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..
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..
Amanda? she’s clinging for dear life [go for it Amanda! ] she really has had an awful shock!
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..
We see Lee as he looks down on Karen’s dead body- he lingers there a moment..
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!!!!!
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 idea!!!
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..
They are both in utter shock.. Lee still has hold of both Amanda’s arms.. Lee turns back to Amanda
Lee seems to look at Amanda like: you’re alive!!! that’s not you down there!!!
They both silently look at each other for a moment- just stunned!!..
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??!! 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 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??
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????!!!
[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! ]
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
Wow .. wow.. wow..
Amanda: How did you know it was me?
I love that Amanda is of course happy to be alive.. but also happy that Lee knew who she was!
Amanda smiles at him and Lee pauses a moment before answering..
I think he’s too busy being grateful she’s alive to be able to answer for second! .. and enjoying her 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
Lee gives a little laugh and smiles before answering.. they both seem a little shy.. though totally connected..
[Anyone wonder what Amanda thinks Lee is going to say here?!]
Lee: Look, who else do I know…
(Amanda licks her lips!!)
…whose last words would be ‘ oh my gosh’!
[Do you think Amanda was surprised this was how he knew??]
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..
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!!
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! 😉 ]
His eyes follow Amanda’s.. and finally he glances again at what she sees..
Amanda must be feeling very confronted.. like Lee was at – that could have been her, and.. that’s what she would have looked like!!
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!!!!
I think Lee whispers: come on.
As he pulls her into his arms.. swoony!!!
I haven’t counted.. but this post must be a record! Least lines of dialogue, and most pictures!!! Amanda immediately smiles in his arms
Wow!!! and leans in for a lovely snuggle!! [such a great word that! Snuggle!!! ]
I do believe Lee comforting ly rocks her also!
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!)
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!
I think the tenderness is very touching (get it??!!! tee heee.. yes- emotionally and literally 😆 ) Lee 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’ with 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 I’m thinking the other hugs were joyful/exuberant only??
[ROTPast and PPossum??]
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..
Anyone?? A mutual hug for comfort is much more vulnerable did I miss any?
Oh and this one! [Tee hee!] A cover hug!
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 is)..
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!!!
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!!