Things really heat up in today’s episode. Relationships go through some rocky times, and Francis and Casey’s is no different. In our last episode, Francis became suspicious that Casey was dating other women when Casey had her send roses to a woman named ‘Viva Cramer’. When Casey explained that Viva had practically raised him, Francis realized that this woman wasn’t a girlfriend and she quickly got over her worries.
But in this episode, Francis hears some news about Viva Cramer. Aggie reads it to her from the morning paper. (This really must be a small town newspaper because Aggie finds the news of Viva’s divorce right on the front page.) It isn’t so much the divorce that bothers Fran as it is Viva’s age. When she hears that Viva is only 31 years old, she immediately thinks, “What a scoundrel! He has another woman!”
When Casey drops in, he is met with sarcasm and a cold shoulder. He has no idea what has gotten in to Fran, and apparently, Aggie doesn’t understand it either. But I’m sure you won’t be left in the dark — you’ll understand it from Fran’s point of view. Take note of the sarcasm and you’ll see how couples sometimes fight in English.
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Well, unfortunately, we leave Francis sobbing, very upset. She feels tricked by that scoundrel, Casey. She doesn’t feel like his special ‘one and only’ anymore. Can you understand her pain? What about Casey’s confusion? He really doesn’t seem to get it, does he? Can you think of any other explanation for Casey sending roses to a young woman who just got divorced? Leave your ideas in the Comments below. I’m curious to see what you come up with.