We see Lee and Amanda walking around to the front of the Hall.. having.. a ridiculous conversation! ok.. I think most will agree with me.. this scene is worth transcribing! This scene is all about the dialogue.. It’s unusual, in that Lee and Amanda are, for a large part of this scene, moving quickly, and often you cannot see either one of their faces.. so it is all in their movement, their voice and their choice of words!
Amanda (to herself): a sex scandal. [She just can’t believe it!]
Lee: haa forget it ok. It’s not your fault. [well at least he admits it I guess]
LOL Lest Amanda think Lee means it’s not your fault you’re gorgeous Lee follows this up with: I mean nobody who knows you is going to believe it…
…You? In the middle of a sex scandal?! haa. [We hear Amanda give a big sigh here.. Oh Lee quit while you are ahead!]
Uh oh, Lee continues: All you have to do is take one look to know it’s ridiculous. [WHA???????]
Throughout, Amanda has her head down.. until.. Lee says this last line – then up it goes! Proud and defiant.. is our wonderful Amanda!
[whoa.. doesn’t this remind you of the car scene in Filming Raul.. Amanda says exactly the same thing!! Amanda: My mother thinks I’m involved in some kind of clandestine love affair. Lee: Ha! your mother should know you better than that. Amanda: Why?!!!!! whoo I’ve got to read that post again! tee heee.. oh and hey! Lee is in a turtleneck in that scene too! Only it is a hunky black one, not a chunky white one here it is: https://justwalkwithme.com/2012/05/28/56-season-one-episode-18-filming-raul-scarecrow-and-mrs-king/ ]
Lee ( oblivious to the big hole he just dug himself into): Why what?
Amanda: why is it ridiculous.
Lee: ha. Amanda!
Amanda: just because it isn’t true doesn’t make it ridiculous. [I’m with Amanda on this one.. it was leaning towards being a put down! although, I think Lee is oblivious to this!]
Lee: Ha.. look why are we having this ridiculous conversation?
Amanda: I think we’re having this ridiculous conversation because you said that it was ridiculous that I should-
Arriving at the car.. Lee cuts Amanda short here..
Lee: –Alright! Alright! [he pauses a second for effect.. Ohh Lee!!] You’re sleeping with Lord Bromfield. How’s that.
[I bet they used that line of Lee’s in the commerical for this episode!!! want to bet??!! and isn’t it fabulous that he says she is sleeping with Lord Bromfield.. not you’re having an affair with Lord Bromfield! teee heeee]
Amanda: ha that’s ridiculous!
Lee: that’s right. It’s ridiculous! [well sure, Amanda’s allowed to say that! Lee isn’t! ] haa..
Amanda gives up trying to make her point here – IMHO again here we see Amanda backing down where in Season 1 she would have taken him on. Oh this is funny! I’ve always been so absorbed in Lee and Amanda in this moment here that I never noticed –
there is a big white Zig Zag line at the bottom of the step there for BB to know where to stand!! LOL!!! Maybe it marks where the urn is going to fall or something – but LOL!
Lee continues: .. Now may I go to work now? Hmm?
Amanda: are you sure you don’t need me to help? [ I think she just doesn’t want him to leave her there! ]
Lee: yeeeaaaaahhh I am sure I don’t need you. [we all know deep down you do Lee ] Oh Amanda! Look at this. Take a look around you hmm! [ he randomly decides to walk past the car, and up the stairs.. just so he can show Amanda where she is.. LOL.. and stand under the potential murder weapon! this moment never looked authentic for me.. he was walking to get in the car and go to London.. ]
Lee continues: this is hardly your usual day in the country right? Stay. Relax. Make the most of it [I thought he was leaving.. he’s spending a lot of time standing there telling Amanda to stay while he goes.. only he doesn’t go! At least Lee is being cheerful and not a grump.. ]
Amanda: you’re right. It’s very beautiful and it’s big –
Amanda has a look around.. and hears a scraping sound above and she looks up..[ while Lee stands in the one spot, wanting to go.. but err still not going..]
Ohhh looky! A giant Urn is falling from the roof right above Lee’s head!
Amanda gives Lee a giant push and saves his gorgeous self.. LOL.. you can see the line on the concrete as Amanda crouches next to the car straight after the urn has crashed.
Ouch Lee.. Amanda saved your life! That’s gotta hurt! [You do need her! ]
whoooo lots of touching post near death experience though – me like!!!
touching his Knee.. his forehead, stroking his hair.. Oh yeess.. this was a fabulous idea this urn from the roof thingy!
Amanda: are you alright?
Lee: Yeah. I’m fine.
Amanda: I’ll get a doctor.
Lee: No Amanda I’m fine. [Lee moves Amanda’s hand away.. enough fussing! ]
Amanda (quietly): If that had hit ya it would have killed ya.
As per usual, Lee is full of overwhelming gratitude towards Amanda for saving his life- Not!
Lee: what the hell is going on here? Looks like I’m not going anywhere.
[OK! It’s time to bring out the big guns – THE TUXEDO!!!]
Brace yourselves.. The Tux is coming!!!!!
I’d love to hear what you all think.. where is Lee at with his thinking of Amanda here? and his reaction to her ‘affair’ .. I’m stewing on this one at the moment..
Lee’s gone from ‘ You’re not the type’ in Filiming Raul..
to: ‘Nobody who knows you is going to believe it’ and: ‘ All you have to do is take one look to know it’s ridiculous’ – whoa.. take one look? ridiculous? What is he saying about how Amanda looks? Or.. maybe more accurately, how Lee sees Amanda??
Lee is very dismissive.. Hmm.. I’m going to think some more on this one.. but the Tag of OMIT is interesting to consider in this also.. Lee’s reaction to Volkenauer’s asking Amanda on a date.. and his reaction to Amanda’s response.. What a happy topic to consider huh! 😉 I’d love to hear any insights anyone might have..
I don’t remember this episode very well, because I didn’t consider it a favourite and didn’t watch it often.. Maybe this will improve as I continue, but I’m finding Lee’s attitude to be exclusively work focused this episode -so far!- I’m not reading Lee as caring particularly about Amanda’s situation.. and if he is ‘nice’ – it’s a case of yes go sightseeing enjoy London ( get out of my hair), or yes! go to the country it will be good ( get out of my hair)…and tackling the photographer? ( that came across as Lee being angry he had to go to this thing in the country). Just one line about Amanda or misleading photos would have convinced me Lee was angry because of Amanda’s distress- but.. I’m not feeling it in this episode so far – this is unusual for me – or the show.. whichever you think is to blame ;). Lee wants to be in the city finding the leak (but hey! this is Scarecrow and Mrs King! he should know to follow Amanda and the coincidences and the case will solve itself 😉 ) Am I making sense? Maybe this will improve as I continue..
I shall leave it there for now.. off to buy my smelling salts and locate my drool bucket..the tux is coming!!!… I am shameless.. tee heee.. As always any comments you’d like to make? they would be very welcome! Thanks for reading!