2/7 Season Four Episode Twelve: Any Number Can Play -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Next scene is day time back at IFF.
Looks like the Senator made a decision about his next move. ANCP.avi_000447781
[I think the Telegram may need to take legal action, seems the Washington Daily Ledger is stealing their headlines! SCARECROW_AND_MRS_KING_S4_D2-06.avi_002715582
I wonder if they are stealing the fou fou recipes too?! Wait till Charlie hears about this! Sorry, yet again, I digress!]
Billy: As you may have heard, Senator Castleton apparently committed suicide last night. (The shot widens and we see Lee, Francine and other agents around a table.) Francine, what did you get from Metro?ANCP.avi_000457190
Francine: Cause of death is definitely drowning. There’s no sign of foul play, and we found this note: “I can no longer bear the burden of my personal shame and I won’t disgrace the family I love so dearly.” That’s all.ANCP.avi_000467100
Lee: Despite his straight-arrow public image, I think the senator had something to hide… ANCP.avi_000471004
[I’m sorry this line made me howl with laughter. Yerrrr think Lee?! Were his suicide and note about not wanting to disgrace his family obscure clues?! And.. that Jacket. Oh Lee. No. Please. No. I want that jacket to be obscure or it’s a disgrace to Lee’s hotness! ]
…This has to be a blackmailing, Billy.
Billy: There have been so many rumours of blackmail floating about this town lately that the FBI has established an Extortion Task Force. This one’s yours, Francine. I want you to liaison with the ETF, and then follow up with the Castleton thing in particular. ANCP.avi_000484217
[Whoa. It’s not Scarecrow’s?! cool! something different!]
Francine: All right.
Billy: If we turn over the right rock, maybe we’ll uncover the senator’s shame.ANCP.avi_000492926
[do you have to? I mean, isn’t the goal to catch the blackmailer? Hmm.. I guess the shame could be a crime of some kind..]
The scene ends there.

Moving on and it’s time to see what baddie Trent is up to. Looks like he’s off to a meet – at a shoe shine stall..
I have no idea who this guy is. lol. I can’t believe how bad my memory is!!
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{According to the script and the sub-titles, this man is called Wesley Eddinger.}
Eddinger: I may have made a mistake with you, Trent.
Trent: Hey, how was I supposed to know the guy was suicidal?
Eddinger: It’s your business to know. I don’t normally involve myself in small-time, bedroom blackmailers. You came to me. You felt you were ready for bigger things. I took a chance on you. Now we’ve lost one of your more illustrious clients.
Trent: I’ve still got my ace. Van Hagen. He’s into me for big bucks at the Kenley Club.
Eddinger: Classic case of dumb luck.
Trent: Lucky for you, you mean. Lucky I decided to give the gambling clubs a shot. Lucky I checked out his car registration or you wouldn’t know he was using this Beaumont alias.ANCP.avi_000562295

[ohhh is losing all his money gambling a cover too? Heck maybe the car isn’t his. Honestly, what does anyone know about Harry at this point except that he’s adorable? lol.]
Eddinger: It took my resources, I’ll remind you, to uncover his CIA connection and his value. Now, I have information about a major defection to be called the “Berlin Shipment”. Very sensitive. Only two men qualified to handle it. One is in the hospital recovering from his last mission. And the other is your… dice-playing friend. I want the details on it, now.
[Ohhh I don’t know, I bet Lee could handle it haaa]
Trent: Hey, if the guy’s CIA, he’s a special case. I can’t afford to push too hard.ANCP.avi_000569502
Eddinger: You can’t afford not to. I don’t normally give second chances, Trent. Try not to waste it.
(Trent doesn’t say anything else, but leaves.
Eddinger and his sidekick share suitably evil looks.) ANCP.avi_000588722
The scene ends there.
[Seems Trent is a bit of a street hustler trying to play in the big leagues but he’s in way over his head. Can’t say I mind watching him squirm. Still smarmy and creepy!] 

Back to IFF, and the Q bureau.
{Lee is pouring two cups of coffee from a coffee machine. Amanda is behind his desk, looking worried and typing on the computer keyboard.}
Lee: In a cosmopolitan city like DC, gambling is a fact of life… though I do think it’s smart that your mother doesn’t go back to that club. ANCP.avi_000599532
[Awh Lee makes Amanda a coffee. Me like. Whooo hey – there’s a Lee mug sighting! I didn’t know we get to see it again!!!]
Lee: Can I ask something? How did she meet Harry, anyway?ANCP.avi_000605839
Amanda: Oh, she was window-shopping in Grant’s jewellery store and Harry struck up a conversation… [Oh so not kibble guy. okay!] …He took her for a ride in his Bentley, asked her for a date, then another one, another one. And, you know, everything seemed to be going great until last night. Mother said Harry lost a lot of money… ANCP.avi_000616950(Looking at the computer screen.) …Oh, boy.ANCP.avi_000619652
Lee: What’s the matter? Another strikeout?
Amanda: Well, yeah, you know, I’ve checked the IRS, the Social Security, property tax rolls and the DMV. And so far the only Harry Beaumonts I’ve come up with are a 7-year-old boy in, uh, Alexandria and a, a retired army cook in Takoma Park.
(Lee tsks.) I mean, Mother said Harry was a private person, but this is ridiculous.ANCP.avi_000628962
[I’m probably not supposed to think this. lol. but.. this makes me really uneasy! All these places she looked, and this is a favour for her mother!!! He is a private citizen. And neither even acknowledges what they are doing here, it’s so normal to them. There was a time before where this came up wasn’t there? I can’t remember when.. anyone? Only other time I can think of Amanda was all for it – when she tracked down Sallee to return his money lol. and didn’t that go well haaaa. But I’m thinking there’s another time?? anyone?? ]
Lee (sighs): I think our mystery man is working under an assumed name.
Amanda: Yeah, I don’t like this.
Lee: All right, then…
{in the manner of a teacher} what’s the standard procedure in a case like this?
ANCP.avi_000652385[Umm it’s not a case!!! tee hee – It’s Amanda’s mother!]
Amanda: Standard procedure? Well, that would be to, um, assemble a personal profile through interviews and, um, surveillance of locations frequented by the subject.
Lee: In this case, the Kenley Club. I will pick you up at 8 o’clock.ANCP.avi_000664998
Amanda: You don’t have to.ANCP.avi_000666800
Lee: Amanda, we’re talking about my future mother-in-law, right?ANCP.avi_000668601
Amanda (smiling): Yeah.ANCP.avi_000669803
[yeahhhhh who you ran out of the house from so she wouldn’t see you two snuggling. Aie.]
Lee: Besides… I might get lucky.ANCP.avi_000673106
{Lee looks at Amanda meaningfully. ANCP.avi_000674307
Amanda laughs and Lee looks affectionately at her, but appears a bit put-out}. The scene ends here. ANCP.avi_000675809
[sooo is this a sexual innuendo??!!! Or.. maybe a dig at Lee’s casino skills? I think it’s option 2- because there isn’t anything terribly flirty about the way Lee says it! But.. I could be convinced it’s option 1 too! lol. And hey, we know Amanda wins and Lee doesn’t thanks to the Mongoose’s training right Amanda?! And.. Lee is a sore loser haaa.. ]

On to Amanda’s that night.. Dotty is playing cards by herself..
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Amanda: OK, Mother, I’m leaving.
Dotty: I suppose I did the right thing breaking my date with Harry, didn’t I?
Amanda: Yes Mother, I think you did.
Dotty: Yeah, of course I did. Have you talked to any of your government friends yet?
Amanda: Mother, look, those things take time, OK?
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…Are you sure you’re gonna be OK tonight?
Dotty: Yeah.
Amanda: I wish I could stay home with you, but I forgot all about this film…. Gee, I wish you didn’t look so depressed.
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Dotty I’m not depressed. I’m just disappointed. I’m so surprised to find Harry doing something illegal and he seems to like it. I mean, maybe I am falling in love with him. I do love his laugh. He laughs just like your daddy. Oh, he had the most wonderful laugh… ANCP.avi_000714247
…You know, when we first met, I don’t know, something… something just clicked. I mean, it was like we were… like we were soul mates or something. I… I guess it sounds kind of silly, doesn’t it?
[Whoa. Harry is right up there with Amanda’s dad?]
Amanda: No. I think you were both very lucky.ANCP.avi_000729562
Dotty: Yeah, we were. Oh, we had some wonderful times together. You know it is so rare to find a man like that. Once, and then let alone twice, and… Oh Amanda, I just don’t wanna mess this all up with Harry.ANCP.avi_000742175
Amanda: Mother, if it’s special it’ll last.ANCP.avi_000745478
Dotty: Amanda, I said the same thing to you when you were 16.
Amanda: I know, and 17 and 18, and you were right every time.
[this is probably petty of me but. that seems to hold because, Amanda and Joe didn’t last. Haaaaa] ANCP.avi_000750583
Dotty: Let me ask you a question.
Amanda: What is it?
Dotty: Why are you wearing that when you’re gonna see a documentary on tractors?
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Amanda: It’s the premiere.ANCP.avi_000759259
Dotty: Oh, I see. {The doorbell rings in the background} And a date with Lee Stetson.ANCP.avi_000760760
[Hey Lee rings the doorbell now? Well that’s cool. lol. He isn’t going to come in and say hello?! tee hee..  so I guess this whole secret marriage thing isn’t going to mean secret Lee Stetson?? Me confused. So he’s not a secret but them dating is?
Hey, if it’s special, it will last!]
Amanda: -Good night, Mother. ANCP.avi_000761661
(Amanda leaves) ANCP.avi_000765265
Dotty (to herself): Hmm. On a scale from one to ten, he’s an 11…ANCP.avi_000767967 …And she doesn’t wanna date him. Huh! Huh, my daughter’s crazy.ANCP.avi_000773373
[Oh yeah? your the one sitting there talking to yourself Dotty! haaaaa….
And by the way. Amanda is an eleven too!
And.. how does Dotty all of a sudden have all this knowledge about how Lee is an 11?! I guess that is just based on her meeting him in Nightcrawler?]

Sooooo before we see Mr Eleven all tuxedo’d up,  we’ll pause here!
I’m kind of surprised, this Harry really seems to be important to Dotty. Maybe she should actually ask him some questions then.. come on Dotty!

So what do you all make of this so far? Do tell!!

1/7 Season Four Episode Twelve: Any Number Can Play -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Hi Everyone, are we ready to move on to a bright shiny new episode in the walk?
A huge thanks to Learjet, who transcribed this episode and descriptions for Operation Sandstorm. Learjet: We Salute You!!
Like last episode, anything that is Learjet’s description will go in these brackets { }.
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The episode starts with rainy D.C at night.
[Interesting visual as everything is red white and blue! I wonder if that’s on purpose…]
Anyway, the episode opens on an empty street where two men are meeting.. Jumping straight into the plot this time!
It’s…. blackmail time!!! ANCP.avi_000117017

Tux wearing Blackmailer: It’s like this, Senator. You make your payments and I don’t send those pictures of you and that very attractive Congressional page to the papers.
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[Whoa this guy has smug-evil down to a fine art!]  Senator/Wife cheater: I told you, I cannot take any more out of my account. My wife will notice and she will ask questions.
(The baddie offers to change his demand, from cash to a vote on the upcoming handbill gun.
The Senator resists saying it’s been a ‘lifelong dream’ to pass this legislation,and he resists. He’s disgusted, trapped.. what’s he gonna do?! )ANCP.avi_000141841
[You think it’s bad now Senator, wait till the baddie finds out that you, as ‘Harriman’,  died two seasons ago and have come back to life… with way less guyliner.

I wonder if he still has a hidden copy of that manuscript of The Suburban Spy tucked away somewhere. lol. –Episode Double Agent- ]
Sorry I digress…
Blackmailer (shouts): Heeeeeeeey!!!!!!!
(then quietly, but threateningly).
…Let’s stop your name calling. I’m trying to help you out. I mean, the consequences of changing one vote is a lot easier to take than public humiliation. Think about it, Senator. You don’t have to give me your answer now. Take, say, uh, until the vote comes up tomorrow to make up your mind… I’ll be in touch.
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[Where the baddie in Need to Know was really dull, this one straight up makes my skin crawl! This baddie is soooo helpful!!! ugh!!]

(The baddie leaves and the scene ends.
Next thing, we move on to a new location..)
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[LOL that it’s number 911. Have we seen this location before? anyone curious to look? Me.. no time..]ANCP.avi_000177077 (The tuxedo wearing baddie enters the location, it’s classy, piano playing in the background.
He’s greeted by name. Ahhh ‘Mr Trent’ it is.
The hallways opens up to another room which is a casino of sorts..
Trent immediately zeros in on one man.)
Trent: Harry, my friend. How’s it going?
Harry: Not very well, I’m afraid. Um…In fact, I’m not sure when I’m going to be able to pay you.
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Trent: I’m not worried about the money; take all the time you need. Harry – hang in there. Your luck’s gonna change.ANCP.avi_000200000 …I can feel it. [you know what I’m feeling? dirty! Like I need a shower!! ughhhhhh]ANCP.avi_000203603
(Given the okay to go even further into debt that he already is, Harry walks off, and – joins Dotty at one one of the crap tables.) ANCP.avi_000214814
[Dotty??!!! Is this Mr Kibbles in his shopping cart?! rofl.]
(Dotty doesn’t seem to be having a good time.)
Harry (to Dotty): Just another half hour.
Dotty: You said that an hour ago.
Harry: My luck is changing now, Dotty. And if I can double up my bets
(Harry counts out some cash to place more bets.
Uh oh.) 
Dotty: You’ve lost an awful lot of money already, Harry…
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(Dotty is silent for a moment, steels her determination, and then speaks up.) … I wanna go home. Now.ANCP.avi_000224024
Harry: Dotty…
Dotty: Now. And I do know how to call a cab.
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[Go Dotty!!!!]
(He finally sees it’s time to quit, she looks very relieved!
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Harry escorts Dotty out.)
[Trent watches on.. devious baddie thoughts clearly going on in that head of his… and the evil laugh. Muahahahahahaha.
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Is that a brown bow tie? Really??
He seems to have some kind of plan in mind for Dotty’s date Harry, and based on his previous helping of the senator, it’s not good.
I hardly remember this episode! gah!!!
This actor playing Harry comes across immediately as a likeable, gentle, nice man – even if he seems to be having a significant gambling problem, and is high risk to not get another date with Dotty! So already, I don’t want evil Trent to get his claws into Harry!]
The scene ends there.

(We cut to the exterior of the King home and dinosaur roars.) [That or Phillip’s been cooking again and it’s indigestion. Not sure. That might explain how all the lights are on. lol.] ANCP.avi_000242042
 {We see the TV with two dinosaurs fighting onscreen.
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Lee and Amanda are cuddled together on a couch in front of the TV, seemingly engrossed in the show and eating popcorn.}ANCP.avi_000247247
Lee: You know, this is the best evening we’ve spent together in weeks.
Amanda: Mh-hmm … Worked out pretty well for everybody.
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Lee: Mmmmm.
[okay okay, is this cute or what?! I love to see them like that.. even if I don’t understand why Amanda is leaning away with her leg crossed over away from Lee when she should be all snuggled up on that. ahem.
And. I’m really sorry to nit-pick (not really) but if you were going to focus on something.. would it be this??
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Or this??
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I think for us on JWWM the correct answer is option 2! whahaaha.. The dinosaurs are never gonna compete with Mr Magic Fingers. That’s all there is to it! Am I right peeps?
Soooo snuggling at Amanda’s place, is Lee no longer a secret? because I’m thinking secret relationship means he’s secret? Watch and pay attention iwsod..]
Amanda: Fellas got to go fishing with their dad; Mother went out with Harry.
Lee: That’s the third time this week. Sounds serious.
[Is it weird what Lee’s left hand is doing? it looks weird to me. but then, I’m weird too! ohhhh whatev.]
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Amanda: Yeah. She likes him and he likes her…ANCP.avi_000269269 … She thinks he’s pretty special.
Lee: Yeah. Well, special does run in the family.
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Amanda: Awh.ANCP.avi_000276376
{They both smile and Lee moves in to kiss her while still watching the TV. We hear the sound of the front door. A note of panic enters Lee’s voice.}
Lee: Your mother!
Amanda: You’re right.
Lee: Ohh!
[I see. Still secret huh.]
{In the rush to leave, Lee and Amanda crash into each other, holding each other.}ANCP.avi_000280680
(They scramble.. Amanda gets his coat for him and shoves it at him on his way out.) ANCP.avi_000282182
[What is that blue sweater?!  I hope I never see it again!!!]
(LOL at the dinosaurs roaring so loudly.)
{Amanda randomly grabs a book from the bookcase and the TV remote, turns off the TV, sticks Lee’s paper napkin under the couch cushion and opens her book, sighing loudly.}

[Gosh, isn’t it terrible Lee and Amanda haven’t been able to snuggle like that for weeks?! I mean, if only one of them lived somewhere that gave them a bit of uninterrupted privacy you know? I mean.. maybe Lee should look into that and do something about his pesky flatmate.. oh wait.. Nevermind. It’s almost like they want to be found out.. haaaaa..]

(Anyway, Amanda looks settled on the couch with her book, and bowl of popcorn Laughing out loud as Dotty walks into the room.)ANCP.avi_000296396
Dotty: Hello, dear.ANCP.avi_000297997
(Dotty sounds a bit down and preoccupied.) ANCP.avi_000308508

Dotty: …I found out something very unsettling about Harry….He gambles….He plays craps in the back room of a private club. I mean, you know: (In a male voice) ” Yo, 11. Come on, Little Joe. Uh, snake eyes. Hard way eight.” ANCP.avi_000313213[ROFL!] (Back to her normal voice)
…That’s how it goes. He loses a lot of money.
Amanda: You had no idea?ANCP.avi_000324057
Dotty: No, I didn’t. I mean, Harry is a very private person. I don’t even know his phone number. Ah, don’t. I know what you’re thinking, that’s strange.ANCP.avi_000331264
Amanda: Mother, do you know where he lives?
Dotty: No.

[Whoa. this just keeps getting better and better. Not.
Oh my gosh!!!!! Anyone else having flashbacks to the Artless Artful Dodger?!
Billy: Nobody’s blaming you, Amanda. The Dodger’s a very sharp operator…
(see the full exchange HERE)

Amanda: No, he didn’t give me a phone number, he always called me.

Lee: And that didn’t tip you off? Oh, come on, Amanda, married guys and weirdos. They don’t give you phone numbers.

Amanda: He is not married! At least, I don’t think he is. And he didn’t seem like a weirdo! He seemed nice, and he had a Rolls-Royce with French license plates on it and impeccable manners! I mean, he had the most impeccable manners-
[Amanda is her mother’s daughter!. Love a reminder of jealous Lee too haaaa.. ]

Back to the current episode. I digress! again!
[So which is Harry? married or  a weirdo?!]
Amanda: You don’t know his phone number and you don’t know where he lives. Mother? What do you know about Harry?ANCP.avi_000344177
Dotty: I, I, I, I… know that he’s…that he’s wonderful-
Amanda: -Oh, Mother.ANCP.avi_000347781
Dotty: That he’s witty, that he’s charming and that he’s adorable and that he uh…that he drives a gorgeous Bentley… ANCP.avi_000353787
… Captain Curt is a million laughs and I have a good time with him. And Mr Johansen is the last of the red-hot lovers.. ANCP.avi_000364597(Amanda looks uncomfortable). ANCP.avi_000366099
[LOL!]
…And Mr Aiken – huh – Mr Aiken, I mean he makes a good fourth at bridge…
[‘Mr Johansen’? Mr Aiken? Dotty you are…Kinky! !]
…But Harry… Harry is… Uh, well I, I feel like maybe I could have a relationship with him…
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…something deeper. Maybe… maybe even something permanent.ANCP.avi_000381114
Amanda: Mother, you’ve got to find out a lot more about this man before you start thinking that way.
[This is really interesting, when we all have our theories for how Amanda approached developing feelings for Lee and keeping them in check? This feels like it fits right with our ideas about it- IMHO]
Dotty: I cannot just go out and ask him a lot of questions. I mean, that would be too embarrassing.
Amanda: Mother, listen to yourself.
Dotty: … if we could just… Well, if we could just make a few discreet inquiries?ANCP.avi_000397630
Amanda: Don’t say we, Mother.
Dotty: Amanda, you work with a lot of government types. Now, if they could just find out just a little bit about Harry.
(Amanda points out that would be bending the rules.. but she agrees to do it for her. She’ll do it but she’s not thrilled about it. lol..Dotty is though – she’s really happy and feels ‘so much better!’)ANCP.avi_000417751
[What do you all think about Dotty here? She really likes this Harry, and seems to know so little about him. I guess love isn’t logical huh..
Much about Harry seems to be unknown by Dotty, but when it comes to Amanda she doesn’t miss much!]
The scene ends with this little exchange..

Dotty: Did you have a nice evening?
Amanda: Oh, yeah, it was pretty quiet. Just me and my popcorn; my book.
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(we see a close up on Amanda’s book)ANCP.avi_000429462
Dotty: Yeah, hmm. You know, you’re a lot like I am. You love to read a good dictionary. ANCP.avi_000432165{With this, Dotty smiles, Amanda’s face drops [Whahahaahahahahahaahahahahahaaaaa!!!!!!!]ANCP.avi_000433366 ANCP.avi_000433967
and Dotty kisses Amanda.} ANCP.avi_000435468
…Good night, love. ANCP.avi_000437270(Dotty picks up her coat giving Amanda a last side look and she leaves)
[Amanda is so busted!] ANCP.avi_000444177
(Amanda looks at the dictionary and picks it up.)
The scene ends here.

While I find Harry instantly sympathetic, there’s a part of me that can’t see why Dotty likes him. Then again, one date got her kidnapped not that long ago so Dotty isn’t exactly.. risk-averse!
Plus, how interesting that Dotty seems to think that Amanda might be able to help get information on Harry and hangs out with government types.. haaaaa..
You know I honestly have no idea who Harry is and what he does! lol. Can’t remember anything!!!! 

Lots to unpack in this post!!!! Who would like to share?! Can’t wait to hear from you!!

Transcripts Update -October 2020 *post updated regularly*

Hi Everyone, hope in these universally stressful times you are staying well and looking after yourselves.

Time to review where season 4 dialogue transcripts are up to, then we’ll get on with the walk Smile . It’s time to see who is interested in contributing, and reassure everyone this is not an obligation – smk is for fun- and don’t feel any pressure to do this!! My priority for upcoming posts is transcription of Lee/Amanda scenes – if you’d like to volunteer and just transcribe them, go right ahead, I think it’s likely for some upcoming episodes they are going to be walked through with less posts!

Note: This list is a living document, and I’ll update it as things change. Here’s a summary of where transcripts are up to for remaining Season 4 episodes:

Completed: [Huge thank you everyone!!!!]
10. Need to Know – Sara transcribed
11. Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag – Clagjanet transcribed
12. Any Number Can Play –Learjet transcribed
13. Promises to Keep – Clagjanet
15. Bad Timing – Sara transcribed
16. Do You Take This Spy – LeeLovesAmanda
19. All That Glitters  – Clagjanet transcribed
20. Suitable for Framing – Peacockdancer transcribed
21. A Matter of Choice – Peacockdancer transcribed
22. The Khrushchev List -Learjet transcribed

Assigned and confirmed to be underway:
14. Rumors of My Death – Cindy D has volunteered
17. Mission of Gold – Clagjanet has volunteered
18. One Flew East – BJo has volunteered

Sorry if I’ve made a mistake here – just let me know and I’ll update the listing. No pressure on ANYONE to do this – I can continue the walk without transcripts it will just be a bit different/shorter. For some season 4 episodes maybe that’s for the best?! lol. so many I don’t remember!!

I’ll publish a separate post – another living document- covering where Operation Sandstorm is up to very soon. So we can together work with Petralit, to figure out where Operation Sandstorm is up to (So anyone wanting to contribute can do so). This post is now published. See HERE. 

Take care all!! thankyou2

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