I want Lil to take the job with the FBI (dodges tomatoes). Let me explain before you throw anymore produce... The fate of the series is up in the air at best, so if the show isn't renewed (which, unfortunately, seems like a very real possibility), I'd like it to end with Lil taking the next step in her career. Working for the FBI's cold case unit sounds like a great move. Plus, wouldn't it just lend itself to the perfect spin-off should CC get the ax? If by some stroke of awesome-ness the show gets picked up, then having Lil move to the FBI isn't condusive to another season because we'd lose the rest of the gang and I don't think I could go without Vera's hilarious one-liners. Of course from a purely career-oriented perspective, Lil would be crazy not to take the opportunity. She has nothing keeping her in Philly, but she just might have something more than a great career waiting in NYC.
From the moment Agent Cavanagh laid eyes on Lilly, he didn't seem to want to take them off of her. I noticed the way he looked at her during that fabulous two-parter, so I wasn't too surprised that he wanted her to stick around and help him with the Woodstock case. I was surprised (along with Lil), however, that he had been engaged and his finacee had died in a car accident. Lil and Ryan's moment in the rain and then in the barn was inevitable and I appreciated the parallel between that moment and the one Annabelle shared with David all those years prior. Later outside the bar, things took a more flirtatious and then intimate turn (thanks to a few beers). The entire time they were discussing the keys being locked in the car, I was thinking that they shouldn't be driving anyway, so I'm glad Lil said something. Of course, this was after she used her gun to smash the window (which surprised me more than Ryan!). I like these two together. He seems like a nice, stable guy with whom Lil could have a healthy, meaningful relationship. Then again, that probably can't happen if Lil moves to the FBI. Decisions, decisions.
I thought when Yates said goodbye to Lil last week we'd seen the last of her. I've never been so happy to be wrong! I LOVE this character! In fact, if my hypothetical spin-off ever happened, Susanna Thompson would have to bring her Agent Yates character over to that show. And speaking of Thompson, she was born to play this role. She's beyond amazing in it and I relish every scene she shares with Lil. This week, however, she was sharing scenes with Stillman almost exclusively and I thought that she was still fabulous. It was good to see a different side to her. I would love to see her and Stillman have a happy ending together. It just sucks that they gave us this great character and they're probably going to take her away. And since my hypothetical spin-off is probably not going to happen, someone needs to give the wonderful Susanna Thompson her own show -- STAT!
The Vera/high school sweatheart and Kat/Curtis story lines were merely space fillers and that's exactly how they felt (although, I suspect both will carry over to the final few episodes of the season). In fact, I found myself wishing I could fast forward through parts of that "home invasion" side story. I did, however, really enjoy the case. Annabelle and David had a touching story and his murder was very tragic. So, overall, another awesome, kickass episode of Cold Case moving it to a solid 20-0 on the season. Screen cap courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK. And to see more caps from this episode, visit his all-inclusive Kathryn Morris site HERE.
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