SOUND BODIES Nov 24, 2010 9:12:14 GMT -5
Post by Patcat on Nov 24, 2010 9:12:14 GMT -5
Will air 5pm (EST) on WGN, November 27. First aired November 16, 2003. Eighth episode of Season 3.
Written by Rene Balcer. Directed by Jean de Segonzac and Frank Prinzi.
Billy Lush as Connie (Connie would return in IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS)
Nathalie Paulding as Tina
Shayne Levine as Claudia
Leslie Hendrix as M.E. Rodgers
Samantha Buck as Bishop
Synopsis: Goren and Bishop’s investigation of poisonings at a church meeting lead them to a small community with murderous secrets.
Deakins: “The killer was targeting people on diets?”
Eames (to Bishop, while both watching Goren listen to tape): “Want me to stick a fork in him?”
Goren (about the gonorrhea strain): “So they got it from the same girl.” Rogers: “Unless toilet seats and doorknobs are making a comeback.”
Goren (after Connie slaps him): “Ouch!”
Goren (to Connie): “You just wait with your little fishing rod, and you just hook whatever damaged goods come out of the pit.”
Connie: “She was mine. What did you do to her?”
Goren: “Oh, look. Look. Bing! Reality. People leave you. Your mother, and soon, your uncle.”
Conne: “Their parents made them what they are. I didn’t do anything.”
Ripped from the headlines:
Sadly, Connie could be based on a number of figures, from Charles Manson to David Koresh to Jim Jones. The church poisonings appear to be based on the Gustavo Adolph Lutheran Church poisonings of 2003. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden, Maine For more information on arsenic, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_poisoning
Was Goren like Connie?
Where is Connie now? What about the girls?
Could Connie have been a force for good? Was there a place for him?
Why were the parents so oblivious?
Why did the poisonings take place?
Is Eames “put a dart in him” comment cruel?
Does Bishop’s attitude towards Goren change in this episode?
Does Goren’s attitude towards Bishop change?
Comments: I like this episode for several reasons. Its depictions of high school as hell—along the lines of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER—and the insular, suffocating world of a small town are dead on. There’s a meticulous investigation by Goren and Bishop (and, look, Goren can function without Eames! He may not like it, we may not like it, but he can.) And there’s a terrific performance by Billy Lush as Connie, with a great duet between Mr. Lush and Mr. D’Onofrio at the end.
Submitted, in hopes you’ll have a chance to see this episode in the midst of the after Thanksgiving hysteria.