We join Lee, Billy and (ugh) Francine for a little slideshow narrated by Lee.. the history of the prince and princess of Zahir.. the prince married an American.. lots of protests..blah blah.. uh oh.. I’m bored in the first minute!
Francine: I could have married royalty. You know, a prince actually proposed to me once.
Billy: Why didn’t you accept?
Francine: His country was too small.
Love how Lee doesn’t respond to it, other than to roll his eyes.. Can I just say -Francine: the country is very happy that it was too small for you!! (not to mention the Prince- who probably vowed to never drink so much again in all his life ) I am surprised Billy asked why not though.. I guess he couldn’t help himself.. masochist!
The princess wants to do a tour of a local school.. and she doesn’t like being guarded.. she wants to be shown around by an average PTA Mum..
Francine: Well I suppose I could frump it up a bit and play the part.
– frump? grrrr.. just because a woman is a mother doesn’t mean she is frump. Would you have described your mother as a frump Francine? Moooo!
Well.. Lee seems to agree with Billy to use Amanda.. however the “I think Billy has someone a little frumpier in mind ” comment?.. I could do without…
You just wait till next week Pal! he is going to eat those words.. At least he smiles in anticipation of using Amanda here.. ok ok I am clutching at straws!!
Amanda wants to discuss the assignment first.. Francine complains that Amanda is getting picky and should basically be thankful she is allowed to work at all for the agency.. Billy tells her to be nice…
Billy opens the door for Amanda.. and ohhh dear.. you know I kind of agree that the outfit she is wearing is kind of frumpy! ( I think it looks like the frumpy outfit Maria wears in the sound of music.. you know the one that the poor didn’t even want?!)
That cow Francine seems to ignore Amanda as she arrives.. classy Francine- not! You are soooo not well mannered enough to be royalty!
Francine says “was it terribly terribly painful ” cracks me up.. she is such a cow.. Lee stands behind her and rolls his eyes at her (now that I like!)- she still hasn’t grasped how ugly snobbery and cattiness can make a person!
Amanda: Oh, oh, yes sir, oh, sure, yes sir, I — Well, I want you to know how proud I am to work for the Agency. I think out of my entire graduating class, I am the only one of us to go on and become a spy.
Of course, I suppose if there were any others, I wouldn’t know about it, but. . . . Well, at any rate, sir, um. . . . Well, I’m not sure that — that you realize it, but sometimes these cases that I’m sent on . . . well, they get a little dangerous, and . . . well, I was just wondering . . . shouldn’t I know how to hit?
Billy: Excuse me? whahahaa!!!
Amanda: Well, shouldn’t I have certain skills, you know, like self-defence, maybe know a few codes —
Billy: Amanda, surely you realize that your value to us is that of a civilian. I don’t need another agent.
Francine: Were you to become a known operative, your usefulness would be over.
Lee: Yeah, it’s great you don’t anything. The enemy could torture you for weeks and not get a thing!
Amanda seems to be thinking: I’m in a room full of crazy people!!!.. she takes a moment to find the right words to respond..
Amanda: Oh, well, I appreciate that… But I — I don’t think staying alive would compromise my usefulness too much. Do you?
This scene is soo funny!!! Amanda starts off saying something silly about her classmates but ends showing them she’s smarter than they are! Good on Amanda for sticking up for herself here! They’re being stupid! It is so funny when Lee looks all happy and excited that the enemy could torture Amanda for hours and not get anything.. Oooooh yes Lee you have certainly thought this one through haven’t you.. what a cunning plan.. You shouldn’t look so happy when speaking of Amanda being tortured!! Billy is talking to Amanda in such a condescending way he doesn’t take her seriously at all.. oh dear..
Amanda is brilliant… she can never be less useless than when she is dead! boy.. and it takes a moment for the penny to drop.. Billy’s smile drops.. he turns around to look at Francine, smile gone.. and then Francine turns to look at lee smile gone..and well.. we don’t need to see Lee’s face to know his smile is gone!
Lee and Amanda are waiting for the Princess to arrive.. Amanda points out that Billy saw the point and agreed to some courses.. and Lee doesn’t say anything else about it. Bad Lee! and good on Amanda! I find his reaction soooo unrealistic ( guess he is in denial)- this is the woman who has actually managed to save his life a number of times already… and you don’t want her to get more training?? you dill!
Arghhh Lee!!! stop this teasing!!! Lee likes to tease Amanda to cover up that she was right, or to even the balance… not so Mr confident with Amanda are ya.. and he just couldn’t resist one more little dig at her..
You know.. I think when Amanda(I mean KJ) has her back to camera- that is not Amanda! and when Penny takes her arm and leads her off you can’t see her face at all- it’s weird!! (maybe something to do with the foot injury.. poor KJ!)
Ahh we meet the baddie.. with a really big gun..a big moustache and a bigger scowl!
haa!! We see Amanda and the princess exiting the school from a distance and we hear Amanda commend the princess’ eating the cafeteria food.. and as we get closer, Amanda puts her back to camera.. totally not Amanda here either!
very weird.. I guess that day KJ couldn’t walk at all.. or they got started on the scene and she filled in later? hmm.. it must have been a pretty bad injury to go to this trouble..
The princess goes into the ladies room, everyone is waiting outside.. and Lee realises someone has to go in a guard her.. gee Lee.. now who could do that huh?? not Amanda surely? but I thought she didn’t need to know how to Hit?! I think this realisation dawns on him.. Amanda gives him a glare!!
Poor Penny it must be a huge shock to come home after so many years, and deal with how things have changed..how homesick she has been.. She is lucky to have Amanda to talk to..
Did Amanda just say her feet hurt from wearing high heels all day too? wow.. she wears them a lot.. (even when one leg is in a cast- now that is really weird!) right to the end of the show.. (although I always found it so convenient that when she had to run or do something physical she just happened to be wearing her sneakers that day..) – I wouldn’t put up with the pain.. I’d just wear flats. I don’t get this at all! hehehe
Now that is a line I never thought I would hear Lee say! hehehee.. and what is Penny to do with a baby buffalo?
Amanda’s facial expressions here are great.. you see all the awkwardness.. and realisation all there.. ahhhh… I can see how that would be hard on a marriage! But KJ still manages to make it very funny..
I don’t see why Lee has to burst into the ladies room, gun drawn like that… Why not ask Amanda if all is ok through the door? none of this makes sense.. but I like the pay off- Lee’s confused expression and Amanda’s girl talk question that looks to Lee like it could be a completely alien language.. Serves you right Lee.. you shouldn’t invade the inner sanctum of the ladies room unless you can talk the talk! hehehee..
As Lee is looking up, we cut immediately to Dotty talking down to Amanda from the second level of their home.. hmm Nice touch! Love how Amanda is annoyed the princess invited her… the neighbourhood play is more important to her. good for you Amanda!
Dotty: It is incredible to me how you can be so blasé about hobnobbing with crowned heads. I mean, out of 200 women, your PTA chose you! Come on, let’s look alive, Missy! Now what about this blue taffeta?
Amanda: Oh, Mother, I hate the blue taffeta!
Dotty: Well, I never should have gotten it for you.
Well.. the PTA didn’t choose Amanda.. which explains the lack of excitement huh… oops and then Amanda goes and insults Dotty’s gift of Blue Taffeta… and.. she is so stressed out.. she doesn’t even notice!
Jamie,the tree says : How about the low-cut black dress?
What child talks like that?????? This must be a future Yves Saint Laurent in the making!
Hey everyone- it’s hug a tree day!!!(I love that Amanda has a tree branch flapping in her face)
I love how when Amanda decides on the low cut black dress, Dotty runs to find a shawl or something for Amanda to ‘cover up’. LOL.. she’s worried Amanda will be too racy for royalty- makes you wonder how err Frumpy the blue Taffeta is!!!
That’s it for now.. Thanks for reading!!!! Please share your thoughts with us if you like – I’ll be back with more soon