Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Me and a gun
Well hello. Meet Det. Megan Wheeler. She’s the newest cop in the “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” universe. I’m telling you, it’s all working for me. The badge. The gun. The hair. The freckles. Yum. Playing Wheeler is Julianne Nicholson, taking over for Annabella Sciorra as Chris Noth's partner on CI. Already, the show has teased us with the is-she, isn’t-she a dyke dynamics. A butch female mechanic (bandana, tattoos, tank top, the whole nine) gives her the old up-and-down. And then later in the episode the mechanic continues to probe and casually mentions her own girlfriend. Instead of shutting her down, Wheeler flirts back. A little. She hasn't taken the whole bait yet, but I say let’s keep fishing.