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On the last minute as always, but hey-ho - it's a minute! *g* Now - can I be Very Clever Indeed and watch my original dvds on the telly, and simultaneously play the new Network version on my laptop for taking screencaps? (Turns out, yes I could - but not clever enough to manage more than the first fifteen minutes or so of the ep - *headdesk* Ah well, here it is!)

We start with the nasty Tony Temple-Blake himself, dictating to his (presumably) long-suffering secretary (?) I've read people in this Watch saying the villains are a bit over-blown in this ep, but I've got to admit I've never thought that. I can quite believe their nasty self-confidence and inflated self-importance, and the way they don't even question whether they have the right to treat those with less power poorly just so that they can turn a higher profit. And they seem completely realistic when you think about what we have seen going on in the upper eschelons of "business" - end of the NHS, anyone? Grrrr...

Hee - Bodie's I'm a disco man meself is a thing of beauty (as many other people have said *g*) - but I also like Doyle's "he's quite good with a bayonet"... *vbg*
01 B DiscoManMeself 02 HesQuiteGoodWithABayonet


And Cowley immediately jumps to take Doyle down a peg or two as well - though Doyle doesn't look overly cowed. (heh - Cowed! Geddit? *vbg*)
02YouWerentMuchBetter 02YouWerentMuchBetter2
Cowley gives him a proper whippy-flick with his foil, though, which seems to surprise him!

Love the closeness of Bodie's aside to Doyle - a "watching brief", whatever that means and Doyle's return glance...
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I never quite know why Cowley warns Bodie that there are other ways of interrogating someone than violently - I'd swear it tends to be Doyle we see more often being violent when they're questioning/confronting villains...
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It amuses Doyle though - in fact he seems gently amused by and tolerant of Bodie all through this scene. The reason is clearly given in the next few words... *vbg*

Aww - Bodie stayed over at Doyle's for the first time the night before - Cowley didn't get out of a strange bed at five in the morning with a hangover...
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I'm so going to write that fic for the ep, just not quite tonight...

Okay, that was just an excuse for lots of pics of our lads in their fencing kit. *g* Have one more. Chopsticks. *vbg*
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More villains... I think they're well-done and nasty, and the Whitehall mandarins are nastily slimy as well, but there's too much of them all, which is probably why I don't watch this as often as I might... And now we're back to the villains again...

The next scenes make up for it a bit. Love the lads shouldering their way into the pub, as seen in the mirror...
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This scene always reminds me of [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred's brilliant Discovered in a Barfight as well, which always makes me smile.

And when they get to the bar - Hardly your class of cocktail bar, old man. - I always like a place where I can spit on the floor., followed by Doyle's understated but brilliant You'd miss. *vbg*
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Too many of you fellows are bent The look between our lads! I mean, that is definitely a look! Scripted? *g*
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But bum - that's as far as I've got in the hour I had before bed. I forgot how long it takes to screencap-as-you-go! Maybe I'll finish tomorrow, but stick with writing the story rather than screencapping my rambling thoughts... It was nice to have a reason to watch even a bit of our lads though... and think of what pretty pictures they make. *g*

Date: 03/04/2017 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] this-other-life.livejournal.com
I agree about the upper class villains, especially Maurice Denham as Sir James. Whenver I watch this episode I relish his pitch-perfect performance. His arrogance comes from being born into wealth and position and the assumption that the world is there to do his bidding - wonderful!

Date: 03/04/2017 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freetraveller15.livejournal.com
The mirror in the pub... well spotted!
I love the lads glued together through much of the episode, and the back&forth, and the RT sex while at the accountant's place!

Date: 03/04/2017 01:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] snailbones.livejournal.com


Bless your cotton socks - I've never picked up on Doyle's 'You'd miss' in the pub. Teach me to watch in the wee small hours with the volume turned right down *g*

Your caps are fabulous - all that lovely white fencing gear topped by gorgeous lads messing about - some of the looks behind Cowley's back are wonderful. And yes! Of course that's where Bodie woke up, now you say it *g*

Thank you for squeezing in a bit of Pros-y watching - and whoop! to you writing a missing scene *g*

Date: 03/04/2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ariss-tenoh.livejournal.com
Love that episode!

Date: 05/04/2017 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loxleyprince.livejournal.com
Ta for the lovely screencaps of our lads in their fencing gear. :-) *stares at the pretty Pretties*

I LOVE the thought of a night-before fic, so I do hope you find the time to do that sometime in the not-too-distant future. *looks hopeful whilst staring at the pretty Pretties*

I totally agree that Cowley should have addressed that 'there are ways of asking questions' quip to Doyle and not Bodie.

I do hope you get to re-watch the rest of the ep when you're not so tired.

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