Tag time! Lee and Amanda stop by the convalescent home so Bart can reunite with Colleen..
Lee: All right, now Bart, you’ve got 5 minutes,..
…because you’ve got to get downtown to the Capital building before Rattragan bangs that gavel.
Bart has to rush his reunion with Colleen, but he had to wait for Lee to get himself a hairdryer to fix his hair and a change of clothes?! Oh man!! Tee hee.. Lee has his priorities right me thinks! Me like!! 😉 Love this rugby top on Lee!!! Even better with no stripes..and – suitably yachty! 🙂
(Hmm we never do hear where Bart stashed his video tapes- weird! oh and I guess Bart was not hurt after all!)
(To Amanda, and motioning at Lee) …– never changes…
(Bart starts turning toward the home)
(to Lee and Amanda)… Work, work, work.
[I love this jokey comment of Bart’s.. why? I’ll come back to it!]
Bart makes this comment on Lee with the friendly affection of an old friend.. and then rushes up to meet Colleen..
I see in this final scene Amanda has changed her shirt and jumper too (they look like they are her Lee jeans though) I guess her changing after the night on the boat makes sense.. but not really when you consider they were rushing Bart to get to the hearing! hmm.. (rofl. I guess she had the spare time.. given she had to wait for Lee to style his hair too! )
Awhhhhh time for the lover’s reunion!! Colleen even did away with her sunglasses for the occasion!
Love how the lady behind them doesn’t pay any attention to them
Whoo hooooo nice groan there Colleen.. When Lee and Amanda finally kiss (not as a cover) we better hear a groan like that at some point or I’m going to be mighty annoyed! (don’t tell me!!!)
Next thing, Lee and Amanda are turning away to give them a bit of privacy tee hee.. Awkies! Their bashfulness is kinda cute!
They kinda wish they were kissing no?? Or at least they would have been doing that if Dotty hadn’t walked out with her one shoe and interrupted them!
[I love how we can see Bart and Colleen gettin it on in the distance between Lee and Amanda! It’s like it’s a thought bubble of what Lee and Amanda would like to be doing about now ]
Lee: I’ve gotta sail the Mata Hari…
…back to it’s own slip…
They’re silent for a moment..
then Amanda asks: need a hand?
Lee: I think I might.
[Love how Lee says this quietly.. like a realisation is dawning here for him –of what? I think it’s interesting that Lee is serious here when he says this.. not joking and hiding like he has done previously say like with the la traviata tickets]
Amanda: Love to
[Amanda doesn’t hesitate, she responds with openness and happiness.. and they are both happy to get back to ‘work, work, work’! err which isn’t really work work work :)]
I love how their smiles get bigger and bigger here as the scene fades away..
whooo it looks like Amanda says something to Lee when we see the ship fade in over them at the last moment.. or was it KJ and the scene had ended?
well.. either way.. they are both very happy to have the opportunity to be together and sail together again.
I especially like how this relates back to Amanda being captain and the real expert yachtsperson between them – and that Lee is acknowledging that here.. I like to think Lee is realising that having Amanda around as his partner in things is great- because he doesn’t have to do everything alone – he is no longer the loner.. not just that, he is happy to have Amanda sometimes take the lead and to accept her help in areas where she is expert.. could it be that when he says ‘I think I might’ that he is thinking Amanda may be able to help him become a fully, well rounded man in a real committed relationship?? I like to think so..
It’s like Lee is getting closer and closer to that ideal of self – actualisation or something.. and Amanda helps him to be a real man lol I’m sure you guys will express it s much better!
So with all this in mind – Bart’s comment that with Lee he ‘never changes.. work work work’ – is fascinating, because here we see the opposite – and the contrast between the old Lee that Bart knows and this Lee is informative! Lee has changed – and he is no longer work work work.. he is more and more opening himself up to a real life outside of work – and getting comfortable with this.. and enjoying being with Amanda – the work part is just a good excuse to be together now that the case and their common purpose is over..
I liked how Amanda said ‘Love to’ just like she did at the end of A Lovely Little Affair when Lee invites her to the opera – they are the final words of that episode. They could have been here too and it would have been fine with me.. but there’s more!!
Next thing we see the Mata Hari sailing out of the mariner, down the river (Not the ocean right?) .. and then we see the boat with the sun setting..
Umm this looks like ocean??!!! Anyway..
haaaa! Lee and Amanda are sailing off into the sunset!!! How cheesy!!! How SMK!!! They love to do these little set ups
Who loves it? This is like a little wink to the audience – that we all know Lee and Amanda will fully sail off into the sunset one day
We hear Amanda off camera: What are you going to whip up in the galley?
[rofl.. still bossing him around.. and she’s probably busy sailing so figures he should cook!]
Amanda: you didn’t tell me you can’t cook.
[And you didn’t tell Lee you could sail a 55 foot ketch! ]
hmm maybe Amanda was hoping for another little picnic of wine and cheese
The episode ends here.. and I feel guilty everyone! Guilty that I got this cute little sailing off into the sunset moment and I’m thinking I was happier with the tag ending with ‘Love to’ and their big smiles!!! I’m not a fan of the last line about Lee not being able to cook.. Lee proved he could cook in Remembrance of Things Past.. this again seems like a random little moment (biiiig rats!!) for the sake of a cute little gag.. that doesn’t really fit with what we know of the characters.. a bit.. Meh.. for me..
Whereas Lee thinking he might need help sailing and Amanda loving to? that was gold!!!
Lee and Amanda seems so comfortable together in this episode, relishing their cover, and all the hand holding.. What’s going on? why haven’t they tried to kiss again? They were alone on the sail boat after the case was solved.. and we just get more playful banter about how Lee can’t cook.. why no lip action?!
Well I’m really not sure why or where these two are at – but for now the vibe for me is that these two are not thinking too far ahead, they’re just enjoying the here and now, not pushing ahead right now dramatically as that would be too scary.. and why rush right? They’re a team.. there’s no hurry.. right?
I think both are choosing not to think too deeply about such scary things right now –they’re just enjoying today – and this wonderful phase of their friendship and what is now building on this solid foundation – but let’s not quite name it just yet! The thing that strikes me now is – they are so comfortable and relaxed.. what’s it going to take for them to move forward?? Will it take an outside force to jolt them forward?? or.. is time enough? hmm after this ep I sense they are currently in no hurry to change anything.. maybe it’s going to take some kind of jolt to shake things up.. I look forward to exploring how this all plays out with you all!!
So what do you think of where they are currently at everyone? Do tell! 🙂
I think Bart and Colleen show Lee and Amanda the joy that there is in sharing your life with someone – having a common purpose and just having someone’s arms to run into when you’ve had a bad day.. you know?? (it’s not just work work work) Colleen and Bart are thrilled to see each other.. and are each other’s ‘safe harbour’. Swim to me! I’m your safe place
For Lee and Amanda.. They are already each other’s ‘safe harbour’ too – they just haven’t fully acknowledged that between them yet..but I think they both know it’s true- awh!! What do you think?
Last random thoughts on this ep – This episode had next to no references to Dotty and the boys – the whole set up with the drain/ pipe in the beginning is all we got..and that just seemed kind of like a pre tag or something! – not sure what it brought to the rest of the episode.. same with the efficiency review.. This smells like re-writes to me!
We also got to see very little of Francine in this ep – she did a little exposition and that’s it this week.. it all had a different feel overall I think.. did anyone else find this? A lot of scenes with Lee and Amanda alone maybe?
So what did you all think of this episode over all?? and how did you find the tag? or should I say the double tag?! I enjoyed the light-hearted flavour to this ep!
A huge thank you again go to Jule and Happy Camper – you guys were so generous to help out and transcribe the dialogue in this episode – thank you thank you!!
So the next episode coming up is… Wrong Way Home!!! Whoa!! so glad I didn’t know this when I first watched Flight to Freedom all the way through!
Anyone else not see WWH in ages?? I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode – would love to hear from you! byeee for now!