This episode opens with some lovely views over Munich.. Ahhh Munich.. so gorgeous!!! Don’t forget Claudia has done a post of Munich filming locations here: https://justwalkwithme.com/2012/09/08/munich-location-map-the-times-they-are-a-changin2-02-our-man-in-tegernsee-2-07/
We see the exterior of a large police building and hear Amanda’s chirpy first line: “Oh hello!”.. we hear grumpy Lee respond ‘ What did you say?’ and hear Amanda repeat Lee much less enthusiastically ‘ Hello?’ – uh oh!! then we see Amanda is in a prison cell!
Lee glaring anywhere but at Amanda: Hello!
Uh oh.. grumpy Lee is back. I don’t want to watch.. waaaaa..
There is silence between Lee and Amanda.. as Amanda can see Lee is not happy. And Lee seems suddenly obsessed with how his nails are looking…
Amanda searches for what to say.. falling back on politeness!: Did you have a nice trip?
Lee: Did I have a nice trip? ( ugh! attitude! I think at this moment I would rather they had sent Francine to bail out Amanda! ) Well, it all started with me being rousted out of bed in the middle of the night by Billy.
Amanda quietly: sorry.
Lee (ugh!): Did I mention I’d taken a long weekend?
Amanda: No, you didn’t. ( she seems to be choosing her words carefully here.. and she is very subdued. Poor Amanda!!)
Lee: I’d taken a looong weekend which had just started, Gillian’s got a terrific lodge up in the poconos. ouch.. Amanda you got in the way of Lee gettin some!! no wonder he is in a bad mood! .. what am I saying? no no no! Lee you are not suppose to go away with someone else… and stop being so mean to Amanda, she needs you!!!!
At this point I want Amanda to say she couldn’t give a stuff and tell him to go away! but.. Amanda doesn’t..
Amanda: Gillian has a lodge in the poconos.. [ Amanda thinking: do I care??!!!!] she says this line extra extra nice – a sure sign IMO she is trying to hold on to her temper!
Lee: yeah so I was rousted out of bed, and then there were all those questions down at the office which by the way I had no answers to. [boooo hoooooo]
Amanda very quietly and completely insincerely( who hoo!!): that must have been just awful ( Amanda and sarcasm? I love it!!)
Lee: the flight over the Atlantic ocean was very nice [care of TWA the official sponsor so yes say it was very nice! ]. 9 hours! and 45 minutes! but very nice. [ contractual obligation to TWA? check! ]
I love how Amanda cuts to the chase here..
Amanda quietly: you’re angry with me.
Lee: now why should I be angry? Hmm??
Amanda lifts her chin here as if silently asking him- well why are you angry? He is the sophisticated traveller, what’s 9 hours and 45 minutes on a plane? get over it! Mr super spy can’t get on a plane and come to Germany at the drop of a hat? boo hooo.. I love that Amanda gives him a defiant look here!
Lee continues: why should I even be surprised?!! [ 😆 he doesn’t answer his question of why he is angry! I’ll get back to that one!! ]
Lee’s attitude at the beginning of this episode doesn’t fit after Brunettes are In’s resulting development in Lee and Amanda’s relationship (especially their working relationship). Lee is annoyed at once again having to babysit Amanda.. this fits better before Brunettes-where he finally accepts her as his partner. In the beginning of this episode, Lee treats Amanda like she is an inconvenience, he wishes he didn’t have to look after her, and he wishes he didn’t care about her! [which he does! .. 😉 ]
Complaining about bailing someone out of jail (in a foreign country), who has never seen the inside of a jail, and telling her about the girl you had a hot weekend planned with doesn’t scream ‘Lee is in love with Amanda’ to me!! Nooo for me that comes later!..
Brunettes are In saw the issue of Lee finding Amanda an annoying burden dealt with – he accepted her as his partner! ( I wouldn’t say equal partner but partner none the less! ) – This makes Lee seem really petty and mean to go back to this kind of ranting and behaviour towards Amanda.. So, I watch this episode assuming it was meant to come before Brunettes are In, it’s the only way I can make sense of it.. I just have to erase the memory of last week’s episode.. ugh!!! I don’t like watching this scene!
Lee: you were sent here to do agency business. All you had to do was deliver an envelope. That’s all! [he hasn’t even asked Amanda how she got into this situation!! ] and you get yourself arrested for passing counterfeit money?
That gets Amanda’s blood boiling!!
Amanda: I didn’t know it was counterfeit! Lee you know I would never do a thing like that!
Oh grow up Lee!!
Lee: the German government is very, very unhappy and the American government is very unhappy.
Amanda raises her voice at Lee: I am very unhappy! [Man, that does not happen very often!]
Lee: Counterfeiting louses up everybody’s economy
[ speaking of louses.. Lee cares about his long weekend, Gillian and the poconos, the german government, the american government and now all the world’s economies… but not a moment does he show any care for Amanda and her situation! Ohhhhh Lee!!! You are soooo out of line!!! I am sure this is his anger talking but still, poor Amanda! ]
Amanda slams ( yes slams!!) down her blanket and gets up off the bed and storms over to Lee. [Go Amanda!! ]: I know you’re disappointed. [Lee lets out a huge sigh and starts looking at his nails again- trying to keep an emotional distance from Amanda by not looking at her perhaps?!! ] I’m a little disappointed myself. Lee: Mmm hmm..
Amanda: Doris Semple was suppose to pick me up ( who?!) at Dulles International Airport ( after flying home on TWA on a very very nice flight..) My mother and Phillip and Jamie are probably worried sick about me
[grrrr… You’ve been behaving like a heel Lee! Amanda’s voice is cracking away.. awh.. you go Amanda!! hurray! Make Lee feel like a heel! ]
Amanda continues: I’m in Jail! in Germany! I’ve never been in jail before! ( don’t worry Amanda next time Lee bails you out he will be adorable! At least I remember Wilma thinks so! 😉 ) and I don’t even speak German. The only word I know is Edelweiss.
Lee gives up trying to stay mad at Amanda.. hurray! he motions to her to calm down saying quietly: Okay, okay.
Amanda: I learned that from The Sound of Music I saw it seven times. [rofl! another sound of music reference?! why.. they should go to salzburg and do an episode there! ]
Lee comfortingly: take it easy huh. Just take it easy..
I think he begins to see that this is not about him or economies!
Amanda: what’s going to happen to me?
Lee: well for the moment you are being released into my custody. [what? he couldn’t tell her that straight away? Ohhh noooo he had to moan and complain first! argh!!! Leee!!!!!!! funny though, I still wish I could get arrested and released into Lee’s custody ]
Lee continues: but for the moment, you can’t leave Germany.
Amanda: I can’t?
As much as I dislike watching Lee treat Amanda this way, and as much as I don’t think Lee is in love with Amanda at this point- I find it fascinating that Lee is so very upset! I mean he had what a 9 hour (& 45 minutes- my TWA is fast.. 😉 ) flight on a very very nice TWA plane to calm down about it – and he is still seething.. why?
I have a theory.. and if you have one too let us know please- I’d love to hear it! my theory is : inspite of having taken a long weekend and knowing that he had a weekend with Gillian ahead of him in the poconos, Lee couldn’t say no to going to Germany and rescuing Amanda from her troubles!!! I think Lee is furious with Amanda, and himself, for this hold Amanda has over him which he really doesn’t want, accept or understand at this point!!! Thoughts??? Actually, now that I’ve come up with this theory.. I find Lee’s anger not so difficult to watch! tee heee.. suffer Lee!!!
Lee and Amanda leave the police station together and I will be back with more as soon as I am able! Hope all readers are well!! As true as the first day I wrote it- maybe more so- I would love to hear your thoughts! your feedback, comments, questions.. I’d just love to hear from you! byeee and thanks so much for reading byee!