[QUOTE=danceronice;3484523] Cora basically comes off sounding like a socialite airhead again, ie the person that Robert had to learn to love, with effort, when they first married. Though obviously he's gotten an emotional shake-up with Cora nearly dying of the flu.
I find your assessment of Cora to be a bit harsh. I think she is actually a lot more level-headed about family needs than Robert.
Granted, her comment about Matthew being "lame" was lame in itself but during that conversation she defended Sybil twice, once when Robert scoffed at Sybil's wartime nursing efforts and again when he said something to the effect that he couldn't understand why she was interested in Branson (who does??? ) Then, when Cora did defend Sybil, Robert got snide to her with his "if you are going to go American on me..." comment. Hey, Robert, remember that it was her American money that saved your dear DA all those years ago.
Cora's quick action-plan also saved Mary's butt after the Turkish affair.
Frankly, I believe with Cora that Mary is their first priority, not Matthew. Robert seems to love Matthew as a son now and I believe that love is blinding Robert to his paternal obligations towards Mary. In his defense, Robert doesn't know about the potentially disastrous scandal regarding Mary, either, which is prompting Cora's desire to get Mary, married, ASAP.
Love certainly wasn't the reason why Robert married Cora, initially; she may have only been after a title which would make both of them lesser people in the marriage department at first. But there does seem to be affection and devotion to each other that has grown over the years so I don't think it has been a love-less match over the years.
"Patrick" has to return - the resolution of this storyline and who is the heir to the entail is essential to the future of DA.
I hate courtroom drama so I hope they don't waste too much time on Bates and his trial in the next episode.
Cameron's "Titanic" in 3-D???? No way. I don't like 3-D movies, at all.
I haven't watched this but want to start - apparently Vision TV is replaying the entire series? Does anyone know the schedule for that?
Oh no - I just saw an ad for Downton Abbey, and it said that Sunday is the season finale.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
I'll be grateful for the Vision coverage and look forward to it. It's a whole lot better than nothing and if I really like it I can a) buy it or b) get on the library waiting list to watch it again in about a year.
The preview for the finale looks great. Sir Richard has a good punch to the jaw coming to him.
I keep wondering if the producers were taking a metaphorical swing at Murdoch with that character, but then I realize I'm being both a news nerd and anachronistic.
"Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer
Sorry, I tried to get into this, but could not.
O/T, but Ralph Lauren's Fall 2012 runway show was inspired by the show. You'll recognize the music :
Click on "Watch highlights," or "Watch the full show."
I have a question about the funeral (Lavinia's).
There was a time when women did not attend funerals - especially the graveside services. Does anyone know when this practice started to change. Had it changed by the end of World War I?
i would go to a black tie viewing of worlds
of course, we would need 25 laptops set up with IN in one place
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!