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Watching... Dead Reckoning

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31 July 2016 | 22:23
posted by: murphybabe in the_safehouse

I was feeling a bit blue today, so what better than a Pros episode to cheer me up?  I couldn't even be bothered to change the DVD in the player, and the first ep up was Dead Reckoning, so I reckoned that would do.

Here are my thoughts.  Sorry that I have no screen caps for your delectation and delight - you will just have to imagine the lads and their expressions.  Or you can go and watch yourself, if you can force yourself!

We open with a nice shot of Bodie looking very businesslike in a wood, but blah, blah, blah - the lads aren't together.

Oh, here's Doyle, sent to interview Anna Hastings.  When Cowley hands him her photo, though, his 'Very nice' is quite dry and unconvincing.   He does his shirt up a button and puts a tie on to go and interview her.  Might this be because his boyfriend wouldn't let him go out half-dressed without him?  *g*

We're in the cafe now, where Doyle John Hare is interviewing Anna.  John Hare takes sugar in his coffee!  [I didn't think Doyle did, although I do get a bit confused as to whether or not he does]

For a journalist, Doyle doesn't take many notes.  Anna tells him her father is in jail and all he does is whistle.

Here is Michael the wannabe boyfriend.  And here is a beautiful staircase :)  And there goes Doyle, unsubtle as always, unshipping his gun.

Then we're back to a meeting with our lads and Cowley.  There are some nice glances between B & D here, and the provocative little 'you busy?' from Doyle to Bodie about Michael-the-boyfriend always cracks me up.

Moving Batak:  when the shots are fired, there is a massive crowd at the scene within minutes!

And when Anna and Doyle arrive at the safe house and Doyle takes Anna upstairs, just look at Bodie's stance and face:  not a happy bunny.  His attitude seems quite aggressive.  Then when Cowley rings through, he's suddenly all smiles.  Very odd.

Lovely moment though:  'you're just... a great big softie' *g*

We move now to the van taking Batak to the Savoy (with the roast beef).  I'm most impressed that Doyle can take his pulse at high speed in a rackety van, but far less impressed that neither he nor Cowley attempts CPR when Batak dies.

Blah, blah, blah... Anna with Bodie, Doyle hopping around following people - oh here's a good bit, Doyle fighting and his report to Cowley, "To love, honour and obey" - well, he doesn't obey Cowley, and I don't think he obeys Bodie either *g*  I like the confetti in his hair as well :)

Now we're in Bodie's place.  Oh, my goodness - what is this?  It's rather conventional, this flat, isn't it?  What's happened to all the slightly risque posters?  We have a very dull ceramic lamp with bulrushes on it, and what could be a Holbein on the wall - nice, but not quite the same as previous flats!

However, things are looking up back at HQ because hello, we have a half-naked Doyle!  'over-exposed, as usual'  *vbg*

Bodie has called for backup and receives the wrong 6.2!  Who is this imposter, I ask myself?  Tut!  The fake 6.2 also has a dreadful haircut.  He'll have to go.

The guy in the list lift with Bodie and Anna also has a dreadful haircut as well!  Oh oh, Bodie's been flattened - and Doyle doesn't care!  'Probably taking piano lessons' indeed!  Doyle's too pleased he's solved the case.  But Cowley still doesn't say, 'Well done, Doyle' so it hasn't got him anywhere.

(edited to correct list to lift.  Sorry!)

Mad rush to wotsit Square.  This is where we get, 'You just can't keep your women, can you?'  'She had to be dragged away from me' with some nice glances, but the best bit is when Cowley says 'Move in now' and they exchange looks and Doyle murmurs 'Move in' to Bodie and Bodie repeats it back to Doyle.

Fortunately for Anna, Michael is a very inefficient killer, first announcing what he's going to do, apologising for it and then taking long enough that Bodie can rush in and rescue her.

The end makes me giggle, even though the lads don't drive off together.  Bodie says, 'You going with him?  Or with me?'  Doyle looks at the Capri and Anna is already ensconced in the front seat.  He looks at Cowley's Granada, back at Bodie and says, 'I suppose I'd better go with the boss.'  As he walks away from the camera and towards the Granada, I'll swear he twitches his buttocks :)

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Cloudless

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from: cloudless_9193
date: 31 July 2016 21:56 (UTC)
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Thanks for the review! There are some nice moments in this ep, and this is my favourite. I just love how Bodie looks at Doyle. :-)
Dead Reckoning

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murphybabe

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from: murphybabe
date: 1 August 2016 06:05 (UTC)
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Gorgeous, isn't it? And it makes me giggle too. Thanks for posting the pic here, and for your link :)

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Cloudless

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from: cloudless_9193
date: 1 August 2016 19:23 (UTC)
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I couldn't resist. ;-)

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sc_fossil

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from: sc_fossil
date: 1 August 2016 00:09 (UTC)
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Don't you love the bad guys who tell you what they're going to do and take ages to get to it? LOL! Thanks for the review!

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murphybabe

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from: murphybabe
date: 1 August 2016 06:07 (UTC)
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I suppose many of the eps would have been much shorter otherwise *g* Runner, for example, could have been done and dusted in the first two minutes!

You're most welcome - thanks for commenting!

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 1 August 2016 12:35 (UTC)
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My favourite part of this post might actually be I couldn't even be bothered to change the DVD in the player, just cos it's nice to hear that people are still watching our lads (especially for happiness). In case it helps, you'd better have my hug-in-an-icon icon, too. *g*

Dead Reckoning isn't one of my faves, though I don't mind it, but our lads aren't together nearly enough, are they, even if there are some nice moments when they are... I shall have to at least watch the last scene again now, though. *g*

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murphybabe

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from: murphybabe
date: 1 August 2016 19:44 (UTC)
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Ha - thank you for the icon! I was wondering whether to put him on my new wall, over my bed, but I'd need the gif to do him justice *g*

Yes, that's the problem with Dead Reckoning - there was quite a bit of blah blah blah when the lads weren't together. But I survived, and enjoyed the other moments even more :)

Please do watch the last scene again and tell me what you think! I reckon he swishes!

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dawnebeth

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from: dawnebeth
date: 1 August 2016 15:38 (UTC)
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Cool! I actually read your review minutes before walking in to work yesterday afternoon. Just thinking of Bodie and Doyle gave me a little boost in my step all afternoon. Our DVD player has been broken and we had literally bought a new one a hour earlier, so maybe I will get a chance to watch--as soon as I set up the DVD player.

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murphybabe

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from: murphybabe
date: 1 August 2016 19:46 (UTC)
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Oh, brilliant! I'm glad you were thinking of the lads :)

Sorry about the broken DVD player but at least you've replaced it. I hope it's easy to set up and that you can christen it with a Pros episode - perhaps even Dead Reckoning! Enjoy :)

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msmoat

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from: msmoat
date: 2 August 2016 01:02 (UTC)
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What fun to go through an episode! It's been quite a while since I last watched this--although, really, I have practically memorized all of them, after all these years. *g* Still, there's something fresh about seeing an episode through someone else's eyes. Like, hey, I think I must investigate this swish. I've always found the ending a bit problematical, but the swish would change everything. *g* I do enjoy this episode. Yes, not enough B&D together, but there are some really lovely bit when they finally are together. And I swear Bodie is being all broody and possessive when Doyle brings Anna to Cowley!

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murphybabe

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from: murphybabe
date: 2 August 2016 07:00 (UTC)
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Dead Reckoning isn't one I watch very often because they aren't together in it enough, but that meant I'd forgotten some of the good bits :)

Yes! Bodie is definitely being broody and possessive when Doyle brings Anna to Cowley! That's why she stops on the stairs and Doyle has to reassure her! So it's very odd (and unsatisfactory) that Bodie takes her away at the end.

Go and look at the swish! Perhaps it's only a saunter, but I think there's an extra twitch to that gorgeous backside. I only viewed it twice, mind. I would value a second or third opinion *g*

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freetraveller15

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from: freetraveller15
date: 2 August 2016 10:37 (UTC)
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Oh I must investigate the swish too!
And I didn't remember there was a scene at Bodie's flat in this episode: you mean, it's a different flat from the one we see in Purging or Need to Know?
I haven't watched this episode many times, probably because I can't stand Anna...!

Thank you for your review :)

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murphybabe

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from: murphybabe
date: 2 August 2016 10:46 (UTC)
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Yes, I'm fairly sure Bodie says, 'I've taken her to my place.' There's a dark-brown and white stripy hall which I can't blame him for, because presumably Accommodations moved him there, but it's really quite boring compared to the other flats we see!

Do go and investigate the swish - the more opinions, the better!

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