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Re: Frank Flannigan. Typical Boss or Arrogant SOB??

Kay wasn't fired before the limo encounter. McAndrew simply told her she was neither going to NY with him nor getting his job on the west coast. She was to keep her present job until she knew more. The Mercedes, with the license plate "KAY #1" was simply the opinion of management that she was the best at what she did. It was a consolation prize, not a parting gift.

"But you'll learn," McAndrew said.

"I'm learning already," Kay replied.

No, Flannigan fired her in the limo, while chomping on his cigar and on his way to the party.

"I'll be needing more room, the desk comes with the job."

"But you don't, Kay. Nobody ever said this job was permanent."

It was pretty callous, but I think he tried to be a little compassionate initially. Her refusal to take any real blame for her "decisions" is what ultimately led Flannigan to axe her. Imagine how he would have treated her had he known she'd killed McAndrew.

Re: Frank Flannigan. Typical Boss or Arrogant SOB??

Here's something else I thought of after my initial post. It's funny how 'little insignificant things' come back to haunt many suspects. In this case sending her cleaning out from Mark's house. I wonder how many other killers got caught like this Next post I put up will be about that solely.