Having just outmanoeuvred Petrovich (at chess no less!) Lee approaches Amanda seated in the cabin, quietly reading, and sits down next to her with a sigh.
Lee: Ah, just past history. [Rofl! Check out Lee’s body language here!! I suspect the past history was Petrovich giving Lee a kick in the you know what!]
…It’s a job that’s gotta be done, hmm?
Lee hesitates a moment.. then seems to want to get something off his chest..
Lee (very quietly): Listen…
[Lee leans in a little.. and glances at Amanda’s mouth before continuing- me thinks KJ and BB are ramping up their portrayal of this couple with extra mouth watching ahem… where was I?! ]
…Billy’s worried about me, isn’t he?
[Love to see Lee sitting sooooo close to Amanda and whispering to her whatever it’s about! If you watch Amanda here, you can just make out her eye lashes..
I think she looks down at Lee’s lips and back up again me thinks Amanda likes Lee whispering sweet somethings abouts anythings toos]
Lee: Come on.
Amanda: Oh, no!
Lee: He wants you to keep an eye on me to make sure I don’t single handedly destroy Détente. [Yup!]
[Looks like Lee looks again at Amanda’s lips.. and Amanda reciprocates Ahem… for a rather serious conversation there’s a whole lot of sexual tension going on here!]
Amanda: Oh, come on. Don’t be silly. [Ahem. I confess, it does actually sound quiet silly ]
They silently look at each other a moment. Lee’s eyes seem to be dancing all over Amanda’s features what’s going through his mind here?
[Last time I saw this I had no idea there was so much gazing going on here slowing it down to pick the images certainly reveals new goodies!]
Lee: Huh? That’s okay…
[It’s off camera, but I think Lee grabs her hand and gives it a pat]
…I’m glad you’re here…
[Oh my gosh!!! I think Amanda just melted! I know I did!]
(more lips glancing going on!)
…Friendly face makes a difference.
[Wow!!!! who can resist this man now?! I dare you to try! What a mature, open and wonderful man we see here! the fact that this line is whispered makes it even more swoony!]
Amanda: Oh, thank you very much.
(A bit more lip glancing going on!)
[Amanda’s a strong woman. She accepts the compliment. but doesn’t gush she’s perfect for Lee isn’t she! ]
Amanda gives him a big smile.. she’s totally on Lee’s side.. What an amazing gift to give a man who works in the spy bizz where he can’t (usually) trust anyone!
The scene ends with Lee looking at Amanda’s lips that are giving him a big smile.. hooooo haaaaaa!!
I wonder if this ties back to the Lois-Anne conversation, and entrusting your secrets, and emotions to another.. hmm.. Hopefully it doesn’t tie back to laughing as you fly across a room!
All the signs IMHO indicate Lee is 100% confident in his faith in Amanda, and hers in him. I cannot wait to hear what you all make of this little conversation. Such a small exchange but so full of meaning!!!!
I like to think Lee is remembering his past history with Petrovich and Chang, and comparing that to his situation now with Amanda by his side – he seems to be observing to himself that he is in a much better position now with Amanda by his side, and full of gratefulness and appreciation. I think he knows Amanda and his connection with her makes him stronger- not weaker- which is what IMHO I think Lee fought for a long time.. but here being so open and expressing his feelings with Amanda – Lee seems to have come full circle. He not only accepts Amanda he welcomes her, and is openly celebrating her being in his life (professional and personal). Now that is such an attractive quality in a man
I also think this must be extremely meaningful for Amanda. I’m reminded of Amanda’s conversation with Ballon (in Saviour) – when he tricks her.. Ballon sees Amanda’s need.. and exploits it.. I’ll copy and paste the little exchange here:Ballon: Nope, we all know what a terrific contribution you have made to the success of scarecrow.
Amanda: you do?
Even in the wonderful sofa scene in the Triumvirate, I don’t think we heard Lee directly say to Amanda that he was glad she was there with him, I think he said it indirectly. Here I think is the first time he has outright said it. I was reminded of this scene above with Ballon, because I think this moment is what Amanda dreamed of experiencing one day from when she first got involved with Lee and his work. It was really important to her that Lee acknowledge her contribution and that he needs her.. This is quite possibly the one thing she wanted to hear from Lee more than anything else (other than ‘I love you’ maybe? haaaa…maybe they are equally important to Amanda: I need you and I love you? thoughts everyone? No right or wrong answers! ). I think this is a huge moment for Amanda… and I like to picture that on the outside she is reserved and happy, but on the inside she is squeeing and cheering and singing hallelujah!
Here..I think it’s something like this:
tee hee! [This is as close to fan fiction as Iwsod gets ]
What do you all make of this scene everyone?? thoughts? questions? gripes? insights?