|Laura and Steele
leaving in the auburn together. Hmmm
Mildred get's a "good night my love"
Pretty scary the way Laura was handling
the Auburn -- it's shaking, bouncing and weaving like crazy. I'm shocked
Steele let's her drive it. She's considerably better later with the RV.
"If they have
LOL! Love this line and the entire
way they work together to break in using very few words.
The look Steele gives Laura when
she says "Mr. Steele adores children". He can tell she's up to something
that isn't just about the case.
the quandary of the independent woman. What am I missing and who am I missing
"Time is passing.
Pleasantly enough, but it's passing."
"Why do I get
this neurotic impulse to apologise for that?"
"I don't know.
You're certainly not suggesting - that I'm suggesting - that you should?"
"Oh no no no.
How could I possibly suggest a suggestion like that?"
Run away! Run away! LOL!
are in the house."
"Won't they be
lonely without you?"
Bwahahhahahaha!!!!! The way he
looks down at her and the delivery -- so delightfully deadpan. And thus
begins the start of a beautiful "friendship"
Steele Tours. Oh yeah, that's incognito.
I guessed it was that they wanted to use the limo and didn't feel like
changing the plates - but when the clowns are in front of it the plates
are not the Steele plates.
Mr Steele might condescendingly refers
to it as their gourmet lunch awaiting but he appreciatively sniffs the
pizza when he goes to get it.
Mr Steele does a great job escaping
the bus but I'd assume there would be some followup to the tall thin gent
with the Brit accent when they find out there's no General inside.
"I must say Laura,
I never thought I'd see the day when *you'd* bring two kids to the house.
Even somebody else's."
*wonderful* with children. Of course, Laura's *wonderful* with everyone.
So, um, so tolerant."
"Two lumps, yes,"
replies Steele before turning to Laura and mouthing a sarcastic, "Love
Mr. Steele defending Laura against
Barbs barbs but soon to be on the end of Laura's and her critiquing of
his child skills.
*me* to travel in *that* with `The Bad Seed'?"
LOL! Speaking of the Bad Seed,
she initiates one of my favorite exchanges in the series and easily the
best of the episode.
wasn't funny love! Right step. You pull a stunt like that again and you
won't sit down until you're eligible to retire."
a role model!" Mildred is shocked.
me. I'm going to have my Daddy RUIN you!"
"Give her a minute.
Let her *cool* down."
"Let her cool
down? I'm the one that's boiling."
"She's a child!
You're an adult."
"Thank you Miss
Holt for that *startling* bit of information."
"And what's *that*
supposed to mean?"
"Be my guest."
"All right. Obviously,
the child in you is a bit overwhelmed by the child in HER"."
"If the child
in you takes one more shot at the child in me - You didn't take this job
just to see how YOU function with children, you took this job to see how
"Why would I POSSIBLY
Steele in plaid driving an RV
-- "Oh yes. Love it. Open road. Crisp, clean smell of gas fumes . Nauga-hide."
It's just so wrong. :D
know, when John Ford was directing, `Stagecoach', someone asked him, 'Why
don't the Indians shoot the horses?', and he replied, 'Because then we
wouldn't have a movie.'"
One of my favorite director quotes
-- too bad the henchmen are not movie buffs.
The bickering returns. I admit, I
like the bickering. It not only gives us some great lines but it often
reveals some hard truths.
*only* a child."
Steele is right, her tones are treacly
and her smiles are frozen. Those children would try anyone's patience and
humor. Laura realizes she's been trying too hard and forcing it and blames
it on The Johansens.
"Are you sure
"This isn't our
most demanding assignment."
"I don't remember
one where we bickered quite so much as this."
"And what does
that tell you?"
"What's it supposed
to tell you?"
"If all goes well,
we'll be *off* this case by tomorrow. But imagine yourself as a full-time
"It takes two
to bicker, Laura. A daddy-bickerer and a mummy-bickerer."
"I haven't lost
"Ho ho ho. Are
you telling me that those kids haven't gotten to you? Who are you trying
to fool with all those treacly tones and those kind of frozen smiles, hey?
Frozen smiles? I'm not competing with you, YOU'RE competing with ME. Ask
"Ask them what?".
"I don't know,
it was your idea. Oh my God, I just got the most awful feeling, and it's
all your fault."
What's my fault?"
"Suddenly I want
lived next door to us when I was a teenager. They were the *perfect* family.
They lived in a house with a *white* picket fence around it. Clean white.
They never argued with each other. They never complained about each other.
They never even raised their voices."
"How long before
the mass murder?"
"As far as I know,
they lived happily ever after. I'm sure their kids all live in houses with
*white* picket fences, and their kids never raise their voices. The year
my father left, I couldn't look at the Johanssens for six months."
"That's not family
life, Laura. Not that I'm much of an expert. Always being bounced around
from aunts to cousins and then back again. But even sitting on the outside
of things, I've learned that any family that doesn't argue once in a while
can't be flesh and blood. And I prefer flesh and blood.."
It's a very good heart to heart
scene, and a payoff to all the bickering where we find out not only more
about Laura's childhood when her father left and how it affected her but
a bit about Steele's childhood.
The Steele/Angel exchanges are just
the gift that keeps on giving:
steady now," says Steele reaching out to the steering wheel but Angel flicks
his hand away. The motorhome loses control and swerves. Steele picks up
Angel and stands her next to him. "Whoops. My turn chief. Out you get."
and then later
tugs on Remington's sleeve. "You saved my daddy's life, didn't you?"
He picks her up.
"And what if we did?" Angel whispers in his ear. "Are you sure you're only
Bwhahahhahahha! The look on his
face and the arched eyebrow is priceless.