I too have always yo-yoed on Lily. I like her ok through most of season 1 but I hated
the way she handled the break up/art programme. Ted was right, if she was only interested in learning more about art and if she was any good there were hundreds of great courses she could have done in the cultural centre of America
, which she must have known on some level. Now I get the freaking out over only dating 1 guy for 10 years and is he truely what you want? etc, etc. But not talking to Marshall about her worries and actively lying about it and then getting pissed when he rightly asks if she even wants to come back after the fellowship is finished.
Though I think I'm more annoyed by this than others might be because a good friend did almost exactly the same thing in the same circumstances (not art though) regretted it but had to watch her ex fiance waltz off with another girl after getting tired of waiting. Lily is incredibly lucky Marshall forgave her so quick and almost never said a word about how hard it was to call up his entire family and friends to tell them he'd been dumped. Which is why though understandable, I hated the "Lily wants to get married in Atlantic City at all costs" until the end when she decides its worth it.
Add to that her behaviour this season and even little things like "I wish I didn't have to wear this ring the whole time" from early season 1 and the character is certainly not my favourite. Though she does make up for it at times, which is why I can't actively hate her or anything.
(or the other, if it was the c-word), especially since it was said during the break, after, as Ted pointed out, she failed to contact any of them.
I think it was supposed to be the C word. I can't see everyone getting so het up about it and I think they've used "bitch" on the show before now. I don't blame Ted for using it though since Marshall was a basket case, Ted was doing the best friend thing and well Lily was behaving horribly.
Not to mention on a totally superficial note her hair has been looking like crap recently. If you don't want to use that gorgeous red Alyson, at least go back to the season 2 colour and please get rid of that fringe.
Edited by Featherhat, Nov 27, 2007 @ 4:27 AM.