I've finally had a chance to read this and will attempt to formulate a sensible comments rather than just promoting my own comm ;)
Excellent write up! Lordy you made me laugh! These were exactly my reactions when I first saw this episode and Archie and Horatio are still my one and only OTP <3 And OMG I've just realised I've written fic to answer almost every nonsensical plot point here. That's a bit worrying really ;)
What a hard time you must have had doing all those screen caps though... Here's a favourite of mine from a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in The Duel
Btw would you mind if I crossposted this to following_sea
? I know some of the guys over there would love it!