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Creole Love Call

One of my favorite minor characters appears in Episode 1.3, “The Green Mill Murder.”  In this episode we get to meet the talented Noreen Rodgers (I’ve seen this spelled several ways) – played by the equally talented Deni Hines. I come back to this episode again and again, mostly for the part of the plot that has to do with her.  I have nothing against the Freemans or Bobby Sullivan, but they don’t have lines like “Honey, it was so far up my thigh, I would’ve slugged you if you even tried” and “Girl, you must be half fried, ‘cause, uh, you ain’t makin’ any sense.”  Plus, one of my most-played tracks in my iPod is “Mr. Music Man”.  Sometimes I hear that “angel-child” song as I’m trying to fall asleep.  Her voice is magical – capturing the sultry and flamboyant atmosphere of a Jazz Age speak easy, the soothing feeling of a deep, true love, as well as the devotion of an abiding lover when circumstances become bittersweet.

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I’ve never known before what it feels like to want someone - not to hook up with them or whatever, but to want them, to want them.
—  John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson