Chris..........how could you leave out Narcisse and those guys talked to him came back and shot up his place????????????????
I have four questions to ask all of you. Golfindocp and I answered the first one "What would you have done if you were Neil and walked in on Grace and Simon?" The second question is "Would you be able to forgive your spouse/partner if you learned they were having an affair, and if so, why would you forgive them. The third question is for the women "What would you do if you walked in on your spouse/partner having an affair?" In the next season, if there is one, how is Grace going to react when she learns about Neil's extra-curricular conduct?
1. I would have been in shock. I would have walked out and given myself time to process what I had just seem.2. I would forgive her but I wouldn't stay with her. I see no benefit in punishing her and forgiving her would be as much a benefit to me as it would be for her, maybe more. I wouldn't want to carry the pain and disappointment around and forgiving her would help let it go. 3.4.If she thinks it is over, she will probably not confront him as he didn't confront her. It would drive her into Simon's arms.
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Nice summary, I wonder if Carissa wants to chime in on 2 and 3. I believe she indicated that she would have confronted the couple. Personally, Grace may take the knowledge that Neil escorted as occasion to validate or justify her affair. It may cause Grace to get closer to Simon because Neil, to a degree, did the same thing. However, Simon is not married so Grace may give him a pass. There is the trust issue, however. Simon did not disclose to Grace his knowledge of Neil's escorting. This is in a sense a lie by omission. Grace has submerged her feelings for Simon, they will rise to the surface again. The question is how will Grace react when they do? A second betrayal, even for someone so deeply in love as Neil, may be very hard to swallow. It may cause Neil to become the one who decides to give the relationship a respite or even call it quits. Grace and Simon may find it difficult to establish a secret relationship, there is always Adriana lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to grab Neil. Adriana and her husband, may actually aid Simon in his pursuit of Grace. They will do it because of his familial connections, and for the possibility that they could derive some benefit from the arrangement. Adriana, of course, has a different reason to see the Grace - Neil marriage crumble. Adriana could aid in convincing Grace that the excitement and romance offered by a relationship with Simon are a once in a lifetime opportunity. After the relationship is consummated, she then exposes it to Neil, and derives her own benefits from the destroyed marriage. Devious, but possible. Adriana is devious enough to offer her own residence as a possible location for the secret trysts. That would be the perfect plan, having Simon and Grace erstwhile honeymooning in one part of her villa, while inviting Neil over for a lets be friends luncheon. Neil comes over, because he is basically a nice soul, who really does not want to hurt or offend Adriana. At some point during the casual lunch, the two love birds come out of the bedroom in intimate attire and enter the kitchen for refreshments. Game, set, match. Vivid imagination at work. That would be such a great scene, because it would expose the entire circle of relationships. This time Grace's adultery would be in public display. Even Grace might feel shame. Just a small addition, all the characters have good reason to go Adriana's home. Grace is decorating it (phase 2). Simon is selling the painting (and maybe doing something with Adriana's husband?). Neil coming over to make peace. It would not be far fetched for Adriana to convince Grace that having trysts at her villa would be safe from exposure. Simon does not know that Neil visits there frequently, for all he knows the Adriana - Neil business meetings occurred elsewhere. I cannot fathom the horror Neil would feel if he walked in on Grace and Simon again. Actually, Grace with her new design business gaining more exposure, might actually need to make some out of town trips for the acquisition of materials. What a perfect opportunity to have a visitation from Simon. Or if you have a devious imagination like myself, another opportunity for the gallant Neil wanting to surprise his spouse travels to surprise her at the hotel. He convinces the concierge to give him a key in order to surprise his wife with flowers and champagne. He then receives the ultimate surprise, again.
Another good one from Chuck Hogan. I wish he wrote all the episodes. Having said that Eph is driving me crazy. I thought he turned a corner when he was trying to help Fet with the UV bomb but then he turned into an ass again down in the tunnels. I won't talk about Gus because I know what's coming for him and I don't want to ruin it. I did like his use of the bat. I beer that's the first time somebody got killed by having their neck broken with a baseball bat that was shoved in their mouth. 😆I can't believe there are only two more episodes left already. Season went by quick.Good review Hank, you win the house cup!
I love the Supernatural the best, walking dead, Vampire diaries, and Sleepy hollow, and white collar, Burn Notice, the Glades which the fools ended with no ending, the arrow is pretty good, the rest I will watch is there isn't anything else on. The 100 sucks, as do many of the new shows coming next season. But that is just my likes and dislikes.
I really enjoyed this ep, because I felt the leads were finding a good rhythm and showing off some great comedic timing, as well ("Take off those heels!" etc). On that note, I agree that the Doctor seems to be trying (and often failing) to let go of romantic feelings for Clara, left over from his last incarnation. But I'm actually glad that they're showing this because I think it would have been inconsistent (and sloppy writing) to retcon the romantic relationship that had been subtly but steadily built up the entire last half of Season 7, and pretend it never happened. It feels more natural that the relationship would have to devolve in the same way that evolved, so that by the end, the romance may be over but the devotion is still there. Plus, watching the Doctor attempt to let go of his last incarnation's feelings for Clara brings a bit of pathos and humor to his story, I feel, and helps show that even though the Doctor doesn't need to BE a love interest, he struggles with his feelings just like anyone.
Great episode! I was freaking out the whole time the group was down in the tunnels. Felt terrible for Gus... Hopefully next episode he meets up with the others since he's kinda fighting blind! He almost got worms on him killing Crispin.... No idea how they are going to pull this off.... That was a whole lot of Strigoi at the end.... Hilarious Harry Potter references in your review @Hank! Can't wait for next week!
Right? I feel bad now complaining about the lack of strigoi during the eclipse Ha! Glad you liked the HP references sis ;)
This show is so full of holes and unbelievable claptrap that people who enjoy it are either high or severely brain damaged.
And yet here you are reading about it. Does that make you high or brain damaged?
I must say I'm quite amused by some of you saying THIS Doctor is too old for Clara. He was ALWAYS too old for Clara, (and just about everyone else) no matter what age his face is, if you're going to look at it like that!On another note, it seems to me that one of the reasons an older actor was chosen as 12 was so that we could see the more vulnerable side of the Doctor - his hopes and fears and uncertainties, and what the weight of trying to protect everything and everyone has done to him, with little reward. These are things that a younger face would have difficulty in portraying. The Doctor IS old. The Doctor IS tired. He was dying for the final time not that long ago, and despite now (in theory) having another 1 + 12 lives ahead of him, that would have had to affect his psyche and would definitely show on his face and in his behaviour. It feels to me a little like survivors guilt and him leaning on Clara like he's been doing isn't that surprising - especially considering she is the one constant that has popped up throughout his entire time line, whether he knows it or not.
The wedding episode was fantastic and the acting was superb. I watch the repeats of the wedding and never get tired of it. I like seeing Claire and Jamie together rather than her husband, because when they show Frank on the screen, I think of Black Jack who is a mean and sadistic character. I could hardly watch Episode 6, because it was too vivid. This is truly a real love story and the sex scenes were portrayed beautifully in the wedding episode.
If I *read* the preview correctly I am not sure I like where the show is going. I guess it is a better premise than touching a stone and viola! I am back! But not sure like the heading..
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