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Old 02-18-2003, 01:42 PM   #1
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Temptation Eyes
February 1, 1985


San Francisco, California


A rash of serial murders is taking place in San Francisco and Sam has become a television reporter who must prevent the psychic who is helping the police from becoming the next victim! But when she discovers who Sam really is, they fall for each other and the ordeal becomes very personal.


Written by: Paul Brown
Directed by: Christopher Hibler


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Old 10-06-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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I love this episode. Sam falls in love with a woman who sees him as he really is. And this woman can sense Al.
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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I love this episode. Sam falls in love with a woman who sees him as he really is. And this woman can sense Al.
i agree completely with Vince. this has to be one of my top favorite episodes, its so deep how this psychic woman sees him and keeps dropping hints that she sense's something different about Dylan Powel. especially after Sam and Ross had spyed on Tamlyn holding Janines Pillow and telling the story she saw. Sam asks to walk her home and she notes that she seems to know him from somewhere. Sam suggests from the tv since his host is a reporter, but she rebutts
"no, somewhere else".

i remember the first few times i did not understand this line and wondered what she could have meant, but then as i watched it for i believe a thrid or forth time with my best friend and her little sister it all of a sudden hit me.

i also love the dramatic scene where they pan in on Tamlyns sad face and then back out to reveal Sam's face in the mirror as she looks up and gasps
"who are you".
i remember being so happy when this happened becasue when she had asked him the previous night
"do you like orange spice Sam" in reference to the tea, my heart beat faster, i wanted her to see him, but then the scene ended with her aologizing to Dylan.


"The dark water, meant death in my dream. but i didn't see it, all i saw was you".
"That's why you didn't know that you were gonna die?"
"My vision gets blurred if i am not centered or calm. an intense emotion like fear or...love would throw me off"
"Love?.....i know the feeling"

What i enjoyed the most though, being that i am a romantic, was the romantic moments between Sam and Tamlyn to the beautiful song "I Wanna Know What Love Is" by Forigener. i found it quite charming and mysterious that Tamlyn has loved Sam all along from her dream, and that love for him blinded her to everything else, even death, which is something that Sam can easily relate to. i could imagine that Sam must have felt good being able to be with someone who knows who he really is and whom he does not have to pretend around. Plus there is mild Al humor when he finds Sam in bed with Tamlyn wearing boxers with hearts and bears on them. i laugh every time.
I loved how the msytery of the serial killer was unfolded, as tamlyn was due to be his next victum and the affection Sam showed for Tamlyn as he catches another killer and gets him arrested. the anger he expressed when shouting that he wasn;t going to let him kill Tamlyn. All that, only to have Tamyln's fate, remain the same.
Another thing was the ending, when Sam and Tamlyn share one last hug and Sam's expression as he embraces her shows how much he really doesn't want to leave her. it saddened me. i think it would have been great to bring Tamlyn back in a later episode or two even. I enjoyed her charactor a lot and her psychic ablilites, and i think they would have been a good touch to a few other episodes for example perhaps the evil leapers even.


i also thought the whole Vantentines day and full moon thing in connection with Tamlyns fated death, i found it very mysterious and deep. and also how clever it was that she felt sick every time she was near Ross as a signal that he was the real killer, i swear i was baffled the whole time i did not guess until the end when Ross Joined them on the hunt in China Town, and even then i was taking a wild and random, for now reason Guess.

oh and i also loved Al's joke after the "I Wanna Know What Love is" mantage, when Sam sits up in bed
"boxer shorts, you're wearing boxer shorts in bed!"
"no i..."
"oh and they got heart on em, and little bearsies how cute!"

lol.

literally i could not pry my eyes away from this episode the whole first time i saw it, it was breath taking and very deep and dramatic, just my kind of show
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:02 AM   #4
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i like this episode also.. it's so touching to know that someone could actually see sam himself but not the person who he leap into.. and the song by foreigner "i want to know what love is" just match that scene so well.. too bad they ommitted that song in the DVD release..

just found the song on youtube.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVt1PVzvQiQ
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:11 AM   #5
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One of my top ten. Tamyln calling Sam by his name, then seeing him instead of Dylan. "I Want To Know What Love Is" is the perfect song. Sam has felt like the world was on his shoulders. He has come so far to change this (his and her) lonely life. Leaving this song off the DVD is second only to leaving Georgia On My Mind off M.I.A.

It is so touching to see Sam smiling and laughing with Tamlyn. He has had to be so serious putting right what once went wrong. And the love scene is so nicely done. Sam is so tender and when he lays Tamlyn bak on the bed and the white streak in his hair is so obvious.........Is it getting warm in here?
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:55 AM   #6
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Sam is so tender and when he lays Tamlyn bak on the bed and the white streak in his hair is so obvious.........Is it getting warm in here?
I don't know but reading this, I am starting to feel a little warm myself
I totally agree with this statement, I love how Sam was so tender with her and how she was tender with him when he came back from chasing Tony Besh with fear that she had been attacked in his absence and she rocked him in her arms and stocked his hair so tenderly.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:01 PM   #7
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The first Half of this episode were quite good,but in the minute Tamlyn saw Sam as Sam,i think the episode just "went down the hill from this point on". I just didn't like it. First of all it became too hmm... mushie. second of all - I know that Quite a lot of people here didn't like Sam-Abigail relationship during "trilogy"(especially part 2). I don't know exactly why,but if it is because they think it's Sam "biggest betrayal" on his wife - Donna i think Sam-Tamlyn affair is even worst.
Third of all - The twist in the end was a really "Bad Twist"! Paul Brown just love those Stupid twists!
And last but not list - It's a good episode to see once or maybe even twice.but after the third time...in the third time it's just too boring.
In the Bottom line - I give it Average, because of the first good Half of this episode.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:35 AM   #8
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Yeah you are right about the Abigale comparision but its easier to see Sam in love with Tamlyn because it's easier to see HOW he fell in love with her because she can see him. With Abigale I at least can not see where his love for her came from besides reminants of Will.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:47 AM   #9
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Yeah you are right about the Abigale comparision but its easier to see Sam in love with Tamlyn because it's easier to see HOW he fell in love with her because she can see him. With Abigale I at least can not see where his love for her came from besides reminants of Will.
The question is,wheather it's the main reason he fall in love with her. Because if it is - i think it's a just wrong and disapointing.
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:59 PM   #10
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Which one Tamlyn or Abigale, if you mean Abigale than *high Five* I agree whohleheartledly. If you mean Tamlyn than I disagree but thats ok its everybody having different views that makes message boards possible and the world interesting.
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:28 PM   #11
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I ment to Tamlyn.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:31 PM   #12
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Okay, I'll 'fess up. I'm bringing down the scoring curve. I don't like this episode. I don't like the story, I don't like the atmosphere, I don't like the unexplained length of time for the leap, I don't like the dialogue, I don't like the ending, and I don't like Tamlyn. There. I said it. I feel so liberated.

Sam's two week sex vacation in teddy bear boxers doesn't do it for me.

Actually, there's one thing I do like about the episode: that Tamlyn knows that Sam likes Orange Spice tea - a neat bit of continuity from Catch a Falling Star.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:02 PM   #13
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We're both bringing down the scoring curve on this one for pretty much the same exact reasons. I consider this to be one of the biggest wastes of time in the whole series.
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Well, I must to say on the whole I didn't enjoy this episode very much. Some of the reasons had been already given in other posts: why did he leaped the whole 2 weeks earlier? There doesn't seem to be any motive for this than his having "romantic vacation" with Tamlyn: he does nothing to discover the murderer or do something useful in the meantime. The final twist is very predictable, too. And although Tamlyn is a nice looking girl I find none of the true passion there, which I could see in "catch the falling star" episode. It's just to easy Sam's falling in love with a girl 24 hours after meeting her.
Ok, there is one thing I do like about the episode: Tamlyn stands up to go to the kitchen and Sam stands up too, automatically. Ah, true gentlemen where are they to be found?
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:21 AM   #15
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I started off enjoying this a lot, I loved the phsycic twist at the beginning but you know, Tamlyn started to irritate me after a while, her acting was just BORING, she was boring, no personality whatsover.
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I, Tamlyn started to irritate me after a while, her acting was just BORING, she was boring, no personality whatsover.
Now I think about it, it seems to me you are perfectly right: I could say nothing about her beyond the fact she is psychic. And, after all, her being able to see Sam for what he really is, makes things far less exciting. I mean, in "Catch the falling star" Nicole was an intense personality and than, we are never sure (neither is Sam) if she is capable to sense he is not really Ray. When he says in the last scene "I love you Nicole", she answers "I love you too", but she doesn't add "Ray" therefore we can imagine lot of things. In "Temptation eyes" the story is rather flat, from that point of view.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #17
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Yes you are right, I meant to come back to write more to my post but didn't get a chance. quite honestly she didn't seem like the type of person to be giving Sam teddy bear boxer shorts either. Her voice was monotonous, and she didn't seem like the type of person Sam would fall in love with. You are right Nicole had LOADS of personality and they had great chemistry in that episode.

As far as this ep goes I think their whole objective was to get sam into a pair of boxers!! It actually could have been a FANTASTIC episoide had Tamlyn been totally different.
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I liked this episode, mainly because Sam could be...well, "himself." I always like it when the people around Sam can sense/hear/see Al, too. The best is when they can see him and remark on his attire, lol.

Although I always think about Donna when Sam's involved with a girl on the road. I guess he forgot about her when he leaped. Did they think he'd be back with Tamlyn at some point and did that ever happen before the series ended?

I was put off by Al's insistence that Sam had to chase down the killer near the flophouse. Why? He's supposed to be a reporter or time traveler. Wouldn't it have been better for him to stay and protect the girl? Bah, humbug.
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As far as this ep goes I think their whole objective was to get sam into a pair of boxers!!
No complaints from me, but the print was a bit silly. Red hearts would have been enough, or even better, red boxers. Red's a celebration color in Chinese culture, right?
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I love that episode too and also being a romantic. The other day when it was ION I taped it cause the dvd took away the powerful song by Foreigner and I was so happy that I could hear it.
Oh such love in his eyes for her and when Al says that Tamlyn still dies after he corners Toni Beshe in the alley. The frantic way that Sam ponded on the door of her apartment and he embraces her was so moving I cried.

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:31 AM   #21
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I was watching Temptation eyes.

Interesting to see that anyone with the similar brainwaves with sam can see who he is.

In the episode the psychic fell in love with sam, but what a pity sam has no control of where and when in time he wishes to stay.

What a pity!

Sorry for the spoiler everyone!
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Sorry for my post on Temptation eyes being in the wrong place everyone!

Did I post it in the wrong place?

Sorry, I didn't realize
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Sorry for my post on Temptation eyes being in the wrong place everyone!

Did I post it in the wrong place?

Sorry, I didn't realize
I don't think that you posted it in the wrong place, Angvav. After all, you gave a review of the episode, and this is the place to discuss the episode "Temptation Eyes", so you posted in the right place.
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I don't think that you posted it in the wrong place, Angvav. After all, you gave a review of the episode, and this is the place to discuss the episode "Temptation Eyes", so you posted in the right place.
Actually, angvav posted it in 'General Discussion', so the mods moved it here.

Angvav: There is no implied criticism of you by moving it. It is simply that it fits better here, and is more likely to get noticed. The general discussion tends to get clogged up, and specific threads can get lost. Much easier to keep comments on a single topic in one thread for ease of reference.
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I'm not saying there was any criticism.

I noticed my post was moved so I thought I made a boo boo.

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