Back from the commercial break, Amanda parks her car and gets out.
She rushes somewhere, and around her we see loads of surveillance.
Male agent in helmet: Subject’s headed north towards ice-cream parlour.
We see Amanda arriving at the ice cream place from earlier.. TP sitting at one of the tables, as we hear the agents finish their exchange.
Male agent voice: We’ll take her from here.
Male agent in helmet: Standing by.
Amanda approaches TP.
Amanda: Hello, sir.
T.P.: Mmm… buongiorno, Mrs. King. Glad you looked me up. You and, uh, Lee are becoming quite the talk of the town… Have you seen him?
Amanda: Uh, not since last night, sir, but I talked to him on the phone about half an hour ago and he said something about this was a tutti frutti business we were in, so I figured that that meant he might call you.
T.P.: Tutti frutti; very good…
…Oh, before we go on, Mrs. King, I notice you brought quite an entourage with you. The van… possibly the motorcycle… the tourists.
[Hmm this TP is just an expert at everything! how is it he has expert spy skills too?! Oh well, at least – hopefully- he is still on Lee and Amanda’s side!]
Amanda: Oh, shoot! I should have seen them!
T.P.: They’re using their best men… [people!!!] …Take it as a compliment, of sorts. Chilly feeling, isn’t it? To discover you’re not the hunter, but the quarry. [hmm I don’t see the compliment! keep your compliment! ; ) It’s a sign they are in serious doo doo!! And errr.. does TP have his Tuesday plaid on? or his Thursday plaid? rofl! ]
Amanda: Yes, sir.
T.P.: Oh, uh, Lee was right.
Amanda: About what, sir?
T.P.: Alexi Makarov was freed five weeks ago by a secret order of clemency from Gorbachev himself. He’s had nine years to plot his revenge. [Boo to Gorbachev!]
Amanda: I don’t understand that, sir. Revenge is usually personal, and this Stemwinder thing involves a lot of people. [umm are you allowed to disclose stemwinder stuff to TP?!]
T.P.: He’s Russian; he- he needs poetry. Nothing worth doing is worth doing simply….
[lol. And I like that about them! they’re interesting!]
Amanda seems to readily accept this explanation! I’m guessing the audience is supposed to also 🙂 ]
(Amanda reaches out for the phone, but TP is in no hurry)
It is his phone though.. so Amanda backs off!
T.P.: Oh, uh, er, the boy is a regular telepath—right on cue.
Amanda: Yes, sir.
T.P.: Oh, I- I got positive word on our friend from some Black Sea beluga fishermen. [man! TP is good! I bet he got his source to pick up some caviar for him too!]
Lee: Yeah, thanks, T.P. Save me the sordid details, will ya?
…Let me talk to Amanda. [lol Lee has no qualms about being pushy and he seems to put talking to Amanda first before the case here 🙂 I thought this was his first confirmation Alexi was behind it for sure – did he remember anything that had happened to him? it seems unclear.]
T.P.: You. (TP hands over the phone)
Amanda: Thank you, sir…Lee—we have to stop playing this telephone tag; it isn’t getting us anywhere.
Lee: Save it, Amanda—I’ve got about 20 seconds before they lock on to this line and track it. You’ve got to go home.
Amanda: Go home? What are you gonna do?
Lee: I’m trying to find Sonja. The Agency’s crawling all over her apartment. She won’t go back there, anyway.
Amanda: Let me help you.
Lee: No. All you can do now is lead them to me….
[I think Amanda knows this is true! But wishes it wasn’t!]
…Now that we know it is Alexi, you are in danger. You’ve got to go home. Take the long way…
[That’s one way she can help!]
…Use up their manpower, but don’t lose them….They’re your security blanket. You got it?
…I need time to play one more card…
…I love you.
Lee seems to be pleased to have said this.
Wow wow wow! What a moment huh! and.. I love that they inserted a little humour with Amanda’s reaction!
What do you all think of this first verbal declaration of love between them? Do tell!
I never saw this moment without the knowledge that this was where Lee says – I Love You- Did you see it coming?
What was it like seeing this and not knowing this was when he would say it??!!! How did you react?!! Same way as Amanda?! and.. wishing you could rewind and check you heard that right?!
I bet all you romantics can do way better at exploring this than I can.. I look forward to exploring this more with you all in comments!