Episode 2.02, Music To Die For, is not one of my favourites. Frankly, I find the plot extremely boring. However! Going through it again reminded me of more goodness than I'd remembered :D
Music To Die For, AKA the only Lewis episode most people have seen because Bradley James is in it :D
Fortunately he's also topless, so he's already starting that great tradition that continues so enthusiastically on Merlin :D :D
On with the show! Lewis is suffering from insomnia, so in the middle of the night he's been having a clear out at home.
He's clearly working v v hard!
As usual, there's a murder (is there anyone still alive in Oxford?). Beneath the protective clothing, Hobson's in fancy clothes.
Lewis: "You didn't have to get all dolled-up on my account."
Hobson: *to Hathaway* "That was a pick-up line in Lewis' day."
Hathaway knows all about Lewis' pick-up lines, thankyouverymuch.
When Hathaway suggests that a friend of the male victim is in fact a 'friend', the friend informs them that he's 'depressingly heterosexual'. This inspires a look towards Hathaway. Hmmmm.
When a married woman, apparently vaguely connected to the crime, obviously hits on Lewis, Hathaway is all astonishment!
"I'd hazard a guess.
She's flirting with you, sir."
Another reason to watch the show :)
Bradley is ready and waiting for you, fandom!
Lewis impresses Hathaway with his mad Wagnerian skillz. Once again, Hathaway is all astonishment.
They ogle a half-naked picture of Bradley together.
They're in agreement! Not bad at all.
I love his loooooooong legs folded up in the chair :D
This is v v funny and I wish I could cap it properly! Lewis is attacked by a rose bush and ends up grabbing his groin in public. Oh, SHOW <3
Lewis keeps yawning due to the insomnia. When Hathaway suggests cammomile tea, Lewis basically tells him not to treat him like a child.
H: "All right - go home. You look done in."
L: "That's more like it."
This ep is very heavy with the Morse references, who was Lewis's Inspector when he was a Sergeant (in case anyone doesn't know, this show is a spin-off from Morse). Anyway, this tidbit is interesting in what it could suggest about Lewis' relationship with Hathaway, now:
Woman: *about Morse* "Did you like him?"
Lewis: "It was a bit like a marriage. Except I already had a wife."
Hathaway has a sneaky cigarette, chucking the butt on the floor.
Lewis catches him! D'oh! Pick up your rubbish, young man. You should know better!
H: "You know that saying about the fat lady singing? Apparently it's Brunhilde from the end of Wagner's Ring."
L: "It's never all over when she starts singing. She goes on for another half hour."
H: "Sounds just like what you need for a good nights' sleep, sir."
Detectives detecting on a computer!
She isn't in it much, but Hobson's very snarky this ep. I like it!
"So he was a rubbish timekeeper. Like most members of the brutish sex."
This amuses me :D
Lewis is in trouble with Innocent! When Hathaway interrupts with a development, Lewis congratulates Hathaway on a job well done, without looking at him.
Hathaway's silently all...
...you're in trouble with her again, aren't you?
Lewis wants extra funding to send Hathaway to Germany to investigate and when he thinks Innocent won't do it, he says he'll pay for it himself. Hathaway is all, YEAH! SEE?? MY
And as they leave, he gives Innocent a classic WTH is WRONG with you? look. We both know how awesome he is!
I want this Hathaway pose without Lewis and guest star in the shot!
Lewis has been spending time with the married woman. Hathaway is noooot impressed (they actually freeze and look at each other here when Lewis says he's going to see her). He even does the disappointed huff and everything as he goes down the stairs :D
H: "She's a very attractive woman."
L: "You don't approve."
H: "It's none of my business, is it?"
Hathaway points out all the reasons it's a bad idea (there are many of them ;D)
L: *sarcastically* "Thank you, sergeant."
H: "You did ask."
Hathaway in Germany!
(man, I wish this was a better cap)
L: "...you'd think he'd have the sense to know when he's being played."
H: "He wouldn't be the first, sir." *significant look*
L: "One of these days, Hathaway, some ten foot Barbarella is gonna come along and make a fool out of you, and when she does I'll be there, ring-side, laughing."
H: "I look forward to it." *touches Lewis' arm, smiles all around*
:D :D :D
At the end of the ep, when he was right about the woman all along, Hathaway goes over to Lewis' place. Lewis has some really depressing Wagner on. Hathaway is horrified and asks if he can change the music.
Lewis points out it's his place, ergo they listen to his music.
Hathaway is a big baby and, predictably, Lewis gives in :D
As they listen to The Boys Are Back In Town, Lewis worries about Hathaway's taste in music.
Hathaway - quite seriously, from the expression he's wearing - worries about Lewis' taste in women.
Lewis says he'll drink to that, and after clinking drinks, the episode ends.
Next up: the Holy Grail of Hathaway eps. Umm. This may take me a while. 4893727439 caps, anyone? ;)