Lee has offered to walk Amanda out to her car as it’s getting late.. Hmm and Amanda really appreciates that… but.. it’s not getting dark out! LOL.. from the Q bureau conversation it sounds very late – but moving on we find Lee and Amanda out in the bright sunshine walking through a park or something… Lee and Amanda silently walk to Amanda’s car.. Lee finally breaks his silence.
Lee: you followed me didn’t you!
Lee: Mmmm hmmmm
..followed you?? no!
Lee: yeah I thought so. Whenever you don’t want to lie to me Amanda King you just repeat my question!
[lol! there he goes with ‘Amanda King’ again! And when you’re mad at her you use her full name Lee Stetson! He called her that last week at the elevator when he was cranky with her! plus, I like that Lee knows Amanda doesn’t want to lie to him I bet he likes that about her ]
……You followed me and you saw Crawford come in after me or something like that, right? [Interesting, Lee is so upset he hasn’t thought this through! Harry’s room was ransacked when Lee arrived- so it doesn’t make sense that Crawford would come in after him.. but Lee assumes the guy wasn’t already there.. nope Lee.. you are very confused right now!]
(Lee reveals he was holding the baseball in his hand behind his back)
[Ugh.. my dvd is annoyingly fuzzy for this fabulous scene.. I’ll do my best!]
Amanda notices the baseball in his hand…
Lee tosses it back up and catches it again, Lol it looks like KJ thought he was throwing it to her a little early
(He throws her the baseball.. and she catches it. You are so busted Amanda King..)
Amanda: oh!!! ah.. baseball.
[You can just see Amanda’s mind working a million miles a minute here thinking how do I respond to this?! eek!! I can’t tell him about Harry!]
Lee: aha that’s my Harmon Killebrew…
Amanda pauses a moment, steeling herself for not being able to be up front with Lee here. This is really hard for her! She’s been ordered not to tell Lee, and it’s for his own good.. I imagine Amanda steeling herself with the thought that when all is explained Lee will understand, she just wishes it didn’t have to hurt in the meantime. thoughts??
Amanda: (eek) Ohhh kkkk…
I followed you… [I for one love that Lee didn’t notice Amanda following him!! I wonder if that annoys him as much as Amanda not listening to him ]
…so I gave it… (she tosses the ball back to Lee finishing her story) …my best pitch.
(Lee catches it)
[Interesting, seems Amanda has recognised she can’t get out of it.. but she has come up with a fake explanation for how she knew Lee was in danger which avoids having to out her relationship with Harry. Very interesting, on one hand she confesses, while on the other hand she tells a lie – and does so without repeating the question like Lee thinks she does.. I think she manages to pull one over on Lee here with this explanation (she doesn’t look at him when she does the lying part of this statement, and finishes by throwing the ball back and distracting him!). Funny that I am thinking successful lying on Amanda’s part is progress! lol!!! Only in the spy bizz! haaaaaa]
Love how it’s whoever holds the ball gets to talk! haaaa..
…I told you not to follow me as plain as I know how Amanda Do-not-follow-me!! but you nnoooo you had to do it.
[Can’t wait to hear what you all think of this! ‘you had to do it’ is an ironic choice of words- this is actually the truth- she had to- Harry ordered her to! Zulu Blue!]
I don’t know about you guys but I sense some sexual tension goin on here as these two push and prod each other (metaphorically of course!) ahem.. maybe it’s just me?
… I want to know why!
Lee sticks his chin out and stares Amanda down.. challenging Amanda!
Amanda: well it’s a lucky thing I did you could’ve gotten hurt-
[Funny, I get the feeling Lee is very aware of how Amanda saved him this time- as opposed to his ugh reaction to her saving him at the end of the last episode, Over the Limit! So much progress on display in this scene!]
Lee: don’t change the subject! I want an answer now!!!
Amanda: Okaayyy. I didn’t follow you, I followed my instincts!…
[hooo haaaa.. tell me there’s no heat in the pic above?!! these two are suddenly sizzling! Lee and Amanda are playing their own ‘game’ here! A bit of conflict will do that huh..
ah.. those all important instincts get another mention!! Do you think Amanda is thinking back to what Harry told her Lee said about her and her instincts?]
Lee: Ohhh your-
Amanda cuts Lee off: Ohhh look…
…don’t be angry with me because you didn’t catch Larry Crawford…(At this Lee’s chin goes out even further and he gives her a seething look- IMHO it’s hilarious!!! [don’t try that one missy!] Amanda’s no fool.. she changes tactic fast!..)
… Ok, would it help if I said I was sorr-
[oh my.. the looks Lee is giving Amanda here.. he is truly wishing to stare her down!!! trying to read what’s in her mind?! trying to discern what she’s up to? Is he wondering if he can trust her? he senses she is still hiding something..]
Amanda reaches her car and lets out a big sigh, I think she wishes she could be open with Lee here.. and is resigned to copping what she believes will be an upcoming rant from Lee
Lee: … Amanda, it’s just that sometimes I wish I could just get good and steamed!!!…
(We see Amanda turn to face Lee here as he talks, bracing herself with her car-
you can juuust make it out behind Lee)
I think she is bracing herself for a big rejection from Lee here.. she can see he isn’t buying it..and he’s mad.. I think she suspects he will take a giant leap backwards here in their friendship.
……but every time you do something to make me mad…
…and do something to make me grateful!!….
(the shot cuts to Amanda for her reaction.. what do you make of it everyone?)
At first she seems down.. but.. then..
it’s like she takes in what he is saying and is shocked to hear what she is hearing from Lee! This was not the reaction she was expecting. He’s grateful??!!! He can’t get good and steamed with Amanda??!!! He’s not stepping away from their friendship/partnership here?! He’s mad.. but he’s staying put?? wow!! Amanda was not expecting this at all IMHO and this tells us some of where Amanda is a in their journey. She was not fully secure with Lee that he would cope with her keeping secrets from him.. all very interesting!though Lee isn’t finished with the surprises yet…
Amanda gives Lee a small smile as Lee continues: Soo…
[Lee can see Amanda isn’t going to give him any more information..she remains silent, this response is all he’s going to get for now..]
Lee begins to turn, and walk away, resigned as he says: .. I’ll see you tomorrow!
Lee isn’t questioning his trust in Amanda He is certain he trusts her.. he’s mad, he’s grateful, he’s confused.. and he’s not getting answers from Amanda.. but.. he still trusts her, and he will still see her tomorrow. That he goes to finish here with this line about seeing her tomorrow IMHO is huge- it means I’m not happy with you right now, but you are still going to be in my life! That’s how important she is to him well.. this is my take.. do feel free to share your own ideas! I figure Lee is thinking there must be a reason why Amanda is not being honest with him because he knows her and knows honesty is important to her, and for now, he’ll go with it.. but he isn’t about to stop trying to figure things out! No wonder Lee never gets bored with Amanda tee hee..
Amanda calls to Lee: what were you looking for?
Lee: it doesn’t matter,…
…he wasn’t there.. he wasn’t anywhere!
Ohhh boy.. it is so sweet to see them fighting but still caring so much about each other.. this not telling Lee thing is awful!! This scene ends with Lee looking quite lost- he’s in a blizzard here.. and he’s missing Amanda!!
Amanda looks sad too.. watching Lee walk off, unable to give him the answers he needs- for now. It would be hard to not just confess given how Lee has just demonstrated his great loyalty to her- but then.. Amanda can remind herself it’s not for long and he’ll understand when he hears what’s happening. Though this fight has lots of sexual tension going on.. it ends with the two of them off kilter, neither is happy with the lack of harmony between the two of them- things aren’t right if they aren’t in sync..
I find this a powerful scene. In Spiderweb, Lee stood by Amanda because he knew she had done nothing wrong and he trusted her- what you saw was what you got! But here? Lee knows Amanda is hiding something from him– and yet he still trusts her. [which is why I really liked the cut line in the Q bureau about people being like rocks, and turning over rocks to see what is hidden- see comments of post 7 ] this IMHO is huge!! It is a testament to his strong bond with Amanda that he is not pushing her away. He’s actually taken a leap towards Amanda, by stating he isn’t able to get good and steamed with her like he’d like to – because he’s grateful to her.
I also love his emotional honesty here – so very mature for Lee.. he is truly beginning to be a grown man now huh!! Admitting she makes him mad.. and grateful – wonderful maturity! That’s a guy you could fall in love with This is a big honest moment for Lee- one of his most honest to date in my book. Amanda is not being honest with Lee, and he knows it- yet in spite of this he puts himself out there. He’s powerless to control his feelings for her here and he admits it!
IMHO Lee’s showing vulnerability here- Amanda and his feelings for her make him vulnerable. She doesn’t answer his questions, she lies to him, and he is still grateful to her, still unable to go and get good and steamed. It’s like this kind of power she has over him is being admitted to by him – he makes his disappointment clear.. but I think it’s wonderful because Lee is slowly but surely beginning to surrender to this love that is now building between them.. he knows deep down Amanda is trustworthy, even when he doesn’t understand what’s going on.
Amanda? well I don’t see her as being able to yet know she can trust Lee with her romantic side..[any other side? no problem!] I think now she is on wait, look and see status – she is seeing some pretty wonderful stuff here though! How could you not start to fall a little for this man? Putting himself out there like this for you? because of you? Powerless and unable to fight his gratitude for you, even when he wants to be mad at you? And being honest with you about that?
It may sound strange but in the putting yourself out there department – I think Lee is leading the way.. and this was a big step!
Anyway.. eeek! enough rambling from iwsod! I am busting to hear what you all make of this scene.. I know many of you see Amanda as in love already or well on her way and ahead of Lee maybe…. and you will probably disagree a bit.. but that’s cool! Maybe someone will agree with me too
You know given how cross Lee looked at Amanda in the Q bureau and all.. I wonder if they were trying to build up to a big moment- where we thought, and Amanda thought, Lee was really going to lose his temper- only to find he doesn’t.. Hmmm.. anyone remember watching this for the first time?? and remember your reactions?? thoughts??
Final thought.. Hey do you guys think that Lee has two signed baseballs? The one in DOA was Ty Cobbs.. tell me what you think.. here is a close up view of the ball:
I see two signatures, thinking one is Ty Cobbs and one is the Killebrew signature.. what do you guys think?
Okay must head off now! this is a big post- but didn’t want to split this scene and had a flood of thoughts I wanted so share.. sorry this is so big!!!
byee for now and can’t wait to hear from you all – byeeeeee!