Brenda Bailey

Faux Paws Productions

(503) Back to School (FPP-503) (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 9th June 2000

This was full of precocious moments. Or is that quotable/candid camera moments? Fun, anyway. But not frivolous, we got serious crime stuff here. Boy is Jackson bad news. I liked the Wolf & Panther bit. I liked how, erm, life imitated instruction. Then again, for Blair, the instruction isn't really theoretical - because he's got an existing partnership in mind when he's learning.

Some of my favourite bits:
    Before Blair could launch his next sentence, Jim interrupted, "Breathe. You're easier to understand when your mouth is running at less than Mach 1."
    "He does seem to have some strange fascination for banging his head into walls. Does that come with working with you for three years?" (instructor to Ellison about Blair)
    Blair had obviously heard his aborted effort to rise and hurried up the stairs. "You need some help there?"
    "No, I don't need any help. I'm just rethinking my approach to the problem of getting on my feet."

This story was nominated in the 2000 Cascade Times Awards in the "best FPP episode" category.

(515) Vegas In Cascade (FPP-516) (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 21st August 2000 (3)

This was pretty good. It had some good lines, some picturesque moments, and some good senses stuff. I was a bit confused by the references to Blair as a consultant, though.

Here's one of the fun bits:
    Simon interrupted the flow of words with a single word: "Go."
    "I said go. Go do whatever it is you do to make him better."
    "You mean just like that?"
    "Yes, Sandburg, just like that. Go feed him chicken soup, or a secret potion, or chant over him. Just go and do it."
    Blair grinned. "Simon, I'm his shaman, not a witch doctor."
    "Whatever, but you are what he needs right now. Let me know if you need anything."
    "Hey, do you think you can pick up some eye of newt? I know this old tribal remedy..." Blair didn't even wait to finish his own sentence, beating a hasty retreat out the door before Simon could sputter out a response.