So.. Lee is cursing Billy for sending him to station 1 with- and there’s a quick edit to Dotty calling out ‘Amanda!’ very cute!!
In Amanda’s home, Amanda is wearing an arm sling which Jamie is trying to tie a knot in, while Phillip times him with a stop watch..
Phillip: 5 seconds left!
Amanda calmly: don’t panic Jamie. don’t panic. take it easy.
Hooray! Jamie gets the knot done right on the dot! First aid badge? here he comes!!
These little moments dispersed throughout SMK are lovely aren’t they? I mean did we need to see Phillip try to stick his finger in the peanut butter?? only to have Amanda stop him and tell him to wait for his lunch? A lovely taste of normal life – amongst field reports, field manuals, section one and all that stuff! The doorbell rings.. Jamie goes to answer it but Amanda stops him ( wow.. imagine if he had!) – LOL as Amanda leaves, Phillip goes back to the peanut butter for another go.. my goodness.. someone discipline that kid!
A postman is waiting at Amanda’s front door..We see Amanda open her front door..
Ta da! Postman Lee, chimes: Hello!
Amanda goes to grab the mail!: Oh thank-
tee hee and she realises who it is! She panics and closes the front door behind them..
Amanda: Oh my gosh, I don’t know what you’re doing by- you can’t stand here mother will see you. [LOL I love how she pushes Lee around! ]
Lee: what happened to your arm!
Amanda: Oh nothing, I loaned it to Jamie [too cute!] for his merit badge.
Lee: don’t worry about your mother she’ll just think that I’m delivering the mail.
Amanda: she knows the mailman!
Lee: Oh! [How cute is he in that uniform? with the crooked badge on this cap?! tee heee.. adorable!]
[ Love this!!! A little nod to how Lee doesn’t know how the suburbs work and is from a very different world! Hmm maybe Lee does need that training to maintain his cover after all! Do they teach suburb etiquette at Station 1? I also love that they are revisiting the old idea of Lee popping up here there and everywhere in Amanda’s life in disguise ]
Lee: Oh, ( looking down) we have a visitorrrrr!!!!
Amanda looks up, and waves to her neighbour: Ohh hello Mrs Ducain! [ LOL the script has her called Mrs Froehlich – a nod to one of the producers.. guess they canned that idea! ] Both Lee and Amanda smile at the neighbour.
Mrs Ducain: Oh! did you hurt your arm?
Amanda waves it around: Oh no no it’s just fine, I loaned it to Jamie!
They say byeee to Mrs Ducain.. love the huge smile Lee gives her when she finally begins to leave!
Finally Lee can get on with his oh soooo special delivery!
Amanda: how did you get my mail?
Lee: we have our ways. You know that.
[ Haa! love this little nod to the first time.. we have our ways!!! and I love that he adds she knows it! yes she does!! she knows alot more now than she did back at that halloween party! This episode seems to be offering a few throw backs to previous themes- I like it! ]
Lee: try opening the blue one.
Isn’t Amanda too cute how she gasps?? and is all excited it’s from IFF! tee hee..
Man I wish I could see Lee’s face in close up there.. Too Funny! Amanda’s only got one arm, and is all excited so she whips open the letter!
Almost whacking Lee in the face and giving him a start! Lee doesn’t know what to do! He seems to look away into the distance.. unsure of how to respond – as he doesn’t really share here enthusiasm about this!
She’s all excited.. and.. well.. he .. isn’t! [It’s a bit sad Amanda doesn’t have anyone to share her joy with in this moment.. she can’t even tell her family that what she had hoped for has finally happened!]
Amanda: Ohhhh!!!! it’s an invitation to training !! They finally listened to me after all those requests.
Lee wryly: ten
Amanda: Ohhhh!! Yes, and now I’m finally going!
Oh Lee!! Thank you. This is really very nice of you!
Lee: wha ahhh this was Billy’s idea not mine.
Amanda: It was a good one.
[I think well done Amanda!! she persevered and got herself heard under her own steam – Lee didn’t help her at all.. she did it all by herself! Only.. she doesn’t realises this is all her own doing.. Interesting she first assumes Lee helped.. Noooooooo! so optimistic Amanda! Hope you are shamed Lee Stetson! [At least he isn’t openly conveying his displeasure at this whole idea to Amanda.. he manages to show some understanding! ] Don’t you love Amanda’s response about Billy’s idea- and it being a good one? Yeah Lee.. and not supporting it= bad one! Well done Amanda! she can be very tenacious when she wants something!! and we see here how much effort Amanda has been putting in and without support from Lee! she has been wanting this! ]
Lee: yeah. [ sorta.. not really.. ]
Amanda: will you be there?
Lee: I will be a ringer. Posing as a trainee and keeping an eye on things from the inside. Now look, class starts the day after tomorrow…. Are you sure you’re going to be able to get away from home?
[ such short notice! hopefully Amanda can’t do it!]
Amanda: Look. I’ll find a way!
[ don’t you worry?! eerr he’s more worried you will find a way Amanda!]
Lee: oh. great.
[not! but he gives a wry smile at her enthusiasm. Yes Lee it’s happening, come to terms with it Lee!!! 🙂 ]
Lee seems to realise he can go now.. oh yeah!.. so why is he still standing here talking to her? tee hee..
Amanda wonders where is the training and Lee says at Station 1 – err with no other directions!
Yep, he really wants you to get there Amanda! Rofl! Nothing is going to stop Amanda now she’s getting her training! whooo hoooo!!!
Anyone read the script for this episode? it’s on Petra’s website.. LOL it has this scene playing very differently.. let’s just say – there’s no first aid.. no arm in a sling.. and a rather revealing flirty top Amanda is trying on when she answer the door to Postman Lee! Oh la laaaa..
I’ll finish up there for now.. As always – I would love to hear from you! Thoughts? comments? insights? questions? gripes? share away! Thanks for reading, byeeee!