Amanda heads out the backdoor looking around for Lee. There he is around the corner!
Amanda rushes into his open arms immediately for a massive hug..
Amanda: Hi. [I like to think this was the hug they wanted to have at the end of the action sequence, but.. they had to wait to be alone].
They move on to a kiss. A proper one! Gosh, compare this to the kiss at the end of All the world’s a stage! There’s no hesitancy here!
[I like the look of this shot with the shadows surrounding them – very appropriate given the episode’s events, the nature of their relationship, and the spy biz!
Hooo haaaaa.. Amanda doesn’t hold back – she gives a hearty moan: Is Lee. Is good.
No hands on his chest between them.. they are both – in this 100%!!
Whoa!!! make that 500%!! Where are Amanda’s hands wandering??!!!! grrrrr….
They seem to have to rip their lips off each other to finish this kiss.. hoo haaaa.. fans self furiously
[Now this is really eating each other alive! So long Russian flesh eating bacteria! she is soooo forgotten!!]
Lee: Ooh. I missed you. [It’s been what.. a whole day?! maybe haaa]
Amanda: I missed you, too.
Lee: Yeah. Listen—I have a big surprise for you.
Amanda: Yeah? What?
Lee: Dr. Smyth…
Lee: Never holds a grudge. [He also has no loyalty whatsoever]
(Amanda’s relieved to hear this)
Amanda: Oh, good.
Lee: He’s so impressed, he wants to offer you a fulltime job.
Amanda: Working with you?
[lol I think she’s more interested in the working with you part!
I think Lee loves this reaction
Anyone else find it hilarious that Amanda at this point was not full-time? she sure looked it!]
(He teases her a little here as he responds..)
Lee: I think that can be arranged.
[Hey! this reminds me of when Lee told her the lisbon variation required them to pose as lovers, and Amanda replied: ‘I can make that adjustment.’ Would have been awesome had Lee used the same wording here.. but what we got is also fabulous!]
Amanda: Oh, good.
[what the heck is going on with Amanda’s shoulder pads? It seems Amanda’s shoulders have dressed up for this special reunion!]
Lee: So—how is everybody?
Amanda: Oh, everybody’s fine.
Lee: Your mom? The kids?
Amanda: Fine, fine.
Lee (flatly): Your ex?
[Oh Lee, you are too cute.. and totally transparent.. I bet Amanda loves that about him – this secretive spy can’t keep things a secret from her! ]
(Amanda is silent a moment)
Amanda: He’s fine. [Love the ‘I know what this is’ tone!]
Amanda: You’re jealous….
[rofl at Amanda’s big grin!!]
(Lee doesn’t deny it!)
…Don’t be jealous.
Lee: Ah, heh.
(Lee gets a little bashful.. but.. he doesn’t withdraw from her embrace..
He actually reaches his arms around her even further, and locks his fingers together trapping her in his arms)
Amanda: I love him. I’m always gonna love him…
…But I’m in love with you.
[Meh. okay okay I’ll try and be a grown up. She loves Joe like a favourite pair of old shoes. right?! haaaa..
I’d rather here Amanda tell Lee she loves him, without having to listen to her say she loves Joe – in any way!
I complain that she loves her ex.. lol but I’d take this over the usual ex who causes dramas too!
It’s fabulous to hear Amanda again say she’s in love with Lee ]
(We hear Dotty call out from the kitchen)
Dotty: Amanda? Did you get him? [grrr!]
Amanda yells back: I’m workin’ on it. [Lee, Good dog!]
They share massive smiles..
A lovely final frame to this episode, to this double episode!!!
I cannot wait to hear from you all about this tag and about this episode, or these two episodes! We have a lot to talk about!
Hey do you want me to create a post for us to talk about how changing the order of Unfinished Business changed things? Do you guys have lots to say about that? Let me know if you want me to. I don’t have the time to write up for/against- but if anyone is interested in doing this let me know.
A huge thanks to KC for the massive effort of transcribing this two parter – we salute you for all your hard work and for sharing it with us all! [and miss you!]
Thanks also to Learjet for formatting the dialogue of both episodes and reducing the time I need to spend putting these blog posts together – every bit helps- Learjet I salute you too!!
I’m sure the first time I saw this I was completely caught up in the glow of love here in this tag.. This time around, while enjoying all this romantic wish fulfilment, I find the comments about IFF here interesting, and pretty vague and underwhelming! Especially given the events of the two episodes!
There is no conversation about whether they should continue to work at IFF, or if they can after everything that happened.. I would have liked to hear that conversation. I would think it’s only natural their desire to make a difference in the world, through their work at IFF would be shaken..
What was it Lee said amongst all that swoony stuff? Dr Smyth never holds a grudge, and he’s so impressed, he wants to offer Amanda a fulltime job. That’s it???!!!!
Okay so we know there will be no vendetta from Dr Smyth because he was wrong about Lee and Amanda, but I find this statement worrying still. Why? Dr Smyth is fickle. History doesn’t seem to matter.. This works in the positive as well as the negative. For me, Lee and Amanda’s success will also be as quickly forgotten as any potential grudge. It could all be disregarded just as easily all over again the next time something looks suspicious. There is no loyalty with Dr Smyth. Not reassuring to me.. though I understand others may view this differently.
Then again, we also have Billy. Billy proved himself to be a true friend to Lee and Amanda. Knowing Billy is at the agency and has Lee and Amanda’s back does help ease the concerns… somewhat.. but.. I would have liked to see the dark nature of IFF acknowledged and dealt with. It was such a big part of the stemwinder story – and it seems to be brushed aside by Dr Smyth not holding a grudge and being impressed. Whooop de doo. Doesn’t mean I’d want to work for him. I would have liked to see Lee and Amanda talk this through..
I appreciate they did briefly have a conversation while hiding out, where Lee said he had put up with the agency because he felt he could make a difference, I guess we are left to assume he still feels this way?.. Amanda had a massive eye opening experience with the agency’s dark side in this two part episode – but I don’t feel that we really saw the ramifications of what she learned and experienced. To me, until they were able to prove their innocence and bring down the baddies – Amanda was in ‘let’s get this done’ mode- and it wasn’t time to ponder her future plans too deeply.. but now that it’s all over – how does she view the experience? We are only given hints.. she seems to want to continue working there, and she is happy to work with Lee..
Oh! oh! and she is given the privilege of being allowed to work full time for this place that tried to kill her and ruin her life! oh hoorah!
I think it should have been directly addressed given the seriousness of what took place.. so it feels a bit off to me. Is it just me? I’ll see what happens with this in future eps- maybe this will be addressed in an ongoing way. I hope so..
Still, they were probably aiming for the light and romantic happy ending to this pretty intense two parter.. I can see that.. and they gave us a wonderful tag. So who am I to complain??!! I’m loving seeing Lee and Amanda in a loving, mature romantic relationship.. I guess I can’t have it all
Oh and Francine’s lack of belief in Lee and Amanda? I didn’t really see that be addressed either!! Hmmm.. hoping I’ll learn more about this in the future too!
Can’t wait to hear what you all would like to share with us all!!!!