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The six words that launched a thousand fanfics. Or, at least the beginning of one. I wish it had spawned more.

I had to post my Episode 11 - Monogamy (Elliot opens up; Olivia shuts him down) thoughts in a separate post, because, well, I'm vain that way. Sorry for spamming, but seriously, this was a key episode in the Arc That Went Nowhere, aka Elliot's MidSVULife Crisis. So many wonderful or wincerful moments:

1. The aforementioned "I stayed in the city tonight" line. Such intrigue in such a simple sentence. Where did he stay? Who was he with? Which blond(e) lawyer do you picture him with - Beecher or Cabot?

The Season 6 equivalent of that line is Olivia's, "I called your house, I called your cell, I called the squadroom. You didn't answer so I came to stalk look for you." (Which reminds me, as always, of Caliban's brilliant commentary on said S6 line: I also think that all the stalking is rubbing off on Liv. "I tried you at home, on your cell phone, then I called the station." OMG, where were you? We were supposed to watch Gilmore Girls over the phone. WHY DIDN"T YOU CALL ME?

2. Maureen can't file her own fucking application.
I have to say, after all the Maulivia discussion recently, that brief little O/Moment was jarring.

But seriously, would Olivia really ever be attracted to a girl who can't even complete a fucking college application properly? To a college in the same fucking city!

3. Stabler works his mojo
That scene where Elliot and Olivia go to the junkie's apartment, and he turns on the full Stabler sex smirk is priceless. Elliot/CM is rarely allowed to be so sexual on SVU, and it's such a shame. Because the way he leans in and lowers his voice and tilts his head and ravishes her. Oops, got carried away there. And another great line. "I'm into that - you're friend can watch." Hee.

4. "That's what you do - you shut people out."
Yes, folks, the most egregious and outrageous example of SVU pot/kettle, in which one Olivia Benson chastises her partner for not talking to people, for not letting others in. And when he manages not to scream that she does the same fucking thing, but instead slowly and deliberately tries to explain to her what's wrong, what he's feeling, what does Olivia do?

Apparently, she remembers an important hairwing-trimming appointment she missed or useless scarf buying excursion she booked, because she stands up, tells him CK is right, that he does shut people out and that if he doesn't stop, he'll lose "the best thing he ever had."

Hopefully, bookies will still pay out, since Olivia won that bet, albeit three years later. But it never seems to occur to her at the time that what Elliot is struggling with might just be that his marriage has not, in fact, turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. Or that it was almost physically painful for him to share that with her, so perhaps she should take more than the three minutes she slotted him in order to let him express what it was she badgered him into. And then take an extra, I don't know, five minutes to come up with something better than, "Your chemistry-free wife is right. You're screwed!"

ACK! This is the woman currently being held up by the SVU powers-that-be and the majority of squeeing fandom as a lioness/mother bear/model of caring and compassion.

5. Gravelly-voiced Alex. Yay for the flu!

6. Other great lines
Stabler: "She's coming. If you want to leave, go ahead."
Benson: "Or you could stop being a jerk."

Junkie: "I don't have a boyfriend."
Stabler, with a throaty snark and smirk: "Come on, a girl like you?"

Stabler to Jack Tripper: "Yeah, that's a real bite in the ass, isn't it. Think of all those new labels you'll have to make."

I can't remember the other ones. But damn, I love this episode. Will be back with more, no doubt.

ETA: Just so you know, I did actually leave the marathon, er, house, today. I actually sat at the beach and read something non-fandom-related. An actual book, I tell you! And I didn't even melt.

Date: 2005-09-05 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostingeekdom.livejournal.com
From Rooftop: 'This guy's penis is a deadly weapon'.
Hellooo Keller.

Date: 2005-09-05 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetgingertea.livejournal.com
hahaha I LOVED that line!

Date: 2005-09-05 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Hee! So true. Though it really was Beecher with Oz's most lethal dick.

Date: 2005-09-05 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostingeekdom.livejournal.com
Ok .. so how about we tally their head counts(pun intended) and see who comes up trumps. I think I'm missing a few here.

Date: 2005-09-06 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Hee, okay. Well, Keller killed more people, no question. But more people who fucked Beecher died, in comparison to the number of people whom Keller fucked who died. (That was atrocious grammar, but you know what I mean.)

Actually, every single person in Oz who touched or was touched by Toby's dick or whose dick Toby touched (hee -this is like a dirty tongue twister!) or who even wished to touch his dick, ended up dead:

1. Andrew Schillinger
2. Shemin
3. Brown
4. Adebisi
5. Barlog
6. Vern Schillinger
7. Keller :(

And the one most people forget: Genevieve Beecher.

For Keller, the dicked-and-died count is:

1. Brown (maybe - we don't know if Keller actually delivered on the blow job)
2. Barlog
3. Winthrop
4. Schillinger (though the dick-touching preceded Oz)

But, of course, Keller also killed all those Aryans in the mail room, upping his total body count considerably.

Yes, I need help.

Date: 2005-09-06 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostingeekdom.livejournal.com
But aren't you forgetting to include the guys who Keller fucked and killed before being sent to prison? I don't remember how many were there, but that should up his count.

Date: 2005-09-05 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idledandy.livejournal.com
Don't forget "What are you lacking, Dick?" Hee!

Total squee for pimping my fic. I really keep meaning to write more of that. I swear, in the summers, I just don't do freaking anything. Then during the year when I have a kabillion things to do, that's when I write and stuff. I really know why they say, "Ask a busy woman."

I've decided that Olivia's feelings about Elliot's marriage are that of a child relating to her own parents. She draws some weird, twisted sense of stability from Elliot/CK and lashes out like an 8 year-old whenever that stability is threatened. Of course, a healthy chunk of this reasoning comes from the "Don't do this to me!" that got cut from "Doubt." However, the purpose of this little wank is not to excuse Olivia; it's to explain to myself why Elliot LIES by saying there's nobody else, when obviously, there's Alex. Duh!

Date: 2005-09-05 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Ooh, I knew I forgot one of the lines from their interrogation of John Ritter.

And I will pimp your fic from now until Thanksgiving break if it means you'll work on it. I'm dying to know what happens next.

I do know what you mean about not being able to do anything when you have all the time in the world. It's some sort of weird inverse human psychology defect. Huang would be able to explain it to me.

I think your Olivia theory is spot-on. And it does always make me sigh when he says it's not someone else. Even though, on the show, I want Elliot to be faithful. But in my head... you know what he and Alex are doing.

Date: 2005-09-06 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speshulduck.livejournal.com
Whoa wait a minute, you mean Alex/Elliot isn't canon? Next you'll be telling me that Mariska's up for an Emmy and Chris isn't.

Date: 2005-09-06 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Hee! But life could never be that unfair or out of whack.

Date: 2005-09-05 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aivilo-18.livejournal.com
Which reminds me, as always, of Caliban's brilliant commentary on said S6 line: I also think that all the stalking is rubbing off on Liv. "I tried you at home, on your cell phone, then I called the station." OMG, where were you? We were supposed to watch Gilmore Girls over the phone. WHY DIDN"T YOU CALL ME?

[snerk] Cal comes up with the best one liners, I swear. That girl is fucking hysterical.

Also, I wish my daddy filled out all my application forms for me! And maybe paid my registration fees and tuition fees. But noooooo! He has to go and be a big meanie, insisting that I learn how to do things the grown up way. Bastard.

And don't you just love it when, after Elliot almost lost it and punched that mother in the face, he finally starts to talk to Olivia and open up and she basically tells him to go take a nap? I wish I had a friend like that. So open and caring unless she has a facial to get to. Her actions were just *barely* saved by calling in the Stabler Spawn for his birthday. She still makes me want to shoot myself half the time though.

Date: 2005-09-05 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
She is hysterical. She should be forced to stay at home all day and write sidesplitting Oliska diary entries, Persistence chapters and faux dialogue for Our Heroes.

Stupid Maureen blaming Elliot for her own idiocy. And stupid writers for not realizing that anyone who went to college would shout, "Mail it your own fucking self!" at the screen.

You know I so agree about S6 Olivia. Whenever Elliot talked about the divorce and the empty house, she'd pipe up with that, "Your kids love you" line. Learned Hand described her as a pull-string doll, programmed to recite just the one sentence. Over and over again. the birthday thing was cool, though a little maudlin for SVU. And that really did just barely save her.

She still makes me want to shoot myself half the time though.
Dildo. I mean, ditto!

Date: 2005-09-05 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetgingertea.livejournal.com
It's so funny, but the first time I watch an SVU ep I'm so caught up in the seriousness of it, but the second time I catch all the jokes and innuendo. I just caught the "I stayed in the city tonight" line today on the marathon! Definitely a great line. And yes, Elliot is HOT.

Date: 2005-09-05 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Oh, I do that, as well. but I've seen some of these so many times, I could probably sing along.

And yes, Elliot is HOT
Of course - that goes without saying. Except for the many, many times we say it. Over and over again.

Date: 2005-09-06 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblerot.livejournal.com
Which blond(e) lawyer do you picture him with - Beecher or Cabot?

Both, baby!

*fangirls sexualpredator!elliot*

Date: 2005-09-06 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Ooh - pretty icon. Is that a manip or an actual screencap?

Also, yes to both. Can't have T without A :) Plus, that explains Elliot's telling Olivia that it's not "someone else." Because it's sometwo else. Or something.

Date: 2005-09-06 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblerot.livejournal.com
I dunno the specifics of the icon, as I didn't make it. I JUST LOVE IT UNCONDITIONALLY.

"Sometwo else!" Oh, how I'd love that. Or somethree, somefour, somefive. Elliot's inner slut escapes and runs amok on the streets of NYC, Liv in hot pursuit, her glossy lip curled with sanctimonious contempt...

Date: 2005-09-06 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick4oz.livejournal.com
Piping in here to say that icon is an actual screencap. It's from the cafetria scene when Keller calls Beecher "a miserable cunt" after he finds out that Beech gave Ronnie a blowjob deluxe. You know, not that I've watched that scene a lot or anything. LOL

Date: 2005-09-06 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debaser28.livejournal.com
"I stayed in the city tonight."

Hey! Now that Lee Tergesen is going to be on L&O it will be even easier to slash Elliot with a blond lawyer.

And what is Huang's problem? They didn't get along well since day one. Not that I care that much about Huang, but I'm curious about it.

And you guys have the prettiest icons.:)

Date: 2005-09-06 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luci-2.livejournal.com
Has it been established that it is in the mother-ship L & O that LT will appear?
Is it confirmed ?

Date: 2005-09-06 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
Yes, sadly. He confirmed it in this TV Guide (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/2005/0831/02insider.htm) interview. It's a fun read, otherwise.

Date: 2005-09-06 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
True on the LT/L&O slash, but why isn't he going to be on SVU! ::pouts::

Not sure why Stabler and Huang don't get along, except that Huang is a smug know-it-all who doesn't know much at all.

Icons are fun! Did you get space for more?

Date: 2005-09-06 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debaser28.livejournal.com
"True on the LT/L&O slash, but why isn't he going to be on SVU! ::pouts::"

It's because Dick Wolf is afraid of the HoYay.*g*

"Not sure why Stabler and Huang don't get along, except that Huang is a smug know-it-all who doesn't know much at all."

Too true. He's useless.

"Icons are fun! Did you get space for more?"

Sadly, no. I have a free account with space for three icons. But it's all right, I can always ogle you guy's icons.:)

Date: 2005-10-07 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baby-sis.livejournal.com
Totally OT: [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle says you can play .avi files with Windows Media Player (WMP) for Mac. Or you can use VLF (heh, not that VLF).

If you have other questions, e-mail Kel: kelbelle @ livejournal.com


Let me know when you're set up to watch & I'll (eventually) upload some stuff :)

Date: 2005-10-15 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mikoandnoel.livejournal.com
hey it's ultraviolet! the one who made me at least give stabler a chance. friend, pretty please?

and oh dear lord-i was home for college for labor day and my family laughed at me for getting up at 5:45 to catch every episode of svu possible, since i don't have a tv in sarasota...season three is love. season 7 (6, end of 5) are hate.

Date: 2005-10-16 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultraviolet730.livejournal.com
That's me - recruiting Stabler fans all over the internet(s)! Consider yourself friended. Are you CheshireCatSmil from TWoP?

It's hard to explain the SVU love to people. My sister is always saying, "Wasn't this one just on?" as if that's a reason not to watch again! (Well, it is for most of S5-7, but not the glory years episodes!)

Date: 2005-10-16 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mikoandnoel.livejournal.com
Yes I am CheshireCatSmil. My mom is the same way. There's always something new to find, even if I've seen an episode three or four times! You can always look for new Yay! of your choice.
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