|Crossing Lines cast|
Yes, that's Donald Sutherland on the left.
In the episode we watched last night, Hickman (William Fichtner) is interviewing a psychoanalyst who was taken hostage during a prison escape and he tells her he knows her book. She is surprised because, I mean, who reads books on psychoanalysis? Hickman replies that "Google makes us all look smarter" and that he only knows that she has written a book, he hasn't read it. Later she comments about his injured hand and echoes his phrase about Google. However, this trips her up because she thinks the criminal responsible for his injury is still on the loose, when he was actually apprehended a couple of months ago. This means that she was researching him before then, and the only reason she would do that was that she is was in on the planning of a series jewelry heists. You're going down, lady.
Hickman's injury occurred when he was shot in the hand. This kind of injury has all kinds of ramifications. It's the kind of thing that quickly gets forgotten by everyone else except the injured party and his friends and family. After all, all the news would report was the injury was not life threatening and that he is expected to recover. Well, he didn't die, and he didn't lose his hand, but his hand is still pretty messed up. It doesn't work very well, and since it's his dominate hand, it makes him clumsy at all kinds of ordinary things. It also makes using a semi-automatic pistol problematic because he can't rack the slide. There might be a way to do that one-handed, but this is TV, so I am going to let it slide (heh). It goes to show that even 'minor' injuries can really mess up your life.
|Carrie-Anne Moss as Amanda Andrews and William Fichtner as Carlton Hickman|
Amanda, Hickman's New York girlfriend, tells him they are doing some amazing things with prosthetics these days, which is kind of odd, as his 'Justice League' teammate Arabela points out that he still has his hand. Cutting off your hand because it is painful seems like an extreme measure, but then I suppose it kind of depends on how much pain there is and how long it goes on, but surely there are other ways to control the pain. Besides, don't amputees sometimes experience phantom pain, pain in appendages that are no longer there?
|Lara Rossi as Arabela Seeger|
One last thing, what's with William Fichtner's last name? I would expect it to be spelled Fitchner, that is with the T before the CH, not after. Google returns 3,100,000 results on Fichtner, but only 101,000 for Fichtner. Weird, man.