On to Emilio’s.. whoo the beefy but effeminate guy who so sweetly takes off Dotty’s glasses for her must be Emilio the hairdresser.. There goes SMK with it’s stereotypes! He’s a walking cliche! It is very cute though how he is so careful with Dotty! [now.. that is how I want to see a bandana worn on smk! tee heee]
Next thing we see Lee and Amanda are waiting outside Emilio’s in Lee’s car.. Lee is grumbling over women and their hair: How long does this sort of thing take?! … Love how it cuts to Carlo who is also grumbling over women and their hair though he puts it a little more gruffly: Is she having a haircut or surgery? Love the contrast between the two men.. though the sentiment is the same!
Carlo runs out of patience and demonstrates he really is a dill.. he’s tired of waiting and just decides to go in there and get Dotty! Madness.. And this guy is a so called professional? Hope he brought his bendy knife this time.. those sharp ones are dangerous
Lee and Amanda see Carlo heading into Emilio’s to make his move..
Lee as he leaves his car: You stay here you got that! [ Amanda has that look on her face like – whoooo!! No way!!! more fiesty Amanda!! ]
Amanda: alllll rriiiiiight!
Lee interrupts Carlo about to kill the blissfully asleep Dotty and absolute chaos is unleashed! I feel sorry for Emilio here! I hope the agency or someone helped the guy out!! Love how Lee catches the girl Carlo throws at him!
The joke of Dotty sleeping through the whole place being wrecked is just priceless!! Love how they cut back to Dotty slowly awakening from her ‘beauty’ sleep – while everyone is furiously trying to fix up the place behind her and she calls out: Am I dry yet? the guy behind her just walks off without answering tee heee.. Very funny moment!!!
Back at the agency and Amanda is worried about her mother – she asks if they are sure she is being protected and Lee responds: yes yes, by the very best men at the agency. ( hmm but Lee! she doesn’t want the best! ). Oh dear check out the little dude sitting behind the little dude in the big chair! too funny!!
Now this is funny!! They’ve finally worked out what Carlos is after..
Francine: Microdot enlargements had the design of broadband filters, whatever they are.
Lee: They’re filters that neutralize the close-combat laser-assault weapon.
Billy: That’s high-priority technology. The East Bloc would pay a lot for it.
[My internet can neutralise close combat laser-assault weapons? bonus!! ] ahhh technology.. it will make fools of us all one day
Did you see the look that flashed across Amanda’s face when Lee and Francine discussed the laser assault weapons? Call me crazy but Amanda looks a bit annoyed, or sad about this.. pensive.. I think this is related to her comments to Lee in the car coming up- but here in this scene I think she is not happy that they are all into their assault weapons- right now all she cares about is her mother! ( Hmmm Lee learns that one eventually – that is exactly what he is like in Nightcrawler huh! )
Amanda interjects to wonder aloud what she is going to tell her mother.. yep.. all she can think about is her mother.. poor Amanda!
Amanda: …Captain Galaxy’s a pile of plastic, Phillip’s book is a vital piece of national security, and I don’t even know what the right book was so that I can get him another one.
Francine: The right book?
Amanda: Well, yeah, the book that my mother meant to buy, or that she did buy and got it got mixed up with another — Well, you know, I mean. . . . I should be able to figure this out. She said it was one of my favourites, and it’s about animals. . . . Oh! Sky Chief Rides Again. Golly! It has to be Sky Chief Rides Again! It’s about a horse and Phillip loves horses and I loved horses. Oh. And I bet they have another one at that bookstore!
I love when Amanda is trying to come up with the real book- Lee and Francine look a bit : eh? but Billy is intensely interested!!!! He knows this is important to Amanda- bless him! hehehee.. plus he’s probably thinking he can get it for Amanda when he goes to see Keene when Amanda says ‘ Golly’ – the dvd subtitles say she is saying ‘ Oh Lee’ – LOL.. I listened a few times.. and I think it is a ‘ Golly’ to the room.. I don’t feel she is directing that specifically to Lee! Oh Lee doesn’t make sense to me.. When Amanda turns all happy to smile at confused Lee and Francine – Francine actually gives her a tiny fake smile but Lee.. is just confused! tee heee.. Lovely Billy will pick up a copy of the book at Mr Keene’s.. awh..
Amanda: thank you Sir I’ll need it by 2 o’clock tomorrow
Looking to Lee with a smile she adds: just like Captain Galaxy!!!!!! Go Amanda!!!
Love Lee’s half hearted chuckle in response.. (Lee’s turn for a fake smile!)
Back to Carlo and his partner.. whoo Carlo has on a red tie.. that’s the tie he had on for one moment at the beginning of the episode, before he swapped to his stripey tie! man.. this guy really can’t get anything right huh?! If I were his partner by now I would be having my doubts! but this partner just seems to do what Carlo says.. I guess moustache outranks no moustache in baddie land! Oh ok.. they walk up to some poor cable guy in his van trying to eat his lunch.. poor bloke!
Lee and Amanda are stuck in traffic.. Amanda seems pensive, quiet and deep in thought..
Lee: Hey, are you okay?
Amanda: Hmm? Oh. Yeah, I think so, just worried about my family. I mean, we’ve got a dangerous spy after us and it’s all because of a book.
Lee: Yeah, well, that book is very important, Amanda.
Amanda: Well, sometimes I get the feeling that people get a little lost at the Agency. You know what I mean? Everybody is so concerned with, um, spies and stolen formulas and secrets that, well, I don’t know, sometimes it just starts to seem like it’s a . . . game.
Lee: Yeah, well, that game gets pretty serious at times. We can play it like a game, but we know it’s just a cleaner battlefield.
I see Amanda’s point.. she’s concerned about her family, and Lee’s immediate response was that the book was important. So is her family.. and it is because people want to protect the people they love and the country they love that the book is so important.
Anyone want to have a go explaining Lee’s point??
I’ll have ago but I’d love to hear what people think of this.. maybe he’s saying we treat it like a game so it doesn’t seem so well.. dirty? or serious? He sounds pretty weary when he says this.. I think Amanda understands and that’s why she seems to quietly smile at Lee’s words and then choose to cut the moment short and go for a shortcut here..
It is so rare that these two have conversations like this, that when they do I want to understand it well!
Dotty is foremost in Amanda’s mind, but the agency has other problems to deal with too.. I guess the compartmentalising is so they can do the job.. but as Lee showed earlier when he was frustrated at Hadj just being replaced by someone else – it does affect him emotionally…but the battle is still being fought so he keeps on going.. weary though he is..
Of course it is a huge shock to Amanda that suddenly her mother is in danger – and it isn’t even anything to do with the agency- it’s to do with her favourite book from when she was a kid.. If I were Amanda – I’d be considering leaving that town- too many spies!! err ‘ Lots of spies’ ! Thank goodness she happens to know the best spy in the business I’d love to hear your thoughts on this guys!!
I’m going to leave it there for now, with Lee and Amanda taking side street shortcuts to get home faster…. Any thoughts or insights you would like to share? byeeeee!!