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  1. LeGrandElephant

    S01.E09: Candace

    Beck would have been fine if she had just texted Annika the scary details before opening the bathroom door. Actually, text more than just Annika - text your dad, text anyone trustworthy you can think of. And then call 911. (How many jurisdictions let you text 911 now? It should really be all of them.) But, I can't really blame her - who among us could act perfectly and rationally when confronted with a shock like that?
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    S01.E10: Bluebeard's Castle

    Forgive me for posting before finishing the episode, but at the beginning of the finale all I can do is root for Beck to quickly grow some street savvy! I mean, I don't know how I'd react in this situation and her whole world is being shaken, she doesn't have the luxury of having much time to think rationally, so I can't necessarily claim I would be any more clever than her in that situation... but I REALLY wanted her to get what was going on quickly enough to play along with it and get herself out of there. "Oh, Joe, this is actually kind of hot - I know its weird, but having you in control is kind of a turnon" and "wow, I've never known someone who would do that much for me, risking themselves - it makes me realize how much you love me". If she was able to say all that with the right acting, she could probably get out of there and have a chance to go straight to the police. Similarly, at the end of the last episode, since she was smart enough to try to act normal and try to get out of there, she should also have been smart enough to immediately text Annika all the creepy details she had found and that she felt she was in danger.
  3. LeGrandElephant

    S01.E01: Pilot

    Just watched the pilot and, while it’s super creepy and making me tense, I love this subversion of the “nice guy” trope. One line that really stood out about that was the one where he’s hiding in her shower and his voiceover says he knows it’s not that big of a deal because romantic comedies have taught him this kind of thing is normal and cute. What a great callout of that side of our culture. Agree some things were over the top from a practical standpoint, especially the lack of curtains (should have put her on a higher floor and had him have to climb a fire escape or something to watch her). And it might give me nightmares. But I’m onboard to keep watching, for now at least.
  4. LeGrandElephant

    S03.E07: Walter Taffet

    I’m years late in watching this, but the discussion about Stan’s backstory is fascinating and I think I agree it doesn’t quite jive with what he’s like now. Does the FBI really send family men with a wife and kid at home off on long term undercover missions? Did he really not see them AT ALL for three years? I would have assumed he was at least visiting them every few weeks.
  5. LeGrandElephant

    Rhaegar and Lyanna: So Many Questions

    Maybe this is a better thread for the question I just put in the Jon thread. I read the books first and I’m more familiar with them than the show, but I switched to the show when it was clear the books would never catch up. Just finished season 7. So so here’s my question: I remember tons of hinting and foreshadowing in the book that Jon was the son of Lyanna and Rhaeggar - for instance, Ned did a lot of thinking in book 1 about Lyanna’s “been of blood”. But I don’t remember any of those internal thoughts in the show. So what, if any, hinting and foreshadowing was there in the show about Jon being their son (before season 7)?
  6. I looked through all the pages on this board and there doesn’t seem to be a thread on the Unsullied or Grey Worm. Sorry if I missed discussion on this that has already happened. Heres my question: doesn’t castrating a boy remove the part of him that makes testosterone, and thus make it harder for him to build muscle? Doesn’t seem like a great way to build an army. Have they ever discussed this?
  7. LeGrandElephant

    S10.E02: Episode 2

    How did they get Robert’s family on with a product he didn’t even like? I’m wondering how that got set up.
  8. LeGrandElephant

    S02.E06: Behind The Red Door

    Watching for the first time. It seems Stan is going to let himself be pressured into giving Oleg information. But the obvious move for Stan is to try to exfiltrate Nina and end the operation. He mentioned he couldn’t do that because her family would be killed, but that doesn’t make sense - the end game was always to exfiltrate her. Are we supposed to assume he doesn’t want to exfiltrate her because he doesn’t want to stop seeing her? He’s pathetic and making the wrong decisions when he still has a solid chance to get out of this ok.
  9. LeGrandElephant

    S02.E05: The Deal

    I’m watching this show for the first time so I don’t know what happens. I’m not clear what Oleg’s game is, but either way it seems to me that the correct move for Stan to make Ned this immediately tell his superiors and try to exfiltrate Nina. Why is he acting like this is something he can be blackmailed over? But I assume for TV plotting purposes that won’t happen - wonder what his reasoning will be.
  10. LeGrandElephant

    Season 1 Discussion: Tusk

    It’s just hard for me to believe that she’d believe that to such an extent that she’d think it’s ok to actively spy with a spy pen and everything.
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    Patsy: Keeping Dark Secrets

    They aren't very consistent about the number of rooms. If they can give Delia her own room, why are the other nurses sharing? When Valerie shows up later she even asks for her own room and is denied. But if Delia has her own room, then I guess that is almost as good as she and Patsy sharing.
  12. LeGrandElephant

    Season 1 Discussion: Tusk

    I just finished Season one (and haven’t seen he rest of the show). I don’t really understand the backstory with Martha. What job does she think “Clark” has that she thinks it’s ok for her to spy on her boss for him?
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    Patsy: Keeping Dark Secrets

    When Patsy and Delia were both living at Nonnatus House, were they roommmates? It seemed like they weren’t, but then why not?
  14. Is there a thread for medical questions about childbirth and pregnancy in the show? I have two: Why do they often say “it’s very important that you do not push yet”? Is that still done? Sheila’s pregnancy: I thought once you were on bed rest, it was for the rest of the pregnancy. But she was up and about and energetic while still pregnant after so,e time of bed rest. Is that normal?
  15. LeGrandElephant

    Seasons 1 & 2 Discussion: Midwifery Memories

    I just rewatched that one and after he died the sister also said “we we more than brother and sister, more than husband and wife, even”. So that did seem to imply something more like a married couple relationship. But I also wondered why they didn’t pass themselves off as a married couple, like in the book Middlesex. Not sure they even had to move; if their whole family was gone and they grew up alone in the poorhouse, who would notice if they changed their names and said they were married?