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Old 02-04-2014, 08:56 PM
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Welcome to the 1st Bay & Tank Appreciation Thread


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Old 02-04-2014, 10:45 PM
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Sign me up! Love love love them!
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:39 AM
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Tank is a very likable character. He is adorable. I am so glad that he and Bay have become close. She needs someone like him in her life.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:48 AM
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Me too.

I am enjoying their friendship. Amy, do you want to be added?
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Oh, add me, please. They make adorable friends. I'm already very fond of Tank, and I love the contrast between the two of them. They work very well.
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They're great - please add me . Love them!
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:48 PM
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:30 PM
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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Any reason for Max Adler to be back on tv is a good one to me, plus as an added bonus the Tank & Bay friendship is one of my favorites. The last time I saw a really good male/female friendship was the Wallace/Veronica friendship on Veronica Mars. So I hope they just remain friends, but best friends.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:54 PM
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Well, I'm glad Max brought you here!

Ah, yes, Wallace/Veronica were a great m/f friendship.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:48 PM
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I adored Max in Glee and I'm super happy he has a nice role on SAB. I really hope that they have him stay on the show. He brings a lot of... happiness and charisma to SAB.

I love how easy it is with him and Bay and I'm glad that a good m/f friendship is being portrayed, and fingers crossed that it lasts. Plus he makes her pretty happy, which is a bonus.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:10 AM
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He brings a lot of... happiness and charisma to SAB.
I agree. Max Adler does bring happiness and charisma to SAB.

Bay needed a friend like him. I was worried that the writers might try to have Emmett fill that role, and it just wouldn't work for me. Emmett cannot listen to Bay objectively, the way that Tank can. Emmett cannot give Bay the perspective that Tank is able to give her. It's really much better that Bay has a friend like Tank.

Mary Beth is a great friend for Bay, too, of course, but I feel like Bay can be more real around Tank. There's something missing from Bay and Mary Beth's friendship. It's not just the secret between them. I am not sure what it is. Perhaps they are in some ways competitive? I'm just throwing that out there. I really don't know what it is, but it just feels as though something is missing. It's almost as though Mary Beth is jealous of Bay, or maybe Bay is jealous of Mary Beth. I don't know.

But I like Bay and Tank's friendship a little bit better. It is so nice to see Bay comfortable enough to be herself.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:30 PM
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I agree. Max Adler does bring happiness and charisma to SAB.

Bay needed a friend like him. I was worried that the writers might try to have Emmett fill that role, and it just wouldn't work for me. Emmett cannot listen to Bay objectively, the way that Tank can. Emmett cannot give Bay the perspective that Tank is able to give her. It's really much better that Bay has a friend like Tank.

Mary Beth is a great friend for Bay, too, of course, but I feel like Bay can be more real around Tank. There's something missing from Bay and Mary Beth's friendship. It's not just the secret between them. I am not sure what it is. Perhaps they are in some ways competitive? I'm just throwing that out there. I really don't know what it is, but it just feels as though something is missing. It's almost as though Mary Beth is jealous of Bay, or maybe Bay is jealous of Mary Beth. I don't know.

But I like Bay and Tank's friendship a little bit better. It is so nice to see Bay comfortable enough to be herself.
Max Adler oozes of charisma.

It is good that Bay has a friend like Tank. I am glad Bay and Emmett can be friendly, but I wouldn't want them to be in that best friend mode. It wouldn't work for me either. Tank can offer Bay a perspective that Emmett can't.

The only thing I am worried about is if Tank does develop a crush on Bay, what will happen if she only wants to stay friends. Obviously Bay & Emmett's relationship is different as they dated and, as such, there's a permanent line there, a boundary that you shouldn't cross i.e. talking about new relationships/old ones. It's an expectation, but when you have a friend who you only view as a friend, a friend you've never considered as anything more than friend, and one you don't think you've given any signals to, then what becomes of that relationship?

It's not like Bay is asking for Tank to develop feelings for her, but if he does, it's tricky. They never dated so there's not that boundary there or that expectation, but it muddies the waters. I guess it could be argued if this happens, unless Tank verbalizes his feelings, Bay should continue to confide in him. But if he does, does she stop confiding in him?

It's interesting. One side of the coin says yes, but the other says if Tank is going to continue being friends with Bay knowing she doesn't have any more than platonic feelings, if he can't handle that, he shouldn't stay her friend. If he does, than he can't really draw that line or hold it against her. Or maybe he should draw the line and say they can be friends and she can confide in him, but not about guys. But then that's the whole point of a friendship is that you want to be able to talk about things. By all intents and purposes, she certainly doesn't owe him a relationship since it didn't start out as a romantic thing. Sometimes you feel it, sometimes you don't.

So, I don't know.

I agree that Bay and Mary Beth's friendship doesn't feel like they are super close. There is a divide between them and it could be jealousy. I'm not sure.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:30 PM
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It's almost like Daphne/Emmett, but in reverse. Because he was always in the friendzone, even though he had feelings for her that she never saw ... she saw him only as her best friend. Yet he never said anything, but let her confide in him. Then when she kissed him, that changed their dynamic because she never confides in him, and he doesn't confide in her much either. Seriously, do these two even speak to each other anymore? They're still great friends and went back to that, but we all know Daphne's penchant for chasing the forbidden guy. Even Daphne/Travis had that great friendship element, where Travis had feelings for Daphne and never said anything. She kissed him and that great friendship went down the tubes for a relationship she bailed on.

If Tank does say he's got feelings for her, and Bay says, "I think of you as a friend," than that's okay too. I really like Tank/Bay and don't want a kiss to ruin it if Bay's not into him. Better off keeping it as a great friendship, like Haley/Lucas.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:14 PM
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Well, it looks like Bay and Tank might not stay in the friendzone. But really who knows.

As much as I do ship Bemmett (always will) Tank is a really nice guy and probably someone Bay could use to help restore her faith in men. Not "use" as in she's going to use him, but you know what I mean.

If it does end up going that way, which from the promo seems likely.

Would I rather they stay friends, yes, but I also don't want to see Bay become cynical and convinced that every guy will hurt her because then I fear she'll never be able to have a healthy relationship if she's always waiting for that other shoe to drop, the betrayal to befall her.
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