The adventures of the extended Zaffis Clan have taken me to many points across our nation and even as far west as Hawaii, but ironically it took us three seasons to get as far east as Boston. We seem to spend an inordinate amount of time in Ohio and Connecticut, so it was a real treat to visit Beantown and experience a major city I had never been to. "Never been to Boston before??", you might say. How is it possible that a movie nut like myself has never been to the setting of Cheers, Good Will Hunting and The Departed? I've never been to the moon or Middle Earth either, so sue me. When I got into my hotel room, as is my custom, the first thing I do is set my luggage down and turn on HBO. What movie was on? Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Ironically, it was a scene where they were racing through Boston, over a bridge...I look out my window and I see that very bridge, sans Cruise and Diaz, of course. But that's not what you came here to read...allow me to get to the case.
|The journey continues|
|That's damn right|
To the producer's credit, we bitched enough about wanting extra content and cut scenes shown that they began posting them on SyFy.com last season. Here is one from the Cigar Bar:
The cases in this episode were flopped in production. That is to say, the Wappingers Falls case was filmed before the Boston case. It was our third case back and it already felt like an old glove. The team fell into their roles comfortably and all the old jokes became funny again. After this one we were headed to Boston and then home for Thanksgiving, so already there was a feeling of, "We're going home soon..." in the air. Three of our first four cases were in New York so for me, I was never far from home.
|The Everman Ethan|
|Miss Fanny's Party House|
So that was episode two of Season Three. It's weird to refer to it that way...those were times of my life where I learned, I laughed, I lived. To boil it down to a unit of reference, to be packaged on the shelf and indexed feels...sterile. If I could only hook my brain to a USB port and share with you all that colored those days you'd see so much more. But, that's why I started this blog, to give you guys even a sliver of that extra stuff, be it from the case or from my perspective during it. Now if the other five would do the same, we'd really have a compendium of craziness at our fingertips! See you next episode, "Ghost Behind Bars/ Haunted Brothel".