Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I know that it is a stage of grief: first, I believe comes denial, then, comes acceptance…Ok..I have finally accepted that, through no fault of a myriad of fans who have enough components of Fluffernutters to last till 2012, that the nucleus of Law and Order: Criminal Intent is imploding. Sad to actually write it in print but Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe will no longer be show regulars as of March 2010.

When news first hit the airwaves in late September, that VDO was stepping away from the show, I remember walking into my husbands studio and announcing plans to cry. Now, since I have the reputation of being a flagrant dramatist, my husband assumed that perhaps we were out of dog food or that the temperature had dropped below 70. No crying wolf this time, I persisted, things were in tatters and the world was crumbling; Criminal Intent was cancelled..oh, excuse me, D’Onofrio was leaving (same thing). My husband knew the tear threat was serious now! How many times had he escaped his studio for moments to come and impart some words of affection upon his wife only to be shushed away and sent back to his small dark hovel? Being that I hade Criminal Intent sensor, that could be at anytime of day, for, like CNN, L&O could usually be found somewhere on the myriad of cable channels at some time of day. Although I have seen most episode countless amounts of time, the eccentricities of Robert Goren never grow old. I will say though, this past season’s descent into some pseudo- psycho outbursts and flagrant depiction of that guy who you crossed the street to avoid archetype, I could have done without. I missed the flirty Nicole Wallace obsessed detective and ever being the optomist, had hoped that Nicole’s twin sisietr’s DNA was that found out the deadly death of the nemesis crime scene and that Nicole would again rear her Psycho-Killer hottie head.Hey..I am still convinced that Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald went to Shermer High prom together! Alas, this was not to be true because some jackass with a pen, or keyboard decided Bobby needed closure so decided to decimate all loved ones..including Nicole (oh please..we all know he had a little killer crush on her) and clean his slate. Wait..who did this?? Who can sleep at night after that? It certainly wasn’t Belcar because THAT was a writer. No no..it was these people from USA/NBC who decide to shake up and shake down our favorite show. I blame them completely. If the scripts were better, no one would be leaving. If Dick Wolf asserted more of his creative clout, we would be eagerly awaiting March! Hey, Goldblum is ok in Jurassic park but please..carry the weight of Criminal Intent with Saffron Burrows..be afraid, be very afraid. October 17th, 2009, VDO halted all speculation and told fans everywhere that no matter what, he was leaving. The words rang out like nail on chalkboards across the world and shoulders slumped and heads were hung. The Grinch had stolen Christmas and it wasn’t going to be given back at a wonderful family feast. It was over….

So, Fluff campaign tents folded and went into a dusty attic somewhere and fans slumped back into chairs disgusted. The fight was not totally over though. An idea was hatched to say goodbye in style! Take out a newspaper ad saying Goodbye to the Heart and Soul of Criminal Intent! Ok..turns out there is a reason that only people like crazy man Tom Cruise can do these things; they are terribly expensive! So, the new proposal is to present the stars with “awards” from the fans. Check out this link! C’mon all you Intent fans and give a buck or 2. I have done my part and will continue to do so until the goal is met!! All my Twilight jewelry finding will go on Etsy and after fees, be donated to this cause! I am designing special Criminal Intent Heart necklaces that will again, after fees and materials, go to this fund! Here is the first look at one of the pieces. I will start listing them this weekend and tell you exactly how to locate the fundraise pieces!! Be a fan and fork it over!! Show VDO and Katie you really care!!


  1. That necklace is absolutely gorgeous! The sentiment you wrote was just as nice and made the item even more special knowing the thoughts behind the making of it. I am reading between the lines of this post and feel as if you harbor some ill feelings about the end of the Fluff Campaign, I hope that is not the case and that you come to that level of acceptance that I have. Believe me, it was hard, but once you called the station and talked to Vincent I was satisfied and it seemed as if there was no more to be done, I'm sorry. Thank you for your beautiful donations and for everything else.

  2. Hey Nantz- Absolutely no ill will about campaign!! Exactly the opposite!! Actually makes me feel great knowing there are others out there that become so impassioned with their beliefs!! You made it all get rockin and rolling and we are grateful..now I sound like Sybil with the "we"..I mean the other fans!!! Sending them off in style is the right thing to do and I hope they appreciate the efforts taken in their behalf!! Bett~

  3. Like you, I loved the chemistry between Nicole, or "SWMNBN" as some of the Vincent Vixen's refer to her, and Bobby. I have been dissatisfied with the direction they've taken Goren these last few years BUT I'm sad to see them go. Interesting to note, Vincent provided the earth shattering news that he wasn't coming back no matter what on October 17, 2009, 20 years to the day of the San Francisco earthquake.

    Your beachglass jewelry is gorgeous. Someday you need to make a pilgrimage to Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. It was an old bottle dump and the beach is covered in glass & pottery bits. I have even found the extremely rare and coveted red pieces, even though they are just tiny fragments. Check out this link:

  4. JoJo- I have friends that have told me about Fort Bragg and it's amazing sea glass deposits. I'm told that one is no longer allowed to remove glass from the site though! How sad : ( . I would love to go just to take in the amazing wonder of the place!! And yes, I am a true Nicole Wallace episode fan!! I will miss them all and still believe she is not dead...one can dream can't one?? When I see older episodes in repeats on Bravo etc, it's so nice to see Goren laugh and joke around! I miss that Bobby Goren!! Forever alive on DVDs....Thanks for the kudos on the jewelry..my new career!!

  5. I replied to you on the blog!! Thanks for writing!
    "A pirate's life for me..."
    http://www.mermaidstearsjewelry.etsy.com Please look!

  6. You can't remove the beach glass anymore from Glass Beach? Since when? The last time I went was in 1999. I have 2 large jars full of my finds!!! Glad I went when I did! There is no way I'd be able to visit and not pillage the beach. We call my first trip there in 1995 "The Greedy Grab at Glass Beach" because my camera fell out of my jacket pocket and broke, and I'd stuffed my front pockets so full of glass that they ripped out of my jeans, and the pockets also left giant wet spots on both my thighs. I didn't care, I was like, "NEVERMIND ABOUT THE CAMERA AND THE PANTS I NEED MORE BEACH GLASS!!!!!!!" hahahaha

  7. JoJo- Lol..I know the sea glass frenzy that you mean!! I get like that in Gloucester..knowcking over old ladies and the like! I believe that the removal ban at Glass Beach at Fort Bragg started a few years back and I have had friends who have been warned by security no less! I think I'd bring some pretty deep pockets and manage to smuggle some out..that is for sure!! What self respecting sea glass lover would be able to go along with..all lookee not takee...not me! I have climbed many a place that I wasn't supposed to! That is what the 12 year old innocent child on "beach police" patrol is for!! Off to make some LOCI necklaces for this weekend!! I'd like $100 for each stars charity if possible : )