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  1. Thank you for the kind acknowledgement. Rob was my "little brother," (2 1/2 years difference) and the most genuine, kind, funny person I've ever known. I might be a little biased, but the 400 people who attended his memorial service at The Writer's Guild in Beverly Hills felt the same. His passing was a complete shock as he was extremely vigilant about taking care of his health and had no known health issues. He left behind his wonderful wife of 22 years and his beloved kids. And of course, he left me behind, as well. I was his biggest fan from the day my mom brought him home from the hospital
  2. Rachel is truly the only thing standing between me and a straight jacket. I've been outraged over so many things Trump and the Republicans have done. I didn't think it was possible for me to feel more outrage than I did after Charlottesville. But then I found out about the snatching of children at the border. Then Trump basically fellated Putin on live TV. Then he mocked Blasey-Ford (which he had been DYING to do). Through it all, Rachel has kept her eyes on reality versus the chaos; As she has repeatedly noted: she's "focused on what Trump, his administration and the Republican congress are D
  3. My parents were VERY young when they had me (both only 20). I was blessed to have my Dad until he was 70 and I was 50 and my Mom until she was 73 (and I was 53). I'm 54 now and I can say with all honesty (whether for better or worse), I was still learning from them all the way up to their deaths. If you remain close to your parents (whether through proximity or just communication-wise), they will continue to shape you. In other words, as my parents grew older and changed, so did I. I became stronger through necessity as I was their caregiver. And in the last years of their lives I learned more
  4. A lot of posters think Jack is being too propped up as a saint and are sick of seeing his backstory as we all now know how and when he died. My UO: I love Jack and especially Milo's portrayal. He's no saint, although he tries (Randall gets that savior complex from Jack). He's definitely flawed (I think he's a bit on the manic depressive spectrum with his over the top grand gestures and alternately his alcholism to cope with life). It's obvious he had a terrible home life as a child and knowing he loses his brother while they're both serving in a horrific war just adds to the myriad ways J
  5. I think the "her" is going to be Kate. Toby isn't wearing his wedding ring. We see his depression arc in the season three trailer and we also see Kate throwing away one of several pregnancy tests (meaning she's not pregnant - she only had 8 eggs but Toby's little swimmers weren't that potent to begin with. Combine his inability to fertilize one of Kate's 8 eggs, plus his being off his meds, he's headed for a big depressive episode. I think Kate will try to be supportive of and for him but she will also be wrestling with her own grief over not becoming pregnant. Mix it all together and I see Ka
  6. I can't believe I'm the first (and only) one listening to this - I hope it's just because I'm posting in the wrong thread. (P.S. For all Steve Perry fans: BUY THE NEW CD... It's #1 on Amazon and for good reason).
  7. He's obviously emotionally damaged - the war, the loss of his brother, his POS dad. One thing the show has consistently shown is that Jack was "a doer." Randall talked about it last night, as well. I think when Rebecca showed up, he wasn't sure HOW to react, so he did what came naturally to him: got busy doing something productive. I, for one, am REALLY interested in seeing how Rebecca gets him to open his heart and believe he's worthy of being loved (I'm just a big ol sap... Ha)!
  8. Thank you ?? I should have paid closer attention to her whole interaction with William. But at that point, I had no idea how integral she'd be to Randall's storyline.
  9. Actually, my mom did that. To make sure my brother and I had to put them away. (Really!).
  10. This is a tough crowd... LOL. I totally bought the whole Jack/Rebecca premise. Now that I'm in my 50s, I look back on my dreams as a young woman in my early 20s and the choices I made "for love," that took me down a completely different path. I wanted to be that wild, free girl on the back of Springsteen's bike in "Born to Run." But like Rebecca, I fell in love 'at first kiss' and went with my gut. Impulsive? Probably. And those gut decisions don't always work out (mine didn't). But when Rebecca looks back on the highs and lows of her life with Jack, it seems she rarely regrets her choice.
  11. Yikes. I must be the only person who thought this was a moving episode in which ALL the characters were involved... The last scene was sickening. Welcome to America, indeed.
  12. Cherry.. Hello :) Re: quitting smoking and needing to lose weight. I smoked for 30 years and quit shortly after my 50th birthday. I had just watched my dad (a smoker since the age of 15) die of congestive heart failure at just 70 years old. By the time he was 55, he'd already had quadruple bypass surgery, a pacemaker and a defibrillator but was STILL was still smoking right up until he passed away. My mom, also a lifelong smoker, was told at the age of 56 that she had mid-stage COPD. She supposedly quit for the next 8 or 9 years but I eventually caught her smoking. She went on oxygen full
  13. I love when she has Chuck on though. She tries so hard not to sound panicky, but he knows her too well and does an excellent job with that smooth, calm voice of trying to talk her off the ledge at least for the moment (thus, talking most of us off the ledge, too, until the next insane thing happens). But it's obvious she's as nervous as the rest of us that the jury asking for the definition of "reasonable doubt" is a bad sign. Then of course, Brian Williams, while interviewing his go-to guy for the Manafort case, basically came out and confirmed that line of thinking. Which totally took away a
  14. Oooh... Good catch on the "didn't eat the meat" thing. I didn't think about that...
  15. Cajungirl64


    I agree about Kasie. I like her a lot. Interesting about Dylan Byers...
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