worldshaking00 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Even reading the strips @TCampbell referenced, I am still not convinced that their
relationship is strong.
Well, I never argued that.
Any relationship that can be thrown into crisis by a single misplaced word ("ouvert/open") is in a state of quantum uncertainty about its success or failure. It's just this "totally loveless" thing that throws me. DiDi has said she loved Zii on at least two
DiDi is not like you or me. Her intellectual limitations and her selective experiences (never being dumped before Kiley, only just learning what a "rebound" is, etc.) have given her a fairly... unique perspective on relationships. When she learns a new tidbit, she's generally quite excited about it, and that's a point in her favor: willful ignorance would definitely doom her to the same old patterns. But beyond all the little factoids she's picked up, she still has trouble understanding how vulnerable
sex and love make most of us.
Any sort of ending for her depends on addressing that one way or another, either by showing her learning what she needs so that she and others can be happy or by showing her as incapable of that. But it seems to me that many commenters judge her as if she is like you or me and just claiming ignorance out of spite. And, well, no.
If Peggy's first line of dialogue here
does not read as panic to you, then I don't know what to tell you. Yes, she calms down fairly quickly, partly because of her strength of character and partly because she has a giant Amazon protecting her, but she still asks DiDi to talk to her so that panic doesn't recur.
I'll admit I went too far on one point here: I'm going to walk back my interpretation that she called Aishani instead of emergency services directly. I do
still think that Aishani would cover for her in a jam, but you may be right about the dispatch, and in any case, Peggy would opt to risk being brought in rather than unnecessarily endanger her patient. However:
I'm not sure what encounters y'all have had with the law and/or EMTs in the past, but it is a lot easier for someone to slip away in the short window of time before emergency vehicles show up than some of you seem to think, if you know such vehicles are on their way.
You'll forgive me if I don't give specifics here, but my knowledge of this is not purely theoretical. Stabilizing someone for that amount of time, if you are a trained medical professional, is not unbelievable either, though of course it depends on the injury.
Peggy was just nearly killed because of whom she was dating. She felt like coming forward as a witness in a police station represented less safety than fleeing on foot and taking her chances. I wish I could say that feeling were uncommon. But her feeling of personal risk is now fading, so what will she do going forward?
To see if I can clarify my earlier comments, the Penny and Aggie
story involved clear and present danger to a classmate. There is no analogous aspect in the situation Peggy is facing. The only parties involved here are Bianca and the assassins.
Peggy has found out that her old friend is involved in espionage. Is it espionage for a government Peggy supports? I think it'd pretty much have to be, otherwise even I
couldn't see Peggy failing to blow the whistle on her. Of course, Peggy would only have Bianca's word on that, but even now, based on what she feels she knows of Bianca's character, she may have decided to trust Bianca on that point. And the assassins seemed like they were perfectly fine with killing Peggy as well as Bianca, so that encourages Peggy to trust Bianca over them, too. At any rate, she doesn't owe them anything more
than trying her best to save their lives.
What, then, is her responsibility? To go to the police or to keep what she knows to herself?
question, I think: Why was Bianca contacting Peggy, anyway, if she was involved in espionage and at such personal risk? She may or may not own her place ("You actually settled down?" "I could be convinced to make it permanent") and it may or may not be under an assumed name, but there would certainly have been the chance
that Peggy would identify her or put her name on social media or do one of a dozen other things that might've compromised her. That strikes me as much more of an unresolved issue than anything Peggy's done, here.
I am, of course, only one-third or so of the decision-making process behind Ma3,
and it's entirely possible my next talk with Gisele and Dave will address these questions. But TBH, I would've found it significantly more unbelievable if Peggy had gone straight to the cops.