Hi Everyone! Now that I have finished looking at the first 13 episodes of Season One, I thought I could revist the idea of episode order. I find it a bit of fun to ponder.. So, just walk with me here 🙂
I found a surprise in the script of I am not now, nor have I ever been… a spy:- when Lee comes to Amanda’s house to tell her who she is and who he is – Lee says to Amanda that this is the first time he has ever seen her house from the inside.. that usually he is looking in through the window..!! Of course this line is not in this episode.. and it was a first draft of the episode- I think it is still a significant clue!!
I think this episode was suppose to come before Remembrance of things past – where Lee stays at her house.
Here’s my thinking ( Just IMHO!!) Long Christmas Eve, Rembrance of things past, Lost and found and I am not now – are definitely together.. before that KJ has her foot injury.. and Billy has his old office chair – in these episodes Billy has his new chair. Stay with me here!! ( don’t faint!!) After this – we have Dead Ringer, the mole, savior etc- Lee has his new side part hairstyle for these episodes.. so these 4 episodes are together..
But what order for these 4 episodes then? I can’t see any reason why the Long Christmas Eve doesn’t come first ( or in this case episode 10). Also, in the Long Christmas Eve we have Dotty and Amanda discussing Dean, and Amanda says she needs more time- then describes the thoughtful things Dean has bought the boys for christmas.
I think episode 11 works best as I am not now, nor have I ever been.. a spy – where Lee was scripted at one point to comment on seeing her house from inside for the first time. Lee asks Amanda if she is still seeing ‘that guy’ – and Amanda says yeah I guess so.. Also, Lee offers to buy Amanda a chili dog.. a small step..
Episode 12 I think is Remembrance of things past- which starts with Lee taking Amanda to Monks for a drink ( a step up from a chili dog). We don’t really have a mention of Dean, other than Amanda having some of his clothes around- no other real comment is made about him. Also, I don’t see Amanda making the comment about Lee’s lady friends boiling him him a Lamb chop after the whole trauma of Eva in Lost and Found.
Episode 13 I think is Lost and Found. I don’t think it comes earlier and Dotty’s conversation with Amanda advising Amanda to tell Dean how she feels? After Dotty has left the room, Amanda shakes her head and says – Dean… The tone of that to me was that she knew it wasn’t going to work with Dean.. it felt Final. Whereas other times she had spoken about Dean it hadn’t felt that way.. avoiding or minimising sure.. but she wasn’t shaking her head about him.. ( ie.subconsciously saying No to Dean!)
I discussed the order of the first 9 episodes at the end of my posts on Sudden Death- I will repost those thoughts into a new blog post so this discussion is easier to find (incase anyone is interested!)
To put it all together my order is:
The first Time
There goes the Neighbourhood
The ACM Kid
If thoughts could Kill
Always look a gift horse in the mouth
Service above and Beyond
Saved by the bells
The Long Christmas Eve
I am not now, nor have I ever been… a spy
Remembrance of things past
Lost and Found
So these are my thoughts on the episode order up to episode 13.. If you have any thoughts about this feel free to share, disagree, question or whatever!
Of course, as I continue to go through the Lee side part episodes ( 😉 ) I’ll be looking to see any other clues for episode order and will post at a later date about it – if you see anything please let me know!!! Thanks for reading and bye for now!