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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.
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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)
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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)
After the show, Sergio, Lesley Faulkner (who plays Kelly) and director Peter Pasyk came back on stage for a Q&A session, which was really cool. A great way to gain a more insight and of course it was wonderful to see the actors as themselves ;o) Afterwards, they stayed and chatted with individual members of the audience. They were very approachable, but I, because of my accursed shyness, couldn't work up the nerve to say hi *FAIL!* :o( But I'm seeing it again on Thursday so maybe I'll be lucky enough that they'll decide to come out and chat with us again and maybe, hopefully, I'll manage to say hello then...
Also, Sergio's brother was in the audience tonight! Sergio's definitely the younger sibling and I didn't think they looked a lot alike at all, but they do have the same chin ;o)
So anyway, go see the play if you get a chance and are able. It's totally worth it. They extended their run by a week, so I believe it's now playing till the 17th.
In other news, my stocking over at fandom_stocking is up! Exciting! Now I gotta go hunt for other people's stockings to fill :o) You know, I really wish I knew how to make icons, 'cause I'd love to make a few for people!
All stockings are tagged by fandom, which makes it easier to find stockings to fill. They're still posting stockings (mine isn't up yet), so keep checking back. Rules, etc. at the link in case you'd like to participate, and I believe you can still submit your own stocking though I'm not a 100% sure.
In other news, I'm leaving for Toronto tomorrow! Going to see Sergio Di Zio in his play Dying City. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! So excited! Read the play a couple of weeks ago and I'm really looking forward to seeing their interpretation of it live on stage. Have read nothing but good reviews so far, so yay! :o)
( Spoilers 515 Blue On Blue )
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!
Very cool. And you know what's even more cool? THAT I'M GOING TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! :oD
Yup, I booked a trip to Toronto and bought tickets for Dying City, so I'll be able to see Sergio work his magic live! :o) It's not something I'd normally do, 'cause you know, Toronto isn't exactly around the corner for me and I'll be travelling all by my lonesome, but...it's been a rough year for me, especially the past few months, and I needed a break. I've always wanted to go to Toronto and when I heard about Sergio doing this new play in December, I thought it'd just be the perfect opportunity to go see him AND the city. So, YAY! I'm going to Flashpoint City and see Sergio! :oD
I'm currently reading the play 'cause I want to be prepared and I'm enjoying it so far. Can't wait to see Sergio perform it! :oD
"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)