(Writing takes a lot of time. And it’s easier to give up TV than to give up time with the kids or the hubster. Although I suppose I could give up eating. It might not hurt.)
Anyway, in honor of the occasion, here’s a pretty picture.
This deliciousness, of course, is Shemar Moore, who plays Special Supervisory Agent Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds. Alpha male, noir hero, the guy who always kicks down the door and subdues the suspect.
Who can resist a hot alpha hero?
What makes Derek Morgan so much fun, though – other than the fact that he’s extremely easy on the eyes – is his relationship with FBI technical analyst Penelope Garcia. Garcia is Morgan’s Moneypenny.
If that reference is lost on you, you obviously don’t know your Bond. James Bond went out and saved the world while Miss Moneypenny manned the office. Just like Penelope Garcia. And where Bond couldn’t do his job without ‘Penny,’ Morgan couldn’t do his without Penelope.
There’s a lot of flirtation, quite a lot of sexual tension, no sex, and a whole lot of affection in their relationship, and the witty banter just makes my little heart sing. I love witty banter!
For your enjoyment, here’s a clip from season 2, episode 17, in which Morgan is in Texas on a case, and Garcia is back at Quantico, manning the computers.
If I recall correctly, there’s a little bit of gratuitous Shemar Moore semi–nakedness added, that wasn’t part of the original episode, but just suffer through it. And when you’ve watched it a couple of times, because I know you’ll want to, tell me if you have a favorite variation of the boss and secretary pairing.
I must say I’m partial to this one myself. There’s no alpha male/sweet and docile office drone here. Morgan may kick down doors and kick ass generally, but Garcia is the best of the best at her job too. Their chemistry is off the charts, and their back-and-forth is just damned funny, besides the fact that there’s a little Penelope Garcia in all of us, I think. Don’t we all just love the idea that the not-quite-perfect girl can land the hot hunk?
My fingers are crossed for something good this season!
If you feel inclined to visit, my own hot hunk, Derek Ellis from the DIY mysteries – Wall to Wall Dead just stayed on the New York Times print list for another week! – is visiting Dru Ann Love’s blog today, for her Day In The Life Of… series. Stop by and see how Derek prepares for one of the most important days of his life – and the first scene in the book!