It’s tag time and it looks like the Q bureau is decked out for a little Chinese take away celebration.
Very fitting given it was Chinese take away that saved Towne from a permanent stay in Moscow!
I guess it also saved Francine the same fate sorta.. no?
I gotta say, seeing people try to eat with chopsticks off a normal dinner plate cracks me up. It just looks wrong to me.. but.. hey kudos to everyone for looking competent with using them
Francine: Oh, I haven’t eaten for days. This is fabulous.
[Francine showered, changed her clothes, did her hair and makeup, and waited until the next day to eat?!]
Lee: Well, I’m certainly glad that Amanda recognised the recipe or Dr Towne here would be aboard an Aeroflot airliner heading for Moscow right now.
[Awh!!! great to see Lee acknowledging Amanda’s achievement in front of everyone involved and giving her credit where credit is due It’s wonderful to see that he is proud of her.. and no bruised ego is more powerful than that]
Sonia: Would you really have had him deported?
Towne: Not deported Sonia – traded.
Hey.. I’ve seen that tie Towne is wearing before.. It’s pretty distinctive..
Yep.. so kind of Lee to gift him with one of his ties to say sorry for the whole almost shipping you off to Moscow thing!
See.. here it is! Lost and Found (the episode, and the tie!)
I don’t doubt there are many more tie swaps going on that I would never noticed..I just hope they are not doppelganger ties being wrongly swapped.. eek! I wonder if we’ll get another tie patrol post one day? KC you are always welcome!!! when the mood strikes we’d love to see some Tie Patrol!
Sorry.. I digress..
Sonia: But what about his rights?
Lee: KGB agents don’t have rights. And that’s what we thought he was.
Francine: Well, I can tell you one thing. That is the last favour I do for Abernathy…
[that’s a great colour on Francine! even if it is somewhat astronaut like!]
… I can recall his exact words. He said, “It’s just a milk run. You’ll be back in Cairo in time for dinner.”…
(everyone has a chuckle)
…Are there any, ah, snow peas left?
Amanda: I’m sorry they’re all gone Francine.
Francine: Oh. Oh boy,…
…I need a candy bar… [Chocolate!]
(Francine puts down her plate and prepares to leave)
[Hey.. anyone else notice the little look Lee and Amanda share here as Francine makes this confession?!]
Francine (to Towne): …Listen, I want to thank you very much.
Towne: Oh no, you’re welcome.
(Francine leaves, Will and Sonia get up to prepare to leave also)
Towne (to Lee and Amanda): And you’ll have to excuse us. Sonia and I have to run.
Amanda: Well, we certainly do appreciate everything that you’ve done. [Yes, we hope the tie is gift enough to show our appreciation ]
(Lee and Amanda get up and walk them to the door)
Lee: Yes, and once again,…
(Lee holds out his hand to shake Will’s)
…I hope you won’t hold a grudge.
(Will accepts his handshake)
[Speaking of grudges.. Gregory is still out there.. and umm might still want Towne no?! Plus, Popovich is still alive also.. I think they could have done a part 2 to this episode!]
Towne: I’m just— I’m just glad everything turned out okay.
Smiles all around!
I just hope the KGB got that bug out of the Towne’s house.. or that the agency did a good sweep and found it..
Lee: Okay, bye bye now.
Amanda: Bye bye.
(Will and Sonia leave.. )
(Amanda closes the door.. and could Lee’s smile be any bigger?!)
Lee: Yeah. [I bet Lee is happy to see the back of that tie.. he never liked it anyway as it reminded him of Evil Eva!]
Amanda: There you have it.
Lee: mmm hmmm..
(Amanda goes back to her food.. )
…I knew he wasn’t KGB.
Lee: You knew?
Lee: Mmmm, that’s pretty strong…
[LOL yeah! because at one point Lee ‘knew’ he was a Russian spy!]
…You were fairly certain…
…but you really didn’t “know”.
(Amanda shakes her head)
…you know me too well.
Lee: No, no, wait, listen to me Amanda will ya?
(Amanda’s giggle here as he asks her to listen is too cute.. she’s having fun! Flirting with Lee and simultaneously using chopsticks. Is there anything this woman can’t do?! )
Lee: Most of the time we only think that we know…
…Therefore,… …I can’t really know you too well.
You can see the moment Amanda decides to act..
Amanda is focused on that mouth and making him eat his words! haaaaa!!!
A cute ending.. what do you make of it?
What’s her point?
lol Lee catches on quickly and opens his mouth happily to accept the Moo goo gai pan
I think Amanda’s point is that Lee doesn’t know her as well as he thought.. he only thinks he does… and the episode’s events showed him he still had much to learn I think?! lol… yeah.. I’ll go with that..
And I look forward to hearing you guys put it all together brilliantly!
Overall I’ve really enjoyed this episode! I do like episodes which relate to Amanda’s professional progress (and thus see Lee/Amanda personal progress also).
It’s funny.. I’m finding on this walk that eps I didn’t think overly about before the walk – I’ve discovered a real enjoyment of!!! [and yes.. okay the opposite is occasionally true- but I’ll focus on the positive here] This ep, along with Welcome to American Mr Brand I really enjoyed sinking my teeth into! Wrong way home and playing for keeps are some others.. I hadn’t really connected with these eps till this walk.. and so too with Wrong Number. It’s definitely the right number!
Plot craters? I didn’t find any that mattered to me.. it all fit okay.. and I loved seeing the agency come up against a clever baddie!
Oh and what of Lee’s rating? They didn’t come back to that! Hmm maybe in a future episode we’ll find the answer!
What did you all think? Lastly – and very importantly – A huge thanks to Kiwismh who transcribed the dialogue of this episode – Kiwismh, we salute you!!
Thanks for reading everyone and looking forward to hearing what you think. Bye!