Picking up right where we left off, Amanda has gone around the other side to distract Castille on Lee’s instructions (whoo hoo!) Now, Lee rises to his feet with his gun pointed at Castille.
Lee: Game’s over, Castille!
Interesting choice of words… it has all been one big game to Castille!
Lee: Jean, move away from him.
Jean: I can’t! [Castille has her tied to a rope he’s holding]
Castille: You have to know how to handle women. This isn’t exactly Rio. It seems to me we had a similar discussion in Brazil.
[Ah! sooo the show kept the fact they knew each other, but altered Bolivia to Brazil.. whatev! It would have been helpful to know they had met earlier. Just one line is all it would have taken! ahem.. ]
Lee: That discussion cost three lives! [Bet they were ‘top’ agents!]
Castille: Yeah…I was sorry the way it turned out. I had intended to kill you. Funny how things come around.
[Yeah.. hilarious! not!!! but.. also true- when you kill people Castille- things come around!]
Lee: Let her go, now!
Love how Lee just barks out orders like they should be followed by the baddie!
Jean looks so sad here watching Castille show his true colours. What an awful thing to experience. I guess when Lee popped up Castille was going to put Jean in one of those big vats to die or something??
Castille: And then we can be friends? I think not. Did you see Amanda? She had a pressing engagement.
Castille enjoys the idea of having killed Amanda.. sicko![This pun of Castille’s is interesting.. as usually it is Lee who delivers the pun.. Hmm.. I’ll comment on this below!]
Castille presses a button causing a lot of steam to suddenly appear between them and Lee. Castille uses this cover to shoot at Lee.. he misses- of course haaaa.. Lee shoots and misses too.. the steam clears and nothing’s come of it all.. except a few cool pics of Lee lookin gorgeous in the steam with his gun
sooo a worthwhile moment in my book! LOL!!!!
Jean’s pretty freaked out by the shooting..
Jean: Don’t shoot, don’t shoot! Don’t shoot!
Jean and Castille come out from behind the cover. What’s with this harp strumming we keep hearing?? nothing magical going on here! It doesn’t scream menacing to me!
Castille: Get rid of the gun! In the tub.
[Why didn’t he say that before?? he was already holding Jean hostage?? rofl!! it really doesn’t make sense!? Hey wait a minute.. Lee? tub?? qhgboqbyh]
Amanda!! Castille has very kindly moved into position for ya!! You can come out now!!!! Time to play!!!
We see Amanda peek out from behind Robert and Jean. [Amanda wants to play peek-a-boo!]
having seen Amanda is ready- Lee tosses his gun…
Amanda sees Lee toss his gun. Sooo now is a good time for the Boo part Amanda!
Robert releases his hostage now Lee has tossed his gun and she hides behind the machines.. Finally, it’s play time!
Amanda moves out and grabs a sheet
and quickly throws it over Castille’s head.
[okay this pic is screaming for a meme anyone want to have a go??!!]
I think she should have aimed to cover the gun too.. and pull Castille’s arm down so the arm was no longer aiming at Lee!! I mean he couldn’t see but in desperation he could have still shot Lee standing right in front of him! eek!!!
Lee rushes forward and Amanda takes cover with Jean. So begins another yawny yawny action finale.. guess what.. Lee wins.. While they fight Amanda unties Jean. [good for you Amanda, always doing what you can!]
For a moment Castille is winning.. uh oh.. Hey! Not the face Pal!!!! You are gonna pay for threatening the face!!!
but not yet.. ahem.. looks like Lee actually sticks his chin out for Castille to ‘punch’ it haaaa..
I’m sure it’s all part of Lee’s cunning plan to lull Castille into a false sense of security!
Finally, Lee lands a good punch.. and sends Castille head first into a vat of suds. Okay.. come on everyone.. what puns can you come up with for this?? I think we can do better than Lee’s!
Lee pulls him out. Amanda and Jean come out of their hiding place seeing that Lee has subdued Castille..
I love to see Amanda reassuring Jean..
Amanda gives one of her head tosses to acknowledge this
Lee: …. This should clean up his act, huh?
[Oh Lee.. what will we do with you?!- what is this?? A duel of the lousy one liners? (better that than a lousy one nighter! 😉 ] well.. Lee beats Castille hands down with that pun.. Amateur!
Lee orders Castille: Come on!
[Lee roughly drags Castille away.. Hey.. where’s Billy? I thought he said he was ‘on his way’?? rofl!!! There were plenty of suds here for Billy to ‘mop up’ !!! haaaa.. Oh I do love a pun! ]
Hey umm.. what about the crystals?? where are the crystals?? seems like they nabbed the bad guy but the crystals have been forgotten! Hope they didn’t get wet in Castille’s top pocket or something!
It’s tag time!!! and on to the suburbs, now safe once more from the evil manipulations and machinations of Castille!!
Whoa.. but wait! what’s going on here??!! Not all is peaceful in the suburbs!! Looks like there’s been…. An eruption!!!
Amanda: Now you understand how wrong this was?
Ohh my goodness!!! check out the walls!!! Vesuvius is everywhere!!!
Phillip and Jamie: Yes, mom.
Amanda: And do you know how upset I am?
Phillip and Jamie: Yes, mom.
Amanda: Now why in the world did you do this?
Phillip: We thought an eruption would be gnarly.
Amanda: Well, you understand now that it wasn’t?
Phillip and Jamie: Yes, mom.
Phillip and Jamie [louder]: Yes, mom.
Amanda: I want you to go upstairs, I want you to wash your hands, wash your face, change your clothes. You’re gonna come back down here and clean up every inch of this kitchen! [Amanda- you Rock!!!]
Phillip and Jamie: Yes, mom. [the boys lines in this tag were super easy that day huh! ]
Amanda: Move it!
the boys head upstairs- as ordered! The script had Dotty and Amanda cleaning the boy’s mess- that would have been soooo wrong! this way is much better!!!
Dotty: Oh. It just goes to show you that playing around with chemicals can be dangerous. [rofl.. not so subtle link to the plot huh!]
Amanda: Well, I guess after they clean up the kitchen they’ll have learned a pretty good lesson.
Dotty: Huh! You never know what’s gonna pop up around here.
whooo now there is a cue for Lee! Sure enough.. Lee pops up in the window!! when was the last time we saw this, OOADPigeon? Phew!! Dotty nearly sees him! Love Amanda’s face here haaaa!!!
Amanda steers Dotty so her back is to the window, and comes up with an idea to get her mother upstairs.. Amanda: Uh! Mother, uh…why don’t you go upstairs and check on them and I’ll just…
Dotty: Ah, good idea. I think I’ll go upstairs and be sure they don’t do something gnarly to the bathroom.
Amanda heads out side.. taking Vesuvius with her..Love how we see Lee pop his head up once again to see she’s on her way out to the backyard!
Lee: Hi. [Dimples! I see dimples!!]
Lee: I just wanted to return these and thank you for letting me borrow them.
Right.. uh huh.. so he popped up in the window and caused that hassle for that??!!! He could have left them on the table and thanked her later Oh Lee.. you are sooo making the flimsiest of excuses to stop by Amanda’s haaaa..
[okay okay I know it’s tag time, they’ve gotta end the episode together! ]
The script says they are BBQ tongs that Lee had borrowed them at some point off screen I think (I don’t think the scene where he borrows them is in the script – is it?!)
Amanda: Ah, you’re welcome.
…Whoa!… Does the Mothers for a Safe Environment know about this?
[Lee making conversation here huh!!! ]
Amanda: No, and don’t you tell them, either.
[I like the idea of Lee and Amanda sharing a few secrets tee heee.. ] Lee laughs.
Amanda: We did get a municipal hearing on the toxic waste issue, though…
…We’re pretty proud of that, it’s a start.
Lee: Good, good. The news gets better. Our lab technicians finally found a way to neutralize those crystals.
[yes don’t bother to name them. flippin confusing!
I guess Fletcher did say they were close to figuring this out when he told Castille they had to act fast. oh and hooray.. they are not ‘lab boys’ they are lab technicans! I guess with Dr Mallory as boss they couldn’t be! ]
Amanda: Oh! That is good news.
Dotty [off-screen]: Amanda! I’ll be right down!
Weird.. ummm.. ok! whatever!! it’s umm your house you err don’t need her permission!! or to announce your arrival!!!
Amanda: Okay, mother!..
( To Lee) Well, look, I better get inside and neutralize my kitchen, heh.
[yeah Lee she hasn’t got time to chat with you! Ask her out if you want a chat it can be just dinner! ahem.. ]
Amanda: Wanna toss this for me, please?..
… Aw, come on, take it, it’s just a volcano.
haa! the super tough spy doesn’t want to touch the icky Volcano? haaa.. Well.. the episode ends here.. with Amanda being cheeky with Lee haaa love it!
–Castille: You have to know how to handle women. This isn’t exactly Rio. It seems to me we had a similar discussion in Brazil.
this is interesting!!! you silly silly man! you have no idea who you are talking to here!! Come on.. get your black books out.. line them up.. bet Lee’s got more! Okay okay.. seriously though.. looks like Lee has tried to stop Castille’s mistreatment of women in a previous meeting years ago. I’m very happy to see Lee protecting women and standing up for them (and to me that does not equal diminishing or discounting them).
– Did you see Amanda? She had a pressing engagement.
I find it interesting that Castille delivers a pun here like this- as that’s usually Lee’s forte no? I wonder if Castille is meant to be an anti-Lee.. kind of like the equal opposite – where Lee is on the side of good and Castille is all evil. Okay okay. Maybe it’s just a good excuse for a pun.. I can hear BJo saying this now haaa.. and you’d probably be right BJo! tee heee.
– Lee: Thanks…partner.
Soooo what do you all make of this???!!!! Hmm.. so what is this the third time he has called her partner? I think so.. but interesting he said it in front of Jean no?? Umm.. I guess Jean now knows Amanda is agency.. oh well.. I like to think that after all this Jean was recruited into agency, relocated and given a job as a part- time secretary.. she wears a guest pass, but really she saves her neck of the woods from all sorts of disasters while teaming up to save some gorgeous hunk’s butt more times than reasonable. haaaa.. don’t mind me..
Anyway. An interesting first line from Lee in response to everything no?? I think he’s saying thanks partner because she really was his equal partner here – she always has been i suppose, but this time he actually counted on her to uphold her part of the plan – whereas previously Lee hadn’t counted on Amanda to distract baddies – she just did it anyway, while he grumbled that she didn’t stay in the car or something!
Hmm maybe Lee is also acknowledging that the only reason they knew where the crystals had gone was because of Amanda.. Lee was too busy being distracted by oompa loompas and his A in Chemistry
-Amanda and Jean
I love to see how Amanda treats Jean. She looks out for her, and immediately lets Lee know it was not her fault. She’s protective of her. And when the action is over, she’s reassuring and supportive – there is zero judgement here from Amanda towards Jean. Some may have been less than kind to Jean having been taken in ( lol like Lee in Artless Dodger when Amanda was taken in!) but not Amanda.
Amanda’s goodness, which Castille would loathe- is on full display here!
-Amanda is very firm with the boys in the tag- I don’t know that I’ve ever seen her do that before?? Do you think her growth in her professional life, her gaining of assertiveness and confidence has translated into firmer more confident parenting?? this would explain the change in the script from Amanda and Dotty banishing the boys and then cleaning up their mess for them – to this: where the boys have to clean it all up!! Me like!
-Wasn’t the volcano for Jamie’s school project? I hope it’s already been graded because Lee is going to throw it out!
The returning of the tongs seems a bit random.. and is confusing.. but I like it- because it means at some point Lee did a little BBQ’ing.. he got into his living in the suburbs.. I can picture him having a go at this BBQ experience and finding it quite pleasant.. Hmm maybe this suburbs thing isn’t all bad!
–Amanda: We did get a municipal hearing on the toxic waste issue, though. We’re pretty proud of that, it’s a start.
I still don’t understand the issue lol.. but hey! it’s great to see that something came of it all. Things may not have worked out the way Jean had planned, but maybe her actions inadvertently still prompted an investigation into how safe the environment was. I’m relieved to see something positive and constructive came of the MSE group, and that the women were able to join together and bring about some action. Hooray! I love that Amanda says they are proud of that- so you should be!! I think Lee looks proud of it too. The underestimated perseverance of the women has gotten a result.. and he can see that is indeed something to be proud of it. Me like! Women should not be underestimated or expected to be home baking cakes- they can be contributing to the world in other ways too!! I think it is no different to Lee’s work – he does what he does to make the world a better place, and accomplish something and he is proud to see results – proud to see the crystals have now been neutralised.. so Lee in a way is a part of the Mothers for a safe environment after all??
No mention of what came of Jean though.. Hmm.. yeah I think I’m right- she’s moved on and joined the agency 🙂
So what have you all thought of this episode overall?
What do you think about the episode order??
What do you take away from this episode?? What do you make of Lee’s experience of living in the suburbs again?
What were they saying about women in this episode?
Looking forward to hearing from you!!! Next up.. is BJo’s Stats posts (2 of them) on Remembrance of things past.. and then her post recapping Amanda’s professional progress up to the end of Season Two- [if you get this done in time BJo, but if not no pressure.. it can be published after the next episode]
Then.. Finally!!! Season Three and Welcome to America Mr Brand [Regarding Season 3 blogging order see HERE] Wow.. Season 2 is done!!!! bye bye Season 2 oh!!! and bye bye hair don’t!!! whoo hoo!!
byeeee for now!!!