On to the agency! Finally.. nearly a quarter of the way into the episode we get to see Lee!! This episode is a bit unusual.. still some things don’t change – LOL! Lee, Billy and Francine are coming out of Billy’s discussing someone – you will never guess who!! Ohhh come on!!! what is the biggest coincidence that could possibly occur right now in the plot??!!!
Lee’s first line of the episode: You’re sure it was Hadj that they body-bagged in that bookstore?
Seems Hadj sells intelligence to the Eastern block.
How’s this for hard to pull of dialogue (Lee): Last month, it was array transform processors and binary codes, tomorrow, it’s directed energy weapons, laser mirror processors, jamming devices for phase array radar.
BB manages to do it and look convincing In walks Amanda.. just as Lee complains he had been after Hadj for a long time..
Billy says Hi to Amanda ( I love how he calls her Amanda now, not Mrs King or the King woman anymore ) LOL.. Amanda walks up to Lee and Francine – Francine immediately senses fashion distress: and zones in on her torn slacks! tee hee.. Hey- if you look when Francine asks ‘ what happened to you?’ – you can see Billy’s mark ( black tape) there on the carpet tee heeee..
Amanda: I was mugged.
Lee: You were what?! (Lee stands up in a hurry!)
Amanda: I was mugged. In the middle of the street, broad daylight.
Lee: That’s terrible! (sadly we don’t see Lee when he says this..)
Francine: That’s funny.
[We see Amanda’s reaction to Francine butting in with this line- you can tell Amanda is not impressed that Francine is trying to say it’s funny! no no Francine.. let me explain humour to you.. that outfit you’re wearing?? that’s funny!! ]
Francine continues: You know, the same thing happened to me just last week. I was outside the airport making a surveillance pass and all of a sudden I felt this big arm lock around my neck from behind.
Amanda: What did you do?
Francine: Oh, I spiked his instep with my heel, thumbed his eye-sockets, pressed my forearm against his larynx, and then brought up my knee in a lifting motion.
Amanda: I just screamed.
Francine: Hm. So did he.
[love Lee’s reaction to this line- a look that says Ugh Francine! enough!!] Lee feels more and more like his loyalties are beginning to lean towards Amanda Love Lee’s reaction when Amanda says she was mugged! and… in front of Francine no less.. what has gotten into him???!!!! I like it!!!
Francine leaves them, love how when she has left Amanda lets out a huge sigh.. it’s like: you can relax now.. it’s ok I’m with Lee -the vibe once they are alone is more intimate and caring don’t you think?
Lee: Are you sure you’re all right?
Amanda: Oh, yeah, I’m all right. I can’t believe — I can’t believe in a city like Washington, there weren’t police all over the place. I thought we had more police here than any place else in the country.
Lee: Yeah, and agents. We’re tripping over each other.
Amanda: Foreign agents.
Lee: Foreign, domestic, neutral, committed, uncommitted, freelance. [Lee’s turn to let out a huge sigh and relax a bit here!] You know what we’ve got? We’ve got double agents, counter-agents, we’ve got surveillance and counter-surveillance teams.
Amanda: Lots of spies.
Lee: Yeah, lots of spies. I know it’s supposed to be a secret, but you know what I think? I think espionage is the growth industry of the decade. (go the 80s!)
Amanda: Kinda makes my problem seem petty. I mean, I’m worried about Phillip’s birthday and the mugging. I mean, the mugging’s not petty —
Lee (starting to get good and steamed!): People like Hadj move around Washington conducting their business as if they own a franchise or something!
Amanda: Who’s Hadji? Lee: Hadj.
Amanda: Hadji. Lee: H-A-D-J. Hadj.
Amanda: Haaaadj. [Tee hee..]
Lee: It doesn’t matter anyway, he’s dead.
Lee: He’ll have a replacement very soon and I’ve got to find out who killed him and why.
Lee sounds so battle weary here all of a sudden.. This is quite a scene for Lee.. he’s upset at Amanda getting mugged, then suddenly angry about bad guys.. and suddenly weary.. and suddenly- Lee draws attention back to Amanda’s torn slacks: Oh, my gosh, your pants are all torn up. [Yep!!! You heard right!! Lee just said ‘oh my gosh’!!! tee heee.. so clever!!! Love the subtle ways they show Amanda’s influence on Lee ] What’s with Lee’s sudden urge to have Amanda go home?? he is all over the place here.. I can only guess he is all off balance over everything and wants Amanda home where it is safe, and out of his hair so he can sort out the Hadj situation.. Hmm.. and what’s with his ‘ now please, can we just take it easy?’ – he was the one rushing her out the door and making a fuss over reporting it.. Aie! Amanda wisely just leaves him- he’s all over the place! I do love though how he leave her waiting at the elevator, but before he goes into the bullpen, he turns back to watch her get in the elevator.. hmm.. so he is still thinking about Amanda.. Hmm.. I guess I could suppose he was freaked out over his reaction to Amanda’s mugging.. but it isn’t completely clear to me what’s going on with Lee here – and heck it probably isn’t clear to him either tee hee.
Anyone got any ideas or theories??
Carlo and his partner pay Keene a little visit to give him a dose of intimidation! Carlo is pretty inept.. but I still find that guy menacing!
Keene: What, you think I’d – I’d cross you? Never! Because I – I have too much respect for you.
Carlo: Yes, you respect me, don’t you, because you know I’d kill you without a second thought.
Keene: Right, right. I respect that a lot.
[Aie!! please do us all a favour Carlo.. Keene is soooo annoying!! ] Keene has found Dotty’s cheque – and passes on the information.. The baddies head off to Dotty’s to find the book.. uh oh!
Ok I will leave it there.. Keene is simply awful, handing over an innocent lady’s address to a couple of goons like Carlo and his partner.. shame on you Keene.. you’ll get what’s coming to you!! Back with more soon! Please feel free to share any of your thoughts on this episode.. even if it’s already been mentioned here, it would be great to hear if you agree about something.. or disagree or if anything you really liked, or loathed! byeee