Re: Your Thoughts on the upcoming Danny/Lindsay development (SPOILERS! I have been reading various comments around the board, I thought this was as good a place as any to reply to those comments. Tell me this. How would a D/R baby be any the less soapy.? Rikki coming back pregnant is concentrated melodrama at its finest, so would Lindsay being pregnant to another man. Because of how they played the phonecall in PF. And before you mention the scenes being switched. IMO that made no difference, AT ALL. Because if Danny calling Lindsay was only because Rikki had gone, well that would have made him a manipulative a** playing with peoples emotions for his own selfish purposes. D/R IMO opinion was never about Love and Romance. It was about two people dealing with their mutual greif and in Dannys case guilt. We were never IMO meant to route for them as a couple. If you saw more, you saw more, but the dialouge between them in both RND and PF sort of contradicts it being about Love. Rikki said "last night was just sex" Danny says "Ruebens dead" Thats how he was justifying it, in his mind. Rikki them basically told him that one day he would wake up and see things differently to how he was seeing them now. And basically he would regret what the guilt had made him do. Then Danny in PF basically tells her she was right all along, and that what they were doing was bad i.e wrong. Also if your going off the theory, what did Lindsay do to help Danny. Well what did Flack, Mac, Stella, Hawkes, Adam, Sid, and Angell do to help him? Flack and Lindsay were concerned and kinda helped him in AITF, and Angell was concerned somewhat in a following episode but no one else seemed to be worried about him. Those were the only times it was alluded to anyone helping/being concerned about him. Honestly I think we were meant to assume Danny wouldn't let anyone help him. I mean, he even told Flack he should have minded his own buisness in AITF. And in regards to spoilers. Whose fault is it, that people possibly interpreted them wrong. TPTB never specifically said, D and L would split up. Never said Rikki would come back pregnant, never specifically said, that Lindsay would have a new love interest. PL basically ignored that question when Kristine made mention of it. To state that a storyline changed without proof, and condem TPTB calling them and CBS weak for giving into D/L fans is wrong IMO.(PL said the storyline in regards to D/L/R had changed, but he didnt say the direction or the outcome of the storyline in regards to D/L/R had changed) TPTB had told the D/L fans that they would like how the season ended for D/L, all that changed IMO is the timeline and how they went about it, because of AB's pregnancy. Lets see. PV said "things are going to be a little rocky for them this season" Um hell yeah, its an unplanned pregnancy people(and has to be played as such, everthing changes over night which has a ripple affect on their whole lives including their jobs and their relationship). And then she kind of goes on to explain in part her previous comment somewhat in her next line of "A lot of things will happen with Danny that dont involve Lindsay" A lot of things could happen to him, he could get into trouble at work, Ollie could turn up dead making D and R prime suspects and all this could happen while AB is on maternity leave, and L's absense is explained by her going home to Montana. "But shes going to come to the rescue" I assume she will be back in time to help him out of the what he has gotten himself into and then she says " and she will still be a part of that relationship" Yup, they still could be together. Then she makes the comment about "eyes for someone else" "he will recur for several episodes and of course he will be very attractive" Now hmm, that could be anyone, PV did not specifically say it was a love interest (IMO all eyes for someone else means is that her attention is focused on something/somebody else), that was added by Ausiello. It also could be someone she works with to get Danny out of the crap he has gotten himself into, or it could be a son, a brother a Father, hell it could be even Louie (we can hope). That far out from the season premiere all PV was doing was getting people to speculate, she was not going to reveal that far out about writing in AB's pregancy, that would ruin everything. Spoilers only have to make sense in the heads of those that actually say them. PV knows the story arcs for the season, we dont. Saying that, I'm not going to say I have interepreted PV statements right either, but I also am not saying what I posted is fact. Mine are assumptions and opinions nothing more Umm. What do we know about Danny. Basically about as much as we know about Lindsay. We know of his tanglewood connections, we know he has a brother Louie, we know he and his Dad got beaten up by a gypsy cab driver when he was 10, we know he once had a girlfriend called Cindy, we know a wrist injury ended his baseball career and that he used to play in a band at one stage, he owns a harley, he lives alone, ummm what else, Oh his Moms a good cook. Its never been explained why he acts the way he does. And people are still generalizing, how do you/we know whom fans sypmathize with? But if your going to generalize, I saw a lot more people symathsizing with Lindsay last season than Danny after the whole cheating with the greiving Mother storyline. Also unless you have some physic powers or have seen the episodes leading up to episode 9, how do you know, if we dont see things from Lindsay's perspective leading up to her telling Danny? And for those that are contradicting TPTB's words about D and L being happy about this. The words *sad* and *confused* have been used in a way on this board, to basically say Danny is sad about Lindsay being pregnant and confused, no idea ( but I think Danny knows how it happened). But IMO it basically ties into what I said in my last post. Danny F****d up last season in regards to Lindsay. IMO Danny is sad because Lindsay had to resort to lying to him rather than tell him, because of how she thought he would react. I dont think he understands initially her exact reasons, (hense him being confused) but from what I have seen from my sources his attitude seems to change later on. Actions and regrets were alluded to. I believe what was meant by that was, he was regretting things that had happened in the past, things IMO that made Lindsay react the way she did, in not telling him about the pregnancy. Also this is a crime drama. Personal moments, especially pertaining to a big storyline like this, is always going to have to be tied into the crime aspect of the show. They cant have Danny and Lindsay discussing this for the whole 45 minutes of the show. It makes sense IMO for us to be seeing it though Danny's eyes in this episode rather than Lindsay's(afterall Lindsay already knows, Danny is just finding out), because I think Dannys reactions and actions, and how he deals with this situation will be in stark contrast to last season. Danny was in the wrong last season, he was selfish and self destructive when faced with a difficult situation, he tried to deal on his own and pushed Lindsay away, rather than let her help him. Not realizing he was hurting her/their relationship in the process. Lindsay's rections to Danny about this pregnancy IMO make perfect sense and so does seeing it from Danny's perspective, because the fiasco of last season, will still be fresh in viewers/Lindsay's/Danny's minds, and most/Lindsay would probably expect Danny to react to this situation the same way he reacted to the last difficult situation he was faced with. ETA: In regards to Danny's vacation time.(which was mentioned further up) From what I have seen, its NOT stated that he is going on a *road trip*, its NOT mentioned how long he is having off, or even if he is going anywhere. And if indeed he is going somewhere, its NOT known if he is going alone or with someone else.