Amanda fiiinally hangs up on Dotty.. The tension Amanda is feeling here is IMHO palpable. She wants to focus on the case – maybe more specifically she wants to focus on helping Billy.. It feels to me like there is a storm a’brewin between Amanda and Dotty..
Lee, while not happy to be kept waiting by Dotty’s nagging, deals with it quite well.. [Especially given he is a little frustrated because he can’t find Zorbel- old Lee would have taken that out on Amanda!!]
Amanda: Was he up there?
Lee: No! Just a sales office. You didn’t see him and the elevator didn’t stop on the way down.
Amanda: Maybe he went down the stairs.
Lee: Well then he’s still up there somewhere.
Amanda: Thirty-nine floors. (I guess that’s 39 plus the penthouse yes?)
Lee: I’ll bet that sales woman and the penthouse were just a front. Maybe we can find a connection there.
Ding! out Zorbel comes from the elevator.. pausing to check his watch (whooo another reference to time/clocks/watches.. what does it mean?!) and let Amanda have a good look.. haaa..
Amanda reacts to his arrival, and quickly grabs Lee to prevent him turning around to look. haaaa [Nice excuse Amanda! Especially since she points like Lee should turn around and look! haaaaa]
Amanda: Oh, Lee!
This pic is begging for a meme!
Zorbels walks away..
Amanda: Okay, come on. We’ll lose him.
Whahahaa.. she is totally enthused and on the case.. Amanda rushes to follow Zorbel but Lee stops her..
Lee: Now wait, wait. Easy, easy! He’s probably just heading back to the bank.
Lee: Now I’m going to take a look at his apartment.
Lee: You grab a cab.
Amanda: Ohhhh!!! [she’s not impressed- and Lee knew she wouldn’t be!]
Lee: Get on back to the agency. You take my computer key card and you start tracking down who owns this building….ahhh, leases, parent companies, subsidiaries –
[Lee gives Amanda his key card?.. such trust!]
Amanda: You know, this is what always happens.
Amanda: -I always have to go back to the agency.
[Love it.. Amanda really wants things to progress.. she’s really not happy with the old way of doing things!]
Lee: We’ve got to divide the work.
[I think Lee is being realistic here.. it’s not about holding Amanda back for him.. Amanda has her strengths.. and weaknesses!]
Amanda: I agree with you, let’s divide the work load. You follow the paper trail…
…and I’ll follow Zorbel.
Lee looks at Amanda with a little smile for a moment..
and then responds: You think you can break into Zorbel’s place?
[lol!! I love that Lee is not fazed by this conversation. Check out the body language – he is totally challenging her.. I think it’s a bit flirty!!! what do you think? ]
I think he finds it kinda amusing that Amanda is so enthused.
Interesting that at first he put it to her that it was dividing the workload- I think Lee wanted to avoid confronting Amanda with this truth- she can’t do this! I wonder if this is a little bit of Amanda learning to find her way in the spy biz.. now she is being taken more seriously (by almost everyone except Francine) she might grapple with how she is going to do this and find her place you know?? I mean other than being Lee’s partner.. what are her strengths? where can she contribute the most? it is only natural she would test these sorts of things out. ]
Amanda answers: No.
Love Lee’s smile here.. He is very patient with Amanda here..
Amanda: Call me a cab.
Lee: You’re a cab.
Love how Amanda has already started turning away from Lee to call herself a cab…
when she responds: (deadpan): Thank you.
(Amanda knows she’s beaten! and walks off to find her cab! )
ha haaaa! She kinda deserved that one! I’m glad Lee got a punch line!!! Anyone not love this line??!!
Great delivery by KJ and BB here!!
And what classic movie was it from? I don’t remember- anyone??
I love how Lee watches Amanda leave with a smile.. tee hee..
Amanda arrives back at IFF, and ugh.. runs into Francine storming down the hall..
Uh oh.. Amanda is walking like she has a purpose.. well that just won’t do!! Francine doesn’t think Amanda has any purpose!
Amanda doesn’t even look at Francine.. why did Amanda go in there? why didn’t she just go up to the Q Bureau??!! Was she headed to the magical ‘operations’ section?? You would think she would have tried to avoid Francine. When was the last time we saw the Q bureau? did we see it in Sour Grapes? nope.. Utopia Now? nope.. and this ep?? well.. so far.. nope!
Francine: You’re back?
Amanda keeps walking down the hall and Francine struggles to keep up with her.
Amanda: Just passing through Francine.
Francine: So I’ve always thought.
Whahahahahah You are sooooo nasty Francine.. –but.. that’s a fabulous knock down -kapow!!!!
Poor Amanda!! but she can cope with Francine..
I think it’s so fabulous that Francine thinks she is soooo important and has all the power.. and Amanda is a little nothing – but in reality – Amanda is the one who is truly ‘In the know’ here- haaaaa suffer Francine!!! Francine knows something is up.. but I don’t think she knows exactly what’s going on with Billy. I want to see her face when she finds out!!!! [reminds me of Remembrance of things past when Francine found out that Lee wasn’t really dead and Amanda had known all along..]
Francine should know from that – that Amanda didn’t give away her secrets.. but..then.. underestimating Amanda is a hard habit to break
Amanda has no patience for Francine here.. ( yipppeeee)
Francine, finished with insulting Amanda, she expects Amanda to answer her question- ha!: Listen, have you seen Lee? I haven’t seen him all morning.
[anyone else love that Francine asks Amanda where Lee is??!!!! In a sense it’s an acknowledgement.. whether she likes it or not – that Lee and Amanda are close]
Amanda: Francine, I can honestly say that at this moment I do not know precisely where Lee is. [that’s the 100% honest to goodness truth! ]
[Amanda is being nagged today huh! by Dotty and by Francine!!]
[whahahahaa KJ’s delivery here is fabulous!!]
Francine: Listen to me,…
…I have debriefed seven of the KGB’s top men, alright?…
…The cleverest liars on the face of this earth…
…I can tell when somebody is speaking the truth from a mile away.
Yeah but she didn’t crack Rollo! Ewwwww.. Oh and Francine has forgotten how Mrs Welch completely deceived her! (and Amanda saved her ) ..… Francine gets KGB agents.. but she doesn’t get idiots, housewives and Amanda!
…do I look like a clever liar?..
[Hooray for Amanda!!! what a brilliant tactic!!!! Francine you can’t be giving me any credit can you?!!!]
(Francine gives her a look up and down)
Amanda starts walking away as she finishes adding: …Then you should be able to tell I’m telling the truth.
[and she was! Literally.. but.. well.. she wasn’t being completely truthful!]
Love how Amanda doesn’t wait for Francine to respond. She just walks off and leaves her.
I love that this time – Amanda leaves Francine catching flies
I think deep down Francine knows Amanda knows something she doesn’t – but she just can’t bring herself to admit it to herself – or Amanda!!!! whahahaaha!!
Okay all- I’m going to stop here..Three great punchlines in this section!!
Lee and Amanda are so cute together! Even when they are disagreeing/fighting.. it’s clear they are just really enjoying each other – even when they are fighting!!!! That work and personal combination between them is a lot of fun for both the characters right now..
And I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the Amanda/Francine fight here too – whoo Amanda’s getting fiesty!! Go Amanda! Challenging Lee, clashing a little with Dotty and definitely defying Francine I’m liking this!! Any thoughts you’d like to share about this episode so far?? byee for now!!