Yesterday I stumbled upon some additional news about Vincent D’Onofrio and his return to Criminal Intent as Detective Robert Goren.
I suggest reading the article before continuing on…
Vincent D'Onofrio Returns To Criminal Intent For Tenth Season
Done reading? So, two things I would like to quickly discuss and get your opinion on:
“We have been the fortunate caretakers of this legendary series, and we plan to give it the world-class farewell it so richly deserves.”
World-class farewell? Forgive me for being a pessimist, but hello! Look what you did to not only the loyal fans of Criminal Intent, but the [original] cast as well. As much as I look forward to seeing Vincent back on Criminal Intent – and oh how I missed my Bobby – I can’t help but be apprehensive. Can you blame me? I think the world-class farewell I’ve envisioned is something completely different than what they will inevitably envision. Help me out here, guys. Thoughts? Comforting words, maybe?
And here’s what makes me… I don’t even have a word for it. Uncomfortable?
“There is more though. It looks like the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent will be used as launch pad for another all-new series by Dick Wolf. If a spin-off happens it will be a series with Vincent D'Onofrio and his character Detective Robert Goren to star in. No word on when that series will debut, but a pilot commitment has been made for the new project.”
Can’t they just leave well enough alone? As I’ve said to a few people now, I don’t like the idea of a spin-off. I really, really, don’t. I don’t like change. It’s really hard for me to think of one without the other – and by that I mean Goren and Eames. I truly can’t and honestly don’t want to imagine watching Goren work a case without Eames. So if a spin-off is in Vincent D’Onofrio’s future as the first-rate Detective Robert Goren, aren’t I supposed to be happy? Someone told me if VDO is in it, it has to be good. I have no doubt that it’ll be good, but I honestly can’t say for sure that I’d watch it. *Waits for you all to stop screaming at me* I fell in love with the character, Goren, not only because of his passion and what he stands for and who he is, but also because of the close work him and Eames do. I will digress on this subject for now, but I’d really love to hear what you think about this. Please, please, someone slap me because I really don’t know what to think about all this. This is supposed to be good news, right? Well if it’s good news, how come I feel so depressed?
One more thing before I wrap up this blog:
D’Onofrio, Erbe Back to “Law & Order: CI”: We Told You 2 Weeks Ago
Jazzy informed me of the link above early this morning. *Waits for you to read it* One thing I’d like to quickly discuss:
“The loser in all this is Eric Bogosian, whose character was killed off preemptively.”
It’s now been made clear that Vincent will unquestionably be returning, but I have yet to hear of any recent news about Kathryn Erbe. I hear negotiations are still in the works. However, focusing on the sentence in italics for a second, what do you think? As much as I hated Ross for the crap he did (or maybe didn’t do), killing him off was crap. I know Eric himself wasn’t happy about it. If the writers pretend that it never happened, I’ll be pissed. I really don’t think they’d go that route, but nothing would surprise me. And as we all know, Eames fired Goren in their final episode on the show and then resigned. So now what? Because you cannot pretend that didn’t happen. I have my theories, but I’d like to hear yours. If Kathryn Erbe is indeed a go for season 10, how are they going to pull it off?
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