She seemed prepared to have Lucy on her own and raise her if Danny didn't want to be involved - that's not the same thing as shutting him out when he'd specifically claimed an interest. The "I'm not expecting anything from you" bit I really viewed as Lindsay talking about her expectations, not the baby's. What she might/might not expect from Danny (going through ultra-sounds, doctor's appointments, making up a nursery, etc etc, pregnancy stuff), and what Lucy had a right to expect from Danny (Danny being a father, basically) are two entirely separate things. Even Danny seemed to know this on some level - if he hadn't, I think he would've spent far more time on her "wrong time" answer (maybe worrying that it meant she really was going to run), rather than quickly bypassing it in favour of finding out what was wrong with him as a guy. Well, I just thought it was harsher than the Hawkes brush-off - he sounded lighter with Hawkes, I'll just say. And yeah, I guess I can see that double standard, but being fair, the times when Lindsay just wants them to do their jobs are times when they're not together but Danny still wants them to cut out of work for lunch. In "The Deep", she and Danny were presumably together, he'd (presumably) given her the impression that he'd be interested in said relationship, and therefore wouldn't find it a big deal to listen to her personal feelings about him - when expressed in a roundabout, work-appropriate way. Yeah, but Danny never once tried to brush Flack off when Flack first showed up in AitF - he did so later, but not that first time. Flack made a sarcastic comment about the batting cages, Danny said they were closed for maintenance - then mentioned he didn't give a crap about Ollie Barnes when Flack said Barnes "wasn't the one screwing up Danny's career" --> he responded to every one of Flack's statements. And when Flack asked why he was there, Danny spilled immediately. It didn't seem like he was ever trying to brush Flack off, or that he wanted to. After being yo-yo-ed around all season, there was even less reason for Lindsay to assume Danny would even want to talk to her - yet he was still clinging. I think he followed her cues, but I highly doubt that's how it would've appeared to Lindsay. That's not how it would've appeared to me were I Lindsay. After a year of boomerang-ing him around, I'd be shocked that the guy would even want to look at me, let alone still flirt with me after the mess was over...but if he did, I'd assume that he liked me a lot. I really feel that's an assumption other people would come to, too. He did know how to seal the deal, and it was clearly all about that - wanting to keep her in his life, any way he could. If it were at all about trying to actually fix things between them, he wouldn't have been as concerned about whether she'd be angry by what he said, so long as she knew his side of things. He's passive when people get angry, but for the most part he usually does try to get his point of view across when it's important to him - even with Mac, in "Crime and Misdemeanour", "On the Job", RSRD. Well yeah, that's why he wanted the quick fix. No, she doesn't take criticism that well; although we've seen so few people actually criticize her - but the few times she gets it, she usually does come around to their points of view eventually, or quickly enough (Danny in All Access, Stella in Silent Night, Mac in LWFM). I think she might've been a little peeved if he'd told her that she didn't do things right .... but you know, she seemed very aware of that already, and even if she was peeved I think she'd've gotten over it soon enough. Obviously, it would've taken effort, maybe even another cold spell. But if he'd had even the slightest interest in having a dialogue with her, getting his say in, then that wouldn't have been an issue for him. I really don't think she believed him for a second when he said "I love you" in the Triangle, so I don't think it was just a question of what she wanted to hear. She knew he didn't love her. And yeah, it certainly affected their relationship, but when the baby got involved she was friendly enough with him that it seemed she was willing to overlook it. Even before his proposal in the Triangle, or when he said he loved her. She knew he didn't, but really, to her it only seemed to matter that he wanted to be involved with Lucy - that was enough to make her friendship strong again with him. He didn't need the love front. I agree Danny probably didn't find it as easy to give up "I love you" as he did sex - but he certainly left her with the hope that he might, during that phone call in PF. "Please come over so you can tell me you love me in person" - I mean, it implies more than just an impersonal booty-call. And I think Danny meant it to, if only for the purpose of bringing her over. At the very least, it implied that he was open to her own love for him. I think Lindsay knew perfectly well what would happen if she went over to Danny's place that night (that's why I was so under the impression that she hadn't :brickwall, but I don't think the line would've been able to lure her over if she didn't think it was about more than just sex. In that case, I definitely think we would've seen more pointed coldness from him toward her. Especially the day she came back after committing all these fiascos. (Flack's happy around Danny, yeah, but it's not like Danny's presence makes him lose all sense of who should be treated like a pariah and who he should be nice to - he keeps it together with Danny in front of suspects, and when he was with Sam in "Veritas") She wasn't so much rude to everyone else in Stealing Home. Withdrawn, and irritated when Mac revealed that Danny had gone to him about Lindsay's obsession with the case, but not exactly rude. And not as much as she was with Flack. I don't think she was holding a grudge, per se, but I do think that in Cool Hunter, she might've classed him as someone who didn't like her because of the tiny interrogation-thing. And so the next time she saw him, she just remembered that and responded in kind, the way she does with people she thinks don't like her. She glosses over Mac's irritation because she knows Mac likes her. The way she maybe does with Flack now, because I think she's fairly assured that he likes her (and from what I've seen, the only way she'd be assured of this is if he did). She didn't seem to think he liked her in Stealing Home, and it showed. Oh yeah, I totally agree Flack has fun annoying her, or watching her be annoyed. :lol: But that's why I think it's in fun. It seems to be when Stella and Hawkes are doing it too. And well, he called her "Linds" during that greenhouse comment, too. (I think, I'll have to check that) I totally think Flack acted out of love during that whole episode, even during the yelling moment (although I don't agree that anyone else would've just ditched their best friend in the same scenario). But I do have to say it didn't easily come across that way; I think this was in part because of Flack's character...he's pretty reserved, so it's hard for him to convey emotions like fear or concern in the most obvious ways. The fear and the concern mixed in with the (very potent, I'm sure) irritation with the whole scenario - and so it came out harshly when he started to yell. And I get that he had to just let it out, but I don't think that one-hour ultimatum was what Danny needed to hear right then, not in that tone. Really, even more than D/L? :lol: I totally don't think Flack would put up with Lindsay's behaviour for a second, but that right there is exactly why I prefer the pairing so much. Lindsay badly, badly needs a stable guy (or stable anyone, really) who just won't put up with her BS - who, in fact, will give her his own BS that she'll have to put up with in a workable way. Additionally, it's because I totally don't buy into the whole "opposites-attract" thing (because look how well that worked out for D/L ), and Lindsay and Flack may well be the two most similar characters on the show. Mac is stoic, but that in part seems to be because all his emotions are generally subdued (as opposed to Flack, who feels deeply but controls it, and Lindsay, who also seems to feel deeply, but shows it erratically). Hawkes comes across as stoic, but that has mostly to do with his lack of storylines - when we saw him in that girlfriend storyline in S5, he seemed as liable to freak out as Danny has ever been. *shrug* I think Lindsay is more than pretty enough for Flack, as are all the other women on the show (because, um, CSI: NY is basically a runway for Hollywood-glamorous cops. It's not even this bad on CSI: Miami)...but then, I've always seen Danny as the hotter of the two rather than Flack, and they can't seem to pry D/L apart, so maybe that's just me.