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Old November 1 2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

Was it a fling with another woman? Too much work and not enough home time with the wife and daughter? Another fling with Emony Dax? Any speculation would be appreciated.
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Old November 1 2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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Another fling with Emony Dax?
In my personal canon? This.
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Old November 1 2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

I've had a personal theory for ages, which was originally based on some stupid Mary Sue-ish fanfics I write. But it was actually made plausible for me in STXI.

I always thought his wife wasn't happy being married to a "simple country doctor" who was gone long hours and would never be a rich man. So I figured she dumped him for a model with a higher earning potential, and then took him for every cent she could in the divorce.

In XI, he seemed too damaged for the divorce not to have been hellish, which would lead me to speculate that she could be a vindictive bitch who blindsided him. So thanks to Orci, Kurtzman, and Karl Urban, that's still my story and I'm sticking to it. With much reading between the lines, of course.
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Old November 1 2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

How could he get hooked up with a nightmare like that? It's like that Janice Lester topic in the TOS forum.
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Old November 1 2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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How could he get hooked up with a nightmare like that? It's like that Janice Lester topic in the TOS forum.
If you're talking about my theory, Jeri, she wasn't originally a nightmare. My stories have a whole universe built around Dr. McCoy, which I won't go into here. All the years spent writing them probably explains why I was such a loser in high school.
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Old November 1 2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

Oh, everybody's a loser in high school. Thank goodness it eventually ends and real life commences. You picked a nice way to survive it.

Well, we ought to invest in cryogenics like that STNG episode, just so we can live long enough to punch her in the nose for making our doctor such a wreck.
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Old November 1 2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

I think he probably got married while in med school or an intern, and the wife expected he was going to be some high-profile doc at a major hospital somewhere, and she would bask in the reflected glory and its related lifestyle -- but he wanted to be a country GP instead. That *does* happen to med students and young doctors *a lot.*
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Old November 1 2009, 08:39 PM   #8
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

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Any speculation would be appreciated.
McCoy's ex-wife is a major guest star in the novel, "Shadows on the Sun" by Michael Jan Friedman (hardcover 1993, and later in paperback).
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Old November 2 2009, 12:39 AM   #9
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Typical divorce reason. He finally stood up and said no to her spending all his hard earned paycheck on herself and she took everything he had.
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Old November 2 2009, 12:51 AM   #10
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She had sex with another man. Unbeknown to McCoy but beknown to his Captain, it was Kirk. That's why Jim always has that little smile. He nailed Spock's mother, too.
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Old November 2 2009, 01:25 AM   #11
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His wife didn't understand that sometimes you gotta let a playah play.
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Old November 2 2009, 01:34 AM   #12
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

Cyke101 wrote: View Post
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Another fling with Emony Dax?
In my personal canon? This.
Here's a thought: What if McCoy's ex *was* Emony Dax?
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Old November 2 2009, 03:05 AM   #13
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

Reason for the divorce? Um, he's an a$$hole?!? Seems obvious to me.
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

Could be that the chick he married was a complete, cast-iron BITCH.
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Old November 2 2009, 08:09 AM   #15
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Re: What is the reason behind McCoy's divorce?

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I've had a personal theory for ages, which was originally based on some stupid Mary Sue-ish fanfics I write. But it was actually made plausible for me in STXI.

I always thought his wife wasn't happy being married to a "simple country doctor" who was gone long hours and would never be a rich man. So I figured she dumped him for a model with a higher earning potential, and then took him for every cent she could in the divorce.

In XI, he seemed too damaged for the divorce not to have been hellish, which would lead me to speculate that she could be a vindictive bitch who blindsided him. So thanks to Orci, Kurtzman, and Karl Urban, that's still my story and I'm sticking to it. With much reading between the lines, of course.
Great idea.

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I think he probably got married while in med school or an intern, and the wife expected he was going to be some high-profile doc at a major hospital somewhere, and she would bask in the reflected glory and its related lifestyle -- but he wanted to be a country GP instead. That *does* happen to med students and young doctors *a lot.*
That, and also I bet that McCoy was seeing some ladies behind her back, maybe a nurse or a doctor.

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Typical divorce reason. He finally stood up and said no to her spending all his hard earned paycheck on herself and she took everything he had.
I wonder why she'd be so lazy in a century like the 23rd, where both spouses work?

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Another fling with Emony Dax?
In my personal canon? This.
Here's a thought: What if McCoy's ex *was* Emony Dax?
I doubt it, otherwise Jadzia would have known about it and said so in 'Trials And Tribble-lations'-all that she said was that she knew him from when he was a med student and she saw him doing gymnastics.

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Reason for the divorce? Um, he's an a$$hole?!? Seems obvious to me.
He was feeling like shit-I don't think that he was much of one.

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Could be that the chick he married was a complete, cast-iron BITCH.
That could be, too, and why he probably steered clear of women after that, with the exception of Natira. He doesn't even really look or make a glance at Chapel much of the time on the TV show.
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