We continue with this episode, to find the baddie searching Amanda’s home for the book – cool shot there – like he is being watched by a spy camera!! Uh oh biker moustache Carlo has a knife!! (hope it’s a bendy one!) He hears Amanda and Dotty arrive home so he hides in the hall closet waiting for his moment..
Whoo another clue of what Dotty knows of Amanda’s job..
Dotty: You should have come right home. I know you have business obligations, you’ve always been very responsible when it comes to things like that, but we should have come right home.
Amanda: Well . . .
Dotty: Did they like your work?
Amanda: They didn’t say.
Dotty: Ah, well, you see? That is big business for you. Ninety words a minute, no mistakes, and they haven’t even got the decency to say thank you. It is a big company, isn’t it?
Amanda: Here. I want you to sit down just for a minute. [Dotty has a seat, but is a little impatient with Amanda making her sit still! ] I want to try to explain something to you and it’s, uh, it’s a little difficult to explain —
[I remember thinking when I first saw this – oh noooo!! don’t say anything too revealing-Carlo is waiting in the closet ready to pounce!! I think if she had given anything away he would have acted- he already suspects Dotty is intelligence]
Amanda gives her ‘Pinto! Pinto!’ monologue.. some people love this little story.. Me? not so much.. I find it goes on too long… I was agreeing with Dotty- Amanda is there a point? (thank goodness her dog’s name wasn’t Carlo! If she had yelled that he might have come out! )
Dotty: And you thought I was bugging you about your work? Amanda, you know me better than that! I wouldn’t pry into your life. I mean, I have too much of my own life to worry about.
Amanda: Well, I’m glad to hear it, Mother, because . . . you wouldn’t approve and you’d worry.
Oh yeah- that will put Dotty’s mind at ease Amanda!! Did Amanda hit her head when she was thrown on the road??!!! Poor Dotty.. that just makes things worse! Although I love how she is all ‘yeah!’ and then realises what Amanda said is something she should worry about! 🙂 Love Dotty!!
Why doesn’t biker Mo attack Dotty when she is putting away her coat? any explanation for it? Hmm.. maybe it’s because he is hoping to not be noticed.. but then Amanda goes to put the toys in the closet and he pounces- because she has the bag with the book in it (he thinks).. No no! I know- he was waiting for the scary threatening music to kick in before making his move!!! ( Haa there goes Deaf Dotty again – ignoring terrified Amanda screams.. ) oh .. and look! It seems the baddie doesn’t know how to use his knife! He should have gone with the bendy model- he hurt himself!. Love the gag with Dotty coming back for a Hammer!
Dotty: Amanda, don’t we have a better hammer than this? See if you can find a box of nails.
Love how Lee rushes to Amanda after her ‘semi-hysterical phone call’! He is a little doubtful about it, but he still does it
We catch up with the baddies, they’re back at Keene’s to patch up Carlo’s cut.. and show some more of annoying Keene’s grovelling.. ugh! Hmm this is interesting! What’s wrong with this line:
Carlo: I cut it at the King house.
– Why is he calling it the ‘King’ house??? He has the details of Dotty West!!! He shouldn’t know the name King!!!
Ahh here is that theme again.. sound familiar?
Keene: . . . . Look, everybody knows that I’m a very generous man, and a man that, that, uh, you know, doesn’t think of himself or his safety, you know, before his friends.
Carlo’s partner: Friends?
Keene: Or – or business associates.
Very interesting!! It seems the bad guys struggle with this concept too Uh oh.. Carlo’s fed up.. if he doesn’t get the book back tomorrow, ‘the woman dies’! eek!
Lee arrives at Amanda’s –Love how he immediately jumps in with ‘ are you alright?!!’ and she tells him what happened- Tee heee… Wouldn’t you mention he was the same guy who mugged you first? hm.. guess this way is more dramatic! Amanda hasn’t been tied in with anything worth killing for Lee? (ok.. maybe for one whole week!!) Everything Amanda is involved in that seems innocent and straightforward never is!! come on Lee! you should know by now !! Even if it is nothing to do with the agency, it very quickly becomes something to do with the agency
How about this for swoonworthy: “I know what you’re thinking Amanda, I’ve already got a security team setting up right now, so no more unexpected guests. ”
– whooooowww!!! and that was before he had even spoken to her! go Lee!!! You charmer you!! Oh my.. the smile he gives her when she says thank you…… whtowthwogtahgathyg
Amanda: Thank you.
Dotty calls out to Amanda and Amanda turns to answer her, and Lee dashes off while her back is turned! Hey it’s been a while since he’s done that!! Love Amanda’s expression when she realises.. ugh! he did it again!! When is that man going to learn some manners! I love these little moments in season one.. I miss them in later seasons!
I shall finish up there for now.. and do a Lee! vanish!! – Till next time!! byeee