LOL Random! another IFF exterior.. because we are still at IFF! Only this time it’s the vette parked out front.. why? this is all very convoluted! In the previous exterior shot right before we met the scientist- was this one: Amanda’s car was parked there. Oh boy!!! I think I might have eaten a chicken salad sandwich laced with something.. [whooo dreams of kissing ‘Rick’ must be around the corner! 😉 if you don’t get that- you soon will 🙂 ]
Amanda is wheeled by Francine into a room where Lee is waiting.
Amanda to Lee: That was the worst experience I’ve ever had in my whole life [hmm.. worse than childbirth? ]
Francine: stomach pump.
Lee: the poison isn’t lethal but.. they don’t know how it’s going to affect you so your going to have to have to stay here under observation for a while.
Amanda: Well really, that’s alright. I’m not really feeling up to it anyway.
Billy interrupts to tell Lee Auggie Swan just called – well Billy.. did you take a message?
Secretary Billy: He wants you to meet him at the Hattman House in an hour.
That Cheeky Stephen Hattman.. he gets another mention?? He got a mention in Affair at Bromfield Hall too wasn’t it? – Lucky him..
Lee: good. Let’s hope he has something.
I wouldn’t want to pin all my hopes on Auggie! ]
Cue deep swoony Lee voice.. he says softly to Amanda: look, everything’s going to be alright…
(Amanda was looking away but at this sincere intensity she looks up to meet his eyes)
…but I promise you before this day is out, we are going to nail this creep, and get your antidote.
and does her head toss.. she knows you’ll come through for her Lee – you always do!
Lee gives Amanda’s arm a squeeze and he leaves…
Nice one Lee.. Amanda’s happier now! …. mind you I think getting the antidote and then nailing the creep is a better order!!
[This time we get a shot of Amanda smiling at Lee as he leaves! awh!!]
The scene ends with Francine wheeling Amanda away..
Amanda turns to acknowledge her help: thank you Francine.
Francine: It’s okay.
and the scene ends there..
my goodness.. Francine doesn’t even seem to mind having to push Amanda around.. she isn’t gushing with care – but for Francine this shows progress no? for me- Definitely after Life of the Party!
LOL! that’s the same place where Karen had her rendezvous with Credle!!! [In OOADPigeon] Same limo parked out the front and everything haaaa! I knew I saw it again! Now I know where!
Lee meets Auggie to get some info.. hi Auggie.. thanks for coming through.. ahem.. err no..
Lee: this better be worth it! My auditor friend has an itchy calculator finger!
Oh boy.. thanks Auggie another reminder that Retzig is scary bad! He ‘buries anyone who gets in his way’! whooo!
Auggie points out some old bloke with a beard eating alone.
This guy, Diersing, is in the market for missile plans and may have made contact with Retzig..
Auggie thinks Retzig may not have been in contact yet, so there’s room for some ‘bluffing’
[Big smile here for BJo from Auggie!! 🙂 ]
See Amanda.. you don’t get if you don’t ask tee hee.. though okay maybe Auggie isn’t the best example to follow
Auggie wants a finder’s fee: I could use some new coveralls, you know? Get that tux tailored.
[tee hee.. appeal to Lee’s tux standards I love it!]
Lee’s my main man you know? but I can’t help but think Lee has it coming to him Go Auggie!
Lee hands it over!
Lee: buy yourself a new tux!
[did that little parting remark ease the sting a little for ya Lee?! I don’t think Auggie cares tee hee]
Haaa once again.. Lee walks off from Auggie with his snarly: youuuu!!!! under his breath
Lee swaggers (yes swaggers!) towards Diersing, who happens to be sitting next to a loud water fountain.. piddle piddle.. does this scene make anyone need to visit the bathroom??!! I’m surprised they kept the audio- these days they would do the dialogue later and add it!
Lee simply says: Striker 1!
Diersing stops his eating…
Lee is in super suave mode with his over the top bluffing here – I just find it funny!! Anyone else?
Lee gloats: I thought that might get your attention.
I am fixated by his fingers in this scene!!!
You know what else is getting my attention – Lee in the great outdoors! [I think he fixed his hair before he came out ]
Lee’s all charm trying to win the trust of this guy. Lee says he’s representing a large South American nation..
Lee: When you come into possession of the plans, I’ll arrange to buy a copy from you. Now, even less risky to you is ah.. having me contact your source and I can pay you a finder’s fee and deal directly with them.
Suddenly Amanda rushes in to join him.. what is she doing here???!!!
(Can I just say something a bit random here? I love this baddies’ voice- fabulous speaking voice!!) she must have snuck out of the high security agency huh!
I won’t go any further with this scene- I’ll stop here… but I just wanted to mention that now it seems the drug is beginning to have an effect on Amanda- there are some interesting things to consider.
I think this whole storyline with the drug is given a very Freudian, Psychoanalytic slant –without getting detailed- I am sure most of you are familiar with Freud’s theory about conflicts in the unconscious – he used free association and dreams to access the unconscious, and try to help people resolve these conflicts – drugs are another way to get around repressed thoughts.
I think with this in mind this episode becomes fascinating! [Yep, one reason why I now really enjoy this episode where previously I thought it was too cringeworthy] It’s full of insights into Amanda’s unconscious!! For Freud, dreams were very much about ‘wish fulfilment.’- we’ll get some hints in this episode of what it is Amanda really wants!
See here if you want to read up on Freud’s ideas on dream interpretation.. I suspect this idea that the drug turns off Amanda’s ‘censor’ in her mind – and so gives us insight into what’s going on with her- is a powerful and deliberate plot device!
This scene at the restaurant which we are just getting into – the drug is beginning to have an effect, we have seen Amanda show up and join Lee like she is suppose to be there – right in the middle of the action! And.. I think this is a nod to how she wants things to be [and the show isn’t quite there yet] she wants to be in the thick of things with Lee! Definitely not left behind!! Just an interesting sidenote to keep in mind as we progress..
Okay that’s it for now.. any thoughts? questions?? comments?? feedback? I always love to hear from you guys!!! and new people too!!! so jump on in if you are reading it would be wonderful to hear from you! byeee for now!