|frantic_quest (frantic_quest) wrote in qaf_coffeeclub,|
@ 2010-10-22 14:41:00
|Entry tags:||show and tell|
Show and Tell: Brian & Ted's FriendshipThrough the Seasons
The Brian & Ted dynamic is something I always wish we'd gotten to see more frequently, especially in seasons 4 & 5.
Early in S1, we find out that Ted gives Brian the power to "pull the plug", somewhat surprising to both the audience and Brian given what we've seen of Brian & Ted's interaction in the short amount of episodes up to that point, but for the rest of the season, we don't see much one-on-one interaction between the two.
I admit to being distracted by Brian & Justin's non-relationship throughout the first three seasons, and given Ted's descent into drug addiction, there really is not much of a storyline between Brian & Ted until Ted pulls Brian's ass out of the fire in early S4, and saves the day by hacking into his ex-employer's computer system.
And to me, that's the beginning of a deepening friendship between them. It's as unconventional in many ways as all of Brian's closer relationships tend to be, but at the end of season 5, I think Brian & Ted's relationship is the most satisfying to me in terms of the way it developed and resolved itself when the final credits rolled.
Here's a clip from 508 that epitomizes the terrific rapport that I so enjoy between them. I love how after Brian opens up to Ted, in his own Kinneyesque way, Ted is still so hopeful, "There...don't you feel better?"
Now, what are some of your favorite Brian & Ted scenes?