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6/6 Season Two, Episode 5: Charity Begins at Home-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Tag Time- and Dotty in her dressing gown is still wearing heels, slipper heels!! The woman is amazing!  Amanda remarks they will have raised tons of money for charity thanks to this event..
Dotty: Well I’m not surprised. I mean the public loves a good scandal. Oh can you imagine arresting a man like Jerry Perrine?!! I can’t believe it! Federal agents swarming all over the place Ohhhh Amanda it must have been so exciting! Ha! Mrs Coleman must have been beside herself!

Love Amanda’s response: Oh yes mother, Mrs Coleman was definitely beside herself Smile
She really was- thanks to Amanda’s bohemian flings!

Whoo love Dotty’s nightcap of galliano and milk ( maybe she and Mrs Coleman could get along after all Winking smile ) Dotty wants to hear all about the drama.. but Amanda says there isn’t much she can tell her ( which is true!)..
Dotty: Amanda! you are not much for details are you! I am going to go upstairs and watch it all on the 11 o’clock news!.. wish you could tell me more! (Dotty is learning not to bother asking! or at least not to expect an answer!)

Amanda: me too mother. Good night.. Awh!! These two are great together aren’t they!

With Dotty heading upstairs, Lee taps on Amanda’s window.. man.. just how much does Lee watch Amanda and Dotty through the window?!!

You can practically feel the excitement oozing from Lee as he holds it in waiting for Amanda to slowly and quietly close the family room doors! Then, he wordlessly lifts the keys and dangles them with a big grin! I swear he is such a little boy here it’s adorable!! and Amanda is a great friend to be excited with: she doesn’t dampen his excitement at all and shares it! awhhh!
(how cute are they!! the key looks like a tiny key huh!)
Lee: Haaaa.. I picked it up today.. Hohhhh!!! pulls the road right up and corners like a track racer [I’m assuming that’s good! Winking smile ]
Amanda: you got a car!

Lee: haaa yeah yeah and it’s great! ….
S2E05_Charity.flv_002647240anyway, so I was out testing it out.. and I sort of errr.. [Lee waves his arms around!]…wound up over here

Amanda: Ohhh.
Lee: and errr… Well I mean [more arm waving! Winking smile] S2E05_Charity.flv_002655320you were there when I lost the other one and I thought maybe you errrrrr??…[ Lee signals out towards the car, not actually finishing the question.. but non verbally asking!]

Amanda: Ohh well you know.. I’m really glad that you came over and told me about it and maybe sometime I’ll get to take a ride in it. Smile
Lee: yeah, count on it….
I mean we will be working on another assignment err..
Amanda: Right.. I’ll count on it Smile

What a great Tag huh!! Sooo much going on!! Smile Where to start?!
1Woohoo-1It is quite a milestone that finally Lee is assuming Amanda has an ongoing place in his life- and he will be seeing errr ‘working’ with her again in the future! Purlease! They are friends now.. but hey small steps for Lee.. and admitting he will work with Amanda in the future is a big step for him! Another indication of Lee moving into a new phase in his life.. new car.. new work partner.. new season Open-mouthed smile 

This is another tag where Lee gets a little tongue tied and waving his arms around searching for 111words..1Emoticon cheekywink you know like in the mole where they are not.. you know *as he waves his arms around* involved! Winking smile

Isn’t it interesting that Lee ‘sort of’ ended up at Amanda’s???!!!!!   Open-mouthed smile   I think it is because he enjoys her company, and knew she would be happy for him, excited with him and understand how much it means to him.

Also, I think he wanted to include her in his joy because – she did save his life.. and he has a way of indirectly saying thank you to her! Open-mouthed smile He would have really enjoyed taking her for a ride in it..but at this stage, I don’t think he really analyses what that says about their relationship- too scaryscared0010!

What do you think? should Amanda have gone with Lee?

You may feel differently, but I am really glad Amanda didn’t jump at the chance, and that she turned him down – all while being very 2Womanencouraging to him.. she is a clever lady! Good for her I say, he can’t just show up at her house whenever he wants.. it isn’t work related and she isn’t always available for him! and.. they don’t have a relationship yet where he has ‘earned’ that kind of access!!!!! Plus, she is in her nightgown, it’s definitely not going to happen!! Judging from what Dotty said about going up to watch the ll o’clock news- it must be nearly 11pm! that is very late to be showing up at Amanda’s window!!

When it is a matter of national security and it can’t wait 11 o’clock would be ok.. but.. to share with Amanda your good news.. while great- nope buddy! You don’t have the kind of relationship for that (Yet!). Amanda is not available whenever and however! But isn’t it fun to watch their progress??!!!  holding hands thuddy 

One last thought.. I found myself wondering if this is ‘the first time’ Lee has stopped by to find S2E05_Charity.flv_002657240Amanda dressed in her nightgown- then I realised: ‘the first time’ he met her she was in her nightgown! S1E01_FirstTime.flv_000295253LOL! I realised.. Season one opens, in ‘the first time’,  with Amanda in her nightgown, and ends with her in her nightgown!! I don’t think this is a coincidence because we also S1E01_FirstTime.flv_000268226see Lee’s waiter’s outfit from where they met in ‘the first time’  [and where Lee said his first words to Amanda: Just Walk With Me! Smile] for most of this episode!S2E05_Charity.flv_000796920

In both episodes, Amanda helps  waiter Lee out of a tight spot!! So we see both characters have come full circle here Smile I love stuff like this!! well done smk!! A brilliant way to end Season one ( and yes if you hadn’t noticed I think this was the final episode of the season!)

Byeeeee for now Smile Feedback? or Questions? Anything you would like to rave about? I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this tag!!!


5/6 Season Two, Episode 5: Charity Begins at Home-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Back to Carlos in the freezer.. LOL.. I like calling S2E05_Charity.flv_001932160Lee Carlos! Winking smile Wow.. Amanda whacks the guard on S2E05_Charity.flv_001936200the head from behind.. Go Amanda!! Is that the first time she has ever hurt anyone? (other S2E05_Charity.flv_001940240than indirectly?) Oh wait.. she did take out Sigrid the assassin with a car door Winking smile  Whoo hoo!

I love how Amanda opens the freezer door and whispers to Lee: come out!!! and waits for him to come out.. she doesn’t want to go in there!! ( I wouldn’t either!!)
Lee just stands there for a second or two, his numb mind needing time to register that Amanda is there, what she has said, Lee whispers: Amanda??? [I wonder if Lee thinks he’s dreaming of Amanda!]
Slowly he begins to move. awh!! Amanda coaxes him with her outstretched arms: Come on.

Poor Lee! Finally he gets out of there and leans back on the wall to hold himself up..
Amanda starts rubbing his arms to warm him up.. ( drat.. I wanted a hug!)
S2E05_Charity.flv_001960440 Lee: I’m so brittle, I feel like something could break off!
Amanda: ah ha! that’s a good sign you still have your sense of humour!

pulls Lee’s hand out and gives it a rub: give me your hand.
Lee: Amanda, you don’t have to worry about me. Get his gun.
Amanda: grab his gun.
So funny how Amanda doesn’t want to touch the gun but can’t put the gun in Lee’s still frozen hand- so she slides it into his trouser pocket! 😆
Lee: good, now get him undressed.

Amanda: get him undressed?
Lee: yes! I want to slip into something a little less consssssssspicuous! [I love how he says that!]
S2E05_Charity.flv_002004880Amanda: Ok.. I’ll do everything accept the pants! [only on smk!!! Smile ]
S2E05_Charity.flv_001993760Lee: suit yourself……

As Amanda undresses the guard she asks about the meeting.. and asks Lee what the formula is S2E05_Charity.flv_002003120for. Lee lays out the whole plan for us again.. Amanda says I don’t know what that means. Lee explains some more.. commodities markets.. lots of money blah blah.. Amanda says I still don’t know what that means –Lee explains even more! I’m thinking I really don’t need to know what that means! A way to make money for baddies.. got it.. that’s all the info I need.. yawn..
Lee: I’d be frozen stiff by now if it wasn’t for you. ( whoa! err I guess that is a thank you????)  Frustrating we don’t get to see Lee’s face here.. but I think he is not in emotional mode.. he is in work mode- there is still a job to be done here!

: oh well.. I just..
  [I think Amanda knows that’s about as much thank you as she can expect from Lee by now! Is it just me or do you wish Lee found out Billy told Amanda to go back to the bar and not worry about Lee?! ]
S2E05_Charity.flv_002039720Lee: ahhh if you don’t mind? ( ie look out Lee’s about to get changed!)
Amanda: OH! Smile and Amanda waits for him outside.. Love how she S2E05_Charity.flv_002041240throws him the security hat and he winces as he has to use his hands now.. I bet he could have still used Amanda’s help there Winking smile Whenever I watch this S2E05_Charity.flv_002053360scene and see Lee struggling with his stiff hands and his bow tie – mumbling ‘my hands my hands’ I S2E05_Charity.flv_002057400still keep hoping he will call out ‘ Errr Amanda? I could use a hand here!! ‘ Winking smile but.. he never does!
 Smile  Lee is actually grateful she found him.. and almost says so-Wow! At least he admitted he needed her. A little disappointed we didn’t have a blue boxers moment though.. he heee.. ( but then again, I shouldn’t treat Lee like he is a piece of meat right?!  Winking smile )

S2E05_Charity.flv_002073560Officer Lee orders Amanda to go back to the bar… I like Lee in that uniform Winking smile
Next thing, we see Perrine go to his car.. Masterson is watching him, he seems to pull something out of the car but we don’t actually see.. Uh oh.. Perrine has discovered London’s body.. Masterson is playing for keeps Perrine – I don’t know why he was invited in the first place, if Perrine knew he was broke! Anyway, Perrine has the formula, and is now trying to get away from Masterson! I love that Amanda was right! The formula really was hidden in the car!!! 🙂

Mrs Coleman is still waiting for Carlos propping up the end of the bar.. Hilarious!!!!
S2E05_Charity.flv_002173120Mrs Coleman very slurred and slowly greets Amanda as she returns to the bar: S2E05_Charity.flv_002177120Ohhh hello!! Ohhh no Carlos yet! Oh why?…. Oh it’s not your fault dear, dependable help has aaaallllways been a S2E05_Charity.flv_002179560pain haaa.. You just.. do the best you can! And start with a
Berrrhhhhh…. eemmmmiaaaannnn… errr.. thhhhhiiiiing!  [HAAAAA!!! I hope Dotty hears about this!!!!! :lol:] S2E05_Charity.flv_002181840Love how as Amanda turns away from Mrs Coleman she is trying to gracefully drape her scarf over her other shoulder – hilarious!!!!
Next thing.. we see a silent game of cat and mouse is happening between Perrine and Masterson.. Suffer Perrine.. what goes around comes around! Err I am guessing Masterson wants S2E05_Charity.flv_002200640the formula without paying for it! I guess so. and Perrine hides it in Amanda’s clipboard so he can’t get his hands on it?
Ahhh smk – Remember early in the episode? Lee said he couldn’t stay in the bar and wait for it to fall into his lap! LOL.. in the end.. that is what they do.. handing over the formula by hiding it in Amanda’s clipboard, sitting on the bar! hehehee.. Man the spy biz is easy. Winking smile
Masterson waits for his moment.. Amanda is busy creating another bohemian fling, [Love it! Now S2E05_Charity.flv_002259000Mrs Coleman’s scarf is dangling on the ground!!! This whole day is a complete unravelling of Mrs Coleman! Smile] then Perrine gets distracted by a guest asking to look at the Bugatti with him.. ( the guy who wanted his drink almost lethal! Man.. he gets two lines!) Finally,
Masterson snatches Amanda’s clipboard and  takes off .
Amanda: Oh Sir! Excuse me Sir! that’s my clipboard!! Sir!!!
LOL.. Amanda climbs up over the fence calling out.. man she wants her clip board!! [A random moment to notice but.. yet again- Amanda is wearing a white top and black trousers!!! enough already!!! ]

Masterson gets up to the carpark and tackles a guy in white.. we can only assume it’s Perrine but we don’t actually see him. weird! guess because it is stunt Perrine! Anyway, Officer Lee catches up in time to see Masterson take off with his porsche! (open like that, I’m surprised it didn’t happen more often!) and… the chase begins.. although why Amanda had to go along for the chase I don’t know… maybe moral support for Lee! Haaa Lee asks the same question of Amanda..
Lee: Amanda why did you get in the car?!

Amanda‘s response is funny: He took my clipboard.
Lee: Oh Amanda! [I love how he says that!!]Amanda: If I don’t get that clipboard back I’m in alot of trouble!
S2E05_Charity.flv_002352320More great lines!!
Lee: that’s my car!
Amanda: the poor thing!
Lee: I mean out of all the cars in the carpark, why did he have to pick my car
Amanda: I know exactly how you feel!…. [why because he took her clipboard? LOL!!]
Lee: that guy gets one dent in that car!!!…… I’ll dent him..

The car chase itself goes on way too long.. and is a big yawnWinking smile

S2E05_Charity.flv_002441200Well, the porsche comes to a stop hanging over a cliff, Lee the human fly jumps on fleeing Masterson and puts a dent or two in him.. love how Amanda goes straight for S2E05_Charity.flv_002447080the clipboard! ( funny the light in the close up and wide shot of this fist fight is completely different.. It’s like it was filmed at night! :lol:)

We see the Porsche’s last moments as it slowly creeps over the cliff edge.. Maybe another S2E05_Charity.flv_002455120reference to the cocktail ‘cliffhanger’ Amanda S2E05_Charity.flv_002464480mentioned earlier 😉 .. S2E05_Charity.flv_002466560[hey maybe this was the season finale.. after all they do tend to end with cliffhangers!]

The slow mo of it falling was so sad.. I cried and S2E05_Charity.flv_002494600cried and cried.. errr. actually not really.. but I felt S2E05_Charity.flv_002497720a tinge of sadness.. and then.. a tinge of impatience.. Winking smile 

S2E05_Charity.flv_002522000Love Billy’s response to seeing the wreck. Silence.. and then: Well, you were due for a new one anyway. did we get our conspiracy charge? (LOL!) Lee says the hard evidence is in the clipboard ( I guess he must have seen Perrine hide it there?!) Billy just wordlessly leaves.. Ahhh I guess he figures Amanda is better to comfort Lee!
S2E05_Charity.flv_002538160Amanda: well, maybe you can save some parts.

BANG!! and the car explodes!!! … no saving parts now! 1roflthey used this same joke in Groundhog day- I am sure they were copying smk! Where Bill Murray’s character drives off a cliff with the groundhog, and then someone says they may still be alive…. and then.. the truck explodes.. and oops.. not likely!

S2E05_Charity.flv_002496680Did you notice how when they looked down at the car with Billy, the car was lying face down in the water? and.. when Billy leaves and Amanda is S2E05_Charity.flv_002541200S2E05_Charity.flv_002545360trying to comfort Lee with maybe saving some parts- we see the car again as it blows up.. and.. it is lying face up! and.. in a different location in the river!!! whoooo magic porsche! Rest in peace Magic Porsche.. Poor Lee!
S2E05_Charity.flv_002546400Amanda and Lee quietly watch it burn.  Amanda: History. Awh!! A fascinating thing to say at this moment!! I will come back to that!! They share a look..
Amanda: I’m sorry I know how much you loved your car.
Lee: ah Amanda, you don’t love a car, but you sure do get attached to one!    [AWH!!!!]

(It’s cute how Amanda awkwardly brushes his jacket to comfort him here! They are not close enough for a hug.. but she wants to reach out to him and touch him somehow to comfort him. Awh!!!! )

Poor Lee.. that is a tough break! I love how Amanda calls it here.. ‘ History’ – yes… that is exactly what it is.. this is the closing of a chapter in Lee’s life.. and.. that means.. it is the start of a new one.. I like to think of it (IMHO) as Lee leaving his boyhood behind and heading into adulthood.. Even if Lee is a little developmentally delayed Winking smile It was a boy’s car.. not a man car.. does that make sense? And well.. we don’t know what car is coming yet.. but whatever it is,  it is a new beginning for Lee.. and it hints that there are even more changes ahead for Lee as we are about to head into season two Smile Of course, this episode is not over yet.. I’ll be back with the final post soon.. where the tag continues this whole theme of moving on Smile and the future!
byeee for now!

4/6 Season Two, Episode 5: Charity Begins at Home-Scarecrow and Mrs King

Lee quickly returns to the bar where he finds S2E05_Charity.flv_001184760Amanda making a man a cocktail “Delicious and cold Martini, and don’t forget your cherry!” – and she puts a cherry in the man’s martini!! ha haaaa!!!!! (Bond has his Martini’s with a cherry- no??  ) Love how Lee holds up a glass of green sludge and asks  what’s this?
Amanda: I don’t know! No one would drink it! Amanda and Lee discuss where Perrine could have hidden his formula he will be selling.. Amanda thinks it is in Perrine’s car – Love this!
S2E05_Charity.flv_001217080Amanda: In his car! He has a red excalibur that he’s gonna enter in the competition and I don’t think it’s left the paddock yet.
S2E05_Charity.flv_001213040Lee: Amanda. His car is the first place anyone would look.
Amanda: Perfect hiding place!
S2E05_Charity.flv_001225160Lee: nooo. Ha noo it doesn’t make sense.
Amanda: of course it makes sense. The first
S2E05_Charity.flv_001221120place that anyone will look is the last place that anyone will ever look!
Lee: I will wait till 2 o’clock ok?!
S2E05_Charity.flv_001237280Amanda: I can go do it now.
Lee: no you’re not going to go do it no-
S2E05_Charity.flv_001241320 Lee is interrupted by a lady wanting a Mai Tai!  Amanda ignores Lee and sneaks off while his back is turned ( is that the first time she has done that? ) to go check haaaa!

S2E05_Charity.flv_001261520Masterson is trying to recruit a partner to buy Perrine’s formula with.. another baddie.. man.. so many! Masterson reassures this baddie London will walk away from this deal.. uh oh.. Masterson made sure of that huh!
[You guys listen to the loudspeaker! seems he is always telling people not to do things! Don’t touch the cars! don’t light up in the building! LOL!!]
Wow.. go Amanda! she is brave isn’t she!! I think
S2E05_Charity.flv_001301920she is, to go check out that car when someone could have seen her.. S2E05_Charity.flv_001330200very courageous! no formula, but.. she did find a dead body! Black gloves? Must be London.. uh oh!! Amanda copes S2E05_Charity.flv_001342320quite well I think! Wow.. and she even touches his sleeve to put his arm back in so she can close the boot [trunk in American!]!! (The music as she searches is an interesting choice.. it almost sounds medieval!! why is that??!! Ohhh wait.. ‘Excalibur!!!’ LOL!! Even the music department has a sense of humour!!Smile Go have a listen!! )

Amanda hurries back to the bar.. love Amanda’s S2E05_Charity.flv_001358480line to Lee couldn’t we at least move the body out of the sun?  – ahhh that is classic smk.. I always wondered why they didn’t call the police and anonymously report the murder – they would have been able to get more people in and find the formula.. but then.. I guess you have to have Lee and Amanda bringing down the bad guys without help Winking smile it’s more fun!
The meeting is on and Lee takes off to do some more eavesdropping.. Oh Lee, why didn’t you give Amanda that book before?(ETA:oops had included same pic twice-boring!! so have put in this lovely one of Lee giving Amanda the book!) Lee S2E05_Charity.flv_001390800tells Amanda when in doubt, make the drinks stronger!
and to cover for him.
– ie to stay in the Bar! Rofl!!! I wish he had said it like that.. it would have been a nice little word play on the usual ‘stay in the car’!
Love how Amanda starts studying the book when Lee leaves – checking out how to make a ‘Cliffhanger’ – good one!! Lee is off to spy on the baddies.. will he make it back safely? Cliffhanger!!!

Mrs Coleman is back at the bar, wishing for S2E05_Charity.flv_001459480Carlos…. but a Bohemian fling (now upgraded from the Bohemian dream!!) from Amanda will do! Go Amanda!!

Lee has found the meeting in Perrine’s office and listens in from out on the verandah.. The greedy men all help themselves to a drink ( suffer, they are missing out on a bohemian fling!) and settle in for some business.

S2E05_Charity.flv_001503920Back to the bar and Mrs Coleman starts her Bohemian Fling.. Mr Cherry in his Martini sees the bohemian fling and he too wants one! S2E05_Charity.flv_001524120I guess since he sees  Mrs Coleman is drinking it – it must be drinkable Winking smile
S2E05_Charity.flv_001536240Soooo Mr Perrine has a formula for reducing the amount of crops.. to manipulate the price and make a bundle…
Ahh Lee has a way with dogs huh.. as if you would stay there and let it bark at you.. growl and tug at your pants!

S2E05_Charity.flv_001572600The Mai Tai lady Lee served didn’t like the Mai Tai he made her.. haaaa!!! Amanda seems to be gathering a little following there for her Bohemian Fling!

Lee gets busted by the guard, what’s going to happen to him now???!!!  S2E05_Charity.flv_001665520S2E05_Charity.flv_001649360

We don’t find out yet.. back to Mrs Coleman tipsy at the Bar – too funny! Good thing she got so drunk or she would have noticed how long Carlos had been missing!
I Love how her Pearls are now draped over her shoulder and down her arm.. my what a totally shloshed lady she is! hahahaa… it is justice for sure.. only I am sure it was unintentional on Amanda’s part.. Amanda is looking around for Lee and starting to get very worried! She excuses herself to Mrs Coleman who says ‘ that’s alright dear’ – aha! Amanda has cracked the secret of getting along with Mrs Coleman.. the bohemian fling! Amanda leaves the bar.. ( you didn’t expect her to stay in the bar did you??!!)

S2E05_Charity.flv_001701880The guard locks Lee in a freezer.. I don’t understand why they don’t kill Lee (and S2E05_Charity.flv_001722080permanently put him on ice!).. oh well this is smk land.. The security guard is soo mean! Treating Lee like he is a piece of Meat!!!  😉

Amanda goes to the stables to find Billy (good S2E05_Charity.flv_001774600thing Lee told her where he was.).. errr she could move away from that S2E05_Charity.flv_001754400horse.. wow.. even Billy is looking a bit annoyed at Amanda here.. and that’s saying somethingimage Amanda explains there’s a killer out there.. and Lee is out there.. but Billy says to give him more time and just smiles at Amanda and tells her to cover the bar – a little condescending there Billy!
S2E05_Charity.flv_001790760Amanda: you do understand what I’m saying don’t you Mr Melrose?
S2E05_Charity.flv_001815000Billy: I understand you nearly all the time Amanda, it bothers me… a little.. but I do understand.From Lee I get this, but from Billy, I’m a bit surprised at him saying this.. a funny line yes.. but I didn’t think he had that attitude towards Amanda..Billy is no help to Amanda (or Lee) here at all.

Luckily Amanda not only doesn’t listen to Lee- she doesn’t listen to Billy either and she goes looking for Lee in spite of the dangers. It is very rare for Amanda to not listen to Billy! 

This whole scene in the stables just annoyed me, they played up Amanda’s annoyingness and anxiety and made her look silly with the horse.. image I don’t really see what purpose it served.. it could have been left out and it would have made no difference.. we already thought Lee and Amanda were on their own in the equidome.. Oh well..

Amanda is being super brave again, going in search of Lee… She finds Perrine’s office is S2E05_Charity.flv_001887720empty.. What a helpful guard.. just as Amanda happens by she hears him saying on his radio S2E05_Charity.flv_001907920that Carlos Perez is on ice.. ( I wonder if she thought he had been killed!! ) anyway.. without that Amanda could have had no idea Carlos was in the freezer!

I will leave it there for now.. Back with more soon! Feel free to comment on this episode.. thanks for reading byeee..