Lee goes to talk to a now retired personnel officer about incomplete personnel records….. and Amanda heads to Lee’s apartment to pick up some of his things..
Lee’s front door is different! the numbers go up and down now rather than across.. and it is a different colour. In Saved by the bells it was much darker.. Hmm did Lee change the way it looks to confuse the baddies? I don’t think that works Lee.. you might want to move apartments!
Oooh I love Amanda sneaking a peek at the letter in Lee’s draw.. Debbie who gives her little i’s a smiley… too funny how Amanda opens it without looking at what she is actually doing- eek!
Reads it.. and then she scrunches it up and throws it on the desk.. disgusted at Lee’s taste in women? or her own lack of self control in opening it and being so interested ????!!!! Amanda certainly isn’t the kind of woman Lee would have gone for up till now.. and she must look at Lee and think there is no way he would be interested.. but.. she’s wrong I think! (Notice the picture of Lee and Billy on his desk?!! )
The doorman rings Lee’s bell just in time to stop Amanda being nabbed..
Oh my.. this doorman is quite nosey and judgemental isn’t he..
Doorman: no one deserves that (Lee getting murdered), no matter how degenerate his lifestyle. (ouch!!!) Amanda notices this too..I think it flashes across her face briefly that that was an unkind and inappropriate thing to say..
‘Why are you here’? what business is it of yours!!
It is too funny that the doorman calls these women ‘lady friends’- just like Amanda did when referring to them boiling a lamb chop for Lee!!! Whooo and I love the tone Amanda uses when the doorman asks if she is one of his lady friends – No. (why would he comment on Lee’s degenerate activities when he thought she was one of his lady friends? that makes it even worse!)
Amanda realises this guy is a pest.. and has to get rid of him.. hey, she tried being nice.. Love how she says she had to get the teapot before aunt Ellie gets there.. and the doorman’s shocked and horrified expression is soooo funny! ahhh Amanda that is too funny! To top it off she is totally wincing when she closes the door on him and apologising for being rude..she can’t believe what she has done…. haaaaaaa…
Ok, if I was at Lee’s (yeah in my dreams…) and I came back into the room and a door was now open that wasn’t open before.. I would run out the front door and get the heck out of there!!! Amanda was previously kidnapped from this apartment and put in a crate!! Not safe.. I would never go back by myself!! ( with Lee? haaa try and stop me.. tee hee)I sure wouldn’t walk further into the apartment towards a newly inexplicably open door.. ugh.. Amanda get’s nabbed.. Poor Amanda! this being kidnapped or taken hostage thing each episode must be really hard on the nerves!
Lee is off visiting Mrs Peters.. who I guess is now at a retirement home.. wow .. someone with a heart at the agency.. ummm how did she get hired???!!! Lee is in Dean’s jacket again.. and has his ugly white top underneath it that got soaking wet in the rain.. how did he get it dry in the garage? How can he look so gorgeous in that outfit hmmm??? I don’t know how he manages to do it! hehehee..
So Russell Sinclair left the tv show to make the movie and on the last day of filming there was a terrible accident that left him near death, a year later he checked out of a hospital disfigured and with no career or money.. Mrs Peters says Russell Sinclair turned up at the agency one day begging for a job.. playing the role of a spy for years, she suspects he thought he really was one. Oh yeah! great agency material right there!!! you know..in a weird way- he hasn’t done to badly killing how many trained agents?? (all young, dashing and in their physical primes – just ask Francine err except I am sure she doesn’t know anything about Lee.. ahem.. ) Sinclair does especially well considering he even gave them written warnings.. how ironic.. he probably wasn’t half bad as a real agent..
Soft hearted Mrs Peters gave Sinclair a job as a janitor at the agency.. talk about rubbing his nose in it.. oops! Subsequent operations improved his disfigurement and Mrs Peters promised never to tell.. ohhh dear.. no wonder she had such migraines!
Whooo Francine has discovered Lee isn’t dead.. that she didn’t have a need to know.. and … AMANDA DID!! whooo hoooo!!! hope that takes you down a little mooooo or two princess Francine! Sweeeeeeet!!!!
Lee calls Billy and saves Billy from Francine’s oh so professional hissy fit…Billy tells Lee that his grave has been opened.. and the maniac is on to them.. (Francine visited Lee’s grave? was that because she misses him? or is that protocol?)
Lee immediately thinks of Amanda at his apartment.. Billy had barely finished his sentence and Lee was hanging up to call his place and check on Amanda (and Billy is wondering where the heck he went!!)…. Lee wasn’t thinking about the case right then.. he immediately thought of Amanda in danger now! He calls.. and Russell Sinclair answers.. and tells him to come alone.. Lee hangs up the phone and gives his ‘i’m gonna eat you for breakfast pal!’ look.. yep you made Lee miss nightclubs for a few nights.. you’re gonna pay!!!
Oh goody.. here comes the part where the unhinged baddie spontaneously has to explain why he has been killing people.. thanks for clearing that up Buzz….a little plot explanation can be helpful…
Russell: I was Buzz Blade Mrs King. [How does he know her name is Mrs King? Lee only called her Amanda! Also love how after he says this Amanda smiles and gives a little gesture as if to say – oh yeah of course silly question Amanda! ] I could have been Buzz Blade forever, except for that accident.
Rofl!! yer think Amanda????!!!!! He has only got you tied up to a chair and rigged the place with explosives and your not sure but you think he may possibly need some help?? maybe???!!!tee heee..
Russell: Mrs King, I have nothing whatsoever against you. Unfortunately, in the process of killing Mr Stetson, I’ll probably kill you, too. (Great delivery of this line.. this guy manages to be unhinged, scary, calm and even a little funny all at the same time- and only with one eye! )
Poor Amanda. tied up and about to die.. again!
Russell loopy Sinclair calmly plants dynamite all around Lee’s apartment.. then turns to Amanda and says: The set looked very much like this the day I shot my final scene. I remember thinking, “This looks very realistic.” Then I woke up in intensive care. – Again.. fabulous delivery here.. maybe it’s just me but he’s funny in an ominous unhinged kind of way!
Lee comes in the back way hoping to take Russell Sinclair by surprise.. I think this is our first look at his bedroom! Lee underestimated Sinclair.. the baddie expected Lee to do that.. and surprises him with a sword to the back – he makes Lee throw away his gun and leads Lee into the living room.. Love the look Amanda gives him from the other side of the room – Ohhh there you are! Yep here we are again! and so… a sword fight starts.. ra ra ra.. Go Lee Go Lee !!
The doorman is banging on the front door, the fuse is about to reach the dynamite and the whole place is rigged to blow… The nosey doorman lets himself in- and is shocked at the degenerate things going on! Lee runs for the dynamite to stop it from blowing saying “hi Mr Feller (ha! could that be Fella??) how you doin? “ like everything is normal.. very funny.. yep it looks to the doorman like Lee and Amanda are spicing up their love life with a bit of role play! hehehee… oh dear!!! then Lee says “nice day isn’t it. “ – err Lee’s lips totally don’t match what he said.. wow.. I wonder what he originally said- can anyone read lips? or have the original script maybe???!!! Lee’s poor carpet.. that is coming out of your bond Lee.. Lee heads over to Amanda to untie her, not concerned with the doorman – love the look Amanda gives Lee as he has his head bent untying her ropes- awh.. like – Lee came through for me again!! what a great guy!!
The doorman, Mr Feller says: well forgive me Mr Stetson, I guess what you choose to do in the privacy of your own apartment is your own business. Good Night Sir! (hey- it’s day not night! and he looks at Lee in the wrong part of the room to be talking to them- he looks at Lee like he is not right in front of Amanda untying her while he says this line-weird.. )
I think Amanda is getting use to the idea of people thinking they are up to some kinky stuff of one kind or another!! heheheee.. Lee doesn’t even notice.. too funny! Hmmm.. I wonder how much longer he stays at this apartment.. I’d be moving after this incident! (after saved by the bells would have been the logical time to move on- errr when your address is for sale on the spy market.. it’s time!) then again, after the doorman came across that scene I doubt he would be interrupting Lee at all anymore!!! hehehee..
Funny that the doorman says what you choose to do in the privacy of your own apartment is your own business- when Lee has bunches and bunches of dynamite stuck to his wall.. I think if I were his neighbour.. that would be my business!!!!
Love that Lee asks Amanda twice if she is fine! awh.. (she’s getting use to this being held captive and facing impending death caper!)
Lee: I.. I guess we won’t be able to have those hamburgers and wine at your place… you know.. like real people. Amanda: No, I guess you’ll be able to go back to your fancy restaurants and nightclubs.
Lee: Mmmhmmm Amanda: you’re not disappointed are you? Lee: Me? Nah….. are you?
Love how Lee’s smiling and happy to be officially alive again.. and then suddenly his face falls.. his smile disappears.. and he realises oh yeah.. no hamburgers at Amanda’s… He didn’t hide his disappointment very well initially- probably because he hadn’t expected it… I think it surprised him.. and he comments on this before he realises what he is doing kinda thing..
Then, realising what he is doing he tries to act like he doesn’t care.. but.. he is the one who even mentioned that there would be no hamburgers and wine now..
Amanda asks if he is disappointed- because it was pretty clear he was..he mentioned it..Lee breaks eye contact just to say 1 word: Nah… and then.. Lee asks Amanda if she is disappointed!(and she too looks away to say No!)
A few episodes ago Lee wouldn’t have cared what she felt.. Remember Lee’s first line of this episode? Lee: So now you’ve seen where we spend our spare time. Are you disappointed? very interesting that the episode ends with Amanda asking Lee the same question!! I think it is really clever, the episode opens with Lee showing Amanda a little of his world.. and asking what she thinks of it. The episode ends with Amanda sharing her world with Lee, and then asking him if he is disappointed it has ended.. whoooo and.. Lee asks Amanda if she is disappointed again – it is obvious that they find each other interesting, and neither is disappointed with what they have been shown of the other’s world.. awh.. I think Lee and Amanda don’t mind the idea of Amanda making hamburgers and Lee providing the wine- kind of a half way point between their two lifestyles don’t you think??!!!!
Possibly demonstrating he is not as cool on the inside as he appears on the outside, Lee walks off leaving Amanda still tied around the shoulders – err finding it hard to concentrate there kneeling so close Lee? needed a bit of space? he has a little chuckle and goes back to finish untying her.. giving her a little side glance while her head is bowed looking at the rope.. and then.. once he starts untying… their eyes Meet.. and…
The end!! ugh.. what an ending!! Oh well..
As always I would love to hear your thoughts! My workload these days has increased so I’m not going to be able to respond as much to comments sorry – but I do hope you will respond to each other and I will get to them when I can!!
Cindy, I think you are right, this is the first episode where Lee has crossed the threshold into Amanda’s home.. what a fabulous and important observation! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for clearing up ‘ a little vent in my left shoulder’ Redgold.. Lee’s shoulders and knees really go through the wars don’t they!
This episode adds even more injuries to Lee’s tally.. not mentioning adding another instance of Amanda getting Amandanabbed!!
In the meantime, I will try and do smaller posts regularly.. so you will most likely see more posts per episode – I hope that is ok with you all..
Byeee and thanks so much for reading!