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post #121 of 231
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I cried during the entire show. Not sobbing, but tears just streaming down my face for 55 minutes. Wow. It just crushed me.
post #122 of 231
I cried the entire time too.
post #123 of 231
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I loved when Brenda told off Maggie. And please, just give Michael C. Hall (David) the Emmy now. He was just incredible.
post #124 of 231

Only 2 More Episodes- Waaah!

They are also going to have a 2 hour special on MONDAY THE 15TH that looks like it will be interesting..

Yes, GEORGE was a good guy and I foresee Ruth back with him, "stick with the devil you know" according to advice of the woman on the bus...

The adopted boys were sooo sweet, again it is really fun to see David, Keith and the boys turning into a family, and probably good that Keith is quitting that job, his boss was very wacky (videos, OMG)! Poor David with all his scary flashbacks/ panic attacks..hope he gets better!

Ted is still proving to be sweet even if he does like cheesy music, but it looks like next week there may be some developments there with Clare???
Any speculation?

I'm glad Brenda dropped Maya off, she was definitely losing her "motherly" instincts with sweet Maya. Granted, she's dealing with a lot, but I have a bad feeling about her. Will she take off? Kill herself? Fall into some bizarre sexual relationship with Billy? Yikes.
I will look forward to reaquainting myself with her in the first season, but her issues run deep, I'm afraid. And her mom, ugh!

I'm glad to have this diversion in my last weeks of pregnancy!!
post #125 of 231
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Originally Posted by mtnsunshinemama
I'm glad to have this diversion in my last weeks of pregnancy!!
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but this was me last night for almost the entire hour -->
My dh said, "Why are we CHOOSING to watch something that makes us feel this sad?"

So we bought our first pay-per-view movie afterwards...


Meet the Fockers :

At least we went to sleep in a better mood!
post #126 of 231
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And please, just give Michael C. Hall (David) the Emmy now. He was just incredible.
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Dh and I watched and cried together. IT was really heart wrenching. Michael C Hall was amazing!

On Brenda....well, not only is she dealing with Nates death, but she's pregnant and he also dumped her at his deathbed. So, Im sure shes going thru alot. Im glad she told off Maggie. IT was perfection! Cant believe she was at the grave.

And George was being a good guy. Felt bad for Ruth, but she always has to be so controlling......glad some of the whining stopped bc it was hard to listen to her....

Clare......I just love her. ANd the Nirvana songs at the end of the show really made me cry even harder......

I dont want this show to end.......
post #127 of 231
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Yes, GEORGE was a good guy and I foresee Ruth back with him, "stick with the devil you know" according to advice of the woman on the bus...
I thought she was talking about Lesbianism. :LOL
post #128 of 231
What an incredible hour of TV. The level of writing and acting was incredible. To see death dealt with in such a personal, real life manner was just stunning.

I also was horrified to see Maggie at the grave ceremony. I talked with my husband about it later, and he did not seem to notice it as much as I did--but I could not believe it when Ruth was hugging Maggie rather than comforting Brenda who was hugely pregnant with her son's child. And Brenda did not even sit in the front row of the funeral--a space usually reserved for the widow. The fact that she drove herself to the burial was another sign of her estragement from the family (although I was glad to see that Rico encouraged her to drive with him).

I also saw the line "stick with the devil you know" as a foreshadowing of Ruth's reunion with George. Althought that would mean that Maggie would be permanantly a part of their family, which would be very difficult.

I am loving Claire, too. I love her with her new boyfriend, and hope that they end the series with them together. She needs his down to earth stabilty to ground her.

The boys bringing David alphabet soup and downloading some smooth jazz for him was precious.
post #129 of 231
I assume Ruth didn't know about Maggie & Nate, but MY GOD!!! The situation just as it is is bad enough for Brenda, but for Maggie to show up at the gravesite (sorrry, but "family" is reallllly a stretch there) and engage in that performance with Ruth -- !!! I do understand that she lost her baby, and so funerals of any kind are probably triggering for her, but she simply should suck it up and keep it to herself. Her presence was totally inappropriate and then she wants to make nice with Brenda? Keep your guilt to yourself, ferret.

IMO, Late Nate Jr.'s words to Brenda were Brenda's thoughts about herself and what Nate must think, NOT exactly what Nate really thought/felt/believed (not saying those are two mutually exclusive categories).

I don't think Brenda is doing any worse with Maya than most bio-mothers would do. I think Nate in his right mind intended for Brenda to raise Maya and that's what should happen -- whether or not it does, I have no clue. I think Brenda was weak, selfish and foolish to hand off Maya if she wants to keep her -- but give her a break, she's not having a good day. She was certainly being rather shitty to Maya, but it was one day after she's done almost all the work of taking care of her this whole season! Nate's contribution? I think he once put on her shoes and took her to daycare. Brenda has done all the potty training, lunch-making, backpack-packing, putting to bed, makinig the bed, etc. all season long. I don't know that I would be able to handle myself any better with Bleuet if Mr. Bleu died in such a hurtful, humilating way while I was pregnant.
post #130 of 231
I agree Bleu! I think she did the right thing....giving her to Ruth to take care of. At least she recognized she needed some time alone to grieve. ANd when Billy was finally there for her, she collapsed in his arms......it was so sad. Sorry, Im feeling for Brenda here.

ANd it looks like next week....George is back with Ruth! ANd Brenda goes back for Maia and has a run in.....

I love whenever they bring back Nathaniel.......it always makes for good dialogue with the characters.
post #131 of 231
Just watched it... oh my gosh, I was crying for most of the show... David really touched me & I loved that Claire didn't dress up for the service... Nate was so not "into" the dressing up that I felt like he was smiling down at her like "you go, girl!".

So glad that Claire has Ted to turn to. I hope it works for her.

I love Kathy Bates' character too.

My heart breaks for Maya w/ both of her parents gone.

I am so sad that it's ending. This is the BEST show. I love it.

I can only hope that they will do a reunion show someday...
post #132 of 231
I can't shake this sad, blue feeling today.

I just love this show. I'm sad, so sad about Nate. That show was so well done. I am also excited to see how the last 2 episodes end.

I did enjoy Brenda's argument with herself in the car. I also got it that she was projecting her feelings about her own actions and insecurities and not necessarily how Nate felt about her. I think the fact that she obviously is worried about slighting Maya in comparison to her own child, shows that she will be careful not to allow that to happen. Did that make sense?

I do think she did the right thing by dropping Maya off. She clearly had not had time to grieve properly. Knowing Brenda, she will grieve horribly for a brief period of time and then get back to business. YKWIM?

I do think that Ruth would be making a mistake in keeping Maya from Brenda. Brenda's emotional outburst in the car made it clear to me that she knew she was being unfair to Maya.

Do you think they will bring back Lisa's family and parents to try to get custody of Maya. Or will Lisa's sister stay in a self imposed exile out of her horror and embarrassment over what her husband did.

Maggie is irritating the absolute crap out of me! Go away for Pete's sake. Where the he!! does she get the nerve to show up on Brenda's doorstep. It's like she is pretending she didn't have sex with Nate. Good Grief!

Claire is just as cool as ever. I do like her new guy. I think he will really challenge her mentally like she has never been before. And how sweet was it that he dropped everything for her.

I like 'ole George. He had to be the one to speak at the funeral. He was so together and matter of fact.

I too, enjoy Nathanial coming back. I look forward to Nate coming back too. Surely they won't be campy and have Lisa and Nate together? I could Brenda experiencing something like this, but it would be just her way of punishing herself.......

So sad this show is going off the air. I'll say again, how great it was that the family experience death on that level after all the years of them (and us) watching them with strangers.
post #133 of 231
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I also saw the line "stick with the devil you know" as a foreshadowing of Ruth's reunion with George. QUOTE]

Me too.

Good episode but I was suprisingly not as wrecked as I imagined I would be - I mean I did cry but I wasn't a mess.

That scene where Ruth and David were cleaning/washing Nate and then fought was pretty wrenching.

And poor Brenda, I also have a sympathy for her this season. Ugh, how are they going to tie things up with her to make everything better?
You can pretty much see where everyone else's story is going and I like the directions but I can't figure out how to wrap up Brenda. Her mother should be shot - she was just awful.

I pretty thought it was a great episode but I have to say that I thought Nate/Nirvana thing was a bit silly but I guess it did fit his character somewhat.
post #134 of 231
When David gave Claire grief for not dressing up and she said "you all win" I was :LOL I can't believe Maggie was hanging around so much. What the heck?
post #135 of 231
Such interesting posts, everyone!

Why is everyone so into Ted? I don't get that he's so stable, just because he wears a suit to work, you know? I think the jury is still out on him, though I certainly agree he seems to be a good guy (or anyway not an overt a$$hole) for sticking by Claire when she needed someone. I must concede that after Billy, Ted must seem refreshingly um, not dangerous to himself or others, which I agree is a good quality in a new boyfriend.

I hadn't thought of Brenda's monologue in the car showing she knew she was at risk of favoring her bio-kid over Maya, and that's so insightful, lab. Now that you've pointed that out, I'm thinking most pregnant women with one child already have similar feelings, even when the first child is biologically theirs. I have been wondering about Lisa's sister and parents, too! I can't wait to find out.

You know, it wasn't until THIS EPISODE -- the third from the last, right? -- that I realized where Brenda's sex addiction came from. It was hearing Brenda coolly say to Rico, "No, my mother won't be coming to the graveside" and I realized she was off reuniting with Olivier. How that eluded me until now, I have no clue. I guess it's because I don't think the "addiction" model really fits with sex, even fairly inappropriate or compulsive sexual behaviors.

George -- yes, he was really a good guy to be there for Ruth at the funeral. Of course, it was also much easier for him to do so since he was in no way close to Nate, unlike everyone else, who was devastated.

I thought the scene of Ruth washing Nate's face deliberately echoed Mary and the other women washing Jesus after he died. No, not comparing Nate to Jesus (as if!), just the motherly devotion.

Judgment: I think smoking pot should be legal and don't disapprove of using it responsibly. Offering it to a ten-year-old, though -- ack!
post #136 of 231
I think everyone is so into Ted because he's the only person we don't know very well. He seems totally normal compared to everyone else. It's only because we don't know his dirty little secrets yet.
post #137 of 231
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Originally Posted by mamalisa
I think everyone is so into Ted because he's the only person we don't know very well. He seems totally normal compared to everyone else. It's only because we don't know his dirty little secrets yet.
I see your point, but I like what I have seen so far. The fact that he took her to the hospital and stayed by her side as a supportive friend the whole night was beyond what any self absorbed dolt would do. Then when he was in the midst of being swamped at work (my husband has a job like that, so I could relate!) she called him and in desperation asked if he was busy--and he lied and said "no" and came right over to pick her up. That may seem like a small thing, but with a very high powered career--it is paramount. And I found it very endearing that he was listening to top 40 hits on a mix tape because he found them comforting.

Claire is so flighty that I think she is strangely attracted to his practical, conservative traits too. Granted, he may turn out to be a freak next week, so I may be totally off base!
post #138 of 231
Who was watching Maya on the lawn during the service when Brenda freaked out about the potty accident? Was she one of Lisa's relatives?
post #139 of 231
That was the therapist that she is working for....... the one that told her to "shut the f... -up" when she was whining about her problems with Nate. SHe also went to the ultrasound with her.
post #140 of 231
D'oh!

Thanks. I just couldn't place her out of context! At the time I was wondering if any of Lisa's family showed up to the memorial but I also realize they have to simplify the storyline since it wraps up in two episodes. I'm really going to miss this show
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