Author Topic: [Mercy #6] River Marked Discussion  (Read 105312 times)

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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #210 on: July 29, 2011, 06:22:49 am »
I don't think so.  Our Hostess (as Patti refers to Patricia Briggs) has stated in several forums that Mercy becoming pregnant would essentially end the series, since parenting and Mercy's current lifestyle are sort of mutually exclusive.  It's hard enough to be a good parent without having bad guys chasing/trying to kill you. ;)
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Re: Is Mercy Pregnant?
« Reply #211 on: August 27, 2011, 10:30:06 am »
I may just have pregnancy on the brain since my cousin's baby shower is this weekend, but I was rereading River Marked and came across this line:
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“I think you are taking something precious home with you from this trip,” he told me. "
(Jim Alvin speaking to Mercy as she is getting ready to leave the campground.)

Does precious = pregnant?  :o


I think it could mean that she is taking home her knowledge of her Native American heratige or/and that we will be seeing more of coyote in the future.
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #212 on: August 27, 2011, 10:41:25 am »
I agree with you Sopbasa. I can't see Mercy having a child anytime soon.
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #213 on: August 27, 2011, 01:27:10 pm »
The amount of time after that at the end of RM, and the amount of doctor time she had, indicate "no" to pregnancy, I suspect.
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #214 on: August 27, 2011, 08:14:35 pm »
I just came across this blog post - see the section about "Updated:  Shocking Pictures of Lou Diamond Phillips Holding Water" - with her comment on the otters... LOL
http://thebloggess.com/page/19/
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #215 on: August 28, 2011, 04:41:30 am »
LOL Nasty otters!


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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #216 on: November 04, 2011, 03:06:42 pm »
Not sure if this was discussed anywhere, but is Mary Jo not part of Adam's pack anymore?  Because on page 274 (from my kindle) it says this:

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He and his mate, Auriele, had become Jesse’s de facto babysitters when her mother left because female werewolves were few and far between: Adam’s pack only had two.

Honey and Peter helped hook up the RV.  So where did Mary Jo go?

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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #217 on: November 04, 2011, 03:41:14 pm »
I think that is a typo and a mistake. Mary-Jo is still with the pack :)
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #218 on: November 04, 2011, 03:45:48 pm »
She might be either simply not invited to the wedding (I wouldn't invite her to mine, if she'd tried to get me murdered...) or she might have not been mentioned at that moment because of the unpleasant associations, or even because she also was sent to Bran for a lesson or two.
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #219 on: November 04, 2011, 04:01:12 pm »
I think I read somewhere (I think earlier in this thread even, maybe) that Patty or Mr. Mike said it was a typo that didn't get caught before publication. 
I just re-read the Mercy series and caught that this time through as well, so I went looking. 

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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #220 on: November 04, 2011, 04:32:29 pm »
I'm pretty sure you're right, Kyria, but it's amusing to make up explanations too.  I kind of like the idea that Mercy is deliberately leaving Mary Jo out, at least for a while.
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #221 on: November 04, 2011, 04:52:42 pm »
Darn, I was hoping for some drama and Mary Jo was forced to leave the pack.   

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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #222 on: November 04, 2011, 04:53:45 pm »
I think I read somewhere (I think earlier in this thread even, maybe) that Patty or Mr. Mike said it was a typo that didn't get caught before publication. 
I just re-read the Mercy series and caught that this time through as well, so I went looking.

Check the thread titled Mary Jo in the Individual Characters forum.   :)
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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #223 on: November 04, 2011, 07:22:43 pm »
I'm pretty sure you're right, Kyria, but it's amusing to make up explanations too.  I kind of like the idea that Mercy is deliberately leaving Mary Jo out, at least for a while.
Yes, but following the blowout in SB, Bran showed Mercy how hard Mary Jo was searching for her... it seems a little petty for Mercy to entirely leave her out of an accounting of pack members.  I mean, I'm sure they're still not exactly best buds (to say the least), and Mercy might deliberately not mention Mary Jo if she's talking to someone else about the pack members, if she thinks it will make a point.  But it doesn't seem Mercy's style to leave Mary Jo out of an internal accounting (which is what the narration is).  That's just lying to herself, and there's no reason for that as far as I can see. 

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Re: River Marked Discussion
« Reply #224 on: November 04, 2011, 07:30:45 pm »
True.
Might not be deliberate, though.  Just like it wasn't deliberate for Patty.
I'm suddenly reminded of Columbo, and his supposed absent mindedness.
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