There's a Thin Line Between Hate and More Hate
Oh so much happened today. A huge secret was revealed that rocked people's worlds, that changed four characters' lives forever. Forever! Punches were thrown! Insults were hurled! Forgiveness was begged! Excuses were made! Do you think if I use enough exclamations points I'll eventually muster up some investment in this storyline? It was so dramatic!
Stop, stop, he's your brother, you're all brothers! Oh no! (Zzzzzz.....)
I'm going to be fair and say it was almost worth it for this reaction shot. Almost.
And just in case anyone's confused, this woman --
-- this woman is supposed to be a mother of three sons somewhere between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. This woman. Bore these children:
Puberty hits young where she's from, I suppose. I mean I've been to Dayton, Ohio, but I truly don't remember any pregnant nine-year-olds. I really would 'fess up if I had.
Beyond these scenes and this "reveal" being incredibly tedious because these are three brand spankin' new characters and one fairly recent and unsympathetic character being affected here, the way these segments were directed and blocked was incredibly awkward. The bulk of the movement was Inez turning her body back and forth to plead her case to her various chiseled sons with her arms just dangling limply at her side.
And just to give equal time, the other actors in the scenes weren't doing much in the way of gesture, either. A room full o' face-actors, playin' people we barely know. Yay. And for some reason they just had to get rid of Rachel Gannon. Where is she??? (Actually, we know exactly where she is.)
The Salinger-Ford clan.
Just. Cannot. Care.
My favorite couple, Blair and Tea, had an emotional goodbye today, complete with a flashback montage of all their not-so-good times together throwing each other out of windows and the like. I sheepishly admit I got a little choked up, in particular because Kassie de Paiva and Florencia Lozano are just on fire in scenes together, but I'm still unconvinced that Tea is actually going to die. I don't know how they're going to backtrack or get out of it, but I just know they will and then... what was the point of all this?
Did y'all know that Eli is Bennett Thompson and really evil? Just keeping you posted. Really evil. Bennett Thompson. Evil. Eli.