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I was thinking about hilarious plotting just now, and it occurred to me that I'd probably never shared my favorite seven minutes of Criminal Minds of pretty much all time. It is a) ridiculous plotting and b) Morgan looks super hot but c) it is a cop show and there is gun violence, a terrorism plot, and an explosion. So what has just happened here is that the team's in New York, a small car bomb just went off, and the team is trying to figure out where the second explosion is going to be:



Yes, guys, that's right, in the amount of time it takes his co-workers to get to the basement, Morgan makes a plan, runs to the basement, jump-starts the ambulance, drives it to the middle of Central Park, and saves the hospital and the president or whoever. By the time the explosion happens, the rest of team hasn't even made it all the way to the basement ambulance bay. I mean, seriously, guys! The secret service takes the elevator and gets conveniently dead and the BAU team stands around waiting for Garcia to turn off the cell towers, and meanwhile Morgan is like "what, bomb in the basement? shit, guys! let's run!" The point at 1:00 when he just turns around and runs out of the room without saying anything just cracks me up, and so does the idea that he drove to the middle of Central Park while the rest of his team was, like, checking for the ambulance in closets, in case the driver had moved the ambulance into a conference room. It's just so obviously done because the writers wanted to get Morgan alone saving the city, but needed him around to deal with the exposition, too.

But really it just makes Morgan that much more awesome. Morgan/Garcia: dirty talk OTP, and like seventy percent of the crime-solving on the show.

I think my second favorite lolzy plotting moment is in the Sentinel episode "Cypher." And, I mean, picking a Sentinel episode is kind of a cheat, given that there's also an episode in which Jim Ellison has to borrow a racehorse to chase a man through an amusement park, an episode in which Jim Ellison is thrown out of a speeding train and ends up hanging under it for half an hour, and an episode in which Jim Ellison goes temporarily blind, learns to use echolocation, and then drives a car in a complicated chase scene. But this is just such a small ridiculous moment that underscores all the ridiculousness that was The Sentinel, because in "Cypher," inside of two minutes of fight scene, Jim Ellison drops two separate guns -- one of them, iirc, twice. That's right, his sentinel senses allow him to fire a shot into the barrel of somebody else's gun, but any time someone taps his arm he drops his gun. And he also falls down broken elevator shafts or whatever twice in the same two minutes. Once the elevator shaftish thing is blocked by a glass window so it can shatter satisfyingly. The writers of that show only had two tricks for ramping up the tension during a fight scene: Jim drops his gun, and Jim falls down. Okay, three: Blair is in trouble! Bless.

Do y'all have favorite plot moments like that?

Date: 2011-01-13 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nextian
I honestly tend not to notice moments like this, and then other people judge me for liking movies with plots like Swiss cheese. *g* A prime favorite of mine is The Dying Detective, though. "No, you had to believe I was dying! For ... vital plot reasons. What do you mean, I've used this trick before? No, it's hella suspenseful and shit."

Date: 2011-01-14 01:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] livrelibre
I couldn't watch the video on my phone at work but I was laughing so hard at the description my co-worker poked her head in. That is some hilarious TV logic right there. And yes, Morgan is hot and he and Garcia should have all the phone sex.

I tend to be bad at noticing these things but my favorite rewatch hilarity lately (just bought the DVD on sale over Christmas) has been Solarbabies: roller skating is big in the post-apocalyptic desert. Just don't ask why.

Date: 2011-01-14 05:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blushingflower
Because in Central Park lord knows there aren't any people who might be injured or killed by an exploding ambulance...

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