May 23, 2004
When Time Ran Out... (1980) (part 3 of 8)
Back in Bob’s office, Shelby commends Bob on his efforts to bring the island into the 20th century, considering that Bob’s father tried his whole life to keep it a private sugar cane plantation. Shelby says that as a fellow son of a famous and successful father, he knows what it’s like trying to come out from under that shadow and be successful in his own right. “The problem is, he wasn’t around to see it. And it makes the whole triumph… empty.” Seriously, where’s the Love Boat horn section at? Shouldn’t they be blaring away so we can sense the pathos of the moment?
Bob disagrees with Shelby. He says the triumph isn’t empty, it’s “sweet”. Get it? Sweet? Sugar? Huh? Oh, forget it. Shelby shrugs off Bob’s answer, making the whole conversation pretty much pointless, unless anybody needed a reminder of Bob’s desire for success. Cause that was a little muddy before.