And we’re back! Back for more of Amanda’s journey! I hope you are enjoying our small little side trips down into this rabbit hole! The whole point of these posts is to get the discussion going and keep it going. There are no right or wrong answers – please join in the commentary if you would like to! Your thoughts and opinions are yours alone to share.
In MBus, we see thrust into a new case by the Agency. Although she deals with it well, it is just dropped on her doorstep, practically literally, without any real agreement on her part. I wonder just how much that irks her, yet she just goes along with it. Are you feeling a bit like a doormat here, Amanda?
In MBus we also see Amanda getting more comfortable with Lee personally and with working with him. Remember this?
Of course you do! Maybe after the helicopter ride in TFT, the crane ride in TGTN and being tied up in TACMK has shrunk their personal space boundaries. (I think someone brought that point up on the blog somewhere recently – was it you?) There is lots of teasing and even a bit of sexual tension in this episode.
Amanda continues her quest to learn more about Lee’s personal life. In her mind he has had a really interesting life and I think she just wants him to like her as a person (making him a picnic lunch even though he’ll never appreciate it) and have some respect for what she brings to the table instead of thinking of her as a nuisance.
was promised. I think she believes in herself and in her ability to contribute successfully to her job and by the end of the episode insists on Lee admitting it. You go girl! What a change from the doormat treatment at the beginning of the case!
Unlike TACMK, Amanda is key to the successful resolution of this case and I am glad to see Amanda stand up to Lee and let him know that she is a strong, confident and capable woman.
And what about Dean? Amanda tells her mother that Dean is the only man in her life. Hmmm. Is she getting comfortable enough with her lies about the Agency that she is now lying about Dean to her mother? Or is she lying to herself? What do you think?
I’ll stop there – but have a few other questions to ask…
What do you think of Amanda’s transformation from doomat to making a stand for herself?
Why does she make him a picnic lunch? With a bottle of wine nonetheless – he is going to be driving after all. Do you think that Amanda wants Lee to like her as a person?
What does Amanda mean by the “real people” comment? She seems to understand Lee – yet she’s real.
Why do you think Dotty asks Amanda if she is having an affair? Do you think it’s more than Amanda being distracted and missing late night TV?