ShadowFacts October 25, 2017 Share October 25, 2017 29 minutes ago, Jillybean said: Kate really has become downright unlikeable. She was a real asshole to Madison in the meeting and her behavior is totally unacceptable for any 12-step group or support groups of any kind. The leader of that group should have stepped in (or other members should have said something). It's called a support group for a reason. Kate is so resentful of thin, pretty women that she acts horribly toward them. You can never know what pain someone else is going through just by looking at them. I have come to dislike adult Kate immensely and don't care about her pregnancy. Toby is a tool and the scene at the coffee shop was ridiculous. Randall is so awkward with Deja, and while I feel like that's to be expected, I also feel very little connectivity between the Randall of S1 and the Randall of S2. It's almost like he's a different character. I don't care for this arc at all. And I can't understand why he would smack Deja's hand instead of using his words to advise her not to eat the shrimp tail. WTF? That felt unnatural and convoluted as a plot device to get them to the ladies' room scene, which I also didn't care for. I'm not sure Deja would have confided in Randall at that point. I enjoyed her crush on Kevin, though. Young Randall's notes to himself about engaging with Kevin were heartbreaking. "When Kevin thinks you're being annoying, try talking about Karate Kid." "Don't ask to use Kevin's Gameboy." Poor, sweet Randall. I was glad that Young Kevin had enough heart to understand those notes and to try harder with Randall. It's nice to see them together as adults even if they don't seem to have that same connection as in S1. As for Kevin, with all the celebrity ODs where multiple docs were filling prescriptions for them, I didn't think it'd be this tough for him to get more Vicodin. Why didn't he stock up before he left LA? All he had to do was go see more than one doctor. I suppose now he will turn to street drugs when alcohol isn't cutting it for self-medication. I don't like this storyline, either. I didn't care about Jack's father dying. Jack's brother is an interesting twist. I'm pretty sure my dad told me that when he went for his physical to join the Marines, he memorized a few lines of the eye chart when he was waiting in the exam room, so he got around the whole glasses/eyesight thing. Bottom line is I don't feel engaged by the (disjointed, IMO) S2 storylines as I did in S1, which is incredibly disappointing. I agree with everything you wrote. Kate is very unlikable, so different from kid and teen Kate. She had no right to rage at Madison, pregnant or not (and we've seen her be nasty toward her pre-pregnancy). She also had no right to tell Toby not to speak about his dreams for fatherhood until the baby was born. Then the reversal after the totally unrealistic hugging it out with Madison, and Toby's stupid hijinks in the cafe, none of it made me have any connection whatsoever with her character. Randall's character, I agree, is unlike last season. This thing of him being totally tone-deaf with Deja is being overdone. He never had a dying father come into his life before, either, and he was pretty sensitive to William's needs and let things develop organically. This all reeks of bad writing. The one thing I didn't mind is the reveal that Jack had a brother, though little Nicky popping up in the back seat was corny. 11 Link to comment
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