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shipping and other things

so exciting! I am starting to believe that Lara Pulver was a Robin and Isabella shipper. For all that she cared about shipping, that is. As this old interview (and the one I previously posted) seem to imply. (Link to website where image was found)

also was rewatching Too Hot to Handle (well, bits) and when Robin asks her to betray Guy, she tells him "my brother is my only protection in the world," and he tells her that he'll be there for her. 15 minutes of episode later, they break up. WHY, CRUEL UNIVERSE?

Which poses the question (which I think most of us have an answer to): who cared more? Isabella or Robin? And is that a fair question?



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May. 2nd, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
Woman, you play with my braaaaaiiin. WHY can't Robin commit!? As soon as anyone truly needs him, he lets them down. To Much and Marian, who knew him so well, it was bad enough. To a woman like Isabella, a Gisborne who's been abused in so many ways, it's FATAL! He should have known better.

I was hesitant in believing Isabella's transformation into absolute evil, I still don't believe it. I understand her absolute need for revenge. But the way Robin made promises, not realising how incredibly important that made him to her, makes me so angry and (sadly) reminds me why I really dislike Robin. He had HIS chance for redeeming there, grrr.

A fair question, hmmm. Robin is supposed to be altruistic and seeing Isabella as a vessel for a greater good (if it wasn't for the fact that Robin wants to kill Guy for private reasons) one could ALMOST argue that Robin cares more in a larger sense and that Isabella misses the point. That is, if you don't happen to believe that Robin is more of a glory hound than altruistic. >;-/

Seeing them as two incredibly damaged people, both fresh out of their personal hells, one could argue that none of them really cares except for their broken hearts. But then, there is that undeniable chemestry. ♥

But when it comes to relationship love, seeing a future, trying to work it out, the whole why-don't-we-live-together-baby? Isabella.
May. 4th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
I think one of the weird things about what they do with Isabella's character arc is that in the end they present her as totally evil, but do we have any evidence she's doing 'evil' things other than for her personal vendetta with Guy and Robin?

I could totally be forgetting stuff. But I feel like with Isabella it's mostly a case of her being bad because they need someone to be bad.
May. 4th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
ITA! There's no mention of her doing anything but being married off to an abusive husband at the age of 13. It is, like you say, that they need her to be evil for the sake of it. But is she evil enough that BOTH Guy and Robin want to kill her? It's connected with her being sheriff and self-protection, of course. But still: one of the things that unite them is their intent to kill her. It's disturbing.
May. 4th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Hmm, this is tough. It is hard, because both have their baggage, and both deal with it in different ways. I sort of think Isabella cared more, but I don't think she was completely genuine, at least not until the well (and I think that's part of why she snapped, because she made herself vulnerable to Robin and he pushed her away). Robin says that he thought they might have had a future together, and then you can tell in the well how much he wants what she says, but I think he shoves it so far down and sublimates it to what he sees as his duty for the people that it's hard to take him seriously. So maybe they even cared the same amount, but the stakes for Isabella were just so much higher that she has to do something drastic. (and my god when he finds her after she runs away from Thornton in the woods? what could have been!)

And does anyone know if the picture of her from that article is online anywhere? I haven't seen it before, and it's great!
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