Back to Lee and Amanda sneaking around New Utopia. A dude with a big gun checks the lock on a building and then walks off.
What Luck! Lee finds a ladder laying on the ground. Right where he wanted and needed a ladder so he could get in!!!!
Lee starts climbing.. (whoo love Amanda’s hand on his back or hip?? encouraging him to go??!!). So much touching going on!!
Amanda bends down to get the pocket knife out of her backpack while Lee continues to climb the ladder.
Whoa.. what a view!!! tee hee..
[Given the gag that’s coming.. I think it’s totally deliberate!]
Having reached the top of the ladder, Lee cheeks err I mean checks out the grill there.. butt err I mean but how will he get in?
Amanda has the pocket knife down on the ground..
Lee pads his pockets and realises he needs it.
He turns to look at Amanda.
Amanda realises she needs to climb the ladder and give it to him.
She hands it to Lee.. and he sets to work on the grill with it..
while Amanda, still on the ladder, nervously looks around hoping they won’t be discovered.
She turns her head to look around and seems to forget Lee cheeks are right in front of her on the ladder ;) .. she reaches out to grab the ladder and instead.. accidentally grabs a butt cheek! whahahaaaaa!!
You know what Freud says.. there are no accidents!!!!
LOL! Amanda snaps her hand away quickly and smiles to herself like – I didn’t mean that! oopsie!!!
It’s so funny what you find when you slow it down to take pictures.. the way Amanda snaps her hand away from his butt,
and then shyly smiles and looks up at him.. tee hheeee
and then she watches herself put her hand on the ladder,
and then she takes a fleeting unobstructed look at his butt
(boy.. could we make some memes out of this shot!)
Lee doesn’t seem to even notice haaaa.. too funny!!!
[whooo check out the muscles in his forearms.. he must play tennis!! ]
Isn’t this a fabulous little moment? And hey is it in the script?
LOL.. okay I had a look. Here is how the script describes this amazing little scene:
“As Lee and Amanda approach, he shoves a painter’s ladder against the building and climbs up to an air vent. Lee fiddles with the vent screen, but can’t get it off until Amanda takes off her backpack, extracts a Swiss army knife. He works the screen off, then climbs inside.”
I think KJ is at her funny best here!
I’m reminded of the little moment in Magic Bus, when they are tied to the jeep and Lee is trying to cut the ropes.. and apparently touches Amanda’s butt or something? ‘Watch your hands please!’ tee hee!!!!
Another moment in the great outdoors!! and lol Lee ignored that remark of Amanda’s too! [I notice I did 3 posts on Magic Bus??.. ugh!!! the shame!!! the shame!!!! what was I thinking?!! I’ll fix that!! eventually ]
Lee unscrews some screws.. Amanda patiently waits… nods a bit encouraging Lee on.
We see Lee look inside…
and then.. Guess we have to wait to see what Lee can see.. instead.. we cut away to IFF..
Billy intercepts Francine as she enters the bullpen..
Billy: Francine, have you heard from Lee yet?
Francine: No, it’s ah— he’s not due to call until 2.30. Why, is anything wrong?
Billy: I’m not sure. I was talking to one of my sources – he’s telling me that our benign Mr Sacker once pulled a gun on his opponent at a political convention, and spent six months in a mental institution.
Francine: I didn’t read anything about that in the papers.
[whoa!!! we get a very close up look on that paisley monstrosity here!! ] BJo I am sure your puppy dog is much cuter than Francine’s outfit!
Billy: According to my source it was hushed up in the interests of party unity.
Francine: That’s just terrific. So now we’ve got Lee out there looking for a whacked out agent and an even whackier, probably dangerous, tax reformer, with a housewife for a partner?
Billy: Stay on this please, will you Francine. I want to know their every move.
[I think this is partly a dig at Billy here.. his wry smile to me seems to suggest this too.. what do you think?]
Love how Francine takes the chance to worry about Lee’s safety (never Amanda’s!) and the fact that he is out there with a housewife for a partner.. mooooo Francine! Can you just imagine if Francine had gone with Lee?? Lee and Francine would still be back at that pond trying to work out where the heck they are.. ugh!!
Francine! You should have known you wouldn’t have a good day when you left the house in that outfit this morning.. it has catastrophe written all over it!
Back to Lee and Amanda.. and they make their way into the shed, to find it is where the weapons are stored..
Love how when Lee helps Amanda down by putting his arms around her waist,
they both keep holding each other absently as they take in the room..they did this in Sour Grapes too when the wine case crashed down.. hmm! (any excuse.. ) They can’t quite believe what they have stumbled into.. yes Lee this is no rookie assignment now!! [I think it’s the ultimate irony.. after all – Lee should know by now that if Amanda is involved in any small way at all in a case that sure enough- it will end up being a huge case where they will need to save the country! save the world! or okay.. maybe a head of state or a microchip or something! ]
Lee: Look at this.
Amanda: Yeah. Why do they need all these computers?
Lee: Or all the explosives and anti-personnel landmines? And look at this. Anti-aircraft – handheld.
Amanda: Why do they need that?
Love the computers.. soo out of date..haa!
[Rofl! I love how Amanda whispers but Lee talks in a totally normal voice!! It’s like they shot the two separately and forgot to tell BB that he needed to whisper! lol!!]
Lee: It’s a good question. What’s this stuff over here?
[ I know! I know!! it's battleships!!]
Amanda: I don’t know.
Lee: Army Field Radar Units. Does this make any sense to you?…
…There are X’s on the White House, Senate Office buildings, the Capitol, Library of Congress, Pentagon….
…Then there are these X’s out here in the middle of nowhere.
[okay Lee hand fans! Is that really his hand?!]
btw- I’m glad to see the baddies are not using a junior trailblazers map they might get lost!! bonus!!
Amanda: I don’t know but I got a feeling there’s a lot more going on here than tax reform.
[rofl! great line Amanda!]
Lee: Yeah, you can bet on it….
…C’mon, we’d better get outta here.
call me crazy but what we saw in the close up doesn’t match what we saw in the wide shot here.
Lee leads the way back to their way out.. lol.. we catch just a flash of Lee climbing again in front of Amanda.. hoo hhaa
tee hee!! I wanted to see how they got up to the window there! but alas.. they cut to the baddies outside..
Next thing, we see Lee and Amanda ( Holding hands! Holding hands!) sort of running in the woods again..
Amanda: Can we stop for a minute?
Amanda takes a seat leaning up against a tree, while Lee crouches down next to her rubbing his eyes. Amanda absentmindedly looks around, and picks up something off the ground nearby.
Amanda brushes the dirt and dust off her find.
Lee: …What have you got here?
Lee reaches out to take it for a closer look.
Amanda: I don’t know.
Lee: Amanda, those— those Stinger rockets we saw.
Amanda: Yeah, that’s a—
Lee: Yeah, a safety cap off of one of them…
Ohhh looky.. in all those bushes, woods or whatever, Amanda happens to want to take a break next to a safety cap off the surface to air missile, just laying there on the ground, out in the open…. Ahhh smk..
…What are they planning up here?…
They look across the way and see this:
…Look, this whole slope’s been cleared away.
Whooo hooo!!!! Amanda grabs Lee’s arm.. she’s figured it out!
Amanda: Power lines!
Lee: Power lines?
Amanda: You know those X’s on the map? They’re power lines – they’re right next to 245….
[Love how Amanda grabs Lee's arm when she works it out.. and kinda leaves it there.. what's the touch count now guys?? must be at least 7!! tee heee..]
… You know how you drive past that spot..
…your radio goes crazy with the static?
Amanda: Well, the X’s are power lines. That (she points to the cap) – I don’t know. [LOL Lee does Amanda have to figure everything out?! ]
Lee: Power lines and rockets. We’d better get this back to the—.
Uh oh.. I see movement behind them… duh duh duuuuhhhhhhhh…(that and the music tells us something is up!)
But what is it? We’ll have to wait to find out!
Before I finish up though, just wanted to mention: The whole ‘Amanda runs, then sits down to rest, and randomly puts her hand on the ground to discover a clue’ is officially a laaaaame SMK plot device!! It moves the plot along and introduces clues with very little need for writing skills at all.. : hmm lets sit. Oh? what’s this?! a clue!!! [Now that's what I call a stinger!!]
Yep remember we saw it already in A Class Act (an ep I try hard to forget!) .. almost word for word!
Here it is in A Class Act: Amanda reaches down and absentmindedly picks up a bolt in her hand to hold.
Lee: what’s that?! (Lee points at what’s in her hand)
Amanda: I don’t know a nail or something.
Lee takes it to have a look: Yeah! this is it! I knew it had been doctored!
UGH!!!!!! Nearly exactly the same! And just as lame the second time!
I better finish here for now.. we will pick up right where we left off
Sooo anyone not love this moment on the ladder?! tee hee!!!!
Okay- looking forward to hearing from you byeee!!