Timeless A-Peel wrote:Most people pick on Gareth's accent, so I find it wonderfully refreshing to hear you say something nice about it.
Really? I'm surpise to hear that, he was actually the only one who had me in doubt if they had actually really found a double, haha! He really became a different character, he did such a good job in this episode..
Oh, and you're so right about the whole Terry/Lolita thing, even though you know the two of them would finally end up like that, it remains a brilliant scene. ''I may not be a real Gambit, but you ain't a real Purdey.''
I believe it gets mocked because it's sort of a stereotypical "lucky charms" sort of Irish, as opposed to the flatter Celtic sounding one. But some people just want a reason to pick on Gambit/Gareth anyway. I think he's great fun as Terry. He actually does some wonderful acting using just his eyes--watch him when Praetor and Mullins are talking about Gambit being at Base 47. His eyes flicker just a bit, and you can tell he's thinking "Oh, no, they're going to go and find out I'm not there." Also love the way he glares at Lolita when she sits on the pool table and ruins his game. And the way he looks at her when she says "Wasn't we?" I could just die. He's plotting murder by that point, he is.
And also this bit, before which, if you pay attention, Purdey's just about drooling over Gambit's picture (the truth comes out!)
"All right, so I'm no Gambit. But you're no Purdey, either. She's a lady."
"Who says I'm not a lady?"
"You do. Every time you open your nasty little mouth!" Insert bum tweak here.
(And she brings that bit about her mouth up later, too, when she pushes him into that door. Love it!).
Oddly enough, every time I watch this, I always think Purdey and Gambit aren't Purdey and Gambit after they go back from being Terry and Lolita. I don't know why. Their hair looks wrong. Maybe it's just me. But I love this episode! Lots!
BTW, does anyone have any guesses as to what happened on the boat? Was that true, or did Gambit make it up to test Purdey? And if it is true, why doesn't Purdey remember? Gambit looks so thoughtful, I always think he's actually telling the truth. In which case, well, there's a scene I'd like to see.