History Series / StateOfPlay

7th Apr '14 2:27:52 PM Laudanum
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: a mild variation in Stephen Collins. On the outside he is a NiceGuy, a calm, quiet man, deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened, contrite and ashamed of what he has done. However, when something happens to make him angry he turns into a self-righteous hypocrite, viciously attacking whoever is on hand with scathing and cruel insults, where he [[NeverMyFault pushes any blame onto someone else]]. It's not that he's faking a mask, it's more that he can be pretty cruel and hypocritical when he gets angry.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: a mild variation in Stephen Collins. On the outside he is a NiceGuy, a calm, quiet man, deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened, contrite and ashamed of what he has done. However, when something happens to make him angry he turns can turn into a self-righteous hypocrite, viciously attacking whoever is on hand with scathing and cruel insults, where he [[NeverMyFault pushes any blame onto someone else]]. It's not that he's faking a mask, it's more that he can be pretty cruel and hypocritical when he gets angry.else]].
7th Apr '14 2:16:39 PM Laudanum
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: a mild version in Stephen Collins. On the outside he is a NiceGuy, a calm, quiet man, deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened, contrite and ashamed of what he has done. However, when something happens to make him angry he turns into a self-righteous hypocrite, viciously attacking whoever is on hand with scathing and cruel insults, where he [[NeverMyFault pushes any blame onto someone else]].

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: a mild version variation in Stephen Collins. On the outside he is a NiceGuy, a calm, quiet man, deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened, contrite and ashamed of what he has done. However, when something happens to make him angry he turns into a self-righteous hypocrite, viciously attacking whoever is on hand with scathing and cruel insults, where he [[NeverMyFault pushes any blame onto someone else]]. It's not that he's faking a mask, it's more that he can be pretty cruel and hypocritical when he gets angry.
7th Apr '14 1:48:08 PM Laudanum
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* MoralMyopia: quite a bit of this going around. On an average everyday level, there is Stephen, who expects understanding and sacrifice from the people in his life when he has a year-long affair with his employee, yet [[spoiler: has a tantrum when his own wife has an affair afterwards when they are separated]], making those same people - e.g. his wife, who previously lied for him in a press conference to cover for his infidelity - suffer from his anger. On a criminal level there is [[spoiler: oil and lobby executives as well as significant parliamentary figures who believe they are perfectly justified in destroying people's lives and[=/=]or ''killing'' them, while taking immediate offense (read: intimidation, threats and ''proactive'' steps) to people digging into ''their'' lives to discover the truth]].



* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Cal has an affair with Anne, Stephen's wife]].

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* YourCheatingHeart: The obvious one, of course, is the story set-up, Stephen screwing his young research assistant. [[spoiler: Then Cal has an affair with Anne, Stephen's wife]].wife, which develops after Stephen's own affair is made public]].
7th Apr '14 11:41:38 AM Laudanum
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** The most telling example of his character is when he finds out that [[spoiler:his wife started an affair after she separated from him when his own was revealed to the nation]]. What he says to both Anne and Cal show that he really thinks of both of them as pathetic, damaged, disgusting and inferior to him (remembering that he has been crying for sympathy from both of them from the very start), and then he comes home and bitches out his own son extensively, blaming both him and Anne for "looking at him sideways" and "driving him away", essentially making him commit the affair in the first place by neglecting him.

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** The most telling example of his character is when he finds out that [[spoiler:his wife started an affair after she separated from him when his own was revealed to the nation]]. What he says to both Anne and Cal show that he really thinks of both of them as pathetic, damaged, disgusting and inferior to him (remembering that he has been crying for sympathy from both of them from the very start), and then he comes home and bitches out his own son extensively, blaming both him and Anne for "looking at him sideways" and "driving him away", essentially neglecting him and making him commit the affair in the first place by neglecting him.place.
7th Apr '14 11:41:08 AM Laudanum
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7th Apr '14 11:40:16 AM Laudanum
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: a mild version in Stephen Collins. On the outside he is a NiceGuy, a calm, quiet man, deeply saddened and sorry for what has happened, contrite and ashamed of what he has done. However, when something happens to make him angry he turns into a self-righteous hypocrite, viciously attacking whoever is on hand with scathing and cruel insults, where he [[NeverMyFault pushes any blame onto someone else]].
** The most telling example of his character is when he finds out that [[spoiler:his wife started an affair after she separated from him when his own was revealed to the nation]]. What he says to both Anne and Cal show that he really thinks of both of them as pathetic, damaged, disgusting and inferior to him (remembering that he has been crying for sympathy from both of them from the very start), and then he comes home and bitches out his own son extensively, blaming both him and Anne for "looking at him sideways" and "driving him away", essentially making him commit the affair in the first place by neglecting him.
3rd Dec '12 6:35:43 PM Outis
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** [[spoiler: "Sonia meeting Paul Canning on a daily basis down at the Trocadero, telling him everything!"]] Cal doesn't realize the significance of this at first, but when he plays the tape back, [[spoiler: he realizes only the PsychoForHire knew this information, and the only way he'd know it is if Stephen hired him]].

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** [[spoiler: "Sonia meeting Paul Canning on a daily basis down at the Trocadero, telling him everything!"]] Cal doesn't realize the significance of this at first, but when he plays the tape back, [[spoiler: he realizes only the PsychoForHire knew this information, and the only way he'd Stephen could know it is if Stephen he was the one who hired him]].
23rd Jul '12 4:31:02 PM lipranzer
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** [[spoiler "She'd fallen in love with Collins. She'd gotten herself pregnant to him."]] This inspires the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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** [[spoiler [[spoiler: "She'd (Sonia) fallen in love with Collins. She'd gotten herself pregnant to him."]] This inspires the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
23rd Jul '12 4:30:27 PM lipranzer
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** [[spoiler "She'd (Sonia) fallen in love with Collins. She'd gotten herself pregnant to him."]] This inspires the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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** [[spoiler "She'd (Sonia) fallen in love with Collins. She'd gotten herself pregnant to him."]] This inspires the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
23rd Jul '12 4:29:26 PM lipranzer
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** [[spoiler "She'd (Sonia) fallen in love with Collins. She'd gotten herself pregnant to him."]] This inspires the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
** [[spoiler: "Sonia meeting Paul Canning on a daily basis down at the Trocadero, telling him everything!"]] Cal doesn't realize the significance of this at first, but when he plays the tape back, [[spoiler: he realizes only the PsychoForHire knew this information, and the only way he'd know it is if Stephen hired him]].
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