@ani jane is right. bosco loved lisbon, how could he not? and yes, that was jane speaking for himself; giving his assessment of lisbon. also, lisbon loves jane, how could she not?
@entwife i still think patrick was lying when he told teresa he knew about lorelei from the beginning. look at his face in the car after he says that. his expression says "did she buy that?" he does that a few times during that episode. and in the morning after scene in crimson hat, his face looks genuinely tortured and surprised. and of course, my old refrain is, it makes the character so much more fascinating if he got taken by lorelei. he quickly got his wits about him and realized his plan worked, but he was thrown by that. and he had a connection with her which grew even after he knew she was rj's girl. don't know if anyone but lisbon and jane have to know about patrick gutting rj (maybe there's a fire that patrick sets afterward) but for her, it would be like finding that your dog chewed up your hamster. how do you deal with that? or get that image out of your mind?
i really want patrick to get to kill red john. all the fan fictions have one of the team do it so i guess that's what the zeitgeist votes for. but i hope, especially if there's more story to come, that patrick wields the knife. a knife because it would be good if it's something more intimate and primitive than a gun. if he does get to kill him rj style, it would open up all sorts of problems. harder for teresa to feel ok about it. harder for the law to ignore even if the first cut was in self-defense. could give patrick all sorts of horror at his own behavior and his ability to sink as low as rj.
riki tiki paddy or whack a minion? excellent! think they had that tv monte carlo thing that simon went to last year or the year before. owain went.
that's a pretty good episode. the box car scene is great. so sexy.
@km sure sandy had an effect. viewers who are sick of red john should be careful what they wish for. when they get it, they'll wonder why patrick doesn't seem as poignant, why his smiles don't seem so heartbreaking; why his getting up in the morning doesn't seem so courageous. sure i want him to get happy and laid sometime and i hope we get a goodly bunch of episodes that show us what everyone does with their lives (except rigsby, of course - but that's just me). maybe they could get more mileage out of having the end of red john solve nothing in terms of patrick's happiness. perhaps he has horrible scars and habituated feelings of hopelessness that must be worked through. he attempts a relationship with teresa but can't sustain any intimacy. we follow him on a journey of recovery. we find out there were problems with his marriage. maybe he spends time yanking rj acolytes out of their hidey holes like a mongoose until he finally gets his life back.
hi entwife. totally agree. i would not trade 22 episodes for fewer episodes that are shot better. the eye candy factor of simon makes up for it. however, as you know, i do hate when i feel like they waste so many episodes on jejune or non-patrick plots. the ratio of prime rib eye to chopped chuck seems punitively high. know i'm in the minority here with stuff like red feud. but i would prefer seeing patrick rearrange his sock drawer than a few of the eps from this past season. but i digress. how are you? you got your name back i see. did christine help you?
very excited to see red sails in the sunset this weekend. it was one of the shows that didn't get recorded and kept on my tivo in the aftermath of hurricane sandy so i've only seen it three or four times on satellite before that two decided to erase it. my opinion, the best ep of the season. like a little indie movie in itself. great cinematography. inventive staging. simon at his best in front of and behind the camera. highlights: that shot that finds him curled on the beach covered with sand. emanuelle chiriqui fabulous. simon overcranked running to the theater. every close-up of his face. how he looks in the cowboy hat. the ranger - good actor. the car scenes, the beach scenes, the motel scenes, the cabin scenes. all so good. tiny faults. he lingered too long on his son in the store. casting of the romans was a little buckeye. lorelei's mother got a little too much scenery in her teeth. can't wait.
@km 8 days. that is so tight. simon talks about learning to just let things go on a set. to realize that he has to just deal with his performance being his performance. of always feeling like he could have done it better as the director yells, "let's move on." i'm going to watch an ep. and just tote up camera moves and company moves and schedule all the exteriors together and see if as a producer, one could re-dress one location for another. also want to see extended credits to see if they use a second unit to do simpler m.o.s. stuff or secondary character stuff while they shoot the star. of course, if anyone on the set can ask for another take or two, it's simon.
the one problem for simon in shooting on a more cable-like schedule, he'd still have to work around the school year. he always talks about the fact that his kids are still in school through a big chunk of his hiatus so he has to wait to whisk them away to wherever. wonder if those boys realize what an incredible life they lead? sure stella noticed the difference between her childhood and her later teenage years. the infusion of cash and celebrity turns everything upside down.
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