Hooray!! Back to the episode Burn Out! Hope everyone has had fabulous holiday 🙂
Amanda leaves Billy’s office and heads to the IFF parking lot.. Whoa! Is Amanda’s car parked at the mysterious IFF car park?!
Hmm people don’t need to lock their cars or wind up their windows in this magic IFF car park.. whoooooo.. uh oh.. Amanda drives off, followed by Jack Harris, who is on a mission to ‘handle’ Amanda Watchdog King!
He’s travelling pretty close behind her considering they are now up in the mountains and he has been following her the whole way.. Usually Amanda would notice.. Hmm maybe she is so distracted by her worries about Lee?? Uh oh.. that’s a big gun.. The look on Jack’s face as he pulls it out is hilarious!!
Jack shoots out Amanda’s tyre [crack shot!],
Well looky here! Amanda’s diamond pendant necklace has made a sudden reappearance! I guess she felt so down in the dumps over her Lee worries that she decided to perk herself up a bit and pull out her favourite necklace just like old times! [shame she left the ear buttons on! ]
Harris stops and offers to help her..
Jack: Hi. I saw your blowout. Need some help?
Amanda: Yeah, thank you very much. You’re Jack, right?
(Amanda recognises Jack from the bar.. I think Amanda doesn’t look thrilled to see it is Jack- Amanda is learning coincidences like this don’t tend to be happy ones maybe!)
Jack: That’s right. Jack Harris.
Amanda: Yeah, well, it’s, uh, lucky for me you happened along … [noooo not so lucky! love that smk irony! ]
Amanda turns to see Harris has pulled a gun on her..
I don’t think Amanda was expecting the gun.. LOL but might have figured Jack was up to no good..
Amanda looks almost resigned.. like yep here I go again.. another day at the office.. she is becoming quite an old hand at being held at gunpoint isn’t she!!
Jack walks Amanda down away from the road at gunpoint..
Jack: Stop right there….
He hears something in the bushes and turns to see what it is, momentarily taking his eye off Amanda.
[so funny how one moment he has just turned his head sideways- and the next, when it is time for Amanda to hit him, his back is completely to Amanda.. haaaaa!!! ] Jack Be Nimble!
Jack Be Quick!
Amanda hit you with a whopping huge stick!!!!
Goooo Amanda!!! Home run Amanda!!
This pic is begging for a meme! 🙂
I think her baseball background has come in handy! She’s had enough of being pushed around by bad guys!!Jack rolls down the side of the river bank unconscious. Now that’s what I call a ‘Cracker Jack!’ Amanda looks to check he isn’t moving..
She’s full of adrenaline!! Amanda timidly picks up the Harris’ gun and starts running..
…Only to hear a familiar (and gorgeous) voice call out: Good shot!
Amanda turns to see Lee: Argh!!!
Amanda hands Lee the gun.. preoccupied with the guy she’s knocked out lol! Interesting I don’t think Lee and Amanda touch each other here.. it’s going to be interesting to see when they next touch each other – after the scene at the bar where Amanda asked Lee to remove his hand, and removed it for him!
Lee: Are you alright?
[Whoo this is nice, the first time he sees Amanda after the slap and his first sentence is a compliment.. and his second?? Asking if she’s alright! awh!! ]
Amanda: do you think I killed him?
Lee: ah no, he’s alright, he’ll be asleep for a while..
…I’ll throw the spare on your car (what a gentleman! ) and I want you to meet me downtown at Chez Nouvelle on 21st street.
Amanda: right! [he isn’t pushing Amanda away? well this is good! ]
Amanda still buzzed on adrenaline runs off..
Lee looks back at Harris and has a good belly laugh and shakes his head at what she did.. like he can’t believe how great that was!
I love that last little moment in this scene of Lee looking back on what Amanda had done – it shows that he is thinking about it, and that he is impressed by her! fantastic!!
The scene ends there and it’s straight on to Lee and Amanda’s catch up at Chez Nouvelle.
They wait for the waiter to go before speaking.. Lee lets Amanda have a huge drink from her glass before he starts in – she’s really thirsty! I guess adrenaline, dry mouth and whacking bad guys does that to you.. it’s a nice touch!
Interesting that like his old self- Lee is drinking black coffee..
Lee: You were really terrific. He never knew what hit him. [Ohh my goodness.. Lee is just full of compliments! think he has a new appreciation for how much he values Amanda after the slap?!]
Amanda: Well, I just acted out of instinct. Fear mostly.
Amanda: How did you know where I was?
Lee: I’ve been following Harris since you left us earlier at Nedlindger’s. But I gotta tell you, I was really surprised to find him tailing you.
Ah- until this walk through, I always thought this was later the same day of the slap, but everyone’s wardrobe has changed. I didn’t realise this at first because Amanda’s outfit is so similar but it is different..and everyone else’s is different- I checked! BTW now the danger has passed – she’s taken off her lucky diamond pendant necklace
Anyway, I digress- Lee mentions Nedlindger’s earlier like it was earlier that same day! So weird..I think this is a boo boo.. I guess this is a script rewrite issue. Lee tailed Harris all night! [and had a change of clothes in his car ahem.. I don’t know!]
Amanda: Well, why was he following me and why did he try to kill me and why were you following him?
Lee looks a little bashful at his thoughts on this question.. Yes once again- Amanda is in danger because of Lee haaaa! Plus, it is plain Lee is on a case.. come on- time to come clean!
Lee: Ha.. Jack Harris is trying to recruit me for something.
Lee: I don’t know. That’s why I didn’t bring him in. I want to see what he’s after.
Amanda: Why didn’t you just bring him in and question him?
[Whooo we switch to a lovely close up of Lee here.. Me like!]
Lee: Ah, Harris is a hired punk. Somebody else is…
…pulling the strings…
…That’s why I have to let him run, see who he’ll lead me too.
Okay! Ummmmm… before this gets into shipper heaven here can I say.. umm after Amanda left Nedlindger’s, while Lee was following Jack (today, yesterday who knows), Jack went to Brackin’s import/ export.. Sooo Lee should already know who Harris is working for! Man.. it’s like this scene is written later the day of the slap, and then the import/export meeting was the next day.. but that doesn’t make sense because Lee and Amanda are meeting because Harris just tried to kill Amanda- which he was told to do at the earlier meeting..Ugh! this is just plain annoying. I’ll just treat this like it is the next day so I can enjoy all the swoony goodness here without further distraction!!
*Iwsod hand waves away the plot holes*
Amanda: Lee, how did I get involved in all this?
Lee: Harris is tapped in somehow. Now I am sure that he knows I’m agency…
…He must have thought you were an agent through your association with me.
[LOL you do both work for the same company… bit of a give away! The script has Lee saying Harris must have thought Amanda was a ‘real agent’ – interesting! Glad they changed that!]
Amanda: Well, yeah, but why …
(Lee looks around to see if others can hear.. Amanda lowers her voice)
… why did they try to kill me? [Good question!]
The answer to this question has Lee acting a little shy.. LOL yes, I do think Lee has his little shy moments.. and it is incredibly endearing! He is honest with Amanda.
Lee: Well, you have been awfully protective of me lately, you know… [too cute he can’t quite look at her!]
…Lot of public shows of, you know, trying to help me through my troubles and all, and, uh, maybe he thought you were going to get in the way.
This is really interesting! Lee doesn’t quite have it figured out.. as cute as his manner and answer is!
From the way Lee describes it, to me he puts it down more to the personal relationship that Harris witnessed, when really it is down to the Agency connection and her doggedness.. [get it? cos she’s mistaken for a Watch-dog!]
Amanda wordlessly looks at Lee in response to this and smiles..
Amanda: You sound like your old self.
So sweet, Amanda’s first reaction to this turn of events isn’t-Ohh you are on a case. It’s – you’re okay thank goodness
I also really like how Amanda is unapologetic and not at all self-conscious about Lee mentioning her protectiveness and her public shows of helping him (interesting- the usual phrase is public shows of affection!! did he start to say that and stop himself?)
Plus I like the idea that Lee’s old self was a bit shy talking about feelings and that Amanda knows this about him.
I find it totally adorable when he forges on and talks about it even though he feels shy to discuss it!
I think Lee’s reaction here is too cute- it’s like- busted!!! ha! yeah I should have known you’d pick up on it straight away- you know me so well.
Lee continues: I guess you have the right to know about my, uh ..
Amanda: No, That’s okay. You don’t have to tell me.
[Amanda has this need to know concept sorted Only.. Aha! Lee doesn’t have to tell Amanda- He wants to! ]
Lee: You have a right to know about my job …
Amanda has a right to know- well that’s fascinating!!! Why does Amanda have a right to know????
I reaaaaally wish Lee had finished that sentence!!
Is it because she is his partner?
Do you think it’s because they tried to kill her?
Lee says Amanda has a right to know, straight after he realises how well Amanda knows him and sees through him.
I’m guessing Lee thinks she has a right to know because she knows him so well, she’s been put through enough- and given what she already knows – she’s pretty much figured it out- I think it is a relief for Lee to tell her.
Amanda: You don’t have to tell me. I already know. It’s a cover. It’s all a cover, right?..
…It’s all a cover because of this Harris stuff.
I’m with Amanda, by now it’s obvious but great Lee wanted to tell her!
Sooo when do you think Amanda figured it out??
I am guessing she would have figured something was up after the slap- That is not Lee. But she may have had no idea it was a cover.. IMHO when she saw Lee jump out of the bushes – having been following Harris- she could have realised then that he’s on a case.
How about you? What do you think?
Lee: Shhh. Now you listen to me. Nobody else knows. Just Billy and I. Not even Francine.
[hooray!! Francine doesn’t know? bonus!!]
Amanda: I won’t tell a soul.
Wow.. the look on Lee’s face here: he doesn’t doubt that for a second! He 100% trusts Amanda, and he is happy to!!
For a moment, Lee looks like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders now Amanda knows the truth. It’s very telling – It really mattered to Lee what Amanda thought of him. He is happier just knowing that she knows the truth awh! Wow!
I am going to stop here for the moment.. Yes, In the middle of the Chez Nouvelle scene! Before we get into the actual apology part of this conversation – I don’t want to rush it.. I want us to be able to take our time with it.. and there is plenty for us to digest in the first part of this conversation! Lee’s ‘you have a right’ – is fascinating to me!!! What do you make of this??? Tux or no Tux, I don’t know that Lee has ever looked more gorgeous! Any particular part of these scenes which you find fascinating and would like to discuss? Please share with us If we aren’t going ahead- I’m happy to discuss anything!!! byeee for now..