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#1 Christopher

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:05 PM

I'm starting to get a little more into this show now, and I'm glad I watched this week, since there were some noteworthy guest stars.  The always-excellent Enrico Colantoni played the "client" of the week (possibly a recurring role), and Dollhouse's brilliant Enver Gjokaj had a regrettably smallish role as a gunman.  And there was one more face I recognized, a guest detective working with the main cop characters, that I couldn't place at first.  I knew I'd seen him before, but I didn't see any other names I recognized in the credits.  So I was wondering who he was.  Then about halfway through, it hit me.  He's the guy from the Geico commercials, the ones where he asks questions that lead into funny vignettes.  I wonder what his name is.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

View PostChristopher, on 03 November 2011 - 09:05 PM, said:

And there was one more face I recognized, a guest detective working with the main cop characters, that I couldn't place at first.  I knew I'd seen him before, but I didn't see any other names I recognized in the credits.  So I was wondering who he was.  Then about halfway through, it hit me.  He's the guy from the Geico commercials, the ones where he asks questions that lead into funny vignettes.  I wonder what his name is.

His name is Mike McGlone, this ep. also had Saundra Santiago in it she was Gine on Miami Vice.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:23 PM

I don't believe how I got suckered by the Colantoni character. I'm usually more suspicious then that, but he always plays such loveable guys. Having an ongoing antagonist for Reese and Finch is a good idea.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:45 PM

I guessed the twist about five seconds before they told us.  The giveaway line was that they were told that Elias was supposed to be at the hit, but that they only saw (Benny?).  But before that I was completely fooled! :oh:


Yay, Enver Gjokaj!! :woohoo2: Always love seeing Enrico Colantoni, and yes I spotted the Gieco questions guy too, LOL!  :lol:

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:44 AM

Add me to the ones being fooled and guessing the twist about five seconds before they revealed it. :lol:

Colantoni is a terrific actor, and sure pulled this one off very well. Quite a stretch from his Greg Parker on "Flashpoint".

I'm really glad I kept watching this show. Reese is now much more appealing to me than two episodes ago with his superiority complex. Looks like they toned it down a notch, and now it's just right.

And did you guys get the nod with the kid reading "The Count of Monte Cristo"? Jim Caviezel played the part in a 2002 movie. Loved his slight smile when they were talking about the story and the Count being a "survivor".

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, if you want to cast a bad guy that nobody will suspect is a bad guy, you could hardly do better than Colantoni.  He's just such a quintessential nice-guy performer.

Nice to see the Geico guy getting more work.  He's interesting to watch, kind of a cross between Fred McMurray, Rod Serling, and Hugo Weaving.  And it was interesting to note that the voice he uses on the Geico commercials is very different from the one he was using here (which is part of why it took me a while to recognize him).
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

View PostChristopher, on 04 November 2011 - 09:06 AM, said:

Yeah, if you want to cast a bad guy that nobody will suspect is a bad guy, you could hardly do better than Colantoni.  He's just such a quintessential nice-guy performer.
Then why do I keep picturing him chewing gum and cackling, while mowing down zombies with a machine gun on Stargate?  :howling:  Sure he was a good guy but...  :howling:

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 04 November 2011 - 10:51 AM.

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#8 Cardie

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:53 AM

View PostLambsilencer, on 04 November 2011 - 07:44 AM, said:


And did you guys get the nod with the kid reading "The Count of Monte Cristo"? Jim Caviezel played the part in a 2002 movie. Loved his slight smile when they were talking about the story and the Count being a "survivor".


I didn't remember him being in that version--or even that there was that version--but the novel of course parallels Elias's own long-simmering plan for revenge. No wonder he assigns it in his classes,

Last week, before we found out for sure that Elias was a cold-blooded murderer, I thought that Reese might be him.  But even knowing that when they conceal a suspect's identity, it's because the audience is surely going to recognize them, Colantoni was going to be off myradar until the same finve-seconds-before that tipped off the rest of you.

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#9 Christopher

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:28 AM

View PostSci-Fi Girl, on 04 November 2011 - 10:49 AM, said:

Then why do I keep picturing him chewing gum and cackling, while mowing down zombies with a machine gun on Stargate?  :howling:  Sure he was a good guy but...  :howling:

Well, sure, as an actor he can play different types.  But overall, he's played so many characters defined by being kind, sensitive, dependable good guys -- Mathazar, Keith Mars, Greg Parker -- that he brings that reputation with him.
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