Sep. 2nd, 2012 09:02 pm
cinaed: I can whistle through my fingers, bulldog a steer, light a fire with two sticks, shoot a pistol with fair accuracy (Ann Sheridan)
I know I haven't talked about The Closer in forever, but it's one of the TV shows nearest and dearest to my heart. It ended this August, and I've been catching up on the last few eps of the series. I just finished 7x17, which was the yearly Provenza and Flynn case and...

Well, they've always been my OTP of the show, my old men OTP, but the show all but made it canon. I just-- there's no other way to interpret this ep. Here, taken from an AIM convo with a friend as I watched it:


Me: Aw, Provenza and Flynn, stop fighting. Although, lol, Provenza, you are the worst at dates. Flynn is a recovering alcoholic, do not invite him to a bar to watch you get drunk. Actual lines: "We could go to the bar." "What's in it for me?" "Watching me get drunk." "..."
Friend: ...
Me: Yeah.
Me: And Flynn's pissy because Provenza's ex-wife keeps calling
Me: I did not realize Flynn knew the ex-wife well enough to call her Liz, and to sympathize with her over her sick dog. And Flynn and Elizabeth are bonding over Provenza being exasperating.
Me: (Awww, Provenza still has feelings for his ex-wife. She was his first wife.)
Me: .........................................................................................
Me: ..........................................................................................
Me: Elizabeth just kissed Flynn on the cheek and said, "If you ever need to vent, we meet up every third Sunday." and when he goes, "We?" she goes, "Louie's ex-wives. We all call you the fifth one."
Me: .... *shrieks* Inviting someone to a bar and having them watch him drink IS Provenza's idea of a date!
Me: His ex-wife just leaned against him as they walked out and said, "Hey, if you want to later, I'll treat you to McClury's, sit at the bar and watch you drink."
Me: I just-- I what.
Me: Does that mean Provenza invited Flynn on a date and Flynn didn't get it? Provenzaaaaaa.
Friend: ....wow
Me: I don't know how else to interpret that
Friend: Neither do I
Me: He even used the same phrase at the beginning of the ep "watch me drink" as Elizabeth did at the end
Friend: And being seen as close enough to Provenza to be invited along
Me: *nods*


So...that happened.

I just-- Flynn was invited to join the Ex-Wives Club. And apparently "watch me drink" is Provenza code for a date.

Well. I...know what I want for Yuletide now. ALL THE PROVENZA/FLYNN FIC. And the Flynn and Elizabeth fic. And the Flynn and the Ex-Wives Club fic. And maybe some Provenza/Flynn/Elizabeth fic.

*waits impatiently for Yuletide*
cinaed: I improve on misquotation (Old Man OTP (Provenza/Flynn))
*dies* So I got the third season of The Closer on DVD, got to watch some episodes I'd missed. Apparently there was a Christmas special and oh my god, I love my old man OTP. Why is there not a bunch of slash about them? Is it because they're older? They're still awesome! :(

But seriously, this episode is ridiculously slashy for them. There are scenes like, oh, this one:

(Flynn and Provenza try to climb the RV steps together, then look up and realize that they're standing under a mistletoe together. For a moment, they give each other unreadable looks, as though 'oh crap, have we been found out?' and then Flynn-- the younger one-- begins to grin wickedly. Provenza eyes him, looking worried, and then rolls his eyes.)
Provenza: Don't even think about it, Flynn. (flees up the steps as Flynn, still smirking, follows behind him)

Brenda's father: Now the RV only fits five people, so we'll be stopping at several fancy RV hotels, where Lieutenants Flynn and Provenza will disembark for the night and get some shut-eye.
(Provenza and Flynn pointedly don't look at each other)

Shut-eye. Suuuuure. *snickers* Also, sharing a hotel room for four straight nights. Isn't that a slasher's dream? ;)

God, I love this episode. (Well, up until the point it gets horribly depressing, but hey, that's my show.)


Aug. 12th, 2008 08:27 pm
cinaed: I improve on misquotation (Old Man OTP (Provenza/Flynn))
I love The Closer so much, you guys. Seriously. It's one of those rare shows that never fails to utterly delight me with its awesomeness. I love the characters (and how every single last one of them gets to have a bright shining moment of 100% douchebaggery because they're human and also, you know, get actual emotional growth), I love the stories, I love the continuity.

Enclosed behind the cut is several reasons I love The Closer. (Warning: picture heavy.)


Reasons to love The Closer )

I love this show so much. *beams*


May. 9th, 2008 09:14 pm
cinaed: I improve on misquotation (Old Man OTP (Provenza/Flynn))
TNT just did a commercial for The Closer, which is returning in July. *flails happily*

The song? "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" -- with Brenda Leigh walking through the empty halls of the station. AWESOME. :D

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
It's not warm when she's away.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
And she's always gone too long
Anytime she goes away.

Wonder this time where she's gone,
Wonder if she's gone to stay.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away.

I know
Gotta leave the young thing alone.
There ain't no sunshine when she's gone.

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
Only darkness every day.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.

Brenda Leigh! My Old Man OTP, Flynn and Provenza! Fritz! Sanchez! Tao! Daniels! Buzz! Everyone! Even Taylor! Even Pope! :D

(On TNT's website, they note in Flynn's personnel file that he is "close" to Provenza. Is THAT what they're calling it these days? *cough*)

Man, I wish The Closer had a fandom so I could wheedle someone into writing Flynn/Provenza for me.


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