We break for lunch and I sit with Tim, Melinda and David E. Shaun
Toub, who is playing a character called Hamzah, comes over and
sits with us. He starts talking with Melinda and I find out that
she had been on Seinfeld and Nash Bridges. Tim is very quiet
not interrupting just listening. After a while he gets up and
I finish my lunch and head over to Molly's
office. We are no where near any tourist stuff so I have to hang
out around the trailers. Molly comes over and asks if I have
to leave tomorrow. I said no not really, why. She was going to
put me in the episode as background on Friday. I told her hell
yeah I'm staying! I get on the phone and change my train ticket
2:00 pm - Everyone's
back from lunch and we're back in the loft. Now they are shooting
a completely different scene. I can't wait to see this episode
put together in order because nothing I saw taped was in order
of the script. They don't need Tim for this next scene and he
comes over to sit with me. We talk for awhile and I find out
that he went into the Army when he was 17 and stayed for 5 yr.
I finally found out when he went to the University of Maryland,
he went there from 1981-85. So I was at the school with him for
only one year, bummer! Not that we ever would have met because
the UofM is HUGE!
It's starting to get dark and the crew
has to set lights up outside to shine in to make it look like
day. Brad, Melinda and Shaun are filming a scene where Shaun
is cooking them breakfast. In between takes Brad is throwing
toast out the window at the guy on the light crane. Tim just
shakes his head and smiles. Tim starts to fall asleep in the
chair and decides its time for coffee. He gets up and asks if
I would like anything and I said nope. Finally they are done
with that scene and they all go off to change outfits.
I hang out in the loft and watch the
crew set up for the next scene. Finally Tim comes back and all
I can do is stare .The wardrobe people have REALLY good taste
in clothes. He is wearing black jeans and a black, tight, short
sleeve shirt. He sees me staring and just smiles this big old
smile. What else can I do but smile back.
The next scene is David E., Melinda,
Brad and Tim. They have just found out they have been double-crossed.
Brad keeps getting stuck on the name Hamzah. He just can't do
it and laughs. So they try again. Brad walks into the scene and
looks at Melinda and they can't do it. David E. is smiling and
teasing. Tim is all business but he has this little smile on
his face. It takes them about 5 tries to get this right, finally
it's done. One more scene and they're done. They just have to
leave going down the elevator.
7:45 pm - They are getting
ready to do the infamous "Van" scene. This was a scene
that was to have been shot 2 days ago but they never got to it.
Tim isn't in this scene so I go back to the trailers with him.
He goes and gets changed then comes over to Molly's office. He
had to ask her something but she had gone off to do something,
so he waits. I tell him I had a great time and that I guess I
wouldn't see him tomorrow because he wasn't working. He says
"Yes I am." And I say "Oh darn I want to give
you a hug good bye. Oh what the heck I'll give you one anyway"
So I do. He laughs and hugs me back and gives me a kiss on the
cheek and says "I'll se ya tomorrow I don't come in until
late" I said "That's OK, Molly's putting me in as background
in the deli scene." "That's great," he says and
Around 8:15 pm he comes back and he
comes over and hands me a picture. "I hope you like it,
these are the publicity photos for this year." Do I like
it? Dumb question. They decided to go sexy this year instead
of showing them all decked out in combat fatigues. I read what
he signed and I smile and tell him I LOVE it. He signed it "To
Laura, Our favorite Park Ranger. Thanks for watching our six!
Outstanding!" He says, "I'm glad I'll see ya tomorrow"
and this time he does leave.
They finish shooting around 8:30 and
Molly is done around 9pm and then Bruno drives us to her apartment.
I hang out and watch TV and Molly goes to the gym. These guys
are starting to give me a complex, they're always at the gym!