On to Galilee General Hospital! I guess this is a different hospital to the one Amanda went to last week? LOL.. after Karen snuck in there and kidnapped her I imagine they don’t want to go back there again?!
We see Amanda enter her room first, Lee immediately behind her- Straight away she recoils in shock at what she finds in her hospital room.
Does anyone find this scene funny? I figure we may feel differently about this, feel free to share your thoughts.
For me, KJ does fabulous facial expressions here! but.. I’m not laughing poor Amanda!
What is Amanda so terrified about? we see the room from her point of view-
.. this is her doctor!
Poor Amanda.. those paranoid delusions are kicking in..
She then notices the nurse as Lee tries to close the door- there isn’t much room as Amanda hasn’t wanted to enter the room..
The nurse is as freaky as the doctor!
Lee is utterly confused here at what Amanda could be experiencing in this normal room..
Lee: ahhh Amanda what is it?
Amanda starts to smile, like she is pretending in front of the bad people that she thinks everything is normal..
Amanda unconvincingly: Ah Hello.
Amanda laughs in an I’m terrified kind of way here..
Lee has no idea what’s going on or what to expect. scary stuff.
Amanda leans in closely to Lee and asks quietly: Lee, don’t these people look a little weird to you? huhh????!!!
Amanda looks back at the doctor and nurse..
She’s keeping an eye on them because she doesn’t trust them.
One thing that is lovely about this is the way Amanda remembers Lee here, and feels safe with him.
They need to hurry up and sedate Amanda- she is terrified! As she turns back to the doctor and nurse, she gives them a big pretend smile, trying to pretend that everything is okay.
So sad! I’m guessing Lee thinks maybe Amanda is coming around here.. and she’ll be okay because she is smiling..
Lee tries to reassure Amanda: Amanda, these people are here to help you.
Amanda keeps smiling at the doctor and nurse as she pleads to Lee through her teeth: Don’t leave me.
We can hear Amanda’s breathing is getting louder and faster.. I think she’s working up to a panic attack.
Lee tries to calm her: Amanda-
Amanda suddenly buries her face in his chest and again and pleads: Just don’t leave me!
Amanda takes Lee by surprise here.. whoa.. just what could be going through her mind now?? Lee doesn’t know what to do.
Lee: whoa.. Ah Amanda.
Amanda is clinging on for dear life.
Lee nods to the nurse to get the bed ready and moves Amanda over to the bed, as the nurse pulls down the covers.
Lee: Amanda listen to me. Listen to me. Francine (we hear Amanda’s muffled protests as Lee continues) is going to be here in a few minutes.
Amanda: noooo [tee hee..! way to go Lee just send her right over the edge!]
The nurse reaches out to help Amanda with her handbag and Amanda turns her head to see how close the nurse is now
– she screams and desperately clings to Lee’s lapel.
She looks again at the doctor: Ohhhh!!! she’s really really scared 😦
Poor Amanda.. and Poor Lee! this very distressing!!
Well now Lee has gotten Amanda over to the bed, he isn’t sure what to do. she’s clinging and not letting go.. and he can’t stay.. and can’t help her…
Lee looks at the nurse and doctor helplessly: ‘Ahhh?’ Is all he can manage..
So heartbreaking, Amanda simply says softly: Leeeee??
Looking at him.. she is no longer terrified.. she’s beyond terrified.. quiet and helpless..
She slumps to the floor. (LOL though still momentarily clinging to his lapels!)
Lee catches her: Amanda!!! Amanda?
Ohhh my gosh!!! this is soooo sad!!!! I had forgotten how sad this scene was!!
Lee lifts her onto the bed with the nurse’s help.
Oh swoony.. Lee says quietly: Amanda.
As he looks intently on her unconscious face.. does he actually brush her cheeky? or does he just look like he really wants to but resists?? I know which one I’d prefer I’ll say he does! I really feel for Lee here – don’t you???
While Amanda was conscious he was remaining calm and reassuring- but the moment she fainted, it was clear Lee was really scared and upset.
Although, it is nice to see his obvious care and worry for Amanda..it causes Lee great pain to see Amanda so distressed – and not be able to do anything to help her right now. Maybe it’s for the best that she passed out, it would have been impossible for him to leave her.
Forcefully Lee tells the doctor: You take good care of her!!
He gives the nurse a look too!
He checks Amanda over, lingers a moment..
and regretfully leaves her – it’s like he doesn’t want to let her go. Awh!!!
He only leaves her though because he has got to get this antidote and save her.. awhhhhhh….Now that is some intensity right there!!
This episode has some extremes in it doesn’t it?? This scene is very poignant.. I can’t even bring myself to make a joke about Lee putting Amanda on the bed.. nope.. not in me..
Or about Amanda sneaking in a snuggle.. MMMMmmaybe just a little joke but really this is so tragic. My heart breaks for the both of them! Gooo Lee! go get the antidote!!! and then catch the creep!! 😉
Do you think this scene reveals anything about Amanda’s unconscious??? do tell!! [ btw- there is no right or wrong here- no matter what Freud says 😉 ]
So.. with the zing of a xylophone or harp or whatever it was (LOL) we are on the road with Lee.. shake it off Iwsod.. Amanda will be okay!
Well, Lee pulls up for a meeting with Billy and – Duffy!
So random I know, but I love how you can see a big jetliner coming in to land in the corner there! [directly above the vette]
Billy: Corey and Bacon are making their way through the backyard. They’re going to come in through the patio…
Corey and Bacon huh.. so they missed out on the goofy golf game.. oh well! I wonder if we hear of these two agents again!
BTW- Not sure about Corey, but Bacon I think is a nod to Robert J.Bacon- the art director for this episode.. so cheeky!! Oh and ‘Duffy’?? could that be a nod to 1st assistant director on this episode Patrick A.Duffy?! (Pat Duffy)
Billy continues explaining to Lee the plan: …Duffy and you are going to crash the front door as back up.
Well there’s confirmation of Duffy’s name..such a relief to find Billy is actually giving orders and sounding like a boss
Lee replies: It’s okay by me.
Rofl! Hey! The Boss says it’s okay!!!
Lee, Billy wasn’t asking if you were happy with the plans.. you are suppose to do what he says tee heeee! or maybe Billy was asking! whahaha! What a relief to be able to have a little giggle after the intensity of the last scene.. yep.. some things in the smk universe are the same as always!
They move in on Retzig’s hide out.. And.. I’m going to stop there for the moment!
Hope my post hasn’t been too sad.. How did you find the hospital scene?? Anyone else want to have a good cry??!!!!
Morley, I knew you would enjoy our little psychoanalytic walk through this episode Glad to read you are looking forward to it it too- I feel the same way!!!! In the next post, we finally get to one of Amanda’s dreams!!!
Okay well bye for now and back with more soon
Onwards we go towards much happier and funnier moments!