MOTIVE – Season 1 Episode 7 – SPOILERS
On LOST GIRL (Season 3 Episode 10), Bo and Kenzi are investigating events at a camp for wayward youth, and have the following exchange:
BO: I need these kids to respect me.
KENZI: Au contraire mon frère, you need them to trust me. And by taking down The Man [gestures to indicate Bo] I am like a folk hero to these delinks. I am like their Che Guevara!
BO: Do you even know who that is?
KENZI: Dude in the beret. Designs t-shirts for angry youth.
Then on MOTIVE, Angie Flynn discovers her son in a Che shirt and asks him the same question.
MANNY: He’s famous
ANGIE: For what?
MANNY: I don’t know. For having his face on a shirt.
MANNY: Look, it’s a t-shirt, not a manifesto.
That LOST GIRL episode, Delinquents, first aired on SHOWCASE in Canada on 24 March 2013. The MOTIVE episode, Out of the Past, first aired on CTV in Canada on 21 March 2013. Che t-shirts got referenced on prime time Canadian TV twice in the same week, and near as I can tell there is no connection at all between the two episodes. They were filmed in different cities, for different networks, with different writers and directors. Product placement? Jungian synchronicity?
Again there were no guns used on MOTIVE. The killer uses succinylcholine, a muscle relaxant, to temporarily paralyze her victim. Then she slits his throat.
The murder took place in a bookstore and during the investigation, Flynn notices Lucas (Brendan Penny) thumbing through a copy of Penthouse, and kids him about it. In the ensuing exchange we find out that Lucas has been married for only six months, and, though he does not say it directly, the implication is that he and his wife have not yet had sex. I assume this storyline will be developed further.
Detectives Vega and Flynn use Rock/Paper/Scissors to determine who gets to be the good cop. Angie tries unsuccessfully to cheat by inventing “dynamite” (a closed fist with extended thumb representing a fuse). Observation: Kristin Lehman has a very long thumb.
Brendan Penny will play Owen Walton in THE VIRGINIAN, which also stars Victoria Pratt (Cyane III in two episodes of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS). The film seems to be based on the 1902 novel by Owen Wister. Production is currently underway.
Seth Isaac Johnson (Philip Harper) will be Drew Kell in the Hallmark Channel movie THE COLOR OF RAIN, a film about how two families came together to deal with tragedy, based on the 2012 book by Michael Spehn. It stars Lacey Chabert (who was briefly Bianca Montgomery on the soap ALL MY CHILDREN in 1992), and is scheduled for release on Father’s Day 2014.
Lauren Holly will be Mrs. Clinedinst, a visiting mother who ends up nursing wounded cadets at the Virginia Military Academy after the school is attacked by Union forces in the Civil War drama FIELD OF LOST SHOES, due out later this year. Also in the cast are Gale Harold (Brian Kinney in QUEER AS FOLK) and Mary Mouser (Dana Delany’s daughter in BODY OF PROOF). Filming was completed on 2 July.