debraran April 17, 2018 Share April 17, 2018 (edited) On 6/20/2017 at 9:05 PM, Automne said: Rewatching this show 20+ years later and I'm no longer nine years old, I realize that Carol is one of the worst characters. Any potential her character had was ruined by her obsession with getting Dr. Ross to love her the same way she loves him. Aside from constantly walking around all lovelorn, she gets a rebound with Dr. Tagliatelli or whatever his name was but never properly loves him and accepts his marriage proposal (that he gives despite the fact that she cheated on him) and then he's somehow the bad guy when he leaves her right before their wedding. Granted, he should've made that grand realization that she's marrying him more to spite Doug than her actually loving Tag long before the wedding. Then Carol gets knocked up with Doug's twins and thinks that these burgeoning lives she's incubating will be the magical tether to keep Doug where she wants him, but obviously, the man who already has a son he never sees had no qualms booking it to Seattle and made like one visit to see his daughters. He didn't even come towards the end of the pregnancy to make sure he'd be around for the birth. Then later Carol is whining about her life and unironically wondering how she ended up a single mother and outright said she kept the twins because she thought that would make Doug stay. Lady, if he wasn't going to stay for you, he's not staying for anybody or anything. And the fact that neither Dour or Carol came to Mark's funeral is just beyond. Mark, who kept saving Doug's ass when his cowboy doc antics got him in trouble. Mark, who was Carol's emotional support when Doug left. And neither goddamn one of them could come to his funeral. Yes, I'm sure there were real-life logistical issues with getting Clooney and Margulies, but 1.) that's not in-universe and 2.) one would think that at least Clooney would be like, "Well, this was my character's BFF and there's no good excuse for him to NOT be at the funeral. I can spare a few hours to make an appearance and a quick eulogy and maybe make a run for that Best Guest Appearance Emmy." I agree with most of this but as others pointed out, Clooney supposedly rejected offer in interview because he was a hot item at the time and didn't want the press to talk about his appearance and get people to watch when it was all about Dr Green. I can see that but Carol? She could have made an appearance even by phone, something. They had to have heard. Writers dropped the ball there. Later, Juliane said she didn't want to do the last show, where they are together and only said yes because she thought Doug would say No..and he didn't. So her bet was lost but it was a nice ending for fans. Edited April 17, 2018 by debraran Link to comment
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