So many things about this show are baffling me right now. I can only assume the process that came up with the latest “shocking” “twist” went something like this:
WRITER ONE: Well, I’m fresh out of ideas.
WRITER TWO: Don’t look at me, I came up with the serial killer counselling sick kids.
WRITER THREE: How about another BJ’s heart rip-off? That never gets old.
WRITER ONE: We can’t kill another baby. People get all weird about it for some reason.
WRITER TWO: Easy! We’ll just use two characters they really love.
WRITER ONE: Oh! I’ve got it. Are you ready for this? Alice. And Rafe.
WRITER TWO: Wow. You’re a genius.
WRITER THREE: Nailed it.
I mean, at a certain point, we were bound to hit a point of diminishing returns with the BJ’s heart knock-offs. I just didn’t expect to hit it quite this soon, you know?
(I’ve been trying to imagine a pair of characters with whom I’m less invested than Alice and Rafe. Maybe a Giambetti brother double feature? Shawn and Kiki? Levi and Morgan’s hair? Except nope, I’d actually be excited to see any of them die.)
But Rafe? Even the characters can’t make me believe they care. Kristen Alderson’s attempts to contort her face into an expression of realistic sadness for the cousin she’s shared all of one scene with have been particularly hilarious.
On the plus side, maybe it’s just the crushing boredom talking, but I think I’m kind of into this?
I have needs, people. And one of those needs is one plot — any plot — that is at all interesting. The search continues.