A couple more hugs in our walk down huggy lane [thanks Julia, LASinLA, KC, Valerie and Happy Camper!]
Hooo haaaa! I am not now..
Tee hee!!! See now this is when Lee wasn’t half as comfortable at being sweet! so glad you mentioned this ‘awkward embrace’ KC!
And last one:
[Shame it’s a long way away though]
Okay I just had to throw in that last swoony one! 😉
Have I missed any?
On with the show! As tags go… this one is rather cheesy.. but given how heavy the episode was- I don’t mind a light ending! The way the last scene ended was perfection- so why try and top it?!
We find Amanda, Dotty, Phillip and Jamie in the hallway putting their coats away..
Dotty: I hate to give up room service, but it is nice to be home [Love how that contrasts with Dotty’s reaction to be home from camping.. yep.. Dotty is not going for the outdoorsy girl award!! ]
Amanda: It sure is Mother.
The boys hand Amanda their coats (they can’t hang up their own coats?!).. but just look at Phillip’s jeans!!
Rofl!! did you notice?? Phillip has ‘Lee’ Jeans!!
Dotty: the police did say it was safe didn’t they?
Amanda: Ah yes mother its safe.
Phillip and Jamie make their way up the stairs.. only Jamie finds a fingerprint on the bannister so he stops to point it out..Hmm more bratty Phillip.. he tells Jamie it’s calamine lotion from his hand ‘Bozo’ – that’s wearing thin.. enough.. please grow up!
But hooray!! Poetic Justice!!! Phillip begins to scratch!
Dotty notices: Oh my Gosh!!!!!… [Yep!! she really does say it here!! ]
To Amanda: …I told you now they both have it! [Love how she says this as she grabs the bannister both the boys were just touching- when she thinks it’s contagious.. lol!] She rushes the boys upstairs into the bath.. leaving Amanda downstairs – conveniently alone [What would Amanda do without Dotty??!!]
Amanda calls upstairs: Ahh How you would like a little hot chocolate from room service huh fellas?!
boys: sounds great! Yeah!
Amanda (room service) heads into the kitchen as Dotty yells down: Don’t forget the Marshmallows!
Amanda puts the light on in the kitchen and Lee knocks quietly at the back door [wow.. it’s like he was waiting for her out there.. and when the light came on he knew he could knock- just how long was Lee out there huh?!! ] Amanda hears and comes out to join him..
Love how as Amanda makes her way to the door- you can see Lee looks around- he’s happy to be there!
Lee quietly: Hi
Lee: How you feeling?
Amanda: Oh I feel alright now.
… I just came by to tell you that it looks like Redding won’t be getting out on parole this time.
Amanda: Ohhh well good. that makes me feel a whole lot better.
Okay, I know I don’t watch smk for the amazing crime drama.. but.. they never found Redding’s money.. he can just hire another hit man/woman from prison! tee hee.. [Fan Fic!] They should have mentioned finding his money..
Lee chuckles: Yeah!
Amanda: you know it was really awfully strange.. Looking at somebody who looked exactly like me. You know I use to think that I wanted a twin.. [love the look on Lee’s face here? eh??!!]
…when I was at school and I would go to school on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays and she would go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and you know we’d alternate off like that [breath Amanda!] …but to really at somebody who looks exactly like you, who could just walk right into your life, and take your place..
I do love that Lee listens to Amanda’s amandaramble here about wishing for a twin..[She really did have a rich fantasy life as a child huh! along with fantasies about secret agents ]
Lee actually looks like he is trying to listen and take it all in!! but it’s still clear that she’s being a little errr.. unique! hehehee..
Lee stops her here..
He’s got an answer for that: Amanda, I don’t think anyone can pull that off.
Lee knows Karen didn’t pull it off- and he knows why! 😉 I love how he basically compliments Amanda telling her no one could pull off taking her place..awhhhh!
They share a silent look and Amanda grins..
We hear Phillip off camera: Hey Mum (Mom!) don’t forget the marshmallows! [err ever heard the word please??!!! ugh..]
At hearing this Amanda smiles.. and responds: You’re right and you know why?
Lee quietly: why?
Amanda quietly: because nobody knows where I hide the marshmallows!
hooo haaaaa!!! I like to think as Lee laughs away here he’s secretly thinking to himself- Well, that’s not how I knew it wasn’t you Amanda – but I’ll go with your explanation!!! yeah.. that’s it!!! marshmallows and Oh My Gosh.. but Lee knows something else that was missing between Lee and Karen!! There was no zing!!
Love how Lee joins in heartily on Amanda’s joke.. They are very close friends now aren’t they- it’s all so warm and fuzzy!!
Is there a metaphor here about these two and marshmallows?? I’ll leave that up to you ha!
Don’t like the tag?? do tell!!!! [btw- there was no Amandaramble in the script] Like the tag?? do tell!! Love the tag?? Oh okay.. do tell! 😉
For me, I think this is a perfect way to end the episode. I wouldn’t rate it a tag favourite.. but in the context of the whole episode- for me it works.
Lee said something genuine here, light-hearted but sincere – underlining how irreplaceable Amanda is!
Then, Amanda brought it back into the safe territory of friendship.. and instead of taking things into a serious zone, she lightens things with a joke I think Amanda wants to keep things light where she can.. a coping mechanism because of her growing confusion and feelings for Lee? Hmm… well next episode we will have a few of our Amanda musings and questions answered!!! whoo hoo!
The title! Ahhh yes.. the title! Odds on a Dead flippin Pigeon???!!!! I’ll share a few ideas..
I don’t have a definitive answer! tee hee.. Please feel free to share your thinking!
Like many smk titles, I think it refers to more than one meaning..
Firstly, Karen says Lee is a ‘dead pigeon’ – what do you think that means?? Pigeon shoots use to be real hunts and shoot real pigeons.. now they use Clay pigeons!!!
But.. Lee is odds on favourite to come out a winner here! So odds on a dead pigeon!
Then.. ever heard of a stool pigeon? A stool pigeon is a fake pigeon, who is put on display to attract other pigeons so they can get caught or shot or whatever.. is Amanda the stool pigeon? Is Karen the stool pigeon (acting as Amanda) – When Amanda whistles Lee comes..right?
Finally, we’ve already seen smk do the doppelgänger.. In Dead Ringer – Francine and Magda had their double trouble.. There was an old Betty Davis movie titled: Dead Ringer- the plot of the movie Dead Ringer fits this episode and it’s theme well.. an evil twin, a good twin.. one twin kills the other and takes over her life – yep… just like Karen tried to .. it seems like the inspiration to me.. but! you can’t call the episode Dead Ringer – that’s already been done!!!
According to IMDB, the Dead Ringer movie was based on a novel by Rian James titled: ‘La Otra’ It’s english title? :… ‘Dead Pigeon’ !!!
– so there you have it! I think this is the original inspiration for this episode and explains the title of the episode.. but I don’t know for certain.. just my ideas I’ve worked out from reading Agatha Christie tee hee..
Well in spite of a slow start.. and some big old plot holes.. this episode rocks! I’ll probably just fast forward through the dumb dull bits next time – but too much swoony goodness here to have this episode be anything other than brilliant!
I love this phase of the show.. short hair? ear buttons?? who cares!!! I like to joke about it.. but really- I don’t care about her hair or ear buttons..this is a wonderful time in the character’s journeys- Lee looks at Amanda like she is wonderful – and she is.. so who really cares?? right??
What’s your overall impression of the episode? did you like the tag?? Go for it and share! There’s lots of smk fans who want to hear what other smk fans think!! and.. I’m one of them! Coming up in a couple of days- we will be having KC’s big debut- with her first tie patrol post – she has a few arrests to make! hilarious!!! Stay tuned!!! then.. Morley has a post share.. and then on to DOA: Delirious on Arrival we go!!!
I’d love to hear your thoughts – as always! byee everyone!!