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Old 03-06-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Blanche's marital status

This question might get a little confusing, but stick with me...

The show portrayed Blanche as a widow. But I never understood why it did that. Judging by the staggering amount of men that she dated (and got sick of) over the course of the show, wouldn't it have made more sense to portray her as a divorced woman? It might have fit her character better, like...she gets tired of George and divorces him, then has a lot of ill-fated relationships with other men like the one she had with George.

Does that make sense to anyone?
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Good point! The way Blanche goes through men, it makes it hard to believe that she ever stayed faithful to George until the day he died

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I was having a conversation with my brother who had never seen the show before and he asked why they were all single. I said 3 were widowed and 1 was divorced and he thought Blanche was the one that was divorced. So I guess it does make sense.
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I agree.

Another point to consider is that although Blanche said she was never tempted to cheat on George, he did cheat on her. He had a son, David.
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Another point to consider is that although Blanche said she was never tempted to cheat on George, he did cheat on her. He had a son, David.
Which was just another reason why Blanche was so shocked. She couldn't believe George cheated on her considering the fact that she never cheated on him and had dozens of offers, as she says.
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I think the point of that situation was supposed to be that George was Blanche's soul mate and one true love. She loved him so much that, despite her man-crazy nature, she never had the need to look elsewhere while he was alive. She did almost marry a couple of times after his death, but I doubt the writers ever would have actually seen her walk down the aisle. I picture the writers thinking it would be more satisfying for viewers to see Dorothy be the one to remarry, since she had suffered the pain of adultery, and had been made to feel undesirable by her housemates for seven long years. Turns out, Blanche's Uncle Lucas found her plenty attractive, and Dorothy ended up with a very handsome hubby.
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Totally agree Bandonurse!
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Another point to consider is that although Blanche said she was never tempted to cheat on George, he did cheat on her. He had a son, David.
Yeah, Marc Cherry and Jamie Wooten did that to George. Marc Cherry and Jamie Wooten also wrote that Charlie once cheated on Rose. Marc Cherry and Jamie Wooten also made Big Daddy's decades-long on-going affair with Mammy Watkins. I think that was very unfair to those male characters. Sure cheating is out there and it happens, but did they have to make 3 of the men in the girls' lives unfaithful? If I met Marc and Jamie I would ask them, why did you feel you had to do this to 3 such important men in the girls' lives?

Especially Big Daddy, that is such a slap in the face to "Big Mommy" since it went on for decades.
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Well it was Dorothy who had to be the butt of rejection jokes because she was divorced, not Blanche. Didn't one of the earliest episodes revolve around Blanche about to marry a bigamist, which might not have been as strong a storyline had she been introduced as a divorcee already?
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Yeah, Marc Cherry and Jamie Wooten did that to George. Marc Cherry and Jamie Wooten also wrote that Charlie once cheated on Rose. Marc Cherry and Jamie Wooten also made Big Daddy's decades-long on-going affair with Mammy Watkins. I think that was very unfair to those male characters. Sure cheating is out there and it happens, but did they have to make 3 of the men in the girls' lives unfaithful? If I met Marc and Jamie I would ask them, why did you feel you had to do this to 3 such important men in the girls' lives?

Especially Big Daddy, that is such a slap in the face to "Big Mommy" since it went on for decades.
They took a lot of liberties with Big Daddy's character after he was no longer around. Basically made him into a cheating, bigoted sleazeball. Yet Murray Hamilton and David Wayne did not give off those vibes at all in their portrayals.
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Which was just another reason why Blanche was so shocked. She couldn't believe George cheated on her considering the fact that she never cheated on him and had dozens of offers, as she says.
"And I could've had Andy Rooney."
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