So, you guys remember my Criminal Minds/SG-1 fic that I asked for help with a while back? It's in the home stretches, which, yay!
The problem is that I haven't actually watched
CM in several seasons. Like, I watched it religiously for years, and then after the whole shenanigans with Prentiss "dying" and coming back I kind of drifted away? And I figured, this fic, which has been a WIP since before that point (and a plot bunny before that
) could just be set sometime in those first seven seasons or so, and so then I wouldn't have to worry about it. Or I just didn't have
to mention what season it was set; after all, the only BAU characters who appear on-screen for more than a few lines are Derek and Rossi and Garcia, and it's a casefic (so few personal details are shared), so one could imagine it taking place at any season since Rossi joined the team, right?
And I suppose I could still do that! But. I just found out that Derek is now married with a baby son at home. And I think that's AWESOME, showing a black action-hero character who often gets stereotyped as the "angry black man" as a family guy. And having a family at home would make the kidfic aspects of the story resonate throughout, rather than feeling (as now) tacked on at the end. It would tie things in nicely. Only problem is ... like I said, I haven't watched the show in YEARS, I'd never even HEARD about this character until today, in order to write her I'd have to watch the episodes she's in, it would probably add quite a few thousand words to the story (which I thought was in the home stretch!). AND THE ROUGH DRAFT IS DUE NEXT SUNDAY. (This fic is for wipbigbang
HALP, WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!?ETA:
Have watched the Savannah Hayes eps available on Netflix, which only has CM through season 10. Alas, the critical eps--"Derek," "The Sandman," and "A Beautiful Disaster," are not available anywhere free that I can find. I mean, I could pay the $3/episode to buy them on Amazon.com, but I don't want the eps in and of themselves. Especially not "The Sandman," which seems to just have one or two short scenes with her in them. And "A Beautiful Disaster" she's in the hospital in labor. "Derek" has a long hallucination from Derek about their relationship, which might be worth it, though.