What a terrific look at "The Sisters" from Sue Ellen's point of view! I really like her grasp of Adam's character and her explanations of the way she acted during the episode. It was like watching a behind-the-scenes interview with Sue Ellen!
Such a sweet and sad story.
I love how you go deep into Sue Ellen's character.
You really nailed her voice. Kudos!
She was misunderstood by most people, but not Adam. He validated her as a valuable human- being.
I love how you explore her dreams of a future. Adam's affection for her gave her hope.
After reading your story, I think Sue Ellen may have understood Adam a bit more than most as well.
Loved how you ended this story.
Very well done!
Oh, thank you! I'm really glad you read and enjoyed it. Sue Ellen does have a unique voice. I got quite fond of her while writing this. :)
This story is a new and fun look at the relationship between Adam and Sue Ellen, Plato. The two of them did seem to be an unlikely match although it was also obvious that Adam was smitten with her. And wow - was she a lucky girl, huh? I'd have traded places with her any day. I can thoroughly believe that finding a man like Adam would be a life changing experience. Unfortunately, we all know how the relationship ended.
Thank you for the extra bit of insight into one of Adam's ladies. :)
Glad you found it fun. I don't think they were ever a good match, but having a man like Adam must have been quite the experience for her after the kind of life she'd led.
The point of view's consistent, the voice is real, the writing's clean, the story works as a deleted scene (or maybe even two) from the episode in question. I'm not sure Adam's quite as saintly as he's painted here, but in this one instance I can actually see that. This is the story that gives rise to the line, "Some women are worth a lot of trouble."
The writing here reminds me very much of Dickens.
Thank you, RedShirt. I tried to write while hearing Sue Ellen's voice and patterns of speech in my head. I definitely don't think Adam's as perfect as all that, but through Sue Ellen's eyes, he might have been.
I appreciate your comments!
Your story makes me wish the end of "The Sisters" could be changed.
Thank you, Elizabeth. :)
Ahh, sweet and poignant. Your story makes me really wish that Sue Ellen would have lived. I almost felt like crying at the end of your story. She finally started to learn what real love is. If only ...
Aww, thank you, Sierras. I never particularly wanted Adam and Sue Ellen together, but after imagining it from her point of view, I felt that, too. It was such a sad situation.
Amazing! You've given us a closer look into Sue Ellen's personality. The Sisters is one of my favorite episodes. When I watch it again, I'll do so with more understanding of her.
Thanks, Pt29646! I'm glad to have helped you enjoy one of your favorites even more. I appreciate the review!
That's quite the question, isn't it? Ben wasn't too happy about the situation, and I think Adam was mainly concerned with giving Sue Ellen everything she'd never had. But when he said, "She never loved me," I think it's possible he was mistaken.
That nasty sister. She WAS a crab, wasn't she?
Thanks for the review, Patina!