We move on to Billy’s office.
The tape recording of the peacock dance with the Lisbon variation is coming to an end..
Sonja (through the tape recorder): … And then we can mix business with pleasure.
As the shot widens, we see Francine is there along with Lee, Amanda and Billy.
[Is it just me or is listening to this with everyone really really ick????!!!!]
Francine seems to look over at Amanda with a smile. Hmm.. Amanda doesn’t look at her, and Lee has his back to her. [Me thinks Francine enjoyed hearing this. Ugh..]
Amanda seems quite stoney faced.. and not her usual upbeat self. Lee is looking at her, but she isn’t looking at him.
[Billy is no dummy, surely he has noticed.. just what does he make of all this?!]
Billy: I think we’ve got ourselves a carrier pigeon.
[rofl Lee’s been downgraded from a peacock to a pigeon! 😉 Bet he feels the goose! 😉 I wonder if this causes Lester the (damn) duck flashbacks! and it’s so ironic.. as scarecrows are suppose to scare the birds away! haaaaa!!!]
Amanda gives Billy a little smile
[but IMHO it’s a courtesy smile, she’s not feelin it!]
(Billy gets up)
Lee: Yeah, maybe….
…There’s something about this Sonja…
[Francine is interesting in this scene.. can’t wait to hear your thoughts all! Hearing there is something about Sonja – she seems amused by this.. Hmm.. Francine thinking that Lee is up to his old tricks? Enjoying this perk of the job?!]
…It’s just an itch…
(this remark has Francine raising her eyebrows! It certainly gets Amanda’s attention!)
[OMH. this dialogue is wrong. Just wrong. Especially after seeing what Lee and Sonja were getting up to!!! Okay okay.. Maybe Lee is hinting that his antibiotics hadn’t yet put a stop to the Russian flesh eating bacteria he’s been forced to come into contact with 😉 haaa okay probably not! ]
….I’m gonna see if T.P. Aquinas can scratch it.
[OMH!!! this dialogue is hilarious!!! No itching and no scratching around hanky panky you hear me??!!! Actually now I think about it, I guess TP is probably an excellent way to put a stop to an itch..]
Billy: All right; keep me posted. Meanwhile, I’ll phone Dart and see if I can arrange to get you those radio frequencies ASAP.
Lee: All right. [Thank you secretary Billy!]
(Billy hands the recorder back to Amanda, making a special effort to acknowledge her)
(to Amanda): Excellent work, Amanda.
Amanda: Thank you, Sir.
(Amanda takes the recorder back)
[Lee seems to be paying close attention to her reacting, and he seems pleased she is saying thanks for the well done..]
(Billy heads to the door..)
Billy : A successful Lisbon variation depends on teamwork.
[Everyone give a hip hip hooray!….
*crickets chirp in the silence*
Yeah.. Billy I’m not feeling there is much to happily celebrate her right now! 😉 ]
(The moment the door is open, Amanda shoots up out of her chair, not looking at Lee at all, and responds to Billy as she leaves)
[I think Lee immediately senses she’s not happy!!!]
Amanda: Yes, Sir…
…Lee did all the dancing.
(She quickly exits. Francine has a chuckle at this one.. Billy gives nothing away.. and Lee has lost his smile! )
The scene ends there.. no one responds to Amanda’s quip!
Whoa.. just how are things between Lee and Amanda at the moment? so many questions unanswered!! Much tension here!!! Lee seemed to be trying to connect with Amanda here in this scene, but Amanda was not happy and didn’t give him a thing back!
I think she would have preferred Billy not paid her a compliment with her contribution ahem!
I think the scene is fantastic to watch while focusing just on one character.. so much going on that’s non verbal! Francine doesn’t even have any dialogue- but she’s a part of this interaction! Go watch and let us know what you all think!! Can you pause at the end of this scene? or is it too hard to stop and wait for the next post?! 🙂
Okay guys I’m going to pause here!!!! any thoughts you’d like to share?