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I just had to have my season two set on the day it came out. I started seeing Tumblr posts about the gag reel in the morning and didn't want to have to see it online, but from my very own set. I headed to work a bit early to be able to pick up my set. That's what I did last year too. I would have ordered from Amazon, but figured that I could use my employee discount to save 10% on the boxed set. However, much to my dismay, we didn't get the Blu-ray set, only the regular dvds! That would have been fine last year since I didn't have a blu-ray player then. Ian and Stacey got me one for Christmas last year so I planned on getting the season two set since, for not much more money, you also get the dvds and uv set.

I dithered a bit, nearly buying the plain dvds, then walked all the way around to Target before work started. I only had fifteen minues by then and had to rush. But Target didn't have season two at all! Rushing back, I phoned Ian who understood the problem immediately and he said he'd come by the store to pick up my credit card and go get the set for me at Best Buy while I was at work. So, when he picked me up at ten, he had it for me!

I love having it. The show is sharp and clear and beautiful. The first thing I watched was the gag reel and it's a bit longer than last year's with a number of funny clips. TPH and JC on the bridge filming their scene after Reese gets out of Rikers in Prisoner's Dilemma. TPH says, "Jesus, can you make the wind stop blowing?" KC and JC "exercising" between shots -- actually Jim is doing push ups and Chappy is hunched over his back as if seated on him, also going up and down in time to Jim's push ups. (Chappy's butt looks pretty big in this shot, lol.) And my favorite was ME cursing out a driver who honked in the middle of the rainy scene with Reese, Finch and Bear coming out of the movies. Whatever he said is bleeped, but he goes on to also yell, "Thank you, very much." There are even a couple bloopers with Bear!

I also watched the commentary on "God Mode." My plan for today was to re-watch it and take notes but I didn't get around to it. They talk a lot of course about things we don't find quite as important, like which staff members are doing "cameos" in the episode. I'd prefer, of course, for them to speak directly about the characters' motivations and relationships, but they did say a few things that were interesting in that regard. They mentioned Reese's reaction to Finch having created the virus, how it would have been "easy" to have them on the outs for season 3 but they felt it was more in character and less cliched to do it the way they did -- thank goodness -- and I agree. They mention several times that they had other scenes or dialogue in certain scenes that would have fleshed things out more and I only wish we could have seen them or read them somewhere. But the one that really surprised me the most was when we see Finch injured after the ferry boat explosion: "This explains how Finch got his injuries -- or some of his injures." Yes, from