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9/16 Season Four Episode Three: Unfinished Business-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Having just learned (for supposedly the first time) that Thomas Blackthorne is the source of the information on Lee’s parents, Lee and Amanda drive along in the corvette.. from a distance we hear:
Amanda
: I don’t think this is such a good idea.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001171404
(the vette pulls into a drive way)
Lee
: Amanda, just go along with it, OK?
Amanda
: All right.
(A guard approaches)
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(Amanda holds out a badge and her ID card.) [Whoa! I do believe Amanda has a badge and her very own ID that she can like – show others and be official and stuff!! Lee eventually holds his up to. Is this Blackthorne’s place? why would he want to use the name ‘Stetson’ around him?!]
Lee
: Hi.
Amanda
: Hello. Hi there.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001183316
[We see a great close up on Amanda’s badge and ID here. I think they are letting us enjoying finally seeing it materialise! I’m pretty sure it’s not from the office of marital relations!
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Do you think Lee’s and Amanda’s badges are the same? Even if the ID badges are not? ]
Lee
: Stetson and King from the Agency? We got a line on those death threats against Mr Sinclair. [I think Amanda reacts to this bold faced lie.. uh oh.. but quickly recovers]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001185118
Amanda
: Right. We wanna ask him a couple of questions. Only take a few minutes.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001188521
[Amanda manages to not run off at the mouth and play it cool. Go Amanda! Love the way Lee looks at her here Smile ]
Man
: Mm-hmm.
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[Guard says yes! and motions for the gate to be opened]
Amanda (super cheery): Thanks a lot.
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Lee: Nice pickup. [Whoo a verbal compliment from Lee.. seems quite natural now doesn’t it!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001195061
Amanda (flat): Yeah, I’ll probably be sorry I did that.
[rofl great line! yeah I can see it now, Amanda reminding Lee it was a bad idea and Lee reminding Amanda that she helped him! 😉 ]
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(In they drive..)
[have we seen this mansion in an smk episode before?! If we walk through the show again, I’d like to keep a little inventory of all the locations!]
(Once they are through the gate, the guard picks up a phone at the gate and makes a call..)
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Man: Mr Landers? Yeah, this is the Secret Service guard at the front gate….
(We don’t hear the rest of the conversation, instead we cut to Lee and Amanda having driven up the drive.
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Lee and Amanda get out and walk up the stairs to the door. A maid comes to the gate in front of the front door.)
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Lee: Hello, we’re from the Agency to see Mr Blackthorne regarding the threats against Mr Sinclair.
Maid
: Yes, Sir. I’ll announce you.
Lee
: Thank you.
[LOL while they wait to be announced, Lee turns to Amanda and gives her a fingers crossed gesture. LOL doesn’t inspire confidence! Just what is the plan here?]
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Amanda: Oh, boy.
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[I agree with Amanda! Oh boy!]
(The maid returns and opens the gates for them..)
Maid
: Come right this way, please.
Amanda
: Thank you very much.
Lee: Thank you.
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(They’re then seen inside, with the maid opening a second wooden door for them both. This is quite the fortress!)4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001258658[LOL love the unicorn tapestry. Random! I wonder if Blackthorne has a stuffed unicorn on a wall somewhere?! I wouldn’t be surprised if he shot the last one 😉 ]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001262462
(The maid leaves them at the entrance there, and Amanda has a quiet word with Lee before this goes any further.) 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001266166
Amanda: Look, um, if he says he’ll see you, why don’t I just wait here, because he may have some things to tell you that are private… 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001270470
…And, you know, you wouldn’t want me around.
[Interesting, what do you make of this everyone?
I think Amanda has been pushy because she’s been concerned, but is now trying to give Lee back the boundaries she ran roughshod over earlier when she broke into his house (and I understand why she did and can’t blame her!) Where the boundaries lay from here is Lee’s choice. I don’t see this as a dig at Lee for keeping secrets, with some characters I might think this- but because it’s Amanda, I think she’s sincere – what do you all make of it? ]
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(Lee quietly looks at Amanda.. and then before he responds the maid returns.) 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001274574
Maid: Would you come this way, please?
Amanda: Go ahead.
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(Amanda gives Lee a nod, and waits at the door for him.)

(We cut to Blackthorne)
[He’s sitting at his brown desk in his brown chair in the brown room – it’s a good thing he and Lee are wearing gray or I’d lose them!
Well plenty of opulence and arrogance on display here – definitely an smk baddie! ]
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(Lee approaches the desk.)
Lee:
Mr Blackthorne?..
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…My name is Lee Stetson…
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I came to talk to you about these.
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(We see the image of Matthew Stetson from the past, blending with Lee Stetson in the present.) 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001299199
[Personally, I find it clunky and kinda creepy! I guess this is suppose to represent Blackthorne seeing the resemblance. And, I guess this puts to rest the theory that this Blackthorne is the son of the Blackthorne who killed Lee’s parents! Aie!! ]
Blackthorne: These are the reports I filed on your parents.
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[LOL yep, it even says so! Source: Joseph Blackthorne. Thomas/Joseph.. whatev.. We see the earlier version, that’s redacted but err not enough!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001310210
[Is it just me or does Blackthorne look older than in the last scene we saw him in – present time of course.]
(Lee looks so heartbroken.)
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[To be honest, I find it very challenging to watch Lee be so vulnerable here.. he’s putting himself out there to this guy?! I wish he had done a little background before jumping into this so unprepared… I find this hard to watch]
…Look, Mr Stetson, I heard things; I had to report them.
Lee:
Report what? Rumours? Nothing ever came from them, no formal proceedings, just a black mark on their records. [So Lee is firmly on the – they were not traitors side now huh. And it turns out the report was just a rumour anyway?]
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Blackthorne: Look, Mr Stetson, I know that this is very difficult for you, but there’s nothing I can do to help you…
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…I made those reports based on facts as I knew them… [facts- such a loosely thrown around term even back in the 80’s!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001328828
…and I stand behind these reports.
(He holds the files out to Lee)
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[I think Blackthorne does a pretty good job of pretending he has empathy for Lee and his situation, not that he will do anything. This Blackthorne is a snake!]
(There’s some non verbal communication here..
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Blackthorne pleads with Lee to move on.
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Lee’s heart seems to be breaking. He stoically takes the files out of Blackthorne’s hands.)
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Blackthorne: Good day, Mr Stetson. 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001351051
(Lee doesn’t answer, he just turns and leaves.
With the door closed, Blackthorne seems to let out a breath – like he really wasn’t sure if Lee would accept it…)
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[I wonder – does Blackthorne think this is over? He must know Lee is an agent because he flashed his badge at the gate and came under the guise of having information about the death threats on Sinclair. And, Blackthorne could wonder – how did he get the CIA files? Lee is not without resources…

I find this scene so hard to watch.. How about you all?
My heart breaks for Lee, and it’s cringe worthy (IMHO) that he would have just showed up and confronted the guy like that when he didn’t actually know anything. Lee took a big risk. Did he think Blackthorne would say – Yeah sorry, shouldn’t have reported it?! As if!
And Lee is assuming this Blackthorne is not a bad guy! Ugh..
Okay okay.. Lee’s all emotional and not thinking clearly,  but Lee is suppose to be trained to handle stuff. Maybe the idea was to take Blackthorne by surprise, but Lee went in there with no evidence, vulnerable and hurting.. he had nothing to come back at Blackthorne with!
Ugh.. Glad the scene is over!

One final thought – Amanda is with Lee 100%, but this was a bad idea, and Amanda knew it was a bad idea – and she still went along with Lee. What if Lee needed her to step in and stop him from making a really really bad mistake? When would she do that? Would she do that? ]

What do you all think when watching this scene? Do tell!!!

8/16 Season Four Episode Three: Unfinished Business-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Lee and Amanda rush down the IFF corridor. LOL they totally look like they are colluding about something! 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001072806
Amanda
: What did you just do?
[I thought they had a plan – did she seriously not know what he was doing? what was the instruction – distract him while I do something?! in the drug dispensary?! Okay okay, maybe he didn’t tell her because he didn’t want her to object. Better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission and all that!]
Lee
: Swiped a vial of promazepam.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001073606
[LOL Lee is so hyped, I suspect he may have already taken some Winking smile  I looked to see if it’s for real. There’s a drug called Bromazepam.. seems that was maybe what they made this made up drug sound like? Or anyone find this drug? If it’s made up,  I bet it’s all the rage on made up Ile De Marine!]
Amanda reacts to hearing what drug he’s stolen..
Gah!
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Amanda
: Are you crazy?
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[Love how Lee just grins unfazed by Amanda’s reaction!]
…That stuff’s experimental; it’s got unpredictable side-effects…
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[I love the delivery here.. short, snappy and super fast – I think it’s got KJ written all over it.. great directing & acting KJ! Smile ]
(they round the corner and arrive at the elevator)
…and it can turn your brain inside out like a wet paper bag.
[LOL Lee is all playful and excited here!] 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001079412
[LOL what an awesome description! and love how Amanda knows all about this experimental drug! that’s quite some training she’s been undertaking! Just a short time ago, she didn’t know about Huck Finns err Mickey Finns!]
Lee
: That’s why I need it.
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Amanda
: It’s controlled.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001081214
Lee
: I’ve been trained to use it.
[Umm how can you be trained to use an experimental drug with unpredictable side-effects? Amanda was wrong – Lee is superman!! Winking smile ]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001082415
[LOL Amanda’s all worked up, and now Lee is all calm. haaaa.. she’s fighting a losing battle here. Watching them fight is fun Smile]
Amanda
: You stole it.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001083616
Lee
: You helped me. [rofl!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001084417
Amanda
: Ohhhh! An unpleasant little detail!!
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[Awesome fast delivery here – hilarious!!! If smk had kept this up, I’m sure there would have been a season five!]
Lee
: Who’s gonna know?4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001086820
Billy comes round the corner as Amanda responds:
That’s not the point. 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001087320
Billy yells interrupting them
: Hold it right there.
Lee and Amanda are startled..
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And try to collect themselves!
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Amanda
: Yes, Sir.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001089923
Billy
: What were you doing at the dispensary?4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001090423
Ummmm…. 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001092425
Amanda
: Headache…4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001093226
…I have a horrible headache, Sir, and I needed an aspirin.
[Has Amanda ever outright lied to Billy before?]
Lee
: Oh yeah, she’s- yeah, a real lollapalooza.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001095829
Amanda
: Oohh.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001096930
Billy: Well, you’re not by yourself. The talk on the street is that there’s a plot to assassinate Sinclair…
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[Don’t worry Billy, this is smk – and whatever Lee and Amanda are doing is likely to be coincidentally linked to it anyway!] …Treasury’s getting antsy because they don’t like the idea of him staying at the Blackthorne estate… [Treasury? why would Treasury care? wouldn’t this be more of a State Department thing?
Hmmm.. Blackthorne.. Blackthorne.. the name sounds familiar.. Blackthorne..  Oh yeah, the guy that wrote that report that we saw in the CIA file of Lee’s motherNyah-Nyah:4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000421106
– ahem. I’ve concluded this was never suppose to be seen! But honestly, even without taking the still image – I could see the Source was Joseph Blackthorne! err AKA Thomas Blackthorne??!!! Aie.. now I have a real lollapalooza!!! ] 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001103336
…So, I’m asking everybody, keep an ear to the ground.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001108141
Amanda
: Absolutely, Sir.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001108842
Lee
: We’ll do it. [At least, Amanda will try with that awful awful headache of hers Winking smile ]
Billy
: Oh. An agent from Langley, McCrary’s the name, keeps calling you…
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…Says he has to see you ASAP.
[Thanks secretary Billy! Smile ]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001116449
Lee
: Hmmm.
Billy
: Could you pick your messages up more than once a week?
Amanda
: Yes, Sir.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001120153
Lee
: Ja, Billy.
Amanda
:
I’ll remind him, Sir.
Lee
: Yeah, she’ll remind me.
Amanda
: No problem.
Lee: Come on.
(The elevator arrives..
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They enter moving all those clothes. lol)
[Interesting that McCrary is CIA. Where the files came from.. I wonder if that was McCrary on the phone to Lee at the start of the episode, Lee requested the files, and then was putting off talking to McCrary until he had looked them over maybe? Who knows.. and at this point, I’m not sure I’m ever going to get answers..]

Lee and Amanda are next seen meeting McCrary – I guess at Langley..
Lee: What have you got for me? [Umm hello! He treats this McCrary rough!]
McCrary
: You’re not gonna believe this one.
(McCrary hands Lee an envelope.. Lee opens it..]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001140206
Lee
: Yeah, this is from my father’s file.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001146212
McCrary: I’d like to call your attention to the name at the top of the page; the source.

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We see a close up on the document…
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Learjet has transcribed it for us (thanks Learjet!]
File no: 196-46AT
FIELD REPORT
Subject: STETSON, MATTHEW DAVIS, MAJOR U.S. ARMY – M.I.D
Address: 355 Lincolndale road
Washington, D. C.
Case Officer: H.W. Alward I.D. no: RF-49885
Source: THOMAS BLACKTHORNE
Army July 1939, Baltimore, Maryland. Father deceased,
mother retired, one brother U.S.A.F assigned to
Berlin. Assigned to Military Intelligence Division.
London April 1941 as part of covert presence by
….. force. Duties included contact with
….sympathizers, extensive intelligence
…frequent contact with foreign
….Major Rhyne. M…
….wealth Of….4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001152519
Lee
: Thomas Blackthorne?
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[Lee is completely stunned! How could he have read his mother’s file at the start of this episode and not noticed the source? Why.. he even hassled this McCrary dude to find out who the source is – when he had that information all along! Okay okay, it originally said Joseph Blackthorne and then here they’ve changed it.. Aiee!!!! Okay.. Maybe Lee wanted to know who was the source of his dad’s file? Maybe Joseph Blackthorne was the source for his mother’s report and Thomas Blackthorne (coincidence!!) was the source of his father’s?!!! tee hee.. yeah no that just doesn’t work. Yep.. this is one of those moments: TimeWarp_superfast
Phew.. At least Lee hasn’t been blasted back into his 80’s white polyester jacket again!! Smile  Okay okay this is a massive dogs breakfast.. so we may as well have some fun with it! ]
F
ocus back in the smk present Iwsod!

Lee can’t believe it’s Thomas Blackthorne.. the guy Billy was literally talking about 2 seconds ago! Well well..
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McCrary
: Thomas Blackthorne, the patron saint of Ile de Marin…4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001155288
[Whoa!!! My brain is being turned inside out like a wet paper bag!!!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001156990
…Well, are we square?
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Lee
: Yeah, thanks.
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(They shake hands on it)4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001161528
McCrary
: Sure.
(McCrary leaves them to it.)
Lee
: Thomas Blackthorne?4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001165699
[I’m with you Lee.. I’m still trying to get my head around this massive clunker! Winking smile ahh smk Smile]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001170403
Lee: Why would he want to accuse my parents of treason?
[Hmm.. you were just blackmailing McCrary – is that a clue?!
We don’t know Lee!!! Maybe it’s because they were committing treason? Ummm he seems to be assuming here it was a false accusation? I thought he didn’t know? Maybe deep down he is wanting to believe they are goodies. Fair enough too!]

So it looks like McCrary got Lee a non-redacted version of the same report – and this was the big reveal.. the source name in the first scene should have been redacted. I’m just going to pretend it was!!! 🙂

We learned Lee has an uncle in the USAF – stationed in Berlin.. hmm interesting!! in A relative situation – err the general was the brother of Lee’s mother? maybe it was supposed to be his brother all along and he misspoke. maybe I can pretend he said he was the brother of the dad?! ]

LOL if you’ve all managed to look away from the flashing time warp… I’d suggest you all jump to the left, and then step to the right. With your hands on your hips, bring your knees in tight… and then.. share your thoughts on this part of the episode if you like!!!! Smile

7/16 Season Four Episode Three: Unfinished Business-Scarecrow and Mrs King

So Lee and Amanda are working as a team again – to prove that Lee’s parents were not double agents! Hooray!!! Sooo glad that distance between them has been closed 🙂
Time to check in with the baddie of the week! [the BOTW!]

We find Blackthorne is inside a room with a glass of alcohol (another thing smk baddies seem to love!).
[Check out this room! They say a man’s home says a lot about who he is. Umm..
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I think Blackthorne’s home says he’s over compensating for being rather boring Winking smile tee hee.. If we need this overload of dramatic over the top props – it’s usually a sign the baddie isn’t going to hold our interest without them Winking smile haaaa..
Bet he would envy Lee’s Tibetan ram’s horn!
Is that Billy’s season 3 marlin on the wall in the top right corner?] 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000930630
(Blackthorne walks over to his fireplace.. and a pair of massive tusks. )
[Ugh! the man is a hunter! No animal is safe!
Is it just me or is the Mr Blackthorne in the above shot, not actually Mr Blackthorne?! He may need a stunt man to drink the booze and walk past that scary tiger!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000936870
(Landers the trusty dogsbody/henchman enters the room.)
Landers
: Mr Blackthorne?
Blackthorne:
Did you find our man?4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000938772
Landers
: Yup, he’s a real pro. He thinks killing Sinclair is his one way ticket to heaven… 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000945145
(Hearing this, Blackthorne is gleeful)4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000945745
…and he is not going to blow it. He just wants to know where and when. [Whoa.. this dialogue is rather.. current! Sad smile ]
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[someone tell this wannabe assassin not to be reincarnated as a spotted leopard!]
Blackthorne
: The “when” will be the day after tomorrow. As to the “where”, you tell me.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000951751
Landers
: There’s an empty office building across from the Plaza Hotel.
Blackthorne: Good. I want your man to check it out tonight. I don’t want any screw-ups.
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[Yup, as I suspected.. this baddie is rather bland (beige!): dialogue boring, delivery predictable and cliché.
LOL kudos to the decision to use these crazy props – totally saves this scene for me! whahahahaaa!!!
Although.. given how he likes to decorate, I’m now holding grave fears for our little cutie:
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Free Goldie!!! Before it’s too late!! Run Goldie! Run!!!!!

One last random thought before I move on..
given this was Blackthorne 31 years earlier:

And he looks like he has barely aged.. I suspect this Blackthorne is some kind of stuffed taxidermy version of his former self!! Whoooooo….  – maybe someone told him to ‘get stuffed’! (Maybe not a phrase Americans are familiar with, but Brits and Aussies use it)]

Moving on.. Lee and Amanda are back at IFF.
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[Drug Dispensary? lol! Why is it not a medical clinical or something? whatev. this IFF building must be massive!]
Lee: Now you know what you have to do?
Amanda
: Yeah. I know what I have to do.
[LOL what is she gonna do??!!! Smile ]
Lee
: You’ve got it?
Amanda
: I got it.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000968335
[LOL Amanda isn’t moving, and I think Lee is telling her go. Maybe she is hesitating and building herself up to it.
Lee ends up motioning for her to go]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000971938
Lee
: OK.
Amanda
: OK.
[LOL at his expression.. he’s a little nervous!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000974341
(Realising where he is, he tries to collect himself)
[I guess people are walking past and may notice something is up.]
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(Inside the drug dispensary, we see a lab coat dude. There’s a knock at the door.)4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000977944
Anderson: Yeah, come in?
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Amanda
: Hello. Excuse me, Dr Anderson?
Anderson
: Yeah, come on in.
Amanda
: Well, uh, my name is Amanda King.
Anderson
: How do you do?
Amanda
: I don’t think we’ve met.
Anderson
: No.
Amanda
: It’s very nice to meet you.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000984551
Anderson
: Pleasure.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000986953
Amanda: Thank you. Well, um, I have a question to ask and it’s something that I’ve been wondering about for a long time. 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000989656(The door behind them starts opening.) 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000994761
[LOL!]
…Now, I know it may sound silly but I’m just gonna go ahead and ask it.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000995962 (As she speaks, Amanda puts her arm over her head, pointing awkwardly and then scratches her upper back and half-laughs.)
[Oh dear Amanda! Act normal! err.. try to act normal!!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000996863
Dr Anderson
: Right.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_000997764
Amanda
: ‘Cause I’ve been wondering for a long time, you know; when we have a headache, we take an aspirin.
(Amanda moves around resulting in Dr Anderson following her, and keeping his back to Lee as he moves further into the room behind them) 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001003169
Dr Anderson
: Uh-hmm.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001004371
Amanda:
And when you have a muscle ache, you take a-an aspirin…
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…You know, we just take an aspirin, take an aspirin, take an aspirin…
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(Lee sets to work on the drug cabinet lock)
…And…well, I was just, uh wondering…how does it work?
(Amanda peeks over Dr Anderson’s shoulder quickly.. )
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[LOL Dr Anderson must love the chance to discuss asprin, or… he thinks Amanda may have taken one too many asprin!]
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Anderson: That is an excellent question, Mrs King.
[Okay, why does Dr. Anderson call her ‘Mrs King’ – she introduced herself as Amanda King!]
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(Progress!)
Acetylsalicylic acid, or ASA as we pharmacists call it, is a very effective analgesic…
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[Dr. Anderson is so chuffed to talk drugs. LOL! Amanda is suitably fascinated! ]
…which is rapidly absorbed from the gut and is hydrolysed to release salicylate shortly after entering the bloodstream.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001025091
(Lee gets the drug ampule he was after.. and turns back to look at Amanda with a big grin. He sets to work closing the drug cabinet door quietly)
[I think the grin is partly hooray I have the drug, and partly haa haaa.. listen to Amanda being excited over asprin! haaa]
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Amanda
: Ohhhh.
Anderson
: Interestingly enough, the exact mechanisms of action are unknown. We just know that it works.
[LOL at how Amanda suddenly moves so Lee can walk behind again! Dr Anderson doesn’t miss a beat nor notice a thing..]
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(Lee crouches and creeps back to the dispensary door.)
Amanda
: Uh-huh.
(
Amanda lifts her right arm above her head and indicates towards the door as Dr Anderson continues talking.)4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001035602
[It’s hilarious.. and kinda ridiculous that Dr. Anderson doesn’t really notice she’s giving someone directions Winking smile ]
Anderson:…I mean, there’s one theory that say that, uh,..4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001037103 …ASA decreases the synthesis of prostaglandins, lipoperoxidases…[Is he expecting Amanda to know what any of this means? LOL he’s in his own little world!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001038304 (Lee disappears out the door)
…but I don’t think anybody really knows.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001041908
Amanda:
Well, that certainly clears it up for me. Yes. Thank you so much.  [rofl! Yep clear as mud!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001044911
Anderson
: You’re more than welcome.
(Amanda notices her right hand is doing something weird) [–rofl! There’s a meme in this shot! 4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001047013maybe feeling for a shoulder pad which – hoorah- is not there!!!] (She puts her hand out to shake to doc’s hand)
…And now you haven’t heard anything yet. You come back here tomorrow, I’ll tell you all about acetaminophen.4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001053319 [whoa! How exciting!!! what an offer!!! Winking smile  Maybe she can take him up on that tomorrow if Lee decides he needs to return the ampule!]4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001053920
Amanda
: Wonderful. Thank you. That’s very nice of you, Dr Anderson.
Anderson
: You’re welcome.
Amanda
: And…if I don’t make it tomorrow, it’ll only be because my boys have a ball game. Really…4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001060527
Anderson
: No problem.
Amanda
:…I mean if you see me, I’m here.
Anderson
: OK. Stay well. Bye-bye.
Amanda: All right. Bye-bye. Thank you.

(Amanda leaves)4.03 UNFINISHED BUSINESS.avi_001068935

[LOL Dr Anderson seems to act so normally here, it’s like agents come by and do this all the time! I wonder how many other agents are sneaking behind his back to get drugs? Winking smile ]

The scene ends here.

I do like how this scene is Amanda, still quirky and she’s not 100% a polished professional at this lying business – but she gets through it and does what she needed to do – all while giving us a laugh! Smile A really wonderful balance to this scene – gives me hope that season 4 won’t be as bleak as I remember hearing it was. Smile 

Looking forward to hearing from ya! If you come back to read the next post I promise I will not tell you all about acetaminophen. Smile