Harry speeds back to capture Amanda for his ‘insurance policy’.. with Lee and Lt.Volkenauer in pursuit..
You know, I’m thinking the whole of this location,the party where Harry tries to capture Amanda, is in Tegernsee..
I think they decided not to do the Solln location.. and they just hid that this is actually still in Tergernsee – you can see behind the trees that there is a lake there..(there is no lake in Solln-I looked!)
In the past, I have struggled to understand why when Harry offers to buy Amanda the hat does Amanda suddenly suspect him? It wasn’t that big a wad of cash was it? or was it his demeanour? Fellow smk fans ( sorry I can’t remember who!) suggested a few reasons why Amanda was afraid: they were counterfeit 20s [but how could she tell that?? she couldn’t exactly read who was head of the treasury! ].. and.. Harry returned without Lee. What do you think? I guess together it makes sense!! I’ll go with that! Also, it wouldn’t help if she was starting to suspect him before they went to the sawmill… anyway.. Amanda runs away.. and hides in the middle of the slap happy dancers..
Lee arrives with Volkenauer and he orders him to watch the exit, as it’s the only way out while he goes and finds Amanda. My goodness, Lee has no authority here in this country, but he still orders around the Lieutenant… ha haaa.. he has a nerve! and.. Volkenauer obeys! hehehee.. I guess Volkenauer understands- this is personal!!!
Why did Amanda move out of the dancing circle? that was a great spot!!! and. why walk backwards! eek!! anytime someone is being chased and walking backwards.. the baddie is behind them!!
Wow.. you can really see the lake behind them here! Lee arrives just in time.. fight time!! Ouch this fight scene with all those landings on the tables must have hurt!! From the looks of Amanda’s expressions- I think she is thinking the same thing! KJ has great facial expressions!!
Of course Lee flattens Harry.. [Hoooray!!!! Very satisfying!!] I love how all the bystanders are watching so calmly.. why, it’s almost like they know what’s going to happen! My goodness.. seems we have a magic crowd!
No people: (that’s Harry on the ground partly obscured by the table and chair)
What a cheesy line! How could he say that with a straight face? Ahhhh SMK!! I do enjoy the cheese!! hehehee..
Amanda rejoins Lee at his side.. and Harry continues: you understand Pal, it was nothing personal.
Poor Lee!! So sad- his friend could do this to him, Amanda, the agency.. America.. the world’s economies!!
Harry is a rotten actor I’ve got to say(to be fair: in this moment!) .. he’s not very subtle response to Lee’s “It was very personal” is so exaggerated it makes me laugh! oops.. and this is actually a very sad moment! eek!
So come on guys- what’s your take on this line of Lee’s?
I have heard people say when Lee says it was personal it is because Amanda was threatened.. Thoughts??? There’s plenty of room for different points of view
I’m thinking it is mainly about their friendship – we were reminded again back at the sawmill that Harry was Lee’s friend.. and that this is quite a betrayal.. They were old friends.. and he betrayed Lee and Amanda when they came to him for help.. Evil man!! Grrrrrr.. Come on.. tell us what you think!!
Interesting to hear Lee say something is personal.. I thought Lee didn’t mix business and personal? hmmm.. glad to see that ridiculous notion is fading into history! hehehe
Isn’t it wonderful to see that Lee has a great friend, Amanda by his side to reaching out to him, comfort and support him as he confronts his old (now ex-) friend Dirty Harry..
Tag time! Lee and Amanda are in new outfits- is this the next day?Let’s tie up those plotlines… Harry is in big trouble.. he made a dumb decision in choosing to go with the baddies rather than make himself a hero with the agency..[I suspect he hated the agency for moving him on after one mistake – like Harriman did in Double agent!] and.. Lee compliments Amanda, that she could work out it was better to be an agency hero that a lousy traitor..
Amanda responds: it’s logical!
Lee (quietly smiling) : You’re a very logical person.
Amanda matter of factly: yes I am.
Wow!! a few compliments from Lee? he is always so much nicer when they have wrapped up the case! err his case ahem..
Amanda asks how Lee knew Harry was dirty..
Lee responds: well there’s a couple of things. First of all it was his lifestyle, no matter what- how good the
[here Amanda reaches for Lee’s pinkie! see below..] rate of exchange is he could never afford that chalet.
And.. Lee knew Harry was Dirty Harry when Harry let slip about the counterfeit 20s and Lee never said 20s..[not that we could have possibly known that because we had all had far too much pear schnapps.. oh no wait.. we just didn’t see that scene- hick!]
Winner!!! we have a winner!!! The most annoying extra ever!!!!
Someone fire this extra! teee heeee..
anyway.. Soooo about this pinkie grab – isn’t it adorable!!!!
I wonder if the pinkie thing was an ad-lib.. It feels like it.. but I don’t know..
Anyone else think so?? and Amanda ( or KJ?! I wish KJ could stop by and set us straight! ) reaches for his pinkie when he misspeaks his line.. ?? I don’t think they do it again, and it doesn’t seem to be a Lee and Amanda type thing- at this stage of their relationship.. but it is so cute isn’t it.. What a team!!!
The compliments are mutual! Amanda praises Lee’s catch with the 20s..
Amanda: whooooo that’s very clever of you.
Lee: well thank you!
They are all smiles here! awhhh!! Until… they are interrupted!!
Volkenauer: Frau King! [It seems it’s not just Lee who is Mr Relaxed once the case is over ]
Amanda to Lee: I thought the police were finished with us. [Amanda is nervous.. maybe she is still in trouble??]
Lee whispers to Amanda: err one question.
Volkenauer: Frau King, I don’t wish to detain you any further but errr.. one question. [ROFL!!! so Colombo!! I love to see Lee give Amanda a little glance here.. it is like they are sharing a private joke between themselves.. awh!! ]
Volkenauer (focusing only on Amanda- not even glancing Lee’s way haaa!!) : what are you doing for dinner this evening? [ROFL!!! from this moment on- I just watch Lee.. Hilarious!!!!]
Amanda: ohh haaa [If looks could kill: Volkenauer would be dead!!! rofl!!! ]
Volkenauer: perhaps a typical Bavarian meal?
Amanda: thank you very much but I think I will be having dinner with my family tonight in Arlington Virginia
whichever it is!..
I.. [Am I boring you with all these pics of jealous, smug Lee? I didn’t think soooo!! Delicious and hilarious to watch isn’t it?!]
.. I think I’ll be eating at home.
Volkenauer, the good sport, gives Amanda a warm smile..
Lee chuckles, and Lee and Amanda share a smile together..
The end!!!! What a wonderful tag huh!!
Well well well! haaaa… Lee looks totally stunned when the cop asks her out! His face is soooo funny in that instant!! Is there any other explanation for Lee’s reactions here than Jealousy??? I can’t think of one!!
Lee looks very smug when she turns Volkenauer down and he is watching Amanda’s reaction closely! .. ohhh I wish she had said yes to a typical bavarian snack or something before her trip to the airport!! hehehehehee..
Lee’s looking possessive again don’t you think? Where do you think Lee is at here?
My take (at the moment!): He finds Amanda attractive, but he doesn’t want her at this point.. but that doesn’t stop him from not wanting any other man to have her either!! Lee seems pretty pleased with himself that he knows Amanda better than this cop.. I think Lee feels secure at the moment, that he knows Amanda, and knows she wants to get home to her family – he would have been utterly shocked if she had delayed her trip home for a date!
I think there are some times ahead soon where Amanda takes Lee a little by surprise – forcing him to be reminded that she is indeed a woman with her own desires.. ( whoo hoo!!)
How can these two stand so close and look at each other and not realise what is between them?!! Wouldn’t it have been cool if the cop had said something like- sorry man! I didn’t mean to trespass on your territory I didn’t know you were a couple! … but.. I guess the writers were playing it more subtle than that! Hehehehe..[and I am glad they did! ]
I think Volkenauer has a lot of guts asking out Amanda with Lee glowering at him right next to her.. Good on him!!! hahaaaa It would have been soooo fantastic if there had been cause for this cop to visit the United States.. maybe visit washington DC and have Amanda show him the sights.. haaa haaaa.. He was a good match for Lee I think!
Oh I wanted to mention when watching Lethal Weapon 3 a few years ago – I was chuffed to see our Lt. Volkenauer with a mo!! tee heee!!
(the actor’s name is Stuart Wilson and he’s english!)
only.. he was no longer a good cop.. but had turned dirty.. Oh the irony! It gets better though.. look what else I found in Lethal Weapon 3!!
Can you see?? on the mantle.. there is a picture of Philip and Jamie!! ROFL!!!
Hope you can see it ok. that’s the best I can do.. Anyway.. that made me laugh.. Phillip and Jamie in a photo- they are suppose to be Rene Russo’s character’s brothers! Sooo does that mean Rene Russo is Lee and Amanda’s daughter? ok ok.. I digress!
I have updated the Our Man in Tegernsee locations post with new pics and info from this episode if you are interested..
I soooo want to go to Tegernsee!! who will meet me there?
Can I ask you all a question.. do you prefer smaller posts?? It’s hard for me to know what works for you guys..This post is an extra long one..(about 1800 words) but I’m thinking short posts may work better for you to read and respond?? Are you happy to get 5? 10 or 15 posts on an episode? or do you not care? please let me know your thoughts! I’m happy to tweak things here and there if it makes things easier for you ( rofl! and if it doesn’t make things harder for me! tee hee)
byeeee and thanks so much for walking with me through this really enjoyable episode!! As always – I look forward to hearing from you! byeeeeeee