So Lee just interrupted his babycakes’ interview and swept her away from that awful -but.. guaranteed job.. As funny as all this is, I hate Lee calling Amanda the little woman and I could throttle Lee for ruining her chances at a full time job- all because he has a three day job for her.. whooop de doooo… I gotta say she doesn’t get as angry as she could have.. ( I would have been way more cranky!) Especially since he did just outright tell her he doesn’t need her!
Ahh the first time Lee says to Amanda: We’re getting married! and we hear Amanda’s reply ‘that’s asking too much’ – delivery is really fast and funny.. Amanda all indignant, Lee all cool and self assured that she will do what he needs her to – oh and she does Lee.. she really does! However.. not without you paying a price for it buddy! You are rightly going to be given a few verbal jabs of Amanda’s! ( as the season 3 dvd blurb likes to call them!) Amanda’s zingers keep hitting Lee throughout this brilliant scene!!
Amanda may sound catty.. but I can understand why since he just ruined her guaranteed job.. grrrr… Fiesty! whoo hoo!! Suffer Lee!!!
Lee just tries to ignore the comment and moves on.. ( This kind of mirrors how Amanda responded to Lee’s objections to her being his partner earlier don’t you think?!)
Also love Amanda’s response to Lee here:
Haaa I love it.. these words are still ringing in my ear as…. kurplunk! ..
Betty Bodene ‘s dead body is thrown into a dumpster…. Poor Betty…
Hey, What’s with the different house to the one in the credits? did Amanda have to move to a house with a white picket fence when she started working with the agency??!!!!! hmm..
Dotty tells Amanda’s boyfriend her darkest moments?? well that is weird!( I thought nothing bad ever happened in the suburbs??!!) hmmm.. maybe Dotty doesn’t really have ‘darkest moments ‘as we would imagine them to be.. Maybe Dotty’s darkest moments are breaking a nail or something.. oh man, I would be worried about what she was telling Dean about Amanda.. poor Dean having to listen to it! I am guessing he probably doesn’t want to be listening to her but can’t say no!… The look on Amanda’s face when Dotty says “he’s so patient, it’s like talking to a registered nurse.” is priceless! gotta include it!
The look says it all!
How convenient, the boys will be staying over at a friend’s house that night, just when she needs to stay with Lee!
Ahhh that wonderful line of Dotty’s is here! Amanda laments that her kids are growing up… and Dotty responds:
Dotty: I know. It’s terrifying how fast they drift away. I mean, one minute you’re changing their diapers, and the next minute, they’re off in Honduras, getting tattoos.
Love how Amanda pauses a moment, grits her teeth and then has to spin a story for her mother about where she is going and what she is doing.. don’t worry Amanda it will get easier.. err eventually you will be keeping your marriage from her! grrrr…
The next thing we see is Amanda’s hand with a wedding ring on it.. holding up a big bison head or whatever it is.. Awhhh it’s nice to see the rings… Lee asks Amanda while looking at the head: will you be bringing lots of things from home? and Amanda responds she told her mother she was at a rummage sale.. Soooo I am thinking now that the big head is from Amanda’s mum??? I never noticed that..
Amanda goes off to direct the movers and leaves Lee with the job of moving the beast head – haaa.. hear him mumble to himself ‘ I don’t like this‘ as he grits his teeth and picks the thing up?? He seems to have a look on his face like ewwwww this thing is gross!! haaa I’ll bet it’s smelly too!! but.. suffer babycakes Lee!!
I love that she says “Lee have you done anything?”and that she doesn’t let it slide.. Lee is thinking it is not worth making an effort as they will only be there a few days I guess.. but still i am glad she pointed it out! ( Amanda doesn’t look messy to me, she actually looks gorgeous! )
‘Government issue suburban grouping’ ? LOL!
I gotta say, that is one ugly couch, that is one ugly moose bison buffalo elephant beasty whatever the heck that animal is that Lee worked all day long putting up! The government has ugly suburban grouping furniture!!
Neighbourhood hazing session.. errr I mean Welcome wagon? 9 or 10 people just show up??? errr can I ask is this normal behaviour that everyone comes around like that? the day they moved in? people are usually exhausted the end of the day moving house, and don’t have everything out, and a kitchen full of food or stuff to make strawberry daiquiris.. ???? I find this whole idea of everyone turning up for a party the first night uninvited to be a bit strange! It is lovely they want to get to know you.. but err space please people!
Poor Lee.. this must be like diving straight into the deep end.. it seems to be a novel experience to him to be so out of his comfort zone- suburbia??? arghh!!!! a single mother housewife?? arggh!!!! making strawberry daiquiris ?? argh!!! not knowing what you’re doing?? arrgghhhhhhhhhhh!! yep. Lee is much more comfortable breaking into homes, chasing bad guys.. I like that this week it is Lee’s turn to be the fish out of water for a bit!
Love the little pose Lee does as the uninvited neighbours come into their home.. drink in hand, hand in pocket, chest out, head high.. yep tell yourself you know what you are doing Lee.. that will help! ( this reminds me of show pony Lee posing for Amanda at the top of the stairs in his tux last week!)
Did Amanda just say they are running low on Bean dip?? Man this show loves bean dip!! Hmm.. beginning of ACM Kid I think it is.. Lee on stakeout with his bean dip.. Hmm maybe he acquires a taste for it here in suburbia!
I love grumpy Lee making daiquiris.. ahhhh love too Amanda’s encouragement.. “your really doing very well. … really!”... he isn’t quite believing it though! He is stressed out here isn’t he.. this is asking too much now you know how Amanda feels.. you should have taken the agency course in welcome wagons 101 Lee.. I don’t think he is cranky with Amanda here as he takes out his frustrations on the blender – I think he is feeling out of control again.. and Lee doesn’t like it! He knows he is rubbish at what he is doing- and doesn’t like to show it.. well.. that’s my guess.. anyone??? I love the look on Amanda’s face as she realises her encouragement isn’t being well received and a quick escape is probably her best move here! haaa….
Amanda meets Harriet at the welcome party..
Haaaaa… Lee is so funny when he walks through the living room with a big smile and says “I’ll get it” (that’s get the door because the bell is ringing)..
and then the moment he is past them his smile disappears!! hehehee.. I am enjoying this week’s episode.. lots to love.. Lee and Amanda married.. fiesty Amanda.. grumpy Lee not getting things his way and easy.. ahhhh yep love it!
Would a man whose wife went missing a day or two ago head over to a neighbours for a welcome party? I would imagine you wouldn’t much feel like it,lucky the policeman guessed where to find him….
Lee is brushing his teeth and talking to Amanda after everyone has left.. well the scene opens with an open bathroom door and Amanda saying off camera “with all that has happened you may need me here..” in a low, energetic voice and then you see Lee come out and Amanda, in a completely different mood, struggles to stand and says with a loud, slow and yawn: ” you really think I ought to take that job Judy was talking about. “ weird…. the two lines totally don’t fit.. you’d think they could do a voice over to match the mood of the scene they are fitting it into.. ohhhh whatever!
Lee: Well, I’m going to bed. (Amanda: ) We can’t go over there till three or four in the morning.
Amanda: Why not? Frank’s not there. He’s at the Rosemonts’.
Lee: I don’t want anyone up to watch us break in. Now, are you coming?
Lee gestures to Amanda as if to say come on.. come upstairs!
Amanda: No! I can’t sleep here. How would I explain it? I’d feel like I was lying and sneaking.
Lee: You are lying and sneaking. You’re working for the government.
Amanda: Noooo! I mean . . .
I would feel guilty. You know? She pauses… and Lee reacts..
Like I was . . . having a thing. Or something. You know?
Lee: A “thing”?
Amanda: Yes, you know.
This scene is brilliant isn’t it??!!! It would be helpful to Amanda’s cover story if Lee kept her informed on what they are doing.. how is she suppose to know you can’t break into Frank Bodene’s till 3am? hmmm..
ahhh I took heaps of pics of Lee here with his shirt open..
I so hrd ot concentrate….. kihudtspsp;sxiok7fopoc7
Ok.. I’m back! 😉 [must not look directly at pics of Lee in this scene..]
I think Lee is confused by her sensitivity here.. but that he also kinda finds it endearing.. He isn’t sure how to deal with it though.. another new experience for Lee!! haaaa.. Do you think? The look on his face when he realises what she is saying .. about her feeling like she was having a ‘thing’.. is really cute! Endearing in a kind of oh bless her heart the sweet little girl kinda way…
I think good on Amanda for being straightforward about it, and not just pretending that she was comfortable with it all like it was normal or whatever. I think Lee respects her for it, eventually, but err maybe not right now cos he just wants to go get some sleep (in the bed)! heheee..
Amanda: Lee. I have to consider Dean.
Lee: Okay. How does he feel about windows?
Amanda: Never mind, never mind. You don’t understand —
Lee: All I understand is that we are on a job. Now this is purely business, is that not correct? [Ahh there Lee goes with his this is professional line- one of many more times to come he will say this!!! haaaa]
Amanda: Yes, that is correct.
Lee: Okay, then one of us gets the bed, the other the couch, I don’t care. But the important thing is that we get some sleep. You tend to get killed less often that way. ( Lee finishes this sentence and then immediately heads upstairs to the bed.. yeah right you don’t care which.. Leeeee!!! ugh!!!!)
Amanda: Who gets the bed?
(Lee’s half way up the stairs….)
Lee:Get your mind out of the gutter, would you?
[Err Lee what exactly do you think Amanda was thinking then?!!! you want to walk around with your shirt open and ask a girl to come up to bed and you tell Amanda to get her mind out of the gutter?!!!! ]
Amanda turns around and walks to the couch and lets out a disgusted ‘Uggghhh!!!’
(oh my.. what a gentleman.. Lee you idiot! you got a lot to learn buddy!) Lee is learning about Amanda too isn’t he.. it’s interesting to watch this scene and think of the times and situations ahead of them – where it is demonstrated how little by little Lee comes to understand Amanda better..
I do think Lee was assuming Amanda would just share the bed.. and it had’t occured to him there was a problem..then he acts like ohhh he was thinking bed/couch the whole time.. cha right Lee!
Ahhh right.. (19 minutes in and we finally see the baddie.. hmm interesting..) this week- the baddie is a mummy’s boy.. (ok ok.. mommy’s boy for Americans)..
“If she was alive She would be saying I’m proud of you Bobby“.. errr nope…she’d be saying your a freak! “You never said I’m proud of you Bobby.” – errr gee I wonder why..
Oh yeah Lee, good instructions.. poor Amanda! “just check”???!!! It is really cute how she opens the bathroom door whispering “excuse me”!!! and why was frank under the kitchen table? Had the bad guys already come by the time they arrive? You would have thought they would have taken the shorted out hairdryer with them to avoid anyone making a connection.. (hmm so maybe they didn’t) Poor Amanda, the old hand around the ankle in creepy dark house would have done me in!! Oh my gosh.. the guy in the balaclava would have totally done me in!!!! I think she copes really well! Ahhh the tortured and afraid “Leeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!” I think that is the first time we hear it isn’t it???? !!!!!!! ahhhhh.. the first of many more to come! I have no idea how one minute he is walking up stairs and leaving Amanda and the next he is outside in front of the garage.. it sounded like he was chasing the kitty..
Hey what’s with the flock of flamingos in the front yard? A little cold on the Betsy Ross estate for them isn’t it? whoa … Lee nearly got stabbed by a flamingo.. the shame of it.. It is funny how he picks up one and goes into an ‘on guard!!’ kinda pose, and then, realises what he is holding! A really funny touch!!
Yeah baddies, screech around, try and run over Lee- twice, that is really getting in and out without calling attention to yourself.. Bobby’s mummy wouldn’t be proud!!
Oh nooooo!!! the white van ran over the flamingos!!!! quick mouth to beak!!! (It’s a massacre!!)
Mr Bodene was conscious when he grabbed Amanda’s ankle.. couldn’t he have been talking to Amanda while the struggle was going on outside? all he could get out was “hairdryer“??.. nice of him to wait until Lee was back in the room and all, but probably not a wise choice!
The next day in the supermarket parking lot- the boys are running amok! they sure don’t seem to listen to Amanda do they..
The whole Harriet talking to Amanda in front of Dotty is too funny… I wished this crossover could have happened more often!
Harriet: Yoo-hoo! …Is that you? It is! Listen, they sent over your sample case, so I guess you can start your route today. Isn’t that awful about poor Frank getting stabbed? You know, he’d come over to our place, but, he just couldn’t sleep, so he went on home and that’s when they got him. And he was so upset about poor Betty getting strangled. Well, I’ve got to run. You say hi to your husband. Bye!
Amanda just listens ..and gives a half wave as she goes- haaaa and finally all Amanda says to Dotty is “I guess she thought I was someone else??!!!” ( I just love the way this line is delivered!!!! soooo funny!!! sheeshh..)
and then Amanda gets out of there leaving Dotty – speechless!!!! – Mark this momentus occasion everyone!!! Dotty: speechless!!!!! ( just wait till Dean hears about this from Dotty )
Ahhh just another day in the boring suburbs!!! haaaa…
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I’ll be back with the final installment of this episode in a few days – byeee and thanks for reading!!