Eve has a right to her pain; she doesn't have the right to believe (a) that she has suffered more than anyone else in the history of Salem; or (b) that pain gives her an excuse to manipulate a damaged young woman and lash out and hurt anyone else she thinks is in her way, or insufficiently mindful of her suffering, or whatever bee is buzzing around inside her bonnet this week.
The bigger trouble is, I think, that this show is so willing to have every conflict devolve into a clash of good versus evil, or at the least, innocence versus madness. How many times is the show going to rely on someone "going insane"? Non-Nicole, Abigail, BOllie, Claire -- the Crazy Train is jam-packed with commuters, and it's always rush hour around here! Worse, it feels like these writers genuinely believe that someone (especially a young woman) can actually be driven insane, whether by grief, loneliness, rejection, or despair; and that madness sets one outside the moral framework that applies to other human beings and their choices. I don't think that's how mental illness works. The show seems to favour a dichotomy straight out of Victorian morality tales. Kidnap Kabin stands in for the nearest train tracks to tie the damsel to. (Or maybe it's just a throwback to the "opera" part of soap opera -- can't have a tragic heroine without a juicy mad scene? Soprano trills optional.)