Posted: 14 May 2011 at 6:48am | IP Logged
@all those who urged me to watch yesterday's episode as a repsonse to my comments which I had made before watching it.
Well, having watched it (and watched the last scene twice) I must admit, I was harsh and bit unfair. I fell into the classic trap of interpreting a statement out of its context- absolutely wierd thing to do because in my real life my work and career are language analysis, that's what i teach and research and one of the first things I tell my students is that an utterance only has meaning in the context in which it occurs!!
Thinking about my intial pre-watching response, I think out of context, it seemed to be a rather selfish statement, and with hindsight an unusual thing for M to talk about his needs and wishes. All this talk of the CON, blinded my eyes to other apsects of their relationship.
Watching the scene it struck me again what a decent person M is- someone in the Cvs has a sensitivity which one does not expect in soaps. He's never asked for anything and has been so singularly devoted to the people he loves, he's never asked anything for himself-so he must have a reason for saying it.
G too is a great character who unfortunately had be the sacrificial goat on the short sighted plans of the Cvs. She had to be the proverbial egg that had to be broken for the Cvs to make the omlette that they are now making with the Amritsar track (sorry for all this mixed metaphor).
So this scene in a sense brings back the original G back into the story (hopefully).
I can understand the conversation they're having now- the first itme since her leaving they can talk about all that has happened, they can begin to move on. So when M says he wants to drown in her smile and laughter, i expect him to move closer and grab her or even her hands and demonstrate his love for her - but to say what he said out of the blue feels very strange.
Effing Cvs and their effing ideas- they make G push him away at a crucial moment and make M say this strange thing.
So while I agree there might be some reason which will be revealed to us, and what he said may be appropriate. In the current context, I feel that while it was a great thing to say, but the timing, I'm afraid doesn't gel with me (and that is because I don't know what the cvs have up their sleeves and why they have made him say this). So I really don't uderstand why he said it.
How much more natural it would have been if they held each other for a moment, cried for the child they'd lost and gone off together made made love like normal people do. Why do they need the chase in the jungle and hiding here to get excited about themselves-- all this drama and song for something so natural betwen people. Remember how subtle and beautifully done was the scene where they confess to each other their love?
I guess I've been watching too many brillaintly made dark BBC dramas (those in UK will know) and am, like M, wanting the moon!!
And, yes, M has me in his spell again. How could he not?