We all know May 1st is fast approaching. It seems as though it was a year ago (at least for me) that we found out the big news that Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe were returning to Law and Order: Criminal Intent for 8 final episodes. Will they end up doing more episodes? We'll just have to wait and see, but I have very high expectations of this season. Don't all the loyal CI fans out there?
Criminal Intent fans know how Goren and Eames left the show. Loyalty filled the expectations of some, but not all. After a few months went by, I was finally okay with how it ended - no doubt fanfiction helped me through it. But I accepted it and I can say, in the end, I was happy. But now, ha, they're back and I can't help but be nervous. I know, I know, I should have faith but I swear I was born a pessimist. I try not to get my hopes up. From all the news I've read, it looks like the old Goren and Eames are back. And that's great because there's nothing like a happy, spunky Goren with that extra bounce in his step to put a smile on our faces. I'm sure we've all seen the preview of Goren on the phone pretending to be from Armani (if not, please refer to my last blog post). The laugh he emits reminds me of the old Goren we used to know with the inevitable Eames smirk to follow. I haven't seen that in years, and even though I'm a huge fan of Goren's anguish (especially season 7), it should be a nice change. I'm just afraid of too much change.
I know I've complained or whined about the new season that's approaching, but don't get me wrong. I'm ecstatic they're back. When I first heard the news of them returning, I couldn't sleep. I was too busy posting everywhere (I think I broke Twitter that day). The only thing I don't want is for them to sweep everything that happened under the rug. Criminal Intent seems to be notorious for that and it drives me nuts. It's like an itch you can't scratch because they never give you an opportunity to. Maybe the sessions with the psychiatrist will fill in some blanks for us, answer some questions we still have because, seriously, can there be a happy future for Bobby Goren? Quite possibly by the sound of it.
I know I don't post a lot of updates on here, but I leave that to the bigger, more well-known blogs. Besides, in all honesty, who wants to read the same post 50 times? There are some great blogs out there, you all know the ones I'm referring to, so I leave that to the big guns. I give my two cents when I feel it's necessary, but as Bobby said, "I just like to watch."
Hope everyone is doing well out there. Feel free to agree or disagree with me. I love hearing your thoughts. Happy watching!
Tune in for Sunday's Season Premiere at 9 pm on the USA Network. The first episode is titled Rispetto.
Photo courtesy of @USA_LawOrderCI on Twitter.