16/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

So the elevator doors closed on feisty Amanda.. and we heard her declare to herself: Not this time buster!!!!
The next thing we see is Lee pouring a glass of wine for Leslie and himself.  Quite the formally set dining table..
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I know Leslie is going for romance- but I’ll keep this in mind and come back to it! Smile
Lee lifts up the bottle to check out the label as he hears the door behind him open.
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he says very naturally: Amanda,…
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and catches himself.
Oh boy.. What a magically brilliant moment huh! Smile
Leslie doesn’t seem to mind though – okay come on – who of you wouldn’t mind the guy your crazy about calling out another woman’s name?? I wouldn’t be happy!!! No wonder I don’t trust Leslie!
She isn’t Randi, she isn’t going to act all jealous so early on in their relationship and drive him away me thinks.. she’s too savvy for that (after all she’s a diplomat no?!).
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002367767Lee just cuts off his speech – and squeezes his eyes shut wordlessly – okay everyone- what’s he telling himself here huh?? Do tell!!!!
I’ll have a guess- where the heck did that come from?? I’m having a romantic dinner with this wonderful woman and I called her Amanda?? I’m thinking of Amanda? Noooo! It’s because of that stupid fight.. that might be it.. She’s gone home now, so I can stop thinking about her!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002368168Leslie enters the room in her new black dress that Lee bought her (gag)  with spaghetti straps..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002368968Lee gives himself a head shake… yes Lee you have Amanda on the brain…. He doesn’t recover quickly from this slip up (or Freudian slip!!) Looks like Leslie has let her hair down err in more ways than one!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002369369Lee turns and sees Leslie is wearing the dress.
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He smiles – but IMHO his reaction doesn’t live up to his earlier imaginings of how grrrrrrr.. ‘great’ this ‘friend’ would look in Amanda’s dress Winking smile
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002372172– Hmm maybe in reality something is missing here Lee.. the dress hasn’t given you that same old feeling!!!
(suffer Lee! Winking smile )
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Ahhh okay.. I suddenly like Leslie- why? because of her next line:  Amanda is very nice, you’re very lucky to have her.
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I love that standing there introducing Lee to the dress he bought for her, that is a poor copy of the dress Amanda had been wearing- Leslie talks of Amanda and how nice she is, and how lucky he is to have her.
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Poetic justice for her over familiarity with Amanda IMHO – it’s so ironic it’s brilliant. The dress is all about Amanda and his feelings for her – and Lee trying to put those feelings onto Leslie instead. He’s giving it a good go- and Leslie goes and reminds him how lucky he is to have Amanda? Love it!!!
Do you think Leslie means what she says?? She could very well think Amanda is nice, but Lee is what’s important to her.. and I think she says it hoping he’ll say- No, you are special. Or.. I think she says it to test Lee for a response, because she wants to talk about Amanda and suss out their relationship- I can’t blame her- he did just call her Amanda!!!! I’d be wondering too!!! but interesting to note she disguises this query in a sweet compliment- telling!!! I don’t trust her!! What you see IMHO is not what you get. I think this doesn’t make her not ‘normal’ either – this is not uncommon behaviour when someone is insecure about their relationship no? Hmm..

Call me crazy but it looks like they edited out a kiss here.. Leslie approaches Lee, and looks to be about to give him a kiss on the cheek or something here:
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and it cuts to Lee standing in front of her but not being held by her.. here:
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it certainly seems like there has been a lot of changes made around the Leslie character huh!
Lee: yes,…
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…Amanda is very special.3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002378878

[actually, Leslie said she was ‘nice’ Lee you said Amanda was ‘special’ ;) – great word too btw – ‘special’ implies that she is not only nice but one of a kind Smile Like her dress!!!!!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002379012what do you make of his expression here?

Me thinks Lee really doesn’t want to think about and talk about Amanda right now!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002379946- ugh!! off he goes leading Leslie to the couch.. yeah Lee kissing Leslie may help you forget Amanda.. go on give that a go! haaa..

I love how when Lee sits on the couch he makes a noise- you know like you do when you’re gettin old and have to bend down a long way!!!!!!! haaaaa!!!

Call me crazy, but while Lee motions to Leslie to head over to the couch- she seems to be the one moving in closer, reaching out to touch him..okay he does lean in for the kiss.. and maybe I’m seeing what I want to see – but for me the vibe isn’t that he is pursuing her- something’s missing! Smile
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Lee: Leslie, I.. errr..
They move in for a kiss… [do I have to include a pic? ohhhh alright!]
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Phew!!! Saved by the bells! the phone rings..and interrupts them before they kiss! 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002391391
LOL Look Lee doesn’t even put his right hand around her!! Is it just me seeing this? do tell!!!
What was Lee going to say to her?? I know!! ‘Leslie, I errr want to dump you for Amanda..’ yes that must be it!
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O’Keefe is on the phone.. he tells Lee they have a deal and to come in 30 minutes to his cannery with ‘the girl’. Or no deal..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002402602You know, baddie or not, I like O’Keefe!!!! I know.. he sorta blew up Hamilton Rawlings, and he sorta wants to kill Lee and Amanda.. but well.. he interrupted Lee and Leslie right before they kissed! Winking smile And then made the deadline in 30 minutes so Lee didn’t get to have his dinner with Leslie haaaa! Smile so he’s not all bad! Smile
Lee responds to O’Keefe’s instructions by clearing his throat and turning from Leslie to say more quietly:
no girl. I come alone.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002407007[I still think Lee hasn’t shared with Leslie what it is he really does]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002413813O’Keefe says bring the girl or no deal.
So Lee agrees..and they hang up.

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(yes, because they are such an every day happening??!! lol!! and I love how Tarzan is actually constructing the bomb right there! On O’Keefe’s desk in front of him! rofl!!!)

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002449049On to the parking lot of Transoceanic Industries and Amanda is on stakeout..
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Go Amanda! How did she get past the security guard on the gate?

Very kind of the baddies to not keep Amanda waiting there too long!
Amanda sees Tarzan exit the building..
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She’s looking so pretty again with her hair longer!!!
Tarzan places a bomb next to the sign there..
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Yeah Lee watching the baddies is pointless.. ahem..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002479879LOL love how the close up has him put it on stone.. but in the wide shot it’s on the grass!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002480680Love how the bomb is next to the ‘Authorised Parking only’ sign.. man.. these traffic laws are brutal.. unauthorised parking??? and Kaboom!! ;)
Tarzan heads over to the stack of boxes where
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002496696Amanda is hidden, but not as far as her.
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- thank goodness! Tarzan crouches down and waits for Lee to come along and park illegally!

I will need to pause here.. waiting for Lee to arrive.. Amanda on stakeout, aware the trap has been set.. and wasting her time watching O’Keefe- yeah! right!! Winking smile 

Sooo what did you make of Lee and Leslie? lol I think the names together are funny! It’s like Amanda and Armande or something.. tee hee.. too similar! Byeee for now!!!

15/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

Lee and Amanda walk out into the hallway closing the door on Leslie in Lee’s apartment.. Amanda still has her smile plastered on.. LOL! poor Amanda!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002278878The shock of it all is still hanging in the air.. Lee didn’t expect Amanda and Leslie to meet, and well… Amanda certainly didn’t expect Leslie Winking smile Remember that easy, friendly camaraderie as they arrived just a few moments ago?? Everything is suddenly different. Veeerrry different!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002279679So… what are the first words out of Lee’s mouth once Lee and Amanda are alone?
Lee: I briefed Billy. [Really Lee? Bluffing again are you Lee? It does come naturally.. What about Leslie and Amanda meeting??!!! Because right now that’s all I care about! Winking smile ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002283883Amanda nods..and smirks.. though IMHO it emanates from her here that she is not happy- too mild a word? How about- she’s furious???? (what do you think?)
Lee continues with his bluffing :
We’ve got a team standing by in case O’Keefe calls.
Amanda doesn’t respond to that, instead she says: She’s very nice.
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[Meh! Amanda is generous! I’m not convinced on that one myself…but whatever!]
Lee is a little taken aback by this statement:
Ohhh ahh… I’m glad you like her.  [lol Lee Amanda didn't say she liked her ;) only that she was 'nice' ;) ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002285685[Is he? really glad?? I think he’d rather they had never met- thoughts anyone?]
Amanda quickly: N
ot your type.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002288088Lee: what do you mean not my type?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002289689Amanda: she’s normal…

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[Okay, I can see the attempt was made to portray Leslie as normal..she looked normal! but lol I found her weird! Winking smile ]
..She’s a normal person. She would never understand you…
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…She would never understand what you do.

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002293860[and since when has Lee gone for ‘normal’!! Right Amanda? :) ]
Amanda takes a huge breath here.. yes.. breath Amanda!
Amanda is normal.
Amanda says Lee’s type is not ‘normal’
- therefore Amanda is not Lee’s type!!
Hmm.. this is all getting rather confusing for Amanda no?!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002294894Lee’s reply is a little snappy  :
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…She has a top security clearance from the UN as a diplomatic translator…

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(Lee starts checking off on his fingers here her credentials..Okay, I am now officially starting to get mad at Lee for the first time this episode!)
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…She’s been to Moscow for the start talks.
To me, Lee gives off the vibe here of not being happy with Amanda questioning him- because he knows what he is doing! Indignant maybe? He’s thought this all through! What does she know! lol.. Lee thinks he has it all sorted out, but I think he is kidding himself.
[Amanda looks at Lee incredulous at hearing this]
…she can guess what I do.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002302102Ohhhh boy.. I think Amanda freaks out a little as what Lee says here is plausible and requires her to re-adjust all the things she knew about Lee and Relationships!!! eek!

I cannot wait to hear what you all make of this!

Can Leslie really guess? ‘guess’ implies he hasn’t actually told her! So this real relationship he is trying out with Leslie so far still has it’s limits.. I tend to think anyone who knew what Lee did would not have ‘surprised’ him at his apartment, and if she knows- why did he hide his gun from her when he arrived? Meh.. I’m not convinced..
I think Lee is trying to convince himself though. I see this as Lee talking up this relationship with Leslie because he wants it to work.
Lee continues:
… that’s why it works out so….. perfect!
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Whoa!!!! Now that is a line that tells us a lot about where Lee is at now!
This is what Lee now sees as ‘perfect’?? A woman who can actually guess what he does and has a security clearance?
I think this is a huge shift in Lee and his attitudes towards relationships that – when Amanda has calmed down- will tell her a lot!
Lee now no longer defines Randi types who have not a clue what he does for a living as ‘perfect’ – Lee now seems to value being able to share his life with someone-without having to keep secrets..  he sees the advantage in less compartmentalisation…but.. at the same time, IMHO he hasn’t stopped this yet (I’m not buying that he has been completely open with Leslie about what he does!). And let’s not forget- he’s now thinking ‘normal’ is perfect!
So while I cringe at Lee saying this about Leslie.. I do also see that this is progress..
That question he began to ponder in SOS: Could I want to be a husband??? Maybe I do??!!  Could I really share my life with someone?? Well… it seems he has progressed in answering this, and has moved on to trying out this type of relationship with someone – Someone who is similar to Amanda in that she wants a real relationship.. but it is not exactly the same as with Amanda.. as was discussed earlier in light of the dress conversation, Lee’s feelings for Amanda are too scary for him to deal with at this point.
I am sure you will all have a lot to say about this!
This is a long distance relationship soo that seems to me to be not too demanding..
Leslie doesn’t have a ready made family and Lee thinks he can test this relationship stuff out, long distance,  without having to risk his relationship with Amanda – which he knows would be at risk if he tried this with her.  It’s not a bad plan.. lol! ;) He values Amanda so much- he doesn’t want to risk loosing it. He’s not ready to risk that.. but he’s ready to try with someone else.. Ohhh Lee!!!! I guess he’s got some growing to do!! I
hate to see Amanda’s hurt here.. but.. I can see Lee needed to go through all this to learn a lesson or two.

Maybe Amanda needed to go through this too – to begin to acknowledge she has not completely dealt with romantic feelings for Lee like she thought she had.. [and like the casablanca dream in DOA hinted at- it was buried deep in her unconscious!!]
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on what is happening with Amanda here – jealous? yes! but.. I think that is only a part of what is feeding this anger of hers here..I’ve never seen Amanda as tending towards jealousy very much.. a little.. but I think jealousy is much more Lee’s tendency.
I’d better keep going with this scene! Sorry for my rambles!
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So… Lee has just explained what’s now ‘perfect’ – shocking isn’t it Amanda!!!!
Amanda doesn’t really respond. She just nods and says:
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and takes a breath. What to say  huh?!
Lee seems to be oblivious to Amanda’s anger here.. confused and trying to move things back to business – you trying to keep Amanda your partner separate from your private life again now Lee?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002311711Lee continues: Anyway, where was I?..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002312112…everything is all set up in case O’Keefe calls…
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…You’re going straight home right?!!!
[Amanda is over the limit!!!!!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002317317Oh boy!!! this really is the last straw for Amanda.. first she is replaced by Leslie.. and now she is suddenly no longer involved in the case?? she was involved when they arrived, and now Lee is staying with Leslie she isn’t?
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(Amanda heads for the elevator mocking Lee) ..ha haaa haaa grrrrr go straight home Amanda! Story of my life. School, dinners, grocery store, then straight home Amanda!..
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Lee is utterly baffled at her angry reaction here
Lee: what the-
…Never been to the UN,…
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…never been on the road to Moscow…
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…The only Hague I know is that guy who use to be secretary of state! Ha!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002331464Lee: Amanda, you have been a big help, believe me I appreciate it
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[Meh.. the words don’t match the actions Lee… Give her a pat on the head there Lee.. that will make her point so nicely! you condescending dill! I think Lee said something similar to James last week (In Welcome to America Mr Brand) when he was trying to placate him. ]
On hearing this, Amanda lowers her head and lets out a big breath, you can even see her slump physically.
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She can see she is not being understood by Lee here. And he isn’t going to get it. I think this is the moment where she decides to go work on the case without him anyway. she starts smiling and nodding like crazy, too bad pal!
…Now all we have to do is wait for O’Keefe to take the bait…
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[Get it???!!! Take the bait??!!! whahahahaa]
…If he calls for a rendezvous, hey, I can get Francine to you know, double as you.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002340974It’s official! Amanda is well over her limit!!!!
She smiles and nods and throws up her hand saying light-heartedly:
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002343743oh boy..did Lee just say what I think he just said??!!! Of all the times to mention Francine replacing Amanda!!!! Big mistake Lee!! Amanda is fed up with women replacing her!!!! She wants to be free to live her life- whether you want a relationship with Amanda or not! Lee knows previously Amanda has had issues with Francine replacing her- why say it now like it is doing Amanda a favour that she isn’t involved? Honestly, Lee is completely clueless here!!!!! Criminally so!
The elevator door opens.
.. we could at least watch him…
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…but ohh  nooo no no…
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… you have better things to do.
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Ouch!!! now that is some nark there with that last line. She’s right though, he’d be on the case if Leslie hadn’t ‘surprised’ him. Bad Lee.. I guess Lee can go do what he likes, but Amanda doesn’t have to like it. She’s as angry here as I’ve ever seen her.
Amanda’s quip about Lee having better things to do makes Lee mad!
Lee:  Amanda King. I am not going to fight with you about this.
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(Amanda smiles at Lee here.. nothing he could say to her now would stop her from doing what she wants)
.. Now watching O’Keefe is pointless…
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…You go home!..
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…Go Home!

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(saying that? Is going to make her even more determined!)
Ohhh I so can’t wait to hear everyone’s take on this!!! I see this as a huge contrast to the previous scene in that same hallway
– coming out of that same elevator Lee points at Amanda to say you were good! here: harmony!
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and here on the way out?? Lee points at Amanda to tell her to go home like she’s a child! here: disharmony!!
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Whoa!!! suddenly with Leslie on the scene Lee is shutting Amanda out of this case, telling her to go home, and IMHO Lee is slacking off on the case! Watching O’Keefe is pointless? Rubbish!!
Amanda: Ohh?? Mmmmmm..
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(Amanda’s big smile as the elevator doors close 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002359492is priceless!!)

…Not this time Buster!

Whoa!!!!! is that their biggest fight yet?? What do you think??? They both got very worked up. I tend to think this isn’t just about work – it’s about their feelings for each other, but the work thing is definitely a part of it all. I am sure you guys will be able to put it into words better than I!

Amanda is so angry – angry about Lee and Leslie.. Why is Amanda so angry?

I’ll think on that for a while.. but the idea of earlier comments that Amanda felt a ‘claim’ on Lee because of their history rings true..(not necessarily a romantic claim)  Who said that?? and what post?? remind me?? so sorry! I don’t have time to hunt it down!
BJo listed earlier a number of reasons why Amanda could be feeling angry- Amanda jealous of Leslie? yes, a little.. but I really think that is only a part of it. She really wasn’t thinking Lee was a possibility..so jealousy was to me not the main emotion going on.. this is all such a shock!

I also think that Lee denied to Amanda that he had a new girlfriend (when he exclaimed: who said I have a new girlfriend?!! like Amanda was nuts to suggest it) and here she finds out – she was right he did – and by denying it, Lee had lied to her. I mean he could have said- no comment..but IMHO he lied to Amanda.. I can see that making Amanda very angry-  to find out in this way?? with Leslie being all nice and super friendly and way too familiar?! and acting like she is in a long term committed relationship with Lee? meh!
Amanda is angry with Lee and Leslie –  I think Amanda displaces some of her anger with Lee onto her anger about the job – this is why she is so extreme in her anger here.
I think her anger is leading her to behave recklessly.. I am not sure she would have gone off if Lee hadn’t made her so mad.

Lee is angry with Amanda too – he doesn’t really get where her anger is coming from, he certainly doesn’t want to listen to Amanda tell him that Leslie is not his type and he’s doing this relationship thing all wrong lol.. he seems to me to be avoiding thinking about Leslie and Amanda.. This is not working out the way Lee hoped.. he thought he could have the best of both worlds – keep wonderful Amanda close as a friend and partner.. and pursue a normal (long distance) relationship with Leslie – but… Amanda is so angry she is making trouble for him! [in more ways than one- but I’ll come back to this next post]

Amanda it seems is being replaced.. what with the dress, the soviet embassy.. and Lee choosing to be with Leslie than watch O’Keefe.. and it seems very stark when compared to Lee and Amanda’s arrival in the hallway- so together!! and now?? they’ve never been further apart!! Sad smile

You know, not watching O’Keefe reminds me of Mr Brand last week- no one but Amanda and James, against orders, were watching Clayton-Dobbs as he carried out his plans – and had James and Amanda not followed him the agency would have had nothing. Interesting when this episode is now immediately after Mr Brand- how this similar situation has arisen again.

[The script IMHO has a different tone here.. much more Amanda on the front foot with Leslie, and Leslie not being so weirdly assertive with Amanda..(I think the weird assertiveness was a blunder, and the writers did intend to write her as a nice normal lady- but IMHO they got it really wrong. A bit like how I think Byron Jordan was suppose to be a good guy, but to me he came off as a sexual harrassing boss! )]
I’ll look forward to hearing you guys expand more on what’s happening with Lee and Amanda here – I’m sure I haven’t put it very clearly.. but oh well.. this is the best I can do  with the time I have..
I was really struck by the level of Amanda’s anger here  – and Lee’s cluelessness..
I’ll finish up here for now.. we pick up with Lee and Leslie’s dinner in the next post.. you guessed it- this post is huge and I need to finish up for now..  – as always- please try not to jump ahead to the next scene- lots to discuss here!!  Can’t wait to hear your take on this scene!!! byeee for now everyone!!

14/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

Brace yourselves!!!! :eek:
Lee enters the silent apartment, his gun drawn.. Here’s a pic again.. cos it’s swoony! Winking smile
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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!…
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002135935err how did she hear him?? he wasn’t making any noise?? Lee was in stealth mode with his gun drawn?!! Winking smile
Love the look on Lee’s face when he hears the girlfriend call out.. uh oh!!!!
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She continues from the other room: …Ca va?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002137570We see Amanda peek around the door frame behind Lee.
Lee quickly hides the gun..
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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!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002139939Lee immediately turns around to look at Amanda,..
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who is still peeking around the door frame.
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Now stunned by what she sees!!!
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Leslie: I hope you don’t mind….
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002143543[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!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0021439433.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002144744Leslie continues: …I just got so bored waiting at that hotel room….
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002147147[Interesting.. seems Leslie doesn’t live in Washington DC – she had a hotel room.. so this is a long distance relationship.. hmm very interesting!!!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002148348…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.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002152352Finally, Lee responds: Ohhh..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002153153…you, you did ha haaa.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002154754Leslie notices Amanda at the door and begins to 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002156356move towards her.

Lee goes to say something here but gets cut off by Leslie approaching Amanda..
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Uh oh.. Lee’s worst nightmare?!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002159559Leslie to Amanda:
They are both polite ladies..they shake hands.
Leslie: I’m Leslie O’Connor.
Amanda: Hello I’m Amanda King.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002161961Lee: Amanda is my…
(he hesitates a moment)
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002163563Amanda: secretary!
[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?? Winking smile  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.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002168768[Lee is all smiles.. I can read his eye language – Amanda- please go!]
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.. Ahh quitting time huh.
Amanda: quitting time.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002170370Leslie: ohhh quitting time. I love the sound of that.
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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.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002175575Amanda: ohhh
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)
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[‘on your way’ does Lee want Amanda to go back to IFF?]
Amanda: yes, tell him I’ll be right there.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002185985Leslie 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.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002188388Leslie moves in closer to Amanda:
can I please ask you something?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002192392I think Amanda would rather you didn’t!!! 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002193593
[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…
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…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?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002202002[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.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002206806 [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…
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(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)
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…he was out shopping and he saw a dress that he thought would be perfect for me…
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…and…he bought it. And delivered it to my hotel room.

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002214414I 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!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002216816Amanda smiles and responds to Leslie’s comment about the dress [oh I loathe this dress]: that was.. very … thoughtful of him
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002218818[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!!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002223623Ohhhh Double Gag!!!!!!!
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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!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002224824We 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.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002225625Amanda smiles.. and soooo doesn’t mean it Smile 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??!!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002229229[okay, telling the secretary of a guy you are dating about the chemistry?? wrong! just.. wrong!]
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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!! Winking smile
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002235235Amanda smiles and tosses her head: I guess I better be going. [rofl.. heck yeah! when she
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002236836starts 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!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002236836Leslie: Nooo you must stay for dinner…
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002239639[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???!!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002240840Leslie lowers her voice and continues: .. and tell me all the delicious 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002242842things 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!
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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 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002244844all?? 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..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002246046Finally Lee returns. Oh boy, Lee are you in some trouble!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002246846Rofl at Lee’s face when he looks down and see’s that Leslie has added another plate! whahahahaaaaa!
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He quickly moves it away.. yes I agree Lee – nightmare!!
Lee: ahhh well Umm thanks for the lift Amanda.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0022484483.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002249649Leslie makes a silent move to protest.. Meh.. but she doesn’t!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002251651Lee continues: and I will be seeing you in the morning.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002254854Morning? 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!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0022568563.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002258058Leslie to Amanda: We’re going to a party tomorrow evening at the soviet embassy?…
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…That’s why Lee bought me the dress.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002264064Is 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!!]
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Ouch!!!!!! Lee doesn’t seem happy..
gosh everyone – what’s going on in Lee’s mind here??
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002265665After 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 Winking smile thoughts??
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Leslie: Well then, maybe the three of us can get together again soon.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002266466Hmm 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!
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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!
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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]
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Leslie: excellent.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002272572Lee smiles awkwardly as the two ladies interact.
Amanda: goodbye.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002274174Leslie: bye Amanda.

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002274708Amanda 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 Winking smile 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!!!!!

13/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

On to Transoceanic and it’s Operation Amanda Flirt..
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Amanda pulls up to the security gate and tries to talk the security guard into telling her 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001908108whose car it is.. so she can look him up and find her one true love! Just like in the Movie ‘Camille’ – 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001904904anyone seen it? Bet it’s a Warner Bros film!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001918918So funny watching Amanda try and flirt with Lee listening in!!

I won’t transcribe it.. criminal I know! but.. I’m time poor! If someone else wants to- feel free! Although LOL I am assuming BJo would transcribe this ramble in her stats post when she gets there! :)
Amanda does her 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001934534lines.. and gets the info. hooray for Amanda!! The car is signed in under the president O’Keefe’s name.. and uh oh.. Tarzan comes along right at that moment and says Amanda must come with him.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0019493493.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001950550[Oh well that’s not Amanda’s fault! Is it just me or did anyone else wonder why Amanda didn’t just floor it in reverse and get out of there?! Oh 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001948948well if she had.. we wouldn’t have the next scene huh!]
uh oh.. Lee what are you going to do?!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001951751[love the collar up on your vinyl jacket Lee!!! Yes.. I sorry I still think it's vinyl!]
Sooo funny- Love Amanda’s delivery of her final line to the security guard.
Security guard: good luck ma’am, maybe it will be just like in that movie!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001964964Amanda: Ohhhh I hope not!…
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001968968 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001968168… she dies!

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(Love how she says this while smiling through her teeth!)
Lee follows Amanda in, clinging to the side of a truck.. is it just me or does he look really funny squatting on the side of the truck like that?!!  3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001986186Definitely calls for a meme!!! some wise crack about the vette!!! ;) anyone?? feel free to use my pic!
Amanda is shown into O’Keefe’s office.
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Uh oh.. check out all that silver and ivory- this is one mean refined baddie!!!  [what, no baddie phone?!] Love the boat- keeping the fishing theme going!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002001801Amanda is flying by the seat of her pants.. And being awfully polite Smile Go Amanda!!
Amanda: what a lovely office!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001999399O’Keefe: who the hell are you?
Amanda: Oh.. ahh..
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…Mr O’Keefe? I’m looking for a job and you see I didn’t want to go through personnel sheesh!..
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…I know I probably shouldn’t but I thought I’d just bring my resume
(uh oh.. where is it Amanda?!) myself to you and deliver it to you.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002012612…except I left the car without my purse and …I didn’t have it with me and I -
At this, Lee bursts into the office. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002019419
Hmm would have been interesting to see how O’Keefe responded to Amanda’s ramble! He could have offered her a job! Winking smile
Lee to Amanda: you tell him yet?!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002022622Amanda doesn’t miss a beat: no.
Lee: ohhh.. [cool I guess this is Lee’s way of checking with Amanda- have you told him anything??!!]
Lee turns to O’Keefe : We’re friends of Jack Richards… 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002024624
(oh? his first name was Jack was it?!)
Amanda jumps in here very quickly: Ah yes we’re partners.
Lee: yeah..
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.. you know him as Kurt Magnusson.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002028628O’Keefe sends his secretary away..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002031831As she leaves, Lee and Amanda share some serious eye talk here! Smile
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Once the secretary has left, Amanda quickly moves to stand part way behind Lee – awh!!! Smile I’m sure Lee kinda likes that Smile what do you think?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002036236Lee continues: … and err we know
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… everything!
Amanda: that’s right!
[she’s too funny here! Isn't it great to see the two of them play off each other ad-lib like that??  Interesting - in front of a baddie they are partners.. in front of others.. she runs Lee's errands.. ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002043843Lee: We’re willing to forget for 100 grand.
[Is it just me or, if I ignore the awful jacket- does Lee look extremely gorgeous, tanned and well.. swoony here???!!!!]
Amanda quietly adds: 100 grand.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002045045[It's very cute how Amanda just keeps repeating what Lee says...I've missed moments like these.. remember?: 'me and the chick here want some privacy!' 'yeah!' ROFL!! I haven't seen one of these exchanges for a while now! What was the episode? Smile just check out BJo’s avatar!! Smile  ]
Lee: … unless you’re willing for everyone to know that you blew up Hamilton Rawlings.
Amanda: Mmm MMmm! (as in yeah!)
O’Keefe stands up: Get out of here.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002048648Lee pulls out a notepad : In a minute…3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002049049
(whooo so take charge and confident! Smile )
…now you,…
(We cut to a close up of Lee writing a phone number in his note book.)
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002056656[Whoooo is this Lee’s home phone number? nah.. he probably would give an agency one I guess.. are these Lee’s hands??!!! hand experts? 555-2715 who’s gonna give Lee a call??!!!! ]
(Lee hands him the slip of paper with his number on it)
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002057857…phone by midnight tonight. Otherwise we’ll feed you to a lot of hungry reporters.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002060260[whoooo I like it!!! a bit of a fishing pun no?!]

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002065065O’Keefe is silent in response.. just scowling at them as a security guard comes to lead Lee and Amanda away..
Amanda nods at O’Keefe once again repeating Lee’s instructions: Midnight.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002066666Amanda nods a lot in agreement.. so funny her delivery here.. I love funny Amanda! I don’t know how BB doesn’t crack up laughing!
so serious haaaa.. and then she turns and says so politely: Goodbye!
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Lee chuckles at the security guard and tells him they were just leaving – ie. you don’t need to physically make sure I get out of here Smile
Amanda gives one last look at O’Keefe: Thank you Sir.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002070670And with that.. they leave O’Keefe’s office.. and O’Keefe looking very serious..

Tarzan re-joins him excitedly confirming Lee is 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002084284the guy he sprayed with the extinguisher.
Muahahahaa O’Keefe wonders how to ‘get them out of our way’  – I 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002087087don’t think he’s gonna pay Winking smile
And the scene finishes there..

On to Lee’s apartment..whooo we see a moving exterior of his apartment block- I wonder which apartment he lives in today? Winking smile
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002097497Drat.. no car with the hatchback up!
[but it looks like fall/autumn again?!]

We hear Amanda all excited: Ohhh!!! I think we’ve gone em! I think  we really do!!! We really got him on the hook, boy!!! [rofl.. another fishing pun, fabulous! I don’t think I noticed that one before!! It must have previously gotten through the net.. get it?? see what I just did? lame I know ;) ]
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We cut to Lee and Amanda exiting the elevator
Lee is more cautious in his excitement:
I don’t know. Do we?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002101501Amanda smiles: Oh yeah!!!!
Lee: ‘cause I was bluffing like crazy.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002102702LOL.. Lee seems to be looking to Amanda here for encouragement! Or is it just me who thinks this?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002103903Amanda: Oh yeah!!! but you were good…
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…You were really really good…
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…How did you learn how to do that?
[wow.. so gushing.. it’s been a while since we heard this- It feels different to me here than previous gushing compliments from Amanda.. what do you think?
Here the vibe is- I want to do that!! I want to learn from you to be a better pro!!! Whereas previous gushing - gosh anyone remember the last time??- has felt like more- wow you are really amazing!!! and a bit hero worship like- here her praise is more curious.]
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[What do you think of Lee’s reaction?? He doesn’t get bashful.. maybe he is more comfortable now the gushing is no longer hero worship?? He seems preoccupied with whether the case is going well, he’s not happy about it, though I think he is encouraged by Amanda all the same.]
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Lee responds to Amanda’s question: Ohh I don’t know….
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…It sort of comes out naturally.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002110243Lee breaks into a big smile here..
[I find this comment of Lee’s very very curious – He said he was bluffing, and it comes out naturally – is this applicable to other area’s of Lee’s life too?? I think it might be. I’ve never noticed this line before! Lee bluffs his way through a lot of things.. and interesting that he confesses this to Amanda no?? Previously Lee would have said thanks – it’s a skill or it’s training.. he’s a professional.. it’s what he does! – IMHO he certainly never would have admitted he just bluffs!!! what do you all make of this?? I’ve never really thought about this line of his before – I’ve always been so focused on Amanda’s gushing.. and the upcoming introduction of you know who!!! I think it overshadows everything- sadly – and so we miss little gems like this!!! ]
Okay moving on.. sorry!
Amanda continues with her unabated praise – any earlier distance between them seems to have been forgotten.
Amanda: Oh it was good!…
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…it was really good
Lee points at Amanda: you were pretty good yourself.
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[wha???!!!! Did I just hear that correctly?? wow!!! Lee did just give a bit didn’t he!!! He is certainly changing!!!! ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002112512Amanda: Oh well.. I wasn’t as good as-
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002112712they talk over each other here a little..
Lee holds his hand up: no Amanda-
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002113513Amanda: -as you
Lee: take it from me-
Amanda: noooo you were better!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002114714[Oh my goodness.. I can’t believe my ears!!!! When I think back to Brunettes are In?? and the fight in the hallway?? Amanda trying to assert that she knew some things and Lee knew different things?? wow!!!! Look how far these two have come!! There is no doubt Amanda is nowhere near the experienced agent Lee is – but he is no longer unable to see what she contributes – Hoooooo flippin Rayyy!!! ]
Lee and Amanda are so absorbed in each other as they walk down the hall and arrive at Lee’s front door, they don’t even notice the door is open!!! whahahaa!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002115915Lee: hey from my experience -
Amanda: ohhh!!!
Lee: you were take it from my experience-

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002117917Amanda: Okay I was pretty good… 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002118318
[Love the noise Amanda makes here – when she realises Lee’s apartment door is open.. not unlocked – but actually open. btw- I note Lee lives in Apartment 303 now.. so is that the third floor??!!! HERE is a DOA delirious on arrival post where I’ve discussed Lee’s apartment previously.. the external shots, the apartment number etc. There is so much that I haven’t covered – it could be really fun for someone to put it all together into one post – if anyone is interested?? but.. anyway. here Lee is Apartment 303 and  in DOA it was 305 – I think! Always open to being corrected!!! but I note Lee has gotten rid of the plant that was standing next to his front door entrance in DOA! The hallway has been painted a totally different colour and the hallway light fittings have been changed so it doesn't look like people have devil horns! Heck, maybe Lee has moved floors again! got to keep the baddies on their toes!]
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Back to the episode.. sorry! I digress!!!
Lee and Amanda are on high alert!!! Lee’s apartment door is ajar!!!
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Lee holds his hand up to Amanda to be quiet.. they listen but don’t hear anything..
Then, Lee pulls out his gun.. and slowly, quietly enters his apartment – my my.. the entrance inside the apartment has turned into a jungle! Winking smile
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_002129529Lee enters the silent apartment…
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He doesn’t hear anything, but sees a table with candles on it..
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and.. with that I shall pause here for now.  Yep I’m going to stop here before the big introduction.. this post is long enough already and I think it is good to stop here and discuss Lee and Amanda’s conversation in the hallway – Sooooo I encourage you all to hang in there!!!!  I can’t wait to hear what you all make of it!!!!

Where do you see Lee and Amanda here now?? What do you make of their interaction in the hallway?
I find they are so comfortable and happy in each other’s company it’s sweet.. and I love that they are so wrapped up in each other- they don’t even notice Lee’s door!!!

Anyone else find Amanda in O’Keefe’s office hilarious??!!!! and Lee particularly swoony and in command??!! hoo haaa..
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!!
Okay well byee for now.

12/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

On to the police station, and they’ve arrested Elizabeth.. Seems Elizabeth is at a different police station this time.. the exterior looks different!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001638672We see Elizabeth and her husband Eric through a two way mirror?? is that a visiting room? or a questioning room?
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I don’t know what it is.. but it’s not a happy place!
We see Lee and Amanda exit from another room in the police station.. Amanda is worked up!
Amanda: but I don’t understand. How can they arrest her. We saw that guy and we even got part of his licence number.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001654654Lee: the police found Magnusson’s diary when they searched his apartment. It implicated Elizabeth up to her neck.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001659459[And Magnusson.. hello! this thing really does scream SETUP!! Stupid cops.. ]
Lee asks Amanda quietly: Alright?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001663063Before they walk towards Manny.. Amanda lets out a deep breath and gets herself together… the message Lee seems to be sending  IMHO is- behave Amanda.. tread carefully 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001665865here..
They greet Manny. Manny is enjoying that his job is crazy, sometimes someone confesses and makes it easy, but sometimes it’s ‘ a can of worms’.
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jumps on this passionately: well if all you’ve got is a can of worms then why did you arrest Elizabeth?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001676676Lee warns Amanda: Amanda. Magnusson’s diary is the kind of evidence that makes US attorneys sit up and pant. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001685085

[ Oh so now they are stupid too?!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0016858853.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001689489Seems Manny isn’t completely stupid: Still, that’s a good question. I mean a con on the loose, he doesn’t usually write everything down.
Go Manny! Like you again!! Smile Love how Amanda looks at Manny like- well yeah! and Lee just kind of quietly says: hmm..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001690690To me it sounds like he’s thinking yeah-didn’t think of that!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001691491Manny stands up: if you want to see her I’ll fix it.
Amanda puts her hands out to stop Manny, with a quick look at Lee.. yes she knows she’s pushing it, but this is important!
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Amanda: Ah excuse me. But, why did you call Mr Magnusson a con?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001698298Lee: Well, Magnusson wasn’t really his name. It was Richards, he escaped from leavenworth two years ago.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001703103[gosh Lee, so why did you just call him Magnusson then? and why didn’t you tell Amanda that already?! lol guess he had to tell Amanda ‘in front’ of the audience.. tee hee.. like how I talk about them like they are real?! ... I'm a very sick girl.. :) ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001707907Manny: Elizabeth Sullivan found out and was blackmailing him or something. [Oh Manny how do you say that with a straight face?! They know there is a 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001712312third party involved – because he got Lee in the face with the fire extinguisher! ] ... at least, that’s what it says on the charge sheet. It’s very weak.
Amanda can’t understand why Elizabeth is in jail if it’s so weak.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001716716Manny responds that he dusts for prints and asks questions.. it’s the stupid US attorney who decides if there’s a case or not. Well.. where is he or she hmm??!! Let me at them!!!! Smile
Did Manny dust those documents at the Save our Bay office that implicated Elizabeth? if he did, he would not have found any of her prints on them! screams setup- honestly!
Okay everyone.. which setup is lamer-
Amanda got him with the steak knife after dinner when she rejected his advances??
or Elizabeth got him by planting a bomb in her own baby’s baby carriage, when the guy was going to give her back her business?
or.. Elizabeth was blackmailing Richards so he blew up Rawlings and then went back to his apartment to be happily questioned by police? whahahaaa..
okay.. they are all really lame! But KC’s cry of ‘flying lettuce’ does make me prefer the MBF set up! ;) good one KC!
I digress!
At least Manny is being friendly with Amanda.. Lee need not have worried about touchy Manny – I think he’s only touchy with Lee! Winking smile
Lee and Amanda are led in to talk with Elizabeth and Eric.
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Eric is mad!
Sooo the cops came to arrest Elizabeth at 5am- ouchy.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001749149and Elizabeth has been arrested for two murders?! oh rofl!! she stabbed Richards?? too ridiculous! She tackled Lee and got him with the fire extinguisher?! Gosh I hope Amanda the encyclopaedia lady can help them! Smile
Lee attempts to make them feel better: It’s preliminary
cases like this are volatile…
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…they’re subject to reconsideration.
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Eric looks at Amanda: what’s he saying?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001754754Amanda: oh he just talks like that!
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(Amanda gives Lee a sideways glance and Lee lol he bites his tongue here!)
…It’s a very weak case…
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…and we’re going to do everything we can to help you I promise.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001760760[We? the encyclopaedia lady Amanda is gonna help? Winking smile
I haven’t previously noticed Lee being especially obtuse with his explaining.. ahem.. but.. I guess this is the start of that story arc where Amanda, a normal person with people skills, teaches Lee the spy who is not normal seems to loose what people skills he had previously.. feel free to disagree but I’ve always felt this difference in them was further expanded on in season 3 to give Amanda a point of different more so than in seasons 1 and 2.. but.. I’ll go with it!]
Okay here’s a question.. and asking not as a test but I’d like to know the answer! I vaguely remember Amanda telling a third person not to worry because Lee and her were going to help them or something – and Lee says under his breath ‘thanks a lot’ – like he can’t get out of it now.. where and when was that?? anyone??
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001765965Manny returns and says there are 11 possibles on the partial car number plate Amanda got off Tarzan..

Next thing we cut to the corvette busy trackin down 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001776776possibles.. love how Manny’s comment that ‘it could be any of them’ sounds soooo different to his previous line of his dialogue (added post production!)..
Lee and Amanda head off to track down all the 11 possibilities –but a voice over from Lee updates us.. they’ve found 8 dead ends.. and only 3 more to check (whooo Lee can do the math! Winking smile )
We see them arrive at Glengarry Meadows rest home,
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Is that Duffy who gives them directions? LOL.. now every guy with grey hair looks like Duffy to me! Amanda greets all the elderly residents as they wander looking for their ‘suspect’!
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They come across an elderly lady gardening.
Lee: Excuse me! May Carswell?…
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…Yes, I’m Lee Samson (whoo such a strong name!) and this is Amanda Smith.
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(too funny.. do you remember when she checked in calling herself smith?? with a y ?? and.. an e?? I wonder 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001802402if this is a shout out??!!!)
May smiles to greet them as Lee continues his spiel: we’re from ah er senior’s outlook magazine.
Amanda: we’re doing an article on senior’s
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…and their cars. Where they drive, what they drive.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001806806May laughs: drive?! I haven’t owned a car since I retired.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001808808Lee: Oh but you did own a car,…
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…a blue sedan.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001815215May: Ohhhh yes.. until my bursitis got me so gimped up that I-

(she cuts off a flower)
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…I wasn’t safe at any speed!
May passes the flower to Amanda and they laugh…
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0018248243.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001836436Ok.. transoceanic industries managed to get this lady’s car by offering her a minibus service or something.. sounds weird. whatever..
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Love the look Lee and Amanda share on hearing the name ‘transoceanic industries’!

Just love how May is sooo cranky at the aphids.. all the way over theeeerrre!!
May: Ohhh!!! would you look at those aphids! I warned them… those!!!! (she walks off to kill all the aphids..)
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My what great eyesight she has!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001848448Amanda and Lee move to the side to stand very very close together and discuss..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001850050Amanda: Elizabeth told me that Rawlings and Transoceanic were like peas in a pod.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001852052I just gotta include another pic..
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And another.. Love how the shot zooms in on Lee and Amanda standing so close Smile
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Lee: but he had more to gain by keeping him in office in that company that’s for sure.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001860460Lee warns Amanda that the murderer will be heavily inside trans oceanic.. and is she sure she wants to go through with this? [through with what? ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001863663Amanda: Oh Lee, come on…
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…I can still flirt pretty well when I want to.

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[When Amanda wants to. I like it – she isn’t indiscriminate…. she is intentional- and picky about when she flirts - if Amanda flirts with you, you’re  a  lucky guy! Pay attention Lee!]
Amanda laughs and looks at the rose.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001870870Lee smiles at Amanda..
Amanda then hands Lee the rose
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001871271Lee looks at the rose..
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Lee chuckles- Oh ho hhhho!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001872072She’s cheeky Lee! You know what I like about this?
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To me, Lee seems surprised by Amanda here. but also seems to tell himself- I should have known!
Yeah.. I know.. I can read a lot into an Ohh hoo hoo! but.. well.. it’s the body language that goes with it!
Do tell us what you think is going on here!

This plays nicely into the whole idea that Amanda had been suppressing her sexuality of late.. here we see Amanda beginning to ‘bloom’ – handing the flower to Lee and flirting, but also professionally stepping up to the challenge that is ahead of them – finding the murderer in transoceanic!

At the same time… while Amanda flirting with Lee is great.. what’s that got to do with transoceanic? did we miss something?? it’s like they’ve had a conversation about getting into transoceanic that we didn’t hear… Time to check the script in desperation! :???:
Okay, the  script has these two exchanging these lines not straight after talking with May Carswell.
Instead, they exchange these lines after having travelled to Transoceanic and clearly discussed their plan on the way there – and Amanda says this right when she is about to infiltrate transoceanic..now that makes more sense to me! I guess doing the lines at the rest home let Amanda give Lee the flower!  Smile Was anyone else confused by this?? [and I don’t just mean because it was swoony and cute! Smile ]
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Oh BTW- it’s official!!! I loathe the editor of this episode!!!!! First he sticks a tree in front of Lee when he says she sure looked beautiful- and now? He fades away as Lee takes the rose and reacts!!! ‘He’? you bet! No woman would have cut those swoony moments!!!
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Oh well…. I’ll include it anyway..
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it’s nice to see (even if blurry and faded) Lee taking the flower out of Amanda’s hand smiling at her flirting attempts…
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His smile getting bigger and bigger as he gets replaced by a flippin transition shot- boo!!
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I feel like yelling at the screen-come back! come back!

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001875675Their gone! Sad smile  Hey this will be fun.. if you scroll down the webpage it will be like you’re watching it Smile
Ah well.. it is still a lovely moment!!! Too many pictures?? Nah.. didn’t think so!

I neglected to add Lovesmk’s gorgeous banner to this post, so in future people will be able to see the corresponding banner.. Here t’is! Smile [thanks again Lovesmk (or 'WR')!!!]OvertheLimit-Banner4

As always – I’m really looking forward to hearing what you guys reading think! byeeee!!

11/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

We left Amanda struggling to cope with her mother’s 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001550583shopping habits.. next thing, we see a street shot of IFF.. (looks like spring to me..) and then suddenly we see a marketplace in the middle east somewhere..
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We cut from the marketplace to Amanda moving her gun around a bit pointing at it.
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Oh boy.. she looks freaked out!!!
She’s on edge.. waiting for something to happen!
A shot rings out in the marketplace.. Amanda’s still aiming but not shooting as she can’t see who the shooter is.. the non-shooters in the marketplace run away, revealing the shooter- a young girl with a really big gun!
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Amanda sees it’s her, can see she has a gun.. but doe3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001572205sn’t shoot.

Amanda can see the girl is going to shoot- and seems to have decided- I’m not gonna shoot her, she can shoot me!!!
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And.. she does.. well it’s not real life! I think it would be different if it really was Amanda’s life on the line..
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Amanda squeezes her eyes shut as the girls ‘shoots’ at her.
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We hear a voice off screen declare: You’re dead!.. Again!   [Lol I love the addition of that one word ‘again’ – it tell us so much!! Smile ]
Amanda’s eyes are still closed!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001579579Amanda: I know, I’m sorry.
Amanda looks so disappointed here.. ah bless her.. it’s sweet that she apologises..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001580380Leatherneck finally steps into view. Have we met him before? Gosh.. I’m thinking this is our first introduction! Smile Welcome Leatherneck!
Leatherneck: Oh for Pete’s sake.. at least fire the thing.. it’s the only way to switch this thing off.
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His words are a bit harsh.. but his delivery I think is dripping in good humour Smile This is cute… I bet Leatherneck has never had to deal with anyone like Amanda!

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001585985ROFL! To fire the gun.. Amanda still doesn’t point at the screen.. she shoots at the ceiling!!! whahahaah!!
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The lights come back on..
Leatherneck: Nice.
Amanda: Ohhhhhh..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001587854Amanda just cringes at the screen.. so disappointed.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001588788Leatherneck tries to make light of it, he points to the screen: Look! You just got the agency’s all time low ball score.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001589022Amanda lets out a huge sigh.. oh poor Amanda! man is she having a tough couple of days! I think if it had been a man she could have had a much easier time of it.. she could have imagined him tell her his ‘friend’ would look grrrrrr great in Amanda’s dress! Winking smile teee heee.. oh what am I saying?! Oh I know.. they should have made it a Rebecca’s fantasises salesperson! Smile
Leatherneck: see the logic of this thing…
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…is to fire your weapon at your adversary….
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[his delivery here is awesome! so deadpan and cheeky! Anyone got a crush on Leatherneck? I thought he’d be a good foil for Francine someday.. did that cross anyone else’s mind?? I digress again! eek!]
… not the ceiling…
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…The ceiling is on our side!
Amanda says flatly: I couldn’t shoot the little girl.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001601835Leatherneck: she shot you! just like the Nun before! 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001602635‘Nun before’? Oh roflmbo!!!! I love it!! great dialogue here! funny.. and says so much with so little! Smile I will say, shooting nun? LOL! whoa.. they really make it hard here for Amanda.. couldn’t she start off easy and be asked to shoot a umm.. bear? or.. umm a haystack??!!!! Here’s a gif of it!
Remember this moment in A Class Act?? The one other time we have seen Amanda packin’ heat! And there.. it was a shotgun.. and part of a sequence to laugh at how inept Amanda was at this spy stuff.. yep.. I wasn’t laughing.. I had steam coming out of my ears! how about you?]
Leatherneck: Okay, we’re gonna try this one more time.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001605038Amanda: Ohhhhhh!!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001606639She works herself up (as much as Amanda does! LOL) readying herself for the next round.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001608241Leatherneck: Get ready.
Amanda aims the gun at the screen.
Amanda lets out a deep breath.. and at this moment.. Lee opens the door behind them.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001611444Leatherneck turns to greet Lee.. and we see Amanda in the foreground- she turns part way around.. but not quite..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001609843She seems to me disappointed- that Lee has shown up now?? or at how she’s going? what do you think? or heck maybe both. I don’t know!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001611444Then Lee asks:  hey, how’s she doin Leatherneck?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001612245[Given Amanda is still pointing the gun at the screen and NOT looking at Lee – I’d say he’s guessed things are not going well!! He may be clueless about his feelings for Amanda and the dress! but.. he is otherwise pretty attuned to her and how she is travelling- would you say?]
Leatherneck: It’s gonna be a lot of work pal.
[whooo I don’t think Leatherneck knows that’s what Lee calls bad guys! Winking smile ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001613847Leatherhead err neck mumbles under his breath as Lee approaches Amanda: .. a lot of work!
Lee doesn’t respond to Leatherneck here.. instead..
Lee licks his lips and looks at Amanda pointing the gun at the screen with a quiet, indulgent smile here..
[Hey- I’m guessing he’s remembering the hairdryer!! What do you think? tee hee.. ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001614547Amanda to Lee admits: I don’t like to shoot.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001614814Amanda lets out a big sigh and puts the gun down, but she still doesn’t look at Lee…
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001616549Lee, now by her side.. looks down at the gun and quietly responds: yeah… I know.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001616816[The quiet way he says that is too swoony for words! Very endearing!! He knows Amanda so well now, and doesn't judge her for it here.. very sweet!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001617217Hey I guess this is why there was the weird phone call in Amanda’s kitchen – guess that was Lee she was talking to… Lee knew where to find her, and knew to search for Elizabeth.. Anyway..
Amanda immediately asks about Elizabeth..
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I think Lee is so gentle with Amanda here as he delivers the bad news – he knows Amanda cares about Elizabeth.
Lee: In a way,… she’s got some more trouble.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001622655What trouble? Amanda knows better than to ask..
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she lets Lee lead her out of the shooting range as he quietly takes Amanda by the arm: come on.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001626659Oh my.. Lee pretty much has his arm around Amanda as they turn to leave!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001627394At the door, Amanda turns back to Leatherneck and gives him a last look. What do you make of this look? 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001628728To me, the look is: determination! She’s saying- this isn’t finished! I’ll beat this!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001629062I love it!!! So Amanda.. she’s had a set back this time.. it’s gone badly – but she isn’t giving up. In typical Amanda style, she’s going to keep trying until she gets there.. I love Amanda’s tenacity! Smile It’s a quiet tenacity.. unlike Francine’s hey everyone I am woman hear me roar! you know? Smile
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001629396Lee notes her final look and chuckles quietly to himself as he follows her out, shaking his head too haaa! [Last time I remember Lee doing that?? after the super sweet and intense moment where Lee tells Amanda her being in hospital will give him peace of mind in OOADP!]
Whooo see the map on the wall? seems Billy’s map has found a new home! Smile 

This scene for me shows Amanda is on the road to being a professional agent.. separate to Lee- good to see he isn’t the one training her! She’s got her own battles to fight, fears to conqueror and difficulties to overcome! But she approaches it with honesty, and determination.. she isn’t giving up!!!

I also get the vibe here from Lee that he isn’t judging her for it either.. he accepts her as she is.. and quietly supports her struggle here. He was wise to stay silent when she lamented she didn’t want to shoot IMHO – it was just a nice silent camaraderie and non-judgement.. Lee has come a long way here!!! but.. I liked too how focused on Amanda he was – his first question is how is she doing? Not how are you leatherneck.. nope he’s concerned for Amanda.. she is his focus. ain’t it wonderful?? he seems to be attuned to the vibe of the room – things aren’t going well – and he knows Amanda really doesn’t like guns! Smile 

I can’t wait to hear what you all make of this scene! A couple of very superficial comments before I finish up! I loathe this sweater of Amanda’s!!! the red section in the middle makes it look like she’s been shot – and it went straight through! maybe the Nun and the young girl were successful!!!! [No.. I will not comment on any possible future injuries to Amanda.. I won’t I won’t! eek!!]

Aaaand Lee.. lovin the jeans.. always lovin the jeans.. but.. ahem.. the jacket?? with the sleeves rolled up?? 80s central! He looks so dated. I’m sure at the time all the ladies were swooning in their living rooms.. and vowing to go shopping the next day and buy their husbands a brown vinyl jacket – where did Lee get it from? did he make it himself? I doubt it!!! so they were probably in with a good chance. LOL!!!! Winking smile
I’m not sure why.. but to me Lee suddenly looks older. He’s still gorgeous.. but he no longer has the boyish thing happening – he’s definitely a grown man.. could this be because of his maturity?? or.. is it the really deep tan (and sun damage wahahaha) after the summer break in filming? Thoughts?
Ahhh yes.. I like to go deep and get all Freudian.. but.. there are also the superficial things in life to chatter about no?? How about you?? Go as deep or as shallow as you like I say! Smile I am looking forward to having a discussion about  this shooting range scene – bye for now! 

10/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001411244Moving on we see a Trans-oceanic Industries truck pull into a factory. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001423256O’Keefe is looking at a newspaper article mourning the death of 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001426459Rawlings.. he closes it and gives Tarzan a good whack. [the script had an article next to it about the murder of Kurt Magnusson.. that makes more sense of O’Keefe’s anger here IMHO] Tarzan is confident that Lee 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001437671didn’t see his face.. O’Keefe checks the car can’t be traced back to them.

Tarzan: it’s registered to an old lady! There’s no way they’re gonna trace it back to us. Look! I said I know my job!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001449683O’Keefe: Then do it. Find out who he was. What he knows. And if you have to, make him disappear.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001457691My goodness.. O’Keefe likes a high body count huh!

Back at Amanda’s place. New outfit.. I guess this is the next day..
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Oh my.. just look at the milk, eggs and crispy critters randomly out.. I guess this is telling us it’s morning? looks very staged..
Amanda is in the kitchen on the phone – she’s looking at the newspaper article also.. [again, it being about Magnusson makes more sense.. but whatever!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001466499Amanda: Yeah well I’ve been trying to call Elizabeth all morning and she’s not on the boat and she’s not at the save our bay offices.
(Amanda hears Phillip and Jamie at the front door.. something’s going on)
…okay well, if you hear anything would you just umm ahh find me, I’ll be at the shooting range…
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(Amanda listens to the person on the other end, but we can still also hear the boys excitedly at the front door) … yeah.. okay.. alright.. I’ll see you later. bye byee.
Amanda hangs up.. err who was she talking to?? Lee?? I guess it is.. ? and umm could she have mentioned any louder that she was going to be at THE SHOOTING RANGE!!!!! Oh what am I thinking.. the boys ears would sooo not prick up at hearing this if they had! Winking smile
Amanda calls to the boys:
Hey Fellas!!!!
she rushes to the front door.
Doh! once again Amanda is faster than Dotty!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001480914Amanda reaches the front door and the parcel just before Dotty!
Amanda: what have we here? Rebecca’s fantasies!?
Dotty comes up from behind Amanda and snatches the parcel away.
Dotty: that’s for me.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001484918[BTW- Notice Amanda has magically carried a serviette with her to the hallway from the kitchen, where before she wasn’t carrying one! I think they filmed this part, with Amanda using the serviette as a prop, so they then had to add the breakfast items to the previous scene to hint at breakfast.. don’t mind me! ]
Back to the lingerie!
Amanda: Mother, what have you ordered?
Phillip and Jamie are confused.. and fascinated by this little display!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001486519Amanda knows the box is from Rebecca’s fantasies!!!! What does she think is in there!!! and she asks Dotty about it in front of the boys??!!! What is Amanda thinking?!!! I think Amanda is so confused right now her brain is all disconnected!!! 

Dotty: well to be perfectly honest…
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(Dotty hugs the parcel close to her, and glances at the boys then back to Amanda. Amanda notes the boys also.)  …I really don’t think any of this should concern you.
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001491324Amanda: Mother, I have to know. You’re my mother.
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You’re a parent. You’re a grandparent.
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The camera cuts to Phillip and Jamie
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watching them back and forth like it’s a tennis match!

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0014969303.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001497731Dotty: I’m also an adult. And a woman…
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…With interests, needs. You’re my daughter.
Interesting that Amanda raises Dotty’s role as a parent and grandparent – in response to her concern about what she’s ordered.. says a lot 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001503336no?? Amanda is struggling to reconcile a parent and grandmother ordering anything from.. there!
Love that Dotty’s response is that she is an adult, a woman and has needs!!!!!! And.. she reminds Amanda of her role – daughter! Amanda is not her parent!!!
Dotty rocks. She continues:
… when  I ask you questions like this you tell me not to.
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Amanda smiles (though not really!) : Fellas. Why don’t you take the trash out.
the boys:
right on grandma! Go for it!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001506539they run away.. Hmm.. why are they saying that? do they know what’s in the box?? or.. are they just happy that Dotty told Amanda it’s none of her business? The boy’s reaction here confuses me!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001508942Dotty begins to laugh as the boys leave..
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she’s finding this whole situation a bit of a laugh though kinda awkward..

at least she isn’t angry with Amanda for asking her such questions – especially in front of the boys.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001510543Amanda isn’t seeing the funny side though. She’s fixated on that box!!! [I can hear it now!!! Amanda and her boxes!!! her Tupperware!! Winking smile Has Amanda been forced to deal with her own Amanda’s fantasies box? Winking smile ]
Dotty: I just realised what it must have sounded like when you’d sneak in at 3am…
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001514547(more quietly) …and I’d been waiting up.
Amanda jumps in pretty fast here.. Is Dotty saying she knows Amanda gets home sometimes at 3am?? and is Amanda cutting her off before she pursues that avenue of discussion? that last line of Dotty’s is confusing
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001516950me.. not sure.. anyone?
Amanda is still fixated on that box: Mother. Please!!!! [heck, I think Dotty should have told her nothing!]
Dotty: alright. alright. Hunter Conrad asked me to the coast for the weekend.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001519352Amanda wrings that serviette now tightly (ah now I see why she has it!!!) :
Hunter Conrad??!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001521755…Do you mean… Mr.. Conrad?? Daddy’s old fishing buddy?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001524958Dotty quietly: Amanda, he has been a widower over six years!..
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…You’re sounding very old fashioned about this.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001535368Amanda’s distress is increasing here: 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001536169Mother!!! You are going to the coast, where you.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001537771..and Daddy use to go with Hunter Conrad .. (she whispers this last bit pointing at the box) .. with that!!!!!
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001540173Dotty is unflinching: Yes…
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(she looks down at the box she’s holding in her arms, then looks back up at Amanda. We cut to Amanda.. rofl the look on her face!!! Oh my!!!!! )
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Dotty’s delivery of her yes yes yes here is perfect! Dignified, confident in herself.. and your problem is not my problem Amanda! Smile
We cut to Amanda and Lol at the look on her face!!!!!! Conniptions!!
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Dotty walks off to leave Amanda to try and get her head around all this!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001546012Amanda closes her eyes and cries quietly: Ohhhh..
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and lets out a big sigh while making a fist… she’s so restrained!!
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but her hand clenching is a bit of a give away Winking smile 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001549349she did the same thing last week in response to Francine’s comment about her mother having the same pyjamas in fuchsia!

So did you notice the boo boo with the box?? how one moment you can read the label and the next moment you can’t???!!!!!

I love the banner Lovesmk!!! It looks brilliant with the coloured box featured throughout!! Thank you!!!

Okay everyone!!! soooo come on!!!! do share.. what do you think is going on here??

I’ll share a few ideas too..

I think Amanda is totally out of line with her questioning of her mother!! Does anyone disagree?
but.. I’ll also cut Amanda some slack because she’s going through a tough time this episode.. she’s very confused!!! Both Lee and Amanda make mistakes and are very confused this episode!! I think Dotty will be just fine though, no permanent damage Winking smile 

I think as opposed to Amanda’s reaction to Rebecca’s fantasies earlier – this time, Amanda is reacting not to the product, but to Dotty’s buying the product.. I think she was taken by surprise here.. and why would Dotty want it?? for who?? who is Dotty seeing??

Then.. it turns out the guy is an old friend, that Dotty and Amanda’s father use to see – on the coast, where Dotty and he are about to go!!! this is all too much for Amanda to take in all at once! what do you think bothers her most??

Dotty having a weekend away with a man? or away with a man who was friends with her and her first husband? or.. is it the location?? and all the memories that go along with ‘the coast’? Or.. is it a combination??!!!

I am guessing that Dotty ordering parcels from Rebecca’s fantasies is raising thoughts Amanda really doesn’t want to deal with right now – her own love life.. her own interests and needs.. she may have to admit again that she has them.. and right now she is trying not to! Since first uncovering the catalogue Amanda has learned of Lee’s ‘friend’ and I think this is in the back of her mind.. she senses something is different..different?? she doesn’t like that!!!!  She was happy and settled and coping with the way things were.. and now what’s going on??!!! with Lee?? with Dotty??!!!

I think again here we see a changing relationship – Dotty and Hunter Conrad are moving their old friendship into new territory with a weekend away together – I think this is hitting very close to home for Amanda and the feelings she is fighting for Lee. Friendships don’t just change into romance! do they?? Winking smile Well, I think this question is now finally beginning to be addressed in Amanda’s mind about her and Lee – a question she has not dared to ask herself up till now IMHO!

To top it all off, I think Amanda is feeling a little left behind.. Lee has a new relationship, Dotty has well.. a weekend away Winking smile and Amanda? nothing right now! I think she’s struggling a bit with all the change she is seeing around her, when inside of her things are starting to change in a scary way for her too – as she is beginning to realise just how deep her feelings for Lee go nowadays.. that unconscious is starting to break through and it is freakin Amanda out!!!!

Your mother having a sex life?? well.. you don’t get any more Freudian than that do ya? Winking smile I swear! the writers are into psychoanalysis!

I guess in addition, Amanda is dealing with the stress of being at the bombing, worrying about Elizabeth and how to help her and her family (it’s extra stressful given that she very much identifies with Elizabeth- a mother trying to make the world a safer place, championing for the environment.. she’s alot like Amanda)  and Amanda is probably anxious about finally going to the firing range – scary!!! Oh and there’s another change huh- Amanda hates guns!!!! Amanda has a lot to deal with this episode and it all comes at once!!! (and we haven’t even actually had Amanda confront the really big change that’s coming yet!)

BTW- interesting to note the script had the two scenes in this post in the opposite order to that in which they aired.. hmm..

Poor Amanda!! Why don’t you head off to the shooting range and get rid of some of that tension hmm??!!! ;) Well.. I better stop here for now.. lots to discuss in this one – lol hopefully we didn’t discuss it all in the first post! Byeee for now!!!

9/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

Lee and Amanda leave the police station and head for the Sullivan’s boat. I like that it is not enough that Lee and Amanda have gotten Elizabeth out of jail. Now Lee is on board with helping to clear this whole thing up! Just as Amanda is Smile Well done Lee!
Good for Lee to see these spring cleaning people are not all ‘oddballs’.

Eric Sullivan passes Amanda a soft drink (pop? soda?), 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001216649lol.. Eric says the boat ‘Lizzy’ is 48 years old.. [and he married a woman called Elizabeth? tee hee.. I really hope he is saying the boat is 48 yrs old.. not that it was called ‘Lizzy’ for the last 48 years or that’s kinda weird!]

Eric explains he fished on the Lizzy with his dad, and he had hopes he would do the same with his own son. But those time are over..
Eric: the dock master said the bank came after the lizzy today. I can’t keep ducking them forever.
How awful!
Amanda: well did they give you a little more time?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001225458Eric: well I’ve had time. Trans oceanic’s got all the fish since then, I can’t make the payments. I’m not the only one.
Eric shows Lee and Amanda some photos of the transoceanic trawlers..
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LOL that doesn’t look like a trawler to me.. and is that  a helicopter in the pic too??!! LOL
we see in one shot Lee takes the stack of photos with both hands,
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then it cuts back to Eric and he is  still holding 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001235068the photos.. me confused.. not that it matters.. because we get to listen to Eric explain 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001238271the plot all over again.. Walter O’Keefe is a bad guy! He’s over the limit!! Oh thank you smk.. with Lee being so gosh darn good looking and all I need to hear the plot two or three times.. ahem….
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001248682Elizabeth (hooray! gone is the ugly dress!) joins them and points out that it’s back to square one with the fishing limits now Rawlings is dead.

Lee: Is there anyone else besides you who knew the contents of Rawlings’ speech?
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[whooo go Lee! he is actually taking this case seriously! He really didn’t need much convincing this week to get on board with Amanda! Smile ]
…He didn’t give advance copies to the press or to his staff?
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Elizabeth: It’s all so crazy. The police
(are stupid) .. showed me pamphlets they said they found on my desk, I’d never seen them before. (whooo maybe Jill put them there!!)

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001263096Lee: Is there anyone in your group who may have wanted to frame you?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001267100At this question.. Elizabeth just stares blankly.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001267901err Lee no one straight away would think they know who it is!..
Amanda to the rescue here me thinks:
What about Magnusson?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001271104Lee turns to look at Amanda.. hmm! Impressed she has come up with a name already??
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Oh yeah Lee she was like with these people before the bomb like went off!! She was like even at their like office!! lol..

Elizabeth: well Kurt Magnusson, he’s not from the bay like the rest of us.
Eric: I think what Elizabeth is trying to say is she doesn’t like him very much. but err.. he’s a hard worker and a good fisherman. A little hot headed.
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Elizabeth: Eric, he’s more than a little hot headed.
Lee: well, you know where he lives?

Elizabeth doesn’t hesitate! she finds a pen and piece of paper.. and writes it down!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001287120Amanda: oh good! (we hear the baby start to cry lol.. a newborn cry!! that was no newborn! rofl!)
.. I’ll get the baby.
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[Is it just me or does Lee seem to smile quietly at this? or is it just me and wishful thinking?]
Eric: Oh look er.. you’ve done enough already.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001290323…If we are about to loose everything, I’d like to do it in private.

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_0012967303.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001297530Lee and Amanda share a look- I think they’re thinking- we aren’t going to let that happen!!!! 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001298331Amanda gives them a smile and the scene ends there..

I have to laugh.. here was Amanda showing up at the Save our Bay office wanting to ask some questions (guessing Amanda says it’s for the people’s encyclopaedia like she said to the boppers earlier). Then, Amanda shows up at the police station with Lee.. trying to help?? and then follows them back to their boat to help?? Just who did Lee and Amanda tell them they were?? Are they still undercover as working for the encyclopaedia??  ;) and if so.. why would Elizabeth be giving out Kurt Magnusson’s address? rofl! it’s funny! Winking smile 

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001301534Oh well.. moving right along.. Off Lee and Amanda go to pay Kurt Magnusson a visit..
say.. is that the capitol records building behind the apartment block?
[did you guys read the script here?? they go back to Lee's apartment first and she sees flowers from his 'poodle dog'?? lol! v weird!! It shows Amanda meddling in Lee's private business..I think I’m glad they cut it!]

We find Kurt is packing his bag and at his door is Tarzan.. uh oh.. this can’t be good.. well this is the same as last week! Is Tarzan going to pull out a pen and squirt something in his face?? and rig the light and sugar and gas oven or something??
Tarzan says O’Keefe  wants to personally thank him? LOL.. I guess the light/sugar/gas combo isn’t personal enough.. what’s it gonna be?? 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001329562Tarzan (Towne but I prefer ‘Tarzan’ )  says the cops now have something on Kurt as he throws down a book of some kind on the table.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001338371What does Kurt do? He turns his back on Tarzan while he sees what Tarzan has just planted in his house for the cops to find?? what a dill.. This little fish is too dumb to survive.. not with all the vicious sharks in the baddie ocean! Besides.. he 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001342609put a bomb in a baby carriage.. die Kurt!! Die!!! While his back is turned.. Tarzan pulls a knife on Kurt and I can only assume he stabs him.

Uh oh.. Lee and Amanda walk down the hall towards Kurt’s apartment.. uh oh they are going to interrupt Tarzan.. oh LOL
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Lee says he wished Amanda had stayed in the car.
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Amanda’s response: Noooo not in this neighbourhood!
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funny!! Nice little play on the old stay in the car gag! Now Amanda doesn’t even try to pretend.. she totally owns that she’s coming! :)  Also kinda ironic.. because just as Amanda finishes saying this we see Tarzan in Kurt’s apartment calmly heading towards the door to leave – guess he had finishes stabbing Kurt!
Lee opens the door with a cheery: Hello???!!!!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001355755too cheery!! that’s just ridiculous!!! but kinda funny when you think about it – as Tarzan grabs 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001359192Lee and slams the door on Amanda.. Why didn’t Tarzan stab Lee? err not that I want him too! ;)
A big fight starts..

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001362395whoa lots of screaming from Amanda in the hall.. [I bet that screaming made it into the commercial!] Not helping Amanda!!!! I guess this is suppose to up the drama.. I kept thinking shut up already! how about you?

Lee gets sprayed in the face with what is that a fire extinguisher? ( I wonder if that is really BB) 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001374407ROFL!!! what do you think? is this BB??
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It’s kinda creepy!! Reminds me of Amanda getting powder all over her drugged up face in DOA!
Lee really is in a number of ways a real mess this episode ;)  Tarzan is clever I’ll give him that.. Lee never gets a chance to see his face!

As Tarzan gets away and Lee struggles to see Amanda bursts in
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Lee tells her to get Tarzan’s number plate.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001391224unfortunately it’s partly obscured..
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but Amanda gets the last three digits and state.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001390423I know I usually say I like scruffy Lee.. but umm.. here?? not so much! Winking smile
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[this one is crying out for a meme!]
I think it looks like the hairdresser went overboard with the application of his hair mousse!
Anyway, Lee checks Kurt’s pulse..
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uh oh.. Kurt’s dead.. and they’ve only got a partial number plate to go on!

I’ll finish up here for the moment! Did anyone read the script?? feel free to transcribe it here if you like. I don’t have time.. and regretting it’s omission!  byeeee

8/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

Well, back to this episode..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001114314_thumb[1]Lee catches up with determined Amanda in the bullpen.
Lee is warm with her, not cranky at all like I half expected him to be Smile : Amanda stop!
Amanda doesn’t stop until Lee grabs her arm.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001115515_thumb[1]Lee silently looks at her a beat.. Amanda isn’t smiling. She’s serious.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001116316_thumb[1]Lee: Now you have that look!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001117917_thumb[1]Lee points at her, as if to warn her. I think this is a bad move given where Amanda is at right now.. more condescending treatment in my book. Though Lee means it in a more partnerish/ friendly way.. but it still in a way dismisses Amanda’s concern for Elizabeth here. Not a good move at all Lee! [I guess again, Lee flubs it without realising it here. This Amanda is new to him…and he doesn’t quite know what to do with it. Ohhh I can’t wait to hear what you all think!!!!]
Amanda smiles…
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001118718_thumb[1]and responds sweetly: well,..
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…with the sleep you’ve been missing…
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…and a new girlfriend and all…
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…I’m surprised you noticed.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001122155_thumb[1]Whoa.. Amanda is gifted at saying something totally 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001122722_thumbnarky – and yet still sounding sweet!!! Amanda is not happy here. At all. Sometimes I think with Amanda, that is when her smile gets even bigger and her voice gets even sweeter..
Interesting Amanda chooses to bring up Lee’s new girlfriend here – of all things!
I guess this is percolating in the back of Amanda’s mind the whole time she is dealing with the bombing, hugs from Lee, her concern for Elizabeth and her family, and being dismissed by Billy..
Do you think Amanda is jealous here?? Looking forward to hearing your take on this everyone!
I think she has sensed something is changing in Lee, and that there is something different about this new girl because of the dress conversation. I think Amanda is beginning to feel some jealousy for the first time here.. this is different to all those other times Amanda bristled at Lee’s romantic life. [I know some see Amanda as being jealous previously, but for me I didn’t really see it] Amanda’s trying to work out what’s going on here inside of her…poor Amanda!
I also find it interesting that Amanda says because Lee has a new women he would not notice what is going on with her – he would not see her- for me, this fits with my theory of how Lee is trying to displace his feelings for Amanda by putting them onto another woman. He doesn’t want to see Amanda that way – because he can’t deal with it yet- it’s like Amanda is sensing here that Lee does not fully see her. Just my take on it.. I am sure there will be many! can’t wait to hear your theories on all this!

Amanda finishes her quip and turns to walk away without waiting for a response. She’s not up for chat Lee she wants to get down to that police station and help Elizabeth..
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001123523_thumb[1]Lee is left stunned yet again, watching Amanda walk away.
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He yells after her: Who says I have a new girlfriend?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001125525_thumb[1]Well, in the script – your socks did Lee Winking smile
Lee truly looks confused here doesn’t he. Like he
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001127761_thumbreally doesn’t understand why Amanda would say that!
You know, I think Lee is
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001128561_thumbnot lying to Amanda here.. he is lying to himself!
Interesting that he doesn’t want to admit it.. I think he doesn’t want to admit it to Amanda, but also to himself!! which is why he chose to call the woman a ‘friend’ – He is trying to deal with his feelings for Amanda by putting them onto another woman, but he isn’t able to fully admit that he has a new girlfriend? Lee is very confused! I guess he hasn’t got this whole thing worked out huh Winking smile this confusion does support the idea that Lee’s ‘insomnia’ could actually be insomnia – and his preoccupation is with trying to work out just what the heck is going on inside him – even if there is a new girlfriend on the scene.. but maybe we can pick that up again soon.

We cut to the Police Station, Amanda is there to see Elizabeth and try to help her. I think it was very brave of Amanda to do this.. she is not familiar with the police and how things work – other than her being falsely arrested for murder herself.. and I know she didn’t want to go back to the police station again in that episode!! Just imagine if she had run into Wilma again?! how fabulous!!! tee hee..
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We are left wondering what Lee is up to I guess… We see Amanda arrive alone and tell them she is there in regards to the bombing.. Elizabeth’s husband hears here and asks: do you know my wife?
Amanda says hiya to Justin the baby.. poor little tyke! He looks tired!
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Amanda introduces herself and adds: I was there and I think I saw something that will prove that your wife had absolutely nothing to do with the bombing.
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At this, we find out Lee is already there himself, talking to Manny.. he tells Manny that if he has got the proof he should charge her… I guess he wordlessly adds- if not: then let her go!!
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001157390I guess Lee is challenging him, as he knows they don’t have enough evidence to hold her.
Manny says the evidence is coming  in: we’ve got the report on the wire, the baby carriage belonged to her (all the more reason why it wasn’t her!), they found letters in a file with several extremist groups.
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Behind Manny we see Elizabeth leave the booking room and see her husband: Eric?
she rushes into his arms for a lovely hug.
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Just love to see Amanda giving the couple a warm smile behind them. Glad they are back together.
Lee watches their reunion also..
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I do believe Lee quietly gives them a warm smile of his own- seeing the young family together again..
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my goodness would you look at that! IMHO this smile is not because of Amanda either.. he seems genuinely happy to see the young family together again. At the same time.. is it just me? or is this another sweet smile of Lee’s which seems to be tinged with sadness??
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My my Lee.. such a softie nowadays! This kind of warm regard for the family is a new thing for Lee no?? could this be a signal that Lee’s views on marriage and family are, underneath it all, beginning to change? I believe they are.. and I think this moment, this smile hints at some things that are yet to come in this episode.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001173740Squeeeee!!!

Manny interrupts the magic.. with the old police 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001174407trick of telling the suspect to go home.. but … don’t leave town! Smile Poor little Justin looks to be teething! very flushed.. what  a little cutie.. wonder where he is now?
The Sullivans leave, and Manny walks off too.. Amanda turns back to Lee and finds him looking at her.
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3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001188621Amanda gives him a smile and walks towards him.

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Now Lee really looks at the ground! LOL! Too cute!!!
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Amanda simply asks him calmly: did you arrange that?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001192559Lee looks up at her. Tries to act nonchalant.. like 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001193426yeah maybe I did.. he shrugs and makes a noise
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lol.. how to describe this noise? a bit like a yeah well maybe.. okay I did kind a noise! Smile
Amanda responds simply:
good move.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001195628Lee can’t help himself, and he gives her a big smile.
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Amanda smiles a little smile.. but she is quite restrained here in her praise and gratitude.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001197230what’s goin on here between them everyone?? do tell!!!

Usually Amanda is much more open with her happiness and praise… and Lee is usually not so sheepish and unsure of himself.

I think this is Lee’s apology for what happened back at the office – how he tried to shut Amanda down and didn’t stand up for the Sullivans, nor did he stand up for Amanda wanting to help the Sullivans. Underneath it all, is this also about Amanda’s comment about his new girlfriend back at the office?? Do tell!!! I’m not sure.. still pondering this one..

I love love love that Amanda is restrained in her response.. we can’t have him getting too cocky Winking smile he’s done a good thing and she acknowledges it.. but boy.. he’s pushing her buttons this episode so far! She’s playing it a bit cool Smile  go Amanda!!!! Smile
It’s a good sign also that while Amanda was not pleased with Lee – she straight away knew Lee and knew that Lee had been the one to organise Elizabeth’s release Smile awh! Good man!! Amanda is supporting Lee in being a better man Smile

Soooo what do you think everyone? do tell?? what did you make of Lee’s sweet smile at Sullivan family? pretty swoony stuff no?
[I'll be back to comment as soon as I can - but might be a while.. lol this might be the new normal! but.. I'll sure enjoy hearing from you all! ]
Can’t wait to hear what you all think! byeee for now!!

7/18 Season Three, Episode 03 : Over the Limit- Scarecrow and Mrs King (Blog order-Episode 02)

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001018385Back to IFF, Senator Drake is on the TV talking about how he’ll never forget Hamilton Rawling (I thought it was Rawlings 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001021588but..  Winking smile whatever!) – hey isn’t that Billy’s map behind him? so that’s where it went..  looks the same..
Billy talks over the top of the broadcast. Billy off screen: every cabinet officer in town is going to be worried. Well, we’ve just got to make sure this isn’t part of a pattern! Let’s get right on this!
The shot widens to show Billy switching off the TV –
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001040106Rofl! You can tell they originally filmed this scene with all of Senator Drake’s dialogue, but they’ve since dubbed it with Billy’s meaningless ramblings- the audio doesn’t even sound the same!
Billy:  We have a level two alert.
Amanda: what’s that?
Lee: It’s an agency wide preparedness alert. We are to assume a conspiracy exists until it’s proven otherwise.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001045845We can see here Amanda takes a huge breath and audibly lets it out.. she’s really feeling it right now..
Lee leans in closer to Amanda and asks her gently:
Now,  did that woman mention any other names?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001049282[‘that woman’?! ugh.. no wonder Amanda is incensed here! but interesting that Lee is gentle in his tone with this enquiry- do you think he predicted Amanda would defend Elizabeth?]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001049849Amanda quickly:
Lee! She is a good person. Not a mad bomber
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and if there is a conspiracy she isn’t in on it! Look!…

3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001056656(we cut to Lee who sees he isn’t going to be able to stop Amanda from her rant, he takes a seat and quietly 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001058491smiles to himself..) … she is a decent, hard working mother who is just trying to look out for her family! That’s all!!!! In the wide shot we see Lee is making hand gestures to placate Amanda.. 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001059693

and uh oh.. In walks Francine (oh yeah, that will placate her! not!) – a bit stunned to find Amanda speaking so firmly me thinks..
Francine: That’s enough! The most dangerous creature on God’s green earth. [and don’t you forget it Francine! though I confess, this is a cool quip.. if not a little unfortunate for Amanda with the timing! Smile ]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001061294Amanda looks at Billy: Ohhh Francine!
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Billy silently motions ugh! in response to Francine..
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Francine sweetly: I’m just kidding!!!
She smiles and takes out the photos from the box to show everyone all the surveillance photos that were taken at the event.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001064497We do see Lee kind of grimace behind Francine in response to her defence that she is just kidding.. what do you think Lee is thinking here??
I’ll have a go.. I think Lee is thinking: I don’t think Francine knows what ‘kidding’ means..
Love how Lee tilts his head to the side and gives Billy a ‘yeah right’ look.. but otherwise he still stays out of it.
Francine: alright, here we’ve got the photo surveillance of the rally.
Amanda: who took these?
Francine: Ohhh NSA, CIA, FBI…

Francine flaps her hands to say- whoever! hmm guess this means ‘the agency’ is neither of those three.. but.. gets it’s information from all three. hmm interesting! Anyone able to make some sense of this? Homeland Security? no idea! Anyone?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001071705Amanda picks up a photo: would you look at that!
(she points to the photo, then turns it around to show it to Billy.) To Billy:
Sir,   this is Kurt Magnusson…
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…I met him at the Save Our Bay office…
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[Lee seems interested.. but he doesn’t say anything..]
…What is he doing with that baby carriage?
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We cut to Billy who to me looks like he doesn’t really give a stuff.. love ya Billy, but sometimes you are just plain wrong!!
Billy responds:
koochy cooing the baby.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001080280he motions like.. isn’t it obvious?
Amanda: no sir. There is no baby in that carriage! Elizabeth had her baby with her.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001084284Amanda is speaking very assertively here. This is no longer ‘the tentative, thanks so much for allowing me to sit in on your meeting even though I am a lowly nobody’ Amanda! whooo hoooo! Go Amanda!
Francine responds:
Do we have a photograph of the woman holding the baby?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001087487[wow.. you know, Francine doesn’t automatically tell Amanda to shut it.. she actually follows up Amanda’s observation. progress! Maybe Marlin is on Amanda’s side.. and threatened Francine to behave Winking smile I think we need a fan fic where we find out Marlin was really a KGB agent in disguise..]
Amanda searches the photos: Yes right here.
She hands the photo to Francine.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001089322But Billy doesn’t even let Amanda finish her sentence before he contradicts her here: yes yes.. but we don’t know the tiiiiiimiiiiing (me thinks Billy talks to Amanda here like he is doing a little koochy cooing of his own. Bletch!!!)
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… what order were they shot?
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001090690oh sooo true Billy.. if only there had been someone actually there when the bombing took place, someone who could have told you what happened.. what a shame.. ahem.. Yes total sarcasm from iwsod here! Winking smile I feel like Amanda must be dreaming this.. it’s so ridiculous!!! gosh.. maybe she wore an Amandaband too tight again.. Winking smile
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001092525Billy is silent a moment to let his earth shattering revelation about not knowing the order the photos were taken in sink in-
Yes Amanda.. Billy thinks you are a silly dingbat to actually think you saw what happened when you were there and saw what happened! Winking smile
Billy continues:
the most we can do is show it to the cops. (really?!)
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001094294Amanda: that’s it?
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[wow.. Amanda is quite forceful with Billy here!]
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001096529Billy: you gave them a statement. I’ll have scarecrow 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001097497look after things.
Oh great, so now Amanda can’t work on it, it’s turned over to scarecrow? but.. it’s really turned over to the police.. ugh.. so annoyed with Billy in this 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001101901scene!
…but it’s police work now. They’re pros. Let them do their job Amanda.
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001102702Amanda: I’m sorry Sir, but that isn’t enough…
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…I like Elizabeth Sullivan and I’m gonna try to help her. Excuse me sir.
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Amanda gets up and leaves without waiting for a response from anyone. [I’m cheering!! can you hear me??!!! anyone else cheering??!!!!! I think I can hear some cheers! Smile ]
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They are all left quite stunned.
Lee kinda nervously
3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_001111111chuckles and says: Amanda! calling after her..[like- ‘ah you enthused non agent who is very endearing’ me thinks!]  he looks at Billy and Francine as if to say – I’ll deal with her.. and he chases after Amanda.. he catches up with her in the bullpen.

Before we get to that.. what do you all make of this scene? Brace yourselves for an iwsod rant! (whoo do go ahead and do some ranting of your own! Smile )
Some may say Billy is right to just turn it over to the cops. I don’t see this scene that way myself.
Feel free to see things your own way and share it with us all! Smile
I think what we see here is more of the underestimating and dismissing of Amanda that’s been going on (and I like that they don’t just forget this issue, it’s regularly seen IMHO)- it was on full display in Welcome to America Mr Brand. This works really well directly following that episode!
[Lovin the order Morley! Smile ]
Amanda was actually there, at the rally!! Not only that but she was with Elizabeth at the Save our Bay office, accompanied her to the rally, was talking to her the whole time before Rawlings even arrived, and she even helped push the flippin baby carriage!!! She was with Elizabeth when she took her baby out of the baby carriage, and saw Elizabeth not put her baby back in there again.

If this was a member of the public who had seen and done all this – I half suspect they would have actually paid more attention! but with Amanda? well.. they can’t just believe it because she says so! I find this insulting.

Plus, this comes after Lee explains there is a level 2 alert- which assumes there is a conspiracy until it is proven otherwise.. gee how do you prove otherwise if you have just handed it over to the cops? and if you are treating it like a conspiracy, why would you be happy to just believe it was the save our bay lady working alone??!!!! it is more likely you would believe someone set her up – what bomber kills someone with her own baby’s baby carriage!!!! [ babies get heavy to carry all day long Winking smile ]
This is just all plain stupid to me.

Then.. to really top it off.. we have photos.. lots of them.. evidence!! and.. they even back up what Amanda saw with her own eyes – but- that is still not enough! no Amanda still shouldn’t be listened to. I take this personally… and I wonder if Amanda takes this personally. She is certainly not going to just accept this. You go Amanda!!! This is a little reminiscent of Mr Brand no? All the evidence he had didn’t count for much because it was him who was the witness.. I’m having a rant because I don’t like it, but I think it’s great storytelling- and I love that in one episode it isn’t dealt with and forgotten.. Amanda earning her stripes is a process that takes time..IMHO too long! but.. that’s part of the story too! :)

I think there is a little bit of the agency forgetting the little people going on here.. Amanda is much more personally involved, especially given Elizabeth is someone just like herself – a mother trying to look after her family [isn’t this someone the agency should be working to protect?!]. The agency should not fob off Elizabeth like this.. I agree with Amanda!

You know what else? Amanda was with save our bay on official agency business. Doing spring cleaning for the agency. Why send Amanda to do that if what she reports back won’t be listened to anyway?!!! she was there, had done some background on Save Our Bay. The agency should listen to her, and they should update those federal files the cops refer to with Amanda’s information! ugh!!! I get so frustrated with this scene.. do you ?? I think Amanda does also.. maybe things at the agency have reached their limit too? – Maybe it’s time this relationship changed.. maybe it’s the last straw and it’s time for Amanda to be taken more seriously…. so while Amanda takes a stand for Elizabeth’s sake here, I believe she is also taking a stand for her own sake. She can’t get no respect!!!!! and.. she’s earned it!! time to set some limits and demand more.. right Amanda?? what do you all think??

I find this whole idea that the agency is happy to just forget Elizabeth Sullivan and ignore Amanda very interesting, when we consider Hamilton Rawlings’ final 3.03 OVER THE LIMIT.avi_000920353words.. Here again is what he said in his speech: …since we are a nation of laws and not the jungle, because we are a civilisation that cares what happens to our members, we must now and again pause and take stock of how we treat each other… in our personal relationships, in our businesses and in our government-

Apply this to how the agency is responding is fascinating! Because it seems to me the agency doesn’t care what happens to community members and maybe it’s time for them to take stock of how they treat each other! sometimes I get the feeling the agency treats the world like it’s the jungle.. I think this is a bit of a kick up the pants to the agency. but then.. maybe it’s just me seeing what I want.. there is that too.. but I like it.. it resonates with me, and I’m going with it! Smile what do you all think?

Boy am I interested in hearing other’s thoughts!!  I better finish up now – we’ll pick right up again with Lee catching up to Amanda in the bullpen! Busting to hear what you all think! byee for now.