5/13 Season Two, Episode 12: Ship of Spies-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Next thing.. we see Amanda sneaking out of the ship’s closed Casino!
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Lee is in the foyer outside.. and catches her!  eek! 1eek
Lee: I thought you were in the bridal shop!
Amanda: I was. But everything was way overpriced.1ha haaaa And then I thought that C might mean casino. And
2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001043510there would be a lot of number 24s in the casino.

Ha! What does Amanda care about the price of the dresses? and how does she know the going rate? I think it is more likely that  Amanda was looking at wedding dresses and felt a very sudden and intense urge to check out a possible clue, solve this thing and get out of there!!!! 1HaHaHa She was very, very highly motivated in that moment to work on the case! 🙂
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Lee: Mm-hm. I know. I checked it out. That’s my job, remember?  [Funny- Lee’s saying the same old line.. but.. for me- it doesn’t have the same sting anymore – I don’t think he’s terribly upset! Winking smile  Do you agree? Disagree? ]
Amanda: Yeah.
: your job-
-is to help you.
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I love it! Amanda corrects Lee by finishing his sentence: it’s her job to help him! [It’s not her job to stay out of it anymore!] Smile And: Lee doesn’t argue with this!!! Squeeee! Old habits die hard.. and this line of Lee’s was IMHO habit! Maybe it’s just me but I am sensing a shift in their relationship – and am loving it!
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The camera angle cuts to the wide shot as Lee has taken Amanda’s arm and walks her down the foyer – smiling quietly and listening to her Smile I get that the smile and the arm is playing the cover- but- Lee is listening to Amanda here Smile hooray!  Amanda’s perceptive people skills are on display: and Lee is listening- this remind anyone else of that scene in A Class Act? Where Lee asks Amanda about all the other recruits? I think Lee looks to Amanda for insights: and I love it!! Smile
Amanda: Lee, we’re not the only people on this ship who aren’t on the level. Did you notice how nervous Arturo was at brunch?
Lee: What do you expect? He’s getting married tomorrow.
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[A great line that! I love Lee’s expression when he says this! It’s like: I know I’m terrified at the thought! 1OMG ]
Amanda: No, it wasn’t that kind of…
Lee motions to Amanda to move to the side where they can’t be seen..
Amanda: It wasn’t that kind of nervous. [Amanda can recognise that nervous very well: from one look at Lee talking about Marriage! Winking smile ] It was the kind of nervous you are when you’re hiding something. [Nice to see Amanda is wearing her engagement ring!]
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Lee: Everybody’s hiding something.
Amanda: Well, no, there was a little bit more to it than that. Did you notice how Carmen kept passing
2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001077544him things before he even asked for them?
[Who didn’t???!!!!] I mean, she put the cream in his coffee and she passed him the 2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001084551sugar. It’s like they’ve been together for a long time.
Lee: So you don’t buy that bit about them only knowing each other for a
2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001086553week?
Amanda: No. I think they’ve been married for a lot of years.
Lee: That’s pretty good, Amanda. 
1surprise.. what the.... 1BIG GRIN
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Whoa someone slap me- did I just hear that??!! Lee’s so adorable when he is appreciating Amanda! Smile Amanda’s not use to this! This is a long way from the old ‘ Not Bad!’ Winking smile
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I’m not use to this! 😉 Amanda bows her head shyly but recovers very quickly.
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I also love that Lee can see she is touched by this compliment- it has been a loooong time coming and he doesn’t step back from it – he seems to be proud of her, and happy to finally express it! Am I reading too much into this? from watching this moment frame by frame – I’m very touched by Lee here: I see some emotional maturity! Wow!!! Very swoonworthy!1swoon
Lee: Any other candidates for “I’ve Got a Secret”?
[I vote Lee and Amanda! Winking smile ]
Amanda: Mmmmmm. Miles and Jillian aren’t in love.
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Lee: Oh, our resident expert!
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I think Lee is joking with Amanda here.. trying to keep things light. Do you agree?
Why would he do that?? Hmmm well call me crazy but I don’t think Lee wants to go back to the whole: ‘they aren’t in love’ discussion!
Remember the last time Amanda said this about a couple?????!!!!!! The scene.. in Affair at Bromfield Hall?? down by the Thames??  Smile  If only Amanda had said Myles and Jillian don’t touch each other! Rofl!!! I am sure Lee doesn’t want Amanda to give another demonstration! Winking smile  but it’s okay Lee, Amanda has a different set of evidence this time to back up her theory! This time it’s not based on ‘a feeling.’ Winking smile Actually.. Amanda said the same thing about Eva in Lost and Found.. Amanda IS the resident expert! Open-mouthed smile she gets this right everytime!!!!

Amanda: No, I may not be an expert,
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but I know what I saw.
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[Amanda pauses a second] phuh! She paid more attention to you…
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2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001103503…than she did to him.

[Lee looks down and smiles.]
2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_0011047042.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001105238And besides that, they were 2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001105772sitting way at opposite ends of the table…
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….and they just don’t look like an engaged couple about to be married.
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Don’t you just love how Amanda prepares herself, makes that funny little noise and then states Jillian paid more attention to Lee than Myles at Brunch?! So direct 🙂
– and Lee gets all bashful? This is very cute! and.. surprising!! I think Lee is use to women paying attention to him, and comfortable with that Winking smile but.. that Amanda noticed?? and it’s her pointing it out to him? I think that’s where this little uncontrollable reaction of his comes from –  As Amanda continues, Lee seems to need a moment to get himself together – he smiles like a little boy here who isn’t suppose to be smiling Winking smile It’s adorable!  (I notice too that he doesn’t recover as quickly as Amanda to sudden compliments! Winking smile ) I also love that Amanda isn’t jealous.. I don’t think she could care less.. way to go Amanda!
BTW- I am loving this look on Lee-  the shirt with no tie and the blazer.. hoooo haaaaa..
Lee thinks Amanda could be on to something with Myles and Jillian..
Amanda: Are you gonna investigate them?  [You?? not we?? what’s this Amanda? You trying not to push your luck?? or do your own old habits die hard??]
Lee: I think I’ll concentrate on our friendly cruise director for the time being.
Amanda: Mr Rackam?
2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001123590Lee: Mm. He can’t remember Orlando, yet every crew member that I questioned can’t forget him. 2.12 SHIP OF SPIES.avi_001119586They described him as a hell-raiser.
Amanda: Well, why would Mr Rackam not tell the truth?
Lee: I don’t know. But I plan on finding out.
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Duh duh duuuhhhhh! determined Lee is lookin good… and he’s on the case Winking smile Aie.. that is clunky dialogue..those last two lines! Why do you think Rackam wouldn’t be telling the truth? errr he has something to hide about Orlando! Just like Mr and Mrs Herring, and just like Myles and Jillian, had something to hide -ugh..!

Well I shall finish there for now..Adorable to see Lee and Amanda complimenting each other: this is new! They’re not quite sure what to do with it Smile  

My studies are back with full force.. posts may be shorter, and less frequent at times… I’ll see how I go but as always, I am encouraged to hear from readers- your feedback, your comments.. questions..what makes you laugh Winking smile whatever! I know I’m not the SMK ‘resident expert’ – so thanks for reading my ideas and theories anyway Smile Regular commenters:  if you are interested in contributing a post or two – on whatever SMK topic you like-[fave fan fics? fashions? car chases? Smile]  I am open to hearing from you! thank-youThanks so much for walking and talking with me: I appreciate you guys very much! Byeee for now..

17 responses to “5/13 Season Two, Episode 12: Ship of Spies-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. Enjoyed reading this post again – where Lee and Amanda compare notes on who is not on the level on this ship of spies!
    The mutual compliments and the mutual joy at hearing them is too cute.. this is such a lovely, fresh, new part of their relationship..
    And bashful Lee is adorable! Just had to say that yet again! 🙂


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  3. I have to say that the one screen cap of Lee when he mentions Arturo was getting married in the morning……he looks just like your shocked emoticon LMAO, can see the whites of his eyes with fear. Very funny!
    I completely agree that Lee wants to avoid another demonstration of what people in love do…..good job his shirt collar is undone as I think he would be feeling seriously uncomfortable.
    Definitely think Amanda ditched the bridal shop for the casino. To uncomfortable for you?! 😉


    • Soooo funny Jenbo.. I just woke up and saw your comments and though – whooooo she’s getting close to the wedding!!! closer and closer!!!!
      Can’t wait till you get there!!! This episode just never fails to be full of excitement and endlessly fascinating!!! 🙂

      LOL.. Glad you enjoyed the screen cap.. I bet I was giggling away to myself when I found it 😉


  4. One of my favorite scenes in this episode is the scene here just outside the casino. Lee’s slightly-embarrassed look is so endearing. He’s used to compliments from the ladies – usually trying to get his attention for themselves or for something he can give/do. Amanda’s compliments are another thing entirely. She genuinely likes him, not just his “persona”, so her compliments have more meaning for him. This is why he is actually affected here.

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  5. Melissa Robertson

    Amanda’s line: “They don’t look like a couple about to get married!”, makes me laugh. I can’t say that Lee and Amanda come across as a couple that’s about ready to be married 🙂

    I know this goes back a few posts, but I like to think that he planned on taking Amanda in the first place. He doesn’t seem irrated with her at the store, but instead kinda playful 😉

    Hope your classes go well!! What are you studying?


    • Haa that’s true Melissa! I guess we know they are not really a couple.. just pretending to be a couple.. but at the same time it has a hidden meaning to us ( ie. everyone can see they deep down have real feelings for each other!) if they are mistaken for a couple no? tee hee.. it could give us a head spin!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on if Lee intended to take Amanda 🙂 while I love to hear other viewpoints- it’s also lovely to hear I’m not the only one! ha! 🙂

      I am study Psychology! 🙂 Can’t you tell? we are all nuts 😉
      [I don’t get too specific when comments are open to the public- I would have loved to make this blog private- but then how would anyone have found this walk?! ha!!]
      Thanks for the well wishes Melissa! Do you work? [if you don’t want to get too specific.. email me if you like 😉 ] byeeee – better actually get on with some study!


      • Hey, Psychology! I have a degree in that. Good times. Met my husband, studying psychology…in a class called “Social Psychology.” How appropriate is that?

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        • Hey, Paula, I met my husband in chemistry, not bad either, what do you think?

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        • Hi Paula, I’m taking a Social Psychology class right now! Just finished my test on personality. IWSOD, I’m back in college earning an ISS degree (Interdisciplinary Social Science). I find it hard to juggle classes and even just commenting on posts so kudos to you for creating them! You are really flying through this episode…do you have a certain scene you are anticipating? 😉 Well, back to the books for me…


          • Good morning! ( well.. it’s morning here!)

            Paula you are a nurse aren’t you? I thought I read that but maybe I’ve got it wrong.. If you are a nurse then it is hilarious that you did psychology also.. I’m the reverse of you! I did a nursing degree first.. and then went on to do psychology a few years later! 😉

            I think social psychology is perfect for meeting a husband. LOL- all that teaching about love and intimacy haaaaa! 😉

            Julia, you met your husband in chemistry? rofl!!! Was it chemistry 101? 🙂 That is brilliant I love it!

            Hiya Kristen! fabulous! another Psych student! Is college the same as university? I get a little confused with how things translate.. in Australia college is a private institution you might attend to do a course which is a diploma or something – it is academically below a university – but I suspect in the US they are the same level? is that correct?
            I’m postgraduate.. not sure if that translates? [happy to give more detail than that if you want to discuss it, though I’d prefer off the net – email me at iwsod@optusnet.com.au if you want to chat about it 🙂 ..err in a study break Kristen!! 🙂 ]

            Yeah Kristen, you will find that I’ve been on study break the last few months (summer holidays here in Australia) so now my study has restarted, I won’t be posting as often – Thanks for the kudos! LOL! … I find visiting smk episodes and discussing them with you guys to be a fabulous stress relief- it calms me down.. gives me a laugh.. and IMO makes me study more effectively 😉 and if I ever feel overwhelmed- I just take a little break.. but that is rare – as it’s such a joy! 🙂 Plus, it is alot less work if the episode has been transcribed.. I may need to reduce the dialogue I include when times get super busy if the episode isn’t transcribed already – but- I’ll see how I go 🙂

            Haaaa yes Kristen, you busted me.. I am really looking forward to hearing what you all think of *ahem* a certain upcoming scene 😉 That is often the case.. sometimes I want to rush through an episode to get to the next brilliant one! LOL!!! but.. I do try my best to resist-: there’s 88 episodes- no more!.. and once I’m through it all, I’m through it all – so I shouldn’t rush it- I should enjoy it!!! but hey, I’m only human 😉
            Back to the books for me too!
            byeeeeee Everyone!

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            • College vs University …. here in the US, most of the schools are actually universities, and call themselves that. Colleges are often (but not always) “community colleges” or smaller schools with smaller or more specific program content. But generically, we always refer to it as “going to college” or “being in college” rather than making a distinction between University and College.


            • Iwsod, I was going to be a research psychologist with a PhD before I hit 30, but I simultaneously got nursing degrees “to fall back on” and finally set aside school to get married and have 7 kids. Life sometimes takes decidedly peculiar turns on you.


              • Ohh okay Raffie.. so when someone says college I should assume it’s university. I think I’ve got it! 😉 Thanks for explaining it for me!

                Hiya Debilyn! It is adorable isn’t it?! Amanda is different.. gotta love that!! 🙂 here here! love your thinking about Amanda liking Lee.. not the persona or the mask that he usually wears – especially with women!

                Hey Paula.. I hear ya! I am sure we all do!
                (And Amanda’s journey would echo what you have found to be true too) – life never turns out the way you expect it to!
                I just hope that you are happy with the way it has turned out 🙂

                What is it Amanda says in The First Time to herself? :’I hope I can look back on this someday and laugh!’ – remember that? when she is holding the melon and about to approach the baddie and sneak into the cellar to save Lee..
                That line really resonated with me!!
                Hey! You never know.. one day you could go back to your research!
                Nurses are fab researchers! 🙂
                One of my lecturers is a former nurse! 🙂

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            • Happy Valentines Day! Well, for some of us anyway…hope it was a good one for those who celebrated yesterday. To bad we aren’t to the wedding yet, can’t think of a better way to celebrate love than seeing L&A’s “wedding” ❤
              I love this whole episode though so it's all good!

              Just to clarify iwsod, I'm not a psych major but an ISS major. It involves two concentrations from the social sciences whcih the student picks…mine are Sociology and Anthropology. Raffie5 did a good job explaining college vs university so I'll leave it at that.


              • Hi Kristen!! Yeah.. it would have been ideal to post the wedding scene on valentine’s day.. Oh well!
                True.. it’s a great episode!! 🙂

                You can still watch it and comment on Lee and Amanda in general on the ‘Lee and Amanda relationship’ thread if you so wish! The wedding is a couple more posts away yet.. We haven’t even gotten to the fabulous tuxedo yet! 🙂

                Ahh thanks for explaining! Sounds fascinating!! If there’s ever anything which relates to smk at all please feel free to share here- I would love to hear about it! I sometimes wish I could do psychology/ sociology combined..but ..there’s a bit of overlap anyway! 🙂

                Good luck with your studies Kristen!


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