Winter Just got home and luckily have Friday off. Wow, its' Friday already. Just a few comments. It was Bushi101 who authored the amazing scenario for Season 2 viewing everything from Graces' perspective. One of the best pieces of writing I have seen in a while. Now about Grace. Once Grace entered Simon's apartment, she made the commitment for physical gratification. Grace is an adult and certainly knows the rules. You don't enter the apartment of a guy hitting on you if you don't expect or want physical contact. It is true, that she can say no at any time, but entering the apartment is a signal to Simon that she came for physical contact. Bedding Grace from that moment is a foregone conclusion. I suspect that Simon probably told Grace about his profession after he bedded her for the first time. It would be difficult to tell a woman who is beautiful and desirable that he will only have sex with her if she paid for it. The future contacts for pay would be more easily addressed post-coitus. The choice for future contact and the commitment for payment therefore would be totally in Grace's hands. That is how Simon protects himself. Grace came to Simon's apartment with the expectation of sex with a handsome, young, stud. She had no idea what his profession was and that she was a potential client. Simon logically would wait until Grace was suitably impressed and satisfied by his skills before broaching the concept of pay for pleasure. Once Grace was physically satisfied her ego and desires would continue the affair. She would gladly pay, the monies which initially were insignificant for her, if she maintained only monthly visitations. But I am sure that she was so impressed by Simon's skill and her responses to his love making, that the frequency of contact started to get out of hand (in respect that the demand for monies was greater than she could afford at each visitation). Remember also that she spent entire afternoons with Simon (at the house stagings). Therefore, Grace logically had become a major source of revenue, since he could not schedule more than one appointment for the afternoons of their get-togethers. I think in Season 2 we will learn a little more about the extent of the Grace - Simon interaction. Remember, Adriana's comment to Grace that the interaction with Simon in her driveway looked intense. That is the polite way of saying passionate.
Thanks, Bushi101, for your suggestion that season 2 might expose Grace's thoughts of the same scenes from season 1. That's what I get for not keeping up with you guys for a few weeks. I'll review the conclusions you guys have come to before the new year since I'm very interested in the timeline.Generally, I agree with your comments above. But, can you imagine the feelings Grace would have at discovering that Simon is a professional lover, afterwards? She may have been physically satisfied, but her emotional desire to be wanted and temporarily loved by this handsome, sexy man must have suffered a tremendous letdown. If her marriage was deflowered the way you have suggested, it could only help solve the physical part of her frustration. The only way I can see this going down is if Simon and Grace made passionate, impulsive love in his apartment, and then Simon admits that he had just had a busman's holiday. He would explain during an after-love intimate conversation what he did for a living, and tell her she was so beautiful and desirable, that he just couldn't help himself with her, and that he was not looking for any new clients. He would thank her for a wonderful time and that she was amazing in bed. This would be very flattering for Grace, and she would naturally, out of curiosity, ask his rates. Coming back for more would be entirely up to her, and paying might just be fun and partially mollify any guilt feelings she might have over her betrayal of Neil, although she's never shown any evidence of guilt, just fear of getting caught.
Comment modified at December 19, 2014 11:00
Nice job Winter! I am picturing Jablonski, sitting and reading this somewhere, with a giant light bulb going off in his head, followed by him tearing up script that he's already written.
Hmm.... she could be Elena's real aunt ( Isobel's sister ), or someone from Enzo's past , or someone from Liz's relatives , or maybe she's Kai's ex-girlfriend ... We'll see
golfingdocp, Bushi101, sojourner, reality adictt:There are many loose ends in season 1, and the bike ride is one of them. I believe it was reality adictt who suggested that season 2 cover season 1 from Grace's viewpoint. Some scenes would be interesting to expand upon, such as the bike scene and how Simon seduced Grace, or Grace seduced Simon. I agree with golfingdocp that Grace was already primed to consider doing something to change her life when Simon popped up. She suddenly meets a physically attractive man who makes her feel like a desirable women, and clearly wants to engage her in a mating dance, even though she told him she was married. The obvious sexual interest that Simon had in Grace must have been a pleasant shock to her, and I'm sure she tingled with sexual desire for Simon. I think the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back, which led Grace the next day to seriously think about Simon as a sexual partner, was when Neil ignored her plea for a date and treated her like a bad, stupid little girl. Simon set the hook by giving Grace his address via cell phone during the melee at the club. I remember that Linda had to drive by Jacob's house to see where he lived. Similarly, I think Grace had to see if she would have the same tingle when she saw Simon again. She didn't push Simon's bell and was leaving when Simon drove up. Seeing him again did her in; she had to find out how far she wanted to go with him. This new adventure was too strong to ignore. I originally suggested that Simon may have taken Grace for a ride, etc., but I believe Simon is way too sophisticated to make out in a car, especially a Porsche. We can all invent our fantasy seduction scenes with Simon and Grace, but my guess is that Simon simply invited her up to his apartment for a coffee and visit and Grace didn't hesitate to accept. Once she was in his apartment, which is quite private and presentable, the actual seduction was relatively simple for Simon (or Grace). The exact steps in their hooking up I leave to your imaginations.There is something else that I have wondered about. Did Grace and Simon go out at all? I find it hard to believe that Grace would just want to have sex with Simon, and not go out, secretly. I don't think sex alone would satisfy her loneliness. Her boredom, yes, but not her gregarious feelings. Another thing: Simon was on a date when he and Grace first realized the attraction to each other. Isn't it odd that Simon was dating someone after a hard day's work? He didn't even like her since he dumped her after taking one look at Grace. Finally, everyone, I found an interesting site, bipolar-lives.com, that says bipolar cheating is one of the most typical bipolar symptoms of all. Symptomatic hypersexuality would explain Linda's sexual adventures. Without medical treatment, she will probably have more bouts of infidelity. Her husband has a long, sad journey ahead in caring for her. I don't believe Grace has any such illness.
Steroline are DISGUSTING.
No Damon and Elena?
mixed feelings about the finale...I mean, I enjoyed the ultimate con...but it felt a little too bitter...Neal without Mozzie...sounds weird, right?
Gos awful finale that's being blindly accepted by emotional fans. What was the point of the ENTIRE show if Neal STILL stole millions and will probably continue to pull art heists in Paris? And why is Peter okay with that?
He stole the money because he knew Keller would take it thus giving the FBI a reason to lock him up and not honor his deal (and probably so Mozzie could have a little of it for when Neal--who practically supports him--was gone), and he is getting paid a ton to work security for The Luvre surrounded by the art he loves, so who knows, maybe he won't feel the need to fall back into cons.
Is he working security though? If that's the case then okay, I can accept that much. Still a very sloppy conclusion to a favorite show of mine, but I guess I'll live.
I dearly hope so. He also could be freelancing, a la Leverage.
Damon & Elena - The Vampire DiariesEmma & Hook / Regina & Robin Hood - Once Upon A Time
Belenko is still out there and could come back down the line(if they come back)..........Annie saved his life so he really has no reason to go after her. Now Auggie and Deckert is a different story, however, since Auggie is planning on traveling the world.....it's not going to be easy for Belenko to track him down............but I think Belenko will want to get the Russians somehow for turning on him....... The season finale did leave some unanswered questions--I just wish we already knew if it was coming back............ I didn't necessarily like that Auggie supposedly is leaving the agency............. I'm not yet convinced that Annie wants to get married. Did you all catch her saying GOT IT after the screen went to black....................
They should send Nigella home next season. She should join Masterchef... as a contestant!
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