Billy turns up at Amanda’s (His first time there isn’t it??!! ). Poor Amanda..she is stressing out with all these agency people invading her home!! Usually this agency gig means Lee hangs out in her back garden bed on the tulips, maybe stays to hide out when the family are away.. but Lee, Magda and Billy?? and Dotty and the boys are home? ( I bet Amanda has had this nightmare!)
Great one liner here:
Lee says: Don’t let anyone in!
Amanda: It’s a little late for that isn’t it! heehee..
Billy explains to Lee and Magda that Francine has been captured.
Magda guesses: Brobich! How could you let this happen?
Billy: I didn’t let it happen. Everything was working exactly according to plan. Francine got back to the office alright, then she went out to lunch. They must have spotted her on the street!
The agency did let it happen!! Francine looks just like Magda! Angry Hungarians searching Washington for Magda to save their butts and Francine is going about her day like normal? very dumb.. (no wait… Francine cooking?? that’s not normal!! )
Amanda tries to stop Billy leaving out the front door.. But he doesn’t care if Dotty can see him! ( I guess he is use to lying to his family about what he does??)
Billy: tell her I’m from the phone company
Amanda: sir, I’m not lying to her anymore. Billy: tell her I said I’m from the phone company.
So Billy leaves and will meet Lee around the corner so Dotty doesn’t see them.. Amanda again asks Lee to speak to her and they excuse themselves from Magda.. Haa! suddenly Lee remembers Dotty is home and he needs to be quiet so he tip toes into the kitchen.. he is too funny! .. only to go into the kitchen and start talking loudly again and have Amanda shush him!
Oh my.. Lee explains what is going on.. why Magda needs to stay longer.. and starts trying to fix his tie- Amanda takes over and it seems only natural that Lee let her… don’t you love how she pats his chest when she is done??? swooon!!!!
( I tip my hat to Amanda.. who is able to adjust Lee’s tie and carry on the conversation without skipping a beat! you are one strong woman!!!) Now we have access to the script I can finally answer a question I have had since seeing this scene: was this little moment scripted? nope! I guess KJ and BB came up with it together!! It is great to see them insert the characters and their growing relationship into the dialogue so naturally!! Love it!
Awh.. Amanda is worried about her family’s protection.
Lee: Amanda would I leave you if I thought you were in any danger?
Amanda: no of course not, you wouldn’t do that..
Lee: alright (Lee pulls out his gun) if it will make you feel any safer. (Amanda jumps!!)
Amanda: put that thing away! I’d rather have the whole Hungarian army in my house than that I don’t even know how to use it.
Lee: well maybe it’s time you learned (err.. no no it isn’t a good time!)
Amanda: I don’t want to shoot anyone.
Love how Lee gives her a little smile when she says she doesn’t want to shoot anyone. I think he doesn’t want her to have to either.. awh…
Lee: you won’t have to. And that is a promise.
He promises her, and then walks away with his ‘I eat baddies for breakfast ‘ swagger! hooo haaa..
I’m surprised Lee got his gun out like that to give to Amanda.. as if! Why would he give a gun to Amanda who has no idea how to use it?! (she’s in more danger with a gun than without it!) Why did they go with that? Any thoughts??
The only explanation I can come up with is it made Lee look like a determined tough guy putting his gun away.. yeah! he’s packin heat and on a mission!! tee hee.. ( I’m surprised smk didn’t have him cock the gun..LOL they love to have Lee do that! ) oh and yes- this weird moment of Lee’s offering Amanda a gun is in the script!
So Billy, Lee and the nameless agent go check out the Hungarian’s hang out.. but it has been cleaned out.. The nameless agent even has a line of dialogue this episode!
He says: It’s going to be one of those last-minute calls, no time for a counter gambit.
(The script has this as Lee’s line! Hmm maybe BB couldn’t say ‘counter gambit’ or something.. weird!! but In the script.. the nameless agent remains nameless – he even had dialogue in Remembrance of things past (ep this pic is from) and he still doesn’t have a name? He listened in with Lee on Amanda’s date with Delano! He doesn’t have a name? Agent blye has a few lines and he gets a name! Shall we just give him one?! The actor’s name is James Edgcomb- according to imdb he is in 8 episodes!! Poor bloke!)
So back at Amanda’s and Magda joins Amanda in the kitchen. Amanda’s washing the dishes.. we actually see her do that a lot don’t we.. I thought she said in the first time she had a dishwasher that she kicks and it works just fine? Hmm maybe she kicked it one time too many..
I guess as some kind of peace offering Magda wants veal to make veal paprika for dinner… but veal is too expensive… well that is a start I guess.. She could offer to help Amanda with the dishes! but nooooo… ( even awful Eva offered to help Amanda with the chores!)
Amanda tells her she won’t be staying for dinner.. ‘Mr Stetson said you know one hour maybe two.’
Ahhh Magda, you can tell she has been living in a man’s world.. this is her idea of girl talk and bonding: “I thought to have blender one day, toaster oven, you have microwave?” Amanda: no.
Magda: I thought to have microwave one day.
Seems Magda is thinking she is going back to Hungary.. she seems resigned..
Magda: Now Brobich knows I have talked and he will be devising a proper way to kill me.
Amanda tells Magda nothing is going to happen to her.. nobody is going to get killed around here..
Magda: you don’t know Brobich.
Amanda: you don’t know Lee Stetson! (whooo go Amanda!)
Magda: you have an admiration for Mr Stetson No? Perhaps MORE than an admiration.
(Don’t you just love Magda? Isn’t she the best guest character ever???!!! ok ok.. maybe not. but I’m thrilled she got Amanda onto this subject!!)
Amanda: well I don’t know how you’d say that.. I mean we have a pers per professional
association, and ah that was really just a fluke and ah it’s only part time, you know it was really just a matter of being in the wrong place at the right time or the right place at the wrong time (Amanda doesn’t make eye contact with her the whole time she is saying this!!!)
Magda: he’s very attractive hmmm? Amanda: hmwa?
Magda: you don’t?
you don’t find him attractive?
Amanda: Oh ah.. what do you mean feature for feature? (Magda nods, Bless her!) ahh..sure well well yes he’s got nice hair, it’s not great hair but it’s nice hair, he’s tall(Amanda licks her lips here!), ah straight nose and ah beautiful beautiful beautiful eyes.. pretty eyes.. really..
Amanda: you know that phone is gonna ring any minute! Any minute that phone’s gonna ring, I can feel it!
(please phone, Ring!!!!!)
Well.. what can we say about this scene huh?
[The script does not seem to have Amanda be this effusive about Lee’s eyes.. in the script she says he has good hair, not great but good, nice eyes, straight nose.- And they stop there! ]
Magda is perceptive thank goodness!! (up till now she has been completely insensitive!).. Finally we have a verbal confirmation of how Amanda finds Lee attractive.. !!! whooo hooo.. Amanda got lost in her thoughts of Lee’s eyes didn’t she!! hehehee…. My view is Amanda finds her attraction to Lee could get in the way of her work and her expanding professional life.. so she wouldn’t ordinarily entertain ideas about his beautiful eyes.. not even just to herself! ( plus I don’t think she would have any idea Lee finds her attractive, she is totally not his type!)
Does anyone have any thoughts about this they would like to share? (or are you all too busy watching your season 3 dvds???!!!!) Haaaa.. oh well there is no time limit on these posts – respond or add your thoughts on this anytime you like! byee for now..