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Ok, I'm not sure if this thread was ever started before and since this is my first post on the forums, so here I go :-D

Everytime I rewatch the show, I love watching Marcus and Casey interact...and considering the fact that Marcus has risked his life above and beyond the call of duty to save Casey, taking risks and making sacrifices like that for someone, creates an unspoken bond between the two people emotionally involved in the situation.

So now my question is, if you had to label their bond, what would you label it? A counsellor-patient bond or a mentor-mentee bond or an older brother-younger sis vibe or a parent-child bond or dare I say, a bond based on future romantic potential/implications (maybe 2 or 3 seasons down the line, i.e. if the series survives that long....and it's not like cable t.v. hasn't tried the older man-younger woman relationship before without it being creepy, case in point, Monica and Richard from Friends :-D)

 

So what do you guys think? Would love to hear everyone's responses!

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Well, seeing as Marcus is gay, I don't think there's any room for a future romantic relationship between them. I guess I would label it as a father/daughter bond. I was going to go with mentor/mentee, but that doesn't sound intimate enough.

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Actually there was an interview taken sometime back where Ben Daniels comments about this. Here is the quote:

"Marcus’s sexuality, whatever it may turn out to be, has no shame attached to it. It doesn’t bother him. He doesn’t see it as a sin. I think Marcus, as well as having his own version of the Bible, has his own version of Catholicism! I like the idea that, if we progress into a Season 2, his sexuality is something that will be explored further. Because he no longer has his collar, which means he is free from all the priestly vows that he is taken."

"I feel that he has always been someone who is attracted to people’s minds and their stories, regardless of gender and sexuality. To suddenly be able to interact with people in a physical way will be a very new and exciting thing for him. He was institutionalized from a very young age and to suddenly be free of all that — I think he might turn into a 52-year-old teenager!"

"I think at the moment his sexuality could be very fluid. I know everyone online things he is gay because he flirted with a man in a bar — but hey, this is “The Exorcist”… It could go any which way! It could get fantastically messy!"---  https://www.google.co.in/amp/screenertv.com/television/the-exorcist-season-1-finale-ben-daniels-interview/amp/

Although I didn't list this specific option above, I strictly fall in the "don't need a label for this bond as it is simply based on respect and trust" :-)

But that being said, I am open to the possibility of their relationship falling into any one of the above categories as the series progresses and depending on how many seasons we get.

And yes, I am even open to the idea that the writers might end giving them some romantic label too because judging from the Ben Daniel's quotes from the interview above,  it sounds like the writers are spoiling him with regards to what's in store for his character's love life in season 2 :-)

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On 3/10/2017 at 2:34 PM, Sarah007 said:

"I think at the moment his sexuality could be very fluid. I know everyone online things he is gay because he flirted with a man in a bar — but hey, this is “The Exorcist”… It could go any which way! It could get fantastically messy!"---  https://www.google.co.in/amp/screenertv.com/television/the-exorcist-season-1-finale-ben-daniels-interview/amp/

Thanks for the link! I hadn't read that article. I can see Marcus being bi, as Ben's explanation made sense. He did kinda flirt with that nun, now that I think about it!  It made me sad the way he talked about season 2, because I just don't think it's going to happen. The creator said on twitter that they are still waiting for an official renewal or cancellation announcement, but the ratings were so low. Maybe another network could pick it up.

Even if Marcus is attracted to women, I can't see him having a romantic relationship with Casey. Thinking about it some more, I see him more as a close uncle to her. She's still in high school, and even if they jumped ahead a few years, I still think the age gap would be creepy. I can see her developing a crush on him, but he would reject her advances.

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Changed "ratings were so slow" to "ratings were so low"
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Yeah, the uncle-vibe makes sense too, now that I think about it....the scene where he and Thomas interrogate Casey for the first time and Marcus starts talking about "plants", sorta reminded me of the mean but playful way that my maternal uncles used to tease me when I was growing up (they were a lot more meaner to me and the teasing was relentless! Lol).

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@ Sarah007, Thanks for the thought provoking post and link to interview and keeping the show alive!  Even if Marcus turns out to be bi, it would still be age inappropriate for him to become involved sexually with Casey.  More importantly, the kind of bond they have would rise above a sexual attraction and romantic love.  He's actually her savior and she's the saved.  Although in times past it could be the White Knight in Shining Armour and The Damsel in Distress relationship, I think the level of trust and father-figure/uncle/older brother relationship would make that inappropriate.

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Actually, now that I think of it, if we go by father Marcus's info, he should be about 52 years old (he does mention more than once that he has been doing this for 40 years since he was 12) and if Casey is in high school, that would make her about 16 or 17......which would make the age gap between them about 35 years :-/ ......so yeah, the more I think about this (I.e. a romantic/sexual relationship between them), the more it seems creepy and inappropriate)

But that being said, I've been thinking about this a lot lately and if Casey appears on season 2 or 3 (depending on how many ever seasons Fox is planning to approve for the writers) she will probably end up helping Marcus (along with Thomas) to fight demons.....Marcus could learn a thing or two from Casey (and vice-versa) because despite the age gap, who better to understand the mind of a demon than someone who was possessed by one!

Who knows....under father Marcus tutelage, Casey might just become the next female Exorcist! :D

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On 3/14/2017 at 8:18 AM, Sarah007 said:

But that being said, I've been thinking about this a lot lately and if Casey appears on season 2 or 3 (depending on how many ever seasons Fox is planning to approve for the writers) she will probably end up helping Marcus (along with Thomas) to fight demons....

Isn't it possible that season 1 is the last we see of Regan McNeill and her family.  Season 2 might be Fathers Marcus and Tomas fighting a brand new fight.

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Yes, it's possible season 2 will be just Marcus and Tomas with a new cast but it would be better if Casey and Kat could join in the fun somehow. I like the relationship between Marcus and Casey just as it is - that hug in the finale said it all! - they don't need to make it romantic.

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