Amanda and Lee leave Scotland yard and walk down at Lambeth Pier.. where Ransome was killed in the opening scene.. ROFL!! we see Lee and Amanda walk behind a red telephone booth –
and it is closed up with a wet paint sign on it! tee hee.. so random (or is that Ransome? )! I am assuming this is an SMK prop left there from filming Ransome’s murder and so they don’t want anyone to use it. They moved it to one side and stuck a wet paint sign on it!! tee heee.. looks like the door is now against the wall there.. too funny..
Now Amanda has found out someone is trying to kill Lee she is in full protection mode! why do I feel like so far, pretty much all the caring and protectiveness is coming from Amanda’s side this episode? Hmm maybe this next scene will placate me!
Amanda: You can’t go back there!
Lee: I have to. I’m running out of time.
Amanda: Ohh! I wish you wouldn’t put it that way!
[ROFL!!! SMK classic line!!!! ]
Lee: Amanda, the north sea defence strategy has taken months to plan, if I don’t plug that leak before the meeting in 2 days (aha!) it’s gonna end up where a lot of secret information has, behind the iron curtain.
Ok, here is a novel idea.. since the defence strategy has taken so long to plan – why not put off the meeting just a few more days?!! tee heee.. you don’t have to tell them about it in 2 days.. is it just me or is this really weird! If they don’t find the leak in time, postpone it a day or two.. too easy! seems silly that information is at risk of ending up behind the iron curtain because of punctuality! As per usual in this episode, so far, Lee is all about the job!
Amanda: but someone at Bromfield Hall is trying to kill you.
[why doesn’t he have some special MI5 back up or something?! now he knows someone at Bromfield is going to try and kill him? poor Amanda! I can understand why she would worry!]
Lee: I hope they try it again! [ Lee isn’t sugar coating this for Amanda is he.. ]
LOL she visibly gives herself a shake at this, Lee watches her, and smiles quietly to himself.
I think sometimes he secretly enjoys her care and concern.. he just isn’t ready to show that to Amanda- yet.
[Still, he wouldn’t want to let that get in the way of him doing his job.. It’s part of who he is.. Is it just me or does this little moment remind anyone else of the scene in Remembrance of things past?
Where Lee receives the death threat while with Amanda.. and he tells her he is going to ignore it- because: ‘In my business, we get things like this all the time. And I can’t let it get to me. No agent can and still be effective.’ ]
but.. on with this episode!
Lee: Amanda, It’s what I do.
Amanda: I know.
[she sounds resigned here.. I think she understands this a lot better now than she did in Remembrance of things past! I don’t think she is fighting this element of Lee’s job.. but to have the danger acknowledged would be good! ]
Amanda: All right…
[ Amanda sighs and looks out over the Thames towards the houses of Parliament – London is goooorgeous!!!! ]
She continues, suddenly determined: ..I’ll go with ya.
[ She knows who he is, and what he does- and she wants to be a part of it!! Go Amanda!! and.. it shows how much she cares about him.. don’t you think? awh!! ]
Lee quickly: NO! [He wants her to accept his job is dangerous, but he absolutely doesn’t accept Amanda being in any danger- this comes up in Brunettes!! (yes everything does!! 😉 ).. Lee has never tried to hide this side to his relationship with Amanda! 🙂 ]
Amanda: what do you mean no?
Lee: No! [ Finally, we catch a glimpse of Lee showing some care for Amanda – in the one way he is able to at this point!!!! He hasn’t thought this through and it’s ramifications, he just immediately says NO! ]
Amanda: no? I have to go!…
…Leeeee, I’m part of your cover…
If I don’t go with you, how will you explain it? [I’d like to see him explain his suddenly perfect hair.. ahem.. ]
The superspy, highly trained is suddenly thinking: Ohhh yeah.. that cover thingy!
Lee: Alright. Strictly as part of my cover. Just background.
WHA??!!! what a thing to say Leeeeee!!!
[Aha! I knew that bugged her!!! It really bugged me too!! ]
Lee: Oh come on Amanda…
I didn’t mean that the way it sounded. [Amanda starts talking here at the same time as Lee.. Amanda.. let the guy say this! lol!! 😉 Whoa. Lee reacts strongly here.. strong emotions Lee!! I think he did mean it, he just didn’t mean it to be an insult.. just like when he said to Amanda ‘all you have to do is look to know it’s ridiculous’ – he had no idea that he was insulting her! Aie.. ]
Amanda: I know you didn’t mean it,…
…I know you didn’t mean it!
I am not convinced..and I don’t think Amanda is completely convinced. Although, now he has responded and said he didn’t mean it – she can at least be reassured he didn’t mean it to be insulting. 😉
You know what’s really interesting here? Lee seems to have hurt feelings here that she could think that – though he tries to hide it- This hasn’t escaped Amanda’s notice though!! When Lee was angry with the photographer at Bromfield Hall, I didn’t think it was about Amanda – this hurt from Lee here is a hint to me, that maybe there was much more going on than first appeared! Maybe!!! 😉
Lee is very confused about Amanda! LOL..
I think they are skirting an issue here that neither of them are ready to deal with yet – so Amanda accepts Lee’s reassurance and let’s it go- for now. I guess this could be seen as foreshadowing – and it does it beautifully!! This issue is dealt with eventually in Brunettes are in..with Lee finally acknowledging Amanda as his partner..this episode needs to come before Brunettes.. or it just doesn’t make sense IMHO!
Amanda continues slowly and reassuringly: .. it’s alright. [for now! ]
Lee laughs off his hurt feelings..(not really understanding what’s going on I think! ) looking away and simply saying: Ha!
Amanda intently watching Lee says quietly, again reassuring him: Okay.
Smiles quietly at Lee…
and – licks her lips!
She looks away from Lee, then she gives a HUGE sigh..
and I mean HUGE!!! and then.. with determination in her eyes, she looks back at Lee again..
It’s like Amanda is thinking: his feelings were hurt?
Oh he’s adorable!
but.. nothing is ever going to come of it! he doesn’t even accept the valuable work I do!
I’m determined to move on from that ‘Ridiculous’ idea!
-press heart’s reset button NOW!!
Do you think Amanda loves Lee at this point?
I’ll have a go answering that.. This last response of Amanda’s to Lee’s hurt feelings? [the smile, the lip licking.. the sigh.. ] has me believing she is now definitely on the road towards love!! 🙂 I don’t know if I could say she is ‘in Love’ with him though..
She has very strong feelings for him, she’s attracted to him.. but she is also fighting it – fighting for control of her heart here.. and.. I don’t think she has lost that control juuuusst yet.. but.. it’s getting closer! So for me, I guess by my definition, I still think she’s not in love with Lee- not yet! Plus, I can’t see Amanda truly falling in love with Lee until he begins to acknowledge her work that she does with him.. and we aren’t there yet. Lee is too condescending towards her at this point for her to truly give in to Love! (IMHO!)
This idea is in the next post also, but I think what you think will depend on how you define love.. In storytelling terms, you could argue Lee and Amanda were meant for each other (MFEO- remember? in Sleepless in Seattle?!) from The First Time! 🙂 Thoughts??? 🙂
Hang in there Amanda.. things will get better!!
I’ve been grumpy with Lee and his attitude towards Amanda this episode, but I take heart! Lee’s feelings were hurt that Amanda thought he meant ‘window dressing’ as a put down.. Lee reveals more of himself here than he realises.. I hadn’t noticed this before – because I had always been so focused on the touching moment that’s coming!! but.. for me, this is just as significant!!!!! There is some real encouragement here– Lee has feelings- that Amanda can hurt!!! .. Lee actually cares!
Changing the subject [bring it back to business Amanda, much safer!! ] Amanda adds: I think it’s Lady Bromfield.
And on that note.. I am going to finish up there.. yes.. I am going to split this scene in half!! well… it was that or write a post of more than 3000 words.. and that is just ( to use the word of the moment) ‘Ridiculous’! Plus.. I thought this little reveal of Lee’s and Amanda’s deserved to be enjoyed in their own right! haaaaa
Don’t forget there is a post dedicated solely to the discussion of Lee and Amanda’s relationship throughout the whole series here. If you would like to discuss this more broadly than just an episode or scene.. this is the place to go..When did Amanda fall in love with Lee? When did Lee fall in love with Amanda? Is there one moment? or many progressive moments? Any one moment that stands out for you as a ‘So that’s where they are at!’ moment?? and.. how do you define when someone is ‘in love’ ? I would love to hear your thoughts on this – anyone who is reading – There is no right or wrong answer.. only a very interesting discussion to be had! 😆 So head over to the thread and share your thoughts if you like!! Or.. feel free to discuss here if discussing the events of this episode!
I would love to hear what you think of the moment dealt with in this post… what are your memories of first watching it? Did you see it as significant?
LOL! Does anyone actually like that Jacket Lee is wearing?! haaaa..
Ok byeeeee! Thanks for walking with me!!!!