The More You Know, The Less You Care
Some lessons learned.
You see? Todd does have limits! He thinks there is nothing funny about child abuse. Rape, on the other hand, warrants chortles and smirks and air-quotes, but there are limits, people! Okay, I'm just being naive because I know the limits come into play on very clear occasions, and those occasions are when Todd can reflect on his own victimhood. What sweet bonding between Todd and James today. And just in case we were confused, Clint is paying for a child abuser to stay out of jail, while Todd thinks people are justified in murdering child abusers with their bare hands. Because Todd is complicated but good deep down, and Clint is... oh, I don't even know who the hell they've decided Clint is anymore. His scheming is fun and, as I repeat like a broken record, is clearly being relished by Jerry ver Dorn, but why resurrect story arcs that had already come to an end to give him a reason for the schemes? Why not just tell a story in which he gets new reasons that make more organic sense?
Oh hey, isn't it so sweet that Nate thought sex would be better with someone he cared about (has any teenage boy ever actually said that and meant it)? And what was with Dani's utter shock that Nate constantly thinks about sleeping with her? What rock is she living under? I guess when you're getting shuffled off from boarding school to boarding school, you have no access to pop culture or anything in the world that teaches you the universality that teenage boys are completely sex-obsessed -- of course, since she is dating what appears to be a middle-aged man, perhaps she assumes he's tired of sowing his wild oats and is ready to settle down with a nice girl and start a family.
Terrifying French sex!
Queen Victoria does occasionally have to admit that Llanfair is technically Charlie's home, too, and he might actually get to have a say in a few things every once in a while. I'm not crazy about this storyline at the moment because Charlie is such a sad-sack character to begin with and the eventual discovery that Rex isn't really his son will make him childless once again, but it's still nice to see him actually stand up for himself from time to time. I do love the Queen but it's also fun to see royalty humbled!
So, the best way to introduce a new actor and an entirely new character is to give them a hot-and-heavy hotel room sex scene? Interesting choice. I guess this means Joey has left his ministry career (okay, I guess we've known that a while). And did anyone else love how Kelly's story to Aubrey on the plane included most of the sordid details ("he'd been with my aunt before me, then I cheated with his brother, then I married his brother, etc."), but conveniently left out the part that goes, "Oh, and then I cheated on his brother with his son (my step-son) and gave birth to my husband's grandson who is the great nephew of this super-love-of-my-life I'm telling you all about!"
We also learned that prison officials always give courtesy calls to mothers and girlfriends of inmates who get into fights. Fights. In prison. Grownup person prison. Call his mom! Call his babymamma!
Oh and uh-oh. Dani's in peril. Again.