Finally! We get to the scene we’ve all been waiting for- the bedroom scene!!
This is our first look at Amanda’s bedroom – which is interesting given we’ve seen Lee’s long before – and Amanda is suppose to be an open book.. when really her character is quite an enigma no?
It’s dark, Amanda’s asleep in bed and there’s a knock on her window (on the first floor! )
The knock startles Amanda awake..
Amanda picks up the phone: Hello.
[rofl!!! what a great touch!!! and.. points out that Lee could have just called..(Amanda could have made up an excuse for the late phone call if Dotty had heard it) but noooo he has to climb the trellis and tell Amanda in person! ]
Lee whispers loudly at the window: Amanda!!
[so funny how she says that.. not who is it.. no realisation the person is at her window on the first floor! whahahaaa.. Kj is awesome here!]
Lee: It’s me. Let me in.
[How swoony is it that he doesn’t say who ‘me’ is.. they just know! ]
Amanda gets out of bed.
[Interesting we can see her dressing gown there on the end of her bed- but she doesn’t put it on ]
She gives herself a bit of a shake to wake up and raises the blind –we see Lee clinging to the plant covered trellis – rofl! Lee looks like a Koala! there’s no graceful way to do that! whahahaa.. I love that Lee leaves his dignity behind because he is concerned about Amanda!
Amanda opens the window to Lee.
Amanda whispers: What are you doing out there? Come in.
(Amanda grabs Lee’s leg to help him in)
Lee: Help me in there.
(hooo haaa lots of touching going on as she ‘helps’ Lee in through the window )
Amanda whispers: I was gonna call you first thing in the morning.
Lee bangs something painful.
Amanda whispers: SSHHH. Are you all right?
Lee whispers: Yeah I’m fine, I’m fine. Sorry to barge in on you like this but it’s an emergency.
[love how Amanda tippy toes back to bed!]
Amanda whispers: No problem.
(Amanda gets back into bed and pulls up the covers, rubbing her hands together like it’s cold. Lee walks over and stands next to Amanda’s bed.)
Lee a little louder: Alright now. How did everything go with Chamberlain? Well?
Amanda realises her bedroom door is open.. lol Lee’s deep voice would certainly stand out – Amanda motions to Lee to stop talking, gets up to close the door and then turns on her bedside lamp and jumps back into bed.
I do wish Dotty had heard a male voice and come to check Lee could have hidden in Amanda’s closet with her things tee hee..
Amanda: It went just fine, it was textbook, you know…
…Well, he just talked about his travels and his work.
(As Amanda responds she ruffles her hair and wakes herself up.) Now there’s a pic that would be a good meme!
Kudos to KJ, she actually looks like it is feasible she just woke up and they’ve gone light on the make up (though not without I notice!).
[Alan also talked about why he isn’t married!!!! She leaves that bit out but then I guess that was the cappuccino conversation! Oh and there’s that textbook again! I want to read that one! ]
Lee: Hmm, anything unusual happen.
Oh my gosh.. how good does Lee look here??!!! Wish he’d come by my bedroom window! ahem..
So nice of him to fix his hair before climbing the trellis.. soooo romantic!
Amanda: No, nothing worth mentioning.
[Amanda seems to answer no- then she remembers the kiss-
and chooses not to disclose it.]
Lee: Well, you can quit tailing him now. Have nothing more to do with him. [Love how Lee calls it ‘tailing’ when really it’s ‘dating’]
[I love that this decision from Lee has nothing to do with jealousy. I also love that Amanda resists this- not because she is soft on Alan and wants to see him again.. but because she wants to do good work! Goooo Amanda! ]
Amanda: Now wait a minute. I’m doing a good job.
[Amanda thinks Lee is questioning her work.. interesting.. she is not yet secure in how Lee views her work. I think this has shades of Over the Limit and telling Amanda to go home..]
Lee: Yes, You’re doing just fine…
[‘fine’ lol.. he’s not exactly effusive is he! but then encouraging Amanda is not his priority at the moment- it’s her safety]
…But here, I wanna show you something…
Lee moves closer to Amanda’s bed- what a line to say as he moves closer to her bed.. whahahaha.. (be good iwsod!) Lee sits down next to her and pulls out a photo to show her.
[He’s on her bed! He’s on her bed! ]
…Here, see this guy standing in the back of him.
In the wide shot both Lee and Amanda hold the photo with one hand each – again, they are both holding on to an object at the same time.. but drat.. in the close up they go and ruin it and have two man hands holding the pic- lol pretty sure that man hand is not Amanda’s!
I would have thought you’d be able to see the obvious tape recorder too! lol.. but nope I can’t see it!
Lee: He’s a terrorist by the name of Franco Necci…
[Or as I like to call him ‘Gelati’!]
Amanda reacts to this news.. IMHO she seems to be thinking – oh nooo what’s Alan gotten involved in.
…Now you factor that in and this is a totally different situation.
Amanda: But Lee, look. Alan’s just sitting there.
[what about the drama chasing after the van she saw?? and the ‘Soppphhhiiiaaaaa!!!!’ cry from Alan?!]
Lee: Even so, this could be a meeting. Now look…
(I’m looking!!! swoony!! lol.. I am not this silly about anything else in life honestly! smk turns me into an 8 year old girl sometimes! Is it just me?????)
… We know that Chamberlain is in DC to check out valuable documents…
…This terrorist group, Red February, might be after one…
[Good thinking Lee!!
Enough pics of swoony looking Lee sitting on Amanda’s bed? noooo I didn’t think so!]
…So we will take over from here.
Amanda: That’s what always happens. I start and then you just take over!
[wow!!! Isn’t this a fabulous come back of Amanda’s.. tells us so much about where she’s at with Lee and her work! Amanda is really coming into her own with her work – she’s standing up for herself and challenging Lee’s automatic reaction to take Amanda out of the situation entirely. Amanda has moved past this! I love this dialogue!! so telling!! Plays nicely into the two times in Wizard and Over the Limit where Lee told Amanda to ‘Go Home’ – exasperating Amanda..]
Lee: Amanda, I’m talking about terrorists here…
[Lee isn’t interested in Amanda’s career progress.. not right now! LOL.. but Lee her work is going to involve some danger – It’s what she does!!!! – okay what ep was that and what line am I playing with here people?!]
… I can’t have you take that risk…
[I love that Lee says ‘I’ not ‘we’ the agency!]
…Besides what can you do?
Amanda: I can talk to him.
(Lee looks down at the photo again thinking)
Amanda: I’m the only one who has access to him….
(she’s right and he knows it )
…I’m supposed to meet him in the morning for breakfast….
(the shot cuts to hunky Lee.. listening intently to Amanda’s pitch here.. just look at how much these two have grown! )
okay.. just one more pic of listening intently Lee. swoony!!!
When Lee looks back at Amanda here, Amanda senses she’s got him!!! lol.. she’s excited this is gonna work! she’s convinced him to let her stay on the case!!!! whoo hoo!!!
…You and Francine could be there at another table. He’d never know the difference…
..Now that’s textbook. Textbook manual two chapter nine.
[lol!! don’t push it Amanda! tee hee.. but she’s on a roll!!! love it! It’s in the textbook. Lee really can’t say no! haaa]
Lee gives Amanda a pained look!
You are too cheeky to throw that at me!!
She’s making sense though..
He turns and licks his lips..
[She’s totally got his number haa! maybe in more ways than one ]
Lee shakes his head: I don’t know…
Lee looks down at the photo as he adds: if only we had more to go on with this. I’d say absolutely not.
Lee still resists.. hmmm time to pull out the final clincher Amanda!
Amanda: Lee, if we get any more to go on, I’ll get right in the station wagon and drive away.
Lee: You be damn sure you see us before you walk into that place.
[whooo hooo!!! Lee has agreed!!! ]
Amanda: I will.
Lee: It’s a deal.
(Lee offers Amanda his hand to shake on it)
Amanda: It’s a deal.
(Amanda takes Lee’s hand and they shake on it)
(Lee looks Amanda seriously in the eye. Amanda is all smiles- thrilled to still be on the case and having talked Lee around – to see what she can contribute here!)
Still holding each other’s hand- Amanda looks down at her nightgown.
Lee’s eyes follow Amanda’s gaze.. (So glad it’s not that dowdy one she had on in Weasel!! )
Amanda puts a hand up to cover her neckline there.. whooo watch Lee’s thumb here during this bit – he does the little thumb caress that he likes to do He seems to look at his hand still holding Amanda’s hand. But he doesn’t let go!
Lee: Yeah. Ah.. [hoooo haaaa.. there’s bit of heavy breathing going on here no?? hearts racing.. fingers zapping with electricity..(exactly what Lee knew was missing with Karen in OOADPigeon 😉 )
I can hear it now – Amanda: dang! there’s that feeling I didn’t get with Alan!!! I feel it with Lee!! Oh my gosh.. he seems to be feeling something here too!!!! Oh my gosh!!!
and Lee? Lee: I love the feel of her hand in mine. I don’t want to let go. I could pull her hand towards me and kiss her.. I’m on her bed.. Amanda?? this is hot!!! Amanda is hot!! and she’s so precious to me- I don’t want anything to happen to her!
tee hee.. well I am sure you lot can do a much much much better job of this than I could. I’m no fan fic writer. but someone definitely needs to do a little fan fic of what’s going on in their heads in this moment!!!
(Lee sloooowly releases Amanda’s hand from the handshake, grasping her fingers, and turning her hand over.. still not letting it go – I think Lee doesn’t want to let her go – because it feels good.. but also because they are taking the next step professionally – they’ve agreed to Amanda staying on this dangerous case – and Lee is truly setting Amanda free here- giving her the freedom to continue to do her work. There’s a letting go here of Lee’s hold on her career too.. that- and a whole lotta heat!!! It’s like in this moment the professional and private relationships they have are both altered.)
…I guess that’s it, huh…
Amanda looks up to see Lee looking at their fingers.
Lee looks up to meet Amanda’s eyes.. and finally releases her fingers.
[bit of trouble forming your thoughts there Lee? I know the feeling whgoabhyaobha!]
(Lee looks wistfully at the window and then back to Amanda.. I don’t think he wants to go back down the trellis!)
[having trouble forming her own words?? whgoabhabahba’bu!]
Lee points at Amanda: You be careful now.
[what an interesting thing to say to Amanda.. given the sizzling moment they just shared.. I think it shows the professional is right here in this moment along with the personal… the two are very much intertwined with Lee and Amanda I think.. how about you?]
Amanda: Yeah, be careful going down the trellis.
[It seems to me Lee doesn’t want to leave.. but then I find it hard to see Lee here wanting to stay the night with Amanda – regardless of how hot things were for a moment- they are too good friends to just jump into such a big step.. I’ve come to see this as Lee hoping Amanda won’t make him go back down the trellis!! lol.. but.. by telling him to be careful – Amanda tells him nope – you gotta go back the way you came! tee heee.. she doesn’t make it easy for him! but.. she can’t be sneaking Lee through her house – no way!! lol!!! ]
Love the lopsided grin here.. oh Lee.. you are killin it!! He gives Amanda and quick look up and down.. hooo haaaa..
Laughs.. then gives her another.. Oh yeah! Lee is totally admitting to himself that he finds Amanda in her nightgown.. sitting on her bed? -hoooottt!!!
Lee: Oh- huh – down the trellis. I’d better go.
Amanda: Yeah you’d better go.
As she says this, Amanda gets out of bed.
but reaches out to grab Lee on the shoulder to stop him getting up.
ROFL! she seems to take Lee by surprise here! Was he expecting her to suggest he stay?? thoughts anyone??
…Please don’t get up until I turn the light off.
Amanda turns to turn off her bedside lamp and Lee gives a look.. rofl!!
oh my.. Lee is hilarious here! To me it’s like he’s thinking to himself- what was I thinking?? this is Amanda!! Straight laced as anything! she’s not gonna ask me to stay the night! she’s flippin worried about the neighbours seeing me!!! Amanda’s not like any other woman I’ve known!
So funny how she keeps hold of his jacket like she doesn’t trust him to not get up! haa!
Amanda: …Tiptoe. (Lee nods. LOL!)
hoo haa.. very close there in the dark! but lol Amanda is so preoccupied with the neighbours any thoughts of the heated kind are completely gone! SMK does this so well – in an instant.. we go from professional debate, agreement, the heat of sexual attraction – to comedy and bemusement in a minute! Love it!!
Amanda and Lee tiptoe over to the window.. Amanda is poised to open the blind.. lol!!
…Are you ready?
Lee: I’m ready, I’m ready. [Amanda whips up the blind- rofl!]
Amanda: Be careful.
Amanda: Can you see?
Lee pauses halfway out the window to remind Amanda..
Lee: You be careful! Remember our promise?
[Anyone else find this swoony?? half hanging out the window.. he’s more worried about her safety.. and I love that he says ‘remember our promise’ – hmmm.. me thinks there could be more than one meaning here! ]
Amanda: I’ll remember. Look out, look out, look out, look out. Oh my gosh.
Lee: All right, all right, goodnight.
Amanda: There’s got to be a better way.
Amanda closes the window and the scene ends here.. define ‘better’ Amanda. The phone would have been an easier way – but.. it definitely would not have been as good or better!
Wow.. what a scene huh!!!! In just one scene, everything has changed! I won’t say much.. as I’m sure you guys will say it so much better.. but I’ll just add that now I think Amanda can be under no illusion that Lee only sees her as a friend – the heat was there for both of them to see and feel and to demonstrate to the other that they felt it.
Here it took them both by surprise.. and revealed much. This is the moment where Amanda realises – maybe Lee does see me that way?? I know what I felt and what I saw?!!! And Amanda has confirmation that her feelings for Lee are growing.. the attraction is definitely there.. it’s special.. and.. what’s she going to do about it?
For now, Amanda is revelling in the professional progress – thrilled to have earned her place in it.. and earned Lee’s trust her. A very significant moment for both of them.
Lee too must have noticed that Amanda was aware of the sexual attraction between the two of them. She didn’t pursue it.. she was modest.. but she also didn’t reject Lee.. and let him hold her hand Maybe Lee begins to think that they have a chance – this special friendship might be able to move into a romantic relationship now.. With men like Alan Chamberlain being interested in Amanda.. naturally.. it’s only a matter of time before one of them interests Amanda that isn’t dull as a stick! hmm..
Both Lee and Amanda at this point I guess are aware now of what’s simmering away between them, and they are asking themselves maybe – what now?? how to deal with this??
We shall see! for now.. they remember their promise.. and focus on the case..
I like to think their promise to each other was all the way back in ship of spies.. when they got married tee hee.. I’m stuck on that moment-something happened then that begun the change in both of them.. I think from then on there was an unconscious promise between the two of them.. here in this scene.. we see them make a conscious professional promise – while the personal simmers away barely beneath the surface.
What fun this is to explore! I’ve prattled on way more than I thought I would –I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this!!! [and it’s sooo much better after wizard and over the limit – I’ve always liked this ep after those two eps!!]
okay byee for now! *iwsod fans herself*
Learjet I don’t know how you managed to transcribe this swoony scene- we salute you!!!!
okay.. think I’m gonna swoon out now!