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Old February 23 2014, 05:27 AM   #31
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Re: House of Cards - Season 2 (Discussion & Possible Spoilers)

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I wonder why the kept the character of Christina Gallagher around this season? She had almost nothing to do and was let go between episodes.
She was a catalyst for the president's marital problems, though any pretty young woman could have filled the same role.
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Old February 23 2014, 05:40 AM   #32
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I liked that she didn't entirely disappear straight away. She was a fairly notable supporting character in the first season. I could have done with a lot more of her and a lot less of the lonely hooker.
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Old February 23 2014, 11:47 AM   #33
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I liked that she didn't entirely disappear straight away. She was a fairly notable supporting character in the first season. I could have done with a lot more of her and a lot less of the lonely lesbo hooker.
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Old February 23 2014, 03:17 PM   #34
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Re: House of Cards - Season 2 (Discussion & Possible Spoilers)

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I liked that she didn't entirely disappear straight away. She was a fairly notable supporting character in the first season. I could have done with a lot more of her and a lot less of the lonely lesbo hooker.
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Why was that remotely necessary?
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Old February 23 2014, 05:13 PM   #35
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Re: House of Cards - Season 2 (Discussion & Possible Spoilers)

The whole Doug-Rachel thing really went nowhere fast. It was a waste of his character, and seemed to move at a snail's pace so that she could be in play next season.

I just thought it was odd that Christina was given a nothing part, which, like you said, could have been filled by anybody -- and then on top of that, was fired off screen! It felt like I had missed an episode when the President told Frank she had been sacked.

Both just go to show how little the series cares about anyone not named "Underwood."
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Old February 23 2014, 05:22 PM   #36
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I liked that she didn't entirely disappear straight away. She was a fairly notable supporting character in the first season. I could have done with a lot more of her and a lot less of the lonely lesbo hooker.
FTFY
Why was that remotely necessary?
I think you've mistaken my FTFY post. Turning her into a lesbian was not necessary to the plot.
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Old February 23 2014, 05:31 PM   #37
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Why was that remotely necessary?
I think you've mistaken my FTFY post. Turning her into a lesbian was not necessary to the plot.
People don't turn into lesbians.
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Old February 23 2014, 05:44 PM   #38
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Re: House of Cards - Season 2 (Discussion & Possible Spoilers)

I actually detected some sexual tension in their very first scene, so it's not like it came out of nowhere. I had a feeling that's where it would end up from the moment they met on the bus. To me, that's some good acting.
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Old February 23 2014, 06:01 PM   #39
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Why was that remotely necessary?
I think you've mistaken my FTFY post. Turning her into a lesbian was not necessary to the plot.
People don't turn into lesbians.
Really??? Post proof or retract!

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I actually detected some sexual tension in their very first scene, so it's not like it came out of nowhere. I had a feeling that's where it would end up from the moment they met on the bus. To me, that's some good acting.
Ok, I get what you mean but making her a lesbian, was it detrimental to the Doug plot?
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Old February 23 2014, 06:23 PM   #40
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I think you've mistaken my FTFY post. Turning her into a lesbian was not necessary to the plot.
People don't turn into lesbians.
Really??? Post proof or retract!

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I actually detected some sexual tension in their very first scene, so it's not like it came out of nowhere. I had a feeling that's where it would end up from the moment they met on the bus. To me, that's some good acting.
Ok, I get what you mean but making her a lesbian, was it detrimental to the Doug plot?
She's obviously not a lesbian since she is apparently attracted to men, too.

Anyway, I don't think it was detrimental. I think it's interesting that she was used to being with men and those men inevitably used and mistreated her. So, when it came to being with a woman, she was more in control, and she felt much better about it--she apparently felt loved, for the first time in maybe ever. I think it was necessary to the story so she could realize just how creepy Doug's obsession with her was. She had a taste of a functional, healthy relationship, and what she had with Doug was anything but.
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Old February 23 2014, 07:49 PM   #41
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People don't turn into lesbians.
Unless you're bitten by one and turn into a walking lesbian.
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Old February 23 2014, 08:12 PM   #42
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She's obviously not a lesbian since she is apparently attracted to men, too.
What, Bisexual...No that is impossible
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Old February 23 2014, 08:16 PM   #43
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Doug really got slaughtered this season. He was one of my favorite characters of the first season and to see him just sniffing around like a puppy dog and fighting for "dad's" affection was a disservice to how compelling he was written last year.
I agree that his character took a huge hit this season, but it was explained and made sense. At the AA meeting, he described his attraction to Rachel as being like an addiction. He didn't want to feel that way, but he did, and it affected him and it affected his work. He got sloppy, and made mistakes, finally paying the ultimate price for them. It was like how alcohol felt to him.
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Re: House of Cards - Season 2 (Discussion & Possible Spoilers)

But why? There was never any explanation for why he was so hung up on her to begin with, or build-up illustrating it. Everything last season seemed like he was just doing his normal thorough-bordering-anal-retentive job, then suddenly this season he was obsessed with her and controlling her and turned into a quivering mess.
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Re: House of Cards - Season 2 (Discussion & Possible Spoilers)

Why does anyone respond the way they do to anything? People have weaknesses. Given the amount of time he was spending around her, it was always possible he'd develop some kind of fixation on her. I don't know that he ever had that kind of power over someone before, and this was someone who had no other options and no hope.
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