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Nick Fadden and Lulu Pope began to date when Billy Nutter was sent to Juvi for two months. This is a list of the 67 episodes for The Guardian, an American drama series which aired on CBS from September 25, to May 4, The series revolved around Nick Fallin, a corporate attorney sentenced to .. Lulu's father tries to impede her relationship with Nick while asking her to invest in his new painting business. disfunctional kind of way, such as a very broken and strained relationship with Nick and Lulu, further impairing Nick's relationship with Burton.
She - gasps - is competent this episode. I have to sit up and say aloud to myself, this is the Lulu I want to watch. This is the Lulu that should have been. And Lulu's character dramatically improves in Season Three.
She forms an unlikely friendship with Jake Straka and she is shown actually going to court instead of weeping into her Kleenex pile in the office. I actually cheer when she becomes pregnant even when I know there's probably a miscarriage written somewhere in the future, because this is a good Lulu and she will be good for Nick. And then Nick goes and sleeps with that Social Skank Worker, Suzanne.
And not just because I'm a Shipper - a love triangle is the last overused plot device this show needs when it has already cornered itself with so many trite and contrived storylines over the this season and the last. Having Nick regress into skanky sex and drug addiction is a cop out way to finish Season Three.
Nick should have made steps forward. While his downward spiral gives a few good scenes to those people wanting to watch this show only for Nick and Burton interactions you know who you arethese are just scenes. The flow of the show is ruined. After three seasons, shouldn't Nick be stronger than this? Shouldn't this show be more original than this? Originality has always been a problem with this show, but at least in Season One, Nick Fallin's beautifully ambiguous morality manages to not only keep this show afloat but to send it flying high.
It's embarrassing when you compare how realistic someone like Nick is to the caricature that is James. Then there's Alvin, reduced into a dirty old man buttmonkey in Season Three. While Lulu and Jake and Burton only become better written, Alvin rots, forgotten, neglected, or inserted into an episode only to make Alan Rosenberg do something to earn his pay. And then there's Shannon and Burton. Have there ever been a duller recurring plot?
Burton's creepy and unrealistic relationship with that badly written Farrah Fawcett character, Shannon's grandmother Mary Gressler and spokeswoman for the Shampoo Your Hair Please campaign, is bad enough, but Burton trying to rein in that girly monster that could have fled from Full House is just plain dull and often embarrassing to watch because these two's scenes are so corny and sometimes even overly sweet.
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But that's how this show often is - either corny or too sweet - in its second and third season. The reason why I cannot view Nick's downward spiral as anything but a contrivance is because the writers have been doing badly patched "goodification" of Nick over the last two seasons.
Look, Nick helps a teenaged conman while doing community service, awww! Nick becomes a guardian to some sick kids one more time anyone keeping count on how many times they reuse this plot device in the last two seasons alone? Look, Simon Baker is looking downwards and rubbing the back of his neck - Nick Fallin is sad, everybody, let's say "Awww!
Season Three is often too preachy, with the writers hammering the Moral Anvil of the Day into the audience five minutes into an episode. The three seasons of this show do not feel like they belong to a single, cohesive TV series.
Maybe that is the biggest reason why this show is floundering today. Season One is very good, but I can't help feeling that Hollander and Company have no idea what to do with the show anymore after that gripping finale.
They try to write a gripping drama concentrating on the characters' internal conflicts for Season Two, but the result is a fiasco populated by too many Nurse Abby types running around whining and wailing.
Dull and painful - no wonder people stop watching. Then in Season Three, they try to return to their roots, only this time someone has the smart idea of dumbing down all semblance of complicated moral and ethic issues for some straightforward mediocre LA Law wannabe episodes. And whoever thought of that love triangle crap must be drummed out of town at once. I hate love triangles that take place for no valid reason and trust me, I think really less of Nick now than during his lowest moments in Season Two.
This is because the writing of his character is one of the worst and most inconsistent in Season Three - and he's supposed to the anchor of this show! Could there possibly be a more complicated character than this dude? Psychologists must have loved watching this creation on television with his multifaceted personality. He can be a tongue-tied child at one moment and a savvy attorney the next as he argues your case in front of the judge.
He's intelligent, closed off, and barely communicates. To top it off, he's a former drug addict going through a very reluctant rehabilitation. The story begins when Nick, who was arrested for misdemeanor drug possession, is sentenced to 1, hours of community service.
He's the rich kid, who had everything. His father is the big-shot attorney in Philadelphia who owns his own firm. He sent Nick off to boarding school at the age of 12 when his mother died. His father is no better in expressing an ounce of honest emotion than Nicholas. The man can barely lift his head for two seconds to give his son eye contact, or if he does, he's pushing his bare palms over his nearly bald head.
Even though Nick Fallin is a complicated mess that sometimes you want to shake by the shoulders and bring out of his shell, you sort of feel bad for the guy. I've had this overwhelming motherly urge to give him a hug and tell him it will be okay.
Simon Baker plays his role very well. His facial expressions, his eye movements, the way he shrugs his shoulders, uses body language, or lifts the corner of his mouth up in his usual non-verbal responses tells you exactly what he's going through. When he smiles, it flashes for a brief moment and then gets reigned back lest you think Nick could really be happy.
At times you think you have him figured out and then reacts differently and frustrates the hell out of you. On top of his inability to communicate and express his feelings, he is emotionally cut off from others. His greatest flaw is his denial that he doesn't have a problem, which he clearly does. His community service begins working with child legal services in representing children in court.
At first his arrogant pride puts him far above that kind of work. He's awkward to the point he's clearly challenged in dealing with emotional situations, especially those of kids. As the show progresses and the children make a difference in his life, you slowly learn that Nick Fallin is nothing more than a soft-hearted teddy bear deep down inside, with a rock-hard shell. He just can't show it unless wild horses drag it out of him, or a particular woman. As the season progresses, the child community service loses its funding and becomes legal aid for adults.
Once again, he's challenged because he has to deal with adults as well as children.
He falls for a woman in the office, but can't bring himself to tell her he cares until its too late.