Reminder: L&O:UK Back on BBCA Tonight + Episode 2x05 "Love and Loss" Thoughts - Jamie Bamber News
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Reminder: L&O:UK Back on BBCA Tonight + Episode 2x05 "Love and Loss" Thoughts
First things first, reminder:  BBC America's broadcasts of Law & Order: UK resume tonight with the Series 2 finale (or Season 1, as they'd have it over here), "Honour Bound."  (Anyone who missed my Matt-centric run-down of this episode for Character of the Month in September, it's here; meanwhile, asta77 will be back with a proper discussion next week!)  Next week, Series 3&4/Season 2 kicks off with Emilia Di Girolamo's "Broken."  (At this point, I suspect BBCA will get through the remaining 13 episodes and then, hopefully, air Series 5 at the same time it debuts in the UK in the fall.  Or at least soon thereafter. Wouldn't THAT be nice?)

Otherwise, since I didn't get around to the "Love & Loss" discussion before the holiday rush kicked in, here's a short-short version.  With a very pretty photo. ;)

"Love and Loss,"  Written by Terry Cafolla

It's a Terry episode, meaning it's physically impossible for me not to like it. ;)  And I do appreciate the lighter touches in this ep very, very much...

- Matt's semi-throwaway line "I bring back a stick of rock from my holidays"… meaning he never takes enough time off to get further than, say, Brighton for a weekend? (But what does he doooo in Brighton, and who does he dooooo it with? ;) )

- Ronnie's wonderful attachment to this particular case, be it his gentle demeanor w/ the mother in the dead girl's bedroom, or being extra smart-arsed with bureaucratic red-tape on the phone, or being in the right place at the right time to give James the idea for how to nail Gilmore in the end.  Awww, Dad. 

- Oona. How anyone can't love Oona is beyond me. ;) Goth crisp-eating mums FTW.

- Every last bit of the "Intensive Care" scene and aftermath, including the source of my icon (see above) and the guy hobbling backward through cones, which I so wanted to get a GIF of and haven't taken the time to make one. But again, this episode is an example of Terry balancing really horrible, sad subject matter and treating it fairly w/ flashes of humor that are genuinely funny and don't cheapen the material. (I have read opinions of people who disagree, but I disagree with their disagreement, so there. ;) Which isn't to say that if anyone else disagrees, they shouldn't speak up… please do!)

- Deleted scene all-time hall of fame, this one. ;)  For those who still haven't seen it:

I'll keep my summary relatively brief in the hopes that some of you will pitch in other things you liked. It's been quiet 'round here.  Make some noise. ;)


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lemurling From: lemurling Date: January 7th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
My favorite deleted scene ever. Ye gads. I love Mattie, but... he's a little bit hard core! I think he's not really comfortable with it either, just, maybe is afraid that if he doesn't bust his friend, it makes him corrupt? And Mattie hates the idea of being a bad cop more than anything. We don't get a lot of feel that he has anything in his life except his job.

Thanks for explaining the "a stick of rock" bit, that one completely escaped me. But why does this mean Brighton? (I've only been once, back in the late 90s, it seemed like a sort of edgy town, lots of youth and counterculture?)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: January 7th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
But why does this mean Brighton?

I'm basically using Brighton as a broad generalization for "resort town in the UK". ;) And in truth, Brighton does have the pier with carnival rides and all sorts of treats, of which sticks of rock would be part. But basically, the line as I read it is meant to convey that if he gets anywhere for his holidays, it's not very far. (Versus three 18 year old girls on holiday in Thailand.)

lemurling From: lemurling Date: January 7th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
stick of rock = rock candy! *duhs*
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: January 7th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Aye. Although it's different from our version of rock candy. It's very.... BIG.
scifishipper From: scifishipper Date: January 7th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh my! That is a lovely cap. Gorgeous!
ayajedi From: ayajedi Date: January 7th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: January 9th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
That deleted scene is made of comedy gold, that and the scene at the driving school. Made of Win.

I only have one thing to say about that cap, my my DS Devlin what blue eyes you have.
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