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Episode 608: "War Zone" - August 30, 2010
And the Emmy goes to ... I held my breath and almost couldn't believe it when Kyra Sedgwick's name was broadcast to the world as the winner of the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama!!! It's about time, long overdue and totally deserved. Finally and hopefully not the last! If I almost went into an adrenaline overdose, I can only imagine what must have been going on in Kyra's world. I can't wait to see the golden girl and her Emmy when we get back from hiatus!
From the excitement of the Emmy Awards telecast to the newest episode of The Closer, tonight's War Zone, well, you can really see why Kyra finally was awarded the Emmy, her acting abilities are showcased not only through the writer's words, but though the unspoken expression sof Miss Sedgwick's incredibly expressive eyes. Wow, without saying a word, sitting in the back of Det. Gabriel's Crown Vic in the final scene when T-Ball has been let out and she in exasperation demands "David" to drive off and then she sits there in the center of the screen and we all know or can try and interpret what must be going through Brenda Leigh Johnson's mind ... that's why she finally has an Emmy.
Looking incredible and rather un-BLJ at the crime scene, Brenda arrives wearing a repeat of a JC Penney cotton knit trench coat and underneath, a simple, sublimely fitted Michael Kors khaki short sleeved sheath dress with 5 large tortoise shell buttons as embellishment. I chose the khaki dress to rather compete with Major Dorcet, played by Gary Cole ( who when I worked with him earlier this year, I mentioned that he could be Kevin Bacon's brother on the show...well, now he's Brenda's nemesis!) so that with his Army uniform, Brenda has her own version of a uniform. Over the sheath I pulled out of Brenda's closet a vintage Irene in chocolate brown that complimented the buttons. The Michael Kors sheath dress came from Neiman Marcus, the Spring collection, but all of his doublefaced wool and spandex sheaths in great current colors are fab-bu! That's why she finally has an Emmy!
Ty and Reggie Moses were members of the Crips and I was instructed to play down the distinctive blue that identifies the Crips. Although blue does play a part in their real world, after discussing the costume with Dennis White, the actor playing Reggie Moses, who I profile in this week's Hem-ming & Haw-ing, rationalized that the gang members don't wear THE color 24/7. I felt that my squad all looked very real and cohesive to Brenda's khaki and brown.
So as the credits roll on War Zone and I watch the Emmy Fashion re-caps on the various channels tonight, I still am in afterglow knowing that Miss Sedgwick is in fact Brenda Leigh Johnson, thanks to her incredible acting abilities, her incredible words, and her incredible, quirky look.