Hi guys. So many :drool::drool::drool: pics of Mac here! *fans self* I totally agree with you about Mac. I like that he has flaws, but I do wish someone would call him on this particular one every once in a while, and I think Stella, Sinclair, or Flack would be the one to do it. It does make him inconsistent, which is a shame because otherwise he's such a well-drawn, well-acted, deep, complex character. Some people have complained that Mac's been inconsistent on not disciplining members of the team for things he would have done before (Danny going after the bad guy in Point of No Return, Stella's actions in the Diakos case) but I see this more as a softening of Mac, of him becoming less black and white than he was in the earlier days. It would be even better if someone were to call him on his behaviour when he does something he's previously disciplined others for, and would make him an even better character. I agree about Flack doing it in Consequences and in Sweet 16, and I thought that was great, sometimes Mac needs to be told when he's wrong. But as well as seeing someone call Mac on his flaws, I'd dearly love to see him call Lindsay on something wrong she does. She's done some pretty unprofessional stuff over the last few seasons, and yet she's the only one Mac never seems to tell off. I like seeing a softer, more understanding Mac, but he really should have given Lindsay a warning or something after she left that evidence out in Like Water for Murder. He would have called Stella, Hawkes, or Danny on it, so why not Lindsay? I agree with all of these. Some nice Mac/Stella moments could even include her calling him on his behaviour when it's out of line, just like he would do to her - that shows the strength of their relationship, IMO, that they aren't afraid to call each other on their mistakes and behaviour. The same goes for Mac and Flack. But some nice bonding moments between Mac and Flack and Mac and Stella would be nice too, both casual (like going to a bar or for a coffee or whatever) and more intense/emotional (like when Mac was there for Flack in Rush to Judgement or that scene in Personal Foul when Mac opened up to Stella about his doubts about catching the cabbie killer, or in No Good Deed when he talked about Ella to her). I think that what happened to Angell could make for some great bonding moments between Mac and Flack. Reed back in Mac's life but not in danger is a must for me. I love how we learn about Claire through many of their scenes together, and it gives Gary (and Kyle Gallner) some really good emotional stuff to sink their teeth into. The scene in Consequences when Mac describes Claire to Reed, and in Some Buried Bones when he told him her body was never found, choke me up every time, those scenes are just incredible. Gary puts so much emotion into them. On that note, yes, a good emotional storyline/stuff for Mac that doesn't involve him being in danger. Something like when he first met Reed, or in the s1 finale when he was getting up the nerve to date again, or in Yahrzeit this season (though I haven't seen it yet I've heard it's a good ep emotion-wise for Mac) *runs to supply closet*:devil::devil: I'd love to see more caring!Mac, with victims/ victims' families (though not as extreme as in the Ella case,) more like in s1 eps like Night Mother or in Supply and Demand which had some lovely caring!Mac scenes where he went above and beyond the call of duty to reach out to people affected by a case - another e.g. is in Heroes when he takes the dead Marine's watch to his fiancee, that was a wonderful moment that showed Mac's softer side, but was completely in character. Also I'd love to see him show his caring side to his team, he's been doing that more lately, and I really like it. Going to visit Sid in the hospital, going after Hawkes to stop him doing something he'll regret to the man who raped his ex-gf, letting Flack know he's there for him, reassuring Danny about being a father, offering to handle the Diakos murder for Stella and going after her, all great stuff. :drool::drool::drool: That would be so hot! Very interesting too. What I'd like for s6: - To see more of Mac outside the lab. I'd love to see his apartment, and I'd love to have some friends of his introduced that aren't from the lab, some Marine buddies or something. I love seeing Mac at work and his relationships with everyone on the team, but I'd love to see more of him away from work too. -To learn more about Mac's time in the Marines and his marriage to Claire, perhaps the early days after her death too, how he coped etc. -More Mac/Sinclair scenes, they have a complex relationship, and Sinclair isn't afraid to call Mac out on his behaviour at times, yet also has been there to help/support him, and vice versa - Mac has very vocally criticized Sinclair at times, but he's offered him support as well. They play off each other very well. -More casual!Mac. -More Mac/Adam and Mac/Sid scenes, both bring out Mac's humourous, teasing side, which is always fun to see.