Tag time!!! And what a fabulous, rewarding tag it is! hooray!!!
Back to IFF, starting to get back to normal! Ms Walker is still patrolling it’s periphery with her all purpose red handbag.. and in the bullpen, things are beginning to look like a spy agency again! Billy sweeps into the room telling everyone he wants the place operational by the end of the day.. Amanda is the only one who answers him such respect these people have for Billy! LOL..
..and to think all you have to do is kidnap Billy and you can be IFF free and empty this room for a couple of days – how ridiculous! that’s all it takes to activate operation possum?? I think someone getting into files and deleting particular subjects would make more sense ( but even then it doesn’t.. ) What did you think of operation possum? Not that I cared that it didn’t make sense- the concept is interesting, and this is a fun episode!
Well, back to the episode.. We see Francine is in the distance fiddling with a lamp, –staring intently at it: Francine, it’s a lamp!
and Lee is moving carrying some folders ( I guess to his desk). Amanda was sorting through a box of files – would they be Lee’s files? Or does she work more broadly now? She’s still wearing a Guest Pass.. It’s a little vague!
Anyway, focus iwsod! Amanda asks after Yuri.. not only did he get home alright, he also has been awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union Medal! whoo hooo! go Yuri!
Technically Lee and Amanda should also receive hero of the Soviet Union Medals too! 😉 not a bad way to ruin an American agent’s career! haaa!! I got curious and looked this medal up.. it’s for real! And.. they did give them to foreigners! ( hey Fidel Castro got one!) Don’t worry Lee and Amanda.. you can pick yourselves up a copy of a medal on ebay
Amanda asks if they’ll ever work together again.. Lee chuckles quietly,…
…then sounding regretful he tells her they are on opposite sides…
…I say never say never. You were on opposite sides at the beginning of the episode.. and you worked together!
Barkhov didn’t catch any plane! He’s staying in the US for a while, and then he’ll be tried for treason back in Russia.. (I guess it is the USSR at this point in history)
Lee continues: …it was a damn good thing that you were an easy subject for hypnosis.
[Aside from the connotation of ‘easy’ – I think this is interesting- Lee is pointing out that Amanda was central to wrapping up the case! oh and love how he is says ‘it’s a damn good thing’ – in other words: Lucky!!! Yep.. Amanda isssssss Lucky!!!! At least we got to see her contribute a few things which weren’t down to lucky. [like spotting the Odessa hearse and knowing formaldehyde]
Amanda looks down at her shoes: ahh gee I wasn’t so easy.
Lee: yes you were.
Amanda: no I wasn’t easy.
Lee: Amanda, you were very easy.
Amanda at the same time: I wasn’t so easy.
Amanda at the same time: alright it was easy.
I never thought I would hear Lee and Amanda argue about whether or not Amanda was easy!!! ( err at hypnosis!) Quite the double entendre huh! but.. very tame – it’s the 80s! LOL.. Amanda being easy might have had something to do with Yuri graduating from the University of Psychic studies! Ohh that still cracks me up!
Francine: excuse me. Lee, excuse me
…Umm I can’t seem to figure this thing out. This is.. [So call maintenance! Oh wait.. no we don’t want to miss out on Lee and Amanda’s private joke! )
Amanda smiles a little.. Lee looks at Amanda
Amanda: well, you- uh.
Lee: Try the blue wire. [whoa! as Lee says this, he winks at Francine!! And Amanda watches him: and licks her lips!!!! haaa!! hoo haaa! ]
Francine looks at the wires confused.
Lee and Amanda both start laughing.
There’s a lovely conspiratorial feel to these two here – fabulous!!
Love the little private joke they share here at the end about the lamp and the blue wire – Lee’s loyalties are starting to well and truly shift to Amanda.. sorry Francine.. you’re out of Luck!! 😉
For me, this episode is just an enjoyable, fun ride!
This pic above is the final frame – how fabulous to end the episode with this!!! Much much better than last week’s ‘she’s something!’ squeeee!!! It is wonderful to see Lee and Amanda’s relationship is a closer in this episode – finally an episode which feels like it should be after the game changer of an episode: Brunettes are In!!
What do you think? do you sense they are closer? do tell!!
IMHO this closeness was based on admiration, and respect.. nothing to do with the weird cover relationship that I blinked and missed.. but there were a few sentimental moments, that showed Amanda is different, special to Lee.. and he is beginning to realise it.. acknowledge it and demonstrate this in front of others!! woooot!!
Oh and how monumental – Amanda finally tells Dotty she is a spy- and Dotty doesn’t believe it!!! too funny!!! very well done!
Have any thoughts you’d like to share? what’s your overall impression of this episode? Anyone got a hero of the Soviet Union medal? byeee!! thanks for reading!!