Welcome, Salean, Vertigirl, and Shazza. Good to see Brinchen and Kcatlin here too. What makes you connect psychologically or emotionally to D/L? Maybe it is because they are just something different on TV. I don’t know that they help me escape from real life, you cannot escape real life, but they are an enjoyable diversion---something enjoyable to watch that is not the same old thing. I like the idea that they don’t jump out as two people that are exactly compatible in terms of personality and backgrounds. I don’t see either person necessarily going for the other one(Maybe Danny would go for more of a tough NY girl in leather and Lindsay for a more conservative executive), but that is what makes D/L so much more appealing. On the other hand, they are just so cute, that one can’t help but ship them together. People who are completely alike bore me (am I Kendall suddenly?). Yet in some of ways they are similar---which doesn’t detract away from the fun. I think that they were both two people in search of someone else---someone to share their life with, and they are also physically appealing in their own ways---maybe not in the outstandingly beautiful category, but cute and natural. (And sorry people, but I’ve never bought the idea that Danny is God’s gift to women---if he’s hot it’s because Carmine’s sensuality and animal magnetism have come to the surface---season one, the Danny character wasn’t as sexy in a suit and tie.) Traditional couples that are gorgeous---well I see traditionally ‘acceptable’ beautiful people all the time, so I‘m not always searching for that in these two. Danny has ‘raw ’ New York appeal and Lindsay has a cute, fresh style. I suppose they could have gone with another angle for her character, maybe something more like Anna’s ME character, Eva , http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f40/audacity121/AB_MI101_28-1.jpg but that would have changed the dynamitic of the relationship. In short, they have all the things that make for something different on TV. It’s nice and makes many people feel good about TV love (and some not so good---that happens). *pic found at pastmyshoulder.com* Love Run Cold: Again, I am in left field compared to everyone else on this issue. But Love Run Cold was a pivotal episode for D/L. We may have not liked the fact that Lindsay brushed Danny off, and that D/L didn’t start dating yet, but there a little more deepness to the relationship than ever before. What I didn’t like: Lindsay standing Danny up. That’s no way to treat anyone, especially a person you care about. I also didn’t like that the relationship was left at a standstill. Nevertheless, you have to understand the circumstances behind the situation. What I did like: I did like that Danny was persistent and that he needed answers from Lindsay. He could have just gotten mad and stayed away(and rightfully so), but instead he opened up to her. She then opened up to him that she liked him. This did give us concrete answers to how they had been feeling about each other. The one thing that the writers failed to deliver was a solid reason for why Lindsay would suddenly go OCC and do such a thing. I tend to believe it is because she found out about the trial in Montana and panicked. Instead of showing her vulnerability to Danny, she pushed back her finer feelings, not sharing her problems with him. In some ways, maybe she didn’t want to drag him into a relationship with her in such a depressed state, and that is why it was probably best to follow that route. Who wants to hook up with someone that is distraught? Not fun. Spoiler: Speculatory Spoilers Cowboy Liff said: Sorry to say, but I'm getting tired of this whole Rikki business. If you think about it, I mean REALLY think about it, it's stupid. Danny's not a prostitute, therefore he isn't going to give Rikki sex to pay for his mistakes and make her feel better. Seriously. If TPTB did the whole Rikki thing, he's nothing better than one and said word I will label him for the rest of his life….Seriously, I think Danny means more to TPTB then that. If they are going for that, he might as well quit his job and stand on the steps of the Met with a sign “$50.” You know they used comfort women (probably still do) in wars to help soldiers with their ‘needs’. But I seriously doubt that they fell in love, or became better soldiers or men. People turning to each other in a crisis might be one thing, but conjuring up a sexual relationship is not the way to make it through the grieving process. It sure the hell isn’t a good way to start a relationship. Both characters deserve better than that. Hopefully, they wouldn’t bring Rikki in for the purpose of splitting D/L up or as a momentary distraction. She seems like a nice, decent person, and in order for her to come to terms with her son’s death, she needs to grieve…kick and scream and fight if need be, but she doesn’t need comfort sex to help her make it through. And Danny would not take advantage of a grieving mother. He is more respectful than that. Things do happen suddenly with people during rough patches, but that doesn’t mean the writers have to go there. Keeping it classy would be the way to go….there’s drama and then there’s poorly done drama. Plus, say Danny and Rikki did start something, it’s doubtful that it would be a happy relationship---it would be based on two people getting together during a time of distress and pain. Not a fun, joyful, inspirational type relationship. Just couldn’t see Rikki saying something like “If Rueben hadn’t died, we would have never gotten together.” Blah. In some ways, she must still be a bit hurt that Danny may be to blame for what happened---even if he wasn’t, but who knows how someone might feel. And I am not saying this just because I’m a D/L shipper, look at my thoughts on LRC. Lindsay getting together with Danny while suffering? That would not have worked, neither will this. Plus everyone’s always talking about this being a crime show, then why would they focus on this situation along with Mac’s supposed new love interest as well as the other flirtations on the show? Stay tuned, we might be in for a bumpy ride. Drama, drama, drama. Anyone else just like to see Danny get over s**t? It was not fun seeing Lindsay so depressed either, so it really isn‘t fun seeing this kind of drama happened again. Whatever happened to fun, dorky Danny? I miss Mo. Shipping isn't the same without her.