This is why Alex reacted so negatively to Joel's attempt to be nice in the premiere; it was like he was tempting her to go to an emotional place where she didn't feel safe yet. This is Alex's arc. She needs to regain the sense of hope--her trust in her own emotions-- she lost and which found safe harbor in the realist Charlie was.
As for Maggie. In the premiere, she flirted with Gavin and even asked him to meet her in a cubicle. There's also a big difference between confidence professionally and confidence personally, especially when the kind of hook up sought is one without emotional risk (i.e. a just sex). I'm glad you appreciated the threads coming together after having it spelled out for you in Charlie's dialog. Then again, you seem to miss a lot of details and subtext.
Alex retreats into detached pragmatism because she worries about her emotions overwhelming her. From her own account, Joel broke her heart and that betrayal drew her to Charlie's practicality. Those walls she's put up do come down at times when her care for Charlie overcomes her defenses, but she obviously fights it. I think it's misguided to define "normal" so narrowly.
Also, when Alex spoke of Joel's past (i.e. banging nurses) she was speaking about the Joel she knew years ago. So far Alex has been the only one to characterize him that way and it's clearly a perception based on the fact that he was unfaithful to her while they were in a relationship. He broke her heart so she's prejudiced against him. We might be convinced but Joel's task is to convince Alex. Thereâ€™s been a clear thread about Alex's response to "nice" behavior. In 1.2 a friend tells Alex she should let people be nice to her but she fights it because she's worried she'll start crying and not stop. This is why Alex reacted so negatively to Joel's attempt to be nice in the premiere; it was like he was tempting her to go to an emotional place where she didn't feel safe yet. This is Alex's arc. She needs to regain the sense of hope--her trust in her own emotions-- she lost and which found safe harbor in the realist Charlie was.
I don't see why anybody would not give this show a great rating. I personally love it. This is why so many good shows get cancelled too soon. You get a couple of negative type reviews that people believe instead of actually trying out the show themselves. I hear it so many times, somebody will say, oh, I hate that show, and I ask,have you ever watched it. The answer is usually no, but I heard it got bad reviews. I feel if a show entertains me for the 30 or 60 minutes, I like it, because that's what it's supposed to do. Try it, before you condemn it.
I am enjoying this show, it has potential. However if it was on in the fall I think it would not last and I may not watch it if it were up against other shows I had on at the same time!
I was full on expecting a girl fight! If it were my husband seeing his ex wife or really if any woman was touching my husband that way I would kick their butts!
I am super jealous of the actress that plays Maggie for having that steamy scene with Daniel Gilles!! LOL!
just really irks me. What wold be great would be if they made Alex actually move on and fall in love with someone else, and that's when he wakes up. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
P.S. what is wrong with the lights? It's all so weird and wrong, it ruins the set. They'd better fix this, because I can't properly appreciate DG's godly hotness when he's blue.
I think this episode is far better than the previous one, but it's still just average. I'm watching this for Daniel Gillies, and though the shirtlessness was awesome and certainly delivered, the rest of that scene was just awkward. We've seen nothing of the womanizing jerk Goran is supposed to be, in fact, he might just be the nicest guy at the hospital. What kind of a womanizer asks how the comatose man is doing, rather than hitting on the fiancÃ©e? But Gillies so pretty they can make him a schizophrenic drug dealer with mommy issues and I'll still be watching.
Aside from that, I really think this show could do without Charlie. And that's bad, because this is only the second episode and I've already grown tired of the main character. But he's just so cheesy, and aside from talking to dead people and looking at Alex, he's got nothing to do. I hope he wakes up soon, because he does seem like an interesting person, but having a ghost walking about copying Meredith Grey's monologues just really irks me. What would be great was if Alex actually moved on and fell in love with someone else, and that's when he woke up.
with medical shows now, you get a flood of medical jargon, with this one the medicine is a plot device to futher the personal situations and storylines alone, so its only given the bare basics. I'm loving the show and agree that Charlie needs to wake up soon and either remember or can see/do something he wasn't able to before.
I think thats the biggest issue, where are they going with the storyline?
I admit this show is lacking but Daniel Gillies keeps me glued because he is so charismatic. Then, how many times is they going to let that little boy die that it was starting to get boring real fast. Nobody can die that many times and be resurrected. I really hope this show can become better as time go on. I am glad they brought in the ex-wife because Alex was only looking out for Charlie as a doctor.
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