Soo the Corvette gets some more boo booos trying to rescue the Colonel..
We rejoin Lee and Amanda at a cafe, Lee watches out the window as they tow away his pride and joy..
Hmm R & S towing.. that truck was in Gino’s car yard.. it must be an agency tow truck.. Hmm being an agency tow truck, I guess they probably dropped off a car for Lee and Amanda to use instead – here’s hoping it’s not from the impound!
Lee: I don’t believe this is happening! I didn’t even have it back one day!
I love this line!! Why? because it makes me wonder.. is he referring to his car?? or… to his uncle???!!!!
Amanda: looks pretty bad doesn’t it.
Lee: well a bullet in the tyre and a few in the radiator …don’t make it look good you know.
Uh oh.. here comes Pearl!!! The waitress extraordinaire! This waitress, is annoying but funny isn’t she!!
Pearl: Hi I’m Pearl and here are today’s tips. Stay away from the cheesecake it’s a little tired. The apple pie is a good bet.
Lee is roused out of his thoughts by Pearl.. and so he struggles a little concentrate on her enough to give her a response.
Lee looks out the window: I’ll just have coffee.
Pearl: no pie?
Lee: No. Thank you [all things considered, Lee is quite restrained with her!]
Pearl: what about the missus? [err you can address her directly pearl she’s right there..I wonder if that irks Amanda.. ]
Amanda: ahh just coffee.. that’s fine.. just coffee..
Pearl: well. You’re sure that’s all you want?
Amanda: yes. That’ll.. that’s all.
thank you very much.
Pearl gives them a look and a head toss – darn coffee drinkers!
Amanda’s attention though is immediately on Lee..
Amanda: are you okay?
Lee looks out the window and lets out a big breath.
Lee is not okay.
Lee: Ohhhh!!! we’ve got to find out what’s going on. It is driving me crazy! [I like the ‘we’!]
Amanda: Look, you’ll find out…
.. You really do care about him don’t you.
Lee stops a second..
and seems to catch himself- he does care about him..
As much as he was trying to convince himself he doesn’t.. and hasn’t done for a lot of years – he does..
He seems to shock himself a little here..
Lee: well.. he is my uncle.
Amanda is very gentle with Lee..
Amanda: I know and he’s-
Grrr Amanda gets interrupted by Pearl delivering the coffee!
Pearl: It’s not too late to change your mind about the pie!
Amanda: No! No Pie! Just Coffee! Thank you!
Even Amanda gets short with her, and that’s saying something!
Pearl storms off!
…Lee is oblivious..
Lee: how could I have let this happen!
[That is so Lee isn’t it!! feeling responsible!!]
Amanda: it wasn’t your fault.
Lee: well I’m the one who stashed him at your place.
Amanda: that’s because you thought he’d be safe there.
Lee: I’ve got to concentrate on finding him! Now let’s backtrack. We arrived at your place at approximately…
[I’m confused.. We??? why did Lee say we arrived??? he didn’t drop the colonel?]
Amanda: 1-18. I know because I just put the first batch of cookies in the oven and I checked my watch.
Lee: right. right, now.. did he say where he’d been or..talked to anybody?
Amanda: not a word. Lt Mauntel dropped him off.
Lee didn’t know about Mauntel, he thought the colonel was going to take a taxi.. Aie! Seems Mauntel is the only potential baddie would could have known where the Colonel was.. Lee is suddenly feeling more optimistic! and he rushes them out of the cafe and away from annoying Pearl! [I do wonder if he left her a tip!! ]
Lee and Amanda head to Lt Mauntel’s hotel to speak to him.. no-one’s home… so it’s sneaky spy time!
Lee gets out his lock pick and tells Amanda: you keep a lookout!
Amanda: right! All clear! whoooo!!!
Magically two staff appear in the corridor she just said was clear a second ago! Amanda!! you are a lousy lookout! tee hee.. [Okay, in Amanda’s defence.. it is possible they both came out of one of the rooms rather than just walked down the hallway-right?]
The staff find Lee and Amanda on their knees, searching the carpet in front of the Lt’s room.
Amanda: Ohhh it’s got to be around here somewhere sweetheart!
A bellboy says hello.
Amanda: I’ve lost my contact lense!
Lee: Oh darling. [ I thought Lee said oh darn here!! but darling sounds better!! Thanks for pointing this out Morley!]
Bellboy: Ahh gee let me give you some help.
Amanda: oh thank you so much!
Bellboy: I’m usually pretty good at this.
Amanda: Ohh this happens to me all the time I think my left eyeball is smaller than my right eyeball (rofl! that line is not in the script! maybe a KJ ad-lib. I love it!) ..and I you know what..
Lee: is that it there?
Amanda: oh I can’t see a thing!
Lee leaps for it! : Ohh there it is!!!
Amanda: Ohhh my!! Oh ohhh!!!
[awh.. a lovely bonus hand hold too! ]
Lee: there it is!!!!!
Amanda: Ohh thank you!!!
lots of huge smiles.. very over the top- funny!!!
Lee: we got it!
Amanda: you are the smartest thing!
Lee: haa haaa well thank you honey!!
[I love how they both keep hold of the errrrr ‘contact lense’ ]
Amanda to the bellboy: thank you so much for your help.
Bellboy: No problem Ma’am.
Amanda: okay, have a good day now!
The moment he is gone they silently go into Mauntel’s room.. [LOL the script has Amanda complain that the bellboy called her Ma’am! ]
Lee and Amanda are adorable here aren’t they?!! Love all the smiles and gushy mushy sweethearts and compliments while they hunt for Amanda’s contact lense- not to mention all the touching that goes on between these two here! And.. to top it all off, they are working well with each other and are very in-sync!
Before we head into the hotel room, I’ll finish up there for now.. this post is a good length. Hey can I ask you all a question.. are you happy with the level of detail I go into? If there is a general vibe of ‘please skip the boring bits’ so we can go a little faster, I am happy to change how I do things a bit- so feel free to be honest – I am very happy! but I could also be just as happy to go into less detail if you prefer- so let me know you lovely people!!
Okay bye for now!! Thanks for reading!