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6th Apr '17 2:45:13 AM annieholmes
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** Hopefully not much, since it's not until "The tears I might have shed for your dark fate," that Christine finally grows a spine and starts shouting at the Phantom. Before that, she's frightened and helpless as he drags her down to his lair.
25th Jan '17 1:10:49 PM roxana
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* It's worth noting that Christine's decision to stay with Erik comes after she's made two very important discoveries; A) He is physically incapable of raping her and B) He will never hurt her in any other way (Erik tells not her but Raoul so).
24th Apr '16 2:22:23 AM annieholmes
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** Furthermore, the conspirators' plans were to lure the Phantom out in the first place - so they shouldn't be surprised he showed his mug onstage.
24th Apr '16 2:17:21 AM annieholmes
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** That explains something about the musical I always had a problem with; the Phantom [[HypnotizeThePrincess seemingly luring Christine by the power of his voice, only being broken when Raoul shows up]]. ''Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again'' shows something about Christine that has just been hinted at through the musical. She misses her father and when Erik says that he's her Angel of Music, it's as a connection to her late father, which is a GeniusBonus for people who have read the book, as it's made clear Christine only knew her father for a huge chunk of her young life. Right before the graveyard sequence, Christine has been threatened, stalked, harassed and has just now been proposed as bait to catch said murdering creep...by the one person who has promised to protect her from the Phantom. That's a lot of emotion for anybody to endure and she wants to feel safe again. At least in the illusion, she has her father back.

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** That explains something about the musical I always had a problem with; the Phantom [[HypnotizeThePrincess seemingly luring Christine by the power of his voice, only being broken when Raoul shows up]]. ''Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again'' shows something about Christine that has just been hinted at through the musical. She misses her father and when Erik says that he's her Angel of Music, it's as a connection to her late father, which is a GeniusBonus for people who have read the book, as it's made clear Christine only knew her father for a huge chunk of her young life. Right before the graveyard sequence, Christine has been threatened, stalked, harassed and has just now been proposed as bait to catch said murdering creep...by the one person who has promised to protect her from the Phantom. That's a lot of emotion for anybody to endure and she wants to feel safe again. At least in the illusion, she has her father back. Raoul breaks the illusion by stressing that "[the Phantom] is not [her] father," - something Christine should have realized and come to terms with much, much earlier.
11th Jan '16 1:13:33 PM rememberthehood1941
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** That explains something about the musical I always had a problem with; the Phantom [[HypnotizeThePrincess seemingly luring Christine by the power of his voice, only being broken when Raoul shows up]]. ''Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again'' shows something about Christine that has just been hinted at through the musical. She misses her father and when Erik says that he's her Angel of Music, it's as a connection to her late father, which is a GeniusBonus for people who have read the book, as it's made clear Christine only knew her father for a huge chunk of her young life. Right before the graveyard sequence, Christine has been threatened, stalked, harassed and has just now been proposed as bait to catch said murdering creep...by the one person who has promised to protect her from the Phantom. That's a lot of emotion for anybody to endure and she wants to feel safe again. At least in the illusion, she has her father back.
20th Nov '15 4:43:36 AM benda
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** And going strictly along the plotlines, it's no wonder that as great ventriloquist and singer as Erik was could pull off such a trick.
29th Sep '15 5:58:02 PM annieholmes
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* The five ending notes of Music of the Night reappears two more times: the first starting off All I Ask of You (before Raoul starts singing), bridging Christine's tearful breakdown over Erik's influence on her and Raoul's assurances and promises, and the last at the very end of the show, where Meg holds up the Phantom's mask. This symbolizes Erik finally letting go of Christine, and the Phantom's story ending to give way to Raoul and Christine's story, just as night will give way to the day.
18th Aug '15 2:02:06 PM Nivek96
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** This takes a darker turn when you realise that said dressing room was not Christine's specifically, but rather the dressing room of the First Soprano. Which means The Phantom went to more extreme measures in order to create Christine's likeness for the mannequin.
1st Aug '15 3:52:23 PM DrOO7
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* In the Final Lair, Christine's changed from her Aminta costume into a wedding dress. What the Phantom ''do'' - or threaten her with - in order to get her into it???

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* In the Final Lair, Christine's changed from her Aminta costume into a wedding dress. What did the Phantom ''do'' - or threaten her with - in order to get her into it???
14th Jul '15 12:38:45 PM Ryuzaki40
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* A common criticism that people have with Point of No Return is asking how Christine (or anyone in the theater) can possibly be surprised when she pulls off "Piangi's" hood to reveal the Phantom. After all, Piangi is almost always played with an Italian accent. The difference is even more jarring in the case of Norm Lews, an African-American Phantom, impersonating a Caucasian Piangi. However, in the 25th Anniversary production, careful listeners will notice that Ramin Karimloo is singing a good portion of the song with a subtle Italian accent, making it more believable that he can pull off the deception.

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* A common criticism that people have with Point of No Return is asking how Christine (or anyone in the theater) can possibly be surprised when she pulls off "Piangi's" hood to reveal the Phantom. After all, Piangi is almost always played with an Italian accent. The difference is even more jarring in the case of Norm Lews, an African-American Phantom, impersonating a Caucasian Piangi. However, in the 25th Anniversary production, careful listeners will notice that Ramin Karimloo is singing a good portion of the song with a subtle an Italian accent, making it more believable that he can pull off the deception.
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