Having hustled Amanda out of the office, Amanda gives the door one last regretful look before leaving.
[I think she knows something is up and struggles with not being able to help. It’s such an important thing to her, to be able to help. But Lee has literally closed the door on that! ]
Back inside the Q bureau, Lee sits down and pulls two folders out of the envelope.
A CIA file?!
It’s a bit tricky reading this whole document..
And a close up..
Here’s the transcription of the document provided by Learjet. [Thanks Learjet!]
Subject: STETSON, JENNIFER HAMILTON, S.I.S. – M.I.6 (RET.)
Address: 355 Lincolndale Road
Case Officer: H.W. Alward I.D. No: RF-49883
Source: JOSEPH BLACKTHORNE.
Secret Intelligence Service operative, European
theater. Recommended to S.I.S. by “reliable party”
(identify unknown), 1941.
(one and a half lines redacted)
conference, Washington, 1949: met and married
Matthew Davis Stetson (M.I.D.) May 14, 1949.
(two lines redacted)
contacts. Subject fluent in both French and
German; therefore had (half a line redacted)
foreign nationals and alleged informants.
(one and a bit lines redacted)
To British Charge d’Affaires. (half a line redacted)
Lee takes it all in.. and then says to himself:
Lee: British intelligence? My mother?
The scene ends here.
[I wonder what set him on this path.. that he requested these files.. I guess we’ll see (hopefully)!
Given this document was sourced from Joseph Blackthorne (who I hear is rich and single tee hee.. okay okay.. who murdered Jennifer Hamilton Stetson) – I don’t know if I can believe this.. Other than she married Mathew Stetson!]
Moving on, we see a man outside a massive building..
He walks toward Lee and holds out his hand for a hand shake.
McCrary: Hey, Stetson.
(Lee declines the offer of the handshake) [Ouchie!]
McCrary: How they treating you out in the low-rent district, huh?
Lee: Why don’t we talk about Madrid, McCrary, the apartment, the girl, the…? [lol these random little tidbits are hilarious]
McCrary: Come on, Stetson. For crying out loud.
Lee: Hey, what’s the matter, pal?
[well for a start, his tie is awful, but I’m guessing Lee doesn’t care!]
McCrary: Look, ah, I have got season tickets to the Skins.
McCrary: Now they’re yours. I mean they’re just yours. I’ll tell my wife I’m bored with football.
Lee: No, I don’t think that’ll do it.
McCrary: Come on, Stetson, cut me some slack, huh? What do you want? [I agree.. get to the point! I guess maybe this is Lee partially teasing this McCrary guy?]
Lee: I need a name.
McCrary: A name? That’s it?
Lee: I want to know the original source of these reports. [How interesting – that the opening scene had Mathew and Jennie Stetson blackmailing Blackthorne to get some information they wanted.. and here? Lee is doing the same thing!! Chip off the old block 😉 ]
(Lee takes a small envelope out of his pocket and hands it to McCrary. Who takes a look.)
[What report is he referring to? because that earlier field report identified the source: Joseph Blackthorne. I wonder if the name was suppose to be redacted and it’s a blooper.. Not sure what this all means.. but.. I’ll hang in there! ]
McCrary: Well, this is pretty routine stuff.
Lee: Not to me.
McCrary: OK, it’s a deal…
(McCrary holds out his hand for a handshake, and this time Lee obliges)
…Just give me a day to poke around. You’ll get your name. [I don’t know why Lee was so mean straight off.. why didn’t he ask the guy first? and if he said no then remind him of his girl in Madrid? Oh.. whatev.. Do you think this McCrary is CIA?]The scene ends here.
There’s an abrupt edit straight to Amanda the next morning, bursting into the Q bureau saying loudly: Amanda: Good morning!!
LOL. I think she was hoping she’d walk in and surprise him in the middle of something. But.. Lee’s not there.
Fishy is there though! He wiggles his tail to wish Amanda a good morning too! Glad to see things are going swimmingly for him.. But.. can’t they get him some pebbles or something?! Maybe pebbles are a security risk! lol.. err sorry I digress! ]
Amanda fixes the flowers on her desk, then looks up and notices the mess on Lee’s desk. So she heads over to tidy up. She starts organising the paper files. Sitting right in front of her on the keyboard is the CIA files. [Ummm would Lee really have just left them there?! Maybe he subconsciously wants her to find them! Didn’t Freud say there are no such things as accidents?!]
She then notices the side tabs say “STETSON, JENNIE” and “STETSON, MATTHEW, …”.
[Why ‘Jennie’ and not Jennifer? Whatev..
Whooooo.. Amanda’s pinkie ring magically vanishes for a second 😉 ]
She opens the files- both of them. [naughty naughty Amanda!]
At that moment, Lee opens the door and walks into the office.
LOL it takes her a second to notice!
Amanda (Very brightly!): Hello.
[ha! Her turn to be smiling super massively to hide what’s going on ha!]
Lee: Wh-what are you doing here?
Amanda: Well, uh.
Lee: I thought I told you to take the day off. [Aie, Lee doesn’t know what day it is! Come on Lee, let Amanda help you!!]
Amanda: Well you did, that was yesterday, not today.
Lee: Yeah, well what are you doing?
Amanda: Well, I was just straightening up your desk.
Lee: Well you know that, uh, I can never find anything,…
…anywhere, when someone straightens up my desk, right?
(As he says this he leans over to pick up the two CIA files and begins to head out the door)
[LOL Lee are you worried Amanda will put them in alphabetical order? Stones, Rolling?! tee hee.. they’re files, she’s allowed to organise them okay okay.. maybe not thooooose files!]
Amanda: Well, I’m sorry. I just thought I’d, uh…Where are you going?
(Lee looks back at Amanda as he leaves, but doesn’t stop heading in that direction!)
Lee: I’ve got some things to do.
And with that.. Mysterious Lee is gone.
Amanda looks concerned..
Hmmm…but not hurt I’d say – what do you all think?
I find it so sad to return to season 4 and find they are ‘apart’. I guess whatever is going on with Lee’s parents is not something he is currently willing to share. I can’t wait to discuss this with you guys!
For a spy Lee has come a long way in trusting Amanda – but evidently, he hasn’t quite gone all the way with this and there are currently still limits! Given this is personal, I don’t think this is a ‘need to know’ professional situation. But Lee currently thinks Amanda still doesn’t have a ‘need to know’ – or maybe Lee currently thinks he doesn’t have a need for Amanda to know!.. (awh!!)
Hmm this is going to be fascinating to watch and explore. I do love that Amanda is not hurt – she’s just concerned for him. I think this shows she’s pretty secure! [IMHO of course, and if you see things the same or differently please share! 🙂 ]
What do you all think so far? Doooo tell!!! Any and all views welcome!!