Yep, now ragmop is history (hooooo ray) Lee is thinking really hard to figure out what’s going on..
I enjoy watching Lee try to put together a puzzle.. I think he enjoys puzzles and this explains why Amanda is so interesting to him- she constantly puzzles him!
Anyway.. time for Lee and Amanda to give us a recap..
Crawford found Harry’s letter by searching the files at State.
Crawford used Harry’s ID to break in and try to steal it.
[Aha!! so this is where the Nanny stole the idea of sitting on the corner of his desk! you couldn’t do this in the bullpen!! me like!! Just be careful not to set off that silent alarm Amanda- it’s reeeeeally loud! ]
By the way, notice how clean the Q bureau is now?! Lee must have spent all last night putting all those files away and playing Tetris err I mean playing Home Ec!
Lee dials Harry’s private number, saying it was the one Amanda called last night – did Amanda tell him that? guess so..
The unmarked line lights up (and Amanda’s nails suddenly grow long and lovely in the close up! sheesh!!)
[who’s gonna call Lee’s phone number?!!! 555 2368!!! go on!!! ]
Lee has worked out that Crawford was recording Harry’s private line.
whoooo it’s all so interesting…..(not)…. the Kolinsky calls were.. for Harry!!!!!!! ugh!!!
Everyone is shocked! Amazed!!! only….Lee said it was ‘Harry’s phone’ two posts ago and Amanda knew Harry was Kolinsky already, and Lee should have known from what he was listening to in the country.. this big reveal makes nooooo sense..
[In the script it says Lee heard mostly music out in the country- so I think maybe they stuffed up by making it seem Lee could hear the first part of that conversation with his listening thingy!]
Lee reads to Amanda the transcript of the phone calls – cue the ‘figuring it out and oh so clever tinkles!’ go on! Listen to them!!! tee heee..
Lee (captain bleeding obvious!): Kolinsky, was Harry!!!!
Just.. gobsmackingly bad.. okay.. I’m focusing on the blue vinyl and what it does to Lee’s eyes.. Lee’s eyes.. his beautiful beautiful eyes….look into his eyes.. jaowbhabababa
Amanda even looks confused at hearing this., like this is all news! tee heee.. ( is she playing dumb to sooth Lee’s ego?!!! tee heeee) wow!!! She already knew all that! haaa!
Amanda told Lee that Harry was going somewhere to keep up his image?
Lee can’t find any files on Harry or Kolinsky.. he asks Amanda to see if there is a file on ‘a Gregory’ – I guess Lee knows Gregory is the Russian go to guy..
Amanda finds a Gregory file,
[Dang! their fingers almost touch! ]
Only.. check out the name of that file.. Atkins chemical plant!!! Hey Amanda! you were suppose to check the Gregory file!
Anyway, there’s also a photo of the chemical plant in there.. and Amanda remembers Atkins chemical being in ‘another file’ nooo it’s in that file! lol! 😉
Lee figures Crawford got onto Harry because he was following Gregory (LOL why didn’t the agency have someone permanently following Gregory?! the guys is a menace!)
Lee recognises the photos as line of sight stuff and a getaway for surveillance.. lol love how Lee says it’s ‘a long shot’ as he heads off to the chemical plant to find Harry – Crawford is going to have a ‘long shot’ of his own!
Lee gives Amanda a silent look before leaving..
Lee: and don’t follow me!
Amanda: I won’t..
she makes placating movements.. tee hee..
Lee (resigned!): uh huh.. where have I heard that before?!
Lee has met his match I think deep down he kinda likes that Amanda keeps him on his toes – no wonder he is bored with the Randy babies! Lee totally has no authority haaaaa..too funny! Lee’s fighting a losing battle with Amanda and he knows it 🙂
Lee tells Amanda to lock the door and he leaves. Amanda knows it’s crisis time..
That look I guess is worry for Harry and his situation.. and .. where is that flippin letter?! In a wonka bar?!!!
On to the plant.. Yawny time.. Crawford’s there.. yawn… he’s getting himself into position, in that same place which was great for surveillance.. and gave him a perfect ‘shot’ of Harry with Gregory.
Back to Amanda in the Q bureau.. she’s remembering finding the atkins chemical file in the top drawer.. In a lightening intuitive leap (ha! take that Francine!!) Amanda jumps up and looks for a file.. and finds just the one she wants: the ‘dancing weasel’ file!
Amanda closes the file drawer on her shirt tail haaa but she stays in character.. good for her! yes this file is riveting!!
Ta da!! There is the letter.. She’s found it!!!
Amanda grabs an envelope and rushes out to the chemical plant. lol once again not listening to Lee and following him tee hee!
Shame she’s in such a rush, given Lee drove her back to IFF –and where the heck is Amanda’s car?! Ohhh I know.. it must come when she whistles nowadays!
Back to the plant and Crawford is putting his gun together.. we see Lee is still in the vette on his way to the plant – hurry Lee!
Gregory meets Harry at the chemicals plant.. walks him over to the kill zone.. Harry knows he’s in trouble.. and tries to convince Gregory that there was no letter, and Crawford is a liar, that’s why he got fired!
Lee arrives just in time..
He sees Crawford ready to fire..
Lee: Harry! run for it!!
Ohhh Leee.. he just runs straight for the guy with the gun, with zero cover whatsoever.. and.. of course, Crawford doesn’t hold a grudge for Lee sacking him, he very politely shoots around his feet and avoids hurting him! haaaa
I guess Lee knew where Crawford would be because he figured he’d be in the spot he had already scoped out with the quick getaway.. lol you can tell I find this finale a bit of a yawn huh!
Of course, Lee catches Crawford and punches him and- shock!!! He wins!!!!
Harry pulls a gun on Gregory and he wins too.. yawn.. and Amanda shows up just when the action is over with the letter.. yawn..
Hey everyone! Here is the letter! I have the letter! Hey Russian Baddie! I have the letter! Harry really is a triple agent!!!! Should I not have told you that? um….
Drat, I wanted Harry to shoot at someone!!!! not fair!!! I wanted to be able to say: Pop goes the (dancing) Weasel!!!! boooo!
Awh.. Harry compliments Amanda’s ‘pure instinct’ in finding the letter.. (take that Francine.. you and your search grid!! and once again- a reference to Amanda’s instincts.. the message seems clear- Amanda has a gift for this spy biz.. the boss of the agency has anointed her a future top agent or something! ) Gregory wants to look at the letter.. dream on!!! lol.. but has his accent changed here?! He’s sounding American all of a sudden!
Too funny how Lee has to jump off the stairs! tee hee..
I don’t really care what happens to Gregory! lol.. But.. Lee mentions keeping him on ice for when they need a trade (in case they kidnap Amanda again?! ).
whooo Lee is looking mighty fine after that fight.. his hair.. why its.. moving!!! and…he is just looking.. sooooo droolworthy!
Harry: you know my friend Gregory here is gonna have quite a tale to tell the KGB when he gets home.
[I’m sorry.. did Harry just say something? I’m transfixed by Lee here!!!! oh my…]
Amanda responds: Yeah but without this (the letter) they’re not gonna believe him.
[how convenient!! I think it would mean they check up more on Harry- and it would put an end to his triple dealings.. but.. what do I know!]
Lee: nah, he won’t say a word! He’s the one who looks bad!
[eh?? will he look bad if he goes home and tells them Harry is betraying them? I don’t think he looks that bad! .. but.. what do I know! ]
Lee to Harry: Hey you old weasel! I was worried about you!
Harry looking at Amanda: I was in good hands!
Amanda: thank you Harry.
Love how Lee raises his eyebrows at Amanda in the wide shot..
what’s going on there guys?!
do tell!! I’ll leave this one up to you guys to figure out!
What we are all dying to know is- where did Harry put Ike?! the cat!!!
Tag time!! Lee and Amanda have driven out to Harry’s to give him back his portrait..
Whoa! What is this the episode of statement Lee jackets?!!
I find this tag a bit meh!Though nice to see Lee and Amanda spending time together not on the job :0 and.. I do enjoy Lee’s comments about how Harry is now retired and he’s gonna help him enjoy it. Someone want to transcribe it? be my guest!
Amanda: shouldn’t we have had this fixed?
Lee: If I know Harry V Thornton, he’ll want to hang it on his wall just the way it is!
A bit of a low key ending.. I would have liked to see Harry talking to Lee and Amanda together more – maybe share a quiet little knowing look to himself (or with Ike that darn cat) – as he notices that Lee and Amanda are crazy about each other.. and are going to live happily ever after! Hey.. who said it’s just the Russians who love romance
I think after all the things Lee has done to Amanda in the line of duty, he really can’t be cross with Amanda for spying on him! haaa!!! Especially after Burn Out! I mean come on! Good to see Lee lets this go easily in this episode!
Lee has done plenty of spying on Amanda in his day.. we already know he was spying on her in The First time, surprising her behind the milk in Ship of Spies, surprising her in Munich, and continually popping up in her kitchen window! Now I think about it, there are plenty of boundaries normal people have that these two have crossed! Lee sneaks into Amanda’s kitchen and helps himself to the coffee (3 faces of Emily), Lee even searched through Amanda’s laundry! (hot Mama?!) Amanda cleaned Lee’s apartment and picked up his smelly socks (well before the Russians kidnapped her!) Ummm anymore?? come on! there’s heaps! But so interesting that after all this, Lee is still shocked Amanda was following HIM of all people!!! Ahh Lee.. he gets a taste of his own medicine! I love it! – no wonder they know each other so well!
Looking forward to walking through We’re off to see the Wizard next with you all!! (following Morley’s order for the first five episodes of season 3) Can’t wait to hear from ya! How did you find this episode overall? byeeeee