Monday, January 12, 2009

ATWT: Out the Door, Brian

Tuesday, January 6th:

If there’s one thing that’s pretty disappointing today, it’s the reveal. Jade outs Brian like it’s nothing. And I’d expect for there to be a bigger argument, with she and Lucinda screaming at each other. And everyone’s faces at first didn’t seem too exclamatory. If I were Brian, I’d be freaking the hell out right then and there. And it’s nice to see Luke owning up to everything, but sorry, I can‘t say that I agree with the “Brian‘s a good guy“ sentiment. Lily’s reaction to the drinking is understandable.

Being in the closet is one thing. It sucks no matter how old you are or no matter how obvious you are to other people. It’s not that aspect I criticize much of at all when it comes to Brian. What I abhor is the manipulation, the intimidation. For example, getting Luke to keep quiet about the first time he kissed him, on his WEDDING night. And it’s not like he felt that bad about doing any of it either. And if he wasn’t forcing him to keep it quiet, he was trying to make him pretend it didn’t happen, or make him think he was simply confused.

Brian, you want to screw her grandson! You can’t expect Lucinda to know this, have her just brush it off, get over it and move on. And this is definitely a good reason to get a divorce/annulment. Do you really think this marriage can seriously continue? *cue Family Feud strike buzzer* Yeah, sorry. A woman does not want to stay married to a closeted gay man who’s sexually attracted to her grandson.

Sorry, but Brian still gets no sympathy from me. Maybe if the show didn’t present him as this bully and manipulator, gave him more of a back story and didn’t try to force the sympathy out by the end, just maybe it would be different. I wasn’t sad to see him with this luggage at the end getting ready to leave.

So long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye. Adieu. Adieu. Please get out, and don’t let the door hit you on the ass.

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