Home sick today and lacking the energy to properly rant. But some things just shouldn’t be allowed to go unchallenged:
LULU: Yeah, but then she realized that trying raising a son on the run is not the best idea, so she convinced dad to settle down and–
ETHAN: Live small. Something Luke is fundamentally incapable of.
LULU: And then I came along and she was more determined than ever, and as much as she tried to make it feel like a home, dad always felt it was a cage.
ETHAN: Yeah, it’s kind of a no win situation, I think.
LULU: She was trying so hard to do something that was never going to happen. I think that’s what eventually broke her.
Um, revisionist bullshit says what? First of all, I wasn’t aware that the reason for Laura’s breakdown was now considered a mystery.
Look, Lulu: Lord knows I can’t blame you for trying to repress what really pushed your mother over the edge; that story was a clusterfuck of stupidity. But if I have to remember this crap, then so do you. So unless your issues with Dante include the retconned realization that you accidentally killed your step-father’s mistress years ago, leading you to kill him in a psychotic fugue state… I think you’re safe.
But no, you and Ethan are right! Poor old pathetic, weak, fragile, no-fun, wet-blanket Laura totally held Luke back and ruined his life by tying him down into a nightmare of fatherhood and suburban responsibility. And when she finally realized that it wouldn’t work, she lost her mind! I mean, Luke was calm and resigned when he finally chased her down to sign the divorce papers, while she desperately stalled for time, pretending not to have a pen and reminiscing about the horrible past he had hated so much…
Okay, fine. So the divorce was cordial and at Laura’s behest. But before that, she totally had Luke in a cage in that house! Look at him struggle to get out!
Hmmm… well, he seems pretty happy there, even in the face of various troubles with money and the mob.
But as if one child wasn’t bad enough — then she saddled him with a second one and you know how much Luke hated being a father, right?
All right, so what if he did actually love his kids? Poor, delusional Laura was still a naive fool to believe her family could ever find happiness in that horrible house they all hated so much…
In conclusion: suck it, Lulu. Shut up, Ethan. Fuck you, Luke.
And, show? It doesn’t matter how many times you try to rewrite history. Not buying it now, and never will.