One of the challenges of contemporary culture is how many roles and potential relationships there now are.
Last night on the NBC show called Life, there was a wonderful dinner scene that gives us a glimpse of … us.
Charlie Crewes (Damian Lewis) [near right in photo]
Ted Earley (Adam Arkin) [far right in photo]
Captain Whitehat (Timilee Romolini
Rachel (Jessy Schram) [not pictured]
written by Far Shariat
directed by Adam Arkin
Scene: Dinner time at Charlie Crewes' home. Captain Whitehat is visiting.
Charlie: Ted, this is curry?
Ted: You don't like it. Is it too spicy?
Charlie: Indian food? (Charlies says while "pointing" discreetly at Captain Whitehat with his gaze)
Ted:That was just a coincidence. I grabbed the first menu.
Captain Whitehat: how long have you two been together?
Charlie: since we met in prison
Ted: but we're not…together
awkward pause, Rachel arrives.
Captain Whitehat: this isn't your daughter?
Charlie: No and she's not my niece and there's isn't a boy not playing the guitar at the other end of the phone call.
Rachel: that's exactly right. There's not.
Charlie: Look, Rachel. I was worried.
Rachel: No, he [pointing at Ted] was worried. You were gone. I came home. You weren't here. I called. You didn't pick up.
Charlie: I was in the middle of no where.
Captain Whitehat: by that he means my home.
Rachel: you come and go.
Rachel slams down spoon. leaves table.
Ted (suddenly): I am in love with Olivia. … Charlie, I'm in love with the woman who's going to marry your father.
Ted leaves table.
Charlie: White people!
Captain Whitehat: pass the vindalo.
Life. Episode 210: Evil… and his brother Ziggy. See the entire episode on line here.
To Anoop for identifying Timilee Romolini.