Episodes that make you uncomfortable

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Episodes that make you uncomfortable

Post by Dana » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:24 am

The babysitter: I did not like wood bartell, but it made me uncomfortable to see Micah telling Lucas how to get fancy to Leona without knowing wood finding out. As Micah said a few episodes earlier, the law does not take personalities into account. There were no court orders and he should not have involved himself in a domestic/civil matter. (Yes, I know times were different then. )

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Re: Episodes that make you uncomfortable

Post by cowgirl » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 am

Gun Shy & The Decision - When Lucas is in Marks face. My heart just went out to Mark.
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Re: Episodes that make you uncomfortable

Post by Deneen » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:25 pm

I understand that Lucas can't be too lenient with Mark.
But I don't like it when Lucas kinda loses his temper with Mark and then realizes that he should apologize. My heart hurts for Mark. :cry: The acting is just so real.

"Dark Day At North Fork"
I was so frustrated! I couldn’t stand feeling shamed in front of Mark this way! "Go to bed Mark!" I yelled.

The tone of my voice scared Mark. "Yes sir," he answered as he backed away.

I suddenly realized what I had done. I reached for him, but he wasn’t there. "Son...Son...Son...” He finally walked back where I could grab him. I grabbed him by the arm and worked at setting myself in a chair so I could talk to my boy face to face. “Come here Son." My voice was soft and no longer angry.

"Mark, I didn't mean to speak to you that way. I-” I assured him. I hated being this way! It was so frustrating!

"Long Gun From Tucson"
I turned and looked at him. “I said you’re not old enough to handle a gun!” I yelled. We looked at each other for a moment. “Now get Jeffrey and go on out to the Waller house. And don’t come back to town until I send for you. You understand?” My voice was angry as I spoke.

“Yes sir.” Mark turned to leave.

I couldn’t leave it like this! I just couldn’t – it could be the last time that- “Mark.” Mark turned. I stood and walked around the desk. “Commere, son.” I sat down on the edge of the desk as Mark looked at me. “Commere.”

I gently put my hand around his shoulders and looked straight into his eyes as I spoke. I had to make him understand what I was saying. "Someday you'll be standing along side me, the two of us together, both of us men. But right now you've got something coming first. A growing up time."
I also agree with CowGirl's answers. :happycowboy:

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Re: Episodes that make you uncomfortable

Post by Dana » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:30 am

The schoolmaster: again, I realize it was a different time, but I really think Mr. Griswold was right -though undiplomatic-about not letting Lucas bring his rifle to the school.

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