Well, there is a CI Marathon on Mystery Channel today and boy! it's hard to stay away from the tv! You'd think Mystery was gearing up for Season 8. One of the episodes in the marathon was Frame.
That step forward I'm referring to is from Frame.
Here is that step forward with no sound to distract us, once at normal speed and once in slow motion.
It wasn't until I watched Magra's Frame vid that I realized Goren really had stepped forward. I had initially thought he was just shifting. Upon countless musings, I came to realize how significant that subtle step forward was. (You can find it used right at the end of My Life)
After completely losing his cool in the morgue, Eames gives Goren a "graceful" exit. He stalks outside, replying curtly to Eames' words and then stops as he realizes what she is trying to tell him. The look in her eyes tells him she's there to help if he'll only listen. Goren finally starts thinking instead of reacting.
At first he is almost incoherent, then slowly, sentence by sentence, we can see him engaging in what she is telling him.
As the last of the fury leaves him and he steps toward her, his shoulders relax and he sighs. He is ready to come back into her "circle". By stepping towards her, he acknowledges he is calm and ready to use his head - and accept that he isn't alone. The step towards her is also an apology.
Apologizing for what? His behaviour? Pushing her away? Probably both.
Suddenly he is her gentle giant again.
Beautifully acted with the subtlety that I love in this show.
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