Back at IFF, and Billy is not happy!
Judging by the clothes, it’s the next day.. [Lee and Amanda have really co-ordinated their colours today ]
Billy: I’m ready to hear an explanation now.
[LOL seems Billy was too mad to earlier! ]
Amanda: Sir, we could apologise to Mr Blackthorne, Sir.
Lee: No, we can’t.
(Lee doesn’t look up)
Billy: The complaint did not come from Blackthorne; it came from the Secret Service. They checked with Sinclair after you left yesterday…
…You never (!!) spoke with him about the death threats…
…Now…I don’t like my agents to abuse their security privileges. I don’t like getting complaints from Treasury before I’ve had my morning coffee!..
…And I don’t want friction between agencies. So! Unless you have a legitimate concern about Sinclair’s security,…
…AND CAN TELL ME WHAT IT IS, steer clear of the Blackthorne estate!…
[Papa Billy is really really mad! Now Amanda is an agent (officially) Billy is not sparing her his anger!]
Amanda: Yes, Sir. [Quick, someone get Billy his coffee!]
(Lee doesn’t answer. He lets Amanda answer for him.)
[I suspect maybe he’s not able to]
Billy: I think this agency has been bruised enough for one day…
[Whoa, and it’s morning!]
…Do me a favour. Just…
(Billy turns away from them)
– go away for a while.
[I do believe Billy just put them in time out tee hee. Billy’s face here is awesome!!!! I think he’s really upset that his kids have misbehaved!! And.. he can’t understand why! And.. they aren’t telling!!! ]
Lee: Yeah, sure.
[LOL code for: happy to!]
(Lee doesn’t hesitate to start heading for the door.. Amanda meanwhile is worried)
Amanda mumbles: Yes, Sir.
(she leaves also)
[Yep, best you get out of there.. Billy isn’t in the mood to mend things just yet Amanda! ]
The scene ends here.
[Have we seen Billy this angry before? Call me crazy – but Billy’s anger seems a little over the top. I guess abusing your security pass is the worst crime ever?! ] Thoughts?
Moving on.. and back to chez Lee!
Whooo seems there’s an agent patrolling the perimeter! We’ll have to keep a look out for this Mr Walker when we see Lee’s apartment in future!
(We zoom in on the second floor)
[– i.e. one level up. which I realise in some parts of the world is considered level 1! Sooo go with what works for you ]
Amanda: I wish you weren’t determined to go through with this.
Lee: We should have done this yesterday.
[We hear these two lines, before we get to see what’s going on in Lee’s apartment. Call me crazy but I suspect they were totally playing with the viewers here.. Teasers!!! Maybe it’s just me falling into the gutter.. but.. Remember yesterday?
So here, we are left to wonder if maybe Lee and Amanda are acting on their attraction to one another today which they didn’t do yesterday!! I wondered with the earlier scene if they were playing with the audience and hinting that maybe Amanda came to Lee in his bed to provide some particular form of comfort called backgammon on smk tee hee..
Here – with this teasing edit and exterior shot with these two lines? I’m thinking they were totally aiming to suggest there’s backgammon going on (hey I’m curious, is there an equivalent to the coded meaning of ‘backgammon’ in German?)
So, we finally see what’s going on in Lee’s apartment! Looks like Lee and Amanda are getting ready to turn Lee’s brain inside out like a wet paper bag or something…
[No Lee and Amanda on the bed! Just Lee!
But.. I do agree with Lee – they should have done this yesterday, because anything would have been better than yesterday and going to Blackthorne’s!]
Lee: Now I’ll go under pretty fast. You got that list?
Amanda: Yeah, it’s right here.
Lee: All right, now, remember, if my temperature spikes suddenly or if I start to get violent, you bring me right out of this.
[Oh dear, violent? this is sounding worse and worse! Lee may be trained to use it, but is Amanda trained to support him in using it?!]
Amanda very quietly: Yeah.
Lee: If I start to convulse…
Amanda: Please don’t do that.
[rofl! I love it! Good to see Amanda acknowledge this is an extremely risky thing they are about to do! a great gag!]
Lee takes a deep breath and leans back. I guess he’s already been administered the drug.
Lee mumbles: See you later….
Amanda: Lee? Can you hear me?
Amanda: Do you know who I am?
[oh my gosh. This moment! I’d forgotten this moment!!]
Lee reacts to this question immediately.
With a smile!
And.. a bigger smile!
Lee quietly: Heh. My Amanda.
Amanda quietly smiles to herself.. clearly pleased with this answer
But, she has a job to do here, and puts that to one side..
She focuses on the list.
Amanda (calmly): All right. I want you to look at your dream.
Amanda: Where are you?
(Scene alternates between the present day and a black and white scene.)
Big Lee: I’m down in the basement. (Big Lee sounds a little distressed as he remembers) I’m not supposed to be down here.
[rofl. Little Lee the rule breaker, who would have guessed?! ]
Amanda: Do you see the locked door?
(I think Amanda may be reaching out to hold Big Lee’s hand here.. but we can’t see.. what do you think?)
Little Lee: Dad?
[Ummm.. Little Lee is suddenly wearing his pj’s and dressing gown again.. a second ago he wasn’t.. okay it’s a dream- it doesn’t have to completely add up!]
Little Lee: Open the door!
(Little Lee pulls on the door, but it won’t budge. Big Lee breaths harder)
Amanda: What’s behind it?
(We see little Lee banging on the closed door)
Lee quietly: Mommy and Daddy…
Lee mumbles: …It’s, it’s safe.
[me thinks watching Big Lee remember Little lee is a little weird. lol. I prefer to watch the flashback rather than watch Lee speaking like a little boy. I think I’m suppose to find it touching but I’m not feelin it lol! don’t mind me!]
Amanda whispers to herself as she writes a note: There’s a room in the basement.
Lee (louder): I can’t tell. I…
…It’s supposed to be a secret…
(Amanda immediately reaches out to comfort and reassure)
Amanda: Shh, shh, OK, you don’t have to. OK? You’re back upstairs now… [Gosh she was pretty quick to rescue him from some distress there.. I wonder if that was his instruction to her. Don’t push?]
(Lee seems calmer)
…Uhh, you’re in the hallway and the monster’s there.
Immediately, big Lee’s breathing speeds up again.
Back to the red hallway…
and the monster approaches little Lee while breathing heavily.
Little Lee: Open the door!
(Big Lee is sounding a little more distressed)
Amanda: He can’t hurt you because, uh, he can’t move. Because he’s frozen. Can’t move and he can’t hurt you.
[Amanda seems to be improvising here – better than reading off some list! Lee needed strategies to remember and still feel safe here. Amanda IMHO nails it!]
Amanda (quietly): All right, what does it look like?
Big Lee: It doesn’t have a face.
(As Big Lee replies, we see Little Lee again, for a second there he seems to actually open the door. but there’s no reference to it and the door is closed again immediately)
Amanda: It’s gone. The monster’s gone…
…When I count to three, you’ll wake up and you’ll feel refreshed, and good as if you’d had a long night’s sleep. You feeling all right?
Lee nods: Hmm, I’m, I’m fine.
(Amanda has a look on her face here.. lol! what is she thinking? What’s she gonna do next?!)
Amanda: Do you have time for just one more questi-?
She cuts herself off! and quickly says: –Never mind. Look,…
(Amanda gets back on task here.)
(slowly): ….OK. One…two…three.
(Lee opens his eyes)
It takes Lee a moment but he clearly remembers what the drug session revealed..
[Yep, Lee and Amanda had a drug session. I never thought I’d say that! 🙂 ]
Lee: The room in the basement.
Lee immediately tries to get up and Amanda holds him down onto the bed [Hmm.. this is getting more interesting ROFL!! this time it’s Lee’s turn for his legs to go flying!
Oh and I can see a picture frame on his bedside table from this angle.. ]
Amanda: Hey, wait a minute you can’t get up. You’ve got almost a whole cc of that stuff in you.
Amanda: Now the manual says you gotta stay down for 12 hours. Now come on.
Lee: You just help me or I’m gonna do this on my own.
Lee says this pretty matter of fact. Amanda’s been through a similar scenario with him before.. Lee has an emotional need to solve a case and he won’t rest even if he really needs to (You know -The Eyes have It)
I think it looks like Amanda has realised at the end here: He’s going to do it anyway, so you may as well just help him!
though hopefully she can at least help him to avoid any further ‘lets go abuse our security clearances and visit Blackthorne’ plans!
The scene ends here.
Anyone not swoon at the ‘My Amanda’ moment??!!!
And.. what was Amanda going to ask Lee and she changed her mind?! Interesting that she has a question she is wanting to know the answer to….
I love that she almost did that. Amanda is a very ethical person, but.. she is a human being still and is tempted! But.. she says no to herself here IMHO – because Lee has put great trust in her by going under like this, and she wouldn’t be able to live with herself if she didn’t cherish and protect that trust. She’d never want to risk damaging it. Well at least, this is what I’m thinking at the moment.. what do you all make of it?
Thoughts everyone? No need to load up on promazepam – share what you like freely! haaaaa..