Millicent returns to Amanda with a tray of tea.
Millicent: Here we are.
Amanda: Oh, good.
Amanda’s being polite, but she seems to be feeling the pinch here.. she’s likely waited longer than she would have preferred and knows Lee is waiting for her back at the agency. I didn’t think she was letting Lee down earlier, as she had come up with a compromise of reading his notes.. but now that she is continuing to stick around.. I think she’s letting Lee down and not keeping up her end of the bargain!
Millicent: You know, I’m not at all surprised that Alan gave you all that money….
…He’s the soul of generosity. He’s always doing little things for me, and he’ll never take anything in return…
Um did Amanda actually want sugar in her tea? she didn’t ask she just makes a statement. lol… Oh well I guess she could have asked earlier!
Amanda: Thank you.
Amanda: Well, I tell you what, if he’s not back in a few minutes,…
…maybe I could just give you the money, Margaret.
Amanda: Millicent. [random. Why the mess up with the name? I wonder if this was an ad lib flub by KJ and they just continued on anyway.. then again it could be because Amanda is distracted.. and wanting to leave. Millicent seems a bit lonely and to enjoy the company.
Is it just me or is there no tea in those cups? If there is, there isn’t much!] Oh wait. tea?! Is Millicent a tea sipping baddie???!!!!! lol..
Millicent: No-oh. Ah, I’m sure he’ll be right in. You’ve waited this long.
(Millicent and Amanda hear ‘Alan’ arriving)
[smk seems to love the name Alan!].
we see him walk into the room.. Alan is indeed Rupert Andretti aka Sallee!
His stunned look as he sees Amanda is priceless! I’ve hit the car of a stalker?! How the flippin heck did she find me??!!! gah!!!
Millicent and Amanda walk over to greet him.
Millicent: Here he is.
Amanda: Oh. Hello.
Millicent: Alan, this is Amanda King. She tells me you’ve met already?
(Amanda reaches into her king size handbag (ha).. to pull out the money.. Sallee is still stunned.. and Millicent doesn’t seem to notice)
Millicent: You naughty boy. If you had errands to run, why didn’t you ask me?
[what is he 10?! ugh.. I suspect living with Millicent as a border would be torture.. if he’s a baddie why is he boarding with someone who is so nosey?! It had been six months or something hadn’t it? ]
We cut back to Sallee staring unblinking at Amanda..
Intense! Does Amanda sense that she’s in danger?
Millicent : And what was so important you had to lose your sleep?
Sallee just continues with that unblinking stare. Unrelenting.
We cut back to Amanda who forges on.. she can see he is not happy!
[I mean really..I think her idea was dumb, even if the guy wasn’t a baddie.. How could she explain having found him without freaking anyone out??!!! ]
Amanda: Uh, look, I got the estimate on my car, and it was only ah, a hundred and twenty-five dollars, and I figured if your budget’s anywhere near as-
Amanda looks up and stumbles with her words a little..
She sees the unrelenting silent stare but then continues.
He is really not happy. A very effective silent stare.. this is a new baddie technique I think!
Amanda continues and plays this out to the bitter end…
… tight as mine,…
[She plays it relaxed, but I think she really just wants to get the heck out of there]
… you’d probably want this one seventy-five back, so … here it is.
Amanda hands it back to him.
He reaches out to take it, the stare unswerving! it’s like a silent: get out! What is Millicent to make of this?!
Amanda: I was pretty lucky to find ya’.
[oh rofl! she really did try to explain it with luck whahhahaahahaaaa.. Oh that is hilarious!!!!!! lol I’m pretty sure it wasn’t suppose to be though ]
Poor Millicent. Awkward!
Amanda turns to Millicent and hurries things along. Let’s put an end to this misery shall we?! And.. quit staring at me!!!!!!!
Amanda: Well. It was nice to meet you, Millicent. Thanks very much for the tea, and…
She turns back to Staring Alan
…I didn’t mean to bother you. I’ll… just…
Amanda turns to walk away.
Amanda is heard calling out as walks away off camera and leaves: … be going. Bye-bye. Thanks again.
The shot zooms in on a close up of Alan. Who finally blinks!!! He seems a bit teary. but then, it could be because he didn’t blink for a few minutes!!
Finally he seems to snap out of it.
And.. when he does.. it’s a pretty evil look!
He heads toward the door after Amanda. I think he’d like to stop her.. and not in a good way. ahem.
We see Amanda close the front door, and as she heads out down the driveway she hears the front door open.. she turns back to see Sallee but she hurries away a little bit faster. Yep, Amanda’s danger alert is going off! And.. a good thing too.
Sallee walks out onto the porch, watching her as she walks away. He pulls a garrotte out of his jeans pocket and holds it.. ready for action.. will he go after Amanda?
(Off camera) Millicent: Alan? Come and get your tea.
Hearing Millicent’s voice.. he seems to make a decision..
And the scene ends there. Was the decision to run? We know he’s a killer.. will Millicent be okay now he’s been rattled like this? Oh nooooooo…
I figure as an assassin he’ll assume the worst here.. that Amanda is on to him.. her skill at finding him would indicate she’s got resources behind her. Uh oh…
Brace yourself for an iwsod rant..
or if you’re not interested feel free to skip it 😉
I’ll rant about this once, and I promise I won’t harp on and spoil your enjoyment of this ep. I’m not a fan of the ‘Amanda randomly, accidentally, completely unknowingly stumbles into international espionage’ storylines. The whole of this initial set up irritates me, we’re suppose to take this seriously?! The odds of this happening are billion to one and farcical. The episode should milk the farce for all it’s worth and laugh at itself.. we can laugh along with this too. But.. if it takes it seriously and expects the audience to also, I think it’s irritating!
Give me a plot like Mr Brand’s any day.. I can even forgive the whole ‘Amanda is working on something tied to the baddie of the week and doesn’t know it yet’. But the ‘Amanda accidentally had a run in with an infamous assassin while purchasing fuses’? Purlease.
Amanda is officially working on cases at the agency now, in some kind of capacity. Early on I accepted this kind of extreme coincidence because she was a typist. lol and they needed to contrive ways to keep her in the spy game. I was totally on board with that tee hee….and they did it early on with a wink. Here? I’m not sensing a wink, and involving her due to dumb luck now is to me highly irritating!!!!!
Time…… to try to cheer myself up!
Okay. Rant over. If you’d like to rant about how much you love it, feel free to. I rant, but I don’t assume everyone will agree with me. We are all entitled to our own views and to express them respectfully I feel better having gotten it off my chest.
Now I’ll focus on the swoony Lee and Amanda dimension to this episode, and who knows.. there may even be some actual spy/detective work ahead of us to redeem things!
We’ll pause here.. and I’ll look forward to hearing from you guys. Thanks for reading!! 🙂 RL is keeping me too busy to comment much, but I’m loving reading your comments! You guys rock!! 🙂