I gave it an 'A'. I still liked Brother's Keeper a bit better. I also still find it a bit fantastic that all this can happen to Bobby season five. It doesn't always ring true in my mind when I think about that but when I watch the episode I'm totally absorbed. That's the terrific acting and writing part that got the 'A'.
I also wonder how Bobby, or anyone could ever come back from all that realistically, as Warren Leight says Goren will in the coming seasons, without taking a few convenient, characterizational shortcuts along the way. I'd have preferred the J.K Rowling approach. She had a plan for her seven seasons right from the beginning and stuck to it. The arc rises gracefully when done like that.
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Post by ragincajun on May 20, 2007 10:13:43 GMT -5
very good storyline and great acting, i had a feeling he was going to say he was his father and when he said he had travelled to australia i wondered if he had fathered nicole wallace as well.
Will have to watch again, I missed the reference to Australia, I remember Germany. But there was no reference to Brady being a child abuser. I would think if he was in Australia it would be during a leave not to have a family and raise a child, since Nicole had repeated abuse at the hands of her father, I doubt that Brady would be her father. Unless just like Bobby a sperm donor and the father that raised her molested her because she wasn't her real father. But lets not go there, that is toooooo soapy.
Watched it again, I don't here him saying that he went to Australia, what am I missing?
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Post by janetcatbird on May 22, 2007 11:38:34 GMT -5
I finally said "C". Great acting can't overcome cheap gimmicky story. And I can say that because a week later I'm not commenting on "Oh, Roy Scheider was amazing" or "Rita Moreno hit the ball out of the park." They did, but that's not my first thought. Rather, I moan about the soap and the whole stupid "I may be the son of a serial killer! My Mom died, my brother's a gambling addict, I'm pitching temper tantrums and my partner got kidnapped by my mentor's daughter!" (The whole season has taken its toll.)
And y'all's questions about paternity tests fit my Dad's response to the whole thing as well. "So, get his DNA, get your DNA, find out who you are you dumb stump!" (Daddy doesn't have a lot of patience with Goren.)
"If it's dangerous to talk to yourself it's probably even dicier to listen." --Jim Hightower