Saturday, September 10, 2011

Is It Just Me, Or There Was No Wedding Scene?

Last night I was working in front of Grey's Anatomy season 7 on the telly during prime time. It's the "White Wedding" episode. For those you uninitiated, it's a drama/comedy about doctors at Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital. Basically they are all hot, screwing each other while fixing their patients.

I actually watched it before, so I knew the story.

Like I said, I was working, so not really concentrating on watching it. However, I didnt recall seeing the lesbian wedding. I saw the talk between Miranda & Callie, then I checked my emails, the next thing I knew I saw MerDer in the Justice Office, then the lesbian party. A few minutes later, the episode ended. I looked at the clock, the whole thing wasnt even 45 minutes long. I knew without any ads the whole episode is about 42 minutes. My gut feeling told me they cut the wedding scene.

Later on they replayed the episode and I made a point of watching the whole thing just to see if they cut the scene. This time they have the scene and it lasted with ads for more than 50 minutes.

Unless my mind tricked me, I really do think they cut the lesbian wedding which is shown in between MerDer Justice Office scene during prime time. Come to think of it, perhaps because it was prime time, kids are still up and the show is broadcasted in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, they cut the lesbian wedding. People are afraid seeing lesbian wedding. They even more afraid of he scene corrupting the children.

I think Miranda had a quote in her scene with Callie that voiced my sentiment in her last 3 sentences:
"Okay, first of all, you do not need the law, or a priest, or your mother to make your wedding real. And the church can be anywhere you want it to be: in a field, on a fountain, right here in this room, anywhere. Because where do you think God is? C'mon now! He's in you, he's in me, he's right here between us. Now your church hasn't caught up to God yet. Your mother, she hasn't caught up to God yet. And, by the way, she may not ever catch up, but it's okay. It's okay. If you are willing to stand up in front of your friends and family and God and commit yourself to another human being, to give of yourself in that kind of partnership, for better or worse, in sickness and health — honey, that is a marriage, that is real, and that's all that matters. Besides, girl, I got legally married to man in a church. Look how good that turned out."


H. Nizam said...

Hmmmm ....... that's interesting.

Marriage does not end a problem, on the contrary it can be the beginning of a problem that is if the couple do not respect, admire, care of and love each other. Otherwise, the marriage, no matter who the couple are, would not be successful.

triesti said...

@harry true. need to add that Miranda in that series is a divorcee.

colson said...

Your sentiment, my sentiment :).

PS: Well, though I've been thoroughly married for almost fifty years now myself, I don't think a wedding is essential to any bond between two people who love each other. I mean one can do without it very well.

PPS: To be honest: to my knowledge God didn't play any role in our "thorough marriage". Although most people can't do without Him ( or Her) obviously, we think marriage is a too down-to-earth thing to bother Him (Her) with.

triesti said...

@colson being in a place where you have to marry at 'your church/mosque,' G_d plays significant role. For me, it's more about society pressure than what I really need/want. Even when I was in lowland I was thinking 'what would the big family said to my parents'.