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  1. S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    There's a difference between a customer treating an employee badly and a co-worker treating another employee badly. The employer has no control over the actions of a customer; the employer does have the ability (and the obligation, if there's a conflict) to manage how employees treat and speak to each other. If an employee feels harassed by the words and actions of another employee and makes a complaint to the company about it and the company does nothing to address that complaint, then the company leaves itself open to lawsuit. As for these things being signs of Katie being "weak" and not able to "handle pressure," while I've never been a server, I have no doubt that servers have to deal with customers being dicks to them every day. They shouldn't have to deal with their co-workers being dicks to them, too. Not wanting to put up with someone's shit, not wanting to have to listen to someone call you fat (or whatever), doesn't make you weak. Maybe James should stop acting like an entitled baby who gets to run roughshod over everyone else's feelings while expecting everyone else to be the guardian of his own, because that shit is weak.
  2. S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    It's shortened from the word cisgender. Like how trans is short for transgender.
  3. S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    Cis doesn't mean hetero. It means that you identify as the gender you were born as. A gay person can have cis privilege.
  4. S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    All the shit I've seen on this show and that's the only scene that's ever made me want to scrub my brain.
  5. S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    Kristen needs to give it a rest about James. Being this obsessed with seeing him fail just makes it look like she's still carrying a torch for him that she's in denial about. Tom needs to give it a rest with that damn trumpet. How is Billie arguing that she didn't know about girl's night when she tweeted about it beforehand and how is she saying that she wasn't invited when she's there? How does she get mad at Katie for not including her in the planning when she walked up to Katie and Kristen at brunch and all but said, "You shouldn't be here"? And who does she think she's kidding with this "I only liked some tweets" business? She started that conversation by insinuating that she was left out because she's trans and thus Katie et al don't see her as a real woman.
  6. S07.E07: Girls' Night In

    Good God, do these people think that James invented Tuesdays?
  7. If only that were true. A guy once reached over and pulled the damn earbud out of my ear to start chatting to me (I was on a bus, not a yoga mat, but still). John Mulaney needs to host again STAT. The discussion of The Mule had me rolling.
  8. This never ceases to amaze me. People sometimes say that Diana had the upper hand in her war with Charles because she was so much better at PR than him, but I think it just seemed that way because he/the Royal family are just so fucking bad at it. I think it's because they've spent their entire lives inside a bubble and so they just cannot conceive of the way that some of their actions will be seen by people who actually interact with each other and the world in a normal way. There's not a lot of emotional intelligence there.
  9. It could just be a matter of Sam being the kind of entitled dick who thinks he can and should have what he wants when he wants it and how he wants it. By which I mean that maybe when he decided to be with Annalise he also decided that he wanted nothing to do with his son by Vivian because he didn't want to bring "baggage" into his nice new life and then once things started to go sideways in his marriage to Annalise he decided that, actually, he loved Vivian all along and made a mistake leaving her and their son so he should just get another chance because that's what he wants now. When he left the grass was greener with Annalise, now he's looking back and thinks that the grass was greener where he originally was. As Chicago Redshirt says, he could have maintained a relationship with his son if he wanted to/tried to. People don't lose their parental rights just because they cheated on their spouse. So unless there's some narrative reason for the separation that the show is going to reveal later, I'm assuming that Sam is just a selfish deadbeat.
  10. S05.E18 Baldur

    I assume that the Bishop's death was just the straw that broke the camel's back and made Lagertha's sanity go "You know what? Fuck this shit" and peace out for a while. I mean, in the last couple of years alone she's lost two lovers in battle (the Bishop and Astrid, the latter of whom at her own hand), the love of her life (Ragnar), the rule of Kattegat (the taking of which divided Ragnar's sons against each other, which she might feel some guilt about), and she's had to flee her homeland and resettle in Wessex, where people like her aren't exactly trusted/wanted - that's a lot of stress in a relatively short period of time. But, yeah, that was a pretty quick turn around from crazy to fine.
  11. S07.E06: Love Thy Mother

    Refresh my memory, because so much dumb/offensive shit gets said on this show that's hard to keep track of it all, but have any of them said anything that would suggest that they're transphobic (I'm assuming that's what you mean by "diversity" and "different backgrounds," but if I'm interpreting that wrong, please correct me)? I know that Kristen and Stassi got into it with Billie Lee over Arianna's brother, but that was about him being a creep not about Billie Lee being trans.
  12. S07.E06: Love Thy Mother

    Methinks Stassi's mom can't stand anyone else being the center of attention, even if her method of getting attention is throwing her daughter under the bus.
  13. S05.E17: The Most Terrible Thing

    My recollection is that Aethelwulf and Kwenthrith didn't get together until after Magnus was born, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong. But even if he is Aethelwulf's son, primogeniture wasn't a thing (at least in England) during the time of Alfred the Great (when the king died the Witan would select the successor from among those who were eligible for consideration, which was any man whose father, grandfather, or great grandfather had been king), so there wasn't a line of succession that dictated that a crown passed from father to eldest son to the son of the eldest son, etc. (and even if primogeniture was the law of the land and Magnus was Aethelwulf's son, he would be illegitimate and therefore ineligible to get the crown). You wouldn't know that Wessex didn't operate according to primogeniture from the show, of course, which is a bit weird since it sometimes seems like the England portion is of more interest to Hirst than the actual Vikings premise, so you would think he'd make more effort towards accuracy.
  14. S07.E06: Love Thy Mother

    "I don't support people speaking badly to each other... but if you're all being nice/getting along then there's no show." Katie needs to just let it go and not try to get into it if someone is going to accuse Kristen of being an instigator. Kristen can goad James towards the edge and James can be an entitled asshole who can't be bothered to manage his emotions and expects to be forgiven every time he crosses the line. The two things are not mutually exclusive.
  15. Plus, you know, Edward's already pretty busy. He did over 400 engagements last year and has taken over quite a number of the engagements that Prince Philip used to do. But, sure, lets go another round of "she's tearing the family apart!" It's not like that's getting old or anything.