I just finished Season 3, which is my absolute favorite season. So many relationships form and change in this particular one.
I realized that one of the many reasons why I love it so much, is because of Lisa’s character. As much turmoil and baggage that existed in her relationship with Nate, it was amazing to watch again, and heartfelt.
My favorite scene between the two of them is when they are sitting in the pyramid at Claire’s show and decide to admit that a lot of their relationship is based on being something they’re not. When they decide to STOP being someone other than themselves and you see the genuine (as genuine as you can get when acting) relief and happiness on their faces. Sadly, all hell breaks loose just when things were going better for them.
Can you imagine being with someone in which you couldn’t express your true identity? Or just feeling like you couldn’t? I myself have been guilty of it. Thank God, that isn’t with Howard.
He’s seen me at my absolute worst, in all of my lowest, darkest, days. And not only does he still tell me I’m the most beautiful woman in the world, he really truly believes it. I can be anything with him. Neurotic, silly, mad, loving, insecure, grouchy. Hell I can even dance around my living room singing to myself and not even feel self conscious because he doesn’t give a lovely fuck what anyone thinks of him or me. I dare even say he’s proud to have a wife such as me. (God bless his soul, right?) He has, from day one, accepted me for who I am. Never ONCE judged me.
And in times when I’ve questioned our marriage (because oh the stories we could tell you about our relationship), and even been separated…all he’s cared about, no matter what cost is that I’m okay with myself. With or without him. I don’t know any better expression of love.
This show reflects so much of the human condition. There are so many life lessons that I’ve taken away. Or maybe just found an identity with the show. I don’t know. But I can say this. SFU taught me a lot about myself.