So we ended last post with Lee having tossed Falkan into a truck’s load of dirt.. and Billy leading Eagles and Webster at gunpoint..
Outside the warehouse, Lee approaches the back of the truck. In the distance we see Amanda running out of the warehouse.. followed by Billy with Eagles and Webster.
Lee: All right, come on. Get out of there. Come on!
Falkan starts climbing out of the sand. Lee keeps his gun trained on Falkan but he turns to look at Amanda (with her magical regenerating heels).
Amanda: Are you all right?
Lee: Yeah, how are you?
Amanda: I’m OK…
…How did you find me?
[Amanda is not letting go of those lapels!!! ]
Falkan jumps to the ground safely and grunts;
Thank goodness Billy is around to ensure the bad guys don’t get in the way of a romantic moment!
Billy puts a gun to Falkan’s back and cuffs him: All right. Let’s have a show of hands.
Lee turns to watch Falkan be cuffed.. but Amanda pulls him back around toward her.
lol. go Amanda
She’s still got those lapels! She’s not letting go!!
I think she glances at his lips here
Amanda: How did you find me?
…I guess I made a little deal…
…with the devil…
[too many pictures? Yeah.. didn’t think so!]
…I’m sure glad I did.
With this.. Amanda lowers her head..
And reaches for Lee and an embrace..
I love how he just watches her as she enters his space for an embrace Like how wonderful that she’s wanting a hug from me! It reminds me of how he watched her hand with fascination and amazement as it reached out for his earlier in the elevator.
For me, this is the episode where Lee knows for sure that Amanda has romantic feelings for him too.. and it’s where I see Amanda as having fully realised her feelings for him too.. but I’m sure you guys will put it way better than I could. Lee has the green light to make his move! Now.. it’s really about the timing..
Not close enough..
There.. that’s much better!
Add a little bit of rocking back and forth..snuggle..snuggle..
(phew.. well done Lee watching where you aim that gun!)
and.. Amanda has a smile of real contentment..
Anyone not full of contentment themselves when watching these two here?!
It’s sweet isn’t it.. A sweet victory.. It’s a triumph of love and the human heart for these two to be coming together this way after so many years..and.. it’s not something I see on TV much errr I mean at all these days!!!!
I think it’s no coincidence that this moment at the end here is so similar to the moment in sixties r’us – where Amanda holds on to temporarily blind Lee’s lapels and wishes she could hold him and be held… as I mentioned back in post 7 (and probably more expansively in the comments) – I see that moment as Amanda feeling the full force of her feelings for Lee – but she is uncertain in that earlier moment and isn’t sure what to do.. Then, in the elevator reaching for Lee’ hand she revealed her feelings to Lee unknowingly..
Here? Amanda is intentional in reaching for Lee and revealing her feelings. She takes what she wants [that’a girl!] – she wants Lee to hold her – Here IMHO she tells Lee that her progression from ‘friends to lovers’ is complete :) Interesting to compare this moment with the moments earlier and see Amanda’s progress.. well.. I see it – but feel free to disagree if you wish :) If you see a different progression please share!
I’ve always been too absorbed in the romance to stop and think about the dialogue here.. and the ‘deal with the devil’
I must be building up some kind of resistance to the effects of the awesome swoony power of Lee Stetson, because I’ve been able to have a thought aside from the romance here. LOL!
I’ve been thinking about the whole triumvirate thing.. I think this deal with the devil relates back to the triumvirate thing and to the very beginning of this episode.
A deal was made to release a ‘devil’ (Krakower) for the kidnapped school teacher.. the triumvirate were not happy this had happened so they sought justice by assassinating Krakower.
Here, Lee makes a deal with a devil for kidnapped Amanda – and he is happy to have done it. I’m pretty sure the relatives of the US teacher would have been happy with that deal that was made earlier- and would believe it was worth it. I guess sometimes the baddies may get away with things – but they don’t for long.. eventually justice prevails.. and I think Lee believes eventually Jepard will face real justice.. it just doesn’t have to be at Amanda’s expense!
The battle has really been lost when you take justice beyond the law –and become a baddie yourself. Lee has maintained his good guy status and Jepard he can deal with another day. Heck the guy only has one lung..whahahaha piece of cake oh and now people know what Jepard look like – I’m sure they would have taken pictures of him before they let him go ;)
Does anyone remember where or when we’ve talked hugs? I think I even published a comparison of a bunch of hugs.. but.. I can’t remember where.. help? Anyone? Me thinks we need a blog post dedicated to their hugs so we can source them easily.. anyone interested in the torturous task of collecting hugs and writing a blog post about them? !!!
Okay everyone.. I’ll pause here so we can explore this moment before heading into the tag.. I can’t wait to hear what you all think!!!!!