Hi all.. well the title this week is a reference to an old Bob Dylan song huh…. 2 Bob references 2 weeks in a row.. someone was Bob happy!
We start out with some grand vistas of Munich.. Gorgeous!!!
We meet Amanda, Dotty and the boys at the glockenspiel surrounded by sightseeing crowds..
I love Amanda in pink! ( yes Pretty in Pink!) and she looks so relaxed and happy to have one a contest and be in Munich!
Amanda: Oh, well, Mother, you know, you really should have won. You enter every contest the grocery store ever has.
Dotty: I know, plus fifteen sweepstakes, don’t forget, no luck. You walk in, you buy one can of coffee and do you imagine, you have the winning ticket.
Amanda: Oh, it is fun, isn’t it?
We get to hear Phillip and Jamie say the knight fell. Yup.. big clue.. but first time I saw this I didn’t get it Mind you I tend to only half listen to Phillip and Jamie’s whinging and arguing.. meh! YMMV! (They’ve been in Germany four days before Lee gets in touch with Amanda? hmm.. I guess maybe they didn’t know when Amanda would be needed..)
Dotty: Amanda, you know, I counted every little coffee bean in that coffee can —
Amanda: Oh, you did?
Dotty: — and do you know what your lucky number is?
Amanda: No, what is it?
Dotty: One thousand, six hundred and thirty-eight.
Amanda: Gee, you know, I always kind of hoped my lucky number would be seven.
Ahh Dotty.. I am glad this trip is broadening your horizons
I think this is a lovely bit of subtext here coming up… check out the dialogue right before Amanda is surprised by seeing Lee in the square!
Dotty: It was more than luck when you picked out that coffee can. I mean, that was intuition. Your grandmother had the same thing! She had a special touch. [Love how Dotty says Amanda has intuition to choose the right coffee can to win a trip to Germany, and that Amanda’s grandmother was the same – whoooo.. is this a hint that Amanda’s grandmother was really a spy? ]
Amanda: Oh, Mother.
Dotty: You are very blessed, Amanda.
Amanda: Mother, that’s very sweet of you, but I just happened to pick up the right coffee can at the right time.
Dotty: Well, I’m glad, because here we are in Germany.
Whoo hoo! Amanda is blessed.. and isn’t it great to be in Germany – and.. there’s Lee lookin mighty fine!!! I don’t think that dialogue teamed with Lee’s appearance is an accident what a shock!!! errr.. geee. was it any wonder Mr Gorgeous Lee Stetson stood out in this crowd? check out all the other hunks surrounding him. I am surprised he didn’t stop Dotty in her tracks too – She must be jet lagged.. I swear, with this pose- it’s another Lee the show pony moment
I think when Amanda first saw Lee in the crowd she thought she was hallucinating– I bet she was thinking – whoa I’m even starting to have visions of him on the other side of the world? I need to switch to decaf coffee.. ahem.. Well Lee is too cool to signal or something.. he just turns and walks away. Yep I am sure he is having some fun here Amanda carries on after her family, stopping to check her reflection in the shop window.. and fix her hair. Lee’s in town.. How do I look???!!!! tee hee.. she may not think anything’s going to happen with Lee..but she just can’t help herself She still wants to look pretty for Lee [ETA: Credit to Mrs Vanderhosen on yuku forum for this insight.. I realised this is where I first heard it – apologies Mrs V and brilliant observation!! ]Amanda calls out to say if they get separated she will see them back at the hotel.. I think she knows Lee’s reappearance is coming.. she just doesn’t know where, when or how.. Just the way Lee likes it! Lee grabs Amanda and pulls her into a doorway suddenly and swiftly! Love the little noise she makes as he does this..
Lee loves to play these little games with Amanda doesn’t he- a lot!
This time around, he seems more pleased Amanda has made her way to Europe.. I guess he didn’t like that he wasn’t taken by surprise by Amanda’s arrival, this time he has prepared himself and I think Lee is happy to see her, but he turns it into teasing here.. because he doesn’t want to show it
I love how they both just look at each other and smile for a moment here before Amanda says: Can’t you ever just say Hello?
I don’t know how Amanda keeps her head here!!
Whoo another season one joke revisited.. the second episode in season two revisits a joke from the second episode in season one! It is not exactly the same..but near enough:
(Amanda is surprised by Lee behind her and spins around)
Amanda: Don’t do that.
Lee: Say hi?
But back to this episode! Lee looks so cute there making his little joke and amusing himself!
[Claudia I am relying on your transcripts here to understand all the german words- I’m like Amanda!!! I want a map for this episode with the numbers on it!! Thanks a lot Claudia!!! ]
Amanda: What are you doing here?
Lee: Be at the Friedensengel in one hour. Come alone, and be sure to bring your camera, you’re a tourist.
Amanda: The Frieden what?
Lee: Friedensengel. Angel of Peace. Tall, gold statue. Amanda: Tall, gold statue. Right.
Amanda starts searching her guidebook..
Lee: Number eleven.
Love how Lee points to the map,
Ahhh Lee is having way too much fun here.. I think he was trying to be business like, but he can’t help himself and has to have a bit of fun
Amanda: Right, number eleven in my book. Number eleven in my book. Uh, the O-… Lee?
So, Amanda is to meet Lee at the number 11 a running joke in this episode which I love! This episode is full of moments where (mostly Amanda) is surprise hello’d ( if there is such a word) and surprise goodbye’d ( err in other word- no goodbye!) It is another running smk gag for sure.. but in this episode they take it to a whole new level! For Amanda, this whole episode is one long surprise..
Lastly, Spies meeting at the tower of peace? hmmm.. the irony!
Well that’s all for now.. funny to think I am recaping this episode while the Olympics are on. and the whole reason smk went overseas was because of the Olympics!
Anyone really love this episode? what do you think of Lee’s welcome to Germany for Amanda? Do you think it was warm?
As always would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks so much for reading
EDITED TO ADD: Check out the following for a summary of Munich locations
Huge thanks to Claudia for contributing this post!!! 🙂