I love this episode! After the last episode and all the angst it is a welcome relief!
Looks like again we have access to the script for this epsiode on Petra’s SMK website ( see my link on home page) – thanks again drprnces and Petra for making them avaiable! It is a first draft of this episode.. but still it is great to compare what they started with to what we ended up with! Alas, I don’t have time to go systematically through the script and look for all the goodies – if anyone else would like to volunteer to take on this task send me an email and let me know 🙂 I think it would be fun.. but.. maybe I’m weird 😉
Er before we get to the good stuff though, we start off in the Baddies hang out.. speaking spanish
Head Baddie: Amigos! Amigos! Por favor. My friends, the hour we have awaited for so long is nearly at hand. Polo De Gregorio will be here in only forty-eight hours. Listen to me! Quiet! De Gregorio has done his best to place San Cardenz into the hands of the Americans. But his American friends will be forced to turn their backs on him when Polo De Gregorio murders thousands of their countrymen in cold blood.
This doesn’t really mean much..but it will make sense eventually I guess! Where is San Cardenza it’s not real is it?!
All this death to Gregorio… their pretty extreme! umm.. couldn’t you have just forged a nasty email or something? Insulted the presidents mother?? oh well… I’ll go with it.. Death to Gregorio!!!!
Next thing we cut to Dotty saying death to Watercress with her huge knife..
Love Phillip and Jamie’s little look between the two of them before Phillip asks Dotty if his mum is going to marry Dean.. awh!! I guess they discussed this together before speaking to Dotty.. Phillip: Grandma, is Mom gonna marry Dean?
Dotty: well, you can never be sure about these things but getting to know Dean’s family better may make her more comfortable with the idea. At least that was my thought in putting this little soiree together.
Do you think they are happy with Dotty’s answer? They don’t seem to me to be either happy or unhappy.. Aha! so the ‘soiree’ was Dotty’s idea.. makes sense.. love how she starts off with it sounding like Amanda and Dotty are having over Dean’s mother – when really it is Dotty having a lunch for Dean’s mother and Amanda.
On we go to the hot dog stand.. and Lee approaches Amanda from behind and scares her.. Nice throw back to There goes the neighbourhood only without Lee’s smart reply! Are these two colour co-ordinated or what?!!
Love how Amanda admits she doesn’t know how it !! hehehee.. Oh Lee you are so pampered!! but we later learn the steam room is a meeting point (boy, don’t you wish that was Lee and Amanda’s meeting point????!!!!!) .. and umm.. the jacuzzi does wonders for Lee- he is looking mighty spiffy.. Way to go Lee.. !
I like that Lee apologises straight away for being late.. that is good!
Whooo Lee assumes he is going to have chilli dog and catch up with Amanda huh???!!! Oh my.. what can we say about this little exchange:
Lee: Amanda, you wait right here for our order, all right? I’m going to phone Billy.
Amanda: What do you mean, “Wait for our order”?
Lee: Milo’s Daffy Dog makes the best chilli dogs in all of Washington. Hey, Milo?
Lee: Two with everything on it, huh?Amanda: I can’t have a chilli dog, I’m having lunch with Dean’s mother
Lee: Your still seeing that guy?
Amanda: I guess so. Lee: why?
Amanda: well.. I don’t….
why are you asking?
Lee: I don’t I don’t see you two together. (whooooo!!)
Can you believe Lee is having this conversation with Amanda? My how far he has come! I think he and Amanda are now definitely on friendly terms! Lee seems to be crossing a significant boundary with Amanda here in making this statement! Also, for once Lee doesn’t say his name wrong.. he just says –that guy
Amanda: what are you talking about you’ve never even seen him. Lee: Amanda, I have instincts ok.. I’ll go make my phone call and then you can go home.
Nosey Lee questioning Amanda about Dean.. and giving his two cents worth- I guess after last week he wants to even the balance a bit huh!!!! Still how Mr ‘I’m bad I’m bad’ can say he doesn’t picture the two of them together and he has instincts is a pretty fast about face on last week’s admission that he was bad at this stuff! )Amanda: you mean that’s it?
Lee: yeah all you had to do was pick up the note from the elevator guy.
Amanda: I’m not gonna do anything else??
Lee: Ha! don’t look so disappointed! Amanda: I ‘m not disappointed!
Lee: you want to get home in plenty of time for lunch don’t you?
Amanda:go make your phone call!
Lee laughs..and leaves to make his call.. I think Lee just made a really good call on Amanda!! busted Amanda!! This end of the conversation where Amanda reacts and is disappointed reminds me of the ending of remembrance of things past a little– but in reverse.. Amanda was wanting to get away for her lunch, she’s not suppose to be disappointed! But she is.. and she doesn’t want to admit it!! she wants to stay and work with Lee! hehehehe.. Lee astutely notices Amanda is more keen on staying with him and doing spy stuff than meeting Dean’s mum.. ha haaaa!!! After seeing Lee in that outfit of his, I can completely understand why she would feel that way.. ahhhh….
As always, Amanda doesn’t label what she is experiencing with Dean and just avoids the question .. oh Amanda!! don’t draw out the pain anymore!!!Amanda does not want to talk about it with anyone much less Lee! hehehee..
If you look closely, right when Lee says “I don’t see the two of you together” it cuts back to Amanda.. and for a second before she responds, she looks almost secretly excited to be hearing Lee say this!!!! do you agree?? she covers it very quickly though..
Lastly, from an agency point of view this whole conversation is a little ridiculous! Amanda passes the note from the elevator guy in plan sight – Lee exclaims it’s nothing! Anyone can see them and hear them.. and the San Cardenza guy from the beginning is sitting right behind Lee – can hear the whole thing! Ironic that Lee says he has instincts!! lol.. as he blabs that they’ve got nothing and then leaves Amanda alone to make his phone call! Yeah- great instincts Lee!!
Doesn’t Lee look gorgeous talking to Billy on the phone!!(I’m sure this is the moment Estee Lauder saw him and thought.Mmm he’d be great in our ads!) Focus iwsod.. focus.. ‘he’ is coming in tomorrow.( Lee doesn’t say who ‘he’ is.. ) . and Lee is waiting on word from Martinez..
So, looks like Milo is an agent. you think Agents get discounted rates on their chilli dogs there??
Love how Milo points and yells “Hey!” when they nab Amanda.. yep Milo you are a big help.. you are nothing without your buddy Otis..
Umm ok, Lee runs across the street.. (bless him!) and avoids barely getting hit a few times ( why is it always a red car that gets in the way?!). Lee the human fly launches himself onto the hood of the car that has Amanda.. I have to ask here..
(what’s the thing black thing stuck on the windscreen? weird.. )
So.. what was Lee trying to achieve here exactly? lookin good? check!
making efforts to try and save the girl and be a hero? check!
time for a little groovy action moment for Super Lee? check!!
aaaaactually managing to do anything remotely constructive? nah!!!!!
Poor Lee… he just acted without thinking-because it was Amanda… he has ruined his lovely outfit.. and lost his good friend.. This does not look good.. but don’t worry Lee.. I am sure Amanda appreciated you trying!!
Oh and it was very nice of the baddies to toss off Lee into some empty boxes just randomly sitting in that laneway there.. way to go baddies! thanks! (err professional courtesy perhaps??)
We’ll leave things there for now.. Amanda kidnapped ( now there’s a shocker!).. Lee watching the car speed off.. uh oh!!
Back with more soon! Any insights, questions or comments you’d like to share??