Back to the old Cumberland..It’s now night time..
Does anyone not remember this little scene? It’s totally burned on my brain – I wonder if I’ll see anything new this time as we walk through it together? I look forward to exploring it with you guys!
We see an exterior shot that shows up Amanda and Lee are on the top floor. Funny how their apartment is the only one with a balcony..
You’d think a room with no balcony is more secure..but meh.. what do I know?! [probably about half I think I do!]
We find Lee and Amanda quietly enjoying the evening under a lamp!
Cue the magical romantic smk theme..
They’re both flipping through their magazines..
Lee pauses and looks up at Amanda..
I guess he’s thinking about her.. or about them.. and the magazine is forgotten..
We cut to the close up on thoughtful Lee..
come on guys.. someone write us an interior monologue for what Lee is thinking here?? or heck.. will that be Morley’s Scotch thoughts for this ep?! If anyone wants to have a go- go for it!! 🙂
Lee turns to look directly at Amanda… He looks.. Pensive.. pondering life? pondering Amanda? Pondering his relationship with Amanda? What do you think?
Actually, he looks like he is plain desiring Amanda in this moment!
He continues to calmly watch her as Amanda flips through her magazine, unaware she is being studied.
After a moment or two, Amanda suddenly looks up.
We quickly cut back to Lee who in a second goes from checking out her legs…(HOO HAA!)
to looking up to meet her eyes..
to panicking – gah!!
Lee tries not to let it show and plays it casual.
Look away man!
Your feelings are written all over your face! Too powerful for Lee to be able to look at Amanda and hide them
Not only does he turn his head, he puts his hand up to cover his face? this is too cute!!
Add to that a throat clear and Lee is well and truly struggling to quickly recover his thoughts here!
Amanda watches as Lee turns his face away..
She smiles quietly to herself..
And then goes back to reading her magazine. [Oh come on!! Surely Today’s Collectables isn’t that fascinating!!]
What do you think Amanda saw? How much?
I’m getting the vibe that she didn’t see the true extent of how much he was enjoying looking at her nor how deeply he was feeling his emotions about her pretty good emotions
When Amanda looks at Lee, I get the vibe that she is thinking to herself that she is happy he is with her and not much beyond that..I think she’s too anxious to think beyond that… What do you all think?
We cut back to Lee running his hands through his hair and still blocking his face..
I like to think he is telling himself to snap out of it!
He almost got busted checking out Amanda and looking at her like a man who is utterly madly in love with her! gah!!
Lee lets out a massive sign..
casually.. like he can’t help it
– he turns to look back at Amanda again.
And.. to check out her legs again
He looks up at her face again with a little smile.. or is that more of a look- hmm. I need to do something about this?
We cut back to Amanda still flipping through her magazine, she truly does seem oblivious to being watched..
We cut back to Lee still watching Amanda..
and he looks away.
He seems to have made a decision…
I do get the sense that Lee is feeling here that he needs to get a move on here with Amanda.. but still as in the previous scene this isn’t the time or the place for it.
Lee looks at his watch.
Lee: Uh, Amanda, it’s getting late…
Amanda looks up from her oh so fascinating collectibles
…Why don’t you, ah,…
…take a rest;…
…I’ll go in the other room.
I guess Lee was thinking of what should happen next here huh.. what arrangements he should suggest.. and me thinks he was thinking of what arrangements he wished he could suggest but he couldn’t and wouldn’t
That big bed is still looming
Amanda: Well I’m really not tired…
…and I’m probably too nervous to sleep.
LOL Lee’s reaction is immediate and completely open!
He looks thrilled to hear it! I think Lee made the offer, but deep down he was wishing this lovely moment of quiet togetherness would never end
What do you all make of this? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts everyone!!
Lee: OK. I can stay.
Amanda: That’d be nice.
Amanda gives a massive smile in response.. When Lee opens up to Amanda – she always gives him plenty of encouragement
Amanda was playing it cool earlier maybe.. but here she doesn’t hide her own feelings – it’s wonderful to see Amanda responding openly to Lee
Lee smiles at Amanda for a long moment..
And then.. Uh oh.. There’s a knock at the door.
The world has been knocking the whole time they’ve been at the Cumberland! – making this not the time nor place to act on their feelings, or finally say some of those romantic words they have in their hearts no?
Lee looks over at the door.. Who could it be? Are they in danger? It’s a little sad to see Amanda’s smile replaced by fear…
Back to the wide view.. and Lee and Amanda share a look.. regretful of the intrusion?
Lee: Oh, man.
Lee gets up and opens the door. LOL.. Umm he undid the chain and opened the door without knowing who it was?! He didn’t have his gun ready?
Lee: Come on in. What are you doing here? You’re not expected ‘til morning.
Francine: Didn’t Billy call?
Lee: No. Why?
Francine: Oh, the phones must be acting up. I had a really bad connection too. He wants us to trade shifts—needs you back at the Agency.
Lee looks back over to Amanda..
Lee: Hmmm. That’s odd…
[awh they both look disappointed! no?]
…He say why?
Francine: Like I said, I really couldn’t hear him but, uh, he wants you back there ASAP.
Lee: The recognition codes are in order?
Aha! So Lee’s spy senses are screaming something is wrong here huh! Yes why didn’t anyone call Lee on that phone that is on the coffee table?!
Francine: Yeah .
Lee: Huh. Well, I guess, uh…
[Gah!!! Just when I thought Lee was completely losing is scarecrow traits.. they already know King Cobra is working with someone in IFF, and that he was given the correct recognition codes when he visited Amanda’s house to pick up the cheque!!! so why would they now assume the recognition codes mean all is fine? when it’s all so strange, and the phone lines were oh so bad that Francine couldn’ t hear everything?! Big clunker.. but.. I shall continue! focus of adoring Lee iwsod]
Lee again looks over to Amanda.. resigned that he needs to go..
Amanda responds with a surprised and disappointed look of her own..
Ahhh at least the disappointment is mutual
…then I’d better go.
Check out Francine in the background.. totally trying to take in absolutely everything she is seeing!!! Even though (IMHO) I think Francine can’t interpret the data correctly because she has already concluded it’s not possible something is developing between these two that’s romantic. Denial!!
[why in this moment above am I reminded of Lee being busted by Francine in the hallway failing to come up with an excuse for why he had opened his door and was looking down the hallway to Amanda’s room? You know in Fast Food for Thought?]
Lee: Uh… Well, uh, you be sure to lock up after me, OK?
[Francine seems stunned by Lee’s behaviour here.. telling me to lock up after?! what is with him?! tee hee.. it’s hilarious to watch her trying to add things together!]
[Lee really only has eyes for Amanda here He barely looks at Francine! and Francine is just- shocked!!! like this emoticon!]
Lee: And, uh… see you later.
Lee gives Amanda one last little smile..
Amanda: Good night.
[I think Amanda does a much better job of restraining her reactions in front of Francine!]
Lee: Good night.
Finally Lee starts to leave the room. lol!
Francine: Good night.
Lee (to Francine): Remember to lock up.
Francine: OK, OK.
Francine literally has to close the door on his face to get him to leave lol!!
with lots of noise and drama Francine locks the door. LOL.
She lets out a massive sign and turns around to Amanda and sits in the chair Lee had previously occupied..
(to Amanda): Well, well, well, isn’t this quaint… and cosy.
LOL Francine said the same thing in Fast food for Thought – when she found Lee and Amanda hanging out in his hotel room!
Francine takes a seat and does a little studying of Amanda of her own!
I think Amanda offers her magazine to Francine? maybe?
Francine: Want to play Hearts?
LOL.. great gag with the subtext! Do you think Francine means it? do you think she sees that there’s been a heart game going on?? I’m not sure.. but then she does love to tease even if she thinks it can’t possibly be true!!! She’s so conflicted!
In contrast, it seems Lee and Amanda are pretty much without internal conflicts at this point! They seem to be teetering on the edge of changing everything!
I must say, this post, and focusing on choosing so many romantic love sick puppy dog eyes Lee images was a really tough assignment. I hope you guys know the sacrifices I have made here!!! (whahahahaa! who am I kidding?!)
Oh and so you can participate in discussion and string some thoughts together after all this swoony goodness.. smell this!
I cannot wait to hear what you all think of this scene!!! do tell!!!!