s14e12

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Rafael Barba being unfairly seductive in every episode

 Criminal Hatred (S14E12)

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Did anyone ever notice the way Barba looked at Nick in this scene during ‘Criminal Hatred’ (S14E12)?

It was right after Nick made a comment about Charles Murphy, one of the men who had been assaulted by Jeremy Jones. Nick said that Charles Murphy was ‘a victim in search of a crime’ because instead of going on a weekend trip with his wife and kids (’he would have been fine’) he went into a gay bar looking for sex and fell victim to a predator.

Now my head canon is that Barba is bisexual and he is also in the closet (just like the men Jeremy Jones was targeting). With this in mind I would interpret this scene as Nick’s comment (which imho was a case of victim blaming) hitting a bit too close to home for Barba and he really would have liked to give Nick a piece of his mind but he couldn’t (for obvious reasons). So all he could do was giving him a glare (and Nick being completely oblivious about it).

But I would be interested to see how others have interpreted this scene.