Angelo: Oh, she told me that she had been seeing you at the same time she was seeing me, told me who you were, what you did for a living. I asked her not to tell me any more. (Angelo is too good for Eva!)
Lee: You did?
Angelo: I’m not stupid, Lee. It doesn’t take ESP to see that a man in your profession will confess such things only to a woman he thought he would be seeing a good deal of.
Angelo is a clever guy.. Although, his wife would have been able to work this out too- and what does that say about her?? ie. she knew he had feelings for her, and strung him along!
Someone is ringing the doorbell.. Lee yells at the front door and an agent answer ‘ Code 34 scarecrow I’ve got someone here with me.’ – Hmm Code 34 means I have an evil woman here with me who faked her own death, intends to seduce you, use you and betray you? handy code that one.. Ok.. Ok, bring Eva back.. get it over with.. where’s my vodka..
“may I come in? ” yuck.. interesting that she (at least to my mind) is not an absolute stunner..
You know what I comfort myself with here as I watch Lee with his sad puppy dog eyes over Eva and Angelo reuniting? One day, that is how Lee greets Amanda.. he grabs her and kisses her like a part of himself has been returned to him – and she says: – ohhhh Wow!!!!! ( know what I’m talking about??!! I will try not to spoil too much for people who haven’t seen beyond the official dvds yet!)
Oh poor Angelo! He is so happy to see her.. she doesn’t deserve the love of a good man like that!What’s worse is that she seems to have the love of two good men at the moment!! Lee is so sad.. poor Lee.. and poor Angelo.. ugh! enough of the touching music! Ugh.. sorry guys.. I can’t watch this and think like I don’t know that she is a total phoney with a stone cold heart.. I hate her!
Amanda shows up.. phew… and believes the dry cleaning man is really a dry cleaning man.. when he is an agent.. Haaaaaa ohhh perfect! We needed some light relief!
“Maid of iron” dry cleaning the sign on the van says…. Wait a minute, Eva turned up in a maid of iron dry cleaning van?? how appropriate for a woman with a heart of iron. Is there any significance to the year 1953? It’s a bit random they chose to include it and I wonder if there is any meaning to it.. Joseph Stalin (whose name apparently is derived from a russian word meaning ‘made of steel’ died in 1953- is this a hint that Eva is KGB? whooo and last week in Remembrance of things past, Lee was reading: ‘Stalin’ the book!) Was ‘maid of Steele’ ever the title of a Remington Steele episode? It’s interesting to think after this Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming went on to write Lois & Clark – you know.. about the man of steel!
The dry cleaning agent ( get it?!) tells Lee the KGB apparently know Angelo is in the country.. uh oh..
So, having believed Eva was murdered, on the day Angelo and Eva are suddenly reunited – they both decide to have Lee and Amanda over for dinner.. ROFLMAO!
All four of them sit down to a nice cosy awkward dinner…. way to go Eva, compliment Amanda’s being organised.. gag… that won’t work though, Amanda doesn’t like you (for reasons she probably doesn’t want to think about!!!).. and she can’t be won over by your charms like these two dills clouded by infatuation..
Angelo is beaming and says he doesn’t trust cars, and when he and Eva lived in Milan they would walk everywhere. It is hard to watch Angelo be so smitten with his wife here.. she really does a number on him- with everything that he goes through because of her.. I’d actually say compared to Angelo, Lee gets off lightly!
I’m sorry but any man who looks (stares actually) at another man’s wife like Lee looks at Eva here at the table, in front of Angelo no less– deserves a smack up side the head! That is just plain rude Lee..
Plus he knows Angelo knows how he felt about Eva.. ugh.. Lee is not a teenager, he is suppose to be a sophisticated spy- and he can’t keep it together for a flippin dinner? nooo excuse in my book sorry.. I don’t care how surprised he is that she is alive and how much he loved her – if he couldn’t keep a lid on it, he shouldn’t have had dinner with them. ok.. rant over..
So… why did Lee change his outfit for dinner? no one else did.. (too much drool on your plaid Lee?!)
Amanda: I think it’s terrible that the KGB would arrest you. And then tell Angelo that they had shot you.
Eva: It was a disgusting tactic, even for them. A guard at the Lubyanka was so outraged at what they had done, that he assisted me in my escape.
(is it just me or do you think Amanda was testing Eva here.. because something doesn’t feel right?!) Amanda gets up and offers to do the dishes, Lee panics and offers to help Amanda!
Ok back to the baddies.. now all dressed in black and loading their weapons.. they are about to make a move.. Please.. hurry. put me out of my misery! I just love how often people in smk load/ cock their guns.. it is too funny..
Lee is mopping up a storm… wow.. go Lee! He has never been more thorough in his cleaning.. poor Amanda.. Lee is in complete denial and dragging her along for the ride..
Cards Lee? This is really getting ugly! come on.. just tell her!
I think Amanda is good here.. she doesn’t push.. and she doesn’t act jealous.. good girl! (me on the other hand.. I can’t help it!!)
Amanda: you don’t want me to leave you alone with the two of them
Lee: who? Angelo and Eva? I never really thought about it, why would that bother me? Amanda: Right. When something’s over it’s over, it shouldn’t bother you at all because it’s over. Isn’t it.
Lee: you know I’ll bet those things are ready to come out of the dryer.
As Lee walks off Amanda says : Did you notice how you just ended the conversation?
Lee returns to Amanda ignoring her statement: What do you think?
Amanda: What do I think about what?
Lee: Do they look happy together?
Amanda: Do they look happy together?
Love how Amanda contains herself and thinks before answering Lee’s very telling question.. Amanda: Oh I don’t know… they’re a very attractive couple…
Love how Amanda says with great gusto that Angelo is very ‘intense and dark and handsome’ (and Lee doesn’t see it )
Amanda tells Lee something about her bothers her, she can tell Eva is not in love with her husband..There’s no magic when she looks at Angelo.. Now, Amanda must know Lee has feelings for Eva and that this would only encourage him.. but she tells him anyway because it is the truth. Maybe Amanda was also testing Lee here? surely should would have known already he has feelings for Eva?? hmmm..
Amanda: why are you smiling?
Lee: what smile? there’s no smile
Amanda: it is over isn’t it?
Maybe here is a good time to pose the question.. Is Amanda jealous?? Share what you think please! For me, I would say not overly- or she never would have admitted to Lee that Eva was not in love with Angelo.. at the same time, she clearly immediately takes a dislike to Eva- so that could indicate a little jealousy.. but it could also just be that Lee is her friend and she can see Eva is stuffing him around so she doesn’t like her.. If someone wants to plead the case for Amanda being jealous here – I am all ears! I’d love to hear a different point of view of this.. maybe Jealous Amanda just doesn’t react in the normal way to other jealous people? ! I find anger to be a sure sign.. ( service above and beyond.. lee sounding like a jealous person I’m lookin at you!) and I don’t see any anger here..
Anyway, I will leave this episode here and try to build up some fortitude for the next scene.. cos.. I know what’s ( yuck!) coming.. Anyone have thoughts they would like to share? I would love to hear them.. maybe this is not a tough episode for everyone – I’d love to hear your experience of this episode!