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9/13 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory

Night time.. and back at Amanda’s she’s on the phone with Lee who is at IFF.
Amanda: That’s not the point.
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Lee: I know he trusted you Amanda but you can’t blame yourself. Zhmed knew the risks he was taking when he volunteered…4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001681047
(we cut to a close up)
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…We saved part of his note and we now know that Tolst is going after government files. [LOL the sound is all wrong. you can tell BB added this dialogue later]
Amanda: He didn’t volunteer! We told him we were going to deport him.
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Lee: Alright, duly noted. The point is so far as the message drop being a bust, those kind of things happen when you’re going up against the best. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001696129
[Oh my gosh. how swoony is it to see Lee let Amanda vent and not take it personally. To be patient, understanding and placating.. Love this Lee! But umm the phone conversation rather than being in Amanda’s back yard feels a bit weird?!]
Amanda: I feel like we’ve handed him his death warrant.
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Lee: No, I don’t think so. Tolst has gone to a lot of trouble not to harm Zhmed now. He’s got plans for him, that’s why he smuggled him into the country…
(Amanda looks relieved to hear this)
… Now quit worrying will ya, and get back down here as soon as you can. I think we’ve got an all-nighter ahead of us. [whooooo haaaaaa.. err okay… maybe not that kind of an all nighter 😉 ] 
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Amanda: Alright. I’ll see you in a minute.
[Miss you! hurry up!!! they don’t say it.. but I’m sure they are both thinking it! Winking smile ]
Back to IFF, and we find someone entering Billy’s office with some files.
Billy starts talking to Lee while the lady literally throws the file on Billy’s desk. LOL.
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Billy: No sign of Zhmed.
Lee: If Zhmed is right about the target being ‘Federal files’, maybe we can get a break.
The woman snorts her disagreement. [Yes. snorts. Winking smile ]
Woman: This town’s a paper mill. There are thousands of files going out tomorrow.
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[Thanks Sherlock! I wonder why we get her, and not Francine.. hmmm maybe this will become clear in time.. ]
Lee: But he’d be after the cream. Highly classified, strategically important.
Billy: Well according to this report, the only Z-class files being transferred tomorrow afternoon are medical, from the Pentagon, and slated to be destroyed. [Z class huh. Zhmed Class!]
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Lee: Medical?! What would Tolst want with medical files? Z-class is ‘sensitive’ only. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001740573
[Lee looks so good here.. ahem.. he does the confused look very well.. thus.. the code name Winking smile ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001751184
Woman: Who knows, these aren’t anything but academy physicals, boot camp statistics. There’s some steroid tests, data on combat fatigue.
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[I can honestly say I have no idea what is going on here Winking smile much like this woman with the attitude Winking smile  Snort! ]
Lee: It has to be a mistake.
Woman: Yeah, but after what happened on the street, wouldn’t Tolst cancel his plans?
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[Umm why is this little nobody in on the deal with Tolst?! I thought he was a prized catch.. lol. I find it funny that the whole agency is really run by Billy, Lee, Francine and Amanda.. but the moment I see another agent it feels all weird! maybe it’s because it’s so random – and what’s her code name everyone? I’m going to go with ‘Pollyanna’ – it’s ironic Winking smile ]
Lee: No that was part of the plan. He was ready for us. The more setbacks, the more this guy just digs in.
Billy: Meanwhile, we’ve lost Zhmed. And if we can’t figure out how the Russians plan to take those files, we may never get him back.
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[Whoooooo everyone! cue the scared, tense looks!
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But.. Lee looks so good here.. plaid or no plaid. He has a nice tan Winking smile ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001774607
The scene ends here.

Okay here’s an idea I’ll float -Maybe the random agent lady is doing Amanda’s lines.. and for whatever reason she wasn’t able to be part of this scene.. the lines don’t sound like Francine, they could have originally been Amanda’s.. especially as this is her case and all!
Then, when KJ couldn’t do this scene, they instead inserted the weird phone call prior to make sense of things..
It isn’t typical smk this.. and feels like a change production reasons caused. Anyone know what KJ was up to when this ep was being filmed? Just a theory… thoughts? 

Moving on.. lets see what the baddies are up to.. it’s the same night.. back at the cumberland. lol… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001787420
We find Zhmed practicing flicking and memorising his pages, under Tolst’s scrutiny. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001794427

Tolst: Five seconds slow but better. Take a breather to drum up your desire to try harder. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001805839
Zhmed: Breathing is a bit difficult. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001807640
Zhmed looks down at his chest where we now see a pack of explosives strapped to him. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001821454
[Is it just me or did anyone else think – ouchie! I hope the tape isn’t touching his hairy chest?!
At least there is a blue wire, so we’ll know which one to cut! Winking smile
Zhmed is such a depressed and flat character.. For me he is not terribly interesting to watch, and… I don’t really find myself invested in his health or his chest hair 😉 I only care I think because Amanda seems to care! Oopsie me thinks that is not how I’m suppose to view Zhmed!
I think Tolst enjoys this.. jerk.
Ummm why can’t they just take photos of the pages? why do they have to have someone memorise it? Is photo taking too slow?? errr anyone? ]
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There’s a knock at the door.. it’s good old Lvov from waaay back.. the guy who was doubting Tolst wasn’t he?
Anyway, Tolst leaves the room to consult.
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Lvov: My contacts tells me there is a big flap going on at the Agency. If it has anything to do with the truck incident, it might be wise to pull out.
[contact at the agency? Oh Pollyanna! how could you!!! Winking smile And umm what truck incident? Lol is that the mail truck vs the piano?! devastating! Winking smile ]
(Back in the room, we find Zhmed can actually hear their conversation. duh. )
Tolst: Even if Zhmed did make contact with the Americans, it doesn’t matter. There’s nothing he could have told them. We’re halfway to putting Looking Glass on display at the Moscow Air Show and they don’t have a clue.
[speaking of looking glass within earshot of Zhmed is pretty sloopy..]
( Tolst leads Lvov further away from Zhmed while their conversation continues.)
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Lvov: I hope you’re right.
Tolst: I know I’m right. We could hand deliver Operation Rainbow Group to the Americans and wave it in front of their noses, and they still wouldn’t know what was going on. And they won’t figure it out until their airborne command post drops out of homestead radar and I wave adios. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001877110
[Operation rainbow group?! Operation hilarious! ]
(Lvov silently walks off.. leaving Tolst to look admiringly at himself in the mirror..)
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Long stemmed red roses?
such a clever boy!
(we zoom in.. and the scene ends here)
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is it just me or is there suddenly a whole lot of fairytale like references??!!!
The looking glass, rainbow group and the talking in the mirror, the roses.. .. Hmm it just struck me but maybe I’m seeing a mirage Winking smile ]

Any thoughts you’d like to share everyone? What do you think of the baddies in this ep? are they holding your interest? [umm do they ever?! ] anyone else find the phone conversation random and weird? 

8/13 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory

Sooooo what’s going to happen to Zhmed? Do we care? Amanda cares.. and Lee wants to catch Tolst, so I guess I can sort care!
Moving on we see an exterior of an old building.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001413179
The building is the Hotel Edison. Have we seen this before?
The shot pans down to the street..
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Across the street.. there’s a water truck..
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Inside.. Francine is doing surveillance. LOL Love how the sign outside had said ‘men working’ – ha! I guess women didn’t do that work huh?! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001429896
Francine: The KGB’s got the subject’s room bugged to the teeth. I got a line on their frequency.
The shot widens and we see Amanda and Lee are doing the surveillance too. Looks like Amanda is getting a turn with the camera (maybe some training?).4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001433566
Amanda: Why didn’t the Soviets just hide Zhmed in their Embassy?

Lee: Well, knowing Tolst,..  4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001438905
…the hotel just might be a temporary holding place…
[How does he know Tolst that well?]
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…The back-up team are prepared to follow if Zhmed is moved.

(We see Zhmed walking down street.)
Lee: Here he comes. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001447747
(Zhmed walks towards the entrance of hotel. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001449582
Sasha appears and grabs his arm, starts pushing him in a different direction.)

Sasha: Not that one. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001455922
Zhmed: This is my hotel. I have orders! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001456923
(Amanda snaps away good to see that photojournalism study coming in handy 😉 except when the plot requires her to be clueless of course.. )
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: New orders.

(A limousine pulls up and rear door opens. Sasha pushes Zhmed into the backseat. Zhmed looks over to see Tolst pointing a gun at him.)4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001465098
Tolst: You’ve got sixty seconds to account for the last six hours…  4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001467600
(Chick. chick. Tolst’s gun is ready to fire!)
…Starting now.
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[ Or Tolst says you’re toast!]
(The limo drives off..)4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001473940

It’s action stations.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001480280
Francine: They’re on their way. Okay, two surveillance teams are following the limo. They’re headed in the direction of the Russian Embassy.
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Lee and Amanda leave the truck..
Lee: Alright, let’s get moving. Zhmed’s on his own now. Amanda: Right.

Looks like Zhmed has been taken to the Cumberland hotel..4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001490457Sasha: You’re damn lucky Captain Tolst is going to let you go ahead instead of using you for target practice.
[Captain? I would have thought he would be higher ranking, but whatev].

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(Sasha walks in carrying a box)
[whoooo sexy knitted vest Sasha! haa]
Zhmed flatly
: I’m very grateful.
(Zhmed sits at a table, there is a two way mirror observing them..) 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001502135
Sasha: Some people from the Finnish embassy may be in touch, so go to your hotel, as a normal tourist.
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Zhmed: Please I’m just trying to do the best job I can. But I don’t know what is expected of me. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001507140
(The next thing we know.. we see Tolst talking..)
Tolst: Tomorrow afternoon I’ll show you some classified files being transferred from one government building to another. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001516483[The shot widens and we see that Tolst is talking to Zhmed through the mirror- confusing!]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001516983
…The material will be similar to what’s in the box in front of you.

Tolst: I want you to practice opening the file and finding the material. You’re to memorize the charts on the lower half of the third page… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001524324
…You’ll only have ninety seconds to memorize thirty charts… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001527327
…You can go back to your hotel in an hour. And remember, you’re a tourist. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001531331
…Practice makes perfect.

[Oh goody.. lets watch the amazing Zhmed flatly flick through pages.. the pretty knitted vest and weird set up with the mirror can’t save this. Yawn!!!
soooo what’s all this about.. There was something about having ‘looking Glass safely inside Cuban airspace’ and having ‘America’s strategic command and control system’ knocked out….. and getting their hands on ‘Air Force documents’ … yeah.. no.. still not very interesting to me! If it’s charts – how can it be better for Zhmed to memorise them than to just take a photo? lol. I’ll try and hang in there maybe there is a rhyme to this reason that’s just not clear yet. ]

The scene ends here.. and it’s back to the Hotel Edison, where the water truck is still around, Francine is at the camera, and we saw Amanda’s station wagon too.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001550016

Francine: The rooster’s on the walk. Two mother hens in tow. Sector five, look for the egg to drop.
[cluck cluck!!!!!!!! Brace yourselves: we are about to see a miracle! A rooster is about to drop an egg!!! Winking smile rofl!!!!]

I’ll go with Janet’s description of the next sequence:
Zhmed sits on a bus bench, taking bites of popcorn from bag.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001564197 Two heavies watch from nearby doorway. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001565365
Amanda, dressed as meter maid, is watching from further down the street. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001566366
We see a truck with trolleys pull up and back up toward Zhmed.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001571037
We see Sasha arrive coming from opposite direction. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001572205
Another shot of the truck with trolleys coming to a stop. [Did you guys notice this truck with trolleys??!!!]
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Zhmed slips something from his pocket4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001575542 into the popcorn bag.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001578211 [Blind Freddy would not have missed this!]
Lee, in coveralls, gets out of truck and starts to walk towards the cart behind the bench. [I gotta say, Lee looks like an agent dressed up as a trolley guy here, he just looks too darn good lookin]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001581715 Zhmed hurriedly and clumsily throws the bag of popcorn 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001583717
into the bag in the cart.  4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001584217
First heavy pulls some kind of device from his pocket and pulls tab to activate it
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Heavy: He’s passing something! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001587387
Sasha watches on.. Lee approaches the trolley with the dropped egg in it Winking smile 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001588054
A heavy tosses his device into bag. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001588722
Lee races up to bag but as he reaches in to grab Zhmed’s message, device ignites, blasting smoke and fire into his face.
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in voice over: We warned you not to make contact with the Americans!
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Soviets bundling Zhmed into a pickup truck.
[lol they stole Lee’s truck?! thanks for the description Janet! (aka Clagjanet!)]
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Lee (on walkie talkie): This is sector five – it’s a bust. I repeat it’s a bust! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001595962
Amanda rushes over with a fire extinguisher and hands it to Lee.
[I love that she’s concerned to get the message.. such a pro! ]

Amanda: Here! Are you alright?
Lee: Yeah, I’m alright, I’m alright. Follow Zhmed!
Amanda: Yeah! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001606139
Amanda runs back to her parking cop truck to pursue the pick up.. Lee finally attends to the fire..
Squealing tyres… Amanda continues her pursuit…. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001623823
we cut to some delivery men offloading a truck. we randomly see them put a piano on the side of the road. lol. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001631664
A baddie starts pushing trolleys/carts off the back of the truck.. Umm trolleys aren’t a problem, why swerve? Just keep going? 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001647847
Whatev. Amanda swerves around each one 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001658191
until she loses control and makes not so sweet music crashing into the random piano.
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Love the random piano notes at the end here as we see Amanda’s uh oh face! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001666032
The scene ends here.. Someone give Amanda  a parking ticket! Old SMK would have totally had a gag here of someone running out and yelling at her for her driving (and the parking ticket they got yesterday!).

Well seeing Amanda undercover and part of this operation was fun! Were Lee and Amanda the mother hens? I think the egg that got dropped is well and truly fried – will be wonderful with some Tolst Toast!

Okay I’m going to pause here while I get my head around this debacle – is it just me or was this all a pretty lame idea?! They knew what Sasha looked like, and yet they didn’t see him standing right there keeping a close eye on Zhmed? eh???!!! Thoughts everyone?

7/13 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory

We cut to a sunrise or a sunset over the Lincoln monument.. gorgeous..
We see a building exterior.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001168435
[This looks familiar.. anyone?!]

We find Lee and a man (apparently named Danley) talking as they exit the building.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001174941
Danley: Normally it’s no problem but with the cockamamie condition of our Soviet relations, State can’t touch this guy. Now as soon as the paperwork is completed, Mr. Dorloff is to be on the next flight to Moscow.
Lee: Oh come on… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001185618
Danley: With our apologies.
Lee: Pat! You guys have got your head in the sand as always. This little nebbish could help us bring the hammer down on Alexis Tolst!
Danley: That’s your side of the street. Diplomatically, this is not a good time to be rubbing a defection in the Soviets’ face. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001194794
[lol fair enough. seems Lee wants Pat to do his job for him! Funny how that exterior shot looks nothing like the building they came out of!]
Lee: Well, of course if he guy was a ballet dancer, that would be another story right? 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001203136
Or a hockey player or some folksinger who has a couple of little ditties about freedom and cornflakes.

[lol Lee is up to his old tricks.. insult a pencil pusher and expect he will then change his mind!]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001208141
Danley: How do you know Dorloff isn’t KGB?
Lee: I don’t. I freely admit it. I don’t. But if I could get a clue that would put me on the trail of Comrade Tolst…4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001214314 [not his problem Lee. I gotta say, this scene is a real waste of time and for me makes Lee look like a rookie agent! ohhh I am so critical!!! okay okay.. but – I do love to see Lee in the great outdoors – 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001215648
and I think it is awesome that Pat seems to have a physical disability here and it’s not part of the plot! It just is. Fantastic. whoo hoo!! ]
Danley: Arrest him.
Lee: That’s FBI… [So talk to them! Smile ] 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001221988
…No I want him free and I want him on our team. I’ve got a feeling this is… this is something big, Pat… [Ohhh Lee has a feeling. Gosh, why doesn’t Pat just do what he wants??!! facepalm..]
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[Didn’t that blond already walk past?! The KGB really are everywhere!!!! Winking smile ]
… Course, you know if the guy did cross the KGB, he is DOA in Moscow. He’s got a gift. We can use him.
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Danley: A ‘gift’ isn’t enough. I wish Dorloff could dance the Nutcracker but he’s not a ‘persecute’, he’s not an intelligence asset, he’s not a refusenik, he’s not even an M-40 desirable…
[A wha? anyone?]
…He’s a nobody… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001249516
[Lee has no come back for this.. it’s kinda true!]
…And for future reference, yanking at my heartstring is not going to ring the bell. Now I’ll be damned if I’m going to put my butt in a sling so you can take all the glory. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001256356
Lee doesn’t verbally respond.. At the end here IMHO looks a little offended… or.. maybe he’s looking a bit busted Winking smile 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001258692

The scene ends here.

Uh oh…. at the end of this scene, I’m actually cheering for Pat! I think he’s spot on!!! what do you all think? Lee doesn’t even offer to do him a favour or something.. ugh!

I wonder if Lee is pushing here because he wants this to be a success for Amanda? Hmm.. maybe a little.. but I do think he would not do it unless he really wanted Tolst.. Thoughts everyone?

Moving on to Lee’s4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001258858 and Amanda is seen carrying coffee into the dining room..
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Francine: Well, the State Department will make one concession. We can keep Zhmed in the safe house until we’re finished interrogating hm. But then they want him on a plane in seventy-two hours.
Lee and Zhmed enter the room and join them.
Billy: Well, for what it’s worth, I managed to alter a police report stating that he was found with an illegal passport. And there won’t be any mention of his attempted defection.
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Amanda: That’s not much.
[call me crazy, but Amanda the hospital volunteer isn’t acting like she doesn’t know these people who err work for the state department Winking smile know what I mean?!]
Zhmed: No dices, huh?
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[He looks pretty flat.. as per usual! the only time this guy has been at all animated was when he was eating real chocolate, and honest to god nougat…….Someone give this guy a candy bar!!]
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(Amanda looks regretful)
Lee: Zhmed, the disarmament talks have just about shut the door on any defections. State Department thinks your case is a political mine field.
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Amanda: We’re sorry, Zhmed. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001289889
[We? you work at a hospital Amanda! Winking smile ]
Zhmed: Russian commissars sent me here. American commissars send me back. Who cares what I want?
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[Me? not so much… Winking smile I’m sooo mean!!! Winking smile ]
Amanda: We do! But we can’t make it happen by ourselves.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001296396
[Amanda gets passionate here! Francine is seen reacting: to Amanda? or Zhmed? or the coffee?? I’m not sure..] 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001300400
Zhmed: I could return to the KGB, find out what Tolst is up to.
Amanda: No you cannot! That’s much too dangerous!4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001304404 [I like it! Winking smile  Stop babying him. Please, get on with this plot. Let Zhmed go!]
Zhmed: It’s the only choice I have!.. [whooo for a second there he actually almost showed an emotion!]
…My calculations tell me I have a ninety-eight percent chance of being killed the moment I touch Russian soil. My family will find out when they get a bill for the bullets.
Lee: You know, this could be a good chance to get a line on Tolst. [Lee the top agent and hardened professional finally makes an appearance! Smile
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Aie… this plot and dialogue is so lame!!! We should have just started the scene with this line.. get on with it! Ohhh I’m so critical- I do love this show honest! but sometimes I want to give it a good slap!]
Francine: Are you sure you want to use someone you found in a tree house?
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[phew. Good thing she doesn’t know about the cookie monster chair! Winking smile ]
Lee: We don’t have many options, do we?
Amanda: Zhmed… What will happen to your family?
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[Oh shoot me now.
Why do we have to sit at Lee’s dining room table and talk about what will happen to Zhmed’s family?!
I think it’s time for me to start looking at Lee’s decorating.. yes.. that will help me get through this scene.. or wait! No, what about Francine’s gangsta necklace!!! And gaudy earrings?! Ugh.. it’s not working!]
Zhmed: If I were to become a citizen here, perhaps I could send for them but if I go back … Please let me do this. I want to prove I can be a good American. But I cannot be sent back and forth across the ocean with no chance to help myself.
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[yawn.. Umm did Zhmed say something? Whoo pretty lace curtains Lee! Smile ]
Amanda: Sir.
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[Amanda looks up at Billy. Pleading. I’ll join her – oh please Billy, let Zhmed go into danger and lets get on with it!!]
Billy thinks..
Francine watches and waits for an answer [what is that figure behind her???
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Lee watches on too.. but he looks confident Billy is going to go for it! He smells Tolst is Toast Smile  4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001346613

Billy thinks for a beat then: I can get hanged for this,..
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…but if you can bring us Tolst’s head, the State Department would have to let you stay.

[Aaand that should have been the second line in this scene!!! ]
Zhmed: Let me do it, please.
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[Aaand this should have been the third and final line in this scene!]
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One more round of people looking intensely around at each other. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001358958
Oh yawn. Enough! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001360627
Okay, Lee looks pretty keen on this new state of affairs.. so the scene ends on a positive.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001361795
but.. Hooray. the scene is over. There is 2 minutes I’ll never get back Winking smile instead of this scene, we should have seen Lee and Amanda out dancing or something.. maybe another Lee climbing a ladder moment.. or some gangsta could have told off Francine for stealing his bling. Yeah. that would have been better.. Winking smile Aie. Am I in a mood or what?! If you love this scene – don’ t you pay any attention to me!!!! Smile 

Looks like we go to a commercial break.. because – gah!!! we are back again at Lee’s place! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001362128

Billy: Okay, let’s try it again. What are you going to tell Tolst?
Inside, we start the scene with a close up of Lee pushing what looks to be a thumb tack into the bottom of Zhmed’s shoe.
4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001367967I guess it’s a tracker. Or Lee is just in a really destructive mood! Maybe he is over Zhmed too 😉
As the shot zooms out: we can be certain that this is indeed a close up of BB’s hands!!!! You hand fans okay? Need a helmet and droolbucket?!
We’ll wait while you go get one..
Back? all good?
Oh with the scene..

Zhmed: I’m going to say I thought the man at the restaurant was an American intelligence agent. And because I was afraid of being followed back to my hotel, I spent the last four hours pretending to be a tourist. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001374641
Lee: Good, now if they do give you a polygraph test, just press your foot down on the nail on the toe of your shoe. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001385652
[Lee hands back Zhmed his shoe]
Amanda: If you concentrate on the pain, it’ll throw off the test.
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[Ohhhh not a tracker? a self torture device!! whooooo!!]
: Colonel Toast Tolst showed me this. He calls it beating the box. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001394994
Lee: And this is the code you’ll use for any messages.
(Lee hands Zhmed a folder with pages of codes)
Amanda: Take as long as you need to memorize it.
(We see a close up on the codes as Zhmed reads it super quickly)
Zhmed  I think I’ve got it. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_001403670
(make that – Zhmed memorises it! He hands the folder back to Amanda)
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Everyone is amazed. He is amazing.. ahem..
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Even Lee is amazed..
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Except Iwsod.. who is still yawning! I think they should have slipped Zhmed the list in a bag along with some daffy dogs!
Hey, anyone recognise any cast members in this list? Rofl.. kidding Smile 

Okay well I’m going to sign off on this post and I cannot wait to move on to the next scene.. haaaa as you may have guessed Winking smile But.. I will stay with this scene longer if it means I get to hear from ya!!! Smile tee hee.. Aaaand I might make sure I publish the next post (which is likely more positive) asap!