HAPPY TO GO

I think everyone remembers that scene from the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy clicks her heels three times and says "There's no place like home", "There's no place like home", "There's no place like home". Well, that's what kept flashing through my mind when Vincent repeated (twice) that he was "happy to be leaving". Really? Because all I can think is "There's no CI without Bobby", "There's no CI without Bobby" and I wish I could click my heels and change the future. But alas, my ruby slippers do not possess any magical powers. Damn!

Even though it kills me to see him go, his interview on the USA Network was so touching. Vincent is so modest about his skills and speaks so lovingly about his craft. TV may be a difficult medium but he handled it as though it was the most natural thing in the world for him. Can you imagine that he felt the show made him a better actor, because I have always found him to be brilliant. I loved how he discussed the complexities of working on a TV script as opposed to a film script; how a film script is more like a play divided into various acts whereas a TV script is a one act production. Vincent is a consummate actor and as he said in the interview an actor has to be agile of mind (and body) to do the numerous transitioning scenes and keep up with the grueling schedule.

He was so adorable when he talked about the defining moments for him. I was thinking well there are so many defining moments (his mother, his father, Nicole, Declan, etc), but for Vincent it was the Goren lean and playing games with the perps. God, how cute was he when he talked about it, that little boy smile, the twinkle in his eye. Woof!



(interview -> here)

I almost giggled when he mentioned surfing more, somehow I never pictured him as a surfer boy. Although I'd loved to see him stripped down to his birthday - whoops - bathing suit. And while we're on the subject of his body how great did he look. He looks amazing, the blue check shirt over a dark tee shirt, yummy, his beautiful face and that relaxed demeanor would make any Vixen swoon. He looks so healthy and happy and down right sexy!

As Diane so often says, just when I think I couldn't love him anymore he does an interview that make me fall even harder for him. The adoring way he spoke about his family, that sly smile when he said he had no plans for the future and that 'look right at the camera, no blinking response' "I'm happy to be going" makes me want to reach through the screen and hug him.



Oh well, even ruby slippers won't save my favorite show, but my favorite actor will go on making wonderful films and providing his fans with his own kind of magic, the kind you can only find on the big screen. Thank you Vincent for eight wonderful years.

Post by Jazzy & Artist

19 comments:

  1. I'd like to think that by "surfing" he's talking about the internet.

    You know, so he can keep up with what his Vixens are up to...

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  2. I hadn't thought of that, good one HeathersinAZ.

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  3. Jazzy, you took the words right out my mouth. I like to see the everyday Vincent too, mixed in with a little fantasy. It crossed my mind too when he mentioned surfing he meant the internet, but then I remembered the Rove interview and he said he hardly ever goes on the computer. Vincent surfing, down to the suit, Yum!

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  4. Actually the post has been written by artist. She is - like Snark and Maui - the gifted writer at T13, I just delivered the pictures.

    Vincent surfing, and then laying on the beach with all those glittering water drops on his gorgeous body... *off to dreamland*

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  5. Ahh you're too kind Jazzy, but everyone knows that you are also a gifted writer and always provocative.

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  6. Where do we go from here?

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  7. bobbybegood1 - good guestion. I guess we are left with watching reruns and praying for new films. Hopefully sexy new films with Vincent in a sheet and a smile. LOL.

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  8. As watch both his and Kate's interview it struck me how it so much sounded like an end of the show interview. If you didn't know better, you would never realize the show is continuing on.

    And remember he spent quite a lot of time in both So Cal and Australia - both Surfing Capitals!

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  9. Beautiful post girls! You've captured my feelings exactly.
    BTW I recall reading someplace, and it was a while ago, that he said he surfed. I was thinking he meant in Australia.

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  10. Thanks for this ... I've been flat-out sick for a week, and this interview did wonders to revive me. He looks so refreshed, rested and those broad shoulders just about made me pass out.

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  11. sorry girls I didnt mean to leave the rest of you out. not always sure who to address. either way a really great team effort

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  12. Australia and Hawaii, not to mention Florida. Looks like we got us a beach boy!

    He looked HAPPY!

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  13. If you haven't already, watch the interviews with Kathryn. I was so happy after seeing Vincent's, I was almost convinced that it's a good thing how it ended,but after seeing Kathryn,I'm back in tears.
    If you watch closely,you'll see the tissue in her hand and you'll see the tears in her eyes and that she had cried throughout the interview....Breaks my heart!!!!

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  14. I remember reading about him surfing..can't remember where I read it, but I do remember he was in Australia ( I think anyway)

    I'm happy he's happy...but I'm still sad too...mixed up as normal :-)

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  15. Thanks so much for posting the link to these interviews ... I probably wouldn't have seen them otherwise. As usual, your analysis was spot-on. And I have to agree with Labs_n_SD. Perhaps Vincent and Kate BOTH know LOCI won't survive beyond another season without them. Hee.

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  16. I seem to remember he talked about liking body-surfing when he was last in Australia. If he'd like a 'body' to surf, mine is, as ever, at his disposal ;0)

    These are wonderful little interviews. It may pain us to lose our favourite Detective, but it's obvious that Vincent is at peace with going. To be honest, given the DIRE scripts he was given to work with in Season 8, I'm not surprised he's 'glad it's over'. Since he finished LOCI filming, he's clearly been 'let off the leash' and is happy to be doing lots of other things, so as long as he's happy, I'm happy too - oh yes, and my Vincent-Love-O-Meter went up another few notches yesterday, as usual something I didn't think was possible :0)

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  17. I agree with everyone...I'm sad and happy at the same time.
    What can i say...you said everything i feel. ;o)
    Lovely post and great pics...
    Good job girls, as always.

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  18. He is so sweet and lovely, these interviews would justify all my esteem and love for him, if they needed justification.

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  19. Surfing..hmmm..*drool..gigles..blushes*surfing on the web on in the sea..on on me..OU YEA..on me!!;)))-THAM..THAM..THAAAMMM..how that hunk could be that cuteee and sooo adorable at 50..and still sooo 'brainy"..love,love,lovee him for that!!And still Vincent makes me love him even more with this new interview,I screamed like crazy,gigeld and set myself on fire!!My dad came to check on me am I ok..like always,when I see a new VDO interview,same thing happends..and my dad sees what i do,just shakes his head and frauns his for head and says him again??..;)))-!!

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