Back to Amanda’s.. Ahhh the father and his two kids are jogging past Amanda’s house.. again! my they are super fit aren’t they.. [KC! BJo! there is that weird car in the driveway again! whoooo]
It’s been a while since we saw the running family no?
Phillip: Grandma do I like smoked oysters?
LOL!!! they are always the last thing in the cupboard aren’t they!!!
Anyone else wondering why Dotty has no money of her own to speak of?? her daughter dies and suddenly Dotty cannot access any of her own money! They really must do something about that! 😉
Hmm.. maybe Dotty should think about growing up and maybe having a bank account of her own tee hee.. and what about the boys- why don’t they have bank accounts yet hmm?? Amanda dies and the bank closes EVERYONE’s accounts???
Dotty responds about the oysters: not if you’re related to me!
Hey.. looks like Jamie has had a hair cut!! Jamie is raiding his piggy bank and thinks he has two dollars.
Dotty: Your mother is going to bring the groceries. Save your money.
Jamie: I thought we didn’t have any money since everybody thought.. well…
Phillip: that mum croaked!
Dotty: we don’t say ‘croaked’ sweetheart…we say passed on.
The phone rings.. and Dotty picks up.
Jamie: How about kicked the bucket? or bit the big one?
Dotty: very funny.
Someone’s at the front door.. the boys go get it..
Dotty: Caskets are us??.. errr no no I’m not upset. No there’s a- There’s been a mistake. You see she’s not dead. Why would I kid about a thing like that?! [rofl!!!!! now… Francine on the other hand would!.. ]
…I know but there was a retraction printed in the paper… [Okay! patience has run out!] …I am her mother!!! My health is just fine!!!!! No I don’t want one and I don’t care if they are on sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
…and – goodbye.
love the polite ‘goodbye’ as she hangs up on them haaaaaa
The boys bring in two more deliveries of flowers.. the phone ring again.. Dotty’s patience has really really run out!
She tells the boys they are going to the park and leaves the ringing phone unanswered!
Next thing we see Lee on a public phone.. [LOL nice edit that.. the phone connection! I’ve never noticed that before!]
Lee: There’s something here that just doesn’t add up Billy…
[We see Amanda, arms full of groceries approaching Lee]
… yeah, I know I know..
… ah okay I’ll talk to you later. Alright bye.
Amanda: here’s your change.
whooooo… looks like Lee lent Amanda $$ awh!! [So this is the next day after finding out Amanda was dead? Amanda had to wait till the next day to buy groceries?? no wonder Phillip was wondering if he likes smoked oysters ]
Lee: here let me carry those for you huh.
Amanda: Oh thanks a lot…
[Once again, Lee offers to take Amanda’s heavy load for her.. awhhhhh!!!! This is quite the theme this episode! He is going all out to make it up to her!! Now Lee, the next thing to do is to tell Amanda you are madly in love with her, and you will never think about flirting with another woman every again as long as you live… errr sorry? too soon?? drat..]
…listen Lee I really appreciate this [ she grabs the popcorn] …I didn’t have anything for dinner, no breakfast, no coffee. Mother goes crazy without her coffee.
[zero food in the house and Amanda buys popcorn?! someone call child protection services.. kidding!!!]
Lee: How much did you spend here?
Lee: you managed to cram $78 worth of groceries into two sacks?
Amanda: well yeah usually we’re a four bag family but I didn’t want to spend all your money.
Lee laughs.. how relaxed are these two huh!
Lee: ohhh well thank you!
[I love this in part because of the idea I had earlier- that Lee is getting a glimpse into what being in a family involves- families eat that much groceries! Grocery shopping.. helping Amanda with the bags – it’s all pure domesticity isn’t it..]
Amanda: you can just put them on the backseat.
Amanda: on the seat. careful not to tip them over please… great! thanks a lot!
Lee looks around pensive.. preoccupied..
I think he wants to talk to Amanda
He isn’t in a hurry to leave..[then again he seems to take his time a lot this episode!] Amanda offers Lee some popcorn [drat.. why didn’t she feed it to him when his hands were full?! wasted opportunity! ] Amanda: A penny for your thoughts?
…Ohhh!! It will cost you a nickel!
[isn’t he cheery! v.swoony! ] … inflation!
[speaking of inflation.. I think my pulse just went up!!! hoooo haaaa.. I do love this tie on Lee.. we see it a lot don’t we.. maybe KC can do a tie patrol on this tie one day.. ‘the stripey adventures of the Lee tie’!]
Amanda: tough times!! [Amanda he just gave you THAT smile.. good times! good times!!]
[short hair or not.. I think Amanda looks really lovely here as she smiles at Lee!!]
Lee: haa yeaah!!!
They share a laugh.. whoooo this all seems so natural here doesn’t it?
Lee: this whole thing with Sylvia doesn’t make any sense.. [Interesting.. so suddenly there isn’t a Need to Know? Lee seems to keep up that pretence more when Billy and Francine are around! err and of course- when the plot calls for it 😉 ]Billy just spoke to Dunbar and Sylvia was on assignment 6 months ago in South America, and she was convinced there was American involvement in the internal affairs of a small country there called San Rafin.
Amanda mentions they had a presidential candidate disappear down there..[LOL love how Amanda pays attention to world events nowadays!] Sylvia thought an American company had something to do with it.. the investigation became a ‘political hot potato and she was ordered off the case’.. Sylvia asked for an extended leave of absence so she could keep investigating.. Got it!
You know.. 21 minutes into this episode, we are finally finding something out – this is one very slow episode.. though I do love how Lee and Amanda are so relaxed here together- they could give us a running commentary about paint drying and I’d find it fascinating
Lee’s going to check into things some more… but before he leaves he double checks Amanda has everything she needs. [A hug would be nice 😉 ]
Lee: do you need anymore money? or anything?
Amanda: Oh no! Mmm mm I’m fine. I should open my closed accounts again and ahh well..
(Amanda shrugs and laughs) … feels good not to be dead anymore!
Lee laughs at this one.. Amanda’s getting the hang of that macabre spy humour!
Lee: haa yeah!! well put!!
Amanda: not many people can’t say that!
(they are too cute here.. )
Lee cracks up laughing – oh my..
Amanda: well I’ll see you later!
Lee: here let me get that. [he opens her door for her.. awh!!!! Yes there is that southern gentleman some of you were referring to a few posts earlier! though IMHO nothing flirty here- just lovely warmth, and comfortableness. what do you think?]
Amanda: thanks a lot.
She pauses to let Lee grab some popcorn: some for the road?
[this reminds me of them eating popcorn on the couch eventually!! just don’t tell me when!! ]
Lee: yeah …he grabs some more.. drive carefully! 🙂
Amanda: oh I will. byeeee.
Lee: alright, see you later!
These two!!! so sweet! I love to see them so comfortable and happy together!!
To top it all off? Lee gives Amanda a last contented look as he gets in his car and she drives off.. sooo much goodness here!
At the same time- I wonder if they are getting too comfortable- how many more eps till Over the Limit? I love to see them getting along and all.. but how about some smouldering desire or something.. just a little?? rofl!
LOL.. It’s all part of the journey isn’t it! Lovely to confirm their closeness and comfortable friendship before things get shaken up I guess.. The way Lee and Amanda’s relationship is built on such a wonderful friendship is one of the things I love most about the show.. I’m pretty sure there are some of you guys who feel the same way!!
Oh and Amanda’s joke about being glad she isn’t dead anymore ??? uh oh.. knowing smk.. this is a sign of danger ahead for Amanda!! ;)hehehee..
Ahhh with that.. I’m going to finish up – and look forward to hearing your thoughts on this part of the episode and/or what I’ve said.. any questions? ideas? gripes? plot holes? Love to hear about it!! byee!