Back to Amanda at home.. the real one that is.. she is ranting to her mother about her credit card being rejected wrongly-
Dotty is too distracted by the obituaries to pay attention and having read them I can see why! Love Dotty’s answer to Amanda’s credit card being rejected: Oh well it was probably a computer error.
Now that’s funny!!!!!
Poor Amanda! how could the agency not have told her??!!
I would be so angry they did this to me!
Amanda: Oh Mother I felt like a criminal.. I mean it was so embarrassing.. whoooo.. Mother, I didn’t have enough cash to pay for everything so I had to put a few things back… I had to put your lipstick back. mother?
Amanda: you’re reading the obituaries again. I swear, I really don’t know why you do that!
Here we finally get a close up on the obituaries.. too funny!!!! I’ll come back to this at the end of the scene.. someone had fun writing them!
Dotty responds: I read these Amanda because they’re interesting little histories! I mean they’re all to themselves. Charles Hebler aged 98. Rachel Jacobs!!!
[Amanda moves away into the kitchen] …age 82!!! Amanda King! [tee hee.. too funny how the name doesn’t register with Dotty!]
Amanda turns asking: Who??
Dotty : Oh dear.. oh this is sad.. died of an apparent suicide. 😆
Dotty: Divorced mother. Two children. She-
Finally Dotty registers that she is reading about Amanda Amanda! tee heee..
… she lived here.
[what are the odds? tee hee]
Both Dotty and Amanda share a silent look- and that’s saying something!!!!!
Dotty: Amanda, you passed away two days ago. This is your obituary. [Anyone else reminded of the terminator here?? You’re dead honey!]
Amanda: but.. I…..
They are stunned.. the doorbell rings.. Amanda goes to get it.
The phone rings and Dotty answers: Oh hello Mrs Walston – yes!!! I just read about it in the paper haaa..
…well no it isn’t really a tragedy. *Dotty listens* .. no.. I’m not being insensitive it ju-
(whahahahaaaaaa!!! as if you’d accuse someone’s mother of being insensitive if her daughter died!haaaaaaa!)
…Hold on a minute.
Before continuing on.. I’ll share some of the obituary entries.. hilarious!
”…died last week from wounds he received while attempting to explain to his wife Terry, that you do no necessarily need a rod and reel when you go fishing for a weekend. Mr Hoffarth is survived by his wife, his daughter, his daughter, his son, his son and his son.”
whahahaahaa!!!! you don’t need your rod and reel to go fishing for the weekend?? haaa sounds like he was cheating on his wife and when he tried to lie he was wounded!!!
Okay here’s another:
”…well known among the ladies of the latin community, survived by his wife, his daughters and who knows how many others…. Mr Sanchez fell asleep as he was operating an automatic printing press at his place of employment.”
Again – a cheatin man getting his comeuppance?? the printing press is automatic.. so he doesn’t need to operate it!
LOL.. Rachel Jacobs is :
“… survived by the remaining members of his family.” – tee heee! His??!!!
The ‘Fireman praised for heroic deeds at annual dinner’ story is a load of nonsense- still funny to see what they’ve done!
BTW- Dotty has lovely young looking hands! They published Amanda’s address? I find that kinda creepy!! do they really do that? (ok, it must be pretty creepy to read your obituary before you actually die too!!) Amanda is 34 years old eh.. Everybody who reads the paper knows how old Amanda is? ugh!!! Can this get any worse??
On to IFF, as usual Billy, Lee and Francine are in Billy’s office gossiping.. tee hee..
Francine: so the driver just found a body on top of his truck?
Lee: Yeah. We got the story from a police report. I almost dropped my teeth when I saw the dead woman’s name.
Billy: Lee and I went to the morgue. The body was Sylvia Sampson!
Wait!!!! just .. wait a minute!!!! Lee thought Amanda was dead- and we don’t get to see it??? ohhhhhh hoooooo I was wrong.. this did get worse!!!! why!!!!! oh why!!!!! We don’t even get a close up… we hear this in a wide shot?? To dangle that image in front of us like that? just cruel! cruel! LOL- I’d bet a million bucks there is a fan fic out there where someone has filled in this huge gap in the story! Bless whoever it is!! Anyone recommend a good one?? Maybe head over to Ned’s to discuss them though okay??please
Poor Billy, Sylvia was a good friend. Lee must have been relieved.. but Billy – was still devastated.. very sad that Sylvia dies in this ep.. Nice to see Francine showing some genuine concern for Billy here.. she immediately understands Sylvia was a good friend and Billy’s feeling the loss..
Francine: I’m sorry Billy…
…Look what was she doing carrying Amanda’s ID?
Billy: Sylvia came here to get identification from the shadow file (he holds up a white disc case) .. but it looks like she got into a civilian file by mistake. (he holds up another white disc case) – LOL! there’s a clue.. they look exactly the same!!!! you might wanna fix that BTW- that ‘civilian’ thing.. you might wanna fix that too Billy – still not happy ditzy June gets an ID and saved ‘Washington ten times already’ Amanda doesn’t???!!!
Lee: and used Amanda’s ID for an operational cover.
[the best!] …and we’re damn sure going to find out what happened to her.
There’s a knock at the door.. it’s Amanda. I’ll stop here for now though..
This visit to the Morgue which is mentioned- I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on that!!!
I’m thinking: this would have been the third week in a row where Amanda and death were being explored.. oh boy!! – imagine how intense the morgue would have been..
I think they decided not to go there – because it brings up a whole bunch of things for Lee that were only partly confronted last week in DOA [you know with the whole army don’t want to give Retzig the plans, let Amanda the mother of two small boys die!] and.. in coming weeks.. there are some very, very intense moments!
So while I am frustrated by one line from Lee about his teeth falling out? I can also see that in the long run, maybe it was better the episode didn’t get too intense just yet.. I think we’ve had enough focus on Amanda in danger and Lee worried..good to have a week of something different! oh my- I can’t believe I just typed that! but.. it’s what I’m thinking!! Maybe you can have too much of a good thing??!
Okay, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on anything and everything!! byeeeee!