(Originally posted: 11/03/2009)
We all know what happened with Ross and Rachel, with Winnie and Kevin, and with Luke and Laura. But what happened with Angela and Marcus? Yesterday, Monnie (She changed her blog to That Gumbo Life.) wrote about how Angela handled their break-up well. She rolled out when she realized Marcus was still stuck on Robin’s character–whose name escapes me now.
But in the end, what would have happened??
Let me tell you how it would have played out. At the end of Boomerang, when Marcus went to Angela’s office, months had past. Angela had chosen to put Angela first. She was climbing up the corporate ladder and looking great while doing it. Marcus? I forget what else he was doing beside teaching those too grown kids. But the bottom line is that the circumstances had changed. The way that office scene played out, Angela had become hardened because of her experience with him and her decision to be a successful business woman. Is it just me or did the dialog there make it seems like she’d accepted that she couldn’t have both? She could not be Ms. Corner Office and Mrs. Wifey too?
They would have gotten back together. (Because he would be her soft spot. We always want the people who hurt us most to decide, on their own, to make it right, and actually make it right. Then we learn better.) Things would have gone well for about the first three months. But in month four, Angela would have started to trust him. She wouldn’t threaten him for looking at other women as she did in the closing scene. But as she began to settle in and trust him, he would take this as a sign that she was either taking him fro granted or didn’t care enough. But he would still start looking for rings. (Not so sure about the ring part. He might look but not buy.)
Just as he picked out the perfect ring, he’d get cold feet. Sensing his hesitance, she’d start rethinking her feelings and his commitment to the relationship. Her behavior would change. She’d be just as pleasant but there would be something a bit less warm behind her smiles.
Then Marcus would meet someone. Someone much younger who wasn’t heading up a corporate ladder. They’d have lunches and at first she’d see him as a big brother. But that would only last for a week. Next thing Marcus would be taking secret calls from this young woman. The young woman would quickly forget her place and try to move Angela out of the Future Mrs. Marcus Graham spot. (BTW, I know the real Marcus Graham.)
By the end of the year immediately following the end of the movie, they would be broken up forever. Why? Angela changed but Marcus ran back expecting the old Angela. Angela went back expecting a new Marcus when really, all she got was a Marcus whose ‘ho’ was in remission. (He too went back to what he was comfortable being and existing in relationships.)