I think this is a pretty accurate description of what is going on. Tonite was the first time I could put a finger on what Vienna was doing that was causing the trouble.Originally Posted by dhwirch;3808051;
I think your analogy is right dhwirch about the coworker who takes credit for someone elses work, or who is always late, but the boss seems to buy her excuses; or who manipulates a plum assignment by shading the truth just a bit; or jokingly says derogatory things about others, when most jokes have a base in the truth.
Is Vienna passive agressive? I don't know if that is the right term, but tonite her interaction with Jake was 100% manpulative. Maneuvering herself to be the last impression. She does this coy, poor me, I am trying so hard thing with Jake. Poor picked on Vienna, and he seems to be buying it, which in turn infuriates the other women, because they recognize it. Vienna knows exactly what she is doing, I think, and so far it seems to be working,which makes them even more angry.
The frustration level of the other women is leading them to make very oor decisions about their own behavior. Like dhwirch said earlier,Jake didn't buy that from Elizabeth, nor Michelle, nor Ashleigh. He didn't tolerate Kathryn's guilt trip, nor buy into the instant father figure. I think in the end, he will not buy into this either.Vienna as pushing Ali's buttons just because she can. And if she has heard Ali's comments about not staying if Vienna stays - more the reason to get rid of her. Vienna sees Ali and Tenley as her biggest competition. Why not do everything to drive them out
I think we all would get a better read on the show if we assume that we do not know who Jake chooses or whether what has been prophesized comes to furition. I am not disputing that Vienna may be the second girl of the F2, but I am not ready to say that she is the F1. I think that Jessie was the girl who would have stayed, not Ashleigh, and I do believe he did take her comments to heart.