So..back to Lee’s apartment, where Lee and Amanda meet up to talk…
Whoa.. Lee and Amanda are speaking like they are ummmm friends!!!! it is all rather domestic isn’t it!!
Amanda: Very good. You know, it looks like you’re sort of, uh, you’re spoiling the kid rotten, maybe you’re trying to, um, to buy his affections. You know, you could definitely buy mine with this guy, this guy is gorgeous. I —
This little moment with the panda is so great.. Amanda is rapt in this panda.. telling Lee how to win you eh Amanda??!!! and he watches her- closely!!!.. then whips it off her and she looks so bereft!! and again.. he is teasing her.. He is in a good mood and enjoying himself isn’t he!
But.. once again.. the teasing/power play here is balanced.. when Lee realises Amanda has taken away his apartment as he knew it!! the panic at first is palpable! hehehee..
Did she put flowers in his Tibetan ram’s horn??!!!! too funny!!
I think it is no coincidence that in the middle of his panic over his rejuvenated apartment he finds one of Amanda’s spy manuals- and it happens to be called ‘ Understanding Sabotage:a beginners guide’ … Lee may say Amanda has Sabotaged his Tibetan Ram’s horn (Happy to hear Billy is supporting ‘the king woman’ a little.. ahem..)
Lee is trying to be mad at Amanda about her fixing up his apartment.. but he doesn’t seem to be able to muster it up!
Lee:You’ve taken over the place. It’s not that it’s, uh, it just looks nice and neat and tidy. It looks like you live here and not me! (Amanda rolls her eyes upward.) Not that I’m not grateful, of course.
Amanda: You know, I think Alexi was right when he said that we were incompatible.
Lee: Oh? Alexi said that?
What an interesting thing to choose to say at that moment.. again- questioning if they get along.. when.. well.. they seem to get along fine.. they are just different. and different can be good – complementary!
Lee also begins to defend Alexi..(or is that himself and his.. spoiling?)
Lee: You know, he’s not all that bad. I mean, some kids deserve a little spoiling. Life’s not easy. And it’s a lot harder for a scared kid. You know, maybe he pretends to be tough so no one will know how scared he is.
Amanda: You know, if I didn’t know better, I’d swear you were speaking from personal experience.
Lee: You’re not kidding. Did I ever tell you about my childhood?
ahh Lee you’re such a tease…. Lee notices Amanda has moved his albums around and changes the subject again!
Lee is a rolling stones fan? Lee gets annoyed that she has moved his albums but- interestingly.. he bites his tongue- he wouldn’t have done that up till now I think!!! progress!!
Amanda heads over to Panda for another cuddle..
Lee doesn’t deny it!! whooooo!!!! He is quite the softie in this ep!If only it lasted…
Is it just me or is that Panda really the cutest thing ever?? I want one… ( and.. I want Lee to give it to me.. )
Back to the Lug Wrench.. the place of the 120 minute happy hour! The baddies tell Lee to get them the satellite codes, but Lee isn’t going to go along easy and make them suspicious- so he puts up some resistance. Ouch!! Time for the bad guys to rough up Lee..
Back to IFF or whatever it is at the moment.. and we see the red car/green car exterior shot.. man.. we see that a lot.. those two drivers are so lucky! they hog the spots right out front!
I dn’ot tink I cna fineesh ths pots!!!! I think I will be ok.. I just have to make sure I don’t look back at those pictures!!!!
Francine: You know, I love my work, too, but, uh, you wouldn’t catch me letting thugs tumble my body.
Lee: Fine. You wouldn’t catch me in a hotel room with a Turkish gunrunner.
Francine: I did not go to a hotel room. It was a suite.
Yeah.. Francine.. you floozie! I am glad there isn’t too much oogling of Lee going on here.. except for me that is… I don’t think I could stomach Francine checking out Lee… (just why is Lee bandaging up his sore ribs in Billy’s office??!!! Such a showpony.. haaaa)
Next thing we see Amanda at home talking to Lee – well we assume it’s Lee as she is asking him why he keeps saying it is HIS case when she is the one looking after Alexi.. you go Amanda! Dotty comes in to hear Amanda tell Lee she is proud to be serving her country with an ‘I’m starting to feel manipulated’ kind of tone… thank goodness that’s all Dotty heard!
Love how Dotty wants to hide the silver when she hears young Dillinger is staying another night! What do you all think about Dotty’s advice to Amanda: to gain Alexi’s trust you have to trust him??? I think it was doomed to failure..
Dotty: Children are like chihuahuas, Amanda. They smell mistrust. I mean, you’ve got to give him the benefit of the doubt. You believe the best, you’ll get the best, I always say.
Amanda: Thank you, Mother.
Dotty: I’ll just go attend to the silver.
After all of Dotty’s encouragement to trust Alexi she still finishes the conversation by saying she is off to hide the silver! I guess Dotty doesn’t care if Alexi trusts her!
The whole ‘I like you conversation’ Amanda has with Alexi for me is sweet but a bit strange.. that Alexi would show he cares that Amanda likes him? just doesn’t ring true for me.. but hey.. maybe it’s just me.. I guess it is suppose to show Amanda making a connection with Alexi.. but for me – I’m not really interested! oops…
Do you think Alexi left the door open because he wanted Amanda to follow him??? I think so…( Freud would say ) Amanda chases Alexi and finds him about to get into a car with the baddies.. Doh! now the baddies know Amanda isn’t Mrs Ricky Joe.. and Ricky Joe isn’t Ricky Joe.. grrrrr…
Lee meets the baddies to hand over the fake code book and tracker which is hidden inside..but uh oh…. he falls right into their trap. Whoo Lee is really good at that jaw clenching thing.. when he sees Mrs Ricky Joe and the boy in the back..
Love the high tech tracking device Francine is holding.. it looks like something out of lost in space! ha haaaaa
Next thing we see Lee has joined Amanda and Alexi in the back of the car and his hands are tied.. just like last week in Magic Bus- Lee and Amanda are tied up and in a lot of trouble.. but they are still bickering !
Lee: I thought the idea was to keep him at your house.
Amanda: Well, what was I supposed to do, tie him up?
Lee: Better him than us. ( I thought you didn’t believe in looking back Lee!)
Amanda: Oh, I only wish they hadn’t found that homing device.
Lee: Amanda, I learned a long time ago in this business you can’t look back.
Awhhhhh… good on you Lee..
Alexi pops into the room to say hi and sorry he can’t help them.. he’s too scared to help them untie their ropes..
Amanda: ….. Look, Alexi. This is Lee Stetson. He is one of the top agents in the country. Now, if you’ll just untie us, he will rescue your parents and he’ll stop these people, trust me!
Lee: Yeah. (love how Lee says Yeah when Amanda says he is one of the top agents!)
Alexi: If he’s so hot, what’s he doing tied up in a closet?
Amanda: Don’t bite me. Don’t bite me.
Lee growls: Just hold still.
Amanda: All right.
LOL! I must say it was a lot of fun slowing down this moment with Lee and Amanda .. in fact it looks to me like Lee squashes Amanda’s nose and then she starts to laugh a little bit right when they cut to a computer screen that says ‘access denied’ Rofl! you think the access denied is to play off Lee and Amanda’s forced intimacy here?? could be..
Alexi gets away to release Amanda and Lee only to find Lee already free and in the process of freeing Amanda.. Alexi is almost disappointed that he got untied all by himself!
Alexi: Okay. You win. We’ve got to get out of here. They’ve got my parents tied up in a vacant store in the mall. You’re untied!
Lee: Yeah. One of the top agents in the c– (assuming he was about to say country here..)
Man, those flashing lights in the arcade make it difficult to watch don’t you think?
Uh oh.. Amanda gets taken hostage again! Oh man… she can’t catch a break!
Thank goodness that motorbike happened to be on display in the arcade- with a tank full of petrol (gas).. otherwise how could Lee do his masterly run up and down and around doing those groovy skids?? He kind of reminded me of a Bull before it is about the charge.. stamping his foot and snorting.. only Lee was doing donuts.. – I can’t see any other point to all that driving up and down…
Oh ohhhh the good old “Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” don’t worry Amanda.. he will be alright.. he is a top agent.. and he can fall off a motorbike at great speed without a scratch (and with perfect hair still intact I might add..)
Whoo Lee beats the old guy in a fist fight..Ahem…. and Alexi runs over with a big smile.. he doesn’t look as annoying when he smiles.. guess he didn’t have much to smile about this episode..
Ahhh I just love this part where Amanda gets cut off by Lee, and then he changes his mind- go ahead! shower me with praise.. and she just looks at him.. and refuses.. suffer Lee!! heheheee
Amanda:Like I said. One of the top agents –
Lee: No, no, no, no. No, Don’t say it.
(Amanda looks at Alexi and shrugs. Alexi smiles harder. Lee looks away for a second, then looks back, also smiling.)
Lee: Okay. Say it.
Lee: Say it.
(Amanda shakes her head, trying not to laugh. Lee glares at her darkly.)
Ahhh tag time..After being kidnapped twice she has to come home and give Dean a massage.. hmm I think being involved with someone who knows your business makes much more sense!
Dean: Um . . . . speaking of the kids, uh . . . Jamie will be coming to the movies with us tonight.
Amanda: Since when?
Dean: Since he rolled a seven and I “crapped out.”
ha!!!! the boys learned a thing or two from Alexi!!!
Hey, Amanda doesn’t look too disappointed that Dean and her won’t be going to the movies alone… telling…
Awhhhh!!! Lee leaves the Panda for Amanda on her doorstep?? oh that is too sweet!!!!!! I would love to think it is a grand romantic gesture here..but I suspect Lee left he Panda to say thanks for what Amanda had done in helping Alexi and helping Lee with ‘his’ case.. still it is interesting!!!
ROFL! the subtitles people think Lee spent the whole afternoon revving up that dirt bike before setting off to Amanda’s with a great big panda ( who could hang on to a motorbike-no problem) to give to her! When you hear the porsche start up, the subtitles tell us it’s a dirt bike starting! LOL!
What is with the name of this ep? why is Alexi the ACM kid? he didn’t even get into their satellite project.. I just thought there were better names.. like magic cowboy! hehehee… Maybe it is a play off the old Movie The Cisco Kid – which was apparently a lot like the lone ranger. Cowboy saves the day kind of thing.. Could the title refer to Lee and his cover Ricky Joe?Hmm.. maybe..
That’s it for this episode! I would love to hear your thoughts if you would like to share them Thanks sooo much for reading!!!!