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1/6 Season Two, Episode 5: Charity Begins at Home-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Hello! This episode is a little bit of a departure from my usual preference for walking through the episodes in airing order- why? well it has been widely acknowledged by fans that this episode was filmed and intended to be in season One. I have even heard it was intended to be the season one finale. You can judge for yourself if you think they went with the right decision. But based on production order numbers, and the sudden reappearance of Lee’s side part 5 episodes into season two – it seems pretty obvious this episode was not intended to be in season two!

So.. with that said, I will move on with looking at this episode, and then depending on how my brain power is going.. it might be worth looking back at Season One as a whole – what would you like to look at when looking at Season One as a whole? Episode order springs to my mind.. maybe some highlights.. a tally of injuries etc. Anyone interested in contributing something? I’ll see how I go time wise putting that together but I think there is definitely value in looking at a season as whole before progressing to season two.. Soooooo on with the show!

By the way, I’ve been experimenting with improving the quality of my screen caps, sourcing material and taking snapshots – so they will look a bit different this episode.. hope you like it! Smile

S2E05_Charity.flv_000085880As we see Lee’s Porsche driving down the busy DC street – I love how he suddenly puts his hand up to his forehead covering his face from the camera as he drives closer.. smooth.. don’t tell me that wasn’t really Lee in there? !!

S2E05_Charity.flv_000138400Tie Tie!!! Tie!!!! Just look at that tie!!!!! What was he Fashion police badge2thinking?image The first line in the episode: Lee says: “Great. Just Great! ” uh oh.. Lee is unimpressed.. aha! He must have caught a glimpse of his tie in the window’s reflection!!!! [Although I do love that we get Lee straight away – and not 5 minutes of some boring baddies we don’t care about Winking smile ]

In the context of watching this episode in season two the side part is a rude shock five episodes in! After many weeks of so much spunkiness that I can barely keep my surroundings free from drool – the dreaded side part was back!!! Oh well it’s not too bad.. I’ll cope Winking smile I actually prefer it to the mullet of season four.. I live in mortal fear of mullets.. sorry mullet lovers it’s a foible of mine! 😕

S2E05_Charity.flv_000102040Lee, Billy and Francine are discussing an exhibition they can’t get into..the ‘Perrine Invitational Automobile Exhibition’ is (1surprise.. what the....) Invitational!! They know something is going to happen there but they just can’t get in.. It’s going to be held at the Perrine-owned equidome.. Ahhh BB is an amazing actor.. how he can deliver lines like this with a straight face I don’t know, Lee: The last time (Perrine got together with other bad guys) was that wheat sale to the eastern bloc. It ended up costing the agricultural department approximately 200 million dollars. [Whahahaa! Lee remembers how much money the agriculture department lost years ago on a deal? too funny! ] Yet again we are told- there is nooooo way into the Equidome tomorrow!!! Got that everyone? did you hear that??(for the third time) They.. Can’t… Get.. In!!! ugh! enough already !! Winking smile 

With ‘they can’t find a way into the equidome’ still ringing in my ears we hear: Knock knock..(who’s there?) It’s Amanda! (Amanda who?) Amanda who is always coincidentally involved in the current case. Winking smile
Love how Lee just opens the door for her now Smile and in enters Amanda!

Lee being Mr patience and control [this is pretty funny when we heard Lee describe himself like this in the legend of das geisterschloss- which was the episode aired right before this episode!!], is frustrated at their inability to get in and although pleasant enough towards Amanda, Lee is in work focused mode and he wants her to go so they can get on with their work.

Billy gives Amanda an indulgent smile and Francine is giving a condescending half smirk at Amanda. Love how Amanda says hello to Billy and Lee.. and doesn’t bother to say hello to Francine Smile  Lee interrupts his obsessing long enough to say hello and acknowledge her – whooo progress! I just love how Amanda doesn’t let a bit of negativity get in the way of her own conduct and attitude.. that kind of courage makes her my hero Smile ahh Amanda- I could learn a thing or two from you!! image

S2E05_Charity.flv_000168800Love how Amanda hands in her expense vouchers and then just stares out the window smiling..Lee S2E05_Charity.flv_000168640looks at her, then she looks at him,  waiting to be asked what else she wants and giving him a HUGE smile! LOL! Billy finally asks.. and Lee S2E05_Charity.flv_000170720checks Amanda out for a bit while she explains about her being busy this coming weekend! I guess he is wondering why they need to hear that this very attractive suburban mother of two is very busy this weekend – that S2E05_Charity.flv_000174760and checking her fingers for any ‘dodgy’ concubine rings ( get it?) – given the last time she tried that she had a date with a guy who was playing her Winking smile 

Amanda hands Billy a program to look at of ‘ a very worthy cause’  this weekend?? LOL.. these highly intelligent agents don’t even wonder if Amanda is involved in the invitational? Maybe they haven’t realised it’s a charity event and that’s why they don’t connect the dots- and Billy can see the program??!!! I guess he doesn’t notice it is on at the equidome???!! that weekend???!!! Oh dear.. anyway.. Amanda explains program sponsors get a mention in the program.. ‘ A full page is $400’S2E05_Charity.flv_000178800Love the look on Francine’s face here!! rofl!!! I love how Amanda is all set to squeeze some money out of the agency here for a good cause! image

S2E05_Charity.flv_000199000Lee: Amanda, what are you talking about?
S2E05_Charity.flv_000211120Amanda: Oh, the unified charity funds drive
Lee: Ahh.
( like.. it still doesn’t make sense Winking smile ) Billy goes for his wallet and Amanda stops him.
Amanda: Oh no no no. No personal contributions, that’s not until next week. This is for businesses like IFF. See some companies take a full page and then some take a half page and.. well.. you know.. that’s only $200-
S2E05_Charity.flv_000215160Lee: ah, Amanda.  Look, we don’t want advertising.
S2E05_Charity.flv_000219200We really don’t need customers you know.
Amanda: Oh no well of course you don’t, but…
S2E05_Charity.flv_000231320(she leans in closer here LOL.. ) would it be good for your cover if you took an ad like for a real business? ( does this remind anyone else of the scene in always look a gift horse, where Amanda suggests it wouldn’t compromise her usefulness too much if she stayed alive??!!)
S2E05_Charity.flv_000239400Amanda continues
: I mean think about it. A quarter page. In a program like this, at only $100!
I think Amanda had planned the whole plug before she even came into the room and organised her arguments. She had pitched Billy for the more expensive sponsorship, only really to soften him up for the less expensive sponsorship! Don’t you think? ( a price that is ‘right for him’) In fact, she gets a business contribution out of him, and at the same time, she is preparing the way to asking next week for personal contributions!!! hehehee.. what a woman!! And Lee just seems to look baffled by it all.. at least he seems to be a bit interested in what she is saying now!

I think she does well !!! and… I think she is onto something- doesn’t it look suspicious if IFF never advertises?-It will look like they don’t need customers Lee!!! ( all the baddies seem to know where they are anyway but hey, if we are going with the idea- I think Amanda has a point! ) You would think IFF would have a whole department to ensure their cover looks as real as possible.. 

Oh my gosh! did I just hear Francine right? Francine: she’s right you know, that’s not such a bad idea. image [Well done Francine.. ]Mark this episode down.. that is a milestone and a half!!!! Billy’s reaction to Francine’s agreement here is funny! “100 dollars??!!!”
S2E05_Charity.flv_000247480Amanda: there is a section in the back listing contributing sponsors, you get no advertising S2E05_Charity.flv_000255560but.. you are listed and.. I think maybe the price would be right for you sir. It’s only $25- and its tax deductible and remember it is for a very good cause.  Smile
S2E05_Charity.flv_000254440Uh oh.. Lee is rubbing his brow.. Mr patience and control has had as much as he can take 😉
Lee: Alright! Is that it?! [whooo cranky pants!]
S2E05_Charity.flv_000267680Amanda isn’t bothered by him though, she’s happy! Mission accomplished and she S2E05_Charity.flv_000271720S2E05_Charity.flv_000275760
S2E05_Charity.flv_000278440leaves, with Lee giving her a bemused smile and head shake.. heeee.. that is the Amanda you will one day come to love and appreciate Lee (actually I think he does already!! 😉 )

Billy explains the agency are covering all the entrances and exits to the equidome..

Billy says: Make sure all our men know these faces – Billy! are there only men on this assignment? grrrr.( Francine say something!!!) Time for lots of exposition.. Names photos.. names photos.. blah S2E05_Charity.flv_000300000blah blah.. image Love the close up on Intense Lee at the end of the scene! Jerry S2E05_Charity.flv_000300760S2E05_Charity.flv_000301800S2E05_Charity.flv_000304040Perrine himself.. what could all these bad men ‘ be cooking up’ ?

S2E05_Charity.flv_000316160Anyway, on to Amanda’s and Mrs Coleman is taking advantage of Amanda’s giving and kind nature.. I like that Dotty here sticks up for Amanda a bit.. Dotty: Amanda, would you mind picking up a few things for me. I mean I am so busy with the ambassadors and the senators and Nancy ( LOL- A Nancy Reagan reference???)calling me, simply day and night!
Point made Dotty! but.. Amanda has decided she’ll do it anyway..  you are a bit of a walkover here Amanda!
Amanda: Mother. It’s just the flowers.
S2E05_Charity.flv_000340400Dotty: The flowers? the flowers are her department! You’ve already done all the decorating! Amanda, that woman is taking advantage of you.
S2E05_Charity.flv_000344440Amanda: Mother, it’s alright. This is for charity.
( Ok.. Amanda has made a decision about what she is willing to do.. and if she is indeed ok with it.. I guess we can’t complain! Still I dislike Mrs Coleman already and I haven’t even seen her yet! )

S2E05_Charity.flv_000349640Dotty: Uggghhh! This happens every year, you do all the work and then a woman like that gets all the credit. [Hmm.. I sometimes think Lee gets the benefit of Amanda being around and most of the credit too… Well, at least in the beginning.-At least Princess Valoska gave Amanda a medal ;)]

Dotty continues: now there is an axiom for that.. it’s exactly.. its.. its the errr.. the quality of charity is err..
Amanda interupts to finish: the quality of charity is to be nice to Mrs Coleman.. [Mrs Coleman is indeed needy – but I think she needs to be told NO!! Winking smile ]
S2E05_Charity.flv_000361200I love how Dotty says with a big smile all upbeat: that is absolutely…. [and she S2E05_Charity.flv_000362240frowns and finishes grumpily]… Not it! S2E05_Charity.flv_000360160Amanda: I don’t care I still have to do it. [Actually Amanda you don’t have to do it.. but.. this is where we see Amanda grow in time don’t you think- with her assertiveness.. ]
Love Dotty’s response to Amanda’s Martyr-like answer!! A great big: ARGH!!

What is the axiom Dotty was looking for? Anyone got any suggestions?????  [If credit can possibly go to someone else it will? is that one of Murphy’s laws? the one who does the least work will get the most credit? LOL.. I don’t know! ]

Looks like Amanda is taking along her own blender to use for the cocktails.. LOL! It’s going to get quite a work out! Smile 

Well I shall leave it there.. Got any comments or feedback?? fave moments? gripes? Let’s hear it! Smile – when you comment on an episode, you will be notified by email of any follow up responses.. which comes in handy! byeee

6/6 Season One, Episode 15: The Mole–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Uh oh.. David Benson knows his ex spoke to a 185female agent about his alimony.. the game is up! He wants Viktor to take care of Lee Stetson, but  Viktor won’t.. and David will have to do the job himself..

Oooohhhhhhh.. its that time of the episode where I get a little bored..David is the Moleimage.. hurry up image

Amanda knows for sure David is the Moleimage.. and is searching for Lee to tell him it has been confirmed. She tries to find him at the agency, but she has missed him – Uh oh!! Amanda actually lies to Billy here when he asks 186for the report.. that would have been hard! (maybe it is easier when you have official identification!) Billy says to Amanda: Is that his report? It’s due at five o’clock.

Didn’t Billy ask Amanda if she was holding Lee’s report Yesterday? He did!! Here look:
187Billy: Good. On my desk, five o’clock.
My goodness Billy has such authority!!! Winking smile Billy thinks its groundhog day.. Anyway Amanda heads down to Ned’s to find Lee.. (guess Lee isn’t going to Monks anymore since he got stabbed outside  with that awfully sharp bendy knife Winking smile )

Lee is sitting at the bar chatting to Francine.. Seems Francine feels she should explain why she has been acting so stressed out –  Lee doesn’t understand!- Here comes that theme of friendship again!

Francine: But I never fall apart like that, I mean, it’s just not like me, and so I thought I’d tell you why.
Lee: Well, how come?
It’s none of my business.
189Francine: How come? Because you’re my friend. I should have
190told you something before, but I was — I was too upset. My mother had surgery.
Lee: Oh, I’m sorry.
Francine: Major surgery.
191Lee: That’s some pretty heavy stuff, huh?
Francine: Heavy? You want to hear heavy? I mean, here I am with a
192gun in my hand, chasing after a Bulgarian spy. And the only mother I have is lying in Intensive Care three thousand miles away. I ask you, is that guilt or is that guilt?
193Lee: Is she all right now?
Francine: Yeah. She’s just great.
Lee: Ah, good.
194Francine: She’s terrific.

As strange as it is to see Francine acting like a real person with feelings Winking smile I think this moment is important-  someone else pointing out to Lee that he is actually friends with some of his colleagues and its ok! When she explains they are friends, he doesn’t rebuff her, he supports her- which is great progress! Now.. if only he could get comfortable with being a friend to Amanda too!

At the same time, I really  don’t know why it was kept secret about her mother.. ( the script had Francine undergoing a biopsy! whoa, now that I can understand being kept a secret.. especially when I consider how back in the 80s this was a bit of a taboo topic – I don’t remember this myself as I was too young early 80s.. but I have heard..and how KJ’s breast cancer was kept a secret ) Anyway, emotional Francine just freaks me out!! .. I have no affection for the woman! image

David turns up and joins Francine and Lee. Francine makes her apologies and David the Mole shows his true identity.(Yes! out come his claws!!image )

When David is asking Lee about Amanda and asking how they are working on the mole thing 195together.. – watch Lee’s reaction here- this is Lee when he is lying! hehehee..  he is all charm.. all smiles and laughing. Also, he waves his arms around a lot (hmm kinda like how he did with Amanda at the museum when he was telling them they weren’t emotionally involved!! Winking smile ) Lee is a very cute Liar!!

Lee knew David could be the mole.. so why does David manage to take him by surprise here? 196hmm.. Poor Lee here.. it must be just terrible to have known someone for 4 years.. ( yes, even  been his friend Sad smile) and 197then have them pull a gun on you like that.. No wonder Lee has a tough persona that he hides behind.. he is in one dangerous and heart hardening business…

Hey why is Lee wearing a different suit than what he wore to the baseball game?? Is this a different day? Ohhh this really is the next day! I wasn’t completely sure.. Billy really does want Lee’s report on his desk by 5 yesterday and today! LOL..

Yep, Lee still hadn’t figured it was Davey – Mr none of these people are my friends.. but Amanda (or as David calls her ‘our little lady 198from the sticks’ ) figured it out – and sees people as friends- Gee maybe not being friends isn’t workin Lee? ( and if he had been a closer friend to Ronnie, he would have either known about him winning the Irish 199sweepstakes or he would have asked him about it!)  Whooo Lee looks gorgeous when David is complimenting him on how cool and calm he is.. (as gorgeous as he is.. It is a little cheesy how people gush over Lee’s mask- when.. it is obvious it’s a mask – and 2 seconds earlier David said he had known Lee for 4 yrs and can tell when he is bluffing.. ugh! still- an excuse for an ultra close up of super tough Lee? ok.. I’ll go with it!!! )

I have to do everything. Leave my coffee, drive the car, get shot.

Whooo David.. you really don’t want to come between Lee and his coffee!!!hmmm..

Well, Amanda sees Lee and David pull away and she knows Lee is in major trouble. She quickly pursues them and finds them on a highway.. what to do now Amanda? Drat the lack of  Mobile phones (cell phones for Americans!) back then!

Amanda chooses to overtake them.. Lee will know it is her car immediately.. only problem is David seeing her.. no wait! Random hat is 202sitting next to Amanda on the passenger seat.. phew for that!! hehehee.. actually to me it looks like it could be Phillip’s (at least it is not Dean’s Smile sooo happy he is gone!!).. a bombers hat would have made more sense. but ok.. I’ll go with it! –Notice in the shots with Amanda putting the hat on and taking it off the background is completely wrong! LOL.. they must have gone to the warners carpark and filmed it as a pick up when someone noticed – oh yeah! Wouldn’t David recognise Amanda as she passed them??!!! haaa
Sooo.. Amanda over takes them.. ( I swear Lee
203has a secret look of admiration in his eyes when he sees Amanda’s car in front of him – he knows she is on it!! )

Amanda has on her Magic Hat!! take it off and you are suddenly somewhere else! LOL!! Anyway, Amanda speeds obviously in an attempt to get pulled over by the cops.

Problem is.. they’re so caught up in helping Barbie with the red sports car (wasn’t her car pink? Winking smile ).. -protect and serve! all the blondes!! Winking smile
[LOL… a Red corvette! I bet they reused David’s Red Corvette from earlier!! How many red corvettes can there be?!] Love how Amanda speeds past the cops, honks her horn at them and they don’t even notice.. so she has to turn around and do a donut in front of them basically
207and this finally gets their attention! Haaaaa.. It’s so funny to see Amanda goody two 208shoes doing donuts in front of the police! haaaa..  Off the cops go in pursuit of Amanda. and we see them pull her over….

Lee and David pass busted Amanda (hope she put her hat back on – ooorrr wouldn’t David see her?!) and they themselves turn into a side road..uh oh it is now time to do the deadly deed… hurry Amanda!

David opens his door and Amanda comes along with her car at that moment and takes out his door.. Poor Station wagon!!

Lee and David start fighting and then David takes off with Lee running after him.. to cut the contractually obligated action ending short.. 209Lee.. err I mean Super Lee the human fly, takes a running dive at David running along the creek.. and they both end up in the water.. with Lee the better man at the end of the day finishing of David with only 1 punch.. whoo hoo !!short and sweet.. goodo! ..

So basically the police arrive just after Lee starts running after David..  they pretty much do nothing! hehehee.. Except take away the bad guy… err I mean take the dirt bag downtown!  oh well.. I’ll go with it!

It is interesting that when he punches David, 210Lee tells him: That was for Ronnie! Your partner, and my friend! Again highlighting the theme of this episode:  friends- I love that Lee makes it clear that David was Ronnie’s partner- but it was Lee who was actually his friend! 

Maybe Lee was denying friendships because of the loss of his own partner just before he met Amanda?? [ Later in we’re off to see the wizard, we learn of his loss of Dorothy too..??]

The guy is growing.. little by little!! image Ha! and to top it all off- as Lee hands David over to the cops he tells them ‘ Take care of my friend here huh!’ 211as he motions to one of them to take David away – LOL.. I think Lee uses ‘friend’ here with irony now.. he is getting use to this word no?! Suddenly using it everywhere Winking smile haaaa

212Awhh Amanda holds out her hands and helps Lee out of the water.. awh.. Whooo Wet Lee!!image


213Amanda: I was real worried about cha!

Lee: Yeah, same with me. Listen, how’d you get them to believe they had to follow you here?
214Amanda: Oh, I just showed them my government identification. imageimage
215Lee: Uh, Amanda, you don’t have any 216government identification.
217Amanda: Oh, sure I do. Of course I do. Don’t you remember? I’ve got
218my badge. Just showed them my badge.

219Another job well done Amanda!! where would Lee be without you!!!! 220Lee can’t quite believe it.. she is a very resourceful person..
221he smiles a little and just shakes his head..
222he doesn’t know what to say!
223224Lee, I can help with that… repeat after me: ‘Wow! That was great thinking Amanda. Job Well Done!!!!’ (and then.. you have the option of adding at the end either: ‘and would you marry me and have my children???!!!’ OR simply: ‘kiss me’ would do nicely also…image )

Tag Time! Lee and Amanda are cruising the streets in his Porsche.. Amanda is worrying about the agency paying for the body work that needs to be done on her car… when she still hasn’t gotten the money back for her blue shoes and they were a lot cheaper! Lee seems to be in a relaxed, good mood – driving around with Amanda Smile 

Scarecrow, this is Blue Leader! 225(Amanda mumbles: where? where is Blue Leader? and Lee just waves a hand to say I don’t know!)It is so funny to see Amanda react to Blue Leader’s surprise appearance.. a lot like Lee did! Viktor was nabbed at the airport- hurray! David sends them both his best huh? 226who cares!Wow… Blue Leader says the agency is proud of them both.. 228well.. that is quite the feather in both of their Bombers caps!! I wonder if Billy ever found out about it..

229I love how Lee admits he aims for the steering wheel when talking to Blue Leader..and then Amanda leans over and talks into it.. heehehe..


230Then.. on she goes with her ramble about the car.. ROFL!!!

Lee: Amanda. (He clears his throat and looks to the mirror. The limo is gone. Lee turns back to Amanda.) He’s gone.
231Amanda: No, no. No, no. I think we’re on hold.

232(She sits silent for a moment. Lee smiles.) Amanda continues: 233Sir?
234Mr. Leader?
Blue Leader, sir?
(Lee bursts out laughing!)image

Again, Lee can’t help but laugh and laugh heartily at Amanda’s antics!! It is a really cute ending.. Isn’t it fantastic that he laughs his head off at her.. he doesn’t get mad, or impatient.. I guess now the pressure is off and he can afford to laugh huh..

Also, by pure coincidence Lee has just discovered the secret to keeping Amanda quiet Winking smile – tell her Blue Leader has her on hold!! image

Love love love to hear the thoughts of you readers out there in the great big cyberspace!!  byeee for now!

4/6 Season One, Episode 15: The Mole–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Amanda and David  head out for their date, David has picked up Amanda from her home – In a Red Corvette! LOL!! It is so funny to hear Amanda comment that the car is ‘gorgeous’  – when Lee will have one in a few seasons Winking smile

I thought it was a simple lunch date!! It’s night?!

David is putting on the charm! Ugh.. As he walks around the other side of the car to get in, 136don’t you think Amanda looks at David, like she sees right through him? She isn’t that thrilled to be going on this date! Whoo and she really isn’t impressed that David hasn’t picked out a place to go to! David even boasts “the truly creative don’t worry about expenses“.. well that is one way of looking at a traitor’s actions.. image

David and Amanda are at a swish Party.. mingling with high society.. ohhh I miss Leeimage.. it isn’t the same without Lee in a tux.. Whoo we see Amanda in this dress again in Affair at Bromfield Hall! (seems Amanda took her fancy dress with her to London..)

David tells Amanda her warnings about being a PTA type were too late, he ‘was already zapped’  by her…  right…..
138Amanda: Zapped??? I don’t think Amanda is really interested.. She steers him on to talk about himself some 139more.. and not about what he thinks about her! (She seems a little embarrassed by his forwardness on their first date.. probably because it sounds like a line- Even more so after what Lee said to her..)

Amanda looks lovely though doesn’t she..(No headband! whoo hoo!) of course he is zapped.. what am I thinking??!!

Billy is on a rather loud rant..and wanting 140people to take him really really seriously.. only.. he can’t finish his own sentences and Humbug has to fill in the blanks!!! Twice!!!! rofl!!! Billy looks like a 5 year old having a tantrum.. image

After his rant he asks Amanda if she is holding Lee’s report.. she umms and ahhhs and he says good get it to me to by 5 o’clock and he leaves.. Then Lee shows up- Avoiding Billy Lee? Lee escorts Amanda away putting his arm around her. Too funny! He tells her to stop acting so mysterious!!! hehehee.. (Amanda.. mysterious.. exotic.. ).. and 141then.. he says rather loudly ‘$40’000 dollars!‘ and isn’t exactly acting above suspicion either!! heehee..

Armed with this new info, Lee goes to talk to Ronnie (Go) – yeah.. go talk to Go Winking smile (Heaven help anyone at the agency who happens to gain a tidy some of money – win lotto? get an insurance payment because your kitchen got burned out?? You are sooo suspicious!!)

Did you notice Lee didn’t ask Amanda how her ‘fact finding’ date with David went???!!! At all!!!!

Next scene.. Ronnie is sitting on a bench waiting and watching a horse rider jump the course.. Viktor approaches him and Ronnie asks what 142the tip is on the bulgarian thing.. and.. poor Ronnie.. he gets shot and dies.. well, that’s one less person for Lee to suspect..

Back at the Agency that night and everyone is sitting around talking about Ronnie.. David is so upset he hasn’t shaved.. Humbug has the booze out and comfy cardy.. Francine is so distressed she wears a dress that she has actually worn before on the show!! She wore that striped prison get up in the First time!!! imageimage

Everyone is accusing the other of being the mole.. David is accusing everyone, Francine is lying about what she was up to ( she really was busy when Billy had those meetings- she got loaded with a bunch of cables from Rio station she says.. –at Nedlinger’s earlier she said it was Cuba) .. and Humbug is a charming grumpy old man….

Lee ends up having a private talk with Humbug. The agency has compulsory retirement eh? that’s a bit rough.. I think we are suppose to be thinking Lee suspects Humbug by this stage, but by the end of this scene, Humbug becomes Humdrum! 😉 

I guess Francine must have told the whole agency why she was not at Billy’s meeting.. because Humbug was not at Nedlinger’s when she said it.. Hmm.. well,  turns out Humbug helped train Lee..(Hey? who didn’t?!) and Lee knows he is too much of a 144patriot to be the mole.. Lee tells him his code name is Humbug and he has lived up to it.. Well.. Lee, I can only hope for your sake that you don’t repeat this pattern and live up to yours: imageScarecrow.. who lamented: If I only had a brain!!! image I love how After Lee gets in the elevator and the doors close we see Humbug yell at it ‘ think you’re pretty smart don’t you scarecrow!’ – LOL! i was wanting to yell the same thing.. Lee was too darn smug and he deserved that there! haaa good one Humbug! ( A Humdinger!)  and then he adds with a 146tinge of ironic pride ‘ I taught him too damn well!’ Winking smile It would have been nice to catch up with Humbug in later seasons..

So why did Ronnie die? Only answer I can come up with is it shifts the focus off David- as he would be least likely to kill his partner.. other than that? I got nothing!!

Amanda, Dotty and the boys are off to play baseball with the boys team, the bombers.. Love how Dotty is trying to be helpful and give advice 147and Amanda thinks she is talking about Golf! thank goodness the boys have a coach!

Amanda says she will go help out at the mother’s bake stand. I think Amanda wants to use that very randomly located 151public phone (LOL!) to call Lee and tell him to come down to the park.

152Jamie responds: Hurry up, Phillip bats clean-up.
148Dotty: Clean-up. They have you batting according to cleanliness and neatness. It’s nice.  Open-mouthed smile

Clean up!!!  love how Dotty totally doesn’t get the game.. bless her!

Back at the agency, Lee is questioning Billy on his use of a pay phone.. and Francine comes over 149and thinks they are talking about her.. and she looses it and starts acting all emotional and teary.. I have no sympathy for her at all! nope.. can’t drum it up.. I tried!! Love Billy’s reaction after she has 150walked off.. “That’s weird. And it’s getting weirder, and weirder. Go take your phone call! ”  This emotionally unstable Francine is terrifying!!! come back ice queen Francine!! your freaking me out!!image  At least we find out soon why Francine is acting so out of character!

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