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  1. There has always been a clear difference between Dar and Saul. Saul likes such means like turning the enemy agent better than violence although also he has ordered assassinations. He believes that enemies can make peace if common interest is found. Although Saul was Carrie's mentor, I think she adapted his methods, but not his practical worldview. She never questioned her reasons for doing what she did nor felt any moral qualms before S5. She was single-minded, concentrating on the goal, breaking laws and using people, accepting that the end justified the means. Quinn had a crisis o
  2. I beg to disagree. Nowadays marriage doesn't automatically mean that one wants children. Of course, one must talk about the matter (as well as many other) with the other party before one marries. Although David has of course a right to talk about his wishes to Jess and he really should do that, "I want kids" sounds like a demand that is seldom the best way to begin the discussion, especially as a man doesn't become pregnant. I agree that both men are too compliant, but I suppose Hallmark couldn't handle a problem: if one wants children but the other party doesn't, does one stay marr
  3. I don't get that - can anybody just make the registration and then perform wedding ceremonies? Isn't the crux of the matter that there is a general register, so that the official that has a legal power to marry couples will first check if the parties are free to marry (of age, single or legally divorced, not too closely related etc) and afterwards make a registration of marriage.
  4. I believe that Charles had already dealt the matter and understood, and accepted, that by trying to put his "duty" first and thus to act unlike the duke of Windsor had done, he had made a grievous mistake. Their age, interests and experiences were so different that their marriage was doomed from the start (and would have been also without Camilla). On the other hand, how could he have known as she had presented him an image of herself that wasn't a true one? Then again, he had been too weak to withstand the pressure to propose before he got to know her (and she him, for that matter). No d
  5. Only the writers know if Lucas knows! 😁 In any case, a fortune hunter would marry a heiress who already has a fortune. If one marries a woman whose father and/or mother is rich, one can't know how long one must wait to get money.
  6. I don't know Hallmark so well - I only look at the character's behavior or some other sign (in S6 there was such a sign but it were explained). If there were sinister motives, Lucas should at some point have tried to seduce Elizabeth. Or she should have had so much money that he would have wanted to marry her to get it.
  7. 1) he dropped the project already after Elizabeth said "I can't" 2) it was too late, Nathan didn't speak to Elizabeth but to Rosemary, his favorite (Alcott) was was old-fashioned (which would fit to Hallmark)
  8. Further musings about TN's remarks: - Lucas is "the safe choice": Elizabeth's greatest fear was that loving anew she would experience pain of losing anew. That Nathan is a Mountie of course means that he has a dangerous profession, but Ned's sudden sickness showed, that there is no guarantee about Lucas's long life either. Also, he is a gambler by nature, so he could loose his money, the saloon could be burned etc. - Lucas is "too suave" and arranges "fancy" dates: well, these *could* mean that he had an ultimate motive to seduce Elizabeth or to use her for his own benefit in some ot
  9. I have read some fanfiction where Elizabeth chooses Nathan and I just can't understand most of them. It isn't enough that the finale of S8 is written anew. The whole season must be written anew. Nathan should have given chances to *show* his feelings in action, and with that I don't mean saving Elizabeth or Little Jack. Why on earth did Nathan never ask Elizabeth go riding with him? Before all, when he did go to the land where he planned to buy in order to build a house, why didn't he ask her to ride there with him? Was there really nothing that he could have done to her (Lucas even offer
  10. Yes, Nathan seems conservative. He is the type of the man who wants her wife to quit her job and stay at home, because he wants to "protect" her. Also, he can't stand that the others would think that he can't earn enough money to keep a family. Of course, in this show writers could have made Nathan a "liberal" husband if Elizabeth had chosen him. Or the disagreements would have been only small and temporary. I didn't like that the there was never any real discussion about the reason of Jesse and Clara's crisis: Jesse could use as he pleased their *common* savings. They seems to have
  11. Irl there were in Canada much more women than men because so many men were fighting overseas or already died in WW1. It was just the WW1 where millions of British soldiers (including their dominoes and empire) died.
  12. Nowadays, children got a stepmom or -dad after their parents' divorce, but formerly many children lost either or both parent before they were adult. Also, a couple often lost at least one of their children. Even in the youth novels it was quite usual that a young person died (f.ex. Alcott's Beth).
  13. Well, it wasn't common but it *was* a possible. And sometimes dreams were common, so spouses became colleagues or tried together to make the world better. Of course, a wife still had to do all the household chores - or rather, if they were at least lower middle-class, she directed servants. One of the funny things in this show is that only Elizabeth had a nurse for Little Jack whereas even Rosemary who works full-time and has no servant although Lee certainly could afford one. Before the machines, household chores took much more time than today.
  14. Actually, it was Nathan with a kid to raise who *had* to marry - or to hire a woman as a housekeeper because men didn't cook nor do any other household chores and eventually it was practical to marry her. (In the same way, a woman couldn't do men's work in the farm and a widow had to hire a hand and eventually it was practical to marry him.) Not to speak of that Nathan couldn't leave a kid alone at home when he was chasing criminals, so he just couldn't manage without a live-in help. Well, this is a fairy tale!
  15. Well, in the beginning of the show several women lost their husband in the mining accident and they - including Abigail and so far Florence - hadn't needed to marry in order to get a "protector" or "provider". And of course widows with children were exactly catches. Elizabeth was in the much better position than they: she had her salary as a teacher and a pension from Jack. If those weren't enough, she could have asked help from her family - actually, when she became a widow, any sensible and caring father would have given her the dowry Jack refused to accept. As for the real history
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