It's interesting that you compared this episode to "Proud Flesh" which for me was one of the worse CI episodes ever.
I haven't actually seen Proud Flesh in a while (maybe a rewatch is in order). From what I remember though, it was also very disjointed, from one suspect to another, with the victim's dominatrix sex world playing as the decoy (as in the wine world in this episode). But yes, it was quite a terrible episode. The similarities for me are that the both did not gel in... well I'm not sure how to put it but intuitively it seemed that they didn't gel for the same reasons: trying to cram another "world" for the detectives to investigate as a decoy that wasn't really (and obviously) the actual "world" in which the killer was. (I hope that made sense)
Also, the other similarity is that both still had its fare share of great Goren and Eames moments. "Do you know what I like to do with bugs?" etc.
That being said, Trophy Wine is a better episode.
Looking forward to see more of Dr. Gyson's sessions. On a side note about sessions and Warren Leight, has anyone seen In Treatment?
Last Edit: Jun 10, 2011 23:09:32 GMT -5 by Jefferaldo
Jeff, if I understand you correctly, you experienced the same problem I did. The confusing and disconcerting "parallel universe" phenomenon in both Proud Flesh and Trophy Wine was a major distraction. But I agree, TW is a better episode because of the inherent Gorenisms which PF sorely lacked, most likely due to the glut of melodrama and angst that hung over Goren during that CI time period. I hope those days are gone forever as he attempts to get his life back this season.
Patrick Roy, 2006 inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame