Fasten your seatbelts! It’s belt time!! The baddie meets Amanda at the warehouse, collects the money and handcuffs one of her hands to some machine. I guess he figures someone will come along and help her eventually and he’ll have enough time to get away..
Glad he didn’t belt Amanda.
Lee and his belt turn up at the warehouse.. alone.. he confronts one of the guys, telling him to remove Amanda’s cuffs “ before your buddy decides to comes back. “.. well Lee.. if you knew there were two why didn’t you find out where the other one was? he took a chance going in there alone.. not good Lee!!!!
Now Lee gets handcuffed to the same thing Amanda is already cuffed to..
One of the baddies betrays the other, knocking him out as he cheers it’s time to start the retirement party. no no.. apparently there’s only room for one at that party.. whatever! Moustache baddie takes off with all the booty.. yeah yeah.. come on .. show us the belt scene! hehehee.. The baddie sets on fire all the fuel that is conveniently sitting around.. and Lee and Amanda exchange worried looks.. awh..
off the baddie goes and the rush to escape begins for Lee and Amanda!
Amanda: Lee, I want you to know that I’m not at all worried because I know that your a highly trained and professional agent and I’m sure that you have some kind of a plan to get us out of this (Lee shakes his head here speechless!) don’t you.
Lee: Not at the moment
Amanda: no plan?
Amanda: I’m very sorry to hear that.. [yep.. Amanda is still! smiling!]
Next thing we see the baddie arrive in a back office to empty the safe.. LOL it’s all smoky in there, and it isn’t even that big a fire yet! He took a big chance lighting that fire with all the fuel around so soon..
Lee frantically looks around for a solution: Brooks isn’t as smart as he thinks he is ( oh so now we find out the baddie’s name?! – and how does Lee know it?! ) come on, maybe we can get close to that fire extinguisher ( Aie! that was never going to work.. and then what was he going to do drag everything over to the fire? Lol!)
Amanda: Pull this? [I agree Amanda- huh?]
Lee: yeah! – they give it a go.. but it doesn’t move an inch.. Amanda: It’s not going to work.
Lee: Ok now look.. Amanda, see if you can slip your arm out.
Amanda: that’s as far as it’ll go my wrist and then my hand is bigger – she shrugs.. I love how she doesn’t quite form a correct sentence.. very appropriate!
Lee: Maybe.. we could….
Amanda: Whoop! Give me your belt!
Amanda: Take your belt off. [oh my gosh!! the look on her face when she says this!!!! ]
Lee: wha.. (he looks down at his belt!)
Amanda: take your belt off, take off your belt, take.. your. .. belt .. off! [Soooo funny how Amanda has to close her eyes to tell him this!! ]
Lee: I’m not sure I want to hear this.. wha..??
Amanda: please don’t make me ask you again. [maybe he’d like to hear you ask that one more time! ] Just take your belt off.
Lee gives Amanda a ‘what are you on’ look! 😆
Amanda: I can use the little metal prong in your belt, maybe we can use it to undo the handcuffs….
look it worked on Jamie’s bike. [hooray for Jamie’s bike!! but err.. what was it doing with handcuffs on?! ]
[Oh alright! …Ok.. let’s do this!! ]
Lee grits his teeth (LOL!) in preparation so Amanda can do what she needs to do!
man.. I’d love to see the outtakes to this scene!!! tee heee.. He thrusts (yes – thrusts! ) out his hips making room for Amanda to take his belt..
Lee: alright here [oh my!! What an offer ]
Amanda’s first superfast reaction is to recoil- and to lick her lips!!! this stuff is gold! tee heee..This is a PG site.. aaaaaand I’m going to keep it that way! this is pretty racy for family tv in the 1980s huh?! Do you remember what your teenage or child brain was thinking watching this scene for the first time? I didn’t see it till I was an adult.. roflmao!! this pic below is sooo funny!! 😆
Amanda: I have to take i….??? (lucky gal..) Love Amanda’s look of panic!
Lee still talking through his grit teeth : Yeeees!
You have to… [It’s getting hotter!! And I don’t mean the fire!!! ]
( Lee can’t make eye contact with her!! I love how neither of them can say the words! )
Amanda: I’ll take it off.. … [Amanda’s expressions here flicker from fear, surprise to happiness and determination all in seconds.. I recommend watching this scene frame by frame – yeah to see Amanda’s facial expressions.. uh huh.. that’s why! Why else? ]
Ohhh this scene alone makes this episode worthwhile!!! Did you notice how for a split second they both nervously smile at each other when she is trying to take off his belt!!! Lee mumbles a few times ‘ hurry.. hurry!’ .. (oh dear there is a very naughty fan vid there.. err Mind out of gutter! mind out of gutter! I can do this!! )
Amanda does something she is umm ‘really sorry’ for.. and it makes Lee jerk away-oh dear.. You don’t mind if I include all these pics do you? hmm didn’t think so!! ]
(Talk about HEAT!!!!!! HOOOHAAAA!!!!!!!)
The glare that Lee gives Amanda after whatever she did??!!! hooooo haaaaaa!!!
[Another pic?!! Of course!! How could I not!! ]
Lee: dammit come on! the fire’s getting closer! [ Don’t rush her Lee, she appears to be having fun and the fire isn’t getting closer.. it’s just getting hotter! ] I swear BB is trying not to laugh here – and I can’t blame him!!!
Amanda: I’m trying!! [but taking a long time. :lol:] Amanda manages to get the belt off. Love how she holds up the little metal prong for Lee to see! tee hee.. ‘Oh my gosh!’ Amanda.. gets off the belt and somehow uses it to get out of her cuffs.. she can’t pick cuffs can she? ( it’s not like it’s a fluke either.. she picks both hers and Lee’s!) errr… I am so distracted at this point wondering exactly what went on with Lee’s belt that I have never stopped to wonder!!!
I don’t care if it doesn’t make sense! it was an excuse for Amanda to take off handcuffed Lee’s belt- and I liked it!
Amanda is such a cheeky minx – she could have used her own belt.. or Lee’s tie pin.. or.. something in her handbag that’s still hanging over her shoulder, surely she would have had something else in there that could have been used instead of Lee’s belt prong? Hmm… Amanda I’m with you, way to make the most of opportunities that come your way! tee hee..
So, Amanda frees them both.. Lee and Amanda get the double crossed bad guy and they all manage to escape the fire.. At the door a policeman meets Amanda and Lee to take the bad guy away (So did Lee notify the authorities after all? and if so, why didn’t he wait for them before going in?.. )
Don’t you love how that woman he calls Amanda and steers her to go off with the policeman is not Amanda? but some second unit stand in with a bad wig? ugh! do we look stupid!!! (why couldn’t that have been me? I could wear a bad wig.. no problem)
So.. Lee has ‘unfinished business’ .. uh oh.. code for: compulsory 10 minutes of action and Lee nabbing the baddie single handedly.. yawn!!! Only, Wait!!!! I should stay alert for this action wind up.. Lee isn’t wearing a belt! His pants could accidently come down!!!! haaa haaaa..
Whoo boxes fall on Lee while he and the baddie are wrestling.. ( and err no not in muuud) .. phew! They all happen to be empty! What Luck!! This factory sells flammable liquids, paper products and..boxes of air! – yes a perfect combination for starting a fire! Oh I see this is a fire warehouse! It sells fire ingredients!
The baddie manages to get out of the warehouse..but Lee commandeers the fire hose (there’s a fire inside? who cares! Fuel that can explode? who cares! nothing gets in the way of Lee getting his man! ) Love how Lee shoves the fireman yelling at him ‘ get out of the way!’ like the fireman should know who he is.. ( well come on! I am sure Lee knows this fireman! Lee knows everyone )
Ouch! that must have hurt to get blasted with that firehose..
Love how when Lee pulls the baddie up against the wall, the bad guy has a really dopey look on his face like he has no idea what just happened. he can’t even put his hands up properly.. he heee.. Lousy acting.. and hilarious! hehehee..
Lee: Looks like your retirement plans are all washed up.
Oh Lee.. !! (that’s more painful that the firehose! )- Baddie is thinking: please! give me back the firehose! The cops are taking the bad guy away? where’s Billy? He’s slacking off as Lee’s back up!
Amanda crouches to look at the money and says to Lee: Lucky it’s not real, it’s ruined
Lee chuckles: Oh Amanda! haaaa….
He offers his hand to help her back up again.. and they finish in shared laughter.. [The way he holds his hand out to her deliberately to help her up – has a ‘we are a team!’ kind of vibe to me!! I like it!! ] Yep, happy days.. all is well.. but um can someone explain to me why what Amanda said was funny? I reckon I must be being really dumb here but I don’t get it! help!!! still I like that Lee laughs at her like he is happy she is there!
Tag time.. Hmm.. this tag.. I could skip it and be happy.. so I’ll keep it as brief as possible so as not to spoil the warm glow of ‘take off your belt! take your belt off!’
Lee and Amanda are on the set of the Arlene Francis show ( yes plug.. plug ugh..) yawn! Seems Lee is going to introduce Arlene to Amanda.. I will say this: it seems Arlene has a policy on her set that all men must wear Captain Sparrow’s makeup..
Nooooo!!!! get that off Lee this minute! (has Lee just come off a shift as his undercover pirate again?!) ewwww.. The makeup artist that day must have had a bad hangover.. it does look like he or she has given both Lee and Amanda the same makeup. .
What I really want to know is.. what happened to Lee’s belt? do you think Amanda souvenired it? !!!!! ( I would..)
Lee introduces Amanda to Arlene.. and Amanda can’t speak.. oh ha haa.. yes doesn’t Amanda look silly ( gagI hate this! – skipping!!) I will say KJ does an amazing job delivering that Amandaramble- kudos KJ!
And.. I see Arlene has on a heart shaped diamond necklace.. similar to Amanda’s which is coming up on the show- don’t you think? oh and Amanda has on for once a butterfly.. It must have been jewellery and pirate makeup day!
This episode was not bad – had some great ‘romantic’ moments with Lee and Amanda which make it all worthwhile! But holes in the overall plot make it a bit meh for me.. the belt moment and Lee’s moment of realisation in the magic porsche as Amanda joins the dots for him ( we might not see each other anymore!) make this an episode to watch again and again though! What rating would you give the episode??
Thanks for reading!! Looking forward to hearing from you.. byeee!