Monsters, monsters, big and small, They’re gonna come and eat you all. Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw, Shadow and bone will eat you raw. Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly, Smile and bite and drink you dry. Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal, Sing you a song and steal your soul.
Monsters, monsters, big and small, They’re gonna come and eat you all!
Andy judges things on a purely rational basis, with the
intention of closing his case and affirmative action based in the things he
holds most dear: he has strong moral opinions on alcoholism, child abuse, and
other things that he subjectively sees as wrong. When Brenda first comes on the
scene, Any does not like her approach and tries to undermine her authority (she does not belong in charge of the department); but as
she proves herself, Andy objectively sees
how excellent she is at closing cases and forcing confessions, and asks to
transfer permanently to her department. His “bad cop” approach shows little tolerance
for nonsense, incompetence, or people wasting his time. His
inferior Fi manifests in his poor relationships with his ex-wife and daughter,
and him asking for advice on how to date Sharon (he cannot read the
emotional situation so he asks Provenza when the “best time” would be, to ask
out his boss).
His personal experiences color his opinions of the world;
he often self-references back to former experiences, using broad
generalizations (“it’s always the wife,”
“underwear implies suicide,”
– a rational Te-judgment based on
prior experience, showing that his long career in law enforcement has coached him to draw swift conclusions based on details with past precedent). Change can be threatening to Andy, but he also is able to
open up once he perceives the potential in a situation (changing his mind about
Brenda and Sharon). Andy has a perverse, sometimes socially inappropriate sense
of humor, which showcases his ability to draw grand conclusions from detailed
evidence, and to speculate on what is unseen but present in the clues. Andy
drops his former speculations about cases whenever new evidence presents him
with greater theories; but he can also be somewhat fearful of the unknown.
Andy may have rough edges, but he has a heart of gold. He
hides how much he cares between a tough exterior, but chose a profession that
enables him to “find justice” for the weak, wronged, and abused. His unorthodox
methods sometimes get him into trouble, because he tends to throw himself into
the line of fire or take risks that do not always pay off.
I very much love Garcia Flynn. Definitely too much. We don’t deserve a character so complex and tragic. But also yes I do. Give me more. I earned this. I’ve sat through so many black and white characters. Give me all those shades of gray.
As for the group picture near the end, you know I’m on the Lucy is Flynn’s wife train. All aboard. I will hold out for this until they blatantly tell me no. Probably not even then really. And if it isn’t true, boy, do I have enough observations and theories to make a kickin AU.