Amanda arrives and knocks on the front door, looking up to greet Mrs Marsden on the CCTV.. but.. it’s not there! Confused, Amanda tries the front door, and it’s unlocked. She makes her way inside to find it is empty. Completely empty! (whoo nice to see the stairs to the Q bureau though.. just remembering all the err good times that Amanda and Lee will have up there! )
She calls out to Mrs Marsden, but no one answers.. she tries the coat elevator door..but that one’s locked and then.. Argh! She is surprised by a stranger who also arrives..
He apologises for startling her. But Amanda denies being startled.. it’s obvious she was though – she’s on edge trying to work out what’s going on!! You know, it is lucky ( err Amanda is lucky!) that this guy is not a bad guy- Amanda is alone and defenseless here.. Left Vulnerable by the agency IMHO! Hmm!!
This stranger, asks Amanda if she recognises an address.. he speaks with an accent.. but is very polite. Amanda says she was just leaving.. it’s obvious something is weird here but they are both pretending everything is fine! LOL! When you first saw this did you think he was a bad guy? I can’t remember! drat! Anyway.. he exits with Amanda, and watches her leave. Then he pulls out a notebook – duh duh duuuhhhh!! With a picture of Amanda and Lee!! ( Taken in Tegernsee – that hot bed of spy business and intrigue I guess!Amazing.. the photo was taken from right where Harry was standing- haa!)
Well, back to the King home.. Dotty is calling out instructions for the boys who are assembling a tent in the family room! She calls out to drive the peg into the ground, and just as Phillip swings the hammer, Amanda swoops in and stops him, LOL!
He was about to drive the peg into the family room floor?! What was Dotty thinking?!
Dotty can’t understand the urge to go camping.. and Amanda gets Phillip to try on his backpack.. LOL.. Phillip is so over the top here in his dialogue..
but the boys are excited to be going camping at Uncle Herman’s so I guess it works! As usual, Phillip points out what Jamie did wrong last time ( he ‘got some poison oak’) but.. hooray! Jamie has a come back! Go Jamie!! [ Is it my imagination or is he starting to give as good as he gets now??!!] Seems Dotty is annoyed by Phillip’s jibes too!
Jamie quips: Not to mention you broke your finger falling out of a tree.
Phillip’s comeback? He sticks his tongue out and waves his arms around..
Aie! Amanda smiles at this – err I find it kind of annoying! Not charming at all.. Do you guys find this funny? to me this seems bratty – but err maybe it is cultural?? or maybe it is just a different time when this would have been considered cute and funny? help??!!
I love Dotty! Dotty: … It’s a throwback to the Neanderthal macho instinct. Burning food over an open fire ignoring civilized bathing practices.
( Dotty the curious anthropologist, absently picks up a stick to look at it..)
Jamie: Watch out for that snake stick!
Dotty throws down the stick like it is on fire: Snake Stick??!!
Jamie: for rattlers
Dotty sighs and clutches at her heart- LOL!!
She’s so dramatic!! 😆
Amanda puts a stop to teasing Dotty, and sends the boys up to wash their hands. ( is it my imagination or do these boys wash their hands a lot! )
Amanda: Mother, it’s just boy talk. They’ll be in the tent and we’ll be in the house 20 feet away.
Dotty notices something is wrong with Amanda.. the nail-biting apparently is a dead giveaway! Amanda denies anything is wrong.. but.. it seems she is stressing about the agency vanishing.. and wondering what she should or could do! Poor Amanda – it is very perplexing situation! Dotty: …we could start with an explanation of why you left the house this morning all up and happy ( Amanda bites her nails) and returned this afternoon all depressed and confused.
Amanda potters around the kitchen busy with supper – Notice: different yellow flowers! these are pretty! anyone know their name?
Dotty: I am not going to talk about your work with this film company because I agreed it’s none of my business. But I do have the right to be, uh concerned about your well-being. Film people are different, Amanda. They have strange views and attitudes… ( At this moment – Amanda is at the sink getting a glass of water and Lee pops up at her kitchen window suddenly and suddenly disappears. So funny! Yes! here is one of those weird film people now! )… I’m not so sure that they are the kind of people you should be with.
It’s funny to hear Dotty telling Amanda film people are different have strange attitudes- when both Beverley and Kate are ‘film people’!
Wow.. it’s been a while since we saw Lee pop up in Amanda’s window! I’ve missed it!! Lee motions with his head for Amanda to come outside!
Amanda quickly turns to her mother. There goes KJ with her funny expressions again! she is even funnier when you are looking at frames to choose pictures!!
Dotty: film people are not always what they seem.
[Ohh Dotty! Sooo much truth in that statement! IFF is definitely not what is seems! Love it!! such irony!] Amanda: right.
Dotty: aaaand- Right.
Amanda: yes Mother, You’re right. And I think maybe I better just go outside and think about what you just said because it is… so right. 😆
Dotty accepts this: right! ( and gets on with slicing the bread)
Amanda finds Lee around the corner, ohh looks like Amanda has a little gardening nook!
Lee whispers: hey Amanda over here!
Amanda: You’re all right. I was so worried. [Sweet! I bet she was more worried about Lee than the agency!]
Lee: I’m fine, I’m fine. I was away on a classified mission. Have you been to the agency? [I love that Lee doesn’t mind Amanda expressing she was worried about him! Maybe this is some confirmation bias in action, but things feel different between these two – like this is post Brunettes!! ]
Amanda: Yes, everything is gone.
Lee grimaces: I know it, I know it. Have you talked to Billy or..or anyone?
Amanda: no no no. Everbody is gone. Lee what happened? What’s wrong?
Lee: it’s operation Possum.
Amanda: what’s that?
Lee: I’ll explain later. Now I need help.
Lee: do you bowl?
Amanda confused: do I bowl?
Lee: yes. Do you bowl?
Amanda: Yes I bowl. I was on the parent-teacher team the year we took third in the league.
Lee: alright alright. Good. ( Lee grabs both her arms) Now, can you get your bowling things together and come with me right now.
Lee: Right now.
Amanda: right. Yeah. [It’s great to see how well Amanda takes all this in her stride.. IMHO she does very well here at not questioning, getting over her surprise and getting moving – all while Lee is holding her like that? Amanda is a strong woman! ]
Amanda heads back inside to gather her things, and Lee leaves the yard, giving Amanda a final glance as he leaves.
He does that a lot doesn’t he!! I love that Lee came to Amanda.. sounds like it was the first thing he did.. seems like they are now starting to act like partners!! although.. I am sure there will be lots of backwards and forwards! I like to think Lee was worried about Amanda when he realised operation possum had been put into action ( after all she was left vulnerable by this, especially with Lee away on a classified mission.. ) ohh and did you notice Amanda didn’t prod him for information about it!
Amanda searches the hall closet for her bowling bag. Dotty is too cute with her encouragement of Amanda doing some bowling to lift her mood! tee hee.. It’s an interesting observation: as her mother notices Amanda’s mood has lifted! – we know it’s because Lee is back in town!!! hooray!
So off Amanda goes.. to do some bowling and lift her mood by helping Lee!
Okay I shall finish up there for now.. Comments? thoughts? insights? questions? I’d love to hear them!! byeee for now!