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Spoilery content.  Rageful spoilery content.  This time it's all been rounded up by TV Squad, who have somehow been keeping tabs on like nine different sources I was not previously aware of, which is odd because normally they're a good week and a half behind the times.

SPOILERS AHOY.  (You might be asking yourself why I still read spoilers when apparently, I think everything I read signals apocalyptic travesty.  Good question!  I don't have a good answer, beyond "sometimes the good ones just pass right out of my brain and I don't have any reaction to them worth posting?")

"Adam Rodriguez is not returning to CSI: Miami full-time for season eight.

Bzuh?  So that's why you've had Eric/Calleigh on warp speed all of a sudden?  *pause as the news fully sinks in*  Wait, WHAT?  STOP SPRINGING PARTIAL CONTRACTS ON ME, CSIVERSE.  Unless the next news is that Carmine's quitting halfway through season 6 on CSI: NY.  That I would be totally down with.

But seriously, this saddens me.  Adam's the best actor they've got left.

On an unrelated note, I actually am pleased by the fact that there's going to be a 3-way CSI crossover this year.  A little less pleased that they keep pushing this Super Speshul Langston angle, making him Vegas's answer to Mac, The Expert of Everything, but mostly delighted all the same.  TV crossovers = good. 
Sawyer will be destroyed by the tragedy of Juliet, pushing him back towards his original, more "salty" character. He'll still carry around season five's character growth, but he'll be rejecting it.

Well, there goes the whole "time rewound to 2004 and the plane never crashed" theory.  I don't know if I'm relieved or devastated.  Probably it depends on whether Juliet miraculously survives or not and/or how they make me feel about the love quadrangle by the time the series ends.
"Pam will try to hide her pregnancy from some family members as she walks down the aisle."

OH MY GOD.  This plot arc just gets stupider by the day, doesn't it?  I understand the whole "not telling everyone right away for fear of miscarriage" idea, but...family members?  When you're pregnant during a wedding and almost in month 4?  How awkward is it going to be when the baby's born in six months?  "Yeah, about that..."

And by "some family members," they're not talking about her parents, right?  Surely it's just a random Angela-judgmental aunt or something, like maybe some cousins she never sees?  BECAUSE I WOULD GET RAGEFUL.  Right now I'm merely cranky and reiterating my "shotgun wedding!!" statements, which in turn just revs up all my pre-marriage-baby crankiness** from before I saw the finale. 

Although, hey, at least I don't currently hate Pam!  For once I am merely fueling my rage towards the people writing her character.  Probably because I haven't seen her on film yet.  *tries to hold onto Shiny Happy End-of-Finale Pam's smiling*
Neutral news: Booth will have to relearn certain things he was good at before his brain surgery. One episode will be about Amish people while another will revolve around the trial of the Grave Digger.
Been there, done that on CSI: Miami.  Have hopes it will be played out better here.  Am also slightly optimistic that round 3 of Grave Digger talk will be better than the one where they caught her, just like the middle part of every trilogy is usually the least exciting.

Rageful news: There will be at least one or two new assistants this season.
TPTB: WE DON'T LIKE THIS FORMAT.  SERIOUSLY, WE DON'T.  NOBODY DOES.  We keep patiently waiting for you to wrap up this nonsense, and yet you keep making the opposite of progress on that front.  At this point I would give up Clarke and Wendell just to see you settle on one character.

Happy news: "Gordon Gordon Wyatt is scheduled to appear in episode ten, which may end up being a Christmas episode."


P.S. Lol, remember that time when I declared Spoiler Lockdown?  Best hilariously doomed-to-fail declaration ever.
**I Issue A Challenge: from the last 20 years of TV shows, how many babies can you name that were born in wedlock to couples who were not even dating when the series began, but subsequently got married and then conceived said baby?  The "conceived" is important*.  According to the rules of this challenge, if the bride was pregnant, it doesn't count.

[EDIT: I should clarify -- dating-turned-married couples who proceed to adopt a child in wedlock also count, not just the ones who give birth.]


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Aug. 8th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is a very good question. Every couple I can think of at this time either 1) never got married while the show was on, even after the baby was born, 2) got married right before the baby was born, or 3) were already married for a considerable amount of time before the baby came into play.

In case you're wondering, I was talking about Baby Emma from "Friends", Lucy from "CSI: NY" and Baby Mabel from "Mad About You".
Aug. 8th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for playing! I couldn't come up with any at all, but there are a lot of shows I don't know about, especially from the 90's.

Speaking of which...I think I might count Baby Mabel. I was mostly trying to ward off the numerous examples of parents of teens who suddenly have a new baby (*cough* The O.C.) - on the other hand, a married couple having their first baby more than a year after the show starts is what I was trying to come up with.

Although that would open the floor for a lot of sitcoms. Half a point, maybe?
Aug. 8th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Monica/Chandler from 'Friends' count dammit because I cannot think of anyone else.

Oh oh I also want to say Robert/Kitty from 'Brothers & Sisters' but again they did not actually give birth themselves.

And then I want to say Mr/Mrs Coach from 'Friday Night Lights' but obviously they were together from the beginning of the series. (PS. Do I remember you saying you were thinking about watching this show at some point or am I delusional?!)


Aug. 9th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Hee! I love my challenge already. Stumpin' people left and right! (I, personally, could only come up with Turk & Carla on "Scrubs," but I don't know every show ever created, either)

-Oh! Monica & Chandler, yes! They definitely count. Wait, what's the story on Robert/Kitty? It might count too. I shall amend the rules to include "decided to have" alongside "conceived." I mainly wanted examples of something other than "lol accidental pregnancy!"

Do I remember you saying you were thinking about watching this show at some point or am I delusional?
OH GOSH YOU'RE RIGHT. GEEZE, here I've been languishing, in the depths of no-TV-land, lamenting the fact that I've cleared everything out of my stockpile, and I forgot that I'd already completely chucked it from my 2007 stockpile because I thought I'd never finish everything else.

Shoot, and just when my free time is starting to narrow again, too. Well, no matter. It's definitely on my to-watch list ASAP, thanks for reminding me!
Aug. 9th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
If Monica/Chandler count then so do Robert/Kitty. They weren't together at the beginning of the show (in fact he only appeared halfway through season 1), they got married, she wanted children, she had a miscarriage so they decided to adopt. Of course he had a heart attack and was taken to hospital and was "dying" at the exact moment that Kitty was with the birth mother who was giving birth. Oh and let's overlook the fact that a day after they have their lovely new baby their marriage goes awry. But still.

Ah yes Friday Night Lights. I'm rewatching Season 1 at the moment and the awesomeness is hitting me full force again. I don't even like American football so that's how good the show is! I think you could get through Seasons 1 and 3 quite quickly (Season 2 is rubbish and doesn't do the show justice. Maybe just read episode summaries and quickly forget its existence), especially since I seem to be making my way through my re-watch at the speed of light! It's worth watching for the amazing music that plays during the opening credits alone. Hehe.
Aug. 9th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh and let's overlook the fact that a day after they have their lovely new baby their marriage goes awry.
D'oh! And just when I was starting to think this storyline might be another reason to watch the show. ...NOT SO MUCH."
Aug. 9th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oh but Season 1 of 'Brothers & Sisters' is really worth watching. If I had to choose only one season of any of my shows to take to a desert island then it would definitely be a contender. Maybe you should add that to the list along with FNL! C'mon you still have over a month until the TV season kicks off and you have your hands full!
Aug. 8th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Sheridan and Delenn from Babylon 5. Barely liked each other when he first appeared, courted (it was totally courting and not dating and it was adorable), married, and then she got knocked up. I cannot remember what they named the baby, though.

Star Trek Voyage B'Elanna and Tom. I can't remember the baby's name but I know she was named after B'Elanna's mother.

I'm not sure what it says that the only examples I can think of are from sci-fi shows except that sci-fi shows are awesome.

Aug. 9th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Stupid sci-fi! Always trying to lure me to the dark side! (Must admit, babies are an intriguing new angle [in getting me to watch the genre]. The Babylon 5 example seems tailor-made to the challenge.)

Speaking of the challenge, right, you're in the lead with 2 points...
Aug. 9th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
Well, before you get all excited, I should point out that in both those instances the baby didn't come until the last season. Babylon 5, though, is one of my favorite sci-fi series ever. It is the one series I can think of that was created and the creator knew what he wanted to happen in each season and it was meant to only last the 5 years it was on. There was none of this "oh, crap, we're still on the air? What haven't we done? I know! We'll drop a helicopter on a doctor. Twice!" (And, no, I will never stop taking pot shots at ER).

Star Trek Voyager, well, if you're not a Trek fan nor a sci-fi fan it might be best to just avoid it. I love it but until Enterprise came along it was the red-headed stepchild of the Trek-verse.
Aug. 9th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, last season is perfect. Then they're quickly out the door right and the point where I'm likely to lose interest in the baby storyline. Although that still wouldn't be enough to get me to watch anything out of Star Trek, Babylon 5 still has potential.
Aug. 9th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised that Adam is leaving(ish). I knew that something was up when they hired manwhore, oops-did-you-just-video-tape-me-cheating-on-my-wife Eddie Cibrian. Some of the man candy had to be leaving in order to bring more on.

As for your challenge...

Well, I was going to mention Chandler and Monica, but obviously someone else already has. So...

1). Harry and Charlotte, Sex and the City -- they weren't together at the beginning of the show, ended up getting married, and then having kids.

2). Phoebe's brother and his wife/teacher, Friends -- they got married and then asked Phoebe to be the surrogate. They were also not together in the beginning of the series, as I don't think Phoebe's brother had been envisioned/created yet... and I also think there was an episode where Phoebe found out that he existed.

3). Jeanie and Reggie, ER -- okay, so this is just a maybe. I can't remember for sure, but I know that Jeanie got married and adopted a kid towards the end of Gloria Reuben's time on ER.

4). Bo and Hope, Days of our Lives -- they dated, got married, and had a kid further on down the road. And they definitely weren't set up from the beginning of the show, cause I think the show is twice as old as they are. :-P

5). Kimberly and Michael, Melrose Place -- Okay, so... their idea of dating involved him cheating on two wives (who were sisters, BTW), nearly killing Kim accidentally in a drunk driving accident, and her repaying the favor by dressing up as wife #1 and running him over in revenge. But they did eventually get married and then decide to try for a baby. And okay, they might not have had a baby in a boring, conventional, legal way. That's so dull -- all that pregnancy and crap! Kimberly might have duped one of the other characters on the show, who was pregnant, into faking her baby's death and then giving the baby to Kim for safe keeping... which Kimberly then stole, breastfed, and claimed was hers. That totally falls under the umbrella of adoption, right? :D I think this conclusively proves that there are way worse things than the overdone shotgun wedding, lol.

I'm sure there are more examples that I can't think of at the moment.
Aug. 9th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
-See, I've been carefully tuning out everything I heard about "Eddie Cibrian" and convincing myself he was just a random lab tech. Is he really in for the role of a new CSI? Gross.

-Holy cow, you're good at this challenge. Easy lead for you; also, let me *facepalm* for not remembering Charlotte & Harry. (this is what happens when you loathe a character so much you block him from memory)

-*dying of laughter @ #5*
Aug. 9th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
P.S. Lol, remember that time when I declared Spoiler Lockdown? Best hilariously doomed-to-fail declaration ever.

I seriously wondered this when I started reading this post. I've been holding out on you thinking you didn't wanna know stuff. Tragic. :P (btw don't ask now, I forget, haha)

Aug. 9th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I thought maybe I should address it. It started with all the stuff about Doctor Who, and then it just...snowballed back into me clicking on everything that was offered, I can't even remember why.
Aug. 9th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Alice/Hugo from 'The Vicar Of Dibley'. THERE. I couldn't let it go until I'd thought of a couple who fitted the criteria and hadn't adopted. Now I can get some sleep tonight. ;D
Aug. 10th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Aug. 10th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
I am not happy about the CSI:Miami news. Why, why, why? What about E/C? Why do they always have to screw things up?

I'm intrigued by the Bones spoilers.
Aug. 11th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
I know, it stinks. :( I don't even know what they're going to do with E/C; I'm hoping they at least end it as well as the original CSI did with Grissom and Sara, since they're big on pushing the soulmate angle... *crosses fingers*
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