At the Art Studio of Doom:
Jason: Do not make the mistake of underestimating Franco, Maxie. He’s sick. He’s capable of anything, including murder.
How did the world not explode from hypocrisy at the moment Jason uttered these words?
Oh, yes. I forgot. That mobster deserved to die when Jason tried to kill him because it was self defense. But when Franco actually killed the same dude, it was sick and twisted because he didn’t have to! It was totally different. Franco did it to to send a message.
Hmmm, why does that phrase sound so familiar?
At the loony bin:
Ophelia, er, Rebecca: At least he has the excuse of his gender. Most men aren’t generally known to turn down an easy piece.
Um, what? Here we go again. Men can’t control their penises. Women are the only ones responsible for affairs.
What a load of crap.
But somehow after spewing misogynistic drivel, Rebecca channeled my inner monologue in the very next breath:
But what kind of a woman keeps marrying the same man over and over only to cheat on him again and again?
This is what the audience has been wondering, as they have watched in bewilderment, for the last few months. Most of us are pretty certain that Liz has never before been portrayed as this kind of woman. It is crazy and illogical and just plain bad characterization.
Fortunately, at least one character can still demonstrate self-awareness and sanity:
Lucky: Well I’m aware, Dad, that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. But you know what? I’m a little insane.
Oh, Lucky, I love you. You are the most stable, mature character on this show. If you really want to see lunacy, just take a look at good ‘ole Rebecca and Liz. They are both currently competing for a gold medal in the “sleeping with Nikolas makes you deranged” Olympics.
Honestly, I think Jonathan Jackson was trying to send us a not-so-secret messages when delivering this dialog:
Get out! Get out while you still can! Before you go insane!