Guys, I’m sorry about the lack of posts lately. Watching the show continues to be a struggle for me, mostly because I kind of hate everyone? (Well, everyone except Nate’s abs. LOOK, I’M NOT A MONSTER.)
But if there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make me like a character who’s either annoying or in possession of extremely stupid hair (or in Morgan’s case, BOTH) it’s that character bagging on someone I hate even more:
MORGAN: I don’t get that relationship. I never will.
MICHAEL: Yeah, well, don’t look to me to defend them.
MORGAN: Yeah, but it’s not just like me and Franco, we don’t get along — like, the guy’s a freaking serial killer. How can she be with him?
Which is why I can’t believe I’m saying this, but: WORDY McWORD, MORGAN.
This entire conversation was basically gold, with Morgan practically straining something rolling his eyes while Michael weakly trotted out all the same old excuses, like even Chad Duell couldn’t believe he’d reached a point where his actual dialog amounted to: “he’s only technically responsible for my violent prison rape” and “a brain tumor did it!”
Also, there was this bit, in which Bryan Craig’s line reading was the same as you might expect from someone hearing the suggestion that he ignore an enraged and drunken hippo locked in a small closet with him:
MICHAEL: Just try and tune her out.
MORGAN: What? It’s mom.
Unfortunately, the fact that they were talking about Franco means that yes, he still exists, yes, and we’re still expected to care about his relationship problems. (We’re also supposed to be invested in his weird father/daughter thing with Kiki, even though that mostly consists of him asking her for help while pointedly not sharing her mother’s impending doom. FEELING THE LOVE.)
On a related note, it’s not like Ava deserves much defending, but it’s a bit rich listening to Kiki ream her out for cheating on Morgan when he was only with Ava in the first place because Kiki married him while cheating on him with his brother, you know? Shut up, Kiki.
Which brings us around to Ava. Who is horrible, but not any more horrible than at least a dozen other people on this show. And yet for some reason we’re supposed to sympathize with all of them and want her dead.
At least, I think? I’m not actually sure how they want us to feel about all these endless scenes of Sonny casually discussing his plans imprison a pregnant woman for several months until he can safely murder her. I assume from the also endless scenes showing how “tormented” he is by it all, we’re supposed to be… okay with it? But I’m really not.
(And when I say “really not” I mean “MY SKIN IS LITERALLY CRAWLING THIS IS SO GROSS AND UNCOMFORTABLE WHY WHY WHY?”)
As a friend pointed out, I really wanted Ava to mention the stress of being held hostage and constantly threatened with death was probably infinitely worse for the baby she’s carrying than a single glass of wine. I also wanted her to beat Sonny’s face in with a tire iron, but we can’t have everything.
WHOAH THERE CRAZY EYES
And finally, speaking of unsympathetic douchebags that we’re supposed to be rooting for, Nina finally let the crazy out! THANK GOD. But I feel like we’re also supposed to be on Silas’ side, and… no. I mean, I’m not 100% on board with Nina “every woman I hate is a whore” Clay. But I’m certainly more on her side than his.
(It probably doesn’t help that my investment level in Sam and Silas’ relationship is set somewhere just above “permanent snooze.” Or that Michael Easton has barely seemed awake in any of his scenes lately.)
God, I miss John McBain.