To be clear, I wasn't talking about intentionally serious moments that might have come across as silly, but heartfelt moments, such as those with Ray and Conor on Conor's birthday. They didn't mean to dance and laugh, but they wound up doing it anyway. Mickey had some with the kids, as well. Those moments are lost this season, and I miss them.
I thought so, too. But even more, there is that niggling Catholic guilt on top of the desire to make the deal that I image was present. Could have been my own Catholic guilt acting as if it was part of the show...
You and RockStarinPalmSprings are on the same page with all the baggage Ray has to carry around. I think that's why he's stayed away from his family, because he doesn't want to make promises he can't keep. He has no friends left, and he could really use some friends. It was pretty vile of Romero to say he "knew" how much Ray loved Father O'connor. As for Mick, the more that happens to Ray, the more I want to see Mick taken down a peg or two, but it never seems to happen. Ah well.
He's in the right place to air his thoughts about the episode. As are you. It's about the show, not each other.
Either way on both stories...we're both so damn jaded!!! LOL I thought about the confessional being wired, but there really are cops who are also police, and even if they're police, they absolutely cannot wire a confessional. They can't do it. The Catholic Church has some pretty steadfast rules, and that's one of them, as far as I know. Messing with Ezra might have been easier since he was Jewish. The SNAP meetings are anonymous, like AA. They wouldn't tell anyone who they are, so that's a pretty airtight excuse. I'm not quite as jaded as you on that one. I also don't think Donellen will be a closet psycho. Ray Donovan doesn't usually veer into totally crazy territory, but more on the realistic life scenarios, and to put that in Bridget's path will be really off the wall when it comes to a private school. Hanging around a rapper with gang friends, murder makes sense. Maybe it's just me who would be mightly disappointed if they went that route. I'm still hoping the teacher is going to be taken aback Bridget is thinking along these awkward lines. Yep. You win the jaded contest!
I thought this was probably one of the most important episodes with regard to the relationship between Virginia and Bill. It showed just how much she allows him to manipulate her into doing what he wants, and even when he promises her something, he cannot be trusted. First with the movie premiere. Virginia wanted to go, and Bill created a situation to prove he has power over her. It was nauseating. Dan Logan tried to gently allow Virginia to get out of it, but she was unable to make the move. That power was further displayed when Bill made Virginia feel as though it was normal fo her to bear her breast to a beast and for it to fondle it, despite how obviously uncomfortable she was with it. Once again, only Dan was understanding and ultimately put her at ease with what she did, but only after Bill disgustingly dangled the possibility of making it public not once, but twice before her. Virginia Johnson claimed later in life that she never loved Bill Masters, and it looks like they're heading in the direction of being true to that claim by way of this series. How could she have feelings for such a terrible man? It's amazing they were responsible for so much groundbreaking work when they were completely incompetent in their own lives.
Wasn't the Barbie business ridulously anticlimactic? It was as if even Mike Vogel couldn't muster up enough enthusiasm about what had been written to give a crap about those scenes. They felt so cheap. Not in a cheesy, fun way, but in a none of this makes sense so whatever you want kind of way. Not that I blame him. The whole Eva arc is absolute garbage from start to finish. Shame, as Barbie was once a kickass character. Julia was right...there's no way things can return to the way they were now.
Because everything's still working down there! TMI! TMI! I should have mentioned that in there somewhere. Do you watch Hunter on Young & the Restless (He hasn't been on much lately...)? Oh, and I wanted to kick Barbie down there when he kicked Indy and made him squeal. That's soooo not cool!
Thank you! Sometimes I'm so busy typing quotes and details, I miss other important details. That's a pretty important one. Bummer. I like Sam. He needs another transfusion! Or a little trip on the other side of that car battery. ;-) I don't want him to die.
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