Next thing we see is Amanda all dressed up and being driven to the party.. Lee is her chauffeur (Mmmm isn’t that a fantasy for some people??? err or so I hear ). -When the party is in full swing go upstairs, flick the lights three times, open the french doors and go downstairs.. and that’s it.. (ok ok.. what’s with flicking the lights three times? parties have lots of people around, someone, anyone would notice that!! That wouldn’t happen by accident..ohhh don’t get me started on that dumb idea… Isn’t it enough to open the french doors?? grrr… )
Lee looks quite tenderly at Amanda when he responds to her she asking what will happen to him ( Delano) – and Lee reminds Amanda to keep your feelings separate from your job and he reminds her of what he said about fantasies.. I think he doesn’t want the fantasy to get lousy for Amanda.. but he knows it will.. awwhhh.. The music in the car during this discussion is quite Lovely.. no cheesy smk theme here- A very touching moment..
Did you notice Lee drives past the same building in the distance twice?LOL…
When they arrive and Lee helps Amanda out of the car, she is avoiding his eyes big time.. hmm…. Haaa Lee licks his lips as he helps Amanda with her fur!!
Amanda goes to leave without saying a word to him- and he stops her… and tells her she looks fabulous! Well Lee.. I must say that is a huge improvement on the ‘fine’ you said at the beginning of the episode!!!! not to mention all that questioning of Amanda’s charms!!! well done! I think this is suppose to highlight Lee’s development in how he realises Amanda is attractive in this ep – his eyes are opened to her and her beauty… awh.. ( but this is just IMHO you may disagree with this!!)
Hooooo haaaaaa!!!! Watch Amanda.. she is visibly shocked that he said this to her.. then smiles a little.. then gets all shy! awhhhh…It is good that she doesn’t respond verbally.. just lets it hang .. good on ya Amanda..
Why does Amanda say she is Miss Greenwich? I thought she was a widow and would have been Mrs Greenwich.. ok…. So why doesn’t she call herself Miss King?!
I know one of her ankles must have a cast or a brace on it.. but it does look like she is wearing socks, when she meets Delano and both walk with their back to the camera into the room.. weird camera angle.. watching the two lead actors walk with their back to the camera for so long.. and all so we could see Hollander looking around suspiciously at everyone.. weird…
Amanda is introduced to Hollander by Delano- Delano: “Miss Greenwich has a home in Rome and a ski chalet in Gstaad“- Do rich snotty people really introduce people like this? ohhh let me list to you all my property.. blah blah.. what a drag!!
Blast.. he shouldn’t have mentioned Gstaad..doh! that is what did her in.. actually you would think if Delano liked Victoria he would want to keep her away from the murdering Hollander.. their last scene together was very nasty… Delano knows the man is evil..
I’d like to show Miss Greenwich the view from the terrace Delano says.( I thought the line was come look at my etchings?!) hmm… they didn’t look much at the view! This whole full on kissing scene with Delano is the only time I can think of where this happens in the whole show with Amanda.. even with the art restorer guy the kiss is quite chaste ( except when she kisses Lee whooo hoo!!).. I think in this case, the idea of being someone else goes to her head… and that she learns a valuable lesson from it.. (errr the lesson being to only kiss Lee like that )
At this point, Amanda is still suppose to be dating Dean but she isn’t really into Dean – I struggle with Amanda kissing Delano and how this behaviour fits in with Amanda’s ultra conservative vibe.. I guess it is explainable because she is so into this fantasy of hers with this man that she forgets who she is for a moment! It doesn’t sit well with me at all though.. so.. I will move on!
When Amanda is hiding in the office listening in to the baddies’ plans… Delano walks in the get the money and she hides behind the door.. don’t you think he would have been able to smell her perfume.. they were very close.. and for some reason.. I think Victoria Greenwich would reek of it! hehheee..
So the baddies are looking to buy weapons, or information about weapons.. I’m confused.. but then.. I don’t really care
Gosh Amanda.. wait a minute before you flash the lights like that. you didn’t even hear the door close.. silly girl!!! Amanda gets busted by Hollander.. ( He only saw the light go off though- why would he be wondering if there was a problem with the lights? oh well..)
“come up stairs” he says as he points a gun at her “please “. Pointing a gun at someone is very bad manners.. forget the please!
Lee enters the place via the french doors and immediately gets set upon! Hurry up Lee and get to Amanda!
Oh well done Amanda.. she managed to leave a handbag to point the way..
Whoo you see the backwards roll Lee does in the fight right after we see the chess set? that really was Bruce doing that one.. well done BB!
Oh no!! Amanda’s lie about Gstaad was caught by Hollander.. doh! poor Amanda gets a slap in the face from Hollander.. (actually don’t worry guys, when you slow it down you can see his back hander goes right across the front of her face.. and that’s it!! ) Hollander says “I do dislike hitting women. ” (but killing them with muscarine? I can do that!)
A little general observation: following on from last week- it does seem obvious now that Amanda should indeed know how to hit!!!!
Lee makes his way into the main foyer next to the room with the audience watching the opera singer.. Searching for Amanda, hoping that she is safe and hasn’t been discovered.. He can’t see her there and the worry escalates.. then he looks up and sees her handbag hanging from the bannister all on it’s own-oh no!!!!! something is really wrong!!!! The look on his face in the moment is sheer terror!!!!
Amanda: would you believe me if I told you that I was just a suburban lady with 2 small boys, a station wagon and a little league team on a bad losing streak?
Thank goodness she screamed.. Lee was able to quickly find the right room.. Lee bursts through the door just 2 seconds too late… and Amanda has been given the drug..
If Lee hadn’t paused to say “checkmate” to that guy he just won the fight with, he may have actually managed to get there before the drug was administered.. oh well. ( why is Amanda already unconscious? it didn’t do that to the gardener?? Fan logic????? ummm she fainted with the stress of being given a drug??)
Lee should be able to beat the old guy easy.. Hurray! this week we get to see the baddie get the snot beaten out of him! whoo hoo!! very satisfying! ( I’m truly a peace lover at heart ) Very obedient of Hollander.. when Lee finally gets a few punches in, Hollander hits the Wardrobe, slouches but doesn’t fall to the ground, and… drops the gun for Lee to pick up.. now.. why couldn’t Hollander have been that generous with Amanda hmmm??
Lee picks up the gun and points it at Hollander’s head.. the look in Lee’s eyes is so intense Hollander looks terrified for a moment of Lee, before he collects himself and puts his baddie mask firmly back in place.. Lee is seriously mad.. Hollander- this is very personal!!!
Hey, does Hollander just walks around with a syringe of Muscarine does he ? where is the vial? Lee threatens Hollander to tell him what was in the injection.. but Hollander has regained his composure.. and Lee knows he isn’t going to talk.. oh my.. the look on Lee’s face.. he is soooo intense.. what a great job BB does. I am totally believing this right now!!
I’ll bet Lee really really really enjoyed hitting Hollander.. (I enjoyed watching!!)
Oh my gosh.. where are my smelling salts? This scene doesn’t get any less swoony does it?? !!!!
whooo when Lee locks eyes on Delano across the room whooo haaaa…. I can feel his intensity from here.. I love the directing of this scene!! It’s like in slow motion.. all the singing has stopped.. and it is intense to the max!!!!
Lee shifts the weight of Amanda, and with determination walks down the aisle (oh my.. walking down the aisle with Amanda… shame she won’t remember it..) staring straight at Delano..
I don’t think we see him in close up blink or shift his eyes from Delano for a moment..
now you talk to me fast!
(excuse me for a moment… I swooooooon..)
Delano, not in the spy biz, tells Lee what was in the injection.. I like to think optimistically because he was also fond of Victoria.. Lee’s facial expressions shift quickly from hope ( that it is not a fait accompli for Amanda here as muscarine has an antidote) to disgust. He looks Delano up and down and then whispers “You… son of a… ” very very quietly.. and Delano looks pretty darn ashamed… good! but well at least he said what it was I guess..
Love how Lee nearly takes out one of the guests with stunt Amanda’s feet as he turns around.. well! the man is in a hurry.. you can move lady!
Can I just say.. it is mildly distracting that to start with both Amanda’s arms are hanging down.. but then in her unconscous state she decides to help out Lee a bit and try and hang on to his neck.. wow.. even in unconsciousness..Amanda wants to help Lee! Still BB’s acting is so Amazing and Lee’s rage so incredible I don’t notice these things in the moment.. so.. who cares!
ahhh… Lee sits with Amanda in the ambulance and the ambulance officer tells Lee she will be alright and she is stable.. phew!
Lee rubs his hands together almost like he wants to reach out and touch her… he gives up resisting and he slowly, gently reaches out to unconscious Amanda and strokes her lions mane (careful Lee you could lose a hand in there!) Poor Lee he seems a little traumatised here.. he says sorry and tells her she did a hell of a job.. awhhhhh…. He feels guilty- but he is also proud of her! Awhhhhhhhh
Lee actually says: you just might even make a decent agent someday…
Love when Amanda says: oh porter please wake me when we get to Portofino!
Lee’s reaction is really funny too!
A great smk moment.. I wonder if that line was an ad-lib.. I think it is great.. really out there!! Lee’s facial expressions reacting to her are brilliant!
I just love this tag – Lee tapping on Amanda’s window as she does the dishes ( get it.. Victoria Greenwich/ dishes/ fantasy life.. But look at this gorgeous man tapping on her window?? Real life isn’t so shabby!! )
Hmm.. we hear in the background the tv show Amanda is watching announces that it is the contestant’s lucky day- just as Amanda opens the door to go out and see Lee.. Yup.. I love how smk puts these little messages in the mix and I agree.. it is Amanda’s lucky day!
Wait a minute.. did Lee just ask if he was interrupting anything? well well well.. that has never stopped him before! this man is a different Lee to the “great you should be able to break your plans by nine o’clock” Lee! I like this Lee!! They seem happy to see each other but a little nervous wouldn’t you say?
It is kinda nice that Lee smiles quietly here in response, and doesn’t tease her or anything..or make some worldy, cynical kind of response.. well done Lee.. He seems very respectful of her in this scene.. thoughtful, a bit nervous, but at the same time he isn’t putting on an act and is just being himself with her.. which is really lovely..
Hmmm maybe this tag is my favourite part of this whole episode!! They both quietly smile and look at the ground.. awhhh they are too cute!
Things are quiet.. Lee isn’t impatient to be anywhere else… and..finally
Amanda: I’m fine… yeah..
Listen you know something been bothering me all day long
and I just now.. I know they give you
sedatives and things in an ambulance and I just wondered ahhh .. did you say something nice to me?
Amanda: I better go back inside and help Jamie with his fractions
Lee: Yeah, right.. ah I’ll just let myself out
(Is it just me or does Lee look a bit sad to have to go? )
Lee: I’ll see ya around (wow.. so now he is acknowledging they will see each other again!!)
Amanda: Oh Lee, how did you get me out of there?
I think Amanda is trying to get her head around what a big hunky hero Lee is.. like something out of her dreams.. ( maybe Amanda hasn’t given up on those fantasies after all.. especially the one with the secret agent!!!)
Aha!!! so Lee went to check on Amanda..- if she is ok.. but also to check if she remembered what he said in the Ambulance!!! LOL!!!
wow.. what an awesome episode!!! Thanks for reading Hope you enjoyed this episode as much as I did!!!!