Post by slidershal on Feb 21, 2004 20:32:43 GMT -5
Is it just me, or does Shalimar seem really messed up, especially after this newest episode [#314]
After all that has happened this season it seems like Shal doesn't know which way is up anymore. She seems...lost. Nothing is clear for her any more. Is it really so bad that she would leave Mutant X, the only life or family that she has ever known, behind? She said "I can't leave...at least not yet." What did she mean? Why would she say that? Has she been thinking about leaving, and if so, for how long? Is she only staying because she wants to protect her family? Once the danger is gone, will she leave? She is being faced with the question "what do I really want?" What does Shalimar think that she wants? Is it a normal life??
Maybe that is the surprise at the end of the season that Victoria was talking about - Shalimar leaving... It would certainly be an interesting direction for the character.
What I really wonder is, can Shalimar leave Brennan behind...?
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2004 20:48:07 GMT -5 by slidershal
I think she will leave then come back because she could never have a normal life anyways there will always be that difference and the knowledge of what she has seen and done. SHe would never adandon her "family" anyways its jsut not in her to do so, not her instinct. She wont be able to help but feel that she cant leave and must help others.
Post by slidershal on Feb 21, 2004 23:36:24 GMT -5
What Shalimar wants and what she THINKS she wants are two entirely different things. And you're right Shadow, Shalimar can never really have a normal life. If she goes away she will realize that she really does belong with Mutant X.
But I am worried about Shal. She is so lost right now...
Post by slidershal on Feb 24, 2004 18:41:16 GMT -5
Speaking of her figuring things out... When the hell is Shal really going to wake up and realize that she loves Brennan? I mean I can understand her holding back cause of their friendship and respect for each other, but its like the love thing is just totally going over her head!
lol well its still hard for her to admit it casue she respects him so much and doesnt want to lose him she might be afraid if she says something he'll go and end up finding someone else and she get hurt again....*shrugs* dunno what goes on inside that head of hers
Post by slidershal on Feb 24, 2004 19:33:19 GMT -5
I'm not so sure anymore that she realizes it enough to have to admit anything. I know that Shal felt something in "Hand of God". But does she know that it was love? I don't really know. I still think its going over her head, partly because of how she sees Brennan, like you said Shadow. And if she does realize that there is love there, I think that she is terrified of letting herself be that vulnerable.
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2004 19:35:42 GMT -5 by slidershal
Post by slidershal on Mar 23, 2004 23:34:29 GMT -5
I was kinda upset that they didn't touch on what happened with Shal in the following ep "Divided Loyalties". But I think what happened in "A Normal Life" will come back to haunt her. Would be cool for the finale
Post by slidershal on Mar 30, 2004 16:22:20 GMT -5
Either way it would be a good tool to use for the character, and I hope that the writers don't forget about it. It is like what I said in that other thread: Shalimar is a lot more fragile than she seems, and she has issues with trust and love. She has so much to give, so much that she wants to give, but she's scared to death of the vulnerability that comes with it. Vunerability means leaving herself open to the kind of hurt that her parents caused her, or to the pain of losing Richard [see "Fool For Love"]. For Shalimar being strong [ie not being vulnerable] means that no one can hurt her like that again. That kind of thing isn't easy to get over.
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2004 16:24:43 GMT -5 by slidershal