Well, neither is really acceptable, but in terms of being understandable, one is reacting to an issue you have (Stella relating to the woman who claimed she was attacked) and one is using what someone else went through to have an emotional outburst/let off steam. Given that Lindsay and Stella weren't even that close at that point (or ever, IMO), I think it was more than a little drama queen/attention whore behavior from Lindsay. I didn't really get that all--I felt she had on her martyr face. Well, sure, and I think they were kind of trying to create sympathy for both characters, but just ended up muddying the waters. They basically wanted it both ways, which never works. They've gone on record saying Danny didn't cheat--but if he didn't, why was Lindsay justified in chewing him out? She did look shallow, whereas if she'd called him to the carpet for cheating, she would have come across as totally justified. But they threw in him sleeping with Rikki to make us feel sorry for Lindsay--so there was some balance. I just think it wasn't handled very well. I can sort of see it from that angle, but at the same time, I think her "I know you" line was out of line. It was kind of cruel, given that if his response really was a question mark for her, she didn't know how he'd react. Why not just say, "I needed some time to figure this out" rather than "I know you," which indicates she wasn't planning on telling him anytime soon--and if she didn't absolutely have to because they work together, might never have told him. That's not really the problem--it's more the "I know you" line, indicating a judgment of him, and a real reluctance to tell him at all. Yeah... I think they were just going for things not being the same between them. Again, not done so well.... I think he was trying, but was probably pretty confused about what he wanted or how he was supposed to be feeling then. I think he felt bad, because I think Danny's gut instinct is always to feel bad when he's called out on something, but I also think that he was testing the waters to see how pissed/upset she was... how she much she cared, basically. No, I agree--but again, this goes back to Danny's emotional damage. Short of providing him concrete proof... ie, marrying him, or maybe legally giving him sole custody or something, he wasn't going to believe her. Insane abandonment issues and all that. I think she was ready to buy into the fantasy by "Green Piece," and he was saying a lot of the things she wanted to hear... while at the same time, I think his insecurities and fears were very obvious, too. She just chose to overlook them. If someone offers you exactly what you want, even if a nagging voice is telling you something is off or it might not be a good thing, how long are you going to be able to say no for? The fact that he kept trying to get that explanation out of her indicated he cared. And the fact that she was able to manipulate him into taking the mother two episodes later indicated he still cared about her. I agree that maybe she thought it wasn't that big a deal to him initially, but at the same time, she'd seen how emotional Danny was for like a year. She'd seen him get hurt several times (RSRD, Heroes). It's hard to believe she didn't have some inkling about how sensitive he was. Well, it benefits her legally, too. But I think if she didn't love him, if she didn't want him to be hers--she wouldn't have gone through with the marriage. Her flirting with him in "Grounds for Deception" in the lab makes it very clear that she's still really into him. Well, the comment about the kindergarten was made around Mac, and I do think Danny seeks his attention/solace. I don't know... I think it indicated Danny was thinking that if he was really, really nice to her, she'd want to be with him. Again, I think it's kind of indicative of him being mistreated at some key stage in his life--he only seemed/seems really interested when she's treating him like dirt. I don't know--I still maintain no woman is going to say yes to a proposal that starts with the guy asking about mental illness in her family, no matter how "cute" he's being. And it was too close to when she told him about the baby--it was so obvious that was why he was proposing. But later on down the road, she could fool herself a little. He was clearly interested--even if it was in the baby. Someone got pregnant in HP? :wtf: Shows how much I follow that fandom. :lol: But unless it's a soap and someone is actually doing that, I don't know why that would be the first assumption anyone would have about the woman's motivation... especially in this day and age. Interesting... I'd never thought of it that way, that she'd kept them because of his comment. The problem here is that we didn't see a lot of them as a couple before things went south in season four. I think he was sweet/supportive in "Boo." I think Danny is afraid to open himself up because he knows how difficult he is emotionally--and was probably told that at some formative stage in his life--and assumes that someone dealing with that in a relationship would immediately want to head for the hills. He was clearly uncomfortable in "The Deep" with her expressing concern--though I think he was with Hawkes, too, when Hawkes thanked him. Danny doesn't think much of himself when it comes down to it, and one thing I find interesting is that when he does do something right or save the day, people do tend to make a big deal out of it. Everyone: Mac and Stella did in "The Thing About Heroes" when he saved everyone on the train. I think Danny's low self-esteem is obvious to everyone. And he never really seems to know how to react when they do make a big deal--usually he just doesn't say anything, or does try to brush it off or change the subject. So I don't think his reaction was so specific to her in that case. And as I've said in "Child's Play," he was already on his way out. He was clearly more at ease with her when joking around, like in "You Only Die Once" and "Commuted Sentences," when his emotional vulnerability wasn't right there in the foreground. It makes me wonder if he didn't pull away from her after Ruben's death to try to shield her from that side of himself--the side he assumed would send her running for the hills.