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  1. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    For all the talk we've had on this thread of what we hope this show might be able to handle about depression, suicide, love and more, I want to recommend a show I thought handled a lot of those topics really well. If you have time, check out After Life on Netflix. I really enjoyed it.
  2. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    Quoting myself here from earlier in the thread. I agree that a measured look at how a couple navigates something as big as a change of heart about whether or not to have children could be interesting. The actors involved could carry that storyline very well. And it is something that happens to some couples. And decisions have to be made. What someone thought they wanted at age 25 or 30 or 35 or 40, can change, and then things have to be discussed, examined, and thought about. Not sure this show can do it well, but I am sure I would watch that.
  3. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    Yes, and it often is discussed and decided on before getting married. But, and this is big, people change. What they want at age 25, 30, 35, can change. And then it becomes something that partners, because they love one another, are bound to explore because one of them feels differently now than they did at the time they got married. I don't know that Rome was pressuring Regina. I think his timing could have been better, for sure. She's not wrong for choosing not to want children. However, he's not wrong for starting to think he might want children. How they navigate that BIG difference is going to be interesting to me.
  4. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    Well, that would be part of the exploration of how a marriage could survive infidelity or even IF it could. A child resulting from that affair adds to the difficulty the betrayed spouse would have in forgiving the straying partner. What can one person accept, live with, and forgive? How far does real love stretch? Just like two people who love each other so much, but one wants children of his own, wants to raise children, and his wife does not want to raise children. How will they resolve that issue? Will they be able to resolve it in a way that allows them to remain together? Maybe, maybe not. It could be really interesting.
  5. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    I agree with this, and on top of the sense of betrayal Jon felt, he also felt a sense of failure in being able to be the man Delilah needed. He was always trying to 'save' people and couldn't be who she needed anymore. Or so he thought. Suicide can result from some very complex thinking patterns. As for the show turning away from Delilah and Eddie's relationship, that may have been the plan all along. Affairs often peter out when they are discovered. In the light of day, they lose the luster of the 'secretivenss' that makes them so exciting, Jon's suicide tarnished this relationship far more than it might have been tarnished had they both left their spouses and tried to start anew together. Sure their friends would have chosen sides, and for a while, they may have been outcasts from the group, but that might have steeled their resolve that the affair was 'fixing' whatever was wrong in their lives and sent them off looking for something else. Instead, the tragedy of Jon's death forced them to look beyond themselves and maybe see things a bit more clearly? I hope that the second season can give an honest look at what it takes to try and put a marriage back together after infidelity. I don't think it is impossible for a marriage to survive infidelity but it requires real work, and real forgiveness, and real remorse.
  6. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    My thoughts about the 9/11 tie-in is that there are millions of stories about that day and how someone has been affected by it. My then-husband flew out of Boston on that flight the day before 9/11. I’m sure he still thinks about it from time to time. I think the writing got stronger as the season progressed. The cast is talented. I have hopes that season 2 will be worth watching.
  7. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    An article I read about the finale had Nash saying that the line about “this is a car you would buy for a family” was directly from his life, as he and his wife were married for years and thought “no kids” until one day, when they were buying a car and she said that line to him. Now they have two children. He said he pulls a lot from his own life. As far as overusing 9/11 or the holocaust as a plot point, well, I don’t think it diminishes those events at all. And, in this case, I thought the Boston tie-in was very well done. Also, I’ve been on anti-depressants a couple of times in my life, and they are very effective. Both times, though, they were monitored and prescribed by a psychiatrist, and I saw a psychologist regularly. They work best coupled with regular counseling, and I hope the show will show that more, next season.
  8. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    Eddie was supposed dance with Sophie and couldn't do it, and Rome stepped in.
  9. cardigirl

    S01.E17: Goodbye

    I enjoyed the finale, and really the last 4 episodes I thought were well done and much better cut together than the beginning of the series. I think the direction of the show is becoming clearer, perhaps, to all involved (I'm looking at the showrunner here). Unlike many people, I do hope that there is a serious gaze directed at choosing whether or not to have a child next season. Rome has the right to want children of his own, Regina has the right to decide she doesn't want to have children. How does a couple deal with that? What compromises for love will be made? It's easy to say that Rome doesn't really know right now that he does want his own child to raise, and that he has NO RIGHT to ask that of Regina, but maybe he does have a right to explore thoroughly that option with her, without her shutting him down. And Regina does have the right to say she DOESN'T want any children of her own, even his, and what does that mean about her love for him and their relationship? I'd watch that show. P.S. Regina, there is never a perfect time to have baby. Just saying. I liked the cliffhangers, thought they were fairly well-done. I hope that Eddie is going to be open with Katherine about the baby. That's going to be a tough thing to navigate, for Katherine. A constant reminder of her husband's affair. Eeesh. However, one little hope I had was that the baby was 'early' so maybe they got the timing wrong about the when of the pregnancy. I realize that in this day and age, that's really tough to do. Doctors can measure gestational age very accurately, but the show has been playing sort of fast and loose with some of the medical stuff anyway, so maybe they are gonna pull a "it's Jon's baby." I thought the 9/11 stuff was very well done. I live in Boston, and lived here during 9/11. I remember so clearly everyone going about their business that day. It was a beautiful day, and we were all so innocent (in hindsight). Jon had no idea something so terrible was about to happen. No wonder he was haunted. I liked the scene in the bar between Jon and Delilah, and could feel a lot of chemistry between those two characters. I wonder if Gary and Maggie will have second thoughts, because it was all about rescuing Maggie for Gary, while she was actually falling for him. I am looking forward to the second season. Good job show. You started out kind of rough, but you got me pulling for you. I'm in (LOL) for season 2.
  10. cardigirl

    S06.E02: Psychics

    I have a friend who watched the episode and said he was only referring to a certain type of psychic. So she totally agreed with everything he said about the people he showed on the show, but she still believes there are people who are able to communicate with spirits.
  11. cardigirl

    A Million Other Reasons: Speculation

    I wonder if maybe Jon assumed a new identity after 9/11.
  12. cardigirl

    A Million Other Reasons: Speculation

    In the pictures I saw, it looks like he may have let someone take his place on a plane. If it was one of the two planes that left Logan that morning on 9/11, oh my God. I don't know how you would live with that. https://www.screenspy.com/articles/a-million-little-things-1x17-goodbye-photos/nggallery/image/151349_3813_resized/#gallery
  13. cardigirl

    S01.E16: The Rosary

    Another well-done episode (minus the caper at Delilah’s house). James Roday is knocking it out of the park lately! Love Katherine and Eddie and feel all the feels for them. Is there any hope? Should I be hoping for them? Dammit, I’m going to anyway. I’m really enjoying this show. Can’t wait to find out that Barbara Morgan is gonna take all of Delilah’s money!!! Mwa ha ha!
  14. cardigirl

    S03.E13: Our Little Island Girl

  15. cardigirl

    A Million Little Clues: Spoilers and Discussion

    The only reason I'm surprised/disappointed by this is that Katherine was shown as part of the eight in the promotional shots for the show. Oh well. Fingers crossed that Nash is paying attention to the growing clamoring for more Katherine (and Carter too!). :)
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