ETA: I was just thinking - airing out of order could possibly screw up the psych sessions as well. If the point is to set Goren on the path to "mental stability" (and tangentially, I'm still unconvinced that Goren is mentally unstable...) don't we need to see that in some kind of arc? If the episodes air out of order, you can't really get a sense of progress or forward movement...
My thoughts when I referred to continuity.
"Jeff is a nice guy and an excellent actor, whose work has often inspired me. It's a huge honour that he'll be replacing me". Vincent D'Onofrio 2009.
Episodes are aired out of order for all sorts of reasons, including that one may be stronger as a first episode than another. It's also possible that the explanations for Goren and Eames returns may be contained in scenes that have little or nothing to do with the crime of the episode and could be edited in or filmed earlier or later. In that case, my only hope would be that the continuity of the show won't be sacrificed--that we won't see a case of Goren's disappearing and reappearing beard as we did in FOLIE A DEUX. But all shows are supposed to have people to take care of his.
TPTB are probably hoping to cash in on the Charlie Sheen fiasco while some people still care. They are probably hoping to get people to watch who normally wouldn't watch a Law and Order show. When I first heard about this episode I was not thrilled with the idea, I personally think that Charlie Sheen is duh an idiot, but after watching the previews on the USA site Jay Mohr looks like he is putting in a good performance.
Post by criminalist on Apr 23, 2011 9:37:35 GMT -5
From the reading of the transcript of the interview with Vince and Dick they seem aware that " Rispetto" is the first episode to air not the " Consoler" episode they filmed first, that they don't seem phased by the change-up speaks to the fact that there won't be a continuity problem. I assume if they were P.O'd by it they would say so, especially as they are both so gung-ho for more shows in the future. Vince I'm sure would not hold back he's always spoken his mind, and Dick would be upset with USA for taking the ( as USA says ) the final eight shows lightly. Loved the clips by the way, especially the last one very Goren loved Eames's reaction, the slight smile at him and the look back at her from Goren, they are back in the groove, hope the fans tune in and give the show the numbers it needs!
Post by annabelleleigh on Apr 29, 2011 16:35:21 GMT -5
I agree (at least in part) with Idget. Think about how weary we (and most of the world) are now with Charlie Sheen, then imagine how little interest there would be in this episode were it aired in a month.
I thought it was a cheesy idea to begin with but, in addition, "Rispetto" is getting moldier by the minute. USA network had little choice but to schedule it as the premiere.
Further, IMHO: The mothership and the other spinoffs, in recent years, have made this mistake all too frequently (for my taste). "Ripped from the headlines" only works when the resulting script teases out issues or ideas that have some originality and weight. Exploitative, personality-based eps are usually pretty thin and forgettable. Remember "Bombshell" and astronaut diapers? (I cringe whenever I do.)
Nonetheless I will, of course, be watching on Sunday.
Post by criminalist on Apr 30, 2011 11:45:57 GMT -5
Is it me, or are they sitting in a different position than originally? Didn't Goren sit on the side backed by the locker and Eames was on the side facing the office? Maybe the photos were flipped before being published, but they do look reversed from their usual spots. anyone else notice the change?
proving once again that nobody ever quits Dick Wolf. Like our star VDO (and new SVU EP Warren Leight, et, al.) they all return when the master summons. I fully expect Chris Noth to show up again in a Wolf vehicle.
On a related note: Glad to see that co-EP Michael Angeli is a holdover from the brief Walon Green regime. That means we'll be treated to a couple of his scripts this season. You may know Angeli from his leading role in shaping SYFY's "Battlestar Galatica" and its spin-off, "Caprica." (IMHO) his work is smart, original, and atmospheric,with just enough twist to keep one glued.
P.S. Has everyone submitted a question to #askvincent? ;-)