Next up.. We see the exterior of Lee’s apartment.. seems Lee has moved from the ground floor up to the top floor.
Up in Lee’s apartment..whooo figures!!
and…Ta da!!!! welcome to Lee Stetson’s bedroom!!!!!
But.. this isn’t how I had imagined it.. Umm Joe isn’t suppose to be there.. and.. Umm that dude face down on Lee’s bed isn’t suppose to be there either! whahahaha
Joe wordlessly approaches Shamba.. only.. Lee taps him on the shoulder,
and motions to take his gun. and use it to intimidate Shamba..
Joe takes the gun looking at Amanda.. Amanda motions silently for Joe to approach Shamba with the gun.
LOL Joe must think he is in an alternate universe! Not only is he holding a gun and about to do an action man thing, Amanda is cheering him on?! lol.. well she’s subdued about it.. but.. well she does encourage him!!
Actually now I think about it, it’s huge that Lee actually gives Joe his gun!! He must be 100% confident Joe is a good guy on the up and up..
Joe: Okay Shamba –…
(Lee and Amanda share a quiet look at Joe’s attempt to play tough guy)
… come on! You’ve got 30 seconds to tell me what I want to know… (Joe gives Shamba a good shake)
[Sooooo why is Joe doing the nightmare routine and not Lee? any ideas? I’ll share my ideas in comments.. I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with! ]
Joe turns to Lee and gives a ‘what now?’ kinda gesture..
Lee: Ah, he’s drugged to the gills. You’re going to have to knock him around a little.
Amanda: Joe doesn’t knock people around,…
[well there you go.. if you thought it was possible Joe had been knocking around Amanda.. it has been cleared up here!]
Lee: Uh huh. (what’s this a nervous chuckle?)
Seems Amanda just put Lee in his place.. but in what way?? what’s she thinking?? anyone?? everyone?? Again.. I’ll share my ideas in comments.. eventually..
[I gotta say, I love that Lee gives her that sideways look of his when she calls Joe ‘sweetheart’ do you think it’s related to Amanda’s comment to Lee? or the use of ‘sweetheart’? Is Lee wondering if in Amanda’s heart Joe is still her sweetheart?]
…why don’t you just shake him real hard.
ROFL Joe doesn’t knock people around.. but shaking real hard? He can do that 😉
Aie! well this is just getting worse and worse for Joe.. having his ex wife tell him how to scare the bad guy and be a tough guy?! whwhahaaha..I suspect that could be hard on Joe’s ego – if he is a traditional the man runs the home kinda guy!
Joe: Alright Shamba – come on! Come on!
(Joe gives him a harder shake.. and Shamba turns over to look at him.. Joe reacts with surprise.. –at those drums that we suddenly hear playing?? whahahahaaa. Joe also seems to react with… reverence?! Joe gets down on his knees..)
…Mr Prime Minister.
Shamba: Hello Joe.
We see Lee and Amanda react.
Amanda looks at Lee, Lee’s mind is busy recalculating the situation now he has received this new information.. Does it compute Lee?! He is on the case.. and this is a game changer!
Or heck.. maybe he’s just thinking – oopsie.. I drugged the PM?!
Finally Lee turns to Amanda.. but she’s turned away.
Joe: I can’t believe it…
…I thought you were dead.
Shamba (laughs) :The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
[A well educated PM it seems.. his periods of usefulness may go on for days! Shamboga! ]
Oh hooray! The PM lives!!!
Lee’s concentrating hard trying to get his brain around this one. (He ain’t called Scarecrow for nothing 😉 )
Lee looks at Amanda.. who seems to be doing a yippee because now Joe has some hope of clearing his name.. well.. at least everyone will now know he didn’t kill the Prime Minister!
Finally, Lee and Amanda look at each other at the same time.. Amanda’s thrilled at this turn of events.. and Lee is a little bamboozled.. zebra luggage? a PM?
Only.. Umm why didn’t the all knowing Agency know what the Prime Minister of Estoccia he looks like? Hmmm.. Oh I know why.. it’s because Estoccia isn’t a real country, right?!
I said I’d share my ideas on a few things in this post in comments.. but.. I’ll just say that overall I’m struck by how this little shakin Shamba scene (IMHO) shows that there is a part of Amanda’s life (the part involving Mr Stetson ) that Joe knows nothing about. Also, we see there is a part of Joe’s life (the part involving African drums.. and the PM!) which Amanda knows nothing about..
I’m comforted by this vibe that I’m getting here – that their lives have well and truly moved apart from each other..
Hoo flippin ray!!!!
(so quit calling him sweetheart already! It bugs me!!)
Okay I better stop here.. a last superficial comment before I go.. It’s official: I loathe this cardigan.. and want it burned!!! Or did Kiwimsh suggest that already? Umm.. I’m with you Kiwismh! I’m tired of looking at it.. (focus on Lee! focus on Lee! ) ahhhhh… better!
Sooooo what do you all make of Lee and Amanda here?? do tell!!!! All ideas and opinions very welcome! byeeee!