Back to Amanda’s.. and there’s a war going on! Jamie and Phillip are fighting again? LOL! Only this time they are playing!! They’re playing at war!
Sheets and blankets are everywhere!!!
Amanda yells to Dotty that the war is still on: Looks like it’s going to be a long siege!
Whooooo Nice Turban Phillip – think maybe Amanda could borrow it?? for ohhhh about 7 episodes?!
Jamie and Phillip are play sword fighting with a broom stick and toy sword.. ahhhh boys if only you knew- your mother has been rescued by a man sword fighting to save her.. –swoony!
Jamie: can we sleep in our tents tonight?
Phillip or Jamie: Sneak Attack!!!!
Phillip or Jamie: yeah!!!!!!!
Amanda: Hey! there will be no loud sneak attack while people are sleeping.
Phillip: Sneak attacks are quiet Mother.
[Is it just me or does that sound weird? does Phillip usually call Amanda ‘mother’? or is he being a bit cheeky??]
And with that.. Amanda is saved by the bell the doorbell!
Taking this opportunity, Phillip stabs Jamie to death!
Nahhhh just pretend! but they make the most of their little dramatic moment here
As you can see…Phillip goes for a subtle performance here as he cheers at his brother’s ‘death’!
Suddenly Dotty appears from nowhere and gets them to come out and help her with the weeding.. weeding?? and no protests? they were in the middle of having fun??
Ahh I see.. we conveniently need all the family outside the house so coming up – Lee can come in the house! LOL!!!
Amanda opens the door to a random middle aged woman saying Hello! and letting her into her house before she even knows who she is? LOL!!! Amanda you are in the spy biz now you’ve got to stop that! Margaret was middle aged and harmless looking in Spiderweb and she almost put you in prison!
Uh oh!!!! It’s Mrs Woodrow, and spot check time for the MOTYA! Wow.. this MOTYA thing is weird..It’s sweet but at the same time – so stereotypical a take on what makes a good mother – that it makes my skin crawl!!! [sorry if you like it!] Tell her to go away Amanda..
Mrs Woodrow: We’re running a spot check on your house today.
Amanda: Spot Check?
[ love how her voice cracks here! Knowing what a disaster area her family room looks like!]
Mrs Woodrow: You are Amanda King?!
Amanda: Oh yes.
eh? She’s seen a picture of her and should know what she looks like already!
Mrs Woodrow: ohhh gooooood! We want to see how you run your house, you know, sort of a surprise visit!
Without asking, Mrs Woodrow just heads into the family room – I find this really rude!!! I don’t care about the award! Amanda isn’t impressed and mumbles to herself: More like a sneak attack.
[mothers are as cunning as any agent Amanda! ]
Amanda rushes behind a stunned Mrs Woodrow, who has arrived in Sudan!
Mrs Woodrow: are you doing your laundry?
Amanda: No this is the Sudan 1885
Mrs Woodrow: of course it is.
Amanda: well you see Phillip and Jamie are studying the battle of Kartoom at school and so we.. we sort of recreated the Sudan in 1885.
Mrs Woodrow: Oh.. Oh!
well.. They say an orderly house begins with a clean kitchen!
[ go jump Mrs Woodcow!]
Mrs Woodrow heads into the kitchen and Amanda squeezes her eyes shut and says: the kitchen… is the supply line to… Kartoom.
Mrs Woodcow: this is your kitchen?
Whooo seems they ate marshmallows, peanut butter and oreo cookies in the 1885 battle of Sudan.. Okay I think bonus points to Amanda for the interactive learning: but penalty points for the food- that stuff’ll kill ya! funny.. Mrs Woodcow doesn’t mind the junk.. she just wants order!
Again! Amanda is saved by the bell! the doorbell!!! It’s Lee!! Lee: are you the lady who called about the ants?
Love how Lee arrives and Amanda tries to close the front door on him!
Oh Lee of all the moments to burst in announcing there were ants! Right when Mrs Woodrow is checking the supply line to Khartoum in the kitchen!
Lee quietly: yeah.
Mrs Woodrow from the kitchen: Ants??!!!!!
We immediately see Lee, Mr Shoot Out Bug control (LOL!!) realise someone else is in the house..
Amanda quietly: Lee I’m being judged.
Lee: for what?
Mrs Woodrow: Did you say Ants????!!!!!!
[rofl! I love this pic!!]
Lee: Yes Ma’am! You got ‘em, We get ‘em!…
… They’re usually in the kitchen…
… it’s those crumbs. [Marshmallows!!]
Vacuuming helps. Do you have a vacuum?
[ Ohhhhh Leeeeee!!! of all the things to say!!]
Amanda frantic: yes I have a vacuum! [she sure does.. we see it at the start of every single episode in the credits Lee! haven’t you been watching? ] What I don’t have is Ants!
Lee just heads straight for the kitchen without seeking any permission from Amanda either! Ugh!!!
[love how Amanda grabs him on the back!] Gee for a bug guy who has never been to this house before- he knows where the kitchen is?!
Amanda to Mrs Woodrow: Why don’t you go and check the upstairs…
…There’s no war up there or anything it’s perfectly safe there are no ants up there there are no ants there are no ants in the kitchen either! I don’t-
[Mrs Woodrow just walks off stopping Amanda mid sentence. I think Amanda said all that with one breath! ] Amanda rushes to the kitchen..err supply line!
In the family room, Lee is confused over all the chaos. Lee: what’s this?
Without another word Amanda just shoves Lee threw the sheets into the kitchen – haaaaa go Amanda!!! and Lee let’s her!
Amanda: why didn’t you call?
Lee: You’re phone is off the hook.
Amanda: …. that other lady is here judging me (starting to sound a little upset!) for the Arlington Mother of the Year contest.
Realisation dawns!!! Lee looks down at his outfit!
[So this is what the top of Lee’s head looks like! LOL! ]
Lee: Ohhhh I’m sorry…
[Awhhh!!] ha.. it’s the wrong disguise isn’t it.
Sweet that Lee looks sad when Amanda explains how the lady is there to judge her for the mother of the year contest, he immediately realises what he’s done- and says sorry?!! whooo hooooo!!!
Amanda takes a deep breath, it’s not his fault.. so she asks him what he wants.. I like how Lee just comes straight out with it and tells Amanda she was right she did see a murder.. Lee wants her to come look at mug shots and see if she can identify the killer.. Amanda says she can try, but explains she didn’t get a good look at the other man in the passenger seat. Hey! Amanda!!! equal opportunity baddies please!!!
oh the irony, she didn’t even see the woman in the front seat.. thought she was a man..but because Rita thinks she can identify the guy in the passenger seat Amanda must die.. LOL! ( Hey, do you think Amanda saw the hair of the person sitting in the passenger seat and thought it was a bloke? rofl!!! Ohhhh it is too much.)
It’s lovely to see Lee being so nice.. and whooo I like that his hair is all normal again..
Lee reassures Amanda to just do the best she can.. he has to go see the senator who the dead guy was a staffer for.. Lee tells her to go on to the agency and Billy( his assistant) will get Amanda started.. Ohhh that is too funny!!! Maybe Lee thought if he said Francine would get her started that Amanda wouldn’t go don’t get me started! They go to leave the kitchen and reminiscent of A relative situation, Amanda holds back Lee to make sure the coast is clear! He doesn’t mind!!
[btw- I didn’t realise we had a moment of Lee and Amanda ‘between the sheets’ so early in the show!!! tee hee.. sorry! couldn’t resist!]
Lee very loudly: Weeeell since you didn’t have any ants I won’t charge you for the visit alright?
It’s sweet how Lee makes sure the judge lady hears there are no ants!! awh.. Lee in orange overalls.. hmmm… makes me think prisoner or something! much prefer the yummy black overalls or whooo the blue overalls.. sorry my mind wanders when I think of those hero overalls!
Lee leaves via the front door…
Amanda has a second to gather herself- hooray someone believes her about the murder! phew!!
but Mrs Woodrow does another sneak attack on Amanda!
Mrs Woodrow: You have a very active household Mrs King. [ whooo and that’s bad is it?! ]
Hey the MOTYA committee are very thorough- they went forward in time, to do a spot check on Amanda’s spot check.. and took a photo of Amanda here at the door, and then published it the day before in the newspaper announcing she was a finalist!
I guess they ‘have their ways’! too funny! [Have I made you dizzy??]
btw.. what is Amanda wearing?!! Oh wait.. good news!!! she’s not wearing the fugly earrings!!!
I’ll finish up here with a mention that Rita’s two goons, Foreman and Kincaid are outside Amanda’s home… ready and waiting to pounce!
Kincaid: why don’t we dust her off now.
Foreman: Because it’s grand central in there! sooo we wait.
The baddies… are… waiting…. duh duh duuuhhhhhh..
Okay guys.. that’s enough smk for one post!! don’t want to overload you!! Thanks for reading! I’d really love to hear your insights, feedbacks, questions anything you’d like to share! byeeee for now!!!