Back to IFF.. and whooooo we find Lee and Faber have made the move to the Q bureau- completely unexplained!
Remember watching this as episode 1 in season 3?? All of a sudden we are in a magical film library!! Now though- it makes more sense that it’s after Lee has been given it- but it seems a bit strange that Lee is sitting on that side of the desk- oh well whatever! Moving on..
Interesting to note, now Faber is sitting on the edge of Lee’s desk- as opposed to Amanda BTW- also love the lamp on the desk- and how it is lit – a little shout out to the joke in the Mole about how if you are going to be interrogated it may as well be under your own lamp! (and Lee using the lamp on Connie in Mongoose!)
Faber: Now, about the case involving a Hungarian trapeze act. Two sisters, I believe. Twins!
[Faber leans in as she broaches this subject Lee and twins-she’s riveted!]
Lee:aaaand a mother. The Flying Fedorovas.
Lee responds factually, without looking at Faber, but handing her the file on the Fedorovas.
LOL.. Lee doesn’t seem to want to even look at her anymore.. Faberova? err I mean Faber?? she’s very errr enthused at her work here- even after a long day.. ahem..
Faber takes the file.
Faber: Precisely. There should be a receipt in here….
…for seven hundred and twenty rubles for…
[Knowing what’s coming, Lee turns away and squeezes his eyes closed ]
…. “female undergarments”.
[okay- anyone got a fan fic they can recommend about this little assignment? head over to the Nedlindger’s forum to list it and discuss! ]
Faber: Explain, please.
[ick! female undergarments.. I don’t want Lee to have to explain any female undergarments to Faber!]
Ohhh my goodness.. check out Faber here as Lee begins his explanation!!! The eyes are intensely on Lee.. and growing larger and more intense!!! rofl!!! Look at them!!!!! Appalled.. Fascinated.. and obsessed!!! whahahaa… Eeeek!! quick Lee get out of there!!! This is bordering on too ickworthy to watch!!!
Someone give that agent a medal for interrupting!
Messenger (Tim): Scarecrow, Here are the proofs of Mrs King’s surveillance photos.
Lee: Oh great.
Lee takes the form to sign off that he got the photos and the agent smiles at the congresswoman awkwardly.
Lee: Yeah. Thanks, Tim, thanks a lot.
[Tim gives the congresswoman a surreptitious glance.. and raises his eyebrows.. think he notices something is a bit errr ‘off’ here??!! Like why would a congresswoman be looking for receipts after 8 o’clock at night??!!! ]
(Lee hands back the form)
to Tim: …There you go. (Tim leaves.. bless you Tim!!)
to Faber: Excuse me…
(Lee gets a magnifying glass so he can check out the proofs)
…The priest is Franco Necci. The priest is Franco Necci.
Faber is put out – how dare he!!
…So I’ll just have to take care of your underwear problem later.
‘A good friend of mine’ huh… hmmm!!! Interesting he doesn’t say – the agent I’m responsible for is getting too close.. noooo..
All things considered I think Lee deals pretty well with Faber here – and manages to get her to back off without insulting her.. err too much!
‘Your underwear problem’? ohhh smk at it’s best wouldn’t you say??!!! I love how he says this!!! and that it’s her problem. Definitely not their problem, and it implies her knickers are in a knot – are any of you familiar with this little saying?? Maybe it’s only an Australian saying! I think you can guess what it means..
What do you make of the twins and their mother?? Do you think Lee was err ‘dating’ all of them? I find this kind of ridiculous.. far fetched.. and suspect Faber would have assumed he was.. and been on tenterhooks to get all the details.. details!!!! Love Faber’s barely contained outrage at Lee leaving her to her underwear problem! 😆
A nice touch!
Lastly, I love how Hutchins was given the Red February case so Lee could deal with Faber (post 5)– but he is never referred to again and it’s like Billy never did it haaaaa.. oh Billy – such authority! okay okay.. Maybe Tim was Agent Hutchins?!
LOL Learjet, I love how in your transcript you have noted here the ‘romantic harp and piano music’- tee hee.. good call!!! that’s exactly what it is… it’s that sad tune we heard when Alan and Amanda kissed again – why?? Why did they play this music again? Is this sadness because Dotty is waiting up to hear how the night went? Hoping her daughter will find a man to love with his ownhair?!
Dotty is asleep on the couch.
Amanda goes to wake her.
[She has a book? this is a lot like that moment in Wizard where Jamie and Phillip find Amanda asleep with the wizard of oz book no?? another wizard similarity- man!! it’s almost like they really wanted us to connect these episodes closely together or something.. thoughts?]
Amanda: Mother, it’s ok it’s just me. Wake up.
Dotty: What time is it?
Amanda: It’s time for you to go upstairs and go up to bed. You’re gonna get a kink in your back from this couch.
Wasn’t there something in the Over The Limit script about waiting up??
Not Dotty’s laughing at remembering how she would have sounded when Amanda got home (when she got the Rebecca’s fantasy package) but there’s something in there about Amanda waiting up for Dotty – but it got cut.. anyone?? Sorry I’m time poor right now so I’ll leave it to you lovely people to check it if you like!
Dotty: First I want to hear all the highlights.
In response to this, Amanda scoffs: Ohh!!
Dotty: .. Did you have a good time? And don’t give me that “I’m so very bored” look.
[But Dotty! Alan is as dull as a stick! ]
Amanda: I’m not bored, Mother, I’m tired.
Amanda: What does “good” mean?
[beats me! Or is this Dotty saying it’s good Amanda is not bored by the man? rather than it’s good that she’s tired? lol!]
Dotty: Good, I mean that’s just good. I mean, I’m glad for you. You gonna see him again?
Amanda: Gonna have breakfast with him in the morning.
Dotty: Oh so soon.
Amanda: Just breakfast.
Dotty: Just breakfast. Hmm.
Amanda gives Dotty a look.. and starts heading up to her room. Yep, there’s no talking to Dotty Amanda.. she’ll see whatever!
Amanda (sighs): Good night, Mother.
Dotty: Good night. Hmmm good….. (sighs) Good sign.
We finish the scene with Dotty looking very contented on the couch with Amanda’s business dinner.. ahem..
Poor Dotty.. she wants her daughter to be happy.. but.. this man is not going to work out.. The sad theme as Amanda arrives home, tells me Amanda has closed the door on that little fantasy..Is there some hope things will start to look up for Amanda?? well.. we shall see! 🙂
Can’t wait to hear what you all make of these scenes!!
Hope all you northern hemisphere fans are having a wonderful summer – and can stop by and share your thoughts when you are able to!!! Anytime is fine – these are big episodes where lots of significant things happen – it would be a shame if we missed out on hearing what you think just because you were on holiday when we walked through this ep!!!
Just note, if you do comment on a post and it’s been a while since the post was walked through – it’s really helpful to give a little context to your comments – so when we get an email with your comment we know what you are referring to – this is a helpful little hint for everyone- and encourages people to respond (Eg. ‘Lee with Faber and the underwear problem is hilarious’.. rather than ‘ that line of Lee’s is hilarious’!) Make sense?
I suggest this so you can have the best chance of hearing from people in reply- which is always fun huh!! And posts are always open to you adding thoughts to years later.. as they come to you!!
Oh and hello to southern hemisphere folks too!! Hope you are surviving the winter and hanging in there!!!!
Can’t wait to hear from you all!!! byeee for now!