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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 11:39:10am
Author: JayBee
Subject: Ah! (r)
In reply to: Nell 's message, "Re: LOL, well...(r)" on Tuesday, January 31, 08:08:26am

Your explanation *does* help me understand much better.


but more because that's about the only long term look at the operatives as independent decision makers we got was in this very narrow spectrum of action.

I'm not really sure I agree with you here -- first, because I think we saw the characters acting independently in several other spectra of action, and second, because we *didn't* actually get to see many of the characters operate in that one, at least not in the long term.

Michael, really, is the only person this analysis fits 100%. Paul, er, maybe? Except that we don't know enough about the circumstances to draw any real conclusions thanks to some phenomenally awful lapses in continuity by the writers. Nikita? I don't think Helmut really counts as long term, and so I don't think her interactions with him really shed much light on anything. And we didn't get to see how Walter, Birkoff or Madeline behaved in those circumstances *at all*. (Walter was married for something like two seconds, and Madeline's marriage effectively ended prior to the series, so we have no idea what she did during that time.)

So...as a method of analyzing Michael's character, I think your method makes (some) sense. But I wouldn't generalize it beyond that.

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