Still at Nedlingers and Amanda turns up to immediately confuse Lee.. she has been trying to reach him all day.. What???? Lee is completely at a loss as to what she could possibly be on about.. Love his expression!!
Lee borrowed Amanda’s car because his is so conspicuous?? well that’s a first.. I don’t remember him keeping that in mind any other time.. come on Lee.. if you are going to borrow Amanda’s car- don’t leave your rubbish in there ok! What if she had assumed it was nothing and it had been important?? Lee at least doesn’t make fun of her or anything.. and she isn’t too embarrassed, and why should she be.. better to assume it is important than not..
Love how when Lee goes to explain what the film is he holds it up and she grabs his hand and pushes it down again! hehehee… and when Amanda realises her mistake.. she just smiles.. good on you Amanda!
Then! An intruder enters their conversation!!!
David: Now, no prompting. It was Paris, spring of ’81, or Athens, ’82, you were wearing your bright red dress. Or I guess it was just last week at the plain, old Agency, you were standing next to plain, old Lee Stetson.
Lee: Ha..Plain, old Lee.
David: Mrs. King, I do believe?
David Benson, your eternal servant.
Amanda and David shake hands kind of over the top of Lee.. with Lee physically between the two of them!! and he isn’t making room for David, he watches their hands as they touch closely!! suffer Lee..
Amanda: Hello. You have a very good memory.
Lee (under his breath): No, just great taste.
(So is that Lee knowing David’s line huh…?)
David: No, just great taste.
Lee: Uh, Davey, isn’t your ice melting over there?
David: Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know you two had anything personal going on —
Lee: Hold it, hold it, there’s nothing Personal between Amanda and me.
(Poor Amanda, she looks hurt by this..)
Amanda: That’s right, it’s, uh, business, just business.
Lee: That’s right, that’s all it is, it’s just business.
David: All right, then. So,
since I don’t want to rush things, what do you say to a little lunch where we can talk about having dinner tonight?
Lee: Just hold it, will ya? I don’t think any of us should be making any plans, and not just now…
David: You’re talking about the Viktor thing.
Lee: Now just hold it! Amanda is not involved in that!
Amanda: wait a minute what is.. what does that mean?
David: It’s my hunch that there’s going to be an internal, someone (he whispers) near and dear to us is going to draw the short straw, and the duty, the informer. It’s got to be the crumb job of all time right! ( He winks at Lee as he says this.. )
The whole time David gives this little speech Amanda is trying to get a word in saying: I don’t mean to be prying but.. and Lee shushes her!!!! ugh! No no no no no!!
Well well well.. Lee declares a bit too forcefully and too often that there is nothing personal in their relationship.. well that is just nuts!
At the very least you are friends.(A personal relationship doesn’t have to be a romance..). you are so clearly lying it is laughable.. and.. Amanda is not happy with Lee’s denial of a personal relationship here. (See her immediate reaction when Lee says there is nothing personal? she is hurt.. I think she is thinking what an awful thing to say I thought we were friends- do you agree?) I agree with Amanda… Looking back on all the ways Amanda has helped Lee already – it was an awful thing to say.. Last christmas Eve Lee? you were shot? she saved your butt and got you to the hospital to fight another day? and that is just the start- I am happy to see Amanda is not comfortable with this attitude of Lee’s!
Amanda unenthusiastically agrees that it’s nothing personal.. I love how at the end of this scene David offers his hand to Amanda again over Lee’s shoulder and Lee stares at his hand again (David literally invading Lee’s private space to take Amanda’s hand.. suffer Lee!)…
Amanda smiles at David’s invitation (but not too enthusiastically) and we can only imagine she means to accept it.. but we don’t get to see as it cuts to another scene…
All Lee’s talk of their relationship just being business and then actually shushing Amanda..hmm!! well Lee you are practically begging her to accept David’s invitation, even if she wasn’t interested.. just to teach you a lesson!! I love how at the end of this scene Lee is stewing because David has pointed out how someone will get the crumb job of investigating ( ie. Lee’s new job) – Lee is a bit downcast by this.. and then David’s hand comes over his shoulder to take Amanda’s hand- and he watches it – as if thinking to himself- this just got even worse!!!
It’s ironic that Lee seems much more emotionally involved in their relationship than Amanda does (but then she doesn’t fight their friendship like he does at the moment).. and Lee is always the one to state it is not that kind of relationship!! Lee practically spits out the word ‘personal’ when initially responding to David..
So here’s a question for everyone.. what do you think- Do you think David is genuinely interested in Amanda?? or is this a game he is playing with Lee? he would have already guessed the crumb job went to Lee- since he is the only one not involved in all three operations.. so did he target Amanda to get Lee off balance? very interesting..
Back to the agency.. (The scene we just saw at Nedlinger’s opened with Francine saying:
Francine: All right, so you say Billy was a little ticked this morning. But I really was not ducking that meeting! I had all those cables from Cuban station to get up to Crypto.
So here we are for another meeting with ticked off Billy???!!!)
Billy is holding a meeting in the conference room.. laying down the law with all the agents involved in the failed Viktor operation.. and trying to sound like he means business..
Benson: What could we say after we said we’re sorry, Billy? We’re as shook up as you are.
“Well you are about to be a little more shook up. I want reports!” whooooo scary Billy! No!!! Not a report!! anything but a report!!!! whahaha! I find this whole scene hilariously pathetic-(and I don’t think it was suppose to be funny!) Billy has such a lack of authority. As much as I love Billy most of the time.. well… he is so disrespected here when discussing serious stuff!!
Come on Everyone!! You can tell Billy really means business.. ‘VIKTOR’ is written in really really really big words on the blackboard behind Him!!!. I was surprised Billy didn’t end the meeting by saying Ok children, Class dismissed!! Only.. they wouldn’t have heard him over all the laughing.. oh dear.. poor Billy!
Does anyone think Humbug is Blue Leader??!!
Humbug: Mr. Melrose. I don’t think I need remind you that I have nine days, six hours, and, uh, twenty minutes remaining on my service to this agency, not to speak of which I have been asked to leave my desk for the past six months. Do I consider myself exempt from your little essay?
Billy: No exemptions, Humbug.
Reilly: Oh, well, now, fine. Fine, fine. Mine may be a bit long and rambling. Senility does that, you know, but it will nevertheless be a sharp and penetrating look on the whole business. A view from behind the desk, so to speak. And toward the water cooler, the men’s room.
Billy confides in Lee he is soooo close to a phone call from Blue Leader..LOL>> actually he is ‘ this close!’
oh poor Billy..awk-ward!(If David could guess at Lee’s being asked to investigate, why couldn’t Billy?)
Bless him.. Billy suggests Amanda’s help for Lee with his typing… Billy redeems himself by involving Amanda again! Love the look on Billy’s face as he describes what he needs.. and has Amanda in mind!!
Thanks for reading!! Love to your your thoughts you readers out there!!!