I guess it’s the next day- Monday.. and we are back in the evil countryside! We see Tucker join the two other baddies loading a car and he addresses all three of his hired goons: But I’ve been able to install a whole new security system at the Nabuti mansion. [I thought that was going to take a day- this is the day after Lee said Tucker could replace the security system no??]
Tucker goes over a few details of their plans.. rah rah..basically Tucker’s got pretty much everything covered.. well.. almost everything! muahahaha!
Isley and Colby get in the truck and drive off leaving Tucker and Walters to sort out a special side job..
Tucker: Now, there’s one last matter: Amanda King. If the cops keep investigating this case, along with the agency sooner or later they’re gonna find out she didn’t kill Jordan. They might start investigating us. That would be unfortunate.
Walters: but ah, if Amanda King ends up dead the cops would probably drop the case.
Tucker: I can just see it… she’s wracked with guilt over Byron Jordan’s murder, and commits suicide!
Tucker has a laugh too, pats Walters on the back. Ha haa haaa.. yeah these two are a riot! Not!!! Sickos!
The plan set, they lock up and head off to kill Mrs King! Joe shouldn’t be saying such things!! I swear this casting is ridiculous..
Nabuti is arriving the next day.
In the den, Dotty is furiously cycling away on her stationary exercise bike while Amanda dries the dishes in the kitchen. I wonder how many times she had to film that moment! hehehehe.. Hopefully not too many takes or BG would have keeled over!
Amanda finishes and joins Dotty in the family room, taking a seat on the couch-looking stressed and tired.
Dotty stops cycling. Again, a very sweet scene here.. for all her interfering and overbearing curiosity Dotty does love her daughter- so lovely!
Amanda: mm hmm?
Dotty: are you alright?
Amanda: oh yeah! Yeah!
Dotty: you look a little down.
Amanda: no no no. I’m alright.
Dotty: are you thinking about the err…
Dotty gets off the bike and joins Amanda on the couch.
Amanda: well yeah, I’m thinking about it a little bit well huh..
[In the script here Amanda responds that she was thinking about Byron Jordan, and that he was a nice man- I wish they had left it in.. it’s only right that she would acknowledge it was a tragedy he died.. she knew the man and had been attracted to him.. I’m guessing maybe some of you are happy it’s not there!]
Dotty: Everything is gonna be alright.
Dotty reaches and gives Amanda a hug. [looks like it was two for one on the shirts sale!! a blue one…. and a pink one! ]
Amanda: Ohhh Thank you Mother. I needed that!
[Who gives Lee a hug when he needs one huh?]
…Well, I’ll go upstairs and check the boys.
Dotty: no you just stay right here. I’ll check the boys. Besides I want to take a shower.
Dotty points to the bike. Dotty: riding that bike is a lot of hard work! …(She takes Amanda by the arm)… goodnight precious.
Amanda: Goodnight mother.
Dotty: Awhhh (Dotty reaches to kiss Amanda on the cheek) I love you.
Amanda smiles and accepts her kiss: I love you too.
Dotty gives Amanda a couple of pats on the knee and then exits.
Off camera Dotty yells: Ohhh Amanda!!! I’m sorr-
Amanda smiles: take the garbage out? I’ll do it mother.
Dotty off camera: thank you.
Amanda takes the garbage out… I guess one advantage of checking for Lee anytime you go out back would be that you would also notice if there were any random baddies lurking around [or is that random garbage lurking?!]
Seems Amanda doesn’t check for Lee- because she is suddenly grabbed by Tucker – who puts his hand over her mouth. Amanda tries to scream but can’t. Another man replaces Tucker’s hand over her mouth with a white cloth. Amanda falls into unconsciousness.
Tucker to Walters: good. Check inside, see if you can find her keys.
Walters goes inside, searches the family room and finds her purse, and the keys inside. I really really hate to see Walters in Amanda’s home like that.. the kids upstairs.. Dotty in the shower.. sends shivers down my spine.. sooo awful!!!
He rejoins Tucker outside, who now carries Amanda and puts her in her car.. and they set things up for her to die from Carbon monoxide poisoning..
Evil Joe!! you bad bad man!
Wow.. Joe King grabs Amanda and shoves her into a car and tries to kill her? Ever since watching season 4 this moment is every kind of wrong!! Sam Melville should never in a million years been allowed to play the role of Joe King in just ELEVEN EPISODES time!!!!!
Wrong Way Home aired on Dec 2nd 1985 and this episode aired May 6th 1985.. so it was even in the same flippin year.. ‘wrong’ way home alright.. ugh!!!
Hey- interesting to note Burn Out aired April 8th, there was four weeksbreak between the original airing of Burn Out and this ep! Sorry I’m getting distracted.. while Amanda is stuck in her garage with the engine running?? Very naughty of me!
Lee pulls up at Amanda’s home in his inconspicuous car they are dime a dozen in the suburbs I am sure.. ahem.. (yes sarcasm!) He casually looks around, and makes his way down Amanda’s drive way.
Is that the same outfit he had on in the Tag of You Only Die Twice? Maybe.. He comes to sudden stop in the middle of the driveway- whooo Amanda now has a different house next to her driveway!!
Is this the third house they used as Amanda’s house?
this is how it was in Odds on dead pigeon:
It’s a bit confusing because they still use transition shots from season 1 that are a different house. [I think kiwismh has decided to take on this project- is that correct kiwismh?? ] Hey you guys who went to see Amanda’s home on the Warner Bros Lot – is this on the Warner’s lot now?? Anyone able to shed some light on this?
Anyway, on hearing the scary music, a strange noise coming from the garage, and seeing Amanda’s neighbour’s home is now completely different- Lee realises something is wrong!! 🙂 Lee rushes to the magical garage and opens the side door to find the garage is full of fumes.
Lee struggles inside coughing, and finds Amanda in the driver’s seat.
Lee opens the car door: Amanda!
[Whooo a swoony Amanda cry!!!]
Uh oh.. She doesn’t respond [- eek!!! quick Lee!!!]
He leans in and turns off the car ignition.
Lee: Amanda? [he sounds worried]
He starts gathering her up, in preparation for carrying her out.
She starts to rouse a little.. but we don’t see her face- LOL I think this is stunt Amanda until they cut to the outside view! Were they worried BB would drop KJ? tee hee..
Lee: hey. Come on. Let me get you out of here.
He lifts silent Amanda, coughs some more and carries Amanda out of the garage. Swoony!
He places coughing Amanda on the ground, leaning her on the garage wall.
You know, Amanda recovered pretty quickly.. came to the moment Lee put her down – probably didn’t want him to put her down.. yeah that must be it!
Mmmmm I like how Lee keeps his hand on her leg there for quite a while when he is talking to her!
Lee: lean up against the wall. Alright now. Take some deep breaths. Come on come one!
Lee motions for Amanda to do what he says. She seems to come to some more and breath deeper.
Lee: is that a little better? [No Lee- hold me.. ahem!] (Amanda nods, and coughs) …I dropped by to see how you, you liked your lawyer! [Lee dropping in.. he’s doing that a lot ] …Good thing I did.
[An excellent thing you did Lee! Just love how this hints that Lee is finding excuses to stop by Amanda’s every night ]
(Amanda nods and coughs some more)
…Have you got any idea what happened?
Amanda: I don’t know I came outside to take the garbage out, and ah somebody grabbed me from behind and then somebody put a cloth over my face. (Amanda puts her hands to her temples to rub) I feel like a tonne of bricks on my head.
Lee quietly: yeah I know I know. He probably tried to knock you out with Chloroform.
Amanda moans a bit.
Lee: it will wear off in a little while…
…Do you have any idea what happened? [lol at how he waves his hand here – ah you’ll be alright! haa…. why does Lee only get to carry Amanda when she is unconscious and can’t enjoy it huh??!! Cruel world! ]
Amanda: No. What was I doing in the garage.
Lee: Amanda, someone knocked you out. They put you in your car and they turned the motor on.
Amanda: They turned the motor on?
Lee: Yeah… [Lee seems to be breathing heavily himself here.]
…Why would someone want to make it look like you committed suicide? (Amanda shakes her head) …Unless, someone doesn’t think that the murder charges are gonna stick. (Amanda looks confused) …Yeah! Yeah that’s it! If you suddenly committed suicide that would really point the finger at you.
Amanda: Yeah and that would make it look like I was so guilty I couldn’t stand it so I killed myself.
Lee: Amanda I think someone’s trying to buy a little time.
Amanda asks the million dollar question: Do you think it has anything to do with Byron’s security systems?
Lee: you can bet on it.
Amanda coughs again.
Lee: come on.
He grabs Amanda by her arms and helps her to her feet.
Why is there a window behind Lee when they are figuring things out here? It looked like the house was to the left of the garage? as you head down the driveway.. ugh.. this stuff gives me a head spin.. anyone able to work all this out? help?! Well, I suspect I’ve discovered a reason for Amanda’s financial troubles getting to be too much – looks like she’s gone and redecorated the whole back part of her house and garage there- a complete overhaul! This garage looks completely different to what we saw in Odds on a Dead Pigeon!
Murder Between Friends:
This scene has it all doesn’t it? Worried Lee, carrying Amanda, touching Amanda.. and it is so dimly lit we can hardly see it!! Fire the lighting person please!!!! This is just plain cruel! I guess the darkness adds to the drama.. the intrigue.. the danger.. ahem.. sorry I get carried away- it also adds to the intimacy between the two of them as they both- once again- deal with a close call with death- this reminds me a little of the moment in To Catch a Mongoose where Amanda saved Lee from being strangled by the mongoose- though was Lee snappy back! not shot exactly the same way but similarly dark and heavy! [I do love these shots!!] Am I making sense?
LOL I better quit while I’m ahead here!
So how many times has Lee carried Amanda now?? Anyone like to list them? Has Amanda ever been conscious enough to enjoy it?! This might explain how Amanda has been able to guard herself from completely falling for this ‘hunk’ -so far! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! byee for now!!!