We cut back to Lee and Amanda after Francine’s super sweet and narky goodnight..
Lee seems to be cursing her..
Amanda notes his silent reaction.
She closes the magazine.
Amanda: Well… (Amanda rises to head for the door) … I guess I actually oughtta call Mother. It’s getting late.
(Lee is immediately looking like he kinda wishes she wouldn’t. Hmm seems Lee had hoped for a different kind of evening – probably hanging out and just relaxing and enjoying.. maybe he even had some wine and cheese tucked away he was going to pull out? tee heee.. )
(Amanda starts walking toward the door. Lee starts walking with her.)
Lee: Ah, yeah, yeah, you’ve got an early breakfast and…
(Amanda opens the door to the hallway.) …I’ve got to get Billy started on….
(Amanda opens the door so Lee rushes to finish his sentence before she starts to leave)
…that Bendix thing. Well…
(Lee points out to the hallway)
Lee (calm again): Let me walk you to your room.
(Lee steps closer to Amanda, who points backwards to the hallway.)
Amanda: Across the hall?
Lee: Well, yeah…
(Lee looks down shy? what do you all make of him here?!)
…You ca- can’t be too careful, you know.
Lee looks directly at Amanda here, he has moved a little closer and has all his attention focused on Amanda.
Love how Amanda still has her hand up again ( just like she did when Lee surprised her about not sharing a room as she was showing him the window crack size she could compromise with lol)
I think Amanda looks at Lee’s mouth.. and then.. looks up to his meet his eyes.
She immediately knows the mood has changed here. Lee has changed it! Or maybe this was already bubbling away?.. and Francine sensed it and thus her cracks about their cozy room etc. etc. ??
You think Lee was propositioning Amanda here? to stay the night?? or.. maybe to not go to bed just yet?? or.. for whatever she’s happy with?!! Do tell!!
Amanda (tilts her head to the side): It’s good thinking…
[I think Amanda is curious.. she isn’t saying no I’m curious! I want to know what Lee had in mind.. just walking her to her door? really? across the hall??!!]
Lee: Mmm… second nature. Field experience.
(Lee licks his lips???!!!!!! )
(ROFL one of the caps looks like Lee is sticking his tongue out at her! umm I won’t choose that one haaaa)
Amanda (smiling): What kind of field experience? (fabulous question- enquiring minds want to know )
Now their both smiling!!! tee hee..
Lee (quietly): You know.
(Lee steps very close to Amanda.)
I think Lee keeps moving close and closer.. Until Amanda stops him by quickly saying: Not necessarily.
(As she turns and walks down the hall)
Lee seems to go to say something but stops himself.
He closes his door behind him and walks Amanda to her door (awh.. what a gentleman I think he’s fine with letting Amanda pace things here. After all, it’s part of the game!)
Amanda doesn’t seem to mind. For all the times I think Lee has dragged his feet.. I am now thinking that both Lee and Amanda needed to take things slowly and I’m not minding one bit!
So what do you make of this little move of Lee’s here? and Amanda’s response? do tell!!! and do you think it’s related back to Francine’s remark about how things had changed for scarecrow? Hmmm.. could it be a little: hey the ladies seem to like me.. wink wink.. but.. do you like me??
At first I wondered if Amanda was rejecting that part of his history… but that doesn’t add up for me now.. Not that she is interested in being another one of his flings mind you, but I think she senses that Lee is not viewing her that way ( or heck, they wouldn’t be burger flippin brother and sister!!!!) know what I mean? Maybe Amanda is doing a little teasing of her own.. two can play that game.. don’t tell me about your previous ‘field experience’ buddy!
the ‘not necessarily’ seems to have shades of ‘not exactly’ would you say?
Amanda says it and
quickly turns to walk away!!!
This time, Lee is left open mouthed again
– but he quickly collects himself and rises to the challenge. yeah! I’m gonna walk you to your door! Try and stop me! tee heee.. or at least.. this is one theory I have of what’s going on here. But I enjoy the comparison of how Lee responds this time – he’s ready to play this game with Amanda!!! Whereas in Utopia Now he was unsure of things.. swoony!!!
As Lee closes his own door to walk Amanda across the hall.. I’m going to pause here for the moment.. hope you don’t mind – trying to keep these short.. so we can have posts regularly, while I am in a particularly busy time with life the next few weeks.. JWWM is a wonderful way to relax.. and I can’t wait to hear what you all make of this scene!!! Bye for now!