In our next episode, we see Amanda very excited about starting work with the Agency. In fact she is so excited, that she offers her services to Lee while they are running their background security check on her during her probationary period. Although Lee tells her he doesn’t need her, it’s not long before he does. Poor Lee…he can’t win, courtesy of Billy. For Amanda’s next assignment Lee asks her to get involved with him, err, I mean the agency on an assignment to last a few days. And she gets to play Mrs. Lee!!! Raise your hand if you want that job! Well, Amanda’s not as happy as I would have been because she lost the job at Honeycutt Typewriters, but after some tough negotiating, she accepts Lee’s offer.
After everything is all over, Amanda has had another thrilling adventure with Lee but also sees the reality of the dangers of the job firsthand. I can only imagine how she felt after Frank Bodine died while she was holding his head in her hands. Later on she is taken at gunpoint, chased by and shot at by Bobby Bouchard’s men. To her credit, she thinks fast on her feet in BB’s office and uses her smarts to help them escape. You go girl! Near the end of the episode, Lee tells her the problem with their marriage was that is just wasn’t very exciting and based on her reaction, she had to be thinking, “Are you kidding me?” Although Amanda made some real contributions to this case, I think the experience must have been quite harrowing for our newly dubbed heroine.
What about Lee, you ask? I think Amanda has learned enough about Lee to see him as a charming and handsome spy that is clueless when it comes to “normal life” – what Amanda is all about (no sunbathing in Borneo or “things” for her ). And as exciting as it is to work with him, I don’t think he is her type. Lee is still rude and condescending to her, but she does feel very good after he tells her that her theory about Betty Bodine and her hair dryer is good and his “I like blue better” comment about the kitchen curtains. I can imagine this mission was a thrill of a lifetime for her and getting to work alongside a very handsome and charming secret agent must make it feel like she is realizing some of her fantasies.
What do you think? Is Lee and all this secret agent stuff just a bit of a fantasy for Amanda at this point?
Do you think Amanda is thinking the spy biz is definitely for her? Or is she just playing at helping out a bit? Or is her involvement about wanting to be with Lee? What does Amanda want?