I think I read through this whole thread, can someone please tell me what the "shocking results" that Lizzy stunned Daniel with? What was stunning? She took the test, played it up and said she wasn't preggo. When he didn't melt in a pile of tears, she got annoyed. Um, where the stunning/shocking part?
Josh looks like Howdy Doody to me. Or Richie Cunningham. Not like a bank robber. But he'll be back to robbing banks in no time. The restitution alone means he will never be able to live any comfortable way. Couple that with a shrew who wants a five grand engagement ring and he's toast. I can totally get that he wants a speaker. He was inside for a long time and used to tinny sounding crap. In the mind of the felon, it's the little things. I would not be surprised if many drop nearly the entire release fee that they are given on a boatload of items from the McDonald's menu. He won't be able to handle not having the money to buy whatever it is he wants, so he'll help himself to cash or the items themselves.
These relationships don't work because when everyone is locked in, there's nowhere to go. There are no immediate temptations and the boring days mean you look forward more than anything to the calls and letters you get. For others, they just need commissary and funding for other things so they'll do/say what's needed to keep the flow coming.
But once they're out? All bets are off. It's the kid in a candy store time if the person has been in for a long time. The person who supported them wants 100% of their time and attention and there are just too many distractions that they want to experience (good and bad) so there's friction. Then there's the whole "I supported you! I was there for you!" and the felon's feeling obligated in some way because of that. That seems to wear off after a while though as seen with Josh and Cheryl. He clearly said that he felt that he owes her, but she is like a pinball with her moods and she doesn't seem the type that has a career path that will launch them in to the middle class and cover those needs along with paying back his debts. So he'll tire of the shrew and want to enjoy himself and will bail and she will be all shocked and devastated asking what went wrong?
Not an Alex fan, although his handling of crazy ass mom was great. Calling his old "baby girl" from the lobby of the hotel after sexing up whatever her name is shows what a piece of shit he is. Another user. But another stupid gal falling for this stuff. Even if they marry, him staying faithful is at about the same odds as me winning the Powerball.
Vince and Amber are a non-story. Whatever was there, the show stretched it out so long that I completely lost interest and now forward past their segments.
The blonde one is a real psycho. Shane seems dense. This John guy gives me a violent vibe and I haven't even seen him out of prison yet. We'll see.