Hi Everyone! Here’s the tag of Dead Men Leave No Trails!!! I’ll publish this one for us all to enjoy over the holidays, give people away a chance to join in and then, we’ll start the next episode around 1 January…
So, on with the tag!
Will we get a Lee and Amanda kiss for Christmas??!!!
We find the corvette parked out front of Amanda’s.
I guess Lee parked out front knowing the coast was clear. What a luxury it must have been for him
We find Lee and Amanda in Amanda’s kitchen.
Their backs to camera.. matching blue jeans..
Lee was not wearing jeans in the last scene.
I think he was wearing this shirt though.
He changed into jeans for his little normal dinner?
Anyway, it’s quite a special moment. Lee standing on the other side of that kitchen window.. so many times he had been on the opposite side of that glass – the glass between him and Amanda. Now? No glass
Amanda rinses a plate and hands it to Lee. Lee dries it with a tea towel and says: Two years ago, Ari Gershen headed the anti-terrorist unit that went after Sallee… [some smk continuity! Yes that opening pink shirt sequence was two years ago!]
…He was also one of the organizers of that reception tonight.
[Shouldn’t the ‘organiser’ terrorist chaser have been involved in the security and known about Sallee having infiltrated it? Oh dear.. don’t think too deeply here Iwsod.. just go with it..]Guess Ari was one of these dudes:
Amanda: Ah hah. So Sallee wanted revenge.
(Amanda hands Lee another plate.) [I love that she’s not waiting on him!!!!
What do you think of this scene so far? Lots of them standing with their back to camera.. umm.. why?!
Aaaand Really? Sallee wanted revenge because someone tried to kill him? Sallee seems to kill people all over the place, but takes it very personally when someone tries to kill him! LOL. I guess at least this way we don’t have to bother with the whole – who hired Sallee and let’s nab that baddie also!]
Lee: Yeah. That, and notoriety.
Lee: By taking out as many people as he could… he’d have both… with spades.
(Lee hands Amanda the tea towel and claps his hands together seemingly happy with having completed that little domestic task )
[How could Sallee get notoriety if everyone thought he was already dead?! I guess he could reveal himself later.. but being ‘dead’ seemed a pretty good status for an assassin no? oh whatev. I’m glad it’s not elaborate just for the sake of it. And who can care when we are about to get a Lee and Amanda kiss finally..maybe… any moment now… right??!!!!! ]
(Lee picks up a couple of cups and saucers)
Lee: Ah! Here we go… And I thought you told me that you were just gonna throw something together.
[Oh my gosh.. how chuffed does he look! Amanda has cake!]
Amanda: Well, there was a bake sale to raise some money for Jamie’s soccer team and I baked a cake, and then I… baked an extra one.
(They take a seat on the sofa together.. Lee puts down the coffee and Amanda hands him his slice of cake.)
Oh my gosh. Lee is all dimples here!
Lee: Yeah. Looks good!
Amanda: There ya are. Homemade, and I hope you like it.
(While Amanda starts digging at her cake with her fork. Lee licks his lips.. and looks over at Amanda’s cake.)
Lee clears his throat.
Amanda stops and looks up..
[Okay everyone – what’s Lee thinking here? tee hee..]
Le starts smiling.. whoooo haaaaaaa..
Hooo haaaaa.. He’s giving her the look!
Amanda smiles back.
There’s no hesitation here. She’s ready!
Oh my gosh.. it’s going to happen people! they are going to have their first legit kiss!!!!
Amanda puts her cake down on the coffee table, Lee watches her closely as she does.
– Lee licks his lips Lee’s lips are ready!
Lee puts his cake down too.
Lee reaches for her : Amanda…
[What do you make of his tone of voice here? yes it’s husky with desire, but what of the tone? I’m getting a ‘we should have done this ages ago’ kind of vibe. how about you? ]
Lee doesn’t finish his sentence. Seems her name was enough.
Amanda responds reaching out to Lee also.
Amanda leans in to kiss him – it seems very natural I think. Relaxed even. I’m impressed at Amanda’s fortitude here!
I love how Amanda puts her hand on his cheek Soooo close..
And.. Oh wait! Noooo what’s that? A door slamming??!!!!
Neither seems to notice.. they are a tad absorbed in each other and what’s about to happen!!! Maybe it was a neighbour’s car door!
We then hear a closer noise.. like the movement of floor boards or something and Amanda jumps. Oh no oh no oh no!!!
Curse these writers!!!! no kiss??? Again???!!!! Noooo!!!!!
Amanda: It’s Mother!
Amanda: Out the back.
Amanda motions to Lee to get out. How sad!!! After all the togetherness, and enjoying being in Amanda’s home with her, rather than on the outside looking in, Lee is suddenly kicked out. LOL. No Kiss.. and No Cake!
Lee gets up, jumps over the back of the couch (LOL yes walking around it isn’t masculine enough )
He heads out the back door while Amanda takes the two coffee cups to the kitchen sink. Amanda: Quick. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Lee pulls the back door closed very quietly.
Amanda places the cups and saucers in the sink and then runs to the back door. LOL – the two pieces of cake are still on the coffee table!
Amanda, pulls the back door closed quietly, just as Lee did.. Only to suddenly find Lee grabbing her arm and pulling her toward him. Amanda gasps with surprise.
Whooo haaaaa.. Are we gonna get that kiss after all?? Or is flippin Dotty going to come out and interrupt another kiss?? Love how Amanda lands right in Lee’s arms. Where she belongs so natural!
They both pause where they are..
..as we hear one of the boys inside
Jamie or Phillip: Hey, Mom, we’re home!
[I’m thinking Lee decides here ‘it’ isn’t going to happen now. Yes. No cake tonight Lee..
Rofl.. oh and errr.. maybe no kissing on the couch like he had planned drat. No kiss at all???!!!!! ]
Lee smiles… it’s all a bit disappointing and awkward.. and oh well.. there will be another time!
We see Dotty walk into the kitchen..
Dotty: Amanda? There’s a beautiful silver sports car parked in front of the house.
Aie! she’s right there! Dotty calls out like she expects Amanda is upstairs.
Go Lee you are going to get discovered!!! Do you think there’s an element here of him not seeming to mind that so much?
Why is he still here? what’s he waiting for? Whooo are we gonna get a kiss after all???!!!!
Back to Lee and Amanda.. moving closer.. it’s looking more likely we’ll get a kiss now!!! 🙂
Closer…. [don’t come out Dotty! don’t come out!!]
We get a brief kiss.. a very sweet, and lovely brief kiss-
That smile of Lee’s screams utter contentment doesn’t it. Even if it’s not the way he thought it would go.. it’s still the kiss he wanted.. because.. it’s Amanda
And.. lol with Dotty jabbering away in the distance..
Dotty: Wouldn’t it be fun if it belonged to a new neighbour? Hilarious irony – great writing.. injecting some humour here and combining it with romance.. and a ton of sexual tension!
They begin to move away from each other a little.
But.. Lee suddenly gets super intense again.. grrrrr could he grab her and go in for another???
We already got a kiss.. but the will they or won’t they continues!
Lee shifts.. and seems to be fighting a battle here to walk away.
He tilts his head, is about to go in for one last kiss,
but resists and keeps walking.. No! If he goes in for another he might never leave!!!
Seems Amanda raised her head happy to oblige.. Not caring a toss about being discovered by Dotty.
Amanda kinda laughs to herself..
Amanda turns and watches him leave, smiling away..
I think she’s thoroughly enjoying this time in their journey together and is relishing the suspense and anticipation of it all.
I cannot wait to hear what you all make of this tag!!!!!
I think Amanda is happy they at least shared a brief kiss, and it’s obvious Lee is crazy about her, and they are both ready and on the same page.. here we had a little step forward.. but their passion for each other is still yet to be demonstrated. ‘Promise’ is still in the air! And.. the promise of what’s between them and going to be realised soon is wonderful. I love that Amanda is so confident, contented and is just enjoying every moment!
It doesn’t look like they can put a lid on this much longer!!! Maybe next episode??!!!!
Lee? whoa.. he came so close here to losing control. but.. he resisted – why? I’m happy to see there’s no fear, no negative emotions here that are in the way… I guess he is happy to wait to get that proper unrushed kiss on the sofa a little longer. So he contented them both with a brief kiss – confirming that he really wants much more- but now isn’t the time!
Oh what a roller coaster this tag has been! I’m thinking they will!!!!! they won’t!!!! They may!!!! They are!!! Briefly!!! but noooo… Oh wait.. they may again!!!! noooo .. they won’t! rofl!
Oh and btw – beautiful silver sports car… 2 pieces of cake on the coffee table. Two cups in the sink.. I think Dotty is taking notes..
Oh my gosh. I am sooooo tempted to go on and just watch the next ep!!! but.. I’ll resist!!! there’s no way I can watch an ep and then pretend I haven’t while I blog about it. too much effort lol.. soooo I’ll take inspiration from Amanda.. I’ll be strong.. and I’ll wait for the really good stuff that’s coming eventually!
What do you all think about this scene? this ep ? the journey so far?? Very swoony.. I must find my smelling salts..