We see what’s left of Amanda’s car arriving at IFF.
Oh wait.. Funny. No damage!
On to the Q Bureau, we find Lee and Amanda entering, Amanda mid flow.. and Lee just silently listening. LOL you can just guess this is right in the middle of an Amanda ramble!
Amanda: So I finally got Mother and the boys on the train … and I got the estimate on the car..
[Is this later that day? I guess it must be.. Lee listens but goes about his business, collecting something off his shelf
– btw the socks? the shoes? ick!!! Lee No!! ]
… and it’s only a hundred and twenty-five dollars, well, the guy gave me three hundred dollars. Now… I have a hundred and seventy-five of his dollars and I don’t think I should keep it.
[Lee has gathered what he is looking for and turns back to his desk. Um are they slides he is holding? remember those?!]
Lee chuckles: Heh. What, are you bucking for sainthood?
[Lee isn’t critical I think. He just jokingly points out that maybe she’s going a bit over the top no?
Lee is so patient with Amanda and her being all worked up. Such a difference to season 1 Lee!]
(Amanda chuckles too.)
[Good to see she can see she is being a little ridiculous and laugh at herself.]
Lee: The guy took full responsibility, didn’t he?
Lee: Put the change down to aggravation.
[I’m torn! I am not loving this shirt, nor the jacket. I usually love Lee in lighter colours.. and more casual threads. But I must say.. I am missing the blazer and tie look..
I’d even prefer his double breasted phase than this look! sorry if you love it! ]
Amanda: No, it wasn’t really that much trouble and I got his license number… Uncle Wiggly’s birthday…
…that’s, uh, U-W-B-one-one-five, and I thought maybe you could just put that in the computer and get a name for me, huh?
[If she has such great memory strategies, why did she make such a show of writing it down? I guess they needed a way to tell the audience that Amanda was taking note.]
Lee: What! Me?
Lee: Hey, you’ve spent more time with that box than I have.
[Hey Lee, get with the program or you are going to get left behind!
Whoa. this is actually pretty unnerving. And highly illegal!!]
Amanda: Well I know, but Internal Security just put in a new AP-10 clearance and I haven’t made friends with it yet.
Lee: You realize it is against Agency policy to, uhhhh,…
[I suspect Lee doesn’t really mind.. the way he leans in like this as he makes this point is a bit flirty IMHO. Reminds me of the tag in J Edgar’s Ghost. Maybe Lee is hoping as a reward he’ll get dinner at Spencers?!]
…use the databank for personal business?
[That doesn’t sound so bad. Say it’s illegal and it sounds a whole lot worse! And how does Amanda respond?] We cut back to her licking her lips!
Thinking of a yummy meal at Spencer’s perhaps? whwhahahaa..
Amanda quietly: I know, and you’re not supposed to handicap the horses at Saratoga, either.
Such a contradiction! She’s going for the sainthood and doesn’t want to accept the extra $$ but is happy to bend the rules to get the guy’s details She never would have done this in season 1 or 2!
Hmmm what’s he up to?!
Lee: However, occasionally friends do favors for friends….
[Based on this dialogue in isolation, I’d swear I was listening to a baddie conversation here Just this once, favour for friends..
But because of the playful delivery it’s downplayed what they are up to here.
This ep has such a good vibe in my long term memory, I didn’t expect to see Amanda breaking the law! Umm how bout I tell myself it wasn’t breaking the law back in the 80’s and I’ll try and let it go okay? 😉 ]
… Didn’t you tell me that you used to write speeches for a congresswoman…
(we cut to Amanda reacting)
[It’s all pretty playful and flirty IMHO – or is it just me?! this scene does have a vibe of being after that tag in WN!]
..when Joe was in law school?
[Awh and Lee remembers 🙂 and uses it for his own benefit ]
Amanda: You want me to do your orientation speech. Don’t ya?
LOL Lee is cheeky here!
Amanda: We can make a deal.
[It’s the negatives that are gonna cost ya!]
Amanda IMHO tries to pretend it’s tough.. but.. nah..
She doesn’t really mind and can’t hide her big smile
Lee doesn’t hide his enjoyment of this little game they are playing here! Awh! The scene ends here.
It’s all so cute for a moment I can forget the illegality of it.. just for a moment…lol!
I love that here Lee and Amanda are definitely on the same level. There’s no seniority going on here. This is some flirty repartee! I love that Amanda isn’t afraid to ask for a favour (even if I don’t like the actual favour she’s asking for!). Lastly, I love that in this scene, Amanda arrives pretty stressed out.. Lee listens.. and lightens the mood for Amanda.. helping her to relax and just enjoy some flirty fun Good husband material here me thinks thoughts everyone?
Oh hey – What was Amanda’s plan if she found the crash guy? say ‘hello! here’s your money! how did I find you? ohhh luck!!!’ eh?
Anyway.. I’ll pause here before we move on to the next scene.. any thoughts, comments, gripes, wishes, questions or illegal ideas you’d like to share with us? lol.. Bye!