"Boots on the Ground" Official Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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    layle1

    [1]May 15, 2011
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    Please use this thread for all discussion of the episode, "Boots on the Ground."
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    danharr

    [2]May 16, 2011
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    Okay we get our wikileaks episode not bad always great to see Jeri Ryan and the guy he's a good actor and CI is sending us out on a high note Bobby's interrogations are classic Sundays are great for a while.

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    lynna12000

    [3]May 16, 2011
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    This was like watching some of the early seasons of CI. Here's hoping the network starts feeling more nostalgic & renews it for another season. And if they don't.....at least they will go out on a high note.
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    dad1153

    [4]May 16, 2011
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    Did anybody catch the reference to the Season 2 episode "Legion"? When Goren was in the murdered hacker's home and saw his mother's books Bobby mentioned Marcus Aurelius, who was mentioned often in that episode. Also, one of the background extras that's always seen but never heard (the older bald guy) actually spoke (about his relative being a soldier in the Middle East) and handed Goren the dossier on the Israeli soldier girl. The Nicole Wallace reference at the end (complete with bleached videotape) was nice but obvious. You can tell these are the last episodes because of these little things that only a diehard "CI" fan (or the show's sneaky writers)like us would either notice or care for.


    Three episodes in and it's official: Capt. Joseph Hannah is a dud. I guess "L&O" got lucky that all its shows (Van Buren on "L&O," Cragen on "SVU," Deakins/Ross/Callas on "CI") had great police precinct commanders that, when one as badly-mannered and delivering awful lines like 'let's go to the videotape' so badly as Jay Sanders, it stands out. I'm racking my brain trying to remember the last great 'show and tell' interrogation scene on "CI" that happened in the Captain's office (can only think of older one's like "Beast" and "But Not Forgotten") and then moved to the videotape room. The interrogation scene in "Boots on the Ground" was awesome though, just Goren playing the perps off of each other like a sweet melody. It was a great conclusion to an otherwise average episode that was saved by some great-looking props (computers, glass walls, those military props/vehicles, the little cart of documents Goren slides out the door, etc.). Loved it when Goren said dorkly 'I love this place' at the sexy outfit store and Eames looks at him and can barely hold it together.


    Shame that therapy session scene at the end felt shoehorned and quick; it could have easily been a great 5 or 6 minute scene, but instead it was a rather quick 3 min. rush to the finish line.

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    haldrey

    [5]May 21, 2011
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    lynna12000 wrote:
    This was like watching some of the early seasons of CI. Here's hoping the network starts feeling more nostalgic & renews it for another season. And if they don't.....at least they will go out on a high note.


    Yes to all indeed. Early CI feel with a touch of a Sherlock Holmes novels.
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