This episode opens with Lee conducting surveillance with another agent..
Lee: “Are we out of bean dip? “ – hehehee.. that is kind of sophisticated stakeout food isn’t it?? I thought stakeout food was donuts, coffee and burgers.. Bean dip seems like a recipe for disaster… Small confined space and toxic, flammable, bad smelling gases = unsuccessful stakeout!
Lee and a fellow agent (we later find out his name is Dane) are on stakeout… watching a guy called Clemens- who has gone into someone’s home… he was busted by a secretary sneaking into the info on the satellite surveillance project at the ACM.(err what the Australian College of Midwives is doing with this info is an episode in and of itself!!)
Inside the home, we find Clemens dead on the floor and a couple being forced to co-operate with some KGB baddies.. and argh!! Alexi!!! ( subtitles spell it Aleksei?? I’m going with Alexi) Let’s discuss Alexi.. where is Alexi.. the couple refuse to co-operate…
This baddie makes no sense.. he shoots Clemens to show what happens when you don’t cooperate and then he says let’s talk business.. and then he says let’s discuss it as friends! ROFL I don’t think he understands good cop bad cop at least he seems to understand it about as well as Amanda does.. ( next thing he will be offering to bring them a pillow )
Oh no.. seems this Baddie offers to help defectors with work and a place to live.. only to spring on them that he is KGB.. and they must help him or end up like Clemens.. and it seems the baddies want Alexi to do some work… uh oh!!??
As the baddies kidnap the terrified couple (the Kalnikovs) … one of the baddies puts the woman in the back seat and then gets in the front and starts the engine, while the other baddie struggles to get the man in.. Mrs Kalnikov is one very obedient abductee!! She just placidly sits in the back once she was put in there…
What’s with the red car that shoots out of nowhere onto this road?? as if!! oh yeah.. beep the horn so the baddies know you are after them! Lee stops the car and gets out to check the house while the other agent follows the baddies.
Hmm nice to see Lee’s leg is recovered from last week..aaaand the week before I wonder how much time has passed since the Magic Bus? I guess enough time for Lee to drive to Arizona and drop the thing off and fly back..
These baddies want Alexi so bad? then why don’t they umm.. like you know.. um kinda like search the house to like see if he is like you know- maybe hiding somewhere or somethink? heheheee.. Lame baddies.. “Where is Alexi”!!! “I don’t know…” “Oh ok”! derrr…
Alexi is lucky that it is Lee that finds him.. and … maybe Lee is lucky to find Alexi too now I have seen the whole show- (especially the ep Unfinished business) I can see better how this little guy affects Lee so much.. awh…
Haa!! So … Lee calls Amanda huh? of his own free will..huh? without Billy telling him to??huh? I am shocked! But I just love Amanda’s response.. she isn’t all excited that he called and fawning over him…. She is correcting his manners! ha!! love it.. you go girl! the guy needs a few lessons.. Amanda is going to teach him some really important ones over the next few years!
Lee: Listen, I’ve got this real problem here and it’s not exactly in my area. So, I thought I’d call you, as it’s something that you probably know all about.
Amanda: I can only assume this is you. Possibly because you’re the only man I know who doesn’t say hello, doesn’t ask how I am.
Lee: How are you?
Amanda: Fine, you?
Lee: No, I mean a kid. As in child. As in boy? I’ve spent ten dollars on junk food and he won’t open his mouth. (Alexi is gone. Lee hasn’t noticed yet.) Ah, his parents may be in a lot — (He has noticed the missing boy.) Oh, God. Uh, uh, stay right where you are, don’t go anywhere, I’ll call you later.
One of the best exchanges between these two…(but kind of ruined by the weird camera angle on Amanda.. I don’t think she is really saying those words- I think this must be a shot from another episode added to go with the joke at a later time- notice her hair isn’t permed for this phone call!) but- by kid you mean one of those girls you date? !!! rolf!!!! good one Amanda!!!
Love that when she does correct him, he smiles and then actually asks how she is! hehehee.. Still I think the next lesson needs to be how to respond when someone asks you how you are too!!
It’s interesting he calls Amanda first huh.. yeah she knows about children.. But surely there are other agents who have kids??… I like to think it was an excuse to call her.. ahem…
– he is so focused on what he is trying to do.. but the kid reminds him of his own childhood.. and Lee begins to actually want to help the kid, rather than just catch the bad guys.. I think.. Does that make sense?
Alexi plays scared little kid and gains Lee’s trust.. then takes off again on Lee.. sucker.. Lee catches him and scares him but Alexi quickly puts on his super tough guy act… ( make that super tough kid over act.. )
We learn something interesting about Lee here don’t we:
Lee: Yeah, well, I was a tough guy too. I had to be tough, so no one would know that I was really scared.
Alexi: Now you’re gonna tell me about your lousy childhood. Man, you don’t know what a lousy childhood is!
Lee: Oh? I lost my parents when I was four and got raised in a hundred different army bases by an uncle that didn’t even like me, so you top that, pal.
and Alexi does:
Alexi: Some guy just got shot in my living room, so you top that, pal.
Ahhh so Lee brings Alexi into the agency.. he can see Lee has all these resources to help him.. and school teacher Miss Franny.. who happens to be looking a lot like a prim school teacher in her hair bun and big cardy.. oh my.. Francine.. you having a frumpy day hon? poor thing..
I think Lee is enjoying seeing Francine suffer.. heheheee. now that I kinda like to see too: Francine suffering and Lee enjoying seeing Francine suffering!!
Francine: Oh, well, I’m glad you find this so amusing.
Hmm maybe Lee is trying to win Alexi’s trust here.. a bit of good cop bad cop…- Lee actually knows how that works (and of course.. Francine is bad, very bad!!)
It’s after midnight and they are offering him a lollypop? come on… the kid needs to get to bed.. yeah trust me.. and I will put you in a boy’s home for the night.. that is lousy.. good on Lee for taking him in.. Francine is shocked Lee is offering this.. he has more heart than you!
Love how Alexi calls Francine “Blondie“… ahhhhh.. now that is satisfying!
Amanda shows up at Lee’s.. and he seems to have not known she was coming..Ohhh I think she arrived earlier than she was expected to.. hmmm.. Well.. reward! Amanda got to see him in his robe!! lucky gal.. (Amanda gets to see Lee’s legs three weeks in a row??!!!)
Lee seems to handle her chirpiness pretty well I think.. he has literally just woken up and she won’t shut up… and he offers her coffee.. hmm he does have some manners! (Although offering an already wound up Amanda coffee is risky business Lee! Make sure she gets de-caf!)
Amanda walks around Lee’s apartment like this is her first time there- ( although we saw her visit it in If thoughts could Kill!- where when she arrived she didn’t look around at all! hmmm I’m going to ponder this one- episode order change alert!!)
Amanda: You know, this reminds me of a place I lived in when I was in college. Mother saw it and she made me move. -Oh dear!!Haa
You think Amanda is perky Lee? hmmm… I could say something here.. about the context that word is usually used in.. err… but I won’t..
They are getting to know each other well aren’t they.. I just love this dialogue here in the kitchen..
Amanda continues: I guess you’re just not what you’d call a morning person…Uh, look, are you sure you’re set up to take care of a child? I mean, you know, they need. . . .
Lee: Attention, someone to talk to.
Amanda: No, what they need is food, and you haven’t got any.
Lee: Just what the hell do you call that incredibly expensive Camembert?
This is interesting.. when discussing what a child needs, Lee immediately thinks “someone to talk to, attention…” Awh! I think when Lee was growing up.. they were the things he needed- and he didn’t get… which is why it is the first thing he thinks of.. awh….
Lee says ‘what the hell’ -that is kinda strong language for that time wasn’t it?? and over cheese? hmmm he must be passionate about his cheeses!
Love the fast action close up of the moldy cheese coming out of the fridge haaaa.. and how when Amanda says Moldy she just tosses it across the room into his bin- hitting the wall before it falls in and Lee just follows her throw not saying anything because he hasn’t woken up yet.. but.. I wonder was he thinking good shot??!!! hehehee..
So Lee asked Amanda to watch Alexi for a few hours while he was to go in to the agency.. but he didn’t expect Amanda to show up at his home.. then, after Amanda says Alexi needs food- Lee takes him shopping and Amanda goes back to Alexi’s house to pick up some clothes for Alexi.
Lee and Alexi arrive at the store.. Hmmm Alexi can’t get Lee’s door to close properly..
Lee: I’ll shoot ya, I’m telling you kid I’m a killer
Yeah.. good one Lee.. boys lap up that stuff! hehehee..
That’s it for now… more danger, excitement and intrigue in a few days time Would love to hear any thoughts you have!