Unfortunately, that's the only time we got to see the two together.
And it was shot in such a way that they are just BARELY outside the frame from one another and I couldn't get one damn screencap. I may have pulled this face as a result ;) -
Ioan was absolutely FANTASTIC. And I agree, there was a terrific amount for him to do for a guest shot AND one that had two other plots to wrestle for screen time with. And I'm glad you pointed this out...So, just how many relationships are going on off screen at Chelsea General???
Because I think this was actually one of my favorite aspects of this episode, which is the fact that you could link this directly into what Ty says in the deposition that opens the floodgates on the hospital lawsuit. Yes, it happens A LOT... with different angles, for different reasons, but because these people basically see each other all day every day it does happen with perhaps more frequency than in many other professions. Michelle and Stewart are at the beginning of what could have potentially developed into something more lasting under other circumstances. (Bummmmmmmmmmer, man. For real. SO GUTTED for you, girl. ;) )
I agree on the points about Mark being an angry husband and the nuisance lawsuits, although I do still wish that, again, there had been a bit of stronger character development up front which might have kept Mark from coming off quite so sour and snotty *all* the time. It made total sense for him to be so tonight, for sure, but it would have been nice to spin him a little differently in the beginning so that both angles of this battle might feel as though they had equal weight; as it is, though I grasp all of the unpleasant moral implications of what Ty and Tina have done, I have virtually no sympathy for Mark at this point.
Now, of course - see above for my issues-with-Ty-and-Tina's-back-story purge. ;) A year did seem like a VERY long time in light of where we have been with them so far. And in fact even though I knew that Ty was going to bottle up and refuse to give Smugface McShysterbollocks (Anthony Heald could seriously market his own brand of ham!) the satisfaction of waltzing him through their history as a couple (and Jamie was VERY good navigating Ty's roller coaster tonight), I'd be lying if I said there wasn't a part of me that dickbag lawyers be damned, I DID want to hear him spell out for us! No, really, Ty... how DID you guys meet?! Did she make the first move or did you? Want me to kick the shitheads out of the room so you can just tell *us*, because I will. ;)
I found it interesting that in Jen's interview, she made mention of how fans felt "relieved" to see them in an affectionate context last week because the first thing that popped into my head was "Girrrl, you have no idea... AND YET." Also I'm glad I went on record last week saying that Jamie's reaction shot to Tina holding the baby could be read a few different ways; while I do agree you absolutely could interpret it as Ty feeling a bit startled/nervous, I think one could also interpret it as him being startled by exactly how strong his emotions were for her in that moment. Does it strictly imply that he wants marriage and a baby, with her, SOON?... absofuckinglutely not. :) But I think he's feeling as though he does have a certain degree of affection for her that maybe he hasn't had for his previous relationships, and he is game to see where that goes. How long is long term is up in the air, but he's down for it if she is. Now.... will she be? That remains in question. And yes, I would feel much, MUCH more strongly about this if the show had not played so coy with them for the first half of the season. Once again, I am not arguing for a fundamental change to the tone of the show, but I think once you introduce a romantic relationship as a major subplot you can't really afford to have your cake and eat it on the "show is not going to focus on the doctor's personal lives" philosophy, you HAVE to cut us a little bit more slack. We won't take a mile, but you have to give us more than an inch. Maybe a yardstick. At least. ;)
Damn, I ran out of character space in my comment to your comment!...Edited at 2013-03-26 06:13 am (UTC)