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  1. call me ishmael

    S15.E09: Week 9: Hometown Dates

    Apparently Shakespeare was recapping Bachelorette episodes 500 years before they took place! A previously unimagined variant of Sonnet 129 reads: “Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is Luke in action; and till action, Luke Is perjured, murd'rous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, Enjoyed no sooner but despisèd straight, Past reason hunted; and, no sooner had Past reason hated as a swallowed bait On purpose laid to make the taker mad; Mad in pursuit and in possession so, Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme; A bliss in proof and proved, a very woe;” Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream. All this the world well knows; yet none knows well To shun the heaven that leads Hannah to this hell.” 🙄
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    S15.E09: Week 9: Hometown Dates

    I was surprised that Jed didn't insist on being in the band when Hannah and Tyler were dancing
  3. call me ishmael

    Babylon 5

    IMDB says she left the show in 95 so I think you are right.
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    Babylon 5

    I don't remember what that was?
  5. call me ishmael

    Season 15: Speculation and Spoilers

    Doesn't that depend on whether they make Luke show up to men tell all?
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    S01.E01: Chapter 1

    There are two books. Both worth reading.
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    S15.E07: Week 7: Latvia

    I guess I don't get this. Basically the look on Luke's face seems to me to be "oh, I said something but for some reason she doesn't know that I am completely correct so I am going to look like I am listening and am sad." But he is always sure that she misunderstood what he said even when it is exactly what is on tape. He expects her to listen to him but knows that she gets to choose as long as the show is going on. After that....
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    S15.E07: Week 7: Latvia

    Tbh, leaving aside the physical, i think the real point is that Hannah is still at that age when the “drama” seems to her to be a sign of deep emotional connection. It is all about the frisson around Luke—that’s not a bug for her it’s the feature. The fact that she could say that either she is falling in love with him or she is losing her mind is a sign of this. Luke is clearly manipulative. But it is possible that he is of the George Costanza school of “it’s not a lie if you believe it.” So maybe since he knows that he is the eight person for her and that God came to him in the shower that nothing he says is a lie because it is simply part of the deeper truth that her marrying him is the divine plan.
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    S15.E06: Week 6: Latvia

    I think that the “useless things” are anything that is not about her tbh.
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    The Bachelorette in the Media

    Not to mention that he saw God in the mirror...err i mean in the shower.
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    S15.E06: Week 6: Latvia

    Sounds like the Bachelorette version of Sense and Sensibility
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    Paradise Hotel (US)

    They would have seen who was able to have the most dramatic bathroom break and based it on that.
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    S15.E04: Week 4: Boston, Massachusetts

    Well they do have to decide if they want to “accept this 🌹”. That is a challenge
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    S15.E03: Week 3

    Although I find myself filled with self-loathing in finding some rationality in Cam, I do think it is possible that his condition did cause him to lose relationships. If his condition could recur I can imagine some people deciding they didn't want to have to handle it. They wouldn't be the first people who decided to bail rather than take on a responsibility of care. I'd like to think that wouldn't be the case. But does anyone really think it doesn't happen?
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    Babylon 5

    You do have to wonder about that. You are right I think but you'd think he would have seen and eliminated the implanted personality. And I never really thought they had a good answer for why the implanted personality wouldn't keep the power.
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