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I see you really like my Law & Order: Philadelphia!
- It's pretty good, though some of the plots can be a little ridiculous. That's why I change them sometimes. But we've definitely got something good going on. It'd be awesome to see a show such as this! Season Fourteen (talk) 01:21, April 17, 2018 (UTC)
What do you like about my Law & Order spin-off? Is it the Goren/Eames reunion? The crossover with SVU? Or maybe the Bradshaw/Ryan tension?
I don't know. Pretty much everything. I just enjoy creating a fan-made show. That's all. Season Fourteen (talk) 02:27, April 17, 2018 (UTC)
Well, I hope I helped us both on coming up with plots for the 'Don't Stop...Thinking About Tomorrow' 2-parter in season 6.
So how far along do you think Ryan would be by the mid-season 7 finale?
- I'm not sure. What do you mean by that? Season Fourteen (talk) 04:19, April 18, 2018 (UTC)
I mean how far along would Jr. DA Ryan be in her pregnancy come the mid-season 7 finale 'Election Night (Part 1)'?
- Well, according to the timeline I set up through the episode list, she should be about five months pregnant. Season Fourteen (talk) 05:05, April 18, 2018 (UTC)
Can you please explain the timeline you've set up?
- I always assume the events of any Law & Order episode occur before and near their air dates. This was always in mind while I was creating episode plots. However, I wrote in a six-month time-skip in the Season 6 episode "With the Wind". Because of that, the events of "Don't Stop...Thinking About Tomorrow" occurred around late August and early September. The events of Season 7 are still accurate to the episode air dates because of the time-skip, so as long as you keep the time-skip in mind, the math will be a bit easy. Season Fourteen (talk) 05:20, April 18, 2018 (UTC)
So I guess the events of 'Brennan' would take place around early 2021. Also, I've found a suitable replacement for Jason Harris.
- That's about right. Season Fourteen (talk) 05:40, April 18, 2018 (UTC)
So with that, Ryan would be 6-7 months along by the time season 8 begins, which would place her twins' birth sometime around the mid-season finale.
Also, I thought Isabella Moner would be a suitable replacement for Jason Harris because she's much younger and could grow as an actress on a show like 'Law & Order'. I originally cast Harris because I watched him on 'Double Dare 2000' and thought 'Law & Order' would be a good way to showcase his talents away from animation, as he is normally a voice actor.
- Pretty much. Season Fourteen (talk) 06:17, April 18, 2018 (UTC)
The mid-season 8 finale is the two-hour, two-part episode 'One Last Escapee'. I'm thinking towards the end of part 1, Ryan goes into labor while working a case and in part 2, her twins are born.
I also have the first 2 episodes of the season set up in such a way that it'll set up a redemption arc for Ritchie in season 9. I feel like there's more depth for him than just being the polar opposite to his dad. I think he could be something more and he knows it, but he just didn't have the support system that his father had.
- Okay, I think we might not have been on the same track on your plans for Ritchie for a while. When I first saw this page, and the episode summaries you had before I joined in, this is what I thought you were trying to do for Ritchie and Brennan's story arc: Ritchie's a troubled kid who has a criminal record, the polar opposite of his dad, like you said. Brennan's juggling between his work and keeping his son under control. Then, Ritchie shoots up his high school. I found it to be the most intriguing and unique storyline for this fan-made series, and definitely something I'd like to see in an actual police procedural. So I went with my assumption and wrote additional episodes covering that.
- Then you started drafting a redemption arc for Ritchie in which he gives up his life of crime and becomes a cop and may have been framed for the shooting, which I found completely out of left-field. So, without actually bothering to ask you about it, I deleted that and continued under the assumption that he's a troubled kid who committed a school shooting.
- If that wasn't what you had in mind at all, I sincerely apologize. I did not mean to mess up your planned storyline. But this was my scenario for the story arc: Ritchie was troubled and has an ambiguous mental disorder, and Brennan tried his best to understand him, but failed for the most part because he had to deal with work. Because of his work, the two are distant, and Brennan's wife is already long dead. After the school shooting, Brennan learns to understand what kind of inner demons his son has, and thus gives him the love and attention he should have gotten earlier. But for the majority of his appearances, it's unclear if Ritchie reciprocates or continues to harbor a murderous grudge against his father.
- Then, when the prison break happens and people start dying, it looks as if Ritchie is and always will be a killer. Then, all of a sudden, Ritchie is killed by his fellow escapees, and it turns out it was because he tried to stop them from hurting an innocent bystander. Ritchie was the only one of the eight to never kill anyone at all during the entire ordeal, because Brennan's newfound love for him finally got through to him.
- That was what I had in mind, and what I wanted to see for this fan-made series. I apologize again if that was never your plan. But what do you think? Are we clear now? And what should we do if our ideas on Brennan and Ritchie's storyline do not align? Season Fourteen (talk) 00:40, April 19, 2018 (UTC)
We're good now. I just wish you had told me first. That's the thing. When I started this series, I wanted to make a character that would connect with not just normal teens but those teens who are going through troubled family life - divorce, deceased family members, etc. In the early season 1 episodes, Ritchie would be motivated to his life of crime by being distant with his dad and not having the same support system that he had. As the series progressed, Brennan would start to understand his son's plight, why he did what he did and would start to get through to him. By the time he's brought in for the final time in the season 8 finale, Brennan will have gotten through to his son enough for him to turn away from his life of crime and decide to follow in his father's footsteps. In season 9, I'm planning on having Brennan return, but in a recurring role as an informant and instructor at the Police Academy. --GreenHornet (talk) 01:02, April 19, 2018 (UTC)
- So...do you want Ritchie to be a school shooter or not? That whole topic is the center of this misunderstanding, and I'd prefer if it be one way or the other, otherwise it might just open up a whole other can of worms. Season Fourteen (talk) 01:06, April 19, 2018 (UTC)
I did want him to be a school shooter, though.
- Okay...so, just to be clear, that would have to mean following my way. Or, if you really don't like my conclusion to his arc, make him some sort of confidential informant in jail. Because making him a full-fledged cop despite him committing a school massacre would be the greatest insult to anyone who's ever survived a real-life school massacre, or lost anyone to said type of massacre. (Not that I think people in this unfortunate group frequent Fanon Wiki very often, but I prefer to keep things as clean and realistic as possible.)
- Your call. You're the creator, after all. I'd rather not try to step on anymore toes. Season Fourteen (talk) 01:13, April 19, 2018 (UTC)
How about we make Ritchie an informant? His dad could now be an investigator and he could feed Ritchie info on crimes.
- Sure, sounds fine. Season Fourteen (talk) 01:38, April 19, 2018 (UTC)
And if you haven't noticed yet, I filled out the rest of the episode titles for season 8.
Also, I've thought up another Law & Order series - Law & Order: Boston!
So where do you think we should place Bradshaw and Ryan's wedding?
- Not sure. What's your idea? Season Fourteen (talk) 00:19, April 27, 2018 (UTC)
Depends on where you have the timeline set for the season 8 finale.
- At this point I'm not paying attention. I'm quite busy IRL right now. Season Fourteen (talk) 01:03, April 27, 2018 (UTC)