Back at the hospital and Amanda arrives carrying a basket of flowers.. or plants or something. random..[Hey! is this the flower arrangement for a teenage girl Learjet? naughty!! we jumped ahead and I didn’ t know it! heck. someone say something please – I can get it wrong too! Me human! 🙂 ] edited to add: Learjet didn’t jump ahead. Iwsod just got very very confuzzled
Amanda sees Lee is gone.. the medication is still sitting there in the paper cup and she picks up the phone.
Amanda: Nurses’ station, please.
Amanda absently picks up the paper cup and the scene suddenly cuts to an exterior of a spa of some kind.
There’s a customer on the phone talking while he’s getting a massage..
She hits a tender spot and he exclaims..
The Masseuse responds with a load of Russian or something (never mind that you didn’t transcribe this bit Jenbo that really would be a service above and beyond! Anyone speak Russian and able to help us out here? ]
Blonde lady: speaks a load of Russian
Massage dude-ov: Of course my Government is very interested in your information Brody. I’ve been authorised to offer you $1 million American, for the Barnstorm list.
The masseuse listens intently.. aha! Jackpot! good thing he decided to have this conversation in front of someone else! Hmm.. I bet he thinks the Masseuse doesn’t speak any English.
We cut to Brody.. his baddie phone.. and what is that – a black panther?! A Black Bull maybe? whahahahaaa.. They are going for it trying to tell us this guy is bad!!
Brody: Ambassador Filikov I believe we have a deal.
Filikov: Good. Expect the transfer of funds in 48 hours.
[Phew.. so Lee has at least 48 hours to get the list back!]
Brody: Fine. I’ll call you then to arrange delivery.
[Umm why does Brody seem soooo umm.. dopey? as in tired and half asleep?]
Filikov: Brody, your information has always been good in the past. I trust Barnstorm is worth the price. Brody: Ambassador, you won’t be disappointed .
With this, Filikov starts raving at his masseuse in Russian and hangs up the phone on Brody.
Whahahhaha!!! Brody likes to check if he can see anything down the baddie phone line just like Lee does
Maybe this scene was filmed at 4 in the morning after a full week of work and this was the actor playing Brody’s final scene.. he is so tired, it’s not really scary, menacing or anything.. it’s a bit boring!
The masseuse gets back to the massage..(massaging this bloke is scary 😉 ) and the scene ends there.. I guess all these people on the barnstorm list know they are on a ‘barnstorm’ list – they all seem to recognise this word..
Moving on, we see Lee pull up in his corvette next to a park. Umm should he be driving?
I mean he couldn’t even park the car in the parking space!
Lee gets out giving his injured arm a rub. Yes.. we haven’t forgotten you are hurt Lee
We see purple thumper approaching.. LOL I love how Amanda seems to park the car with less control of a car than she probably should have!
Lee can’t quite believe what he is seeing.. (eyes hurt Lee!?)
Lee: Amanda, what are you doing here in that thing?
Amanda: Oh don’t even ask me about this thing. It’s the best Mr Melrose could do. … [Oh a missed opportunity! Amanda could have said: well at least Billy didn’t give me a car with a load of drugs in the muffler!] … He gave it to me out of the motor pool and it’s the least of my worries;…
…I went to the hospital and you weren’t there. I was worried sick. Mr Melrose was worried too….
[lol Lee just kinda nods.. I guess this is the first Amandaramble we’ve had for a while!]
…I called him and he told me you’d come here…
…because you’d gotten a call from the masseuse. Lana or Lulu or Lolo or whatever her name is. (my goodness she’s talking fast )
[Why was Mr Melrose worried too?! Hmm.. I wonder if that scene we just saw at IFF was added at later date to explain the plot some more.. it really doesn’t make much sense to me. But… Billy redeems himself a little bit in my eyes because he tells Amanda where to find Lee ]
Lee: Lana. She’s one of the family.
Amanda: Well anyway, please don’t complain because he told me to stick to you like glue.
[Amanda’s already trying to manage Lee’s resistance.. nice touch.. He has in the past resisted this kind of help!]
Lee: I’m not complaining…
[He’s not complaining? He’s not complaining!!!!!]
…I just wanna say thanks for caring enough to come.
[Phew!! wow!!! this response is a departure from normal! The new normal?! The way Amanda was prepared for Lee’s resistance here really highlights how different this response of Lee’s is to her help – and how much he has changed for the better ]
She smiles a little..
Amanda: Okay. I’m sorry. I’m a little rattled.
Lee laughs it off.. : I know.
Amanda: Well anyway here’s your medication. You left it at the hospital. You probably ought to take it.
[I struggle with this part! Amanda doesn’t even know what the drug is or what effect it would have – now Lee is not laying in his hospital bed he maybe shouldn’t be having it! I’m a little surprised at Amanda she’s usually so careful..]
Lee: No, it’s probably half sedative.
[Exactly! and he’s currently driving around- bad combo!]
Amanda: Well that’s because your body needs to rest so it can heal.
Lee: Well my body is going to have to take a number and get in line…
[Amanda lets out a big sigh. she knows she isn’t going to be able to convince Lee to stop me thinks..]
…Now this is my network, Amanda.
[I’m sorry.. network? what was that? Lee just said something about his body.. hang on.. let me focus here.. network.. right.. network!]
Lee: These are not hardened professionals. They’re clerks, secretaries, janitors…people who help us because they believe in what we’re doing.
[‘us’- like that!!!Yep and this makes Billy’s 24 hour deadline pretty low in my book..]
Amanda: I know-
Lee: -I owe these people Amanda…
…I owe them with my life…
…if it comes to that…
…I’d do the same for you. And you’d do the same for me, right?
Amanda is silent a beat here..
Amanda quietly: Yeah.
We cut to the wide shot.. drat.. I really wanted to see Lee react to Amanda’s confirmation.
But.. Lee is focused on the job at hand – and there didn’t seem to be any doubt in his mind that Amanda would give her life for him. That’s how well he knows her
And.. I don’t know if that’s something he can say about Billy and Francine! Maybe..
This is quite a serious little conversation inserted into this little moment no?
I’d give my life for you and you’d do the same? That is massive – This is the first time this has ever been said between these two.. Lee has said it before – but not directly to Amanda I think.. has Amanda said it before? … I guess they’ve never said this to each other.. but then.. I guess their actions have been saying this for years No wonder Lee was saying thankyou for her being there – he is fully seeing and acknowledging now all that she does for him, and all that she would willingly do to help him. It’s a lovely little moment!
But.. Lee has a job to do.. and people are counting on him. so this little admission is quickly put to one side to focus on the job at hand.
Lee: Come one. Lana’s waiting.
Lee guides Amanda by the elbow.. and off they walk..
LOL at how Amanda turns to give thumper one last look. Don’t worry Amanda I’m pretty sure no one will steal it. lol maybe she is hoping someone will haaaa..
The scene ends here.. and I shall too!
I cannot wait to hear what you all make of this scene here! Please feel free to share what you like.. and thanks for reading!