A blue van drives down the street.. we hear Lee and Amanda’s voices talking to Angelo off camera. Uh oh.. Lee is along for the ride- seems he is going to stay involved!
This looks the same as the blue van she was transported in in the episode saved by the bells..plus many more I’m sure..(maybe the agency confiscated the van off Zinoiev! haaa)
Why do we need to watch a blue van driving around for half a minute?!?(yep, I counted.. so I didn’t fall asleep.. haaa) I guess they needed to add the line that there is nothing at the house to eat.. whatever..
That cow ( a cow.. No not Francine) sitting on the hamburger (and squashing it) behind them saying “we don’t cheat on the meat that you eat”???? that is just wrong on so many levels.. !!
Amanda: And it’s always good to know that at Mighty Meaty Hamburgers, there is no filler, it’s all one hundred percent beef.
Angelo: Errr excuse me, what er.. what is err filler?
Amanda: I’m not sure what filler is. I’m not sure I wanna know what filler is but it doesn’t matter because mighty meaty doesn’t have it and believe me, that’s better for you!
simpler for you Angelo!
Angelo: Ohhh what the hell- maybe I’ll like plumbing supplies! ( he is such a trooper!)
Nice to see Angelo got to shave before he left the agency.. shame they don’t do haircuts too..
Lee: excuse me miss, my Colossus of Rhodes burger seems to be missing. ( I never thought I would hear Lee say that! hehehee..)
Amanda heads over to chat to Lee.. and Lee asks if Amanda is ok.. (awh.. good lee!)
How did Amanda already know that Lee almost married Eva huh?.. (My guess? Francine gossiping.. ) It is lovely that Lee is opening up to Amanda and being so frank with her here.. that is a good thing.. Amanda is a sympathetic ear, an easy person to talk to. She’s very good at that..
Lee: Or I almost married her. There’s probably a subtle difference.
Amanda: She turned you down?
Lee: We never really got that far. I wanted to talk to her about it, she came running into the café all excited, and she told me she was marrying Angelo. She’d been his research assistant. That’s how I met her. And anyway, I told her I was happy for her and —
Amanda: And you never told her how you really felt?
Lee: She’d already made her decision.
(Lee quickly covers his regret here.. poor Lee!)Yes Lee it probably wouldn’t have worked out.. but.. the what if… is still there.. (for now!!) Interesting also that we learn Lee was not quick to reveal his feelings to the woman he loved… and so he got beaten to at post so to speak..
Tragic moment.. totally superficial thought! I don’t believe it.. Lee is wearing a plaid shirt ( same one from last week) and…. a cardigan?? a Billy grandpa cardigan?? well how the heck did that happen? Man.. Lee must be really shaken up by all this! To change out of his snazzy suit into this???!!
Ah yes.. the lovely boat in the right foreground shot- we’re going….. downtown!
Ok, so we are at a seedy downtown hotel.. A coin to make the tv work kinda hotel?! two goons are watching the dinosaurs-the only thing on tv in smk land apparently.. that and the psycho spy cooking lady..wow.. that blonde baddie has serious eye liner going on.. Is he from the russian circus maybe?
Is it just me or when the lady boss comes in and tells them to turn off that trash, does the tv go from a sepia colour to well.. colour?! Soooo the Russians are in town to return Spinelli to Moscow.. Nooooo!
Poor Angelo.. I keep saying that don’t I??!!! On to his new place and both Lee and Amanda are talking to him at the same time.. the poor guy is so overloaded.. give him a break! Lee is all business.. going on about security etc. and Amanda is talking about the ordinary.. love how this ends.. (Typical, brilliant Scarecrow and Mrs King!!)
Lee: Now the outside walls have been fireproofed and then we will be doing some structural work on the house to keep you as safe as possible against bomb attack
Amanda: and I understand your lawn needs to be mulched?
Back at the agency and something incredible has happened.. Does Lee know someone is working at his desk while he is away?! No not that incredible thing.. unfortunately, the incredible happening is.. Eva the evil scarlett woman is alive!!! Yep I agree Billy.. it doesn’t make sense.. (Pull Lee out now Billy!!!)
Back to Amanda’s place and we see the dad and two kids running by.. whoo laughing this time! (Guess they don’t know Eva is in town Argh!! hide your children!! argh!!)
Dotty is devastated her hula skirt has rotted and is now permanently ruined! Love this line- Dotty: I have nothing now to show for my one and only trip to Hawaii. I wish your father had not dropped the camera out of the war canoe. tee heeee
Amanda asks Dotty about her dad telling her mother he loved her.. and why is it so hard for a man to talk about his feelings kinda thing..( interesting that Amanda is continuing to think over Lee’s love life.. )
I love Dotty’s stories!
Dotty: Oh, dear, yes. I will never forget it. It was New Year’s Eve and we were at a party and your father had just a little bit too much champagne. And he whispered, “Darling, I love you,” and then he whispered the same thing to everybody else in the room. I guess I’m the only one who believed him.
Amanda: Why it is it so difficult for men to open up sometimes.
Dotty: Well, women are no better, Amanda. Sometimes it’s very painful to admit your true feelings, even to yourself. I’d like to think that I raised you so that you’re not that inhibited.
Amanda: Uh, yes, well, yeah.
Dotty : Amanda is there someone in your life that your afraid to admit your true feelings for?
Amanda: No! no.
Dotty: well just remember one thing darling, life is short… (Love how there is a pause here as Dotty goes to leave the room- we’re thinking wow! Go Dotty! she is on to something!!!and then.. she goes and ruins it! haaa) If I were you, I would tell Dean exactly how I feel.
Amanda: hmm Dean. (and she shakes her head) I love this scene!! Such clever writing.. Amanda is thinking about Lee not telling Eva how he felt.. is Amanda wondering about her feelings for Lee? Dotty’s question makes us wonder, it hints at it.. and then – Bam! Dotty reminds us of Dean.. tee heee.. what a wet blanket! There is Dotty thinking Amanda is holding back from Dean her feelings, but she is most likely downplaying any romantic feelings she may have for Lee ( I am not of the opinion she is madly in love with him at this point..but there is definitely a spark there, a strong attraction) … Ironically, at the same time, Amanda is denying her feelings for Dean- she is still with him! and she doesn’t feel what she is suppose to feel! So in a way, Dotty is right, Amanda is denying what she feels for Dean! and she should tell Dean… just not what Dotty imagined!
We only have one more episode of Dean after this – I guess Amanda is coming to the decision that it’s not that she isn’t ready for a relationship.. she hasn’t been ready to call it quits with Dean yet- but eventually she must find her courage!
In a way, isn’t that what this episode is about? Being ready for Love. Being honest, not denying reality, dealing with the past and moving forward. It’s true for both Lee and Amanda I think… like a rotten hula skirt – past loves are just that- past- it’s over -let it go and move on!
One more thing I thought – actually I thought it when Lee was waiting for his colossus of rhodes burger haaaa.. I actually felt Lee was quite open with Amanda –considering he was the loser in love with Eva, he was quiet honest about it – and with Lee’s ego I thought he would have found that difficult ( hey, don’t we all?!) – if anything, Lee is much more open with Amanda about his past love life than Amanda ever is with Lee! ( Wrong way home.. and Amanda’s reticence springs to mind.. ) It is only episode 12.. and Lee is confiding in Amanda how he screwed up and lost the love of his life.. ( ok circumstances provoked it- but he did not have to be as open as he was.. he…he… elaborated! ) When Dotty mentions that women can be as bad as men – I thought yes!!! That is so true!! Amanda finds it just as hard as Lee does.. maybe harder huh?! we’ll see!
Thanks for reading everyone
@Cindy, thanks so much for commenting on the first part of this episode! you encouraged me to come back to this episode and keep going! 2 down.. 3 to go!!
It is not an all bad episode!! Although.. not looking forward to what’s coming arghhhhhhh!!!!