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|It is probably pistols in the book...
Written by Kristina F
(2/12/2013 11:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Swords or pistols?, penned by kathleen (elder)
And although I do not think that Willoughby's villainy is supposed to be obvious to the reader from the beginning, neither do I believe that S&S3 made this "obvious" to viewers; it isn't handled as subtly in S&S3 as it could be, perhaps, but I can easily see Dominic Cooper's looks and screen presence (as nothing more than a seemingly charming, lively young man, though - nothing at all to compare to the aura of the much more impressive David Morrissey!) lulling viewers into a false sense of security about Willoughby, at least until his vicious nature is completely revealed. IMO, S&S2 downplayed Willoughby's villainy far too much, to the point that he is actually sympathetic.
S&S3 doesn't bother me because, after all, Willoughby DID seduce a 15 year old girl, and that fact needs to be emphasized, not shoved aside or ignored.
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