Back to Amanda’s..
Joe: I’m Joe King, Amanda’s ex-husband. Uh, we’ve met before…? [He’s serious Billy, he’s not jo-king!]
[Does Joe have a wedding ring??!!]
Billy: Yes, when you returned from Africa. I’m William Melrose—Amanda’s supervisor.
(Billy holds his hand out to shake Joe’s, and Joe accepts and shakes).
Joe: Well, what’s going on? I get a frantic call from Amanda’s mother, and your people outside are acting as if… uh… Amanda were public enemy number one.
[Joe is reasonable, but I think he conveys he is no pushover- thoughts?
He’s definitely not jo-king don’t let the name fool ya!]
Billy: This is off the record, Joe. You don’t know me, I don’t know you.
(Billy walks Joe to the other side of the room to keep this conversation from the ears of other agents..)
Billy: There’s a flap.
Billy: I’ve got 300 agents working overtime trying to find her and Stetson. It looks as if they might be playing footsie with the Russians. [Oh my gosh. there are 300 agents? Funny I had no idea how many there were- hard to judge the scale of IFF.. and… Lee is one of the best? and.. now he’s most wanted? mad!]
Joe: Amanda? That’s impossible.
(Joe looks around realising this is as serious as it looks) [I think..]
[There is a ray of light though – I notice Billy says ‘it looks like’ rather than ‘Amanda’s been playing footsie with the Russians’- this is a good sign Billy is still a good guy working to help Lee and Amanda! I’ve not been too sure.. I think the story is portrayed to leave it vague and add to the tension and suspense.. then again, maybe it’s just me!]
Billy: I don’t wanna believe it myself, but this agency has issued a D-1 manhunt for Stetson.
[And a G-1 for Amanda, the ‘Grind her’ order! followed up by an S-1 (sweat her!)]
Joe: What’s a D-1?
Billy: Shoot to kill.
[Whoa hearing this Joe must be thinking he’s just done a C 1- because he’s just crapped his pants!!
I wonder if Joe is questioning just what Amanda has gotten herself involved in!
Then again, he got himself into a right mess through no fault of his own [Shamboga!], so he should know how these things happen in smk land and it’s the bad forces at work that are to blame no? Thoughts all?]
Moving on, we see this building..
Inside, we find Amanda, Lee and a man entering this home..[LOL at the house painting behind the front door!]
Amanda: Hah. Thank you.
Ted Kurland: It’s not the Ritz.
Amanda: Oh, it’s nice.
Ted: But it’s a roof over your head… ‘til the police get back your car and things.
The man lifts the blinds.. which makes Lee jump a little.. I get the vibe Lee would have preferred they stay down!
Ted: Meanwhile, you’ll find everything you need, uh, sheets, blankets, uh…
(As the man walks into the kitchen, Lee and Amanda are very skittish, looking around and super vigilant.)
[I guess if they’ve just been the victim of a crime this is a good cover to explain it!]
Ted: Paper plates, plastic utensils and glasses, fridge, hot plate, uh…
[I think Lee and Amanda would really love it if he just left ]
Ted: AM/FM clock radio.
[lol love how he does a spin as he lays out all the features at this Ritz ]
Amanda: Oh, yah. Thank you very much, Mr. Kurland.
Ted: Heh, that’s what the Traveller’s Friends Foundation is all about. [When you can’t count on IFF, you always have the TFF!]
[please just go – ooooozes out of Lee and Amanda!]
Ted: Helping the victims of misfortune and malfeasance, Mrs. Vanderhosen.
[Sounds like a wonderful charity!]
(Lee gives Amanda a look like she’s a little nuts.)[lol I like that she corrects him! Why not be pedantic about your ‘real’ name?! tee hee]
Amanda: Thanks a lot, we really appreciate that.
[Amanda gives Ted lots of big smiles and starts leading him toward the door!]
(Amanda closes the front door off camera, and Lee heads back to those windows to pull the blinds down again)
Lee: Cute place—you come here often? [Squeee! Lee gives Amanda a pick up line haaaaaaa…. okay so it’s a joke, but it’s still a pick up line haaaa!]
Amanda: At least it’s something.
Lee: Yeah. Well, it looks like a bad place to get surrounded in.
Amanda: Is there such a thing as a good place? Huh?
(Lee re-joins Amanda by the kitchen)
(He puts a small gun on the kitchen bar for Amanda)
Lee: Here. You may need this.
Lee: It’s that kind of a game.
Amanda takes the gun, and I guess she checks its loaded.
[These two are certainly professionally on much more of an equal footing now. Never thought I’d see the day Lee gives Amanda a gun, and he doesn’t even say be careful! No babying going on here! 🙂 ]
(Lee looks pretty worried.)
[But he STILL looks oh so good! This charity must give out emergency hair grooming the moment they see you or something! Now this is a charity I can get behind! 😉 ahem…
I think when you stop physically running, the moment you stop it all hits you. This is probably the first time they’ve had to think since they were set upon that morning]
Amanda (quietly): I hate this. Mother and the boys are probably worried sick.
(Lee doesn’t respond.. he’s thoughtful for a moment watching her.)
Amanda (quietly): I really need to get a message to ‘em.
Slowly, he approaches Amanda.
He kneels down in front of where Amanda is sitting,
He takes both her hands in his..
Lee: Hey. I know how you feel.
[While Lee isn’t babying Amanda – I love that they are still being honest with one another. No babying doesn’t equal let’s pretend this isn’t a tough situation. They can still support each other!]
(Amanda doesn’t say anything in response.)
[I think she’s thinking it’s not possible to send a message]
Lee: It’ll be a big risk…
(Amanda looks down and shakes her head) [As if she is thinking – yeah I know we can’t send them a message]
… but we’ll think of something.
[I was thinking it was not possible too! but.. Lee understands how important it is to her, so it is worth it to find a way to do it. Lee is taking care of Amanda here – and it’s super swoony!!]
(this gives Amanda a smile)
[Okay??!! It’s great!! Getting a message to them may be possible after all? It will give Amanda a lot of comfort!]
(Amanda leans forward and kisses Lee,
then Amanda leans her forehead on Lee’s.
She lets out a big breath..)
(Lee looks at Amanda..)
and the scene ends here.
What do you think of this quick kiss and forehead lean? It looks a bit awkward IMHO in these pics but maybe it works better in the live action. I can’t think of a time they’ve done this before can you?
I’m liking that Lee isn’t going with feeling guilty at getting Amanda involved and all that.. though that could still appear I guess. but I’m kind of hoping he’s moved beyond that – this isn’t his fault or Amanda’s…
With Lee down lower and maybe on a knee or on his knees- was anyone thinking he might propose? Just wondering.. Now they are together, it’s the next big question I figure – Will Lee propose??!!! Suspense!! I guess it’s possible Amanda could propose haaaaaa… but somehow I figure she’d want him to. thoughts?
Well I best pause here for a moment.. and we can relish the romance of a sweet little moment while on the run!
Any thoughts you’d like to share?? Please do!