So Shamba is not Shamba… He’s the PM.. sooo what’s his name? notShamba?
We see another exterior shot of Lee’s apartment block..
Only now he seems to live on the ground or first floor?
Okay! I have it!! Lee actually lives on all floors! He has an exact replica of his apartment on each level. Hmm maybe with just a few variations.. the one where Leslie was in the Kitchen and it seemed to have been remodelled must have been a different floor!
The ground floor apartment is where he lives when he’s expecting crooks to show up and recruit him as a double agent (Burn Out), Umm the first floor is for entertaining the PM of a foreign country that you umm accidentally drugged with a glass of milk- whoopsie!
The second, third, fourth and fifth floors? well maybe the fifth floor was for his bachelor days (no yellow flowers there!!) the rest? I haven’t figured them out yet.. but it looks like the seventh floor was for knocking people around/ giving them a good hard shake.. [the block looks like it’s seven floors..] anyone able to help us with what goes on in Lee’s second/third/fourth and fifth floor apartments?!
Lee has his hip holster on full display.. guess now it is well and truly open knowledge Lee is an agent..
Lee and Amanda together take the tray loaded with mugs etc. off the bench..
It’s quite sad how delighted I am to see these two doing something so natural and domestic.. Having focused on this ep for soooo long (errr unintentionally) this is like a well in the Lee and Amanda desert.. and Me is Thirsty!!!!
Things certainly have a more upbeat vibe now the PM lives!
Lee and Amanda head into the living room to join notShamba and Joe.
Lee: Here we go.
NotShamba: America is deceptively exhausting.
At this point, Amanda walks by Lee.. and I never seem to hear notShamba’s line.. because I’m transfixed by her hand running along his haaard muscled shoulder .. like that.. ahem.. alsahga
Who isn’t?! I mean come on.. this is what we are thirsty to see no?!
Sooo why does Amanda do this?? what’s going on guys?
I’ll hold off and share in comments my thoughts.. but.. it is a little familiar of Amanda to do that to ‘Mr Stetson’ whom she hardly knows huh?!!!
Lee pauses a moment before answering notShamba, and Joe looks over at Amanda – I think this is Joe looking at Amanda as if to say oops the PM got drugged and he doesn’t know it!
Lee: Ah, yeah!… it’s ahhh probably all those time zones between you and a good night’s sleep… (Lee looks up and chuckles toward Amanda.. too cute how Lee does this!)
…Ah , here, how about some coffee – it’ll make you feel better. Amanda, (Awwhhh Lee gives Amanda the first coffee!)
Amanda: thank you.
Lee: Joe… (Lee passes a coffee to Joe.. who doesn’t say thank you.. hmm.. interesting.. is Joe worried it’s drugged?)
… There you go Prime Minister.
(Lee gives Notshamba a mug also.. but.. NotShamba reaches over to take Lee’s instead –looks like Notshamba is on to Lee! Jetlag? no way!! Joe has a sip of his – lol guess he didn’t think it was drugged!)
NotShamba: Thank you, very much.
[Love Lee’s reaction, he seems to freeze! haaaa so busted!!]
Amanda: Have you been able to figure out what happened?
NotShamba: Oh yes, you see I took a round-about way to my office and I saw my Police Chief Shamba waiting for me with a gun. He fired, I fired, he was dead! [soo you’re not Shamba.. your name is??!!!]
Joe: Shamba’s accomplice was trying to kill me and hit the guard instead. Then he must’ve panicked and he ran screaming into the streets that you (pointing to Notshamba) were dead.
NotShamba (laughs): I was not of course, but I could see there was a plot against me, and Joe here was my link to understanding.
Lee: And you thought it a good idea to stay dead.
Shamba: Why be killed twice?..
(Whooo Lee’s thinking thumb starts tapping away on his mug! tee hee.. )
…My friends in Estoccia – my trusted friends – are seeing to it that my first death lasts as long as they are able.
Lee: Yes, but the truth is, you’re both still quite vulnerable…
..Now you’ve been framed for those thefts sir but you’ve suddenly coming back to life is going to look even more suspicious.
Joe: But we know the stealing has been going on inside the EAO. We just don’t have a name.
[that is hilarious!! Just like Notshamba! No name!]
Lee: Yes we do. You shared your suspicions with one man Joe, and look what happened.
Joe: Then it is Foster. But how do we prove that?
Lee: The same way you prove a snake’s not dead…
– you see if he wants to bite ya.
[LOL Lee is starting to sound like Shamba!!]
Lots of looks…. and the scene ends there.. whoooo it’s snake bite time! I hope SMK uses a coral snake again!!! whahahahaa.
Kiwismh’s script notes:
Lee’s apartment – kitchen – night.
Lee is pouring water through a coffee filter. Amanda is talking quietly with him , looking out at Joe and Shamba in the living room.
Amanda – I can’t get used to seeing Joe with you, here, in the middle of a case. It’s just not… Joe.
Lee – You mean he’s changed?
Amanda – No… I think I have. All the things we’ve done, places we’ve been. I’m different. He still thinks I’m just a housewife.
Amanda takes the brewed coffee into the living room. Lee follows her, privately enjoying her compliment. _________________________________________
Oh my.. what do you make of this script version guys? Adds some insight I think… thanks for sharing that snippet with us Kiwismh! I guess this underlines what some of us have been saying about how Amanda has changed and moved on.. and in Joe’s eyes Amanda is still ‘just a housewife’. Thoughts??
What do you make of Lee opening up his apartment for this little meeting?? He could have taken them all back to IFF no? what do you think guys?
Lee calls Amanda by her first name too huh.. the guy can’t help it.. oh and did you all noticed who was the one person to use a coaster on Lee’s coffee table? such a nice touch! (If you didn’t it was Amanda- of course ) Aaand what do you make of the shoulder sweep (with maybe a tiny squeeze thrown in?! tee hee)
Okay byeee for now! Can’t wait to hear from ya!