I’ve been looking forward to this episode!! This is one of the only episodes I have memories of from watching as a little girl.. swooning over Lee – which pretty much explains why Lee turns me into a young girl all the time!
Getting into the episode we open with some geek hearing painful cries from the next room.. errrrr
Want to kill someone and not everyone is in on it? well.. check and make sure no one is working back first! There goes smk and it’s dumb Baddies –this is pretty careless given they are on the verge of a huge deal… Ahh.. Delano is a reluctant baddie huh? judging by his reaction to Hollander’s backhander on this agent (Codename: Gardener!) Well. he is a baddie none the less.. Delano makes my skin crawl.. don’t ask me why..
So Hollander starts drawing up the evil drug Muscarine.. which he says will make him talk , and kill him within 45 minutes to an hour and a half.. ok SMK, this obedient viewer will store this info away for a rainy day..
Sooo they didn’t know the geek was there, tried to reassure him it was nothing, then closed the door and continued?? eh??? wouldn’t you wait till the guy had left?! dumb dumb baddies..
Phew.. Muscarine has an antidote.. we might need to know that..
Amanda limps into the kitchen.. seems she has been demonstrating that hook slide which had her in a cast last week again and shock! Injured her ankle.. Um…. does this show think we are stupid????!!!!! This is kinda insulting to those who know and love this show.. like we wouldn’t notice Amanda saying the same thing two weeks in a row? why say it twice? weird!!! I wonder if these two episodes ( always look a gift horse and this one) were suppose to be separated? Hmm that idea is still in the background of my thinking – I will take a good look at the order of these season 1 eps.. I have some theories.. and things like this make me wonder.. but for now I will just focus on this fabulous ep… – 2 injuries from demonstrating the hook slide Amanda? Ok… 3 strikes and your out!!!
The boys are down in the dumps..
Love this little exchange:
Dotty to Amanda: why don’t we get a babysitter and go see that new movie where Richard Gere takes off his clothes? – LOL!!!! ( Dotty says she is just kidding.. but I don’t believe her )
Lee calls Amanda…
Lee: Hi. What are you doing tonight?
Amanda: Tonight? Well, I can’t, I have plans tonight.
Lee: Oh, no problem. You should be able to break them by nine o’clock.
Now Lee.. what happened to your little manners lesson from ACM kid??.. say who you are.. ask how are you?!He is too cute when he says Hi! ( and funny to think that this is an exact repeat of ACM kid – when they stole this moment of Amanda on the phone to Lee and used it for that very conversation.. – again- do they think we are so dumb that we wouldn’t (- from ACM Kid!!) notice?! At least it is a slightly different angle they ended up using! Ugh.. I guess they figured with a week or two break we wouldn’t remember and they didn’t think about people recording the show and watching it again – much less be able to watch the show on our computers and take screen grabs!
Lee is super cheeky when he assumes she can break her plans.. ‘Priority situation’?? … If it isn’t I hope Amanda gives him a piece of her mind! We do get to see a lot of Lee getting dressed or half dressed in these early episodes don’t we- ( I knew there was a good reason I loved season 1 ) Amanda’s lie to Dotty about meeting Chuck doesn’t make any sense… poor Amanda.. Lee didn’t give her much of a chance..
Amanda meets Lee at the reflecting pool.. I’ve been there! I’ve been there!! whooo hooo… If only there had been a gorgeous hunk waiting around for me in a tux of all things..
Lee seems quite distracted when Amanda arrives.. because he is worried about the time?
I don’t think Amanda is fishing for compliments when she asks Lee if she looks alright – I think she is worried because she didn’t know how to dress.. I don’t think Lee is really seeing the beautiful woman in front of him at all in this scene..
Lee seems to be constantly checking his watch and wanting to be off.. but he meets Amanda and doesn’t say let’s go.. he is silent for a moment, still distracted.. then when he is still just standing there she has to ask where they are going.. and then he tells her very calmly like they have all the time in the world.. then when she says her boys love the quicky chicky snack shack he starts looking at his watch again- at length.. well Lee.. if you are in such a hurry.. why didn’t you just leave as soon as she got there and explain on the way! hmm! (oh I know.. had to give Amanda time to say her lines in front of the great location! hehehee)
Well what can we say about this little comment?? Mr I go out to nightclubs all the time doesn’t want to go to a party on his own on a friday night? I would have guessed Lee the womaniser would have preferred to go it alone.. (he is after all the ‘loner’) .. especially if he met someone and wanted to take her back to his place for his nosey doorman to meet! But.. that is not what happens..
Maybe Lee does this because I think maybe for Lee this is business – and Lee likes to keep business and personal separate.. so he doesn’t take a date, he takes Amanda – that way he doesn’t need to involve a date, but doesn’t have to worry about running into anyone he knows at the party and being alone.. At least Lee is certainly not unhappy in Amanda’s company, nor is he embarrassed to be seen out with her .. he chose to ask her – I will be interested to hear everyone’s thoughts on this!
Err.. I can’t help but think here.. when I am not distracted by that tux.. that… umm.. (and don’t hate me for saying this!!) .. well.. it looks like Lee and Amanda are wearing practically the same make up!
Unfocus Iwsod unfocus!Couldn’t you just die when Lee smiles at Amanda and says “keep having a good time! ” when she panics that he needs to go meet his contact.. ahhh…
Ok. James Delano gets up on stage and announces things are looking up for quickie chickie Chicken Shack.. hurray! Well err that is great.. but what about Quickie Chickie Snack shack??!! Hope they’re doing ok.. Amanda’s kids just love it!!
Lee has his meeting with the geek – Mr Singer ( get it.. he is informing on Delano! LOL..)
Delano makes his move on Amanda.. what a contrast with how Lee treats her.. he is attentive!
Oh my!!!! when Lee comes back into the ballroom his facial expressions just tell the whole story don’t they!
Oh my.. She is dancing with the baddie.. and could blow the whole case.. what is she saying to him??
(nah.. I just don’t like her dancing with him! she is suppose to wait for me to dance!! just keep repeating to yourself old buddy: frumpy housewife frumpy housewife frumpy housewife!)
Lee is quite short with her in the car.. “what name did you give him? ” I don’t understand his anxiety here..what if she did use her real name? so what.. he uses his real name all over the place.. it is more important what she told him about her life isn’t it.. so she tells him the name and he is all shocked “What???” – well so what it’s Victoria Grenwich? would you have preferred Mrs Keen? why are you picking on her choice of name Lee? I think it is because he is miffed… and upset that he is miffed… but again.. these are just my thoughts- I am looking forward to hearing other’s views!!
Back to IFF.. which isn’t IFF.. which isn’t anything that I can tell… yet! Seems it is still casual friday for Billy.. only today he has his glasses on a string around his neck a bit like an old librarian.. oh dear.. Love how Billy immediately stands up for Amanda and sees it for what it is- an opportunity.. “I’m impressed!” Billy says.. whoo hoo.. take that Lee.. you are just looking for things to pick on.. Hey, Victoria Greenwich is nothing compared to the alias “Ricky-Joe Jackson”.. so take a chill pill..
Lee is still dismissive..when he explains she made up a number.. well Lee- what would you have rathered she had done? I think Lee is just annoyed that she was having the conversation with Delano in the first place and it didn’t matter what she did he wouldn’t have liked it!
Wait.. Billy just said “you did say Delano was attracted to her. He took the number she gave him.” – Lee said that did he Billy?? hmmm.. very interesting!!!
Love Lee’s quiet little “yes” with head bowed in response to this observation of Billy’s…
Lee: Billy . . . James Delano is a man with money, contacts, women on every continent. Beautiful, exotic, mysterious women. You really think he’s going to be fascinated by a wholesome mom with a mortgage and a station wagon?
-Lee you said it yourself, Delano WAS attracted to her.. and she isn’t that person to James Delano.. I think Lee is echoing some of his own thoughts here that he keeps on repeating to himself about Amanda!!
Love Billy’s challenge to Lee to think about it ( Amanda being hot!)
Do you notice.. Lee doesn’t shut his eyes and try and think of Amanda being beautiful???!!!! hehehee.. Love how it straight away cuts to Amanda doing the dishes…. good on you Amanda!
Back at IFF and Victoria errr I mean Amanda is being grilled by Billy and Lee about James Delano’s phone call.. her dialogue here is really funny! I love that she doesn’t immediately give Lee the info he wants..
Amanda: I told him I didn’t know.
Lee: didn’t know what?
Love Amanda’s little sideways glance when she says: whether or not I could go out for dinner with him tonight.
Lee’s shocked expression is priceless.. he can’t believe it..
Lee: he invited you to dinner?
but Billy says “It doesn’t surprise me!”
Such a funny take that Lee moment!! and I am distracted!! What is with little Billy in the big chair? and with the big desk??? He reminds me of Alice in wonderland! no no!!! He reminds me of Edith Ann! Remember her? Not very powerful looking for section chief Billy! You need to get a smaller chair! As Edith Ann would say: ‘and that’s the truth!’
Billy proclaims it’s time for a sweep and a scenario! Would you look how closely these two stand next to each other??!!
Love how the classical music kicks in as Lee says ‘ the life story of Victoria Greenwich’ – nice touch! If I’m not mistaken Lee looks to me like he thinks this is going to be fun
That’s it for now… this episode just has soooo much Lee and Amanda goodness in it doesn’t it?!!! Thanks for reading!! will be back with more soon… Please share your thoughts if you like