I am back to immense dislike. Sorry, but it’s true. In the beginning, I complained that they were skipping over details in an effort to introduce us to the story to quickly. Now that they have righted that wrong, I find myself forgetting the too-many details they are throwing at me all at once.
The episode before the mid-season hiatus was too much. Three stories going on (seriously, what is the deal with Juliet? Kill her off already – send her back to boarding school.) was way too much, and I am forgetting what the original premise actually was – oh, wait..that’s because they changed it! Again!
Now it’s coming to light that Siobhan is behind everything. She was the mastermind behind getting Bridget to New York in the first place, by paying the cop that was protecting her from Bodaway Macawi (who WRITES these names??) to tell her to escape and slipping a gun in her bag.
So why, you ask? That’s what everyone else is asking too, and no one seems to be coming forth with answers. If she wanted to run away with Henry, why didn’t she just do that? Wasn’t he planning on leaving Gemma anyway? At least in the divorce from Andrew she could have gotten some cash. So there’s no feasible reason why all this is happening, that I can see. Which I dislike immensely. I don’t need to know what happens, so don’t accuse me of not liking the show because I’m not ‘in the know’ on future plotlines. What I do need, however, is to feel like the story is going somewhere…anywhere….towards some discernible end that I can at least theorize upon.
It’s getting too crowded in here, what with CharlieJohn not being anyone of import, since he’s been killed off. Malcolm’s story is interesting because he is the only one, other than Gemma, who knows who BridShiv really is (as an aside, could that possibly be why she was kidnapped, on Siobhan’s orders..? Because she knew? Hmm. But there is no way she would have known Gemma knew, unless they left that out too). And as well all know, if you are going to settle into someone else’s life and claim it as your own, you definitely need to have a former heroin-addict-turned-professor on your side!Speaking of Malcolm, I hope the story of his improvement continues. It seems to really be the only plotline worth rooting for – he was such a good guy from the beginning, and it was a real shame they wrote him into a wagon-falling. Andrew giving him a job that he was clearly proficient at made me happy.
And now we come to Juliet. I think it’s too much, it doesn’t further the BridShiv story, and it always throws me off-track trying to remember what it is she did last week that she’s in trouble for this week. It’s useless filler that doesn’t belong, unless they are setting us up for her being in on everything with Siobhan in the end.
I’m also starting to feel more than a little sorry for the men in this mess. They’re all getting played, and poor Andrew didn’t even have the brains to question why Siobhan would be bitchy Siobhan one day and completely lovely and remorseful and on-board the next.
And finally, Henry. If he is so in love with Siobhan, why doesn’t he notice the missing bangs?!?!