I Think This Google Search Says It All...
Part of the fun of having a blog is being able to see what search terms send people your way, especially when the person doing a the search is obviously a kindred spirit! Witness this Google search that someone used today:
hate HATE ryan all my children
YES, Anonymous Googler, I am with you! You are among friends!
I had been so focused on my burning, irrational loathing of Reese and all that she does that my hate HATE for Ryan Lavery had dwindled to irritation rather that outright hostility. And while Reese continues to be just...the worst, today's episode reminded me of just how terrible Ryan is, because today was a whole lot of Ryan being wronged, a whole lot of Ryan being angry, a whole lot of Ryan being smug and a whole lot of Ryan being loud.
He's all angsty about Greenlee being dead, to which I say, first of all, her body wasn't found and even if it had been, everyone in Pine Valley should know that means it's just a matter of time before she strolls back to town regardless because Pine Valley death is shorter than some vacations and also, we all know that he would have gotten sick of her after three weeks, so her "death" is making him move on to the next love of his life a little sooner than he had anticipated. Maybe that's what this is about, he's inconvenienced that he has to seek a new soulmate out already...
But even if I give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he's grieving and heartbroken...the man is a moron.
Ryan:Great, great, big hero. Greenlee is still dead, ok? Zach is responsible, and I want to press charges.
Can you imagine going to the police and saying, "Hello, I'd like to press charges against this man for the murder of my fiancee. Granted, we have no body and the incident that drove her off of a cliff was clearly accidental, but he made out with a lesbian, which made my fiancee super angry. You see where I'm going with this, right? So what kind of charge can you make stick, first degree, second degree...? Is the death penalty on the table?"
Ryan: Yeah? Well, I wanted my marriage to work, too. But Zach killed Greenlee before I had a chance. And what are his consequences? How -- how does that affect his life? It doesn't. Not yet.
Before you had a chance to kill her?!?!
Ryan: She ran off the road because the car was on the wrong side. The car was on the wrong side because they were arguing about Zach and Reese. Greenlee wouldn't have been on the road if it wasn't for Zach and Reese. Zach and Reese are behind all of this, Erica. So, please, don't tell me it was an accident. Zach's arrogance killed Greenlee.
The logic there is too effed up for me to even comprehend, but I am trying to decide which is better: the idea of Killer Arrogance, or the notion that Ryan is angrily denouncing someone for being arrogant. The hate HATE, it burns!