Surprisingly, I am a bit sad for the rest of the band. Yeah, they're young, they'll find other bands, other jobs, but, the way James phrased his statement, it was all about him and I think that's a bit unfair.
OK, I it seems about half of my Flist is either going to WriterCon or contemplating it going. I want to go! But, I can't. Stupid work issues. Next year the organizers really need to consulte me about my schedule.
I don't know if it was the extra time they had, but I really felt this was one of the stronger episodes of the season. Hey, they even used the wife and kids to good effect. Along with his friends, they are his reasons for going on. Oddly, amidst so much death and being forced to confront his past in that very same hospital, it was the most upbeat I've seen Creegan this season.
Yay! to Rivers pulling through. Even though absent, I enjoyed the comment to Creegan that he was still recovering so take it easy on him - implying that they spend time together outside of work. Further evidence that Creegan is working at forming bonds.
It goes without saying that I loved the finale scene. I love seeing two characters just talk and with more emotional openess than I expected. It really surprised me when Branca confessed she should have told Creegan more about herself. It was perfectly written - giving the audiance, yet not giving away too much. And, apparently, I've become so jaded I actually believed she was moving to fix his collar. ;)