Amanda meets Lee at the mother’s bake stand and tries to get Lee to wear a bombers hat- because ‘Most of the Bomber fathers wear them.’.. Come on Lee! you’ve dressed as a kooky pirate.. but you can’t do ‘Bombers dad’? Hmm.. telling! Funny to think one day he is going to want to have a relationship with the boys.. awh… Lee has some growing to do (which is very evident in this episode!!)..
Lee: Bombers fathers? No! Amanda, I am sorry, I pass. I am not, nor do I ever intend to be a Bomber father.
Lee doesn’t intend to be a bombers father..Which is even more reason for Amanda to never seriously consider a romance with Lee an option- at least not at this stage! Just love how confused Lee is over loosening his tie – is it my imagination or has Lee put on some more eyeliner before meeting with Amanda?! LOL… she steamrolls him here!! Amanda: I’ll tell you what you really need, you need something to eat. So here, why don’t you try a nice brownie? Mrs Scott makes them. Seventy-five cents, please.
Lee: Is this why you brought me out here? huh? To let me chip my tooth on one of Mrs Scott’s brownie?
OHHHH Amanda!!! I LOVE that you made Lee pay for it!!! heheheee.. you go girl!
Amanda: Oh, no. Oh, no, no, no. I don’t want you to think that I don’t trust David.
Amanda: Not for a minute. But, um. . . .(Amanda is not comfortable with this whole investigating a friend thing..Lee just kinda grunts in response!)
Amanda starts to explain what she has uncovered about David Benson’s alimony payments.. only to go off on a tangent… Amanda: Now, I assume they have to be alimony checks, because they had no children — gee, that’s sad, isn’t it? [you can hear Lee audibly sign here in resignation, he knows what’s coming!]You know, children can really make the difference in a marriage —
Lee: Cheques, come on, come on, cheques, you were mentioning cheques.
Lee is more impatient with Amanda in this scene than I have seen him in a while.. lots of sighs and head scratching going on.. but.. he manages to bring Amanda back down to the conversation at hand! hehehe.. I love how Amanda’s thoughts wanders off to family and children here.. it is rather sweet.. and for Lee infuriating!!
I also love how Amanda tells Lee about the checks stopping.. and Lee doesn’t get the significance.. he has to ask her what it means.. but at that moment.. CRACK!!!! Phillip hits a big one.. and then we hear “AMANDA!!!!!!!!” Crazy excited Dotty comes running over and Lee hot foots it to behind the tent to hide.. Dotty is sooo excited she is yelling and doesn’t stop moving as she tells Amanda how well Phillip did and lots of other stuff I can’t make out because she is so crazy!!..and how Amanda should come over and sit with them in the bleachers.. she’ll get there Dotty- she’s just trying to save the country from Bulgarian bad guys right now.. off Dotty goes- I don’t think I have ever seen Dotty that excited.. too many brownies?!!
Lee pops up at the back of the tent and surprises Amanda!! He holds up the Brownie like it is emitting radiation
Lee: Does anybody actually eat these things? [Ahh Lee, why such contempt?? he reacts so emotionally to these family type situations.. ahem..] Amanda doesn’t bite (pun intended!) and tells Lee to get back around the front..
Amanda slides straight back into explaining what’s weird about the cheques… he thinks she is on to nothing.. until.. the penny drops.. oooohhhh right.. David Benson has been paying his alimony by cash.. and claiming it as a tax deduction!! The Mole is busted!! (Doesn’t Lee look gorgeous when you see the light bulb finally go on???!!!) come on Lee.. a little ‘job well done here Amanda’ wouldn’t have gone astray.. Whooo Magic hair! the moment Lee figures it out- his hair is suddenly styled perfectly! I prefer confused hair myself.. ahem..
CRACK!!! another big hit!!! Phillip has hit a big one!!! (he hit the last big one.. he has another go so soon?!) “Go Phillip!! Slide Phillip Slide” Amanda yells.. In the excitement Lee knocks his brownie off the counter and it lands on his foot..
He is bending down rubbing his foot and Amanda slaps him on the back a couple of times in the excitement.. ‘arghh!!!’ Lee says nearly toppling over! Lee doesn’t look so stuffy and snobby bent over like that with a brownie in one hand, his shoe in the other.. Amanda slapping him on the back and his groans of pain being audible!! hehehee.. I love that .. great touch!! (yeah and a slap was just the touch Lee deserved – bad Lee for not acknowledging Amanda’s good work here.. suffer Lee!!)
Amanda: Good boy Phillip!
Lee: sure it’s wonderful! I just dropped this brownie on my toe I think it’s broken! The brownie is just fine..
Lee throws the brownie on the counter hard- and it remains unharmed!!! hehehee..I think that brownie really was hard enough to break his toe! hehee..
Gracious as always, Amanda apologises and asks if there is anything she can do.. and yep! Lee has a job for her.. and.. it is going to require some identification- yep a big deal is made out of this.. like Amanda doesn’t know what identification is.. just those smk writers making things easier for us dumb people watching.. Lee’s hair looking gorgeous again suddenly isn’t helping me concentrate.. that MUST be why they spell it out!!
Well..Lee must have confidence in her now to give her this job.. especially without him! (not that he would actually say it, but we know Lee.. better with actions than words)
Department of Marital Relations?? Oh my!! that sounds terrible! Are they in charge of conjugal visits or something!!! Well this little visit of Amanda’s to Monica Benson has got to be a first.. isn’t it?? the first time she is taking on a different persona to get info out of someone (but not undercover if that makes sense.. ) she is good at it isn’t she.. love how she gets in the door.. and Monica Benson’s line is a classic:
Monica Come on into the living room. If I’m going to be interrogated, I might as well do it under my own lamp.
Amanda: Yes, that’s what I always say.
That is just vintage pure 100% SMK Classic Brilliant stuff!!!! ROFL!!
Hey! another headband!! LOL.. so glad it isn’t on Amanda!!!! Did you guys notice how much make up Monica Benson is wearing?? and she just got off the tennis court??!!!! I was only thinking at the baseball game Amanda (and Lee- ugh!) are wearing rather heavy eye liner/ eye make up.. this make up artist must have had a rather heavy hand.. or that was the fashion of the day..I mean they look gorgeous… but just such a shame the eyeliner had to find its way onto Lee too!!!!
Will leave it there for the moment.. thanks for reading!!!! Life’s busy so I won’t be posting as often- for now.. but hopefully you will join me when I can post and share your thoughts with everyone and chat amongst yourselves in the meantime! byeeee.. ( Why does RL have to get in the way of SMK fun??!!!)