Seriously, what's with the nick must die a lonely, single old man?
Carissa, you know how much I love this site, especially for the different prospective we have on each episode. So I am not sure it's allowed but I have a few questions for you, mainly in regards to next preview. In regards to last night, do you think Neil intended for Grace to see his project first, as to give her insight and questions about what he is feeling? As to the promos, given that they tend to be misleading, with last night as a prime example, next week we finally get to see a sexual charged scene between Grace and Neil, and even hear Grace admit how much she missed that. Then we see Neil calling her out as a liar. Do you think it's in regards to her relationship with Dylan or is he finally about to expose the Damon thing? And we see Adriana telling Damon, he is going to be married, but it looks like it's to one of her female escorts. Do you think she's working on a set up of Grace or just trying to make Damon see his clients from a different perspective. I think she's out to maybe not hurt Grace, but force her to see what she's doing from a different perspective. Adriana is clearly jealous of what Grace has, so I can see her as being a little vindictive. Thanks again.
I don't think Neil is doing much thinking of Grace outside the moments he's in her presence or right after a "date." That was obvious when he blew past her current work (which would have given him all the information about her client he needed). I missed Simon in the preview, but it doesn't matter why Neil calls Grace a liar. He's one, too. His opportunity to call her out on her lies was over when he took up Simon's profession and chose not to confront her on it. As for Adriana, what told Grace about knowing a man who is finding himself and telling her there's still hope for Grace to do that same showed me she is interested in Grace finding herself, too. Which is why she was so insanely angry at Neil. If she had met a frumpy, boring woman, she wouldn't have understood why Neil wants to reconnect with his wife. Now Adriana knows Grace is worth reconnecting with. That is what caused her pain when she saw Neil. Apparently Adriana showing emotion made Neil want to know her better, or showed him he had feelings for her. It's all up in the air now.
Thank you Carissa for a well elaborate review again this week. I was pleased that this episode was more about Grace because she was the one who initiated the all situation at the first place, and we didn't know a lot about her own motives at this stage. And this is why I voted for her character in your last week's pool. She was the first to express her unsatisfaction with her life. Maybee dating Simon was less spectacular than launching a rebellion in a grounded airplane, but she was already trying to find herself back, and even if some of you are reluctant to admit that sex is not a proper way to explore your psyche - which in my opinion is an excellent way to start with (I just needed to say it sorry) - at least she was trying something new to move on with her life. I don't think she could have been able to restart her decorating career, if she hadn't been with Simon at the first place. She got some confidence and self estime back thanks to her sex affair. Now she may be ready to start a real relationship with someone who understands what she is about. Hopefully, it will be with the photographer ...in the next episodes. As for Neil, I think he should be with a woman who is more business like and less artistic. He really connects with Adriana, and not just sexually (though a good sexual relationship is often based on good connections to start with !) Let's face it, even if they were in love when they first started, Neil and Grace are really two very different persons and only one of them tried to adapt to the other, even decorating her own home to fulfill her husband's criterias. And yes, Neil didn't even look at the photos displayed on the table of Adriana's home ...he just never took Grace seriously. He took her for granted. He totally deserves what is happening to his couple. Looking forward to the next episodes and your reviews Carissa !
I agree with your assessment of the marriage. The affairs are a catalyst to figure out that they are not where they want to be. They were sleeping through their marriage, and now they're awake. Unfortunately, they're still sleeping (metaphorically) in separate beds. If they both realized the other was searching as desperately and desired change as much as they each do, maybe they would stand a chance. I'm not concerned about their marriage. We didn't know them as a happily married couple, so seeing them break apart (even if it's to eventually come together again) isn't painful. I'm enjoying the journey. I'd rather learn how people reignite their passion for life through a fictional TV couple than by having to do something detrimental to my own life. I also agree with Neil and Adriana being wonderful together. The series is called Satisfaction, not Rediscovering Marriage. It's about their search for happiness. Anika being with two unhappy parents isn't good. I grew up with two married people who were friends, but not lovers. They weren't satisfied and I've struggled with relationships all my life. The best thing Neil and Grace can do for Anika is to find true love and show her what it means.
As far as the criminal case and the bombing, I too believe it was the commissioners doing. I believe at one point, we headed one of the specialist clearly state to Tracy, that they had swept the entire contents of the bomber home, and found no more explosive. Andy and Sam started out so sweet, but I was nervous about the clearly flirting between Nick and Andi ,through out the episode. The final scene in the evidence room, helped me see their still truly in love. Poor Chole, her nieve innocence, and denial by omission, was hard to watch. I don't believe that she's harboring any feelings for her ex ,but the multiple lies or half truths has taken a toll on Dov and his trust. I think they can get it back but hopefully by next season, they are still invested and her ex isn't hovering around to try and sabotage things.
Manu Bennett: Before he portrayed Slade Wilson's tragic devolution into the villainous Deathstroke, before he was the white orc Azog in "The Hobbit", or Crixus on "Spartacus", he guest-starred as Marc Antony on "Xena: Warrior Princess"! That would probably be the first place American audiences would have spotted Manu Bennett. Incidentally, "Xena" actually guest-starred quite a number of familiar faces: Ted Raimi, Karl Urban, Bruce Campbell, Timothy Omundson, and Melinda Clarke, just to name a few!
You forgot Manu Bennett! Before he portrayed Slade Wilson's tragic devolution into the villainous Deathstroke, before he was the white orc Azog in "The Hobbit", or Crixus on "Spartacus", he was Marc Antony on "Xena: Warrior Princess"!
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from which episode is this quote taken?
Am more interested in knowing who the ultra sound belonged to. its not obvious that it belongs to Marlo. Ilove Mcswarek and the honeymoon phase.I miss Steve and Traci. Why did he say he missed her when he is the one who broke up with her? That gala should have gone ahead, even for 10 minutes
Last night obviously gave the impression that Neil and Grace are headed for a separation. I thought he had gotten it when he told her she was right and they needed to spend more time together, then setting up dance lessons. Then from Graces perspective she misses him. I live with a 40 year old man I never see. Then he says to the woman on a date. This is what it's all about for me the connection the communication. Yet no communication between him and Grace. The other thing I don't get is he has time to go to Adrianna's. He has time to go on dates. Yet Grace is sitting home alone sipping wine. What's Up! The photographer is not out of the picture. Grace is intrigued by him. He is smitten by Grace. He gave her a hug when they showed up, not Stephanie. He showed up at Grace's home the episode before. He sent her a photograph trying to arouse her interest. He makes her the center piece of the photo shoot. I think he's going to breakfast with Stephanie to keep in touch with Grace. The relationship between Stephanie and him is going to go no where. I hope Simon is out of the picture, but you know Adrianna is going to enlist him to occupy Grace. I think the show is backwards. I think they should have spent more time in the first episodes developing the characters more and then leading up to the infidelities. I'm also wondering what's going on at the end, the package that Grace found. That I believe, was left by the computer guy for Neil. So with Grace intercepting the package is she now going to gain insight into what Neil is looking for?
I agree with you. After last week's dance at the new design studio, I really thought we would see a romantic bedroom scene between the two, but no . While Grace may try to create distance between Dylan and her self ,they both seem to be smitten with each other, and I think next week, will bring even more lite to the fact. I was happy not to see Grace and her lover slash boyfriend together this week, since I had hoped it was a sign that she's maybe rethinking her cheating, but it looks like she's just thinking about maybe a replacement, Dylan. As to the package, I was kinda thinking that Neil set it up for her to see it ,to see if she might catch on to what Neil is trying to do. And yes I believe your right about how this ends. Grace had been checked out of this marriage with all the sexual and emotional affair with Damon, before last night, and after last night, she was pretty clear that she's not happy at all, with everything else involving her marriage, which is really sad because between the revelation Neil had on the escort date, and the scene of him standing over Grace, and the tender spooning, I think he's getting really close to deciding that he wants to stop the games, and save their marriage. Just don't get the bedding Adriana thing.Pity or revenage? I see the series final epilog as Grace moving back to France, probably alone, and Neil ending up in some sunny climate, maybe working on his feelings app . with their only contact revolving around Anika.
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