Asshats Of The Day
Oh, I'm in a mood.
"John, you're not going to try to take responsibility for this, too, are you?" Oh, Viki, who do think you're talking to? Of course he's not going to try to take responsibility for this or anything! John doesn't seem to realize his own culpability in Tess coming out even a smidge. Did it ever occur to him that moments after Jessica learning that her child's father was really Ford and not Brody, he forced Natalie to tell her another catastrophic truth while Jessica's entire support network was either involved in the betrayal or running around town dealing with a whole other family crisis? John didn't think maybe the truth could've been revealed to Jess in some safer, more structured environment? He's right that Natalie is responsible for the lies that made Tess emerge, but he's responsible for how the lies were brought to her attention.
John is an asshat.
Langston's whole issue with this Ford/Tess business is that it disrupts her relationship with Ford? Not that Ford married a crazy lady in the form of a historically murderous psycho so that the two of them could raise a baby with no help? Shouldn't that be a dealbreaker for him as a human being, rather than just a thing that puts him in the relationship doghouse?
Ford is an asshat.
And for fuck's sake, can someone point out to Ford that Tess is not "all talk" and that she imprisoned and tried to murder her sister and brother-in-law a few years ago? I admit I enjoy Tess when she's just in lippy hedonist mode, but she's actually quite dangerous and perfectly happy to kill someone, apparently. No one can just say this to Ford?! (I guess he wouldn't care. "But my son!") And by the way, James is now complicit, so he's a champ. As is Starr, but hey, Tess kidnapped her kid so I guess turnabout is fair play. Or something.
Isn't Tess supposed to be the revenge alter? Working on behalf of Jess? Of course they've been so inconsistent over the years about how it all works that Tess could perform successful brain surgery tomorrow and it wouldn't really be that shocking. (Can she perform brain surgery on Ford, for starters?)
Now that they're dropping all these hints that Marty actually swapped the paternity tests to make it look like John isn't Liam's father, are we going to end up with Brody -- the person who has behaved most decently in all of this fallout -- having no little munchkins to call his very own? I am seriously going to pull my hair out if we're totally denied a Baby Lovett.
Okay, Todd and Tea can have their own sick, toxic, mutual "isn't it cute" violence between the two of them. That's fine. But when Todd treats his children that way, it's not fucking cute. And apparently it's supposed to be, considering the fact that Starr was running around all giddy today as if her father hadn't just terrorized her sister and her friends and basically told her she was trash. I realize Starr has been dealing with the sociopath who is Daddy for years, but one would think such events would have some impact. Some?
The fact that Tea and Todd had "I hate you" sex today over the fact that he verbally abused and physically threatened his two teenage daughters and their boyfriends is not hot. Or funny.
Todd is an asshat.
So many asshats, so little time.