"If you have sex with your twin is that incest or masturbation."
Guess who works in TV now
I’m confused. How did people get out of that post that my main point was that Alicia only used Will for sex? I didn’t even say that. I’ve seen like three replies and they’ve all tended to focus on that. When I said, “I don’t think she wanted anything other than sex from him (she certainly didn’t start an affair with him so she could break off and start her own firm two years later, though I’m not sure Will truly believes that part, either),” I meant she couldn’t be seen as USING HIM FOR anything other than sex. It was a response to Will’s allegations that she manipulated him so she could steal his clients. Sorry if I didn’t make that point clear enough!
I’m probably one of those posts, lol. I recognized that it wasn’t the point of your post but I wanted to respond to it because it made me consider a question I had literally just asked myself a second ago, which was: is Will the only one in love? And I did get from your post that Alicia just used Will for sex, and what came with the sex (freedom, independence to choose, etc). I didn’t keep in mind that this is through Will’s perspective, and so I went of thinking that you meant you thought Alicia was just using Will for sex (which I totally think she was because for it to be anything other than sex would mean that she’s in love with him, which also means that she wouldn’t be a very good wife, which I am convinced she is still trying to be /end run on sentence). But I will amend my statement since that’s not what you meant. I’m sorry if I offended you or came off as a defensive crazy fangirl shipper! Lol I swear I’m not. It was really a great perspective. It really makes me see that Will’s assessment of Alicia and his relationship with Alicia is so skewed right now, and that it very well could have been like that from the beginning.
Alicia: I get the romance. I need a plan. […] Poetry’s easy; it’s the parent-teacher conferences that are hard.
Will: My plan is I love you. Okay? I’ve probably loved you ever since Georgetown.
The above quotes, taken from the season 1 finale/season 2 premiere, speak volumes about the Will/Alicia relationship and the differing ways they view their future.
This is a very well written alternate perspective of Will and Alicia’s journey so far. I’ve considered Alicia using Will for sex as the only thing she wants out of him . But I think she’s is mostly in denial. She may not be The Good Wife, but if her actions have shown us anything these past 5 years, there is no doubt that she wants to be. And that involves de-rationalizing her love for Will. She only allowed herself to see what she had with Will as “hot animalistic sex” (as Owen so eloquently put it in S3 I think or early S4, and to which Alicia agreed) because the alternative would be that she was in love with him. Which she can’t be, because she’s married to Peter and has two kids and doesn’t want to be her mother etc. And even with the “we had a good thing” and “I don’t know how to stop” scenes in Season 4, I think Alicia still thinks it’s just sex because it’s probably easier to pretend she’s not in love than to face the fact she’s in love and then not choose Will.
Also to answer my own question, I cite Victoria spilling the beans about AP’s marriage. We don’t have 100% confirmation (when do we ever, especially when it comes to anything that happened before Season 1), but I’m convinced she partly married Peter because she got knocked up. She grew to love him, sure. But I can see how she could admit what she did to will on the balcony.
Children are fulfilling, but dismissing Alicia’s confession as a huge “MAYBE SHE DIDN’T EVEN SAY THAT WILL STOP MAKING THINGS UP” is sort of like saying that nothing else, ESPECIALLY not the love of a man, can make her feel equally happy. I think there are things in the world that could. It would be hard, but it could happen. Romantic love exists before the children. The love that normally begets children could be just as strong as love for a child.
It’s sort of an awful thing to correlate, but I think Alicia uses her children to hide from passion. When you think about it, Zach could have been part of the main reason—not total love—that Peter and Alicia got married, and Grace was the catalyst for Will and Alicia to separate. Sure they had their problems here and there, and I ultimately think ending the affair happened for the best because it allowed Alicia to go out on her own. And it could even lead to the push they both need to fucking talk about their feelings like normal peoplefsjadlgj.
Wait but thinking about it, wouldn’t the happiest Alicia’s ever been be during the birth of her children
Will you love sick puppy
Will you modern day Holden Caulfield
I doNT TRUST ANYTHING ON THIS SHOW ANYMORE???
This is partially in response to the lovely florrickandassociates and her recent dissection of their relationship; I thought it would be beneficial to put out a slightly more rose-colored viewing of Will and Alicia. Also, I’m not skilled at wording things eloquently, so be forewarned.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work
so it is over
I am so nervous??????
but I think I did ok???????
but I don’t want to jinx it??????
but now I can’t think about it bc I have a management paper due at 6PM?????????