Ep: 3×04 “Double Blind”
Reviewed by: csiAngel, useyourwords & 3rdRocker
Ship rating: 10/10 (they’re back, baby!!)
Tim Roth told us there’d be dancing. He wasn’t lying!!
It’s funny that an episode in which our leading man snogs another woman has caused such a shipper frenzy, but it soooo did!! After three weeks of anxious, depressed shippers (those who didn’t thrive on the tension!), Cal and Gillian were back on fine flirty form.
In pre-episode storyline land, The Lightman Group were called in to vet staff at an art museum, prior to a major new exhibition. Torres worked the case. When the storage area is broken into, the curator blames Torres saying she must have missed the fact that someone would leak the location of the exhibits.
When the two thieves are shot at the scene, Cal, Torres and Gillian go to the hospital to continue investigations. Here Cal meets a beautiful woman (she’s a Cylon, but, hey, still beautiful) and starts to help her with a little ex-boyfriend problem.
Cal and Gillian sit very cosily together on his couch!! (more details on that in Shipworthy Scenes, below – and pictures! Oh, the pictures!!)
Where was I? So Cal helps the beautiful woman – saves her from her ex, feeds her, snogs her, realises she’s playing him to get access to the art exhibit.
They all get dressed up to go to the gala – to work, of course. Naomi knows that Cal is on to her, they part; Cal finds Gillian — looking gorg-e-ous in her dress (again, see the pictures below!!) — and asks her to dance (squeeeeeeeeee!). She points out there’s no music. But that doesn’t stop them!!!!!!!!! (see PICTURES!!!!) Sadly, a collapsing Congressman does (geez!). Then an alarm goes off and an Indian emerald is missing. Cal realises Naomi has gone, runs outside, sees a guy driving off in a taxi. Naomi finds him and explains what’s been going on and Cal turns down a dinner date.
Next day, Gillian is waiting for Cal in his office. She tells him the FBI wants to speak to him and asks if he knows where Naomi is. His response to that is irrelevant when something else he says in this scene is “I didn’t get to tell you how beautiful you looked last night”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND you can tell he means it. He isn’t just deflecting. They get into a serious conversation about why Cal keeps Gillian out of things, and ultimately Cal says he has trouble reading Gillian – GIANT compliment as she (and we all) knows he has trouble reading beautiful women.
So, to sum it up: flirting, tension (but far less than previous eps) and a Cal who quite clearly is worried about the state of his relationship with Gillian. Awesome episode!!
Also noteworthy, Naomi points out that Cal is scared of relationships. Think we all know that’s why he’s pushing Gillian away!
In the hospital. Gillian enters with cups of coffee.
Foster startles a sleeping Cal and they practically snuggle on his couch. *wishes*Lightman: Interesting personality. Foster: I have no doubt. Lightman: Tricky, though. Foster: Mmm. Lightman: Not to be trusted. But then you know, I like ‘em that way. You know what I mean? Foster: Mmm. Lightman: Did you notice anything odd about the janitor who was mopping up at the hospital? (Loker enters abruptly and interrupts, causing Cal to shift away from Gillian, while Gillian remains cool and collected)
Cal & Gillian in the lab after Ria has her breakdown.
At the museum gala. Cal runs into Gillian.
In Cal’s office. Gillian’s sitting in his chair, feet propped on up his desk, waiting for him to return.