File This Under "Too Little, Too Late"
My feelings for the character of Reese are infused with loathing that I will take a smackdown of her in any form that I can get one. Like, I'd gladly take characters who have had little to no interaction with The Great One confronting her about her awfulness, even if it made no sense in terms of plot. I'd actually pay money to see Opal and/or Palmer administer such a smackdown, but I will file that away as a silly pipe dream.
So part of me really enjoyed Bianca unloading and telling Reese what's what, especially since she was echoing the sentiments of the entire AMC viewing audience. The other part wonders why this epiphany of Reese's terribleness is only coming now, after the two of them ruined a handful of lives (not counting the audience, of course).
And the last part is seriously livid that Bianca's smackdown ended as soon as it started! But I am getting ahead of myself...
Bianca: Oh, my God, how selfish are you [!!!!!!!!!!!!! --Ed.]? So she looked at you funny and asked you a few questions. So that means that her boys should grow up without a mom and Zach without a wife? Hey, sorry, as long as you're --
Reese: Ok, Bianca, I never --
Bianca: Stop it, just stop it! Don't pretend that you know my sister when the fact is you don't have a clue.
Yes! Thank you! That's what we've been saying for months!
And we've long since established that Reese's worldview is assed up, as she believes that children conceived behind people's backs and hidden for months are cause for celebrations, but really, she thinks that a woman wakes up from a months long coma and finds out that her sister and a stranger made a baby with her husband and oh, by the way, all three of them are living at her house and Kendall's supposed to be all "Yay! Reese, let's braid each other's hair and sing 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' into our hairbrushes!" ?
Bianca: I -- I know that my sister isn't easy, but there's a reason for that. Because she's been fighting since before she was born. She was a child conceived out of rape, and, therefore, she's been searching her whole life for who she is and where she belongs, all of it.
Reese: Yeah, and she found herself. Look at what Kendall has become.
Bianca: Yes, yes, exactly, a wife, a mother, a fiercely loyal friend. It took a lot for her to get there, and when she finally does, what happens? A freak tornado comes along and almost costs her everything, but she survived. My sister woke up.
Reese: And it is a miracle.
Bianca: Yeah, a messy one, and it's going to take us all some time to adjust, but especially Kendall.
Reese: I get that.
Bianca: Well, then, why can't you just back off?
Reese: When did I become the enemy here?
Bianca: When you said that we would be better off if --
Reese: If what? See, you don't even know, do you? Because you never let me even finish.
Bianca: Oh, oh, I'm sorry. Was -- was I wrong? Go ahead, finish the sentence.
"I was gonna say...I...that...she...I...hey! I'M the victim here! Stop trying to make me feel bad!"
Reese: Why? Why should I Because it doesn't matter to you. It doesn't matter to you what i think. It doesn't matter to you what i feel. All you care about is Kendall.
"She's just your sister! I mean, GOSH, how long have you even known her?! I am awesome!"
Bianca: Oh, my -- excuse me for caring about my sister. She did just wake up from a coma.
Reese: It has nothing to do with the coma. The bottom line is you are choosing her over me.
Bianca: Right now? Yeah, you bet I am
Binks, you know when would it would have been a good time to choose your sister over Reese? When it came time to conceive a baby with her husband's sperm.
Bianca: Not as much as Kendall. I should have thought about her instead of just getting so swept up in us.
To paraphrase Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, that is something that should have been brought to your attention sometime before you got pregnant with her husband's baby!
Reese: There you go, there you go. That is exactly what I am talking about. Look at us. I mean, lookat us. We have this wonderful life. You and me and the girls, and all of -- all i want to do is get swept up, and you won't let us.
HEAD. EXPLOSION. DULL PAIN. IN SOUL.
But Bianca's glory was short-lived, as Erica urged her to patch things up with Reese and they made nice and blah blah blah, ABC gets a few more days to pretend that they are filming a ground-breaking lesbian romance.
And Erica's advice was sound: when you love someone, you love them warts and all. But...I don't get this all-encompassing love from Reese and Bianca, mostly because the writers are incapable of writing romance and also, Bianca and Reese knew pretty much nothing about the other for the duration of their relationship. What kind of a romance is that?
The other, more obvious reason that Erica's advice (and Bianca's decision to take it) was terrible is that Reese is the world's worst human being.