If I *read* the preview correctly I am not sure I like where the show is going. I guess it is a better premise than touching a stone and viola! I am back! But not sure like the heading..
Wonder why they'd use a Pearl Jam song name as this episode title? Gonna need to peek at those lyrics
We may not be able to give a definitive definition of love but we can frame it. University of Wyoming Robert Sternberg has done that with a triangle. The three points of the triangle represent the extremes- intimacy (closeness, connectedness, and strong emotional bonds), Commitment (decision to stay in the relationship, and passion (intensity of sexual desire). From there he defines 7 types of relationships. Consummate (the highest form): High on all three dimensions (represented by a point in the middle of the triangle) Infatuated: High on passion only Fatuous: High on passion and commitment Empty: High on commitment only Companionate: High on intimacy and commitment Romantic: High on intimacy and passion Liking/friendship: High on intimacy only Using those definitions I would say that Adrianna’s and her husband’s relationship is empty. Neil and Grace’s relationship isn’t Consummate, but they do contain degrees of intimacy, commitment and passion, with Neil having more of each. Grace and Simon: Who knows? There is some passion and intimacy, but I am not ready to upgrade it to Romantic.
Terrific condensation of what we have been talking about.
Since I have been so good at predicting the course of the show in the past, I thought I would go ahead and give you an overview of the next season. Mallory's husband will commit suicide in front of Neil and Grace, which will force Neil to come clean about acting as an escort. He can say he was trying to earn some extra money for Grace's escort bills. Jablonski is big on characters finding themselves before they can work on their relationships, so be patient. Neil and Grace have a lot of work to do. He also wants to explore the various forms of modern marriages. He has already started that by introducing Adrianna’s husband. Some of that exploration will involve Neil and Grace. Grace is going to pick up again with the new and improved Simon, all part of her self-discovery, and will consider leaving Neil for him. She won’t. She will try balancing two lovers keeping Simon a secret. When caught she will try to convince Neil that is was just a friendship. He won’t buy it. Neil will man up and quit his job and follow his dream. There hasn’t been a check signed, so he might buy the rights to the software. Whatever he does, Adrianna is going to be one of his backers and not just because she thinks it is a good business opportunity. Grace getting a lap dance was introduced for a reason. My first guess was that Dylan would talk Grace into doing a photo shoot with another woman in sexually suggested poses and it wouldto some serious making out. Hey! It isn’t that farfetched. Grace is spontaneous and seems up to about anything. Whatever it is it will appeal in season 2. Anika will continue to be the well-balanced one in the family. She is able to decide what she wants to do, make plans, and then act on those plans. She is willing to take risks. All things that her parents seem unable to do. Grace will not be anymore likable than she was this season.
Comment modified at September 22, 2014 07:00
If they went more woman to watch NCIS kill of Tony or change his view on woman. Tony things woman are around just for him and that they do not have any value at all. I will not be watching Tuesday. I will read the reviews on face book
This woman coming in as potential love interest is neither here nor there for me. I was hoping a summer break could bring about a better character who doesn't sit on her desk or floor, and isn't a superhero who can run the entire NCIS without help AND leaps buildings in a single bound. Unfortunately, they still have Bishop so I will have to continue not watching.
After the end of last season I decided that they have messed with the fans too many times and unless they redeemed themselves big time in the premiere I won't be watching. It sounds like they didn't redeem themselves so I will wait several episodes before I give it another chance. If I read reviews that fix the mess they made I will tune in again, otherwise, it was fun while it lasted.
I come to this site because I like Christine Orlando´s take on the episodes...but probably I won´t come again, or at least I won´t read the comments, they are too depressive for my taste! 1 - how is it that there are already 42 votes grading an episode yet to be aired?! 2- I´m very glad to see a show that I love trying to add new stories and take new roads, but looks like to the ones posting if there isn´t a marriage right away, or if there is a stone on the road, or if things are not done the way they want, the show isn´t worth being watched anymore, they don´t even care if the new story is good (wich can perfectly be the case):)! So, no, not the way I think...if things were done the way I want it would be boring, I woukd never be surprised, no matter if it was in the good or bad way! THAT is the way I think, and the way I get into a show!
That kind of thinking has allowed Marlowe to drag the love relationship out since Season 4. You can tell the story your way, but it has to be something that people will watch. He has kept the audience this long by promising to never break them up, but the problem with that promise is that without them working together solving cases, there would be no show at all. So, that accomplishment means nothing. The 6x23 finale was crap and the "new" mythology is just an obvious way to avoid as long as possible writing them as a married couple solving cases. It has nothing to do with the fans not wanting to see new stories or take new roads.
Comment modified at September 22, 2014 02:36
If Cote de Pablo doesn't want to be on the show - put Diane Neal on full time from SVU fame a few years ago. She has been in several shows already as a Coast Guard NCIS.
Anyone who gets in the way, Cullen needs to take him out. That passion he has for that railroad, I would like to see it get done.
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