Timeless A-Peel wrote:If you're used to charming Emma era Steed, it's like you've had a bucket of cold water dumped over your head--he gets hurt as much as Gambit, burns ropes off his wrists, beats the stuffing our of people, manipulates everyone in sight. He's not a nice character.
You're absolutely right there, he's in fact, being a big ass. Gambit can be charming and caring, and he does have a sense of humor that includes teasing Purdey a bit, but it's not like Steed. (who just seems to be making fun of Cathy) You two could have warned me!
Steed's pretty much a jerk, yes.
If I'd known you were diving into Cathy, I would have warned you.
The general consensus is that Gambit and Purdey are Steed and Cathy redux, but with some of Steed and Emma thrown in. Gambit actually had morals and ethics--Steed left them in his other pants. Gambit's fiercely loyal, adores Purdey for more than the potential to get in her pants, and actually likes Purdey. She actually likes him, too, and they joke and talk. I never get the sense Cathy really likes Steed, just tolerates him. Purdey and Gambit are actually friends who enjoy spending time with each other, and who would probably get even closer if it weren't for Purdey's rocky past. Plus, they both actually have a sense of humour--I always thought Cathy could benefit from being a little more ligt-hearted. If you want a demo of how well that would have worked, qatch Death Dispatch
, teh first episode Honor ever did. She plays Cathy as friendlier with Steed, and in some ways I prefer it, but Sydney Newman told her if she ver smiled likethat again, she was fired--he wanted Cathy to be tougher than that!
The Gales are best when they're doing some really gritty tesnes stuff that later series shied away from. In many ways TNA is more like Cathy's era, in that it does more things with the characters, was willing to really put tem in danger and hurt them. Cathy is the first Avengers girl to be shot, and Purdey was the only other one. If you want my picks for best Cathy, just ask.