Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Touches of Loyalty (Spoiler Alert!)

Tonight was the first of the last two Goren and Eames episodes. Among many things that were wonderful about this episode was the amount of touching. Now Criminal Intent is a touch-free zone, but they blew everything out of the water tonight and it was sweet and very, very poignant. Unlike those rare fun ones that Magra and I collected in our Bump-Touch list, these touches were normal reactions to horrible circumstances.

The scene where Goren and Eames arrive (together?) at the crime scene is magnificent. Wow, poor Rodgers! She is grief-stricken. She distressed me! She is always so calm and sardonic, this really blind-sided me.
Eames reaches out and touches her.

Then, even the reserved Goren reaches out and touches her. They have had such an interesting relationship over the years. He always challenges her and she always has an answer. And she hates it when he touches her corpses. (that doesn't sound quite right)
Then (OMG!) Alex gets a back rub. To me, this seems like such a natural thing to do to someone who is distressed. It also soothes the the person doing the rubbing. It is not something I would have anticipated in Robert Goren and it was a wonderful gift to her and to us. A simply beautiful gesture from such a reserved person.

And not only does Alex get a back rub, she gets a hug. Again a really natural thing to do for most people, but not these two. And she initially accepts it, but then pulls away with what I would interprete as a not-here/not-now shake of the head. How does Alex Eames cope with grief? She gets angry and goes to work. She was true to form.
Now do you think Eames will ever reach out to touch Goren? It's time to relax a little, Alex.

This is such a powerful scene, I really had to add these few caps. It makes me want to jump in there and make it better for them. For us, too....


Today is my friend Magra's birthday! The first Criminal Intent episode she ever watched was Zoonotic. So here for your birthday, is a collection of screen caps from Zoonotic made into a slide show.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane and have an amazing birthday!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Criminal Intent - Season 8 summary in video

This was made to compliment this blog post last August on the Recovery of Robert Goren in Season 8.

The clips are shown in the order the episodes should have aired, not the order in which USA broadcast them....

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Loyalty - Season 9 Premiere

I ask you, what could be a better name for the final Goren and Eames episodes?
It seems USA Network finally did something right when they decided on the the title (I'm assuming they won't change the name yet again....)
Now it remains to be seen if they will deliver when it really counts - to all the fans who have always been there, loving the whole fabulous ride.
Here are the two recent promos from USA for Loyalty.

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