Mon., July 16, 2001 – At the Bauers: Still wallowing in his own guilt, Danny tells Michelle that Gus didn’t need to fake a body; she is reaching. Michelle says she just knows that isn’t Carmen’s body. She remembers clearly focusing on the feet walking toward her when she first woke up (which is exactly what happened, check the highlights clip) and that Carmen didn’t have an ankle bracelet on that night like the one on the remains. Michelle tells him that they will prove it and Danny will get off. Michelle knows that Gus fakes the evidence and could have faked the body as well. Danny tells her that even if they prove it by dredging the lake and getting the real body and real gun, he still committed the crime. Michelle tells him that the fake evidence has to mean something to them. Danny tells her there is no real way to prove it or tie it to Gus. Michelle tells Danny that he is giving Gus way to much credit. Michelle tells Danny that someday he will have to deal with his guilt. He did what he had to do. Danny knows that but also knows that what he did was wrong. Michelle insists with time Danny will make peace with what he did. He asks Robbie if he thinks that will happen and Danny smiles saying it will “Because your Mommy won’t have it any other way.” He believes in Ross and knows he will do what he can but he is guilty of killing his mother. Michelle and Danny go to the kitchen and bring back sandwiches and iced tea and brings it back to the dining room table. Danny: “Aitoro has all the evidence he needs to file charges against you if he wants to do that. DON’T give him a reason! I mean it! LET GO.”… Muttering to herself Michelle: “Sorry, but I don’t let go.”
As they continue to eat, Danny: “Then what? I say hey guys look THIS is actually the gun I used to shoot my mother not the other one….And another body and I say what oh people of the jury you actually don’t have Carmen’s body, but here it is. Will you stop it? All of the conspiracy theories in the world aren’t going to help because Aitoro doesn’t HAVE to frame me because I DID IT!” Michelle: “Well you can’t go to jail because if you’re taken away your son and I won’t survive it so we’ll win, right?” Danny pauses…“We’ll win.” Michelle: “So we use what we have and what we have is a crooked cop who fakes evidence.” Danny goes to change the baby and when he comes down Michelle is gone. He hears her car crank and pull out. Blake asks about the trial. Ross says Maria Santos sandbagged Doris. He can’t really tell her anything because of attorney/client privilege. He just wishes he had more ammunition. Blake says maybe she can help. Ross is very curious and asks for a hint. Blake tells him to wait until tomorrow. She kisses him and things turn passionate. Ross asks how quickly they can get the kids to bed. Blake says they could just ask the sitter to stay late and get a room there at Towers. Ross likes the idea and kisses Blake again. Gus interrupts them and Ross invites him to sit with them. Ross laughs and asks Gus if all their witnesses are going to be as good as Maria was. Gus tells Ross the trial isn’t over yet. Blake and Ross leave.
Tues., July 17, 2001 – Michelle comes to Harley’s after she sees Frank’s car in the driveway. Harley and Frank are eating pizza. Michelle: “Oh, mushroom, my favorite!” (see I KNEW I liked her ;]) she and Frank talk and pass the food around. Michelle tells them about her theory about the body not being Carmen’s. Frank tells her that is unlikely since they had dental records. Michelle thinks that too could have been planted since Gus is on some sort of vendetta against Danny. Frank agrees Gus has been obsessive about getting Danny and there must be a reason. Also, he knows cops who’ve crossed the line and manufactured evidence before. He turns to ask Harley her opion and is struck by how strange Harley looks (he didn’t notice before Michelle came in?). Frank asks Harley if she is okay and she tells them both that Phillip found out the truth that Rick is the father of her baby and not Rick. Worse, the news didn’t come from her or Rick, but rather maliciously from Edmund Winslow. She tells them all that had happened and they tell her she did what she had to. Harley hates that she ruined the relationship between Phillip and Rick. Michelle goes home to see her brother. At the Bauer House: Rick comes home and tells Meta about Phillip finding out. Rick says he and Harley kept putting off telling Phillip and he ended up learning it from his worst enemy, Edmund. Rick hates himself for not being a better friend. Meta reassures him and goes up to bed. Rick looks at the sonogram and thinks about how he loves his baby. He only hates that to become a father he would have to lose his best friend.
Not as good a copy for length, but better sound. Starts with last clip:
My Comments: I absolutely LOVE watching Danny hold Robbie. He is SUCH a good father when his demons don’t come between them. I know I just mentioned this in the last post, but it just plays in my mind constantly whenever I see them together. “Robbie is the center of my world.” I also love that he is such a hands on dad, seeming almost happy to do things like change Robbie. I also really like them going to get the sandwiches and iced teas from the off-screen kitchen. I love it when they do normal living stuff and they could easily have just kept them in the living room sitting there or pacing, to move them on to have it seem like they were going about their day when they talk is such a great beat. Normally Danny gets and understands Michelle better than anybody, but he’s distracted her by his own troubles or he’d know Michelle would never “let it go” no matter what the danger or risk because that’s NOT who she is. It finally clicks for him later, but he brushes over it for now. I also don’t get Michelle’s lack of faith in Ross. He has always come through for them — at least eventually, so she could trust him that he has a plan. Plus this is all CLASSIC Perry Mason moves. I know she wants to do SOMETHING, but honestly she should get this. Then again Ross could have filled them in on his plan more.
I loved the little aside about the pizza. My personal favorite is mushroom and sausage so I’m all over that bit of trivia. But really Frank should know Michelle’s favorite pizza. Michelle used to babysit the Cooper kids and I’m sure they ordered pizza in, it’s a babysitting thing to do and I’m sure Michelle would have ordered some mushroom for herself. Harley did what she HAD to do? Honestly, why do people always paint everything Harley might happen to do as the best thing she could do of all possible worlds. This post and the last has inspired me to do one of my analysis posts about Rick I recently published.
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