Episode Discussion Thread: 'Rizzoli & Isles' 5x12, 'Burden of Proof' + - Jamie Bamber News
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Episode Discussion Thread: 'Rizzoli & Isles' 5x12, 'Burden of Proof' +
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Helloooooo everyone!

Slow news month, we know. We've tweeted out a few odds and ends related to what Jamie's up (including some convention pics) but nothing major. (In fandom life anyway; in real life, it's another matter. Myself, I quit one job and started another one...waheyyy!)

That's about to change slightly though as we have NEW telly to watch and discuss - well, an hour of it anyway.  Anyone who tunes into tonight's Rizzoli & Isles summer finale, please feel free to desposit your thoughts in the comments below; it's the first of two eps for Jamie AND it's the hiatus break, so it'll be a while before we know how his arc wraps up. Feel free also to entertain yourselves with wild and unlikely plot speculation, too. ;) Hey, we're only human...and we've got time to kill...

By the way, you'll notice a lack of image up top because TNT only seem to have gotten worse with their pre-release promotional materials; there's nothing on their press extranet for tonight's ep. I know, it's a cliffhanger episode, but FFS guys. (There ARE images out there somewhere; TV Guide has one.) Will update w/ a screenshot from the episode when we can. And now we have a screenshot! Say "hallelujah"...

IN THE MEANTIME, however...  because this kind of doesn't merit a post of its own, it's an opportunity to point out that Before I Sleep - the film Jamie shot a bit part for in 2012 - now has a distributor. And apparently his part is big enough to merit a production still of his own.... HEY THERE, SIR:


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You're welcome, everybody.

(Also of absolutely no consequence: Both characters in Rizzoli & Isles and Before I Sleep are called Paul. If you need a reason to link them in one post, THERE YOU GO. *curtsey* ;) )

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anteros_lmc From: anteros_lmc Date: September 2nd, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Well hello there! Any chance we can see the other half of that picture? ;) Unsurprisingly, I'm rather intrigued by Before I Sleep. Also David Warner is always worth watching.

New job? How exciting! Hope it goes well :)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 3rd, 2014 04:39 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Heh, sadly no ;) At least we know even if it's a bit part it'll be QUALITY. Agreed, as well. David Warner is a perpetual plus

(so far it's going very well, thanks hon!)
lanalucy From: lanalucy Date: September 2nd, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yum. Shirtless Jamie. :)
meshel73 From: meshel73 Date: September 3rd, 2014 12:27 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks for the reminder. Rizzoli & Isles is not a show that I watch but I will watch it for Jamie's episode(s).
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 3rd, 2014 03:38 am (UTC) (Link Me)
On Twitter, someone asked me what I thought of this season and I had to confess this was the first episode I had seen of the season. ;)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 3rd, 2014 03:37 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Just a few, quick thoughts before I head off to bed:

I'll get the shallow thought out of the way. Jamie looked terrific. And whoever the costume person is who matched the color of his dress shirt to his eyes: WELL DONE.

As far as guest starring roles go, I think R&I served Jamie better than other shows he's guest starred on. It took awhile for him to make an appearance, but once he did the focus shifted to his character and his guilt/innocence.

There was some nice, smaller moments in the ep. I particularly liked the conversation in the elevator between Jane and Paul and Jane coming to doubt her certainty that Paul was guilty.

It may be my personal bias ;), but I'm leaning, strongly, to Paul (Jamie) being innocent of his girlfriend's murder. Early on my mind went to 'Presumed Innocent' in which (REALLY OLD SPOILER!) the wife was the killer and set up her husband.

The ending left me rolling my eyes. R&I was guilty of something far too many shows are - the cliffhanger in which the life of one of leads is in mortal danger. Did she live or die?! To which I say, "Is she the star of the show???" ;p And we also know Jamie was signed to TWO episodes, so, um, yeah, I'm guessing they float to the surface.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 3rd, 2014 04:48 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh man, I HAD THE SAME DAMN THOUGHT. "If this ends up being 'Presumed Innocent,' by Jove imma flip a table up in here." That said, I'd also like to lean toward him being innocent if for no other reason than a twist on a twist re: innocence seems like the most common trope these days. The problem is, I don't see how we can avoid 'Presumed Innocent' if that's the case since we haven't been introduced to anyone else in his life other than the wife at this point; no one else connected to the earlier murder case.

Agreed that the cliffhanger is anything but, although there was something of a fresh angle in that he didn't actually jump, he slipped. PAUL, YOU KLUTZ. The scene in the elevator was quite nice, for sure. Although sage being Danielle's favorite color didn't go very far toward disproving Jane's theory of blah-ness. (What?! Green is my favorite color. SAGE IS THE BLAH-EST OF GREENS. ;) I bristled. I have strong feelings about palettes, mang.)

Completely and totally agree that this was among the beefier of Jamie's guest shots to date, so for that... *golf claps* He did rather well with what he was given, too. Bummer about the wait, though. And he DID look good... although I'll admit, him all clean cut in a nice suit in an interrogation room made me think once or twice of dear DS Devlin. *sniffle* (Even if Matt would never have worn a tie unless he had to be in court that day... ;) )

Edited at 2014-09-03 04:54 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 3rd, 2014 05:23 am (UTC) (Link Me)
How can we purchases dvd of snoke abd other releases in canada.also whete can i send fanmail to jamie bambwr...does he read them and reply?
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 3rd, 2014 06:48 am (UTC) (Link Me)
You'd do well to keep checking Amazon.ca, as The Smoke did just air in Canada on M3; if it hasn't been scheduled for release there yet on disc, it probably will be soon.

You can send fanmail to Jamie via his manager's office. I don't know that anyone on the comm has sent fanmail recently, so how often he's keeping up with his snail mail is anyone's guess. ;)

c/o Alan Siegel Entertainment
345 North Maple Drive
Suite 376
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
USA

Edited at 2014-09-03 06:49 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 8th, 2014 05:48 am (UTC) (Link Me)

fanmail

Thanks so much zegeekgirl.I can not tell you how much I appreciate it. I am new to Twitter and tried tweeting James Bamber and fan sites and got nowhere. I have never sent a fanmail my entire life. However, after seeing the series The Smoke which ended last Thursday here in Canada, I was compelled to do so. I recently lost my leg in a fire. Had it not been for the bravery of our firemen, I would not be here today. I am recovering and was inspired by the show. I am going through much of the dame personal struggles that Kev Allison (James' character) went through in the show. I was gutted to find out show was cancelled.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 9th, 2014 04:13 am (UTC) (Link Me)

Re: fanmail

So sorry to hear about your accident, but am glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Jamie gets quite a lot of tweets and he goes through periods of being less active on Twitter, so he may have missed your inquiry; send your correspondence to the address above, and he should receive it soon. :)

Edited at 2014-09-09 04:13 am (UTC)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: September 3rd, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It's been a while since we had a good ol' picspam. Here you go, folks... Paul Westcourt: Prosecuting Woobie or Cold Blooded Killer? ;)












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