Picking up where we left off..
Lee and Amanda are quiet a moment.. Lee seems to be enjoying Amanda’s compliment that he always finds the silver lining.. but Amanda? Her thoughts are elsewhere..
Lee: Mmm? (thumb stroking!)
Amanda pauses a moment.. not sure how to say what it is she wants to say.. Lee listens, waiting for what Amanda will say..
Amanda: If we don’t make it—
(Amanda hesitates to continue, Lee gives Amanda’s arm another thumb stroke)
Lee gently: Hey, we—
Amanda: We— If we don’t,
(whoooo haaaaa! slowing this down to pick the photos- I just realised right here- Amanda glances at Lee’s mouth!!!)
(she hesitates a moment.. they are silent for a beat and Lee turns his head away from Amanda..his hand continues to comfort her… oh my…but he suddenly seems intense.)
…I just want you to know that—
(she pauses again, now Lee has turned back to look at her- a serious look on his face.. then he glances away again..)
Oh by the way everyone- I am soooo sorry that I am short on detail here.. I wish I could add more.. but.. 😛 tee heee…
(Lee seems to snap back to look at her and Amanda pauses again.. man! Lots of hesitating and pausing going on!??!)
..reeeeaaaally am glad to have known you. 🙂
Amanda seems relieved to have gotten that out!
LOL!! I think that Amanda was going to say something deeper.. but I think Lee thought she was going to declare her undying love here and so when his head snaps back around – Amanda reads that he isn’t ready to hear the true depth of what’s going on for her.. So she reveals as much as she feels he can cope with – I like that she is still honest about what she is thinking and feeling..
Was Amanda about to say she loves Lee?? What do you think?
I’ve hesitated up to this point, in describing Amanda as fully in love.. I haven’t had a set moment in mind where I thought this changes.. but.. maybe this is it???? With death staring her in the face – maybe Amanda has now fully realised the true depth of her feelings for this great man?!! Come on!! do tell – what do you think?
Anyone else think Lee thought Amanda was going to make a declaration?? I think deep down he already knows..
Oops sorry I ramble.. I’ll continue with this scene..
Lee seems to linger looking at Amanda laughing and declaring she is really glad to have known him. So sweet isn’t it Lee?!
He just silently looks at her.. his smile getting bigger and bigger (the dimples getting deeper and deeper!)
[wow!!! I love this pic!!]
He laughs, and pulls her in for a closer hug (yep that left hand of his is at it again!! I see it as the big tell of what he is really feeling in this scene! lol!!)
Amanda really looks like she is enjoying being cocooned in his arms in this moment.. I think she is relishing what she has just realised.. She’s in the arms of the man she loves and she’s gonna enjoy it!
Lee: Well the same goes here. (Lee responds lightly, superficially..)
(Lee pauses and thinks for a moment-like he is not content to leave his response so superficial.. He chooses to go deeper..) Lee continues: … You know, to tell you the truth Amanda, I—
(Here, Amanda opens her eyes.. what’s he about to say??!!!)
… well, I’ve learned a lot from you in the last couple of years.
(Amanda gives a little smile..)
[such a lovely thing to hear – but I also think Amanda’s smile is because; for a moment she wondered whether he was about to make a declaration!! I love how this mirrors Lee wondering the same thing a moment earlier – and it leads me to think that Amanda knows Lee loves her now.. but.. he isn’t ready to name it.. to call it what it is..
When Lee doesn’t make a declaration Amanda seems relieved to have read him right a moment earlier – he isn’t yet ready to put everything into words.. so instead – he puts something else very precious into words- that he has learned from her over the years – this from him is a huge step, a huge admission!!! and it’s progress!!! ]
Amanda: Really, I always thought I was pretty much of a burden.
Lee: Well, I –
[LOL! I kinda think she has been! but.. that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been great! ]
…I..I.. – really, I…
[Lee searches for the words, patting her and re-enveloping her in his arms – this is probably all news to Lee too! Amanda has been a burden.. and yet he has learned a lot from her.. how can that be Lee? do tell!!]
…have learned a lot about people, about myself. …You know,
…stuff they don’t teach at the Agency.
[I think that Lee makes this realisation fully only here with her by the campfire..the full extent of what Amanda has taught him.. and how lucky he has been to have her in his life.. I think they are both coming to realise fully the richness of having the other in their life]
By the way – I always wanted to know- What exactly has Lee learned from Amanda?!
Amanda very quietly responds: That’s really nice of you to say… [Amanda is so wise, she acknowledges it but doesn’t make a big fuss over Lee’s big reveal here!]
They are quiet again, Lee’s thumb stroking Amanda’s arm.. the owls hooting.. but.. Lee begins to screw up his face. lol!
He shifts a bit and groans
Amanda: What’s the matter?
Lee really begins shifting the way they are sitting dramatically..
Through his grunts Lee answers: Well, I – I got a cramp right—
His shifting causes Amanda to shift..
Anyone not know what happens next? well since we all know I’ll skip it and move on..
They are suddenly face to face.. eye to eye.. (heart to heart?) and Lee freezes..
Amanda’s eyes widen.. she freezes too.
Queue the music.. ding!!
A switch just got turned on tee hee..
She’s got hold of his lapel She searches his eyes.. I only wish we could too darn lighting.. but we can see Lee isn’t moving away.. he’s in her tractor beam now baby!!
Amanda silently smiles a little.. as Lee looks down at her lips..
Amanda isn’t moving away either.. but nor is she moving in.. she’s waiting for what Lee decides to do.. (IMHO of course!)
I love to watch Lee’s left hand here.
It comes around Amanda’s shoulder, and slowly pulls her toward him. (swoony swoon swoon!!)
Drraaat!!!! that’s as close as we get!
We hear an evil voice in the distance cry out: Over there! [It’s official-I hate these baddies!]
Lee quickly turns his head..
Amanda.. not so quickly
We see the baddies in the dark searching on foot with their torches (flashlight for you Americans) – Sacker must be paying these guys awfully well!
We cut back to Lee as he kicks that lovely warm fire out.. gah!!!
Moving fast he scrambles with Amanda to get down behind a rock.
Lee: Get down!
Pickett: I see something. There!
The baddies start shooting at the swamp..
Those Baddies are gonna pay for interrupting Lee and Amanda!!!! argh!!! Now they are sexually frustrated and mad as anything ha haaaaa..
This swamp moment reminds me of Apocalypse now!!!
Anyone else wish they could have seen a Lee moment like this:
whoooo! Then again, that would mean messing Lee’ s hair.. and that’s just not the done thing!
Sacker yells: Hold your fire! Hold your fire! You’ll wake up the whole countryside. Keep those lights pointed at ground.
(We see Lee and Amanda pop their heads up to see what’s going on)
Rogan: Did we get them?
Pickett: I’ll check it out.
Sacker: Forget it, there’s quicksand and God knows what else out there. They’ll never get through it tonight but post two men here so they don’t come out the way they came in. (Again we see Lee and Amanda listening in..)
…Tomorrow we come back in the morning and we have a good old fashioned manhunt.
Sacker is such a kind and helpful baddie.. love how he says what their plans are loud enough that Lee and Amanda can hear this way Lee and Amanda might actually get some sleep 😉
The baddies start heading home.. and we cut back to Lee and Amanda back behind the rock.
We hear Amanda groan.. like it is not so comfy back there!
We hear but don’t see them as Lee suggests: I think we ought to get a little rest, huh?
Lee: We got a long day ahead of us.
Both Lee and Amanda give a cry of pain.. lol umm what’s going on back there?!
Lee: Amaaaaannnnda! [It cracks me up how Lee growls her name lol!! what did she do pull his arm out of socket accidentally?!] I guess not seeing it (like with Wanda earlier) makes it funnier.. but.. I really wanted to see what was going on! And in what position they ended up falling asleep! or umm is it just me?!
Amanda: Shhh. [I love how Lee sounding so grumpy doesn’t bother Amanda at all..ha!]
Lee: I like to sleep on my right.
Amanda: Yeah, well I like to sleep on my left side.
drat..I wanted to see them asleep together all snuggled up.. we never get to see that! ugh!! and… we don’t see them in the morning either!
I think it hints at how they slept.. the lyrics of that song go:
- Place park, scene dark, silvery moon is shining through the trees;
Cast two, me, you, sound of kisses floating on the breeze.
Act one, begun. Dialogue, “Where would you like to spoon?”
My cue, with you, underneath the silvery moon.
By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I’ll croon love’s tune,
Honeymoon keep a-shining in June,
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams, we’ll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.
I like to think the silvery moon hints that they spooned awh!!
I am thinking Sudden Death (they both slept in the bookie’s office in straight jackets), in Times they are a changin (they both slept tied together on the two chairs..) ummm.. any other times?
Lee saw Amanda asleep in Weekend.. but does that count?! Any other times??
Well!!! This post has been a long time coming! I can’t wait to hear what you all think is going on.. what you love about it.. what you’d have wished to see..
Where to start on this scene huh?! [hmm.. a cold shower might be helpful- haaa!]
While it was a shame it was so dark during this scene (made it tricky to see what was going on) – I think the dark added to the intimacy, and the fact that they really weren’t looking at each other much of the conversation, they were staring into the fire or had their eyes closed- this may have made this conversation possible..(that and the life and death situation-but they’ve been in those before!) – They both reveal a lot here to each other and let their walls down.. Amanda even nearly making a declaration..
I am now thinking they both fully realise what they feel for the other, and that the other is in love with them too – but Lee isn’t ready to admit this.. Maybe Amanda isn’t ready for it either – maybe it is a good thing she doesn’t rush into a declaration- maybe neither was ready to deal with what that would mean. For a second I wondered if Lee had a cramp on purpose.. but nah.. he was just as close to kissing her when he was comforting her about being afraid so it wasn’t a device to move closer… they both got caught up in the moment, and it pushed their relationship a bit further than they might have gone in the cold hard light of day.
Here’s a Utopia Now Almost Kissing gif I made!
(Mesmerising.. but it’s also a form of torture to watch them come so close.. and yet.. gah!!!! they don’t touch! Orr… are their top lips touching??!! rofl!!)
Here- this will balance things out a little!
[I’m pretty sure their lips touch.. but I better watch some more.. err for research!]
I’m really enjoying approaching the episodes fresh – it has given me new perspective.. I haven’t had a set journey for these two in mind.. and so I find myself for the first time believing this is the episode where they both fully realise the depth of their feelings for each other – and that the other feels it too..
While I curse the baddies for interrupting the kiss – I’m finding that I am glad they did nowadays!!! A spur of the moment kiss, which they might regret and which was not a choice, is not as meaningful as intentionally pursuing it..[Sounds too Castle orr Moonlighting for me! ugh!!]
We don’t need them to kiss to know they are both crazy about each other..
For more on where this leaves them – I’m going to need to hold off until the tag to explore it fully..
Soooo I’d love to hear what you think of this scene! what do you see going on here?
Anyone remember watching this episode for the first time when it aired?? not knowing that it was going to be a near miss kiss? I think I always knew it was a near miss kiss –sadly I missed out on what that experience would have been like..
Here is Lovesmk’s banner relating to this wonderful scene.. Lovesmk we are really sorry you had to labour over this scene.. it must have been very trying for you tee hee..
thanks for sharing it with us!!! [I’ll make it the blog header now for a bit!]
Thanks also to Kiwimsh for the wonderful transcribing.. how you managed to type the words in this swoony scene is beyond me!!
Sadly, I’m crazy busy in RL right now.. but will respond as best I can – or may have to come back to respond later.. but! Have no fear! I will be reading and relishing as you all share your wonderful Lee and Amanda insights with us all – and discuss away together!!!!
Might be a few days before I get another post written guys.. but something tells me this time- you won’t mind the delay so much
Byeeee!! (Iwsod hums.. by the light.. of the silvery moon!)