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Bones Round Table: A Round of Applause

I too loved the whole episode, especially the closet scene & the kiss at the end, what can I say, I'm a romantic at heart. My very favorite was the airplane scene, it was hilarious, Brennan still protecting Booth by rolling around causing Cam to fall several times when it seemed Cam had the upper hand. This was an amazing episode, the whole cast was outstanding but, again I just love this show and hope it continues for 100/200 more episodes.

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I loved how Jane dealt with Vega. She needs to understand Jane. It was nice to see Wiley in the field. Jane and Lisbon were adorable together. I hope they don't leave the FBI. Awesome episode. Simon directed.

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@ Bonnie Maynes

No and No

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32 TV Characters We Still Can't Accept Are Gone

I'm a leaf on the wind...?

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The Mentalist Season 7 Episode 5 Review: The Silver Briefcase

I totally agree about Abbott being so trusting of Jane...! I was like, "Wow, that didn't take a lot of convincing.."

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The Librarians Season 1 Episode 5 Review: And the Apple of Discord

I have to agree. I enjoyed the mythology as usual, but Christian Kane's considerable talents have not been put to good use . Too much Noah Wyle to no avail for the development of the LITs. I 'll keep watching, but I'm hoping for more.

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Golfingdocp, I feel somewhat vindicated that at least one other person in the world thinks Simon is a piece of S...T. It made my day, well actually my night. The fact that Simon has not disclosed to Grace that Neil slept with one of his clients doesn't change my opinion of him. What Simon did at Grace's residence is the adult equivalent of "I've got a secret. I've got a secret. But I can't tell you what it is." Sure, he didn't tell Grace and he might never have to tell Grace but he told Grace enough so that she'll eventually have to dig deeper in order to find out what Neil has been hiding. If he was such a stand up guy, he simply wouldn't say anything. He disclosed the information in this veiled manner so that he could start to put a wedge between Neil and Grace but act like he's a good guy for not disclosing it. To me, you either shut up completely or you tell the complete truth but not this BS. I dislike Simon even more for this behavior. I agree with you that Grace is capable of cheating again. The truth is that once you cross the Rubicon, there's no going back. And I suspect that although there are people who never cheat again after their first affair, there are others who move on from one affair to the next, like an addict seeking a new high. I think Sojourner posted some anecdotal information on this subject. Which will Grace be? For that matter, which will Neil be? I think they can only avoid future slips by confronting their problems head on with the help of a therapist and a renewed commitment to each other followed by true efforts to support each other and learning to become the right partner for each other. Satisfaction's writers chose not to have Grace written as a sympathetic character and they're doing a pretty good job of it. When it comes to the issue of whether Grace cares about Neil, I think you have a mixed bag. You are correct that Grace's reaction to Neil's absences in episode 1 are unusual but I agree with you that Grace has become emotionally detached from the marriage as well (the same claim that she makes against Neil) although we know that she was concerned enough to call and text him and went to his workplace (I know, I know,for the first time in 5 years) after she began to suspect something was wrong. But if she was completely detached from the marriage and didn't care about Neil at all, then her behavior and reaction to Neil's overtures starting in episode 2 does not make sense. I think some of the thawing of Grace's feelings toward Neil are a direct reaction to his overtures. Remember, Neil was probably emotionally detached from the marriage before Grace's affair started. Then things began to change and Neil began to try to become more involved in his marriage and family life. What things did Neil do; showed up for Anika's talent show, started trying to talk more to Grace about her feelings and telling her that he supports her, set up dance lessons, showed up at the gallery to view Grace's work and complimented her on it, arrived to the college in support of Anika (although it was more to confront Grace), agreed to go to counseling. How did Grace react; clearly happy that Neil showed up for talent show and told Neil that, tried to stop her relationship with Simon, gave Neil a wonderful lap dance, was clearly happy that Neil showed up at the bar (thinking he was coming to support Anika in looking at colleges) and expressed that happiness (before being confronted about the nude photo), went to counseling, asked Neil to join her in counseling. While Grace is far from being perfect, I think she was trying to change for her family and for Neil. If she didn't care about Neil, since she had no inkling from episode 2 - 9 that Neil knew about her affair with Simon, she had no reason to try to stop the affair and enter counseling. I think those steps demonstrate that Grace cared about Neil and wanted to save her marriage. You are correct that Grace was concerned about the manner of Neil's discovery of the affair. In my opinion, her concern was completely understandable. When Simon was telling Grace more about the details of when Neil caught them together, she was naturally confused about why Neil had not immediately confronted her about it. She was further confused about why Neil would choose to confront Simon about it but not even approach her about it. It must have made her wonder why Neil acted that way. Are we really surprised by that reaction? After all, most of the earlier posters could not accept nor understand why Neil didn't immediately walk into the room and confront Grace and Simon. Why should Grace be any different? I think under the circumstances, Grace, already in panic mode, must have been wondering what Neil intended to do; was he planning to divorce her but was just getting everything in to place something that Stephanie would suspect). While you might have been able to immediately react under those circumstances and be concerned about your partner's feelings and try to understand their point of view, I think the average person would still be reeling in shock from discovering that their partner/spouse has found out about their affair only a day later. I think that Grace would naturally still be in shock and in a bit of a panic at learning that Neil knew about her affair and since less than a day has passed, it's not surprising that Grace hadn't had time to get her act completely together. Instead, I think you have to give Grace some credit for realizing that she needed to immediately see her therapist to deal with the shock and new situation. The big mistake, as we will see in season 2, is Neil and Grace;s decision, not to stay for the session.

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@ Bushi101

Bushi101
I almost forgot my real response to your post. I agree that Simon may have intentionally tried to plant a wedge between Grace and Neil. Grace's rebuff of Simon in her home was also a little weird. She did not reply, no way, when he asked her to seek her future with him. There was really no answer, and that was loud. When Adriana brought up the passionate nature of her confrontation with Simon she agreed. That again was very telling. There seems to be a connection which we both find difficult to describe, but it is there. Grace is neither put off by his age nor his attitude. She must find it easy to converse with him, because the sex doesn't last a whole afternoon at a staged home. There is something in his manner she finds drawn to. Grace can be acerbic. She was that way with Simon in the night club when he interrupted her with her job foreman. She was that way with Neil about their daughters birth control issue. Yet I don't believe that she has really severed her ties to the prostitute. He is for her a form of inner relief, and not just sexual. She is comfortable with him. The shoes were also a memory of their time together, not just her growth. Yes, she cleaned them, but that may only have been superficial.

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@ Bushi101

Bushi101
My wife shows your posts to her girlfriends. You have a real fan. I honestly believe you have a career in screen writing.
About 4 years ago, two of our closest friends were having marital difficulties. Nothing about adultery or finances, they just lost touch with each other I thought. So they decided to go to marital counseling, but there was a kicker. They did not want to go alone, in the sense that some one else had to do the process also. The boss volunteered US. First for the record, my marriage is weird. My wife turns me on. Period, end quote. She is more aggressive and needs physical attention much more than I. I am never unsure that she loves me and the return is true. We have never really yelled at each other. We have definitely rubbed each other the wrong way, but never in a real combative fashion. We both blow steam off rapidly, and for the record neither one of us keeps a grudge against the other. Only me against my son, who tests my limits daily (I love him for that). I digress. We accompanied our pals to group marital therapy. O.K., I was in the room with some really screwed up people. Some of the issues were so inane as to be an insult in bringing them up. Others were serious but could easily be resolved with honest dialogue. Then our friends chimed in. My god they were f**k!! They had nothing in common it seemed. They didn't seem to like each other. In fact, neither remembered what the other wore the day before, or possibly earlier that day. I was shocked to the point I almost lost my sense of humor. I literally stared, mouth open. That is what my wife says. They were living like strangers, but seemed in tune in public. It was weird. They did not like the same foods. They did not like the same movies, nor have any cultural or political similarities. They did not have religion in common. So what kept them together. Sex, sex, sex, sex, and children. They were just in complete sexual accord, and they adored their kids. That seemed the entirety of the matter. Meanwhile, I was ready for the Shrink's couch. I wanted general anesthesia. I did not want to hear any more. Deafness looked like real relief. You get the point. My wife was enjoying what she heard and appeared indifferent to my misery. I was getting frustrated. I wanted to yell out that I had entered the twilight zone. Just then, everyone in the room except me, yelled April Fools. Yup, it was that day, and they played the ultimate joke on me. I almost _ _ _ _ _in my pants. That was my one and only experience with marital therapy.

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@ golfingdocp

How did they get the other couples that you didn't know?

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Doctor Who Season 8 Episode 13

Step 1 of bad story telling: start the story in the middle and keep secrets from the viewers.

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Okay. Jenkins and Dulaque. Speculate...

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@ corey

Brothers would be my guess.

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@ corey

Cain and Able

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@ corey

I felt that is more romantic.... but I like the idea of Cain and Abel.

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@ corey

The biggest clue for Dulaque's identity came during tonight's episode, when he's referred to as "Son of Ban" by the Fae representative. Ties in with the name he's using - Dulaque/Du Lac. Ban was the father of Lancelot (du Lac). Going off of that, I'd assume Jenkins is another knight of the round table. The question is...which one? Is he Gawain? Hector? (which would make him Dulaque's brother, by the way) Is he Tristram? I would have thought Dulaque more likely to be Mordred, but that's not what the clues are leading me towards. Jenkins, however, is still a complete mystery. I'm loving it, but I'm dying to know more!

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"And he is having fun, probably for the first time in over a decade." I agree. While he was working before there was a reason - To find and bring to justice Red John (and thus avenge the death of his family). Thus he was forced to keep working. Now he is working because he is doing useful work with the only reason being to enjoy the work. The work is a means in itself as opposed to being something needed to accomplish some goal.

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@ rarpsl

And now he doing it to make everyone life a living hell

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@ rarpsl

I agree somewhat but he is working at the FBI so that he won't be charged for Red John's murder and be back in the good old USA. So he isn't really there just because he wants to be he is forced to be there.

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The Vampire Diaries Midseason Report Card: Grade Season 6!

I do enjoy the friendship that blossomed between Damon and Bonnie. I'd be up for a romantic storyline to develop. I used to be excited to see Damon with Elena, but I've since changed my opinion. I have no interest in their romantic relationship and I don't feel like it's a true bond. It seems like a young lustful relationship, which is always fun but not meant to last forever. She belongs with Stefan.
I too don't want to see a Steroline relationship develop. I'm not feeling a romantic attraction between them at all. If the writers want Enzo to become interesting again, he needs to start a relationship with Caroline. And what the hell, why does Stefan barely have any storyline. Isn't he supposed to be the male lead. They need to bring him back into the picture here.