No great analysis here, just my initial thoughts. Can't get on TRA atm so I thought I'd just put this up here.
Wow, that was just something else. So many amazing moments I don’t know where to start.
At the end, I think, with Beth’s character giving Gene a smackeroo!!! I never thought we’d see the day. Perhaps he has it in his contract that he doesn’t kiss anyone else!
What was all the stuff with the building work? I didn’t get the point of that at all, unless it was just to explain why Alex had Uptown Girl in her head. And oh boy I can hardly wait to watch that bit again when I have the room to myself! (OH was watching too, but the only time he reacted was when we saw Chris almost naked in the strip poker game. Should I worry, doctor?)
Because of OH being in the room I wasn’t able to fully enjoy Uptown Girl. I thought from the couple of stills I’d seen that it would be horribly cheesy. Yes, it was cheesy, but it was very sexy with it! I never thought I’d see Gene dance. *faints*
We had some more anachronisms in this episode, again both from Gene. He’s said “...end of” on a number of occasions. People just did not say that in 1983. In the UK at least, it is very recent. Then a bit later Gene said something about Chris recovering his mojo. OK, I know I’m a bit old-fashioned and out of touch nowadays, but I definitely wasn’t in 1983 and I never heard that saying until the last year or two. So why does Gene keep using these very modern phrases???
Did Alex call Keats “Sir”? at some point? Why would she do that? Well, OK, I suppose he is a DCI (is he?) but even so, it seemed a little unnecessary.
When Keats mentioned Ted Bundy, Alex countered with “Jeffrey Dahmer”, who wasn’t discovered until 1991. Nobody said “Who?”
I seriously didn’t want to see pictures of Sam’s car in the river, I really didn’t. I DO NOT WANT to see any more details!
And I wrote this about six times in my notes on the episode: “She’s got THE JACKET!!! She’s only got the fucking JACKET!!!!”
I’d be interested to know what they did to signal that guy as the murderer, because I knew it was him immediately, but then I thought I must have been wrong when Alex said he definitely wasn’t there.
Gene knew what Alex had in her desk drawer. He just put a hand on THAT JACKET to confirm it, not to find out what it was.
WHY WASN’T SAM WEARING THE JACKET? HE ALWAYS WORE THE JACKET! OMG OMG!!!
Er, sorry, got carried away there.
Haven’t had a chance to look through the images at the end again yet, but I did catch the weather-vane.
And wasn’t that a strange comment from Keats at the end? “I’m going to unearth you, Hunt.”
I’ve got to watch this again very soon. Just amazing.