Lee is shocked to see Amanda but covers it up quickly.
Amanda: I’m sorry I’m late.
Amanda seems to have no idea.. and seems oblivious to her surroundings.. I think she is already living on a different plane of reality man.. yeah peace man..
Lee: wh- ahhhh yes, this is my associate Amanda King [whoo I like the sounds of that ]
Amanda gives Diersing a big smile: How do you do!
Diersing: Of course if I were to consider your offer, the finder’s fee would need to be substantial.
Lee suddenly looks more concerned.. why???
At this, we have a close up of Diersing’s lunch… and there’s a hand in there! hmm is that beef wellington?!
And tee hee.. Amanda starts picking at his plate! sneaking a vegetable! So funny how she quickly pops it into her mouth!!
[whoo and is wearing a magic bracelet which magically only appears in the close up!]
Lee watches Amanda and hopes Diersing won’t notice tee heee..
Lee: ahhh yeah.. well I’m sure my people will make it worth your while.
Finally Diersing catches on when he hears Amanda: Mmmm!!…
as Amanda enjoys his lunch haaaa!!!!!!
…Do you mind if I have one of the- ah these are very….
[she tucks heartily into an asparagus spear – I agree Amanda: Yum!!]… very good! [Amanda’s face as she says this cracks me up!!!]
Diersing looks at her like she’s crazy..
I love the look on Lee’s face when Amanda starts picking at the baddies’ plate – Well come on Lee what do you expect? You steal her orange, then offer her a sandwich, and then yank it back up out of her stomach faster than you can say ‘poison’!! She’s a hungry woman!! I think it’s one of my enduring memories of this episode: How I kept thinking: will someone please feed her??!!
I use to wonder how Amanda knew where Lee was.. but I’ve finally figured it out- she heard about Hattman house in the previous scene! Well.. there’s one of my plot holes filled- it’s always worth questioning I say- that way we find answers- or we just have a good laugh 🙂 or swoon over Lee and forget all about it!! 😉
I tell you what though – did Amanda drive to the restaurant???!!! The thought of Amanda driving now when she is starting to be seriously altered by the drugs is quite unsettling!
Lee: Can I have a talk with you please?
They get up to have a quite word away from the table.. LOL.. Lee finally asks to speak to Amanda alone, to get her to stop picking at the guy’s food and prevent her ruining everything.. so what does he do? He stops right behind the baddie within earshot!
I’d be dragging Amanda miles away from there.. Of course drugged up Amanda gives it away: Lee is this Retzig the man that you’re looking for?
On hearing this Diersing makes a quick getaway!
Stunned Lee watches as Diersing and any hopes of a meeting with Retzig walks away. Lee is quite dumbstruck at this turn of events!
[the look on his face here is hilarious!]
Meanwhile, as his back is turned, Amanda starts working on one of the other diner’s lunch! haaaa!
Lee: ahhh.. terrific….
… Just terrific.. Wh-?
Lee sees what Amanda’s doing.. and grabs the bread roll and puts it back
– so funny.. like the person is going to still want it?! tee heee.. argh and once again Lee is whipping food away from Amanda! 😉
Lee to the diners: Excuse us!
He hustles Amanda out of the restaurant courtyard back inside.
Lee: I better get you out of here, I think that drug is starting to take effect.
Amanda: I don’t take drugs.
Lee: What do you mean you- Amanda. Don’t you remember this morning?
Lee whispers: the sandwich.
[love how he doesn’t whisper ‘the drugs are starting to take effect’, nooo he whispers ‘the sandwich’ whooo! not.. the sandwich!!!! argh!!! haaa haaaaaa!]
Amanda: Ohhhh! I’d love a sandwich!
She gives Lee a big smile..
and we hear Lee let out a huge sigh..
Lee: ohh Amanda..
The look on Lee’s face when Amanda smiles at him and tells him she’d like a sandwich.. he looks so sad and worried!!! He is so sweet.. he isn’t blaming her or mad at her for blowing it.. this is not her fault.
Lee hustles Amanda away.. drat.. he doesn’t even notice Retzig reading the newspaper there in the hotel/restaurant lobby.. Surprising given all those photos he shared with everyone at the meeting
Epic Fail Lee!!
So I figure Retzig could have heard Amanda say: ‘Oh I’d love a sandwich!’ here in the foyer.. but that’s about it.. unless he has spidey hearing.. I’m a bit confused at how Retzig could know it was Amanda and not Lee who ate the sandwich?? maybe we are suppose to think he overheard everything here?
oh well.. Retzig walks off..
Lee: that was Billy, we’ve got a lead to Retzig’s hide out.
Amanda is super keen: Oh Great! Lets Go! [There she goes again: wanting to be in the middle of the action!]
Lee grabs her to stop her running off.. : no wait now hold it!
Hold it now. The man is dangerous and I think it would be a lot safer if I drop you off at the hospital.
Amanda: The hospital?
Lee grabs her by both arms.. as he seems to do anytime he needs her to listen and do what he asks these days!
Lee: Amanda, trust me on this.. hmm?
Amanda gives him a little head toss.. awh!!!
She agrees to go with him
Amanda might be going ker bluey but she still trusts Lee – do you think this is alluding to the scene in IANNNHIEBAS? Where Amanda doesn’t remember Lee?? and Lee in her kitchen says to Amanda: ‘I want you to just trust me okay?’
– only this time.. maybe her trust in Lee is strong enough to break through the effects of the drug here.. Amanda is not herself here – but the deep connection and trust between these two is still very evident Btw- when I said ‘ker bluey’ I was thinking of this line of Lee’s also from IANNNHIEBAS! “Lee: Billy, her brain has gone . . . blooey, zippo, casa de nada.”
Back to this episode though.. and the quiet, gentle tone in which Lee speaks to Amanda here as he asks her to trust him is sooooo sweet!!! I think I love this so much because Lee in this episode comes across as the new defender of Amanda’s dignity (DOAD!!!) he is very protective of her and doesn’t laugh at her silly behaviour at all.. he is all concern. I think if Lee’s reaction had been anything else- I never would have watched this episode again: I just wouldn’t have been able to find it funny – because I see Amanda as being safe with Lee here- and so long as Amanda is not in distress – I am free to have a laugh and know he will protect her dignity and save her from any embarrassment! awhh… Swoon!!
BTW one last thing.. I came across a capture in this scene that struck me: If I capture these two at just the right moment.. I can make a scene look like whatever I want!
Hmm.. nearly as good as a chicken salad sandwich
Well I’ll need to finish up here for now..as always I am looking forward to hearing anyone’s comments, thoughts, insights, feedback etc. that they would like to share and sharing the smk joy together!!! byeee for now!