Tag time.. back to IFF that night (oh does this mean Amanda didn’t go to goofy golf?) and we find Lee and Amanda walking out of the lab. Lee is smiling – ohhhh my goodness.. do these two look like a couple or what??!!!
Lee is so protective of Amanda leading her out of the lab.. he’s always got one hand on her 🙂
He even opens the door for her..
Francine and Billy are waiting to hear if Amanda is still Amanda!
Amanda appears to be back to normal (her normal!).. she doesn’t remember a thing since she ate Lee’s sandwich. Not even nearly taking Francine’s head off…. Francine: are you sure you don’t remember anything that happened today?
Amanda: not a thing since I ate Lee’s sandwich.
and the look on Francine’s face..
LOL I almost think Francine might have been hoping for an ap0logy here haaaa.. suffer Francine! Suck it up Princess!
Amanda: Ohhhh you’re all looking at me awfully strangely.
Billy looks at Amanda like: huh?
… I certainly hope I didn’t do anything embarrassing?
Lee is super quick with his response here: Oh No!!!!
[ I think this is to make Amanda feel better, but also to cut off Francine or Billy from giving anything away] …No. Everything is just fine. Believe me.
Amanda: Oh good!
You know what’s lovely.. she did do embarrassing stuff- and it didn’t matter!
Billy and Francine aren’t able to drum up the pretence as much as Lee though..
so they are unenthusiastic in their support..
Billy hot foots it out of there!
Billy: well I’ve got to tidy up a few things [I’ve never seen Billy move so fast ]
Francine is quickly behind him: yeah I’ve got a report to file.. [whooo I guess she had to report what Amanda did huh.. do you think Amanda ever got hold of the report to find out what she’d gotten up to?! I’d be busting to know!] Francine goes to leave but realises she has to hand over Amanda’s handbag.
… You left this at Lee’s apartment.
Francine takes off while confused Amanda asks: when was I at Lee’s apartment?
Lee stops Francine from leaving to ask if she’s seen his baseball.. When did Lee have time to realise his baseball was missing? It doesn’t seem right that he would have noticed it when he found Amanda gone and was so worried! oh well..
Lee: The softball is a souvenir and has been in his family a long time. Hmm from the looks of Amanda’s dream, she must have already known that.
Francine doesn’t know where the baseball is
and finally Francine gets away!
Amanda approaches Lee: Lee? A hardball?
Amanda: Ty Cobb signature?
Lee: Oh yeah..
Amanda: You’ve been keeping it in my purse again! haa!
She tosses it in the air for Lee to catch.. surprising Lee.
I don’t know why he didn’t wonder if Amanda had taken it, she was loopy enough to throw him ‘a curve ball’ 😉 !
The script had Amanda steal a pickle while at the restaurant earlier and hide it in her handbag. Then here- she finds a random pickle in her handbag and wants Lee to explain it! No baseball..Very different.. I wonder why they included the baseball.. it makes the inclusion of it in the dream a little more significant no?? maybe the idea was to make it seems like he was about to give her a ring.. interesting.
If I were to get all Freudian for a moment.. I’m thinking Amanda’s dreams are not remembered by her at all.. and what they raised is still in her unconscious – a lovely clue for the audience of all the goodness that is to come! 🙂 I guess I could say it is beginning to maybe seep into her preconscious – the part where it is just not quite something she is aware of yet.. [this was the simplest diagram I could find.. hope it’s okay!] I don’t think Amanda’s conscious of it yet. I’m thinking she won’t remember it.. but.. the idea is beginning to work it’s way into her consciousness from now- I think!.. It will be interesting to keep this in mind as we walk through the next few episodes – sorry if this psychoanalytic stuff bores you.. feel free to just brush over it.. I’m aware I may go over the top a bit!
I noticed something else in this episode.. and not sure what to make of it- lots of things being tossed or flying!! Or were they just particularly interested in gravity that week? – I wonder what Freud decided flying in dreams meant??? Anyone?? If I have time I’ll try and find out- if someone doesn’t beat me to it 😉 – err feel free to! 🙂
[Did I miss any?!]
The first couple of times I saw this episode I was cringing too much to enjoy it.. but what changed my opinion was – walking through the episodes I’ve come to realise just how close Amanda and Lee are now – how Lee has accepted Amanda for who she is.. and that Amanda is safe with Lee now.. If this had been first season? I would feel differently.. but now I love it! I love how Lee got to be so gentle, caring and attentive!! whoo hooo!! [but once again- Amanda isn’t with it enough to enjoy it! 😉 ]
This episode is very funny and touching! Typical of smk that they can bring two such divergent experiences together! KJ must have had a ball with this episode!!!! This and OOADP – must be like Gold to an actor..
Do you think BB said: ‘What about me????!!! I want an alternate universe for my character??’ Teee heee [and he got Burn Out! ]
Can’t wait to hear what you think!!!!! Bye!