Ep: Bullet Bump 2×17
Reviewed by: useyourwords, 3rdRocker, csiAngel
Ship rating: 7/10
A political aide is shot dead at a rally, and Clara brings in The Lightman Group to find out what happened. As she is a friend of the Governor involved, she asks Cal to go easy on him. She clearly does not know that Cal will do whatever he needs to to get to the truth. Regardless.
So Cal and Gillian look into the Governor’s campaign and dig up some dirt on his relationship with the deceased aide. While questioning him about the extent of that relationship, Cal admits that he thinks Gillian is beautiful (hey, who doesn’t?!) (and is rather dismissive of Clara’s beauty, really).
Clara turns up at Cal’s house to “talk about the case”. She eats some spicy curry and has a beer and one thing leads to another etc etc.
The next day Cal and Gillian speak to the Governor’s wife and it becomes clear that she is lying, and that Clara is covering for her. Gillian confronts Cal about his little fling with Clara – because she knows, of course she does. They drift as far into each other’s personal space as they can get as they walk along the street talking, and exchange many flirtatious looks.
When the Governor’s campaign manager appears to have killed himself, Cal confronts Clara about her lies. She admits to what she knows, and what she covered up, but insists that she would know if the Governor’s wife had been involved in the murders. Cal tells her that he wants his company back and holds out his hand for her to shake. Clara tries to explain herself, but Gillian insists that she shake Cal’s hand and says she’ll be his witness. Cal gives Clara a chance to prove that she’s better than being loyal to people who are using her.
With Clara’s help, they reveal the truth to the Governor about the murders of his aide and campaign manager, and Clara signs over her share of the company… And Cal and Gillian look ready to pounce on each other!
In other storylines, Loker has been IMing with Emily and is concerned that she’s going to a concert where people will be using drugs. He tries to talk to her about it and she kisses him. He has to tell Cal about it!! Cal hits him.
Emily claims she did it on purpose to teach Loker a lesson about prying. She invites Loker to the house so that Cal can apologise. And then Cal daydreams about Gillian while he eats pineapple ice cream. Oh, wait! That last part may have been in a fanfic. But the rest of it happened.
Cal and Gillian interview the Governor
Cal: Governor, look, man to man, right, and Foster ‘ere… Michelle was a beautiful woman. Now, I know what it’s like to work with beautiful women.
Gillian: He’s talking about your friend Clara Russo.
Cal: Yeah, and her. Yep.
(Gillian is surprised and flattered (and absolutely gorgeous!!) by that remark)
Loker & Emily in labEli: Okay. Emily: And I care about you too, really. Eli: Good, so you’ll be careful. Emily: So careful. Just relax. Eli: Okay— (Emily kisses him) Eli: Em! God, no! Emily: Uh, uh, wa— Eli: No. Emily: I’m, I’m sorry. I just, you kept IM-ing me and, just never mind. Eli: Well, I was IM-ing you back to be polite. (Emily looks horrified & leaves) Eli: No, Em, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it like – I’m so fired.
The sidewalk sceneCal: Ooh, you’re not just a pretty face, are you, darling? Gillian: Back to you and Clara. Cal: Really? Gillian: Well, she’s up to something, and I wanna make sure you’re not compromised. Cal: No-no-no, it’s just a bit of fun between us. Gillian: Well, it’s a little bit more than that. Cal: Were you there? Gillian: I’m talking about from her perspective. (Cal leans in again) Cal: You know I can read faces, don’t you? Gillian: Did I say incredible? I meant impossible. Cal: Thank you very much.
Cal & Gillian w/Clara signing the papers
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And for any of you crazies who may have shipped Cal & Clara:
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