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#122820 - 03/12/02 07:32 PM Dean/Teri question from Newbie
Jolfn Offline
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Registered: 03/07/02
Posts: 709
Loc: Michigan
Before I post my question, let me introduce myself...
I'm Jo (but I'll use Jol since I see someone else already is known as Jo) and I've watched L&C since the beginning but never found these websites until about a week ago. I'm in my 30's have been married over 10 years and have 2 kids.

Enough about me!

My question is for those of you whose posts I've read (and boy were there a lot of them!) regarding a possible relationship off screen between Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.

Now, let me tell you, until I came here, the idea never even crossed my mind. They have great on screen chemistry, but so do other actors that have never been involved (as far as I know).

Ok - here's the question:
If they had a relationship (let's not even discuss the Emerson issue here), why did they end it and never talk about it? I've read some scattered responses, but if you had to sum it up in one, convincing argument - what would it be?

I know I'm playing the devil's advocate, but I'm really interested in your viewpoints on this. I did read zoomway's "Made for each other" and have come to realize that Jet is totally convinced it's still goin' on (in secret of course!) but I'm not convinced it ever happened.

Jol
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#122821 - 03/12/02 08:51 PM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
Jody Offline
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Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 1017
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Quote:
I know I'm playing the devil's advocate, but I'm really interested in your viewpoints on this. I did read zoomway's "Made for each other" and have come to realize that Jet is totally convinced it's still goin' on (in secret of course!) but I'm not convinced it ever happened.


Well, there must be something in a name, Jo, because this Jo happens to agree with you. I'm not convinced it ever happened, either. I would go so far as to say it didn't happen period, but considering today's morality in general and Dean's morality in particular,anything is possible. But I'd bet my pension if it was anything, it was a *moment of passion* , not a great love affair. I enjoy Jet's musings though.

Oh yes, and welcome.
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#122822 - 03/12/02 09:06 PM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
methos62 Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 106
Loc: Indiana USA
I tend to think that something went on between them. I hesitate to suggest a great love affair. I am kind of cynical about such things in general.

I know you said you didn't want to get into Emerson but have you looked at that Emerson's ears thread?? The first time I read that one with everyone insisting she must be Dean's daughter and the proof was in the ears I was thinking to myself..."These people need to get out more!!!" LOL.

Then I saw this picture of the two of them (dean and Emerson) side by side. I never noticed what strangely shaped ears our Deano has. Quite pointy- a bit like Mr. Spock but in a GQ Hollywood kinda way <snork>. Low and behold if Emerson's ears aren't shaped identically. Now that is strange. I mean, you just don't see ears like that everyday. Mom's ears aren't shaped like that and neither are dad/Jon's.

Things that make ya go Hmmmm???

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#122823 - 03/12/02 11:40 PM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
echo Offline
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Registered: 05/06/01
Posts: 627
Yeah, I strongly believe they had an affair, and I believe it was the relationship that Dean was referring to when he said that he had been completely devastated by one breakup. I don't, however, believe that it survived beyond 1997.
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If they had a relationship (let's not even discuss the Emerson issue here), why did they end it and never talk about it?
Unfortunately, Jol, I can't discuss my take on the end of their relationship without discussing Emerson. With that caveat, I believe they ended it because Teri found out she was pregnant, and Dean didn't believe the baby was his because he put too much faith in their use of birth control. This doubt may or may not have resulted from conversations with his family. But in any case, Dean thought Teri had been sleeping with her husband when they were supposed to be exclusive and only waiting until L&C was over to get together openly. He felt betrayed and was utterly devastated. She felt abandoned by the lover who didn't trust her not to cheat on him. Alone and pregnant, she had no where to turn but to her estranged husband, so she went back to a loveless marriage and did her best to make it work.

As to why they never spoke about it: they were both bitterly hurt at first, and a child was involved. And if there's one thing D&T have both demonstrated, they're passionate about their children. If they admitted that they'd had an affair late 3rd-late 4th seasons, everyone would be counting backwards from Emerson's birth, and the question of her paternity would follow her everywhere. I personally think Teri would do anything to keep that from happening.

That's just my take on it (and now you guys know how Act 4 will end wink ).
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#122824 - 03/13/02 01:21 AM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
Jolfn Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 03/07/02
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Loc: Michigan
"I believe it was the relationship that Dean was referring to when he said that he had been completely devastated by one breakup"

When did he say that?

Also - what's act 4?

Jol
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#122825 - 03/13/02 07:13 AM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
Cristy C Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 06/16/01
Posts: 827
Loc: Italy
Like Echo I firmly believe that Teri and Dean had a relationship which was for me deep and passionate
(but i'm a romantic person) and that the two were thinking to get together openly after the end of the show . I think too that they were sincere each other.

The relationship ended , in my mind,for the fear of a scandal, especially of Teri's side , after Teri got pregnant.Perhaps Teri's husband has contributed to the break-up,i think, for his selfish motivations.

So they broke off and broke their heart too.

Just my thoughts ,but ,as the history is based
only on speculations , and nobody knows the truth, the Echo's explanation about the break-up, can be acceptable too.

Cristina smile

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#122826 - 03/13/02 07:51 AM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
LoLo Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 908
Loc: Israel
Hi! Welcome!

Maybe I live in fairy tale, But I do believe that they had an affair during the third and forth season.
I also think that Emerson is Teri and Dean's doughter, Also because of the ears thing... <img src="cool.gif" border="0">

I think it was over in the middle of the forth season 'couse somehow all the kisses and passion that didn't stop the entire season was over.
There wasn't even ONE kiss in the last episode!!!

Never mind... smile I think they had an affair...

LoLo!

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#122827 - 03/13/02 10:23 AM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
WandaD Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 1431
Loc: West Palm Beach
Hey Echo - glad you broke away from your writing to join in this conversation - I guess from the first post you couldn't resist the topic. So, you're not saying that you believe Emerson is the product of Dean/Teri's affair, right. I think it's pretty obvious judging from the way he feels about Christopher that if Teri had had a child of his making, he wouldn't just let her slip away. Well anyway, their affair lives on in our stories, right? I'm about to post mine but I have to go with a happy ending - but it's still going to be a cliffhanger. wink

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#122828 - 03/13/02 12:39 PM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
echo Offline
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Registered: 05/06/01
Posts: 627
Jol--Dean mentioned the devastating breakup in the 2000 issue of Advocate in which he and Tim Oliphant appeared on the cover. He just said that breakups were always hard, but that he'd been involved in one a few years ago that left him devastated. (I know that Jody believes he was referring to his breakup with Mindy, but I don't agree.)

Act 4 is part 4 of my George and Lynn novel in which I follow the course of their affair: Tease, Act 1, Acts 2-3, Act 4, and Tag. Unfortunately, I've only commited Tease to paper so far wink .

Wanda, yeah, I saw Jol's question and couldn't resist responding. However, re Emerson, let me just say that I don't think Teri was cheating on Dean. She was separated from Jon and wouldn't have been sleeping with him at that stage of their relationship (mid-February '97). From my perspective, the whole "having an affair with a married woman" ate at Dean, and his family (mother, at least) fueled the issue by raising questions about how faithful a woman would be who was cheating on her husband, and in the end, he couldn't trust Teri enough to believe that the baby was his. So I think that when they broke up, he was convinced that the baby was Jon's, and she was equally certain that it ... wasn't. What he believes now, I have no idea.
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#122829 - 03/13/02 04:27 PM Re: Dean/Teri question from Newbie
DJ Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 04/12/01
Posts: 242
Loc: Australia
Quote:
I think it's pretty obvious judging from the way he feels about Christopher that if Teri had had a child of his making, he wouldn't just let her slip away.


I'd actually be inclined to think the opposite wink Judging from the way he feels about Christopher, I think Dean would do whatever he thought was best for the child and, if that involves sitting back and watching Teri play at happy families with someone else then so be it

DJ

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