05 December 2011

MANic Monday

Can't have one without the other. The last time, I made a MANic post, I featured my beloved Spencer Reid and discovered that there are actually other men on the show, namely the delicious Derek Morgan, played by the equally delicious Shemar Moore. So for all you team Derek fans, here ya go.

Derek is the yummy former police officer/bomb squad tech turned FBI agent on Criminal Minds. He's yummy.

Derek was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was just a kid when his police officer father was shot in front of him, which led to a lot of acting out and trouble-making (he had a juvie record). However, he was able to turn his life around thanks to the local youth center (ok, we won't go there for now, this is a happy post), and a football scholarship to Northwestern University, where he ended up injuring his knee.

At the BAU, Derek develops close relationships with his team, most notably Penelope Garcia and Emily Prentiss. He also takes on a big brother role to Spencer, who tends to depend on Derek a little more after Gideon leaves.

As with, well, everyone on this show, there's a lot to love and adore about Derek. He's most definitely an alpha male, possibly even more than team leader Aaron Hotchner, and tends to act on impulse more frequently than he should. Whether this is his making up for his father's death--where he was basically powerless--or pure testosterone, one can't be sure, as Derek tends to keep people at arm's length. Penelope gets to him more than any other team member, but in the truth of things, that's not much. We get to see his bravado crack when Ellie Spicer enters his life after Derek helped save her from a freaking insane serial killer, played by the amazing and creepy Tim Curry. The bond he forges with the little girl is beautiful and a little sad. Ellie makes him vulnerable, and a vulnerable Morgan is an incredibly sexy Morgan.

And now, a gratuitous Shemar Moore photo:

Oh yeah. You love me.


LynnRush said...

Whoa!!! :) Great pics. Can we say, "Holy ABS?"

Have a super day.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Wow! I'm glad he was your feature for the day ;)

Great post!

lexcade said...

Thanks for commenting, ladies! Hope this helped your Monday :)

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Teri Anne Stanley said...

Wow, those abs, crossed with that kind of sweet baby face make me feel a little creepy, in a cougar sort of a way. But I'm okay with that.

Lisa Fox said...

YAY! A great character played by a beautiful man. This made my Monday very happy. Thank you!

Xakara said...

Derek Morgan, my favorite alpha male on television! I love Shemar Moore in so many incarnations, but Agent Derek Morgan is my absolute favorite. I'm more beta male inclined, but Derek is an alpha male done right and the inspiration for more than one character I've written.

I love Criminal Minds. The entire cast from Aaron Hotcher to Penelope Garcia is done to perfection, and all but Rossi hits a button or three for me. *grin*

Wonderful choices!


Xakara said...

P.S. Am I the only one with Reid/Morgan/Garcia thoughts? Yes? That's cool. *grin*

LisaAnn said...

Hahaha, love the gratuitous end shot!

lexcade said...

You're welcome, Lisa ;)

Xakara, your comments have made me laugh my butt off!