Lee and Amanda go undercover on a cruise ship for engaged couples and to maintain their cover—they get married!! Love the wedding kiss – how nervous they both seem, Lee leaning in for a second kiss, and finally the look of total surprise. I love how Lee pops-up in the milk cooler and how Amanda changes her mind about spending the weekend with her friend to go on a cruise with Lee. And of course, how Amanda saves the day by figuring out the clues. I also love the tag.
One of the funniest episodes of the series. Poor Amanda is grabbed, taken to the baddies hideout, and asked to read code hidden with the chili dogs She attempts to escape, is involved in a car accident, and as a result gets amnesia, setting up some very funny moments. I also love how Lee comforts her.
I wish we had seen more holiday-themed episodes. Of the two Christmas episodes, this one is by far my favorite. Amanda’s willingness to help the Agency on Christmas Eve and then being caught in a nest of killers and thieves. I love how Amanda brings out the ‘white flag’ and pleads with the Russians to stop the fighting for one evening. I also just love her concern for Lee, even though it is early in their ‘relationship.’
Lee and Amanda go undercover as husband and wife living in the suburbs to stop gun-running. I just love all the Lee and Amanda moments—their little argument in the kitchen, a shirtless Lee, great comic lines, Amanda thinking on the feet and using the can of hairspray to make their escape, Lee taking Amanda’s hand as they run down the stairs together (the first of many times Lee takes Amanda’s hand), and a very snarky Francine.
I just love how determined Lee is in this episode to get the “Barnstorm” list back. I also love the Lee and Amanda moments—she staying with him in the hospital, the sweet-tender moment in his bedroom, and how she was not fooling Billy or Francine with her questions and her willingness to pick Lee up from the airport. Then her love and concern for him following the accident. I also love how they set-up the doctor with Lee’s ‘death.’ I have to admit though, the first time I saw this episode, I was very concerned and worried.
Only four words needed! Swamp, near-kiss, and “Not exactly.”
I love how Amanda is coming more into her own. Billy has her go to the theater, because she has experience in drama and is familiar with the writer of the play, much to Francine’s exasperation. I like the silly surrealism play and the ad-libbing at the end. I love the scene in the Q-Bureau and Francine’s interruption and her comeback line. And of course, who does not love the tag? When Lee locks the door and finally, really kisses Amanda?
Some feel Lee and Amanda’s first kiss was in “All The World’s A Stage,” but I disagree. I love the sweet little chaste kiss Lee gives Amanda at her back porch at the end of the episode with an unspoken promise of more to come. After years of tender moments, interruptions, and near misses –he finally kisses her! YES!! I also love how Amanda uses clues from the diary to save the Vice President of the United States. In addition, who can forget the ‘look’ Lee gives her while they are sitting on the couch together? I’m swooning!
Amanda kidnapped (again). Lee foolishly tries a one-man rescue attempt and is caught by a terrorist. While locked up in a prison-cell–Lee proposes to Amanda. Classic Lee and Amanda moment! Also love the tag–Amanda sees the Tiffany box and gasps, Lee nonchalantly enters the room, sits on the edge of her desk, slips the ring on her finger, they smile and then kiss. Swoon! This episode gets my vote for best kiss. . . ever!!
I have this episode higher then what I believe most other fans would have it. However, I love this episode. I love the backstory for Lee. I love the sweet tender tag at the end. I love the “My Amanda” line. I love Bruce Boxleitner playing the role of his dad, Major Matthew Stetson. And I especially love that Lee’s parents met the same way Lee and Amanda did. “Like father, like son.”
My favorite S3 episode and there were several to choose from. I love the Lee and Amanda moments in this one. The elevator scene. The ‘talk’ they have in the room and “parts I like a lot.” The ‘look’ he gives her when he thinks she’s not looking. The tag! “Come on. We’ll make the perfect couple.” I especially loved seeing Lee and Amanda getting closer to each other and I cherished watching how their relationship changed over the years from being reluctant strangers, to friends, to becoming a couple in love. It’s what made me fall in love with them.
The episode Bruce Boxleitner said Lee fell in love with Amanda. “I used to have fantasies about secret agents.” A jealous Lee! Amanda getting in too deep, Lee saves Amanda and carries her down the staircase, Lee passionate appeal to Delano to save Amanda’s life, and then one swoon-worthy tag. Bonus: Lee in a tux! And Kate Jackson is just beautiful in this episode.
The episode that started it all!! A hardened secret agent paired with a housewife. I really enjoy the pilot episode and watch it every anniversary (October 3rd) and it never gets old. The best pilot. . . ever! The first mix of comedy and drama (sorry Chuck – you know I love you, but you weren't the first). This episode had some of the best comic lines. “I thought only Nazi’s and spies said that?” Well, I’m not a Nazi.” “What are you wearing?” and of course, the classic, “Clams again, dear?” The episode did a great job setting the tone for the next four years and was wonderful at introducing the characters I instantly fell in love with. I also blame Kate and Bruce and their chemistry which drew me in week after week.
Another great season four episode. Most fans dislike season four (mostly, because Kate’s cancer treatments prevented her from being the last four episodes), but some complain the season was too much of a rollercoaster ride and lacked direction. To some extent, I have to agree. The “Moonlighting” curse? Maybe? However, episodes like “Bad Timing” proved there could be action, romance, and a good storyline. I love this episode – Lee’s life in danger after he is injected with a virus and is a ticking time bomb, Amanda standing behind him, and Francine and Billy getting into the action. Lee’s signing over his life insurance policy to take care of Amanda and her boys. Also, without a doubt one of my favorite tags. “We need practice in this, too.”