Finally.. 12 minutes into this episode.. with everything that’s been going on – Lee and Amanda are alone.. and can finally talk.
We find Lee is in the vault..
It looks to me like he is reading a file..
while looking pensive..
Is Lee maybe steeling himself for the conversation they will need to have?
[Amanda hears Lee.. it must be crazy to know Lee is reading about you and your ex-husband and making noises like this.. and you don’t know what he is reading or thinking! gah!! no wonder Amanda is curious.. ]
Lee: Oh, nothing.
Amanda: No, no, really, what?
Lee: Uh, Just— just work on that list Amanda. And ahh be specific, you know, ah, doctors, cleaners, old apartments as far back as you can remember.
Amanda: Yah, I’m getting’ ‘em.
[We see Amanda is sitting at Lee’s desk compiling her list] Whooo Lee has gold fish now? Is this the ‘men’ from saved by the bells?!
Lee: I’m comparing your ES12’s…
[Lee picks up what he had been reading- and brings it toward Amanda at the desk]
…His account of the divorce isn’t exactly the same as yours.
[Umm I would have thought that is perfectly normal!]
Amanda: Well let me see.
Lee: Here, this is yours.
(Lee hands Amanda her ES12)
[whooo it seems at the opening of the scene, Lee was reading Joe’s account and comparing it to Amanda’s..]
Amanda: Oh no, I don’t want to see mine. Let me see his.
Lee thinks for a second..
(Lee hands it over)
Amanda: Thank you.
[Call me crazy, but I would have thought this is a breach of confidentiality. Lee is very generous with Amanda here.. I think he is so gentle with her, he cant’ refuse her.
Amanda IS the case.. she is not the agent on the case so I don’t think she should be reading Joe’s account! (maybe it’s just me!) LOL remember when Lee said ‘you were the case’ way back in There goes the neighbourhood?! I wouldn’t be okay with my ex reading my version of our divorce!! Lee could have said no – but interesting that he doesn’t!]
Amanda reads it and Lee takes a seat..
(Amanda makes a noise like whoo that’s curious!) I bet many a housewife would have liked to see how their ex described things! Now this time, it’s Lee’s turn to be curious at what Amanda is reading and thinking!
Love Amanda’s sneaky little look here..
cheeky.. bashful.. curious.. like she knows she’s doing something naughty by reading this (IMHO) -and she has an audience here – Lee! I get the sense Amanda would love to go off somewhere and read this alone!
Amanda is smiling reading this stuff? lol!!
Slowly.. Amanda’s smile is wiped from her face..
You didn’t expect to read happy things in there did ya Amanda?!
Amanda reads some more: Ohh hoo hoo..
(she seems incredulous to me..she shakes her head at what she’s reading)
Now Lee is curious! He leans forward..
Amanda: Nothing. Oh—
Amanda: Uh, well, it’s just some of this stuff’s a little misleading,…
…you know, it’s the legal talk,…
I mean it says I’m resistant to change and that can’t be me,…
…I was never a stubborn person, I’m just not a stubborn person.
Lee: Well, ha.. you sure know how to get what you want.
(I love how Lee says this – like this is not a bad thing.. it is just the truth! to Joe- this was a trait that made Amanda stubborn.. but to Lee? He just accepts it hmm.. and maybe kinda likes it?! 🙂 )
Amanda: Lee, I’m not stubborn am I?
(Lee smiles.. and chuckles a little)
Amanda: Alright, I’m a little bit stubborn…
(Lee makes a face – like Ahh I don’t know what to say! He is being very careful here.. )
Amanda stops and thinks for a second..
and then continues: Oh look,…
…we just didn’t agree on everything.
(Amanda shrugs.. as if to say – it’s as simple as that.)
What two people in a marriage agree on everything?! (Stepford marriages maybe! ) I can’t wait to hear the thoughts of you guys on this.. Especially those of you who are married.. I imagine you’ll have insights I won’t!
Still, nothing will stop me from sharing my ideas tee hee.. their just ideas!
Reading between the lines it seems to me Joe and Amanda were not able to work out their disagreements… and how interesting.. that makes Amanda ‘stubborn’?! – I think this is an insight into Joe more than Amanda – he couldn’t handle Amanda having her own mind- and didn’t accept any responsibility for their problems. they didn’t agree – so therefore she is stubborn. He wasn’t stubborn! ]
Lee: You care to elaborate on that?
Amanda quietly: No,.. (Amanda pauses and looks at Lee)
… I really don’t.
Amanda smiles at Lee as if to say – sorry but nooo..
Sorry guys.. but I will need to cut this scene in half I want to take my time with it.. so hopefully the frustrations of having it split will be compensated for by the opportunity to take our time, and explore it at a slower pace..
What are you guys thinking at this point?
What do you make of how Lee is acting toward Amanda so far?? and.. what about Amanda?!
My computer is back with the computer doctor!!!Sooo I won’t be commenting till I can get it back – but I’ll be enjoying all your insights and discussions on my phone! I guess for now, my comments will need to be restricted to what’s in my posts.. and you guys -discuss away!! I have written the next post – so it will be published in a couple of days time 🙂
I’ll share my ideas about why Amanda says she doesn’t want to elaborate in the next post.. It’s interesting though how curious Amanda was to read what Joe said.. What do you make of Joe writing that Amanda was stubborn in his explanation of the divorce?! do tell!!! There’s lots to explore before we continue with this scene… I hope you’ll share with us your ideas! bye for now… and back with the next part soon!