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  1. So, it seems Shelagh is the bold one of the two, with a bit more experience in the dark arts, with her night time excursions to the Black Sail (or similar) Whereas Patrick, maybe because of the children, has been less adventurous in sampling the seedier side of Poplar's nightlife. So if someone is going to make a move? I think this is all in Shelagh's hands, so to speak.

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    1. She is far bolder with her actions than Patrick! Even her real character on the show is very driven to get things done.

      While they both want to escape from their realities, they go about it differently, which I feel has more to do with age and available time then anything.

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      1. That's really interesting, that is a good point, I hadn't thought of it like that. I was more focused on the consequences, a "respectable looking" woman (married or not) in her early 30's, is going to attract more attention than a man of any age or appearance, hooking up with a stranger in a pub in the early 60's, So even though the opportunity presents itself more easily for Shelagh, the risk is far greater. I really fear for her at the moment.

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        1. I think if she stayed in or around Poplar (where she is known) to seek out this affair, then she would have been discovered easily. However, in my mind, she would have gone some place far away. There, she is able to slip her ring off just like her husband.

          For Patrick, however, I imagine him burying himself in his work, making time for his children at the end of the day.

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