It can definitely be both. I never thought of the victims that may have passed away but given the span of ages and Cosby's prolific predatory history, that's entirely possible. That makes me even sadder. What this industry (and probably many others) does not want to admit that there is a culture of casual acceptance on much older men pursuing, and sometimes preying on younger women who are often looking for advice, mentor-ship, access to opportunities within the industry. There were a few times when I encountered a few at some events and because I'm naturally suspicious I blocked efforts quickly or was fortunate to discover what the person was after while meeting him in a public place but in none of those incidents involved someone of Cosby's magnitude and if I were a more open person...there but for the grace of God, you know?
I'm not mad at Latifah playing the Wiz, kind of a cool twist having the Wiz be a woman and QL has a pretty decent comedic sensibility, if they decide to continue in that vein. I guess singing Wiz, it is!
I'm going to reserve judgement on M.J. Blige although honestly, she didn't come to mind when I thought of who'd play Evilene.
Liam kinda made it sound as if he wanted to keep seeing both Ivy and Steffy for the foreseeable future since he mentioned going back to just dating and not married when they signed the papers. Even when Ivy and Liam were married, Liam kept saying that things technically wouldn't change, they were still dating but the marriage certificate was simply a formality to ensure that Ivy was not deported. He said he had feelings for them both, which Steffy never liked to hear.
I guess Liam decided that if he was going to have Steffy in his life, it had to be only her but I don't think he made that clear until today. All the signs were there though as he spent absolutely no time alone with Ivy after that annulment went through.
The NYT has done some good journalism but that has mainly to do with their longform and series stories (Ebola, China's Rural to Urban movement, NYC's toxic nail salons and halfway houses) which most don't bother to read. Many of their shorter articles (1-3 pages) can often get the details wrong in their quest to court clicks.
I think in an effort to appear as though they are not being soft on Hilllary, they've gone too far and I'd be pissed if I were the Hillary campaign. The only reason why they've come forward is because people (other journalists/pundits) came forward and pointed it out on several Sunday news shows, which forced the editorial staff at NY Times to print what amounts to a de facto retraction.
If Clinton's camp is smart, they will use this to their advantage.
Pill Cosby, Woody Allen, Roman Polansky...and they wonder why more women don't 'Lean In' to get ahead our respective fields. We're too busy trying to protect ourselves. Let's face it, most women can't go out with a V.I.P. to the steakhouse and knock back whiskeys to curry favor like other guys do.
Does that empty chair make anyone else feel really sad? Not only does it remind me of the woman/women who feel they cannot come forward but it reminds me that there are other predators in the industry whose identities are still being shielded from exposure.
The funny thing is that all of those things took like 2-3 minutes. Yeah, had they spread it out to 1 1/2 episodes, they could have fit this in (LOL). It's sort of weird that Aly's memorial service was done in mostly montage, maybe BB felt uncomfortable lingering too long with grief? I honestly don't know but it really does add fuel to the fire of that conspiracy theory that Aly may not really be dead.
All the stuff that really should've been included in the actual episode:
Pam thanking Rick for hosting the Memorial and Rick replying that it was Aly's home too, while a guilty Maya responds "even if we didn't always make her feel like it". Pam mentions that she thinks they ought to focus on the good memories.
Ridge lamenting to Caroline about the fact that Aly was talented and something to the effect that her talent should've been nurtured instead of being in an environment of constant put downs (he may have been referring to when Rick was CEO) and regretting that none of them got her the help she needed.
Zende mentions to Nicole that he and Aly used to correspond to each other by handwritten letters, not texts and that she invited him to visit her when she was in Paris but he never did because he was in school and that he would write back even though the letters slowed and eventually stopped (I think) once Aly moved to L.A. I think Nicole said something about how she was sure Aly must have appreciated all the letters even if she stopped writing (or something like that).
You know how it goes with soaps, if you don't see that body...and with B&B, we know even a body in a casket could still mean the person will return alive in the future (I'm looking at you, Taylor!).
Even if Aly is not dead and spirited away, it doesn't explain the weird placement of Steffy (how did she even get home?) and Ivy at Forrester on Friday's episode. Why were any of those people even at Forrester after the Fashion Show and after party??
Ridge wasn't there and he's CEO.
If B&B wanted to get Zende and Nicole out of the mansion, they could have had scenes at Dayzee's cafe but then I guess we would missed another opportunity to see Nicole do the silly runway walk (please let her drop the idea of becoming a model again).
I'm sorry, I just can't get over how disjointed that episode was. It's almost like they put together a bunch of jump cut scenes and edited scenes that they were 'on the fence' about and strung them together.
In isolation the scenes weren't bad but as a whole, it was just a mess.
Whatever day it was, it was an indisputable mess of an episode.
I was thinking of that as a possibility too. They wouldn't have to show a body but to do such a jump like that and place people back at Forrester when we know most of the staff has gone home after the Fashion Show and afterparty (possibly drunk from too much revelry) comes off as incredibly messy, especially seeing as how B&B had been paying more attention to detail lately.