I got to see James for dinner at Red Lobster (been craving it) and it was all good. The only mildly annoying point was when the girl he's dating called to check up on him during dinner. I couldn't help but shake my head and think, "First, I'm not a threat. Second, if I was, I wouldn't jump him at dinner. I'd take him to a nice hotel and make sure all phones were off!"
In any case, he's looking good. Really good. The short hair and his new outlook gives him a sense of maturity I had not see before. Plus, the loss of weight has defined his cheekbones. Over all, a good look. He sounds like he's really enjoying his job and has a definite future in that sort of work. If I ever want to write a story about your "run of the mill" PI, I know who to call.