friendly persuasion

You know how the trope is how everybody knows Jack and Gabriel are either lovers or want to be lovers? What if nobody knows? Like, you’ve got these two guys who are heading up one of the most important organizations in the world and the covert ops branch of said organization respectively. They’ve got to be awesome at keeping secrets.

Hell, maybe they’re even totally, legitimately married but the right amount of friendly persuasion and vague threats keeps the certificate from the hands of the press. Not that anybody’s looking. Nobody thinks they’d ever be lovers.

That they’re each other’s emergency contact isn’t surprising given their respective positions in life, lack of serious relationships, and friendship.

Then, of course, somebody finds out. Maybe McCree is snooping through Gabriel’s stuff and finds his wedding ring. Maybe Tracer blinks at the wrong time and finds herself warping through time to a point where Gabriel and Jack were making out in Jack’s totally secure office. Maybe some overzealous income tax auditor sees something ‘amiss’ in their respective tax forms, and starts an investigation, so they have to prove that no, they didn’t file wrong.


That scene started about 9:30 in the morning, and by 1 o'clock the unions at that time declared that we had to go to lunch, right in the middle of scene - right before my close-up. And Wyler came to me and he said, “I’m really sorry about this. You’re doing a fabulous job and I want you to hold on to this, if you possibly can. Why don’t you go back to your room and sort of, concentrate and re-read the script? I’m very, very sorry, we’ll start again in an hour.”

Well, I went to the commissary and had two cheeseburgers and a malted, and came back, sat down, and just started over again. I didn’t have the self-consciousness as an actor to find that that would be a difficult thing to do. So since I didn’t think it was going to be difficult, it wasn’t… Even after two cheeseburgers and a malt it didn’t strike me as something that was going to be, you know, difficult and soul-searching, and “how will we ever find it again?” It didn’t occur to me.

- Anthony Perkins on Friendly Persuasion, September 1992 (x)

The Gemini Male

If a man behaves in a way typical of the personality associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, he will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below, unless there are influences in his personal birthchart that are stronger than that of his Gemini sun sign.

The typical Gemini man:
* is taller than average
* has a pale, rough complexion that will become weather-beaten easily
* is very agile
* has a high forehead and receding hairline
* has quick, darting eyes

Behavior and Personality Traits
* is eager and always on the move
* is friendly and persuasive
* can sell almost anything to almost anyone
* has a great deal of nervous energy
* can talk himself out of difficulties
* can do two things at once
* likes people
* is adroit, diplomatic, and socially able
* may change his occupation frequently
* is intelligent and witty

Signs (at their best)

Aries: Exciting, assertive, independent.
Taurus: Friendly, resourceful, comprehensive.
Gemini: Persuasive, optimistic, talented.
Cancer: Artistic, kind, nurturing.
Leo: Witty, caring, tenacious.
Virgo: Knowledgeable, reliable, ambitious.
Libra: Fair, charming, loyal.
Scorpio: Astute, mysterious, smart.
Sagittarius: Honest, creative, open minded.
Capricorn: Disciplined, wise, tolerant.
Aquarius: Imaginative, organized, responsible.
Pisces: Perceptive, trustworthy, strong willed.