I'm really enjoying everyone's take on last night's ep. One thing's for sure. The writers are Hitchcock fans. There's been the North by Northwest reference, the Birds, and now Vertigo. Next week looks like it may be a hat tip to Rear Window? All I ask, writers, is when you write that scene from Psycho, have mercy on us poor ladies who have had to endure Patrick Jane all trussed up in a 3 piece suit for 6 years and let it be Jane in the shower? *grin* I'm sure there are other Hitchcock references that I have missed entirely.
But I digress. Wedding in Red. I was never that invested in the Rigsby/VanPelt relationship, but this was very sweet, and the performances from all the cast members were outstanding, I thought. VanPelt's admission about loss of hope, and RIgsby's face watching her was very well done. Cho was on fire as Mr. Smartass, (did you knock up Van Pelt, too?) and we even got a genuine smile from him in the end. And then there was Lisbon's face during the proposal, and Jane's face at the wedding, both of which may have made me get a little watery eyed (not that I'm admitting it).
The case of the week was just a device, but the highlight for me was the quirky bridesmaid who found "there was a strength in the power of social invisibility" and thought she could have loved the victim. And there was the great line from the bride's alkie mom "She was an English major - she just sounds superior." (or something to that effect)
On the RJ front, Partridge has been eliminated (if you believe he's really dead), but then Bertram was made suspicious, then Haffner, and now McAllister. (and yes, Ron is getting suspicious) I was thinking they were just going to plod along and serially make the other six stronger suspects, but it looks like we will break the pattern next week because:
All those not interested in the Jane/Lisbon pairing would do well to skip this last part entirely:
Can we talk about Jane putting on Lisbon's jacket, fixing her hair and grabbing her purse? No? It's just me fangirling? OK then.
I'm happily plopped down on your fangirl bench, MaiLuna.
How "married" was Jane's putting Lisbon's coat on and wrangling her hair? (just couldn't resist touching that hair again, could ya, Patrick, after you got a taste in the hospital?)
I'd like to point out that Jane and LIsbon walked down the aisle of a church together in this episode. Please, writers, may that be foreshadowing...
Jane saying he'd "Marry Lisbon off in a minute." I think the writers added an extra word there, so I've fixed it for them. (for some reason my line through "off" is not showing up like it's supposed to, so just use your imagination)
Lisbon's face (well done, Robin Tunney) at RIgsby's proposal. There's still a romantic in there somewhere, even if it is sitting under piles of guns and stuff. How appropriate that work should interrupt her being a bit moved while allowing herself to think of love.
Finally, how good is Simon Baker? He broke my heart a little bit again with just a look. I couldn't help but notice that with the arrangement of the door, the marrying couple, and Lisbon, Jane could look directly past the couple and see Lisbon in that room. We don't actually know who he was looking at, do we?
Maybe best of all, Jane is peeking through the door at "love", and even though he weakly attempts to close that door, it opens again instead. Please let this be not just my fangirling, but a lovely metaphor.
Edited by VoiceofJoy, Oct 14, 2013 @ 8:17 AM.