In response to Amanda’s worry that her smile is now scary – Lee laughs and seems to forget his cover for a second..
Lee: All right, all right…
…We’ll check a couple of more bars and we’ll call it a day.
…you can’t expect to get a real bite, trolling for the first time.
[KC thinks Lee is saying ‘trolling’ is anyone hearing ‘patrolling’ here? it might just be me!]
[wha? but this is smk! this is Amanda!!! she’s always really lucky like that! LOL.. seriously though, given a lot of Amanda’s involvement in cases to this point hasn’t been really working a case like an agent, this is a bit of a first for Amanda no?? this type of surveillance? which is kinda cool! ]
Lee: Look, ahh. I know the manager of this place—I’m gonna go check in with him,…
(Well why didn’t you do that in the first place? cos you don’t wear high heels that’s why.. )
[all these extras walking in front of Lee and Amanda?? annoying!!]
…So why don’t you start without me.
[Oh Lee you tease!!]
[This to me feels again like there is a bit of flirty challenging going on here from Lee.. Which we also saw in Reach for the sky.. I do kinda like this ep being after RFTS..]
Amanda: doing what?
Lee: going with the flowww..
[lol.. they needed to have a reference here to Emily’s quip about Amanda being swept away by the flow!
Hey, could this be referring back to an earlier exchange between these two which was cut?? Kiwismh shared it with us earlier.. made me wonder if Lee was referring to something in particular here when he said Amanda should go with the flow!]
Amanda: ahhh haaa..
…it was nice to talk to you!
Amanda: Uh-hmm. Hah.
I know they are still playing their covers.. but I think Lee walks off with a big smile because of Amanda
I think Lee is not enjoying the playing the dating game thing here.. rather, he is enjoying introducing Amanda to it…and I feel like there is a certain amount of Lee challenging Amanda here – in their playful flirty way (like what they were doing in Reach for the Sky) – Lee chose to have Amanda come do this assignment with him I think because he enjoys introducing Amanda to new experiences, he loves to see her rise to the challenge (I think he finds her bravery very attractive!). To me, Lee isn’t enjoying the other women, he is enjoying Amanda here.. but.. what does Amanda make of it all?? I have a theory or two.. but can’t share them just yet because it is based on later events..
Back to Amanda.. She smiles at the room..
and then.. Uh oh… suddenly smiles no more!
Some dodgy looking guy comes up to Amanda and she just immediately fakes a coughing fit..
Amanda makes for the bar…
only to find the lady next to her is leaving her bar stool..
Amanda: Oh, are you leaving?
… Oh, good. Thank you very much… … it’d be nice to sit down for a minute… … let me tell you, huh…
(Amanda looks around.)
Amanda (sighs): ahh…
Amanda finds a good looking (though totally too polished/playing the dating game) Mr Suave eyeing her from the other side of the bar there..
[I can’t help but think: cool!!.. hope Lee sees that if he leaves Amanda alone she’s going to get guys trying to pick her up.. so come on Lee hurry up and put a ring on it! haaa..] Love how Amanda is taken by surprise here..
I think Amanda regrets her random crazy smiling.. Mr Suave seems to like it!
And then we see she isn’t happy the guy is coming over to meet her..
Amanda to herself: ugh… oh great!
Yes Amanda.. these admiring men are just soooo pesky aren’t they??? It’s just tooo darn annoying for a woman spy to do her work being hassled all the time.. Haaaa.. Francine didn’t mention anything about this in her plea for Amanda to ask for Danger money.. Hmm let me guess, men didn’t approach her on M street! haaaaa..
Anyway, the guy walks around to the other side of the bar to meet Amanda..
Mr Suave makes his move: Hi.
Craiger: Craig Laughton. Everybody calls me Craiger.
Craiger: Yeah. I, uh, saw you come in,… (Two hours ago?!! Amanda said she’s been standing for 2 hours!) …umm… We’ve met somewhere.
Amanda: No… I really don’t think so.
Craiger: No, no, no, no. I, I remember, it was, uh, Senator Bacon’s cocktail party.
Amanda: No. I don’t know Senator Bacon.
Craiger: Eh, at the reception for Joan Sutherland at the, uh, Kennedy?
[Oh whooo hoooo an Aussie SMK connection! This guy is dropping names everywhere.. what a line.. if only Lee could hear it.. ]
Amanda: Oh, I wish… but, no.
Craiger: Uhh… Uh, oh, I got it! The champagne brunch after the BMW rally.
[I suspect Craigie Craiger is more interested in telling Amanda how he knows a senator and was at a BMW party or something than actually wanting to get to know Amanda.. or he’d ask her a question about herself.. don’t you think?!]
Amanda: It wasn’t me.
Dude.. the ‘where do I know you’ approach is pretty transparent and insincere.. Move on!
Amanda’s tiring of being nice!
Craiger: Maybe we, uh… Maybe it was in our, er, distant past. I went to, uh, law school at-
Craigie Craiger seems to take this as encouragement..
[Don’t get excited Craigie Craiger –she doesn’t know you personally – she just knows your type! ]
Amanda: Lucky guess. Hah.
Amanda: You know, you’re gonna have to excuse me for just a minute because I’ve really gotta find the ladies’ room… May… uhm… (Amanda motions to the lady on the bar stool next to her) Have you met Craiger?
Amanda leaves in a hurry! Craiger calls after her: Maybe it was in the cafeteria at the Department of…
Well, Craiger finally gets the message.. but he switches his target with ease..
Craiger (to the woman): Hi. You, you look familiar to me, too…
This is hilarious, and confirms for us that Craiger was just running his lines on Amanda.. he really wasn’t sincere.. he’s just playin the game!
If what Craiger is saying about Senator Bacon, Joan Sutherland at the Kennedy,the BMW party and Georgetown Uni is all true, he is probably someone that Dotty would have been crazy about Amanda to dating..would you say?
Okay I shall stop here for the moment.. can’t wait to hear what you all make of Amanda and Lee on M street.. and what does this all say about Amanda? about Lee?? and.. about the spy biz?? Anyone??
Thanks again to the details Queen KC for transcribing this episode for operation sandstorm- thanks for all your hard work KC!!!!
byeeee for now!