Lee and Amanda are on the way to the cumberland.. Whoa! Check out the Car- red interior?!!! Ummm why isn’t Lee driving the Porsche? Does anyone know why? The script says Lee is driving the porsche.. This makes me wonder if this episode wasn’t filmed after charity begins at home- but maybe not.. I’ll let those episode order ideas incubate!
So.. Amanda is worried she won’t be dressed right for the cumberland, and she won’t fit in…. man do these two sound like a couple! And there goes Lee again telling Amanda she looks ‘fine’ he loves to tell her that! ugh!!
Amanda: I’m afraid I packed all the wrong things.
Lee: You look fine. [I love that he sounds grumpy here, but he is smiling!! He can’t help himself!]
Amanda: Oh, yeah, I look fine for Camp Anacostia, I look fine for Arlington, but I do not look fine for the Cumberland.
Lee: How do you know that if you’ve never been there? Besides, I told you we were dressing for dinner.
Amanda: Well, sure, we dress for dinner at Camp Anacostia. Sweatsuits and down jackets.
Lee: Come on, Amanda. [How happy is Lee here huh?! he is positively glowing at what lies ahead]
Amanda: Look, Lee, I don’t know who I’m supposed to be and I don’t know why I’m going there and . . . well, you have to admit, it’s a little confusing.
Lee: Is that it?
Amanda: Unsettling and confusing, I just wanted to clear that up.
Lee: Yeah, you . . . you clarified everything.
Business mode Lee continues : Now, would you like a little clarification from me?
Amanda: Oh, that would be very nice.
Aie Poor Amanda, I can’t blame her for being confused! I think she copes with it all really well, but then Lee goes and responds like- ohhh well if you would stop talking I would fill you in – when he refused to fill her in earlier! At the same time, I don’t think he is cross with her which is good..If anything he seems in a very good mood! Hmmm.. maybe Lee was worried if he filled her in too much she might pull out – I don’t think so though, she wouldn’t be so nervous about the cumberland if she had been prepared.. Hmm I am going to guess Lee is worried Amanda is going to ask what is her cover- and that he will have to tell her! [I also suspect that is another reason why Lee chose to tell Amanda it was all Billy’s idea!]
Lee explains a kidnapping will be taking place at the cumberland.. LOVE how Lee says this:
calming breath here!) – Not if I can help it. We don’t have that much information, just bits and pieces of wire taps and surveillance tapes. We’ve been watching Armin for – [Whooo hooo! Lee is slipping!!! Now he is correcting himself ]
Amanda: So that’s what we’re supposed to do this weekend. Get hard evidence.
Lee: That’s what I’m supposed to get. [doh!]
Amanda: What am I supposed to do?
Lee: Just act natural. [I hear that and my mind immediately goes to the car scene- and Amanda agreeing it was ‘much more natural ‘ ]
Amanda: Oh, come on! I don’t know how to act natural at the Cumberland! I know how to act natural at the PTA and the carpool, but —
Lee: Just be yourself, Amanda.
Amanda: Just be myself.
Lee: Only not too much.
Teee heee! Very cute!! Lee has confidence in her.. well.. most of time!
The script has Amanda asking what she will be doing – and Lee tells her ‘swimming, golf, tennis.. dinner.. maybe dancing’! ( Major sad we don’t get that!!!! Wouldn’t that have been fabulous?!)
Looove how they arrive at the cumberland and Lee tells the Valet that his name is Lee Stetson- Amanda panics! ha! She thinks Lee has made a mistake and used his own name instead of a cover! Lurrrve how she grabs him to set him straight! Lee looks stunned at Amanda suddenly grabbing him!
Amanda: Should you be using your real name?
Lee: Why not?
Amanda: I thought in a case like this, you should probably be using a cover. Lee: Oh, I am, I am.
Lee: This Lee Stetson is the nephew of a Supreme Court justice.
Amanda: Good. What’s my cover?
Lee: Ah haaaa.. Yeah. I didn’t mention that, did I? [LOL stall some more Lee! Lee’s nervous, he laughs and acts all casual like that when he is nervous!!! don’t you think?! ] Amanda: No. Lee chuckles less enthusiastically, and says slowly: This weekend, you’re Mrs Lee Stetson.
[Is it just me or does Lee’s voice crack when he says ‘weekend’?]
Love the wedding bell chime we hear as Lee puts the ring on! LOL! At the risk of more nitpicking- why would you put the wedding ring on her finger out the front of the place you are staying at as an undercover already married couple?? Anyone could have seen Lee do this! LOL!
Amanda’s not sure about this… and I think she knows Lee has played her by keeping this from her – whoo love the little sax riff we hear as Amanda looks up-conflicted!! Frisky music right there!! Amanda tries to smile and put on a brave face.. I suspect she is wondering what Lee is up to not telling her about this- Maybe he is looking for ‘that kind of a weekend’ after all!
I do think Amanda is looking especially lovely here.. [Don’t you wish you could have seen Lee’s face/ response to Amanda’s reaction? ] I think Lee didn’t tell her to ensure she didn’t get nervous and that she came with him.. but I suspect Amanda thinks Lee didn’t tell her because he is hoping to get more than just a ‘cover’ from her!
I do think it would have been easier on someone to pretend to be his wife if he had used an assumed name- to use his own name, and then give that name to someone is pretty intimate.. I think if Amanda was Mrs someone else she may have been more comfortable.. I can’t blame her, it would be hard to keep your head while being called Mrs Lee Stetson.. [What do you think?] but testing times for Amanda’s resolve lay ahead tee heee..
Ok, I shall leave it there for the moment- as always I would love to hear from you guys what you think of this part of the episode.. or if you have any feedback on what I have written..