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Old 01-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #61
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Aahhh, it was THAT episode last night.....
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #62
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I meant Cora, not Nora in my previous post.

Strange that the writers didn't check the medical facts of 1920 and left both those doctors standing there claiming there was nothing that could be done for her. They could at least have said they didn't have Magnesium sulfate with them. That could have been believable at least.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #63
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Wow is right. I just finished watching it. I had a hunch there would be a relapse. Everything was too perfect for as much as they dwelled on it earlier. And did anyone else take their hand and make a knife twisting motion when Cora made that comment to Robert before she left to write her letter? Looks like a division coming between those two over this.

And Mary is hiking her pants up further in her relationship, too.

Onto another plotline though... why now? Why now does Isobel help Ethel out now that she gave up her baby? I did not expect that. I figured Ethel was gone from the show until maybe later after her kid grows up... depending on how many seasons there will be of this. I laughed at the comment Carson made about telling Mrs Hughes to make sure the footmen did not visit either

Interesting epeisode. I get the rest of the season tomorrow. I won't say anything until after they air.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #64
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Pac, maybe the Ethel plot line is heading toward her "servicing" both Robert and Matthew. Looks like they're both cut off after last night.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #65
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Pac, maybe the Ethel plot line is heading toward her "servicing" both Robert and Matthew. Looks like they're both cut off after last night.

Well, she obviously can't cook...
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #66
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But such a lovely "kidney souffle"......
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But such a lovely "kidney souffle"......
Is there such a thing?

I'm still trying to come up with the plot line between Sybil's baby and that Mary & Matthew are still lacking... something will be done with that, you wait. Maybe not this season, but I'll bet somewhere down the line. I can't imagine the hubby hanging around without his wife. Not when he's such a radical. Unless he does a character flop.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:40 AM   #68
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Is there such a thing?

I'm still trying to come up with the plot line between Sybil's baby and that Mary & Matthew are still lacking... something will be done with that, you wait. Maybe not this season, but I'll bet somewhere down the line. I can't imagine the hubby hanging around without his wife. Not when he's such a radical. Unless he does a character flop.
Well, it has already been stated that Matthew will not be returning after this season. Does he get killed in WWII?

The differences between the two doctors was a question of ethics. Robert's doctor should have acquiesced to the family doctor. Even if he was wrong. After all, she had been his patient throughout her whole life. And since they were expecting a home birth, they should have had the medicines and equipment with them to handle a home birth. Robert should have notified the family doctor of his decision to bring in another doctor. Bad decisions by everyone.
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Well, it has already been stated that Matthew will not be returning after this season. Does he get killed in WWII?

The differences between the two doctors was a question of ethics. Robert's doctor should have acquiesced to the family doctor. Even if he was wrong. After all, she had been his patient throughout her whole life. And since they were expecting a home birth, they should have had the medicines and equipment with them to handle a home birth. Robert should have notified the family doctor of his decision to bring in another doctor. Bad decisions by everyone.
matthew will be too old to serve in wwii.

and the point of the plot was that status was more important than ethics.
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I know what the message was, but in my family, ethics are a big issue. My daughter works in Management for the DMV. No one in the family will ever ask her to push through their registration, driving tests, etc. She didn't even do it for her own kids or husband. It is just unethical.

And the same goes for my youngest son. Don't even let the thought of asking him to write a script for you enter your head. You will get a resounding "No!" from him and catch h**l from the rest of the family. He practices Emergency Medicine. He changed jobs recently and is now at the hospital that I go to all the time. He is in the ER one day a week. When I asked him what day it was, so I could try not to go on his work day, he changed his practicing to Trauma Medicine. Gunshots, stabbings, etc. He will still be in the ER, but not in the area where they would bring me. They will only call him to my side as my Medical Proxy if needed. Otherwise I am just another patient. And I NEVER use his name to get preferential treatment from my own doctors. Ethics!
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