So just what is going on with Lee and why is he not confiding in Amanda?! We find the Corvette parked outside some housing of some kind. Lee off to interview a source?
Inside, we find Lee alone and laying on a sofa.
[Hmm.. Is Lee cheating on Amanda? Whose house is this??!!! It’s quite comfortable and homey.. much less showy than Lee’s place!
Okay okay.. so this is Lee’s new pad?! He made a few changes over the break! I like to think he moved closer to Amanda!! But.. not so close that Dotty could spot the new neighbour (with great posture). We can have a field day analysing the differences in Lee’s old flashy high rise and this more ‘suburban’ home! However, I do think Lee should have gone for a place with a garage so his flashy corvette isn’t screaming to all the baddies driving past: Lee Stetson lives here!!!! Err but I digress sorry!
So this is the ‘things to do’ Lee was referring to? Oh dear, he’s not a happy camper (Hi Happy Camper! Miss ya!)]
I’ve turned it and zoomed.. thus why it’s a bit fuzzy.. but I think the main photo is Mathew Stetson. Some of the other black and white photos appear to be Mathew and Jennie waiting on that corner for Blackthorne. Hmm so they were under surveillance then huh. Shame they didn’t notice the signal Blackthorne gave to that truck!
Lee puts the files on the coffee table and his hand lingers – as if he’s trying to connect with them..
That magazine that is now under the CIA folders? We’ve seen that before!
Amanda was reading it in the Triumvirate!!! I like to think Amanda has been making herself comfortable at Lee’s new pad, and so she’s now leaving her magazines there
He turns and picks up the large framed black and white photo behind him. Looks like it’s his folks? I see the frame (and photo) has gotten an upgrade from the season 3 photo by his bed. LOL. Okay maybe that one is still there it is after all his cover family photo!
Lee picks it up.. Awh – there’s a real sense of longing and sadness here huh. Poor Lee!!
(Lee looks at it, touching the photo, with a bittersweet smile) [IMHO]
Lee tucks the photo into his arms, hugging it to himself and he closes his eyes..
Lee drifts off into a dream…
A red tinged dream..
Little boy: Mom? Dad?..
[Guessing this is Little Lee – It seems little Lee is dreaming of a childhood memory or something. Love how the little tike is really tired, rubbing his eyes – but has managed to put on his dressing gown first before searching for Mum and Dad! ]
…Dad? Mom? Where are you?
Little Lee gasps with shock, and we see a shadow appear coming closer..
[Quite heartbreaking to think of what little Lee must have experienced!!]
Little Lee screams and cries: Dad!
Little Lee turns to run (sort of) down the hall..
The shadow can be heard breathing in a menacing way! gah!!! Little Lee pulls on the door handle at the end of the hallway but it won’t budge.
The shadow continues to breathe loudly!
Little Lee: Dad, let me in!
That door just won’t open.. No matter how much little Lee tries.. [I wonder if in this dream, the door symbolises a memory – and Lee can’t access it, it’s locked – but he’s trying to get it open..]
and Little Lee screams again.
Then, we transition back to adult Lee, waking from his sleep suddenly as the phone rings.
Lee jumps up to a sitting position alarmed by the dream and the sudden awakening..
[Lee’s having nightmares about previous buried memories.. Hmm I swear the writers are into Freud! I’ll get back to this!]
Lee’s voice on the machine: This is Lee Stetson. I’m not in right now so please leave a message.
(Lee is seen taking a big steadying breath while he hears his machine message.)
[Seems like the dream has shocked him a little – the memories? or the intensity? or.. both? I’m not sure..]
(We cut to Amanda at home)
(Amanda seems to react to getting the answering machine.) [Disappointed.. and worried IMHO- what do you think?]
Amanda: Hello, it’s me again…
(Amanda pauses for a second)
…Amanda… [It’s like she wasn’t sure if she needed to say who she was. awh!!!! so sad!!]
(We cut back to Lee looking at the answering machine listening to Amanda)
…I wish you’d answer….
[Lee’s got the jaw clenching thing going on. He’s really not a happy chappy right now]
…I’m really sorry I upset you, and…
(We cut back to Amanda)
…I’d like to at least talk about it. So, I hope you’ll call me as soon as you get a chance.
[Awhhhh Amanda’s been calling and calling?! Awh!!! so sad!!] (We cut back to Lee reaching out to pick up the phone here – but he hesitates).
Amanda’s voice: OK, bye.
(We cut back to Amanda hanging up reluctantly.
The phone immediately rings back.)
[Gah!!! It’s Lee?]
(Amanda super excited picks up the phone.)
(She pauses.. the excitement dwindles)
…Oh, hi, Joe…
[LOL Amanda sounds disappointed that it’s Joe, though she tries to hide it I wonder if Joe noticed!] [Hmm Joe’s back on the scene huh!]
…Oh. Uh, ball game on Sunday? Sure, let me just ask ‘em…(Amanda puts her hand over the phone receiver and yells out to the boys): Fellas, ball game with your dad on Sunday?… (Amanda doesn’t hear any answer.. Much more quietly):Fellas?
(Still getting no answer, Amanda perks herself up to answer Joe.
Err basically lie to Joe!): Boy, are they ever excited, yeah. [Oh rofl! Err no they ain’t!]
…OK. Yeah, that’d be fine….Oh, yeah, I’m-I’m just great. Thanks, Joe…Yeah, you too, OK. All right, I’ll see you then. OK. Bye-bye.
[Now this is a really interesting call huh! what’s all this about? why is this call here?!!!
I note Amanda isn’t especially interested in talking with Joe.. doesn’t ask how he is – and is only interested in organising the boys.
Why does Amanda make up that the boys are excited? What’s going on? Everyone?]
Amanda hangs up the call.. She’s said she’s just fine – but I think it’s clear she isn’t! 😦
I think Amanda is so worried and preoccupied about Lee it took a bit out of her to have to deal with Joe.
Awh!! It’s so sad.. I hope Lee confides in Amanda soon!
Lee confided in Amanda about Dorothy, and we all know how hard that was for him. But so far he hasn’t confided anything about his parents and what’s going on here.. Then again, it did take Lee time before he told Amanda in Wizard, maybe it’s the same here.. and it’s not a case of I’ve trusted her during wizard with something really painful, thus I will always immediately trust her and share my pain with her! Evidently, it’s not working this way for Lee! What’s more personal than your parents? He seems to be taking some time to process things.. he needs time alone to absorb, think, grieve, before he is ready to verbalise what’s going on with him emotionally maybe..
I can’t remember what’s ahead – and I don’t remember how this has all come up.. why Lee contacted the CIA seeking information about his parents – I hope we find out (don’t tell me! Sorry if I’m unknowingly teasing you because you have this knowledge! ) But.. I like to think Lee is in a really happy place in his life now that he has established a romantic relationship with Amanda – and this has given Lee the strength and support to finally deal with this deeply buried, and painful part of his past.
Freud’s psychodynamic approach suggests issues are raised in dreams and the subconscious becomes conscious when people are at a point where they are ready to deal with things – I don’t agree with all psychodynamic theory, but this sounds like it fits to me.. Lee’s carried this around with him all his life buried in his subconscious: He’s now finally emotionally strong enough to have this become conscious, confront this pain, work through it, and hopefully – heal and resolve it!
I would love to hear what you all think! What were you thinking at this point? Were you wondering why Lee didn’t share? Anyone else find this tough/sad to watch?
Okay, that’s it from me for now – can’t wait to hear from you!