Before picking up where we left off.. guys.. did you see what Amanda’s t-shirt says on the back?!!!
Lee picks up his phone call while Amanda waits and lets him take the call… he looks relaxed..
but! suddenly! Lee stands to attention! So serious!!!
Lee: Hello? [It’s kinda endearing, in a lost little boy kinda way!!.. awhhh Lee reverting back to his childhood.. this is going to be an interesting episode!!]
[Lee silently listens some more to the caller]
…Yes Sir…no Sir I… yes Sir I read it…
[Lee listens some more]
…Ahhhh geee ahhh I…can’t…
… I mean I’d love to but Ahhh…
… you see I’ve got a date that night and ahhhh….
[At this we see Amanda look at the ground briefly, a little uncomfortable to be listening in now! She raises her head back up to look at Lee again and takes a deep breath – awh!!]
…Well ahhh my girlfriend and I…
…are having some troubles…
[Amanda looks up now looking a little more upbeat!]
…and you know she’s really jealous ha haa..
[Lee is looking at Amanda as he says this part about being Jealous..he nervously chuckles.. but then he begins to avoid eye contact! I think it is hilarious that Lee says this line that ‘she’s really jealous’ looking at Amanda, who IMHO is feeling a tad jealous!!! and.. he has no idea!! I think that’s not an smk coincidence! ]
…of ahhh my… our time together…
[We cut back to Amanda.. again looking at her fascinating shoes down there!]
.. Ahhhh no Sir..
…You’ve never met her…
[At this, Amanda’s head drops even lower.. gosh darn, those shoes are just rivetting!!]
We cut back to Lee..listening again..
Lee: …is she new?
[Lee glances at Amanda, her head still lowered.. ]
… Ahhhh… Well…
Whoo Lee starts with his handwaving! You know what that means? He’s fibbing.. and he’s decided on naming Amanda! (IMHO) Lee suddenly sounds much more confident!
… Actually we have been seeing each other for some time now…
Neither Lee nor Amanda can make eye contact with the other now! Lee briefly glances at Amanda as he says this next word:
Amanda looks up! eh??!!
… Amanda King Sir…
[Amanda’s eyes widen in shock! ]
We cut back to Lee (who is not looking at Amanda!): …Ahhhhh…
He listens to ‘Sir’ and licks his lips now he really can’t bring himself to make eye contact with Amanda!
Lee nods: Yes Sir.
Lee is now sounding less stern and more obliging, not as cold.. although I’d also say he sounds resigned! …alright alright. Yes I can bring her…
…Your club 8 o’clock…
…Yes Sir, goodbye.
Lee hangs up.. looking very sheepish!!!
He looks at Amanda!
[Whoo! come on Lee maybe Amanda has plans! I do think this feels different to Lee’s insensitivity he showed at the beginning of service above and beyond- telling Amanda he is sure she can break her plans by 8 or whatever it was.. LOL.. this Lee actually knows he is asking alot.. which is a wonderful thing to see! ]
Amanda clears her throat and lowers her head again. patiently waiting for Lee to explain himself
( she’s a wise gal!) LOL Lee finally puts the phone down!
Lee looks Amanda up and down..
she’s again looking down at the floor.. waiting for him..
Lee: errrrrr… Amanda Iiiiiiiii….
…errrrr.. need you to do a little favour for me.
Amanda: so I gather.
[finally she looks up again]
Lee: Ha. that was my uncle.
Lee is too cute here!! The way he chuckles.. do you think there could be a hint of happiness that his uncle ended up calling him after all? [I’m speculating here.. I really don’t know!] We see Amanda smiling at learning who was on the phone.
Amanda: Ohhh the Colonel!
Lee: yeah. and ahhh he’s in town and he wants to have dinner…
I told him I have a date, you know..
thinking I could get out of it that way…
[two dimples!!! Bjo!! you taking note? ]
…and.. umm.. Ha.. I’m stuck! Sooo ahhhh… You think you could?
[Do you think Amanda’s thinking: whooo this is just like the dream I had last night.. only there was no uncle ???]
Amanda: Oh Lee, look I’m I’m really.. I’m flattered that you… thought to ask me.
Lee: oh haa..good. [Lee lets out a huge breath- he can relax now!]
…. I was desperate!
Amanda was smiling until this last comment wiped the smile right off her face!
Amanda finds her smile again..but it’s her I’m not happy smile Yep I think Amanda has one!
Amanda: Well thank you so much.
[rofl! this line made me think of Debilyn and our conversation about Southern Ways! what episode was that about? gosh I have no idea! Amanda sounds like Brenda Leigh Johnson here! ]
Lee: Ah!! Noo!!! haaa…
…I didn’t mean it that way! I mean
…you know.. if you come along… ahhh it will make things alot easier..
Amanda: sure. Alright.
Lee: you’ll do it?
Amanda: sure! yeah, I’d love to meet your uncle.
Lee again lets out a huge sigh of relief,
I think he really did not assume that she could do this, he only hoped..(I wonder if Lee usually holds his breath like that while waiting to hear if a girl will go out with him? 😉 I think not!)
Lee looks at Amanda here with unguarded relief, gratitude and appreciation – not hiding that it really matters to him that she come and help him do this!
So what do you all think of this scene? do tell!!!
Isn’t it wonderful?? I didn’t think you’d mind lots of pics..plus this scene is so rich with smk goodness, I felt it needed lots of love and attention I’m pretty sure I won’t cover the rest of this episode with so many pics! Then again…
Ok – did you see how Amanda kinda looked down and didn’t like when Lee said he had a date?? hmmmm very interesting!! and.. she perks up a bit when Lee says they’re having troubles.. 😆 but then looks down again when Lee is telling ‘ Sir’ that she is really jealous of their time together!! 🙂 Do you think Amanda is a little jealous of this ‘girlfriend’? I’m thinking she is a little.. though she hides it pretty well from Lee we the audience can see little hints! I think she is uncomfortable listening to Lee talk about his girl troubles..she would rather not know – which hints that she is now beginning to have feelings for him.. [No I don’t think Amanda is in love with Lee at this point- just for clarity] but there are little clues of each of their growing feelings for each other Soooo what are your thoughts on Amanda in this scene?
It is certainly interesting that Lee feels comfortable presenting Amanda as his girlfriend to his uncle.. and that Lee knows she will do him proud and help him deal with his uncle! (ie. she “will make things a lot easier”.. awh..) I think Lee doesn’t stop and think about the significance of this.. but I think it is significant! what do you think? I wonder if at this point Lee has thought- if I were the marrying kind, Amanda would be great! but.. I don’t think Lee has come to terms with the realisation or should I say hint (?) in SOS, that maybe marriage and a real relationship is something he wants? I’m speculating here.. what do you think?
Also, I think Amanda is flattered that he asked her, but doesn’t see anything in it or the significance because she thinks he won’t settle down into a real relationship (because that is not what she thinks he wants- and she accepts that about him and doesn’t try and change him. LOL but that doesn’t mean she enjoys hearing about the women in his life!!!) Thoughts??
Another thing I found interesting was, not only had Lee’s uncle not contacted him yet when Lee spoke to Billy and Francine, but Lee sounded a little defensive about it…. and then, when his uncle did call him – Lee’s immediate reaction (other than standing to attention ) was to try and avoid seeing his uncle, (we can get to the reasons why as we learn more about the relationship) but I find this reflex of Lee’s very interesting!!! By the end of the conversation, Lee was almost sounding like he was glad he would see his uncle… part of that could have been Amanda being there sure! But I think Lee has very mixed, contradictory feelings about his uncle.. It’s going to be interesting to explore it!
Lee’s reflex to avoid his uncle reminded me of Lee’s behaviour in Santa’s Got a New Bag – he is very afraid of being with Amanda’s family, and his first reaction is to run away.. but Amanda helps him, and once he is inside he is very happy to be there and so glad he didn’t avoid it. I think by the end of this episode, Lee is happy to have reconnected with his uncle!
Lastly, I didn’t mention this earlier, lest I distract you from this wonderful exchange- but Lee appears to be so distressed at his uncle calling that his ID badge is jumping all over the place!! I guess Lee is rather novel in expressing his emotions no?
Loving this episode! Hope you are toooooooo!!!!
Back with more as soon as I can! I’d really really love to hear from ya! byeeee