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FinestKindinTN

Email: ryvan@aol.com

Posted:
2/17/2018 4:44:07 PM

Do you think Frank was that desperate?

A thought came to mind while watching, "House Arrest." Do you think Frank would have followed through with the "interlude" with the visiting colonel? Margaret's return and the following rape accusation interrupted what could have happened, but I was curious if even Frank had a line he wouldn't cross.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
2/18/2018 4:25:15 PM

Uhhh . . . maybe I'm missing something entirely, or you're seeing something that I don't, because I don't see Frank as being desperate in that scene at all: from my interpretation, Colonel Reese was coming on to Frank, and doing so so quickly and aggressively that he couldn't react or reject her advances until Margaret walks in.

Even so, look at the shocked reaction on his face when she says to Henry, "The man is a savage," then pulling her nightie down over her shoulder to make it look as if he was tugging on it.

FinestKindinTN

Email: ryvan@aol.com

Posted:
2/18/2018 11:12:01 PM

I don't know if he decided

Yeah, the colonel definitely was the aggressor, but I thought that Frank was still "running the numbers" to see whether he should follow through or run away. The "Colonel Burns" and the prospect of working on "G-men" made him consider it, at least in my opinion.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
2/19/2018 4:25:05 PM

Once again, I just don't see that. I think that's what disoriented him: the thought of doctoring for senators, congressmen, and G-men is what he was zeroing in on, and the next thing he knew, he had an older female Colonel making out with him.

In a way, I guess it's kind of like that scene from BRUCE ALMIGHTY: "I didn't do anything, I'm the kiss-ee, I tried to fight her off, but she's really strong!"

FinestKindinTN

Email: ryvan@aol.com

Posted:
2/20/2018 11:23:51 AM

I'm curious if anyone else thought that Frank might follow through. Big Daddy's a definite "no", I'm a "maybe." Anyone else want to chime in?

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
2/20/2018 5:33:23 PM

This is the great thing about art: art is always open to interpretation, and obviously, different people are going to see something different in it, but the great thing is unless the creator(s) say otherwise, nobody is wrong.

If you look around the internet long enough, you'll find all kinds of theories out there that say Hawkeye is actually a depraved and maniacal bisexual given the way he's willfully made moves on Frank (even in joking manners), or his interactions with Trapper and later B.J.

Another common theory is that Radar's regression to his more naive self is because he knew he could get away with being sneaky with Henry in charge, but Potter would have been too smart for that; or that his sneakier, worldlier ways early on was his attempts to try to fit in with the rest of the camp, given how undisciplined they were.

All kinds of interpretations are out there.

Ruptured Brook

Posted:
2/22/2018 1:34:26 AM

It seems to me that there are really two questions here:

1. Was Frank that desperate? No
2. Would Frank finish the job? Probably

I wonder if there were any unused lines or shots from that scene or earlier parts of the episode that would have made it more obvious one way or the other, though.

sparky58

Posted:
2/27/2018 12:02:34 PM

Ruptured Brook wrote:
It seems to me that there are really two questions here:

1. Was Frank that desperate? No
2. Would Frank finish the job? Probably

I wonder if there were any unused lines or shots from that scene or earlier parts of the episode that would have made it more obvious one way or the other, though.

I will agree, Frank was not desperate, but he was greedy. To be in a better spot than he was, Frank would have went along and WAS going along UNTIL the door opened!

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