Back to IFF that night..
Lee, Billy and Amanda are discussing the case. [Err where is Francine? has her earlier performance banned her?! ]
Amanda: Who took these pictures?
We see a close up on one of the M street photos Billy is looking at.
Lee: One of our photo surveillance teams.
The photo sitting on Billy’s desk doesn’t look like it’s from M street?
Billy: Well, well, well… the elusive Mr. Cross. The master of disguise. What are we doing about finding him?
[Master of disguise?! LOL! I’ve seen zero evidence of that so far! Lee located him quite easily.. he just.. got away! and.. Where is Agnes this night? shouldn’t they have immediately had someone stay and chat with Agnes? Nick could be contacting her now.. weird!]
[That black thing next to Billy’s desk – is that a shredder? hey.. Billy’s desk is on wheels!! rofl… I’ll have to compare with other eps to see if this has been seen before!
Lee: We have 24-hour surveillance on M Street, Metro police has been alerted, ditto the FBI and NSA.
[what about Agnes? anyone watching Agnes?]
Amanda: It’s funny, this doesn’t look like the kind of man Agnes Snow would go out with.
BTW-I like Amanda’s hair here.. but I gotta say Lee’s is looking waaaay tooo styled.. it makes him look older.. less styled makes him look younger..
Does anyone like this line of Amanda’s?! Sorry if you do.. but to me it’s a dumb thing to say is that! This line drives me nuts.. always has – how does Amanda know what kind of man Agnes would go out with?! and obviously Agnes doesn’t know what kind of a man Nick is! Amanda is not usually so quick to stereotype people when it comes to matters of the heart IMHO! ]
Lee: I told you about the Lonely Hearts Patrol, didn’t I?
[Whooo Lee… I want to hear you talk about the lonely hearts patrol! No fair!
Umm is the lonely hearts patrol men who prey on lonely women? or women dating that kind of a man? or is it that women like Agnes are so lonely they ends up with a dumb schlep?]
Billy: Agnes Snow… is a research librarian who works with classified documents. It’s not a coincidence.
…Pay her a visit, Scarecrow… and take a sweep with you. Knowing Cross, he’s probably bugged her place.
Amanda interjects: Sir, if you don’t mind my saying so, Agnes Snow jumps if you slam a door too hard. [does she? we are being told alot in this scene that we are just suppose to take on face value.. Nick is a master of disguise.. Agnes is scared as a mouse.. rah rah.. Sorry this scene isn’t really working for me.]
…This is gonna scare her to death.…Maybe I should go?
[I think we are suppose to see how Amanda cares about Agnes. For me? I’m seeing Amanda doesn’t think very much of Agnes!]
Billy: I was just going to say the same thing.
Lee’s turn to interject: Ah, now, wait a second, Billy. Ah, I conducted a few interviews myself…
[wha?? what’s Lee up to here.. why does he feel the need to defend himself and his interviewing skills here? Is Lee trying to make a point? that he won’t just bulldoze over Agnes or something? I don’t have the brainpower to think this one really through – I’m to hand it over to you lovely folks – someone! Please explain this to me?! ]
Billy: Okay. Okay. Both of you go.
[Umm wasn’t that what Billy was saying in the first place? or lol.. is that the gag here maybe..!]
Amanda: Yes, Sir…
(to Lee) …Well, that’ll be all right with you.
Lee gives Amanda a little indulgent smile here me thinks..
seems Lee was not bothered by Amanda going with him.. as Amanda predicted.. Maybe Lee’s interject was purely wanting to defend his interviewing/people skills.. Can’t wait to hear what you all make of this!
Moving on.. the next day we are at Agnes’ place.. Classical music is playing loudly.. I know! It’s Bach’s Air on the Gstring! that’s thanks to Karen Rudolph who educated me.. I miss you Karen Rudolph!!! If you stop by please say hello!!!
Lee checks Agnes’ apartment for bugs, while Amanda attempts to talk to Agnes.
Whooo this checking for bugs is tough work.. requires Lee to dress casually.. me like! What no Jeans?? 😦 ok, I guess Agnes is rattled enough.. Very decent of him.
Amanda: Agnes… (sighs) …I know this is very difficult.
[From the looks of Amanda, I’d say she’s been trying to get through to Agnes for a while]
Lol actually, Amanda does have an idea of what it’s like.. Alan Squires only dated her for her job too! (okay only an idea though. because Amanda was not in love with Alan.. and that makes all the difference)
Agnes: No, it’s… it’s not, really, because the man you’re describing couldn’t possibly be my Nicky.
Okay, Agnes is wearing pearls, an apron and baking an apple pie?!! oh dear.. could she be anymore of a cliché??
…Uh, could you get me the cinnamon, please?
Amanda: Yeah, where is it?
I actually think it’s pretty realistic that Agnes would not just take their word for it. She truly loves this man, has been dating him for six months wasn’t it? She knows him better than Lee and Amanda… so she thinks!
Like I said – Nick’s behaviour at M street should have started Agnes to questioning – but I don’t think it would be a fast realisation when she’s given him her heart.
Agnes directs Amanda to the pantry for cinnamon.
Agnes: In between celery seed and coriander.
Amanda: Ah, alphabetical. Should’a known.
Is this suppose to be funny? I just find it terribly lame.. all such a cliché.. the librarian with a pantry in alphabetical order.. ha haa.. then again, it was Amanda in ACM Kid who put Lee’s record collection into alphabetical order – Stones, Rolling! what do you guys make of this?
Beep! Beep! Beep! Lee finds a bug..
Agnes (to Amanda, quietly): What is that?
Don’t want the person listening to the bug to know it’s been found?? then don’t look for it with a machine that goes Beep! Beep! Beep!!! really loudly when it finds it.. whhaaahaaa!!
Lee carefully lifts the purse over to the kitchen bench. Oh dear, it’s in Agnes’ purse.. Poor Agnes!!!!
Lee and Amanda exchange a look..
I feel for her.. and she was defending her Nicky all the way.. well why would she believe it, until she sees real proof.. it’s only right.. but.. poor Agnes! Not only does she have proof her boyfriend has bugged her – she’s now got a ruined purse!!
Gah! We see a close up on Lee tearing the lining of Agnes’ purse.. and pulling out a bug. Amanda pours a glass of water.
Agnes is stunned at what she sees.
Amanda takes the bug off Lee and drops it into the glass.. haaaa. good one Amanda..
Lee stifles a chuckle.
Lee: Amanda that is not exactly the regulation way of disposing of –
Amanda: yeah but it will work!
[Who is this woman?! She’s changed so much!! Early Amanda would have been all whoooooo at finding a bug.. Lee do something! that Amanda is long gone and she seems to know a thing or two about bugs now!]
Agnes: What is that?
Lee: It’s a bug.
[oh my.. he looks so good here!]
Agnes: A bug? In my purse? That’s ridiculous….
[It is! But.. it’s also true! Poor Agnes struggles to get her head around what’s happening]
… Well, who would want to hear what I have to say?
Lee: It’s not a microphone, Agnes. It’s some sort of a homing device. Cross used it to track you wherever you went.
Agnes turns to Amanda.. Amanda has nothing she can say that can change this.
Agnes heads to her room to take it all in…. Poor Agnes! Her head must be swimming.
Lee sighs and says to Amanda(while looking at Agnes): I’m going to have to take her in for questioning.
Amanda: Lee! give her a chance.
Lee: Amanda time is important here
Amanda: Look, we’ve just broken her heart all she can think about now is how terribly she’s been betrayed.
Lee seems to be struggling a bit with his temper here: She’s probably part of a major security breach…
…We do not have time to be patient!
Amanda: Leeeee! We’re talking about Love…
…When you’re talking about love you have to be patient.
On hearing this, Lee seems to stop. [Like my heart did looking at Lee here.. too good lookin!]
and.. I think he squints a little and glances at Amanda’s lips
Amanda sees Lee react..
and..seems surprised by his reaction here..
that his mind went to the two of them- when talking about love and being patient.. (That should tell Amanda something right there no? How reassuring for Amanda.. talking about love – Lee immediately thinks of her and her lips! )
Lee can’t sustain the eye contact.. and looks down..
it’s not the time or the place for these two to have a love discussion about the love between them. Because of Agnes, Nick and the security breach? Sure! but also because – love needs patience and it’s not yet time to speak those words between them awhhhh
Awhhhh.. Lee relents. Amanda calms him down and helps him to see reason.. Lee can’t just stomp on Agnes’ heart here..awh!
The scene ends here.
When was the last time (if ever) that Lee and Amanda talked about love? do tell!
The little subtext here about love and being patient?? very sweetly played.. and makes this episode worth watching!!!
For me, it’s all in the look they give each other after Amanda has spoken.
From previous discussions – I remember some thought Amanda was really talking to Lee about the two of them. But.. sorry I’m not seeing it. while what Amanda says does also say something about Lee and Amanda, I don’t think she intends to say anything about them – she just does anyway.. She’s focused on Agnes..
Some also thought that at this point Amanda is just waiting for Lee to get his act together patiently – I don’t see Amanda as waiting for Lee here.. I see her as along for the ride.. she needs to time to fall in love too – Love takes patience.
I think Amanda is reminding Lee that he has a heart, and he needs to be sensitive to Agnes here.. and her words do indeed remind Lee that he has a heart – and that he is well on his way toward giving it to Amanda
Lee knows Amanda’s right.. you can’t be all business all the time Lee’s got a heart too! [After all, he’s scarecrow! not tinman! ]
Anyway, that’s it from me for now.. I’ll probably be a few days before I can publish a new post-sorry.. moving house and working full-time is a nightmare! But.. I’m lucky to have a home, and a job.. and lovely smk to escape with – and all of you to enjoy this escape with thanks for stopping by!!!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! byee for now!