The guy who cannot kick a man in the head (MOTB) has to use all his self-restraint not to separate a man's head from his shoulders? Is perfectly capable of slamming a boot in his chest and purposely causing him pain? Has no problem throwing a knife at him to shut him up?
Of course, this is Fraser and Gerard I'm talking about. While Fraser did say 'don't give a damn' in 'Chinatown', it was amusing there, while here his 'I don't give a damn' had an almost vulgar feel to it.
It's incredible how well Fraser can hold a grudge (he's admitted that he wouldn't mind leading Zuko to the opposite of life, if you catch my drift), just as with Gerard he is unable to forgive him for the betrayal and murder of his father.
Fraser was like... Ray in this episode! Foul mouthed (by Fraser standards), mean, angry, violent... But still, as always, Fraser, who does his duty and keeps his promises... and gets shot in the process. *g* Oh, and who gets arrested *again*. That's five times. Wow.
'Bird in the Hand' is another classic episode that shows Fraser's humanity. In RWOB, Ray asks if Fraser is human, if he feels things. Well, it's demonstrated here, as in many other episodes, that he does. It would be kind of nice if he could behave like that around Ray at least once so that Ray could know just how human his friend really is. Because the knife thing, and the head separating line, well that would just make Ray so proud!
Then, only minutes later, Fraser tells Ray he shared feelings with the FBI agents to distract them because "I had to unnerve them and there is nothing as unnerving to men than talking about feelings". Another great example of the writing that makes this show so enjoyable.