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Discussion Thread for 'Body of Proof', Episode 2.15, "Occupational Hazards"

"Occupational Hazards" written by Corey Miller (@TooMuchFire) and directed by Matthew Gross (@GMattyG)

After a very long wait, we FINALLY get to see Jamie as Mr. Aiden Wells and, more importantly, being romantic with Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany - @DanaDelany). And this is your place to discuss, analyze or squee about the episode either while you're watching or feel free to come back later after multiple viewings. ;)

Also, @JeriLRyan will be tweeting during the broadcast, if you want to see if she has anything to say about this weeks guest stars. I know Dana hasn't been able to stop talking about Jamie since last week. :)

ETA: The episode is now up on Hulu.

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tygie_bard From: tygie_bard Date: February 22nd, 2012 03:18 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I agree with Mama. "Yum yum!"
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: February 22nd, 2012 04:24 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Awesome accent work yet again. Working class without using the accent for Matt Devlin. I just love him.

Plus, he looked pretty perfect.

(Hoping for more screen time in coming episodes!)
ddt73 From: ddt73 Date: February 22nd, 2012 05:53 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I pieced together parts of Jamie's storyline together and put it up on daily motion. Here's the link: http://dai.ly/xQHrb0

I also have it on my LJ.

The video is in HD. :)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 23rd, 2012 02:08 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks again. (I can't find a way to unscreen without replying. ;)
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 22nd, 2012 06:51 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I will have a LOT more to say tomorrow (of a more critical nature ;) ) when I'm rested. But in the meantime...

You're welcome. ;)
anamarya From: anamarya Date: February 22nd, 2012 09:00 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks for the caps. They're great.
esmerelda_t From: esmerelda_t Date: February 22nd, 2012 11:13 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Quick question, how much is he actually in it? If it's just for five - ten minutes I'm not sure I want to go through the faff that is this post megaupload world we now live in.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 22nd, 2012 11:41 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Loved the elevator scene. So charming and delicious!

I do appreciate they addressed the age difference between Jamie and Dana.

It was lovely to see him, just wish there was more screen time for him.

Chelsea General really needs to get picked up. I need more weely Bamber i a bigger role.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 22nd, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I talked about them addressing the age difference below. Glad they did it AND made it a non issue. (Especially when Peter is dating a younger woman. :p)

Also, I'm still a die hard Lee/Laura shipper, so I'm TOTALLY behind the older woman/younger man pairing. ;)
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asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 22nd, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link Me)

Re: Awright mate!

"on my merry way" could be questionable writing or it could be a character attribute in that Aiden tends to use cutesy phrases on a regular basis. I'm choosing to go with the latter. Even if it's just my fanon. ;)

The actual meeting face-to-face was a bit abrupt, but given Megan's mom set her up with the guy - and neglected to tell her that before splitting town! - I don't know how their first meeting could be anything but awkward. And if he had followed up with her online, she may have been all, 'Hell, no! I'm not going out with a guy I barely remember!' But when said HOT guy is standing in front of you and being all charming and revealing he's had a thing for you for YEARS, yeah, you meet him for dinner. ;)
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asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 22nd, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
So, on first viewing my thoughts were pretty much:




I figured I'd rewatch (after watching the other half dozen shows I watch on Tuesday nights :p) and come back with deeper thoughts today. No such luck. ;)

Honestly, Body of Proof is as straightforward a procedural as you get on TV today. In a perfect world, I would have LOVED to see more of Megan with Aiden, but I know that's just not possible without radically deviating from the structure of the show. And it's not like Jamie is being brought in as a series regular.

But what we did see of Jamie was AWESOME. I declared on Twitter last night I thought this was his best guest starring role to date. And I thanked the writers for letting him use a British accent. The role was originally written as being an American, but they loved the sound of his accent as much as we do. :)

Though, Aiden has a slightly more working class British accent than Jamie. Maybe one of British fans can zero in on specifically what local he was using for inspiration. I'm beyond impressed with the number of subtle accent changes he's able to create.

I was also thrilled that we got to see another side of Jamie as an actor. Aiden was so fun and flirty and charming. And happy! Has he ever been able to smile so much on screen??? And I've long wanted to see him try his hand at lighter material. He seemed like he was having a lot of fun with the role, while also showing casting directors and executives what he's capable of. And I loved seeing people (new fans?) discover him last night on Twitter. :)

The writers also did a nice job handling the Megan/Aiden age difference. There were two references made to is. First, Megan's mother's "so young" comment (said in a positive, way to go Megan, way) and Peter remarking to Megan he didn't know she was into May-December relationships. To which she points out, he's dating a much younger woman. HA! So, basically, they're telling the audience, get over it, it's a non-issue. ;)

anamarya From: anamarya Date: February 22nd, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Can I be in love with this comment?

I thought that it was just my opinion that they handled the whole age thing very well. Good to know that I wasn't.

Has he ever been able to smile so much on screen???

Not as far as I recall. And YES, it was very good to see him in this way.
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Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: February 22nd, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: February 22nd, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
My internet was giving me trouble this morning and I kinda yelled at my computer, "Not today, I need to squee!!"

That was lovely. He was happy and relaxed and when he said he'd just back away he was SO CUTE. The scruff and the hair and the smile and the accent and everything. It was so wonderful. I'm not happy that we had to wait so long but it was totally so very much worth it.

I really would love to see him in more light roles like this. I'm sure the doom and gloom is a nice acting challenge but really it's kinda criminal to not let THIS Jamie Bamber out more often.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 23rd, 2012 12:07 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I really would love to see him in more light roles like this. I'm sure the doom and gloom is a nice acting challenge but really it's kinda criminal to not let THIS Jamie Bamber out more often.

Agreed. I know that at heart Chelsea General will be a fairly SRS BSNS show but I hope that it does allow for some lighthearted moments once in a while. It doesn't have to be fluffy per se, just... the smile and the charm, it needs to be UNLEASHED!

(We really need a release date for le film Francais already. It should be soon. It NEEDS to be SOON. ;) )
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 23rd, 2012 10:58 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Hottest pool boy EVER!
From: genesgal Date: April 11th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh dear lord.. I've only just seen Jamie's appearance in BOP. In the UK but one channel very kindly showed all three episodes over 2 days. They're on my hard drive. I've watched them a lot!. As much as I adore Kev Allison and his dry sense of humour( a miracle after all he's been through) Aiden is the guy you'd love to go out with. Charming, happy, a wicked twinkle in his eye and down right flirty. Just the right amount of stubble and hair a perfect length. He's scrummy my enough to jolt your ovaries into action isn't he! Swoon!

Edited at 2014-04-11 09:53 pm (UTC)
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