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Season Finale: "Frame"

So much happened before the opening credits I knew this was going to be a great episode. We see it was Goren’s mothers birthday and he is surprised to find a photo of him and his brother as kids left at her grave. In the opening we also see Goren’s brother Frank at a support meeting, then later in his apartment drugged out when a knock at the door reveals…Goren’s arch nemesis – Nicole Wallace ( Olivia d'Abo ) !After not reaching his brother on the phone the night before Goren decides to go to the apartment of his brother only to stumble upon a crime scene that has his brother as the victim. Preliminary police reports say Frank committed suicide by taking a nose dive out his apartment window. Eames and even Captain Ross investigate further into the case, and we learn from Dr. Rodgers that Frank was murdered by given a drug to stop breathing.Nicole sends “Bobbie” flowers at the precinct sealed with a kiss as a signature with a note that reads, ... read more

"Last Rites"

Okay I must admit, I had this episode on in the background tonight because I wanted to see how Logan was going to leave after all these years, but hearing the name BOTTNER like every two minutes pulled me out of retirement from this blog to recap it once last time. I mean that was just too weird a coincidence don’t ya think?So after 18 years since Logan interrogated his witness, tonight we witness Detective Mike Logan’s last case. The episode opened with a priest hearing the final confession of a man who says he committed two murders in The Bronx in 1992. The priest we learn was a friend of Lennie Briscoe's (played by the late Jerry Orbach), so Logan has to track down Briscoe's old partner. The problem with that is, the priest is still bound by his vows even though the murderer died after confession – so he is no help to Logan.The ADA was certainly not happy that Logan and Wheeler were digging into the Bottner case of a triple homicide that has been closed for 16 year... read more

Week Eight - Finale

OMIGOD you guys……Bailey is the new Elle Woods on Broadway. Snaps!! Illegally Brunette here for the last time- I can’t believe the finale is here already. I must say I am still in a daze after witnessing the brilliance of Laura Bell Bundy’s last performance last night in Legally Blonde: The Musical. I think that is how I will remember this show. But onto whom the new pink-clad Elle Woods is…No shock to see Rhiannon was the second girl to go home. There is no way she could handle the role of Elle eight times a week. Now it was down to Bailey and Autumn to audition one final time. The casting sheet had the girls heading off to the famed Palace Theater. Having been to the show quite a few times, it was neat to get a look on the other side of theater going through the stage door, backstage, then seeing the view from the stage. The audition pieces where going to be “OMIGOD You Guys”, “Positive”, and “So Much Better” with real cast me... read more

"Vanishing Act”

Hi CI fans, so last night Goren and Eames were taken into the world of magic with their investigation. I will be posting a recap of last night’s episode later tonight, but in the meantime please comment away on your thoughts on last’s night crime solving.Added recap:Miles Stone, a David Blaine like magician buried himself alive for 31 days. When the TV crews arrive to witness his rise from the dead, they find the casket empty. Meanwhile on the other side of New York – old school magician Ray Carmine played by Christopher Lloyd (who looked like Abe Vigoda right?) does the old trick of swording the pretty assistant through a box – the box however reveals a punctured and dead Stone. Not surprising when Goren and Eames show up to scene of Carmine's show, we see that Goren knows all about magic tricks and demonstrates how the sword/box trick should have played out. The magician’s assistant Miranda fled the scene right after it happened, so Eames and Goren are le... read more

Week Seven

OMIGOD you guys…who was the other girl that got cut tonight? Illegally Brunette here with week seven in the Search for the New Elle Woods and we saw the final four girls fight for a spot in the finale next week.Lauren and Autumn seemed really surprised to see Rhiannon come back to the house instead of Natalie. This week the girls really started analyzing each other more and getting more into the competition of things and not being so best friends anymore. I do feel Autumn’s pain as being the “older’ one of the group and having to listen to the dreams of the other girls all under 20. The house spilt up as it was Rhiannon and Bailey versus Lauren and Autumn.The girls attended a Triple Threat workshop where Legally Blonde dance captains tried to whip the girls into shape having them sing, dance and constantly move around. I was surprised the girls seemed to handle it all pretty well that is until the tap shoes appeared! The looks on some of their faces – mainly... read more


TV “Rock n’ Talk” host Sylvia is found dead in her apartment, and Wheeler and Logan have to weed through the suspects to see who had most to gain by having her dead.Ruled out first is the stealing assistant who ran off with her con ex-boyfriend using a credit card she stole off her bosses dead body when she finally got around to coming over to program the VCR (“they still makes those?” I know right, Wheeler?). Next they move onto investigating the neighbor, which in a funny little twist leaves Wheeler star-stuck as her favorite musician from her high school days Jordie Black is a good friend of Sylvia’s. Jordie and his wife are looking innocent as the wife points the finger on Sylvia’s son Milo. Milo the day of her death was just announced to go on tour with Jordie and his old band, which from the looks of it did not make Sylvia too happy. When questioned, Milo seemed to leave out alot of what really happened that last night with his mother, but th... read more

Week Six

OMGIOD You guys, it’s Laura Bell Bundy! Illegally Brunette here with week six in the Search for the New Elle Woods and “I need a salon” as its makeover week!Blonde advantage? The makeovers seemed to put the blondes vs. the brunettes and the nature blondes were not too thrilled that the playing field was going to be evened out. I was a little worried how Autumn would look blonde as her skin tone is so fair; but it was more strawberry blonde. Was Bailey really crying over her little trim of a haircut?? And Natalie really did look like a whole new person blonde, but is she legally blonde now?Not going to lie, I was so excited to see Laura Bell Bundy; though it is a sad reminder that she is leaving Harvard Law School soon, and graduating on to bigger and better things. Laura Bell was on hand to dole out some insight to the inner Elle Woods. She choked up as she explained how much her journey as Elle Woods has changed her as a human being. I hope the girls really listened ... read more


This week’s episode kicked off with a lot of pieces to the puzzle of a hot shot stock analyst on Wall Street before the opening credits even rolled. He is shot dead in the park at night while walking his toddler home. Goren and Eames on the case; find him to have a relatively normal wealthy life – wife who works as a VP, a nanny, toddler taking lessons for everything, and an affair on the side. Goren and Eames interview the last two people to see Skip in the park that same day – Marla and her mother –in-law Eleanor. And wow, want a pushy mother-in-law she was! Before they get a lead on who could have wanted Skip dead – a second victim shows up dead in the same park also pushing a stroller. This time the victim was a woman but also a high profile worker on Wall Street; leading to the connection of maybe a little insider stock thing happening to connect the two murders. After talking to victim’s boss, that theory did not seem to hold up. Throwing a wre... read more

Week Five

OMIGOD you guys, It’s positively time to….’shake your junk.’ Illegally Brunette here with week five in the Search for the New Elle Woods – and it looks like the aftermath of two girls getting sent home last week is setting in. I was thrilled to actually see the girls work hard and give it a real effort this week as they were challenged with some ‘positive’ dance moves.The six remaining Elle wannabes took to the cobble-stoned streets of Brooklyn to work on their dancing skills – and did some need work! For trying to wear heels in the past to workshop rehearsals they sure made a fuss when it was actually time to slip on the pink stiletto boots of Ms. Woods. No one fell while ‘shaking junk’ in the streets so that was a good sign. Not a good sign was Emma still being sick this week, and barely able to breathe through practice. The winner of the dance challenge was Natalie – who dances more like a Lakers girl then Elle Woods – a... read more


I am sure we are all saddened over the casting swap news involving Chris Noth, but at least we got to see Wheeler and Logan on the case last night! This new USA schedule for our L&O:CI in not cooperating with me well. Ha! But I did tape this last night and we have it up as soon as I can I promise (unlike last time). In the meantime, please feel free to comment away on the episode or your thoughts on Noth leaving.Also, if you didn’t already be sure to read TV Guide’s diagnosis of Det. Goren .Added recap:Bela Kahn, Sri Lankan ambassador, survives an assassination attempt thanks to her poor young personal assistant sacrificing her own life. Detectives Wheeler and Logan arrive on the scene to find the assassin was gunned down by Kahn’s bodyguards, but not before he shot off a few rounds. At first the detectives believe that the bodyguard has something to do with it, as the shooter was waiting for them in the kitchen and it was his idea to leave that way.The story ... read more

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