I can't wait for Dean Stockwell to pop up. I can't wait for the in-jokes to start rolling! Also, I sincerely hope that they don't try to force a LaSalle-Brody pairing down our throats. As you pointed out, it's more of a brother-sister relationship, so putting them together would come across kinda... icky.
I agree, Paige Turco is great as Pride's wife. And now that we're not suffering from constant crossovers, they're doing a great job at differentiating NOLA from the original, such as with the emphasis on food (a key ingredient in New Orleans culture).
I think that sometimes the folks behind a show see a technical specialist or scientist character and automatically think that the character must be "quirky" and end up going overboard. Unfortunately, it's far too easy for "quirky" to devolve into "annoying"!
I'm glad that NCIS: NOLA is finding its niche - it's so colorful and cheerful, and utterly distinct from the mothership and NCIS: LA. I'll admit, seeing Pride date other women would be nice, but I'm still in favor of him working out his marital issues so he can share more scenes with Paige Turco.
Yes, food seems to be a significant recurring motif on this show. It's certainly fitting, given the richness of local New Orleans cuisine!
"Pedal to the metal, Commander!" Loved that movie. :-)
This list should also include Ichabod Crane, who fought in the Revolutionary War and beheaded the Headless Horseman in battle. Captain Jim Brass from "CSI" served in the Marines in Vietnam, and Admiral Al Calavicci ("Quantum Leap") was a Navy pilot who did five years in a Vietnamese POW camp. Javier Esposito on "Castle" served with the Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. Jack O'Neill and Samantha Carter from "Stargate: SG-1" were both Air Force officers, as was John Sheppard from "Stargate Atlantis". Raylan Givens from "Justified" was a Marine before joining the Marshals. Danny Reagan from "Blue Bloods" served with the Marines in Iraq, and both his father Frank and grandfather Henry also served in the Marine Corps before becoming cops. This may be argumentative, but it's worth mentioning that John Watson in particular should not qualify for this slide show as is - he's British, not American, and the slide show is about characters who have served "our country" (presumably the United States of America). If you want to get really quibbly, this should also eliminate Damon Salvatore and Bill Compton, who both were in the *Confederate* Army. Maybe the slide show should be renamed to something more generic, like "Television Characters Who Served in the Armed Forces". That way you could include foreigners like Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart ("Doctor Who"), too! And Dr. Henry Morgan from "Forever", who served in World War II. And Duncan MacLeod from "Highlander", who served in uniform during (at the very least) the Napoleonic Wars and World War I.
It's a great story, isn't it? I've heard it a few times, and it's still awesome. And it makes sense, too, for the character. I'm very glad they decided to use that take in the final cut!
In which case, I'm actually one of those three people. :-) I'm really enjoying it, myself, as a fun companion to "Grimm" on Friday nights.
There were tears in my eyes when the Doctor (and we the viewers) realized that the Brigadier had come back and saved his daughter. That salute! Oh, dear. Excuse me while I go cry quietly in a corner. We don't see what happens to Cyber-Brig, though - did he self-destruct after flying away, or might we possibly see him again in the future, as a sort of guardian angel?
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