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If you like action/adventure but also teaminess and hurt/comfort, then Flashpoint’s the show for you. Flashpoint is a cop show about the SRU (Strategic Response Unit – sort of like SWAT) whose task is to resolve crisis situations with minimum loss of life. This is also what sets it apart from so many other procedurals: it’s not a shoot-first-ask-questions-later kind of show. Most of the “subjects” are your everyday people who’ve often just made bad choices or whose circumstances have driven them to take desperate measures. This frequently requires the team to try and negotiate or talk down the subject, but sometimes more lethal measures need to be taken…
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Title: A Christmas Conspiracy
Word count: approx. 915.
Warnings: Spoilers for season 4 finale Slow Burn.
Disclaimer: Don’t own any of the characters in this story. Wish I did!
Summary: the team have kept a secret from Greg. Written for bessemerprocess's stocking over at fandom_stocking.
Special thanks to loisarahfor the beta :o) Any and all remaining mistakes are mine.
( This way to fic... )
Speaking of fannish stuff, I still plan on writing at least one more fic(let) for fandom_stocking, but am lacking inspiration at the moment. I want to write something Christmas-y and SHORT but everything I come up with ends up mutating into something really long, and I don't have time for long! So...would anyone care to prompt me? It can be Ed & Greg friendship or team or something with Spike. I can't promise it'll get written, but hopefully it'll inspire me to write something (other than reports ;o)).
Anyway, hope everyone on my f-list has a wonderful Christmas (or insert other appropriate holiday) with family and friends or just with a good movie or book or something else that makes you happy :o)
( This way to goodies )
Honestly, I don't think there's ever been a show that revolves around friendship and family as much as Flashpoint does. And I don't think there's ever been a cast who so often and freely express their love and affection for one other as this cast. THIS, this is why it's my favourite show right now and why season 4 is my favourite season to date. So many wonderful team moments and team love and I really, really hope they'll keep that up in season 5 (and, hopefully, beyond!). God, I love this show.
Can't wait to see tonight's ep!
That morning, in about two hours, I whipped up an SGA/FP crossover story with Sam/Sheppard slash and sex! Huh? how the hell did that happen? And I even kind of enjoyed writing it, too! ...I'm still scratching my head at myself. ;o)
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All in all, absolutely brilliant episode! Definitely one of my top 3 favourites! Hee! :oD
Sergio just tweeted this pic:
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Also, Michael Shanks is in this ep, so for Canadian fans of MS, don't forget to watch Flashpoint on CTV tonight!
"On a personal note, Di Zio says his mom passed away 11 years ago. “It was a very hard time,” he says. “I was very, very close with her, but there was this gift she left me with, which was she vocalized it, saying, ‘This acting thing, if you’re going to do it, I want you to really do it.’”
And though he deems this experience of his mother’s death, “both the most beautiful and the most horrible,” he notes the inevitable growth and transformation that can be born out of grief."
Read it, it's amazing.
EEEEEEEE!!! Finally, FINALLY a little bit more info on Blue on Blue! (LJ's still not letting me use LJ cut, so I'm using spoiler space again)
Blue on Blue
Spike responds to a distress call from Sam's sister and suddenly finds himself held at gunpoint by her criminal ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Team One responds to shots fired at a metro depot where two men have broken in to rob it.
Now, let's compare this to the following from Michael Shanks' website I posted a while ago:
The episode (at filming time) is titled "Blue On Blue". Michael plays a character named David Fleming, who abducts Mike "Spike" Scarlatti (played by Sergio Di Zio) in order to force him into using his computer skills to aid Fleming's efforts to steal from the police evidence depot.
So, yep, Natalie's definitely involved, and I'm guessing the criminal ex-boyfriend is part of the gang that's trying to rob the depot. The question is where this is all going to be taking place. Is Fleming's gonna take Spike to the depot or is he going to force Spike to work his computer magic from some remote computer? And in the case of the former, is he going to take Natalie as leverage? And when's the rest of the team going to figure out Spike's in trouble?
I really can't wait to find out! Looking forward to the promo we'll hopefully get after Day Game. Hee!
Anyway, not quite the kind of kidnapping I'd hoped for (I woulda liked to have seen a drugged Spike ;o)), but I'll take what I can get ;o)
Here's the promo for Day Game:
ETA: So LJ's been driving me crazy due to the DDoS attack. I've been trying to fix this post for days as the link to the promo wasn't working properly and the LJ cut wasn't working at all, but LJ wouldn't let me go back to edit my post. So sorry if I spoiled anyone with the ep description below! Anyway, I still can't get LJ cut to work but it'll at least let me edit, so I'm just gonna have to do it the old-fashioned way and use spoiler space.
This is ION's description of the ep:
"A former recruit, twice passed over by Parker, enables a burglary at a hockey stadium where he runs security. That Parker doesn't recognize him at first antagonizes the villain, whose wife and child have left him. On a scaffolding high above the ice, he holds Parker hostage in order to win his attention and affirmation. Earlier in the story, Raf is humiliated and angered by Parker's drills. Later, the newest member of the team realizes that the slightest miscue can put a teammate in jeopardy, as he witnesses how close Parker comes to death today."
( Spoilers for 413 )So did anyone see the promo for next week's ep? It's not up on YouTube yet so I can't post it here, but it looks like Greg's in biiiiig trouble. Yikes!
Whew! Looks like it's gonna be a really intense episode! Poor Donna...
Also, a nice little interview with Sergio from a few days ago:
A small excerpt:
"He's also had the opportunity to see his character, Spike, grow over the past few years. "It's been really cool to do," he says. "Spike was just a small part of the cast at first. He's the pup of the group and wants to play with the big boys!"
That part made me smile ;o)
Characters: Spike, Jules
Summary: missing scene for A Day In The Life. I always felt that they just kinda threw the Jules’-best-friend-committed-suicide bit at us and totally skipped over the emotional effect having to relive the memory might have had on her. So this is my take on what happened afterwards.
Word count: approx. 643. Just a ficlet.
Disclaimer: Don’t own Spike, Jules or any of the other characters in this story. Wish I did!
Special thanks to loisarah for the beta :o) Any and all remaining mistakes are mine.
( A Burden Shared )