Posted: 29 January 2011 at 3:54pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by nureat01
Oh thanks for posting the Chandrakanta article, Vas!
I read it just a while ago too and was reading all the comments....so many other ppl getting nostalgic about their childhood too
.....but yeah I dunno how much of a good idea this would be....how can they still cast the SAME lady as Chandrakanta?? It's been like 15 years!
.....Oh well, let's see.
Yeah, that's like casting Roopa Ganguly as Draupadi again
but I'd like to see it now....didn't see the show the first time around.
Originally posted by psawyer
P.S. - Rebecca and Booth were never married. He asked her, but she refused because they were not in love. I miss Rebecca though - not as Booth's love interest but as a character. She was cute.
Ohhhh they weren't married? LOL I guess I got confused....did he propose to her though? Cuz she was pregnant and stuff? The honor thing? I liked Rebecca too....she was a nice, fun character....genuine and not an annoying OTT fake-o like Hannah.....plus she GENUINELY knew Booth and some history to him....lol...which made for interesting moments.
Yeah, the whole honour thing - he wanted them to marry when he found out about Parker. But in season 1 he was really insecure about that...worried that he wasn't a good father or good husband-material because Rebecca rejected him. So Brennan spoke to Rebecca, and R told Booth that she refused him only because she didn't want them to get tied just because they were having a baby, and despite the fact that they weren't in love. But she assured him that he was a great father, the best, and that it never even occurred to her to refuse him because she thought he would be lousy at fatherhood. That was such a beautiful scene, just showing that another woman in Booth's life, in his past, was so close to him....and that all said and done, they had a relationship that was amiable, friendly and full of history. And just because she was his ex, it didn't mean that they had to be at loggerheads.
And I think that's what I love about Booth's character and his sense of honour. All his girlfriends (incl. unfortunately Hannah) have been treated with nothing but respect by Booth. Rebecca and Cam remained his friends even long after they weren't together (okay, so he and Rebecca had some issues but that had more to do with Parker than themselves). He's never behaved less than honourably with any of the women in his life. And, despite the fact that I don't think he should have done it, even that callous treatment of Brennan in the scene when she tells him about her feelings was more out of self-preservation than a need to be mean or malicious. And the fact that, previously in the episode, he was the only one to notice Brennan's weird behaviour and actually go after her and tell her that he believed her....despite all the weirdness of Booth this season; I still think he's acted mostly honourably. Aside from the completely out of character-ness of leaving the gang to meet Hannah, and a few other instances, of course - and I don't mean to condone his behaviour this season AT ALL. I'm just saying that his code of honour is so strong that aside these few character breaks, most of what he's done has been a result of what he feels to be the honourable thing. Even choosing Hannah over Brennan is in a way an honourable thing to do, i.e. not dumping your current gf just because the love of your life turns around and reciprocates your feelings now. For me, for that reason, its very difficult to hate Booth. For certain things he says/doesn't say, or for a certain action - sure, I can hate him. And yes, he seems to have had a slight personality transplant this season. But overall, his sense of rightness and honour - in his job, in his personal life etc - is truly remarkable.