So.. Lee accompanies Amanda to her door, across the hall.. thanks to his years of field experience
Amanda (unlocking her door): Well, I could ask you in for a cup of coffee… (I’m thinking Lee is not sure what Amanda’s going to say here.. “but” maybe?!)
…. if you..
…. like instant?
I think it’s Lee’s turn to be surprised!!! And.. Amanda licks her lips!!!! Is Amanda coming on to Lee? Hmm.. I think she is!!
I love that Lee comes back with ‘Uhhhhh’ tee hee.. this is not super smooth scarecrow 😉 this is real vulnerable Lee (err except we all know he is not real lol) okay- the real character Lee! tee hee.. and I love that he is a little nervous and not cocky at all here 🙂
But wait! We hear Francine call out..
Francine: Well, I found my room!
Lee and Amanda’s heads snap around..
Francine (continues): I think the night manager liked me.
(Ugh.. I think Francine has to be top dog.. that might be part of her attitude… all men have to find her irresistible -or was that ‘unforgettable’ and no man would certainly prefer Amanda to Francine – I really don’t think Francine has any interest in Lee romantically, she just doesn’t want Amanda to have him you know? at least.. that’s what I’m going to go with for now.. until you guys can provide a better explanation for me! )
Francine laughs and walks past. Her back to Lee and Amanda.. Lee turns and meets Amanda’s eyes. Silent talk time!
I think Lee looks regretful here.. coffee no longer a good idea?
Frame by frame I think I see Amanda agrees..
And they both want to slap Francine
Francine (continues): Oh, here it is. Two-oh-four.
(Francine moves to unlock her door, which is beside Amanda’s and across the hall from Lee’s.)
Of course it is! Amanda kind of smiles to herself here.. of course it is that room.. of all the rooms in the hotel!
Funny though, Lee isn’t moving. He’s watching Francine go into her room. but he isn’t leaving Amanda yet He doesn’t want to go me thinks. Amanda isn’t going into her room either they just wait for Francine to disappear!
Francine glances up at Lee and Amanda while trying to get her door open.. and not understanding what she can see haaaa!
Lee (to Amanda): Well, uhhh…
rofl. Francine is horrified at what she is seeing.. this can’t be right?!!
Francine: What’s, uhhh… happening?
Lee: Nothing, nothing… We’re just, uh, closing down for the night, uh…
Amanda (nods): Yeah.
Francine: Oh. Okay, fine…
(LOL I think Francine accepts their nothings very easily.. because she couldn’t really cope had the answer been anything else!) …Well, I’m gonna be up at the crack of dawn, so I’ll knock on both your doors.
Amanda: Oh, good. (nods) [I hear a silent:’Not’ here]
(Francine goes into her room.finally) Super friendly Francine is scary!!!
Amanda: Good night!
Lee (clears throat): Well, I guess I’m gonna have to take a rain check…
(love how he doesn’t immediately finish this sentence.. he leaves it hanging a moment.. what was it?
coffee? time together?? nookie? backgammon????
how about.. taking a rain check on taking things to the next level here?)
Lee (finishing his sentence): … coffee.
[coffee oh right yeah. there was coffee involved.. ahem.. Not meant to be.. Why do you think they didn’t continue with their plans?]
Again, Lee licks his lips
Amanda : Okay, I’ll… see you in the morning.
Lee: Yeah. Good night.
Amanda: Good night.
They smile at each other. Amanda turns and goes into her room. Lee walks down the hall to his own door.
I love how he’s all by himself.. and just looking at her door.. Still thinking of Amanda.. and how they almost got to have some more time together (Lee almost got to teach her about his field experience!). He seems to juggle his keys a moment and hesitate.. maybe he wondered if he should go knock on her door? (I can picture Francine at this moment looking through her peep hole)
Lee enters his room. For a moment.. the camera stays on the empty hallway..
I remember being a little in suspense at what could happen here – I just really didn’t want to see Francine knock on Lee’s door – awk-ward!!
Amanda opens her door, and peaks her head out into the hallway..
She looks down toward Lee’s room. then.. straight ahead..
and she shakes her head. Like ‘what was I thinking?!’
Then she closes her door.
I’d like to know what she was thinking. Wouldn’t you??!!
– go knock on Lee’s door?
or.. was she checking to make sure that Lee hadn’t knocked on Francine’s door? or Francine hadn’t knocked on Lee’s?
I’ve been leaning toward Amanda wanting to be sure Lee and Francine were in separate rooms – and then chastising herself for thinking such a thing.. you know?
.. Francine just commented about what Lee got up to previously… and maybe this is Amanda working through the changes in Lee and coming to see he really has changed? She isn’t sure.. so she checks.. but she gets confirmation here – Lee isn’t at Francine’s door… looking for backgammon.. you know?
I guess how you see this depends on where you see Amanda right now.
This could also be Amanda wrestling with temptation here. If you see Amanda as openly considering Lee at this point- with no more questions..
And then she’s thinking she’s crazy for considering knocking on his door!
It certainly plays up the whole idea of them not being in the same room together and both kinda being disappointed about that from earlier..
Hmm I can see that both interpretations could work.
For some reason the way Amanda does this, makes me think her look was about Lee and Francine. Not about Lee and Amanda.. but why I’m not sure..
I think Amanda is allowed to be looking, questioning and taking note of Lee’s behaviour – and this is one more moment where she sees – hmm more evidence he has said goodbye to his former playboy ways..
Anyway, the musical doors aren’t over yet though.
Lee opens his door and peaks over at Amanda’s door. (without a glance at Francine’s door – happily!)
Maybe Lee heard Amanda’s door.. and wondered..
(A little ‘carry on’ humour here no? Bit risqué for smk! Lots of hinting about backgammon.. come on lines.. and Carla sleeping her way to the top.. this episode is full of it!)
I think Lee was still tempted to go down there knock on Amanda’s door and have coffee. Yes.. coffee! ahem.
However, we see Lee once again turn to go back to his room. Only.. as he does – Francine opens her door to be nosey.
Lee automatically smiles and tries to casually chuckle.
(She’s watching Scarecrow! It ain’t worth it.. now is not the time!)
Lee: Uhhh… (points down the hallway at Amanda’s door)
(so funny how Lee can’t even think of anything to say! haaa)
Hmm will Francine make a move on Lee here? Hmm.. No- phew! Noooo hint of that here! Hooray!!!
Francine smiles as she starts to move back into her room. I think she can’t comprehend that Lee could be making moves on Amanda.. but..
…As she heads back into her room she has this disconcerted feeling for a reason she really can’t understand! tee hee..
Lee keeps smiling..
until Francine’s door is closed.
Then hoooooo haaaaaaaaa Lee gives Amanda’s door one last look.
[No more! stop the torture it’s not going to happen tonight.
Go tell your secretary Billy to get onto Bendix and report back in the morning! ]
I like this last look Lee gives Amanda’s door – to me it’s a – ‘this ain’t over Amanda King! this is just beginning!!!’
Finally.. the hallway antics are over! Phew!!!! Everyone safely in their beds for the night – alone!! 😉
Seems I no longer have any doubts over whether Lee is at this point interested in Amanda..and vice versa.. (Amanda is taking note of Lee’s actions furiously at this point IMHO- and liking what she sees 🙂 )
It’s like the wheels have been set in motion at this point – since the tag of The Wrong Way Home maybe.. and now it’s not a case of IF but WHEN!!!!!! What’s it like for you?
Sooo come on everyone – what’s going on here for all three characters? do tell!!! I’d love to hear your take on things! byeee for now!!!!