This was beyond cheesy, sub-Lifetime level viewing. Wouldn't have believed it if it wasn't true. But this episode in particularly was incredibly corny in the pacing, filming, acting, all of it.
Oh, and I strongly dislike Debra Newell. Seeing the resolution of this story, and then remembering her giggling behind the bar on Andy Cohen's cheesy talk show? Awful. I hope she has put herself on a moratorium from dating ever again, because her instincts cannot be trusted.
When Debra heard that John was still on dating sites, I couldn't help but wonder if she got a pang of jealousy. She was probably about to run back into his arms. Also, why didn't she tell the doctors to unplug John? She couldn't even end it at that point.
Not sure why I'm having such an intensely negative reaction to this show. But it really took my less than flattering opinion of Debra and dropped it way lower than expected.
I enjoyed Debra overhearing what an idiot she was in the bathroom at the end, although I would have preferred the attorneys to use stronger language to describe how less than smart she is. And I kept waiting for Jean Smart to suggest they all take flowers to John's grave, right after she completely absolved Debra of any blame in the situation.