Holt reports back to the baddies that the government isn’t going to negotiate.. uh oh… that spells bad news for Lee and Amanda! Who are still on retreat ( no loincloth…. drat..) with the survivors..
This is interesting! Lee asks Amanda a direct question about herself – he doesn’t understand her (he’s trying to? whoo hoo!).. Yep he has been spending quite a bit of time this episode studying her meticulously!! hehehee..
Lee: Would you mind telling me why you are so damn determined to stay on this case? I am just — just curious.
Amanda: Once I start something, I like to finish it, and besides, I felt it was my patriotic duty.
Lee: Oh, patriotic duty. Why can’t you just admit you get a kick out of all this? Why can’t you just admit that you think this is exciting stuff, huh?
Lee: I don’t understand you.
You want her to find it exciting Lee? I bet he does.. sly thing! Why does Lee find it so frustrating she won’t admit this? what does he care?! I guess he cares about the not understanding her part.. he likes to be in control doesn’t he.. and she throws him off balance…
Amanda: Well, I don’t know why you don’t, you know ten thousand things about me, you put it through your computer fifteen million times, and you know, I don’t understand you. I don’t know much about you at all.
Lee: Well, there’s nothing to know.
I love Lee’s reaction to Amanda here..
He is silent.. his spy face firmly in place, and then a moment later – he softens and smiles a little- like he is letting his guard down slightly.
Hurray! Why does he relax? maybe he is enjoying Amanda’s interest in his exciting spy life.. and humouring her.. that’s my guess..
Lee: All right, what is it that you want to know?
Oh nooo!!! Amanda chose the wrong question to ask.. finally Lee was going to let his guard down a little.. and she asks where his codename came from. doh!
Then Lee goes off in work mode again.. and Amanda knows the moment has passed.. Never mind Amanda it’s a start! It is interesting that Amanda’s next question of Lee was have you ever been married.. LOL.. and very cute how when Lee is rambling about the case and all frustrated- Amanda mumbles about Lee changing the subject.. tee hee.. Man.. Lee thinks Amanda can ramble on.. he is just as bad here!
I think his expression is like- as if a man looks like a weasel! Then.. he turns and sees him..and sees – he really does look like a weasel!
LOL(Weasel faced man is the one on the left )
Then Lee looks back at Amanda.. you can’t see his face.. but the two of them exchange silent looks- you just know he is looking at her to say – hey yeah! he does look like a weasel! and Amanda is silently saying-
told ya.. uh oh.. The editing allows a lot of time for this wordless exchange and I think it’s very cute! Or does anyone else have a different interpretation of this silent moment between them? please share!!
The agency is informed the baddies are holding Lee and Amanda and will exchange them for the stewed flippin ridiculous tomato 2.. ( they have until 7am and then Lee and Amanda will be executed – why would the congressman refer to them by their first names? weird.. )
Ok, Gordon Standish has been confirmed to be a very bad man by the tomatoes.. whooo
Billy and Francine are now on the hunt for Standish.. we see lots of military vehicles, hear lots of military babble.. oh and the trusty military music.. I guess that means they are serious about finding Lee and Amanda.. oh yeah – and the vigilant..
We see the vigilant pull up in front of a huge fake looking dam- Lee, Amanda and the baddies get out..
Uh oh.. when Amanda hears the plan is to give Lee and Amanda front row seats to the destruction of this dam- you see she is starting to freak out!
(is it my totally overactive imagination or is Amanda staring at Lee’s mouth when she says this???)
This moment reminds me of Ship of spies.. where Lee and Amanda are tied up in the car and Amanda sits there silent- and Lee looks at Amanda and sees how still and silent she is and knows she is really scared.. awh….
Whoa.. the helicopter pilots are talking to Blue Leader! ( I hadn’t realised he made an appearance before what was it the mole?)
Oh Francine and Billy are personally looking for Lee, Amanda and the vigilant, no wait..Billy is looking for all three, Francine is looking for the vigilant- ok yeah and maybe for Lee a bit too.
The technology of the Vigilant is pretty funny compared to what we have now.. it kind of takes away from the high tech vibe.. Holt is ordered by Standish to prepare the vigilant to fire.. and he sets about pressing lots of buttons
Amanda and Lee tied to the Jeep.. and still arguing!
Lee: not that one!
Amanda: I’m sorry. Stop moving around! tee hee these two!!
Ok, Lee gets on top of the vigilant ( what no automatic roof protection either?) and he looks mighty fine as he lines up the baddies in preparation for his big jump.. determined Lee.. swoon.. Lee the human fly .. I love pics of Lee in mid flight.. so funny!
These baddies are so sweet! They very kindly huddle together very close to each other so Lee can jump them! (Well.. it would be a shame if he missed! ) Lee ( of course) overpowers the two baddies, and leads them off at gunpoint while Amanda gets on the Jeep’s radio to find help..
Best exchange in this episode?? Possibly one of the best in the whole show!!:
That is inspired writing.. this tough guy spy admits he didn’t really want her to leave him but his training kicked in or something and made him say it haaaa.. and I love that for not even an instant did Amanda consider leaving Lee there. Thinking of this and how Amanda looks for Lee and saves him in The first time – I think that already in the show you can see how Amanda is protective of Lee.. awh.. only 4 eps in! Lee’s protectiveness of Amanda? hmmm.. for me.. it doesn’t show as much (Yet!)– or it comes across as not wanting her around haaaa.. ( I speak from the perspective of only having seen the first 4 episodes – although Lee does rescue Amanda sort of in there goes the neighbourhood – it doesn’t scream ‘above and beyond’ to me ( get it?? whoo now I am getting ahead of myself ) Lastly, I love that with all that is going on- Amanda still gives him heaps for his ridiculous ‘leave me’! haaaaa..
I personally believe the moment he grabs that joystick weapon thingy that Lee is fulfilling a little personal Han Solo fantasy moment [Another Star Wars reference??!!! Ohh showing my inner geek!] Mind you if he is left handed, why did he choose to brandish this weapon with his right hand????) err.. now that is confidence! He does look like a little kid swinging those guns around doesn’t he! haaaaaa! We even hear Lee say to himself – ‘you guys wanted to play rough! ‘ Play nicely with the other kids Lee..
Uh oh.. Billy wants to destroy the bus.. is that the first time the magic bus has actually been called a bus???!!! I think so.. I was thinking it was never called a bus.. I stand corrected!
Amanda zooming down the road sees the army headed straight for her.. and they fire on her.. she turns down a side road.. man look at Amanda go steering that huge bus.. why I bet this was the inspiration for Sandra Bullock in Speed Lol.. the bus even says to Amanda ‘ please do not exceed posted speed limits’ haaaaa..
More army jeeps.. more zooming down the road..yawn..
Lee is having fun with the hose isn’t he.. err Lee.. the adrenaline kicked in? you don’t seem bothered by the bullet in your leg one bit??!! funny… lee seems happy to put his confidence in Amanda’s driving doesn’t he??!! not such a one man show now are ya pal!
Thanks to Karen Rudolph (Hi Karen!) I now know this music playing as Lee sprays the army is Handel’s ‘water music’ – thanks Karen!! (interesting to hear it intermingle with the military drums.. )- very cool!
Ok already.. quit having fun there Lee and finish up please.. I love smk.. but.. I don’t tend to watch it for the action – if you know what I mean!
Amanda frantically waving behind the driver’s chair is too funny! she appears to be mouthing “It’s me!!!” although I think it could have also been seen as a ‘here I am shoot me!!!!!’ kinda gesture..Tee heee! phew.. thank goodness Billy has his trusty binoculars..
Lee has a bullet in his leg – the same leg which last week had a bung knee.. and you want him to drive that thing to Arizona?
Ahhh the tag.. What.. is …Francine wearing??!! that outfit gets even worse???!! haaaaa..
who would have guessed Holt was the leak? no one was guessing- thanks to the subtitles people
There goes Francine batting her eyelids at Lee and ignoring Amanda.. suffer Francine- Amanda was driving the bus! ahhh how sweeeeeet it is!!
Doesn’t Lee sound like he regrets having to tell Francine it was Amanda! But.. he does.. the little boy is growing up a little huh??!!Amanda almost has to dare him with her eyes to fess up that it was her! good boy Lee.. If you hadn’t, Amanda was going to tighten that bandage waaaay too tight!! To his credit, he may not be effusive in praising Amanda to Francine, but he owns up that he doesn’t deserve the compliment.. Amanda does!
Love how Francine has no answer for Amanda’s explanation of why she could drive that well! When Francine asks Amanda ‘ However did you manage?’ that is just plain rude – I love that Amanda has a go at her with all her training and snooty attitude here.. Francine couldn’t just say well done – she had to ask how she ‘managed it’ Moooooo Francine – go home and get changed..
Ahhh.. Lee actually says thank you for her doing such a great job with the bandaging…. and I am thinking – he is improving??!!!!
Then… he goes and spoils it!
Amanda: Good. Well, you know, I can sew those pants up for ya —
Lee: No, no, no, no, thank you..don’t think of it. Look, uh, they’ll be giving you a ride home. I guess I’ll be seeing you, maybe. But, then again, maybe I won’t. You know. (Amanda frowns at his attitude!and Lee delivers this little speech avoiding as much eye contact as possible..)
Amanda: Yeah. Well, just in case you don’t, do you think maybe you could say something nice about my work? I mean, after all, I think I did contribute something to it.
Lee: Hmm. Okay, uh, your work was . . . ( Lee smiles, liking the answer he has thought up!)
Lee tried to put some distance between he and Amanda, after everything they went through (you notice he does this quite a bit after harrowing experiences!!! .. just two people seeking a little comfort.. it was just a cover.. blah blah.. yeah Lee you keep on telling yourself that!) ..He even physically stands up and moves away from her at the beginning of this exchange: maybe they won’t see each other again and have a nice life kind of thing.. ie- you might not work for the agency again or with me….
I think he is hoping that is the case! Why? well (and this is just my opinion!!) it’s the same as last week really- ( I mean last episode you know what I mean!) I think she scares him! How he acts when he is with her probably scares him too!
He certainly noticed her this week.. checking her out.. yep she is in shape.. and .. she doesn’t play by Lee’s rules- she has the knack of keeping Lee off balance, mentally… and emotionally!!! He reacts strongly to her, and isn’t as in control as he likes to be.. well Lee- suffer! because she is here to stay!
Lee moved away from Amanda, but then as this scene continued he drew her back towards him again… because he just can’t help himself!!! and oh my, Amanda can’t help it either!!
They’re perfect for each other!
In the end… when Lee says her work was ‘not bad’.. I think he just couldn’t help himself and was very telling! .. He was trying to be all business like.. and keep his distance, but.. in the end.. he got drawn in again – referring to what Amanda had said about his legs.. (there is that ego of yours again Lee!) ..
Ending this episode with Lee teasing (he enjoys getting a reaction out of her –like when he said ‘yep! I want a woman’ last week!) and flirting with Amanda almost against his better judgement is great.. and judging from the body language- she is ready to take you on !!!!
Amanda is just sooo hard on spy’s egos..
You do intellectual battle with the baddies to find out their evil plans? Amanda is just herself, and they tell her things easy as!
You think you have to have intensive driving training to outdo the army Jeeps.. Lee has proven his driving skills in Le Mans and Monaco… Amanda? she drove into new york for macy’s thanksgiving parade!
You need a man to run you through the alps and play 3 different sports to be physically capable.. for Amanda? Fitness with Dave! Weekday mornings at eight, channel 12.
You damage your jeans in a shoot out? Amanda can drag you to safety, then bandage your wound and even wash and sew up your jeans for ya!!! yep… she is one top spy! No wonder Lee is scared
Take comfort Lee – Amanda was really bad at Golf
Well, there is Magic Bus! Lots of playful banter and flirting going on in this episode (Hmm so lots of ‘magic’ in this episode all around really! ) . As always I am busting to hear anyone’s thoughts who would like to share them!!