I Believe In Yesterday

Let's take a nostalgic look back at the first season, shall we? Please come in and see what our detective is up to! Yesterday (S01E18) is a first season episode of the LOCI and in this episode, our detectives investigate the discovery of a woman's body that appears tied and carefully wrapped in a plastic tarp, as they learn she was reported missing 20 years previously. Meanwhile, the well preserved body of the victim shows signs that she was subject to substantial physical torture before killing her. Chemical residue on the body leads Goren and Eames to the basement of the house in which it had originally been buried underneath, and later to a drug addicted man whose parents owned the home. But their instincts tell them that this man must have had a smarter partner in crime. A junkie gets arrested but when the junkie ends up murdered as well, the detectives focus their investigation on his college classmate; a former chess master who is now a successful businessman known to suddenly disappear for a while from his family. The man, who has a history of drugging and sexually assaulting women, could be linked to two earlier rape cases with similarities to the murder. The case takes a major turn when Goren confronts this morbidly retarded guy during an interrogation after they move each other around rooms for a while. Btw, thanks to the episode, we learn that Eames was into denim fashion of the 80's.

Alex Eames: It’s not more than twenty years. That’s a black denim miniskirt from the London Limited. They only made them one season, 1983.
Robert Goren: You wore one of these?
Alex Eames: I looked good in it too.

Miniskirt aside, were you also into neon colored off the shoulder t-shirts, tight acid washed, razor shredded jeans, hi-top Reeboks and orange mohawk hair Eames? Never mind:) I'm just being cranky. Anyway, what I remember most about this episode is the image of neck tieless Bobby. Just wow!

Ah, it would be so very nice to see you wear a suit without a tie all the time. Maybe a kinda macho but who cares? Yes Bobby, neck ties serve no purpose. They do not keep you warm nor do they protect you from harm. Break the cycle, loose your neck tie or better yet go tieless! Meanwhile let's recall more neck tieless Bobby. Admittedly second season is beyond my wildest dreams.

The Bright Boy (S02E02)

The Pilgrim (S02E08)

Probability (S02E14)

Monster (S02E15)

A Person Of Interest (S02E23)

To Catch A Thief

Probably you may have seen it before; Alfred Hitchcock's movie To Catch a Thief is one of my favorite movies of all time. Well, first of all, it has an excellent visual style. To anyone remotely familiar with Hitchcock, this shouldn’t be shocking, as he was as much a master of visual composition as he was of suspense. Second of all, the film has that awesome locale (French Riveria), humor (comic car chases), romance and of course classy cat burglar, the gentlemen thief elements. It’s a lark, but a professionally made one. And sometimes those are the most entertaining ones. Although Cary Grant has the leading role as a master thief, this movie seems to belong to Grace Kelly due to her personal connection to the location shots.

To Catch A Thief (1955)

Speaking of thieves, Silver Lining (S04E08) is a fourth season episode of the LOCI. In this episode, a female antique appraiser is found dead in a park, and our detectives link the murder to silverware thefts. Goren and Eames lock onto the trail of an elusive, highly organized and proficient thief, who specializes in stealing priceless antique silver from wealthy families across the country. Then Goren and Eames discover a long line of burglaries attributed to their taunting suspect but an arrest will only stick if they can link him to his treasure stash of valuables. This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Blaine Nordahl case. And the master thief in this episode, named Wesley is quite a character who steals and sells the silver but doesn't spend the ill gotten gains and he buries it in coffee cans in a shed behind his mother's home in Pennsylvania. Let's remember how Alex Eames defines Wesley to his wife: 'Wesley's only into one thing. He's like my partner, who just wants to be left alone to do what he's good at: Catching bad guys. It's the same with Wesley. Stealing silver's all he thinks about, all he's gonna think about'.

There are several really well done scenes in this one, including a Goren stuttering-files dropping, a Goren and Eames all night stakeout of a house and a Goren interview of the thief in which a form of mutual respect can be seen developing. Let's see some interrogation scenes where Bobby seems to amuse himself.

In btw I remember another Goren stuttering scene from the episode Acts Of Contrition (S05E05) whenever he tries to say Beta Thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, which is pretty fun either.

But.. Bit.. Bet..

Bot.. Bat.. What?