10/13 Season Two, Episode 13: Spiderweb-Scarecrow and Mrs King

It’s time for the Scarecrow to interrogate Amanda!  😆

Lee (very business like-tee hee!) : Amanda sit down please. Alright! Now.. Where were you between November of ’82 and mid-January of ’83?
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Amanda: Are you Perry Mason?…
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… Am I supposed to crack under the pressure or something?  😆
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[I’m with Amanda.. Lee’s tough guy persona here is completely lost Winking smile and adorable.. very worth teasing! ]
Lee: Amanda- please?!…
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…Where were you?!
Lee is too cute.. he has to do something very uncomfortable here and question Amanda – when he doesn’t even think she was guilty! So IMHO, as a coping mechanism, he moves into business mode.. only.. Amanda doesn’t let him! Tee heee.. What a tough guy- he has to plead with Amanda to co-operate! teee heee! It’s too cute! –I hope I’ve explained myself clearer here than I did in the last post Winking smile 

One other interesting thing he does at this moment, which he continues doing for the rest of this scene is: he bends down to Amanda’s level. So while he started off with the intention of being in the powerful position asking the questions, he ends up most of the time bending down to her level anyway Smile  Lee’s unconscious is undermining his professionalism when it comes to Amanda.. and I love it! Smile He can’t dominate her – he admires and respects her too much (she’s his North Star!).. at least this is my interpretation – feel free to share your own.
Amanda: I was here.
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Lee: You were here?
Amanda: I was right here!
Lee: you were here!
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Amanda: I was right here!!!!
[phew.. Lee is a tough interrogator! Not! ‘You were here? you were here???!!!!’ teeheee!! Winking smile]
Lee: Alright. [Lee starts pacing as he continues- think Lee think! Winking smile] … alright, what about the ten thousand dollar deposit in your bank account…
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…February of ’83. Remember where you got that money?
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Amanda: yes I remember where I got that money.
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[I love how Amanda doesn’t volunteer it.. it’s like: ha! If you are going to go all Scarecrow on me.. you can flippin ask me for the information I’m not going to just give it to you and make it too easy! Winking smile I love fiesty Amanda!]
Lee: yeah. Where?
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Amanda: Leeeee!!! There was an electrical fire in the kitchen. You know that! the insurance company paid 2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_001966933me $10.000!
We see Lee bow his head and take a deep breath here.. he’s struggling to concentrate – is it just me or does Lee very quietly say: ‘Yeah’ here as he bows his head??? – LOL not a rhetorical question- I’d really like to know! LOL! Smile Anyone??[maybe I should always put an ‘anyone?’ at the end of a non-rhetorical question.. I imagine it could be confusing! I’d sound like that teacher in Ferris Bueller’s day off- Anyone? Anyone? ]
Amanda is relentless (I love it) and she continues: Now Look! You said I was in trouble…
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[Amanda tries to take back control! Smile she could do with a few answers!]
Lee: Just one more thing!!!! 1jealousy
[ROFL!!!!!! A very important thing!]
Amanda: yes. [Amanda seems to telling herself to be patient here.. deep breath Amanda!]
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What were you and that polo player…2green shooter
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… doing at the Chez Tayir the other night?…2green shooter
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… And, where the hell did you meet him?1jealousy
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2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_001981948ROFLMAO!!! choosing these picks of cranky jealous Lee is hilarious!!! Squeee!!!!  1HaHaHaLee has to ask about Chez Tayir, but he just can’t resist throwing in a little dig at Bryce – ‘polo player’ eh Lee? did you check him out?! and what difference does it make how Amanda met him? Ohhh boy.. there’s no disguising it here – Lee is as Green as a flippin Shamrock! 2green angry smileyLee really wanted to know how she met him much more than how she ended up at the restaurant!!
Amanda: You’re talking about Bryce Topping?!
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I love that Amanda ‘clarifies’ this.. tee hee.. it was obvious.. but she makes a little point of it – the man has a name.. she’s noticed his attitude!!
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Then, a realisation dawns.. Lee’s sounding like a jealous person!!! Winking smile
Lee looks away and responds tooo sweetly: yes. Bryce Topping. 2green shooter
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Love it!!!! Amanda gives Lee a cheeky smirk [whooo haaa and licks her lips!!] as she sees he is jealous and she’s caught him out!!! Whooo Hooooo!!! What was it you suggested Amanda thought at the end of Ship of Spies Cindy?
Amanda: I’ve still got it!!’  ROFLMAO! I love that!!!
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Amanda takes a moment to get a grip and stop smiling Winking smile or she might give something away too.. she kinda likes it!!!! 1heart_eyes [Hey, who wouldn’t??!!!]
2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_001987420Amanda: Lee! Bryce has a little boy in Jamie’s class. I met him at the PTA. He asked me to go to the movies. I said yes.
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Lee looks suitably chastened here..
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yep.. adorable, bashful Lee makes a little appearance here 1redface1heart_eyes
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so busted Lee!!! and he knows it Winking smile  walk around a bit Lee.. that might help Winking smile
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Amanda continues: …When we came out of the movie a guy handed me a flyer that was advertising Chez Tayir…
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… Bryce had been there before, he suggested why don’t we go have a cup of coffee.
Lee: Flyers?
Amanda: yes flyers! You know Flyers!!!
Lee: Flyers!!! That’s it. That’s it!…
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… They hand them out, hoping that you’ll bite, if you do you show up at the murder scene and that is more ammunition against you. Man! they are smart!!!
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I agree with Lee- I’m impressed with these baddies! Smile
Amanda: who are they?
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poor Amanda.. she still doesn’t know what’s going on!
Lee: The people that are trying to set you up! There’s been a major security breach at the agency.
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Amanda suddenly goes quiet: ohhh Lee. Oh you don’t think that it was me?
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2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_002025458 I love that it really matters to Amanda what Lee 1_affectionthought of her- Awh!! I also think Lee didn’t think about reassuring Amanda he believed her- because it was so obvious that he did.. He never questioned it, so it didn’t occur to him that she might think he did!
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Lee: no I never thought that. –Emphatic!!
When Amanda then says : then ahh why did you 2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_002031464break into my house and why were you searching it? She seems to really believe that Lee suspected her.. Amanda doesn’t know yet what she means to him! and just how much he trusts her..
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Lee: I never believed it for a moment Amanda. I was ordered to search your house.2heart beat
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whooo hoooo!!! I love that it is very important to Lee 1_affectionthat Amanda know with certainty that he never, ever, not even for a moment, believed that she was the leak.. awhhhh- doesn’t that again show what she now means to him???1swoon It is so clear in this scene how much they both mean to each other 1heart_eyes
2.13 SPIDERWEB.avi_002040907Amanda responds with a quiet smile and say: Owwhh! Like- poor Lee had to follow orders and search my house! (IMHO!)

I think the baddies were very dumb in one thing: in choosing Amanda to frame! Had they known how close ‘she and Lee’ ( haaaaa.. get it? the bathrobes??) have become, they never would have chosen to frame her! [I guess they didn’t ask Yuri huh..shame.. or he would have told them she was his girlfriend who just ‘helps out’ Winking smile at the agency!!! tee heee]
Amanda: By Mr Melrose?
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Lee: Yes.
Amanda: Ohhhhh!!!! Sad smile
Lee: But, he was ordered too.
Amanda: Ohhhhh!!! Sad smile
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Lee: Look, let’s not get bogged down in hurt feelings. Huh!
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Amanda: It’s alright. My feelings are not hurt.
[LOL there she goes again! and when she screams that means she wasn’t scared! Winking smile ]
Lee: The breach is real. The set-up is real. Now what we have to do is find the people who wants you to take the fall.
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Lee. Why would anybody want to set me up?
Lee: I don’t know, but whoever they are. That’s our double agent.
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You know, for all that Amanda teaches Lee about trust and friendship- Lee teaches Amanda too.. He is right to encourage her not to get bogged down in hurt feelings..[though he does acknowledge them- well done!] and to focus on the problem at hand.. Billy ordered the search because there was a real set up.

While I would never want Amanda to loose her heart, her humanity – she is still somewhat naive to be asking why anybody would want to set her up – it’s not personal.. it’s not about her.. she was just a means to an end.. we see another moment relating to this towards the end so I’ll come back to that idea..

This might sound strange, but I am sure Amanda is lucky to learn this lesson this way- with Lee there as her rock!! Smile Most trainee agents would learn these lessons all on their own with no one to trust.. Just think.. Billy, Francine and probably Lee- all learned this painful lesson alone.. it does make sense of how they came to be the way they were- that is till Amanda started to influence them Smile

I keep thinking of brave, wonderful Amanda in Nightcrawler – she wasn’t wondering why Birol was doing this to her.. her character grows a lot in her maturity as an agent in this episode.. and how the agency works (ie. they are not one big family, watch your back!!) Working for the agency, you’ve got to be smart, and careful – you can’t be going to the czech embassy anymore!! Aie!!

I guess Lee and Amanda make such a good team because Amanda softens Lee and reminds him there are a few people he can trust in this world, and Lee toughens Amanda up and supports her as she learns she can’t trust everyone in this world.. but she can certainly trust Lee Smile
I didn’t realise this episode was so full of goodness.. character goodness- you know? lots of meaning… I am struck by how far these characters have come!! Smile Now I’m really glad I didn’t rush through this scene!

Sooo what do you all think?? Anyone?? Anyone?? 😆
Well, I shall finish there.. byeee for now! Thanks so much for sharing this walk with me!! Smile

32 responses to “10/13 Season Two, Episode 13: Spiderweb-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. I thought we were going to discover that Bryce was part of the plot. It’s an awful coincidence that they would be walking past that restaurant, and that Bryce had happened to be there before. If we’re wondering whether the man in the Czech embassy was an agent and keeping Amanda there as long as possible, why aren’t we, and more importantly, Lee and maybe even Amanda, now wondering about him? But he is never mentioned again.


    • Welcome to Just Walk With Me southpier!
      Yeah Bryce was a bit of a non event wasn’t he lol. He really was just what he appeared to be.. a single dad who wanted a date with Amanda 🙂


    • Ooooh – missed opportunity!


    • IMO, Bryce was out with Amanda for the sole purpose of seeing Francine’s jaw drop upon realizing the “frumpy housewife” managed to attract the attention of a man Francine herself would be eager to date! That Francine’s list of Bryce’s attributes made Lee jealous … well, that’s just icing on the cake.

      Glad you’ve joined our walk through the sometimes mystifying and more often fun world of S&MK, southpier!

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      • yeah!!! and it gave Lee a bit of a slap too – much like Delano in Service above and beyond made Lee actually stop and consider that men could find her attractive – shocking!! tee heeee


  2. The video is gorgeous, but I think it speaks volumes for BB & KJ’s professionalism that they could make us believe in Lee & Amanda as people and as characters. But I digress. Love the video. Don’t stop doing the walkthroughs – we’ll wait.

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  5. Lovin’ You Against My Will, in celebration of Lee’s lovely jealous moment in the Bryce Topping discussion:

    Enjoy 🙂

    And I don’t mind folks posting links to my vids … I consider it an honor.


    • Awwwwww! What a wonderful video. Honestly, the chemistry between BB and KJ is magic.


    • Hi Raffie – was trolling through the blog looking for a comment and came across your video….watched it again…*sigh*…just love it! You did such a great job with it. Damn! Lee is good-lookin’! And you capture him so well!


      • Thanks, BJo! Your post was a nice pick-me-up at I time when I needed one! It’s always nice to hear of others enjoying the vids, and especially nice when folks take the time and trouble to mention it 🙂


  6. This is such a sweet moment. They both share faith in each other, but each expresses it differently. Yes, Amanda does catch that jealous moment, but she also realizes that he’s not going to admit to it, so she keeps it to herself.


    • Very true Debilyn -good point! Amanda is a wise woman!! 🙂

      Melissa R – thank you!! that is so lovely of you to say- I’m really glad you enjoyed it – it is a wonderful scene!!! I’m just sorry I had to split it up!

      Thanks Bjo! Love how you put interrogation in inverted commas! tee heee.. It’s fabulous isn’t it!
      Oh thanks for answering my question.. I really wasn’t sure I heard the yeah – but I love that Amanda thinks Lee should already know about her kitchen fire 🙂
      Yeah I found the scene revealed alot about Amanda too – that Amanda didn’t realise how much trust he has in her was big – and that she can now see it is wonderful – and makes what’s coming (Burn Out!!) that much better!! yeah Ship of Spies and Spiderweb are a big one two punch huh!! except.. naughty smk fan that I am – I’d split them up!!! but.. I’ll get to that! 😉


      • I knew that by this point Amanda sustains total faith in Lee, but never thought about if she realized that he had complete confidence and belief in her. Good call! I always learn something new reading the posts and everyone’s comments. Tis marvelous and magical how much I learn about our fictional heroes and myself at the same time!

        Oh, love your videos Raffie, they are splendid!


        • Thank you so much, Jule. Right now I am in total and miserable vid withdrawal. I literally crashed my “play” laptop (as opposed to my work laptop which I’m using now) when I knocked it off my treadmill. Hubby kindly said he would fix it but it would seem it is not high on his priority list. That was a few months ago. I had a vid in the works and not being able to work on it is driving me crazy! (Not to mention the fact that I lost what I had of it.) Vidding is good therapy for me … hopefully I’ll be able to get back to it soon. My birthday is coming up. Perhaps I can cajole him to get it done as the one-and-only present that I want. Getting desperate!


          • Oh heck, ask for a NEW laptop for your birthday! Go for broke! Tell the hubbie that it is therapy and much cheaper than actually going to one. 😉
            Have you tried using a sticky type mat under the laptop that would make it harder to slide around? (This from the woman who manage to go through 4 laptops at work due to, uh, misfortunes of the accidental dropping, stepping on, coffee spills kind. You know, mishaps that could happen to any klutz)


            • Tell him your fans demand, yes, demand(!) new videos or he will suffer the consequences!


              • LOL, he will definitely start sending me to real therapy as being delusional if I mention a fandom! However, perhaps I will spend some time pondering what consequences I could have him suffer, just something to keep in the back pocket. Hmmm…..

                The sticky mat is a good idea. I had someone else suggest Velcro. Another person, a short tether. And someone suggested I just not use my laptop while on the treadmill — horrors!

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  7. Woo hoo, IWSOD, what a post! There are a lot of good insights here! His “interrogation” is too funny. Your right, he tries to be Mr. Professional but can’t get past the first question. I love that Amanda lets him know that right away!

    And we do hear something when he bows his head after asking her about the $10,000. It sure does sound like ‘Yeah’, but it could also just be him exhaling out loud like he was holding his breath or something. I’m leaning toward it being a ‘yeah’, though.

    Love the pics of “green Lee”….love that his question isn’t “Where did you meet him?” but rather “Where in the hell did you meet him?” And yes, I agree, Amanda sees Lee’s jealousy.

    I also love what you said about Lee not reassuring Amanda he believed her. Your conclusion that she doesn’t know what she means to Lee yet and that he really does trust her is right on. She completely and totally trusts Lee, but doesn’t think he truly trusts her. It is good the writers had Lee say directly that he never believed she was the security leak and I think Amanda believes him when he says that.

    And I never ever gave any thought to the lesson Amanda learns here about getting bogged down in hurt feelings. What you say here about that is so true. She does learn a very important lesson and one that will help her turn into future “agent” she becomes.

    Awww, these two have really been through a lot these last two episodes! It is the beginning of good things to come!


  8. Melissa Robertson

    I love your blog of this part of the scene, I think I’ve read it 3 times now 🙂 Beautiful done ❤


  9. I love your take on Lee’s interrogation. I originally thought the scene was kind of clunky, but watching it with the interpretation that Lee never doubts Amanda but is struggling to keep the interview professional helps. I love Amnada’s “You’re talking about Bryce Topping?” Like, narrow it down for me Lee, Polo players ask me out all the time! :P. Of course, I do wonder what a hotshot lawyer/jet setting polo player’s child is doing in public school rather than a private one, but if we get to see Lee’s jealous side, I’ll go with it.


  10. Thank you for your reply and I was able to view the link you posted. I kind of recall the episode but will have another look..always fun. Yes, Augie, TP and trying to recall the character who worked in the “supplies” area and dang! the fellow who can see images and pick out who they are looking for. Oh! well! I guess I will need to look at the seasons again which is always a pleasure.


    • That would be “Ernie the camera” and I think he was first introduced in Season 3 Episode 22 “All the World’s a Stage”. Then there is Ragmop the custodian at the Agency. I don’t remember when he came in, but I think somewhere in Season 4.


  11. All what you said at the end, YES, yes, yes! Awwwh! I love how their characters are developing. LOVE this whole scene and my favorite part is, funnily enough, when Amanda says “Are you Perry Mason?” – I love watching Perry Mason, so when SMK mentions it, I’m thrilled! 😀


  12. I am still playing catch up here. I am confused about your comment about the “bath robes”. I am a newbie to all of this but enjoying re-watching the series with different eyes. I am in the process of finishing off season 3. I watched 1 and 2 but I am noticing more how well Kate and Bruce are so ‘n sync together in their roles and the little asides and looks in their roles as Lee and Amanda. I always watched the show because I enjoyed and was so so curious when they would be a couple but never picking up on how their relationship was going. Thanks and hopefully I will one day be better at all of these but do so enjoy reading from your perspective and then noticing when I watch the episode. I am so glad they completed season 4.


    • Hiya Conny! [Looks like your comment went to moderation because you gave your full name for the first time]

      If you ever see a reference you don’t know – feel free to ask and someone will answer you!

      We can’t all remember everything 🙂 I remember when I was new to smk fandom asking ‘Who is Auggie Swan?’ I had never seen an episode with him in it!!! that was about 5 years ago now! (he is introduced in Double Agent)

      So.. the bathrobes I was referring to are seen in Saved by the bells – As Amanda is cleaning Lee’s apartment she finds Lee’s bathrobe which says ‘Lee’ embroidered on the lapel.. and under it, she finds another bathrobe which says ‘SHE’ embroidered on the lapel – of course she is disgusted.. LOL.. it is pretty awful!! Well.. our scarecrow starts off with lots to learn and lots of interchangeable women..but that will come to an end soon enough 😉 when he learns there is an even better way to do relationships 🙂
      Here’s the thread for it: but there are no pics of the bathrobes..sorry! [you able to watch this episode? if not let me know and I’ll rummage up some pics for you! ]

      Yeah KJ and BB are in sync.. a great way of putting it! I bet you see lots of things others who have seen the show more times don’t see – because it is fresh for you.. Feel free to share your insights if you like 🙂 IMHO every perspective has something to add- we all have different brains who experience things different.. even a tv show! 🙂
      I’m glad they completed season 4 as well – and released it on DVD!!
      Bye Conny – lovely to hear from you!!


  13. That look on Lee’s face when you said he was busted for jealousy and he knew it, reminds me a bit of the look on his face in OTL when he says Amanda’s name instead of…the other person’s.


    • Hi Jeanine and Morley!
      Morley it has been ages since I saw over the limit.. really??!!! I look forward to getting to that moment!!!! cool!! I might just have to watch that during my study break today! 🙂 Thanks for the tip!!! [ and what a context!! sooo busted!!!]

      Hi Jeanine – I’m with you.. it’s still a friendship.. but yeah! It’s starting to turn into something more 🙂 I’m really excited to see their friendship develop – after all the struggles it’s really blossoming now 🙂 I agree.. KJ and BB do such a great job.. half the story is in their body language and looks – I love that observation of yours Jeanine!

      Byeee hope you are both well!!


  14. This scene really helps to strengthen their friendship. Yes, it is still a friendship at this point, but Amanda did catch Lee being jealous which puts a “He cares about me!” smile on her face. And the body language and looks are just as important as what is being said.


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