Looks like the survivor’s baddie is looking to blow up a dam… whoooo
So the agency has received a new threat.. release the stewed tomatoe 2 (ie the two people Gary and Gertrude) or they will use the vigilant in some evil way!
On to the golf course.. and the first shot is a ball landing on the green. The Baddie Gordon Standoffish and his wife Emma compliment ‘Brad’ (ie Lee) on his shot.. love that Amanda doesn’t join in! hehehee.. Well she did say Golf isn’t her game.. Amanda’s ball is back in the swamp! hehehee.. (if Amanda is trying to play golf with all that photographic equipment around her neck – she should get a few extra strokes!)
Emma: Amanda, that’s cheating. Do you want to cheat?
Amanda: Very much. (LOL!)
Lee is all serious trying to get into a political discussion with Gordon- he is about as subtle as a sledgehammer if you ask me… Love Amanda’s line about the comedian being funny with the plastic chicken. Lee just glares at her.. lighten up Lee..
Amanda pulls out her camera and decides to take some pics of the power couple- but she fumbles lots with the camera.. come on.. Shouldn’t she have practiced so she could at least look like she knows what she is doing? I was thinking- Lee don’t you dare be mad at her for that.. it isn’t her fault-I bet she was given no time to practice! Oh good.. Lee doesn’t get mad at her and seems to nod to her in encouragement I think.. just when I am about to get really mad at him, he does something good!
Emma: Let’s hit that swamp, Amanda.
Amanda: I don’t want to hit the swamp.
Emma: You’ll see, you’ll feel so much better after.
(Amanda turns, unenthusiastically.)
(Emma walks over and stops behind Lee, who is bent over, setting up his ball. Emma taps his shoulder. Lee stands up and Emma leans in to him. She whispers.)
Emma: She’s a nice girl, but she’s a very bad loser.
Lee and Amanda are walking back to the car, and Lee is all mad that the info he wanted didn’t come easily to him.. Amanda is convinced she has sunstroke.. Lee is off in his own little world complaining that Gordon didn’t just hand the info to him on a silver platter
Amanda: She says he predicts the collapse of the whole country.
(Amanda fiddles with her compact and Lee gets in the car and slams his door- not paying any attention to what Amanda just said…)
Lee: I just couldn’t get him to admit that he’s a member of the Survivors.
Amanda: Oh, he is.
(Lee looks up, surprised.)
Lee: What? ( finally he decides to listen to her.. what did she say again?..)
Amanda: She told me. She invited me to a special retreat they’re having next weekend.
(She smiles at Lee. Lee stares at her.)
Lee: She invited you?
Amanda: You want to come? She said they’re sort of like the, uh, Rotary Club, they’re really harmless, only they, like, eat leaves or something, and she wanted us to meet their friends. (Amanda is preoccupied with hunting for an aspirin in her bag.. she doesn’t seem to notice Lee’s reaction to this news.. or she is not gloating..)
It turns out Amanda got the info Lee needed!! whooo hooo you go girl! Amanda just tells him very casually that she has been invited to join the survivors the next weekend (not ‘we’ notice?!!! hehehee) – so she asks if he wants to come.. Did you see him look her up and down?? and I mean look her up and down???
Lee should have been checking with Amanda that she hadn’t gotten any info out of Mrs standoffish.. but nooooo Lee acts like he is a one man show.. well.. Amanda showed him! I Love that Lee is quite speechless- utterly speechless!
Amanda, ends the scene still fixated on getting some aspirin!
On to baddie headquarters.. whooo the shrink from the Terminator! Shame on you buddy you should have believed Sarah Connor!!! Errr… focus!
Marshall Holt has his big reveal as the baddie..(thanks for the heads up subtitles people! haaa) but the guy lacks any sinister vibes in my book anyway.. yawn.. yep ok he is the baddie.. let’s get on with Lee’s legs..
This room the baddies are in is quite distracting and bizarre.. everywhere you look there are animal heads, trophies or tartan curtains.. yuck!!!! Oh and the weasel faced man grinding away at his claws with the nail file!!
Ahhhh the scene in the elevator.. Lee and Amanda are too cute when they are disagreeing with each other! and.. ahem.. they are in very close quarters in that elevator..
Lee: You’re not going. End of discussion.
Amanda: It’ll look funny if I don’t go. I’m the one Mrs. Standish invited….
Lee: Look. Survivor weekends are no picnic. It’s rough out there. Do you want to run around for two days and eat roots and wear nothing but a loincloth?
Lee doesn’t seem to be bothered by standing quite so close to Amanda…
Loincloth?? Did Lee just say Loincloth?? I errr whgtagagaouaga.. Hey! You are suppose to be trying to talk Amanda out of going!!! Not giving her reasons to go!!!!! There would be no talking me out of seeing that…
We see Francine and Billy are watching on- they exchange ‘ a look’ – What do you think they were thinking watching them hmmm?? whooo look forward to hearing ideas! My guess is Francine is looking at Billy to say – why do you subject us to this woman! and Billy is smiling affectionately loving the affect Amanda has on Lee! and.. if I were a thorough romantic.. I’d say he could see a spark between them here.. We see in the background of Billy that Lee is actually putting on Amanda’s guest pass for her! whoo haaa.. errr if I visit will you put mine on for me too Lee? Please??!!!!
I wonder if this putting on of the other’s pass was scripted?? anyone care to check it out? I won’t pursue that one.. (time constraints! )
These two just want to touch each other don’t they, even when disagreeing with each other…. but they have no idea.. notice how when Amanda has put on Lee’s badge she keeps her hands there for a second or two longer and presses it? awh… this is very well done…
Amanda: Now don’t you think he’s going to go out of his way to make us see how innocent everything is? Besides, —
Love that Lee guesses what Amanda was about to say and says it at the same time as her (you see how he actually moves closer to her -if that was possible – when he says how sick he is of hearing about the weasel faced man! whoooo..)
Could they stand any closer and hot errr I mean not have a near miss kiss here???!!!! whoo haa.. (ahhh I can’t help analysing every little nuance of their interactions like this one.. they are too cute!)
Amanda: Are you trying to blow our case?
Lee: It’s not our case, it’s my case.
If I didn’t know better I’d say Lee was enjoying his little disagreement with Amanda..
(he even laughs looking pretty relaxed as they walk down the hall.. Do you think he is maybe too happy?? Do you think here maybe this is Bruce trying not to laugh? )
Funny, I don’t remember Lee putting on Amanda’s badge that low down on her blouse!!! hehehee… (I am sure I would have noticed if Lee had gotten handsy! Amanda would have too!) It must be a magic badge..
Back to Amanda’s place that night and the boys are off to camp inside a friend’s house- cute!
Amanda’s scene explaining to Dotty where she is going is cute.. Amanda trying not to lie again.. and her smile is getting bigger! Dotty she is not about to run out and have an affair just because you asked her if she was.. she is not 10! poor Amanda.. you know I think she deals with living with her mother really well .. all things considered!
Lee and Amanda are on the retreat, and taking a break from the exercise… Amanda is too funny:
Amanda: I’ve never seen your legs before.
(Lee stands up and holds his arms out.)
Lee: So? What do you think? (such a show pony! he just has to ask!!!)
Amanda: Not bad.
(Lee grins at her, then he shakes his head and sits down next to her on the ground.)
Lee: Thanks. (He looks at Amanda.) Well, you must be in pretty good shape. You don’t seem tired.
(He flips his hair back.)
Amanda: I’m not tired. I work out.
Lee: Oh, me too. I see a guy who runs me through the Alps a few times a year, at home, I combine a program of karate, fencing, kickboxing, and I try to check my metabolism as often as I can.
(Hey! what is that couple up to behind Lee and Amanda when Lee is going over his exercise routine???!!!)
Amanda: Mmm. “Fitness with Dave.” Weekday mornings at eight, channel 12.
Lee has no idea what to do with her- she must be unlike anyone he has ever known! At the moment, he doesn’t seem to mind.. he seems in good spirits, smiling lots and ready to laugh (must be the endorphins!).. she seems to be the more serious one this time..
What is with Lee’s socks when he is exercising? weird!!!! It actually looks like two pairs of socks.. eh??? oh wait.. this is the ugly sock survivors convention.. you see that girl who weirdly runs into focus? she has black and white tartan long socks on.. very weird!
I love this scene. but I know for a fact Amanda had seen Lee’s legs before I pay attention to these things.. errr I pay attention to Lee’s legs.. She only saw them last week.. and you don’t forget such a thing!
Ahh we see Standoffish and Weasel-faced man are at the retreat.. as they talk we can see Amanda having her go on the wire thingy- she does not bad funny how in A class Act she has to do it again- but she is ridiculously bad at it..
What is Francine doing at that table? looks like a lot of activity but not really doing anything.. as usual.. waiting for Lee and Amanda to save the day.. But that table with all the possible targets on it looks ridiculous.. Apparently the computer is trying to track likely targets for the survivors to use the vigilant on..
Billy heads over to a random woman doing phone tracers.. whoa.. why isn’t Francine doing that too? I thought other people didn’t do anything on smk??!! They are doing voice comparisons with known terrorists.. hmm is that on the cassette tape? not sure.. I’m not really following what they are doing.. and err not really caring that much either
Holt and the Congressman show up.. Holt suggests negotiating with the survivors.. but they aren’t ready to go there..
10 hours till the survivor’s deadline.. yawn…
That’s it for now.. I’ll finish up there with the clock ticking!! Thanks for reading- please do share any thoughts you would like to share.. I’ll be back with more soon!