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So... Philip/Stan...  
28th-Jan-2015 01:51 pm
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.. are really getting much closer?

4. Stan is no longer the man: Feeling guilty about Nina's fate and distraught over the dissolution of his marriage, Stan is in a bit of a tailspin. At least he has one constant in his life: Philip. Desperate to get Sandra back, Stan starts attending EST therapy sessions that were all the rage in the '80s with Philip. "I think with the loss of the Nina relationship, Stan had time to re-inventory his life and realize it had been falling apart from under him," Emmerich says. "I think there's an authentic affection there between [Stan and Philip]. A lot of the plot and story didn't support it [in the first two seasons]. Fortunately in Season 3, it's organically inherent in stories they're telling for Stan and Philip to come together socially and interestingly, hopefully, for the audience. They do have a real friendship that's building."

Uhm,... yyyyesssss??????? (I'm cautiously optimistic about liking season 3 better than the other 2. Still, not getting too enthusiastic. Remember: Seeing is believing.

28th-Jan-2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
I firmly believe they will come together a lot.

Er...wait...what did I just say?
28th-Jan-2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
28th-Jan-2015 01:26 pm (UTC)
I have no issues with them coming together... or seperately, just ... Oh, wait, okay, never mind. :)
28th-Jan-2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
who had that thought about sending them on a fishing trip together?
a night by the fire, the move closer to keep warm. Stan gently puts an arm around Philip who...

okay... I'd better stop there :)

More Stilip please :)
28th-Jan-2015 01:21 pm (UTC)
Stilip??? :) Like it! :D

But then it was Matthew who put the thought in our heads, so we can hardly blame ourselves for this. :D
28th-Jan-2015 01:14 pm (UTC)
It looks like some of you see something between them that I don't! Did I miss something????? ;-)
28th-Jan-2015 01:25 pm (UTC)
Personally. I thought that there was something 'interesting' going on between Philip/Stan from the 1st episode. Not necessarily romantic/sexual, but I wondered if Stan knew/suspected something and was getting closer to Philip for more info.

Then came the scene at the hotel, when Stan showed up, while Philip was wearing just a towel... and Matthew Rhys saying something along the lines of "Stan and Philip should go on a fishing-trip together."

So, it's not entirely out of the blue and I don't believe it would happen, but I find Philip/Stan (as KGBvsFBI) more interesting than P/E.
28th-Jan-2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Like marea67 said, it's probably a combination of Matthew pitching the fishing trip and that motel room scene. Probably more from Stan's side, given that when Philip makes the offer of Stan staying the night, he immediately assumes it's going to be in the bed, which Philip them corrects him about.

It's also to do with how they've chosen to film their scenes together. Of course, the tension doesn't necessarily have to be (homo)erotic between them, but sometimes - perhaps unintentionally - there have been glances and camera angles that have pointed in that direction.

Personally, I think it's strange how they've almost completely managed to avoid the mentioning of homosexuality on the show, except for at the beginning of the Larrick storyline. I can't remember, but was he supposed to be gay? Or was it someone else that P&E were going to blackmail for information about Larrick that was gay?

Anyway, I can't believe there weren't instances when honeytrapping didn't occur between members of the same sex also. It would have sometimes been even more efficient, given that homosexuality has been illegal at times.

Edited at 2015-01-28 01:56 pm (UTC)
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