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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Havana Brown, Jan 23, 2006.
PJ, agreed. I need to get caught up on back episodes during the brak between seasons.
Ok, before I post, I have to ask, is there a need to spoiler tag information in this thread? Nothing so far has been spoiler tagged - overall it's been a pretty open dialouge about the current season, but I see pjenkins used spoiler tags and I just don't want to tick anyone off by continuing an open conversation, or risk a temporary ban. That would be a bummer.
I haven't posted too much in this thread for the same reason. I did almost post something that would have been a spoiler but, then deleted it without posting.
Perhaps we should have started a thread with show name and date and time. Only two left though so almost over anyway.
so many anvils in sunday's episode. how could you not know how it was going to end??
Well, with the clock timer, you pretty much knew. I kinda feel bad for the actress, though. She now needs a new job.
I think Helena figured out she'd been set up. she fell in love with Dylan, but knows she got setup. When she realized that Dylan's boyfriend was there, she knew. She just gave in. Poor Helena. Last season, I hated her. This season, I feel sorry for her. Kind of an odd transition for me.
And, would someone tell me why Jenny's ex-husband came back? There seemed no real reason except to allow him to show how much she has changed since the beginning.
Yeah, up until the episode, I had wondered what they were setting up, but the clock timer sealed the deal for me. Even so, I was suprisingly moved by the episode.
Did everyone catch the "discussion" after the show? The actors seem a bit disgruntled and I wonder how this will affect the show going forward? The show is signed for another season, isn't it?
I'm with you Agatha, what the heck was Tim doing back and what was the purpose? I just didn't get it and it was irritating to watch.
I also disliked Helena immensly last season and have come to like her this season. I couldn't help but feel sorry for her - she looked so defeated.
I caught part of the discussion. However, after a bit of it, I just ff'ed until I got to the teaser for next week.
Oh, and where the heck was Angus? She never asked him where he was, not really. And he never told her.
Poor Alice. The one minute she goes outside to see the sun is the wrong minute. That's going to haunt her.
yeah, as a 24 fan, as soon as i saw the silent clock, i kinda figured out the ending.
i believe i read somewhere that erin daniels has done a comedy pilot for fox that had been picked up. so she won't stay unemployed long.
He was in town for a swim meet (he is a coach) and they hooked up because he had a new wife/baby on the way and still had emotional attachment to Jenny. I found it very believable, and the situation showed just how far apart they are (always were).. YMMV
Oh, and the after-show interviews were very interesting. The actress that plays Shane was not pleased, I'm surprised they put that on really....
I actually thought it was strange that even though he was in town that he not only wanted to meet up with his now lesbian ex-wife, but also introduce his pregnant wife to her. I couldn't begin to understand how he and his wife felt after meeting Jenny and her new b/g friend who is a woman trying to become and man and for Max trying to "bond" with him. You could tell Jenny sooo wanted to be the pregnant wife and then she goes off on him? I still think Jenny needs to get off my tv.
Anyone else think Kit looks like she's dropped a few pounds? I thin she's looking good. When they showed her freaking out when Angus wasn't returning her phone calls I thought she was turning into the girlfriend from hell.
The clips at the end seemed like it wasn't the actress' decision to leave. Hmmm...that to me would be a firing, but they didn't portray it like that.
Bette at the bus stop talking to complete strangers? Don't see it happening.
See, I don't think Tim would want to meet Jenny. They parted on such horrible terms, I just don't see him wanting to bring his wife into it. I understand 'why' Tim was in town, but I don't really see why the writers put him there. All it did is foster more disagreement between Jenny and Max/Moira. Max wants to get married and have kids. You could see it. Jenny isn't going to want that with Max. It's too normal, even if she *does* want to be the one with a baby.
Yeah, I think Kit has lost a few pounds. She's looking good.
I also didn't think it was in character for Bette to be chatting with the people at the bus stop. It also didn't seem to be in character for her to be AT a bus stop. I kept expecting that guy to try and rob her for some reason.
As far as Erin Daniels and the story line, I can understand why they took the story line that way. It has more impact, less happily ever after. Yeah it sucks for her, but it gives some more drama to the series. Did they bring back her ex-girlfriend at the hospital to re-introduce her as a character for next season? What about Lara? She called from Paris. I wonder if anyone is going to tell her?
I was thinking the guy and lady at the bus stop were maybe part of the retreat somehow. And they were there to get those who left to fullfill themselves in some way by getting their words out instead of inward.
I had the same idea you did Agatha at first that maybe he was going to rob her or hit on her or something. INstead he proved to just be a normal guy who was kind and helpful. ON a show like this, go figure.
Me three in thinking that the guy at the bus stop was going to rob Bette. That was a weird scene, and not one I thought we'd see Bette in - I agree. Perhaps it signals some kind of change in Bette for when she gets back? Like maybe the silent retreat centered her in some way - provided some kind of release. I'm not sure.
I still find it hard to believe that Tim would want to meet up with Jenny after all that she put him through, but I just had a thought. Does Tim still have a thing for Jenny? It almost seemed that way, but when she proved to be the same Jenny that left him/he left it hurt his ego and that's when things got a little ugly.
Jenny just can't make up her mind - she totally looked like she wanted to be the pregnant wife, but then rejects the whole idea when talking to Max. She just can't be normal. HB, I'd love to see her get off of my screen, but I read somewhere that at least last season, she was supposed to be the main character??
As far as Erin Daniels, the clips at the end made it sound like it was the story that evolved and Erin was just a casualty of the story line. IMO, it sounded like they could have picked any of the characters to get sick, but they picked Dana for the impact it would have. She's an athlete, in great shape who gets breast cancer. They wanted to show that anyone can get breast cancer - 1 in 9 women get it, and that's shocking. They wanted a story line that conveyed that shock. I think they accomplished it.
And I'll echo, POOR ALICE.
Somehow I think they will work her back into the show in dreams or flashbacks maybe. She was just too cool to let go completely. Maybe with some of the exGF stuff they will use her still.
I still keep hoping max will be pushed out and replaced with someone more interesting.
I think Tim want to see what Jenny was upto. And show her how well he was doing. Wife with baby on way. Kind of this could have been you type thing.
I think the both have some feelings still for each other too.
just caught up the past 2 weeks....i'm surprised they didnt drag out the dana thing longer. Also the thing with max is really getting out of hand. When i saw her yelling at jenny for not having the rich friends over..well..jenny is stupid for keeping her/him around. That's plain admitting you are money grubbing!!!
I know it's not in the script but i really wish they wouldhave brought up that the blackmail video was not showing the whole context of things since the beginning was cut off
I guess that makes for a better storyline. I have a friend who got breast cancer a few years back. They caught it early enough. There's none in her family history, and she eats healthy, is in great shape, exercises, never smoked, etc. You just never know.
Max's caterpillar mustache is funny. I thought it was great that he got the job as a man, but Jenny is pushing it too far and wanting him to go back and do an in your face because of the last interview. WTH?
How could the family allow the priest to talk about Dana wanting to get married, etc. Hadn't she already come out? Wasn't she planning on marrying that other chick last season? They could have not mentioned she was gay, but to say she wanted a man to share her life with?
How much ashes were in that blue urn? Everyone got a turn at dumping the ashes, it was the never ending urn.
I thought when Alice came up the doorstep and Lara was sitting on the stoop would have been for a good ending. I didn't like the last scene, don't go there Alice!
Well, so much for that theory, although it might have worked out that way if Tina wasn't seeing someone else, a man no less. If Bette really thinks she has a snowball's chance in hell to gain sole custody of Angelica, she is crazier than a loon.
I pretty much FF through all of Moira/Max's (and Jenny's, for that matter) scenes. Boring.
I feel bad for Lara. She obviously loved Dana, but couldn't deal with being pushed away, not like Alice could, anyway. And now she missed her chance to say goodbye, both in life, and in death. She can't be feeling too good these days...
yes, dana had come out, so i didn't understand why the priest wanted to go with the dana have a husband and live happily ever after thingy. good for alice for speaking out.
so did anyone else catch that dylan had ripped up the first installment of the pay off check. and the last thing she said on the tape before it faded, was ``i love......''
I had trouble suspending my disbelief with the priest saying the bit about wanting a husband and all that rot for several reasons. Last season, Dana seemed to get her mom to accept the wedding with Psycho Tanya, so why would she back peddle into denial now? Plus, if they didn't want anyone (who didn't already know) to think that Dana was gay, why even mention that stuff in the first place? You wouldn't say that sort of thing about a straight woman who died before she married, would you? That was just weird. Poorly written scene, IMO.
Certainly looked to me like Dylan was admitting that she had been in the closet all along, and let her 'boyfriend' talk her into the stunt for the money, not realizing that she would actually develop feelings for Helena. Also looks to me like Helena is too hurt to care about Dylan feeling bad for what she did...