Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Frank Foster: hero or zero?

please note: this post makes reference to the Feb 6 episode on CBC

Can I be frank? (as long as it doesn't involve a blog, you can be anyone you like - ed).

What do we make of Mr. Frank Foster? Well, we know that he has that nervous quirky mannerism (like a jumpy rodent on groundhog day - ed). We know that he has some dosh and used his financial power to lean on Underworld and hang around the factory ogling Maria. We also know that he "misread the signals" and jumped Maria one night.  That freaked Maria out but Frank maintained his innocence and subsequently Carla made a deal with the devil (David Platt? - ed) and refused to sever ties with ol Frankie. Then they became business partners. Then they became bedroom partners. Then they went to Rome. (Get on with it! - ed).

Now Frank wants to wed the fair Cruella (er I mean Carla) and he's prepared to go to any length to make it happen (oh my God, not the awkward meeting with the parents? NO!).  You know what happened next. Carla was a few cases over the legal limit and drove a car into the bookies (she just wanted to put a fiver on Lucky Luke in the fifth at Newmarket - ed). 

So now Frank wants to take the blame, get off with a slap on the wrist, marry Carla and live happily ever after. The thing is, he's a bit of a (control freak? - ed)  yes, but I'm thinking more along the lines of (hard ass? - ed) . Perhaps, but more of a (sexual predator? - ed). Yes, that's it.  Isn't that a bit of a warning sign for Carla? After all, she's had some "bad experiences" with men in the past (you mean she was married to a killer who tried to murder her? - ed).

What will Carla do? Give up the booze? Give up Frank? Give up pining for Peter? All of the above? I don't know but I suspect something's gotta give. Carla can't go on deceiving herself (and the cops) indefinitely. Not only that but I think her 'bad man alarm' finally went off. She's having sober second thoughts about Mr. Frank Foster (well, second thoughts, anyway - ed). I guess that's progress.

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