So we left Lee watching Amanda leave to follow Joe.
Lee stands up to follow them…Calamity!!
Uh oh.. Shamba has found Dooley’s!!! and.. he’s spotted Lee! eek!!!! It certainly increases the suspense here!!!
Lee: Inspector, what are you doing here?
Shamba: Police work.
Shamba: One of the students at the house said that they saw Joe here last night, so – er –…
…we’ll wait here until he comes.
[Gee why didn’t Lee and Amanda think of that! Guess Shamba isn’t as dumb as he pretends to be]
Lee gives a nonchalant nod..
Shamba: And why are you here?
Lee: Well.. thirsty!…
[haaaa good one! Quick Lee.. you might loose Amanda and Joe!]
…Uh, look, why don’t you wait for me right here at the bar….
(Lee directs Shamba to the booth he just left, for Shamba to sit on Amanda’s purse? 😉 )
… I’ll be right back, and have yourself a beer, huh? Good…
Shamba goes to sit at the booth.. not sure of Lee at all.. Hmm can’t see if Amanda’s purse was still there! drat!
(Lee approaches the bar..)
…Hey, Dooley. Listen my friend over there… (Lee points at Shamba)
[for a guy who actually gets a name, we don’t get a very good look at Dooley!]
…wants to pick up the tab,…
(Much louder now): …in fact he wants to buy a round for the whole bar!…What a guy!
[whooo ‘what a guy’ is that shades of Hart to Hart?! or Lester the duck?!]
Everyone in Dooley’s thinks Shamba is an alright dude! they crowd him and share their thanks..
[Dooley…lol.. I guess it had to be.. Ned at Nedlindger’s.. Dooley at Dooley’s.. and at Monks there was… Monk?! I guess it wasn’t ‘Monk’s’ so maybe not.. lol..]
Lee sneaks out while Shamba is distracted..
Looks like Dooley’s is grammatically correct!
Outside he finds no sign of Amanda or Joe.. Uh oh!!!
Gosh you’d think Amanda would have left some kind of a trail for Lee to follow but no.. she doesn’t.. maybe she didn’t know she needed it at first… it leaves open the question – maybe.. was Amanda doing to Lee what Lee was doing to Shamba?? Does Amanda want Joe alone so they can talk before Lee gets involved??
We find Joe heading down an alley way- Queue the sad/wistful/bittersweet music.. which I can only guess is the Joe/ Amanda theme!
Joe stops halfway and hides, Amanda walks down the alley and past Joe not seeing him.
[Do you think the writers were wanting us to feel a little suspense here that Joe may harm Amanda? Hmm.. or I guess it could be suspense that Joe may evade Amanda.. thoughts?]
Well I’m in suspense!! Just what will Amanda’s purse do next?!!! It seems to have an automatically return to Amanda homing device inserted..Or maybe Amanda bought one while she followed Joe… an identical one.. ahem!
Joe comes out from hiding, and follows Amanda around the corner – revealing himself to her.
Amanda’s immediate reaction is a smile..
Joe: Oh Amanda.
[I’m not thrilled to see them hugging!! lol.. I’m trying to reserve judgement about Joe till I’ve seen this episode’s events in completion, he seems to be a ‘good guy’ but(!!) he left his wife and two kids because he ‘had something to give’?!
So far, this character is not meshing for me! The possibility that Amanda could still have feelings for him makes me like him even less at this point – ha! ]
Amanda: Oh, I’ve been so worried about you. Everybody’s worried about you.
[why does Joe ask that?? Is he wondering if there is a new significant other in Amanda’s life?]
Amanda: Well, yah, me and mother and Mr Prescott at EAO…
…You look kinda tired.
Amanda: Would you like to come back to the house?
[I gotta say, with Joe in trouble this feels like a silly thing to suggest – why bring the boys into it? but then, I guess at this stage there is no known danger as far as Amanda can see]
Joe: I can’t. I daresn’t take that chance. But we have to talk – not here. [I think he says ‘daresn’t’ as opposed to what Kiwismh heard ‘daren’t’ – what do you all think? It sounds flippin ridiculous either way.
He may as well have done a Boromir Meme: Amanda, One does not simply come back to the house!
(something about the fumes being a poison haaaa)
-This is for you KC! ]
Joe and Amanda leave to go somewhere else..and heading sneakily down the alley way is
Prescott.. still on their trail! gah!!
He will not stop until you are dead!!
Sooo I shall stop here for the moment.. what do you all make of our first chance to see Joe and Amanda alone?
A smile and a hug?? So flippin welcoming! this is not animosity!! This is not a vibe of he deserted his family!! What do you all make of it??
All views very welcome!!
Anything else you’d like to share about this part? I love all the possibilities Joe’s arrival brings.. but.. can’t say I love him being around! haa!!!
Byeee for now!