I know it is fun to write about the show. I am also not a regular contributor on this kind of web board. So I may misunderstand some of the customs.
I am however feeling increasing concern about the amount of assertion as fact those things that we know only through several generations of rumor. In other words I think rumor is being presented as fact and I think it is wrong.
What is being presented as on camera bad behavior is absolutely plotted by the producers. While the specifics may differ the intent to capture just what they are using is intentional.
As examples of how what we are seeing is being rewritten on our board. 1. Yes the boot thing was stupid but he did not jump up to look down her shirt!!!! Why is that and other similar things being presented as fact. 2. Did I miss something, where was it stated and by who that he was groping women in the hot tub? Yet it was written about on here as fact. Not to belabor a point but the scenes were definitely set up for individual shots in the hot tub with each woman, then edited into a montage, these were not candid shots. They were directed in and out of the hot tub.
Regarding the incident in the JAG barracks. We do not have any sworn statement from the woman involved available to us. Huge specualtion has been drawn on very little information.
I don't know what happened there, why do you think you do!
I know my point of view is colored by having worked on a show. That is because I know these are real people, not really knowing what is going on, half of them are wannabe actresses hoping for exposure. I know off camera they are unsure, I know they second guess what they said. I know they are hoping for a break a moment in the limelight. I know the guy has had a terrible time trying to tell the women he isn't interested in a nice way. Mostly these are just nice people thinking it would be fun. None deserving the mud slinging going on. This is not the colluseum and we are not Romans.
I love reading the clever writers here but I need to reach for truth over my entertainment.
Your friend and participant in this forum. Please don't tell me to go away I don't want to do that. I enjoy you all a lot.