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3/13 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory

From Amanda visiting with Zhmed, we cut to outside in the ward’s front desk..  We see a man in a suit walking past the nurses’ station. [Janet identifies this man as Sasha. Ohhh this is that guy who silently watched the two baddies argue back at the Russian Cumberland hotel. Same tie.. Same day?!]

He helps himself to a chart from the rack, opens it, finds what he’s looking for and walks on taking the chart with him. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000537237
[Honestly – the privacy and confidentiality practices in this hospital are atrocious! Winking smile ]

Cutting back to Zhmed’s room.. Uh oh.. Amanda has the family photos out!
Amanda: The little one on the left with the Hollywood shirt is Jamie and then the one on the right with the big glasses is Philip.
(She hands the photo to Zhmed and we see a close up)
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[Ugh.. this is her family. Me no like to see Joe in the picture and not Lee!! 😉
‘little one’?! LOL.
Oh hey –what did she say?  the one on the right is Phillip with the big glasses? oh rofl! what’s this?? The glasses are on the left, and.. Jamie is the one who wears glasses.. as done since ATWAS so his mother ought to know haaaaa! I guess Amanda could have switched the names for security reasons haaaaa but then why not give them false names?! hilarious!!
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Actually, from the clearest image I could get of the photo before we see the close up – it looks to me like there are only two people in the photo – Winking smile One last thought – lol at calling them ‘big’ glasses, whoever they are on! Smile ]

Zhmed: Very handsome boys.
(As Amanda responds, Zhmed turns over the photo to read the back)4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000553586
Amanda: Well thank you, they look like Joe. That’s their father.
[Meh. I preferred when he lived OS! Amanda in saying this is saying Joe is handsome. Meh! Maybe she needs big glasses. lol. I’m just kidding and regressing back to an 8 year old’s level of maturity don’t mind me 😉 ]
(Amanda takes back the photo)
Amanda: Do you have any children? 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000555422
Zhmed: Not but when I do get married, I hope to have strong handsome boys just like yours. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000557924
Amanda: Aww thanks so much.
(Just then, in saunters Sasha..)
Sasha: Hi there. Mr. Stringell, I’m Ron Landers from the hospital business office…
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(Zhmed’s smile fades…. Sasha has an American accent)4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000568101
…Your embassy has agreed to cover our financial guarantees. I just need a few signatures.
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Amanda: I’ll get out of your way. See you later Mr. Stringell. Mr.…Landers.
(Amanda gives them a nod farewell and wheels her trolley out of the room.
She parks herself right outside Zhmed’s room…) 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000581114
[lol at the suddenly crowded with staff front desk there behind her!]
(From where Amanda is standing we hear Zhmed speak in Russian.)
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[Anyone able to translate what he says?!
He says a few things..]

(The camera pans down and we find Amanda turning up the volume on her tape recorder.) 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000588788
[Whoooo she was probably taping that whole conversation! clever girl Winking smile  I hope we hear what Zhmed said in Russian once it’s translated.]
(She hides the recorder in the flowers by Zhmed’s door and we hear Mr Landers aka Sasha answer Zhmed in English.)
Sasha: Speak English. Always. I’ve made arrangements for you to be released. Go to the hotel and wait to be contacted.
(As Sasha spoke, we saw Amanda walk away leaving the tape recorder).
We cut to inside the room. Zhmed has retrieved his clothes from the closet with Sasha’s help.) 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000595795
[Zhmed looks totally crestfallen!] 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000599632
(He doesn’t answer Sasha.. and Sasha leaves. Zhmed seems frozen in place.)

uh oh!!!!! He’s so close to getting the help he wants and needs from Amanda! But.. how to bridge that gap? 

Hope Zhmed doesn’t forget his candy bars! lol.. but then again he does have a fantastic memory huh.. but.. maybe it’s not that kind of memory he is great at Winking smile 

Moving on.. elsewhere in the hospital, Amanda walks through a door. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000612979
She walks to a payphone and inserts a coin.. she dials a number, looks up and sees Sasha/Mr Ron Landers walking toward/by her.. they exchange smiles. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000616149
The moment Amanda’s back is turned Mr Landers’ smile vanishes. whoooo he’s bad! He’s really really bad! Winking smile4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000616983
Once he’s beyond her, she turns to watch him. Still waiting to place that call. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000620153

The scene ends here.

How wonderful is it to see Amanda on the job, independent and doin great?!

Any thoughts you’d like to share everyone?

2/13 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory–Scarecrow and Mrs King

So, on to the Cumberland hotel.. which I’m guessing is no longer the Cumberland hotel!
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We hear a voice inside: Once we have Looking Glass safely inside Cuban airspace, America’s strategic command and control system will be knocked out… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000301534
(Janet has identified this guy as Tolst- the guy who Zhmed would get in trouble from if he was heard speaking Russian)
…It’ll be months before they can repair the shambles. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000307540[Sheesh! they are already crippled by Stemwinder! The Russians don’t rest! 🙂 ]

Man identified as ‘Lvov’: No kidding, but getting your hands on Air Force documents is damn risky. Too many problems. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000308708
[you call that risky?! How about getting your hands on the tie Lee was wearing when Lee and Amanda finally officially became a romantic couple at the end of All the World’s a Stage?! Rolf!
Lvov, give Lee back his tie! that one is special!!!]
Tolst: I never think in terms of problems, only solutions.4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000313880 [That is why I am the boss and you are not! Winking smile  Muahahahaa!]
…Enter Zhmed Doorlof,…
[Whoo! Visual aids!] (Tolst turns over the page on his little booklet presentation..)
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… my ace in the hole. His mind is all I need.

Lvov: Don’t try and con us, Tolst. Your plan down the tubes before it starts…
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We cut to one of the other men at the table listening, he doesn’t seem to mind Lvov taking Tolst to task. Who exactly is the boss here? lol..
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…Your memory whiz, your ace in the hole is a patient in an Arlington hospital and your driver is dead. Forget it.

[Whooo what a little upstart! ]
Tolst:  No one ever tells me when my operations are working…. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000338238
[Tolst pushes back. Sounding pretty threatening, but Lvov doesn’t seem to care- he has on his special tie 😉 ] 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000338738
…Believe me, we don’t have a thing to worry about. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000346413

Tolst leaves. And the scene ends..

He sounds ummm.. determined.. but not sure he has convinced the others.. I’m thinking Lvov was maybe superior to Tolst, at least equal.. This is Tolst’s operation, but it is at least clear to me Tolst is on thin ice – and his compatriots don’t have much confidence in him. So, Tolst is determined, has something to prove, and he’s a man with a mission – his own butt is on the line I think!

What’s your impression of these baddies?

Ah! I’ve remembered where I saw this exterior shot of where this baddie HQ is… it was used in Welcome to America Mr Brand – it’s the baddie Clayton-Dobbs’ Estate, and we saw it when we went to the garden party in post 8 Smile The same cars are there and everything!

Moving on and to the hospital! Ooooh Rofl! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000349582
Another re-used exterior shot!
They’ve used that exterior shot from Odds on a Dead Pigeon again! that’s Karen and Gordon in that blue sedan [NP5 820] staking out the hospital waiting for Lee to visit Amanda haaaaa..

We cut to a tv screen.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000354587
(We find Zhmed sitting up in bed flicking through something.. a telephone book maybe. )
Zhmed: Maverick would know what to do with KGB. I wish I did. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000357424
(Zhmed finds what he is looking for.. we see a close up.
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The state department.)
[Anyone want to call? 667 – 4000!]
(He circles the number..)
[Why would you circle it? someone can come along and see it circled later no?!
Hmm.. seems Zhmed is wanting to get away from the KGB.. and approach the US government for help huh.. ]
(Here comes Amanda the bluebell!!
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She knocks on his door.)
[I love how we think Zhmed can’t get away from the KGB, they are everywhere!!! But, here in the US, in walks Amanda –a government agent.. and he has no idea..
The US is not dissimilar! but.. it does have real chocolate and real nougat! Smile ]

(Zhmed puts to one side his book with his state dept number as Amanda enters.)
Amanda: Good morning Mr. Stringell! I’m Amanda King from the Ladies Auxiliary.
(Amanda shows him her badge.)
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[These days she has loads of those Winking smile
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Zhmed looks at a loss.. Ummm what’s a ladies auxillary?]
Mr. Stringell? 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000376443
Zhmed: I am Eric Stringell of Helsinki, Finland. Hello. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000379879
[lol clearly Zhmed is not trained to lie well Winking smile ]
Amanda: Yes I know and I’m Amanda King with the Ladies Auxiliary. Now it’s my job to make sure that you’re just as comfortable as possible while you’re here… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000386219
(As she speaks, she puts a basket of flowers on his table.)
[LOL so he’s comfortable Winking smile … Zhmed just looks at it like what they heck?]
…So if you need any books, magazines, candy, stationary, I’m the one to see.

Zhmed: I’ll take a candy bar?
[This week’s episode is brought to us by American Candy Bars!]

Amanda: Oh sure. Why don’t you take two?
(She puts them down in front of him)
Zhmed: I have some American money here somewhere.
Amanda: No, no, no, you just think of it as a gift from the Ladies Auxiliary… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000403069
[Zhmed is well chuffed!]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000403903

…Well, I’m awfully sorry about your accident but I hear from the nurses outside that you’re going to be out of here in no time. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000411578
[rofl. I love to hear of nurses disclosing confidential information! Winking smile  Amanda oozes warmth and kindness – this assignment is so her! ]

Zhmed: Yes, I was very lucky and everyone here has been super, thank you.
Amanda: Well, that’s good. You know, I was in Finland in ’83. I certainly did enjoy the Savonlinna Music Festival. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000424424
Zhmed:  Well, I’m not really much of a supporter of our local folk music…
[Zhmed sounds vague..]
( we see Amanda react: Wrong answer!)4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000430764
[But in a don’t let him see you know it’s wrong kind of way Winking smile ]
..I prefer the classical pieces.

Amanda: Oh. Well I would think you would enjoy the Savonlinna. It features opera…  4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000435935
[Oopsie.. Zhmed realises he’s stuffed it up. If only he had studied facts about Helsinki to get his cover right too! He has the flippin memory for it!]
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…Of course, I know you have many things on your mind…
[Amanda does a great job of not seeming to be a threat]
…I’m really very sorry about the death of your friend… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000444944
[Ohhh he died huh.. stay away from random ramps in the middle of the road! Seems these nurses have well and truly filled Amanda in on his accident!! 😉 ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000445945
…Is your Embassy helping you with that?
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Zhmed: I did not know him that well. The tour group in Helsinki put us together…
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…But the Ambassador did come to see me about him. From Finland. I mean, the Finnish one.

[LOL as opposed to the Russian one?! tee hee]
Amanda: Oh it’s alright. I know what you mean.
Zhmed: My English is not very good. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000462462
Amanda: Aww, your English is just terrific. It’s a lot better than my Finnish. You have an … unusual accent.
Zhmed quickly: I’m from the north. North Finland…
(Amanda just knowingly smiles and silently lets him dig a hole Winking smile)
…Almost Lapland. I’m really a Lapp. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000473973
Amanda: It’s funny. I was told you were from Helsinki. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000477143
[my my, those nurses can talk Winking smile ]
Zhmed: Now. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000482148
[He quickly grabs what I guess is the world’s biggest tv remote control. rofl. and turns the tv on to cover up his bad lies!]
Amanda: Oh.
Zhmed: We watch a lot of American television. The old Westerns are my favourite. Isn’t that Maverick?
Amanda: Oh yes. That’s Maverick alright. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000490657
Voices on TV: “Why’d you do it Red?”// “Sometimes a fella’s just has to go for it”
Zhmed: Sometimes a fellow’s just has to go for it…. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000496996
(Zhmed cracks himself up copying the accent and the line!)
[Although why someone would say that line when there is a screen shot of cattle running across a screen I don’t know!]
…Oh that’s great. Such an American thing to say. I’ve learned so much from Bart and Bret and Brent.

Amanda: Mmmm and Beauregard, their English cousin.  Oh yeah, there’s a fourth Maverick.
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[I have no idea if this is for real! And.. don’t really care! Winking smile ]
Zhmed: Beauregard?
Amanda:  Mm-hmm. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000513680
[lol this makes Zhmed’s day!… Something he didn’t know?! cool!!]
Zhmed: That’s great. That little bit of trivia will keep me in beer all winter…
(Zhmed pauses a second and then adds with sideways glance:  )
….in Helsinki.
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Amanda: Yes. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000520687
Knowing Amanda just smiles… Uh huhhhhhh….

The scene ends here… and I shall pause here too.

Sooo what do you all make of this? do tell!
Zhmed is certainly a quirky guy with a thirst for quirky American facts!

I think Amanda does a great job here! She certainly did a fantastic job squeezing all that confidential information out of the nurses Winking smile 

Can’t wait to hear from ya!

1/13 Season Four Episode Four: No Thanks for the Memory–Scarecrow and Mrs King

Hi Everyone! Phew! After walking through the roller-coaster Stemwinders- are we ready to move on?

I have no memory (thanks to no memory) of No Thanks for the Memory! Anyone else have no memory of No Thanks for the Memory?! 

Well.. I am curious to see what Lee and Amanda are like after the major events of the Stems! Sooooo on with this episode!

Huge thanks to Janet who has transcribed the dialogue for this episode and shared it with us all – Janet – We Salute You!!!!!!! Take a bow!!! Smile 

Thanks also to Learjet for formatting the dialogue – you’re a gem Learjet! Smile 

The episode opens with a daytime vista of Washington DC..
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We move on to a country road. Uh oh.. bad things happen in the country! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000102302
We see a car moving along.. and we hear a foreign accent..
Guy with accent:
Did you ever compare an American candy bar to a Soviet Zota fudge log or a Pulzati toffee brick?…
(We see a sign as the car continues on)
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Inside.. we find two men. One with a candy bar continues to talk… (okay Janet identifies this guy’s name as Zhmed!):  There is no comparison… None at all…
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…Here you’ve got real chocolate, honest to god nougat…4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000114014

[Uh oh! More Russians??!!!!! Does the reference to Soviet candy mean they are Russians?
What is ‘Pulzati’? sounds Italian but I don’t know..
His accent could be Russian..
I wonder if this is one reason why unfinished business was put third in airing order. It does seem a bit – really? again??!!! Hmm maybe the fifth and fourth can be switched.. you know I have no idea what is the fifth episode in airing order of season 4?! and.. I don’t want to know.. not just yet! As you can see Iwsod has trouble focusing. Come on Iwsod focus on smk and what is unfolding..]
Dmitri: Cripes Zhmed, you are driving me up a wall.
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[This doesn’t seem to put much of a dent in Zhmed’s riveting discourse. And sticking with the puns – how can Zhmed drive Dimitri up the wall – Dimitri is the one driving 😉 ]
Zhmed: It’s no wonder they eat over 10,000 tons a year. Oh look! You will find this interesting: the classic Baby Ruth was not named after the American baseball player, Babe Ruth….
[On and on Zhmed goes. He doesn’t seem to need any encouragement, and Dmitri is over it!]
…Most people think so. In fact it was named after the American president Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth. Now what is so very interesting about –
Dmitri: Shut up! You have not stopped yammering since we left Canada!.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000139539
(LOL I think they just went around the same corner again haaa! my my.. no wonder this drive is so tiresome 😉 )
…They were right about your memory. Your mind is one gigantic junk pile of American trash. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000148048
[LOL the memory is no bad thing.. but does he have to always share it?!]
Zhmed: I know. Everything goes in, nothing ever comes out… [Looks like there is plenty that comes out 😉 ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000155388
(Suddenly Zhmed seems sad)
… Ya zamoltchu
[What does he say? anyone?… Hmm this Zhmed seems to have been brought into the US for that memory.. maybe he is the Russian expert at Memory, like Ernie was America’s expert on faces (and the road runner).. he certainly seems to be a quirky character..]
Dmitri: English. Speak English! No Russian ever, not even in your sleep. Never forget that you are working. If he hears one syllable of Russian while we are working in the field, Tolst will tear your tongue out. I mean it.
[Ah okay. They definitely Russians speakers!
Phew! Probably best Zhmed stops talking so much!]
Zhmed: Okay. But my English is lousy. Who’s ever is going to believe I’m from Finland? It’s nuts… [LOL his English seems okay to me! I’d believe he was from Finland no problem ha]
… Did you know that twelve point two percent of Americans speak a second language and of those that do-
Dmitri: Zhmed do it!…
[Frustrated and distracted, Dmitri takes his eyes off the road]
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…Just do it! And don’t start yapping those numbers-
Zhmed: Watch it!
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Zhmed points at something..
Dmitri turns to look.. and we cut to the wide shot.. and a random bush that is suddenly in the middle of the road!
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rofl!!!

[I’ll go with Janet’s description here:]
(Car hitting barrier and becoming airborne,
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rolling and landing on roof, skidding along road.
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4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000188121 Another car approaches from opposite direction with a single driver who stops and gets out, running to overturned car.) 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000201368
Clagjanet in the transcription adds: There is no way this guy is not BB’s stunt double normally – look at that hair!
LOL! Smile
He finds Zhmed half out of car, mumbling and groaning in pain.
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Driver: Don’t worry! I’ll call an ambulance.
Zhmed
: The driver… I think is bad. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000206873
Driver: Do you live around here? Can I call someone?
Zhmed: Here are my papers.
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(he takes a blue book out of his shirt pocket and hands it to the guy..sort of! He kind of passes out before the guy can grab it..)

The scene ends here.. Just what are the Russians up to with this walking American facts memory bank?!

Moving on, we find Lee’s corvette pulling into the magical IFF garage..  the shot zooms in on the front door of IFF. Oh my goodness.. Listen to the heavily romantic music!! Cue the romance!!! rofl! For a second I thought it was the start of Days of our lives or at least a Danielle Steele telemovie!
But no.. We cut to Amanda writing in the Q bureau.
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[LOL check out the computer on Lee’s desk – it’s not exactly ergonomic is it!]
Amanda gets up and sticks a note on Lee’s computer.  [Ah the age before post it notes!]
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At that moment, Lee arrives..
Amanda: Hi!
Lee: Hi.
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Amanda: I was just leaving you a note. I gotta cancel lunch again. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000240640
Lee: Again?! 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000240974
[Ah! Nicely done.. we immediately get a sense for how things have been.. Lee’s missing his Amanda time!
Maybe Lee’s thinking- Heck Amanda, do we have to go on the run to get some alone time?! Winking smile Someone give me some radio frequencies to leak!]
Amanda: Yeah, I’m sorry. It’s work.
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Lee lets out a massive sigh.
Lee
: That is the third time this week.
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[I love how calm and open Lee is here. He’s clearly not happy, but he’s not reacting with anger, or feeling threatened.. just.. expressing his feelings openly. This Lee Stetson is pretty darn gorgeous Red heart]
Amanda: Oh I know. I wish I didn’t have to… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000247147
[And reaches out and strokes Lee’s lapel. Awh.. a soothing gesture. Very sweet!]
…but Beaman called… 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000248982
[He looks like such a little boy here! Rolling on the floor laughing
As Amanda continues to explain, she reaches out to Lee, he quickly reciprocates..
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Amanda doesn’t miss a beat – such a strong women to be able to continue what she was saying while in his arms!]
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…He wants me to check out that possible bogus passport the Finns called about. The man’s in the hospital… [Ah! Zhmed! So the Finns are on to him already! Smile ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000252819
[Amanda wraps her arms around Lee trapping him Smile ]
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…It’s my first Class C interrogation. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000254320
[I think Amanda is playfully practicing on Lee here to soften his disappointment.. and.. it works!
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He gives her a smile]
Lee: Hmm. Class C interrogation is a soft interrogation…
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…Lots of hand holding, sweet talking….
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..Maybe we could make up for lost time by practicing on me.
[Aha!]
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[Smooth Lee!]
Amanda:  I don’t think…
[Amanda stops mid sentence to give him a kiss.. When you gotta kiss, you gotta kiss Winking smile
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Rofl they seem to get their timing wrong and don’t quite meet up haaaa.. 4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000266666
A bit like them trying to catch up for lunch at the moment from the sounds of it! ]
…you need any practice. [Oh I disagree! Your lousy timing confirms you two should practice a lot!! 😉 ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000267500
[I’m impressed- very smooth of Amanda! Smile  she is certainly Lee’s equal Smile
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Lee laughs at Amanda’s comeback. I think he agrees – she’s good!!! ]
Lee: Amanda, I don’t see you enough.
[Lee misses Amanda? Wants to spend more time with her? Wow, isn’t this lovely! He’s pretty firmly hooked!! Smile ]
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[Phew, that could have sounded all whiny and needy.. it doesn’t sound like that from Lee here.. IMHO of course! He’s just stating a fact he’s not happy with -what do you think? ]4.04 NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.avi_000272172
Amanda: I’m sorry but it’s work. Now you know, when we’re at work, we have to behave like we’re at work…
[Err like you are right now?! rofl!!! I can see how well this plan is going to work out! Winking smile ]
…Somebody could walk in the door any minute.
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Lee (flatly)
: How very, very practical of you…
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(he gets a little more playful) …except when we are not at work, we are not together enough to suit me…
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…How about dinner tomorrow night at my place?
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Amanda: You don’t have any food at your place.
[Nice continuity! Smelly cheese anyone?!]
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[Lee smiles.. Careful Amanda, you are dealing with a master flirt! Winking smile ]
Lee quietly: Exactly. [Hooo haaaaa!
Whoa. genius! And he only has eyes for Amanda Red heart]

They smile at each other.. sounds like a date!
I hear the Blue Fox delivers and does wonderful menus for two Winking smile

This brings up the age old smk fan debate – are they consummating their romance?? or not? What do you all think about this? I mean, so far? Sorry if you find this topic irritating.. just err block your eyes and ears a minute 😉 I don’t mind touching on this from time to time, but then I’m really not invested in it either way.. 

On a different topic – I like seeing Amanda is spreading her wings professionally.. after the events of the Stemwinders that needed to happen! Err if she was to stay. Seems she has chosen to stay – despite the organisational risks at IFF! I wonder if Lee wishes he was the one training her, he has to share her now, that would possibly be an adjustment! but I love that he isn’t holding her back. Amanda would probably love that too Winking smile 

Lastly, I like that Amanda finds no enjoyment (IMHO) in Lee missing her.. she doesn’t like to see him unhappy, and doesn’t need the affirmation this might provide (if you needed it).

This scene ends there.. If there are going to be so many lovey dovey moments I’m going to have to cut down on how many pics I include. lol in these moments I go a little crazy with including lots of picks.. dimples.. smiles.. and wow. just so hard to cut back! Winking smile

I’ll pause here before we move on to the next scene, except I’ll say that – we seem to cut straight to the Cumberland from weekend! Here:
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Though lol I guess we are not suppose to remember that but it’s pretty funny to see them all lovey dovey and then cut to the place where they pretended to be married so early on! We saw this exterior in another ep too didn’t we? anyone? Was it Welcome to America Mr Brand? I don’t have time to look but if anyone finds this fun to dig into – please do!!! Smile I find it fun, I just have to choose where I’m having my fun right now lol.

Well, I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the start of this ep! Do tell!!!