14/15 Season Two, Episode 17: Odds on a Dead Pigeon-Scarecrow and Mrs King

So…Brace yourselves.. sooo much goodness is ahead of us!!! Got your smelling salts??  Lee has helped Amanda back up from the ledge, while Karen fell to her death.
Lee and Amanda immediately cling to each other for a second here – things are spinning out of control! whoa..
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It looks to me like Lee seems to have noticed Karen is kaput. He leans slightly towards the edge and has released Amanda with his left arm.. but still holds her with his right arm..
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Amanda? she’s clinging for dear life [go for it Amanda! Winking smile ] she really has had an awful shock!
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We cut to the view of Lee and finally see his reaction to all this.. he looks over the edge but Amanda chooses to avert her eyes..for now… Good idea Amanda..
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We see Lee as he looks down on Karen’s dead body- he lingers there a moment..
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I think this is hugely powerful- Lee isn’t looking down on Karen’s dead body: he doesn’t know what she looks like! he’s looking at Amanda’s!!!!!
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He looks horrified at what he sees.. I think that must be hugely shocking to see a body that looks just like Amanda: dead!!!! Knowing that if he had not known her so well- that could very well have been her- WOW!!!! I absolutely love the symbolism of this- they really milk the fact that Karen looks like Amanda for all it’s worth!!! great job Juanita Bartlett!!! I’m loving this ide2.17 ODDS ON A DEAD PIGEON.avi_002659359a!!!

Amanda never takes her hands off Lee! both of them stay firmly attached to him – awh!!! Back to the close up of Lee and Amanda..
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They are both in utter shock.. Lee still has hold of both Amanda’s arms.. Lee turns back to Amanda
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Lee seems to look at Amanda like: you’re alive!!! that’s not you down there!!!
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They both silently look at each other for a moment- just stunned!!..
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They seem to be breathing heavily at the shock of it all.. I can imagine both their bodies shaking like crazy! [I would be- in Lee’s arms??!! Winking smile hooo haa ]
Lee releases the crazy tension of it all with a loud Ahhhhhhh!!!! as he releases a huge breath and softens his hold on Amanda’s arm..though he’s still not letting go Winking smile  yes relax a little – all is well in the world again 🙂

Lee grabs both of Amanda’s arms with his hands (that’s such a signature move between these two isn’t it!) Lee’s maybe wanting to feel her body in his arms and reassure himself she’s alright.. do you think neither is sure it’s okay to go in for another hug??
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Lee is intense here! Amanda looks down at the ground.. trying to gather herself a little so she doesn’t drown in those arms, those eyes maybe?? thoughts anyone????!!!
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[Any thoughts anyone?? at all??? rofl!!! I’m thinking maybe not the first time you see this scene.. tee heee.. but do try and come back and share when the brani si funcntoining! Winking smile ]
Lee is utterly fabulous here.. and doesn’t shy away from this tender, very real moment with Amanda.. goooo Lee!!!
It looks to me like Lee pulls on Amanda’s arms.. to encourage her to look up at him.. you know?? and Amanda begins to raise her head
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Wow .. wow.. wow..
Amanda: How did you know it was me?
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I love that Amanda is of course happy to be alive.. but also happy that Lee knew who she was! Smile
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Amanda smiles at him and Lee pauses a moment before answering..
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I think he’s too busy being grateful she’s alive to be able to answer for second! Winking smile.. and enjoying her smile Smile IMHO Lee is holding Amanda- here and realising Wow- that zing is still there between us!!!!!! wow!! wow!!! wow!!!!! It’s not going to just suddenly go away Lee Winking smile
Lee gives a little laugh and smiles before answering.. they both seem a little shy.. though totally connected..
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[Anyone wonder what Amanda thinks Lee is going to say here?!]
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Lee: Look, who else do I know…
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(Amanda licks her lips!!)
…whose last words would be ‘ oh my gosh’!
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At this, Amanda laughs!
I love that this is how he knew –because I think first season Lee would have found it a bit cringe worthy that Amanda could be saying ‘oh my gosh’ as her life hanged in the balance.. but this Lee? – He seems pretty happy that Amanda is the way she is!! And he accepts her – and seems to like her a lot!!! I love that!!!
More intense silent swoony looks.. and suddenly Amanda looses her smile..
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yes she’s happy to be here with Lee.. and alive.. and it’s fun how he knew and wonderful.. but Amanda suddenly remembers Karen and glances down at the ground sad.. Lee doesn’t look again straight away: his eyes stay firmly fixed on Amanda awh.. I love this scene.. full of such raw, unfettered emotion!!
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And.. he isn’t letting go!!! [Still close to the edge I think he is also in full protective mode- not to mention with that wind… I wouldn’t be standing there so close! Plus being in Lee’s arms would make me dizzy! 😉 ]
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His eyes follow Amanda’s.. and finally he glances again at what she sees..
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Amanda must be feeling very confronted.. like Lee was at – that could have been her, and.. that’s what she would have looked like!!
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Overwhelmed, Amanda needs the sanctuary of Lee’s arms.. She turns back to Lee and seeks out this sanctuary- and he gladly comforts her..soooo sweet!!!!  2.17 ODDS ON A DEAD PIGEON.avi_002676443
I think Lee whispers: come on.
As he pulls her into his arms.. swoony!!!1swoon
I haven’t counted.. but this post must be a record! Least lines of dialogue, and most pictures!!! Amanda immediately smiles in his arms Smile
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Wow!!! and leans in for a lovely snuggle!! 1swoon[such a great word that! Snuggle!!! ]
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I do believe Lee comforting ly rocks her also! Smile
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And Amanda strokes his back??!!!  Biiiig smile from Amanda here.. wow!!!! – no one can tell me this woman isn’t crazy about him!! (and about being in his arms- I can imagine Amanda has missed that from a good man for a while now!)

Smelling salts!!! I need smelling salts!!!! The scene ends here.. good thing too.. I think I was beginning to get overwhelmed by so much swooniness.. swoonynesss? LOL! 1swoon

Anyone wish we could see Lee’s expressions throughout this hug?? … I guess it’s enough that we can see how his body responds to Amanda- he’s completely open here and lovely! Smile

I think the tenderness is very touching (get it??!!! tee heee.. yes- emotionally and literally  😆 ) 1_affectionLee hasn’t had much tenderness in his life.. and here they mutually comfort each other – in a tender, gentle way which is IMHO a growing moment for Lee emotionally – I think he is starting to find this being ‘really very sweet’ 1_affectionwith Amanda is not so hard after all.. in fact.. it’s really rewarding, and meets a need in Lee he hadn’t realised he had.

Have they hugged each other to comfort one another before????? Maybe I’m forgetting but Hug_emoticonI’m thinking the other hugs were joyful/exuberant only??
[ROTPast and PPossum??]
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Except maybe the side hug in Ship of Spies on the beach when the bad guys have been caught.. but then.. Amanda kind of snuggles into Lee while he trains his gun on the baddies so.. not quite the same..
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Anyone?? A mutual hug for comfort is much more vulnerable Smile did I miss any?
Oh and this one!  [Tee hee!] A cover hug!
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So where are you seeing them at now? I

think Lee is enjoying having such a close friendship with Amanda – a relationship he may not have had before.. someone he knows so very very well.. and who knows him for who he is (not just the superficially spunky guy he also is1more drooling)..

Amanda is someone who he can comfort and be comforted by.. who he feels safe with and can share his troubles with – this is the take home message for me from this episode: Their mutual care, affection and enjoyment of each other- based on knowing and accepting who they really are and the knowledge that this friend of theirs is irreplaceable!!! 1love eyes

Well I sure can’t wait to hear your thoughts everyone! Back to wrap up this episode and just what the title could mean soon!!

38 responses to “14/15 Season Two, Episode 17: Odds on a Dead Pigeon-Scarecrow and Mrs King

  1. Melissa Robertson

    Best scene out of this whole episode! I love that Lee gives her that second hug and totally looks like he is hanging on for dear life…and he probably is…IMHO he is just realizing how much Amanda means to him!

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  2. Irreplaceable. That is the word for the episode, I agree. It is one of the bullet points in the series of points that these last episodes of season 2 make for Lee. It is a check list from SOS on, at least its one way that I look at it. Spiderweb, she is trustworthy as a member of the agency, in RS she is trustworthy with Lee’s heart matters. In ALSALS she is a lady, in LOTP she is brave and here she is irreplaceable (did I forget one?). Maybe Lee just isn’t going to zone in on what the check list is for, yet… But Amanda is his friend and as long as she is there he is glad and receives her ( I wonder what he would do if all of a sudden she wasn’t there?) But I do think that so much of what holds that man back is fear, of loss (all kinds of loss), of being worthy of real love ( not just romantic love), even of being able to have a real friend. A person with that kind of fear just doesn’t jump in and move a relationship along, they tend to hang back and watch things disappear or let things develop on there own, good thing he has got Amanda, but she has her own set of fears. So I guess that now it feels like all the emotions are right there for both of them, but what will they do with them? If they scratched just a bit at the surface it would all be there, like it is in this unguarded emotional moment. But they don’t. And we wait. We could say it is so we can get another season’s stretch out of the slow burn relationship, but you all know I don’t like to think of it that way. So why don’t they scratch at the thin surface? I am glad that they don’t, though because it makes it all grow so much deeper and I think that is very special.

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    • I love what you say, Morley! *like*
      “If they scratched just a bit at the surface it would all be there, … We could say it is so we can get another season’s stretch out of the slow burn relationship, but you all know I don’t like to think of it that way.”
      No! It’s like chili, or a fine wine, or (‘cos I don’t do wine) a good stinky cheese… it needs time. The ingredients might be there, but they haven’t had time to mature and infuse… (Yes–I’m cooking dinner at the moment. So what?!?!? 😀 ) The checklist (or most of it?) has been checked off–the ingredients are in the mixing bowl–but there’s still cooking time and resting time.

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    • Like your bullet points, Morley! They are just like boxes 🙂

      “I wonder what he would do if all of a sudden she wasn’t there?” LOL! Is this a test from you? In three of the last 5 episodes we’ve yet to walk through in S2, Lee faces that very question in some way! I’m curious about what you think Lee’s fears are. Why do you think he is afraid of being worthy of real love and of being able to have a real friend? I don’t think I understand what you mean. What would you say Amanda’s fears are?

      After reading this comment, does anyone else out there have the song “Anticipation” running through their heads? Or maybe just thoughts of Heinz ketchup?


    • Melissa Robertson

      I like how you put that into words…I think you captured Lee’s emotion right on 🙂


  3. I love the mutual comforting hug!! And then the huge smile!! Awww! So Sweet!


  4. Can I just say… I *love* the second hug. The first one is good, too, but Lee’s distracted… The second one? swoon-thud swoon-thud swoon-thud 😀 (I’m’a gonna need to start wearing a helmet…!!!…)
    Lee does look kind of distraught when looking at Karen’s body. I really think it does push home to him that it could have been Amanda… that he nearly lost her. And when he turns back to her and looks at her for a bit, you can almost see the wheels churning in his brain… yes–Amanda is standing in front of me, yes–she’s OK, yes–the world is right again.
    I don’t think either of them was unsure about the second hug–I think they both knew that they just went through quite an ordeal and there was nothing wrong with hugging out the excess tension. Oh, and I don’t think that Amanda looked down the first time to break any strong eye tension or anything… I think it’s just an Amanda signature move (until later when her confidence level rises)–another one of her self-deprecating mannerisms.
    Yes–I can hear Lee saying “come on” as he pulls her in for the second hug. 🙂 They’re both comforting each other… Lee with the “come on” (that isn’t a come-on, LOL) and the rocking and the giant hug, and Amanda with the hug and rubbing his back… Sigh… 🙂
    (BTW–I still think it’s odd that Karen is silent when she falls. I think she’d be swearing up a storm as she goes down… doing something… not just giving up and accepting her demise like she seems to.)


    • Haha! You are right KC, we will need helmets all around if this wonderfulness keeps up! Oh, there I go again! swoon, thud……sigh…..


    • Regarding Lee looking down at dead Karen and feeling like he’s seeing dead Amanda — I’ve seen a couple of movies where a main character reminded me very strongly of one of my family members. It was very, very difficult to watch those characters in danger, hurt, or afraid. So I can totally see that Lee is going through the same thing.


      • Hi BJo! LOL thanks for the pic – Hmm I’m going to have another go embedding an image it drives me nuts I haven’t been able to do it!

        Sorry to say though, I think he didn’t grab her butt- it’s her upper thigh LOL I love that you noticed that though! 🙂 Yes Lee’s hands anywhere would be a shock to me! 😉

        ‘business at hand’ BJo???!!!! is that pun deliberate?? – I love it! tee hee.. Moving on from the hand.. I loved that moment of Lee intently watching Amanda too – very swoony! He does engulf her. it’s true! he’s tall with long limbs and she’s a stick! [errr in the nicest possible sense] – she certainly looks like she is enjoying being encapsulated with that huge smile of hers! 🙂

        Hmm yes very interesting!!! no more Randi’s now eh.. I’m loving all this discussion of where Lee and Amanda are at! It’s funny.. I didn’t see OOADP as being such a big game changer before I revisited it here.. it certainly does move things forward!

        Yeah I am thinking whatever confusion Amanda is experiencing, she still doesn’t see Lee as looking for a permanent relationship..Very firmly tucked away BJo as you say.. ( in Lee’s arms! 😉 ) yes I agree.. good one.. it did catch her off guard when he was so sweet – that was the big impression I got of her- how ‘in shock’ she was at how sweet he was!
        LOL love your edited comments.,. don’t worry.. I know what you mean! Randi’s won’t do anymore.. but.. that doesn’t mean he will jump straight into a relationship with Amanda – the guy ain’t ready! Ahhh I can’t wait to get to over the limit with you BJo!! 😉

        KC awkward embrace is a brilliant description of the FR side hug! 🙂

        Jenbo!!! wonderful to see you here! Hope life’s going okay!! Hope Lee and Amanda and all the swoony goodness gave you a big smile to face your busy day! 🙂 Bliss is a perfect description of that smile.. wow!! I don’t think Amanda is really questioning what’s going on in this moment either!

        Hi LASinLA! Thanks for giving SBTB a shout out!! one brain can’t remember all this goodness!! 😉

        Tee hee Claudia.. your brain has been zinged by the zing!!! err.. get back to us when your brain is working again! 😉

        Hi Jule!! [I’m enjoying hearing your comments on earlier posts btw- even if I don’t get to respond to them- please! keep em coming!] Best post ever??!!! gosh.. I thought ship of spies wedding might be.. hoo haaaaa!!! but no arguments this is a fabulous moment! glad you enjoyed it! Helpless when she smiles? awh!!! Lee has been helpless for a long time now! 😉

        KC yeah! A second hug is brilliant! A hug immediately after the drama is not unusual (like the one in A class act..) but to intentionally go back for more? hoo haaaa.. and very sweet!
        Dropping the head is a signature Amanda move? You might be right on that one! it is a lovely visual 😉
        Thanks for confirming the ‘come on’ – i thought I may have dreamed it 🙂

        Rofl!! KC– you think Karen was silent when she fell?? I am sure I heard this:

        didn’t you???!!

        Morley I loved your thoughts- thanks for sharing!!! Glad you liked ‘irreplaceable’ I think you’ve summed up that checklist beautifully!! Can we add the jealousy at Bryce Topping?? Lee seemed to realise that’s what he was doing.. tee hee.. I agree Morley.. Lee still has some things to work through – he isn’t ready for a relationship.. He has seen all of Amanda’s wonderful qualities, but he isn’t ready.. I don’t see it as a plot device to drag things out – I really don’t think either of them are ready to act on what’s happening between them – makes sense to me!! just because it’s there.. doesn’t mean they can or are yet willing to do anything about it! I’m happy to wait! Thanks for summing things up so beautifully!

        KC is that your like button? tee hee! sooo what’s cooking here hmm?? is it chili? or a maturation process like a fine wine? stinky cheese??..good one KC!

        I’ll say they are making bread 😉 and now is the time for proofing.. then there comes a time where you punch the air out of the bread dough.. knead it a bit.. and leave it in a warm place to proof again 😉 tee hee.. gotta let all that yeast do it’s thing.. and there is definitely something between Lee and Amanda that has a life of it’s own 😉 it’s yeast! te hee..

        All the ingredients are there for Lee- in what he sees in Amanda.. but- the dough isn’t ready.. it needs more time.. and a warm place 🙂 tee heee… whoooo I can’t wait to hear which part of this show is the cooking time and the resting time KC 😉 tee heee!!

        HappyCamper I know what you mean- I found that very powerful: the idea that Lee was looking down at Amanda’s dead body – I really think the show got every benefit they possibly could out of giving Amanda a double…

        Ha haaaa! Bjo– I thought exactly the same thing when Morley wrote ‘I wonder what he would do if all of a sudden she wasn’t there’ – I love murder between friends!!!! Hang in there!!!! 😉

        Great questions BJo – what are Lee’s fears?? Come on Everyone!! What do you all think?? what holds Lee back??
        I’ll come back to that one myself.. and head off now.. byee everyone!


        • It worked!!!! Hooo flippin Ray!!


        • I love the bread analogy. If the bread doesn’t have the right time to temperature to rise it is a brick. If the dough isn’t kneaded enough it doesn’t rise. All of those parts are important and take the amount of time they take, there is no hurrying a good fluffy loaf of bread. Yes Lee and Amanda are a good hearty loaf of bread! But right now they are a gooey mess of ingredients in a bowl, I don’t even know if it has all been mixed up yet, maybe this hug is some of the mixing. But it is all there, yippee!
          I love to make bread, I wish I had the time to make it regularly for my family…


        • Yes–bread!!! *like* (Yes, that *is* my like button!)
          I did sort of go off on a tangent, didn’t I? The cooking/baking analogy was definitely more appropriate than chili or wine… but we do know that Scarecrow likes his stinky cheese, and he does think that his chili “is better”! 😀
          Yes–dropping the head while talking *is* a signature Amanda move, IMHO… at least while talking to Lee… and it’s not just a product of tension (as it might have appeared here). She does it a lot when praised (self-deprecation), and just in general (gathering her thoughts?)… Or maybe I’m just seeing things. 😀


        • Hi iwsod, I am slowly going through the series again and just finished Bromfield. But it’s too compelling when I get these delightful messages in my email about what y’all are talking about so naturally I have to skip ahead to participate and swoon with everyone. By the way, totally with you on the early episode order, Brunettes and maybe Class Act have got to come before Bromfield . Am studying verrrrry hard to figure this out so I have to replay every lovely moment of goodness over and over and then check out your wonderful posts extremely carrrrrefully so as to not miss a minute of the divineness and brilliance, hee hee! Keep the goodness coming! I am catching up!

          Maybe we can get a discount on protective helmets for all of us so that we don’t suffer too much from our swoons. Just saying…. 🙂


  5. Okay, time to breathe again……just the best post ever!!! Sigh, swoon…thud. I love what everyone has to say about the feelings going on between Lee and Amanda. It seems to be that in some ways Lee is helpless when confronted about his feelings, especially in this scene. Oh, he’ll try to run and hide again, but not very hard. Reminds me of the Backstreet Boys song, “Helpless When She Smiles.” Bjo, love what you said about the dimmer switch turning up for Lee. Great visual!


  6. Big zing between those two and I can’t zing…. think 🙂


  7. Oh be still my beating heart…….and not because I’ve been hanging on the edge of a building. I think I need to watch more episodes in slo mo. I think I miss too much of the good stuff.
    I adore that moment when their heads nearly touch…..such a sweet and intimate action. And the second snuggle/hug *swoon-thud* he’s totally wrapped his arms around her! their hearts next to one another…..no wonder Amanda has a look of bliss on her face. Safe and secure in those arms of Lee 🙂


  8. edited by BJo – see below
    Finally!! One of the best moments in the series, if you ask me! Did you ask me? 🙂 And watching it via screen caps is even better!!!! I love watching Lee fall helplessly against his will in love with Amanda. Guess that’s a bit like preaching to the choir, huh? But I am feeling a little light-headed so you’ll just have to skip reading my comment altogether or please bear with me. LOL. 🙂 I wonder if Lee is feeling a little light-headed here too….things are spinning out of control.

    I think Amanda has had quite a shock. I mean how could she not? Lee’s hand was just on her butt! That would get me every time. I mean yeah that whole freaky double, nearly plunging to your death from a high-rise thing might get me too, but Lee touching my rump? Yowza! He’s never done that before! Notice she was so shocked she didn’t even tell him to “Watch your hands, please?!”

    Ok, back to the business at hand…LOVE how you did this post, iwsod! You really don’t need to say a lot here do you? The pictures really say so much! They are both so relieved and happy that they just need to maintain some sort of body contact to reassure each other that this whole horrible, awful mess is over.

    I love these screen caps!! Love the two where they are looking at each other just stunned. Love the two where their foreheads are almost touching – can you see the ‘heart’ their bodies form??? Well, maybe a circle, but that’s symbolic too. I think they do have to look away from each other because the moment is too intense! I think Lee is veeery much affected – the dimmer switch has just been turned up a bit for him in terms of his growing feelings for Amanda. Even he can no longer deny that there is something changing him from the inside out. Amanda is just really glad to still be alive but I think she is working to keep her Tupperware stack firmly in place. I don’t see how she could be surprised at his answer to how did he know it was her because the only clue she gave him was the oh my gosh line. Love, love the cap where Amanda is looking down but Lee still just cannot take his eyes off her…his brain must really still be spinning out of control. He is just so damn happy!

    I love that he completely engulfs her in his arms. He really gets into this hug. Amanda is the one who is leaning in a bit, but Lee is taking all of her in his arms and cherishing her more than ever before at this moment. I think this hug IS different from all the ones before it. First the scene in LOTP where they probably would have hugged had the Burling guy not been between them and now this. It’s as if this hug has some carryover from that scene as well.

    I think from here on out the Randi’s of the world are no more for Lee. He now knows what it is like to be so unbelievably happy and grateful to have a woman like Amanda in his life that women like Randi will no longer do. As for Amanda, I think she is still keeping any thoughts of a possible romantic relationship with Lee firmly tucked away. I think for her friendship is all she thinks is realistic with a guy like Lee. Yes, he was a little sweet with her at the hospital and I think it caught her off guard, but for now she is not willing to go anywhere other than friendship with Lee.

    Gotta run…my company just sat down to chat….might come back later!

    Edited to add the pic and this:
    I’ve had more time to mull over the post and my comment above. I’d like to add that I think it’s possible Lee might still try for a short while to find an Amanda-disguised-as-Randi type in his fancy restaurants and nightclubs, but would not succeed in finding it because you just can’t beat the real thing. This may sound like I’m hedging a bit, but I’m going to leave my stake in the ground yet give Lee a little time to realize that what I’m saying is true – LOL!!! He may think for now that he wants a woman “like Amanda” but we all know what he really wants – he just doesn’t admit it to himself for a while yet.


  9. I love the idea that he is noticing that the zing is still there and so glad about it. There is so much going on in that little scene. I love all the still photos. It is going to take me all day to unpack it in my brain. Oh but what fun it will be…


    • Hey Happy Camper! I see you thought of I am not now.. 🙂 I’ll add a pic of each of these at the start of the next post okay? we can’t have them not be part of this hug fest! 🙂 Thanks for calling out with that one!!

      I can see my little tests I throw out there need to be made distinct – so I am not confusing you all with whether or not I am asking because I want to know – or might know and are not sure.. or I know but I’m checking if you know – rofl!! I’ll aim to make that clearer in the future.. but probably 99% of the time I’m asking because I know I could have missed something tee hee..

      Haaa Bjo sorry! no test! Whooo yes the hug in ACA.. Well done!! my goodness.. sounds like we need to do a post analysing the hugs of smk!!! 😉 we have plenty of material! Hug patrol KC?? now.. what would you make an arrest based on hmmm???!!! teee hee.. I think everyone who comes by here is naturally on love/kiss/hug patrol when it comes to Lee and Amanda 🙂

      Hi Conny – yes this hug is as close as you can get 🙂 Glad to see you are with us for the journey!

      Hey Valerie.. I agree – the ship of spies hug was very sweet.. but this is sweeter!!! 🙂 It makes up for the start of the episode where they were soooo apart no??? now they are very very much together! 🙂 – literally!!

      I enjoy the idea of Lee noticing the zing is still there too Morley – I am figuring in this scene Lee is experiencing lots – but he isn’t paying any attention at all to what it all means.. he is just in the moment.. and good for him!! 🙂

      I gotta go.. I’ll try and get back and continue responding during my next break! byee everyone!


  10. You are so right, Iwsod, so much goodness!! There is so much going on in this without too much being said. After being apart for so much in this episode it is a nice little reunion of sorts. I, too see the gentle rocking and it does happen more down the road.

    In Ship of Spies we had that quiet Amanda again, in the car and then you see her snuggle up to Lee at the end, but he does put his arm around her at one point and pull her in closer. Always liked that hug, it was sweet, but not as sweet as the one in this episode. It’s also nice that they get to share this moment without anyone else around, no interruptions!


  11. Favourite, favourite part of this episode is the ending and I doubt they could get any closer in the snuggling/hugging way…more than a bear hug that is for sure.


  12. So glad you guys were in class… 🙂


  13. Is this a test to see who is paying attention? You can not honestly have forgotten the Saved by the Bells hug! I just checked, you only needed 3 post to cover that episode, unbelievable!!


    • Comforting hug in “I am not now . . . “


    • I think it must be a test, Julia! I also think there’s a little somethin’ in the hug after they almost get blown to smithereens in ACAct too.


    • I guess the awkward sideways embrace in FR–before “I don’t want the best, I want you!”–doesn’t count ‘cos it’s not mutual (and probably doesn’t even count as a hug). 😀
      Back later…


    • Yes, SbtB came to mind immediately. He is certainly comforting her, and maybe vice versa?


    • hi everyone! I got Julia’s comment last night before I went to sleep so I’ll respond to that and come back later to respond to comments further. big day today!

      Julia great to see you around!!! But.. Sheesh! I am not that clever Julia! you give me too much credit! 😉 I need help! I don’t have time to do an exhaustive brain and dvd search of all hugs these days (and we are far enough in now there are a lot of things to remember! 🙂 ) So we need some teamwork!!! haaa..
      I really did throw it out there to see what other hugs there were. I didn’t remember there being one like this one before 🙂

      SBTB is a beauty! looking forward to reading what others have said about this hug!!! Though I still don’t see it as the same as this one. It’s more of a Lee hugging Amanda… anyway.. it is a hug and comforting and lovely.. but it’s also lovely how when you compare it to this hug- this one is more intimate and mutual.. and deliberate.. but maybe it’s just me.

      LOL I did post last night and then think- hey! I only just mentioned another hug earlier in this episode- when I mentioned the ‘I am not now’ moment where there is plenty of zing!!! that’s a bit of a comforting pat/hug.. actually both these hugs are sitting down.. this one? it’s very trusting in a whole body sense.. you get my meaning 😉

      oh and yes! LOl you may have seen me mention before that I don’t know how I did them in so few posts.. blogging is a process of trial and error – I think I’ve found a crazy level of detail I’m comfortable with 😉 and to only do SBTB in 3 posts is a tragedy! 🙂 I want to go back when I’ve finished and do season 1 properly in much greater detail.. the dialogue rocks!!

      Anyway! Hi Everyone I’ll try and get back to comments later today during a break!
      Love hearing from you all!!!!


      • Do I need to be the Hug Police (Patrol) too? 😀 😀 😀


        • Was watching Geisterschloss for some reason today and saw a comforting hug from Lee after they find Mariana shot in the restaurant. Amanda is upset and as they leave Lee comes up next to Amanda and while he pulls her to him, she leans back into him. He then rests his hand on her one arm to sort of steady her. It was a tense, but tender moment. Also, noticed a lot of hand on the small of her back touches.


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