Shannon (kungfuwaynewho) wrote,
Shannon
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Full of Ennui

That was a beautiful and heartbreaking episode, and I can't argue with any one thing.  Everyone was in character, and it makes sense that Olivia would react that way.  But goddamnit if that is not exactly how I figured this whole thing would go down way back after last year's season finale; Peter wouldn't know Fauxlivia was faux, Olivia would come back and feel betrayed, and she wouldn't want to be with him.

It's not that it was the wrong dramatic choice, or that it won't end up working, but it just feels like such a cliché.  Doesn't every show do this?  Doesn't every show play off the UST of their leads, and tease a romance, only to find ways to throw wrenches into the works?  It just feels like a cheap way to generate tension.  I'm not arguing that Olivia should have been fine and dandy with it - I was actually, halfway through, thinking that Peter might be the one to want to take a step back, feeling guilty for not knowing, feeling like maybe he was the one who was wrong, and I was actually okay with that; at least that would have been something different.

I don't know.  I just find myself caring a little bit less about their relationship, because I don't know if this is an organic move or if this is just one of those TV things.  Don't get them together too soon; then it becomes too domestic and boring and Bingo Moonlighting comments, etc., etc.  So just feeling kind of disconcerted and wondering if I should forget about shipping for awhile.

Also, and this may just be me not being like a super super fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of the show, but does OurBroyles usually refer to himself as Colonel Broyles?  When he did so, it seemed like Peter looked at Olivia, but then nothing else happened.  My sister and I were talking about it because we were immediately like "whathafa?" and that we thought he always referred to himself as Lieutenant Broyles or Agent Broyles.  I don't know.  I'm confused.
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