Hello! So Lee has helped himself to coffee and Amanda’s house.. now it’s time for him to explain just what he is doing there. I find this little exchange quite confusing- though at the same time.. enjoyable for obvious reasons
Amanda: how about the morning paper??!!
Lee: Nah, no.
Lee grabs his coffee and takes a seat in Amanda’s kitchen..
Amanda: How ‘bout telling me what you’re doing here?
Lee: I need you.
[Lee doesn’t seem too happy about this err need! ]
Amanda: you need me? [HUH??]
Lee: I need you, I came to ask you out.
Amanda: you mean like on a ??.[LOL! Amanda looks concerned! 🙂 ]
Lee: Date? [Amanda- confused, silently nods]
Lee continues: ……Yeah well, sort of.. [what does sort of mean???!!!]
Amanda: oh sort of! [Amanda nervously laughs off the idea..]
…Oh you mean it’s business it’s not you know, pleasure.
[Yes I can see why you would have been confused Amanda! Not wishful thinking on her part IMHO!]
Lee: No! no no that’s where your wrong, it’s pleasure, for you it will be pleasure.
…but for you it’s just straight out pleasure.
[LOL why is Lee talking up the pleasure so much??!!! tee hee.. Also, he seems to avoid eye contact the whole time he is talking about Amanda’s err.. pleasure! ]
Amanda: oh.. well if it’s gonna be such a lot of fun why don’t you just take the girl your seeing now?…
who is it…
[Amanda straightens the dog pic]
….Margo??? She’s the current one you’re seeing..
[Great point Amanda!!!! It is too cute and funny how KJ delivers this cheeky little enquiry of Amanda’s!!! Not to mention the little dashound with the paper hat is adorable I wonder which member of the crew owned him or her!]
Lee quietly: Margo and I aren’t seeing each other anymore.
[Lee chuckles this off..]
Amanda: Oh well, you do go through them.
Lee: No wait now look!…
…She took off with an airline pilot ok?
Ouchy!! Lee can’t laugh off this one! For a tough guy.. he’s sensitive huh! I think Amanda didn’t see this coming- I think she thought he wouldn’t care about the break up since they happen all the time.. or her comment.. but she was wrong – and she seems immediately repentant and reassuring of Lee..
At the same time: This pun is fabulous!!! and I completely missed it until a fellow smk fan pointed it out!! I was so confused at what was going on I didn’t notice this fabulous one liner!!!! ROFL!!!
Amanda: sorry. [Awh! Isn’t Amanda wonderful.. when she makes a mistake she quickly corrects it.]
Lee: ok. [forgotten!! plus, with Amanda feeling bad- he can now get her to easily come along to the party I think he knows he has her now! ]
Amanda quietly: yeah.
Lee (suddenly in business mode- closing the door on anymore personal conversation!): now there is a diplomatic reception tomorrow night at the British ambassador’s house, and I think it would look a lot better if I had someone that I…
Amanda: You just mean you need a person . . .
Lee: Yeah, just somebody to walk in with.
Amanda: I understand.
Lee: Good. Yeah. And, uh, look, I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but if you did come with me, you just might see an old friend of yours.
Amanda:(surprised) An old friend?
The scene ends here..
An old friend.. at the British ambassador’s?? It would have been cool if Amanda had guessed it was Connie
Where to start with this scene huh!
Firstly : ‘ I need you… I came to ask you out’ – What to make of it? Well, Lee needs Amanda to do something for him.. why ask her in a way that makes it sound like it’s more than what it is? These couple of lines don’t make much sense to me [the rest of the scene does though].. I can’t shake the theory that this is pure fan service – a fabulous sound bite for the promo to get all us shippers excited!
When was the last time we saw Lee ask Amanda to accompany him to a work party? Service above and beyond? anyone?? we’ve seen them attend a number of parties since, but we haven’t seen Lee ask Amanda out- I don’t think-anyone think of a time?
They went to a party together for a job in Dead Ringer- remember that? when Lee reacted strongly to the idea that Amanda could be thinking it was a date??!!! Sooooo what’s going on here then? Wouldn’t he be extra clear to ensure Amanda didn’t get the wrong idea? .. he does make it sound like a date here.. why say ‘I came to ask you out’? why not – I need someone to come with me for my cover..
Well.. here are a few ideas: Lee could have been testing Amanda… to see what her reaction would be.. but to me, it doesn’t fit with where they are at this stage ( whatever order you watch it in!)- or.. there is the lovely fall back idea that this is Lee’s subconscious peeking out- accidentally asking her out like he really wants to deeeeeep down! but.. I think that is too Freudian for smk!
Then, Lee gets a bit sensitive when Amanda asks about Margot?? when he just asked her out and made it sound like a date??!!! It’s all very confusing, and it’s no wonder Amanda seems to nervously, cautiously, watch herself here.. Whatever is going on here, I love that Amanda clears up just what this request of Lee’s is- Go Amanda! and I also love how Amanda gives Lee a little dig about how he goes through them! hehehee..
Very interesting that Lee is not happy with Amanda thinking that ‘he goes through them’ huh!! Lee is making a boundary clear with Amanda here – he can help himself to her house, but she can’t ask about his latest girlfriend or comment on how quickly they come and go! Hmm!!!
It’s interesting that Lee seems to have to sell the idea to Amanda here – talking up ‘the pleasure’ she will have.. even if it’s not a date – LOL! I think Lee is in foreign territory here with Amanda!! He’s never had to convince someone to come along with him to a party tee heee! I think that Lee really wanted Amanda to come to the party with him – not just anyone.. because of Emily.. Amanda is enjoyable company.. and also because it must be easier for Lee to do his work when attending a party with someone who knows he is working – I mean how could he go to this party with a real date?? then drug a man and drag him to the limo with his date??!!!
I think it had to be Amanda that went with him all along.. only he can’t admit this to her (yet) because this is pre Brunettes are In.. and he doesn’t want to admit he needs her –
This may be clutching at straws, but maybe that is why he fumbles the whole ‘ I need you’ thing?? and made it sound like a date?? because he didn’t want it to sound like he was saying he needed her for his work? Hmm..I don’t know!! anyway, I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts!