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PostSubject: Raines Recapped pt. 2   Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:41 pm

Raines gets back into his car and here ensues one of the funniest scenes EVER. I may have to marry JG just for this scene. Jimmy is sitting and drawing. He reveals his latest superhero who is “Captain Raines”. It shows Raines with a laser gun, cape, boots, speedo - the whole superhero garb. It’s Raines, but his guy is BUFF with a very well-defined 6-pack. Raines: “I like what you’ve done here. You’ve captured my enormous-enormous quads”. “The bulge is a little modest, but you don’t want to scare the children.”

Jimmy points out that they both moved to L.A. to follow their dream.

Now, it’s at this point that, over Raines’ shoulder and through his window, we see a homeless man approach on the sidewalk and look in his car as Raines continues to talk, saying when he came here, he thought he was gonna be the next Raymond Chandler. Then he quotes “The Big Sleep” which Jimmy instantly recognizes. Raines is impressed with his knowledge (which is of course, Raines’ knowledge) and says “did you read that?” to which Jimmy replies “I doubt it”. Jimmy points out, quite obviously, that Raines came out here to be a writer and ended up a cop. He came out here to be a comic book artist and ended up dead.

Now the homeless man is coming closer to Raines’ car as Raines continues to talk to Jimmy.

When he reaches the car he startles Raines by shoving a green bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag in his face and saying,

“Here pal”.

To which Raines replies: “No no no. Not a drunk. Just crazy (makes the universal swirling index finger signal) with a friendly smile on his face. “Thank you”. The HG walks away. Honestly, it’s all in his delivery.

Now, you could watch this show just for the credits which feature Raines driving and a slow camera pan around his car, and as it goes around, someone new shows up in the passenger and back seat. It’s really awesome.

We come back to Raines in the comic book store where he’s annoying the hell out of the employees and seems to be having fun doing it. He picks up a comic book and says he had it when he was a kid and asks how much it’s worth. The snotty geek who works there pulls it from his hands and explains it’s worth half since he touched it. Now Raines just needs to fuck with the kid and points to another one, which is a thousand bucks. The kid keeps putting his hand under Raines’ moving finger, which keeps coming dangerously close, complaining that you can’t even see the inside of the book because it’s encased. The guy behind the counter does the “old guy needs to be schooled” exhale of breath and explains that people buy comic books as an investment and when you break the seal you invalidate the value Wally put on it. While he’s explaining, Raines has seized the comic book and the other guy is desperately trying to pry it out of his hands, and finally does. Weee!

Now Wally (Stephen Tobolowsky) comes out from the back room asking about who wants to see him. Raines introduces himself and immediately starts asking if anyone had a problem with Jimmy, like co-workers (nods with a small smirk at the a-holes) or customers. Maybe got himself involved in something. Walley says that kids are stupid and he may have gotten himself into a “wrong place, wrong time” situation. This is where Wally tells Raines he’s “freakishly tall” and asks him to put a comic on the top shelf. Raines laughs to himself over the comment and repeats it saying “you’re too kind” under his breath. LOVE! He affirms that Jimmy was working the night of his death and Wally has no idea where he went after.

At this point the behind-the-counter guy is holding the phone, saying a guy who wants to buy this comic he saw on the website and can he get it cheaper if he comes in the store. Wally says he’ll charge the guy more if he has to see his “big fat face”. We don’t know if the kid relays this information as Wally turns back and explains he has a website, so really one day he could just “lock the doors”. Raines brings him back around, saying that Jimmy’s gf said Wally was a father figure to him. Wally downplays it, saying these kids are so screwed up and starved for attention that if you pat them on the head, they wanna move in with you. Wally walks away to reveal Jimmy behind him, who looks really hurt. Raines just gives Wally his card and asks him to call (like they do in all cop shows) and Wally blows him off until Raines pulls a comic off the rack to buy: Betty & Veronica.

Wally: I never figured you for a Betty & Veronica fan.
Raines: Oh…A man can dream.


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PostSubject: Re: Raines Recapped pt. 2   Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:29 am

I am loving this (just finished part !...but I need to put it in the normal font to read it, so here's part 2 of Green Eyez's recap:

Raines gets back into his car and here ensues one of the funniest scenes EVER. I may have to marry JG just for this scene. Jimmy is sitting and drawing. He reveals his latest superhero who is “Captain Raines”. It shows Raines with a laser gun, cape, boots, speedo - the whole superhero garb. It’s Raines, but his guy is BUFF with a very well-defined 6-pack. Raines: “I like what you’ve done here. You’ve captured my enormous-enormous quads”. “The bulge is a little modest, but you don’t want to scare the children.”

Jimmy points out that they both moved to L.A. to follow their dream.

Now, it’s at this point that, over Raines’ shoulder and through his window, we see a homeless man approach on the sidewalk and look in his car as Raines continues to talk, saying when he came here, he thought he was gonna be the next Raymond Chandler. Then he quotes “The Big Sleep” which Jimmy instantly recognizes. Raines is impressed with his knowledge (which is of course, Raines’ knowledge) and says “did you read that?” to which Jimmy replies “I doubt it”. Jimmy points out, quite obviously, that Raines came out here to be a writer and ended up a cop. He came out here to be a comic book artist and ended up dead.

Now the homeless man is coming closer to Raines’ car as Raines continues to talk to Jimmy.

When he reaches the car he startles Raines by shoving a green bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag in his face and saying,

“Here pal”.

To which Raines replies: “No no no. Not a drunk. Just crazy (makes the universal swirling index finger signal) with a friendly smile on his face. “Thank you”. The HG walks away. Honestly, it’s all in his delivery.

Now, you could watch this show just for the credits which feature Raines driving and a slow camera pan around his car, and as it goes around, someone new shows up in the passenger and back seat. It’s really awesome.

We come back to Raines in the comic book store where he’s annoying the hell out of the employees and seems to be having fun doing it. He picks up a comic book and says he had it when he was a kid and asks how much it’s worth. The snotty geek who works there pulls it from his hands and explains it’s worth half since he touched it. Now Raines just needs to fuck with the kid and points to another one, which is a thousand bucks. The kid keeps putting his hand under Raines’ moving finger, which keeps coming dangerously close, complaining that you can’t even see the inside of the book because it’s encased. The guy behind the counter does the “old guy needs to be schooled” exhale of breath and explains that people buy comic books as an investment and when you break the seal you invalidate the value Wally put on it. While he’s explaining, Raines has seized the comic book and the other guy is desperately trying to pry it out of his hands, and finally does. Weee!

Now Wally (Stephen Tobolowsky) comes out from the back room asking about who wants to see him. Raines introduces himself and immediately starts asking if anyone had a problem with Jimmy, like co-workers (nods with a small smirk at the a-holes) or customers. Maybe got himself involved in something. Walley says that kids are stupid and he may have gotten himself into a “wrong place, wrong time” situation. This is where Wally tells Raines he’s “freakishly tall” and asks him to put a comic on the top shelf. Raines laughs to himself over the comment and repeats it saying “you’re too kind” under his breath. LOVE! He affirms that Jimmy was working the night of his death and Wally has no idea where he went after.

At this point the behind-the-counter guy is holding the phone, saying a guy who wants to buy this comic he saw on the website and can he get it cheaper if he comes in the store. Wally says he’ll charge the guy more if he has to see his “big fat face”. We don’t know if the kid relays this information as Wally turns back and explains he has a website, so really one day he could just “lock the doors”. Raines brings him back around, saying that Jimmy’s gf said Wally was a father figure to him. Wally downplays it, saying these kids are so screwed up and starved for attention that if you pat them on the head, they wanna move in with you. Wally walks away to reveal Jimmy behind him, who looks really hurt. Raines just gives Wally his card and asks him to call (like they do in all cop shows) and Wally blows him off until Raines pulls a comic off the rack to buy: Betty & Veronica.

Wally: I never figured you for a Betty & Veronica fan.
Raines: Oh…A man can dream.
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