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Dangling Plotlines [message #5923] Wed, 23 July 2008 13:16 Go to next message
LuLou  is currently offline LuLou
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Quiet around here lately... maybe too quiet. So a topic for discussion: what unresolved plots would you like to see Ellen come back to in future episodes? Obviously the two big ones are the criminal case, and some sort of resolution with Travis, so let's assume everyone wants to see those, and go on to something else. Smile

List no more than 4 (four) plots you'd like to see in upcoming Tuck chapters.

1. Susan and Sarah's medical results. This fell by the wayside in the aftermath of the attack, and it's too big to ignore. Susan's back for Thanksgiving, so hopefully we get something soon. I can see Susan crying in Tuck's arms at some point.

2. Debbie and Lisa trashing the band room. If Tuck hadn't been doped to the gills he would have thought "wigs" right away, blowing the whole thing. Worst case scenario: Lisa gets drunk at a party and spills the beans . Debbie gets arrested by her own mother. Everything Debbie's been working on at McAllen gets dumped, Dobson gets fired, and the school ends up in a worse place than it was. At this point, Tuck should be coming to school armed to the teeth.


There's more, lots more, but that'll do for now. How about you? What's your dangler you'd want Ellen to grab? Um, that didn't come out like it was supposed to. You know what I meant to say.

LuLou




Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5927] Fri, 25 July 2008 05:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One "minor" bit of business that ought to have *something* happen soon is Tuck's missing pager.

After a month and a half, either it's given the cops a lot of numbers to check out or it's not getting used much if at all.

Either way, Travis is going to be a frequent caller at first. Which means he'll have been checked out.

Heck, we *know* that nobody has asked Tuck about any numbers that showed up on it. And the parentals don't know half the "legit" numbers that'd show up. They certainly don't know Travis's number.

So that may be another reason Travis wasn't happy with Valerie.

Or maybe whoever has the pager called Travis back and said things to him that messed up the situation more.


Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5930] Fri, 25 July 2008 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We ought to find out over Thanksgiving what was on Sarah's sister's mind when she phoned from New York while Tuck was unconscious.

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"Trish, I-" "Sarah, you can't just LEAVE things like this - " "I don't damn well KNOW anything! They didn't call Friday," she said even as she realized they might have and everyone had missed it in the confusion. *FUCK it,* she thought viciously. "And in CASE you hadn't heard, I've had other things on my mind lately!" "Like what?!" her sister shot back. "Like my SON almost getting KILLED at that damned SCHOOL?!"
Could have had to do with the genetic tests, I suppose, but I'm inclined to doubt it since Trish and Amy would get tested on their own and it wouldn't be crucial to them what Sarah's test showed. I suppose it's possible that they were still waiting for guidance from Sarah as precisely what tests were needed, and Sarah had been waiting for an answer from medical staff. But I'm hoping it's something else entirely.

(Then again, that was seven weeks ago, and Sarah could have cleared the whole thing up with Trish in the interim. Most likely Tuck didn't know anything about it, so there's no reason he'd have told us. But that answer doesn't satisfy from a story standpoint.)

Another loose end I'd still like to know about is the fifth perpetrator and how she wss discovered, since neither Tuck nor Mike could have identified her. (I'm assuming her name isn't going to mean anything to us. It's unlikely to have been one of the cheerleaders involved in the later attack; I think that would have come to our attention in the meantime if it had been, since we know she was arrested in the same time frame as the original four that Tuck identified out of the yearbook.

Eric
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5931] Fri, 25 July 2008 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Me, I want to see what Travis is up too and an exploration of why Mike and Tuck are linked.
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5935] Sat, 26 July 2008 12:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The pager is easy to explain away. When Tuck's stuff was dumped in the trash after the attack, his pager came loose and ended up at the bottom of the trash can. I don't know why Debbie hasn't gone ahead and canceled it, unless she's locked into some ungodly contract. Either way, it should be easy to track down if anyone's using it.

LuLou

Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5936] Sat, 26 July 2008 14:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LuLou wrote on Sat, 26 July 2008 13:29

The pager is easy to explain away. When Tuck's stuff was dumped in the trash after the attack, his pager came loose and ended up at the bottom of the trash can. I don't know why Debbie hasn't gone ahead and canceled it, unless she's locked into some ungodly contract. Either way, it should be easy to track down if anyone's using it.


Even if she's tied up in a contract, losing/breaking a pager is not exactly unheard of; there must be provisions in the contract for replacing the pager with another one. It probably means paying full price on the replacement pager (instead of the discounted price in the service contract), but it should be possible.


Don't call me Shirley. You will surely make me surly.
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5948] Fri, 01 August 2008 02:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did we ever learn just where Val (and my impression is that it specifically was the Valerie self, not the male Tuck self) was and what she did between finding the airline ticket in the hotel room and her arrival at the Tucker residence? While it's been almost six months, long enough that it is unlikely to come back up again, I keep thinking that there's some event in that time that could come back to haunt her. I don't recall if she ever discussed the matter with either Julia or Jack, offhand, though it seems unlikely that they know any more than she does.
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5949] Sun, 03 August 2008 08:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Schol-R-LEA wrote on Thu, 31 July 2008 23:20

Did we ever learn just where Val (and my impression is that it specifically was the Valerie self, not the male Tuck self) was and what she did between finding the airline ticket in the hotel room and her arrival at the Tucker residence? While it's been almost six months, long enough that it is unlikely to come back up again, I keep thinking that there's some event in that time that could come back to haunt her. I don't recall if she ever discussed the matter with either Julia or Jack, offhand, though it seems unlikely that they know any more than she does.


I re-read that recently. And a few episodes later when Julia asks Val how she is, she does make a reference to that night and the trip back. Insanely lacking in detail, but I got the impression that she'd seen Val during at least part of the trip back.
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5951] Tue, 05 August 2008 01:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maybe Ellen forgot about it.
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5952] Tue, 05 August 2008 11:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Considering that Tuck said he lost thirty-six hours, it's very possible he went back to the booth and took pictures of people for the last day of the convention, while completely in zombie mode.

LuLou

Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5954] Wed, 06 August 2008 07:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, as I recall, they weren't scheduled to do booth stuff sunday.
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5955] Wed, 06 August 2008 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah, I see my mistake. I thought Tuck didn't come home until Monday, when he got in on Sunday. He really only lost twenty-six hours. I thought he stayed at the convention Sunday and came home Monday.

Which leads to the question did he bring the computer equipment home or leave it there? Bill would be really pissed if that happened, and yet we never heard about it. Non-Ellen Handwave Explanation: After Tuck freaked out, Julia and Jack went down and packed up Debbie and Tuck's booth, and shipped everything back home in Sheila's car, as well as returning the van rental. At some point around episodes 44-46, everything was returned in good condition and everyone was not unhappy. Well, at least not about the computer.

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Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #5956] Thu, 07 August 2008 06:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LuLou wrote on Wed, 06 August 2008 13:12

Ah, I see my mistake. I thought Tuck didn't come home until Monday, when he got in on Sunday. He really only lost twenty-six hours. I thought he stayed at the convention Sunday and came home Monday.

Which leads to the question did he bring the computer equipment home or leave it there? Bill would be really pissed if that happened, and yet we never heard about it. Non-Ellen Handwave Explanation: After Tuck freaked out, Julia and Jack went down and packed up Debbie and Tuck's booth, and shipped everything back home in Sheila's car, as well as returning the van rental. At some point around episodes 44-46, everything was returned in good condition and everyone was not unhappy. Well, at least not about the computer.


Tuck asked about it or something (maybe went to talk to his dad about settling the charges). Anyway, he was told it'd already been paid.
More Dangling Plotlines [message #6119] Sat, 20 December 2008 00:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Has Tuck realized yet that if he stays in the Cosmetology program, he'll have to give up sitting at the Parker's next summer?

LuLou
Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #6124] Tue, 23 December 2008 23:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, Ellen can change that.
Re: More Dangling Plotlines [message #6129] Fri, 26 December 2008 04:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LuLou wrote on Fri, 19 December 2008 21:43

Has Tuck realized yet that if he stays in the Cosmetology program, he'll have to give up sitting at the Parker's next summer?

Seems to me -- though I haven't looked it up -- that Tuck noted it in the background to a conversation somewhere: either with Beth Parker about gender-related activities or with Mike or a Pack member regarding his current Saturday class.

(And no, Stanman, don't expect Ellen to change that. If you check the Cosmetology Schedule thread in the Tuckerspawn section, you'll see that Ellen took the trouble to look up the certification laws in Ohio circa 1998, and that she discovered that there's virtually no leeway there: certainly not enough for any kind of regular babysitting by Tuck next summer.)

Eric

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Re: Dangling Plotlines [message #6136] Mon, 29 December 2008 23:20 Go to previous message
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Too bad, because that eliminates a lot of fun with Val and the kids.
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