(It’s now evening and we’re back in the King kitchen. Dotty is at this ginormous computer.)
[A computer?? in the King home??? It just looks wrong!]
Amanda: Sorry I’m late. I got stuck on the George Washington Parkway.
Amanda: Whatcha’ doing?
Dotty: I am on my final approach into Meg’s Field. I have crashed into the swamp twice and overshot the runway once. Mm (sips cup of something). Okay, here we go.
[lol she doesn’t even have a mouse. she just taps a few buttons to get on the runway? oh rofl. this is pretty hilarious to look back on!]
Amanda: Where are the boys?
Dotty: Um, they’re next door working on somebody’s motorcycle.
Amanda: Oh yeah?
Dotty: Jamie didn’t finish his lunch again today.
Amanda: Really? Gee, I wonder if he’s alright. You think I should take him to Dr. Watkins for a checkup?
Dotty: I have a hunch that Dr. Watkins cannot cure what’s ailing him. I think it’s Lee Stetson.
Amanda: Mother, they get along really well.
Dotty: Um, well, Philip adores him, but I don’t know about Jamie. Do you remember, do you remember, ah, Mrs. Truesdale’s youngest son? How he acted when she fell in love?
Amanda: Yeah, he was pretty jealous, but –
Dotty: Uh-huh, I rest my case.
Dotty: Woo-hoo, ha-ha, here we go! That’s it! A perfect three-point landing.
…On top of the Sears Tower.
[Oh rofl. Deadpan Dotty is pretty hilarious at the end here. Nice touch. This screams SMK to me.. how about you?]
The scene ends here.
Next, we see an apartment exterior shot, Heeeey isn’t this Lee’s old apartment block back in season 1? we spent a lot of time looking at that apartment!
hey?? Seems this is Laura Mayfield’s apartment? Hang on.. has she moved house from the previous apartment block so the baddies won’t find her? cunning plan! She’s dedicated!
(A masked man silently sneaks up behind Laura and puts a cloth over her mouth. We hear Laura struggle and eventually pass out.)
[I’ve seen that tie before.. that’s Donaldson’s hypnosis tie. Gosh, they’ve made it kinda easy for us haven’t they..
Drat, didn’t fool the baddie changing apartment blocks after all.. then again, moving into Lee’s old apartment block was probably more dangerous given all the KGB agents who knew Lee lived there. lol.]
On to the next morning, and Laura is umm.. let’s just say she’s overacting and super duper annoying here.. and I’m going to put it down to the drugs she inhaled. Yes, that’s it. Poor child.
Seems she’s moved house overnight too while recovering from being knocked out. lol.
Laura: All they wanted was the diary, (how does she know that??) but you’ll never find them because it’s the same people who took my father. It’s the Agency. (The agency will never find the what scientists because what the agency kidnapped them already? Aie. my head hurts..)
Lee: The diary is the only thing missing besides your clippings? (okay okay, so this is how she knew about it. chill Iwsod!)
Laura: Who even knew about it?
Amanda: Well, we knew about it. You knew about it. Your father knew about it, and whoever he told. Ah, Congressman Posner knew about it, whoever he told. That’s quite a few people.
Laura: Yeah, and don’t forget Donaldson with the I.A.B.
Lee: Now, wait a second. We don’t have the proof to point a finger at anybody yet.
Laura: Well, what more do you need?
Amanda: Well, first of all we’ve got to make some sense out of all this.
Laura: Yeah, what scares me is that if they took my father and they’re worried enough to break in and do this, why not take me, too?
Amanda: I don’t think they’ll do that. First of all you don’t know anything, and uh, that would set off a lot of alarm bells. I don’t think Donaldson would take that chance.
Laura: Okay, but I’m still scared to death. What now?
Lee: We place a 24-hour guard around your house to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Laura: (suspiciously) What kind of guard?
Amanda: Agency guard.
Laura: How can you trust them?
Lee: We have to, Laura. We’re not congressional aides. We work for the Agency.
Laura: (stands up) All this time? You took my father? You used me? Get out!
[Whoa. Firstly, Lee what did you expect telling her that now like that?! and.. Secondly, whoaaaaa gurl no amount of drug after effects can make up for this level of overacting. We need an acting coach here- stat! Or this is gonna give me all kinds of heartburn!!!!]
Lee: (trying to calm Laura down) Now, wait a second, we’re on the same side.
Amanda: (talking at the same time) No, look, we still want to find your father.
Laura: Get out! Make them get out.
Amanda: Laura, the only way we’re going to solve this is if we work together. Please call us. We’re leaving.
[yes, please leave Laura and move on. lol.
I love how she yelled get out to the guys behind here, and they just kept on doing what they are doing.. even at the end of the scene haaaaa.. ]
(Back at the Agency in the Q Bureau)
Lee: (on the phone with) Amanda, that’s as deep as you can go without working for the Justice Department. Okay, I’ll see you tonight. Bye.
(Billy walks in.)
Lee: Amanda’s drawing a blank running down those other missing people. Their families reported them gone, but they’re the kind of people known for dropping out of sight and then appearing weeks later at a Bonn Peace Rally or a missile test in Florida.
Billy: I found this “For Your Eyes Only” request on my desk.
Lee: Yeah, I want to listen in on some people.
[oh rofl. here we go.. Billy hitting the roof at Lee’s audacity.. but we all know he’s gonna do it right?! Let’s see haaaaaa]
Billy: No, no, you want to tap the phone of a United States Congressman.
Lee: (stands up mad) Alright, someone went after Laura Mayfield. Someone who knew about her father’s diary. The Congressman is on that list.
Billy: You’re unofficial, Scarecrow.
Billy: I would have to sweat bullets to get an okay for that!
Lee: Hmm. I thought that was going to be the easy one. You didn’t finish reading the request.
Billy turns and picks up the request.
Billy: The Justice Department!!
[BJO: You know I love a good masseter flex, but this time it just makes me laugh!!]
[Exactly BJo, Billy here is flippin hilarious!!!! He is utterly apoplectic, about to have an aneurysm or something.. but.. we all know he’ll end up doing it. haaaaaa.. and not only doing it, but probably enthusiastically haaaaa]
We’re now in Billy’s office with some younger, casually dressed man.
Chip: Let me get this straight, you want me to tap these phones?
Billy: Chip, you’re the best lineman the phone company has.
[Gosh we didn’t have to wait long to find out, Yep Billy is on board and actively helping Lee with his eyes only request. this whole scene kinda makes my skin crawl..]
Chip: And you guys don’t exist, right?
[BJO: Boy, Chip is smart too…]
Chip: Okay, say I crossed a few wires purely by accident, would there be…oh, a bass boat, a 7.5 horse motor, and a nice, new trailer to haul it with in my driveway next week?
[Oh? so Bribes are okay and so is taping people without a warrant? this is all kinds of wrong and doesn’t really do well when held up to any scrutiny.. sooooo I’m just gonna handwave this one – *Handwave!*]
Lee: Billy, I believe we have found ourselves a man with experience, here.
Chip: Okay, now the Justice Department is going to be the toughest. They wrote the wiretap laws, you know?
Billy: I didn’t hear that.
Chip: Their lines are constantly monitored for voltage drops, induction drags, and a few other goodies I can’t talk about.
Lee: Chip, what can you get us?
Chip: Uh, how about a phone log? You know, like your home phone bill shows you the numbers you called?
Chip: I could get you that for say a sonar fish finder?
Billy: Don’t push your luck, Chip.
[Is there a fish and chips joke in here somewhere peeps?!]
Chip: Just tryin’. Um, this is going to take a couple of days.
Lee looks at Chip. Chip looks at Lee. Chip looks at Billy. Billy looks at Chip. [BJO: hahahaha]
We cut to Laura Mayfield spying on Rollins from her vehicle. Rollins gets in his car and drives off.
[Rollins is rollin! Sorry.. couldn’t help it.. ]
Laura follows him in her Jeep, to a large building..
The sign says it’s Hospimerica Briarwood Sanitorium.
[BJo: this building looks familiar. Didn’t the Mendelson sisters live at a place called Briarwood?]
[I agree it does look familiar but no idea where we’ve seen this one.. anyone?
In Pharoah’s Engineer – the place where agents go to retire, if they are lucky, is called Birchwood. Close!!]
(We see Rollins and a man with dark hair talking to someone belted into a stretcher.)
Rollins is interrogating Mr Mayfield to find out who is giving him his information. but Mayfield isn’t talking.
The scene finishes up with the baddies discussing the injections Mayfield is getting, Rollins wants them to be careful not to kill him before they find out who the leaker of the strategic nuclear count is and anybody else who’s aiding them.
(The Phone Rings.)
Dark-haired man: Hobart.
[BJO: ha! Now we know his name!]
[As an Australian I have to point out this is the name of the capital city in the Australian state of Tasmania. A big shout out to Tassie readers if any!!]
(We cut to Laura Mayfield walking with a woman at what appears to be a medical center of sorts.)
Laura is trying to get access to the inside, but it’s a no go.
(Back to Rollins and Hobart.)
They’re advised Laura is inquiring about the place, and can see she’s found out about it.. sooooo.. like any other self respecting smk baddie, they blame someone else for the trouble they’re in (it’s Donaldson’s fault for taking the diary! When err actually Laura followed the counter intelligence expert Rollins in his car right to the scene of the crimes haaaaa..), Rollins decides it’s time to take her out, and get Donaldson to do it.. it’s all his fault haaaa.
She’s in a lot of trouble.. and not just because she’s an over actor. Hmm..
(We cut to Laura pulling up outside her apartment building [the gothic one not the cover one] where she happens to see Donaldson walking down the stairs. Laura quickly drives off. Donaldson runs to his car and gets in and follows her. Oh dear.)
Hmmm maybe it’s time to call Amanda?
Time to go check out how Lee is doing bonding with the boys!
(We’re now at an outdoor basketball court where Philip, Jamie, and Lee are playing basketball.)
Philip: Look up, look straight up. (Lee is guarding Jamie who is trying to dribble down the court.
[BJO: not very well, I’m afraid]
[You know my first instinct was uh oh. don’t try and bond with Jamie while Philip is around, he’ll just keep Jamie on the defensive and all closed up! ugh]
Philip: Keep pushing. Jamie, go right! Go right!!!!!
[BJO: Wow, Philip is a tad over the top here]
[Totally! I agree BJo, another bit of overacting in the episode for over actors it seems.]
(Jamie tried to throw it to Philip, but it hits Lee’s arm and bounces away.)
[BJO: Geez, take chill pill!]
Jamie: Sorry, I’m not Larry Bird.
Philip: I noticed!
[I really really want Philip to fall on his arse. Honestly. A rude brother!!]
Lee: Hey, hey, hey, come on. It was a good try. What do you want?
[A different brother would be nice. cough cough.]
Jamie: It was a bad pass and this is a stupid game.
Philip: So you’re going to quit?
Lee: Hey, Chief, why don’t you go get the ball, huh? Go on…
(to Jamie) …You all right?
[Lee does well to get Philip out of the equation here.. aie.. bonding without Philip in future please!]
Jamie: Yeah, I’m fine.
Lee: What are so uptight with your brother for?
[Ohhhhh so the problem isn’t Philip and how he treats his brother, it’s how uptight Jamie is. boooooo]
Jamie: I’m not uptight. I just hate doing everything he wants to do.
Lee: Well, I thought you two wanted to shoot some hoops or something?
Jamie: Well, I know you did.
Lee: Well, we don’t have to play, you know.
Jamie: Well, it’s a little late for that now, isn’t it?
[BJO: Oh dear, poor Lee. He’s trying but it’s not going that well.]
Let’s pause here.. Uh oh… Ouchie.. Hang in there Lee!!
Anyone else kind of distracted be Lee in sweats like this?! whoooo haaaaaa.
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