The Boyfriend of the Week
March 19, 2002
This week begins a series of sorts -- there are four guys on the show "C.S.I." who haven't been made Boyfriends yet and I'm just so smitten with all of them and their damn show that I can't hold off any longer. It was TORTURE trying to decide who to feature first. I seriously waffled back and forth amongst the 4 of them dozens of times. Only decided to start with George Eads last night, as a matter of fact.
And why did I finally go with George? It all boils down to one thing: I loved him when he was on "ER," too. George and I have history. HISTORY, I tell you. And the other three guys were all ones I am pretty much starting from scratch with. It is thus that the cookie crumbles. QED.
If you're a fan of the show, you can probably figure out who the missing three are. At least, you can probably figure out who two of them are. Here's a hint, though, in case you're having problems: one of them is NOT William Petersen because he's already been a Boyfriend. The one who might surprise you -- the one of the three who isn't maybe an obvious choice (unless you're me, that is, in which case he's QUITE an obvious choice) is. . . well, wait, let me surprise you.
George Eads, though, plays one of the two male criminalists of the group under Gil Grissom (Peterson). He's always competing (in a friendly way, most of the time) with his sometime-partner, future-Boyfriend Warrick Brown. But George, who plays Nick Stokes, is the steadier of the two. Nick's the one you can always count on, even though Warrick's heart is always in the right place. For validation of this, all you need to see is the last scene of the episode from two weeks ago -- when Warrick, after a long, hard day, finds he can no longer resist the urge to hit the gambling tables and sits down for a hand of cards (he's a gambling addict, by the way, which is why this is so poignant). A few seconds later, someone sits down next to him. He turns to look at the man and discovers it's Nick. "What are you doing here?" he asks him. Nick replies, "I'm playing cards with my friend."
Was it just me, or did that scene make you wish you could grab both sides of his face and smooch him right on the lips, too? I love nice guys. Nice guys rule.
And Nick Stokes is the quintessential Nice Guy. Not only is he polite to his co-workers (he NEVER stores experiments in the lunchroom fridge), but he also has done ME the great favor of never having a serious relationship with any of them. Or anyone else on the show, for that matter. We like it when the Boyfriends don't date. At least, until I secure that guest role. . .
Possibly Nick Stokes' only flaw is that he's not always the sharpest tool in the shed. But to me, this only adds to his charms. No, really. And I'm not just saying that because he's cute, either.
Okay, maybe I am. But never you mind.
A little biography on George: George Coleman Eads III (whew!) was born on March 1, 1967 in Fort Worth, Texas (y'all). He's the son of a lawyer and a school principal -- dang, he's lucky he survived his childhood -- and didn't get into acting until he got to college. In high school, his life was all about football (we forgive him). When he graduated in 1985 and went on to Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in marketing, he realized that neither business nor football was really for him. After appearing in a few plays, he'd come to realize what he loved was acting (Brilliant! Thank you.) (I'm sorry, I can't stop doing that old Jon Lovitz thing for some reason lately.). His mom advised that he finish getting his degree "just in case," which he did. And when an opportunity to teach drama presented itself at a local middle school, he jumped at it. He spent a few years in Texas, honing his acting skills, and then packed up and moved to LA to try to jump into the big leagues.
When he arrived in Los Angeles, he was just a broke aspiring actor like everybody else. He took his fair share of scut jobs and even had to stop driving his truck at night because he couldn't afford to fix its broken headlights. Soon, though, he started getting more and more bit parts. And when he landed a role on the show "Savannah," he really began to get noticed (and not just because it meant he could buy a new truck with lights that worked, ha ha). After "Savannah," he was a guest star in "Strange Luck" and "ER" and finally landed his current role on the smash hit, "C.S.I."
Where we hope he'll be staying for a long, long time. Oh yes we do.
So, tune in over the next several weeks for more guys from "C.S.I." I can't promise they'll all come together in succession -- sometimes I'm smitten spontaneously by someone in mid-week and have to go with my heart. But, they'll be coming up soon, that's for sure. And if you don't watch the show, may this encourage you to do so -- if it ever gets canceled due to lack of interest, I'm holding YOU personally responsible.
Get it? Got it. Good.
MacGyver Factor Score: 94.546%. Points off for not knowing a Buddhist monk when he saw one ("The guy in the robe over there. . ."). Yeesh, Nick!
George's IMDB Page
The Official CSI Page
George Eads Online
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