Lola, I too was surprised and saddened when Goren revealed that his Father didn't actually bring him to Yankee (or Mets...it's never specified) ballgames, but to his girlfriend's television set. I used to think that even though Goren Sr. was a bastard, he at least did that one thing for his sons.
I have to believe that when Goren says that everybody lies all the time, he is excluding Eames from that generalization. He has to know, as we do, that she is as honest as the day is long. She's proven it time and time again.
Off thread, but I thought last night there would be another new episode. I should have checked Techguy's episode schedule.
OK! I'm going to do an about face about what Goren said about "Everybody lies all the time". I accept that that is probably true. Today, at a restaurant I watched a little 4 year old moppet being ignored by her parents who were talking with each other. I watched her watching them and saw the thought enter her mind and she pushed her spoon off onto the floor to regain her parents attention! When her mother asked her why she did that she looked up and said she hadn't done it and even started crying trying to get her mother convinced. It was priceless! When I say we lie all the time, I am saying that we "shade the truth."
I've known the character Bobby Goren for 10 years, as have many on this board. The Goren I know has researched the heck out of this Dr. Paula! He knows what kind of family she had, degree path, schools, professional publications, how her practice is shaped and her psychiatric philosophies and prejudices. IMO! Don't think he doesn't.
The thing that was "off" for me in this session with Dr. Paula was that she didn't ask the $64,000 question. When Goren said what he did about everyone lying, she should have asked him "If that is true, are you lying to me now?" Because, of course, he was not telling the whole truth!
When she asked about his father, his mind went immediately to Mark Ford Brady and he countered with "What does it say in my file?" She responded that he died a long time ago. Goren then knew which "father to talk about" and told the story about Mr. Goren. His whole childhood was filled with lies and what was it that Nicole Wallace said in "Grow"? "The worst thing you can do is lie to a child."
Did the French lit professor's legs really go on forever? I didn't think they went on much longer than Alex's. How tall was she? How tall must one be to have legs that go on forever? If a woman is petite but has great legs, do they just go on for a little while? If the short woman's legs aren't much to look at, do they just go? What if one is tall but the gams aren't that great? Do those legs just go on? Where do they go?
I don't think Johnny really had Alzheimer's. If he did, he shouldn't be living alone. He was oriented, and during the visit, appeared to have met and remembered Bobby. He also remembered names and past events. Bobby wouldn't have asked him about Driscoll if Johnny couldn't give reliable information. I think Johnny is just a somewhat crotchety old man who drinks a little too much and can be insensitive. I know people like that.
Thank you Patcat! Teachers are NOT white trash! If Vanessa worked in the bar every night as well, when did she have time to date?
My thoughts exactly to all of the above here.
- Her legs did NOT go on forever. They only went up to her torso. - Since when are teacher's white trash? - And yes, I too was wondering when this girl had time to date between teaching (and making time-consuming lesson plans) and working in a bar six days a week. - Johnny Eames seemed pretty coherent for a man with Alzheimer's...
Not a bad episode though. I like that the victim was sympathetic and they showed that not all rich people are jerks. I also liked that his rival at work was honest and straight to the point rather than trying to hide his feelings and motivations.
I liked the psych session but I wanted the shrink to point out how detached Goren seemed when talking about his father. I wanted him to get mad or call the guy a total a**hole or something.