While other executives want to sell the firm, she thinks it would be more of an advantage for her father's company to merge with a larger firm. With her newfound confidence, Michelle seals the deal with Jesse Aaron and the merger of Walter's company to Jesse's is successful which impresses Walter so much that he makes Michelle a full partner in the company. Afterward in the final scene, Michelle signs the paperwork in her office finalizing the business merger with Jesse's company. After rejecting a marriage proposal from George, Michelle goes out with Ryan. She continues to try to negotiate a merger deal with Jesse Aaron in order to save her father's firm and continues to see Ryan, surrendering to him completely, while learning more and more about the submissive lifestyle.
And no one wanted to. Unknown to her, Ryan also seduces Dara and has made her a submissive. In other words, you could not miss her even if you wanted to. Although she is fully qualified for her new position, she was promoted because of her father, Walter's, status as chairman.
Seeing this, Michelle finally throws off Ryan's bonds and uses her new-found sexual prowess to take control of her life. . Michelle takes Dara to a local restaurant dinner one evening, where she meets a man named Ryan Black, 15 years younger than she, who becomes enamored of her. After breaking up with George, Michelle begins to date Ryan, easily giving in to his dominating personality. She fends him off, but accepts his telephone number. As a single mother, she struggles to raise her teenage daughter, Dara, who wants more freedom in her life.
Still, Michelle manages to get Jesse to consider a merger. That technique, in real life, is just as effective as it sounds. The prevailing view is that Carpenter's career since those days has been somewhat problematic, and an argument can be made that this effort is yet another attempt to recapture her glory days and reconnect with former fans. Really and truly, for Carpenter fans only. Despite unfulfilled sexual desires, Michelle does not cheat on her boyfriend George.
Ryan assaults her when she confronts him at his loft about his affair with Dara, but Michelle knocks him unconscious with a camera tripod. She takes him to his private dungeon and binds him, turning him into her submissive. Whedon, by the end of that decade, had not one but two breakout hits on his hands, each handled by a different network -- Buffy and Angel -- and each prominently featured Capenter. After torturing Ryan, Michelle turns him over to the police for having sex with her underage daughter. After dropping Dara off at home, Michelle returns to the restaurant, where Ryan tries to seduce her.
As for the production itself, it features the standard levels of quality that Cohn and his company, Asylum, are known for -- perfectly lit sets starring exceptionally good looking people in static low movement environments with lots of head and shoulders framing. Michelle decides to learn more about being dominated and quickly finds that she enjoys submitting to Ryan's will. She learns that Ryan has a criminal record. Although, initially, she decides not to meet him, but the next day, after the merger is authorized, she does meet with him. She was perky, fun, gorgeous, and memorable. .
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