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  1. lucindabelle

    S03.E13: Mayday

    He was lying. and June knew it. not a bad lie but one of those modest/gruff lies everyone sees through, lies people say so they can protect their squishy hearts. hes a natural dad. I loved that he could not look at her when he said goodbye and called her by her full name.
  2. lucindabelle

    S03.E13: Mayday

    Table for four! I really liked this episode and it made me cry so I was willing to suspend my disbelief. Table for four! I really liked this episode and it made me cry so I was willing to suspend my disbelief. That’s interesting because those EasternUniversity commercials didn’t appear on my end. I’ve always thought that the amount of rituals they have developed in a scout five years is a little bit ridiculous. I have clothes that are five years old that I think of as new. My cats are five years old and I think of them is just about kittens. It’s like the writers went crazy on world building and forgot that a five-year-old regime is still quite young and it’s ridiculous how everyone has agreed to this fiction that life never existed before. It’s even a little ridiculous for Serena had to be so stunned at the idea of going out alone. As for the little girl suddenly remembering her dad when before she said she didn’t that made perfect sense to me. Remembering the past is far far too painful and she was very little when she was taken. But it must be like waking from a dream, and a little actress played it perfectly. She looked at that man, her mouth open, her eyes widened, and it all came rushing back to her the first five years of her life. She was five, not three. She’d remember. It was there. I cried. Also and this probably is a table for one, I still care about Serena and even in a weird way I kind of like her
  3. lucindabelle

    S03.E12: Sacrifice

    I don’t know that Eleanor’s suicide was to save others- maybe in part- but I think it came directly out of her realization that she and Joseph could never leave gilead behind. I too was appalled by June’s decision- I get the risk but Eleanor was Joseph’s main reason for going along with the plan. She turned out right that he would do it for her memory. i think the sideye look was really just how he looked with the glasses on. Without them it was just a look that could be interpreted many ways. Not as good an episode as last week.
  4. lucindabelle

    S03.E11: Liars

    A small point but I appreciated that the family singing "Dona Nobis" did not sound like professional singers and some were out of tune, like real life. Pet peeve in some films and shows is that as soon as people start singing it's "Glee."
  5. lucindabelle

    S03.E10: Witness

    Right it's not as if you can unlearn to read. In fact, while I can look at Hebrew letters and see the shapes, I can't look at Latin letters and not read them, I can't trick my eyes to doing it. Tablespoons and teaspoons you'd know by size. Ditto cups (for flour). Once you memorized whatever the amount of leavening you'd need for a batch, you've memorized it. I haven't bothered, but it wouldn't be hard. Muffins and scones I believe. It's not as if they're making puff pastry every day. And after all, women baked and cooked for centuries without reading, so it was done. Women in 19th century Russia largely still didn't read, and I don't know if serfs ever did.
  6. lucindabelle

    S03.E11: Liars

    Table for five! Woo hoo! We're a clique! Edited to five because I replied too soon. What can I say. Yes it's partly the actress, but only partly. I see a woman who's believed in something and seen it crumble to its worst elements. It's the nature of cult victims and true believers not to accept being conned until they can't deny it anymore. She's TRIED. She's tried VERY hard to be like Mrs. Winslow and her mother. but she just can't. She can't do it. She had a twinge in the Baptist home. She may wish she didn't, but she did. She may pretend she'd like to put a mouth ring on June but in reality she enjoyed working with her. It's only been FIVE YEARS. That's really not so long. That's 2014. That's nothing (unless you're very young). Told she betrayed her country by Trueller, she suffered. When the mother pulled the little girl away, she suffered. This wasn't what she wanted. And she's come to a point where she can't live with it. I care about her and can see a redemption of sorts. I hope it sticks this time because I'm tired of the back and forth. I think it will, she's defected.
  7. lucindabelle

    Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    Mrs. Winslow should have anticipated what she'd do before she stole six children. I mean, that is a lot in THIS day and age let alone in a Gilead where having more than one is an incredible privilege. Feel no sympathy for her: she remembers the old world when she worked, and yet looking at a neighbor's house where occupants were clearly murdered, all she feels is "free stuff for my friend." Monster. Re the kids: some of them have known no other life. Why would they want to go? I'm not arguing they wouldn't be better off. But presumably they love their faux parents and think everything is normal.
  8. lucindabelle

    S03.E10: Witness

    Yeah pretty sure Martha is from the Bible. This is not a society that has in jokes about celebrities. I can bake many things without a cookbook. If you're making muffins or scones frequently you'd know the recipe by heart. Scones and muffins are very quick to make; I used to make them before breakfast
  9. lucindabelle

    Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    "I can't be a woman alone with 6 children." You can't? Then WHY DID YOU HAVE THEM. Six children is a LOT.
  10. lucindabelle

    S03.E11: Liars

    party of one I still care about Serena. I'll tiptoe away now.
  11. lucindabelle

    S03.E11: Liars

    What docs were shredded? Or the papers that said where all the kids were I hope. eleanor docilely snuck away after threatening to kill him the day before? Doesn’t fit. but how satisfying was that arrest. admittedly I didn’t realize it was a set up and kept wondering why the heck Serena would think truell would give her a baby. immediately rewatched and it’s obvious she’s in on it. She doesn’t scream when arrested. She’s put into an American car. She doesn’t struggle at all. dona nobis os a famous round: often sung in productions of HENRY V. I don’t agree they were performing. They were just singing together, a la ca lcife. i do wonder though I mean gilead has been in existence just five years. That’s NOTHING. To me it’s bizarre still that it has so many rituals and that places like that gentle inn even exist.
  12. lucindabelle

    S02.E04: She Knows

    So yeah I’m 54 .. Botox would be at most $800 for that area. Nobody gets fillers in their forehead you’d look like Frankenstein but even if you did, $1500 tops. I live in NJ and have gone to park avenue doctors and overspent so it wouldn’t be MORE in Monterey. maybe a brow lift? Even so... lasers could definitely add up. If she’d just pointed to her face, sure. A small thing but it threw me out of the scene.
  13. lucindabelle

    S02.E04: She Knows

    Did I hear right? $4200 for Botox? Because,,, that’s not what it costs, even in Monterey. Unless that was over the past... year?
  14. lucindabelle

    S03.E07: Under His Eye

    I just assumed 1849- the year of revolutions all over Europe, as well as a Prince reference. clearly I am overeducated. (1848 was really big year but they were still going on in 1849 so I was all cool cool)
  15. lucindabelle

    S03.E07: Under His Eye

    Steal her away, not steal as in she’s not her mother, steal away like lovers steal away together. I still find it hard hard to believe gilead which has been in existence less than 10 years, I’d say less than 5 even, given Hannah’s age, has so many rituals and ways to be and all the commanders and wives and even wives mothers like Serena’s are so down with it all. i mean they’ve spent most of their lives NOT in Gilead. Surely they should still be inventing stuff.
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