Well, obviously not for Shawn, who’s now joining an exclusive club previously populated solely by Blackie Parrish and Matt Hunter, i.e. characters on this show who might actually stay in prison for longer than a few months.
And considering Matt’s offense was basically self-defense against a serial killer and Shawn still hasn’t managed to kill anyone at all (but not for lack of trying! he’s like the little hit man that could!) while Franco, Sonny, and Julian are still wandering completely free, let’s just say the PCPD justice system is chugging along as competently as ever.
But the important thing is Jordan and her fabulous hair might finally be free! Free to be a part of a plot I actually enjoy! This sadly will probably not involve some Sapphic comfort with Anna over losing the gross mob dudes that they inexplicably loved. But it will at least also probably involve at least 90% fewer scenes of her being lectured on morality by a man who kills people for money. Which can only be an improvement.
Speaking of Morality According to Shawn, let’s check in with his latest (and last? PLEASE?) pearl of wisdom:
TJ: Why’d you do that, man? Ric was ready to fight for you.
SHAWN: I know. But taking the rap was the right thing to do. I want you to understand. Loyalty? That means staying true, TJ. Even when the chips are down.
Oh, thank God. For a brief moment, I thought he might actually use his last moments with his son (UGH) to impart some wisdom about taking responsibility for your bad choices and staying away from the criminal lifestyle. Seeing as, you know, as far as he’s concerned, he did just shoot an innocent woman in the head.
My last parental advice would have been to shave
But no. It’s good to be reassured that Shaw will remain a sanctimonious turd right up until the very end. I take back everything I said. Sometimes the writers really do understand the value of consistent characterization!
Also, Molly’s brief presence reminded me that we’ve yet to get a single reaction scene from her about Ric hiring a con woman to get rid of his romantic rival and then marrying a stranger the next night. And it’s not like I was really looking forward to her high pitched histrionics, but seriously, show? Nothing? Why even bother to set these things up if you’re not actually going to follow through on the emotional beats?