Thursday, May 19, 2011

V - Jack and Erica - Faithful (Video)

So far, the only connection I've found with V to Human Target is that they are both filmed in Vancouver and that Joel Gretsch looks freakishly like Mark Valley.  I got over that pretty quickly as their characters are nothing alike!  The music was so suited to V that I really strayed!
I hope you enjoy it anyway. 

If you are receiving this as an email update, please click on the title and view the vid on the web.  Kinda smug that I figured out a way to make the tears glint.

Jack Landry is faithful to God, to fighting the Visitors and to Erica Evans. Erica is faithful to her son Tyler, to fighting the Vs and ultimately to Jack.

Jack Landry is a fascinating character with a strong moral compass who speaks his mind. He is sensitive, caring and empathetic. He is the perfect feminine counterpart to Erica's masculine-tough, determined and in-control exterior. They are a wonderful pairing with a joint goal and enormously complimentary skills. He keeps her grounded, she pushes him to his moral limits and circumstances push him even beyond.

The Jack and Erica relationship is electric at times. There is a good reason Hobbes quips about The Thornbirds in the boxing scene. There exists a huge bond of trust between the priest and the FBI agent. They disagree -- Erica gets right in Jack's face numerous times - but they always come back to each other.

The biggest shake up to their relationship is after Joe dies and Tyler leaves. Erica becomes emotionally shut down to everything but anger and pushes Jack away. In her devastation and numbness Erica physically turns to Hobbes. Jack understands the kind of man Hobbes is and is crushed that Erica chooses Hobbes. After 12 years as a priest, he is poorly equipped to intervene on his own behalf. If Jack had shown up on Erica's doorstep instead of Hobbes that night or if he'd answered Erica's phone call, we'd have a different story. (Relax Jack, Erica called Hobbes the "break" she needed from real life, not exactly the basis for a deep lasting relationship.)

About the quote at the end: We'll leave it for Anna to figure out, since she's so hung up on finding the human soul....

As for Hobbes. Yes, he is a glorious hunk of masculinity. But he has an agenda, mixed loyalties and is basically responsible for Erica's ex-husband's death. He came as a paid mercenary and late to the party. Like Ryan, he was not up-front with his conflicting issues and betrayed Erica and Jack although at the end of Season 2 they are not aware of that yet. He also took advantage of Erica when she was vulnerable. He is not a good guy.

Thanks to my friend tjara for introducing me to this song. It is brilliant. It is so powerful and I thought it suited this pairing perfectly, although she is not a V fan so will not realize the gem she sent my way!

This vid is for my friend Susan E. -- a fellow V fan! -- who is having back surgery in a few days. I hope this takes her mind off it for approximately 4 minutes!

To enjoy this vid, Criminal Intent fans will have to get over that Joel Gretsch who plays Jack Landry also played the philandering obnoxious husband to Brooke Shield's character in Siren Call (S6E2) -- this character couldn't be more different and if you watch the V series, you forget him quickly.

Faithful Lyrics
(as best tjara and I could figure out!) -- by Cherine Nouri

There´s a whisper in this place
Like a prayer
Something sacred something true
It´s happening here
We are being blessed

We are now the chosen ones
You and I
as a silver thread winds down
on the moonlight
Tying me to you

I will be the one you know
You will be the one to know me
This is love that´s born to be
Forever faithful

We have touched but never touched
Skin on skin
But I´m closer to you now
Than I´ve ever been
Ever in this love

I will be the one you love
You will be the one to know me
We will give the love to be
Forever faithful

Everyday to me is drowned to
The light that´s in your eyes


And you will be the one I love
The one I love
To know me yeah
And I promise you to be
Forever faithful

(You will be the one I love)

You will be the one to know me
And I promise you to be
Forever faithful

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