The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 3 [Bradley and Laura kiss]
I didn't have Reese Witherspoon kissing Julianna Margulies on my 2021 bingo card, but here we are and here it is. ENJOY!!! I love watching #TheMorningShow and seeing the behind the scenes shenanigans of network TV. I never expected ANY queer main story on this show. It is what it is. Love Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston dynamic. So imagine my surprise when Bradley (played by Reese) has a total lip lock with Laura (played by Julianna)
Here's a compilation of their flirtation. They have serious chemistry and this kiss was BUILDING from their first meeting. 😃 Like serious vibes between these two:
ernie does not know kate well enough at all because otherwise he wouldn't have suggested she "compose a symphony, write an epic poem, serenade her, just go Big" and then left whistler to her own devices because the woman who tried to break up with her long distance girlfriend by just hoping she'd figure it out was never gonna take that advice in a good direction
And another anon:
I just know the team Is gonna bully Kate for that stunt forever AS they should like the cringiness is killing me. Poor Lucy her face was getting more pissed as the singing progressed.. hopefully this lead to a more quiet and romantic conversation/ reconciliation
Nooo, the person who deserves all the bullying is Ernie! Exactly what the first anon said, except even if he DIDN’T know her well enough, he knows Kate has not yet been able to reconcile with someone as easygoing and fully in love with her as Lucy. Like, Ernie saw this, right
He knows how receptive Lucy would be given probably not that much of a push.
And yet Kate, who from the beginning of the convo is CLEARLY eager to get back with Lucy, has not been able to do that! She’s a romantic incompetent! Why would you ONLY give options you didn’t want her to take literally??
But yes, of course, there will be more to the ep. Someone being unamused at a serenade isn’t really season finale ending material. :P
I for one am happy we got the cringe in the sneak peeks, bc I 100% would have missed the undoubtedly important convo we’ve been waiting for that’ll happen after Lucy walks away from the scene of the crime bc I’d be too busy dying from secondhand embarrassment. And that Kate/Ernie scene already explains Kate whistlers newest crime so it really is extremely hilarious to me now, I’m 100% Ernie shaking his head in horror in the serenade scene still tho lmao
And another anon:
i think people are getting too hung up on the 'grand gesture' that clearly Kate didn't really want to do and Lucy clearly isn't receptive of (thanks Ernie lol)..the sneak peek isn't really ruining anything for me cause that's not the 'big moment' between them that we've been waiting for.
No, for real, they did my girl so dirty releasing the singing clip first. Wait, did they? I don't even know...I just saw it spread first on SM and everyone reacting. But anyway, the second clip--the one that comes earlier--THE ERNIE CLIP really transforms my feelings on it.
Initially, I'd been like, okayyy, this is super cheesy and indulgent, which, I appreciate the writers for doing it, I've never seen treatment like this on a mainstream procedural (a relationship being the main romance through a full season, starting from the first episode), but does it seem organic? Is it in character? I don't want stuff that doesn't make sense just because the writers are on a high from how well the ship's doing and being received.
Even then, though, once I got to talking with a friend, we were like, actually, we'll need to watch that conversation with Ernie, no doubt he said show her your feelings, do something big.
But once I watched the Ernie clip and saw that he LITERALLY SUGGESTED SERENADING HER? Among a whole list of other similar options! What could she do? When an obviously good friend of Lucy is like, no, you should try this, as much as Kate visibly didn't want to (you could see her little worried face at the end), how was she not going to? Even if there was a part of her that was like, he didn't mean this, she'd probably tell herself, no, that's the cowardly part of you that ghosted Cara and didn't tell Lucy trying to get out of this, you have to do it.
It honestly really charms me now, to think that this person who is so buttoned up and wants to portray such a professional image and is naturally a bit awkward went SO out of her comfort zone just because she thought this is what LUCY would want. It's so unlike her that without context we were like, this is so unlike her, lol. So, I'm very won over by the sentiment behind it, even if I'm still having trouble watching it.
I'm sure there'll be plenty more to them in the episode, they do have to talk things out after, and no, I don't think the sneak peek ruins anything being released now, we see it now or in four days, either way, but I guess I do prefer seeing everything at once. I mean, we saw how much the Ernie clip alone changed the grand gesture one. Still, I do like that we now have this extra time to analyze and discuss this, it's a fandom experience we wouldn't have had otherwise. :)
god imagine kate can't sing and it's like *cut to three weeks later* and she's knee deep in trying to figure out how to compose a symphony
Hahaha, she would! And Ernie corners her and is like, what's taking so long and she pulls out some sheet music drafts and is like, well, I can't sing or write poetry??
That is why Lucy would stop Kate from talking. She was sparing us lmao
This made me laugh SO hard, all the drama around that and then this joke, lolololololol.
Lucy really was such a hero for that.
Everyone should watch this. Its the pricipal from Abbot Elem talking about how the guy she was seeing serenading her. Im like physically cringing from this whole idea so maybe it can make others laugh a bit
Janelle James Would Ruin a Public Marriage Proposal
https://www.youtube.com › watch
Haha, yeah, I remember seeing this actually! I'm so glad she's blowing up like this, I also learned of her through Abbott and I'm glad I did!
And lol, as for the sentiment, for sure. At least Kate isn't actually proposing, I guess, small favors!
God the things we have to endure for good rep are sometimes bizarre.
I just laugh. Why, Kate why?
Lol, I love that the collective response to this has been to cover our faces at the secondhand embarrassment. We are just not a people for whom public spectacles like this work. We'll write fics about one look across a room and they give us this??
As for why...let me answer below.
And another anon:
Pretty sure the singing is gonna set off the reconciliation. I’m cackling tho 😂 I feel like once we see the full eppie it will feel totally different.
And another anon:
I don't watch ncis but I sort of Internet-follow kacy and when I saw your ask about the sneak peek I thought it was gonna be horrible. So I went and found it and it's really not that bad, I mean it's cringe but at least she can sing. If it were me it would be the definitive break up 😂 . I think going into it expecting the worst probably helps actually, so it may be good your followers read your comment before the scene
Have y'all seen the fourth sneak peek? On CBS's website and youtube? That pretty solidly answers why, at least. Now I blame FULLY blame Ernie, what else was she gonna do?? So having more context already makes it better.
And lol, well, I mean, it's not death, but y'all already don't know how much I skip through awkward scenes and then slowly creep backwards. Now I know which part to skip outright but tbh, I wish they'd saved both sneak peeks for Monday. I know some people are relieved because we're getting a chance to get our initial reaction out now and prepare, but if we'd watched it live, we'd have seen it and immediately moved on to whatever goes after, which I'm assuming will make it all worth it.