Hi Everyone! Well this thread has been in need for a while now.. KC has shared her thoughts with us below so we can get the ball rolling here on this discussion- one location for discussing Amanda’s journey.. Apologies to Amanda’s character – I don’t have time to go through the episodes like I did with Lee – but if someone else would like to – we can have more than one post on this subject no problem.. the more the merrier! Or.. maybe I’ll get to it one day! There is no limit!
Thanks to KC for agreeing to share her comments on Amanda in a post and get the ball rolling on this! These thoughts are up to ALSALS and were originally posted in that thread.. I loved them- so asked KC if I could transfer them here
“I’m going to try to put my thoughts into some sort of order.
I see Amanda morphing and becoming more confident as a complete woman. I think she was always confident in her role as mother, but the divorce left her feeling unsure of herself in other areas.
Now, she has gained some confidence that among other things she has a knack for finding solutions (although also understanding that she also has a knack for getting into trouble—but the solutions outweigh the trouble).
She’s no longer just a mother; although she was very involved in volunteer causes before, now she’s doing something for her country—and making the world safer for her boys—and I think it gives her an extra feeling of usefulness and confidence.
What she does really matters and she’s happy being anonymous ‘cos she’s not the type to want fanfare, just an occasional honest thank you. Her “makeunder” highlights the fact that she’s competent–not just window dressing any more–and not a showboat.
She had a crush on Lee at the very beginning in season 1 and we saw her move past it—occasionally breaking down a bit, but we see that although she cares for him deeply—as a friend—by season 2 she’s packed her heart into a box and put it up onto a shelf in the cupboard.
She’s a very intuitive and sensible person, and she’s not going to give her heart to the playboy Scarecrow, but she does end up giving it to Lee.
In season 3 she takes the box off the shelf in the cupboard, but leaves her heart inside, occasionally cracking open the lid…”
What do you all think??
If you’d like to write a post of your own no problem we can post it too, otherwise feel free to share your thoughts on Amanda’s journey here..
In general, try not to go beyond where we are up to.. that way we don’t get into big discussions about upcoming episodes that haven’t been covered yet Though, if you really want to discuss the stuff ahead in detail- we can create another post for that if you like!
**Morley’s post on Amanda’s hair-don’t and Amanda’s journey will be next up!!
Happy Amanda discussing!!