I’ll just say it again – Kiwismh thanks so much for transcribing this episode!!!!
We see the truck come to a stop as Rogan indicates: This is the spot.
We see 7 helicopters in the distance.. and lol there’s a few helicopters on the ground there in the foreground!
haaa. I don’t think we were suppose to notice them!
Lee yells to Amanda: Cover him!
As he runs to the cleared field with his gun. Amanda quickly points her gun at Rogan.
Love the close up on Amanda pointing the gun at Rogan. You go Girl!!
Oh rofl.. seems Rogan has kept that toothpick in place while being bounced around in the back of the truck too.. whahahahaa
Lee is in position.. we see the helicopters again.. lol.. and we see Sacker is alone in the field with the stinger poised to shoot at the helicopter
(sooo umm how would he ensure that out of the 7 helicopters he actually hits the one with the president in it?!)
Lee yells : Sacker!
[umm is Lee’s finger on the trigger? where is the trigger on that thing..]
Sacker turns and Lee has Sacker in his sights..
Sacker aims the stinger at Lee…
Lee shoots at Sacker, and Sacker blows himself up (Another polite baddie!).
Noooot Sacker.. Stunt Sacker!
whooo the stinger is a bright explosion!! [Ahhh so that’s why it’s a stinger… it stings the eyes!]
Lee squints at the ferocity of the blast..
Amanda turns and reacts to the size of the blast too..
Such a missed opportunity here.. haaaaaa I wanted to see Sacker’s two legs still standing there when all the smoke went away!
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!
What was it Sacker said to Rogan earlier? “If blowing up the leader is the only way to make political change in this country then that’s what I intend to do.” – in the end.. this was quite prophetic! Sacker the leader gets blown up… and a crazy tax reformer’s plans are thwarted!
Well well, Hollis and Francine pull up once the action’s over haaaa..
They rush over to cover Rogan –Francine with her little pistol and Hollis? He takes the gun from Amanda to guard him with the Uzi- why? He doesn’t know she’s not an agent..
oh wait.. he does know she doesn’t have a codename.. maybe that means the same thing? Ah well.. it frees Amanda up for Lee who is approaching err I mean swaggering towards Amanda
Hollis: That was close.
Lee quietly: Yeah.
Lee comes to stand right next to Amanda.. [close!]
Amanda: Only counts in horseshoes.
Lee turns to give Amanda look..
[The pic below is blurry because Amanda’s moving..to turn and look at Lee.. boooo!! but I like the look on Lee’s face here as he gives her a look! so I’ll include it anyway..]
Amanda teasing Lee..
Lee reacting to Amanda’s bad joke.. haa!
I don’t think this close counts in horseshoes does it??
Love Amanda’s teasing.. she’s very cheeky Lee ahem!
Lee starts to smile a little..
Then they are distracted by the helicopters (why I don’t know we just saw them go past..hmm maybe one did a loop the loop )
Amanda points at it.. celebrating their job well done..
[Lee looks so darn good.. he’s fixed his hair again!]
Breathe easy everyone!
The president, democracy and heck, the world as we know it- is safe again for another week thanks to Lee and Amanda.. whahahaaha..
As they look up at the helicopter, Lee puts his arm around Amanda and gives her a squeeze
(yes that left hand of his gives him away yet again )
Love how he does this without looking at Amanda.. just looking up at the helicopter contented, proud of the job that the two of them have done together!! Have we seen this before??
Ahhh yes.. in Murder Between Friends at the end (Another moment where Lee was proud of the job they had done together and proud to have Amanda by his side on the case oh and lol they had just saved a different president! haa!!)
Ignore the ear buttons! Hooray! They’re gone!
-any other times guys?
Interesting that Amanda doesn’t put her arms around him here in Utopia Now.. she puts her hands in her pockets (To save them from wandering where they shouldn’t go again maybe?? cheeky Amanda..)
Wise Amanda just gives a chuckle here and says no more..
[They do seem very much a team huh… no more Lee basking in his own job well done.. their efforts now inseparable on the job]
Amanda looks at Lee..
Fiiiinally, Lee turns to her and gives her big smile of dimpled warmth and goodness!!!
Everyone sighing??!!! I know I am!!!
What a gorgeous picture they make!
Hmmm.. a close call with the horseshoe.. and with Sacker.. and.. a close call with THAT near miss Kiss.. and now Lee pulls Amanda close for a side hug?!!! so much so close!!! And.. close only counts in horseshoes right?! Soooo what do you make of all these near misses and closeness??!!!!
BTW- I love how Amanda responds with a private joke: close only counts in horseshoes- I just love that these two now have private jokes
BTW.. Lovesmk has done a fabulous header of these moments.. I”ll share it here in the post and make it our header for a few days – thanks Lovesmk!! Great work!!
There’s another gorgeous header which covers a wider range of scenes from this finale to Utopia Now..
I’ll make it a header after Utopia now is finished but put it here for all to enjoy..
The action Lee header can wait.. whoooo!!
It’s tag time.. but don’t get too excited.. I’ll need to stop before we get to the swoony part!
whooo we see a Harley drive by IFF.. that’s a first!
We find Amanda in the bullpen making apologies to Dotty on the phone.. (man why couldn’t Billy have just given her a quick call to make up a cover? bad Billy! He could have said he was from the phone company! )
With real life being a rush right now, I never did get to stop and think through what the subplot with Dotty missing her daughter extra bad (because of the missing note) had to do with anything.. umm anyone got any suggestions?
Amanda: Mother, I’m sorry. Look, I just couldn’t call you, okay…
Amanda is being very firm and direct with her mother here.. is it just me or is this slightly more assertive Amanda than we’ve seen in the past with her mother? Amanda really seems to be a bit short with her..
…No, there was no telephone…
…Mother, I am very sorry,…
…I was up to my neck. [in Lee Stetson.. Umm.. in err being chased by bad guys!]
…you know that I trust you and that I love you very much, and I know that you wouldn’t purposely do anything wrong but—
[What is the point of all this?? Contractual obligation to give Beverley Garland more dialogue?! Hmm.. I guess at the very least, it reminds us Amanda has a family who loves her and cares for her.. but that Amanda can’t share her work with.. but I confess I find Dotty annoying here!!! Can’t Amanda talk about it when she gets hone?! Aie!!]
…I’ll talk to you later, okay?
Amanda actually cuts Dotty off.. whoa.. now that is unusual!!! Amanda makes a fist here when she cuts off her mother.. Hmm.. she’s finding the conversation difficult me thinks..
You guys notice the little smile Lee gives when hearing that Amanda is talking to her mother?! awh.. [but Lee her mother is being annoying!!! ahhh welcome to having a family! ]
From her reaction – Dotty doesn’t seem terribly surprised though..
Were the writers looking at making Dotty more cluey about Amanda’s advancing career? I guess I’ll keep an eye on Dotty in future episodes.. thoughts anyone?
Having basically cut her mother off and hung up on her – it seems to me that Amanda has run out of patience.. she’s probably just wanting to go home for a bath and a good meal..
Then.. Lee comes along.. so some more patience is required on Amanda’s part.. will she mention what happened in Vegas err I mean in the woods?! Will Lee?? Now they are back at IFF, is everything as it was??
I don’t mean to tease you – honestly!!! but.. hold this thought guys.. this post is going to be incredibly long and not easy on people to read so I’m going to stop here before we get into the best part – why rush any of this right?!! We’ll savour the final moments of this episode very soon – in great detail!
Plenty to discuss anyway in that little moment they shared as the helicopters went by no?!
I’ll be back with the final post very soon. it’s all written so there won’t be delays!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! byee!