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09 May 2005 @ 08:35 pm
"Die, cuckoo clock, die!"  
I found the Invisible Man episode I'd been searching for--the one where Arnaud infects Darien with the freaky flu and later kidnaps him, taking him to his idyllic hideaway. There is quicksilver madness and snarky banter and slashiness. And this--

Valt: "You better hold your tongue."
Darien: "Why don't you hold it for me, bitch."

Darien then kicks him hard in the balls, and says to the other guy: "Bring it on..."

And after that he backhands the Keeper and throttles Arnaud for a while, lifting him right up off the ground to dangle by the throat, and then scarily tells the Keeper off, and then obediently trashes the house. Hence the subject line of this post.

This is also the ep where Darien comes this close to saying "Motherfucker!" on network TV--well, cable, but a networky sort of cable. I still can't believe they let him get the word that far out. Is that legal? Hee.

Easily one of my favorite IM eps ever--called "Diseased," by the way. Now if I could only find the original quicksilver madness one.
Laura (aka Wa)itsthewa on May 10th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
Oooh, and don't forget Darien's line to the goon before the "bitch" one:

Insolent and suggestive look at thug-- "What's your name, Sweetpea?" Yum.

That line plus the "bitch" one seen entirely from his prison days. Which makes sense; Quicksilver Madness brings out the predator in Darien, and Darien's template for what predators are was probably set from his observations (and possibly experiences) during his many incarcerations. Remember, he was a juvenile delinquent, so he probably saw some of that stuff pretty young.

Ah, good episode. :)

Anna S.: angeleliade on May 10th, 2005 05:10 am (UTC)
Insolent and suggestive look at thug-- "What's your name, Sweetpea?" Yum.

I was going to transcribe it, but I was too lazy. *g* It's awesome, though. I'm grinning just typing this.

The prison stuff makes total sense. I didn't even make that connection. Ah, prison. It's like a petri dish for growing a slash culture, isn't it?

God, that's so politically incorrect of me...
drcdrc1 on May 10th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
OT: some VV trivia
Everytime I see your VV icon I'm reminded of the 'good old times' years ago when I fell in love with a show called PREY (midseason replacement on ABC, never renewed after 13 eps). He played a scientist named Dr Ed Tate, and part of the reason why SciFi gave him the part of Darien Fawkes was the still existing Prey fanbase (and campaign).

Prey ended with a cliffhanger, and with Vincent's help and Adam Storke's participation they did a short scene in IM that gave us at least some closure...

I even made an Ed Tate website back then (not dial-up friendly, not updated since ... forever). To attract IM fans and lure them into our Prey campaign.:-))

Sorry for this OT post but I thought you might enjoy the screencaps I made and used on that website.:-))
Anna S.: vincent_ventrescaeliade on May 10th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Re: OT: some VV trivia
He was in Prey? Interesting--I've never seen that, but I remember when it was on. What was the IM scene with the closure? :)
drcdrc1 on May 10th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
Re: OT: some VV trivia
It was a scene in season 2, I think. The episode was called 'Exposure', and I thought there was a link on my Ed Tate site to a clip I made back then. It seems to have disappeared, though, I have no idea why.

Anyway, in that scene Darien opens a door to a cell and a man appears who obviously was held prisoner there (Adam Storke's character, Tom, was captured in Prey's last ep, and that's how the show ended).

Here is a thumbnail pic of the two of them:

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and a yousendit link to a short video clip I fortunately still had on my HD. :-)

I loved Prey and developed a huge crush on Adam Storke.:-)) ::points at icon::

Btw, DB Woodside was in it, too (in the last eps), plus Larry Drake, Debra Messing, and Dorian Gregory (Charmed). The writing was a bit uneven but it was a smart, compelling show.
ex_dovil323 on May 10th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
Snap! You hurt/comfort junkie! He's all sniffy and in need of chicken soup and pampering. I love that episode, Bobby and Hobbes are just the cutest couple out, and I also mean that in a non-slashy way which is scary, but their friendship is a wonderful thing to behold.

And he staggers out of the alley and he's all choking and spluttering and his buddy runs up to him all concerned and then comes over to his house to check up on him and worries over Darrien when he becomes incased in I hate to think. Their buddy love is so gorgeous.
Anna S.: muldereliade on May 10th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you'd seen IM! Cool.

love that episode, Bobby and Hobbes are just the cutest couple out, and I also mean that in a non-slashy way which is scary, but their friendship is a wonderful thing to behold.

Yes, and--

Their buddy love is so gorgeous.

--yes. It's hard for me to go to the slash with them very often, but I love the buddiness. This is unusual for me, but I contain multitudes. Multitudes of snarky men, I mean.
Taz: Pedal to the Metaltazical on May 10th, 2005 08:31 am (UTC)
Ah, yes. Diseased. A classic of modern, erm, something.

And- don't forget the cutecutecute bit at the beginning where Darien sneezes and everyone just runs to hide behind Eberts. I love my random ensemble cast. *g*
Anna S.: kitteneliade on May 10th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yes! The constant sneeze and hide routine cracked my shit up. *g*
lynnmonsterlynnmonster on May 10th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
Your mama was a futon
Oh, the unholy love I have for that episode knows no bounds. It's like he doesn't go Quicksilver *mad*, he goes Quicksilver cocky-and-slutty.
Anna S.eliade on May 10th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Your mama was a futon
he goes Quicksilver cocky-and-slutty.

This phrase will live in my head all day now.

I almost put in the quote about "Your mama was a futon" but I figured that for non-IM folks it was a kind of "You had to be there thing." *grin*
lynnmonsterlynnmonster on May 11th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: Your mama was a futon
I keep forgetting to use that as the ultimate insult. If you can't demoralize your enemies, bewilder them!

Also -- If you want to see Arnaud and McKay kissing (well, okay, the actors who play Arnaud and McKay), then here's a yousendit link to the relevant scenes from "Century Hotel."
Anna S.eliade on May 11th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: Your mama was a futon
Do I want to see Arnaud and McKay kissing? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I can't watch it on dial-up but it's going to be the first thing I look at tomorrow morning. /glee
aimeeliciousaimeelicious on May 10th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
I miss IM, that was a good show.
Anna S.: luminous_dancerseliade on May 10th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
When it was good it was very very good. (When it was bad, it was dorky. *g*)
...my hand caught his hair running...mousewrites on May 10th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
I love IMan. I wish I had eps to watch; I saw mebby 3 on tv when it was out, and that's it. All I've ever seen.

Where, may I ask, did you find this?
Anna S.: jack-vaughneliade on May 10th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'd just recorded a lot of eps when they aired and didn't label them very well, and I didn't know what this particular one was even called, or if I still had it, but I lucked out. :)
misspamela: oralfetish - lynnmisspamela on May 15th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
Hi! Drifting over here to shriek loudly at the wonderful gaygaygayness of Darien in that episode. "Yo' mama was a futon!"

I ::heart:: I-Man.