Amanda introduces Dr Hanover to Lee.. uh oh.. he has on another dotted cravat! Definitely a baddie
Lee: Yes, how do you do Dr Hanover. Ah Amanda.
( Lee motions they need to go to Amanda) we do really have to be going… While Amanda is looking at Lee, Dr Hanover helps himself to the sketchbook! ugh!! he is so annoying!! Amanda jumps in surprise as she turns to realise the precious clue is being looked at by someone uninvited. How rude!! ( Another clue he’s a baddie! )
Dr Hanover: aren’t these drawings lovely! Are they yours Amanda? May I call you Amanda?
(check out Amanda’s magic new white sleeve in the close up as Dr Evil looks at the sketch! )
Hmm that is exactly what Von snob asked- and how interesting that Dr Evil here is so rude with taking the sketch pad, but makes a faux effort to be charming by asking permission to use her first name – bletch! there’s a big close up on the sketch of Marianna here- I bet he realises too that Marianna is important- because she is in Emily’s sketchbook..
Amanda: Oh yes ah, please do. [I think both Lee and Amanda are nervous at Dr Evil here holding the sketches.. but Amanda’s got to be nice! ]
Amanda continues: Well no actually, those drawings belong to a friend of mine. (eek!)
(Amanda delivers this line looking into Lee’s eyes.. as in help me! I’ve got to lie!! eek! ) Actually! they were done by my aunt. We’re very friendly.
( Lee is supportive.. but.. I think he wishes she would stop talking! )
Dr Evil: Ah! [he even has an evil monocle.. so he looks like the Bond baddie Dr Evil was based on!]
Amanda: ..my aunt and I [he is certainly having a good look at those sketches. I want someone to snatch them back off him!! ]
Dr Evil lingers on the sketch of the castle on the lake..
Amanda: as you can see she seems to have disap-
Lee loudly: disappointed us! by err leaving town.
Amanda: riiiight! and she just seems to have…. dashed off to Vienna!
Haa!! watch Amanda go as she lies badly to Dr Hanover! about.. everything! hehe…
Dr Evil: Ahhh Vienna! The Europe of last century. Such elegance and romance, yes one would – dash off to Vienna! Perhaps you two will be following your aunt then?
[Love the immediately confused and stunned look on both their faces at hearing this! ]
Amanda turns to Lee – IMO looking for what should we say next??!! And Dr Evil continues: for a young couple in love Vienna is a city of Dreams.
This is interesting!! They look at each other a moment longer than they would if they were only friends huh! Be sure to share what you think! but..
Of course, I’ll share my thinking! I think this moment is about them both wondering: What do we do here? do we go along with it?? Are we going to pretend to be a couple here? He thinks we look like a couple!! and we weren’t even undercover as a couple! eek! I suspect Amanda looks at Lee so long because she is thinking he’ll make a move.. or she is at least wondering ( and thus the glance at his lips!!! did you see it??!!)
What I find most fascinating of all, is that they don’t go there! It would have been sooooo easy to just put a stop to the questions, to have Lee put his arm around Amanda and give a big smile. simple.. done.. but Lee hesitates! Now, that I find fascinating!
Why does Lee hesitate? Well, this is only my opinion – but I think Lee and Amanda had just shared an intimate moment sitting at the cafe (uh oh!! they do unsettle Lee don’t they those moments! 😉 ).. and then it scares Lee a little that Dr Evil thought they were a couple.. because he wasn’t at that time pretending he and Amanda were a couple. They were being their normal selves!! eek! and.. When was the last time they pretended to be a couple? The episode: Weekend!! and what happened in weekend? Amanda freeeaaakked!!! Sooo I’m thinking this is why Lee hesitates to go there.. ( Just a theory!) I also suspect Amanda wasn’t adverse to the idea 😉 ( having put that crush of hers away!) – Could these two stand any closer to each other????!!!!
Amanda: oh no sir we’re not a couple! [Lee looks at Amanda when she doesn’t stop there – suddenly he’s thinking uh oh- stop talking Amanda!!! ]
we’re together but we’re not a couple…
I mean we’re friends… (giggle giggle!).. Dr Evil begins to take a second look at the sketches.. [take that away from him!!!! ]
Amanda continues-again!: … we’re just a-
[oh boy! this is starting to get ridiculous! Lee moves around to where Amanda can see him so she gets the idea: Stop talking!!!!] couple of friends! haaa!!
Lee smiles and tries to make things light..and move the conversation on! Oh boy!! awk-ward!!
But how cute do they look there?? such a couple ( I loooove to watch Lee here as he reacts to Amanda!!! I think he is wishing Amanda could read his mind here.. but a moment earlier when they looked into each other’s eyes: I’ll bet he’s glad she couldn’t! )
Lee playfully takes the sketch book back from Dr Evil.. well done Lee..
Lee and Amanda are off sightseeing.. but ugh.. Dr Evil decides they need to be shown around and bored to death by his knowledge. The next thing we see they’ve arrived back at the Mirabel gardens.. and Dr Evil says he must go.. yes he must go tell the other baddies about the sketches.. and formulate their plans..
Grrr I wanted to yell at Amanda and Lee – Remember the Mongoose?? The last helpful old man who took Amanda on a sightseeing tour?? of London?? and kidnapped her?? was going to kill her?? weeeell!!! Be suspicious of random old helpful men! tee hee..
The scene of Lee and Amanda being mistaken for a couple has always been a favourite among smk fans.. My impression is that a lot of people think the whole scene is loaded with romantic tensions. For me though, there is only one moment very heavy in sexual tension- and that’s when the Dr says they are a couple, and Lee and Amanda look at each other – and share quite a long look.. standing very very close (not friend close!) – but the rest of this scene is really about Lee being attentive to Amanda- because he’s terrified she is going to slip up in her cover story (after all she doesn’t like to lie) and she does slip up! and Lee does manage to cover it.. so for me, the scene sitting at the cafe is much more romantic.. but this scene has just a fleeting, intense flash of heat! What do you all think? Do share.. feel free to disagree with me.. ( just be gentle ) – Why do you think they didn’t just say yeah we are a couple and be done with it?
I am loving this visit to Salzburg!!! Any Austrians reading? I would love to hear from you! Scarecrow and Mrs King has really done a great job of showing us all some wonderful highlights of your country.. and of one of your beautiful cities!
I want to visit the coming castles! but more on that coming!!
Byeee for now! Thanks soooo much for reading! Back with more when I can..