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Bushi101 and Winter
A freak accident occurred early this morning and it allows us to get some answers. I was called by admitting at the emergency room of my principal hospital that a patient of mine had come in with some post surgical issues. Since I was primary call today, I responded. The patient turned out to be our pal "Ray, the escort". Some staples that been placed had become compromised due to a freak accident. Nothing really serious or requiring surgery, but I am glad he came in. I got to talk to him after we got him patched up, and discharged. Over a cup of coffee in the hospital dining area, we discussed what he can and can't do in terms of excessive physical exercise for the immediate future. After his concerns over the long term effects of his injuries were alleviated, I asked him if he would answer some more questions I had about his profession. He laughed and said yes. I then quickly discussed the series Satisfaction, and in particular Simon's first meeting with Grace at his apartment.
I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I WAS DEAD WRONG, IN TERMS OF WHAT I BELIEVED WENT DOWN. Ray said that there was no possibility that Simon had sex with Grace before she knew fully what his profession entailed. Ray said that his profession relies on "total trust" from his client. The client understands that he will never divulge their employment of him, nor what they have discussed. That is a confidentiality which is paramount to his profession.
This is what he said was the likely scenario.
Simon would invite Grace for coffee or some beverage and try to find out something about her background and needs. He would ask about her husbands general vocation, so that he could determine her ability to pay. He would ask her why she visited him. He would ask her about her marriage and family. He would tell her what he did and how he started in his profession. He would also state the extent of his business and his popularity. He would never reveal another client. He would compliment her and make her feel extremely at ease. He would, using his experience, quickly figure out the degree of loneliness or sexual need. Again, Ray emphasized that gaining the absolute trust of his client is important. He then asked me why he kept emphasizing that? I told him that I assume they wanted to kept their adultery secret. He said that was understood, but there was a more important reason from his standpoint. The woman's satisfaction and his performance in turn were dependent on the woman letting loose emotionally and sexually. She has to feel sexually free to do what she wants and to respond openly. In turn, he must provide what she perceives as her desires and fantasy. So it is important that she is able to feel free to ask for any intimate act. As this freedom is explored physically, most of his clients also become freer in terms of telling about their personal lives. In this way, an escort may really know more about the woman's fantasy or desires that her husband. The woman also has to know that he can be trusted never to disclose or blackmail her. Also she must understand that the entire relationship is under her control, and that she solely dictates the extent or frequency of their interaction. The woman would also have to know about the extent of care the escort has about his own health, namely the frequency of any STD testing and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies.
So, in a 15 minute conversation, that is what I learned. He also told me a little about myself. He asked me what I fear most about my spouse or girlfriend cheating? I said betrayal and the loss of trust. He stated that those were the perceived fears, but the real fear is the possibility that the betrayal would never be detected. He said that he has had hundreds of clients (both sexually and not), and the only clients discovered to be unfaithful were those who confessed. He said that is why we, or in particular I, react so strongly to the thought of infidelity.
The final note, did Grace have sex with Simon the day of the bike ride. From Ray's viewpoint, most likely No.

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The Best of 2014: Best New Show

Like seriously, no GOTHAM!!!!

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I think Jane's question about the future probably was just him wondering if Lisbon had ever thought of leaving the FBI. (I mean I don't think there are many people who have over 20 years in Law Enforcment, Jane mentioned Lisbon had 20 years in Law Enforcment before the 2 year time jump last season, or at least not many that have positions where they go out in the feild and investigate. Most with more then 20 years are probably in Desk posistion.) I mean Jane can't leave because as they showed last season the FBI is the only reason why he isn't in jail for killing Red John, and I don't think the FBI will allow him to leave. So unless Jane can find a way to make a deal with the FBI that will allow him to walk away, I can't see Jane being able to leave. But Lisbon doesn't have anything to worry about since Jane wouldn't make Lisbon do anything that she wouldn't do, I mean besides being in love with her another reason he probably made her a demand of working for the FBI was because he knew that she was unhappy being a Police Chief in Washington State.

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Sleepy Hollow Midseason Report Card: Grade It!

I can agree with you on most of this. However Reyes is not the worst character. I would put her on the list of under used. By far the worst character has been Katrina. There is a lack of natural chemistry with the main characters... all of them, not just Ichabod. The only other character she has some chemistry with is Abraham. She seems to throw off the chemistry between the witnesses, and Ichabod is written to be a jerk in a lot of their scenes together. Not to mention that the writters are doing her no favors. Her scenes and dialog are boring, and her powers either fail or help team evil. I used to like Katrina, now I just wish she wasn't even on the show. The character has been a disappointment.

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Looks like James Bond's got nothing on Oliver Queen. It would be no surprise if one of these women(except Felicity and Laurel) DID come back and say she was his Baby Mama. I TRULY HOPE NOT!!! Another worst case scenario: Oliver ends up in a dazed stupor from a hallucinogenic drug and sees all his women come forward and claim that he violated them all.
I would title that episode, 'The Cosby Show' .

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18 Cancellations That Cut Deep

Where the hell is Moonlight???!

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Michael is a good actor, so it will be nice to have him as a recurring guest. This is the first I have heard of Cloris Leachman guest starring on Hawaii Five-0, and I am thrilled.

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The Best of 2014: Breakout Characters!

I love Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin on Gotham. I also adore Cisco on The Flash.

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We are on the Titanic and there aren't enough life boats.

best quote

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Jojobobo and Reality Adictt
I do not believe that Neil knows who Grace really is or has become. The lap dance issue is just one indication of Grace's duplicity. The other is her pot smoking confession. It may be very possible the Grace was a more outgoing and wilder child in college, while Neil may have been raised in a more conservative fashion. Grace subdued or hid some of her tendencies and actions from Neil in order to conform to her understanding of his standards and expectations. It was more Grace putting up a false front. Grace probably never asked Neil if he wanted a lap dance, because she had created the image of a more conservative woman. In Neil's soliloquy in episode 10 you could hear how impressed he was that she was French. That may have been part of the problem, because Neil had expectations of one kind of woman while Grace was actually another kind. Grace may have molded her conduct into what Neil perceived she would be like. I am not criticizing Grace for that, because it is a common part of mating that we sometimes create a better or different image of ourselves in order to attract a spouse or suitor. Eventually the true person will or should appear. Hopefully, it does not interfere with the relationship. Grace even told Adriana that her home was decorated not to her actual tastes. Grace is a different person inside, that she has portrayed to the outside world or even her husband. Sleeping with Simon may have been easier for the "real" Grace rather than the one she was perceived to be. The current Grace is a woman of inner power who is not afraid to do things on her own. She tells Simon as much in episode 9. This may be the woman that she submerged years before when Neil courted her.