Karen the court jester helps herself to Amanda’s house… we see Gordon is anxious to know what’s happening and he calls her on the baddie phone – this week: it’s black! whooo!
Karen has made herself comfy on Amanda’s sofa with a nice stiff drink- She’s reading Amanda’s mail?
Ugh.. She is so horrible!! there’s an interesting extra in the script here.. I’ll come back to it..
Gordon’s stressing.. what if Lee knows Amanda is away and so he doesn’t call? Ugh.. he is so annoying!!
Gordon: what are you doing now?
Karen: I’m having a chat with you Gordon and if Stetson tries to call the line will be busy. Karen hangs up on him! haaa
Too funny Gordon does that Lee thing of looking down the phone line!
Karen goes back to reading Amanda’s mail… and she’s bored with it 😉
At least in TV land, she doesn’t have to wait long for Lee to call! 🙂
Before I get onto Lee’s call, I can’t pass up this little exchange which is in the first draft of the script, but somehow got the cut (boo!) :
Before Karen hangs up on Gordon..
Gordon: what if she told Stetson she’s be out of town?!
Karen (LOL or Gerta according to the script 😉 ): Then I’ve been living on canned soup for nothing. They cleaned out the refrigerator before they left.
Gordon: what are you doing?
Karen: Catching up on her correspondence. Some of it’s not too bad. A lot of tentative passion from somebody named Dean. I can see why she got rid of him. [How fabulous is that??!!!]
Gordon: you’re reading old love letters somebody wrote her? That’s disgusting.
Karen: Bugging her house isn’t? Secretly filming her isn’t?
Gordon: I had my reasons for doing that.
Karen: So have I. I’m bored. Let’s not start talking morality shall we?!
At this, the script has Karen hang up on Gordon.. the phone quickly rings again and she assumes it’s Gordon.. It’s not!! It’s Lee!! and she accidentally answers the phone with: Look Gordon, I don’t-
Lee cuts her off wanting to know who Gordon is- sorta busted!!!
This slip of the tongue plays later into a scene. I wish they had kept it in! So I’ll return to this part of the story then.. oh and I loved loved loved the line about Dan errr Dean! . So.. leaving what was originally in the script behind.. we go back to the actual episode!
So, we had Karen hang up on Gordon.. then the phone quickly rings again and it’s Lee! but in the episode Amanda answers with a friendly hello 🙂 and pulls it off nicely..
[Oh my.. is it just me or is Lee’s voice sounding really deep?!]
Lee is calling to see if Amanda can work- things are busy at the agency.. and he was confused over whether Amanda’s weekend away was this weekend or next weekend.. [on ‘that camping thing’ ] Karen explains it was this weekend but she was feeling unwell so didn’t go.. Lovely Lee says if she’s unwell don’t worry – awh!! but Karen reassures him it’s just an allergy..
Karen says she can’t get there as she doesn’t have a car so Lee offers to come get her. Isn’t he lovely going out of his way to give Amanda work (and ahem.. probably see her and spend some time with her! I like to think so!!)
Karen: I tell you what, in case I’m upstairs and I don’t hear you why don’t I just leave the front door unlocked.
[ awh!!! at this Lee looks almost proud- like wow.. I get to use the front door?!]
Lee: okay great. Bye.
So sweet how Lee smiles as he hangs up the phone.. happy to have done a good deed and err help Amanda get some work! err no it’s not that he’ll see Amanda or anything Ha!
So… the scene is set.. Lee is on his way…
Lee arrives and we see Karen is parked in her car on the opposite side watching.. [stalking?!]
LOL! Karen didn’t just leave the front door unlocked – she left it slightly ajar! How flippin ridiculous!!!
You don’t need to be a superspy to approach this with caution!
Lee calls out but gets no answer.. he hesitates..calls out to Amanda again.. still no answer.. he pulls out his gun.. and carefully approaches the door..[whooo Lee holding the gun in his right hand? you don’t see that very often!]
Lee stands to the side and shoves the door open.. LOL The front door is booby trapped with a shotgun ready to go..
Only a superspy would notice that weird string connected to the door handle! rofl!!! Very subtle!!
and even more shockingly- Amanda’s carpets are looking rather frayed! 😉
Lee survives [are you surprised?!} Guess that bullet went right through the front door.. and then where?? did it hit Lee’s car? Kill the neighbour opposite?! Karen sees Lee has survived and takes off in her car – she’s not hanging around to be seen..
Lee on high alert enters Amanda’s home..
Okay.. time for Lee to officially really freak out- there’s alcohol and cigarettes on the table!!!!
and *gulp* extra extra scary- there are dirty dishes in the sink!!!!
That’s outrageous!!! (I guess Karen was so cocky she didn’t care about the evidence that would be left behind.. hmm) That’s a whole lot of mess for one woman.. how long was she there?? she was wearing the same clothes! Hmm..
Love the pensive intense look from Lee here the panic is very swoony! Almost like you can sense is terrified he’ll come around the corner and find Amanda’s dead body!
Okay call me crazy but I see plot holes all over this!
Yes- other than the’ have plastic surgery and look just like Amanda’ deal!
Karen leaving makes more sense with the way this scene was originally done in the script.. she hid in the bushes and shot at him and was at risk of being discovered as the shooter.. but here?? I really don’t get it!!
Why didn’t Karen just greet Lee and get in the car with him? then pull a gun on him?? She knew he was picking her up to take her TO THE AGENCY!!!!! Why didn’t she get a lift with him to the agency – and see where he works?? Why set up the booby trap to kill him that wasn’t guaranteed to work?? She blew her one chance! Okay.. she is super keen on getting away clean- but that wasn’t a problem with killing Treloggen and Credle?!! And once she saw Lee didn’t get hit – why not run over there?? and scream Lee are you alright?? Hold me!!![Heck, you’d give it a go wouldn’t you??!! I know I sure would!! ] Why not pretend to be Amanda?? Why would you see Lee survive the booby trap and then just drive off????!!!!!
The only thing I can come up with is she isn’t as cocky about convincing Lee of her ‘Amanda identity’ as she acts.. so she tried to avoid seeing him..?? thoughts anyone??
[BTW- love the chimed smk theme we hear as Lee is all intense.. almost like he’s in another dimension or something!]
Okay I better finish up here for the moment.. Well this has got to be a record.. 18 minutes into the episode and Lee hasn’t even spoken to Amanda, much less seen her!!!!! Thoughts anyone????