Justified's Raymond J. Barry Cast As a Criminal Intent Cop's Pop
While Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘s Detective Goren hits the couch to address his demons, partner Alex Eames will take a small personal journey of her own this season, via the introduction of her dad, TVLine has learned.
“We meet her father, which is a joy to me,” L&O: CI vet Kathryn Erbe shared with me Monday night at USA Network’s upfront presentation. Playing the Very Important Parent is Raymond J. Barry, who most recently has played father to Timothy Olyphant on Justified.
Erbe says she and Barry share “very, very meaty scenes” when a case leads Eames and Goren to the former’s hometown of Inwood. As for whether dad and daughter get along, all Erbe would tease is, “It’s complicated!”
Post by skittles4me on May 4, 2011 11:31:24 GMT -5
Thanks for the interview link Kacesq! Did you hear my high pitch :squee: again? ;D
Patcat, I think Alex did resign at the end of Loyalty when it was thought that it was the end of Goren and Eames. If she had intended to not take the captain's exam but to stay with the NYPD, she would still need her badge and her weapon. Guess the writers had to "tweak" the story since G/E came back!
I agree that I would love to spend some time talking to KE- she seems so down-to-earth.
DonnaJo, I also hope her relationship with her dad isn't too over-the-top, but since it is television, it would be boring with no tension. (IMO)
Whatever her relationship with her father is, at least there is one; I can see Bobby being quite jealous of this fact. He's not usually the jealous type, especially towards her, but--yeah, I can see it.
Post by skittles4me on May 5, 2011 11:04:30 GMT -5
Angua, Interesting idea. I hadn't thought about it from Bobby's point of view.
I'm thinking that Mr. Eames (Johnny?) might be disappointed with Alex's career choices, like withdrawing her request for a new partner and not taking the captain's exam. He might feel that Goren fella has been a "bad influence" on her! "Stay away from my daughter boy!" "Go to your room Missy!"
From (season 4) The Good Child: Bobby: What do fathers and daughters argue about? Alex: Boyfriends!
Relationships between parents and adult children are sometimes complicated. In a normal, loving and supportive family most problems can be resolved. It's unfortunate that televsion can't/won't or is unwilling to portray a well adjusted, well rounded functional family. So we're going to see Eames go up against her father for the sake of drama. Boring.
Last Edit: May 5, 2011 20:19:28 GMT -5 by Moonbeam
Hmm. On the one hand, we have the real world, where most families are loving and Bobby Goren's just a very vivid figment of Dick Wolf's imagination. On the other hand, there's the fake world, where every family is totally dysfunctional and Bobby Goren is real.