The paradoxes on this show amaze me. Christy goes on a couple of dates with the fireman and everyone in the group is freaking out, especially Bonnie, about her possibly relapsing until she finally stops seeing him. Then later Bonnie, who had very recently actually relapsed, goes out with Adam- no big deal. Keep pot and beer in the house-sure. Be too hungover to go places-whatever. Open a freaking bar, great idea!
Discover your son smoking pot and become a helicopter parent then never see or mention him again.?
Gamble away Regina’s money, she says, “oh well, it’s ok.” So no payback and the AA group says nothing about payback, amends or joining GA. Gamble away rent money, only Alvin suggests payback. Gamble Bonnie’s bail money, different story. Houston, we think we finally have a problem!
Eat at the Bistro entire first season before Jill shows up. Jill joins group and at some point begins paying. Jill quits paying and it’s suddenly too expensive. Even though Bonnie and Christy are in a better financial situation because rent is now free. Then begin eating there again with no problem.
I personally love the Violet character. She’s exactly like the daughter of an alcoholic, drug addict, gambler should be- angry, bitter, and unforgiving. Christy shouldn’t get a pass because she has a cute face. Violet seems to have a home and a job so it sounds like she is better off without her. No one berated Bonnie for not being able to forgive her mother while she was alive. She blamed her mother for everything just like Violet. Maybe that’s why Bonnie is leaving the situation for the two of them to work out, while maintaining a relationship with both.