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|Tripp||Nov 6 2008, 03:07 PM|
Good points, Drew. For my own opinion, I admit Nick has had some weak moments. It took awhile for him to stand up to Willow. It's one thing for him to help someone else or go out of his way to help someone else, but Willow moving into his bedroom and he sleeping on teh board even though Maggie would hit the roof was stupid.
That said, Nick's been pretty strong lately. He's not been on much but he's been supportive of Chelsea. I loved how he and she snuck into Ford's room. Granted Nick didn't want to go but IMO that wasn't weak but more finetuned to knowing how to "handle" Chelsea (since the show wants to use that word). He knew if he refused, she'd go anyway, he might as well go to. What I loved is a quick moment where Chelsea wanted to rush out of the closet and Nick held her back, showing how their differences could make them a great couple and then later he did get in Ford's face when he threatened Chelsea. Once Nick found out about Fordgate, he was strong and did not back down insisting Chelsea come forward but he didn't betray her at the same time. He knew it was something she had to do, and once she did it, he stood behind her. He was strong in confronting Mad when he was monkeying around his work. He was strong with Dan when they dared to allow Nick an episode to see his girlfriend mooning over the hot doctor who had no business hanging out with her. He was strong with Melanie initially in France.
Right now I'm worried because Blake is making good sense explaining Nick's problems. I think Nick's obsession is being driven by something else which I'm hoping is where the mental illness story is going. Hopefully the show will explore it and not just let SOW/SOD articles tell us the character's motivation. Once this whole thing is made clear to Nick's family and friends, they are gonna want to kow what happened to him to make him do this and that should be what the shrink is for. The show is lucky in it that it can use most of what has happened to Nick for this year as leverage to setup his mental breakdown which was pushed into a breaking point by the drugs he was assigned. Nick has always wanted to be in a happy relationship with someone who loves and depends on him, and it's clear he's not in reality right now. But again, all of this must be accurately explained by the writers so that he can recover and be back to the original Nick. Finding out if they can pull off the explanations is the part that remains to be unseen.
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