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1 week ago @ - The Black Market · 0 replies · +7 points

Me: Okay, just going to order 2x05 for Gnq Pbbcre, then be productive and come back later. (Lol, that didn't work out.)

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All have 14 clicks left :P

1 week ago @ - The Black Market · 0 replies · +1 points

Expired but thanks (:

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7 weeks ago @ - The Black Market · 0 replies · +2 points

5x16 is expired but I nabbed one of all the rest, thanks so much!!

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15 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Alias': ... · 2 replies · +6 points

Obviously this is just my own interpretation on it, but I viewed the whole Barnett/Sloane thing less as attraction and more as intrigue and fascination. She's very principled and ethical, yes, but from her comments on the Sydney/Vaughn relationship and the way she dealt with Sloane on their first meeting, it almost seems to me like she empathizes a little too much, and that's the weakness Sloane exploited? Plus, she deals every day with people who are part of this fucked up organization, and I'd imagine that, more or less, they all make sense to her. Even with Jack, who's shown to be a skilled manipulator, who can get people to do all sorts of fucked up things and to trust him on word alone, she had his number from the second he tried to play her. Sloane must have been someone who represented all of these things she'd seen over the years as well as all the things she hadn't; he was someone super dangerous and, in a lot of ways, completely unpredictable. He had all the tricks of the trade that all the CIA agents had and all the skills that he'd adopted to keep ahead of them for so long. I'd imagine that in doing her thesis on him, she spent quite a bit of time getting into his head, as it were, allowing her to feel like she understood him in a way that very few people did. Sloane clearly knew this, too, and he played her masterfully. He 'accidentally' let enough things slip to show her that he had more secrets she could learn. He played the hot-and-cold game to show that even if he'd 'turned good', he still was super complex and therefore probably fascinating to her? And he showed a more human and remorseful side to appeal to her empathy. In every scene they had together, all I could see was a master manipulator, giving her a version of himself that on both professional and personal levels, she'd be drawn to. One of the most awful parts is, it might not even be purposeful!! Sloane strikes me as someone who, even if he's telling the truth and is 100% reformed, would subconsciously continue to manipulate people on all levels. He even said it himself! "I manipulate people. I'm good at that, and I know it. I lie. I keep secrets. I divulge only what I must in order to elicit the reaction I need."