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Watching tonight's episode of CSI (about a disembodied head found in the ball return of a bowling alley), I've come to the conclusion that the CSI writers have long since decided that each episode is "How can we kill people mysteriously next!" Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm thoroughly entertained.

Tonight's Mentalist, I very nearly skipped in favor of Ace of Cakes, but the TV ad hooked me. Red John makes another appearance and three detectives are attacked and/or killed inside the police station. The culprit is not, in fact, Red John, but his lover, who also happens to be the secretary of the detective who heads the team to hunt down Red John. After she is captured and has a nice mysterious and threatening conversation with Jane, she is killed on her perp-walk down to the cells. You see a joyous gryn on her face, and a person whose face we don't see wipes some green goo onto her hand, causing her to fall down dead and foaming at the mouth. So WHY! THE! FUCK! is everyone NOT FLIPPING THE FUCK OUT over this definitive proof that RED JOHN HAS FREE RUN OF THE POLICE STATION?!!!! [hang head] I know. I know. bad writing. show's full of it. I shouldnae fash meself. But sometimes I just can't help it.

In other news, tonight's Good Eats has Alton Brown showing you how to fry a turkey, and how *NOT* to fry a turkey. He gives a practical demonstration at the local fire station showing exactly what happens when you have the fryer too full in combination with a wet or frozen turkey. The fireball was impressive, and Alton, all decked out in fireman's gear, asked the camera directly "Do we have your attention?" I fell in love with him all over again when he built a Turkey Derrick using a standing stepladder and a pulley system, stuck a flashing red swivel light to the top of it and then danced around it chanting "You wanna see it work? You wanna see it work? I WANNA SEE IT WORK! AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!"

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itskoi
Nov. 20th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Red John: I took it that she maybe did that to herself actually, wiped the death goo on. For me that explained the happy death look. She was after all the secretary in there, maybe the happy death goo was hidden someplace she could grab when she knew it was the right time? OK I'm reaching cause I looooooooooooves Simon Baker?

CSI: I missed the first fifteen minutes or so. That TOTALLY explains why they were bowling at the end. Sick fucks. LOL
lizzibabe
Nov. 21st, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
I watched it again on one of the free sites, and what you see is a person in police uniform seen from behind walking toward her and her escorts. she gives him a joyous smile, and he wipes the back of his glove onto her hand and keeps going. after that she falters and dies. It's a "blink and you'll miss it"
itskoi
Nov. 21st, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
I get it! Rigsby is Red John!
mjlayman
Nov. 20th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Okay, I watched it, too, because of Red John, but I don't think the secretary was really his lover, he was just using her. I may have missed the hand, because I was crocheting, but I assumed he'd given her a late-blooming poison.

It's impossible to keep people from knowing other people -- even the military and people with high clearances only get background checks every few years -- so I don't think they could have expected to know the secretary had been subverted.
lizzibabe
Nov. 21st, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
I dunno. When an emotionally vulnerable woman falls prey to a man like that sex is almost always involved. Sex is the fastest way to create an intimate bond. She also says "I love him and he loves me." That implies sex, to my mind.

The hand bit was a "blink and you'll miss it." I watched it again on one of the free streaming sites. You see a man from behind walking toward Rebecca & her escorts. Her facial expression shows that she recognizes him and she gives him a joyous smile, and just as he passes her he wipes the back of his glove onto her hand and then you see the green goo.
mjlayman
Nov. 22nd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
I think we're intrepreting "lover" differently. I'm thinking of it as a serious relationship and you're thinking of it as sex.
lizzibabe
Nov. 22nd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
In his eyes, it's the latter. In her eyes, it's *both*. She idolizes him. And for a powerful, manipulative man, sex is the fastest way to that.
lizzibabe
Nov. 22nd, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Yes ma'am [smile]
shadowlynn
Nov. 21st, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! CSI is fun but needs a bit of reworking to get the characters to mesh a bit better. And I was actually telling the MENTALIST police to look at the damn video tapes to SEE Red John! Come ON!!
lizzibabe
Nov. 21st, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
There was an issue with the video tapes. Red John somehow breached the security system and changed the timestamps on the videos. That was what they were talking about when they said an employee on the 4th floor went on maternity leave last week and had her baby yesterday so it was impossible that there was a video of her walking into the police station still heavily pregnant. As I said, the guy has to WORK in the police station, because if you're clever enough, you can hack *anything* if you have physical access to the systems.
shadowlynn
Nov. 22nd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh I thought they were looking at hospital videos not police station videos. Now that makes sense but still - I'd be checking my police buddies.
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