It All Makes Sense!
I had a lot of questions watching Richie nearly be lynched by Ryan and Aiden:
1. What is with ABC Daytime's hard on for violence?
2. Why is it that the only thing they can do with the gorgeous, British, DEVANE as in ANNA DEVANE (and did I mention gorgeous and British?) Aiden is have him be Greenlee's redeemer and also the kind of person who lynches people by means of interrogation?
3. Where did Aiden get the noose during the three minutes Ryan wandered away from him?
And so on.
But the entire episode actually answered one huge question I've had about Annie: why has she never showed one iota of personality or chemistry with other human beings in the thirteen months she's been on the show?
The answer: because her brother took up the entire family supply of charisma, what with his lifetime supply of kickass.
I know he's, like, "shady", and "immoral" and "harmful to small children" and also "psychopathic", but...kickass.
Truly, I'm trying to think of the right adjective to use whilst describing someone who, while hanging by a noose, hears the police come in and decides to turn the tables on his interrogators by kicking the chair out from underneath him. All I'm coming up with is kickass.
I honestly think Richie could be a really compelling villain, if they keep him evil and devious and don't turn him into a cartoonish, over the top, "villain" like the Hamburglar. Plus, I am all for any character who gets the best of Ryan. Is it too much to hope that said best getting happens repeatedly?