I just hope they don't kill her off like Kate. It took me a long time to recover from that.
Sad that the driving force behind the creation of the character was some PC edict from the network. Since I don't watch the show anyway, it is really not important to me.
Not much for me on the Fall schedule, but i was never their target audience anyway.
As always I love the show, love the story line, the artistry of the characters, Nick and of course Monroe. But as Juliette has more and more screen time, I am liking her less and less. She is a definite turn off.
My favorite part of this episode was watching the various lawyers play both sides in the ballot-stuffing challenge. What a great example of the cynicism of the law. On the issue of Alicia and her 2 men, I for one am hoping she stays with Peter because i think the Will story has been mined for all it can give. Except the drama of discovery and that would definitely make the title of this show ironic. I say move to the new firm and all its attendant problems and be the big wheel in that group and stop being the low man on the totem pole at Lockhart-Gardiner.
I was really glad to get back to the snappy one liners Shawn is known for. He may have been hurting but it made for great fun for the viewer.
Where I'm coming from: My mother lost her mother when she was 7. Her widowed father sent her and her younger brother to live with relatives because he couldn't handle raising 2 young kids. My mother's childhood became a cycle of moving from relative to relative until she graduated from high school and went to work. Flash forward 15 years when my mother, now married and a mother herself, gets a call from some one in the extended family that her father is in the hospital, dying. My mother rushes to say good-by, not having seen him in years. Who is at the bedside but a woman and her young adult children. It turns out it is the second family of my mother's father. The fact that he could have been caring for his first children all those years was a blow from which my mother never recovered. So you see this storyline hits very close to home.
I practically rose out of my chair when the faux mother said, "Don't I deserve happiness after all these years?" (or words to that effect) when she had already acknowledged that she had been with this guy raising his kids for years. She was a manipulative and deeply flawed individual and the conviviality of that wedding and reception made me feel a little queasy.
I've been thinking about Madmen since I devoted 2 hours of my Sunday evening to its season premiere. All the characters -- not just the bad guys-- are like pod people, without souls. When the show ended I felt like i needed a shower or a stiff drink. And I don't even drink.
This episode was so gripping I couldn't believe it when the hour was over. With the characters all talking at breakneck speed, the story hurtled along to a fabulous ending. I both feel sympathy for the Prez and am repelled by him. Can't wait for the next episode!
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