Modwild

Right after her attempt at suggesting Russ seize the day, it sure seems silly that she didn't do the same thing. She definitely doesn't have the enthusiasm I'd expect of someone if they were asked onto a cruise by someone they really liked. So she has a backup guy in Mr. Cruise. Why not throw caution to the wind and ask out Russ? As zagsfan says below...it's really frustrating!

Modwild

I'm very interested to know that and I'm pleased to know that it stood out to me as so beautiful and moving. I'll have to grab the book and read the passage in full again. Thanks so much for sharing this. The things I learn. :-)

Modwild

If the information was available, we would have shared it. As it wasn't, we decided sharing what we did have was important enough to note.

Modwild

I missed that particular sigh. I'll have to rewatch. Of course, he's not at all pleased at the prospect of not having children. He's gutted, but trying to hide it is chivalrous on his part.

Modwild

I read the first two books when the first came out and I'm familiar with where the story's going. However, I'd never use the books as the basis for reviews overall because of how many people are watching the show for the first time. It's difficult to walk the tightrope, but easier for me because it's been so long since I read the books. It was a lot harder when I was first covering Game of Thrones. I was going nuts on that one. This I'm rather enjoying, knowing just enough to hide and still remain sane. ;-)

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Hi Shelley. What episodes have you loved? I'd be curious to know if they lined up with what I loved or not. It's all about us right now, after all! I'm having a really difficult time with this season, too. I agree with others that it's about identity, but I see it more as the show's identity and it doesn't seem anyone really has an idea of exactly what they'd like that to be.

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The same one who keeps letting you comment under aliases. Imagine.

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I don't know where they've all scampered off to, but when it started, there were a LOT of people who jumped on board the Mary Conde tryst. They love it, completely losing faith in Francis after the rape. There was so much more to the entire ordeal than that, as well as why Conde was in the castle, but somehow, at the time, it was thought of as a breath of fresh air, just after the incredible love and support Francis and Mary had shared at the beginning of the season. IF they were taking the opinion of viewers into mind at that time, God help 'em. Given the latest development, I don't think they were. The writers changed from S1 to S2 and it's a palpable difference. I'm not sure exactly where the switch was, but let's hope S3 is handed a new staff as well, and one more interested in honest and interesting storytelling, not guided by shipping and indiscriminate sexual pairings just to titillate.

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Your comment about Kenna going after a general is hilarious. They've ruined her just as they've ruined Mary. She had found her soul when she and Bash fell in love. What they did to her so she could find her sexy again is ridiculous when she and Bash were hella sexy together. Too back they wouldn't give them the time to BE sexy together because God forbid...marriage ain't sexy. Anyone planning a summer wedding? Scrap it. Pointless!!