Lee and Amanda are all dressed up for dinner.. We see them appear at the top of the stairs and make their way down together arm in arm.
Is it just me or is anyone taken back.. To the first time When Amanda enters that crazy party and sees Lee in his tux watching her from the top of the stairs – Wow! Now: there is Lee looking amazing again in his tux.. only this time- the difference is striking! Who is it on his arm? Who is his undercover wife helping him crack the case? The housewife from Arlington!! I just love that!! Lee isn’t yet ready to acknowledge it, but so much has happened since then, and Amanda has come so far! At the same time, Amanda is not comfortable at all at the cumberland and it is clear Amanda has a long way to go! tee hee.. but.. she is doing it! Go Amanda! She’s my hero!!
Amanda is feeling a bit like a fish out of water, dressing for dinner when it is still light out.. and BAM! A lady walks straight into Lee! Seems this lady is looking for her husband.. but since she lost her glasses the first day she was there she is having some trouble A very friendly lady!
Mrs. Craddock: I can’t see a thing without my glasses. I broke them the first day we were here.
Amanda: Oh, well, I’m very sorry to hear that, Mrs. . . .
Mrs Craddock: Craddock.
Amanda: Hello, I’m Amanda –
Amanda: — Stetson.
(Lee shakes her hand.)
Lee: Yes, and I’m Lee Stetson.
Mrs. Craddock: Hello. Your first trip to the Cumberland? [Lee and Amanda look at each other, not sure what to say..] I’m a regular and I don’t believe I’ve seen you before. Of course, I can’t be sure.
Amanda: Well, yes, it is our first trip.
Mrs. Craddock: We celebrate everything here. Birthdays, Christmas. This time it’s our thirtieth anniversary.
Amanda: Oh, how wonderful!
Mrs. Craddock: Can you believe that? Thirty years. How long have you been married?
Amanda: Not very —
Lee: Oh, about s– [Oh dear.. they are not yet able to ad lib together! Oh well, they are learning each other a lot in this episode! Hmm.. ]
Amanda: Just a short time tee heee. (Mrs. Craddock smiles broadly.)
puts her arm around Lee to play the part- good for you Amanda! whoo hoo! She can play the part! ( she just doesn’t want to share a room! )]Well, you don’t want to waste your time talking to an old woman.
Mrs Craddock makes her exit, turning back one more time to coo: Newlyweds!!!!! I like Mrs Craddock! Anyone recognise her? this actress played Carmine’s mother in It’s in the water.
She looks different huh! Also, it’s kind of nice to see a woman not hitting on Lee The script says Amanda is wearing a ‘stunning dinner gown’ – I’m sad she didn’t.. she looks lovely but trousers? I would have loved to see her all dolled up- and try and see Lee cope with it but.. Maybe they were not wanting to move Lee and Amanda along so quickly, so they had Amanda wear pants. It would have been fab if Lee, not having told Amanda very much, found that Amanda really didn’t have anything for the cumberland.. so he had to buy her a gown.. whoooo!! oh well.. I can dream..In the meantime though, I will enjoy Lee in his tux.. and Amanda is still looking lovely! I digress! Lee and Amanda head into the lobby.
Lee: Great. Newlyweds. The way that woman talks, it’ll be all over the hotel. Why didn’t you pick a number? 2 years, 3 years –
Amanda: Why didn’t you pick a number, 2 years, 3 years?
Lee: Because it is not a question for a man to answer.
Amanda: A man can answer the question as well as a woman.
Amanda: Don’t shush me.
Go Amanda! The script has Amanda saying nothing in response to Lee complaining she didn’t answer the question meant for a woman! and no ‘don’t shush me’ either!! Soooooo glad they added that! Lee was being insufferable!! Hey, and whose bright idea was it to film that dialogue from behind???!!! I wanted to see their faces! grrrr.. Oh well… Lee in a tux?? I can’t complain too loudly..
Lee whispers to Amanda that it’s six o’clock.. Whooo hoooo Go Amanda! She takes Lee’s hand in hers ..Err you guys don’t mind if I include ALL this dialogue and take lots of pics do you??? tee hee.. I didn’t think so..
Amanda whispers: What happens at six o’clock?
Lee: Whoever’s being kidnapped is checking in.
Amanda: Oh. You mean we don’t know who it is?
Lee: The surveillance tapes didn’t give us any of the vital stats. Six o’clock at the Cumberland, that’s all we know. That, and the fact that Jay Armin’s engineering the whole thing.
[Anyone else confused over the 6 o’clock check in business? who sets a time to check in like that? and at 6 o’clock? it’s a bit random..]
LOL! Lee does a big: Mmmmmmm!
When he is kissing Amanda’s hand!!! tee hee..
I love this moment! It is so obvious Amanda is in a trance.. while Lee is oblivious and focused on his job! (I think he has no idea of the effect he is having on Amanda- what do you think?) tee heeee.. Hey- is that enough photos of these two? Nah! I didn’t think so either!!!
We see a couple walk up to the check in front desk.. Lee and Amanda watch them check in, Lee absentmindedly continues to stroke Amanda’s hand..
Lee: Okay, here we go.
Bell Captain: Room 412.
Lee gets a good look at the couple and they walk off.
Lee: I don’t recognize him. I’ve got to get a look at them [I am shocked! Someone Lee doesn’t know?! Wow At that moment, another elderly couple walks up and checks in also.]
Bell Captain: Room 342. Enjoy your stay!
Another couple checks in with their two children!
Lee: Okay, it’s one of three. Amanda, go along with this.
Lee starts to absently stroke Amanda’s hand again as he forms a plan: We’ve got to get a look at those names.
Amanda: Right. [Amanda seems to only half take in what he is saying since she is watching his hand stroke hers as he speaks! ]
They share an adoring smile as Lee gets up.. cover or not.. don’t you just love it?!! [I have a sudden craving for watching some Season Four!!]
Haaaa! As Lee gets up Amanda has one last look at Lee holding her hand!
Lee approaches the front desk..Lee: I’m sorry. This is very embarrassing, but it seems that both the wife and I left our keys in the room. I wonder if you could –
Bell Captain: That’s no problem, sir.
Lee suddenly clutches at his chest gasping. He leans on the desk for support.
Bell Captain: Mr Stetson, are you all right, sir? Is there anything I can do?
Lee points to Amanda..
Lee: My wife . . . my wife . . . over there . . . my wife. .the pills.. I need my pills… (Oh swoon.. can’t get enough of Lee calling Amanda ‘ my wife…’ )
Bell Captain: Don’t worry, sir, I’ll get her. (The clerk rushes out of sight to Amanda’s table, where she is digging through her purse.) Mrs Stetson, your husband is –
Amanda: Yes, I know.
Amanda stands to help Lee, meanwhile Lee checks the names of the guests who just checked in while the bell captain is busy with Amanda. Amanda rushes to his side with the bell captain following.
Amanda: Here you are.
Lee: Oh, darling, hurry!
Amanda: You need your pills and I have them right here.
Amanda pretends to get a pill out of her purse and shoves it into his mouth. Lol.. I’m pretty sure she put her fingers in his mouth! tee hee.. Ahh such sacrifices!!
Amanda: Under your tongue, there you go.
Lee gasps: Oh plea-
Bell Captain: I’ll get the house physician for you.
Amanda: No, no, no, that will be all right. It will be all right.
We see a guy has come out of his office to check out the commotion Lee’s making.. not a very subtle way to get the info ( but hey, ‘scarecrow’s methods are unorthodox!’ )
Lee: Oh, I’m –
Amanda: Are you all right?
Lee: Oh, yeah.
Amanda: Are you ready to go?
Lee: Don’t worry, it’s happened before. Thank you. Thank you very much.
Amanda: Yes, thank you very much.
then, to Lee as they walk off…: there we gooo……
I suspect I am going to need to do 10 posts to cover this episode at the rate I am going LOL! but you don’t mind do you? I’m thinking not!
Lee and Amanda err I mean Mr and Mrs Stetson(!) walk off.. to have some dinner..but I’ll leave it there for now..
Anyone got any thoughts on this they’d like to share?? Anyone have any different insights into Lee and Amanda here? do you think Lee knew the effect he was having on Amanda? feel free to share a different point of view- of course if you agree, I’d love to hear about that too byeeee back soon! Did I mention I love this episode???!!!