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Discussion Thread: CSI: Miami 10x03, "Blown Away" (spoilers!)
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onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: October 10th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yes, there wasn't enough of him. I liked this accent better than the Lee accent (but the real deal is always the bestest). Seeing him as a real bad guy was nice. I've not seen everything he's done but it does feel like he tends toward characters who (at least think they) have the moral high ground. Thinking of like Dollhouse he was upset at Echo's lack of loyalty. *He* was the injured party in his mind. In the end on this he was like, "Yep, I'm bad. And?" I enjoyed that moment.

I've tried several times to get into any of the CSIs but I just can't. I will say that I loved watching Ainsley Hayes build a potato gun. It was like some kind of West Wing/Mythbusters crossover.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 10th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
If the CSI franchise was deeper and explored the characters more, I think an argument could be made that Jamie was playing a sociopath. Usually the killers on these type of shows have some sort of emotional reaction to being caught, whether it's anger, fear or remorse. He just smirked. And he could have just knocked the girl out and fled the scene, but he continued to beat her with zero emotional response.

I watched the original CSI for several seasons, but never could get into the spinoffs. Both the Miami and NYC versions were on the bubble for renewal this past season.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: October 10th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Yes, I almost said sociopath too but then I thought I might be over analyzing. We'll just go with the idea that it was in the performance if not the script. I was sort of laughing at how much I enjoyed the lack of remorse because I realized that if it was some killer Ronnie and Matt were arresting I'd be annoyed by it.
anamarya From: anamarya Date: October 11th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Actually, the criminals from CSIM are usually acting like this. they sort of have to be very.... bad in order to convince us that "the big Lt. Caine" is such a good guy.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 10th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I will say that I loved watching Ainsley Hayes build a potato gun. It was like some kind of West Wing/Mythbusters crossover. Bahahaha! Truth.

There were a LOT of complaints I read about how the tornado scenario is teh ludicrousnuts; it could have, would have, should have been a hurricane given the location, but the idea of storm chasers being a good cover for burglars got stuck in the writers' heads so they ran with it. I do agree, it's one of those "Oh FFS, CSI" situations. Though it could have been worse, as someone on TWoP helpfully pointed out:

"This episode was almost as improbable as the one where the bad guys timed their bank robbery with the arrival of a hurricane/tsunami with a monster wave descending on Miami so the heavy gold would be floated out to sea by the wall of water."

Seriously? SERIOUSLY? *head-desk-hard* Ow.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: October 10th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
so the heavy gold would be floated out to sea by the wall of water

Ok first that caused a real laugh out loud moment. The next second had me wondering if that could have meant wet!Jamie and then I thought the plot might not be so bad.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 10th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Man, it's all about weighing the pluses and minuses with shows like this. :D

(He was definitely wearing too many layers. Frak's sake, it's humid in Florida, take the damn jacket off while you evil at LEAST, Bamber...)
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: October 11th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm guessing it was cooler in LA or that Jamie is one of those people who is always cold, no matter what the weather because it was hot as blazes in Miami when this episode was shot.

There are tornadoes down here, but nothing like that. My first weekend in my apartment, I watched a funnel cloud roll in off the water. It fell apart once it hit land.

After watching this, all I can think is Jamie makes scary very sexy.

ragdoll From: ragdoll Date: October 11th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I will say that I loved watching Ainsley Hayes build a potato gun. It was like some kind of West Wing/Mythbusters crossover.

Okay, someone desperately needs to write this fic now.
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