Dotty: Options, Amanda, options!
Amanda: Options. He has options!!
Dotty has given Amanda an idea of how to help Lee.. and off she rushes to Lee to help him know he has options! ….The next second we see are the watergate exterior shot while listening to Lee’s cranky (but gorgeous) tones-
Lee: I am not interested in options, and definitely not import/export, okay?!
It seems Amanda is visiting and going through the job classifieds with him.. and he is getting aggravated with her..
Amanda: Okay. Forget it. Now how about, uh . . . marketing! Marketing would be — Or, um . . . insurance! Oh, Lee, there is absolutely the best ad for insur—[Amanda reads what Lee is writing as she speaks]…Machine guns. Lee, that says machine guns.
Lee: Hey, hey, hey, hey. It is not polite to read other people’s — That’s upside down, you read that upside down. When’d you learn to do that?
Amanda: I’ve been practicing.
wow.. that must be stunt Lee.. He just wrote that with his right hand and Lee is a leftie!!! ( Oh nooooo they have swapped good Lee for sold out greedy but dressed really well Lee who writes with his right hand!!! argh! get out of there Amanda!)
Why is Amanda shocked at the machine guns? he was talking rocket launchers before when he was on the phone right in front of her. I don’t get it.. Rocket launchers? no prob! Machine guns? Hey!! that is out of line!!! (Hmm she must not have been listening to what he was saying because he had that magic robe of his on )
Love how Lee realises she just did something clever.. Ha! reading his list when it was upside down..
I think here Lee can’t help but be impressed that she has learned this new skill…but .. at the same time, it is a warning to him- Amanda is getting too involved here and he needs to get her out of the picture. You can see the resolve as he snaps his book closed and says ‘forget it!’ Lee has decided this has to stop.. and it is time to push Amanda well and truly away!
(We see Lee take a huge breath and look down here..bracing himself, before launching into this: that’s exactly what I don’t need right now. go on home run a couple of loads through the spin dry, I’m expecting someone.
Amanda: no I won’t do that because we’re friends
Lee: we’re business associates. Former business associates
Amanda whispers: Yes.
Ohhh poor Amanda here!! I really feel for!!! I hate watching this!! At the same time, I know what game Lee is playing here.. I see that Lee realises Amanda is clever and getting too involved here in what he is doing.. so he ‘closes the book’ on her involvement at any level and well and truly puts her in her place ‘spin drying’ and sends her on her way.. and.. ouch.. snubs her friendship.
Last week ( In the Mole) Lee denied their friendship – but it was because he hadn’t accepted it yet. At the end of the episode he had accepted it though..
This week we see Lee, knowing Amanda is his friend –telling her they are not friends!!! Just so she will get out of the way and out of what is most likely a dangerous situation here.. this is what is best for Amanda.. ( mind you- best would have been filling her in from the start, but I figure Lee had no idea what a feisty friend Amanda would be!!)
It is obvious that Amanda is really hurt here.. Lee isn’t showing his emotions as much as he was the last time she came.. I think he was prepared for this moment to happen and that he knew he had to do it- most likely for her safety, as well as for the good of the case he was working on.. Anyone have any thoughts on this??
The big head baddie Ballon is at the door.. and Lee introduces ‘Mrs King’ (grabbing her coat and handbag and trying to get her out of there)- and Ballon explains he has heard about her.
Amanda is shocked at this and can barely contain her temper here.. when she knows Lee has told Ballon about her.. she has one last go at Lee as he kinda shoves her out the door for her own good while she repeats that he has options.. oh poor Amanda!
*ETA on 1 May 2012 – When Lee closes the door behind Amanda – the whole door frame wobbles!! LOL!! those pesky set doors!! 😉
Now that I watch this again – I can’t help but think shut up Amanda!!! as she continues to rant at him on the way to the door.. because Ballon has well and truly taken note here and is going to use the fact that she wants to help Lee against Lee and herself.. poor Amanda..
But not poor Lee- he could have avoided the whole situation if he had just told Amanda he was onto something top secret and couldn’t explain before he went off and pretended to go bad.. (or Billy could have said this.. bad Billy!)
Lee apologises to Ballon for Amanda’s little scene.
Ballon responds: Don’t be. I was very, very glad to meet her. [ugh! he really was happy to meet her..for all the wrong reasons!]
Lee: Ha, well, she’s a civilian, use her on the milkruns. You know, easy stuff.
Ballon: Yeah. Well, she seems very loyal to you, very — seems very dedicated to you. [and he’ll use that fact ]
Love how Lee describes her.. easy stuff huh Lee.. I don’t think Lee really means this, I think he is just wanting to deflect Ballon from Amanda.. Lee doesn’t want Ballon noticing how loyal Amanda is and dedicated… but too late.. Ballon seems to be mentally taking note of how he might use this knowledge to his own advantage.. (Lee could have at least gotten someone to fill in Amanda and get her to stay out of things.. I realise he may not have been able to do that in his apartment as it may have been bugged..)
Lee: does he wear his shades to bed too?
rofl! I was asking myself that very same question
Lee’s reaction to Ballon’s request for Saviour is rather obvious.. for Mr top spy cool as a cucumber… he was kind of obvious here! Lee tries to get info on how Ballon plans to get the saviour out of the country.. nice try Lee .. Ballon may be a baddie, but he is not stupid- knows what your up to..
I’ll leave it there for now.. Any thoughts or insights?? Please share them with us!! Back as soon as I can!