So it’s super late and it’s time for sleep…
Lee: Yeah. You gonna be comfortable there?
Lee gets up to blow out the wall lamp. How sweet is it that he asks Amanda this?
[it’s more comfy than that swamp they stayed the night in for Utopia Now! Hmm shame we didn’t see them share that picnic basket Amanda packed.. or I’d think Lee is returning the gesture here and is learning ]
Amanda: Oh, yeah, I’ll be fine.
[Amanda blows one candle out..]
Lee: Alright. Alright, I’ll probably be up most of the night, so I’ll-
(Lee pauses as he sees Amanda blow out the last candle.. it’s now dark)
– take the first watch.
Lee gives Amanda a look.. he’s not happy you blew out that candle Amanda! Lee sits back down again.
…You know, look, you just tell me when it’s my turn, OK? Good night.
Amanda gets herself comfy under the blanket and lays down to sleep in the dark..
Lee: Good night.
It cuts back to Lee, wordlessly lighting one of the candles again with a lighter.
The glow reaches Amanda (such a strong glow for one measly candle ).. she pokes her head back up..
Amanda: Shouldn’t it be dark in here?
[Such a stylish sleeper is our Amanda.. collar up.. hair perfect.. she’s lookin good It must be the spy classes.. they teach how to do that in spy class I’m sure ]
Lee mumbles a little: I, uh, I like to sleep with a – light.
Amanda: You like to sleep with a light on?
…I like to sleep with a light on…
Amanda gives him a blank look. (non-judgemental though well done Amanda!)
…It’s – it’s a long story, Amanda…
(Lee is exasperated with his blankie.. it just won’t do what he wants! He is too cute here!)
Curled up in his blankie, Lee now feels comfortable enough to maybe tell Amanda what’s going on..
…Goes back to – well, when I spent a week in Istanbul – the catacombs. It was wet, dark – rats—
Love how Lee starts off trying to sound casual about it.. like hey lots of people like to sleep with a light on! but.. he quickly gives in and is honest with Amanda about it
A week in Istanbul or a week in the catacombs?! I’ll bet someone has written a fan fic about it!
[Kj’s delivery here is genius.. she doesn’t over do it.. Hilarious!!]
Lee: Yeah, big –
Amanda -Big rats?
Lee: Biiig rats…
Lee: –I don’t want to give you the details.
/Amanda (same time): -I don’t want to hear this.
[the way they both say those last lines at the same time is awesome.. very well played and probably not easy to do]
There you go Lee! Amanda isn’t going to make you share haaaa.. she likes for you to maintain a little mystery tee hee.. it’s such a cute little exchange..I can’t say I mind that Amanda cuts Lee off (if he had been wanting to talk) –I think it’s good.. she’s not mothering him. but if it was evident he really wanted to talk – she would have listened..
What do you all make of it?
Me being me.. I can’t quite see how it fits! though I love it and think it cute! A problem with the dark on a boat, on a sofa, on the water? that’s nothing compared to being in the middle of a swamp, with no light, laying in the dirt all night, where there are probably rats!.. Biiig swamp rats!!!
If it wasn’t an issue in Utopia Now, I can’t quite buy that it is now! [unless he went to Istanbul sometime between Utopia Now and Flight to Freedom?! whahaaha!]
I mean I enjoy the gags here.. and Lee revealing a little of his less heroic, more human, vulnerable side to Amanda- this is awesome.. but it seems random to me. I do think Lee is telling the truth here.. I just blame the writing! I do love this whole scene though, so I’ll just try and move on from that!
Anyway, Amanda isn’t hanging around to chat about Rats.. she lays back down and covers herself again..
Amanda: Good night!
Lee: Good night.
Looks like Lee is planning on trying to sleep now.. me confused!! I thought he was first watch?!!
This scene isn’t over.. so hang in there! back with more soon!!! Anything you’d like to share about it so far? byeee!