1/7 Season Four, Episode Ten: Need To Know–Scarecrow & Mrs King

Here we are – time for a new episode!
I don’t remember much about this one, other than Lear jets because Learjet keeps reminding me about this episode haaaaa!
A huge thank you to Sara for transcribing the dialogue an
thankyou2d some of the descriptions in this episode – Sara,
Thank you!! We salute you!!!!
Like last episode, anything that’s Sara’s description will go in these brackets { }.

The episode opens with a wide shot of a plane taking off.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000077610
We cut to the Ablen Air hangar. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000084617
{Two men dressed in contamination suits pry open a large wooden crate with a missile inside.  Another man in a leather jacket steps up to see the contents.
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[whoooo look at that pretty lear jet Learjet! I’ve always wanted to say that haaaa. ]
They close the lid, and as the crate is rolled away, we see “US Air Force” printed on one side. 
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Two more men in dress suits enter the scene, as the crate passes by and is brought into a lab room.  The two men watch through an observation window where the missile is brought in.  Leather jacket man joins them.}SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000132866
[lol weird random prop of empty desk] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000133066
Man 1 (Dursak):
   How can that one missile destroy all the Tritanium?  Your target is 200 feet underground.
[Does Dursak look familiar?! we’ll come back to this!]
Man 2 (Nesbitt):   207.  But the Thermite warhead can burn through a 50-story building right into the basement.  The Plutonium combines with a molten metal and makes it hotter than Chernobyl and twice as useless.  And the free world stockpile of Tritanium is gone.  Just like that.  America’s Star Wars defense will be a memory.  How soon can we be ready?

[Well. okay. I can’t put this any better than I did the first time I commented on this episode back in 2008: Straight off starting with the baddies describing their dastardly plans to rule the world!!  tritanium? what the heck is tritanium? ‘the Thermite warhead can burn into the basement of big buildings’.. ‘Plutonium combines with the molten metal and then the world’s stockpile of tritanium is gone’..”America’s star wars defence will be a memory” .. wha??  oh man.. I am gonna need to concentrate to watch this one am I ??]
Leather jacket man (Fouts): 
We’ve got to wait to pack the Plutonium and the warhead, I’d say…six hours after we get the target coordinates.
[I use to think this guy’s name was Faust. Which, I thought was fantastic – the character who made a pact with the devil. so appropriate- Maybe they are alluding to Faust.]

(So Dursak wants to know the timing of this plan, and Nesbitt won’t give a date.. cryptically encouraging Dursak to “never doubt the power of the press”)
[– Hmmm. Guess that will make sense eventually!]
(But! Not everyone is happy in the baddie camp!!)
Dursak: 
I’m not so worried about the missile or the Thermites or even the target.  I’m worried about you, Nesbitt.  I don’t understand you.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000162896
Nesbitt:
  Because I’m not for-hire like Fouts here?  Or some fuzzy-cheeked terrorist with hate in his eyes?
(As they talk, they watch the two workers in the suits do something to the missile)
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Dursak:  Exactly.  Your newspaper is creating the panic.  How can you duck the blame?
[Gosh, I had to wait less than a minute to find out what he meant by the power of the press?! whaahaah. Whooo this dialogue seems important. I better include it all… So what is Dursak eating in the hopes that it makes this boring standing around and talking exposition scene more interesting?! ]
Nesbitt:  You’re thinking about the way it is back in Bucharest.  Here, we have freedom of the press.   I let my reporter take all the heat and I back him to the hilt, like any good publisher would.  And I don’t ask him to identify his source.  You’d be amazed at what I could get away with.

[Okey dokey, so some poor schmuck reporter is going to be set up by his boss who has evil, yet to be fully revealed, intentions. Muahahahaa!!]

{Next we see another man get out of a black car near the Airplane Hangar and walk toward it with his camera.
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He takes pictures of the hangar of Nesbitt and Dursak as they leave.  They depart in two different cars.  The photographer knocks over a drum as he hurries toward his car.  Fouts comes out of the hangar and sees him leaving.}

[4 minutes into this episode? We finally get to see Lee and Amanda! I’m sure it will be well worth the wait Winking smile ]
{View of the outside of Lee’s apartment, then the living room area.  We hear Amanda just before we see her carrying an armload of clothes.  Lee follows her with more clothes and jackets.}
[Whoooo we get quite a look inside Lee’s new digs. A year or two ago I would have looked at everything, all the props! but… no time these days.. soooo if someone else would like to dig into it and let us know what you find? You would be very welcome!]
Amanda:  You’re never going to clean your closet out, if you won’t throw anything away.  When in doubt, throw it out!
[Ah, so Amanda is helping Lee to clean out his closet. I like to think they are making room for her to leave her things there too.. after all they are secretly engaged. Ahem.]
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Lee:  I will, I will.  It’s just that some of this is hard to part with.  It’s…it’s history, you know?  Memories.
[ha! Lee says as he holds a trench coat!]
Amanda:  Look.  Change requires a willingness to face the unknown.  The unknown is always scary.  You’re afraid of change.
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Lee:  I am not.
Amanda:  Oh yeah you are.
Lee:  You’ve heard the saying, ‘You’ve got to change to remain the same’?…
[Nope. I don’t know it!]
…I–I think change is very stimulating.
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Amanda:  When was the last time you ever changed anything?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000287020
Lee:  Oh…ooh, this was a close one.  Look at that…
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…Huh?..  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000291224
..This was…SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000293026
…uh…Paris…82…SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000295028
…Chomsky, a freelancer for the Soviets—SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000297030
Amanda:  This was a close one…
[oh my KJ’s delivery here is hilarious!!]
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…What is this, Stetson?  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000299432
Lee:  Ah…  Could be blood?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000301234
Amanda:  Could be.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000303236
Lee:  Umm…  Could be a smear from that…uh…contact plastique that we’ve been using. [in our tuxedos!]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000306840
Amanda:  Could be lipstick.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000307440
Lee:  Yeah, could be that too.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000309843
Amanda:  Hmm.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000310377
Lee:  Amanda….
Amanda:  Hmm?
(Lee turns his back to Amanda, he seems a little embarrassed)
Lee:  This stuff has been crammed back in that closet for a long time.
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Amanda:  Mm hmm.
(Amanda starts putting something on)
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Lee:  Years.  Most of it is- SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000320186
(Lee is left speechless when he sees what Amanda has put on!SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000320387
Aha! Amanda notices the embroidery.)
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[whahahaha!] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000321788
Amanda:  Very pretty.
[so Amanda, where is your engagement ring- hmm??? that would be even prettier!]
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Lee:  Yeah.  Ah…  ha.. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000324391
…Most of it is…work related…SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000327193
…Then again, some of it is not…  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000330196
(Lee approaches Amanda to help her get that thing off asap haaa)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000332599
…But it is all history now.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000335402
Amanda:  Mm hmm.  Oh, I know.  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000337404
[but a minute ago you were saying he is scared of change and doesn’t change! I’m going to put this down to her desire to tease the daylights out of him. I love that she has fun with it.
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Haaaaa… I think Lee is on to her! She’s maybe nooooot completely cool with it while she teases him!]
Lee: Yeah.
Amanda:  Mm hmm.  Yeah.
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Lee:  You’re really curious, aren’t ya?
Amanda:  No!
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Lee:  Huh?
Amanda:  Nooo!
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Lee:  Ah-ha!..SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000342409
…Yes you are!..
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…I’ve got the same itch…
[Scratchy! Scratchy!]
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…It’s called mutual curiosity…  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000346413
(Lee leans in slowly.) SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000348214
…And it’s a very healthy thing.  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000348415
(They kiss,SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000349416
The phone rings.. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000350216
Amanda can’t keep a straight face haaa.
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Lee chuckles to himself.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000351217
Then as Amanda keeps trying to keep a straight face: Lee cracks up laughing!!) SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000353219
[Oh this scene is so good!!! So playful! Adorable! and.. sexy! It’s SMK goodness at it’s best isn’t it!!
Funny how as Lee goes to answer the phone he hides the very pretty ‘Crystal’ robe underneath a jacket! ]
Lee:  (on phone)
Hello, Stetson.  Hi, Charlie.  Yeah, how you doing?..  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000362228
(as Lee talks, Amanda checks the pockets of an old pair of trousers with super dramatic flare.)
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[Oh my gosh. KJ’s delivery is so fabulous! Hilarious checking a pocket and finding it empty haaaaa!!]
(Lee seems to watch Amanda with some trepidation while he deals with his phone call.)
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[LOL I mean, who knows what she might find in old pockets! uh oh!!]
…Yeah, I guess I could come down there for a little while. sure…
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…Alright, I’ll be there…SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000370036
(Amanda pulls a piece of paper out of a pocket, again with great dramatic flare!)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000370437
…Yeah, I’ll see you.  Okay, bye.  (He hangs up).
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..That was Charlie Benton at the Telegram…
(Amanda smooths out the piece of paper, and holds it up, dramatically, to read it)
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…I’ve worked with him a few times.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000378244
(Lee seems to have some trouble hanging up the phone successfully haaa)
Amanda:  Cindi, with an ‘I’.
[But did she dot her I with a love heart like Debbie?! rofl.]
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[Hey Cindy – are you happy with how you’re name is spelled?!]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000385251
(Lee snatches the piece of paper out of her hand and keeps talking. He puts it in the fireplace and doesn’t verbally acknowledge it!)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000386853
Lee:  -He said he wanted to buy me a drink. He sounded real shook up. [Is it just me or is it pretty funny that with Debbie, Randi, Cindi… they are talking about.. Charlie buying Lee a drink?! probably unintended but still funny to me! ] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000391057
Amanda:  Why don’t you go on and I’ll just finish cleaning all this up?
[Who knows what else she’ll be able to find and tease him with?!]
Lee:  Okay, okay, there’s uh…let’s see…more jackets in the bedroom, suits in the hall-
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…look…   He didn’t say, come alone.  You’d love Charlie.  Why don’t you come along, huh?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000397464
Amanda:  You’re worried, aren’t ya?
[rofl. of course he is!]
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…You’re afraid I’m going to throw something away without asking you, don’t worry I won’t throw anything—
Lee:  I know, I know—
Amanda: -Anything away without asking you.
Lee:  I know that, it’s just that some of this stuff…you know…takes a little explaining.
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Amanda:  You want to explain, I’ll be happy to listen.
[well played Amanda!! haaaa]
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Lee:  I thought you might.
Amanda:  Mmm hmm.
(Lee heads to his front door, Amanda follows him)
Lee:  Amanda…  I’m a spy, my past is classified.  It’s a habit with me, I don’t know.
(Amanda helps him into his jacket)
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[Oh my, I just watch Amanda this whole time, she’s hilarious!]
Lee:  Oh, thank you.  I will tell you anything almost…
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…So is it gonna make a great big difference if I just keep a few secrets?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000427494
Amanda:  Nah, everyone’s entitled to a few secrets.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000428495
(Amanda gives Lee a couple of big slaps on this biceps)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000430497
(they share a quick kiss)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000431498
[two kisses? I feel soooo spoilt!!! This is. The. Best. Episode. Ever!!! haaa]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000432899
Lee:  You can have as many as you want…
[rofl. oh really? she has your permission does she?!]
(Lee walks out his front door, then turns back to Amanda)
…How many do you want?
[rofl.. no Lee, how many does she need!]
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[No idea what’s going to happen with the necklace this ep, but just noticed it’s currently a love heart]
Amanda:  A-ha!  SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000438304
(Amanda doesn’t answer his question, she just laughs at him.. [Hmm how many secrets she wants might be secret number 1 haaaa..] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000439305
and closes the door on him..SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000439906
and then.. she laughs some more!) SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000441508
[I picture Lee listening to her laugh on the other side of that closed door!]

So Lee is off to meet with troubled Charlie, while Amanda cleans out Lee’s closet and uncovers a few of his secrets! Amanda loves a good mystery!

I’m going to pause here, and I look forward to hearing from you all. What a fabulous start to this episode huh.. I mean once we got past the boring baddies set up!

Oh and did you remember where we’ve seen Dursak before? This actor played Serdeych in We’re off to see the wizard!

He looks really different huh. Totally different vibe. He must be a pretty good actor!

Okay guys, can’t wait to hear from you!!! 

12 responses to “1/7 Season Four, Episode Ten: Need To Know–Scarecrow & Mrs King

  1. Samella McClary-Brown

    Definitely not the best episode but this exchange between them is so cute. And funny.

    On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 10:12 PM Just walk with me.. wrote:

    > iwsod posted: “Here we are – time for a new episode! I don’t remember much > about this one, other than Lear jets because Learjet keeps reminding me > about this episode haaaaa! A huge thank you to Sara for transcribing the > dialogue and some of the descriptions in this epis” >

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  2. You’re on your own, Lee, about Cindi’s note. However, in your defense, Crystal’s robe is not a skimpy babydoll style.

    As for the red stains on the shoulder of your white blazer, they don’t have the look of a lipstick mark. Was there a full moon that night, Lee? Could be you wrestled a female werewolf with a very sharp set of incisors!

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  3. I’ve seen this episode so many times, but I still have no idea what the baddies are talking about in the opening scene. And. quite frankly, their scene is keeping me from some delightful Amanda and Lee. So… fast forward….

    This closet cleaning scene is the best! So cute, sexy, funny, playful – so much of why we watch! OMG, KJ is absolutely adorable. Her expressions are hysterical. Thank you for so many screen grabs, because seeing them individually really shows her comic genius.

    I do think that they are cleaning out his closet to make room for some of her things. If he has so much stuff that some of it is in the hall closet, he definitely needs to get rid of stuff. I think it’s good they are doing it together, because it’s creating a conversation for them – one that they might have been too timid to start on their own. Lee does have an “active” past and they both need to come to terms with that. Amanda is definitely different from the other women he’s dated, and I think Amanda feels secure in his love. I also think Lee feels secure in her love, and now he’s embarrassed by some of his past. I’d like to think that if he had the chance to do it all over again, he might have done things differently, especially if he knew what was in store for him with Amanda.

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    • I still have no idea what the baddies are talking about in the opening scene.

      rofl. I don’t think you are really missing anything either btw!

      This closet cleaning scene is the best! So cute, sexy, funny, playful – so much of why we watch! OMG, KJ is absolutely adorable. Her expressions are hysterical. Thank you for so many screen grabs, because seeing them individually really shows her comic genius.

      I sooooo agree KJ is so funny here it’s gold!!! you’re welcome!
      I think she’d had clown or mime training! She does it all without dialogue. Honestly so clever!

      I do think that they are cleaning out his closet to make room for some of her things.

      Yeah, maybe! I find it weird that he has only just moved there and already he has loads of stuff in the back of his closet. Who packs everything, unpacks it and shoves it in the back of a closet? lol. I guess he just wasn’t ready to let it go… but..
      All the spring cleaning hints that together they are starting a new phase of life together huh??

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  4. Just had to check and no, it doesn’t look like Fouts stole Leatherneck’s jacket. 😉

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  5. I chose this episode to transcribe because I liked the Lee and Amanda scenes. One later scene was a bit tricky, but that’s to be expected. I like not only the banter here but how comfortable Amanda and Lee are here (okay, minus Lee’s reaction to what she’s seeing. But he still knows how he feels and what’s past is past.) I wonder if this might come before the house shopping episode? There isn’t that uncertainty like she has with his choice of house, but maybe it’s because that’s a much bigger undertaking? If they are decluttering his stuff, that could be in preparation for moving, right?

    I have always remembered Amanda’s “When in doubt, throw it out.” I use that to this day.

    I’ll have to reserve my opinion on the bad guys here until later in the episode. I’m not entirely impressed by them, although their mission sounds a little spooky.

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    • I wonder if this might come before the house shopping episode?n

      I wonder too.. It’s weird she isn’t wearing her engagement ring.
      Could it be before nightcrawler?!

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  6. I’m nominating this ep for the best opening scene for L&A. I, personally, wouldn’t want to know all of his secrets, but I would have a blast teasing him.

    Great catch on identifying Dursak and Serdeych. Keen eye.

    Roual Nesbitt—–Okay, my DD and I play a game where we call a nickle for familiar actors in this show. Many nickles, and even some quarters, half dollars, and a few dollars here and there. Of course, I was in my early 20’s when the show first aired, so I’ve got her beat, but in her early 30’s, she recognizes quite a few. Nesbitt, played by Josef Sommer, is etched deeply in my mind, more than any other character, and I’m not even sure why. Drives me bonkers through the whole show, no matter how many times I watch it. I think it’s because he played President Gerald Ford in the movie “The Betty Ford Story”. In those days, private lives were more private, and even respected to some degree, so for a former First Lady to not only come out with her personal struggle with alcoholism and breast cancer, but to make a movie about it in order to help others, was phenominal. That kind of openness and humility had never been seen before. I remember much talk about the movie and then sitting down to watch it. Mr. Sommers has played some other big roles, too. For some reason, I can’t get past the actor in this ep.

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    • Good eyes. I didn’t know any of these characters offhand, but I did wonder if Fouts was the same bad guy from Pharaoh’s Engineer. He’s not, but they do have a few similarities.

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    • I’m nominating this ep for the best opening scene for L&A. I, personally, wouldn’t want to know all of his secrets, but I would have a blast teasing him.

      I’ll second this!!

      LOL it’s funny how many familiar faces are in smk huh!

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