rant

I went searching for scripts from this show on Google since I’m always trying to find scripts from it that aren’t the pilot. So far I haven’t found any and it makes me sad.

The point of this post is not about that though - it’s the comments about the show that are still floating around. I seriously believe that those who didn’t like this show and are bashing think that Shawn Ryan set out to make The Shield 2. I understand why they would think that because I’ve been watching The Shield and yes, it’s a hell of a show and in some ways is better than Code. But you can’t assume that because of the wild success of that show that he’s automatically going to create a “sequel” to it. The Shield was a CABLE show, Code was a NETWORK show and there are only so many things you can get away with on network TV. I think fans were spoiled by The Shield. Shawn Ryan set out to create a cop show that was different than what he had done before. In some ways I also feel that those who’d watched Shield before Code felt cheated by this “sub par runner up.” But I just don’t understand this mentality - why would you want to create an exact copy of something already done?

I also believe that if you were to look at Code as a whole it is a better show than the sum of its parts. It is slow to begin with yes, I understand that but that’s no excuse not to stick with it. I sometimes feel that if the writers had created more fluid back stories about the characters (especially the under-fleshed out ones: see Caleb Evers) I think more would have stuck around. There are other times when I feel the show is disjointed and it’s too much “crime of the week” type stuff. But, its when the end nears and those last couple of episodes come that I immediately get that feeling that the show’s hit its stride. But I also feel that sometimes they focused too much on the cases and not enough on the characters. Sometimes I hate the voiceovers and sometimes I love them. But I know one thing’s for sure and that’s it never, ever should’ve been canned.

/rant

rant

I went searching for scripts from this show on Google since I’m always trying to find scripts from it that aren’t the pilot. So far I haven’t found any and it makes me sad.

The point of this post is not about that though - it’s the comments about the show that are still floating around. I seriously believe that those who didn’t like this show and are bashing think that Shawn Ryan set out to make The Shield 2. I understand why they would think that because I’ve been watching The Shield and yes, it’s a hell of a show and in some ways is better than Code. But you can’t assume that because of the wild success of that show that he’s automatically going to create a “sequel” to it. The Shield was a CABLE show, Code was a NETWORK show and there are only so many things you can get away with on network TV. I think fans were spoiled by The Shield. Shawn Ryan set out to create a cop show that was different than what he had done before. In some ways I also feel that those who’d watched Shield before Code felt cheated by this “sub par runner up.” But I just don’t understand this mentality - why would you want to create an exact copy of something already done?

I also believe that if you were to look at Code as a whole it is a better show than the sum of its parts. It is slow to begin with yes, I understand that but that’s no excuse not to stick with it. I sometimes feel that if the writers had created more fluid back stories about the characters (especially the under-fleshed out ones: see Caleb Evers) I think more would have stuck around. There are other times when I feel the show is disjointed and it’s too much “crime of the week” type stuff. But, its when the end nears and those last couple of episodes come that I immediately get that feeling that the show’s hit its stride. But I also feel that sometimes they focused too much on the cases and not enough on the characters. Sometimes I hate the voiceovers and sometimes I love them. But I know one thing’s for sure and that’s it never, ever should’ve been canned.

/rant



Tickets are in hand. Come on Oct. 2nd. #fleetwoodmac #unitedcenter #lindseybuckingham #christinemcvie #stevienicks #johnmcvie #mickfleetwood @ashnicolegarza Your ticket is ready. (at S. Monitor Ave.)

Tickets are in hand. Come on Oct. 2nd. #fleetwoodmac #unitedcenter #lindseybuckingham #christinemcvie #stevienicks #johnmcvie #mickfleetwood @ashnicolegarza Your ticket is ready. (at S. Monitor Ave.)


Hugh Killian showed up in The Shield. Like I’ve been saying, Chicago Code alums popping up everywhere.

Hugh Killian showed up in The Shield. Like I’ve been saying, Chicago Code alums popping up everywhere.



Now that you’re here, everything feels like it’s complete.






"When I first met Jarek, the day Supt. Colvin and Antonio Betz had been shot, shook his hand and pretended to be a White Sox fan, I knew I was way in over my head. What did he ever think of me? Newly minted detective with absolutely no experience who just got assigned to be partners with the most provocative detective the department’s seen. I knew that I was going to have to work my hardest to live up to the expectation that was Jarek Wysocki. And even though I weaseled into his good graces, I’ve never looked back since that first moment I met him. It’s quite surprising to admit that he was wrong about me and I was wrong about him. As soon as I knew I wasn’t going to get dumped after lunch, I knew this was going to be different. And I hope and pray and believe that I was able to show him that I could be more than just a "kid" in his eyes, that I was and still am a brother to him. The best times I’ve ever had with Jarek was with him in our car. When we were on the job it was just him and I. He’d talk to me like there was no one else to share his stories with, when there was no one else to confide in him. What I’ve learned from him will stay with me for the rest of my life. I’m grateful that he stuck with me and took me in as his own, showing me what it truly is to be a great cop. I will forever be indebted to him for that. His memory will never be forgotten by those who are with us today. I know that if he were to have seen how many people came here, he would be very proud of that. Proud to have known that he’d served this department well. I wish…I wish he were still here. He was taken from us too soon. But justice will be served I know. He would have wanted it that way. 
As I leave, I just want to say these words: Jarek, my brother. The years I spent with you I will never ever forget. You taught me everything I needed to know about the job, life, everything. And I hope that someday, when it’s my turn, I will see you and we can share a beer, talk about the Cubs, the Sox, the view from up there. Say hello to Vincent and Antonio for me. And I’ll keep my promise. I’ll protect her. I’ll protect her with my life, just like you told me to, just like you would. Oh, and your little boy is beautiful. I wish you could see him. I miss you so much already, buddy. May you find the eternal rest and peace you’ve been searching for your entire life.” 
The paper torn, wet and stained with tears, Caleb stepped down from the podium, taking a knee in front of the coffin. He brought his arm to rest against the wooden cover and lowering his head into the crook of his arm, sobbed for his fallen comrade. The congregation watched in a somber silence."Caleb’s eulogy for Jarek at his funeral" - Chicago Code AU

"When I first met Jarek, the day Supt. Colvin and Antonio Betz had been shot, shook his hand and pretended to be a White Sox fan, I knew I was way in over my head. What did he ever think of me? Newly minted detective with absolutely no experience who just got assigned to be partners with the most provocative detective the department’s seen. I knew that I was going to have to work my hardest to live up to the expectation that was Jarek Wysocki. And even though I weaseled into his good graces, I’ve never looked back since that first moment I met him. It’s quite surprising to admit that he was wrong about me and I was wrong about him. As soon as I knew I wasn’t going to get dumped after lunch, I knew this was going to be different. And I hope and pray and believe that I was able to show him that I could be more than just a "kid" in his eyes, that I was and still am a brother to him. The best times I’ve ever had with Jarek was with him in our car. When we were on the job it was just him and I. He’d talk to me like there was no one else to share his stories with, when there was no one else to confide in him. What I’ve learned from him will stay with me for the rest of my life. I’m grateful that he stuck with me and took me in as his own, showing me what it truly is to be a great cop. I will forever be indebted to him for that. His memory will never be forgotten by those who are with us today. I know that if he were to have seen how many people came here, he would be very proud of that. Proud to have known that he’d served this department well. I wish…I wish he were still here. He was taken from us too soon. But justice will be served I know. He would have wanted it that way.

As I leave, I just want to say these words: Jarek, my brother. The years I spent with you I will never ever forget. You taught me everything I needed to know about the job, life, everything. And I hope that someday, when it’s my turn, I will see you and we can share a beer, talk about the Cubs, the Sox, the view from up there. Say hello to Vincent and Antonio for me. And I’ll keep my promise. I’ll protect her. I’ll protect her with my life, just like you told me to, just like you would. Oh, and your little boy is beautiful. I wish you could see him. I miss you so much already, buddy. May you find the eternal rest and peace you’ve been searching for your entire life.”

The paper torn, wet and stained with tears, Caleb stepped down from the podium, taking a knee in front of the coffin. He brought his arm to rest against the wooden cover and lowering his head into the crook of his arm, sobbed for his fallen comrade. The congregation watched in a somber silence.

"Caleb’s eulogy for Jarek at his funeral" - Chicago Code AU


Oh you know, just watching my fave show. #thechicagocode #jarekwysocki #calebevers #missit! When’s the reunion happening? LOL. #mattlauria #jasonclarke


thatcraftylittledoodlepumpkin reblogged your photoset “Somethin’ on your mind “kid?” “Yes..the deal that you have with the Superintendent.” “Yeah, what about it?” “Well, I…”

I’m sorry Morgan. I’ve already decided I’m going to make one for each episode. I miss these guys too much. Where’s the fucking DVD? Why did this show never have a fandom? I want it, want it so bad. It’s so unfair.


"Somethin’ on your mind "kid?"
"Yes..the deal that you have with the Superintendent."
"Yeah, what about it?"
"Well, I think it’s great that we get to take over all these high profile cases and we get to oversee the entire investigation…"
"But…"
"But, it puts us on the outside of everybody else."
"You think I’m Teresa’s snitch, huh?"
"And as your partner…"
"As my partner, well that doesn’t have to be a permanent situation kid, we’re not married."
"Okay, hold on. I’m just asking - do you think that it’s all worth it?"


"Gillis, Chase & Babyface" - 1x03