!]
(The scene transitions into Amanda visiting Statik Aerospace).
Looks like she’s getting the PR script..
Sam: Of course, we here at Statik Aerospace consider our affiliation with the government a true partnership, everyone working for the good of the country. The semi-annual security check we go through –
(Amanda smiles politely, listening to his script/marketing)
Sam: — it is rigorous, but we welcome it. Two years ago your people found a tiny little speck under my desk one time, ran it through every test they’ve got until they were convinced –
Amanda: — convinced it was a button. Yes. I know. I read the report.
[lol is Sam intentionally trying to draw attention to how ridiculous the agency is while saying the right things?! Seems like it. I mean, it sounds like Amanda is not the only agent to make mistakes haaaaa. a button – that’s pretty funny! I mean.. it might have been a microdot right?!
I love that Amanda is right on it though, and knows the history.]
Sam: The latest agency review calls us “a model of defence plant security.”
(He hands her a file.)
[the previous review maybe? It’s like he’s saying you don’t need to do it again. but well that’s kind of the whole point. Wait till Amanda hears about that errr faulty floor waxing machine that zapped the security guard to death two months ago!]
Amanda: Well, nevertheless, it’s my assignment to conduct a complete security review of your facilities just according to normal Agency policy.
Sam: Well, now, that could take several weeks.
Amanda: I know. That’s why I’d like to get started. [yeah. enough of the jibber jabber Mr I’m secure and diligent!] …I’d like to start with Purchasing.
(Sam lets out a big sigh.) [Yeaaahhh he’s saying the words, but he’s not really feeling it. Seems to want the last report’s result to stand – no need for this semi annual review business! but.. he can’t exactly say that can he.]
Sam: Of course, Mrs. King. I hope you wore comfortable shoes.
[whoa- you up for it woman?! this guy bugs me!]
Some time later, and Amanda has her hands full of folders.
Amanda: Let’s see. Purchasing, Accounting, Grounds, Food Services –
Sam: And our next stop is Facilities Maintenance. Jake Williamson’s the supervisor. Among his other duties, Jake oversees our outside contractors.
Amanda: Well, I thought Security cleared the outside contractors.
Sam: Both my department and your Agency, and then Jake sends a list of names to ID.
(Sam talks to Amanda like she is wasting his breath. But Amanda is unmoved. Dealing with Francine has been fantastic practice right?! )
Sam: It’s fool proof.
Amanda: I see.
[She sure does. I love it, go Amanda she doesn’t get distracted!! and she’s use to men talking down to her. She’ll show you!]
(Sam opens Williamson’s office door for Amanda- is this a commentary on gender?! There seems to be undertones here..)
Amanda: Thank you.
Williamson: (talking on phone) You know, the last time we talked about this, Harry, we were talking in the dozens of them. (to Sam) What do you need, Sam? I’m on a long-distance phone call.
Sam: Well, we need to take a look at your outside contractor files, OSHA citations, Workmen’s Comp and – oh, you’d better throw in the accident report and insurance settlement on Dutch Adams’s death. [workmen’s comp??!!! aie. this show seems dated. and.. I’m sooo glad it has moved beyond this!]
[How. Rude. Sam doesn’t even introduce her.
Talk about trying to give her the brush off]
Williamson (to Sam): Well, help yourself. It’s right in the top drawer.
(Williamson turns his back on them and continues with his phone call.
Sam opens the top drawer and takes out a pile of folders. He hands them to Amanda.)
Williamson: (talking on phone) Oh, sorry, Harry. Where was I? Oh, yes. And it was right after that, things went haywire. (his phone conversation continues under following dialog)
Sam: Well, these should keep you busy for a while.
Sam: Let me know if you need more, huh?
Amanda: Well, I – I’ll have these back to you in a few days.
(Sam and Amanda exit Williamson’s office.
It cuts back to Williamson finishing up his phone call.)
Williamson: Right, Harry. Next time you’re in town, we’ll get together. Yep. Bye.
(He hangs up, and we get an intense close up of Mr evilness.
Whooooooo he’s really evil!!
Yeah that nonchalance was a cover up…)
Amanda is sooo not going to accept the brush off. She’s going to dig just as deep as she always would. You guys don’t stand a chance! haaaaa…
I’m thinking Sam is not in on it, he’s just over confident and a dismissive bozo. What do you think?
No Lee in a post?? this is outrageous!!!!!! but.. yeah.. I’m pressing the publish button anyway!
Maybe this can tide you all over till the next post okay?
tee hee.. we were reminded in comments of the previous post that we love Lee in uniform! Lee will be back in the next post I promise!