So.. we left Lee about to approach Tina the Tennis Brat, with Francine watching on hoping he’ll fail..
Lee: Tina Thomerson – Lee Stanton, Pro-Lines Sports Management.
Tina: Am I supposed to know you?
Lee: Wh—What, my office didn’t contact you?…
…Oh wow, is my face red or what? Huh?…
[Oh my gosh.. I just did a meme not that long ago about Lee’s embarrassment at mistaking the real cops for fake cops in OBDOBD- Lee asked if his face was red!!]
…Well, you–you know all about Pro-Line Sports Management…
(Tina looks at Donna as Lee continues his spiel)
…We are management, marketing, videos – the whole ball of wax really. I believe that we—
Tina: Six-Two, neat as a pin, uncomfortable playing a sleaze-ball manager.
Tina: You look like another one of Uncle Sam’s boys in blue.
[Love ya Lee.. but I have to agree with Tina.. it was obvious he was playing a cover.. and he looks like an agent.. they should have sent in Billy he would have been fun to play a sleaze-ball agent.. but.. what’s with the choice of sleaze ball manager anyway?? He could have played a journalist doing a cover story or something! thoughts everyone?]
Lee: Uncle Sam’s b—
Tina: Get rid of this bozo.
Donna pulls out a gun from her purse.
– Is it just me or is this weird? I mean.. if he is an agent – why would showing him a gun make him leave?
Whooo a gun.. so what.. Lee should arrest Donna It doesn’t make him leave!
And Donna gives him a bit of a glare..
[Actually forget arresting Donna for the gun.. Arrest Donna for that outfit!!! yeee haaaa!!]
Along comes Francine.. to back up Lee? or .. to sabotage him??
Francine: Excuse me, Sir. Excuse me, but didn’t I see you come in in a silver sports car?
Francine does some eye talk here.. but.. IMHO it’s obvious these two know each other.. and it’s right in front of Tina.
Francine: Because I think somebody hit your bumper. Your car alarm is going off.
[Aie.. these two are acting like Amateurs! Amanda’s more convincing than this!]
Lee: Oh—Oh, yes, thank you, thank you very much – um, look, maybe we can talk later, huh?
Tina: I doubt it.
Lee: Maybe drink – uh, lunch maybe?…
…Uh, I’ll see you courtside okay? Courtside.
[Love Lee’s salesman hand gestures here.. he leaves- it’s like Francine forced him to.. Hmm is Lee going to be okay with this? Maybe they are figuring Lee couldn’t salvage things once Donna showed her gun ]
Francine: I’m really sorry but I’ve been seeing Mr Promotion hit up on every female player that has come through that lobby.
Tina: Thanks. Have we met?
Francine: No, I’m just an avid fan – Francine Dutton.
Tina: Oh, nice to meet you. Do you play?
Francine: Uh, off the courts only. I would love to watch you practice if I could, and I could probably pick up a few things.
[MS does a great job here of showing us Francine smiling sweetly.. sooo not how Francine usually smiles! ]
Tina: Oh, well feel free.
Francine: Thank you.
Tina and Donna leave. Francine turns around looking very pleased with herself..
Whoop dee dooo.. Tina is not going to stop Francine from watching her practice! It’s like Francine is really enjoying her time in the field.. good for her.. But I don’t like how difficult she is to work with!
I don’t really understand why Lee changed into a cover wardrobe but Francine didn’t.. if she’s a tennis fan why is she dressed like she’s going to the office?
Here comes polyester Lee walking back into the foyer..
Francine walks up to Lee and joins him in the middle of the foyer – lol 2 seconds ago they were pretending they didn’t know each other reading magazines..
Lee: How’d you do?
Francine: Not bad at all. She said I could watch her practice.
Francine: Mmm hmm. How’d you like the car alarm bit?
Lee: What gave you that idea, huh?
Francine: Oh, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you in the field but I – er, I could be wrong, but it looked to me like you were kind’ve tripping over your own cover-story.
[This is sounding to me like this comes before FFFT!!!!!]
Lee: Oh you wish!
Francine: Whoa! Touchy, touchy…
[wow.. seems my first impression was on the right track in the last post- Francine loves to get a reaction. And seizes on Lee showing his annoyance with her – she’s enjoying this..]
…Guess Amanda doesn’t point these things out to you.
[Oh Francine, honey.. you are shooting yourself in the foot here! Is this suppose to endear you to Lee as a superior partner to Amanda? or Diminish Lee as an agent? Either way: you lose!!! She’s making Amanda look better and better all the time.. Sorry those of you who love Francine – right now I’m not liking her at all!]
Lee: The point is, she brought your cover, right?
[Now Lee is the grown up.. he overlooks Francine’s nastiness –yes I think she’s nasty here- and he overlooks her gloating over how she’s been ‘successful’ where he hasn’t been – with Tina. Lee doesn’t diminish Francine in response, he just moves on]
…Now you keep an eye on her while I get the registration list and sweep her room. Go on.
Francine: Mmm hmm.
Love the glare Lee gives the back of Francine!
Lee: Show off.
LOL! Lee gets in one little dig.. but I’m thinking it was not one for Francine’s ears – it was more to help Lee feel better because Francine’s being a pain in the butt.
I do love though that, while she’s gloating that she’s got the upper hand.. Lee actually bosses her around and tells her what’s going to happen next – ha!
I can’t wait to hear what everyone makes of these two here.. and this mention of Amanda is rather interesting too!!
Francine thinks Lee’s skills in the field are slipping because he doesn’t have a partner to point out when he’s stuffing up huh..
Francine wants to tear Lee down. Amanda builds Lee up! Amanda wants to work as a team- Francine IMHO wants to be the star.
On a purely professional level – I think Amanda wins hands down. This may help Lee to explicitly identify that Amanda can’t be replaced so easily, I think he already knew this.. but I’m looking forward to what this situation brings out of Lee.
Maybe Francine will learn a thing or two this episode? I don’t know.. we’ll see…. But her comment that it’s been a while since she saw Lee in the field is very interesting – Ep order alert! this makes better sense IMHO before FFFT, where Francine helps out on the case. Which opens up some very interesting ideas for Lee and Amanda. which I’ll ponder for now and come back to later – I don’t know if they play out at all in this episode, because I can’t remember!
That’s it for now! Please share your thoughts with us! Do you agree? disagree? don’t know? we’d love to hear your thinking! byeee for now!