Lee and Karen (pretending to be Amanda) exit the hospital and head for Lee’s car..
Lee: I wish I could tell you for how long we have to keep you out of circulation but everything depends on Redding’s next move.
LOL Karen is going for the say as little as possible tactic..!
Lee: And when he makes it.
Lee: what are you going to tell your mother and the kids?
Karen: Ah don’t worry about it! I’ll handle it.
I think Karen is confident here because she heard Amanda on the phone to her family earlier and saw she was dealing with it okay.
Lee smiles at her here.
Lee: you’re getting pretty good at this you know that.
[lovely to see a compliment from Lee meant for Amanda! Shame she can’t hear it! At the same time, this gives Karen a clue I think she misses! Lee is noting she has improved in dealing with her family – but Karen misses this!]
Karen keeping up the friendly banter responds: Well I’ve always been pretty good at it.
[Errr no you haven’t! and Lee knows it!! and you should know it too-if you were Amanda!!! Lee looks kind of blank- that comment is not even something Amanda would say even if it were true! I like the writing here.. kudos to the writers I love how they’ve given Lee little clues about Karen!]
Lee (quietly): yeah.
[The script says here Lee looks at Amanda here in response to this ‘always been good’ comment- The script says ‘the remark is uncharacteristic. He decides she must be joking.’]
They arrive at his car.. Karen is smiling away..
Lee: you know it’s strange. I haven’t even thought of Redding in years.
Karen: Well, obviously he’s been thinking about you!
Lee: yeah, well…
… he’s had the time for it.
[whoa.. what’s happened to Lee’s hair?? is it just me or is it suddenly spikier?? maybe it’s the wind..]
…that’s it. time. Seven years! We don’t even know where to begin looking for him.
[I think he is half expecting what’s coming.. he only just said earlier he knows Redding will find him..]
Karen makes her move- finally: Oh Lee, that’s no problem. I can take you right to him.
She says this with an Amanda tone and a big smile.. and suddenly- the act is dropped and the gun is aimed at Lee.
…Don’t try anything heroic because we’ve got Mrs King.
Lee takes a deep breath and responds calmly: what have you done with her?! [Love how he doesn’t for a second think this is Amanda still!]
Karen: Ah you’ll find out if you do exactly what I tell you to do.
At this Lee silently nods. he’ll do whatever he needs to in order to see Amanda again! awh!! Did Lee look shocked at this shocking reveal? Nope!! well.. not to me he didn’t… he knew something was wrong.. something was coming. just not quite sure what or how.. but he recovers very quickly here – I LOVE that the first thing out of Lee’s mouth when she does reveal herself to be fake Amanda, is to ask what they have done with Amanda.. Not how did you do this.. or who are you…. he just cares about Amanda!
Karen continues: Now, you can find out if you don’t cause me any problems. You walk around this car and get in.
[This scene looks funny to me! for Karen things are calm.. for Lee?? there’s wind blowing his hair all over! still.. nothing can distract me from swoony, determined Lee here.. ] Lee waits a second..
(gotta raise the suspense!!! ) then walks around to get in the car. When he’s behind her- you can see Karen was not 100% sure he’d do what she asked! [IMHO]
Once Lee gets to the other side of the car, Karen puts her handbag on the roof of the car, pointing the gun at him, disguised by her handbag.
(shades of the first scene with the pillow! I guess we are suppose to worry she’ll just shoot now!) She doesn’t though.. it’s just a warning not to try anything!
LOL that she ended up pulling a gun on Lee in the car park – surrounded by witnesses.. and none of them even notice anyway! Aie.. Haaaa!! I’ll leave that one!
In the car, Lee gives her a sideways glance. I guess it’s finally sinking in!
Lee: how the hell did you do it.
Time for Karen to brag.. and iwsod to gag!!
Karen points to her ear buttons! : what this little get up??
[rofl!!! yeah!! how did you do those ear buttons??!! sorry I get so distracted! they crack me up!]
Karen: well, plastic surgery, a good ear, a lot of rehearsal time.
Lee: I suppose it wouldn’t do me any good to ask who you are?
Karen: Oh I’m another American success story, no wants no warrants.
Lee: yeah I thought we had a line on all the top guns. I’m impressed.
[Whooo quite the little power struggle going on here! Lee tries to make a connection with Karen.. but IMHO it backfires a little.. ]
Karen: I’m quite excited that I impress you…
[Yep.. it’s so icky I think Lee retreats from that tactic! Ewww I do believe she is flirting now..I think she’s decided she can relax a bit and have some fun with this! ugh!! ]
…How do you feel about the Nordic type?…
…I think that might be my next look…
…Or do you prefer this.. ‘Amanda’ look hmm?
Lee: The real one. Yeah!
[whooooo!!! I love that line!!! it’s tough guy Lee saying he likes Amanda!!! squeeee!!! and the real Amanda look.. not ‘the look’!!]
Lee looks straight ahead.. spy mask in place.
Karen: you know, I was really disappointed to find out that you and she…
(at this point Lee snaps his head around suddenly to look at Karen)
…are only business acquaintances.
He looks away again..
Lee licks his lips here! errr thinking of Amanda?? or.. biting his tongue hmm?? or.. a bit of both?!
Stupid Karen!!! she sees things very black and white doesn’t she!!! Lee and Amanda’s relationship isn’t black and white.. and isn’t full of shades of grey either- it’s full of colours!!! lots and lots of colours!
ugh.. Karen is simply awful.. is it naughty that I’m excited to see how he reacts to her thought? LOL! err Lee maybe it is a good thing you took it slow with Amanda eh!
…it could have been interesting. You’re very attractive.
At this Lee grunts.
This gives him noooo joy to hear whatsoever IMHO.
He turns to give her the ‘You’re scum’ glare –
whooooaaaaa!!!!! Intense Lee.. hooo haaa..
As he stares at her unblinking, she asks: do you find me attractive?
Lee glares.. he looks away thinking..
I think it’s all there in his eyes! sooo much!!
I think he’s thinking about Amanda..
Call me crazy.. but that looks like love in his eyes in the above pic!!!
[I slowed it down and took a pic frame by frame of this wonderful flicker of expression!]
He’s ready to answer..
Lee: I don’t know…
…I’ve never seen you.
Karen with evil glee: that’s right.
She signals for Lee to start the car..
I’m looking forward to hearing what you all think of this scene!
When Lee is doing his spy mode glare at Karen and she asks if he finds her attractive..What do you think is going on here guys??
I know, I’ve already said it looks like love in his eyes.. but do share your thinking too!!
I relate this moment of Lee’s back to what I thought was going on in the last scene.. something was missing when he looked at this Amanda!
Here in response to her question, I think Lee’s glaring at her thinking- well derr. you look like Amanda!… then Lee starts to think about Amanda-the real one- and how attractive he finds her!!! He realises: no wait.. I actually don’t find you attractive one bit – because you are not Amanda!!! It’s like here he realises why his alarm bells were ringing in the scene prior – and I think I see in his eyes enjoyment of who Amanda is –maybe this is nuts of me.. but that’s okay we can share our own nutty ideas!
I couldn’t really pin this down until I looked at his expressions frame by frame (I tell ya.. it was a sacrifice ) To me, Lee is thinking about Amanda.. awh!!!!
Lee doesn’t find Karen attractive, and he seems happy with this! The outside isn’t everything!!! hooo flippin ray!! Maybe Lee is also happy to realise he hadn’t lost that zing with Amanda after all
This is all highlighting how well he knows and enjoys Amanda now isn’t it.. All the plot holes in this episode brought us to this big payoff.. so I have a laugh at them and really don’t care It’s been worth it!!
Well must finish up here.. I think you guys will be able to put this much better than I! I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts! byeee everyone!!