Annnnnnd …. the tag!
A screen wipe brings us to Murphy entering the offices of Steele Investigations. He seems surprised to find the doors unlocked. He’s brought his clubs back to the office; does he live there?
Murphy discovers Laura toiling at her desk. Murph can’t believe it.
“Ask me how my weekend was,” he demands.
Laura, looking very pretty here, isn’t given an opportunity to answer. He tells her his weekend was WONDERFUL.
“Laura, I’m worried about you,” he says. Here she is, in exactly the same position he left her in on Friday night.
Hasn’t she ever heard the expression, “All work and no play?”
What do you think Laura is thinking here? I suspect it’s something like, “I can’t believe I never noticed what a tool you are!”
Murphy is very concerned! “You gotta get out from behind that desk, you know?”
“Take some chances! Live a life, for crying out loud!”
Laura seems to regret her previous thought about Murphy. He’s not a tool. He’s a clueless tool. (I really do like Murphy. But he can be a bit patronizing at times. NOT the way to Laura’s heart!)
“You can’t hide behind a desk forever!”
Well, now Murph feels bad. He’s sorry he came down on her so strong.
Trust me, Murphy: Laura SO doesn’t care how you come down.
She graciously throws him a bone.
Then turns vampire again! (or kisses him on the cheek. Whatever.)
“Get out, Murphy,” Laura doesn’t say out loud.
It’s clear she has a lot of respect for his opinion!
Why, look who popped in! Mr. Steele’s been eavesdropping. “He’s right, you know,” he says.
A little excitement would do her an awful lot of good.
“So … how was YOUR weekend?” Laura wonders.
“Ohhhhh …You really want to know?”
In this tag I think we see a definite shift from the old paradigm of Laura/Murphy, with Steele on the outside, to Laura/Steele, and Murphy as the odd man out. Steele and Laura are sharing experiences – and secrets – and poor, old Murphy is oblivious. They are becoming partners, and something more. Both have revealed things about themselves to the other during this eventful weekend. How will it affect their relationship going forward?
What are your final thoughts about this episode?