|On Wednesday, February 27th 2008 11:11 pm, PureMaria wrote: |
|You have to think about the situation between Nico and Kirby, though. Kirby knew from the get-go that Nico was married. He still continued to pursue her until he got burnt. Now, he's making up these bogus allegations that she sexually assaulted him. That kind of made me not like him...well at least his personality.. I may not know the whole story, which brings me to my question: did Nico get him fired? I must've missed that part. |
Nico called Kirby's boss and asked if there could be a new assistant for the next shoot. The photographer kept asking if he did something wrong, and Nico kept saying no, he didn't, but she thought there could be a different assistant. The photographer then said "You want someone who doesn't keep disappearing." (I'm not sure if we are to infer here that he "disappears" at least some of the time to be with Nico on the job.) Then the photographer said she'd "take care of it," which we find out means fire him entirely.
Nico's boss said Kirby claimed she "sexually harassed" him, not assault. We'll have to wait until next week to find out exactly what the claims are, I guess. I think Kirby meeting Nico's co-worker in the elevator is meant to imply that the co-worker prodded Kirby into a sexual harassment suit that may involve trumped up charges. Which is unfortunate, because I think it would be a more interesting story to see Nico faced with what she actually did - I don't know that getting someone fired because you're having an affair with them fits the definition of sexual harassment, but it's certainly unethical and should be against some kind of company rule, if not legal law. The affair becoming public knowledge will provide enough drama on its own, anyway.
Anyway, I have sympathy for both Kirby and Nico. Kirby's not responsible for Nico's marriage, but he didn't seem to realize the degree to which Nico doesn't want her marriage to end. And whenever the affair and Nico's "real life" collide, her understandable desperation to separate them makes her incapable of communicating that to Kirby. So Kirby's blindsided by Nico getting him fired, then promising to fix it, then telling him he's not getting the job back but she'll look for something for him and condescendingly throwing money at him to make him go away. But the audience has seen Nico when she's cried after the first time with Kirby and her attempts to get her husband to pay attention to her, so we see how that could make sense to her because of how he sees their affair. The more I think about it, the more it seems like this storyline has a "different expectations" theme as well.