3/11 Season Three, Episode 21: Three Little Spies-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Hello again! Where were we.. Oh yes, Lee, Chang and Petrovich moved into another part of the plane’s cabin. Looks like Billy and Francine haven’t left yet.
Billy picks up a print out.
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Lee is very antsy, not happy to have these two agents in ‘his’ plane I guess..
Lee: Ahem, you’ll be briefed on the console later.
Chang: That won’t be necessary, Mr. Stetson. I’m fully checked out with the L-7 system.
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Billy watches on with interest.
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Lee: Oh, how can you be? 3.21 TLS.avi_000529229
Petrovich: There are not so many secrets, Scarecrow!
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: Lot number 67281 of Ron’s Mom’s Cornbread Mix…was apparently manufactured January 15th at a mill in Des Moines, Iowa. 3.21 TLS.avi_000535835
[Love computer displays! Always interesting! Looks like Francine has Zulu Blue 6 alpha clearance Smile ]
Lee: Looks like it was shipped to a Denver distribution.
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: Yeah, and then it was donated to an international relief organization called Food for Flight, headquartered in Los Angeles. And it looks like Randall Skylar is the man to see.
Billy: There you have it gentlemen. Your destination is Los Angeles…
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You’ll be airborne in ten minutes.
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I’ll coordinate support logistics including cover. Miss Desmond will begin a dossier on Food for Flight. Make yourselves comfortable. And good luck!
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Petrovich: Thank you!
Chang: Thank you!
Billy is all smiles, everyone disperses… except Lee! He’s staring down Petrovich!
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Petrovich wordlessly passes Lee. LOL you can just sense the cabin is full of testosterone!
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Lee continues to watch Petrovich walk on..
but is interrupted by Billy.
Billy quietly: You can handle this, Scarecrow. Just make yourself dispassionate. Keep yourself above it!
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Lee: Heh! (Lee kind of sniffs in response!)
Billy quietly:
And remember what’s on the line here!
[Ummmmm Lee’s ego?]
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(Lee’s cheek muscle is tensing away!)
Lee: Yeah!
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Lee responds not very determined, I think he’s still wishing he wasn’t there and is struggling to remember what’s at stake..
Lee walks off. Billy looks… what do you think… concerned?
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We find Amanda waiting behind Lee.
She gives Lee an encouraging smile and nod as he passes.
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Billy: Amanda? (Billy calls Amanda over to him)
Amanda: Yes sir?
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Billy: I don’t think I have to tell you how important you are going to be to this assignment… [Oh go ahead, tell us! I love to hear someone actually acknowledge how important Amanda and what she brings to the party is!]
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[I have no idea why but so far, much of Amanda is blurry and soft focus! Were they filming her with a different lense? It’s annoying!]
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…Lee has trained for years developing finely tuned instincts and every one of them will be telling him to get the best of Petrovich and Chang before they get the best of him. 3.21 TLS.avi_000603770[Hmmm… interesting way of putting it. I can only imagine it’s the same for Petrovich and Chang]
Amanda: Yes sir, but he’s very responsible.
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Billy: Responsibility isn’t the question. Self-control is.
[LOL now this is genius! And so true! Mr Self-control certainly lacks it at times lol! I love that Billy actually says this out loud Winking smile I’ll just gloss over the whole idea of a top spy lacking self-control is a bit of an oxymoron! (IMHO)]
Amanda: Yes sir!
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Billy: You know him better than any of us. Use your instincts…3.21 TLS.avi_000612178
…Keep him on an even keel. [instincts?.. meh. use your wisdom and knowledge Amanda!]
Amanda: Yes sir, but I really don’t think there’ll be any problem. 3.21 TLS.avi_000615782
[Wow. well she is certainly defending Lee.. what do you guys all make of Amanda here?!
I’m sure Billy wishes he could be so confident!
Lovely to hear Billy acknowledge that Amanda knows Lee better than even himself!!! Phew.. have we ever heard Billy say that??!!!]
Billy: Well, if this task force falls apart so will our relationships with every super power that has the bomb. It might be the beginning of something we might not be able to control.
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[i.e. Yo this is serious! Winking smile ]
(Blurry) Amanda pauses a moment and responds seriously: Yes sir!
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(Billy walks off and Amanda is left pensive, but determined)
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[at least I think so.. what do you think?]
The scene ends here.. very ominous…  whoooo will Lee start another war with his short temper and lack of self control?
Actually, when  I think about it like that, it’s kinda laughable! but.. hey.. let’s go with it! In smk land you just never know when someone will get dumbed down! Right people? Winking smile tee hee..

Moving on.. the plane is now airborne.3.21 TLS.avi_000646079 Back on the plane, we find Chang walking past Amanda who is sitting down reading. As he walks past Chang says: How are you Mrs. King?
Amanda: Just fine. Thank you, Mr. Chang
(Lee follows behind Chang)
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LOL I think Amanda has her seat belt fastened. So Amanda!
Lee: Hey, Chang. You, uh, forgot these.
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Lee is holding something in his hand.
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Chang: I don’t believe those are mine. 3.21 TLS.avi_000658091
(Chang gets a similar packet out of his own pocket)
[Ah I think it’s a packet of cigarettes]
Lee: Oh really? Well, I guess the bug that was inside isn’t yours either…
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…I’ll just have to keep an eye on it till someone claims it.
3.21 TLS.avi_000663897(Chang puts a cigarette in his mouth and shakes his head)
Chang: How considerate.3.21 TLS.avi_000668101
(Chang takes the cigarette out of his mouth and walks away)
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Lee looks pretty happy with himself. LOL.
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Lee: Yeah!

We find Petrovich to the side watching this little exchange. What’s he doing? Why, he’s Russian! He’s playing chess of course! rofl!!!
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(He motions to Lee to come over. Lee joins him. )
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[we get a better view of the cabin interior.. grey! lots of grey!!!]
(we also see Chang light his cigarette. LOL I guess this was the 80s and you could smoke on planes.. )

Petrovich: Our friend Chang still has his little bug collection I see. 3.21 TLS.avi_000680714
Lee: He’s got more bugs than the Mormons had locusts
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[Melissa R (transcriber) shares with us: I researched this and Mormon legend is that in the 1st year of the Mormon Settlement in Utah, a plaque of locusts or Mormon crickets threatened to wipe out their crops. But God responded with a ‘miracle’ by sending an army of seagulls to devour the insects.]
Petrovich finds Lee’s snark amusing. As if a Russian would know about the Mormons and locusts?! haaa.. oh whatev.
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Lee: May I? 3.21 TLS.avi_000688722
Petrovich: Of course. I have asked about this Food for Flight organization… 3.21 TLS.avi_000689923
…I’m told it’s a group of decadent Americans…
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…trying to exploit the starving victims of American imperialism… [Kapow-vich!]3.21 TLS.avi_000699132
Petrovich moves a chess piece (figuratively and literally Winking smile ) and takes one of Lee’s pawns.
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I’m no chess expert by the way. Anyone who is? go for it and share your insights with us please! Smile
Lee: That’s funny. Washington tells me they’re a dedicated group of Americans…
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…trying to feed and care for the starving victims of Soviet political agitation. [Kaaaaaaa-pow!]3.21 TLS.avi_000712812
…Sure makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Petrovich: Hmmm…
(Petrovich is still amused)..
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Lee makes his next chess move..
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He silently pauses for extra Kapow effect..
Lee: Checkmate.
Lee can beat a Russian at chess? really? Not bad for a scarecrow! Smile 
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Petrovich seems to take a moment to register, and Lee walks off. 3.21 TLS.avi_000721821
[anyone able to follow these chess moves and fill us in?] It looks like Petrovich goes back to his book there – like it’s a book about being a chess master or something!
So far it seems Lee has bested both Chang and Petrovich.. I guess he is sending the message: don’t mess with me.
I’ll pause here before one of these three little spies makes their next move.. or takes someone’s pawn.. or something!

Anyone got any thoughts or comments on this section so far?

2/11 Season Three, Episode 21: Three Little Spies -Scarecrow and Mrs King

On to Amanda’s.. We find Amanda carrying heavy suitcase into the family room.
Amanda: Ompf! 3.21 TLS.avi_000314748
Dotty: Oh, the gray suitcase! Are you going on a long trip?
[Hey! that was Amanda’s cardigan Dotty is wearing! I guess it didn’t get sold in their yard sale back in The Boy who would be King! It was out ready to be sold off. I wish.. oh well.. better on Dotty than on Amanda! ]
(Amanda motions to Dotty that she can get by her)
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Amanda: No Mother! Just for a few days. What do you have in here anyways? Bricks?
Dotty: Just stuff from the attic. Just odds and ends.
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(Amanda starts pulling stuff out.) [ lol. pom poms. Love how there is no reference to them, but we notice them. Amanda did say in Sudden Death she had been a cheerleader didn’t she?]
Amanda: Ummm…Hummm…
Dotty: What are you working on this time?
Amanda: Oh, well it’s a government documentary. It’s sort of classified.
[Oh how expertly Amanda can now lie to her family!]
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[Jamie’s ears prick up at this!]
Jamie: Classified! You mean like spies and stuff!?!
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Amanda: Oh, sweetheart! 3.21 TLS.avi_000330897
Philip: Right worm brain!
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[Ugh. Phillip is a worm brain! can’t he do anything else besides call his brother names?!]
Amanda: Philip don’t call your brother worm brain!…..
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…Look at this stuff would you…oh, my old year books… Autograph book…
Dotty: That’s what mother’s do…
Amanda: Scrapbooks…
Dotty: …they save all this stuff…
[Not my mother!]3.21 TLS.avi_000338705
Amanda: Oh Mother!…
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Huh…Lois Anne!
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Dotty: I can remember when you named Lois Anne…3.21 TLS.avi_000354621 …Oh, you used to cuddle her at night and tell her all your secrets and she’d soak up all your tears when you’d cry.
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…I can remember how she’d laugh when she flew across the room. 3.21 TLS.avi_000360026[rofl!!! Amanda made her fly across the room?? haaaa!]
Amanda: She was my best friend for a long time.
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Dotty: It’s hard to say good-bye to your little girl! 3.21 TLS.avi_000367149
[awh.. what is all this about everyone? it’s lovely, very sweet.. but what’s going on here?
Is this Dotty working through Amanda’s new increased independence? going away on trips for work that she can’t tell Dotty about etc.? Why is this scene here? thoughts everyone?]
(Dotty and Amanda are silent a moment..)

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: (quietly) Mother.3.21 TLS.avi_000370970

Dotty wordlessly responds. She shrugs, that’s the way it is Amanda. [I wonder if Dotty wearing Amanda’s old cardigan is a part of this! that trying to hang on to her little girl???]3.21 TLS.avi_000372472
They continue moving around the suitcase’s contents.
Amanda replies:
…When I get back we’re gonna go through all this stuff! And we’re gonna spend some time together okay!
3.21 TLS.avi_000378478[she may be more independent, but there will always be that bond! Sounds like Amanda has been quite busy lately.]
Dotty: I’d like that!
(They give each other a kiss)
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Amanda: I love you! All right.
(Amanda takes the suitcase to get on with her packing. She leaves Dotty wistful and looking at Lois-Anne.) 3.21 TLS.avi_000382982

Dotty lets out a big sigh.. and the scene ends there.
I’m really not sure what is the significance of this scene in this episode and what it will mean for other events. I’ll be keeping it in mind as we progress (hopefully!)…

Will Lee be Amanda’s Lois-Anne? Will Amanda be Lee’s?

Anyway, moving on we see an exterior shot of the airport. We see an impressive looking airplane…. and hear Francine’s voice: The flying command post has all the comforts of the home office. 3.21 TLS.avi_000394994
On the plane, we find Amanda talking to Francine, as Lee enters the cabin. He seems on edge. Amanda seems fine! 3.21 TLS.avi_000399666
Amanda: Okay, we have scrambler phones on red-apple sequence… [What a coincidence! So do I!!! 😉 ] …satellite hook ups for audio and video on 12 megahertz… 3.21 TLS.avi_000401668
…computer inputs, chemical and data analysis lab…and intelligence library patch codes. 3.21 TLS.avi_000405472
(Billy joins them also.)
[Well this is all good and fine, but what about the inflight movie system???!!! Do they have enough salted pretzels? I mean.. these things can cause riots!]
…I think I got it, Francine! 3.21 TLS.avi_000407474
(Francine gives a quiet little smile- just what is she thinking?! I think she seems less anti Amanda! 🙂 )
Billy: okay, the crew is sealed and ready to fly and our guests are arriving. Francine, would you?
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[Lee is wound up very tight! but looking mighty fine in that suit. me like]
Francine: Yeah, excuse me!
Amanda: Sure.
(Francine leaves)
Lee: Billy, this computer is loaded with priority-one interagency codes…
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Now did I miss the memo that changed their status or something? They used to be top secret. [lol reminds me of my current workplace. I miss the flippin memo all the time!]
Billy: Well, they still are, but you’re gonna need to speak to me on the Spacenet satellite.
(They move into another room)
Lee: You’re activating Spacenet?
Billy: The President said full cooperation!
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Lee: He didn’t say to give away the store. Billy, those guys are the worst kind… 3.21 TLS.avi_000433299
(Francine enters again.. this time, not alone)
Francine: Ahem, excuse me! Uh, gentlemen, This is Isaac Petrovich; KGB…and Mr. Chang; Chinese Intelligence.
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Billy: I’m Melrose. 3.21 TLS.avi_000441508
(Billy steps forward and shakes Chang’s hand)3.21 TLS.avi_000442108
Chang: How are you?
(Billy shakes Petrovich’s hand also)
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Billy: I believe you both know Stetson.
Lee stands back. Stoic and guarded. He isn’t stepping forward to shake anyone’s hand.
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[I’ll never understand when Lee’s code name is used or not!]
Amanda takes the initiative.
Amanda: And I’m Amanda King. I’m Mr. Stetson’s assistant.3.21 TLS.avi_000449315
[yeah, thanks for the introduction Lee and Billy! Not!!!]3.21 TLS.avi_000449516
They all pay attention to her then Petrovich responds.
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: Her name is Nadine
(he then gives Nadine instructions in Russian).
: Hello.
(Amanda steps forward and holds out her hand to Nadine)
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Petrovich: She doesn’t speak English.
Amanda: Oh, sorry, heh…
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Amanda smiles and holds out her hand to Nadine, English or no, Nadine will understand a smile and a handshake! [I have no recollection about whether Nadine really doesn’t speak English!]3.21 TLS.avi_000457524
Chang’s companion steps forward.
Chang: Jin Sung, Jin Sung is fluent in English, Russian, Farsi, Urdu, and lower Croatian. But who’s counting?
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[whooo Chang seems quite proud of her. and it’s one up on Nadine who doesn’t speak English Winking smile Tee hee.. He doesn’t actually say who Jin Sung is though. An assistant? Actually, Petrovich didn’t say what Nadine is either!]
Jin Sung: It is pleasure to meet you all. 3.21 TLS.avi_000466733
Amanda smiles in response and gives Jin Sung a head nod.
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We see Lee with a tiny smile. Very tiny.
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Nadine and Jin Sung speak in Russian.
Petrovich: What a charming tableau. Three little spies out to save the world…
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No one answers him.
[what does he even mean? is he comment on how Billy and Francine are still there? because that would be five. Or is this a question about whether each of the three agents has brought along another spy? weird. because we still haven’t been told what Nadine or Jin Sung is. Maybe they are spies! and his comment could be seen as an admission Nadine is a little spy also! ]
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Amanda looks concerned,
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the men are all posturing..
Chang ignores Petrovich’s question. He hands Billy a file.
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Chang: The information my government pledged to deliver…from the crate in the truck.
Lee: You gave them access to all of this for that?
[Way to show unity in front of the others Lee. What a clunker! I wonder if they are allowed to talk to their bosses like this in Russia or China?!]
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…Francine, let’s run this through the L-7. 3.21 TLS.avi_000502168
…Follow me, gentlemen please.
Petrovich: Sure.
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Lee: Amanda…Do you want? 3.21 TLS.avi_000505572
(All the men and Francine head to the next cabin)
Amanda: Uh, ladies, I’ll show you to your quarters. Hmmm… 3.21 TLS.avi_000508775
(Amanda tries to pick up Nadine’s suitcase for her, but Nadine isn’t having it. Awkward).3.21 TLS.avi_000510377
Oh my, things are pretty tense!
This whole set up with the men being the agents.. and the women all being subordinate is flippin irritating to me… I suspect I’m being a tad over sensitive.. but it bugs me never the less! I’ll try to hang in there and not jump to conclusions!
I can hope these stereotypes are going to be turned around somehow…
Looking forward to hearing from you!! Back with more soon!!

1/11 Season Three, Episode 21: Three Little Spies -Scarecrow and Mrs King

Happy New Year Everyone! 🙂
A new year, and a new episode!! Here we are at episode 21, nearly at the end of season 3!! It’s only taken 5 years!!!!
oh my gosh!
Anyway, I’m looking forward to discovering Three Little Spies – I know it’s been at least 5 years since I’ve seen it!

A massive thank you to Melissa R who has kindly transcribed this episode and shared it with us all – Melissa R- we salute you!!!!!!

Okay.. here we go.. the episode opens with a peaceful brook.3.21 TLS.avi_000079379 The shot pans up and we see high cliffs..
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This cliff looks vaguely familiar..
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Hmm… could this be the location of that oh so scary bulldozer that was zooming toward Amanda in You only die twice?!
Maybe.. Maybe not..
Anyway, a jeep zooms past..
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Closely followed by a tank of some kind with a mounted machine gun shooting at the jeep.
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we see the bullets just missing the jeep..
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A guy we don’t know leans out the jeep and shoots back. 3.21 TLS.avi_000117817
We then see the machine gun bullets hitting the jeep’s load. The chase continues, and we eventually see another jeep join the chase.  rofl. I’m sure they just used that same shot of the guy leaning out to shoot at the tank behind him! 3.21 TLS.avi_000138838
The jeep that joined the chase also has a mounted machine gun. 3.21 TLS.avi_000144544
It too shoots.. they gain on the jeep. and cut it off..
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All these shooters get out looking very mean!!
Whoooo…They seem to have different uniforms – like this is a couple of different armies working together?
[Rofl at the telegraph poles in the distance when this is a remote location in Afghanistan Winking smile ]
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They look and find the driver is now dead.
Together, they walk to the back of the jeep to check the load. they find boxes of…
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LOL- Cornbread mix!
Not sure if these soldiers were expecting to find Ron’s Mom’s Cornbread mix! rofl!!! [Is this Ronald G.Smith’s mom/mum? or maybe Ronald Reagan’s?]
Awesome smk humour. reminds me of the start of Magic Bus stealing the water!
The scene ends here..

We move on to a close up of a hand marking a map of Afghanistan. 3.21 TLS.avi_000168568
the shot widens, it’s Billy with a massive random map on his desk lol. He just had to put a pin in Afghanistan so he can find it again on the map! Winking smile so Random!3.21 TLS.avi_000174574
Lee: Cornbread mix?
[Oh hoorah!!! no plastic jacket… so glad the suit is back when Lee’s at work!]
Billy: That’s what the label said. The surprise inside was one of ten nuclear detonators that was stolen from a Harrisburg arsenal. [Wow. Ron’s Mom’s Cornbread mix really packs a punch!]
Lee: Harrisburg?..
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[um not a fan of this jacket! but.. I’ll take it over the plastic shiny ones any day!]
…Oh, I’ve been opening and closing that file for the last two years. Nothing but dead ends.
Billy: This Pakistani national that the Russians and Chinese just nailed; opened it again.
[Ah so it was Russian and  Chinese army]
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Lee: Pakistan? Why would they want a nuclear detonator? They don’t even have a bomb.  [Oh boy.. the 80s were such a simple time! Winking smile  Aie, I think I’ll leave contemporary events to one side.. ]
Billy heads out to the bullpen with Lee following. They join Francine. [Can’t wait to hear what the fashion police make of this outfit!]
Billy: That’s right! Because the nations that do have the bomb have an agreement to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.
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Lee: They can’t actually think that we’re trying to arm Pakistan. 3.21 TLS.avi_000205739
Francine: Yes they do! And they’re very testy about it! 3.21 TLS.avi_000208441
Billy: What’s the word from the White House, Francine? 3.21 TLS.avi_000211144
Francine: Oh plenty! But to translate all the diplomatic double talk the President admitted to the whole thing. [What? giving Pakistan detonators? 😉 ]  3.21 TLS.avi_000215648
This is all very scary. I mean, just look at how heavy Francine’s make up is! Oh yeah,  there’s nuclear shenanigans going on too Winking smile
Billy: He told them about the other stolen detonators?
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: All nine of them!… And he also told them about the integrated guidance gyros, the U7 back up actuators, and the system 8 adaptability.
[whoa.. sounds really scary!!! whatever all this stuff is!]
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[I wonder if Jamie and Phillip are working on a little side project this week involving nuclear detonators, cornbread mix, integrated guidance gyros, U7 back up actuators and a system 8 adaptability Winking smile ]
Lee: All the ingredients for a nice little Armageddon!
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[Yup, Cornbread Armageddon!
oh dear, I really hope Jamie and Phillip are not working on a side project this week! Winking smile ]
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Francine: Ummm…Hummm…
Lee: We’re going to hear about this for the next couple of arms talks.
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Francine: No, actually not! Gorbachev and Zhao saw the President’s revelation kind of like a beginning to an open and honest exchange between countries.
[Gee maybe that’s why the USA president spilled the cornbread mix.
Wait a minute..I need to get my head around all this….
Ronald Reagan was president. This was 1986. Just checked my little
USSR cheat sheet.. Gorbachev was leader (general secretary) of the communist party….  and.. Zhao Ziyang was the general secretary of the communist party of china. Okay good. got that straight I think. I don’t know much about Chinese politics so maybe you guys can help here? or this episode will at least expand my knowledge a little! Here’s an image of Zhao with Ronald Regan back in 1984]
Sorry.. end of political history recap. On with the episode!
Lee: Humm…
Billy: Which means they want something.
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Francine: Yeah.
Billy: But what?
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Francine: They want an international task force set up to find the detonators…3.21 TLS.avi_000246279
…Isaac Petrovich from the KGB…Chien Chang from Chinese Intelligence…and the US agent originally in charge of the stolen detonators. 3.21 TLS.avi_000258892
Lee: Oh no, no, no. NO, NO, NO you cannot order me to work with those two weasels, Billy! I will not… 3.21 TLS.avi_000262796
Billy: See this John Hancock?
Lee: No I…
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Billy: It’s the President’s. This is a Presidential order! It’s the kind of order we follow!.. 3.21 TLS.avi_000268501[Yes, even Lee!! Winking smile  but.. he doesn’t have to be happy about it I guess Winking smile ]
…Let’s get the ball rolling, Francine.
Billy takes Francine by the arm, they begin to walk out of the bullpen. but Lee stops them.
Lee: Billy! Come on you know Petrovich! You know Chang! They’re a couple of cold blooded killers…
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…Machines!.. 3.21 TLS.avi_000276009
…Hell, I wont even be able to turn my back on them, let alone work with them! 3.21 TLS.avi_000277210
[Michael Weston from Burn Notice taught me that spies regularly have to work with people they don’t trust!… It will certainly remind Lee how lucky he is to be able to work with Amanda, who he 100% trusts!]
Billy: Lee you’re just going to have to try!
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Lee: Well then you’re going to have to give me two more agents to keep an eye on those two blood suckers twenty-four hours a day… 3.21 TLS.avi_000282916
[Will Lee get danger pay?!]
Francine: Well, ah excuse me, but according to this agreement here it says only one agent per country…
3.21 TLS.avi_000290423 [At least Francine sounds regretful about that!]
(They’re silent a moment. Letting this news sink in.)
…But it doesn’t say anything about working with a non-agent.
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(Another moment’s silence.. )
[As the old scarecrow brain gets his head around this one.. ]
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Billy cottons on and seems to like Francine’s suggestion.
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Lee: Amanda?…..
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…In with that pack of jackals? Are you crazy?..
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…Those guys play hard ball, Billy!..
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[At this Billy again motions to Francine to leave the bullpen. Enough Lee, suck it up!]
…Come on they’ll turn on you just like  that! I need help!!
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Billy just turns and quietly responds: I know it. 3.21 TLS.avi_000307540
Lee makes two fists3.21 TLS.avi_000309342 and seems to release them. 3.21 TLS.avi_000310243
This fight is over.

What an interesting scene this one is! The first one? not so much.. but this bullpen scene is new! Not unusual we have Lee trying to argue with Billy about taking on a case. lol has that ever actually worked?!
What I can see that’s new is: *gasp!* Francine actually suggests Amanda for the job!!! Then again, it is a job with 2 extremely dangerous foreign agents soooo I’m not sure if this is a vote of confidence or some wish fulfilment here Winking smile 

Lee seems extremely rattled by this set up, and doesn’t seem to be afraid to admit it – Lee crying out that he needs help? I think this is quite vulnerable and new. what do you think?

I don’t really mind that he thinks Amanda is not enough – I don’t think it’s  a reflection on her, it’s a reflection on these two jackals/weasels/bloodsuckers me thinks.. Anyway, Lee has no choice, Ronald has given his orders. I guess now not only does he have to worry about the two jackals and his own safety, he’s now got to be worried about Amanda’s also..

Memories of this episode are soooo vague to me! Because it’s not a milestone type episode, I don’t think I paid it much attention when I first got hold of these episodes to watch oh about 8 years ago I guess it was..

Is anyone else flying blind on this walk? So excited that I get to walk through this ep with you all!!!! Helllooooo!!!! Any thoughts starting out everyone?