… because I’m about to break Morgan’s other arm.
I’m sorry, you guys. I really don’t mean to keep harping on this. But Morgan? IS SUCH A TURD. I mean, jeez, when even Carly seems to recognize her child is a massive ass, you know it’s got to be pretty bad:
CARLY: Are you really making judgments about how and when your brother chose to tell you or anyone that he was raped?
MORGAN: Mom, he told my girlfriend before he told me– [Ed. note: whaaa whaaa whaaaaaa]
CARLY: Because maybe he thought you were too young to handle it. And not that he asked me but I might agree with the way that you’re reacting. This is you brother, Morgan! Michael had to deal with a horrible violation. If you can’t summon up any compassion, maybe you can find some respect with how he dealt with it and he moved on with his life.
MORGAN: Look, I get it. Okay? I do. Yes, what happened to Michael, it was terrible. But him and Kiki? Before he knew they were cousins? I think he liked her. And maybe he was using that as a way for them to get closer.
Way to keep things in perspective, kid.
(Also, his conviction that Michael told Kiki in an attempt to hit that is deeply hilarious. Morgan, honey? There’s a reason “hey baby, lemme buy you a drink and tell you a story about prison rape” isn’t a pick up line you hear very often in bars.)
I want to be clear that I think the actor is fine. It’s just the writing for this kid has been 100% unsympathetic since the moment he was SORASed, and I dearly need them to give me a reason — any reason! — why I shouldn’t be rooting for his violent death. I know they can do it! Because I am actually enjoying Taylor, even though she’s basically the girl version of Morgan:
Let’s see — ungrateful snot of an entitled younger sibling who’s smugging it up all over the place while exhibiting zero concern for the ways she’s making her brother’s life a living hell? Check. And given it’s been heavily implied Taylor is currently blackmailing Felix with the threat of outing him to their parents, the fact that she’s still more likeable than Morgan is really saying something.
But Taylor’s at least shown some ability to think of about someone other than herself while bonding with Britt, and her recognition of Felix’s gesture in wanting to defend her honor with TJ was a good start to showing a softer side. If we can just get some back story that gives her a bit more depth, I’ll be ready to hop on board the Brenda Barrett Rebellious Teenage Bad Girls With Hearts of Gold train straight to redemption lane.
Fortunately, we know rehabilitation in these cases is definitely possible. Remember those years that Lulu was the snottiest little snot to ever snot? And look how that turned out:
LULU: I do not say this enough, but you raised me when my own mother couldn’t. You’re just as much of a parent to me as she was.
TRACY: You are the daughter I always wanted, and I am so happy that you’re having a daughter of your own.
Oh, don’t mind me. I just have something in my eye. LIKE A THOUSAND TEARS.