We left Amanda trying to get out of cuffs, with Lee silently watching on, and Leatherneck giving her instructions.
Leatherneck: … Now just raise the lever tumblers.
Amanda: Raiiiiising lever tumblers.
Leatherneck: Align the gates.
Amanda: Align the gates.
[A close up on Lee here shows us he is enjoying this quietly.]
(He turns to look at Leatherneck)
[ Ahhh how far he has come from season 1 Lee who wanted Amanda to have nothing to do with the spy biz!
I think Lee is enjoying this moment.. lol maybe he is remembering a certain time he saw Amanda get out of her cuffs already?!
Whahahaha!!! Phew… it’s getting hot in here! Hoooooo Haaaa!!!!! To see that whole delightfully wicked sequence you can click HERE.
I will just pretend this all makes sense.. because if it is so hard to get out of cuffs – how did Amanda manage to do it with Lee’s belt, pervasive sexual tension, an encroaching fire, both their lives at stake and no training in Double Agent? tee hee!
Whatev! I’m sure glad we got that moment 😉
Okay Okay.. focus iwsod.. get back to the Q bureau.. back to Amanda trying to learn to pick open her cuffs..]
Leatherneck: And release the bolt.
Leatherneck: All right,…
… Mrs King!
[Keep your eyes on Lee here (as if you wouldn’t right?!)– he is totally impressed!! This supportive Lee is super swoony no?!]
Leatherneck: …You did it! Good for you…
..Took Ace here about oh 6 weeks…
[lol Lee’s reaction is priceless.. yeah yeah.. moving on!]
…before he could Houdini himself outta those.
Lee: The old Entry and Escape course huh? Some things never change.
[Some things change a lot. Lee copes reasonably well with the good natured ribbing.. and being bested by Amanda! ]
Leatherneck: Until they phase out doors with locks…
[LOL at all the random door knobs on the desk. Oh wait. Is that a desk for Amanda? that’s not been there before.. has it? or is that just there for Leatherneck? It seems kinda small.. I guess we’ll have to wait and see]
…Look, uh, I gotta go. I’m gonna leave this kit with you, Mrs King.
Amanda: Oh thank you, Leatherneck.
Leatherneck: Study on these other locks here.
Amanda: I will.
[why do I have delightful visions of Lee cuffing Amanda and having fun ahem.. keep it PG iwsod.. keep it PG.. or umm locking her in a room and having fun with her trying to work the lock.. Wait- Is that PG? Phew.. Yep. Just checking
When has Amanda been cuffed previously?
well.. yeah there’s the end of Double Agent (Take your belt off!), and Triumvirate that come to mind – I think both times it was only one hand they cuffed.. Help me out guys.. any other times? ]
Leatherneck: Give me a call if you get stuck, ok?
…Figuratively or otherwise.
[Lee shakes his head… something tells me this is an old and worn out gag!]
Amanda: Ah ha ha.
[Amanda laughs. good job Amanda. Laugh for the teacher who will be grading you! Amanda may want to put Leatherneck on speed dial so she doesn’t have to call him with her hands trapped behind her back 😉 ]
Leatherneck: OK. Bye-bye.
Lee : See you later. [Leatherneck exits stage left]
Amanda: So what’s up?
(Amanda continues to work on the other cuff while Lee responds)
Lee: Well, Billy wants to see us down in the bullpen, that is…
…unless you’re still…tied up?
[Amanda releases the other cuff – she’s no longer ‘tied up’]
Amanda: Nope,.. (she removes the other cuff)
[I suspect the implication here is that she is actually extremely talented at uncuffing herself- could Amanda’s code name be….. Houdini?]
[whooo great sound bite! She’s available! So claim her already Lee!]
Lee: (Lee chuckles)…
…Let’s go, come on.
Amanda puts the cuffs down, and Lee heads to the door to open it for her (awh!).
Lee is being a gentleman
Anyone else thinking Lee is mighty impressed by Amanda here? And.. I could even say.. proud? I get the impression Amanda doesn’t quite realise what she’s achieving with those cuffs.. but I do have visions of Jamie and Phillip’s school projects being about the origins of the police force and the first hand cuffs ever used on bad guys or something.
We move on to see what Billy wants.. we find Lee, Amanda and Billy walking down the hallway toward the bullpen.
Billy: I’m not exactly sure what we’ve got here, but one of our contacts inside the Soviet Embassy, managed to photocopy several pages of this script by Tony Martinet.
[why is Amanda holding such a tiny piece of paper?]
Lee: Parisian Intrigue?
Amanda: Yeah, he was hot a couple of years ago, some critics compared him to Edward Albee.
Lee: Huh. I didn’t know you were such a drama buff. [My goodness Lee, there’s a lot you don’t know about Amanda ]
Amanda: Well, actually I had a professor at UVA that got me interested. He loved Martinet; he had us read all his plays, and I was even in a performance that the drama club put on.
[I love how Lee just soaks up this new information, and looks so happy to learn more about Amanda, and he enjoys hearing of her interests and history! A very attractive quality!]
Billy: And that’s precisely why I thought you might help us figure out why the Russians are interested in this.
[Whooo Billy knows stuff about Amanda that Lee doesn’t. That’s quite a detailed dossier the agency collects on it’s ‘civilian auxiliary’ – iwsod tries hard to stop grinding teeth.]
(Billy hands Amanda a file)
Amanda: Yeah, someone’s made some notes in the margin.
(Amanda holds the file so Lee can look also)
Lee: Hmm , a lot of dialogue changes. Someone didn’t like Martinet’s words…
… He tried to change it to…
(The shot zooms in on the Russian notes handwritten)
… “You look sad tonight; the crystal dew drops of dashed dreams insult your eyes?”
[ROFL! It’s insulting my ears! – so when Petrovich was speaking with Nadine, Lee understood everything? Hmmm..]
Amanda: Oh come on, that’s not Martinet!
[That’s Shakespeare! (not!)]
Billy: But what is? A deep background check on the man will take several days. His career took a nosedive in the late seventies, and since then there hasn’t been even a scratch on his file. [Ahhh the days before Google! ]
Amanda: It’s too bad, people thought he had a lot of talent.
Lee:Well someone still does. According to this he’s directing the world premiere of Parisian Intrigue at a Georgetown theatre. Opens Friday.
[Ah so that little piece of paper was an ad. got it!
Oh Lee is wearing that tie again! I love this tie.. can’t tell you what ep it was in previously.. where is tie patrol when I need it? – miss ya KC! ]
Francine enters the office.
GAH!!!! Everyone hide! Protect your eyes!!! And get ready to see what Francine is wearing today – in our next post!!! yep, going to pause here for a moment!
I look forward to the day Amanda actually uses this new Houdini skills in the field. Knowing smk, I don’t think I’ll have to wait too long (unlike the wait for a Lee and Amanda kiss!). Can’t wait to hear from ya!