Introducing the SMK Gymnastics Competition!!!
Who will win??!!!! Any gymnasts or former gymnasts amongst us??
First.. we have the Parallel bars SMK style!! whoooo:
Meh.. I’ll give this move.. a 6 out of 10! How bout you?
(see Joe in the background face down? reminds me of Tucker in the cake!! whahahaha)
whooo this one is an 8 out of 10! Just misses his head..or does it?!!
Stunt Lee and stunt Prescott fight and Lee throws Prescott onto the trampoline – way to keep the competition moving on to the next set of equipment there Lee!
We see Joe wake up and shake his head, he sees Amanda and the boys..LOL and notShamba reacting to Lee and Prescott’s gymnastics!
Time for the trampoline competition!
Is it just me or are some of these camera angles just highly embarrassing? the fight just doesn’t look real to me! [Err I mean even less real than usual!]
[Hmm I think Lee may have lost the trampoline event.. poor Lee! Not the most graceful looking moves
It ain’t this ]
We see Joe approach Jamie and Phillip.
Back to the fight.. Prescott prepares for his next move:
The dismount! rofl.. his foot gets trapped in the side springs haaaa.. Impressive!! I’ll give this move a 10 out of 10 haaa I love it!! you?
Lee seems to now wish to move on to the rope climbing/swinging part of the competition..
rofl.. this move is hilarious!
Yep, it’s real.. Lee really is on that rope! ahem..
(poor BB it’s a bit like his jet ski moment in flight to freedom.. the hair doesn’t move!) IIIIIIIII’m pretty sure I’m not suppose to be laughing throughout this heroic routine.. judging by the music this is super heroic stuff.. but.. I can’t help it! whahahahaa.. or is it just me?!!
Ahhh now Prescott, this is how a dismount is really done!
I think Lee won the rope event!! what do you think?! (Lee swings on the rope straight into Prescott sending him flying.. then he jumps off the rope)
Ouchie.. 11 out of 10 to Lee for hurting Prescott- badly!
Just for good measure, Lee picks up Prescott off the floor and punches him one last big time..
Oopsie.. seems Lee has misunderstood what the Pommel horse event involves.. He’s taken it to be the Pummel event!!!!
Lee pummels the daylights out of Prescott.. take that!! Lee wins!!! Gold, Silver to Lee (Bronze can go to Joe ) tee heee.. Hoorah for Lee!!
Randomly, notShamba runs over to congratulate Lee at his snake taming!
notShamba: The snake bit, just as you said!
[Ohhh this is just crying out for an smk pun.. oh okay.. I can’t resist.. Lee should have used the Cobra Death Grip!!!]
(Lee smiles.. and notShamba laughs)
We see notShamba moving away laughing to himself and trying to mimic Lee’s winning gymnastics routine with the rope..
And.. it’s time to quit with the laughing iwsod..
the poignant music kicks in as Lee pulls his little phone thingie out of his pocket while looking at Amanda, Joe and the boys huddled together in the corner..
Slowly the camera pans closer..
(and all the women in the audience melt!!)
most shows would have played this moment as a melodramatic jealous/I’ve lost her forever moment.. but nope.. not smk!!!
Lee raises the antenna..
And then just starts talking into it (what no need to dial her number?! guess it would have been a mood kill!)
Lee seems to keep his eyes on the family in the corner for a looong time..
…move in on Foster….
…Prescott’s been nailed.
[Noooo Foster!! sorry seen too much Airplane!/ Flying High]
We cut back to the King Family..
Seems Amanda looks around..
Is it just me or does she go to touch Joe on the arm, and chooses not to and puts her hand back on her own, around Jamie?
Amanda doesn’t hold Joe’s gaze for long here.. [and seems Jamie is getting a reeeeaaally good look at Lee no? ahem like.. this guy is a mystical hero who would be forever burned in his memory by this traumatic moment.. noooo?? Hmm.. well.. we’ll see how that goes! ]
Amanda lowers her gaze..
And then back to Lee.. looking happier??
Lee’s gaze seems to move across them..
What’s he thinking you guys?? I’m pretty sure it’s not about his gymnastics moves.. but.. maybe it’s just me..
Lee lowers his radio.. how would you describe this expression guys? do tell!!
Something quietly monumental is happening inside Lee here..
Ohhh I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this!!! I bet you have all come up with your own ideas on this big moment.. can’t wait to hear them!
I am not 100% sure I can put into words what (IMHO) Lee is thinking or feeling here.. I suspect you guys will articulate it way better than I.
But in the interests of sharing my point of view on this..
I’ll say I see: Satisfaction and Pride in Lee’s eyes here as he looks on the King family – so far away, in the corner.. and the boys safe in their parent’s arms..
I think it moves Lee deeply to know he kept that family safe and together.. then add to that his growing feelings for Amanda? I find it fascinating that these growing feelings of his don’t get in the way of his pride at having the King family safe and together – he isn’t thinking of himself at all, he’s just relishing a job well done, for the best cause ever.. whatever that may mean for Lee and his heart.
I’m left with the suspicion that had anything happened to this family that he couldn’t stop, his heart would have broken so much more than if Amanda decides to get back with Joe- sure Lee’s heart would break, but he would sacrifice his own happiness and be proud of that sacrifice.. I’m left with the vibe that Lee is so proud here, and views this family as so precious, that he would have happily given his life to keep it together.
For me – I don’t think there is any evidence that would say more powerfully that Lee is well and truly in love now Selfless and mature… this man is ready to move toward a real relationship with Amanda!!!
If you see things the same.. do tell!!!
If you see things differently.. do tell!!!
We cut back to Joe, still watching Amanda.. and Amanda still watching the top of Jamie’s head!
Amanda looks up, and straight to Lee..
Then.. Joe looks up at Lee also..
They all look very pleased to have their family together again..
You know, I’m struck by how understated Amanda’s reaction is here.. this should tell Joe something.. she should be a mess at her boys having just been so close to danger. But she’s not.. she’s looking at Lee.. and she’s calm. I like to think it’s because she trusted that Lee would never let anything happen to her family. The moment she saw Lee was there – she was okay
Interesting too that Amanda doesn’t really give much away in terms of her happiness or gratitude to Lee here for his gymnastics moves okay okay.. for his bravery, which saved the day.
And as much as I wish it weren’t so.. it’s good for Joe’s character (and therefore his family) that he was able to step up and do something to protect his family also.
LOL also, the kids get to do some acting here in this scene.. this would have been a nice change from the usual stuff!
It takes a moment.. but we finally see the beginnings of a smile from Amanda…
What’s going on with Amanda here??
She’s very composed.. I wonder if she is just taking in the way Lee is looking at her and her family.. Is she starting to see how much Lee has transformed?? (or LOL is she too far away to be able to see that clearly?! 😉 ) can she see how much Lee cares for her and her family? I’m thinking we are left uncertain of where Amanda is at after all this.. at this point.. to be continued!!
The camera holds on the family for quite a long moment here.. (thus why so many pics! too many? nah didn’t think so!)
And then, the Scene ends here.. with the whole King family, looking at Lee!
Well this post is HUGE! in word length.. and in significance!! I am busting to hear what you all make of this scene..and of the gymnastics moves for sure 😉 [by the way, I think Phillip should win the somersault competition!!]
lol.. and even more importantly – just what is happening in Lee here?? in Amanda here?? and between everyone? I hope you’ll feel free to share your thoughts – all views are very welcome! Bye for now!!