Umbelina April 22, 2021 Share April 22, 2021 20 hours ago, Lonesome Rhodes said: The character I always had the most trouble figuring out was Henry. His pursuit of Betty made perfect horndog sense. But, that he became a rock and a foundational icon for his stepchildren, despite being in perhaps the only profession more phony than marketing (politics), was weird to me. Why was he such a tremendously supporting husband and father? I get that he could have been blinded by Betty's beauty. But, the man quickly saw how ugly she really was. Why was he soooo invested in rescuing her and those kids? @Ohiopirate02 says most of what I was going to say below, but I will add that Henry now wants, probably always wanted, to run for high office, one divorce was bad enough, he HAD to make the relationship with his second wife work. Also, yeah, lust. She's simply a stunning woman, and even when she got fat he still say her through the same love and sexy eyes. 18 hours ago, qtpye said: I think my weirdest Betty moment was when Henry was complimenting one of Sally’s friends and Betty asks if Henry would like for her to hold the friend down so Henry can rape her. WTF? Again, IMO, Mathew Weiner's strange and creepy sex fantasies coming out. He usually had Don act them out with various women, but this time he gave a line to Betty. WHICH SHE WOULD NEVER SAY, ever, it's actually preposterous, she can't even say the word "masturbate." When Sally starts to while watching Illya Kuryakin on TV (my crush as well by the way.) Later of course David McCallum became "Ducky" on NCIS. 10 hours ago, Ohiopirate02 said: It could be one or two things that caused Henry's first marriage to fail. One, younger Henry was a workaholic who was absent most of the time. He's a politician and that is very plausible. Older Henry has learned the error of his ways and is now a more attentive partner to Betty. He has also risen to the highest point of his career and is now looking at the descent. He wants to have a wife and family to come home to now. Betty and her kids give him that. Two, Henry's first wife was also a stifled housewife like Betty and chose divorce to break out. Years of being the perfect political housewife while raising kids became too much for her. We saw Henry get mad a Betty for expressing an opinion at a political event that did not square with the Republican talking points. Having to constantly be on the same page as your husband and his political party must wear on a person. Well said. He was kind of made to be a husband and father, he was still close to his own daughter as well. I added a couple of things above, but you saved me a ton of typing! 1 Link to comment
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