Sooooo with Amanda in danger.. where did Lee rush to?? Amanda right?? Nahhh.. The Senator’s office! LOL!!! The Senator is still hitting the booze (guilt will do that to ya Senator- come clean!). Lee storms into his office unannounced… Haaa funny Senator Hoffmeir sounds like he has caught Lee’s cold.. ha haaa Lee reads to the Senator his entry on the page of the trick book.. Lee: let’s see if you’re familiar with these shall we… [Yes Lee, a little more sex and scandal.. oh yawn!] …he dresses up, he wants to talk… [ yeah go ahead and humiliate the guy.. is that really necessary??] …he prefers blondes. [Love how this is a PG version of a trick book! I find the ‘likes blondes’ part interesting.. given what we have seen about Lee’s taste in women so far..meeting Randys etc.!! Especially given the ‘you’re scum’ look Lee is directing at the Senator! I love that look from Lee tee hee] The Senator tries to intimidate Lee, treating him condescendingly – he even calls him ‘son’! ugh!!!…[Go ahead and humiliate him Lee!!! He deserves it!! ] He threatens Lee’s career.. reminds Lee that, as a Senator, he has lots of connections.. IMHO that is just the sort of thing that would make Lee’s character even more determined to see things through! Lee looks at the Senator like is worse than a piece of Lint (A nod to Von Snob!) okay – Radioactive Lint maybe?! Lee reminds the Senator.. this isn’t sex scandal, this is murder! Come on!!! Spill!! [I think Lee should remind him of what the trick book says – this guy ‘likes to talk’ – maybe a blonde ahem not thinking of anyone in particular okay Francine would have been a better choice to ask the questions here! ] Nah.. this is all about Intense Lee –putting the screws in the Senator to do his job! [remember my reference to that earlier?? this episode has taken soooo long I would not be surprised if you didn’t!] Lee implies the Senator could be implicated in the murder of Gelles.. points out his voting record.. please! spill! put us out of our misery here!! Someone is pressuring the Senator and Lee wants to know who it is.. [Pal!] ohh geee.. maybe… a lobbyist?? who you saw in his office?? whose job it is to influence voting??!!! Whooo Lee tells the Senator that Sachs was just shot.. and he warns him that if he is the only one left, he could be the next target! [well actually there is Amanda.. she is a target!] Ahhh… swoony!!! Intense Lee!!!!! The Senator says he wants protection.. LOL! surely he already has protection! he’s a flipping Senator!!!!!!! what a wimp!!! Lee waits for the Senator’s answer.. Finally Lee hears the all important name that he couldn’t have figured out for himself. Hoffmeir: Rita Holden! Lee is suddenly freaking out at this shocking news! Lee: oh my god Amanda!!!! and he rushes off to find her.. I love a ‘Amanda’s in danger?? Ohh nooooooes!!!’ moment as much as the next person.. but this is all pretty weird to me! Lee already knows a killer is still on the loose before he visits Hoffmeir.. [maybe he wanted to be sure it wasn’t Hoffmeir himself?? but then in his questioning he seems to assume this is not the case??] Why when Lee finds out the head baddie is Rita does he immediately exclaim ” Oh my god Amanda!” – why is it worse for Amanda that it is Rita? Really weird! [Maybe Lee has experienced the horror of knowing there is someone else who has your haircut?! Then again, of course Lee would have no idea what it would be like to know the person looks better with it that you do!!!!! Not!!! Possible!!! ] To me it makes more sense for Lee to have exclaimed like this at the agency when they figured out she was not safe!!! Or he would have found Amanda first and given her protection first.. or sent some other agents… Again, I think there has been some rewriting that’s gone on here.. and it hasn’t worked!! ohhh what the heck I will go with it! There is nothing like seeing Lee in panic mode over Amanda’s safety ( swoon..) – I am glad I got to see that! Back at the MOTYA ceremony which is about to commence. Dotty and the boys haven’t arrived.. So Amanda is preoccupied with searching for them. Rita looks at one of the crafts on the table trying to blend in.. Ohhh wait!!! I think it’s a clown doll!!! [IT would have been Rita’s favourite tv character as a child!!] – ugh!!! Rita and children’s toys? don’t make me gag!! Still, it’s a lovely juxtaposition of what kind of woman Rita is.. and what kind of woman a MOTY nominee would be! Rita plants the smoke bombs.. and the awards ceremony commences.. with still no sign of Dotty and the boys.. Whooo lovely shot of Action Lee looking desperate to get to Amanda!!! Lots of Intense Lee goodness!!! A lovely little reminder that Lee is on his way to Amanda!!! [err finally! and yes it’s never explained how he knew where she was.. I like to think they are such good friends now Amanda told him the big ceremony was on today! ] Go Lee!! Love how we can see Lee takes a huge breath to calm himself.. [He’s Mr Determined..but he’s not cool and detached either – Just the way I like him when Amanda’s in danger ] Back to the MOTYA – I just love all the random knick knack thingies that are around on the tables.. just what was the rationale for props that day? Stuff mums would like? tee heee.. so random! Especially the Red Adidas sneakers amongst all the homely stuff.. I Love how Rita sits in the audience looking very suspicious!!!! too funny!!! as she plants another smoke bomb under the middle table..[No!! not the table with all the yummy cakes!! ] Mrs Woodrow’s speech is ummm interesting.. : a mother’s little jobs are endless and her many little victories go by- Rita interrupts.. and screams there’s a fire!!! Love Mrs Woodrow’s reaction!: Oh oh ohhh!!!! don’t panic!!!! Rita manages to yell over the top of Mrs Woodrow (who has the microphone!) : fire! Everybody Out! and you guessed it.. everyone listens to Rita! [I wanted to hear the end of that weird and wonderful gem of Mrs Woodrow’s.. victories?] … in the chaos Rita pulls the gun on Amanda.. LOL when she does this and Rita and Amanda are looking at each other?? It looks to me like it should be a scene out of Odds on a Dead Pigeon! [Will Lee be able to tell them apart?? oh my gosh!!! tee hee.. ] Ohhh hoooo hooo.. this is too funny!!! There was a line in the script here where Amanda says to Rita – but I didn’t recognise you!! I even thought you were a man! Roflmbo! If she had said that to Rita in the episode that would have been the funniest line of the episode (at least to me!) given the lousy haircut Rita has (and Amanda shares!). Lee arrives just in time to see Rita leading Amanda out of the hall.. Why when coming out of the hall, is everyone coming out coughing – except for Rita, Amanda and Lee? !!! Rita forces Amanda into a car and tells her to drive [Is it just me or would it have been hilarious if Rita had forced her in and told her to drive- only for us all to find that the car is a manual (stick shift) and Amanda can’t drive it!!! ].. Lee does his jump on the bonnet (‘hood’ to Americans yes??!!) move and he isn’t letting go and losing Amanda!!! Rita yells at Amanda to floor it – basically hurting Lee by doing so.. but Amanda refuses, she isn’t going to play along.. Amanda whacks Rita’s gun.. [LOL! I love how you can see the gun go flying!!!] …they struggle.. Wow.. go Amanda!!! Look how far she has come!! I think this is soooo great how Amanda steps up here and doesn’t just acquiesce to Rita’s demands.. Rita who is holding a gun on her!! why?? I think she steps up because – there was no way she was going to do what she asked and hurt Lee – awh!!! Lee watches on as the two women struggle! Rita stomps Amanda’s foot down hard on the accelerator.. Love the crazy eyes Rita shows us here – once last time! Kill Leeeeee!!!!! Someone- I don’t care who! slams on the brakes.. Lee goes magically flying.. ahem.. Ouchy!!!!!!! Rita tries to run for it.. Do you notice, not only does Lee Magically come closer to the car in his moment of unconsciousness- but the car has actually moved and is now much closer to and facing the curb rather than down the street.. Oh yes.. Lee has been reading that Magic Trick book me thinks.. ahem.. Lee recovers in time to pull a gun on Rita yelling at her to stop running: Don’t make me do it Rita [ ohhh go on Lee!! ] Rita: you wouldn’t actually shoot a lady would you? [pretty sexist of you Rita!!! ] Lee: no, but I would shoot you. Ohhh Cheese alert!!!!! rofl! that is sooooo cheesy!!!! but.. I love it!! It wiped that smile right off Rita’s face! [Which BTW puts a big smile on mine!! ] Whoo I love how Lee whispers to Amanda: are you alright? Amanda: yeah 🙂 Call me crazy.. but hair-don’t and fugly earrings don’t matter- I think Amanda looks really pretty in this moment with her smile at Lee!! I love how Lee looks warmly at Amanda… then looks back up at Rita and his whole expression changes… …no more flirtin with Rita now!!! She’s getting the ‘you’re scum’ look! [ha!!! That’s a YSL! It’s Yves Saint Laurent no more!! haaa!] So what do you think of this whole idea of ‘lady’ ?? We still have the tag to go – which also refers to this (IMHO) but I think the episode hints that superficial charms pale in comparison to a good hearted lady and only living for the superficial is a recipe for an unhappy life. There is no doubt from Lee’s behaviour here that he can totally see the difference- Squeeeeee!!! Soooo come on everyone! What do you think? do tell!!! I love to hear from my fellow smk fans! I’m just a little old smk fan like you- [who feels compelled to blurt out all her smk thoughts on a blog and call herself ‘iwsod’ ] – LOL!! but.. I relish hearing what other people think!!! So jump on in and say hi – and share your opinions!!! Next up – It’s Randy Baby time!! 🙂
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