Lee and Amanda find their cabin and meet their steward Emiliano.. they are polite..
but I think they just want him to go – a little foreshadowing of a certain little chambermaid in Do you take this spy?? maybe?? I like to think so! Anything that reminds me of that little scenario is good!! [I won’t be specific incase people aren’t up to watching that ep yet!! But hey Redgold! Once you get to the end of season 4? spoilers galore!! ]
The door closed on Emiliano, Lee immediately moves to reassure Amanda, Ahhhh shades of Weekend!
Lee: Uh, Amanda?
Lee: Well, I know what you’re thinking, but…
Amanda looks surprised by fast Lee here Kudos to Lee: he tackles this head on! And.. he is excited and proud to do so Ahhh he is improving!! He is trying!!! This I like to see!
Lee almost runs to the door of the interconnecting room and opens it. With great flare he waves his arms and introduces this great prize to her!
Lee looks so very pleased with himself. Proud even! This should make Amanda happy! He’s trying to learn from previous mistakes with Amanda- very good! Amanda smiles momentarily.. but .. she’s not happy! Amanda: Mmm.
There’s silence for a moment between them..
Uh oh.. Lee wasn’t expecting a ‘ Mmmm’ he was expecting a ‘ Wow! thanks Lee that is so great!’
Lee: That’s not what you’re thinking?
Amanda: No, it isn’t. It really isn’t.
Alas.. No Lee..you haven’t learned all your lessons quite yet (but, it is encouraging to see he cares!!! And.. that he is trying!!!)
Amanda: What I was thinking is that you’ve had plenty of time to tell me all of the details about our
assignment…. You could’ve told me in the supermarket, you could’ve told me in the car on the way to the
airport. You could’ve even told me in the airplane.
[I love how it cuts to Emiliano listening to this entire conversation from out in the hallway – does the Queen Mary really have paper thin walls? It kind of underlines just how very right Amanda is, that Lee should have told her earlier!! oh and Amanda is so cranky.. it seems her engagement ring has momentarily disappeared while she is counting on her fingers there! ]
Lee: All right…
… maybe I should have said something.
Amanda: Maybe you should have said something?!
Lee, on a need-to-know basis, I think maybe this time
I had a need to know.
Lee: Okay, okay, I apologize.
Wow!! I find this all very exciting to watch! Firstly.. Amanda is direct with Lee about her displeasure here – that is growth for Amanda!!! In Weekend? We just got an awkward expression from Amanda! Then.. when Lee admits that he could have told her earlier? Not good enough! Amanda stands up for herself and gets a proper apology out of him! I LOVE THIS!!!! I think this is huge!! And it shows how their relationship has truly begun to grow.. how Amanda has grown.. and Lee listening to Amanda and apologising properly: Growth!!! Hoooray!!! These last few episodes have felt like groundhog day to me.. but this! this is refreshing! but… there’s even more good stuff to come! Amanda: Well, why didn’t you just tell me?
[I love it!!! Amanda asks him a direct question!! ]
Lee: Because I didn’t think you’d agree to come along.
Amanda: Well… [she pauses here.. she can’t think why he wouldn’t tell her!]
….. why not?
Lee: Because I…
…because I know how strongly you feel about marriage. Look, Amanda, I have two whole
days to wrap up this investigation.
We won’t even get as far as the ceremony, believe me.
Lee gives Amanda a silent look before answering.. he starts to answer but catches himself.. and then – he is straight with her. It’s almost like in that moment Lee decided enough!I can be direct and honest with Amanda! I love that Lee has no line for Amanda here when asked why he didn’t tell her Ohhh I am loving these two post Brunettes are in!!
At the same time though Lee’s honesty has it’s limits! Love Lee’s plea at the end there ‘ Believe me!!’ errr.. Lee can’t be honest with Amanda where he isn’t being honest with himself the moment the ceremony is mentioned he quickly turns back to salesman Lee – all is fine! 2 days is all I need! All will work out!!! but.. I don’t blame him- he is as much afraid of the looming ceremony as Amanda is and he isn’t willing to even think about the possibility of having to marry Amanda! [ Hmm it’s almost like Amanda is not the only one with ‘strong feelings about Marriage’ huh Lee!]
I think in previous viewings I was harder on Lee than I am now.. I can see Lee is trying here.. yes, Lee does trick Amanda in to coming by withholding information- but I believe his apology is sincere, and that he is not use to working with a partner whom he needs to treat with equal respect.. This whole partner thing is another learning curve for Lee.. and here he learns he should have been up front with her!
Okay guys.. Do you think Amanda would have been okay with sharing a bed with Lee here?? Do Tell!!
My thinking? [I’m by no means the ‘ resident expert’ as Lee would joke haaaa] This is pure speculation on my part: Amanda seems to have come along way – without Lee realising it- she’s okay with the marriage cover now! Amanda wasn’t concerned about it, but then Lee didn’t give her a chance to be – I think she would still have not been thrilled with the idea of sharing a bed (she’s crazy! ) but.. she could have done it now if she needed to IMHO. I see Amanda as being much more in control of her response to Lee now than in Weekend. I think she was probably pleased Lee made the effort of getting two rooms- but it was trumped by her unhappiness of being kept in the dark. That is no longer okay with Amanda! She is demanding greater respect!! and I love it!!!
Amanda: Wait a minute.
Amanda: What if we do?
Lee: ha we won’t!
Amanda: What if we did? What if we had to go through with it and get married…
… so we wouldn’t blow our cover.
I do believe this is the first time Lee has even considered this possibility!! and.. he is terrified!!
Lee: Yeah. Uh…
… look, I’ve got work to do and, uh, I’ve gotta go.
I sure am looking forward to hearing what you all think about this moment!!!!
Lee has no answer for Amanda (or himself!)- other than rushing to the door to get on with solving the case ! LOL! He hasn’t got any time to waste! If he doesn’t solve this in 2 days he has to get married Haaaaa! Now that is a strong motivator right there!
Amanda asks where Lee is going.. and Lee explains to Amanda ..
Lee: All right. They decoded Orlando’s message as “two-four-C.” Well, maybe it’s supposed to mean 24- C. So I’m gonna go check cabin 24-C. Okay?
Oh dear.. Amanda still isn’t wearing her engagement ring you might want to have words with her about that Lee! She must maintain her cover! [While you stand in the open doorway and tell her about the contents of the oohhh so secret coded message ;)]
And.. Lee leaves to check cabin C24! I think they part knowing neither of them want to have to go through with the ceremony!
Watching this episode on my TV last night, I was shocked at how much eye make-up Lee is wearing in this scene! I think he is wearing eyeliner AND eyeshadow toooooo!!! Anyone diggin the pirate look? 😉
I think this is maybe the heaviest make-up in this episode, maybe in the whole show! I’ll get this out of the way and I promise not to bring it up again!! [Or I’ll walk the plank! argghhh]
He wears a lovely shade at his upcoming wedding too- What? You didn’t know they would get married in this ep? Haaa! As if! 🙂
I swear the same make up artist did this ep and Double Agent- ugh!! Or should I say: ARGHH!!!! I guess it’s kind of appropriate.. given he is sailing the high seas to the caribbean!!! Arghhh!!
[I think I’ve been watching too much Horrible Histories! ]
That will do us for now.. Hope you are all well.. and enjoying the journey! I would love to hear from you! thanks byeeeeee!