6/7 Season Four: Episode Thirteen- Promises to Keep-Scarecrow & Mrs King

Moving on and we see Lee, Amanda and a team – presumably hanging out at Goss farm with their big guns and binoculars!4.13PTK.avi_001995562
They start to wonder what’s going on.. and a limo arrives carrying a gloating Dr Smyth.
Who explains everything is following his plan…4.13PTK.avi_002048815
Smyth: … I knew you’d find Aquinas, Scarecrow, so I had you followed. Keeping up with him after that was like playing pin the tail on the donkey…without the blindfold. 4.13PTK.avi_002055221
Dr Smyth explains that TP is on his way to the real meeting, and lied to Lee and Amanda to get them out of the way.
Lee and Amanda discuss privately what could be going on here..
Amanda: Remember TP called and said he had a good deed to do?
Lee: Yeah…’Now it’s up to me and good deeds’. 4.13PTK.avi_002075241
Amanda: And he gave me a copy of ‘Everyman’? There’s a character in it called Good Deeds and he’s the only one that would go to meet Death. 4.13PTK.avi_002084851
Lee: Oh man. Now I see why TP’s goodbye was so final. He’s going to kill Jordan — and he expects to die doing it. 4.13PTK.avi_002097664
[Oh noooo TP! But at the same time… Lee looks so good here!!!]

We cut to TP in another limo, with a very sour looking Peralta.
TP is looking very nervous. He notes they are taking an extra long time avoiding being followed, and they are not sticking to TP’s timetable. 4.13PTK.avi_002117283
Peralta snaps back: Let me worry about what Jordan likes, Percy. I know him a lot better than you do.
[Boy, Peralta wears his heart on his sleeve doesn’t he! lol.]

Back at Goss farm, Lee and Amanda try to appeal to Dr Smyth to help TP stay safe. 4.13PTK.avi_002141908
For once I’m going to skip the dialogue for Dr Smyth – I’ll just say I loved this comment from Lee in this scene to Dr Smyth: Would you spare us the verbal fruit salad, for once, huh?
[If anyone ever wants a copy of the full transcript and it’s not up on www.smk-land.com – email me and I can email it to you.]4.13PTK.avi_002161761
Lee is getting increasingly angry with Dr Smyth, and they are taken off the case. 4.13PTK.avi_002165765
[Where’s Billy and Francine?! And.. where’s that gyrocopter?!]
Dr Smyth has Lee and Amanda led away by the troops. Confusing for these troops.. one minute Lee is leading the operation, the next they are leading Lee away! Hmm i guess Dr Smyth could have brought some along too]

Dr Smyth heads off in his limo. Next thing we see a yellow truck towing a gyrocopter. 4.13PTK.avi_002202969
[oh rofl. Let me guess at the ready for Lee to make his getaway?!
Inside, we find one of the troops is trying to give Amanda some helpful advice… lol.] 4.13PTK.avi_002205372
Commando: You want my advice, write him up. [Him being Dr Smyth] He’d love a little visit from the labor relations board at that frou-frou club of his…4.13PTK.avi_002215382
…I mean, taking a top agent and his partner out of the field like this…it’s bull! Don’t you think so, Marty?
(We see Lee wink at Amanda, and lol Amanda notices. )4.13PTK.avi_002224457
[ rofl at Amanda’s reaction! it’s pretty clear something’s up… but the soldier doesn’t seem to notice. Oh goody. Seems Lee and Amanda happened to be taken away by a total dingbat. What luck!]

Lee starts coughing.
Amanda: are you alright?
{Lee coughs more and drops to his knees on the truck floor}
Amanda: Oh my gosh, you gotta stop this thing… lie him out flat right here.
what’s the matter? 4.13PTK.avi_002235669
(Choosing his moment, Lee acts! There’s a struggle.. Amanda attacks the driver with his hat. rofl. There’s gas..tear gas I guess.. lots of grunting and fake scenery in the background.. and then Lee takes control of the truck.)
[The most interesting thing about this scene is that shockingly poor/unrealistic and hilarious screen that is supposed to convince us this truck is driving along a country road! whahaahahaa!!!]

Back to Peralta’s limo speeding along a dirt road, above them, a USAF plane is tracking them. [rofl at the stock footage used here!]
Male voice over radio: Eagle Two to comms center van, we have a positive coordinate lock on the white rabbit.
[White rabbit??!!!! Alice in Wonderland??? and.. hey the Matrix totally stole this from SMK!haaaa]
{We continue to hear the male voice delivering information over a speaker and cut to a comms room in the agency.}
(We see Francine enter, and make up a lame excuse that she’s looking for her hearing in this corner lol. 4.13PTK.avi_002304938
She wanders around a bit.. opens a file, has a look.. and a security guard arrives and glares at her carrying a big gun so she leaves.)

{Lee and Amanda sitting in the front seat of the van. We hear Francine over the radio.}
Francine: You were right. The Comms centre on alpha prime alert, but I did get a look at the Operations log. There’s only one priority watch in the DC area and it’s in Loudon County.

(Lee and Amanda can figure out the location based on this.. They’re meeting at
-drum roll- Thatcher’s farm!!!! They discuss together how to approach this based on where all the players are on the board..4.13PTK.avi_002340573
They figure they should arrive just before Dr Smyth and his TAC team, and this yellow truck could be used via remote as a diversion.
[after all nothing grabs your attention like a bright yellow truck right?!]
Lee: … we’ve got a gyrocopter on the trailer. If we’re going to that party, we’re going to drop in unexpected. 4.13PTK.avi_002358191
[Let’s crash this party!]
(LOL at Amanda’s parting words to the soldiers as they drive off leaving them tied to a tree. So Amanda!!)4.13PTK.avi_002364197
Amanda: We’re really sorry about this…we’ll try to send somebody.

On to Thatcher’s farm!
Peralta’s limo arrives, what initially appears to be a farmer approaches the field on a tractor.
TP remarks: Well, I stand corrected, Raymond. I presumed Mr. Jordan’s plane would be here on the ground waiting for us. 4.13PTK.avi_002384617_thumb_thumb
Like you presumed just because he asked for a runway, Jordan would be flying?
The farmer on the tractor is.. Jordan! the evil baddie genius!!!! He’s soooooo sooooo cunning! 4.13PTK.avi_002391024_thumb_thumb
[Now.. has Jordan had time to get this evil tractor fully loaded with a weapons arsenal? Because I think that would be hilarious!]
Foster’s limo arrives too – [oh hey, wasn’t this actor in Utopia Now? Noooo I’m not gonna check. you guys tell me if I’m wrong please!] 4.13PTK.avi_002412245_thumb_thumb
They all stand out in the field as Jordan’s security frisks everyone.
[we get a look inside TP’s coat] 4.13PTK.avi_002433066_thumb_thumb
{Jordan’s walkie talkie beeps.}
Jordan: (into radio) Yes?
Voice over radio: Agency TAC teams are converging on your position. ETA six minutes.4.13PTK.avi_002430263_thumb_thumb
Jordan: As I expected, thank, which gives us only two minutes before we disperse.
{As TP is being patted down, he stares at Jordan. 4.13PTK.avi_002440273_thumb_thumb
The screen dissolves into the flashback of his wife and son’s deaths (I can only assume his son died)4.13PTK.avi_002444678_thumb_thumb and Jordan’s face behind the trigger. 4.13PTK.avi_002443877_thumb_thumb
It dissolves back to the present, TP still staring at Jordan. The guard finds a set of keys in TP’s pocket and after checking them, hands them back to him.}

Jordan tells TP to wait in the car, while Peralta and Foster meet with him. TP tries to get closer but Jordan isn’t interested in viewing his statistics. And lol – stay in the car?! Will TP listen? What is the big yellow van gonna do?!
Stay tuned!! Can’t wait to hear from you all!!

Sorry I’m not commenting much lately Sad smile  I will try and get back here when I have two hands again [currently have one wrist immobilised]
– Thank goodness I had these blog posts already written.
I have the next ep ready to go too phew!
I’ve really enjoyed all the thoughts about Francine and I hope to reply when I can!!

5/7 Season Four: Episode Thirteen- Promises to Keep -Scarecrow & Mrs King

Back to Billy’s office.. time for Billy to have his stress attack over what Lee and Amanda have done here by going along and helping TP!
Billy: Then tell me why do I suddenly see my career flashing before my eyes?
[Haaaaaaa. Hey, in the pic below – whose shoulders are bigger? Lee’s or Amanda’s?!]
Look, TP said there was going to be a very important visitor at this meeting, Donald Jordan.
Billy: Jordan? He’s been out of our reach for the past five years!
Amanda: Sir, if we follow TP’s plan, we can put him in jail, once and for all.
Lee: That’s right. And if we yank him off the street now, we’re going to blow the only chance that we’ve got. 4.13PTK.avi_001706206_thumb
[Blow?? rofl. Lee you are closer to the truth than you realise here haaaaa!!]
Billy: Ok, I guess if TP can put his life on the line, I can cross Dr. Smyth one more time.
[oh rofl. That seems too easy! haaaaa]
(Billy outlines his plan – he’s going to order two TAC teams, air support and he wants Lee to take a gyrocopter. And he complains about it all along the way. LOL. Long suffering Billy!)
The scene ends there.

(Out in the agency hallway, Lee is heading for the elevators when Francine intercepts him.)
Hold it right there, Lee Stetson.
I’m in kind of a hurry, Francine ok?
Oh, this won’t take too long. Come here…
She grabs him and steers him to a corner.}

…I have just one word to say to you. Stop it.

Lee: That’s two words. but why quibble.4.13PTK.avi_001748615_thumb
[haaa poor Francine she’s so frazzled by all this she can’t even count to two haaaaa.. Aie. this is getting painful to watch!]
Francine: You know what I’m talking about. Amanda!
Lee: What?
Francine: (getting angrier as Lee laughs) She is just a housewife from Arlington!… 4.13PTK.avi_001757023_thumb
…She has never experienced your… your scorched earth policy of relationships!
[ohhhhh Lee starts chuckling at this one!!] 4.13PTK.avi_001759826_thumb
…Now, this…this…
Lee: (sarcastically) Affair?
[Lee is not taking her seriously- at all!]
(glaring) Casual flirtation to you… 4.13PTK.avi_001765031_thumb
…It could devastate her!
Lee: whoww.
[Lee is still not taking Francine seriously.]
Francine: I tried to tell her about it, but she… just… doesn’t……. know you like I do.4.13PTK.avi_001769703_thumb [Sooooo peeps, who’s buying this? Is this really all about her concern for Amanda being devastated? There’s a part of me that always struggles to see Francine showing any genuine concern for anyone else to be honest!]
Lee: No? 4.13PTK.avi_001771438_thumb
Francine: No. 4.13PTK.avi_001769436_thumb
Lee: Well don’t bet on it…. 4.13PTK.avi_001774974_thumb
…There’s a lot you can learn about a person…4.13PTK.avi_001777377_thumb
(Lee pauses for effect!)
…. after a long weekend at Pinetop… 4.13PTK.avi_001780180_thumb
{Francine looks stunned; Lee walks to the elevator.}4.13PTK.avi_001782182_thumb
…especially if the skiing is lousy. 4.13PTK.avi_001784584_thumb
(Lee gives her a wink, enters the elevator with flare – avoiding whacking his head haaaa-
He looks pretty satisfied with the look he can see on Francine’s face as those elevator doors close..
We cut back to Francine – and see: She’s looking pretty confused!!!!! maybe deflated too? haaaaaa)
[Noooo I won’t include a pic of the wink, it always looks weird in a still photo lol! but Lee Stetson certainly has those winks down pat!] 4.13PTK.avi_001788988_thumb
(to herself) You never took me skiing. 4.13PTK.avi_001789789_thumb
She wanders off deep in thought and the scene ends…
[I think she’s maybe starting to question her take on this..??

Sooooo come on peeps what’s going on here with Francine??!!!
I think Lee really doesn’t go easy on her, he could have told her he’s for real about Amanda and to mind her own business. But noooo he just rubs it in some more because she’s meddling.. but hey – why quibble?!
I cannot wait to hear what you all make of this reaction of Francine’s…
I think the last remark about Lee not taking her skiing is telling – Lee being in a relationship with Amanda is the issue, IMHO Amanda can’t do better than Francine! Francine is the boss when it comes to nabbing eligible men! Not some housewife from Arlington! pah! Anyway, I’ll look forward to exploring this more in comments!]

(Time to catch up on the baddies. We see a dude walking along the marina, Peralta can be seen watching out for someone. The dude walks past him, and then calls out to Peralta..sneaky dude… Seems Peralta didn’t recognise him and whooooo this Jordan is super clever – a pair of sunglasses and he is sooo un recognisable! He’s a genius master criminal.
Peralta compliments his disguise. Rofl.
Jordan comments the coast guard didn’t notice him and they are getting sloppy.
[He seems like an arrogant fool to me. Maybe the coast guard knew who you were and are setting you up?! Muahahaha Jordan is so clever. rofl.]
Together they board Peralta’s boat.
Peralta reports that TP aka ‘The Professor’ has got a list of meeting options..
[I love how TP is short for ‘The Professor’!]

But! Jordan is a super paranoid and cunning baddie! And he isn’t trusting TP at all.)
{Jordan opens his coat and removes a pillow-like apparatus which fattened his waist line.}
Jordan: I did a thorough check on Aquinas when he started to figure in your operation. I’m sure you did too. Clean. Too clean. Should have figured…. When I decided to come to the States, I updated his file. There have been some developments. {He hands the envelope to Peralta, who pulls out the contents, scans them and then huffs angrily.} 4.13PTK.avi_001869869_thumb
This explains a lot. I assume you’ll be leaving for the islands immediately?
[Whoa! Do they know about the elderberry pies?! whahaahaa]
Jordan: No, Raymond, you’re wrong. I came here to get this organization back in line and I’m not leaving until I do. Now let me see his list…

[Jordan is such an evil genius, he’s going to play along and try turn this situation to his advantage.
Muahahahahaha!!!!! Maybe he can snag himself some elderberry pie while he’s at it.. bonus! ]

Back to the Q Bureau…. 4.13PTK.avi_001917117_thumb
{Amanda and Lee are sitting at their desks.
[Is today casual Friday?!]  Amanda is reading the book TP gave her at the bookstore. Lee checks his watch looking worried. The phone rings and they each grab the receiver on their desk.}
(Amanda listens in and Lee answers.. )
TP: Oh Lee, The meeting is set for two-thirty.Right, right. Peralta got word to me that Jordan is here and he’s selected the Goss Farm for the location.
[What’s with the scratch and his shifty eyes as he says this?? Is TP lying? he sure looks like he is. but I’m guessing Peralta is probably lying too so hey maybe TP will accidentally tell Lee the right location?! haaaa now that would be funny!]
Lee: That’s great, TP…what you promise, you deliver. We’ll be there.
[We see Amanda looking on as she listens in, she seems to look a little subdued/sad? As she watches Lee’s happiness with TP’s results? Or is it just me? I honestly can’t remember how this turns out other than well of course there will be double cross galore but that’s all I can remember!]
TP: Fine. Oh, Lee…would you do me a favor and tell Amanda that I think she’s the best thing that ever happened to you.
[Gosh. What a sap. Almost like he’s thinking he won’t be talking to them again???!!!
Interesting to have this reaction juxtaposed with Francine’s]
Well, you can tell her yourself.4.13PTK.avi_001949549_thumb
Amanda: I’m listening in, TP. Congratulations. 4.13PTK.avi_001953153_thumb
TP: Oh…thank you. Thank you for everything. Uhhhhh.. Well, I guess it’s up to me now and, uh, Good Deeds.

(TP hangs up pretty abruptly. No goodbye.. Lee and Amanda exchange a look but the scene quickly ends.)4.13PTK.avi_001966366_thumb [I don’t get the vibe they are thinking something is wrong?? Maybe just me.. The scene ends very quickly so maybe they do and we just don’t see it..]

I’m going to pause here & I can’t wait to hear from you!!

4/7 Season Four: Episode Thirteen- Promises to Keep – Scarecrow & Mrs King

Moving on we head back to the Marina.
TP continues to pile on the charm and loyalty with Peralta!
Peralta outlines for TP what Jordan will be wanting in a meet location – seems it’s TP’s job to find a shortlist of six, and then Jordan will choose..
Peralta: …They all have to have a thousand-yard landing strip for a twin engine plane, or an open field with that kind of a run, fifteen miles from the city, with a vacant house.

Moving on to the Q bureau..
Francine: Lee?
Amanda: Downstairs in the bullpen, I think, Francine.
(Francine joins Amanda. Finding her on her own, she closes the door.)
Francine: (bracing herself)
Amanda: Uh huh?

Francine: I hope you don’t think I’m being nosy but I couldn’t help overhearing you and Lee when I was in the vault.
Amanda: Ahh. 4.13PTK.avi_001264964
Francine: Well, let’s just say that I know you and he have become a little more than friends… 4.13PTK.avi_001271371(off Amanda’s look)4.13PTK.avi_001273373 …Amanda, we’ve had our differences in the past but in matters of the heart, where Lee Stetson is involved, you and I, we’re soul mates.
[Hang on. I’m distracted by these shoulder pads – this seems to be the battle of the shoulder pads here! who wins? Francine?? or Amanda??!!! My goodness they are all massive!
Sorry…distraction! what was that about soul mates?]
Amanda: Uh huh. 4.13PTK.avi_001278578
[I’m with Amanda. What the heck-soul mates??!!! Oh Francine stop!!]4.13PTK.avi_001280980
Francine: Do you love him?
Amanda: Well, I guess there’s no sense in trying to hide it.
Francine: I was afraid of this… 4.13PTK.avi_001288188
…Amanda, Lee is a sweet man and, in his own way,.. 4.13PTK.avi_001296196
…pleasantly attractive… [Oh my gosh. Francine’s delivery here is really funny!!!] …and he’s charming…4.13PTK.avi_001299399
… But, this getting romantically involved with him, it’s a big mistake…4.13PTK.avi_001301001
…I have reason to know that in his heart, he is a confirmed bachelor 4.13PTK.avi_001306606
[I don’t know how Amanda keeps a straight face here! She does really well!]
…who is never satisfied with just an hors d’oeuvre; he has to have the whole buffet table! 4.13PTK.avi_001309809
[Whahahahaaaa!!! The man is insaaaatiable!!!!!! haaaaa.. Okay Amanda has had enough!]
Amanda: Oh Francine… (Amanda lets out a massive sigh!) …Maybe’s he’s changed.
Francine: That is exactly what I said and he dumped me like a truckload of coals… 4.13PTK.avi_001320220
[You know as funny as I find Francine here, I feel for her. I think she is, in her own special way, trying to be of help here. Sadly, Lee probably didn’t treat her right! Then again, she knew what she was getting into. Had Amanda started up with Lee years ago – I’d say the same to Amanda but the changes she has seen in Lee have stood the test of time- I can’t wait to hear what you all make of this scene!]
Amanda, trust me, the next thing you’re going to you hear out of Lee Stetson’s mouth is going to be ‘hasta la vista, kiddo’

(opening the door) Hasta la vista to you too, Francine.
[Whoa. Terminator 2 totally stole that line!]
[Poor Francine, this is kinda humiliating!!!
Amanda did say she wanted to talk with Francine later – what was that all about?!]
(Anyway, Francine grabs her files and leaves quickly.)
[Smart decision!]
(Lee closes the door)4.13PTK.avi_001336236
Lee: Oooh, such a guilty look.
Amanda: Mm-hmm.
Lee: She really unloaded on me, huh?

Well, I wouldn’t say she really unloaded… but she did a pretty good job.
[I love how Amanda just brushes it off. Francine is not important to her.  Whatevs!]
{They laugh as Amanda opens a map.}
Amanda: TP called with Jordan’s list of requirements for the meeting places. Now there are a couple of places that we can be as close as a hundred yards, but once we make our move, TP’s on the spot until we cover the distance.
He knows. It’s how he wants it. Until we’ve got Jordan in a chokehold, TP is calling the shots.

(On to TP, he’s preparing for the big meet!
We find him at a small shed. Inside there are a number of mannequins.. TP outside, carries a few coats.
Hanging one up outside he heads inside and talks to the mannequins. Aie. I’m starting to worry about his sanity. lol. 4.13PTK.avi_001381481
Inside, he puts a coat on one of the mannequins as he speaks, the coat with loads of wires inside.. 4.13PTK.avi_001384684
TP: Now then, now gentlemen, it is my belief that the current problem before us can be solved with haste and efficiency by a unanimous vote of support for the five-page outline which I have placed in the file folders before you. You see? 4.13PTK.avi_001397097
[Umm why is there 4 mannequins?]
TP leaves the shed, collects the coat left outside and walks a distance away. Then, he turns, presses a key fob and the shed explodes.
Big boom boom.
TP looks pretty pleased with himself!)
[Okey dokey. So this is how TP wants this meeting to go down –or maybe I should say go up! huh… ]

(Moving on, we find Lee and Amanda in a bookstore. Lee voices doubts about working with a non professional, but they don’t have much choice. TP meets them there. Amanda hands over a file with information on eight different meet locations. TP wishes he knew which one Jordan would pick. 4.13PTK.avi_001477577
Lee and Amanda give it one more try in trying to get TP to back off and let the agency handle it. [Yeah nice try. TP is fully committed.]
Lee (to TP): …the minute you find out when and where this is going down, I want you to give us a call, okay? I want to this place so well covered, you won’t be able to kick a rock without uncovering an agent. 4.13PTK.avi_001530830
Alright. Oh, Mrs. King, if you’re a fan of sixteenth century morality plays, why don’t you sink your teeth into that. It’s paid for. 4.13PTK.avi_001529629
{He hands her a copy of a book, the cover is embossed in gothic lettering ‘Everyman”.}
As TP leaves Amanda says: You be careful!
[With a close up like that this book seems significant.. but I honestly have no idea why. lol.]

(We follow TP out of the shop, as he walks along he noticed he’s being followed by a dude in a grey suit.
TP crosses the road. Heck, lucky for TP he’s being followed by a dude who doesn’t actually know how to cross a road successfully! It takes him a number of goes.. haaaaaaa..

TP manages to lose his tail, turns a corner and bulldozes straight into a lady randomly carrying a bunch of reeeeaally light packages. lol. TP is very nice to her, helps her with the packages. And helps her back up off the ground. Doing so, she held his little man purse there for a minute, then she handed it back. 4.13PTK.avi_001640940
Then, off he went.. and.. Uh oh Dr Smyth is on the case!!!!!)
Smyth (into walkie talkie):
Huntsmaster to Bloodhound One. Mr. Aquinas believes he’s given you the slip, Campanella. You may go back to the lodge.
{This lady (named Mrs Peever) watches TP leave, then joins Dr. Smyth.}
Well, Mrs. Peever, you make a dandy fairy godmother. 4.13PTK.avi_001659759
Peever: Thank you! 4.13PTK.avi_001664964
Smyth: According to our sensors, Mr. Aquinas now has enough spydust on him to light up a fluorescent tube.
Peever: Oh, but Dr. Smyth. He seems so harmless.
Smyth: (disappointed) And I had such high hopes for you, Peever. 4.13PTK.avi_001678978
[Oh haaaaa!!!! Now that is hilarious!!!!]
(Dr Smyth walks off in disgust. haaaaa)
There is no worse quality to Dr Smyth than having a bleeding heart!
Time to pause…

Any thoughts or insights all? I cant wait to hear what you make of Francine so far!