Where were we? That’s right.. Amanda and Lee are now alone at the bar with a bottle of wodka. [Hey all spy planes should have a bar that stocks Wodka!]
Lots of big, satisfied sighs!
Lee fiddles with the shot glasses. [yes grrr Lee is blurry! You’ve been drinking too much Wodka!]
Lee leans forward, joining Amanda in watching the others interact.
[When I first saw an image of this moment I thought Lee was wearing a flippin lab coat! the only thing worse that that jacket is the first jacket that was all white! ugh]
Lee: Yeah! Ah!
What are they watching?
We cut to Nadine sitting on a sofa, followed by Petrovich. She puts down her vodka shot, and turns to him, he’s absorbed in his little note book. Possibly writing a note to himself: ‘remember to not like decadent Americans’ or something Or maybe it’s ‘pick up a copy of Barbed Wire Love’!
Nadine silently, indulgently watches Petrovich for a moment.
Nadine (gently): Would you stop it for a while?
[lol that she speaks English to him! I guess she had to or we wouldn’t follow.. and okay I guess the writers figure we aren’t suppose to notice errr or care! 😉 I showed them!! 😉 ]
She reaches over to take the notebook out of Petrovich’s hands surprising him.
He looks around – like: should we? Then he seems to decide – yeah okay! Let’s cuddle [cuddleov!]
Petrovich: (Speaks in Russian- what does he say?? anyone?) We don’t really need to know I guess.. it’s clear that Nadine liked it Whoo hooo Petrovich is quite the charmer he has a great voice! [when he isn’t being annoying!]
He puts his arm around Nadine and pulls her close.
We cut straight to Chang and Col. Sung on another couch.. or should these be called love seats?!
We find Chang laughing..
[Oh my.. Chang has dimples!!! He is serious competition to Lee!! Lets have a spin off series: “Dimples and Colonel Sung!” whahahahahahaa!!! ] Col Sung joins Chang in laughter.
They are looking mighty cosy too! (man that Chang is attractive!). He reaches out to touch Sung’s arm, and she reciprocates.
Okay, so why are Petrovich and Chang looking all suited up but Lee is stuck in that weird jacket? ugh.. Oh well..
Lee’s weird jacket distracts me from Amanda’s shirt. ugh!
We cut back to Lee and Amanda watching this little show unfold.
[It feels a little like new years eve- the clock has struck midnight and you are watching everyone kiss whoever.. IMHO there’s a pressure to go there and join in! lol…
It’s got to be a bit awkward if Lee and Amanda haven’t had the talk yet! And this is where episode order gets interesting! I’ll write this up like it is where it is.. because, well, it is! ]
Lee’s eyes (and thoughts?!) slowly turn toward Amanda while she continues to watch on.
Lee turns to Amanda and looks..
The music kicks in with a “ding”! Nothing subtle here!
Soooo what do you think Lee is thinking here everyone?
He looks at Amanda for a moment.. his eyes taking her in with great detail from the ‘looks’ of things. 😉
Amanda notices and her eyes slowly turn toward Lee.
She turns to look at him..
Lee doesn’t look away – he keeps looking at her (is this a little throw back to his looking at Amanda in the triumvirate? Only this time: Lee doesn’t pretend he wasn’t looking.. when she catches him- he seems happy now to reveal this!!! 🙂 ).
Amanda seems.. surprised. shocked?
Lee: Nothing. (he keeps on lookin)
Amanda: No, really what?
[Amanda seems to add some nervous laughs here in her tone. Come on Lee your making her feel a little awkward! (IMHO of course…) I guess Amanda would be thrilled Lee is looking at her like that.. but just what is going on?!]
Lee: Nothing. [Lee starts in with nervous chuckles.]
[I kinda wish she had told him to take a picture, it will last longer!]
Amanda: What? [Amanda gets insistent]
Lee pauses a moment.. he continues to openly look at Amanda (okay not with a Sallee stare or anything! phew!)
Lee: You’ve got a cute nose.
Amanda is silent a moment taking in this little disclosure. (Iwsod is thinking: What the heck??!!)
Amanda: What? Ha! Ha!
(Amanda lets out a big confused laugh… and Lee joins her)
The episode ends there. Yep. Right. There.
What did you all think when you heard Lee’s little declaration that Amanda has a cute nose?
This tag leaves me wondering – huh? that’s it???!!!! Okay, I confess I had remembered this little tag. I never ever saw it without knowing what happened.. I was spoiled from the get go – do you guys remember what you thought the first time you saw this tag?? do tell!! I’m wondering if viewers were wondering if he was about to make a much bigger declaration..
Okay, so what do you all think of this tag? Satisfying? Unsatisfying? Confusing? Do you think it fits with other tags we’ve seen in the last few eps?
I’m guessing I’m suppose to think: oh how cute these two are! What a lovely little romantic, childlike moment of just enjoying each other.. Just look at all the three spies with their own female significant other with them on the job – they are together, and Lee and Amanda are well.. sort of together- about to get together? foreshadowing maybe?
If you love this tag, feel free to share all you love about it! – enjoy! and I’m happy for you! teee hee..
I find this tag too twee to really enjoy it… too quaint.. The whole set up of finding out they are all also love matches just irritates the daylights out of me! Like this episode over all, I find it too contrived! Maybe it’s one contrivance too many and I’m too saturated with them to just enjoy!
I suspect I may find this tag (and maybe this episode!) more enjoyable if it were before TBWCBK and DMLNT- and more of a first step toward verbalising romantic feelings, maybe straight after the triumvirate or the eyes have it…or between the two… but right after DMLNT and the kiss?.. and all that open heat between the two of them? This seems like a step backward to me. Like: that’s it? really Lee??!! tee hee..
But hey YMMV and I suspect I am being a bit picky! How can I not be happy with a cute little declaration from Lee about his thoughts on Amanda’s nose?! yeah.. I am very pleased to hear Lee likes Amanda’s nose. LOL. but.. well.. meh!! Forgive my less than glowing take on this tag. Maybe I’m not alone.. who knows.. I’m prepared to be the only one who finds it too saccharine! But do feel free to share your thoughts everyone!!! I’m sure had I seen this in the 80’s I would have been squeeing and thankful Lee had said something, anything romantic! lol..
Sooooo what about the episode overall everyone? Thoughts?
I liked that Col. Sung turned out to be Chang’s superior! and that Nadine (the Flying Russian) got to fight Pam Jentry and kick her butt… Pam turned out to be a despicable baddie of the worst kind – a win for gender equality haaaa.
Oh and I liked how Amanda busted Petrovich’s plan with the bomb
I guess maybe the overall story here could be about appreciating those you work with who you know you can trust – and that special trust that’s between work and maybe romantic partners? That could be where the conversation with Dotty about Lois-Anne fit into things- thoughts?
This ep was pretty thin on plot for me, My main highlight and reason for watching this episode was the conversation where Lee tells Amanda he is glad she is there with him (post 4). That was the ep’s peak! The ep feels mostly like filler! and we don’t want to know what filler is, we just know we don’t want to eat it. tee hee..
I’m looking forward to hearing from you guys who love this ep! share away!!! Oh and of course, if you don’t love it feel free to share that too!!!
Thanks to Melissa R for transcribing this episode!!!
Thanks everyone for reading along and sharing your comments as we go – it is a real joy to walk through the eps with you guys