Moving on, we find Amanda at Lee’s desk in the Q bureau, files everywhere…
Lee enters.. his thoughts elsewhere.. he heads straight for his desk.
Lee absentmindedly: Hi.
Amanda: What’s the matter, your shirt tail on fire?
Lee turns his chair around and goes to sit on it.
LOL love this little transitional frame below –just what has Lee sat on?! did anyone see it before he sat on it the first time they saw this? I didn’t.. because Amanda had been sitting on the chair edge at the start of the scene it tricked me..
Amanda cries out: – Oh no!!!
Lee glares at Amanda.
and bends down to collect the perpetrator!
LOL.. Love the scowl he gives it!
He looks at Amanda.
Amanda: Oh, I’m sorry.
LOL what a random little moment to insert into a scene.. haaa
Lee’s scowl at Amanda in response is too cute!
Why am I reminded of this moment?!
[Cacti and chairs don’t go together ever Amanda! Nor Cacti and Lee’s butt I might add. Today is a sad day. A very sad day indeed. Lee’s butt just got a boo booo! Iwsod resists the urge to make a gag about helping it feel better.. I must resist.. I must.. Instead I’ll suggest Lee’s tush try some acupuncture treatment! 😉
Is it just me or is this little moment reminiscent of Sabrina? only it’s not champagne glasses? and.. there’s no real damage done to his butt?! His ego may be another story!]
With lots of dramatic flare, Lee picks up the broken pottery bits off his chair and dumps them on Amanda’s folders.
He takes a seat.
Lee: What are you doing? [I like that in spite of the sore tush he isn’t really angry..]
[See behind Lee his fish bowl and coffee maker? Bad idea! One morning, he could pour out his goldfish before he’s had his cup of coffee! lol!]
Amanda: Oh, I’m just sorting some dossiers.
Lee: Amanda, aren’t you making more of this than is really necessary?
[Lee! Lee!! Don’t know how this works by now? This has Amanda’s going to stumble into the middle of things written all over it! ]
Amanda: I’m not going to do a slipshod job on my first assignment.
[Okay everyone – what the heck is this? First assignment???!!!! She has done her own assignments before, so this isn’t her first assignment without Lee either. Yep. Still wearing her guest pass.. for a second there I wondered if this could be referring to her first assignment as an agent. but.. nope! The guest pass is still there! ]
Lee: Look, Billy was only humouring you when he called it that – relax.
[Excuse me???!!! Humouring her? Grrrrr.. I never want to hear Leer say that about Amanda’s work! Ever! 😉 Oh boy… Why am I reminded of Lee complaining about Amanda’s ‘chicken feed assignment’ in Utopia Now?! ha haaaa.. Though.. I must say – He doesn’t seem to be intentionally downgrading her work and his tone is less dismissive..]
Amanda: Checking security clearances isn’t busy work…
(Lee gets up to go to his filing cabinet lol.. he moans a bit and gives his tush a rub haaaa)
…Mr Melrose is expecting serious recommendations and that’s what I’m going to give him…(Amanda continues her typing giving Lee a sideways look..)
[both of them seem to be giving the other lots of stealthy glances here in this scene.. hmm.. what happened during that five days of ‘bed rest’ in TEHI?!]
…Why are you in such a hurry anyway?
[Wow! check out the Cactus here!!! Good thing this wasn’t the one on Lee’s chair!! Ouchie!!]
Lee: Oh, there’s a rumour that one of our agents was grabbed – probably Bob Abernathy.
Hmm, can’t pin it down. Damn it….
[We get a better look around the Q bureau here.. with all these trophies, sail boats, basket ball hoops and pictures – it’s looking like a club house.. ahem.. I guess this is Lee’s film guy cover? the eternal adolescent?!!!]
…Francine knows the undercover roster better than I do. Every time she goes on vacation something like this happens….
[oh how prophetic! It’s like everyone Francine goes on ‘vacation’ she gets into trouble only, he doesn’t realise it yet]
Lee rummages through a drawer. Then suddenly stops. Closes the drawer and reaches behind his coffee machine. He pulls out a book. LOL.. He waves it around a bit.. looking at Amanda..
…Ahem! Why is my contact book in back of the coffee beans.
[What’s the problem?! you have three others! whahahaha. I do like though how Lee says this- it implies he only has one nowadays! 🙂 ]
Amanda: I don’t know, it usually lands where you toss it.
[whooo haaaaaa! i.e. don’t blame me that you’re a mess!]
Lee: Uh huh, and when am I gonna get my desk back so I can toss it in there?
[Lee gives Amanda a smile.. he’s not happy! haaaaa.. but it hasn’t got real bite – so it’s cute haaaaa.. He seems to be protesting because he feels he should 😉 Amanda keeps her head down at her work and doesn’t pay him much mind haaa]
Amanda: Couple of days. [I love that she’s completely unfazed by him.. she’s not asking much and ahem.. get her a desk of her own and you’ll have no more problems!]
Amanda: I’m down to my last interview – Dr Williams Towne. Look at this, I’ve already done his background check.
(Amanda holds up the big pile of papers showing all the works she’s done. lol!)
[Personally, I think Lee finds her conscientiousness cute!]
Lee: What’d you do, go all the way back to the revolutionary war?
Amanda: Well no, but his math theories come pretty close to our basic code system so if I stamp “cleared” on his security check, I want to know that I’m right.
[Is it just me or is it weird that Amanda wears a guest pass, and yet she has been given the responsibility of ‘clearing’ someone?! anyone?]
Lee: Okaaay, okay, I can’t fault you there…
(Lee heads for the door and pauses there..)
(He turns back to Amanda)
[LOL Lee is wearing four different shades of grade.. what is up with that?!]
…We can all sleep a lot easier knowing that the world is safe from a renegade arithmetic teacher. [Hey-that sounds like an smky’ plot!]
(Lee heads out the door.. pretty chuffed with himself and his teasing of Amanda) chuckle chuckle! ha de haaa 😉 Lee’s amusement at his joke is cuter than the joke itself!
Amanda : Very funny.
Rofl I love that Amanda is unfazed.. she doesn’t even stop typing haaaa.. They are too cute.. playful banter.. teasing.. even some mild frustration thrown in but always there’s affection there a sweet little scene this (well maybe not for Lee’s butt).. Oh and lol at how Lee’s tush seems to be all better
So.. this aggravation about Amanda taking over Lee’s desk.. what do you make of it? He certainly leaves in a veeery good mood!!!! Me thinks he was protesting but he doesn’t really mind.. in fact.. he seems to kinda like it! In spite of the run in with a prickly pillow!
Now I think about it, I think some of these props in the Q bureau were once in Billy’s office.. lol.. that hat stand. the sail boat.. the trophy.. and lol maybe the coffee machine too. lol..
So what ep was it where Amanda was sitting at Lee’s desk playing chess and he wasn’t too happy about it? Ah Pharaoh’s Engineer.. how do you think that moment compares to this one?? Anyone?
Okay I’ll finish here for now – Hello everyone! Looking forward to hearing from you!!!