What fucking decision? The decision to live a lie, for what 4 or 8 years?! For the love of god how can anyone cheer this? I just hope to god she wakes up tomorrow and says hell no I am not sacrificing my life for a name I roll my eyes every time someone tries to use and I am just gonna ask for a divorce.
Everyone is so focus on her telling Peter to get out of her house, they aren’t fucking listening to the part where Alicia basically said she would tie herself to Peter even more, to a man who still has a voter fraud problem? I mean like are we kidding. Does this fandom listen to her words. That wasn’t a decision that was Alicia acting without thinking, and I am not sure what everyone is so proud of her for.
I don’t want this life for her. I much rather she divorce than live like this. That would be something to cheer about for crying out loud.
I think maybe people see it as a first step? I did for all it’s worth. I was happy because at least she made some things clear to him, and that was much needed. My heart sank a little bit when she said she wasn’t going to divorce, but at this point I’m waiting for something else to happen, because I can’t believe the “Alicia is going to rethink her decisions” storyline ends with her deciding to stay in the marriage as a façade. It’ll be important to see what happens to her professionally, I think/hope?
I don’t know, it’s so soon… and I’m again feeling so upset over Will that I can’t help but try to be hopeful for Alicia.
Sorry to be rambling over one of your posts :)
I hope to God is a first step, and is not just the Kings doing something convenient by having Alicia as the wife but only for show’s title. Hence they get to have it both ways, keep the title but not have her really married and she is “free” (?) to do other things. I been talking to a lot of people who have reassured me this is an arc and Alicia will make a decision one way or the other eventually, that she was mostly angry now. And I really really want to believe that. Because I can’t accept Alicia stalling and living this “lie” for 15 episodes just cause the Kings want to be true to some title. So yes I am “waiting” too, I know I am getting a little ahead of myself but that’s because I am worried of what the Kings have in mind. But I should really give this story line time to actually develop, there has to be some sort of arc there. So I am hoping we see it. And I am hoping this issue isn’t just dropped…….
And please, feel free to ramble anytime you want!
Stop watching 515 LOL….I still haven’t seen it again.
Ah well, being worried about the Kings is always a smart decision, ahah. They consider themselves bold storytellers so if they want Alicia to change things after Will’s death they surely must have other ways to keep it intersting and to keep Chris Noth on the show (and anyway the past two episodes have shown that TGW can do well without Will - sigh - so it could without Peter). I hope to God that her decision to divorce doesn’t come because of another love interest, that would be awful (I’m transferring all my Will feelings over to the new guy as a - probably bad - way of coping but I don’t want him to be a romantic option for Alicia). I think she needs to realize that she doesn’t need Peter to succeed. For God’s sake, she has shown her worth and she isn’t carrying Florrick/Agos all by herself.
Alicia staying was always interesting but not if the marriage is an empty shell. We haven’t really seen what Peter truly thinks about it but it can’t be fun for him even if it helps his career, and I believe that keeping up apperances could be very toxic. She needs a clean slate.
Yeah, avoid 5x15 at all costs, I learned my lesson now.
That is why her saying he is valuable to her, kind of confused me a bit. I mean she doesn’t really need him. I mean I guess perhaps in the short term? Maybe she doesn’t want a messy divorce and media attention, ok maybe I can understand that. But as a long term strategy? or way of life, I just don’t see it. She never really needed Peter, sure they balance each other other out well, and might be more beneficial if they were together. But I don’t see the need for the facade, hell she doesn’t even like to use his name? So why all of a sudden this is important? I think she was acting in anger and without thinking.
Right Alicia staying was fascinating to me because we got to see how complex this decision was. Now, it just seems like that she is scared to be divorced? I don’t know. Again maybe we need to see how this develop to really judge the plot.
As for Peter, I mean, why would he agree to this? He is Governor already? He actually has some power in this, he can say no. But I doubt he will. At this point I don’t care who files for divorce but someone better.
It was interesting that Alicia told Diane that F/A is overextended, and she probably doesn’t want to risk losing clients over not being so politically influential. She’s a big fan of commitment and she’s commited to this enterprise, so she’ll do what she has to. It’s a bit frustrating because to me it highlights some writing problems: what do the others bring to F/A? If they were going to leave L/G even without her, surely they can survive even if she’s not Mrs Florrick anymore. Does ChumHum leave only because she’s divorcing and Peter doesn’t promise internet-friendly laws anymore? Who knows.
I agree that, realistically, it can’t be anything but a short term strategy, because Peter has big career plans and she would be tied to him indefinitely, and during that fight Alicia was deep in mourning and wasn’t thinking about her future. But it’s always baby steps with her, so hopefully when she goes back to normal she realizes how sad and unsustainable this is.