Monday, March 01, 2010

Two Weddings & a Murder

I know I shouldn't have LOVED this week's episode of Cold Case.  I know there were some forced plot points and a few over-the-top story elements.  BUT, seriously, I didn't care because I loved the whole concept so much that it just didn't matter.  Plus, it was so good to see Louie again!  I loved Lilly's comment about having a soft spot for him.  Those two were always funny together at crime scenes back in the first couple of seasons (ahh, the good ol' days!).  Well, he was back and everyone was supposed to be having a nice time at his wedding, but leave it to the CC gang to turn a wedding into a murder investigation!  They couldn't even enjoy themselves on a day off celebrating a very happy occasion for one of their co-workers.  And I thought Lil was bad, but she was the voice of reason when the rest of them dragged her into the fray.  Then again, she did want to make sure that Louie wasn't making the biggest mistake of his life.  His fiancee had lost her first fiance on the eve of their wedding, so was Anna a grieving or black widow?



I have to be honest, the show got me big time this week.  I spent the entire episode going back and forth about Anna.  I couldn't decide whether she had been a grieving fiancee or a jilted ex who acted out her pain on the man responsible for it.  I really had no idea until the very end, so kudos to CC for keeping the mystery alive throughout the hour.  Kudos also to them for discovering that Lilly's closet extends past darker colored suits, white blouses and flats and that her hair can do more than go up into a ponytail.  Her emerald green dress was pretty, but in all honesty, anything they put her in would have been a nice departure from the same old, same old.  I am happy to see that she owns clothing with color.  I think even the show was kinda making fun of itself a bit when she first appeared on screen.  They started with a shot of a mystery woman's heels and bare legs before they revealed that the woman in the fancy heels and emerald dress was none other than Lil.  Surprise!  And let me just say, the awesome jacket streak continues.  Lil's wardrobe may be a little drab, but the girl knows how to buy and wear some great jackets!

There were so many funny moments in this one (Louie un-inviting the gang to his champaign brunch, Stillman not realizing that he had been invited, Lilly and Curtis making a slick move with some wine and club soda and Vera with the maid-of-(dis)honor/sister of the bride).  And then there were the surprises: Dan was married, his wife was in an unresponsive state at a hospital in Baltimore, the sister was a bigger skank than we thought, and Louie had his eye on Anna for much longer than anyone knew.  But the biggest surprise was that none of the suspects, including Anna, killed Dan.  In fact, no one did.  He leaped to his death after learning that his first/real wife had died.  A bit impulsive, but considering the royal mess he had gotten himself into with both his wife and his former fiancee, it seemed believable enough to work.  I'm not sure why his best friend didn't just tell the authorities from the beginning, but I overlooked it.

This one even had my mom (who has all but given up on the show) calling me to talk about how awesome this episode was, so CC easily moves to 15-0 on the season.  And what can I say, the boys tricked Lilly into being the one left with the bouquet, so that awesome little maneuver alone put this one into the win column!  Screen caps courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK.  And to see more caps from this episode, visit his all-inclusive Kathryn Morris site HERE.

8 comments:

RichE said...

Can't add much to that. A good fun episode and, of course, Kathryn looked utterly amazing.


RichE.
Kathryn Morris UK

lii2 said...

Anna Purposely threw the bouqet so that it land near Lilly. At least we know that there is some hope for Lilly now.


The guys tricked Lilly not about the bouqet but into buying the wedding gift instead, just a friendly correction.

I also loved this episode, especially how I thought in some scenes Lilly sounded and acted more like Kathryn..

Anonymous said...

I imagine his best friend felt guilt about making that phone call, as in his eyes, that's what caused Dan to kill himself. And as he said himself, his way of dealing with the pain was to either lie or omit facts. Which is what many people do sadly.

lii2 said...

@anonymous- No that wasn't why Dan killed himself.

Melanie said his name then died, which sent him on emotional rampage. Dan couldn't live with himself, after losing Melanie.

TVFan said...

LII: I could be wrong, but it seemed to me that the guys had set-up the bouquet toss to land at Lilly's feet. I'm not sure if they got Anna involved, but they certainly stood in front of her until the thing was tossed and then they all moved out of the way in unison to leave Lilly alone with the bouquet at her feet. Looked like a classic CC guys trick. In fact, I imagine Vera planned it out. ;0)

RichE said...

Yes LII2 but Dan made the phone call because his friend encouraged him too, that why he'd feel some level of responsibility. No phone call, no suicide.

I don't think the bouquet was a setup by the guys. For what ever reason it went towards them and they moved, John looked surprised. Lilly did see it and was left stood there with it at her feet.

Did I miss the bit about the wedding present Lil was left to buy?


RichE.
Kathryn Morris UK

RichE said...

Oops. I meant "Lilly didn't see it and was left stood there with it at her feet."


RichE.
Kathryn Morris UK

lii2 said...

I think Anna wanted Lilly to have her own happiness, perhaps that's why she threw it over to her, than chosing to throw the boquet towards the other women.


Bell and Lilly were cute dancing together, yet I don't see anything but them being friends.