As Amanda has a rest on Lee’s bed, Lee calls Billy to check in.. The only thing they can connect with Alabam is a company that produces small luxury aircraft.. yes that does sound like something de Gregorio would buy. Since he is keeping his business secret it only makes sense he would buy it under another name.. hello super spies??!! whoa!
Lee: I don’t know what I’m going to do with her.
Billy: Well, we just might have to terminate her. -Oh no!! poor Amanda… Terminate her??!!! hehehee..
I love how Lee defends her on the phone.. and advocates for her to be moved to another job or re-trained!!!
Lee: Isn’t firing her a bit extreme?
Billy: Sure, I hate to do it. As you know, I’ve become quite fond of Mrs. King. But if her condition doesn’t clear up, she’s not much use to us.
( Amanda hangs up and takes off, out Lee’s bedroom window and down the fire escape. Bet Lee has never had a woman do that on him when in his bedroom )
Oh Lee! you’ve got it bad! Billy of course sees this change in Lee straight away with his brilliant come back line to Lee:
Dotty is ranting to Amanda’s doctor because Amanda is gone while compulsively filling her mouth with popcorn! That poor doc, how would he know? Dotty is seriously losing it!! and.. it is very funny!!!! BG is fabulous at Frantic and Funny!
When she sees Amanda out the window “Oh thank God! god bless you!”.. and hangs up on the doc without even telling him she found her is hilarious!!! and then.. poor Dotty, Amanda gets nabbed again before she can get to the front door! Oh poor Dotty! now she must be really in misery!
Ok, de Gregorio has arrived at the airport.. hmmm this is the time when I start to doze off intermittently..
Cesar: Excellency, this is madness! There’s no protection here!
Polo: Por favor, Cesar.
Cesar: You need protection! A great many people don’t like you.
Polo: Cesar, por favor. I suffocate with all those guards hovering about! I cannot think! Besides, my moon is in the sixth house of something-or-other and I simply cannot die. (oh! well that’s alright then!) Polo: don’t treat me like a child (well.. then stop acting like one!)
It’s the time in the episode when the baddies explains the whole evil plan( for the third time for the audience!) to captured Amanda….( Captured- again?? Yep.. twice in this episode!! ) and Amanda begins to realise what is at stake here-Arlington- her family!!!! (gee thanks writers for telling us Amanda lives in Arlington about 10 times in this episode so I could be suitably worried at this moment in time.. ) Amanda: Gas? What Gas?
Here comes Lee to rescue Amanda.. and getting caught in the process himself.. come on Amanda! That should bring back a few more memories!! (Wouldn’t it have been hilarious if she had had a flashback about lovely ladies and moving up to tweezers!! )It’s weird how she says “Mr Stetson“when she sees him it feels so strange now
How does Lee manage to stay alive huh? “hey buddy… I’m looking for a woman.. her name is Amanda King.” derrr Lee!
Lee doesn’t hesitate and lands a great right hook!!!
Go Amanda!!! Get on that plane!!! Stop pilot de Gregorio from flying nerve gas over – where was it again? errr.. Arlington!!! (Is that where Amanda lives????)
Amanda: Sir, excuse me, sir. Señor. Señor, el presidente.
Polo: Ahhh, a stewardess. Wonderful.
Amanda: No, no, sir, you can’t take off right now.
Polo: Don’t be foolish. What do you mean I can’t take off?
Amanda: No, no, sir, you can’t take off now!
Polo: fasten your seat belt or fix me a snack!
Pilot de Gregorio doesn’t have permission to take off.. well.. too bad!! This child is going!! He lines up the plane, ready to head down the runway.
Polo: Now, señorita, you must admit your story is a bit farfetched.
Amanda: It’s true.
Polo: If I don’t take off now, they will never let me pilot my plane out of here.
Polo leans over and whispers to her: Just between you and me, my license has been revoked.
Polo: Sometimes I get uh, uh, fainting spells when I am excited.
-Eeek!!!! Just what we need.. something else to complicate things here!! Adding to that: Pilot de Gregorio pulls back the throttles and begins to head down the runway!
Amanda: Don’t get excited. But you must stop this plane right now because it’s loaded with nerve gas. (He passes out at hearing this.. and we see a shot of the plane beginning it’s take off..)
Oh, no! Hello? sir, the plane’s– Too funny! She tries to speak into the radio but it isn’t plugged in ( more suspense!! This is a rather loooonnnng runway.. or a slow plane!! She gives up and goes back to trying to rouse fainting de Gregorio!) Amanda: Sir, wake up, Mr President, wake up, sir, please!
Amanda gets bolder and starts slapping el presidente in the face!! and he wakes saying “I’ll tell you everything!!” ROFL!!!
Well done Amanda..(satisfying too!!)
Amanda quietly: stop the plane.
Finally he stops the plane.. Amanda is so great with Little boys!
( Soooo why do we get to see the smoke coming off the back tyres? they never left the ground.. LOL.. we see them at the start of the runway again.. it’s true!! they really do warp space and time on smk!! Giving us footage of the plane landing when it is suppose to be just stopping?!oh purlease!!)
Ok spanish speakers… what does de Gregorio say after he has stopped the plane?
Back to the agency and life is back to normal.. The red car and the green car are hogging the two car spaces out the front, and the man with the briefcase is still wandering looking for where he needs to go! yep…. everything is just as it should be!
Hurray! Amanda’s brain has returned!!! Amanda is looking much relieved, and Lee is looking VERY happy and attentive!!! Oh Billy.. glad you cleared up what terminate you means!!
Billy says : it was an excellent Job!
Amanda: thank you sir
Billy: Lee… (ie signalling to him ‘you too’.. )
Lee nods to say thanks.. but.. What exactly did Lee do??????????!!!!!! Why is Billy thanking him for a job well done?? Lee hid from the baddies and brought Amanda milk and cookies.. I think Amanda deserves 99.9% of the credit here!
Love how Lee and Amanda are trying to come up with excuses for Dotty.. Lee is actually helping Amanda with this now!! rofl!!! that’s great!
Amanda: Ohhh… my mother.. What am I going to tell my mother?
Lee: errr that’s a tough one
Amanda: I just disappeared in the middle of the afternoon, she never got my note.. this is the worst!
Lee: What if you told her you suddenly remembered an appointment?
Amanda: I had amnesia!
Lee: an impromptu college reunion?
Amanda: I used that one!
Lee: Your club?
Amanda: No no she doesn’t believe that anymore!
Lee: A sick german shepherd?
Amanda: That was last week!
Amanda: Dean! and he works weekdays.. Lee: I got it! I got it! Amanda: What?
Lee: your standing in your kitchen, you hear a noise and there is an incredibly handsome
man standing there.. and one thing led to another..
THE END OF THE EPISODE?????? Noooo!! how could you leave it there!!!
I love that last bit of dialogue.. (sometimes I am uncomfortable with the lying to Dotty stuff.. but here they make it funny.. no wonder Dotty thinks she is seeing Bud Marcher! – is that the next episode?!) Love the “she doesn’t believe that anymore!!” Is this the last time we hear about Dean? I think it is.. ?? If it is.. Party time!!
I wonder what excuse Amanda really did use?!!!!
This last bit of dialogue of Lee’s reminds me of a line in Black Adder.. where the Prince Regent says “Oh what a silly incredibly handsome nincompoop I have been!” or words to that effect.. but anyway…. I think in this episode we got to see a glimpse into how much Lee values Amanda now… and that he is fighting some serious sexual tension there!!!
Generally, in this episode we had an interesting insight into the progress of Lee and Amanda’s relationship in this episode.. It was really clear how much Lee values her now, and he sometimes seems a bit lost that she didn’t remember him.. We also had an insight into what’s happening with Amanda – she can be quite mysterious sometimes.. but from this episode, we see Amanda finds the agency and the whole double life and secrets thing ‘emotionally complicated’ – not just emotionally complicated with Lee!
With Lee it is even more complicated.. he is saying they are not a couple but Amanda senses there is a contradiction between what Lee is saying – and how they are looking at each other.. (and licking their lips!!!) and for that – I love this episode!!! hooo haaaaa!!!! Any other general thoughts on this ep? I am sure you guys could put it better than I.. and see other things too…
Anyone like to share a word or two about this episode? Thanks so much for reading- I would really love to hear from you