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Hi, Greg. I realize that this is not a discussion forum, so I will try to phrase this as a question. Another poster asked what Wally and Artemis see in each other. I have to admit that is a pretty good question. Personally, I do feel their relationship is credible, but I also think it would be good if it were spelled out a little more. As a guy, I can imagine what Wally sees in Artemis. She's fun to be around! You never know what she's going to say or do next!
As for what Artemis sees in Wally, I'd like to share with you a quote from Woody Allen's Crimes & Misdemeanors:
"You will notice that what we are aiming at when we fall in love is a very strange paradox. The paradox consists of the fact that, when we fall in love, we are seeking to re-find all or some of the people to whom we were attached as children. On the other hand, we ask our beloved to correct all of the wrongs that these early parents or siblings inflicted upon us. So that love contains in it the contradiction: The attempt to return to the past and the attempt to undo the past."
All of this is to say that Wally is about as far removed from Artemis' dad as you can get. (Those of you who read the comic have a pretty good idea who I'm referring to.) Wally is sweet, funny, and kind. I have been told that what women look for in a partner is someone who makes them feel safe, and I can honestly see why Artemis who was emotionally and perhaps physically abused as a child would feel safe with Wally. The irony is that Artemis is the toughest girl in the world and Wally needs her protection at least as much as she needs his.
My questions are:
1) Do you find my analysis plausible, or is too over-wrought?
2) Do you think we will have a better understanding of what exactly Wally and Artemis see in each other after watching season 2?
Bye, Greg. Thanks for a great season.
Well, first I'd like to comment on this: "Another poster asked what Wally and Artemis see in each other. I have to admit that is a pretty good question. Personally, I do feel their relationship is credible, but I also think it would be good if it were spelled out a little more. "
It's interesting to me, because the previous poster (that I believe you were referring to) felt that we were spelling things out too much. Telling instead of showing. Me, I feel like we hit just the right balance, but obviously I'm biased.
1. Anyway, I think your analysis is very interesting, and yes, plausible. And certainly not 'over-wrought'. As Dick would say, it's just wrought enough. (Although I would take issue with the idea "that Artemis is the toughest girl in the world". Certainly, that's how she'd like to come across. But I think she's very insecure in Season One.
2. I would think so, but I've been wrong before.