| love the
Sex. On this series, everyone but
Steele and Laura are having it. Even the bathing suited nobodies in the
opening scene get to romp and play on a beach together. The only time Steele
and Laura are ever "romping" on a beach together he's running from her
and she's tackling him as killers chase them in Steele At It.
“Snapping and snarling
– it’s supposed to be the lovers.”
That says so much about Laura and Steele’s
current “love” life . ;-)
Steele is certainly seeing red – no
mere green for him in the jealousy stakes. I love how his face changes
on the phone while talking to Giovanni and his clipped disissive tones
of that’s enough.
“On one side true
love, on the other … cheap carnal lust.”
Steele actually sees himself on the
side of true love and not cheap carnal lust. Interesting. (not that cheap
carnal lust with Mr. Steele wouldn't be interesting too!)
“Lovers? You mean there’s
more than one? But… that’s not possible”
"Torch? Sounds more like a forest
fire, raging out of control! Laura, I would like to consider myself a sophisticated
man. I would never PRESUME to have a monopoly on your affections. But-
if you must dally, couldn't you confine it to one tryst at a time?"
LOL!!!!! Another man – well the
sophisticated Mr Steele could understand (not!) but two more is just beyond
the pale. *Snort*
is a petty, childish emotion. What you do with Giovanni et al on Tuesday
nights is your own affair, so to speak."
"My hopes for
a fuller relationship between us were possessive and unrealistic. I can
see that now, and I appreciate the way you helped me through a difficult
adjustment. It won't happen again."
And then of course Steele pulls
a childish stunt with Bernice/Darlene so that it’s Laura with the green
eyed monster – and it both works – she’s jealous enough to kiss him and
it backfires since she storms off.
The conversation with Fred -- beyond
the “Love must really be an enigma Fred” which shows that Steele does believe
he’s within the realm of love also shows that Fred can hear Steele without
any mention of lowering any privacy shield etc. Which means Fred gets to
hear what’s going on behind him – probably all the time.
The LONE WOLF:
the beer cans (love that nick name). Stop him.
Then she threatens that Steele will
shoot him. What is Mr. Steele? The muscle? LOL!
Finally someone laughs about the
idea of them following in the limo. Mr. Steele’s trick with the cab – inspired.
In fact he’s always about 100 steps ahead of Leo after that, from knowing
it’s him who broke into his loft (love his later fingering of his ruined
lock), to knowing about the bugs he’s planted etc. And of course it's fitting
that Babydoll (who Leo wants to replace) realizes it's Leo because of the
Laura. It makes kings of commoners. You'll never believe the proposition
I had last night."
Steele seems really disappointed. As
with many of the castoffs Steele encountered he has a soft spot for Leo.
And it’s also obvious that Steele is now taking himself and the profession
of being a detective rather seriously.
“Oh no Leo.”
“Doesn’t being a detective mean anything to you?”
Teddy is beautiful? Maybe if a face
like a bowl of oatmeal and the expression, intellect and vocal tone of
a befuddled cow is beautiful (though that may be insulting to cows). His
wife and his girlfriend could have both done better. Yes his wife was a
complete vile shrew but if you’re going to spend money on someone who has
a girlfriend at least make it worth your money.
Here any parallel/comparison to Steele
is just simply insulting.
How Laura keeps a straight face with
him standing there with a napkin stuffed in his open shirt assuming she
wants to have sex with him. OY! The transition to Leo at Steele’s with
the napkin stuffed in his collar shows theres more in common with Leo than
Steele, except Leo has more character and is smarter.
When Teddy starts going on about
his therapy and how he never knew how much he hated his father there’s
some great background work by PB – watch him move around in his chair like
you’ve got to be kidding me – then covering his face with his hands until
he stands up and again looks interested when Teddy starts talking about
Teddy has one good line “A hernia”
that shows he might have a couple of brain cells.
ODDS & ENDS:
not nearly as appealing as Gene Tierney."
Too true. And I love the Laura... Laura...
Laura bit --
Since Lena’s death is faked then
why the scream into the fade out? If anyone was there to hear it then they’d
be there to call the police quickly or show up immediately and foil the
fake. Basically it’s cheap gimmick used on the audience that makes no narrative
The painting. I’d have actually preferred
a change to blue. I know grey is neutral and classic but damn it’s also
so bland and rather prison/industrial like.
Love the easy athleticism of them
going over the wall. PB doesn’t even use a leg or foot for leverage just
his arm. Which shows how silly it is in say Season 4 when he can’t even
do a pull up at the gym. Of course this is a guy who climbs walls easily
and yet groans about three flights of stairs. It all comes down to if HAS
to do it or not (and whether the show wants a cheap site gag) He’s not
into athleticism for recreation (well not that kind of athleticism) but
for need and expediency.
Laura’s bow tie shirt with the the
carmel vest – ugh. Paired up with the double barrette hair puff pull back
off the forehead and we're back to repressed school marm. (no wonder Steele
thinks it's impossible that she has lovers) It looks like a new
beige trench coat for Laura. I like the black lining and belt though beige
still doesn't do much for her. Her red sweater later on is nice – again
not crazy about that beige hat. Steele’s black trench coat on the other
hand – nice. As of course is his dark navy suit with red tie is gorgeous
though the grey tie he wears later is simply divine – too bad he loses
it early and stuffs it in his pocket.