dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Making Martha Up Revisisted.

As we know, Gordon is about to try to get Mike and Martha to make up next week. We know he's going to fail because Mike finally realized that he never actually felt anything for Martha as a person. He doesn't admit that but part of him realizes that he was in love with the sensation of being in love. We also know that he saves face by hiding behind the low-rent loser rant "Some day I'll be big and important and I'll show her" rant and eventually rearrange the facts to make it true.

What he doesn't ever seem to realize is that the person he's not paying attention to probably sees things differently. It's to be expected of a person who once flat out admitted that he doesn't actually see anyone else as being real because he can't feel their pain or see through their eyes but it's not likely that he'll ever realize what a devastating impact he had on her life. For starters, it looks to me as if her first failed marriage was probably an attempt to make her thing with The Human Doorstop work the way she thinks it should have only for it to turn out the way it had to. What she has now is something plagiarized from an episode of MASH because she's one half of two lonely, beat-up people who, when they're together, barely have a heart between them. What Mike sees is what he wants to see: a tricksy woman playing with the emotions he ain't actually got. What other people see is someone whose formative experiences left her vulnerable to users and pick-up artists with all the humanity of a poison toad....or a Patterson.

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