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..
I know Leslie is going for romance- but I’ll keep this in mind and come back to it!
Lee lifts up the bottle to check out the label as he hears the door behind him open.
he says very naturally: Amanda,…
and catches himself.
Oh boy.. What a magically brilliant moment huh!
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?!).
Lee 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!
Leslie enters the room in her new black dress that Lee bought her (gag) with spaghetti straps..
Lee 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!
Lee turns and sees Leslie is wearing the dress.
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
– Hmm maybe in reality something is missing here Lee.. the dress hasn’t given you that same old feeling!!!
(suffer Lee! )
Ahhh okay.. I suddenly like Leslie- why? because of her next line: Amanda is very nice, you’re very lucky to have her.
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.
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:
and it cuts to Lee standing in front of her but not being held by her.. here:
it certainly seems like there has been a lot of changes made around the Leslie character huh!
…Amanda is very special.
[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 Like her dress!!!!!]
what do you make of his expression here?
Me thinks Lee really doesn’t want to think about and talk about Amanda right now!!!
- 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!
Lee: Leslie, I.. errr..
They move in for a kiss… [do I have to include a pic? ohhhh alright!]
Phew!!! Saved by the bells! the phone rings..and interrupts them before they kiss!
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! ;)
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..
You 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! And then made the deadline in 30 minutes so Lee didn’t get to have his dinner with Leslie haaaa! so he’s not all bad!
Lee responds to O’Keefe’s instructions by clearing his throat and turning from Leslie to say more quietly: no girl. I come alone.
[I still think Lee hasn’t shared with Leslie what it is he really does]
O’Keefe says bring the girl or no deal.
So Lee agrees..and they hang up.
O’Keefe outlines to Tarzan ‘it has to look like just another bombing gone wrong’
(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!!!)
Very kind of the baddies to not keep Amanda waiting there too long!
Amanda sees Tarzan exit the building..
She’s looking so pretty again with her hair longer!!!
Tarzan places a bomb next to the sign there..
Yeah Lee watching the baddies is pointless.. ahem..
LOL love how the close up has him put it on stone.. but in the wide shot it’s on the grass!
Love 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 Amanda is hidden, but not as far as her.
- 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!!
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!!!