For some reason (maybe because Alex is working with Eddie more frequently lately) a part of one of Alex’s old interviews about his role in Criminal Minds came to mind. (I think Eddie’s name can be added wherever he mentions kids)
TV Addict: Before accepting the role did the old Hollywood adage about not working with kids or animals ever cross your mind?
Alex: (Laughs) That’s the old rule man, no kids or animals! But I love working with kids, I’ve never not enjoyed it. But then again maybe I’ve never had a bad kid.
The thing about working with children is that there are no walls there, no barriers between you and their vanity.
When you’re working with adults, we all have vanity, narcissism, whatever we have that has to do with our ego can potentially get in the way of our work.
With kids there is a purity and an innocence regardless of what character they’re playing within them. And so to tap into that is just extraordinary to work with because it’s so true.
(A few things said here that might be food for thought about working with different types of colleagues and the outcome of it )
But let’s first get to how I feel about this episode in general ….
You know that feeling that you get when a family member or a dear friend makes an ass out of themselves in public?
That is kind of how I feel about this episode.
You want to cringe on behalf of the family member or friend, but then you think, “Life is just supposed to be fun – and I do love them dearly and the show is just entertainment”.
And then you laugh and just go on with life.
You also remember why you are here – this gorgeous man ….
……. and on top of that a talented actor
Staring at him and watching him be multifaceted Steve, yet again, makes it all worth your while
But maybe trying too hard to make McDanno be funny fails the show yet again ….
Things to like about this episode:
- Just one case, with the whole team working on it.
- Eddie and Steve!
- Great stunt work.
- Grover painting clear pictures with his words. Chi knows how to deliver a line #justsaying
- The many faces of Steve as delivered by Alex
This whole dating game of Steve, is yet another interesting idea that goes horribly wrong in execution, I guess ….
They could at least give us more shirtless (or even naked) Steve in the process
…. that might maybe even ease the pain!
How glad the writers must have been, to know that they have the whole cast available at once and on set for this episode …..
Do you think we will ever see any of these “dates”again?
Well at least they are giving a few pretty girls some screen time and a #h50 credit to their resumé.