Agreed. Enjoyed watching their interaction in the Berlin episode.
Funny, because I had the opposite reaction. I guess it was because Nico only stayed around for a couple of episodes. This was one of the primary reasons I complained earlier about story arcs that last all of 2 or 3 episodes. I felt sorry for Nico and Kate, but I didn't feel a deep, profound sense of loss the way I have in the past with other shows when, say, a favorite character got killed off.I cried watching the last scene of the episode with Kate and Nico. It was very well acted by both and well written too.
I did like that part, but I agree with Watcher that the bit about Laura and the nude photos was way too contrived. I remember thinking "What the heck?" as soon as she said that. I mean, if not for her sister's intervention, she would have made a marriage that she didn't like because she didn't have the guts to stand up to her own mother. And this is the type of person who would take her clothes off for a total stranger? Also, Laura's sheltered upbringing makes it totally implausible. Girls of Laura's class simply did not do those kinds of things back then, because they knew they probably would have been disowned.Loved the scene with the girls playing Truth or Dare.
In the pilot, Laura made a big deal about dismissing that mag photo. "It was just some photographer who snapped some picture of me as I left stewardess school to call my sister." And then, as Watcher said, the photographer came to Laura and followed her around Rio. Even then, she clearly indicated that she didn't like it. And we're expected to believe that she voluntarily went to the guy's studio and took her clothes off?
And finally, as Watcher said, what possible motive would Laura have to go to a photographer's studio, other than maybe for something like a wedding portrait? About the only way you could believe it would be to say that she did it for the money, since she did pawn Greg's engagement ring to her. That's a far cry from and posing for porn pictures, though.
In fact, since we're on the subject, I didn't necessarily mind the relationship with Joe. I think Laura would have been sympathetic to him. However, the whole deal about her having sex with him I just found to be too contrived. It totally went against her character. Maybe if they had developed the relationship over several episodes. Maybe. But to rush from sympathy to sex in a single episode just felt way too awkward.
And what was up with Maggie? Inviting a man that she barely knows to her party is bad enough. But then to leave him there with her roommate, alone? Once again, I was not enamored of Maggie's conduct. I've had lots of sympathetic conversations with strangers in my life before, but I've never invited them home for dinner and a shower.
I really love this storyline. I loved re-watching the scene at the beginning of the Paris episode. "License? What license?"The parts with Colette and Dean with her flying the plane were cute too.