Francine, the third wheel, enters the room.
Ahhh she has the knack!
[Francine can’t deny what she sees here! But just what will she make of it?!]
Francine: Well isn’t this cozy? [‘cozy’ she likes to use that word to annoy Lee me thinks..same as what she said in FFFT and the triumvirate when interrupting these two!]
Lee: Oh please, Francine, not now… [iwsod would argue: Not ever! 😉 ]
Francine is silent for a moment. Interesting.. she doesn’t push it and listens to Lee..
Has Amanda ever seen Lee tell Francine to back off like this? All the times I can think of Lee doing this – Amanda isn’t there – anyone?? help??
Lee wants Francine to get to the point:…What did you find in those hospital files?
Francine: First I went over your medical chart.
Amanda: Here let me take a look at that. [me too! I want to look too! ]
Amanda starts looking at the file as Francine continues talking. Confidential Schnonfidential!
Francine: Okay. And then I made a list of everyone you came into contact with at the hospital,…
[whahahahaa! You mean who his contacts could have been in contact with?!]
Lee seems to watch as the file is handed to Amanda..
and it’s like he tries to tell Amanda not to look at his file or something..
but then he just shuts his eyes and lets her as Francine continues.
Was this a little moment of Lee wanting to exert some control? but he relents and trusts Amanda with it?
Lee turns back to Francine..
Francine: …. all the way up to and including Goldberg who’s the head of the trauma unit and the N.E.S.T doctors.
[Okay what are we all thinking of Francine’s brooch? snazzy?.. for her- understated! No crown ;)]
Lee: Okay, good. I’ll take the doctors’ bios, you take the nurses and Amanda, you take the orderlies.
Amanda: Yeah, okay. [Amanda is fixated on something in Lee’s chart]
Francine: Anything on Brody?
Amanda: Uh, there’s no medication prescribed for you.
Amanda: There’s no medication prescribed for you. There’s nothing here.
Lee: What about those pills?
Amanda: Don’t know what those pills are but there is no medication anywhere prescribed for you. I think we ought to call a hospital.
Lee: Wait. Wait. Hold it.
Lee pauses for a moment..
and.. then silently reaches down to his left side.. chuckles.. shows Amanda the pills.
Francine is riveted by this little exchange – she’d have no idea what they are talking about!
…Heh, I didn’t take the pills.
Amanda: Wha….? You didn’t take them
Amanda is also silent a moment.. but.. relief seems to win out here.. she can’t really mind!
Francine: Who gave you those pills?
Lee: I don’t know.
Amanda: Here. ( she gives the pills to Francine)
Lee: They were just there in the hospital room on the nightstand.
Francine: I’m gonna take them to the agency for analysis right now.
Lee: Okay, good. If you find anything let us know huh?
She waves bye to them both and leaves.
As soon as Francine has left, they seem to share a wordless look – about Lee not taking the pills..
Amanda motions ‘oh well’ and moves on from it. Nothing needs to be said about it..
They’re silent a moment.. and Lee lets out a massive breath and closes his eyes.
…gonna get some sleep now?
This seems to jolt Lee awake a little. lol.. he suddenly has too much work to do!
Lee: Amanda, I’ve gotta…
He stops mid sentence and takes Amanda by the forearm
….look, I appreciate everything that you are doing but I do not need to be mothered, okay?
[I actually thought she was not being terribly mothering in the way she asked if he was going to get some sleep now.. okay maybe earlier when she was pouring him water or stroking his forehead.. but it wasn’t that ‘bad’ because she was umm feeling the bump on his forehead 😉 Though LOL feel free to see things differently and share!
Hmmm me thinks there isn’t much logic to Lee’s protestations here.. I think he’s just unsure what to do in situations like this. Or how to receive this caring.. so he views it as mothering..
And Amanda.. ever gracious, doesn’t push or defend herself.]
Amanda: Okay, sorry and I understand….
Amanda gives him what he wants. no more ‘mothering’ but she’s not unhappy with Lee either.. she just organises her files to get up and leave..
Amanda: I’ll just go over these files and leave you alone.
Having grabbed Amanda by the arm to stop her from leaving. Amanda sits back down on the bed again.
They silently share a look. I think Amanda waits for Lee to explain himself.. but it’s not forthcoming
Amanda: What’s the matter?
Lee very quietly: Stay for a minute.
Amanda smiles at hearing this – squeeeee
Amanda: I’ll sit with you for a minute.
Lee closes his eyes again.. [Jenbo/Bitsy Beans – just how in heck did you manage to transcribe this without swooning???!! We Salute you!!!]
Amanda whispers: Just try to go to sleep
[I think staying with someone while they fall asleep is an incredibly intimate and trusting thing to do especially for a spy!]
Lee takes another deep breath.. and in the wide shot we see Amanda is holding his hand which is on his chest.
Silently again their eyes meet.. Then Lee closes his eyes again.
Amanda notices the photo on his bedside table.
She takes a deep breath as she looks at it. [I think she is thinking about Lee’s uncertainty with this whole people caring for you thing – and his loss of his parents] lol I’m sure others can express that way more eloquently! you know.. that thing!
Ah! Lee’s thumb is doing it’s tapping Amanda’s hand thing! lol.. you know the thing!
Amanda: Your folks, huh?
Lee turns to look.
Okay. Lee looks nothing like his parents!
[Iwsod resists the urge to mention how fugly the frame is- okay okay.. totally fails to resist]
Lee: Mom and dad… [Ah the way he says this is quite reverent] …Did I ever tell you my mother was British?
[what do all the British smk fans make of this little fact?]
Amanda: Yeah I think you did.
[did he? on screen I mean? lol because it’s quite possible they’ve had that conversation off screen]
Lee: My dad was in Army Intelligence. They met when the NATO pact was signed in ’49…
…I was five years old when they were killed.
Poor Lee. Such a vulnerable and sad little moment..
[so sad and vulnerable.. I won’t bother to do the maths! 🙂 ]
Amanda very quietly: Yeah I know…
Lee just looks at Amanda and gives a bit of grunt.
He closes his eyes again. Then he opens them and has another look at his parent’s photo.
Amanda very quietly: …Try to get some sleep huh?
Amanda strokes Lee’s cheek. [Is it mothering? why does a tender touch have to be mothering?]
Lee: I’ll try.
Amanda: If you need anything I’ll be right outside….
Lee gives a sleepy little smile
Amanda gets up off the bed careful not to disturb him. But pauses at the door to one last time tell him:
…I’m right outside if you need anything, all right?
LOL I keep thinking – stop talking Amanda and let him sleep lol.. Lee gives a tiny little nod.. [lol at his legs hanging off the end of the bed!]
next thing.. we see another exterior shot of Lee’s apartment..[phew he hasn’t moved apartments since the last exterior shot! 😉 that’s the last thing Lee needs right now! 😉 whahaha]
It cuts back to Lee.. still laying on his bed, and looking at one the files..
But then it falls closed..
and he’s asleep…
[we could have some fun with memes for this image!]
Me confused. I thought he was pretty much asleep when Amanda left him. I guess he pretended to be asleep and then went back to reading the files some more because he’s so concerned and all.. but now he can’t fight the sleep any longer.. thoughts?
It’s umm interesting how Lee’s room doesn’t really have any privacy from the living room.. you can see straight through those curtains.. would make it hard to sleep with the lights and moving around no?
I’ll stop here for the moment.. *sign* what a sweet little scene! This is the scene I always think of when I think of this episode – and it does make the whole episode worth watching!!! 🙂 As always I can’t wait to hear what you all think of it and any thoughts you’d like to share- thanks for reading!!