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09 October 2008 @ 09:47 pm
SDoaCG, episode six -- God, this show .... it kills me!!!  
Oh, Hannah. And yes, I'm totally specifically addressing Hannah and not Belle at all.

As soon as she told Bambi that she thought having sex with a stranger would make her feel better, I had this feeling. And it just grew and grew as the scenes with Ben continued. Added to the fact that during the first half of the episode, nothing seemed to happen (yeah, yeah, the bondage and gun scene, but really, it was nothing with any consequences), I just KNEW that it was leading up exactly to what it led up to: Hannah using sex with a non-stranger (ie, her best friend, Ben) to feel better.

And I REALLY didn't want it to happen because I felt that if it did it would completely and absolutely sink the Hannan/Ben ship. And I think it did. Of course, we had Hannah earlier in the episode casually admit that she'd never been in love before Alex, so, yeah, we've got Ben still in love with Hannah after all these years, and she never even considered herself in love with him once upon at time? On top of that, she completely uses him sexually -- and NOT as Belle, but as Hannah -- to deal with her own pain. Just, ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch. And that final sorry? OUCHIE!!

Now, I'm not a die-hard Hannah/Ben shippper, or even a mild one, so this doesn't break my heart. I said in an earlier write-up that I *could* see myself shipping them, but after what has been really good with Hannah and Alex the first four and a half episodes of this series? I was leaning away from it. After this episode? Pretty much not gonna happen. I mean, it could, but it would take a lot to make it work for me and I don't think what I need could believably happen. And that would be me basically believing that Hannah will fall in love with Ben even half as much as he desperately is with her. I just can't see that happening if it hasn't happened yet. So, I think if I'm gonna ship anyone it would be Hannah/Alex (or Hannah/Christopher Eccleston- or David Tennant-played character to show up at a later date).

What I found most interesting character-wise is that this was the first episode where I didn't feel like we were seeing Belle at all. Yes, she didn't go through the sex in episode four, but prior to the actual (non) act, she was in full-Belle mode. Then last week, while with the paralyzed kid, she was Belle. This week, even when at the party, even before she realized "Prince Charming" was serious, she was Hannah, not Belle. I was thinking of the way Hannah described how she rather fell into prostitution in that she just liked having sex, and often with strangers. And that's what it felt like here: It was Hannah having sex with a stranger to dull the pain, not Belle ... and that's why she was so uncharacteristically out of control and needed Bambi (!!) to save her.

And, of course, through it all -- even OBVIOUSLY PREGGERS!! -- Billie Piper was (as is always) a goddess ... of acting, charisma and beauty. I ♥ her so. And, hey, speaking of beauty, how gorgeous did she look in some of those Rapunzel shots? Lookie:


So preview for next week!!! Several wowzas there, huh? The return of Alex! (Yay, Callum Blue!!) Hannah quitting whoring to get a real job. Ben getting the wake-up call and ending things with Hannah ... ::sniff, sniff:: (Although, the park bench scene suggests it doesn't take, unless it's before the breaking objects scene?) Finally, the final shot of Hannah telling Alex, "I'm gonna keep making mistakes until I do the one thing that makes you love me again!" Oh, Hannah! (And, shallow alert! I LOVE Billie's hair like that. She looks GORGEOUS!!! God, I'm so gay for her right now, LOL!)

And I can NOT believe I wrote this much about a 22-minute episode. Oy!
 
 
 
Velvet Rain Drops: Billie Piperadriana_is on October 10th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Word. I'm not invested in Ben/Hannah except as friends and I feel that she pretty much took advantage of his friendship/love for her. So, not surprised that he gets fed up.

Have you been reading this? http://misssara11.livejournal.com/144711.html?format=light

I am so addicted and she is SO PREGGERS! It's so cute!



Arabian: Billie Piper_01arabian on October 10th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Word. I'm not invested in Ben/Hannah except as friends and I feel that she pretty much took advantage of his friendship/love for her. So, not surprised that he gets fed up.

Yeah. If I didn't love Hannah so much, I'd be REALLY pissed at her for how she used poor Ben, but alas, sorry, Ben, Hannah's numero uno in my book.

Have you been reading this? http://misssara11.livejournal.com/144711.html?format=light

I haven't watched Blackpool yet. Maybe after I watch that, I'll give it a go.

I am so addicted and she is SO PREGGERS! It's so cute!

Yes, yes, and yes.
killingfrost87killingfrost87 on October 10th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
you don't know the song thats playing when her and ben are cuddling etc do you? Its so beautiful and for some reason my google fu isn't strong tonight
Arabian: Rose_Thinkingarabian on October 10th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
"Summer Breeze" by Emiliana Torrini youtube link of the song. (I tried to get a downloadable copy for you, but had no luck. If you don't get one, I'll try again later.)

Edited at 2008-10-10 12:54 pm (UTC)
Giorgia: callumbluetazza_di_jo on October 10th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, we've seen less and less of Belle since things started with Alex, and this episode she wasn't there at all. ITA about Ben... I was literally yelling at the screen "Don't do it. DON'T!" Sunk the ship for me too. But YAY Callum Blue in the next episode!

Oh, and we got another boobs shot. :D And she's so visibly pregnant! We even got a belly shot or two! Is it going to get more and more evident in the next couple of eps, assuming they shot them in chronological order?
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on October 10th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we've seen less and less of Belle since things started with Alex, and this episode she wasn't there at all. ITA about Ben... I was literally yelling at the screen "Don't do it. DON'T!" Sunk the ship for me too. But YAY Callum Blue in the next episode!

So it sounds like we saw the exact same thing in this episode. Yuppers.

Yup, boob shot, but I don't know if it was her or not. Considering the timing, it shouldn't have been, what with her SO pregnant, and we didn't see her face, but I didn't see a stand-in name in the credits, so I don't know. LOL! And she is looking a bit more obviously pregnant in the face now too. I don't know if they film chronologically or not. If so, then yeah, I expect the last two (it's only eight again, right?) to be full of prime Billie is obviously pregnant and we're trying to hide it shots.
Giorgia: DW - doctorewwwwwtazza_di_jo on October 10th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yes it's only 8. Again. *sob*

Sorry if I'm stressing you, but I've made the mistake of clicking on a review on sdoacg and reading the comments, and now I'm feeling like I've been watching a different show. Since we usually get the same things from episodes, I NEED to ask you.

Do you think Alex is an idiot and an asshole, because he dumped her for being an escort meaning he doesn't respect her and he totally overreacted (the MEANIE)! While Ben is TEH MAN because he's totally okay with it, yessir, he got over it and HE accepts her for who she is and why is Belle saying she's sorry? SHE GOT THE BEN MAN and now they're gonna live 4eva n eva off the manymany money she'll make from her very highclass clients!!!1!1

...tf?
Arabian: Dr Who (9) - BTarabian on October 11th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
I will start out by saying that I just read the first line and was like "NO!!!!!! She's a flipping prostitute!!!" Ahem.

Do you think Alex is an idiot and an asshole, because he dumped her for being an escort meaning he doesn't respect her and he totally overreacted (the MEANIE)!

No. She's a flipping prostitute and he walked in on her writhing on top of another guy. And then he finds out she wasn't even just cheating on him, but was getting paid to cheat on him and possibly had been doing this since they first met.

While Ben is TEH MAN because he's totally okay with it, yessir, he got over it and HE accepts her for who she is and why is Belle saying she's sorry?

Erm, she and Ben have been best friends for years and, oh, I don't know, he WASN'T FUCKING HER!!!! Dude, the logic of these people!

SHE GOT THE BEN MAN and now they're gonna live 4eva n eva off the manymany money she'll make from her very highclass clients!!!1!1

Oh, lordy. I just can not offer up any comment to that. None.
Giorgia: DW - doctordonnahugtazza_di_jo on October 11th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
THANK YOU. I feel normal again.

Seriously, how do people come up with this stuff? And it wasn't just the one person, it was a string of comments all agreeing with each other...