We head back into the interrogation of Whatsit..[Or as Emily’s Tatiana calls him ‘Vitsit!!’ ] it seems Whatsit’s standard operating procedure is to prey on vulnerable women and make them be his mules- Makes me wonder what he did with them when they had served his purpose. They knew what he was doing and who he was dealing with – I suspect he must have killed them (or gotten the goons to) – Give him Hell Tatiana!!! Make him suffer!!!! [what a shame we don’t get a ‘You were going to use Amanda as a go-between and then kill her??!!! snarl!!!!’ – kind of moment from Lee ]
Vitsit/Whitset/Whatsit: … I’ve set everything in motion! Just let me do this job just like I’ve done all my other jobs, in Paris, Amsterdam.…You see, I’m gonna use an innocent as the intermediary, a woman. Now, she’s going to be the mule between me and the men who have the film.
This is quite a nasty thing to do to an innocent woman who is a housewife from Arlington with two small boys! I imagine he had some nasty ways to make her play the role of Mule – [I am sure charm alone won’t get that from someone – this isn’t Lee we are talking about ] Whatsit must know what kind of people these guys are- it is disgusting that he picked Amanda to liaise with them on his behalf!! Hope he has a reeeeeaaaallly bad hang over!!
Emily leaves Whatsit to stew.. he gets up to leave with her but she tells him to stay in his chair ‘Is that clear!!!’ I love how she growls that! a guard (an agent we saw earlier) enters to watch Whatsit, he is wearing a USSR uniform.. Whatsit is left looking rather afraid- excellent!
So Emily comes out for a spot of tea… Amanda calls out her name in surprise at how she looks.
Ugh.. this irritates me! (nevermind I’ll get over it ) and they have a chat about the theatre, enjoying a little girl talk..
Emily puts on a posh accent to say to Amanda: Did I ever tell you that I studied acting at the Academy of Dramatic Art?
Love how Lee acts exasperated when Emily tells the story of being in the theatre – I think Lee may have already heard that story a few times- and he knows what’s coming Actually, it’s kind of reassuring to see he gets exasperated with Emily – whom he values, respects and admires so much! It is probably not a bad thing if he gets exasperated by Amanda also !
Amanda’s impressed by Emily’s theatrical history (why no mention of your own Amanda?? we learn you were in productions in All the World’s a Stage! – I think that little part of her history was a later edition!)
Lee interrupts Emily’s stories.. with (whoo hoo!) Manners!!!!!! Gooo Lee!
Lee: Pardon, ladies, uh, for the intermission, but, uh, Billy’d like to know if you’ve got anything.
Emily: Yes, he just told me it’s a mule job, so you better have Francine on standby.
Lee: Done. [Yes Lee call Francine back from the Jungle 😉 ]
Emily: (in Russian accent) Oh, vell, back to Rrrrussia.
I know it is in aid of increasing the suspense of the storyline.. but Whatsit did say he’d ‘already set everything in motion’ – so you wonder why Emily didn’t ask what had already been organised! She shouldn’t assume the Mule hasn’t been chosen yet!
Remind you of Margot Lee? did it??!!! tee heee.. Also, it looks like Amanda can no longer open her fridge thanks to that fake wall there! I hope Amanda gets something for breakfast! [Emily took her tea!]
Do you guys notice when you can hear the door opening and closing in the background ( presumably Emily entering the russian embassy) (!) that Amanda says as loud as anything to Lee : She’s quite a woman isn’t she! Errrr.. Whatsit would have heard her American accent.. maybe even recognised her voice.. and Lee doesn’t even pretend to be quiet anymore when at the beginning of the scene he was so cross with the noise she was making! LOL!!! And.. it seems Lee is no longer upset by Margot taking off with an airline pilot, and he has decided to restore the cute little dog to his pride of place! The magic Dog photo!!
Amanda clarifies with Lee that she isn’t needed there and she can get on with doing what she needed to do (Painting Jamie’s room: great. The dining room? out!) Whoo hooo Lee winks at Amanda when he says: Jamie’s room? great!
Amanda prattles on about going to the paint store.. where it is.. rah rah..
So funny how Lee gets exasperated with Amanda here: yes it is pretty pointless that Amanda is telling Lee this information! LOL! But we know it is needed for an upcoming plot twist – SMK could have played this as being normal.. but I like that Lee is a little exasperated because really: he doesn’t need to know that! It’s like SMK is making fun of useless bits of information being shared that have no reason to be shared: other than it will be needed in future aand thus, I don’t think it makes Amanda look dumb! Oh and it’s interesting that while Lee was a bit exasperated at her, future events reveal he was actually still listening to her !!
Oh no!!! when Amanda says she’s going to Wilson’s as they have the best colour selections.. It seems – Lee had another pang! No no.. it was too soon! The Magic dog strikes again!
He wasn’t yet ready to have the cute little dachshund where he could see it- so he’s covered it up again!!! ROFL!!!
Oh too funny! Amanda says: I guess I should go now.
Lee responds: ahhh haaaa yeah!!! As Amanda walks away – ta daaaaa!!! We can see the magic dog yet again! My goodness.. maybe the dog moves by itself
Love how Lee watches Amanda leave and he drops his smile when she can’t see him anymore – LOL!
– and Lee shaking his head, says to himself: Ohhh Amanda. [ in that tone which is too cute.. she’s a bit nutty.. but kinda adorable! at least this is my interpretation! what’s yours??]
Well before the magic dog moves anymore.[I wonder if he appears anywhere else or in any other episodes! We should give him a name! ‘Margot’? maybe?? ] I shall finish up there! I would love to hear any feedback, thoughts, insights, questions etc. Thanks soooo much for reading!!! I am actually enjoying this episode more than I thought I would – and loving Lee in that blue shirt.. hoo haaa.. Almost as good as the tux! Okay bye for now!