Author Topic: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"  (Read 7314 times)

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"You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« on: April 25, 2006, 03:14:21 pm »
What was Cassie thinking asking that? It's like asking "do I look fat?" What possible response was she expecting from a girl she's just met for the first time?
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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 03:26:47 pm »
I think she was fishing for information-like maybe Ennis had admitted his feelings to Jr. but not to Cassie herself (we KNOW Ennis would never verbally profess any type of emotion to anyone but his kids).

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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 04:17:29 pm »
I guess this is a little bit OT, but it's always struck me how disappointed Junior looks when the truck pulls up and she sees Cassie in it--disappointed and maybe even a little disgusted? Like it was a very unpleasant surprise, like she was expecting some quality time alone with her dad, and there's Cassie.

It's made me wonder, too, What was Ennis thinking, bringing Cassie along? Maybe Cassie pestered him to bring her along because she wanted to meet his daughter.

Yeah, I've figured Cassie was just trying to pump Junior for information.
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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 04:37:00 pm »
Poor chatty Cassie, trying to get close to the silent family Del Mar.  Fool!

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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 04:39:35 pm »
What was Cassie thinking asking that? It's like asking "do I look fat?" What possible response was she expecting from a girl she's just met for the first time?

Velma was pumping Junior for inside info, based on the fact Junior would know her father more than most.  Heck, I thought Junior probably figured out who Jack Twist was by then anyway.
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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 05:04:33 pm »
I understand Cassie's motivations in that scene just fine. It's Alma Jr.'s I'm not sure of. Does she know more about her dad than she lets on and is giving the brushoff to someone she has reason to resent? Or does her sort of blank expression indicate she's perplexed, too?

Come to think of it, there is something I don't get about Cassie here. What exactly was the "point" that Alma Jr. got across to her?

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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 05:06:52 pm »


Come to think of it, there is something I don't get about Cassie here. What exactly was the "point" that Alma Jr. got across to her?


I've wondered that exact thing. Anyone?
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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 05:12:37 pm »
Well, my parents got divorced when I was thirteen.  My dad remarried pretty soon, and I was okay with that because I wasn't very connected to my dad.  When my mom started dating, I was a horrible creep to the guy, because I was jealous and threatened, because I felt very connected to my mom.  Alma Jr. is no horrible creep, but I'm sure she's jealous/protective/insecure/grouchy about anyone going after the parent with whom she has the closer connection.

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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 05:17:34 pm »

Come to think of it, there is something I don't get about Cassie here. What exactly was the "point" that Alma Jr. got across to her?


The point is that Alma Jr. doesn't think much of Cassie, and certainly has no personal affection for her, but if her dad is going to marry, she (Alma Jr.) won't get in the way.
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Re: "You don't think so, or you don't think that I'm the one?"
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2006, 05:37:01 pm »
I hope its not off topic but... I just have to say I really liked Cassie. I found her to be refreshingly honest. She wanted Ennis-so she went after him. She wanted to know more-so she asked Alma Jr.  She wanted to know why she had been dumped- so she asked Ennis. She didnt have the emotional baggage the other characters had, (at least none that I could see). She fell in love with Ennis. Certainly she cant be faulted for that.
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