'Monday Mornings' Episode Discussion Thread 1x05: "The Legend and the Fall" - Jamie Bamber News — LiveJournal
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'Monday Mornings' Episode Discussion Thread 1x05: "The Legend and the Fall"
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onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: March 5th, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
So I wondered does Ty want to be the catalyst because he wants to be with Tina or just for his own ego or...

Gato is his nickname or I guess in the book it said his full nickname was El Gato Grande which is Spanish for The Big Cat. So any variations on that in Spanish or English will do.

I liked that bit with Sung. He can appear to be unfeeling but here in this case he was the most feeling. It isn't that he doesn't care it's just that he might care about different things than others do.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: March 6th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC) (Link Me)
So I wondered does Ty want to be the catalyst because he wants to be with Tina or just for his own ego or...

The way it came across to me in Jamie's line reading, it was definitely a case of Ty sincerely wanting to be the catalyst. Which I think, again, speaks to something the show isn't really conveying very well but I think is there in the writers room and in the way Jamie is approaching the part, which is that Ty frequently has issues conveying his emotions. Maybe up to this point, for one reason or another, he hasn't really made it clear at all to Tina that he might be feeling that way; maybe that is part of what Hooten was getting at last week about Ty's major focus being on surgery to the degree that even if he *does* have feelings for her, he won't always reciprocate them in the way she'd like. And now, while he does first and foremost want to be someone she can lean on, he might be confronting how he really feels about her and is trying to get that across.

Again, overall I feel like they are backing into the writing of this relationship and I really don't understand quite why it needs to be so tentative. There are a lot of shades of gray for telly lovers in between what we have right now and "bonking like rabbits constantly" - I really think they should have gone for a deeper shade if not, erm, rabbit shade. ;)

Edited at 2013-03-06 04:14 am (UTC)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: March 6th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC) (Link Me)
In the first four episodes we saw Tina struggle with a failing marriage and declaring, twice, she may be in love with Ty, yet all we saw from Ty is 'If you need a friend, I'm here'. So, to see him have a desire to be the catalyst for the marriage dissolving was head scratching to me. Especially since, from what we have seen of Ty, he doesn't come across as just some asshole who'd have his ego boosted by breaking up a marriage. I felt Hooten was right in telling Tina whatever she had with Ty was one sided, in large part to work being the most important thing in his life, and Jamie has thus far played Ty's feelings that way. At this point, I think the relationship is supposed to be a complicated one, but DEK & Co. are misguided in believing they can convey that simply by making everything vague. If Ty and Tina had chemistry, I'd likely be invested in sussing out what is going on with the relationship, but I'm mostly annoyed and want them both to move on.
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