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Date Posted: 12:48:37 09/03/09 Thu
Author: CindyS ()
Subject: Chapter 72 - Hard Man & Chapter 73 - Misses Robinson
Sorry to post so late. DS2's having a tough time with the new schedule and today just ended up being a bit hectic. Carry on...
Chapter 72 - Hard Man
Casey comes home battered and bruised from an altercation with a co-worker regarding Pamela. Apparently the Armagh IRA is not happy with her and her job with the RUC. Casey claims he’s worried he can’t protect her from them. She claims she can take care of herself and has a job to do. A very heated argument between them ensues including the topics of naiveté, trust, independence, Boston, Jamie and inevitably – secrets. Casey leaves.
- Was Casey & Pamela’s argument inevitable?
- Is it based more in resentment towards each other for having a life and connections outside of their relationship, fear for each other’s safety, realization that the other is not entirely what or who they dreamed, or something else?
- Is it Pamela’s lack of understanding the “rules” of Belfast & Ireland that are her biggest downfall?
- Did either person speak or act out of character? Why / how?
- Once hurtful words are spoken can you ever take them back or truly forgive the person who spoke them?
- Should Pamela have come clean & told Casey about Hagerty? Is she really keeping him “safe” by not telling him?
- Do you think he already suspects infidelity that’s why he mentions Jamie?
Chapter 73 - Misses Robinson
Casey & Robin are trying to pull a con on two spinsters to buy their home for the IRA. While Robin tries to “convince” Miss Georgina upstairs, Casey is left to entertain Ms Edwina (gotta love the names). The Misses’ brother comes home and the boys take off like lighting, but first Casey gives Ms E a memorable farewell kiss. Robin tells Casey to go home and apologize to Pamela. Casey tells him there's more to it and confides the he feels something much deeper is wrong. Robin tells him it's a rare thing between the two of them and life isn't a fairytale. He suggests they hit the road for a bit playing and singing.
- Does Casey’s position as an IRA consultant lessen his involvement or the danger that may come to him?
- Does Pamela have a right to know what he’s up to?
- Ok – so I have to ask – do you think Robin would have really “done it” with Ms G?
- Are some people born with natural charm and sex appeal or can it be cultivated?
- Is an apology all it would really take to mend the harsh words between Casey & Pamela?
- Why do you think Casey senses Pamela's secret this time where he hasn't before?
- Does Robin's admittance to never having known real love make him a more hopeful or more pitiful character?
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- Ch. 73- Can I just weigh in and say that Casey was born with the natural charm and sex appeal, he can't help himself, it just happens, whether he intends it should or not. :) Just have to add that I've been sitting here sewing and watching 'Ballykissangel' all afternoon, because it's cold and wet outside and I am getting so dang excited about the trip!!! Two weeks from today, WOOHOO!!! (NT) -- celtgirl (), 14:46:08 09/03/09 Thu
- Chap. 72: Yes, I think their argument was inevitable, there are tensions in their relationship and it's going to come out somehow; I think their issues in this particular case are based on fear for each others safety and just that neither of them has been truly 100% open with the other for some time now. Ignorance of the rules can be a great strength and weakness; and knowing the rules and playing within them doesn't always keep you safe and alive in a place like Belfast was then. I think you can forgive hurtful words and move past them, depending on just how hurtful and how personal they were, and how many times they're uttered. I think Jamie will always be a sore point for Casey -- he knows how much Pamela cares for him and that they have a connection, he also feels beholden to Jamie for getting him out of some tight spots, which doesn't help. (NT) -- Carla, 18:07:52 09/03/09 Thu
- I rambled on Chapter 73, so my thoughts are inside. -- Carla, 18:15:13 09/03/09 Thu
- 1. Yes, I think it the arguement was inevitable. I thought of it as a simmering pot and then wham! it boiled over and it had to if they were ever going to have some peace between them. I think working and having a job is important to Pamela as a woman. She knows that her photography is important and is necessary - it was for Casey when he got arrested, so to not be allowed to do it because it is dangerous is likely not a good enough reason to quit. Where would we be without photographs of historic events and personal events? Thank goodness photographers (among others) didn't quit. I think that once words are spoken that they cannot be taken back - the other person heard them and that's it. I do think they can be forgiven but that will take each person his/her own time in order to do so if they want to forgive>>>>>>>>> -- Tracy, 18:50:30 09/03/09 Thu
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