We left Lee telling Amanda about his 1 o’clock appointment he wanted to keep – at Birchwood..
We see the corvette pull up…
Lee: Yep, there’re over 300 retirees out here. All of them from the intelligence community, most from the Agency.
[Love how Lee says this as he half grunts getting out of his low car.. lol.. me thinks Lee won’t be driving the corvette when he moves into Birchwood!! ]
Lee: It’s a real special place.
[Wait a minute.. this is really starting to scare me!! This place is full of former intelligence agents?! You mean… Amanda and Lee will have to retire to the same retirement village as….. Francine???!!!!!
Oh will it never end???!!!!! Be afraid Amanda!!! ‘Special place’ huh!!!]
Amanda: Well, I can see that — it’s written all over your face.
[If I had to retire with Francine I know what my face would look like!]
Lee: Yeah, I get a kick out of coming out here to visit. You know, there’s something about it — about the people. Something about them makes me feel very good.
[How sweet is Lee here.. so expansive and open with Amanda.. not feeling self-conscious at all and happily sharing this private part of himself with her – isn’t it wonderful how much trust he has in Amanda?? and how trustworthy Amanda is??!! awh.. Okay, this is all quite random..as if Lee gets to visit here every week! ugh.. but… it’s so sweet I’m just going to go with it! ]
[Lee looks so satisfied to feel this and share it with Amanda!! double awhhhh… I like to think Lee is drawn to Birchwood because he doesn’t have a family of his own – and it’s a way he can be nurtured and welcomed into a warm group.. What do you guys all make of this?
I’m guessing Lee doesn’t have grandparents or why would he have gone to live with that uncle?! lol.. ]
Hmm wait a minute.. what was it Billy was saying in that first scene? Oh yeah.. Billy ordered Lee to hurry.. what did he say?
Billy: Lee, see what you can dig up on the street. Be careful, be quick. Blueprints, chemical weapons, mercenaries — whatever it all means, we’ve got to stop it.
Right. Yes that’s it.. be quick.. and find out the word on the street.. this is urgent and important stuff..
So Lee takes Amanda to Birchwood?! ROFL! I guess Mercenaries who want to break into a government building can wait! And heck, this is SMK so Lee probably assumes whoever he talks to next with Amanda will have information he needs right? 😉 tee hee.. If we want to take it a step further.. Birchwood was at 1pm and we know Lee’s meeting with Billy was before 10 am because Lee wasn’t at his polish dancing 🙂 sooooo Lee waited 3 hours? Hmm I guess Lee could have moved Birchwood ahead to 10am.. yes I’ll go with that!
We see some grannies being driven around in a buggy.. lol isn’t this like the buggy that was at the agency in the episode ‘The first time’ only?
A lady cries out and waves –
Lee: Aw, it’s the Mendelssohns…
(He calls out to them) ..Hi Lois, hi Glynis!… [Let me guess! their brother is named.. Dennis!]
(to Amanda) … Lois makes the best banana bread in DC, and… [Ah now I understand why Lee had to come.. Banana Bread first. Catching bad guys second! 😉 ]
— well, Glynis is the captain of the volleyball team.
[Okay I caught the split second where they are both looking at each other – sooo it’s a little blurry so what.. it’s still totally swoony!]
Amanda: You’re kidding!
Glynis: Lee Stetson, you didn’t come last week — it shows! [lol continuity?? hooray smk!]
Lee: Ladies — Ahhh . . .
Lois: You look like you’ve been working too hard again. (Glynis reaches for a basket of goodies- I’m going with the taller Mendelssohn- because she’s the volleyball champion!)
Lee: Well, haa I guess I have.
Glynis: Yeah, I’ve been baking all week.
Lee: Oh, look at this.
Lois: Good thing. He’s wasting away. Where have you been?
Lee: I’m sorry, I — I got all tied up last week. Business, you know. [rofl.. do you think he really was tied up?! Didn’t Amanda say this to her mother once? and it was true? literally?? anyone remember when that was? I can’t!]
Lois: Say no more. You aren’t gonna tell us anyway.
Glynis: Not only has he lost weight, but he’s forgotten his manners.
[whahahaaha!!! So it’s not just Amanda who encourages him to use his manners]
I love how Amanda turns to Lee and laughs at him getting chewed up by two grannies.. love it.
Lee: Oh, I’m sorry, ladies. This is Amanda King.
Lois, Glynis: Hi, Hello.
Lee: Ahhh she’s with us.
Glynis: Oh, you’re a niece.
Amanda: Uh – (This confuses Amanda)
Lee: Well, I’m a — I’m a nephew.
[My goodness, it’s literally like a family?]
[Could these two stand any closer to each other?!]
I’ll pause here in the middle of this scene.. trying to keep posts short and I must say – this one is short and veeery sweet I’ve shared my thoughts on this niece nephew thing in the next post.. gotta run!
I’m looking forward to hearing from ya! What do you all think??!!