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2/8 Season Four Episode Five: It’s in the Water

On to the agency…
Looks like Billy has called a meeting.
Billy: In 1972, John Kinnerman, a love-in freak, was caught trying to dump a barrel of hallucinogenics into the District’s main water reservoir.
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[oh rofl! go watch this – as Billy delivers this line, the camera pans out – too far – and you can see the boom mike above moving around!
Also it seems the lack of water means people can no longer sit in chairs. They have to sit on the board table now lol. ]
…You were on that case, weren’t you, Scarecrow? [lol has there ever been a case Lee wasn’t involved in?! For those of you who think about dates – does 1972 fit with Lee’s work history?]
Lee: Yeah, the guy was a burnout. He thought if he could turn on Capitol Hill, they’d get out of Vietnam.
[Is it just me or would you love to see the smk episode where hallucinogens get into the Washington water supply?! whahahaha]
Francine: If that stuff ever got in the water system—
Billy: It would be a nightmare. [no it would be kinda fun for an episode actually haaaaaa..
I just love how they have this little exchange worrying about what would have happen if hallucinogens got in the water system from an event back in 1972. Um maybe they should worry about the problem here and now!]4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000360126
[The extra behind Francine is totally not interested.. lol. I’m going to guess she loves to dabble in hallucinogens, her parents were hippies and she resents the characterisation of Vietnam vets who wanted peace as love in freaks-  rofl. Rather judgemental description from Billy…]
Lee: I thought the White House initiated a safeguard system after that scare.
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[Lee is lookin good in that pale suit with that tan. sigh I have to laugh at the extra behind Lee – I think she has been sitting there with her neck crooked for an hour and she’s realising her head is now stuck. She’s wondering if her health coverage will cover a chiropractor.
So what’s the story with the extra behind her guys? do tell! Smile  Okay okay. there is a plot or something going on here.. something to do with um water. focus iwsod! ]
Billy: Well, a tactical force of chemists, army engineers and top Pentagon computer specialists were assigned to develop and install, on a need-to-know-only basis, the Omega Triad System.
Francine: Which is?
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[‘Omega Triad System’ whooo sounds like a secret group of three superheros! lol.
Is it just me or is this camera angle weird?]
Billy: Well, basically, it’s a computerized lab which randomly samples the water for inert gases, toxins and about a hundred other impurities.
[hmm 3 superheroes sounds much more interesting!]
Lee: You’re not supposed to get a flea’s whisker (CINDY: wth?through that system without a lot of red flags popping up everywhere. [rofl. a flea’s whisker Lee?! What does that mean?!]

(we see a blue print of this super complicated system)
Billy: This is the most technically advanced grid system in operation today. It never shuts down and it constantly monitors itself. We just checked the system with a chlorine flush. All the pumping stations shut down. The purification plant started an automatic backwash, the White House instantaneously switched to reserves. So the system’s working.
[Aie. why soooo much detail about how this flipping water system works. enough already. My eyes are glazing over..
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I’m like the lady behind Francine! She’s still out of it! ]
Francine: Somebody beat it. [lol therefore um technically it’s not ‘working’]
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Billy: People, I don’t have to remind you that Washington, D.C. is a prime target for every two-bit extremist…
[Cue an intense close up on Billy. This is serious business people! rofl!]
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…It won’t be long before they find out that our water is vulnerable…
[rofl. Umm they already know now don’t they? so yeah it won’t be long!]
…Now I want this guy ID’ed and picked up today. Move it out.
[ID? just ask Amanda! If Lee doesn’t already know the guy, Amanda will Smile]
(We cut to outside the boardroom as the people file out.)

Francine: Metropolitan P.D. has already screened 1600 anonymous tips positively identifying the man in the video.
Billy: Well, follow up on every one.
[Aie, lets have a conversation with all our backs to the camera! rofl!]
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Francine: ugh!
Lee: That could take weeks!
Billy: You’ve got hours. We’re already getting reports from the Mideast. Everyone with a grudge against us wants this guy.
(Amanda intercepts them in the hallway)
Amanda: Excuse me Sir, I know I should have followed procedure and gone through the proper channels, but I thought you would want to see this, right away.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000440740
[Why is Francine still giving Lee that look when Amanda interrupts?! Seems she is still fighting the reality that is Amanda the agent, and Amanda and Lee the close work partnership – leaving aside the romantic partnership. Honey, Lee is no longer going to side with you about Amanda – move on! Great performance by MS here – these little moments keep the characterisations alive and really add to the scenes!]
Lee: What is it?
Amanda: Well, it’s a positive identification of the man who was on television. I’ve got his last known address, last known phone and next of kin.
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[haaaa Lee is curious, Billy is super pleased, and Francine? I think she is grinding her teeth! Smile]
Billy: Well, what are you waiting for? Go get him!
Amanda: Yes, Sir.
Lee: Come on.
(Lee and Amanda quickly leave.
Billy, still grinning, hands Francine the piece of paper)
Francine: Oh, tip number 1601.
(Billy is unimpressed with Francine!)
4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000460126[eh? it was a positive ID. not a tip.
I think Francine comes off here looking like a sourpuss. She was just complaining it was too much to check and when Amanda provides the answer it’s basically made fun of. Love Billy’s reaction. He doesn’t respond to her other than to hand her the piece of paper and walk off. ]
(Left alone, Francine lets out a massive sigh.)
[She looks positively dejected and lost!
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A tight deadline of 1600 tips to check in a few hours that is basically impossible? Francine can handle this.
Amanda being right? Oh no way. Not okay, can’t handle it!!!! whahahahahaaa!!]

Moving on to suburbia…
Man 1: This is point one, we are 10-20 at the Davis house.
Woman over radio:
Roger, point one.
A car pulls up out the front of a house, three agents get out and star running around the side of the house.
[lol. Nothing suspicious looking going on here!]
[CINDY:(
2 male agents and one female agent carrying a purse (LOL!) run up the street)]
[Oh my gosh!!! you are right! that’s hilarious!!! A handbag and heals!]
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(Another car pulls up out the front of the same house. Three male agents get out.)
[None of them have handbags, nor manbags Winking smile]
(Lee’s corvette pulls around the corner, while the three agents all walk around to the boot [trunk for you north Americans!]. Seems the agents have retrieved some kind of two person battering ram. The three agents rush across the lawn and down the opposite side of the house to the original three agents.)
Man 2: This is point three, we are in position and the block is secured.
Man 3 over radio:
This is point two. We are 10-20, in position.
Woman over radio:
Stand by point one and two. All agents move.
Man 2: I’ve got it.
Woman over radio:
Suspect is considered a priority one.
Man 4: Let’s go.
Woman over radio: No gunfire, suspect is to be taken complete.

(Lee and Amanda get out watching all this activity unfold.) [Right in front of the Davis house. That they are suppose to be covertly approaching. Hilarious. oh and rofl how the agents can’t get the gate to open properly haaaa.]
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Amanda: Somebody really called out the militia.
Lee: Yeah. This guy is the most wanted man in D.C.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000509876
Amanda: He was a nice guy when I knew him a couple of years ago. I mean, I guess he could have changed… (Amanda looks up to see a helicopter in the sky) …Helicopters are a nice touch.

(Lee and Amanda walk up to the front door and Lee rings the doorbell – door opens to reveal a man, late 50s to early 60s)
[whooo both Lee and Amanda are showing their ID!]
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Mr. Davis: Mother, they’re here! You’re here about Carmine, right?
Lee: Yeah.
Mr. Davis: I told you they’d be here, but nah, you wouldn’t let me call.
(Both Mr Davis and Mrs Davis- aka ‘mother’ [that’s her rap name] meet Lee and Amanda at the door.)
Mrs. Davis: He’s not here.
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Amanda: Hello Mrs. Davis, I’m Amanda King. Do you remember me? Carmine helped me set up an ecology group a couple years ago.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000537203 [rofl. do you remember me?! Do you remember Lee and Me? we were newlyweds when we first met you.. and you um called yourself Mrs Craddock back then haaaaa.. oh yeah no you wouldn’t ‘remember’ us because you couldn’t see us very well anyway!
Man I wish we’d seen another assignment of Lee and Amanda playing newlyweds later in their relationship!]
Mrs. Davis: Oh, I’m sorry, Carmine set up so many of those things.
Amanda: Yes, I know. We need to talk to him.
Mr. Davis: Talk to him? Hell, I’d like to wring his neck.
Lee: Uh, I’ll have to have a look inside, if you don’t mind.
Mr. Davis: Sure. Come on, I’ll show you around.
(They invite Lee and Amanda inside..)
[Put away that battering ram agents! I see Lee and Amanda have taken a friendly, non-threatening approach here.. Lee seems to be taking a leaf out of Amanda’s book here with this approach. I can’t imagine him talking to people like this in season 1.]
Mrs. Davis: How much trouble is he in?
Amanda: Well, he broke the law. He scared an awful lot of people. The water supply is a pretty sensitive thing. We need to find him.
[How ironic. The water supply is a pretty sensitive thing. Yep, that’s why Carmine is doing what he is doing!]
Amanda: Thank-you.
(The four of them head down into the basement to check out Carmine’s space.)
[Is this is the same basement that was in Lee’s childhood home?!]
Amanda: When was the last time you saw Carmine?
Mr. Davis: Well, he was home this weekend, wasn’t he, Mother?4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000587354
Lee: And he didn’t say anything he was up to?
Mr. Davis: No, he just did his laundry, cleaned out the refrigerator and went back to school, Just like every other weekend.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000594561
Mrs. Davis: He’s been pushing hard to finish his Ph.D. dissertation. We barely see him anymore.
Lee: What’s all this stuff?
(The camera pans over a really messy bench covered in old computers, wires and stuff)
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Mr. Davis: It’s his play bench. He’s had it ever since he was a kid. [rofl. ‘play bench’ ah maybe its time to update the name!]
Amanda: Well, we’ll have to have someone go through it.
Mr. Davis: Yeah, I understand. Carmine’s done something really stupid and he’s gonna have to pay for it.
Lee: Yes, he will.
Mr. Davis. Umm… Could you kind of make sure they don’t make it too hard for him and sure make his mother feel better.
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Lee: Uh, I can’t promise anything.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000624891
(Lee isn’t sure how to respond.. but he is trying to be sensitive here.. as he replies he looks at Amanda)4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000626693
(The Davis’ are stunned at Lee’s reply..) 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000629696
Amanda: We’ll do our best. We can promise that.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000632999
Lee: Yeah.
(Lee and Amanda smile nervously at the Davis’
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It’s small comfort!) 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000637504
[at least they can see an effort to comfort here, when there is little that can actually be given because of their dingbat son and his actions!)
Moving on!
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(Cut to outside shot with Capitol Hill in the back ground and boat parked on the street.
[I was certain that boat would have been towed by now haaaaa]
Cut to exterior of 417 Grand hotel in run down area of town)
Female TV reporter: It has been confirmed here, at the Davis home, that Carmine Davis, a 25 year old Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgetown, is responsible for the greening of Washington’s water.
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[my my, where is this reporter’s handbag?!]
(We see a man laying on the bed watching, a phone to his ear.)
Man with accent: I know your government’s anxious for an opportunity…Well, of course I can, he’s in my back yard.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000655522
[Hmmm dodgy hotel with weekly rates?
A foreign (British?) accent?
This has gotta be a baddie!
Where’s the tea?!
oh hey, this actor is doing double duty as an smk baddie! Do you remember where we’ve seen him before? I’ll reveal this at the end of this post in case you want to have a go remembering before I give the answer! ]
Female TV reporter: Any information on the whereabouts of this man.
Man with accent: For that amount, your government can have exactly what they want.
(The baddie hangs up the phone and forms a pistol with one hand, he points the pistol at the tv, where Carmine is now appearing..)
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[The above image is just begging for a meme!]
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(We see Carmine on the tv straightening his tie.)
…Carmine – you are going to make me a very rich man.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000678345(the baddie clicks his fingers.)
[He’s understatedly gleeful at the amount of cash that is about to head his way. lol… and uh oh. One of those greedy unscrupulous baddies!
Carmine seems to be a pretty naive guy who is already in way over his head, but he just doesn’t know it yet. This predator is going to hunt you and your green water down Carmine!]
The scene ends here.
So this baddie was ‘Levic’ one of the bad guys who tried to kidnap Raul and Scotty in Filming Raul!

Here he is!
Did you guess? I didn’t.. I had to look it up! lol.

So we shall pause here… any thoughts or comments you’d like to share?! 

1/8 Season Four Episode Five: It’s in the Water-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Hi Everyone! Time to start a new ep! Are we ready?
Thanks so much to Cindy who transcribed the dialogue of this episode. Cindy also shared some of her thoughts along the way. Gold Cindy! I’d love to include them in the posts!! [Anyone currently transcribing upcoming episodes? feel free to do the same! 🙂 ]For this episode I’ll identify Cindy’s comments as follows:
[CINDY: Cindy’s awesome comments here..]
Hopefully it will be clear what is my comments, and what is Cindy’s.. if it’s not let me know.
Thanks also to Learjet for faithfully formatting the dialogue and saving me time. This helps a lot! Okay on with the show!

The episode opens with views of nature and…. whooo wind! and whoooo lightning!! and whoooo rain!! 4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000091024
Man on TV
: –
Ahh, we’re trying to get you more details on the events that lead to this emergency…
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…We’ll be staying with you live throughout the day keeping you posted as we get more information.  Right now, we can confirm that the entire metro area has been affected…
(We see two red balloons floating down the stream as we hear this news report)
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We have learned that reserve water supplies are monitored 24 hours a day based on a special directive from the White House issued after several threats of sabotage in the past. Washington’s water is the cleanest in the world, a product of high technology and the dedication of over 200 technicians, chemists and engineers…
[Cleanest in the world?! really?! Cleaner than the Alaskan wilderness?! Umm? purlease.. lol.. but there are old balloons floating in there haaa 😉 ]
(Anyway, we see water running through a spillway, a filtration system as the report continues)
…Facilities like these throughout the District are fed by several natural streams and lakes that are directed toward the main purification plant via the Richmond Aqueduct…
[Are you all paying attention??!!! Zzzzzzzzz….. err.. there will be a test on this at the end of this post!!!! Winking smile haaaaa]
….Once within the aqueduct, high security measures take effect…
(We see a view with now yellow balloons in the water)
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…Over 5 miles of flowing water is kept from the public view and trespassing within the facility is considered a federal offense…
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[Aie. Umm why do we need to know all this??!!!]
… Since 1976, the top purification center has worked flawlessly, pumping millions of gallons of water a minute, through an intricate maze of chlorinators and detoxification units.
[yawn… Soooo tell us everyone – how could they have made all this exposition more interesting? Is there a way you can think of that it could have been presented that would have had us…. riveted?!! My suggestion: Shirtless, Lee getting out of bed in the morning, while watching this news report on a TV in the background! lol. Maybe Amanda still asleep beside him. Whoooo haaaaa! …Ummm where was I. Oh yeah. Umm water purification!]
(Ah. We cut to the White House. Then, we cut to an exterior shot of the Galilee General Hospital)
[Whooo this is the one where Lee missed Amanda’s cartwheel! 3 minutes into this episode – we finally see an actual human being! Two of them! haaaaa… ]
(A nurse is seen entering a patient’s room.)
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Nurse: Good morning.
(The nurse gives the patient a tablet, then heads to the tap to get some water without actually looking at the water. The patient looks at the cup, the nurse looks at the cup- we can’t see the cup and gah!!!! the horrified looking nurse drops it on the floor and we hear breaking glass. )
[really? glass in a hospital room?! Whatev. Anyway we have no idea what’s oh so wrong with this water. I mean surely there is nothing wrong with it – there are 200 various professionals who work day and night to make sure it is the world’s best!
]
(We cut to an exterior shot of the peabody hotel.. inside we see this:
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(The hat says (backwards in reflection) “Welcome Morticians of America”. He takes his hat off and the camera pans out.)
[Rofl his hat was the last thing he took off? I think this guy might be toasted.]
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[Yep, definitely toasted!]
(He turns on the shower water.. cue the scary music.)
TV in background:
It is safe for consumption, but officials are asking to refrain from using it until a complete check of the system has been made.
[I can’t make out this broadcast at all in the background. Maybe it’s because I’m oh so scared at what is going on with the water.. or maybe it’s that when the guy gets in the shower we just see his feet – then bright green fluids. Ummmm call me crazy but for a second I thought he had bright green pee!]
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(The shot pans up to his face.. now covered in bright green water. Cue the cries of horror.)
[Okay girly screams of horror from this dude.. from that day forward this guy never touched alcohol again! ]
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[CINDY: froggy mortician turns on the shower –with the shower curtain on the outside of the tub – SHEESH! Worse than my kids! ]

[These scenes with the hospital and the shower – it’s all so random and strange I wonder if either or both scenes were a reference to some other film inspiration??? the shower did have elements of psycho – with the focus on the drain.. But that scene looking into the mirror gives me a vibe that maybe it is a tribute of some kind- Any film buffs/historians able to shed some light on this?]

(We cut from the mortician’s drain to the drain in the kitchen sink at the King’s. Looks like Phillip is filling up a glass with it.)
[It only took us 4 minutes to get here.. Aie.. what a lame start to an episode.. It’s gotta get better from here! I mean, we could have done without the whole nurse with her patient thing! Could it be that they were struggling to fill up this episode??!!! I guess we’ll see….]4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000249883
(We hear Dotty in the background on the phone.)
Dotty: You do? Who said that?
(We cut to a wide shot)
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…They did? Amanda…
Amanda: Huh?
(In the background we see Philip thinking about drinking that green goop) [Yeah! do it!! ]
[CINDY: LMAO! And you wonder why your brother is considered the smart one.]
Dotty: Joe says that Channel 6 says that even the White House has green water.
Amanda: Really? Ahh, remind him that Phillip has a soccer game tonight.
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Dotty: Did you hear that? Ha, ha. Yeah, Okay. All right. Bye-bye.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000270303
Man on TV: Again, we repeat, the City Engineer’s office has confirmed that the discoloration of the water is a direct result of a harmless green dye and it’s perfectly safe for consumption.
[Green dye? then why was it all goopy?!]
(Phillip considers his glass of green dye)
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Phillip: Maybe it’s lime flavoured.
Amanda: Phillip, don’t you even think about it!
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[too late! but haaa haaaa!]
Man on TV: The unusual video confession by the as yet unidentified man…
(Phillip regretfully dumps out the swampy water in the sink)
Man on TV: …was found by Senator Alan Babcock in his morning mail. Here again is a portion of that tape.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000288822

(TV shows a 20ish nervous blond bearded man in suit. Amanda startles)4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000290323
Blond Man: Senator Babcock, please reassess your stance on the Dean-Wilton Conservation Initiative.4.05 IT'S IN THE WATER.avi_000291825
Amanda: Oh my gosh! That’s Carmine Davis.
[You have got to be kidding me!!!! Amanda knows him??!!! Oh roflmho (roll on floor and laugh my head off!) of course she does!]
Dotty: I think you’re right.
Carmine Davis: The Dean Wilton Initiative, which you are so determined to defeat, is the first comprehensive measure that would halt the widespread pollution of our environment.
Phillip: You know that guy?
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[Phillip you’d be surprised at some of the weirdos Amanda knows! tee hee… Oh hey- Amanda has a new sofa!]
Amanda: He helped me set up a chapter of Mothers for a Safe Environment a couple of years ago.
[Well Kudos! We get some continuity here – Amanda is coincidentally involved, and it links back to Amanda King canon!]
[CINDY: Ha ha ha – I fully expected Dotty to ask what ever happened to Mr. Sampson who rented the house down the street from them]
[I love this idea!! He had such great posture 😉 ]
Phillip:
Sounds like the dude cracked.
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[Not nearly as cracked as the little dude who thought about actually drinking that water for a moment there haaa!]
Carmine: Senator, the harmless dye that I put into the water system will clear up in less than 24 hours. But if the Dean Wilton Initiative dies, our planet will not be far behind.
Amanda: Well, Carmine was always a little reckless about making his points.
[Really?! ha.. does this remind anyone else of Amanda talking about Connie Barnhill?!]
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Dotty: Darling…
Amanda: Uh -Huh?
Dotty: The dude cracked.
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Amanda: Yeah.
[There’s no arguing against that! Smile ]

Okay everyone! So without scrolling back up to the top, what is the name of the aqueduct the natural streams and lakes are directed toward to get all the water to the main purification plant? Okay okay, maybe we need to know all that information for later.. but.. I really doubt we need that level of detail. What a boring start to an episode! Hoorah for Phillip’s thirst for green water, and Dotty’s echoing of Phillip’s diagnosis! The start of this episode is cracked!! 

Oh and in case you are wondering.. here is what that couch use to look like:

No more big pineapples or tulips!
Funny that this moment was also Dotty and Amanda watching drama unfold on the television that Amanda was involved in- at the start of an episode!
And just because I can.. Here is another image of the couch. It’s very very important I share this image. Err for the view.. of the.. Couch!!! :

It’s important to be thorough in such matters… ahem…

Final thought – remember this?
“hand over all the water or your a dead man!” eh????
The survivors/ stewed tomato 2 were maybe quite prescient in their stealing of water supplies! lol!

Thoughts on this ep so far everyone? I’m excited to be starting to walk through a new ep with you all! We’ll see how we go with this faster and less detailed pace. I’ll likely continue to publish a new post on the weekends.. I’m not finished writing this ep, but it’s likely I’ll have covered the episode in less than 8 posts! If anything isn’t covered that you want to discuss do feel free to raise it! Also, I hope it is clear when Cindy is commenting and when I am. Cindy I love your comments!!! Can’t wait to hear from you all!! 

15/15 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory

Brace yourselves! 🙂
Back at Lee’s and it’s tag time….
Lee and Amanda’s cars are parked out front..
Cute music.. whooo this is gonna be good!
As we hear Lee talk, we cut to inside, the dining table is set.. Lee seems to have lit a burner of some kind. I see candles! Smile we know what this is smk code for! [Um potential power outages yes?! tee hee]  
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Lee enters the dining room (in an apron no less – is there anything more attractive than a man in an apron cooking for you?! tee hee..). Lee sets down a bowl of something.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002638004
[Guy cooking for you and doing all the work? best start to a romantic evening Winking smile Lee knows all the right moves Winking smile ahem. focus iwsod! If we are going to get overtly romantic Lee more often in season 4 – I better start to try and build up some resistance here or.. how will I be able to continue??!!! Focus iwsod! I think I’m going to need you guys to help me Winking smile ]
Lee: And despite your belief that I only keep a wrinkled apple and fermenting cheese in my refrigerator, I want you to know I’m preparing a feast Escoffier would be jealous of.
[rofl great continuity with the fermenting cheese gag! Did we get a Lee and his smelly cheese joke in season 3? if so we had one in every season! haaa..] 
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(The shot widens to find he is talking to Amanda, who is laying down on his couch reading a magazine and smiling.)
Amanda: Oh, I really wish you hadn’t gone to all this trouble. I think I’m too tired to appreciate it.
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Lee heads back into his kitchen as Amanda replies..
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Lee:  Nobody’s ever too tired to try one of my frittatas. It’s a potpourri of eggs,..4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002655021
[drink! drink! drink everyone!! ‘Pot Pourri!’ and no – I honestly had zero idea that we’d be hearing this word again in this episode- rofl!!!]
…mushrooms, garlic, spinach, everything but the kitchen sink…. ha ha ha..
[The shot zooms back to the dining room table where Lee sets down his masterpiece]
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…When I was assigned to a NATO operation in Capri, a wonderful old chef who shared with me his secret for making the perfect frittata… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002668234
[I love to see him sharing freely parts of his well travelled history- plus a story not involving a potential liason of some kind! Amanda has a need to know. And.. I think Lee has a need for Amanda to know Smile ]
…You don’t sauté the garlic but add to the eggs just before you put it under the broiler. That way you keep the flavour and you don’t burn the garlic. 
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(Lee looks so happy and contented! he heads back into the kitchen.. we hear a pop… then..)
Lee calls out from the kitchen:
Amanda?!  think of this as a celebration for Zhmed…
(Lee reappears with two flutes and a bottle of champagne.)
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[Oh boy. Lee, cooking for Amanda, wearing an apron, doing all the work, and champagne? no one could resist all this!!]
Lee continues on as he approaches the table behind the couch, but we can’t see Amanda : …
being accepted into the defectors’ relocation program…
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[Err great news for Zhmed by the way lol. for a second there I had to remind myself who he is haaa..]
…And I can only speak for myself when I say that we are long overdue for some celebrating around here…
(Lee pours the bubbly)
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…Especially the type that includes only the two of us, hmm? So…
(Lee picks up the two filled champagne flutes and begins walking around the couch to Amanda’s side)
… with that thought in mind, some romantic candlelight, a little bubbly,…
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[LOL Lee is off in his own little world, enjoying the scene he has set for this special evening, he’s so enjoying it he doesn’t seem to need or notice Amanda’s response. too cute! I think this little moment could be termed Lee’s ode to champagne and romance.. a speech for the ages! Winking smile ]
…and a little romance.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002719285
(Lee turns to Amanda and kneels I think. but.. Uh oh.. she’s fallen asleep!!!4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002722088
Lee leans in to have a closer look. she isn’t! Noooo is she? yeah she is!!! [too cute how he checks he’s seeing what he’s seeing]
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ohhh he can’t believe it. lol. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002724491
He lets out a quiet chuckle. Am I going into too much detail?
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Yeah.. no I didn’t think so Winking smile
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Lee sets down the two drinks. then..
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he licks his lips.. and looks at Amanda –anyone want to guess if he is thinking of Frittata? or Amanda’s lips?! Smile
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He watches sleeping Amanda..
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He goes to move closer.. chuckling to himself..
Don’t move too fast Lee I don’t want blurry pics! Winking smile
He leans in very close and says quietly:  … A very little romance.
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Lee leans in and gives sleeping Amanda a gentle kiss. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002733299
Kissing sleeping beauty perhaps? Another reference to fairy tales?! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002735702
As Lee leans back we see Amanda’s eyes (-flutter into the back of her head and she passes out? Nah.. she’s stronger than I am.. ) -flutter open..
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Lee grins.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002739305
Amanda grins..
She kinda moans/sighs.. and reaches out to Lee.
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[Atta girl]
her hand finds his shoulder..
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and pulls him closer as she finally speaks:
Amanda: I may be sleepy but I’m not dead.
Lee doesn’t hesitate!
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He moves in fast chuckling to himself..

Hoorah! Kissing time! I guess this ties in nicely with that alone time Lee was longing for at the start of this episode. Awh!!! these two!!! Smile So sweet! And sexy!
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I love that here we actually get to see the end of the kiss.
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Lee leans back and they share looks of pure contentment.
the episode ends here. sigh

I’m feeling quite dizzy.. so much swoony goodness to start and close out this episode. the rest in between? I can put up with if I get to see this haaaaaa – kidding!!! Winking smile 

Before I sign off.. did you notice the light blooper? I was a little cheeky not sharing a pic of it yet. but it is a transition moment anyway so it didn’t fit…. If you want to find it yourself, and you don’t yet know about it. Read no further – pause here!
Go watch this tag again. Try really hard not to stare at sexy Lee in his apron (I know it’s tough)… watch for the prop light that accidentally shows up on camera!! then.. come back!

So did you find it?

Here it is: 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_002717083(bottom left corner!)
Rofl! I think I had watched Lee in his apron, err I mean this scene many times – until someone pointed out the light. I had no idea it was there for years! Definitely wasn’t me who noticed it – but apologies I can’t attribute this discovery to a particular smk fan. I’d love to.. whoever you are – we salute your strength!!! to notice something like this when sexy Lee is in full flight is truly an achievement! tee hee..

One final note – next up is It’s in the water- I’ll be switching to less detailed blog posts so you’ll see a difference I think, I’ll be aiming to cover episodes in less detail from now on -unless we are walking through a few of the eps full of Lee/Amanda gems! It’s likely I’ll continue to post once a week, but we’ll  be covering more of the story with one blog post from now on. We’ll see how we go. Hope you can continue walking with me through to the end of season 4!

Now NTFTM has come to an end – how did you find this episode over all?
What’s your thoughts on this tag? Zhmed and his sunglasses? Pollyanna? Lee’s apron? do tell!!!