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Nov 2 2012, 10:54 AM
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- October 1, 2012
I agree. I've seen far less believable character turns on soaps than Nick's. And as another viewer pointed out on a different board, there is kind of a history of religion in Nick's family. His grandmother Marie was once a nun and his mother Jessica once tried to join a convent.
- Nov 2 2012, 09:12 AM
- Nov 2 2012, 08:28 AM
- Nov 2 2012, 07:02 AM
Super smart scientist Nick now thinks homosexuality is a choice? Horse shit. I'm fine with someone expressing this view so the show can tackle it in intelligent, realistic terms, but Nick isn't the right person to be expressing it in my opinion. (The idea that anyone thinks it's a choice is very sad - in addition to being flat out wrong it also makes no sense, because no one in their right mind would choose an identity that means they may face discrimination, second-class citizen status or worse - but plenty of people still believe it so it shouldn't be ignored IMO. Roman would have been the better choice to express something like this.)
Yeah, Roman would have been a better character to express the choice/religion viewpoint. However, there is no way these writers (or maybe any writers) could have pulled off a believable story where Roman dates his grandson's baby mama.
I don't know, people find religion all the time. Just because Nick was Mr. Scientist doesn't mean he's immune to religion. Nor does being a scientist mean you can't be religious. Maybe there were other things that happened to Nick in prison that leads him to believe homosexuality is a choice. After all, statistics show that the vast majority of homosexual behavior in prison comes from heterosexual men.
I'm actually glad the show put the religion/choice angle out there so it can be addressed. And if anybody can find a way to pull it all off in a meaningful way, it's Blake. Other characters might have been more obvious choices, but I'm not sure any of them have the chops to keep it from being something other than a cartoon stereotype. Whatever happens with Nick, it won't be that.