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2x05: Official Thread (2/10/2008)

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    shawnlunn2002

    [1]Sep 29, 2008
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    As Belle considers confessing to Alex what she really does for a living, Alex takes Ben to task over his feelings for Belle.

    Thursday 10pm on ITV2

    Edited on 10/07/2008 8:20am
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    shawnlunn2002

    [2]Oct 3, 2008
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    That was frakking awful. I know I'm supposed to be disgusted with Belle because Alex is the injured party but I couldn't help but feel for her. I blame Billie Piper, who's acting was the best here.

    When she was saying 'tomorrow' over again, it just showed that was never going to be a good way for her to tell Alex about what she does for a living. And it would have to a wheelchair bound guy she would be caught having sex with to boot.

    The music was brilliant - Counting Crows' Colourblind during the scene where Alex walked in on her and the client and the Adele's Hometown Glory during the last two scenes (that song was also on Skins and Grey's Anatomy).

    Alex's responses were natural but I was kind of hoping that he'd at least last the whole season. His conversation with Ben about Vanessa was true. Ben should dump Vanessa but that doesn't mean he should hook up with Belle either.

    In all of this, I kinda missed Bambi in this episode and there was no trailer for the next episode, either. 10/10.
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    starsaboveheaven

    [3]Oct 3, 2008
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    This was such a good episode! I think we are supposed to sympathize with Belle and not Alex since she was really starting to fall for him, I mean she was even going to COOK for him! I just wish she would've had the chance to tell him instead of him walking in on her, maybe it would've gone better...? And to top it off it was the first client in 10 days! She hadn't slept with anyone because of Alex for 10 days and the one day she does he walks in, very unfortunate.

    The scene with the wheelchair kid was sweet though. Everyone lost in this episode hahah; the wheelchair kid lost the moment with Belle, Hannah lost Alex, Alex lost Hannah...not sure what Ben lost i'm sure there was something.

    I was starting to like Alex a lot too, I hope he comes back...but after this episode the chances look slim... I think he was a real jerk. I was hoping that Ben would've helped Alex understand. I'm starting to find Ben annoying, instead of being happy for Belle he's jealous and comes off uninterested in the whole relationship. He definitely had the chance to try to fix things between Alex and Belle but there was no effort at all. He could've told Alex how much Belle cared for him and that she hadn't worked much (or at all) since she started sleeping with him; he could've said a billion things but didn't. It was heartbreaking when Belle went to see Ben but didn't go in when she saw Alex.

    And I agree the music was amazing, it completely complemented the scenes.

    In my opinion this was one of the best episodes of the season so far, since I am a sucker for heartbreak.

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    Dutchgirl_mipi

    [4]Oct 4, 2008
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    I agree that this was one of the best episodes of this season

    Anyone know what song they played at the end?
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    potter1989

    [5]Oct 4, 2008
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    Definitely one of the best episodes ever, it was emotional, the music was great and the content was interesting.

    I felt really bad for both Alex and Belle, and I really liked opening the episodes with her waking up on her side.

    I LOVED the fact that when Ben and Alex talked and Alex started badmouthing, Ben just looked at him with this expression like: I know what you mean, but I'm in love with her no matter what. I loved it, I hope they get back together.
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    purceli

    [6]Oct 4, 2008
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    GREAT episode but I was disappionted at how obvious they made it that Alex was going to catch Hannah in the act! Her sending him her address, then leaving the door unlocked, although how'd he get buzzed into the building? You could see it coming a mile away but it was still a GREAT episode I really felt for both Hannah and Alex. I was kinda hoping Hannah would start her own business with Bambi as her first employee. And that way she could stay with Alex and still be in the escort business. I think that would be a good continuation for her story.
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    dju010

    [7]Oct 5, 2008
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    I can't agree more. A brilliant episode! Belle bonding with her client as they both are outsiders. Also the soundtrack is excellently chosen for this episode!!

    And I'm glad to see a few more people around here...
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    b6491d

    [8]Oct 8, 2008
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    Who was the body double for Piper?
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    dju010

    [9]Oct 8, 2008
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    I don't know but I noticed the double as well. I didn't see it mentioned in the credits.
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    b6491d

    [10]Oct 8, 2008
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    The credits listed three female "stand-ins". But doesn't mention which one did the "body" work.
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    b6491d

    [11]Oct 8, 2008
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    Just started watching this season...is there really a Vanessa?
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    nightgod473

    [12]Oct 10, 2008
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    b6491d wrote:
    Just started watching this season...is there really a Vanessa?
    Yes, we've seen her in Season 1.
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    dju010

    [13]Oct 10, 2008
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    Stand-in can mean a lot. You also use a stand it to adjust the lightning (which usually takes a while in every scene) - so a stand in, isn't necessarily a body double.

    However I think it was a bad double, simply because she looked different than Billie. Hotter in my eyes...
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    shawnlunn2002

    [14]Oct 10, 2008
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    I actually didn't really notice the double. It's nice to see more than 10 posts for an episode. Hopefully it'll continue because this show is getting better IMO.
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