Hmm . . . You have offered some very interesting insights, ones that I had not seen/discern on my own.
I love this Forum.
In any event, do pardon my own misinterpretation of your word-choice. But it's nice to hear I got my point clear the first time, heh. I sometimes have trouble doing that.
I think I've been able to enjoy the show as I have because I've witnessed something similar many times before: I loved watching Gargoyles and Sliders, and they're both long gone now. It's up to the writers what they want to do, and if they're writing to get more ratings well more power to them. Long was brought in for a number of ratings-grabbing reasons I'm sure: she's quite attractive physically, and anyone who's watched the show probably believes on some level that-yeah, it's gotten a wee-bit too depressing for prime-time standards . . . Well, that's how I see it anyway.
So I'm just throwing all my hopes and angers to the wind, and watching the show for what it is: a show, to entertain the masses. Sure, I'll see annoyances and such, and this is exactly why the FORT exists: so we can talk them out to our hearts' content, booyah!
And with no flamin'-screamin's; even better.
Okay, I'm about to try and QUOTE; this is some wierd Code, so bear with me . . .
Probably won't get the "username said" thing, but I'm learning. Anyway! Back on topic.It's not a theory, it's just the way I felt, particularly after watching the episode with DMX. I'd love to be able to point to a specific scene but I only watched the episode once and have no desire to watch it again.
Believe it or not, I've rarely had any interest to watch any episodes more than once; I'm not that kind of a person. I'm the same with books -- most of the time.
Of course, this is taking in the fact that currently no DVD set exists and I'm fervently hoping for one. Then I'll watch the shows. But currently eh, I don't bother recording anything. But if/when I do see the DMX episode again, I'll be on the lookout for 'evidence' that supports your state-of-mind. It's all about being open. This show supports so many POVs it's mind-boggling.
I can certainly see why you feel Long's character doesn't come off as natural: is it even possible for an officer to enjoy their job that much? I have no idea. I'd think it'd be difficult, since your life is on the life each and every day; it's nothing like the cushy, protected bookstore job I have, which I absolutely love.
Hmm, this is an interesting insight. So much for TW being anywhere near accurate. Oh well, I still like it. The writers tried, heh.
Do you have a job? I'm curious. Do pardon my for sounding offensive; I'm not trying to be. But when you get a job, you buddy-up to your coworkers quicker than you might think (me, I'd say it took me about two-three weeks, a month at the most to get situated with my corowkers/managers at my job). I'd say it's even faster for those jobs/professions where your life is in danger whenever you step out. There's a reason why the HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers' was titled as such. And there's a reason why any fire-department workers consider their 'coworkers' 'brothers'. If you can't trust the person you're standing next to, what the heck are you doing in that profession?As far as the timeline this season, I could be wrong but I'm guessing they're sticking with it being about 4 months or so since Faith's shooting. I really don't think that's long enough to be making some of the pronouncements she's been making
This is why I love this Forum; I had not considered this. Writers did a great job of leading me in the direction they wanted, huh?I'm not sure that I believe Faith is as angry with Bosco as some others do. I don't think she was booting him out of her life when she told him to go away. I mean his timing sucked that day . . .
In any event, I think Yokas was trying to keep Bosco's proximity (sp?) unknown to Fred because he already attacked Bosco once. Remember the scene in an episode soon after the shooting where he nearly tossed Bosco out a window? But I think you may be right about where Yokas' feelings lie. I can't believe I didn't take the therapy scene into context; dude, I'm in therapy, you'd think I'd be able to help a fellow battered soul out, whether they're just a Character or not.
Okay enough of my self-loathing. In any event, regardless if Yokas feelings turn out to be more of what you consider, I think Fred's gonna need some counseling of his own should Yokas and Bosco get partnered together again. He has said, multiple times, that he'd kill Bosco if he went near his wife again. Or maybe he's just playing the Macho. We shall see.
You know, I'd really like to see an episode where the focus is on Faith, wherever she is currently, particularly one of her therapy sessions, if she's had any. I, too, like yourself, like to think she's had some more sessions 'off-screen.' Considering the revelations we had in that one episode with her session, you'd think she realized she needed some more. That's the direction I took anyway. But this is a Character, I must remember.
I just realized something else. It may not necessarily be Munroe who's brightening Bosco's outlook on life. He may be reserving his "truer" side for when/if Yokas returns. This would go hand-in-hand, I think, with your idea that he sees Munroe as a temp. Lemme know if I got it wrong.
Though I do like this new Bosco. Mature Bosco is a good Bosco. But tha's jes' me.