The Now Defunct Law and Order
The now defunct Law and Order, Criminal Intent show’s
actor does such a fine job of acting
out the writing with his own unique, quirky style,
getting up close, tilting his head to the
right and then the left, jotting notes in his journal,
pausing, blankly saying it is
an idiosyncrasy passed from father to son
while the guilty guy excuses himself,
exits stage left, that is, out the interrogation room
door not to be seen for a while,
but Quirky Cop nails it and him. This is the Quirky Cop before
he gained all the weight for a different role
and never lost it, except that he began to lose it right
before our eyes. Only this time it wasn’t
a father to blame. He had a strange relationship with his Quirky Mother.
The Fat Woman sings and the Opera is over
and I don’t even have an ocean
into which to disappear because I live in the desert.
So, you think you are the first one who will inevitably
become (like) your flawed father (or mother)?
Get in line.