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2/5 Season Four: Episode Fourteen- Rumors of My Death–Scarecrow & Mrs King

Next up the scene is in Billy’s office… and the scene opens with a picture of crusty Luther.. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000503470_thumb
Billy: For some reasons, six years ago, this character was running around DC with top-secret documents bearing your name.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000506873_thumb
[my my. Lee is looking good isn’t he.
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I like this hair. nice and short in the back thumb.BBreadingpaperincolour_thumband at the sides.. ahem.. this is right up there with German hair!
Reminds me of this gem..
sorry I’m getting distracted.]
Amanda:
Murdered, shot in the chest at least according to the preliminary report.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000511077_thumb
Lee:
What the hell was I doing in 1980?
[Whooo some Lee chronology! Interesting!]
Billy: March through September, you were in Europe. It’s in here. And in your case file. The body was found in an access shaft….sealed and filled with cement and loose rubble…4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000518685_thumb
{{CINDY: they called that filled?}}
when they finished the building six years ago.
{Francine bursts into Billy’s office}
Francine:
Billy, I just heard that ……Lee…… Oh…4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000527494_thumb
Lee: Relax Francine. As Mark Twain once said: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000530296_thumb
[How appropriate.. because that shirt of Francine’s is killing meeeeeee!!!]
Francine:
That’s not what the local Blues are saying.
Billy: They’d better be saying “no comment.” I took over the case an hour ago. If it hits the papers at all, it’ll be as John Doe. Now, I want you two to get down to the city morgue and meet a detective from Capitol police named Trask. He’ll give you everything.
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Amanda (flatly):
Including the body?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000549516_thumb
Billy {smiles gently}
:
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Including the body…4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000551518_thumb …I told the cops to guard it and that our forensic team will meet you there and claim it. I wanna to know who this guy is, was and fast. (I thought they already knew who Luther was? maybe they just knew what he was doing.. but not who he was yet?) I know it’s been 6 years but it’s just too crazy and I’ve got a bad feeling about it.
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[I love how Billy says this, like – I don’t know why but this case bugs me, something isn’t right.. and my reaction is – well derrrrr!! it’s not every day Lee’s name is attached to a dead body like that.]
Lee: You’ve got a bad feeling about it?
[Exactly!] {Hands photo of decomposing Luther back to Billy.}
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[Good call Lee!!!] The scene ends here.

Moving on to a mansion.. [whooo must be time for more baddies?! 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000576343_thumb
Good people don’t seem to live in mansions much in smk land.. We find Trask in conversation with a woman. Who has hair. A lot of hair. Big hair.]
Woman’s Voice: You said he would be under that building for 100 years.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000580547_thumb{{CINDY:Woman is revealed to be Alice Babcock – a brunette with very over processed hair and questionable fashion sense.}}
[aha! that lady from sour grapes who burned her croutons to a crisp or something?! haaa
This conversation is just a version of the  Trask and Weathers conversation – it’s too risky! It’s a lot of money and worth it!! yawn. ]
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Seems this Alice is a partner in crime with Trask. [Oh and.. that dress is a crime in any decade.]
A maid interrupts their conversation to let Alice know a Senator is wanting to know if she is coming to lunch.
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[Okay. Soooo she’s connected.. rich.. and involved in murder!] {{CINDY:Maybe she is wearing a maternity smock? Those were pretty horrendous in the 80s.}} 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000607574_thumb
[I really don’t understand how if Trask shot Luther, and hid his body, he couldn’t also find the ISP that he later found on Luther’s dead body?! Whatev..]
Trask:
For a quarter of a million, I’ll take that chance.
{{CINDY:so Weather’s cut is 50%}}
Listen Sis, I want that money… 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000632399_thumb
{{CINDY:Ahhh, she’s his sister. Another example in this episode of a crappy older brother. Maybe that is why the scene of Philip being a butt to Jamie was included}}
[Haaaaa good call on the crappy older brother! Dropping Jamie’s lunch on the ground now doesn’t seem so bad when compared to implicating your sibling in murder haaaaaa..]
…Six years ago, I let it slip through my fingers when darling Luther’s last living act was to fall backward into a construction shaft. I’m owed.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000632799_thumb
[Ohhh so I guess we are to presume that meant he couldn’t access the body.. but it didn’t look like a very big shaft to me.. Like I said whatev. Trask is owed!!]
{{CINDY:Yeah, how ungrateful of Luther}}…
I just thought you ought to know.
[Ummm why exactly? Sharing ain’t caring! The less she knows the better!!! He isn’t trying to get money off her is he? I mean she looks loaded such that he doesn’t need to stoop to this stuff at this point?!] 

On to a really tall building! 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000649215_thumb
Seems this is the city morgue’s location..
Lee {off camera}:
I can’t wait to check out the contents of that briefcase.
Amanda {off camera}:
Yeah, the report said it was handcuffed to the body like a courier.
Lee: Using my name.
They got the morgue vault buried down here in the middle of nowhere.
{Cut to Ron Trask doing something with a box at the end of an examination table. On the table is a sheet covered form of a skeleton. Trask reacts when he hears voices getting nearer.} [He seems ready for them.]
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Lee: Excuse me, officer. Stetson and King to see Detective Trask.
{Officer gets Trask who leaves the examination room}
Trask:
Oh hi, Mrs. King. I’m Trask.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000671137_thumb
Amanda:
Hello.
Trask:
You must be Stetson
Lee:
Hmm
Trask: You look a little healthier than the last time I saw you.
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Lee:
Save the jokes, will you? I’ve heard enough of them. What have you got?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000677944_thumb
(Trask sends the officer on his way.)
Trask:
Oh, when I heard you people were involved I brought all the physical evidence together with the body. It’s not going to thrill you. There are no fingerprints, of course. But we might get some tissue samples, and if you can make a dental match.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000685352_thumb
Amanda:
What about the briefcase?
Trask:
It was empty, except for an envelope. Come on, I’ll show you the whole thing.
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BOMB EXPLODES
[maybe it’s a bit mean of me to include this image since it’s really obvious it’s not our fabulous duo. but haaaa it’s funny so I want to! Poor SMK just wasn’t made for times when people could snap images of frames like this one above!]
4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000701568_thumbBig boom boom!
[How nice of Trask to send that officer on his way before the bomb went off. cough cough.
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Whoa check out stunt Amanda! She does a great job not getting blown up!]

Back to Billy’s office..
[Whooo Lee is lookin all scruffy and sooty.. just when I thought that hair was peak Lee Stetson and couldn’t get any better? I stand corrected! Focus Iwsod!!]
Billy:Thank God you’re in one piece.
Lee:
Yeah, We were shielded from most of the blast. But if the sprinkler system hadn’t of kicked in, I think the smoke would’ve finished us off.
{{CINDY:So is Lee exaggerating here? Or is Trask really that incompetent and almost killed himself with the bomb?}}
[I read this as Trask knew the sprinkler system would kick in and save himself. So he wasn’t really putting himself at risk of dying, but it helps him appear above suspicion.]
Billy:
How’s Amanda?
Lee:
Doc McJohn says she seems fine. She went home to change her clothes. That cop, Trask, got bruised up a little, but nothing crippling..4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000724190
Billy:
Damage at the morgue?
Francine:T
he explosion fire gutted the room. Our John Doe’s bones and the paperwork they found in his briefcase, so much ashes. All that’s left is the ring stone and the handcuffs he was wearing. And they’re in the lab.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000731998
[Wait a minute. What are those earrings?! Oh Francine. We need to call in the fashion police! They’ve been slacking off and Francine is getting way too confident with her fashion choices/risks/ nonsembles!]
Billy:
How did this happen?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000742008
Francine:
The morgue is a public place… [Yeah! You think they try and limit who can go into that space with dead bodies?! Evidence??!! Billy you fool!!! haaa… ewww!!! Anyone from the public could go into the morgue where the remains were? sure.. sure.. I doubt it!]
…Somebody could have set the bomb before we sealed it off.
Billy:
We’re not certain the bombing had anything to do with our dead man. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000748214[purlease! Billy you seem to be extra dumb this episode! what is up with you?!]
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Lee: Billy, you know as well as I do, someone is working overtime to keep us from knowing who he was… 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000754821
…I was part of that man’s life when he died… I’m going to find out why
. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000756222
[Too many images of scruffy Lee??? I DIDN’T THINK SO!!
So, who was the last person in the morgue alone?! gee I wonder..] 
The scene ends there..
[Lee is determined! Uh oh..]

On to the evil golf course! Weathers is combining working on his putt with the sales of top security documents! 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000767233In the evil golf cart we find a man inspecting Lee’s ISP.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000768435 or.. as Cindy puts it:
{{CINDY:Sharply dressed bad guy who resembles Brad Pitt looking over Lee Stetson’s security thingy}}
[Brad Pitt? haaaaa.. I guess this is one way to keep us interested in watching the baddies!]
Weathers: Well?
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Brad: The picture could be a problem.
Weathers thinks with hair dye he can pass himself off as Lee. [no way. rofl.]
This guy is being paid by someone to do eeeevil! Weathers randomly throws in a guess that it’s about Zurich disarmament talks or the French Arianne launch. But.. Brad isn’t telling. Something tells me this probing is viewed as terrible baddie etiquette!
Seems these ISPs are valid for ten years.
Weathers:
…This ISP isn’t another clever forgery. It’s the real thing made by the man who made Lee Stetson’s.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000818885
[oh?? Interesting.]
… And another thing, an ISP is a hard document to police…
{{CINDY:Umm, why!?!}}
[Because they said so.]
…Even if they cancel it or issue an alert. There are always so many other uses.

Brad says he’s interested in making the purchase, he just has to check with his people first.

{Brad drives off in a golf cart, trying to look menacing as one possibly can driving a golf cart} 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000871504
[it’s true this guy actually somehow manages to pull it off in my view!]

So Brad drives off, and immediately, Trask pulls up looking much less menacing in his golf cart! Lol.
Trask’s arm is in a sling. Weathers climbs into his golf cart.
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They have another chit chat about potential problems.. Lee and the agency continuing to investigate.. and how Trask will take care of it. Yawn. Rinse, repeat.

Back to the construction site. Lee and Trask meet. Seems Lee is starting to suspect Trask here.. what do you think?
Lee mentions the briefcase was full of government documents, but Trask corrects him saying the envelope was empty.
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But! Lee has spoken to Officer Jastrow, and says he was told the envelope was ‘heavy, even fat’ Lee suggests Trask made quite the effort to arrive at this crime scene – and Trask says it wasn’t unusual, and Jastrow is making trouble because he got in trouble for messing with evidence.
Lee: That was my name in that briefcase. So now, I’m stuck with the paperwork. An ST-10, Interagency ADB, and an FF-2. You know, I think that bomb was, uh, an inside job. How about you?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000974574
[Lee watches Trask very closely here]
Trask: That’s Arson. I’m Homicide. I really haven’t given it much thought. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000984584{{CINDY:One would think, almost being blown to smithereens that you would be slightly curious who set the bomb, no?}}
[Exactly right Cindy! He may be homicide but he is also supposed to be a victim. Lee is super dedicated to finding out what happened to someone using his name, and Trask is utterly uninterested in finding out what happened to.. himself?! haaa]
Lee:
Well, you’re not supposed to have an ST-10, ADP and an FF-2 on your boss’s desk by 6.
[Whoooo sounds brutal. Death by paperwork…]
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Trask: That’s right, I’m not.
{Lee watches Trask walk away.} 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_001002402
[Yup. Lee is watching Trask very closely!]

Thoughts everyone????

1/5 Season Four: Episode Fourteen- Rumors of My Death – Scarecrow & Mrs King

Hi everyone! Ready for a new episode?!
I have to warn you I always struggle with this title, as for me it’s ‘Rumours’ – so if you see me spell it with the English spelling.. you will know what I mean Winking smile

Thanks so so much to CindyD for transcribing this episode – for JWWM, but also for Operation Sandstorm. We salute you!!!
Formatting reminder!
CindyD ’s descriptions are in this format- {xxx}. I’ll probably use these a lot this time..
CindyD comments are in this format-  {{CINDY:xxx}}.
My descriptions are in this format- xxx or (xxx).
My comments are in this format- [xxx]

Let’s get started! 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000082716
The episode opens with a view of a construction site.
A construction worker using a jackhammer manages to stumbles across human remains. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000153787
The cops show up…
Officer Jastrow confirms that there’s a full decomposed skeleton.
Officer Jastrow: … it doesn’t look like an old grave. Tell ‘em to roll the M.E’s wagon. Logan, shine the light on the arm….What is that?
As Jastrow descends down the ladder to investigate we see a plain clothed detective arrive – Lt. Detective Ron Trask. {He grimly surveys the scene..
..disturbing a whole bunch of evidence in the process, Jastrow opens a decomposing briefcase that is handcuffed to the corpse.}
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Trask {peering into hole with flash light} : Hey, don’t they teach you guys how to handle evidence anymore?
Jastrow:
What are you doing here Lieutenant?
Trask: I heard it on the squawk. You guys can go, I’ll hold the fort till the lab boys get here. This wasn’t such an old building.
Jastrow:
6 years. They knocked down the parking garage to expand.
Trask:
Was there any identification on the body?
Jastrow:
No, it’s too wet. Its clothes are rotted off. There’s nothing left. Just this… 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000239372{holds up weathered file with the words TOP SECRET across the front speaks into his walkie talkie}
Dispatch this is fourteen Edgar. The records can proceed with a temp ID. The dead man is Lee Stetson.
The scene ends there.  Duh Duh Duhhhhhhh…

We cut to not dead Lee Stetson driving his corvette.
[oh phew. He’s okay!] 

{Lee pulls up to Amanda’s in his Corvette as Jamie comes out the front door.}
Jamie: Hi.
Lee: Hi, how are you doing?
Jamie:
Pretty good. Mom will be out in a minute, she is on the phone with my dad.
Lee {does not look pleased}: Ahh.
[Cindy thinks Lee doesn’t look pleased, I’m not seeing it, I’m just seeing whooo awkward I’ve gotta make conversation with Jamie! What do you see?] 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000258558
Jamie: Cool car. Think I could have a ride sometime?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000262162
Lee:
Yeah, sure. Tell you what. Uh, next time I take her out on the track…you come along and we’ll turn a few laps. How about that?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000268168
Jamie: Great.
4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000269369{{CINDY:Oh Jamie, that sweater and those glasses. Yikes}}
[I agree with Cindy- eek! I think both Lee and Jamie are a little shy with each other here and it’s extremely cute.
How novel is it to see these two share a scene together! ]
{Philip the Twit emerges from the house}
Philip the Twit {yelling} : Hey, you forgot your lunch.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000271371
{And then DROPS IT ON THE GROUND}4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000273173
{{CINDY:seriously, if any of us pulled that crap on our siblings, we would still be grounded.}}
Jamie: Thanks alot!
[Honestly, Philip does not endear himself to me AT ALL!!! ‘Twit’ is spot on Cindy! ]
Twit: No problem {to Lee} Hey, how you doing? Uh, Mom’s on the phone.
Lee:
Ah, I know, talking to your dad.
Twit: Hey, nice car. You know for the ladies…
[umm Lee is his mother’s boyfriend!! what is he supposed to say to this? Hmmm.. good decision Lee- stay silent! don’t respond!]{{CINDY:UGH}}…How about popping the hood? 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000284184
{{CINDY:
How about not.}}
[Yeah there’s a part of me silently screaming: nooooo Lee tell him no!! I think Lee is not really wanting to.. ] 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000284584
Lee: Yeah, I guess we could pop the hood
{Lee gives Twit the side stink eye} 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000285185
Twit: Ready! {Lee pops the hood} 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000291391
{{CINDY:why do I think this was to show off the car – product placement anyone?}}
Twit: Heavy, huh?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000295595
[rofl. Mr (Twit) I’m the alpha here struggles to lift the hood. haaaa this is delicious! Lee has to  help him!]
Lee: Easy, Easy, easy. UH, Do you know anything about a V-8?
Twit: More or less.
[Yeah! it’s tomato juice! right?]
{{CINDY:seriously? Lose the smug. Kudos to Paul Stout for his acting ability, because I really want to throttle him}}4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000299199
{Dotty leaves the house through the front door}
Dotty: Ah, Good morning, Lee.
Lee: Good morning.
Dotty:
Amanda is talking to Joe. Talk talk talk talk talk talk they talk more now than they did when they were dating. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000303937
{{CINDY:OUCH, Dotty – Are you doing this on purpose? Hoping to make Lee jealous?}}
Lee: Ha.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000307540
[Lee seems to be politely smiling as Dotty chats… but nervously glances at Philip still pottering with the car..] 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000309142
Dotty: Oh, I wouldn’t let him stay too long underneath that hood. He frightens my mechanic.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000310744
Lee:
Oh yeah? {to Philip} Hey!
[Hearing that, Lee doesn’t pull his punches. lol. Philip backs away!]4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000312946
Dotty: Come on, boys come on, get your lunches, let’s go and help me put the boxes in the car.
Everyone gets moving, there’s lots of passing around of stuff, activity, and Amanda exits the house and joins in. We hear snippets about how there’s a rodent in a box that Jamie has to give to Frank.. and get it off Dotty’s front seat haaaaa…. and it seems Dotty is off to a rummage sale.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000322555
Amanda:
Philip, I found your math homework wadded up in the bottom of your gym bag. We’ll talk about it tonight.
[Ewww I would not want to dig into Philip’s gym bag. Maybe that’s what Philip was counting on haaa.. But Amanda is made of strong stuff!!!! … I hope Amanda punishes him! lol]4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000329562
Dotty: {to Lee} Ah, take care, in case he crossed any wires.
Lee: Ha Ha.
4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000336569Philip:
Oh by the way, I buzzed up your fuel injector.
{{CINDY:and here I thought I couldn’t like him any less}}

[Amanda! you need to ‘have a talk’ with Philip about doing stuff to other people’s cars without their permission!! Oh oh and while you are at it.. what about giving Philip a few tips on how to not be a brat!]
Lee: You what!?!4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000336770
Philip: See you later!
Dotty:
{off screen} Oh.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000340373
Lee {mutters} : Touch that car again and it’ll be the last thing you ever touch.
{walks around the car}4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000344577 …Here we go. {Gets in the car, turns the ignition and luckily it doesn’t blow up. They drive away}
[Lol Lee and Amanda seem to share a little look – like ah good it started!] 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000349783
Amanda: Sorry, I got hung up on the phone.
[rofl. What a pun…  If only you had actually hung up]
Lee: What’s Joe up to these days?4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000356990
Amanda:
I don’t know, he wants to have lunch. I think he’s got something on his mind.
Lee: Yeah, you.
[lol. I don’t know why I find this funny but I do. Lee is totally putting it out there!]4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000366199
Amanda: Oh come on.
Lee: I’ve been waiting for it –
Amanda:
Oh come on! 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000366800
Lee: – since he came back.
Amanda:
I‘m not even gonna talk about that.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000371004
Lee:
mm-hm. Hope springs eternal as they say, right? Remember what he said?
Amanda:
Are you kidding?
Lee:
No. You’re a different woman than the one he left behind.… 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000380013
[Whoooo she told him about that?! Kudos to SMK for this continuity! I actually find this really endearing, Lee sees Amanda as a great catch!!! So of course Joe is going to want her back!!  tee hee.. ]
…You’re more exciting, more vibrant, more beautiful {{CINDY: okay this is an appropriate way to show a jealous Lee}}
[This moment immediately reminded me of this:
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Lee: Amanda.. exotic… mysterious.. ! And yes – totally an excuse for Lee in a tux!]
Amanda: I’ll have to agree with that.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000385819
[haaaaaa you go Amanda!!!! haaaa]
Lee: Amanda, I am a man, okay?… [Cindy!  was sure you would say something about that line haaaa!] …I know these things. You’re a beautiful woman and he wants you back.
[Anyone want to bet money this line was in this episode’s promo??!!]
Amanda: You’re serious! {Chuckles in disbelief} I can’t believe it. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000393026
[Yup… Lee is serious!
Is he worried Amanda could leave him?? Hmmm..
Amanda doesn’t seem at all interested in thinking about taking Joe back. 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000395028
I’ll never get enough of Lee telling Amanda he’s a man.. ahem.. and she’s a beautiful woman! haaaaa…]
The scene ends here.

Time to find out about the baddies!
We cut to an evil looking golf cart at an evil looking golf course.
Seems these two, Weathers and Trasks have worked together for years. Probably doing… evil!
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Trask steals ‘International security passports’ and then Weathers sells them. This is pretty risky, but Trask thinks it’s worth it… because:  This is the first international security passport on the market in four years.

{The golf cart now parks in a funicular and starts it’s thrilling ride up the hill at a breakneck speed of 2 mph. Trask looks around confused.} 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000423056
[Haaaa Cindy, I love this description! I hope we get to see these high speed golf carts have a chase!] Weathers: There will be a whole new round of questions. The discovery of Luther’s body can’t help but raise them.
Trask:
Sure. And I’m in a perfect position to make sure nobody gets any answers. You can get top dollar for it. It’s perfect. (hands passport over) 4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000444678
I took it, and everything that could connect the body to it… before the lab boys or the homicide squad could take a look.
We see a close up of Lee’s ISP.
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[Interesting details! Did we see Lee’s birth date before? Is it 17 June, 1950? Oh haaaa this ISP would have expired by now Smile ]
Weathers: Yeah. You shot that man 6 years ago because you were afraid that he was losing his nerve and was going to expose us… (He coughs and hands the ISP back.) …He could still do it … from the grave. {{CINDY: Weathers is obviously the brains in this little group}}
Trask: Come on, it’s a perfect ISP, Weathers. It’s worth a half a million dollars. Come on. You still like money. I need it. Find us a customer so we can cash in.
{The funicular finally reaches the ⅚ mark up the hill.}
Weathers: Find a customer? I got a waiting list. Okay, let me make a call. But you know these people, if it isn’t clean……they’ll come after us.
Trask: Move on it, Weathers. It gets dirtier every day. I’ll cover the trail. And if Lee Stetson comes around snooping, I’ll cover him too.4.14 Rumors of my Death.avi_000497664
[Okay! we’ve got greedy, ruthless baddies who aren’t afraid to kill Lee Stetson if he gets in the way of making money. lol. As we’ve seen many times before haaaa]

I’ll pause here with this episode…
Sooooo do tell! What are you thinking of this ep so far?
Does anyone remember watching this as a child or teenager? What did you think of Philip with his attitude?! I only saw it as an adult.. and.. No thank you!!

Still.. I just keep focusing back on this haircut on Lee Stetson… Hmmmm I think it is Peak Lee Stetson hair! haaaa..
What’s your Peak Lee Stetson? [sorry if we are not up to it yet and you can’t say!]
Can’t wait to hear from you – Sorry I probably won’t reply to comments, forgive me- but I’ve got hand issues I’m working on that make typing hard. Thank goodness I wrote up this episode before it happened!! I’m trying hard to heal so I start working on the next episode asap! I’m so glad we are walking again- together!!!!

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

Back at Thatcher’s farm… TP is staying in the car.. lol..
We see Amanda at a distance on her walkie talkie reporting that they are all talking in the field, and that TP had gotten into a limo. 4.13PTK.avi_002489923_thumb
Lee:Let’s hope he stays there. Anytime you’re ready.
[What, stay in the car? whahahahaaa!! is that deliberate?!]

(TP watches on from the limo as the men have their meeting. 4.13PTK.avi_002509009_thumb
Jordan identifies TP as the problem they are having with their business.)
Jordan: …Mr. Aquinas is nothing if not careful. Surprising he tipped his hand… [I have no idea how he has tipped his hand, and what it is that’s given him away!] …Alright, get what information you can out of him, then make a very public example of his death. Gentlemen, we’ve used up our time.

(The yellow van approaches.
[Stealthy! haaaa! I guess its actually handy to grab their attention…]
The three baddies decide they can take it on as it’s not the main forces – so they don’t flea they hunker down.
[Why didn’t they question why someone was arriving ahead of the main team? whatev.]
Amanda is guiding the yellow truck by remote. and it gets shot up by the baddies big time.
[Hope those horses don’t get hurt!!] 4.13PTK.avi_002585485_thumb
They find the truck empty when it comes to a stop. 4.13PTK.avi_002575875_thumb
[Then, there’s a massive fly that enters the scene.]
Buzzzz Buzzzzz Buzzzzzz…
Oh wait, no that buzzing is Lee on his gyrocopter! He flies around and draws fire.. shooting happens… Lee shoots…
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the baddies shoot.. 4.13PTK.avi_002610310_thumb
The machine gun jams. [What luck. When are baddies gonna learn to stop buying their guns at baddies r us?!]
We see evil genius Jordan get in the limo driver’s seat, the same limo where TP has been told to stay. LOL
TP leave the limo out the back door, and Jordan drives off 4.13PTK.avi_002640340_thumb
– TP leaves his folded up coat bomb on the back seat. 4.13PTK.avi_002643143_thumb
Lee lands as Jordan drives off. 4.13PTK.avi_002653953_thumb
Lee shoots at Jordan as he drives away but it makes no difference.
Lee takes off his helmet and yells to TP.
Lee: get out of the way TP! He’s headed right for ya!
[how that is possible when he literally just got out of it I dont know]4.13PTK.avi_002663163_thumb
With the limo headed for TP, TP presses the button. [Not the panic button! The coat button….oh hang on, no that’s not right…. the ummm coat bomb button!]4.13PTK.avi_002666766_thumb
His bomb goes off…
[a moderately sized boom boom. Funny the cabin was a more impressive boom boom…]4.13PTK.avi_002668368_thumb
Lee rushes over to join TP.
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TP seems to be a bit stunned.. 4.13PTK.avi_002675175_thumb
also a little gleeful?? relieved and pleased?4.13PTK.avi_002678778_thumb
[What’s going on for Lee here? 4.13PTK.avi_002679979_thumb
I like to think he’s remembering his own little moment of getting to kill his parent’s killer!
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Lee puts a comforting arm around TP.. and the scene ends.)
[Soooo is this murder?! It didn’t seem like the car was that close..

Hey! we still don’t know how TP gave himself away!!! Or LOL maybe I just missed it, that’s always possible! Was there anything in the script about this?

Well let’s put all this revenge, justice, tragedy etc. behind us: it’s tag time!
(Back to the agency, we find Lee and Amanda in the elevator.)
[Wow. I actually have zero memory of his tag. Usually I have at least some vague recollection of it!]
Lee: TP called from Honolulu.4.13PTK.avi_002687187_thumb
Amanda: Oh?
Lee: Yeah, suffering from his forced vacation. I told him the review board ruled it justifiable homicide and the DEA wants to take him to lunch or something. You know TP though. If it’s not in the encyclopaedia, he’s not impressed. 4.13PTK.avi_002701568_thumb
[Justifiable homicide. Hmmmm… I think this is one of those ‘don’t think too much just go with it’ moments! Okay. all good. me happy.
By the way, there’s something ironic about seeing Lee and Amanda exit the coat elevator, after TP took out Jordan with a coat!
Jordan was…coated! in Explosives!!!] 4.13PTK.avi_002702369_thumb
(They exit the elevator and head down the corridor together.)
Amanda: Well at least he got what he wanted.
[wow they really brush this off. yep he happily blew someone up but hey he deserved it!]
Lee: yeah.
{Francine appears at one end of the corridor.}
Francine: Amanda! 4.13PTK.avi_002707807_thumb
Almost simultaneously, Billy: (from bullpen door) Scarecrow! 4.13PTK.avi_002708208_thumb
{After a beat of confusion, they split, Amanda towards Francine, Lee towards Billy.}
Francine: How’re you holding up?
Amanda:
(fakes a sigh) Oh, pretty well, all things considered. 4.13PTK.avi_002716216_thumb
Francine: Oh no, what happened?
(Together they head down the corridor and into the bullpen as they converse)
Amanda:
Well not much really. I’m just not sure whether or not I did the right thing…You think I did?
Francine: You broke up with Lee.4.13PTK.avi_002723623_thumb Amanda: It’s for the best.
(They have reached the Bullpen)
Francine: You’re damn right it is…4.13PTK.avi_002729429_thumb (very excited) …Now I want to hear all about it….
[Others may see this differently to me.. probably highly likely! For me?
I can’t say I mind one bit if Amanda lies to Francine about all this.
Francine totally deserves it.]
(Lee exits Billy’s office and watches Francine and Amanda from across he bullpen)4.13PTK.avi_002732632_thumb
…Was it really ugly, did you have like a big shouting match and everything? Did you really give it to him? Really good? 4.13PTK.avi_002733633_thumb
[Francine is lucky she doesn’t get a coat bomb! Justifiable homicide?! I think the argument could be made here…haaaaa] 4.13PTK.avi_002734834_thumb
Amanda: Francine, thank you. I took care of it.
[Go Amanda! I think she’s able to really sell this lie as it’s exactly what Francine wanted to hear.] 4.13PTK.avi_002738238_thumb
Francine:
(beaming) good! 4.13PTK.avi_002739239_thumb
(Francine is basically squeeeeeeing at this break up! Oh boy..
[Does Francine think she has saved Amanda a whole lot of heartbreak?!]
{She turns and leaves. Amanda sighs,
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then turns to see Lee smiling at her.}4.13PTK.avi_002743843_thumb [Lee you just broke up with her you are not supposed to smile at her like that!]
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He gives her a big wink. Okay! Here’s a gif of this one!!!wink3GIF_thumb[1]
[Another wink?! How many winks does this episode have? three I think? Anyone? where are they? Molly, did you say there are four? Do tell!!!!
This must be a record!!!!] 4.13PTK.avi_002746646_thumb
{Amanda looks disapproving}
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[yeah come on Lee she just lied to Francine and said you had broken up, you can’t be winking at her across the bullpen like that!!! That’s how you got into this position in the first place! She is soooo going to tickle you once you two are alone and not able to be interrupted!!!!! Get him Amanda!!!!! ]
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{Lee keeps grinning, unrepentant.}
(The episode ends here!)

Was there a scene in the script where Lee and Amanda talk about Amanda telling Francine they broke up?

Winks…so many winks… I think it makes sense why I had forgotten this tag now. I was just too swoony over Lee’s wink to remember it! It was all too much!!

Do you guys think Francine wants Lee? I’m thinking she doesn’t, and wanted him to experience some scorched earth of his own! But.. I also think that just because she didn’t want him, doesn’t mean she is okay with Amanda getting him! I see Francine as a big jumble of lots of competing thoughts and emotions – so much cognitive dissonance going on she doesn’t really know what to do with it at this point, and finding out about Lee and Amanda seemed to send her into a spin! lol!! I look forward to continuing to walk through future episodes and seeing what happens with Francine! [Dont tell me!! I look forward to exploring it with you eventuallySmile ]

Any thoughts you’d like to share? Can’t wait to hear from you!!! Wonderful to walk with you all!!!!

Next episode? Rumors of My Death – we’ll be starting the walk through this episode the first weekend in June!!