We pick up the story at the 60’s shop..
The shop clerk is helping Amanda and says: You know, I’ve got the greatest selection of authentic ‘60s threads in the Western Hemisphere….
…I got buyers in Eugene, Woodstock, Santa Cruz, Mendocino… all over the place—bring me the finest stuff.
[We see a view to out on the street – looks like Jepard has found Amanda.. How exactly did he find her?! Ohh don’t tell me – he has his ways?!]
…This rack – the whole thing – Chicago ’68.
Clerk: Take a whiff, hah. You can still smell the… tear gases.
Clerk: This little number …Gracie Slick, New Year’s Eve, Winterland, 1969.
Okay- I had to find out who or what a Gracie Slick is!! lol..
I found this video on youtube:
Woodstock 1969.. I had to laugh.. and SMK and Rabbit Hole reference all rolled into one? Grace Slick was made for us JWWM fans! Have a listen if Grace Slick is new to you too!
Now I think about it.. there’s lots of references to the late 1960s in this episode.. with the wet operations supposedly being closed down around then and Amanda’s reunion – why? What are the writers trying to say here?? or too soon to say?.. interesting!
Clerk: I got papers to prove it. It’s you, babe. Try it on.
In walks Jepard as Amanda takes the Gracie Slick special into the change rooms..
Amanda:Thank you very much
Clerk: Ah, brother, can I help you?
Jepard: Yeah, I’m looking for my girlfriend. Tall? Brunette?
Clerk: Oh, yeah. She’s in the back dressing room. She’ll be right out. Can I get you some ginseng tea?
Jepard: No, sorry, I don’t drink.
[Rofl! firstly- a baddie who doesn’t drink tea?! and Secondly – a baddie who ‘doesn’t drink’ rofl!!! that ginseng tea is strong stuff.. could tip him right off the tea wagon!]
Jepard begins to move toward the change rooms but the clerk grabs him by the arm to stop him.
Clerk: Ah, brother, you can’t go back there.
Jepard quickly pistol whips 60’s dude who cries ouch!!! and falls to the ground. Poor brother.. he thought the 60’s and tear gas was rough.. the 80’s are brutal!
I love how the mannequin behind Jepard seems to be saying – hey! that’s not cool man!!
Amanda hears and quickly opens the curtains to see what’s going on..
She witnesses Jepard doing baddie stuff..
and quickly closes the curtains.
Don’t worry Amanda.. Lee’s very close – his corvette looked to be parked out the front as the scene opened!! Did you see it?!
Do you think that’s Lee’s car? lol.. I think it could be!!
Speaking of the corvette.. through the shop window, we can see the Corvette screeching to a halt in front of the shop. What do you know.. right where we saw it parked in that opening shot!
Jepard walks towards the back of the shop.
Lee walks towards the shop..
We see Amanda is crawling under the change room cubicles
– lol there’s another customer trying on clothes down the end? poor thing!!
Lee enters the shop.. lol I thought he was in a hurry?!
Jepard opens the curtains on the lady down the end changing.. and she screams. I must say that scream is lacking some forcefulness lol!
Director’s niece maybe?
Maybe the lack of forcefulness explains why, when Lee hears the scream he only seems to call out: Amanda?
Without any added worry or urgency? He looks more curious than anything..
Jepard turns in the direction of Lee, aims his gun and shoots towards Lee.
Everyone takes cover..
we have a few moments of everyone sneaking..
I must say I love the visual of seeing Amanda sneaking with her love heart necklace dangling like that..
Lee aims at Jepard,
But Jepard shoots and hits the mannequin head nearby..
Lee ducks back down for cover – grimacing and covering his eyes.. and Jepard runs out the door..
Did Lee get a look at him? can he identify Jepard also? Hey.. 60’s dude can ID him also..
Lee gets up and tries to aim as Jepard leaves the shop, but he his eyes can’t focus and he’s in pain.. Jepard gets away – drat!!
Lee: Amanda? Amanda, where are you? [okay – now we have some urgency! ]
Amanda: Right here…
…Let me see; are you all right?
Lee: Yeah. I just got something in my eyes.
Amanda: Let me see.
Lots of fussing and touching going on!
Amanda’s very gentle here.. I’m guessing Lee hasn’t experienced much gentle in his life.. and for many years he never would have thought he wanted to or needed to.. but here?
He seems to welcome it and soak up some comfort from Amanda’s gentleness
Lee I think tries to open his eyes so Amanda can look at them.. but he doesn’t open them for long.. because they sting too much..
And he looks away in pain. Poor Lee!
Amanda gives up on trying to see his eyes, and instead, comfortingly runs her hands down his lapels.. comforting him or her? or both?
It does seem like Amanda is looking for a little comfort of her own.. He’d give you a hug Amanda but he’s in too much pain!
This reminds me of their hug in Over the Limit.. Where Amanda runs her hands along his lapels and then they hug..
awh.. (lol Lee looks so good here!! Here’s the hug if you want to revisit Lee err I mean the hug!)
The scene ends with Amanda grabbing Lee’s jacket with both hands…
but Lee is still unable to look at her..
This is a nice touch (whoo pun!) – a mutual ‘moment’ between the two of them is not possible because Lee can’t see her.. me thinks we’ll get the real pay off later! though I think Amanda is having a bit of a moment – what do you think?
Me thinks Amanda looks like:
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