Bryon walks Amanda out to the front of his home, where the limo driver is waiting to take Amanda home. Uh oh.. nice big close up on the limo driver –he’s one of the baddies who was training with Tucker!- Isley is his name. [Great, so the baddies will once again know where Amanda lives!.. argh!]
Byron: now are you sure you don’t mind my limo dropping you off?
Amanda: Oh no I understand you have to work.
They smile at each other.
Then Byron greets the driver: thank you.
[See! He’s a nice guy! He thanks the little people! ]
Byron to Amanda: It was a terrific evening.
Amanda: thank you. I really enjoyed myself.
Byron: thank you.
Both smiling at each other.
Amanda hops in the car and Byron closes her door for her [gentlemanly thing to do!], and watches her drive off. Another instance of watching someone depart-so many in this episode! What does it mean??
Sooo what do you think of the goodbye? There doesn’t seem to be any awkwardness here to me.. They had a good time.. and there is no move for a kiss or anything – so I guess Byron is honouring what he told Amanda about not pressuring her (Err I mean other than being her boss and asking her to a dinner date on her first day at work ahem!). I’m convinced the writers want us to like Byron and find him to be a good guy.(I think they failed! ) I see that Amanda thinks he is a good guy..
Anyway, moving on! Back in Byron’s love trap
The fire still roaring, and Byron finds Tucker his partner and a goon, Walters, inside waiting for him. Byron seems surprised by not scared.. would you say? ewww Joe King errr I mean Tucker caresses and smells Amanda’s serviette.. eww ewww it is sooo weird to hear him talk about how attractive ‘Mrs King’ is- plain bizarre- well he ought to know he did marry her! He even calls her by his future character’s name Mrs King.. ugh.. I always hate to watch this scene.. eww!
This Tucker guy asks for the access codes to the Nabuti safe house.. Byron refuses and starts to give Tucker a lecture on security and how ‘just because Tucker bankrolled his company Tucker, that doesn’t give you the right to’– Byron’s rant is cut off, as Tucker grabs the steak knife using the serviette he was holding and stabs Byron-twice.. Byron really didn’t seem to see this coming. Not even in the last second before he was stabbed. Seems Tucker never really thought Byron would give him the code.. Byron slumps dead to the ground.
So awful!!! Rather violent for smk too wouldn’t you say? Tucker gloats that they can blow the safe, everyone will think the security code has been compromised and then Tucker can install a new system. booooo!! Only- Amanda knows there are no codes in the safe!!!
What would have been Tucker’s plan if Byron hadn’t invited Amanda to dinner?? and he hadn’t been able to set her up so easily?? who knows.. Poor Byron, he didn’t deserve this.. I guess this is the Murder Between Friends part of the episode!
On to Amanda’s the next day.. (so guess this is Sunday?) Dotty is calling out to the kids that it’s time to go. Amanda is in the kitchen baking loaves of bread – ugh.. is there anything Amanda can’t do?!
When did she have time to do that?!! and I thought Dotty put bread on the shopping list in the first scene? Oh well.. I guess baking your own is more economical? Looks like the boys have their baseball gloves on.
Amanda: Okay, be sure you got everything now. When you get ground balls, what are you gonna do?
Dotty and the boys gather their things…
Dotty: we’re going to-
Amanda: get down on one knee and-
Together: Scoop them up!!!
Amanda smells the bread: Thataway! Have a good time.
Dotty waves.. the boys Leave.
Dotty: Wish me luck.
Dotty heads to the front door. The boys call out goodbye. Crazy chaos..everyone saying bye at the same time!!! [Hey, more goodbyes.. interesting!]
Amanda calls out: Good luck!! Phillip you didn’t wear your jacket!
Jamie joins in: -didn’t wear his jacket!
Amanda: I know I know Jamie. Phillip, come here! Okay come on put this on…
Amanda hurries to the three of them at the front door and helps Phillip put on his jacket.
Amanda kisses them all goodbye.
Amanda: goodbye. Have fun. Goodbye Mother.
Dotty: Goodbye sweetheart [wow.. two sets of goodbyes! so many goodbyes in this episode!]
Amanda: by byeeeee have fun now!
Amanda opens the front door, Standing there is the police.
Detective: Amanda King?
Detective: I’m detective Barr…
(He shows Amanda his police Badge) …you’re under arrest for the murder of Byron Jordan…
(He pulls out the miranda rights [Thanks DMW and KC for checking my transcript on this!!] and begins to read as the uniformed policeman cuffs Amanda) …You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right…
…anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law….
You have a right to speak to an attorney…
The scene ends with once again, Amanda wishing she’d never answered the door..she’s either getting kidnapped, held at gunpoint or arrested for murder these days! LOL!
Love the expression on Amanda’s face here as it fades to a commercial!
I just love how the police don’t ask any questions of Amanda at all!!! They don’t even tell her Byron Jordan has been murdered – they just say she is under arrest for it! Nor do they ask her what she did the night before. not a single question!!! Lame!!! LOL I guess it is all for dramatic effect huh.. My goodness.. talk about the first day on the job from hell!
My goodness.. a good thing falsely accused Amanda knows Jessica Fletcher errr I mean Lee Stetson! Considering Amanda thought Byron was a good guy – this is quite an awful way to find out he was murdered after you left his place the night before! It is never easy to find out someone you know is dead. Much less you were the last person to se him alive (besides the killers) and you thought he was cute and maybe a future relationship! Not to mention… her boss! eek!!
On to Jordan security…love the dramatic scary music going on haaaaa.. The stakes are high now!!! Interesting to note the script has the next scene as Amanda in jail and Lee coming to get her – then this next scene.. Meh! I think Lee should have gone straight to Amanda! Oh well.. I’ll go with what we got.. Some will love what we got here: a close up of Lee’s hands!
[I see Lee has changed from his action watch back to his usual watch! ]
Lee is standing at Byron’s desk looking at blueprints when Tucker enters. Surprised to see Lee.
Tucker, indignantly declares: Well, Make yourself at home!
This is sooo funny!!!!! Remember I thought Byron’s office was the same set as Lee’s apartment!!! haaa!! – This is Lee’s home!! I’m not going to hunt down pics for that now though sorry, I’ll keep on with this story. Tucker slams the door closed.
[Hey! don’t slam Lee’s door! ]
Tucker: I swear you guys carry on like nothing’s happened.
Lee: well we don’t have too much time. Nabuti is arriving in two days.
So today Sunday. got it.. I think.. It feels like Lee is putting the case before Amanda because he is here first.. but.. I guess if he can solve the Nabuti problem then that also may can help Amanda.. In a way, he is already setting about helping Amanda I guess!
Tucker: You know, Jordan really liked that friend of yours, Amanda?
[So… does this mean Lee saw that Byron ‘liked’ Amanda? anyone?? or maybe this is after Lee has heard about the murder, so he would already know about the candlelit dinner..Interesting that Lee is so ‘minimalist’ in his response here! though it looks like Lee responds putting his hands on his hips! – saying watch yourself Pal?!!!]
Tucker: Always did have a soft spot for women. This one got him.
Lee: Now, you just hold on!!! Amanda King did not kill Byron Jordan. The case is too thin. It won’t wash.
Tucker: what are you talking about? I thought her prints were all over the murder weapon!
[I use to think well derrr the chauffeur saw Amanda say goodbye to an alive Byron, and he drove her to her house! but then I realised the Chauffeur is a baddie- which makes it even more confusing, because if the Chauffeur lies and Lee and Amanda find this out- this would lead them to suspect it’s an inside job no? I mean surely the police would be looking at how Amanda got to and from this dinner of hers – if she was suppose to have left with blood all over her? I can’t remember if the chauffeur plays into this later – I’ll stay tuned on that one!]
Lee: yeah they were, but I know Amanda. She couldn’t kill Anybody.
whoooo watch Lee’s cheek here as he looks down at the desk to get control of his tempter – BJo will love this: Lee’s cheek muscle is flexing away!!
Tucker: Yeah well, we’ll let the police decide I guess….[you made a mistake there mister!! Lee knows Amanda better than you think!] …I’m sorry. This whole thing’s got me a little bit rattled.
Lee: Yeah, but I’d say we have bigger problems.
Lee looks down at the blueprint.
I’ll finish up here for the moment..and pick up right where we left off..
As always – I would love to hear your thoughts! feel free to share your questions, your theories.. gripes or fave moments! byee for now!