So because Carlo tried twice to take Amanda’s shopping- Lee wants it checked at the agency.. That identikit photo stuff sounds really hard! I don’t think I could even describe my own face like that!! Love how Amanda describes Carlo: he had a mean little mouth !!
Poor Amanda, it’s hard enough to describe someone much less while all your kid’s presents are being pulled apart. Amanda is getting more and more distressed here as Francine and two male agents open up all of Phillip’s presents. Oh
nooo!! That idiot agent just sat on Captain Galaxy! (I don’t know why but I think it is really funny how we just see these little legs sticking out from under his butt! tee hee..)
Amanda: That was the last Captain Galaxy doll in the entire city. Awh.. Lee is in Mr fix it mode!! I love that he senses Amanda’s distress!!! ( At times he can be a total block head- but other times, he can be very sensitive to Amanda!! awh.. and this is one such moment!) .. isn’t he lovely here! ( do you think he is thinking of his own childhood here?? ) It’s also nice to see Lee trying to make things better for Amanda- because Amanda does the same thing for Lee – tries to fix his problems for him too! Awhhhh!! Francine: Ohhhh boy! She picks up the broken little pieces of Captain Galaxy’s head..
Lee: Amanda, listen I promise you I’ll get you another captain galaxy, trust me huh!
Amanda: By tomorrow?! My mother and I looked for that doll for four days. It’s the only thing that Phillip asked for. Oh, look, I know it was an accident, but what am I supposed to tell him? Am I supposed to tell him that he almost had a wonderful birthday, he almost had a birthday that he would never forget, and he almost had the best birthday present in the entire world until one of your guys sat on him?! [Lee is such a softie when it comes to the boys and Amanda ]
Lee: Amanda, listen. I promise you I will get you another Captain Galaxy. Trust me, huh?
Amanda: of course I trust you, but you don’t know the toy market! Love the look Lee gives in response to this – like: err yeah.. I better learn it pretty fast! We hear some other toy snapping and Lee growls at them! Sharing Amanda’s annoyance with their carelessness!! Lee: people!!!! In comes Billy..
Of course, Lee takes one look at the printout and knows who the guy is! Lee just knows everybody! Amanda: Was I mugged by a well-known person? HA!
What a fabulous line!! haaaaa.. Billy wonders out loud if Carlo had anything to do with Hadj’s murder – well.. a better questions is always – does Amanda have anything to do with it?!! LOL!! I love how Amanda just gets up, says she is ready to go home now and heads for the door without asking if it is ok.. go Amanda! She just wants to get home to her family.. and probably away from those dills destroying Phillip’s presents!
Lee: Uh, Amanda.
Lee: I’m sorry. You’re being provided with the best security there is in the business.
Amanda: Yes, I know.
Lee: For you both and your family.
Amanda: Yes, I know.
Love love love the dirty look Lee gives the three idiots opening, searching and ruining Amanda’s presents for Phillip on the way out!!!! It is hard to believe this Lee is the same Lee that was in the Artful Dodger!! I’m enjoying this sympathetic and supportive Lee!!
The other baddie with the moustache has recruited a new partner- seems he hasn’t had time to grow a moustache yet after taking over from the other guy! I thought this guy was following Carlo? so why is he at Keene’s? guess he gave up on that tactic.. Sooo Keene knows these other baddies too?? the ones who were trying to get the book before Carlo and then from Carlo? Hmm.. Wow.. what a little creep Keene is – he is now sending these two baddies after Dotty as well. This man has no shame.. He’d give them his own mother.. ugh! ( he even asks the baddies if they need a street guide to find Dotty! ughhhh!!) Keene: Anything you want at all- shoot! …err I didn’t mean.. ( Oh please do!! ) I mean… -ask! eerrrr ahhh instead of shoot…
Oh dear.. it seems everyone is heading to Amanda’s it’s the place to be!! Good thing Dotty is so clueless!! We see some agents setting up a cover as surveyor’s or something while they protect Amanda’s home.. We saw that guy with the tripod in Filming Raul.. seems we have a generic agent No 2 ! Hmm nice hard hat.. think I’ll call him agent Bob! ( The builder..)
We see Amanda furiously mopping her kitchen floor and Dotty is heading out for her appointment.
Dotty: I’m running late. If I miss my appointment with Mr. Emilio, he will kill me. (Kill me?? Ha! Hey! considering what’s coming that’s a great pun!! Dotty is nearly the Death of Mr Emilio! )
Amanda: Yes, Mother. Uh, look, I’m really sorry that I can’t drive you, but this is the last chance I’ll have to clean the house before the party.
Dotty: Don’t worry about it. I will take another driving lesson one of these days. Now think about Phillip’s book. If you think about it — hard — you’ll get it.
Amanda is reminded by Dotty of the book – and calls Lee..
Amanda: Hi, it’s me. I just remembered the book.[Don’t you love how she doesn’t have to tell Lee who it is??!!! Just ‘ it’s me’ awh!!!]
Lee: The book?
Amanda: The one that Mother bought for Phillip. She’d already hidden it when I brought the other presents in to be checked out at the Agency, and so you haven’t seen it and I just thought that maybe it might be important.
Lee: Well, I won’t know till I run it through analysis. What is it, anyway?
Amanda: I don’t know. It’s supposed to be a surprise and Mother said that it was one of my favourite books when I was a kid.
Lee: The title, Amanda.
Amanda: I’d have to look at it. . . . But I . . . guess, under the circumstances, I. . . .
Lee: Amanda? [He’s so patient with her here!]
Amanda: I’ll look at it.
Lee: What is it?
Amanda (confused): Drought Cycles of Burma.
Lee: Your favourite book was Drought Cycles of Burma?
Amanda: No, of course not. This has to be a mistake. I mean, Mother must have picked it up by mistake. Gosh! Oh, that’s it! Oh, that’s got to be it! And she’s having her hair done!
Lee: Wait, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa. I’m not following you.
Amanda: Lee, I’ve been worried because I thought that I should be protecting my home and myself, but, you know, uh, Carlo. I don’t think he’s after me, I think he’s after my mother! And she just left the house, she’s out there all alone.
Lee: Okay, okay, hold it. Just tell me where.
Amanda: She’s at Mr Emilio’s, 14th and Cleveland, I’ll meet you there.
Ok Amanda! We’ll meet you and Lee there at the start of the next post!! I shall leave it there for now!!
Is Captain Galaxy for real? or based on a real doll in the early 80s? don’ t you just love how Lee is even patient with Amanda on the phone when she isn’t making sense??!!!!
Love to hear your thoughts! byee for now! ciao!!