June 12th, 2010

My dogs: Tansy

Month-long TV Meme - Day #12 - An episode you’ve watched more than five times.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

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Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than five times.

A really hard choice, as it could be one of so many. Again, I'm deliberately avoiding NCIS in an attempt to make this meme a little more wide-ranging.

So I am going for my all time favourite The Professionals episodes 'Hunter Hunted'.



'Hunter Hunted' is one of the pivotal episodes when it comes to Bodie/Doyle's relationship. But it's also a first rate episode whether of not to ship the pairing or see them as good mates and colleagues who always have one another's backs. But obviously for me, I see it was more than just friends.

It's a great hurt/comfort and rescue episode, has an interesting case, there is some great dialogue and character interaction. It also shows what we see so often; Bodie and Doyle really do only have eyes for one another, even when in the company of the latest girlfriend - see picture for evidence of just how close, intimate and 'shut out the rest of the world' they can get.

Pros, as some of you know, was my second major fannish obsession and one that was never meant to turn into a fandom. I started rewatching it purely to use as a compare and contrast with Starsky & Hutch for my Master's Degree dissertation. But the characters and the show, which I'd loved when it first aired, had other ideas *g*

A wee snippet from the episode.

BODIE: I always knew it, you know.
DOYLE: What?
BODIE: You're as mad as he is.
DOYLE: Who?
BODIE: The nutter!  Could be anywhere, couldn't he?  Eh?  A thousand yards.  What's that?  A hit.  Easy, couldn't miss.
DOYLE: That's right, but he won't, will he?  Well, not yet anyway.  He's teasing me.  He's not just a nutter; he's a sadistic nutter.  He's setting me up.
BODIE: Yeah, and you're just going to sit here and take it like a traditional nanny goat.
DOYLE: Till he comes out to get me.
BODIE: And then what?
DOYLE: You'll save me.

The 'You'll save me' line says so much and is loved by Pros fen.

I don't know how many times I've watched this episode, but the first time was back in October 1978 *g* It really is a must watch episode.