One moment Amanda is talking to the little fellow Junior Trailblazer, and the next- we see the Jeep is on the road again…(Blazing a trail of it’s own!)
Lee: It’s too bad she couldn’t tell us anything about New Utopia.
We cut to the inside of the car.. Amanda isn’t making eye contact with Lee.. she’s opening up her junior trailblazers map.
Amanda: It’s all-right… [or as Iwsod likes to spell it ‘alright’ –there you go Kiwismh, I didn’t adjust your spelling!!!!!]
Amanda pauses a second before explaining.. fiddling with the map- Lee gives her a quiet, indulgent little smile – IMHO he thinks she’s just trying to be encouraging haa!
…. I ran into a Junior Trailblazer.
[with the jeep?!!! sorry.. couldn’t resist ]
[rofl!!! Love the look Lee gives Amanda here!! thank goodness she didn’t tell Lee about all the random little kiddies roaming the countryside with a bow and arrows- or he’d have driven off the road! ]
It’s like Lee is thinking- you mean not only are the trailblazer maps better at finding the way around.. trailblazers are even better??!!!
We cut to Amanda to find she is trying to smother a big smile.. she’s getting a kick out of it.. but.. well she can see Lee isn’t in the mood to celebrate this.. tee hee..
Amanda: I ran into a Junior— (Amanda cuts herself off here.. it’s too bad Lee can’t join in on your private joke hey Amanda..oh well! Amanda’s on the case!) … Look,…
…just go on straight down this road and when we get to the bend.
[This reminds me of Magic Bus.. remember the golf game?? and Amanda getting the invite to the retreat? The housewife? getting the invite and he didn’t??!!!
Lee: She invited you!!!!
Amanda: You want to come?!
(just got to include how Lee responds giving a once over.. who is this woman?!)
Man I love season 1- can’t wait to go back and rewalk through it in more detail!]
okay! back to Utopia Nooooow!
Lee looks at Amanda in response to her (and trailblazers) giving him road directions..
Lee is looking incredulous!!
[Ah Lee you still underestimating Amanda??!! when are you gonna learn?! tee hee.. hmm maybe in this episode?! tee hee..]
(we cut back to Amanda)
… we’ll kind’ve veer to the right.
(Amanda busies herself looking at the map again!)
Lee chuckles to himself: I don’t believe this.
Amanda eventually hazards a little sideways ‘yep trailblazers rock’ look at Lee – haaaaaa!
Love the little head shake from Lee as he grins – one minute he’s annoyed by the trailblazers and the next – he’s gotta hand it to her – it’s good work!
I realise this is a way to keep the plot moving- but I find it funny that Amanda got the info off arrow toting little Buddy, then got in the car with Lee and let him drive off without telling him she knew where they needed to go! Also, I love how in the previous scene it was the adults who were throwing things and fighting, but it’s the kid who comes along that actually has the needed information! Amanda’s telling Lee where to go.. Everything is upside down!!!
Lee, Amanda and the jeep pull up at a driveway.. A redneck chewin gum and packing heat approaches them. (can we call him Travis?! nah.. I guess Travis was against subversives.. this guy is guarding them!)
[oh boy.. is this ep full of stereotypes or what?!]
Guard: Can’t you read the sign, pal?
[rofl! I love how he calls Lee ‘pal’ – that’s usually Lee’s line!]
Lee: Yeah but we’re not trespassing. We’re here to see Peter Sacker.
Guard: Mr Sacker doesn’t see visitors.
[What a dummy! He actually confirms that Peter Sacker is there! haaa!!]
Lee: Ah. Well, um, we’re making a documentary film on him… (it’s titled: ‘nuttier than a fruitcake!’) …and—
Yeeehaaa the Guard interrupts: Mr Sacker doesn’t see visitors…! (he cocks his gun- hey that’s Lee’s move too!!) …, got it?
Lee: Yah, yeah I got it.
(Love Lee’s nervous smile.. Not even super agent Lee likes a loaded gun being pointed at him.. though lol I guess if he is playing documentary maker he should be maybe peeing his pants here?! tee hee..)
Lee backs up the jeep..
Amanda: Now what?
Lee: Now we find out why Mr Sacker is so shy.
LOL at the last glance we get of the redneck on high alert – chewing away on his tobacca or gum or whatev! yee haaa!
Back to suburbia and we see Jamie run into the kitchen, open the fridge and get the milk out. He puts it on the bench.. then goes back to the fridge for grapes (fruit? good boy!)
He plonks the fruit bowl down on the bench and knocks over the milk.. don’t cry! it’s spilt!
[Nicely done btw – looks real to me! I wonder how many takes that took? I’m guessing a lot as Phillip doesn’t come in till Jamie gets it right ]
Nice close up on Jamie using Amanda’s note to mop up the spilt milk –
It has magically transformed the bowl the grapes are in-maybe? not sure.. but the real grapes are looking really fake with fake leaves! haaa!]
We cut to Phillip stressing, whining and bossing his brother around.. Meh!
(I spell him Phillip.. is it Philip? help?!)
Philip: C’mon, we’re gonna be late!
Jamie: I’m coming, I’m coming.
LOL.. Jamie gets the paper towel and continues to mop up- bless him for being a thorough cleaner! haaaa..
Love how Phillip here gets a glass, pours himself some milk.. and then in the end.. no one eats or drinks anything!
Philip: Hey, didn’t Mom leave a message?
Jamie: I didn’t see one. You’d better bring that chalk back from school.
[so they are on their way to school now? the IFF meeting and getting out to the country has all happened before school starts?!]
Philip: Let’s go.
They rush out.. Amanda’s note is history! Okay.. now you can cry!!
oh and.. there’s still milk all over the bench.. and LOL.. they left the milk out!!!! naughty!!!
We see Lee and Amanda pull up somewhere else in the jeep, they get out and start moving on foot. Amanda has her backpack and a bright red jacket? Amanda! You are on a agency work! don’t wear a bright red jacket! Working for the government means lying and sneaking! that’s so hard when you are wearing bright red!
Lee and Amanda walk for a bit and then take cover behind a tree. Amanda points to a collection of buildings.
Amanda: You know what that is?
Lee: What? [guess that’s a no! ]
Amanda: That’s an abandoned town where the men who built the Potomac Canal lived. It’s an historical landmark.
[oh my.. these two sure look gorgeous.. hey.. Lee in the great outdoors! KC, does this qualify as ‘Lee in the shrubbery’?]
Lee: Yeah, well, right now it’s Peter Sacker’s version of Walden Pond…
[help me out here.. I won’t look it up – what’s Walden pond?!]
….Let’s go down and see if we can get a history lesson, huh?
More comb twanging!!! dooooiiinggg!! Hey wait a minute.. they leave the cover of the tree to sneak down and take a look – just check it out – Lee is holding Amanda’s hand!!!! You know.. this is not only fabulous.. but interesting given we just saw Amanda err ‘teach Lee a lesson’ by retorting that she should stay at the car while he gets pelted with things by Wanda – it’s like she was saying – you can’t send me in there when you are always telling me to stay by the car! Which is it? am I your partner or not??
Lee suggests ‘they’ go check it out.. and brings Amanda along with him – they are much more equal again I think I see Amanda is a little surprised when Lee says lets go take a look – but she goes with it quickly and happily.. (I only noticed her react when I was looking at the pictures-see the two above for her reaction to Lee’s suggestion..)
Off they go! More sneaking and comb twanging.. ahem.. sneaking and still holding hands!!!
We see Lee and Amanda sneak from behind a building..
Rofl Lee seems to slow down suddenly and Amanda crashes into his side.. he gives her a look.. lol!
Lee continues forward with the sneaking around..
they pick up the speed now..
Yep, still holding Amanda’s hand!
Did Lee just catch his foot as he arrived next to that building?
Lee pulls Amanda up next to the wall for cover..(in that red jacket? she needs it!!)
I might stop here for the moment.. don’t want to rush the next very funny moment!
Sooo what are you making of Lee and Amanda now everyone? do tell!
Okay back with more very soon! byeeee!