Lee, Amanda, Glynis and Lois are joined by an elderly man who inserts himself into the conversation.
Apparently Lee is a nephew.. Amanda is a niece and…
Rupert: And I’m an uncle.
Lee: Hello, Rupert.
[Oh no.. I’m beginning to worry that the agency is secretly really the mafia!!!]
Rupert: Lee, I need to talk to you, son.
Lee: Uh, certainly, sir. Um –oh, I’d like you to meet Amanda King. Amanda, this is Rupert Simpson…
…She’s my partner, Rupert.
[Simpson??!!!!! this was the cover surname Lee used in the beginning of Playing for Keeps!!!
Oh and how swoony to hear Lee introduce Amanda as his partner – say.. he has called her his partner before – but has he ever actually introduced her to anyone as his partner???!!!!! Anyone??]
Rupert: Nice to meet you. It’s serious this time, Lee.
Lee: Yes, I know, Rupert. It always is.
[Uh oh.. seems this is the smk episode which revisits the story of the uncle who cried wolf!]
Lois: Hold on, Rupert. He’s visiting us, now.
Rupert: He’s gonna get his bread. I’ve got to have a talk —
Lee: Ah, hold on, Rupert, you’re going to start a war here….
…I’ll tell you what — you get started with Amanda, I’ll visit with Lois and Glynis here, and I’ll catch up to you later. OK? I can’t stay here very long, anyway.
Glynis: We could have guessed.
Amanda: I’m a pretty good listener.
Lois (short sister!): Watch it, Amanda. Rupert is our resident Lothario. He has eyes for anything that wears a skirt!
[Oh purlease.. that old comedy chestnut of the frisky senior.. ugh.. while I’m loving seeing Lee and Amanda – this scene seems to have every cliché in the book (except the book cliché!) I’m so glad we didn’t get one of those – ‘whoooo this is the Amanda you’ve been telling us about whooooo’ – that would have been just too much!!]
Rupert: No, this is business, Lee. I’m not kidding!
Lee: I told you, Rupert, she’s my partner.
Rupert: Well, alright, come on. [Nothing gets between Lee and Banana Bread!]
Amanda: Thank you.
Rupert takes Amanda by the arm.
We see Lee all excited to have the ladies to himself and all those baked goodies! rofl!!
You can see Amanda laughing at Lee as she walks off with Rupert. LOL!
Lee: Ladies? Shall we? Huh? Haaa, haaa haaa! Oh, look at all these goodies!… [grrrr Lee’s excited!]
…Oh, Lois, what did you bake for me here? Oh, look at this. Look at this: Chocolate covered [cherries]!
[Does Lee say Cherries? I can’t catch it.. but I’ll go with what Happycamper heard!]
Lee drives off on the buggy toward a massive dose of sugary bliss! rofl.. so how did Lois and Glynis know Lee would be there? I guess they drive out to meet Lee every week at 1pm with all those baked goodies and if he doesn’t come they eat it. lol.. Or.. They are former agents – they have their ways of knowing if Lee is coming or not
Soooo what do you all make of this Niece, Nephew, Uncle thing going on here?? I think it’s suppose to hint that Lee feels like he has a family here?? maybe??
Feel freee to disagree, I suspect people will… for me it is a bit ridiculous to suggest agency is a family ‘she’s one of us’ – everything I’ve learned about the agency up to this point would suggest that thinking of the agency as a family is dangerous!! The agency looks after it’s staff?!! It’s one big family?!!!! Ugh.. spare me!!! Gives Family a bad name! I think it was over doing it to take it this far – it was enough that Lee was close with them.. but the family thing – gets my goat!
One last comment on this scene.. So did you guys recognise where we’ve seen Glynis before?? (the tall sister)
Here’s a clue:
Does this expression jog your memory??!!
[Melissa R’s memory didn’t need jogging in comments of the previous post! 🙂 ]
Well I think I can guess what was one of Glynis’ last jobs with the agency – she infiltrated the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cosmic Cabal –they meet on Wednesdays to ‘play poker, and to commune with the spirits of the departed rock and rollers’.
Her cover name? Jenny Weeks! tee hee.. Glynis and Lee give nothing away here huh! [maybe she’s forgotten about the people’s encyclopaedia..but umm I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t forget Lee!] Maybe this is how Lee first came to start visiting at Birchwood??!!
teee hee.. okay okay.. maybe it’s just the same actress.. because oh yeah.. these people aren’t actually real!
I’ll keep it short and yep.. this post is super sweet – so much so I think I’m off to brush my teeth – I can feel the cavities forming as I type tee hee… soooo What do you all think? Do tell!!