USA Network had pretty much let the cat out of the bag as to who was going to end up dead on last night's Criminal Intent season premiere. So hopefully it won't be TOO spoilery if I say
R.I.P. Danny Ross.
We'll miss you Eric ... and fandom can sit Shiva for Captain Ross ...
My stream of consciousness recap for Loyalty, Part I is up over on my long defunct CI lj The_11th_Floor
There was some fine acting ... a few too many characters and plot lines to cram into the first act ... WAY too much of that pudgy Russian tourist dude in the tiny little Speedo ... and so much more to come next week in Part II.
Kudos especially to David Zayas
for a wonderful turn as the interim boss, Lt. Stanley Maas. Zayas has been around the L&O (and TV) Universe for a long time, and he did a bang up job here! (CI superfans might remember him as the fire inspector from "On Fire" near the end of Deakins tenure!)
Extra bonus points go to Katherine Erbe for that wonderful moment at the scene of crime where she is tearing up as she looks down at the bodybag ... and Goren wraps his arm around her (an unprecedented move to start with) to offer her comfort, and she pulls away as she looks around at the others watching them. It's so very clearly the actions of a woman cop trying not to appear to be overly emotional on the job. Just a lovely moment, and like so many of the best CI moments, a micro-moment in time.
So we wait until next week to find out how the character arcs of Goren and Eames will play out. We almost never know where the characters end up once they leave the show ... witness the exits of D.A. Carver, Captain Deakins, Detectives G. Lynn Bishop, Carolyn Barek, Nola Falacci, Megan Wheeler, and Mike Logan. For the most part we know nothing about where they all are now.
I suppose the only thing we can be reasonably sure about is that Goren isn't going to end up working for the FBI ... outside of my imagination where he goes off to breathe some life in the B.A.U. over on Criminal Minds! Or he could write a book, and end up spending some time with the gang at the Jeffersonian. I'd pay big bucks to see him and Camille hook up! That would be one HELL of a detective agency.
And Eames? She's a crack shot and good with computers ... does Torchwood: USA have any openings for field agents? LOL.
p.s. here's today's ficlet in memorium...
( Comfort Food -- Danny )