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"Monday Mornings" Discussion: Chapters 9-16
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onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: April 9th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I loved when Tina walked out of Dr. Hooten's office. They'd told her what they needed and were simply trying to convince her that firing Dr. Robidaux was the "right" thing to do to make themselves feel better. She didn't want any part of it and they weren't listening to her at all so she really did the only reasonable thing. I'm tending to really love Tina despite any fidelity flaws. Next week there'll be more I can add to that.

Park's presentation was interesting. His total lack of regard for unintended side effects is worrying considering he's becoming a patient as well. I liked the brevity of his discussion with Dr. Hooten. Park isn't going to spend a lot of time hand wringing. He had it all worked out. It was the logical choice so there wasn't any need to discuss it.

Ty looking up and eventually going to visit Quinn's mom (Gemma Butler!) was one of those things I just begged the book to not allow. There's just so much potential for horror. Also, please don't put JB on a basketball court. On a motorcycle, racing a helicopter is ok with me though!

I have loved Monique so far. She's a bit awesome. I also love when people accuse pregnant women of being overemotional but they end up being right.

Sydney Saxena is great. It looks like they've changed the character's last name for the show to Napur. I liked her ritual of checking in to see if she felt she was missing out on being a mom every year. That seemed reasonable and logical which fits her personality. I liked how she didn't let the work the previous doctors did influence her diagnosis.

Villanueva did seem like he didn't have much to do in this block. Or everything he did was more of the same. Being a badass doctor in the ER, speaking out of turn in M&M.

I wondered if the "bad" doctor was supposed to be a picture of what Dr. Robidaux would be. I still don't understand what makes her bad, but I feel like Dr. Martin didn't care about doing his best. Like he was bored with being a doctor.

I agree that all these things are happening in quick succession in the book. On TV it could take at least a (cable) season for them to play out. I'm sure it's an interesting job to try to take what's on the page and imagine it in the new format.

I'm really wanting a CG icon to use in these discussions but I don't want to tempt the wrath of whatever from high atop the thing so I'll hold off.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 9th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The uncomfortable/awkward nature of seeking out Quinn's mother is absolutely something I expect the show is going to touch upon; I just hope the writing holds up and allows Jamie and the other actors to find the truth in it, rather than make it too melodramatic. Granted, I say this not having read the book yet so I don't know how SG resolves it!

Monique IS great. She's got a good amount of back story here - love the moment between her, Ty and her grandmother - so I'd imagine that she will turn up on the show eventually. There have got to be some well-drawn nurses and support staff too. ;)

Also, please don't put JB on a basketball court.

What, because of his height? Some shorter guys have got game! They just can't get into the NBA is all. ;)

Completely agree with you about racing the helicopter on his motorcycle though. GEE. ZUS. If that scene isn't in the show, I will raise hell. I practically bit my fist while reading it. (BTW, how great is it that this doctor might actually pay off the promise of THIS...)



I'm really wanting a CG icon to use in these discussions but I don't want to tempt the wrath of whatever from high atop the thing so I'll hold off.

It's hard, isn't it? Hell, discussing the book as we are might be seen as tempting fate in and of itself! Everything in moderation though. I know what you mean, though - it hasn't been that long since 17th Precinct, feels like that wound just got done healing. ;)
spongetrisha From: spongetrisha Date: April 9th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Completely agree with you about racing the helicopter on his motorcycle though. GEE. ZUS. If that scene isn't in the show, I will raise hell

Amen Sister, if they haven't filmed that, there will be trouble.
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: April 9th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The helicopter/motorcycle race would be awesome!

Thank you for the pic! Yum!

I don't want to see him play basketball b/c it's a cliche (in ER and in Scrubs) and I can't escape that scene of him missing the basket in LOUK S01E02. I loved that he missed the basket! I do wonder if they will use it as excuse for him to take his shirt off.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 9th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Hopefully we won't have to rely on only a handful of excuses for shirtlessness. It is cable, after all. ;)

I didn't watch Scrubs, but re: ER - maybe I would have made that connection if it were depicted as him shooting hoops with a colleague rather than striking out on his own against a bunch of kids. Then I would have been like - hey, Mark Greene and Doug Ross. That was their "thing"! Seen it! XD
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 10th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Re: Quinn's mom and Ty, I should have said "without having FINISHED the book." It's fair to say that any time I reply during lunch at work, I'll goof like that. ;)
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: April 10th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Can't you see the charming smile Dr. Wilson would give to the tiny grandmother?

But he most certainly does NOT have game in that scene. He's a middle aged guy who is not doing well and he's reaching too hard for it and ends up knocking a kid over. DNW. If it was how he remembers playing before it might not be bad. In fact I wish the Quinn McDaniel thing wasn't going to happen until several eps in. I'd love it if we got the chance to know the Ty from before that big flub. Then his fall from grace and his lack of confidence would be all the more interesting.

I was totally thinking of that *exact* picture with the motorcycle scene. Yeah. There's really not words.

I'm thankful I wasn't really around for the 17th Precinct pilot build up. I'm less than a year into Jamie fandom so I haven't lived through all the ups and downs.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: April 10th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Can't you see the charming smile Dr. Wilson would give to the tiny grandmother?

But of course. I forgot to mention last week, that I really really hope the show keeps the exact segue from the book's introduction of Ty - going from Villanueva doing his nurses' impression ("Ooh, Dr. Wilson, anything you need Dr. Wilson!") directly into Ty in his zen place prepping for surgery. That segue is ready-made for TV. ;)

But he most certainly does NOT have game in that scene.

That's kind of the point, though - he did, at one point, and I'm sure the show is going to play up to his past glories as a star jock. It's a painful, awkward memory, but it has context in this painful, awkward time in his life, which has knocked him off his *other* game, his professional one. That's how I read it, anyway.

I'm thankful I wasn't really around for the 17th Precinct pilot build up.

It was.... *shudder*. Yeah. NO ME GUSTA.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: April 10th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC) (Link Me)
That segue is ready-made for TV
So totally. The hustle and bustle of the ER to the silence of the call room. Also in the M&M when Villanueva pops in and says "Did pretty boy explain how he killed the kid yet?" I read that and thought how you'd obviously go to commercial right after that line. There's a few bits that feel like they were written with the idea of TV. I really like how Ty works hard at being a good surgeon. He comes off looking like he's just blessed with natural talent but really he's planning so much to get to that place of easy confidence.

Maybe the basketball wouldn't be so bad. I just have a strong embarassment squick and seeing characters I care about doing things that aren't going to go well gives me something similar to a very mild anxiety attack. Same thing when he popped up at Ms. McD's house.

But on the shirtlessness front -- I saw articles about how TNT's publicity folks figured that the promo shot for Dallas shoudl have everyone naked (in towels no less) and I'm thinking, "Yes, go with this kind of idea TNT, keep it in mind."
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: April 18th, 2012 01:28 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Ha! This is the exact picture that came to mind when he hopped on his motorcycle. Thanks for posting it!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: April 9th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I agree. Park is definitely going to want to just push forward and get the treatment as soon as possible. But it just felt like the exchange needed to be longer, especially on Hooten's side. For a man who spends all day pushing his doctors to ask questions, he just went ahead and agreed to the surgery. I would think he'd need at least a day (given his high standards) to be fully prepared.

Ty's interaction with Quinn's mom - I'm waiting to see how that plays out. I, too, had a sense of this could be very, very bad, but I don't think we'll know until they meet for that coffee.
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