Immediately on having his suspicions confirmed that Lee’s life is in danger Billy takes Lee to dinner at Monk’s.. LOL.. yep a good plan that one! Go to a safe house? nah.. get some agents protecting Lee? nah.. his boss can do that- and take him out for dinner.. whahaha.. Why go out and then say all the protection is about to start.. Billy.. you are lousy protection!
Lee: Look, are you going to be taking me to dinner every night? I mean, what kind of agent can I be when there’s somebody with me all the time?
Billy: A live one. (Aha.. Amanda’s logic seems to have gotten through to Billy!! )
Billy: There are going to be guards posted at your apartment and you’re going to have a tail wherever you go.
Lee: Oh? Starting when?
Billy: Starting now. Wilson’s going to meet you at the Agency and follow you home. Got it?
ROFL.. this is ridiculous! Starting now Billy? you mean right now???
So basically, Billy goes on and on about the danger Lee is in.. and the protection he will get now right now and then.. he leaves him all alone??!!hahahaha! And to top it all off, Billy insults Lee’s car
Come on Billy- you should have known that the only reason Lee’s car is in the shop for an episode is so the baddie could have the room to hide on the back seat and then attack Lee, if it had been the porsche that would have been impossible!!
Sooooo does Lee get stabbed or not? It’s hard to see, and we don’t get to see the knife go in but it sounds like it once the baddie gets Lee on the ground right before the blonde comes along. what do you all think?
Yes, that wonky thing in the bottom right corner is the oohhh so dangerous bendy knife! teee heeeee..
Lee fends him off and tries to get out of the car, only to have the baddie do an Amanda and take Lee down with his car door..( I think we are suppose to think Lee got stabbed in the car here and that’s why he is so slow to move out of the way..) It’s all a bit confusing and all over the place where Lee clutches etc. I give up.. that bendy knife is just too funny for me to take this moment seriously!
Whoever that blonde is.. Bless her! she has a great set of lungs… ( I bet Lee knows who she is.. he knows everyone )
Interesting to see who turns up for Lee’s funeral… Ok.. the guy initially speaking at the funeral- is that chinese? the subtitles say chinese.. but he looks Japanese to me?! help?
Oh my.. Alec Beaumont’s speech is awful! Remember him from If thoughts could kill? Internal affairs.. gave Lee a flower?! what a lousy speech.. how depressing.. and how pointless and uninspiring!
I half expected Lee to be hiding behind a tree.. wait.. is that Lee in disguise next to Amanda? nah.. but it would have been cool! I wonder what Lee would have thought had he heard that speech?!
Alec: If nothing else, Lee Stetson was a realist. And as such, he knew that all of us in this business were just fighting the odds. Knowing the odds could beat us all, we know full well that tomorrow, we may meet once more at each other’s throats. But we continue to do what we do in the only way we know. Lee, que sera sera.
There goes that word again- business.. and Lee used it earlier when he said people in this business can’t take threats to heart – remember last week with Rudolph and Dimitri? They discussed this.. this theme seems to be carried over into a few episodes.. A business of being friend one day and adversary the next.. It’s so sad.. and Francine leaves Lee a bottle of Dom Perignon..
Where is Lee’s uncle? and why didn’t Billy give the speech. I am sure he would have done a much better job.. Lester the duck would have done a better job..
After the funeral Billy approaches Amanda and tries to offer her some comfort. Amanda is finding this really hard, and says she never thought this would happen.
I find it very interesting that she asks Billy ‘ What happens now?’ – I think Amanda is all confused because she is mourning her friend, but also maybe because her work at the agency is now up in the air no?
The next thing we hear?
Grandma, I won’t leave town without my Mr T sun visor!! LOL.. what a change of mood! ( I guess that was a commercial break there!) why so passionate about it Phillip??!!! hehehe.. It’s funny how dated that is! Virginia’s forgotten diners? hmmm maybe they are forgotten for a reason..
Oh no.. speaking of dated.. the headband’s back.. (sorry if you like it but to me it’s dated!she still looks gorgeous though of course!) Amanda confides in Dotty how she is struggling to be professional and objective in her work.. Over plants and dogs!! (It’s an interesting insight into Amanda’s thoughts on her work too)
“I just don’t think I have what it takes..”
Dotty: What does it take?
Amanda: Objectivity. You have to be professional in this work and. . . . Well, what I do is I . . . I get sort of attached to a plant and then when it’s gone, I feel like I’ve lost a friend.
… no wonder Dotty thinks she is needing to talk! Lee the plant.. poor Amanda though, it is sad to see her suffer, but thank goodness it will be over soon!
Off Dotty and the boys go for the weekend..( with Reverend Milton?? random.. ) and Amanda is left alone.. or so she thinks!
Amanda: The hardest part about this work is the feelings. Lee said not to get involved. He was right about that.
Lee wastes no time in making his existence known.. gee what a nice treat for Lee.. seeing Amanda say Lee was right. (well I think there is such a thing as too detached.. but will leave that thought..)
We hear Lee’s voice say “gee I never thought I would live to hear that.” – ha haaa not funny Lee.. get over there and give her a hug. the look on Amanda’s face when she hears his voice is great.Amanda turns to face him and Lee continues “actually I didn’t live to see it, not officially of course. “- Lee enough of the wisecracks.. he finally is just quiet and let’s it sink in for Amanda.. who is very still and quiet!!
Lee walks slowly into the room…(ohhh I am tempted to just post 1000 pics of this scene and leave it at that.. could you just watch this scene over and over and over??!! I think this is a key moment between the two of them..) I love what Amanda says here…
Amanda moves away from Lee: argh! how dare you make jokes! I have been really upset about this
(finally Lee begins to grasp what he had done!)
Amanda: I thought I’d lost a friend, and that hurts. and I was frightened too and uh… Look I know you don’t like tears, I know they frighten you more than bullets so I’m sorry about this little scene but you brought it all on yourself because it would have been totally unnecessary if you hadn’t been killed, which you haven’t been and I cared that you were dead! and I don’t care that you don’t care that I care. (Amanda is so touching and funny here!!! Well done KJ!!!)
Amanda breaks the silence: would you like a sandwich? (tee hee how random!!)
Well!! what to say about this scene huh?? I think Lee must have been nervous about revealing his fake death to Amanda.. not being sure of how she would react. She could have declared her undying love.. or worse.. she could have gone hey, oh you’re alive? ok.. want a sandwich? Lee being slightly immature when it comes to emotions didn’t have a clue how Amanda was going to react.. I think Lee was thoroughly enjoying her joy at having him back.. and he thought it would end there.. but here goes Amanda teaching Lee a thing or two- expressing her emotions, being honest, and being dignified about it.
In the end, he listens to her, and he says thankyou, which is just a lovely thing for him to say I think.. not to mention that he does care… hurray! – the long silent stare at each other at the end of this moment is very touching… and.. Lee isn’t running away from it.. I think he finds this emotional place is not such a bad place to be with Amanda.. He must have gone through the ringer having someone try and kill him and seeing how someone responds to his death- that has got to be difficult.. and Lee is not as emotionally detached as he likes to make out.. He feels the emotions most of the time.. he just doesn’t show it. I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on this!
I’ve gone really overboard with the pics I know.. but I couldn’t help myself..
So.. Lee fills in the blanks.. a tiny bit.. It was 3 days ago the attempt was made on his life.. and he is ok now “except for a bent in my left shoulder.” – my goodness Lee.. your poor shoulders! Your right shoulder got shot last week.. knees, shoulders.. Is there anywhere else a tough guy can get injured where it doesn’t do him in and he can recover super quick??!!! (oh yeah. head injuries.. there are a few of those in lee’s future.. oh wait.. and Amanda gets one in a few weeks.. !!!)
Hey once again I am confused with the timing here.. The first night at Monk’s Amanda said she had to help the boys pack.. then the next night was the attempt on Lee’s life, if the funeral was the next day – Billy told Amanda at the funeral tomorrow things would be better – so this is 3 days after the attack? There must be another day before the funeral or it isn’t 3 days since Lee was attacked.. which means it is 5 days after Amanda said she had to get home to help the boys pack for williamsburg? and the boys only left that day?? Amanda must be a very organised packer! Or.. maybe they delayed the trip since Amanda had a funeral to go to? Ohhh I don’t know.
Anyway, Lee figures he can fake his own death, investigate his own murder while the killer moves on to the next victim..
Lee: You and Billy are the only two people who know the plan. YIPPPEEEEE!!!! I am so excited that Francine doesn’t know.. yep.. Francine is no longer in the game with Lee at all!
Amanda: How are you going to investigate it if you’re supposed to be dead? You can’t even show your face. Who’s going to do your legwork? I mean, if Billy and I are the only two who know that you —
Lee: Amanda, I’m not crazy about the idea, either. But the killer is obviously very plugged into the intelligence community and Billy wanted someone the guy wouldn’t know.
Amanda: If I volunteer, what would be our gameplan? Where would we rendezvous, where would our, um, headquarters be?
Lee: See, now this part is either incredibly convenient, or incredibly awkward depending on your answer.
Amanda: to what question?
He heeee.. she certainly doesn’t just comply with his every whim does she!!
Lee: Look, Amanda, no one I know would ever look for me here and everyone you know is out of town. So if you could just get past the psychological barrier of having me around, everything would be great! So where do you want me to put my things? Hmm?
‘Psychological barrier’ huh.. is that what sexual tension is called these days?
So Lee and Amanda are on the killer’s trail together secretly..
Looks like the baddie is visiting the drive in. and watching this really lame movie.. ahhhh love it!! although.. it looks like everyone else is laughing and he isn’t laughing.. he is squeezing popcorn and trying to make a diamond.. I think the baddie has come to the drive in to maintain the rage- whoooooo what does it all mean???!!!!
Onscreen Detective: This case is devilish. Whoever our killer is, he’s very cagey. Last night, he attacked Blade with a knife in the back of his Jaguar. This morning, Joe was found hanging in his office, by his temp secretary, too.
Whooo notice.. Lee was attacked with a knife( well ok a bendy fake knife) in the back of his car… the next victim will be hanged in his office? LOL that it was his temp secretary!
I love this lame movie.. wish I got to see more of it.. tee hee..
On the big screen the woman says : oh dear, I hope you don’t think I’m just a silly woman.
ROFL!!!!! I love the wink and the little supposedly suave and cheeky tap on the chin he gives with this delivery.. this guy did a great job at being really awful!!!
Thanks for reading!! Back with more later!!
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