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5/7 Season Four Episode Ten: Need to Know -Scarecrow & Mrs King

We continue!
We see Gunning pull into a car park.
[oh rofl he has a red convertible. Of course he does. Is that a red Porsche? ]
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(He’s followed by Lee in a boring sedan. Lee parks outside the car park, not following Gunning inside.
We see Charlie rock up outside too, but he’s not really worrying about being seen or heard.. he squeals his tyres as he tried to park and head inside.
Lee sneaks between the cars.)
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We see Dr Eldridge approach Gunning in the car park.)
Gunning:  Eldridge, what’s going on?
Eldridge:  I had to talk to you.
(We see – uh oh- Fouts is there sneaking between cars too.)
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Gunning:  What’s going on?  You never call me at the office.
[Oh rofl. and that’s the one time Amanda King answers the phone?!] 
Eldridge:  This will be our last meeting.
(We see Lee pull something out of his pocket in the foreground. I can’t see what it is but it’s a lovely pocket.ahem.)
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Gunning:  Why?  We’re just about ready to pry the lid off this thing.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[55]
[lol what’s with the scarf? he looks like Where’s Wally/Waldo!]
Eldridge:  What I’m about to give you today will blow it all the way off.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[58]
(We see Charlie slam his door and then head into the car park.)
[Yep, Lee needs to start selling sandwiches as his day job!]
(But first, Lee tries his hand at some photography work.)
[lol at that teeny tiny camera taking images from so far away?!]
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Sooooo what lies is Nesbitt feeding to sucker Gunning through Dr Eldridge?
Eldridge:  It’s an official security council report on the state of our Tritanium reserves.
Gunning:  Pretty low?
Eldridge:  Totally empty.
(As they discuss this super secret stuff in this echo chamber, lol, along comes Charlie to take photos again. He has a real camera not like Lee’s haaa)
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Gunning:  So you’re saying someone is stealing the Tritanium?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[18]
(Lee spots Charlie. Yeah Lee. you got followed!!)
Eldridge:  That’s what I hear, but I’m checking it out.
Gunning:  Is the President aware of this?
Eldridge:  I don’t see how he could help but know.
(Eldridge hands Gunning an envelope and leaves. Charlie takes some more photos.   Fouts continues to watch on from his hiding place.
Eldridge and Gunning get in their cars and start leaving.
LOL at Gunning speeding out of the car park with squealing tyres. Offf course he is.
Charlie, leans on the car in front of him and sets off the car alarm. rofl. this guy just can’t successfully do stealth.
[–except when following Lee rofl.]
Fouts pulls out his gun and aims it at Charlie. Lee notices and calls out to save Charlie.)
Lee:  Charlie!  Hit the deck!
(Fouts shoots Charlie in the leg, then Lee shoots Fouts and he goes flying.)
Lee:  Charlie, are you alright?
Charlie:  Yeah.  Yeah.  What about him?
(Lee checks Fouts’ pulse. )
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[Looks like he’s dead? Lee doesn’t aim for the leg!]

On to Lee and Billy having a catch up in IFF..
Billy:  When it rains, it pours.  One minute, we’ve got zip.  The next minute, my desk is overflowing.  How’s Benton?
Lee:  Leg wound.  Lost a lot of blood, but he’s stable.  I sent Amanda over to talk to him.
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[Lee looks so good in that colour. Focus iwsod. Sorry!]
Billy:  Is he going to play along?  Keep the shooting quiet?
Lee:  As long as he can.  He’s got a few days sick leave.
Billy:  What about the FBI?
Lee:  Bought us about 24-hours.  They misfiled the death certificate on the gunman.
Billy:  That’s good.  We finally got an ID.  Derek Fouts.

Lee:  Derek Fouts?  The shopkeeper?  Ha…
[Ohhhh that is hilarious!!!!! His nickname is the shopkeeper?! whahahaaha..  Lee knows him? I mean such a shame Lee didn’t notice him sitting 2 meters away from him back at Nedlindger’s.]
…Part-time mercenary, full-time merchant of everything the wrong people shouldn’t have.
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Billy:  You got that right.  For over six months, we have tied him into everything from stolen Kalashnikov rifles to missing Plutonium.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[11]
[wow. what a shame Lee didn’t notice him at Nedlindger’s!]
Lee:  Why is he in a parking garage, shooting at Charlie Benton?
(Francine joins them in Billy’s office)
Francine:  We’ve ID’ed Gunning’s source from his tag number.  Dr. Phillip Eldridge, science advisor to the White House.
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Lee:  And architect of our strategic metals program, I think.
Billy:  Bingo.  Bring him in, Francine.
Francine:  Eldridge’s housekeeper found him dead an hour ago.
[Ooooof course she did. Gee who did the deed if it wasn’t Fouts?]
Lee:  What?
Francine:  An overdose of Digitalis, probably right after his meeting with Gunning.  We’re checking his prescription.
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[Okay, I guess Fouts could have switched his medication the night before or something. I’ll go with that!
Hey so what’s the verdict on Francine’s blouse?  It seems to be blue blue blue in this scene]
Billy:  What the hell have we got here?  News conglomerates.  Dead mercenaries.
[Just another week at IFF no?!]
Lee:  Why is the President’s own science advisor lying to the press?  He’s got to be Gunning’s source.  He’d know better than anyone if our Tritanium is secure.
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[Huh?! I mean, is it just me or is this a head scratch moment? The moment we saw them meeting in the garage secretly, and him handing over an envelope it was obvious he was Gunning’s source wasn’t it?! ahhh so professional of BB having to deliver that line with a straight face.] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[98]
Billy:  Melrose, here.  Yes, Dr. Smith.  Yes sir, I’ll be right up.  (He hangs up.  Then to Lee and Francine):  The latest Telegram story just broke the camel’s back.  The President is sending in an inspection team to the Tritanium site.  0600 hours tomorrow.  We are in charge of security. I want you to conduct the tour.
[Of course it will be Lee’s responsibility. lol.]
Lee:  There is your why, Billy.  If Nesbitt is trying to find our Tritanium stash, he just cooked up a good way to do it.
[Whoa okay so how did Lee get from Gunning to Eldridge to Nesbitt?! I mean yeah, he’s right lol but.. that came from nowhere! or.. did I miss something?! I guess there was the talk about Nesbitt back at Neds and Nesbitt working with Dursak, but how does that directly link Nesbitt to any of this mess?
Oh I know, it’s all those fou fou recipes that they’ve been publishing- sooooo suspicious!!]
Billy:  We can’t prove that, Scarecrow.  They’re going out there on a blind bus.  They won’t even know where they are.
[I guess Billy sees it as a bit of a leap too. Nesbitt is a baddie, so therefore he must be involved. lol]
Lee:  Alright, then I say we pick up Gunning and Nesbitt and start squeezing them right away.
[rofl. Lee is hilarious. no proof? Okay, I’ll just.. squeeze!!! Wasn’t there a line once that was something about squeezing toothpaste from a tube or something?!]
Billy:  Then they’ll start screaming that we’re violating their constitutional rights.  No, the only way to handle this is to put them under surveillance until you bring me cause, and I mean a lot of it.  As soon as the inspection is complete, we’re taking the Tritanium to a back-up site.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[92]
Lee:  Alright.
[You know, if Lee didn’t have Billy, Lee would have lost his job ages ago. Constitutional rights? ohhh yeaahhhh..
Anyway, I think I caught about half of that, I was pretty distracted by a certain pair of blue jeans.. I’m so ashamed. err not. I’m not.]

Moving on and it’s time to check in with the baddies. Ohhhh back to the famous learjet! lol

(Nesbitt is wondering why Fouts hasn’t checked in. Dursak isn’t worried though as Fouts is ‘a total professional’.
Looks like Dursak swapped Gunning’s glasses out for a pair that have a bug in it. lol. They’re going to follow Gunning to the tritanium stash.)
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[Riveting viewing. It’s not hard to see why this scene is just, flippin dull!]

(We see Dursak worry some more about not understanding Nesbitt’s motives, and then.. then.. we get the baddie manifesto!!!! rofl. Listen up Dursak!)
Nesbitt:  Why would I sabotage my own country, you mean?… We’re partners and you don’t know how to trust me…. I wouldn’t even need a partner, if you didn’t have the missile.  Don’t you understand?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001750750  …I’m not doing this for you.  I’m doing this for myself.  And for my country….  All the SDI technology will do is throw off the balance of terra.  Take away the Tritanium and we’re back to the same old ugly standoff.
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Dursak:  Your country could have supremacy and you’re letting that go?
Nesbitt:  Supremacy for what?  A first strike.  I don’t care what they call me.
Dursak:  Some people will call you a maniac.
[whooo that cuts man! rofl]
Maniac:  A world balanced on the point of a sphere is better than no world at all.  Besides, I’m a newspaper man.  Makes good copy.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001779179
(Nesbitt the maniac walks off, and Dursak pops another antacid.)
[Soooo what do you make of this? If I’ve understood correctly, I think the maniac is just wanting wars to continue because it’s good for business?
I find the maniac so dull, and Dursak isn’t much better. The only cool thing about this scene is the learjet!]

(Back to the telegram, and Lee is sneaking around.. he sneaks into a locked door…)
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[That’s where Nesbitt’s office is? The sign above the corridor said exit! man this guy is a maniac, he’d have people try to flee a fire only to hit his locked office door! whahahaahaha.. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001829029
LOL. Anyone able to identify who the picture on the wall is of? Do tell!
{Once inside, Lee opens a cabinet, breaks into the safe that’s inside and removes some files.}
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(We see one of the files is a listing of Eldridge’s meetings with Gunning. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001860860
he sits down and starts flipping through the documents.
[Hey who is that photo of in the cabinet?]
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Lee starts taking photos of the documents with his trusty teeny tiny camera.)SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001880146
[I can’t quite make out what the document says! Only a few words here and there..
I think that last paragraph starts with “In my last view of the condemned man alive I detected no fear, only what seemed to be a slightly satisfied expression…”
Is this from something well known?
I don’t usually have time to do this stuff anymore, but for once, I’ve gone looking.. and I found this is similar to a document we saw a close up of in
Double Agent.
Here:

It’s not exactly the same document, but it seems to be the same content formatted in a different order. hilarious.
Who would have thought that Nesbitt would have in his safe Harriman’s ‘The Suburban Spy’ manuscript. Man Nesbitt has connections!
So we’ll pause here – anyone got anything they’d like to share?
Ahhh I miss going off on tangents, but, life just doesn’t usually give me the time  – others can feel free to go for it and share their finds with us all if you like!!
[Like Amandarambler’s the Hotel Roosevelt sign  sighting. What a great find!!]
 

4/7 Season Four Episode Ten: Need to Know -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Well, time to check in with the baddies!
Nesbitt meets with Dursak. [In public? Okay..]
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[I’m not going to include all of the baddie dialogue, it’s all a bit much! They do like to go on in season 4! ha! I’ll try and include the important bits.. do let me know if I miss anything or misunderstand please? Thanks!]

Time to gloat over how their evil plan is starting to come together!

Nesbitt says there’s been a huge response to the article, and he is spreading panic around Washington. The White House is asking questions, but not really pushing back as it’s not like the government could provide an eyewitness verification about the Tritanium to correct the information. It’s all supposed to be secret. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[49]
Nesbitt: ..Eldridge and his union of concerned scientists is going over there this afternoon to ask for a look for themselves. 

So the pressure is rising on the White House, so much, that  they might consider actually publicly disclosing stuff about Tritanium. [huh?!] Because they love good PR, and will be tempted to tell the public how they have loads of Tritanium and there’s no problem.
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[Is that how you understood it?
I don’t really understand yet how this works with the missile blowing up the supply but I’m just going to hang in there and wait for it all to come together Smile ]

Dursak:  We still have Benton to worry about, since Fouts was not successful.  Once is an accident.  Twice is murder.  I’m calling him up.
[Nooooo once is attempted murder. rofl.]
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Nesbitt:
  Eldridge is our only exposure.  Once he’s made his impassionate plea for an inspection, he’s history…
(Dursak pops one of those chew things in his mouth)
…Your stomach is not strong enough for this kind of work, hmm?
[Ah so it’s antacids like Billy in the opening credits haaa. Honestly, this Nesbitt is so flat he’s super boring to me. I don’t feel any delight in his evil or his cleverness..he’s just.. meh! ]
Dursak:  You’ve given me a great deal to worry about.  I’m used to working behind the scenes.  But you?
Nesbitt:  I am a courageous publisher, thumbing my nose at big brother.  I’ll be a popular hero…. 
[yawnnnnn] …There isn’t anything to connect me to the Tritanium once we blow it up.

[Umm Dursak can link you! and look what you just said would happen to Eldridge who could link you. If I were Dursak I’d be mighty worried too.]
The scene ends with the courageous hero publisher walking off.

Back to the King home, and Jamie’s eating his dessert while Dotty and Amanda wash the dishes.
[It never ceases to amaze me how they do that, but they have a dishwasher machine!]
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Dotty:  You know how awful the supermarket can be and Jamie and I had a grocery list as long as your arm.  The cart traffic was as bad as Georgetown at rush hour.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[113]
Jamie:  Yeah.  You should have seen her drive the cart.  It was like….Andretti.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[120]
Dotty:  We turned the corner and there he was, thumping cantaloupes.  He smiled.  I smiled back.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[44]
[hoo haaaa thumping cantaloupes?!]
Jamie:  Then we headed him off in dairy products.
Amanda:  Mother!
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Dotty:  Well, we needed skim milk, he needed sour cream.
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[when the King women want something, they fight dirty! whahahahaahah]
(Whispers to Amanda): 
It was serendipity.
Jamie:  It was a pick up.
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[poor Jamie, he’s gotta put up with his grandma tryin to get some Winking smile oh well. Hopefully she can give him tips, when he’s ready!]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[51]
Dotty:  (To Jamie): We met.  Who cares how?  (To Amanda): He asked me to dinner at Emilios.
Amanda:  You didn’t accept?
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Dotty:  No, of course not.  I…took his number.  I mean if things don’t work out with Captain Curt.
Amanda:  Mother, you don’t know anything about him.
[yeah! He could be… Nesbitt! rofl. He looks like a cantaloupe thumper!]
Dotty:  I do too.  He lives in Georgetown.  He’s a CPA…
[2 major red flags!! rofl.]
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(Amanda looks at her questioningly)
…Kibble in the cart.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[82]
Jamie and Amanda share a look. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[105]
[Oh Dotty! Me thinks Dotty is not thrilled with Captain Kurt or she would not be diverted by a little kibble in the shopping cart whahahaahah!]

Time to check in with Lee and Amanda undercover at the Telegram. [It looks like Gladys in Personnel came through! Woot woot. I love this stuff. It’s always a treat to see them play their covers.] SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001233466
{Amanda is pushing a cart down a hallway.}
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[oh rofl. check out the random typewriters in that shelving unit!! I mean sure it’s a newspaper but surely they were using computers in the 80’s?! I can even see one through the glass there. I guess all the old salts like Charlie would stubbornly refuse to stop using them..]
(Lee appears.  He is disguised as a sandwich vendor.  We see him exchange money with an unknown person and give them a sandwich.)
Lee (To unknown person): 
There you go.  Thank you.
(Amanda approaches sandwich guy Lee)
Amanda: Hi.
Lee:  Hi.
Amanda:  Could I have a BLT please?
Lee:  Yeah, you got it.  There we go.
Amanda:  Oh, thank you.
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[I think this was a missed opportunity. Should have had Amanda ask for a chicken salad sandwich, and hold the poison!

Just an excuse to revisit this scene?! well, of course!!!! I’m proud of it!!! haaaa.. they’ll always have Arlington. Ahhh early smk episodes were so quirky. I’m looking forward to walking through them all over again!]
Lee:  I’m reading you on all floors.  How’s the job?
Amanda:  Charlie came through.  I’m making deliveries to all the offices so I can cover the whole building.
Lee:  Good.  I’ll hang around near the exits.  Good luck.
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Amanda:  Thank you.  See you later.
Lee:  Uh-huh.
[what’s with the cooler?! was this normal in the 80’s?!]

(Elsewhere at the Telegram, Charlie and Gunning are going at it again.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001272906
Charlie is asking questions about the story, but Gunning is closed off to sharing -aka holding his ammo!- and just rubs Charlie’s nose in his successes with his front page articles.) SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001283717
[I think Hot Shot Gunning is being set up as the annoying cocky jerk in this story. I honestly cannot remember what happens to him! but.. I wonder if the surname is a hint haaaa]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001292125
(Gunning turns to leave Charlie and kind of walks into Amanda’s little delivery trolley. Gunning chuckles and pauses..)
Amanda:  Oh, I’m sorry.
Gunning:  Excuse me.  Uh…  Do I know you?
Amanda:  Amanda Kane, I’m a temp office assistant.
Gunning:  Have we met?
Amanda:  No, I don’t think so.  You’ve probably just seen me around.
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Gunning:  Part-time?
Amanda:  Part-time.
Gunning:  Huh.  Research.
Amanda:  Hmm.
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Gunning:  Well, I could use all of your part-time.  I’ve got a ton of research, plus I’ll need a dozen things from microfiche.  Meet me in my office in 15 minutes.
[whoa. Um don’t ask or anything! -Sucker!!! haaaa.. Is it just me or do you think Gunning flirts with anything in a skirt?!]
(Charlie watches on as Gunning recruits Charlie’s mole to help him.)[haaaaaa.. that must be sweet justice!]
Charlie: Damn kid thinks he owns the place.
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(The scene ends there, and we see Lee again, selling another sandwich.)
[My goodness, stop the press!- he might be able to live in Rockville and keep horses after all?!]
Lee:  Thank you.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001323957
(Amanda arrives at Gunning’s office, just in time to answer the phone for him and take a message before he arrives.)
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[I see he doesn’t have a typewriter. They are all parked next to Lee in that hallway haaaaa]
(Gunning arrives, he seems disconcerted to see Amanda on his phone.)
Amanda:  Oh, hello Mr. Gunning.  Here’s the research you wanted and you just got a phone call from a Mr. Prometheus.  He said there was no message.
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[LOL at the image of Amanda on her ID – it’s the same one on her agency ID!]
Gunning:  Oh good.  Great.  Thanks.  Uhh….  I’ve got to go.  We’ll jump on that microfiche stuff later, okay? 
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(Gunning leaves and Amanda talks into her walkie talkie cardigan.)
[At least I hope it’s a wired for talking cardy. I mean, it could be the first sign of senility. I’ve tried talking into my necklace but I don’t think Lee heard me.] 
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Amanda:  (Lifts her microphone up). Mr. Gunning’s leaving the office.  He just got a phone call from someone who called himself Prometheus.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001371004
(We see Lee listening to her, seeing Gunning leave out the door and Lee follows.)
[lol how the strap gets caught as he tries to close up shop. Hurry Lee! lol.
He just leaves the cooler there next to the typewriters?! nothing suspect about that! Maybe he put a little sign on top: back in 5!
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Not that I’m complaining, because that’s quite a lovely view as he leaves.. ahem..]
(Charlie follows Lee, following Gunning.)
[If Charlie can successfully follow Lee without Lee being aware of it, he truly needs to switch to selling sandwiches full-time.]

Any comments you’d like to share all???? Can’t wait to hear from ya!

3/7 Season Four, Episode Ten: Need To Know–Scarecrow & Mrs King

Back to IFF, so we can laugh some more at all the trouble Lee has gotten into because of Charlie.
Billy:  Disturbing the peace, assault, destroying personal property, not to mention six different municipal code violations.  You’ve had quite a day.
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Lee:
  It is all in the report that I’m about to file, Billy.
Billy:  And while you were out having fun, we’re busting our buns trying to keep the lid on a major flap…
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…The White House is not happy, people.
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[Lee looks suitably concerned to hear this.. and ummm fluffy. He looks fluffy!!]
…Everything about Tritanium is eyes only.  How much we’ve got, where we’ve got it.  But the Telegram has it on the front page.  And they have it wrong.  Or did you have time to read the paper between crime sprees?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[109]
[If they have it wrong, what’s the problem here exactly?! rofl.]
Lee:  I read the articles.
Amanda:  Why is the Telegram the only one with the story?
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Lee:  Charlie Benton says this guy Gunning is a hot shot reporter who hasn’t got his facts straight.  Look at these…
[Hey – pun alert! Gunning the hot sho!!!! rofl.
… Billy seems to be confirming this is correct that Gunning doesn’t have his facts straight right? so who cares..]
(Lee shows them the snapshot from the airport)
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…Charlie took them.  That’s Nesbitt with Emil Dursak.
Francine:  What’s the publisher of the Telegram doing with Emil Dursak?
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Lee:  That’s what I’d like to know.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_[15]
[and umm.. why is someone trying to run over Charlie? I mean the guy is super irritating, but.. maybe not that bad?! haaaa. That’s what I’d like to know! ]
Billy
:  Francine, pull the file on Dursak.  And put together anything you have on Nesbitt.
(Francine leaves to get on with her job)
Billy:  If Dursak is involved in this, I’ll need more.
Lee:  Charlie has offered to help.
Billy:  He’s never been cozy with the intelligence community before…
(Lee nods)
[well, he can’t
argue with that.. but then.. so what?]
…Okay, here’s what we’ll do.  I want you both to work the Telegram.  Be discrete and be careful.
Amanda:  Yes sir.
Billy: (to Lee):  And no more arrests.  Understood?
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Lee:
  Yes.
A short, clipped reply! haaaa..
The scene ends here..

So Lee and Amanda are to both work the Telegram, while being discrete and careful. Yes Billy.

[I’m excited to see a bit of Lee and Amanda both working undercover. Do I actually remember how this plays out? Not at all. It’s kinda scary how I honestly remember none of this!]
(Lee and Amanda head back to the Q bureau.)
Lee:  I thought Billy was going to throw the book at me, and I walk out of that office smelling like a rose.
[whaaa haaaaaaaa Oh Lee!]
(Lee heads over to his desk, picks up something and holds it behind his back, while turning to Amanda and sitting on the edge of his desk. Amanda takes a seat at her own desk)
Amanda:  Yep.
Lee:  Amanda, I have been thinking about what we were talking about earlier.
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Amanda:  Yeah.
Lee:  And I have decided…  No secrets.
Amanda:  Good plan.  Now you’re really onto something.
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(Lee pulls the folder away from behind his desk so Amanda can now see it.) SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000987954
Lee (super casual!):  Who is Jim Cernan? … SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000988154
[As usual, KJ nails it with the non verbal reaction here! SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000989155
Amanda is quite stunned and didn’t see this coming.
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But I think she recovers quite quickly! Amanda makes like she needs a little more prompting here to recall… and Lee continues with his whole casual act!]
Lee: …Umm…Hilton Head, 1976.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000992158
Amanda:  I haven’t got a clue….SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_000993960
(Lee seems to be enjoying her squirming!
Lee makes a tusk tusk noise..)
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[Oh Lee I hope you’re gonna get it for this!!]
…You know what?  I think I’m developing a sort of a…a…selective memory or something.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001003169
Lee:  Yeah, you know I had that same kind of memory with the Petrovich twins.
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[Aie Lee is so fuzzy and covered in lines it’s so hard to get a clear picture of him!]
Amanda:  I don’t know what a couple of tumblers from a Moscow circus have to do with-
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Lee:  -Jim Cernan?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001012012
Amanda:  Who?SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001013179
Lee:  The Petrovich twins were a little tiny chapter in my past…
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…that I would have rather kept secret,…
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(Amanda starts to really squirm. She starts to laugh and puts her head down.. aie! )SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001020820
…but no… you had to read the report, remember?
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[She did what?????? Uh oh Amanda – you’re in trouble!!!! I’m starting to see what Lee is getting at and where this is coming from. Okay, she kinda deserves it haaaa. Naughty Amanda!!!]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001025825
Amanda:  Ohh gawd, I remember..  Ah…yeah…I…yeah…I…  Yes I do.  Yes I do remember that.  I do.  I got to admit it, I do.  I remember that.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001036236
Lee:  And since there were no little goodies in your past that usually come up under the line of duty,..
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…I thought that the Jim Cernan file would make a fair trade.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001039639
[You know it’s kinda tough that much of Lee’s past is… well.. documented! eek!!!]SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001039839
Amanda:  Kind of like…you know….trade baseball cards, huh?  You know, I’ll give two Micky Mantles for a Whitey Ford. SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001041841
[They are both all exaggerated smiles and man is this awkward!!!]
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Lee:  Yeah, we’ll swap secrets, you know.  Tell everything.  Lay it all out on the line, huh?
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Amanda:  Yeah.  I’ll go second.
[I think Lee has already gone first, whether he wanted to or not – thanks to much of his past being documented, and then Amanda accessing them to read without his okay!]
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Lee:  Let’s flip a coin…  Call.
(Lee takes out a coin and tosses it in the air for Amanda to catch it.
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Amanda catches it, but turns her back on Lee to look at the result.)
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[Man, Amanda plays dirty!!!!]
Lee:  No!  No!  No!
(Lee grabs at her hands and the coin from behind)
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Amanda:
  No!  No!
Lee:  No, no, no, no, no you don’t!
Amanda:   Would you stop it!  Stop it!  Stop it!  Stop it!
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Lee:  No you don’t!  None of that!  Amanda, no you don’t!
Amanda:  Stop it!  Stop it!  Stop it!  Stop it!  Stop it!
(They’re both yelling at each other at the same time. Francine opens the door and throws a folder on Amanda’s desk.)
[She looks completely unsurprised haaaa]
SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001065865(They both freeze and look up.)
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Francine:  Background profile on Nesbitt.  Billy thought you might need it…
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(Francine sighs.. ) …. Don’t even bother to explain, it’ll only make it worse.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001071071
[One of Francine’s best lines ever!!! rofl smiley]
(Francine just leaves them to it!)
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(They start grappling over the coin again)
Lee:  Amanda!
Amanda:  Get off of me!
Lee:  Come on!  It’s not fair!
(Lee tries to grab at the coin again, and then pulls away)
Amanda:  I’m a woman!
[oh nice try Amanda. Come on that’s a bit rich…. boooo Amanda. Man, its not often I think this but I think Amanda’s being pretty unreasonable! ]
(Amanda rights herself, Lee well and truly backs off)
Lee:   I flipped— [then Amanda flipped Winking smile ]
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Amanda:  Now go ahead and call it like a man.
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[Don’t get me wrong, I love this scene and it’s hilarious, but the whole ‘I’m a woman/call it like a man’ thing? I wonder if that played differently back in the 80s than it does now. I think in the 80s I would have not have minded it so much as I do now.
I reckon Amanda’s being pretty unfair considering she was the one who wanted to look at the coin before he did, and was being unfair. I think Lee is really patient with her being so unreasonable! I guess what’s funny here is that the whole Lee keeping secrets thing has really gotten to her huh!!!! Oh Amanda!! She’s not quite so okay with it as it first appeared!!!]
Lee:  Tails.
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Amanda:  Heads.  Ha!
(Amanda looks at the concealed coin, not showing Lee and calls it.) 
[So Amanda doesn’t let him see the coin… why am I not surprised. Lee you are going to either need to give in here, or play smarter!!!! I’m not giving up on Lee quite yet haaaaa. He should have demanded another fully monitored coin toss! lol]
Lee:  Ohhhh.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001083083
Amanda:  Start talking.SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_001085285
(Amanda sits back down on her chair. Ready to listen.)
[rofl. Man, she is taking this suuuuuper seriously!!!

What do you all think of this secrets thing? I wonder if I’m the only one who finds Amanda pretty over the top and unfair here!
Francine’s surprise interruption is what makes this funny for me.. otherwise I suspect I’d just be grinding my teeth! A top shelf top ten funniest SMK moment right here for me!!!!!!!!!]

Time to pause- Okay, I’ve got to ask- Sara, how was it transcribing this Lee/Amanda scene with all the No no no and stop it stop stop it?! rofl!!!  How many times did you watch it? Kudos to you for all your hard work here!!! rofl!!!!
So, everyone – what do you think of this part of the episode guys? Do tell!!! I love love love to hear your thoughts!!