The next day, Lee and Amanda are drinking at the cafe glockenspiel in Residenzplatz, the same one Emily opened this episode with..
So what happened the night before? did they stay in the same hotel? did they go out together and have a nice meal? oh drat. Lee tells Amanda he has been pouring over the sketches all night – if Amanda had been with him, she’d know that.. sounds like they didn’t spend any time together.. drat
Lee is saying the pictures aren’t making sense, they’re just all different monuments..
Amanda responds: well maybe it’s something in the paper or with the pencil or something!
Lee: Amanda, I wish you’d stop reading those spy novels.
Love the tone Lee says that with- such a coupley thing to say! Like he knows she has this vice! haa.. Oh what a short memory Lee has.. he wasn’t saying that last week when Amanda’s having read spy novels told them the book was fiction! pha!!! –Mind you I’m thinking these Europe episodes were filmed first..but don’t get me started on the episode order thing-Yet! [but hurray for the spy novel continuity!]
Lee: If there’s anything here, it’s within the sketches themselves. Emily use to tell me when you’ve looked and looked and you can’t find anything, that’s the time to look again.
Amanda: You know her pretty well don’t you.
Lee: I worked with Emily on my first assignment
in this business.
Amanda: your first assignment was with a British agent?
Lee worked with MI 6 on his first assignment? [Maybe Lee does have duel citizenship..-Lee’s mother being English right? ] Interesting that he chose to tell Amanda that detail, when his past is soooo classified. Also, sending a beginner to work with MI6? Hmm.. I find this a bit of a stretch…
Lee: Mmhmm. Ever hear of interagency co-operation? [yep! it’s at Petra’s website! ]
I would have thought the British would be a bit annoyed with the Americans sending along a total beginner – some ‘co-operation’.
Amanda: yeah [but.. I suspect it’s really a no not really but I’ll say yes ]
Lee: Yeeah I was pretty brash as a rookie. I couldn’t wait to rush in and get the gun out. She got me out of some tight spots though.
How gorgeous does he look here??!! Brash? getting the gun out? Hmm.. sounds like what he did last week!!! I struggle with this dialogue! Struggle not to laugh that is.. that Lee could be looking back on his brash silly rookie days. Wow.. just how brash was Lee back then if he is so improved? I’d say he’s lucky to be alive Lee is still pretty darn Brash – Mr ‘I work alone’.. Mr ‘ I know what I’m doing’ Mr ‘ I like my coffee black’ – to his boss!.. It’s hilarious to me how Lee has no idea what he is like and thinks he has changed!
Lee continues: She taught me patience.. and control.. ( ROFL Is it just me, or is Lee not the most patient or controlled person in the world???)
Amanda agrees with Lee (isn’t she a gem.. me? I’d be laughing my head off! ): Patience and Control!
Lee: and she’s my friend,
in a business that doesn’t have many.
[and a man who doesn’t have many I would suspect..] AWhhhhhhhh!!!! It’s really great that Lee confides this to Amanda..
Amanda is an easy person to talk to She’s got patience, and control
At this, Amanda slams down her tea cup, now more determined than ever to help Emily- now she knows what a good friend she has been to Lee.
Amanda: She’s a friend!
I love determined and loyal Amanda! Anyone is lucky to have a friend like Amanda! I love that smk doesn’t always just go for the romantic story.. and that we see Lee and Amanda develop a very special friendship first!Well done SMK!! woot!!
Amanda: Don’t you worry! We’ll find her and she’ll be alright.
Amanda grabs Lee’s hand.. and.. ends with an encouraging smile.
Lee seems to just stare at her hand holding his, and doesn’t move to take his hand away.. I think he kind of likes it! He looks up to Amanda… [Edited to Add: some people think Lee is caressing Amanda’s hand here in the wideshot! I am not sure.. maybe – but I mention it because it is a delicious idea!!! It’s worth flagging for you so you can decide for yourself – take a look! 🙂 So many great insights in comments! don’t forget to read them – and join in!! None of us are experts here – only sharing our enjoyment of our fave show 🙂 Thanks Redgold for sharing your sighting of Lee caressing Amanda’s hand! ]
Amanda realises what she is doing
and a little embarrassed she whips ( yes whips!) her hand away..
See Lee didn’t move his hand away.. awh!!
Lee responds with a nervous: ‘yeah’.
IMO meaning we probably shouldn’t sit here holding hands! tee hee..
Awhhh a sweet moment between these two.. Amanda offering emotional support to Lee, friendship, and then there is this physical awareness between the two of them! There’s something more than friendship here..but neither is ready for it.. I Love it!!! Doesn’t Lee look especially gorgeous in this scene?! I’m ignoring the possible bruised forehead now – I just want to focus on his dreaminess
I like to think that in this scene, Lee is beginning to realise that right here in front of him is another good friend- in a business that doesn’t have many!! awh…
Lee notices Marianna and Mr Patience and Control here decides to question her about Emily. Since Marianna is the only person in the sketch book Lee thinks it is a message from Emily.
Anyway, Love how Lee grabs Amanda’s hand again, and puts it over Emily’s sketch so Marianna can’t see it and keeps his hand there a moment longer than he really needs to.. the guy can’t help it…
You know, it’s a real shame Emily didn’t tell Marianna about her role in all this -Emily would have been found much earlier!
Thank goodness Marianna is a really bad actress- so it is obvious she is lying!
The sketch of Marianna is hilarious.. drawn by a male props guy I would guess– check out the bust improvement he gave her! HAA!!
Marianna isn’t giving up anything, and denies knowing Emily, which ‘patient and in control’ Lee immediately responds to by pressuring her and not helping the situation! Marianna starts talking in German ( woot! hey Julia- could you please translate what she says here??? Bitte??? ) Amanda tells Lee he was pressuring Marianna.. but Lee snaps at Amanda and she knows not to push it!!!
Love how Mr Patience and Control (yeah I can have a field day with that one!!) storms off complaining to Amanda about Marianna hiding information, but he is talking to himself, Amanda isn’t there! hehehee.. she has run into the ohhh soooo annoying Dr Hanover! (but at the moment I think she prefers his company so that’s saying something tee hee…I’m just kidding! but she is happy to see him..)
Note in Lee’s background- the couple of ladies in traditional Austrian outfits from the first scene! quick Lee.. they have seen Emily!
Actually I’ve seen heaps of extras that are the same..but I gave up pointing them all out! There are just too many )
Lee (with great patience and control not! )begrudgingly heads back to join Amanda and Dr Hanover.. and I’ll leave it there for the moment!!
Back with more as soon as I can! I would really love to hear from you!! byeeeee