Posted: Aug 4th 2008, 8:28 pm
I think that the "really" could mean they've kissed, it's hard to believe that with all that tie grabbing and secret meetings/phone calls and booking of hotel rooms that they haven't at least kissed once, but, again, it's totally possible. The "really" could refer to his thoughts, intentions, and emotions which all go much further than talking. Also, about the tie-grabbing, admittedly it's sexy, but, now I don't have the DVDs with me to check, but does Graham ever wear a tie in the series?Megs wrote:Graham says, "We haven't really done anything other than talk." The "really" part throws me off. Did they do something else, like kiss?
Graham's use of "girl" may be less of an indicator of his thoughts of women, and more of his current views of Patty -- a "woman" is someone with children, and flannel nightgowns, and who takes pleasure in seeing people eat a well-balanced meal (I can't think of better Patty examples right now), with maybe a little nagging thrown in. As a wife (or 'woman'), Patty needs Graham to be responsible and to realize his potential, whereas, the tie-grabbing 'girl' only needs him to be naturally charming and maybe to whip up some delicious post-coitus snacks; I think Graham thinks that it's easier to please a girl than a woman, and throughout the series he's looking for ways to feel confident and fulfilled. I don't like the cheating side of Graham either, and despite what Winnie has said in interviews and commentaries about future story lines, I really hold true to the idea that Graham would never consummate an affair.Megs wrote:That's another thing that bothers me about this scene. Why does he refer to the woman he is "talking to" as a "girl"? ("I met this girl.") For God's sake, he's 40. She has to be in her late 20s or early 30s, right? Isn't that a woman? What does that say about how Graham perceives women?
Yes, the whole Graham-being-a-cheater thing bothers me a bit.