Lee and Amanda drive to Bromfield Hall as planned.. whooo Lee’s driving a jaguar.. nice! What a gorgeously situated home..
No sooner have Lee and Amanda arrived than their photo is taken – by that pesky photographer! (I thought the whole point was for Lee and Amanda to appear to be more than boss and secretary?)..
Lee chases the photographer, and tackles him..[He doesn’t go easy on the old chap! ] Ohh dear.. a bit more stereotyping.. the photographer has a cockney accent.. of course he does! Lee grabs his camera off him, and takes out the film.
He wrestles Lee for his camera.. Ok Lee is an agent.. but umm can’t he get his private face photographed?
What do you guys think?
I find this curious!
Lee is really angry! He doesn’t want his face in the papers – but Amanda has her face in the papers, along with a scandalous accusation and he thinks Amanda (the bimbette) should lighten up?
Lee yells at him, and gives him a shove! though, the photographer isn’t very intimidated by Lee IMO and tells him he’ll be ‘real sorry mate!’
I don’t think he’ll be too sorry- how embarrassing having your photo taken in that jacket, with ugh that white turtleneck! eek!! Good thing Lee intercepted it! I’m sorry if you like this look but I think it makes Lee look.. chunky around the middle! eek!! but then.. the red one at the end is worse! LOL!
In the garden, Gwyneth remarks she has been looking forward to having them at Bromfield Hall and she is immediately put in her place..
Lady Witherspoon: Nonsense! you’ve been as nervous as a kitten. I however have been beside me self with anticipation! [Amanda and Lee smile quietly what do you say in response to this?!] Ralph! Introduce me to your friend!
Gwyneth: Our friend Margery.
Lady Witherspoon: How can that be Gwyneth, you’ve never seen her before in your life!
Lord B: Mrs King, an old and very trying friend of the family. Lady Witherspoon.
[ Ever the gentleman he passes his old trying friend a drink.. isn’t he a sweetie!]
I am not fond of this Lady W – who is suppose to be a bit of ‘old english busybody funniness’ but I don’t find it funny.. IMHO she treated Gwyneth rudely in front of her guests! Though, it is great she is friendly to Amanda and says she is prettier than her picture in the paper!
Lord B passes Amanda a drink also. Ohh he is too lovely! Watch and learn Lee!
Amanda immediately snaps her head towards Lee and blurts out fast: Lee do something! ( ROFL!!! ) so he’s Lee again? Not Mr Stetson? Lee doesn’t do anything.. he’s kind of confused about what to say I think..
Amanda ummms and ahhhs not sure what to say either.. but thank goodness, Lord B intervenes (Bless him!!): there is no affair, as you perfectly know, the whole affair was contrived. Probably to discredit me.
Whooo Lord B explains he received a telephone call from the Hall telling him Gwyneth would meet him at the park to watch the Morris Dancers – but she didn’t know anything about the call. ( Ahhh ok.. so Geoffrey got Lord B to go to the park, and kept Gwyneth ‘busy’ = set up!!! ) Lord B thinks it is all to discredit him.. understandable given he doesn’t know what Lee is working on!
It is sweet to watch Amanda socially stepping out of her comfort zone here.. she is very good socially.. she just needs to gain some confidence to develop her real talent for people!
Gwyneth helps Amanda and Lee escape Lady Annoyingspoon by directing them to another part of the garden. Amanda reassures Gwyneth nothing happened with her husband but Gwyneth didn’t suspect him for a moment (too boring to cheat on her? maybe! or.. maybe she knows he is too good a man!)
Gwyneth says: her marriage ‘is built on mutual trust’ ( in the very next breath she calls out to her lover!! ugh!!!) .. Geoffrey! I’d like you to meet Mrs King and Mr Stetson. (what a foolish woman Gwyneth is..)
Lee and Amanda meet the Bromfield’s ‘very dear friend’ Geoffrey Douglas-Wood, and Errol Pridemore… Errol knows Lee is with Anacord Electronics, apparently they’ve already briefly met..
Lee explains to them all he needs to go back to London, as something has come up.
Amanda is not happy!!! Can’t say I blame her. that didn’t take him long! Lee says it’s just for a few hours..
Hmm on hearing of Lee’s imminent departure, Errol looks a bit panicked don’t you think? I can’t pretend I don’t know who the baddies are!! Hey! Call me crazy.. but look at the teacup Pridemore is holding.. it looks exactly the same as the tea/crockery set they had at the HMS bounty!!! LOL!!! [I wonder if the props department recycled the cucumber sandwiches also! 😉 ]
Amanda mentions to Lee she doesn’t know how to talk to these people, especially Lady Witherspoon (can’t blame you Amanda! ) Lee just tells her she’ll be fine… I don’t think he really cares! – it’s sink or swim Amanda! Then, Errol Pridemore calls out to Lee and catches up with them. They all stop for a chat..
Pridemore finds out Amanda is with the agency, and reveals himself to be MI5 – Just what was the point of this conversation? Why the urgency to catch up with them before Lee left and chit chat? I think it is Pridemore wanting to find out if Amanda is agency. He is also stalling Lee from leaving- while his accomplice goes to the house to try and kill Lee before he leaves. We are being set up to think it is the photographer.. with the scary baddie music and everything.. but well we all know the bad guy is Geoffrey!
Except for the ugly white turtleneck strangling him, Lee is looking goooooorgeous here with the sun shining in his hair.. ahem.. err where was I??…
Lee: Ranson was an MI5 agent that I was working with. They found him on the Thames embankment murdered.
Amanda ( eek!): You didn’t tell me that anyone had been murdered.
Lee: You didn’t ask. [Oh purlease!! Leeeeeee! that is ridiculous! rofl!!! yes.. why didn’t she ask that hmm??!!] Amanda knows not to argue.. that is ridiculous!
Errol Pridemore tells them if they need his help he’ll be there for the whole weekend.. and he can’t think why- Gwyneth despises him.. hmm why tell them that? Maybe he was hoping Lee would take him into his confidence over the weekend if he didn’t die!
Pridemore: Weeeell Mrs King, I’m surprised to see you here after that nasty business with the newspapers.
Amanda: you saw it too?
[Lee licks his lips here! ]
Lee: everybody saw it Amanda.
[ugh! Not Helping Lee!!! There he goes laughing at Amanda again about it! grrr.. Lee!! ] Amanda smiles.. though it is clear she doesn’t see the funny side of it.. Poor Amanda!
Pridemore leaves them, telling Amanda: oh and don’t worry about that business with the newspapers, that sort of thing has a way of blowing over.
Amanda: ohh hooooo
(to Lee) doesn’t bother me!!!! [Uhhhh huuuhhhh!!]
Lee: yeah.. come on..
LOL.. no one is buying that Amanda! tee heee.. Poor Amanda! Love the look on her face as they head off towards the car..
Another glance of the photographer entering the Hall..
What a gorgeous view of Bromfield Hall.. I love this perspective!! Is this the back of the home we are seeing here? because that staircase is curved?? and the one they arrived at ( and that’s coming up) is straight?.. and I don’t see any Urns! It looks gorgeous though!
We see Lee and Amanda walking around to the front of the Hall..but I shall finish up here for now.. before their err ‘ridiculous’ conversation
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