I'm smitten. For some reason I suddenly realized that Danny Messer (played by Carmine Giovinazzo - that's one difficult surname to spell) is cute. I know, lame.
It began when I hung around the message board, Talk CSI when I was fantastically bored one day. (Apparently many would like to see Danny a)in the shower b) without his shirt.) Then it was a rewatch of the episode Tanglewood.
Darn it, but I'm always am intrigued by men with mysterious pasts! (Spoilers for those who have not watched Tanglewood.)
As some of you know, we found out that Danny may be involved with the Tanglewood Boys. The heated debate at Talk CSI about whether he's part of the gang has gotten me intrigued, especially since they'll be a "Tanglewood Part II" November this year.
Me? I think he was a gang member. Why then would he be so worried that Mac (Gary Sinise), who is like his mentor, found out? Methinks that although nobody leaves the gang, but somehow he managed to slip out and "lie low" (as low as anyone in law enforcement can!), but now that the Boys know that he's involved in placing one of the boys in prison, he or his family could be in big trouble.
I honestly think that in Tanglewood Part II, he'll be in big trouble. Again! (He recently lost his chances at promotion.) How else would his Tanglewood connections come to the surface (according to Anthony Zuiker, his past will be revealed. hehe).
IMHO, Tanglewood saved the show from CSI monotony. Seems like the following episodes revealed more of Danny's rather volatile and temperamental character, and more tension between Mac and Danny. A reaction, perhaps, to his worries about Mac knowing about his shady past? Right now, the two are "dancing" around each other. I suspect that Mac didn't know that he was in the interrogation room (behind the mirror), and thus knows that he knows.
Ooh, I love all this character angst! 8-D