Talk:Losing My Religion

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Psmith 04:31, 4 April 2007 (CDT)

Some people think this is a mistake in continuity, but a person can be shy and reserved but still be passionate about certain things. I used to be VERY VERY quiet, but talk about history or my God, and you'd either get a woman on fire with excitement and joy over the subject, or a vicious, sharp-tongued enemy (depending on whether the other person came to have a discussion or a fight ;)). And seeing such a fire in a usually quiet woman could have led Bree's dad to be attracted to Bree's mom. --Nieriel.Manwathiel

I don't think it's so much a continuity problem as just shoddy character development. In prior instances of the show, Bree always seemed to describe her mom as very headstrong, even before she had met her dad (as in How My Parents Met). This led many people (including myself) to perceive Bree's mom as a primarily extroverted person. You're right in that real people (and well-developed characters) are complex and can exhibit different behavior in varying situations. However, the attempt to add some depth to Bree's mom wasn't warmly welcomed because it expects us to now suddenly perceive her as a primarily introverted person who became extroverted through the Order--a sharp turn, if you ask me, unless the only anecdote about Bree's mom pre-Order is also happens to be about one of those rare occasions in which she was acting extroverted. It's possible, but also poorly-set up from a story-telling perspective. OwenIsCool 13:26, 4 April 2007 (CDT)