Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One More To Go: My Thoughts on LOCI

As most of you know, Law and Order: Criminal Intent is coming to an end once and for all. For me it's a little hard to imagine the show ending; it's doing so well and the fans want more. I can tell by the blog posts, the comments on Facebook and the tweets on Twitter that people want more LOCI. But then I think about all we, as fans, have been through the past couple years and I feel as though it's a good thing. I'm sick of being jerked around and getting my hopes up that there may or may not be another season, that this and that may happen, etc. What really made me lose respect for...(I'm honestly not even sure who to blame here) is when that Fire Sale happened. Really? After ten years that's how you want to go out? Everything you can fit into a box for $5. I must say, that really pissed me off! I'm still angry about it.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm happy it's ending. I can honestly say it feels like a final closure I didn't know I needed until now. Once next weeks episodes ends, I'm going to [try] and take a deep breath and be okay with it. I'm sure there will be tears, confusion and possibly even some anger, but I'll get over it eventually. As long as the ending is written well, I'll be happy. I don't want some weird, crappy ending that leaves me even more angry and wishing they would have left well enough alone way before they started season 10.

And I've been preparing myself for the end for awhile now. I really didn't expect it to be renewed for another season, but you never know. Nonetheless, they finally shot the last episode and all was where it should be. But then this Fire Sale comes about and they're all of a sudden going back to re-shoot the last episode. I have a feeling it's because they knew they weren't coming back. But, I mean, hello! It's got me wondering now what they changed. And, of course, the shipper in me is hoping for the best.

I don't know if anyone understands what I'm saying, but I swear my anxiety is worsening because of this damn show!

As far as this season is concerned, I haven't posted anything since it started but it seems to me people are loving it. What do you all think? Personally, I love the sessions with the shrink. It's kind of funny, really, because I thought I'd hate them. But I don't. I look forward to them every episode. I'll admit, though, that I haven't watched last weeks yet. I'm just so...flustered with everything that I'm kind of...temporarily paralyzed when it comes to LOCI. I can hardly watch the episodes, I can't read fanfic...and don't even ask me how my writing is coming along.

Anyway, I could continue to ramble, but I better stop. I have some theories as to how it's going to end...especially the way Goren is walking out of the building and Eames almost in tears again. But I guess we'll just have to wait until next week to see what happens. This week is going to go by so s-l-o-w. Again, I can't believe it's over, but I'm relieved in a way that it is.

Here are some screen caps I took off Spoiler TVs Promo for Episode 10.08 - To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap:

Hail and farewell, Law and Order: Criminal Intent!