Now after all the abuse I took from the Hollywood crowd over this little entry, I was surprised to hear from a person working on the set who said he appreciated my “critical insights” – and plus, he told me where they’d be shooting with a special guest star! I says, “Clooney? It’s gotta be Clooney.” So this Alan guy goes, “Bigger than Clooney.” Wow. So I took the CalTrain down to San Jose yesterday and went to the exact address but then when I called to check he said they had already moved on to Gilroy.
After another arduous train trip further south, I can’t find anything so I calls Alan and he’s all sorry, we’re back up here in San Fran. (Man, I think that “Mr. Smithee” (if that’s his real name) might have been pulling my leg.) I got back to the City around dinnertime* to see these scenes at 1 Bush Street.
Here are the shots I took with my iPhone (well, somebody’s iPhone, anyway.)
FiDi yuppie gets all shot up. Click to expand:
Here’s a tip: 8-pointed stars = fake SFPD:
Here’s the EULA-type thing for walking down Bush Street these days. “In Perpetuity” – that’s a long time:
And speaking of dinner, it was delish, at least the scraps I was able to finagle - a small reward for my CalTrain odyssey…
More seriously, look for Trauma on the NBC next month:
Monday, Sept. 28 Trauma, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Don’t miss the special Halloween episode, where a character will (kell surpise!) come out of the closet:
“It’s actually the Halloween episode, so we have the whole San Francisco Halloween gay parade going on and I come out to my partner on the show who is played by Derek Luke.”
Gay Halloween Parade? Really? Mayor Gavin Newsom must have cancelled that before I moved to town, cause I don’t remember that. Sounds like San Francisco though, huh?
The pilot episode is loaded with explosions and crashes ‘n stuff, but don’t expect that all the time. Leave “testosterone-fueled” Trauma to the guys:
‘Trauma’ is more male-skewing - a lot of adrenaline, high-octane action.
You ladies are supposed to watch estrogen-fueled Mercy on NBC instead. Oh well.
They’re calling Trauma a kind of prequel to ER, showing you what happens before you crash through the double doors at the hospital.
Gage and DeSoto, here we come.
*Or maybe I didn’t go to Gilroy and just chanced upon the scene on the way home from work. One or the other…