I'm Running Out of Room on My "Dead To Me" List
At the very top of my "Dead To Me" list is, predictably, the AMC writing staff, accompanied by an eight paragraph annotation detailing the myriad reasons they are dead to me.
Today, I was able to add to the list, "because they are incapable of writing sympathetic characters" and "because they made me sympathize with David Hayward". The latter is especially galling and makes me feel dirty, but, nefarious as he may be, he has a point about the citizens of Pine Valley being sanctimonious, hypocritical and awful.
D.A. Willis: Ms. Colby, they faked their child's death. Hid him from his biological father. The number of laws broken, not to mention the countless people involved, two of whom I believe I'm looking at. All of you hid that baby.
Liza, the one who ran away with Colby: We were hiding him from David Hayward.
D.A. Willis: I understand.
Liza, who also faked a pregnancy for literally no reason: Do you? Really?
D.A. Willis: I'm well aware of Dr. Hayward's colorful history, ok, but--
Tad, the one who buried a man alive: Colorful? That's generous.
D.A. Willis: But it doesn't change the fact that he has rights. Rights which were stripped from him in every way possible.
Their entire justification for this half-cocked, certifiable dead baby/pillow baby/fake foster baby triple whammy comes down to "But it's David Hayward and he sucks. Why do you not understand this, legal system?" Like, did they expect Willis to say, "David HAYWARD? I thought you meant a different David. David Hayward should obviously be put to death, just on principle"?