Lee has taken Amanda to the hospital after she inhaled that gas that knocked her out – we see Karen and Gordon are waiting in the hospital parking lot for them..
Inside, we join Lee leaving the emergency dept. to walk down the hall with the doctor…
Doc: Well first, we’ll run all the usual tests.
Lee: I don’t want you to run the usual tests..
[at this we see Amanda jump into the hallway behind them! LOL! it’s like you assume from the way Lee and the doc are talking that she is in a hospital bed somewhere – but noooo she’s right behind them! full of beans too!]
…I want you to run every test that you can think of.
Amanda tries to get a word in: I really don’t think I-
Lee is takin charge!!! Me thinks it’s how he deals with freakin out!
Amanda (while Lee and the Doc talk): I really feel fine now.
Lee: Until the agency lab runs that vial we won’t know what gas they used. It may be toxic and there may be side effects.
[Lee doesn’t look at Amanda the whole time he speaks.. I think he’s trying to focus on the job at hand!]
Amanda: I really feel great-
Doc: we’ll keep her under surveillance.. ( surveillance?? is this a doctor or an agent? LOL! I guess he’s both.. but err usually doctors keep their patients under observation no?! LOL! the Script says ‘observation’! ) …for 24 hours.
Amanda: ohhh nooo 24 hours is too long!
[I think Lee knows Amanda isn’t going to like this one bit!]
…Oh nooo mother and the boys are in the hotel and I can’t leave them there alone-
[Okay this is the point where Amanda starts to get mad!!! That doc just completely cut her off!!!]
Doc to Lee: You will call me as soon as your lab boys get an answer [yes.. only men work in labs in smk world ]
Amanda: you dont-
Doc to Lee: now I don’t think there’s any major nerve damage or anything like that, I think she’ll be fine.
Amanda: Excuse me there. Not only will I be fine- I’m here!!
Amanda: I’m right here!!! and you’re talking about me but I’m here. and I feel terrific and every thing is great and I don’t
understand why you’re talking about me when I’m not-
[I think Lee starts in with a little smile here during this Amanda ramble.. he seems to finally allow himself to register she’s there and not happy!! At least.. this is my guess…thoughts?]
Doc interrupts her: She seems upset…
…That’s natural. We’ll talk later.
Lee: Ah thank you.
Ohhhh dear.. Lee can see he has to make this okay with Amanda! And.. she ain’t happy! I feel for Amanda as Lee and the doctor talk about her like she isn’t there.. Ugh!! I am surprised the doc didn’t pat her on the head and tell her to be a good little woman and hush up while the men look after her! I am glad Amanda is not okay with this talking about her like she’s not there.. shame on you Doc! [what’s he a doctor in anyway- philosophy?!]
Lee (in a gentle chastening tone): Amanda.
(He just wants her to be safe.. and Lee is new at this whole caring thing I think that’s what’s going on here with him.. thoughts anyone?? do tell!)
Amanda: That’s not fair…
… That’s.. argh..
[ hey Lee she isn’t perfect.. she has feelings! make this right Mr!]
Amanda turns to Lee..: Ahh.. Lee..
Amanda quickly and quietly: I don’t know why you brought me to a hospital. I don’t know why you want me to stay…
… I don’t wanna be in a hospital. I shouldn’t be in a hospital.
Amanda’s upset.. awh.. poor Amanda! I’m so glad she is honest with Lee though.. It’s lovely to see they are close enough now to deal with this honestly.
Lee pulls out the big guns.. He grabs her by both arms – making sure he has her attention.
Lee: Amanda, Listen.
Amanda turns to look at him.
Lee quietly: what’s the harm in running a few tests?
Amanda: I don’t want to run-
Lee interrupts: for your own peace of mind.
Oh dear.. Lee this isn’t going to cut it! Time to step up buddy!
Amanda: I don’t need peace of mind. I have perfect peace of mind. My mind is-
Lee: Okay then. Okay!…
… For (quietly) .. mine.
He looks Amanda in the eye and points to himself.. then he does that cute eyebrow raise mannerism he does when he’s a bit nervous!
He does it in Ship of Spies..Spiderweb.. I think I mentioned this in Car wars- yep found it! Is he also wearing the same tie as that dry-cleaning scene?? No way!!
Lee finally admits what this is all about! and he’s got to be freaking out that Amanda is in this situation because of him! awh..
They silently look at each other for a moment..
Amanda: You mean if-
Lee: Hmmm [ aha! I just saw a dimple! ]
Lee nods silently.
Lee: now come on, you’re in here.
Lee tries to move the conversation on from this touchy feely moment haaaa.. pointing to where her room is but Amanda is frozen in place!
He grabs her by the arm and quietly urges her to move: Come on!
She’s not moving Lee.. she’s got something she wants to say- call me crazy but Lee is so cute here it’s like he is nervous about all this genuine stuff! He realises she isn’t moving and has something to say.
Still smiling, Amanda: Lee. That’s really very sweet.
Lee smiles – okay! now Amanda is happy to move into the room!
haaaa! love it!!! Lee is all over the place here in this scene – isn’t it fabulous??!!!
Amanda goes on ahead of him to the room and we can just make out Lee behind Amanda grinning from ear to ear.
Then! He gives the back of her a look like- ohhhh boy!!!!
I really want to hear what you all think.. though I’ll share my own thinking too..
I think this is such a lovely moment- The script describes this admission of Lee’s as: ‘It is a totally honest statement of caring.’
How great is that! I’m trying to think: has Lee every directly said the words like this? that he cares about her?? Can anyone think of a moment??
Right now I can’t think of a time before this! LOL.. it could just be because it’s all very swoony and my mind is blank! Even in the moment in Car wars with the dry-cleaning – Lee doesn’t directly say ‘I care about you – you are what matters’.. he makes an indirect statement that means the same thing (Well that just underlines how Car Wars does not belong after this episode!). Oopsie I digress..
In this moment Lee was very vulnerable.. Amanda was very vulnerable –[No wonder it reminds me of their wedding in ship of spies!!Hmm I think I need to watch that again ] This is pretty scary and new territory for our superspy I think his look at the end is one big – ‘phew!!! that was intense.. and kinda scary!’ Because Amanda is really important to him, because he told her to do this for him because he cares about her and needs the peace of mind.. and because there was a lot at stake- he really needed her to stay in the hospital where she would be safe.. from whatever toxin could have harmed her.. or whoever was trying to get Lee and now inexplicably, get Amanda – I think with Amanda tucked away in hospital safe, he has the peace of mind to deal with the person trying to hunt him down!
I bet you will all put it much better then me.. Go for it!! So what’s going on with Lee here everyone?? What do you make of how Amanda responds? What’s she to think of all this??
I’m sure you will be full of wonderful ideas.. swoony thoughts.. and fabulous insights! I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this last scene!
By the way – Amanda being drugged by someone who is seeking revenge on Lee?? Hmm sounds just like the plot of DOA doesn’t it!! teee hee.. well, now I can see very well why they wanted to rearrange the order a little.. though come on.. putting car wars next with the long hair is nuts! Still.. you wonder just what they were thinking doing two major plots of old baddies coming back to get Lee!
Another random thought- Amanda’s opposition to things here I think is important for the big confrontation that’s coming.. Amanda is not just going along with anything.. she’ s not happy and Lee knows it!
Is it just me or is it strange that we never hear Lee ask Amanda what happened with the phone call?? and tell her what happened with the shotgun?!! He still has no idea what happened.. LOL.. He could at least work out someone imitated Amanda’s voice – the person doesn’t have to look like Amanda for that so it gives nothing away – but makes sense plot wise. Seems to me they have really stretched things in order to have the big pay off of the two Karen reveals that are coming.. meh!
Still, with such a lovely lovely scene here between Lee and Amanda I can’t complain – you know, this whole ‘Lee that’s really very sweet’ line and then moment that follows was not in the script??!!! Glad they didn’t follow the script here! Well done smk!!!
In the script only:
They had Lee say: Okay then. for mine.
They silently look at each other.
then.. [I’ll copy what the script says here]:
A nurse approaches, pausing at the doorway across the hall. She gives Lee an appreciative appraisal, then reacts to the lunch box he carries. Lee notices her scrutiny.
Lee: Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Amanda: His favourite.
the nurse disappears into the room. Amanda and Lee exchange a smile, the moment broken.
Okay.. sooo what do you think about this???!!! Do tell!!
Anyway, I am busting to hear your thoughts.. must go watch this scene again. about 10 times.. very swoony! byeee for now!