Brace yourselves!!!! :eek:
Lee enters the silent apartment, his gun drawn.. Here’s a pic again.. cos it’s swoony!
he walks over to a table and sees it is laid out with candles.. Hmm!!! We know what that’s smk code for – uh oh!!
We hear a woman call out from another room: Bonjour Cheri!…
err how did she hear him?? he wasn’t making any noise?? Lee was in stealth mode with his gun drawn?!!
Love the look on Lee’s face when he hears the girlfriend call out.. uh oh!!!!
She continues from the other room: …Ca va?
We see Amanda peek around the door frame behind Lee.
Lee quickly hides the gun..
and Lee’s new girlfriend walks into the room carrying a bowl of orchids.
Funny that she too peeks around the corner, just like Amanda is at that moment.. For a second- Lee has two women peeking around a corner at him!
Lee immediately turns around to look at Amanda,..
who is still peeking around the door frame.
Now stunned by what she sees!!!
Leslie: I hope you don’t mind….
[I do!] Lee wordlessly smiles –a big smile (too big?!) not sure how to respond me thinks.. all the while Amanda is peeking around the corner!
Leslie continues: …I just got so bored waiting at that hotel room….
[Interesting.. seems Leslie doesn’t live in Washington DC – she had a hotel room.. so this is a long distance relationship.. hmm very interesting!!!]
…so I convinced your doorman to let me in.
[he’s fired! Interesting again to note- Leslie didn’t have a key to Lee’s apartment. but.. it could be argued the doorman let her in – so she could be known to him?? thoughts?? anyone??]
Lee still hasn’t responded.. we can just hear him making smiling awkward noises. How would you describe it?! I find it interesting not only that he hasn’t verbally responded yet, but they are standing with a table between them- and he has made no move toward Leslie to say hello or anything!!
….I thought I would surprise you with dinner.
Finally, Lee responds: Ohhh..
…you, you did ha haaa.
Leslie notices Amanda at the door and begins to move towards her.
Lee goes to say something here but gets cut off by Leslie approaching Amanda..
Uh oh.. Lee’s worst nightmare?!
Leslie to Amanda: hello!
They are both polite ladies..they shake hands.
Leslie: I’m Leslie O’Connor.
Amanda: Hello I’m Amanda King.
Lee: Amanda is my… (he hesitates a moment)
[Why does Lee hesitate here?? So had he not spoken of Amanda before this moment to Leslie? Maybe not?? Thoughts?? anyone?? Interesting that Amanda chooses 'secretary'.. what would Lee have said?? errand girl?? and does he usually bring his secretary home for no reason? If I were Leslie I'd be suspicious! ;) ]
Leslie closes the door behind Amanda.. uh oh.. she’s in your apartment Lee.. both Leslie and Amanda! eek!!!
Lee sounds suddenly upbeat, too upbeat: Well, I.. I guess that wraps it up for today Amanda. [Lee is all smiles.. I can read his eye language – Amanda- please go!]
.. Ahh quitting time huh.
Amanda: quitting time.
Leslie: ohhh quitting time. I love the sound of that.
Lee and Amanda laugh at this.. everyone is very smiley.. and it’s oh so awkward. Can’t Leslie pick up on it?? she doesn’t seem to be clueless about people..hmm..
Leslie continues: …I’m on 24 hour call in DC.
We see Lee check his watch as Leslie adds: I’m a translator and I travel between Paris, Geneva and the Hague.
[It seems a bit random when Leslie starts giving Amanda her resume!..I mean at most you'd say I travel between the US and Europe.. err Amanda didn't ask for it.. not really interested that you travel from Paris to Geneva to the Hague.. Leslie is a total name dropper! you know I was never going to like Leslie right?! ;) ]
Lee: I’m gonna call Billy about that contract. Tell him you’re on your way. (he points at Amanda)
[‘on your way’ does Lee want Amanda to go back to IFF?]
Amanda: yes, tell him I’ll be right there.
Leslie motions to Amanda to come into the room but Amanda stops her.
Amanda: it was very nice to meet you but I, I better be going.
Leslie moves in closer to Amanda: can I please ask you something?
I think Amanda would rather you didn’t!!!
[when she asks this, Amanda’s smile disappears a moment!]
I think Leslie is trying to have some girl talk here… but I find this all really strange! I’ll keep going though..
LOL the music kicks in..
Leslie continues: I umm…
…well I’m just getting to know Lee. [think this means they haven't been dating for long?? what do you think??]
….And well I wanted to know, is he always full of surprises? [Is it just me or is this a really dumb question? IMHO Leslie just wants to lead into telling Amanda about the dress! ugh..]
Amanda responds: yes, he’s full of surprises.
[I can imagine what Amanda is thinking- you Leslie are a flippin surprise!! This gag is a mirror of Lee's ironic response to Leslie saying she wanted to surprise him :)
Actually I find it surprising that Lee leaves the two of them alone for a moment!]
Leslie laughs a little: .. because yesterday apparently…
(Amanda has a smile firmly plastered on her face here as Leslie moves away.. I think Amanda is soooo not happy here!! but polite as always)
…he was out shopping and he saw a dress that he thought would be perfect for me…
…and…he bought it. And delivered it to my hotel room.
I know Leslie is suppose to be normal.. okay maybe she is normal looking because she isn’t a Randy baby type.. but I find Leslie just plain weird.. sorry if you find her normal!
I think it’s weird she tells Amanda this.. it’s like she is testing Amanda to see how she responds – maybe Leslie is taking this opportunity to suss out Lee’s secretary-hmmm is there anything between them? hmm.. so she puts this out there to see how Amanda will respond.
Call me crazy, but turning up at Lee’s apartment to surprise him could also have the same purpose – she wants to know more about Lee! [A bit like how some suspected when Amanda showed up at Lee’s at the end of ALSALS she was partly hoping to run into Randy again!]
I think Leslie is acting veeeery nice. Too nice. She likes Lee and she’s on a mission to claim him. To me, all this is about testing out the competition!
Amanda smiles and responds to Leslie’s comment about the dress [oh I loathe this dress]: that was.. very … thoughtful of him
[Love her expression as she says this- like she is remembering their conversation yesterday – and how thoughtless he had actually been towards her, Amanda! I’m sensing a bit of: 'I’ll kill that Lee Stetson' here from Amanda.. ]
Leslie: I brought it with me. I’m gonna go try it on later and surprise him. [gag!!]
Ohhhh Double Gag!!!!!!!
Purlease! Too Much Information Leslie!!! [I think she is a KGB agent and her partner is that Marlin in Billy’s office.. no? Hmm..]
Leslie: –if it fits!
We don’t want to know about it and Amanda doesn’t want to know about it.. why would you tell someone that you just met that? IMHO Leslie is getting weirder by the moment.. I’m surprised she didn’t tell Amanda you can read a book through it! yuck!!
I really don’t care if Leslie is written as a person who is suppose to be nice..and normal..If that’s the case, for me they failed! I don’t like her, and I think she is playing a game here- He’s mine. So back off.
Amanda smiles.. and soooo doesn’t mean it it’s like neither woman really means what they are saying here, there’s a battle going on in the subtext.. though I don’t think Amanda is fighting back, but she’s not offering up any information for Leslie either… she smiles and keeps her own counsel..
Leslie moves over to the plates and picks one up continuing to gush: Lee has been sooo wonderful for me. Sometimes there’s just… well.. chemistry.
[rofl- I love the music we hear after Leslie says this like.. whoa.. weird!! what's going on here??!!]
[okay, telling the secretary of a guy you are dating about the chemistry?? wrong! just.. wrong!]
We see here a close up on the plate being added to the table. rofl!! and ta da.. there is now a different type of flower on the table haaaa.. does this mean Leslie wanted to seat Amanda at a different table? whahahaaaa!!
Amanda smiles and tosses her head: I guess I better be going. [rofl.. heck yeah! when she starts talking like that you best get out of there Amanda!! Plus, I think Amanda would rather have dinner with the grumpy milkman than Leslie! I love that Amanda doesn’t respond directly to what Leslie just said! Good one Amanda!]
Leslie: Nooo you must stay for dinner…
[No. She musn’t. Ohh come on!! Leslie just finished telling Amanda how she was going to put on this special dress and surprise him.. Is she asking Amanda to stay and join in?? haaaaa.. hurry up and get out of there Amanda! She wanted to surprise Lee with dinner.. a romantic dinner.. why would she want another woman around for that?? I don’t buy this at all..What do you guys think??
I think Leslie knows she won’t stay..! Or if she does want Amanda to stay? It’s so she can watch Lee and Amanda together and learn more – ugh!! I am sure others probably won’t be seeing this the same way I do – IMHO she’s totally got an agenda here! More than just tell me his secrets, rather- are you one of his secrets???!!]
Leslie lowers her voice and continues: .. and tell me all the delicious things about him that he’d never tell me himself.
Umm Leslie.. why would Amanda do that??
Think you’ve earned her loyalty?
Dream on!! Leslie talks to Amanda like she is Lee’s 80 year old grandmother or something.(Aphids!!!!) The look on Amanda’s face here to me seems incredulous that Leslie would talk to her like this!
Amanda is a beautiful desirable woman of a similar age.. Seriously, Leslie is slightly psychotic! Way too smothering IMHO.. On the surface she is like Amanda.. but underneath it all?? I think they are nothing alike. [LOL I can hear it now, some of you are going to totally disagree with me and like Leslie! sorry!!! but we are free to disagree! :) ]
Amanda responds: well haaa.. I don’t really..
Finally Lee returns. Oh boy, Lee are you in some trouble!
Rofl at Lee’s face when he looks down and see’s that Leslie has added another plate! whahahahaaaaa!
He quickly moves it away.. yes I agree Lee – nightmare!!
Lee: ahhh well Umm thanks for the lift Amanda.
Leslie makes a silent move to protest.. Meh.. but she doesn’t!
Lee continues: and I will be seeing you in the morning.
Morning? I thought O’Keefe was calling by Midnight? so is Amanda suddenly no longer on the case??!!
Lee walks over to open his door and Amanda joins him: yes, we have a busy day tomorrow.
Lee: haa yeah!
Leslie to Amanda: We’re going to a party tomorrow evening at the soviet embassy?…
…That’s why Lee bought me the dress.
Is it just me or is Lee a bit stunned here at Leslie telling Amanda about the dress and the soviet embassy?!!!
Leslie continues: …you’re going??
Amanda: Oh nooo I think I’ll probably skip this one. [watch Lee when Amanda says this line!!]
Ouch!!!!!! Lee doesn’t seem happy..
gosh everyone – what’s going on in Lee’s mind here??
After the dress at the soviet embassy party conversation earlier- there can be no doubt what Lee has been up to!! Amanda, you’ve been replaced!!!! Poor Amanda!! (well she hasn’t really been- but right now it would probably look that way!)
I wonder if it begins to register with Lee here what he has been up to with the dress and trying to replace Amanda?? ‘begins’- I don’t think he has fully figured it out though thoughts??
Leslie: Well then, maybe the three of us can get together again soon.
Hmm yes Lee and Amanda look totally not interested in that! The funny thing is.. it is rare for Amanda to be involved in Lee’s life outside work in a purely social way- I see them as socialising but always on the pretense that it’s for work- even when it isn’t ;)
So wrong.. Leslie making this suggestion without even checking with Lee? she’s being awfully presumptuous.. she said she doesn’t know him very well.. they haven’t been dating that long.. and she’s already sneaking into his apartment, raiding his kitchen and organising future social plans?? I think Lee tries to laugh this off.. but I don’t think Lee would like being told what to do!
Again, neither Lee nor Amanda really respond to Leslie. IMHO Lee seems to motion with his head in an ‘I doubt that will happen’ kind of movement!
In a way, this whole conversation has been Leslie talking and Lee and Amanda not really responding – but communicating a lot silently between each other that Leslie is seemingly unaware of! I mean she must have noticed their reticence?!! no??
Amanda smiles to respond: well, yeah maybe so.
[when hell freezes over Leslie]
Lee smiles awkwardly as the two ladies interact.
Leslie: bye Amanda.
Amanda and Lee exit the apartment together, Lee turns to Leslie to motion he’ll be right back and he joins Amanda out in the hallway, closing his door behind him.
Finally, Lee and Amanda are alone..
But.. I better finish here so we can discuss Leslie and what’s gone on so far..There’s lots here..I’ll pick up right where we left off next post..
Here’s the wonderful Banner Lovesmk has created – Lovesmk I adore how you only showed Leslie from the back- whahahahaaa!! :)
So what do you make of Leslie?? I’ve been pretty strong in my opinion of her, I don’t trust her! But.. don’t mind me.. feel free to disagree – feel free to agree also tee hee.. or even partly agree haaa…
Oh and seems Lee bought the dress yesterday – So who votes for he was out buying it when the bomb went off?? (ugh!)
It seems worse to me to have had Lee buy the dress after the bombing had happened somehow!! Can’t wait to hear from all you guys reading! byeee bye for now!!!!!