Lee and Amanda walk down the main IFF hallway..
Amanda: My neighbourhood? What if he’s a double agent? [GAH!!! I’m more worried about Amanda being seen in that ghastly shirt in her neighbourhood! nook! why!!!! Why???? Why!!!! I’m sorry this one really deserves an arrest!!]
Lee: No way no way. But you see, that’s why these leaks are so mysterious. Now Dr. Zernoff is a scientist, one of their top metallurgists. He spent 25 years with the Vosha Research Complex in Minsk.
Amanda: Well, if he’s a genuine defector, why worry about it?
Lee: Well the other three are genuine defectors too but we still have the leak. You see if we don’t plug it, the future of the entire defector program is on the line.
[Lee told Amanda about the other 3 defectors? My my.. wouldn’t that be on a need to know basis? seems Lee has told Amanda lots she doesn’t really need to know! Ahhh he trusts her so completely nowadays!
Is it just me or is Lee’s hair here a bit too styled and perfectly flat.. I much preferred it in the opening scene.. oh well.. ]
Amanda: Ah, so you want me to meet him and make friends with him and just…..
Lee: -Yeah, yeah right. Now, Amanda he is starting a new life here. He’s going to need a friend, someone to talk to, and you are a good listener…
…You help him, you help us at the same time. Everybody wins.
I can get on board with the whole Amanda is good listener. It fits with her character well..
Just don’t give me a Marvin spills his life story over breakfast in 2 seconds scenario!
Soooo what do you all make of this appeal to Amanda’s being a good friend/listener? It explains why Lee left Amanda with Marvin in FFFT maybe? Do you think this fits better before or after FFFT? I’m thinking it’s fine either way.. I don’t mind.
What do you make of Lee’s compliment? It could be Lee is working on Amanda to get her to help out.. but.. I’m thinking it is a sincere compliment..while encouraging her to take the job! thoughts? and what do you make of how Amanda accepts this compliment?? She seems quite understated here..
Interesting! compare this to FFFT and Amanda’s reaction to Lee’s compliments about her stopping Barry with the boxes.. she seems more comfortable now. Or is that because this compliment was about being a good listener and the FFFT compliment was about being a good agent?? That was more out of her comfort zone – being a good listener and friendly has always been in Amanda’s comfort zone.. Hmm what are you all think about this? Any ideas?
What was her concern about? I’m thinking it wasn’t over her ability to do the job being asked of her.. Maybe it was her ability to do it so close to home?? It would be easier to do the work not in her own neighbourhood I’m thinking.. Or was it that she was worried about danger coming to her neighbourhood? or lol.. maybe both?! tee hee..
What do you guys think?
Oops sorry I’ve rambled! Very short and a little sweet this time! Life’s busy.. so just a little post today to keep things moving along Lee and Amanda’s journey. Should have more time for smk in the next few days –hooray! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading.. I’d love to hear your thoughts! byeee for now!