Tucker: I agree.
Lee looks down at the blueprint again..
Ohhh my.. those magic pockets of Lee’s are just too darn distracting here..
Lee does his wiggling his fingers as he thinks thing- only his hands are in his pockets! Lee! Stop that!! [Is it just me or is the pink shirt/red tie combo a bit meh?! Not that it diminishes Lee’s swooniness in any way!]
Lee: Someone wanted Jordan out of the game. My guess is he was hit professionally. Then they blew the safe. They set up Amanda when they saw her having dinner with him. [Actually, Lee is spot on here! Problem is, he’s telling the professional who did the killing his theory nice bit of suspense this!]
Tucker: So they were after the security information. [That is sooo obvious that is seems strange Tucker would be questioning what they wanted..he’s playing too dumb.. shame Lee doesn’t notice!]
Lee: Yeah. If it was the mercenaries they could know how to bypass the access code and get into the mansion.
Tucker: We could stop them. We could install a whole new security system.
Lee: Are you equipped to handle that?
Tucker: Sure! It’ll take an entire day though. But.. I know everything that Jordan did. He wanted it that way so I could back him up. I just never thought it would come to this.
[ohhh gag!!! Tucker is coping remarkably well given his best buddy and business partner has been murdered.. too well.. ahem.. ]
Lee: Alright, then let’s get the installation in gear before we have ourselves another murder.
Tucker: Consider it done.
Lee: Let’s see.
I think Lee has a bit of a fail here! He knew Amanda had started work with Byron. Why didn’t he talk to her first before deciding anything? [maybe this is why they changed the order of the scenes. I wish they had left it the way it was!] He would trust Amanda over this Tucker guy any day.. okay okay.. if he had done that- there would be no episode! tee hee…
Lee leans over the blueprints to look again, Lee’s working hard to solve this one! …and the scene ends there..
Byron was unlucky in his choice of friend with Tucker. On the other hand.. Lee is very lucky to have his friend Amanda.. soooo I guess this murder affects a few friendships no?
So.. it seems Lee has fallen for Tucker’s trap.. I’m not seeing any indication that Lee suspects Tucker here. I look forward to Lee eventually eating Tucker for breakfast!!
Now Byron is dead- I am guessing Amanda is still employed by Jordan securities no? she would technically be working for dirt bag Tucker?
On to the police station.. Hooray! Time to catch up on a little girl talk between Amanda and Wilma!
She’s so funny!!!
Inside in a police holding cell.
Wilma: I kissed him hard, then strangled him. I didn’t like his attitude.
…How was it for you honey? Get him in bed?
I love Wilma! [She was in an episode of Columbo! ] She has a great voice! This actress is I think very well known. Nita Talbot is credited as a ‘special appearance’. What a special appearance Wilma is
The camera pans to show Wilma is talking to Amanda.. swapping murder stories with Amanda too funny!!
Amanda: Oh no. Dining room table.
Wilma whispers: Ohhh… That’s kiiiiinnnnky!
[The way she says this is too funny!! Like kissing a guy then strangling him isn’t kinky? ]
Amanda: I didn’t do it!
Wilma laughs: haa steak knife, right?
…Not bad. I can teach you a few things…
…We got time…
…Ha haaa Haaaaa!!
Amanda looks worried! Her face in reaction to Wilma’s laughter is sooo funny!!!!
Off camera we hear a guard: You’ve got a visitor!
Amanda looks up with a ‘help me!!!!’ look on her face!
Lee arrives. [Help has arrived! 🙂 ]
Amanda jumps up to greet him: Ohhh Lee!!! Thank you, Thank you sooo much.
[Is it just me or would it have been fabulous to one day see Lee need to get bailed out of jail by Amanda?!]
[Lee doesn’t say much.. I think he’s waiting for their audience to leave..]
Wilma: Is this the one you keep on the side?
[This dialogue is brilliant! Kudos to the writers!]
I love the look on Lee’s face here as he takes in Wilma and Amanda’s situation..
and then turns to watch Amanda be polite to Wilma and introduce her to him.
haaaa.. I think he looks happy to see her! what do you think?
LOL…Happy to be bailing Amanda out of jail!
Amanda: Oh Wilma, this is Lee. Lee, this is Wilma.
Lee to Wilma: how are ya?
Wilma: Pretty damn good!
Guard: Wilma, let’s take a walk.
Wilma: How far you wanna go?
Guard: come on!
Wilma to Amanda: Haa see ya.
As Wilma gets up to leave, Amanda looks at the ground letting out a huge breath. Watch Lee here – he turns back to watch Amanda with a smile on his face.. The warmth he feels for her oozes here.. look! he even looks her up and down!!!..and Amanda has no idea.
To me- Lee looks like he has missed Amanda!!! [and they’ve hardly been apart!] This is the first time Lee has seen Amanda since their goodbye in the bullpen-and he can’t stop grinning!!! for me, this gives me the answer to the question: would Lee have contacted Amanda had Byron not been murdered? It’s just my opinion, but he is sooo happy here I think he would definitely wanted to see Amanda again- though always under the guise of ‘work’ (smerk!) ]
As Wilma exists she walks past Lee, reaches out to squeeze Lee’s arm saying: A hunk!
Amanda laughs nervously and Wilma and the guard leave. [oh I really don’t like this huge cardy Amanda is wearing!!! ] I don’t know how Lee keeps a straight face here!!! Now they’ve gone Lee casually enters the cell clearing his throat and looking around..
Amanda shakes her head: Ohhhhh!
He turns to Amanda trying to hide a smile..
Amanda is in such a tizz I don’t think she notices how happy Lee is! [This is the first time I’ve ever noticed the way Lee watches Amanda here – awh!!]
All things considered… Lee seems quite calm and relaxed here. Compare this to the last time he bailed Amanda out of jail in Our Man in Tegernsee!
He was mad as, snippy and insensitive to Amanda. [but eventually melts when Amanda gets upset ] Here in MBF? He is so different. This murder of Byron has had an affect between these two friends also – fate has intervened and given Lee the opportunity to spend time with Amanda again! I am guessing Amanda called for his help [maybe left a message at the agency for Lee to help her]. Lee has jumped at the chance to help her here.. Mr Fixit is able to do something here to help Amanda!!! I guess it is one way Lee is able to show how much he cares for Amanda.. maybe even loves her [as a friend of course! ] Anyone like to share some thoughts on Lee here and how different it is to OMIT? Last time, Amanda was in jail on agency business.. here? she’s quit the agency- but Lee still wants to help her.. and is happy to- awh!!! Almost makes his bad attitude in Tegernsee worthwhile to appreciate wonderful Lee here!
I don’t know if it’s deliberate but this episode harks back to many different smk episodes! Which again makes it feel like a great season finale to me..
Okay.. back to this episode!
Immediately Amanda starts in with:
Amanda: look you know I didn’t do it!
[Given how Lee was in Tegernsee I can understand why Amanda immediately jumps in with she didn’t do it. Plus starting with this line gives me the impression that they hadn’t actually spoken yet. ]
Lee: I know that…
[It was never in question love it ] …But your fingerprints were all over the weapon.
Amanda: yeah, I know.
Lee: wwwwhat were you doing there?
[A little of the green eyed monster here?? Hmm..not sure.. what do you think? I’ll finish the scene before coming back to this]
Amanda: having dinner.
Lee: Just dinner? [we don’t see Lee here.. still on Amanda.. their delivery of this scene is again fabulous!]
Amanda: Just dinner. Just dinner and we discussed a little business.
[a ‘little’ ?? haaaa!! I think Amanda is pretending to herself here.. business ha!]
[we stay with Lee not seeing Amanda respond]
Lee: at his house?
[hmm interesting… Lee doesn’t do any business at his home?]
Lee: with candles?
[Lee knows all about the use of candles tee hee]
Amanda: yeah with ca- …
…well look. He told me that he liked me.
Lee: and you told the police that.
Amanda: yes. It’s the truth.
you just handed them the motive.
Yes Lee.. Amanda really does need you!! I think in the past Lee would have been cranky with her for this.. now he just worries for her and tries to get her out of it- it’s like he half expected she would just tell the truth- because he knows her so well and knows that is what she does!
[drat.. one of these days she’ll get the hang of this being accused of murder thing! ]
Lee: It’s a crime of passion! He pressured you, you resisted it.
[our view here stays on Amanda as she reacts]
Amanda: I didn’t resist it. He didn’t pressure me. I didn’t have to resist it. Look he’s a very nice man. [‘Was’ a nice man Amanda.. ugh that is so sad!]
Lee: Amanda the police do not know from nice.
I love how the only thing Lee asks her about is being at Byron’s house, with Candles!! Yep.. Lee’s mixing the business and the personal too these days..
Don’t you love Lee’s little ‘interrogation’ of Amanda here?? he’s being factual because he is trying to help her- and Amanda understands this.. Compare this to his attempted interrogation of Amanda in Spiderweb– where he knew she was innocent but wanted to get to the facts??
so he did his Perry Mason gig?! tee heee… or maybe he went all ‘Scarecrow’!
Here Lee doesn’t attempt to put some distance between himself and Amanda – and he doesn’t try and revert back to ‘Scarecrow’ he’s okay with being attached to her.. and he is himself with her- this interrogation goes much better!
Amanda reaches out to grab Lee’s arm: What am I gonna do?
Lee: You’ll be released in my custody…
[whooo lucky Amanda! she gets a reward for being accused of murder ]
…We have to get you a good lawyer.
[whooo love the ‘we’ that Lee says here! My goodness how things have changed!! The script has a bit in here about Amanda’s only knowing her divorce lawyer-but Lee explains she needs a criminal lawyer- he’s taking this very seriously!! Sooo great because Amanda no longer works for the agency!!! And Lee is still doing all this for her!! 🙂 ]
Amanda: can I leave with you now?
Lee: yeah sure…
…Unless you wanna stay here and say goodbye to Wilma?
[sooo cheeky!!! ]
Lee holds out his arm for Amanda to take it.
[A gentlemanly action no?]
Love the smile he gives her here!!
She takes it and responds: I don’t think so.
Lee: mmm hmmm! haaaa..
They walk out together and the scene ends.. They try to walk out together – they have to squeeze through the door as it’s not wide enough for the two of them haaa!
Well isn’t this a wonderful scene.. Love the humour with Wilma, and watching Amanda deal with Wilma!
What do you make of Lee and Amanda in this scene?
Amanda seems to be, understandably, totally preoccupied with her situation and being charged with murder. So preoccupied she doesn’t notice how happy Lee is to see her!
Do you think Lee is jealous of Amanda and her dinner with Byron? I’m not sure. I haven’t decided on this one.. What do you all think? I think Lee knew about the dinner and the candles before he spoke to Amanda (the police would have given Lee that information possibly) – so he would have been able to prepare himself.. or is that ‘check’ himself.. I would love to have seen Lee’s face when he found out!
I am not sensing any jealousy here from Lee.
– I think he is too happy to see her, and be actually able to help her, and too concerned at her situation and what she has told the police to get jealous. When Amanda tells Lee that Byron said he liked her? Lee’s immediate reaction is Uh oh she told the police that?? she’s in a lot of trouble!! He doesn’t react to Byron. There seems to be no surprise at a man finding Amanda attractive from Lee here
Has Lee accepted Amanda is going to move on with another man?? He just wants to be sure he’s a good one?? and he knew Byron was a good one?? And.. he knows he’s no good for Amanda himself right now (probably thinks he never will be. but we know better 😉 ) Thoughts?
Then again, maybe it’s that Byron is dead – so he isn’t a threat now.. tee heee.. he would have been.. but now he isn’t!? Poor Byron! Whatever is going on- I do love that Amanda is out dating other men and at this stage isn’t waiting for Lee- and Lee can see this
Interesting also that in Our Man in Tegernsee, Lee is simultaneously coping with Amanda’s false charges and jealousy with Volkenauer at times.. no?? Here, the same possible combo- but it plays out differently.. maybe in Tegernsee Lee was unprepared for jealousy.. by now Lee may have come to terms with it?? [How??]
I have no idea.. just throwing it out there for us to explore if you like! Well byeee for now!!! Hope you are enjoying this episode as much as I am!!! All the pain of transcribing this has been forgotten! A huge thank you to KC and DMW for being my beta readers!! byeeeee!