tennisgurl January 5, 2021 Share January 5, 2021 Even ten years later, Claire is still making excuses and trying to downplay what she did and how terrible it was. The apology started out alright, but as soon as she started putting the impetus of the whole mess on Eric, it became clear that this was all just an excuse for her to try and make herself feel better and prove to herself that what she did wasn't really so bad and that Eric was really fine, not any real attempt to apologize for what she did. As much as Claire says how her life is "hell" because she cant get a job and people still judge her, she got off easy in the long term with a financially secure husband who doesn't find her being a sex offender to be a deal breaker so she can be a stay at home mom with two cute kids in a nice place where her only real issue seems to be that she is worried about what people think about her. Meanwhile, while Eric seems to be doing well now, its clear that him being this alright has taken a LOT of work and that he has been badly messed up by the abuse that Claire put him through, so while I partially wanted him to just block her number and never speak to Claire again, I am glad that he got the chance to tell her off and really spell out the damage she did. In retrospect, she crossed so many lines so quickly even before Eric moved to kiss her and its clear that she was angling for this relationship to become deeply inappropriate from the start. Even back then, when Eric kissed her in the classroom, she was more focused on how this could get her in trouble than how morally wrong it was and its just the same now. Its all about how much this sucks for Claire and not how awful it was for Eric and how her abuse of him caused him a lot of pain. I really liked a lot about this series, but I really wanted the episodes to be just a little bit longer to really dig deeper into these relationships. I feel like even after ten episodes we have just scratched the surface. I get why they did the time skip, but I would have liked to see a bit more of Eric's journey to realizing that he wasn't at fault for what happened to him and that he didn't "ruin Claire's life" and that their relationship wasn't love but abuse. I also would have liked to see more of Eric and his mom talking about the abuse, or even Claire's relationship with her new husband or if she and her brother have much of a relationship anymore, as it still seemed awkward between them in their brief scene together. 2 7 Link to comment
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