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RachelKM

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  1. I thought it made sense as an explanation related to the lawsuit. Jeanette is addressing the fact that money is not and was not ever her goal or what motivates her. Being liked and respected was her goal. Her motivation for pursuing it was to restore her standing in public, to at least her pre It girl status. Filing the lawsuit and losing would have made Jeanette more hated (if possible), but winning would vindicate her in at least some people's minds even if it condemned her further in others. And, to the extent that she would still be somewhat hated, well she would at least have some
  2. I caught that too. I'm originally from AZ and grew up with Whataburger. I still remember the joy I felt the first time, after moving to California, I had to travel to TX and saw that wonderful orange 70s looking "W" up in the sky. Better believe I stopped for fries and a chicken sandwich with extra mustard. (I didn't eat red meat as a teen and lived on those chicken sandwiches.)
  3. I absolutely DO NOT believe that Jeanette called in a tip purely because there is no way that she would have gone through a year of being "the most hated girl in America" if she could provide a documented counter narrative in which, B&E aside, she was a hero. Heck, I don't even believe that Jeanette would have called in anything anonymously, even if she took a minute to figure out if there was a way to be the hero and avoid admitting to breaking in. But, if she had any true motivation to help at all, being a hero likely would have trumped concern about breaking in with a key. She could
  4. Right? I didn't love the twist at the end because I preferred Jeanette being sort of a terrible person but also not a villain. I accepted, however, that it was within the bounds of the character we'd been shown. But now that I know the show runners were under the impression that this twist left ambiguity as to Jeanette's nature and that she was merely "misguided," I'm now not only unnerved by the choice but also by the writers' understanding of how to human.
  5. Same. Apparently, for me, the dividing line was Funny versus Loyal.
  6. I really think this woman might be at least as unclear about how humans work as Janette is if she believes that what they did leaves ambiguity as to Jeanette as a villain. Napolitano literally said in this interview that they didn't want to show anyone as all "villains, victims, or heroes" and then created a twist that absolutely did the opposite. Prior to the tacked on scene you had: Kate: Victim of Martin, falsely maligned and caused harm to Jeanette Jeanette: Liar, thief, manipulative, innocent of causing any real harm and falsely accused resulting vastly disproportionate con
  7. The way Jeanette questioned her about it indicated that it was not known generally that the "shootout" description was not accurate, let alone that Kate shot Martin. I cannot imagine Jeanette of all people would fail to note that if anyone at anytime had mentioned it.
  8. The intro to the ending scene just show 1994. October of 1994 was more than 3 months after Kate was found and when she went to the talk show. It was definitely later than January. There are blossoms on the ground below the trees outside the house and Jeanette was wearing a sundress and short sleeve shirt (very similar to the outfit Kate was wearing when they spoke at the mall in June 93). I won't pretend to guess which kind of trees they were or when precisely they lose their blossoms; but that likely puts the time from around late spring/early summer 1994. Honestly, it matters ver
  9. All of this. I didn't hate it to the extent that the vast majority of the portrayal of Jeanette allowed for it. But it felt tacked on whether it was or not, especially after the scene between Kate and Jeanette in the basement. I personally found the television performance at the end creepy enough. And yes to an anthology rather than continuation. I loved the cast (even HQS grew on me, but then I never found her as annoying as most), so I would absolutely be in favor of a repertory style anthology like AHS. It wasn't really that near the anniversary. It was just shy of 10 month
  10. I do as well. Their performances were powerful and well done. I would like to add Chiara Aurelia. Jeanette, though creepy AF and deeply disturbed, was fascinating and compelling. And even more so than the rest of the cast, her three timelines were vastly different people and each of them played with nuance that managed to be ambiguous while remaining believable and consistent.
  11. I'm not sure whether he was telling the truth. But I don't think Kate so much heard the front door as she heard someone walking above her. Jeanette came in and took a few steps toward the hall before Kate said anything. Because Jeanette was entering cautiously, her footsteps were slow and methodical rather than simply walking in. Kate would have heard steps above her that were not the stride of Martin. Conversely, a conversation at the door might not have been heard at all or, if it was , might have just been voices without being able to hear the words.
  12. As noted above, Jeanette was wearing a summer dress (very similar in color and style to the one Kate wore on the day they met in the mall, natch #SWF). I'm ambivalent about the twist with Jeanette finding out Kate was in the basement. I prefer people to be more grey and this seemed straight up malignant sociopath territory. Jeanette was creepy enough with her burglaries, lying, creeper emulating, and status jacking. She could still been a bit of a sociopath (not all sociopaths commit life threatening harm*) without the depraved indifference to human life. That said, I don't belie
  13. While I agree that this show has played with and against stereotypes, I didn't see Jeannette taking the gift as materialistic. If she was materialistic, the bracelet might have made a dent in her ire but it didn't. I may be projecting because I had an absentee parent who use money or gifts as evidence of still caring. As a teen, I still took them even when giving him attitude or even, when I was a late teen, railing at him. Because, as mad as I was, it was still what he was giving me. It was part wanting whatever lame assed symbol that he loved me I could have and part petulant "fine, I
  14. This is what I remember as well. Statutory rape was definitely a crime. But it was viewed as more of a technical violation. And it was used primarily to 1) prosecute forcible rape because proving the elements was just ages of the individuals and that sex occurred or 2) when a parent was upset that their minor daughter was with an adult. Not that a teen/adult relationship isn't problematic, but the enforcement seemed to be about whether the parents were upset about it. And frequently, they were not. Likewise, the terms date rape and acquaintance rape were around as long as I can remembe
  15. RachelKM

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    I think the show has been out long enough that spoilering everything is likely unnecessary. 1) Doge had decided not to drive. Cortez had bet on him and took the car to make sure it appeared Dodge didn't forfeit. As for the other two, I'm less certain, but I think the following (what, it's been two weeks?): 2) Dodge planed to forfeit. He thought Ray planned show up. As for Ray if I'm remembering correctly, had found out Cortez was planning to show and he'd transferred the bomb Dodge put on his truck to Dodge's car. 3) I'm pretty sure Heather knew.
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