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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:45 am 
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My mind wanders over such delicious things these days... Christmas treats, hot chocolate, and Jim Brass., lol. So, the question that keeps rolling through my mind about our favorite cop is "what exactly is his role at LVPD?"

Of course, in the first episode he was over CSI. But that got turned over to Grissom when Brass got transferred to Homicide. Grissom's promotion leads to a whole other set of questions, such as "wasn't he over all of the lab? So, how did he get to be Night Supoervisor and where did the other guy come in that Ecklie eventually replaced? But that's for another forum. This one is about Brass!

So, our intrepid cop gets moved to homicide. And he's still a Captain. Usually Captains are over something. So was he put in charge of Homicide? Is he the Homcide Captain? But oh, he gets other kinds of cases from time to time too. So did he get promoted somewhere along the way and is now over all the detectives, ie... Captain of Detectives? Or is he a precinct Captain? Sometimes it seems like he's just a step away from the Under-Sheriff's job. In fact, I think he should have been made Under-Sheriff. But that would have meant less Brass and I would have been happy for Brass but sad for us if that had happened.

But maybe, since PG seems to want out, maybe they could promote Brass for next season and PG could make an occassional appearance. That would be good, if PG doesn't want to do another full season. Oh what the heck...promote him to Sheriff and let him run the show!

In reality, someone like Brass, who had "notations" in his jacket to begin with and then did what he did with Holly Gribbs and then accidently shot one of their own, wouldn't get promoted to anywhere except out the door. But this is fantasyland and I WILL have my fantasies, lol.

Whatever PG decides to do about next season, I WANT MORE Brass this season!

See what happens when you let me in on the forum, lol


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:29 pm 
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:o PG to leave!! :cry:

When did he say this? We don't get any of the gossip here in England (just 6 inches of snow and the whole country comes to a stop!!)

In answer to your question he's just Captain Fantastic ;) - I think TPTB change the rules all the time in every area. I mean CSI leading interrogating when all we want is more brassman snarling, snarky and funny one liners to make us smile. 8-)

In the meantime keep us informed and keep writing your wonderful stories to warm on hearts.


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This doesn't really have to do with Brass' role in regards to spottedhorse's post however it does sort of highlight his role when Grissom was still there. Gosh, I really miss the interaction between these two.

CSI Brass and Grissom

And if you just want to remember some of Brass' best lines from S7 and S9, check out this one

Funny Brass Moments


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:41 pm 
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For those of you who think sexy cop includes guys like Jim Brass, hop over to TV Line and cast your vote for him in the Ultimate Law Enforcement Crush Bracket. You don't have to register to nominate/vote so how about showing that sexy doesn't always equal pretty and cast your vote for Brass!

And while I was looking for something else, I stumbled upon this. Watch for Paul and the very unruly umbrella at the 3:01 mark. There's a lovely bonus shot that comes with it. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:05 pm 
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Thanks for the links. I went over and voted for our guy and was pleased to see several others had too;)

Loved the "bonus shot" but really like the grin just before too. We don't get to see enough pics with PG grinning. He's such a cutie! Also, sans jacket, we really get to see how slim he was, even though some fanfic writers tried to make him heavy. But yeah, that bonus shot.... Middle aged men aren't supposed to be having such a good looking tush, lol.

It was kind of interesting watching the shots of WP with the writer (don't know his name but maybe Abraham). It confirmed for me how much WP was like some of the characters I'd seen in his earlier movies. I'm thinking especially of Live and DIe in LA. Which also showed how very different the person (WP) is than the character Grissom. Seeing snippets like that really make me wonder why he never got an emmy for that role.

Starting to get excited about the new season, now that it is September. Can't wait to see our slimmed down, freshly tanned man;)


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Thanks, beaujolais, for the great link to the video! That was from season 2, since I am rewatching the videos right now! I believe it was "Burked" and that's one of my favorites. I wish I could read lips so I could check out what they were talking about when they were discussing PG driving the car. Notice that he did a lot more driving after that episode? Wonder if he convinced them to let him drive rather than the stunt guys? LOL! :lol: At least I got to see this video -- I never have been able to find the one on the French TV channel! I have a friend who teaches French who was willing to translate for us! :(


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That video wasn't the easiest to find. It might still be on their site but you'd have to know the day it aired. Paul was actually speaking English in the video but the reporter was speaking French over him so it was hard to hear. I understand enough French though to know the reporter never acknowledged that the person he was talking to played Brass on "Les Experts".

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Middle aged men aren't supposed to be having such a good looking tush, lol.

Very true! But most middle aged men aren't still playing hockey.


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I was cleaning off my old laptop and came across this. I can't recall where it came from or who made it (if someone knows, please let me know) but I always thought it was a great manip.
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Nice to see Brass get mentioned in a Top 10 list of favorites on TV, even if he is lumped in with Flack. To read the full article click this link.

Jeff Simon, BuffaloNews.com wrote:
So here is my countdown of my favorite people in contemporary television:

10. Paul Guilfoyle of “CSI” and Eddie Cahill of “CSI: NY.” My favorite wisecracking fantasy cops on TV. In the real world, no doubt, cops aren’t exactly known for perfectly chiseled wisecracks tossed into the proceedings of daily life during the most opportune pauses in the conversation. And in TV-land, not every actor can deliver them with the lovable, smart-alecky smirk of the James Garners of this world. It’s a special gift. A few actors have it, most don’t.

Paul Guilfoyle and Eddie Cahill have it. The writers of their shows fail them almost every week. In a perfect world, a wisecrack-writing specialist on each show would be employed to make sure that Guilfoyle and Cahill each had a screwball to throw over the plate and take us to commercial. In the one we have, they get just enough of them in each month to show you how good they are at it— Guilfoyle with his snub-nosed .38-caliber delivery and Cahill with his ex-prom king cynicism.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:45 am 
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This. The Gears The Keep CSI Grinding

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The Gears The Keep CSI Grinding

Raymond Cummings


Big brass ones.


It’s taken a decade-plus for me to get a grasp on CSI:‘s biggest, most dependable star: the city of Las Vegas. The glamour, seediness, and unrelenting kink of the place is on full display, all-encompassing and corruptive, and to law enforcement, there’s a drab pallor over the showgirls and the glitter and casinos and the air of fatalism suffusing it all. At root, of all the shows in this franchise, CSI: feels the most realistic and human. Egos bruise easier. Grudges linger. Characters are assigned nail-biting arcs that jibe with established continuity. Sets continually fall prey to darkness, shrouded in shadows.

Male headliners come and go: William Peterson’s Gil Grissom succumbed to hearing loss, and when Laurence Fishburne’s Ray Langston was effectively forced out, Ted Danson’s D.B. Russell stepped in. They’re brainiacs, these guys, smirking Sherlock Holmeses with unbelievably expensive laboratory equipment at hand to outsmart crooks and killers, and the whole concept at the heart of these shows is that investigators and lab techs are as interesting or at least as important as beat cops and detectives and district attorneys when it comes to closing cases and making charges stick.

The joke, I think, is that none of the above-mentioned guys are anywhere close to the withered heart of this show—and neither are Catherine Willows or any of the non-supervisory CSIs, the wise-ass techs, the coroner bros. No, that honor goes to the character of Captain Detective Jim Brass, portrayed by Paul Guilfoyle. Brass, of course, is almost obscenely archetypical as cop personalities go: fuck-up kid, drinking problem, military service, questionable arrests, wisecracks out the ass. He’s the show’s edge, gallows-humored exposition, and its on-screen stand-in for an audience for whom advanced chemistry doesn’t have much application in everyday life.

I love the way Guilfoyle plays Brass: burnt out and beat down but effectively unbowed, hollow-eyed but bemused, awkward in suits. He’s the little guy, you know? The everyman. A link to the jowly, downtrodden city lawyers in Law & Order who kept hard liquor stashed in their drawers for when the days when the going got rough. Like, say, Charlie Watts keeping time for the Rolling Stones. When he vacates the stage—not Jorja Fox or George Eads—that’s when CSI: loses all credibility as a going concern.


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