he's done nothing at all to merit this judgment.
He hasn't? He walked in on her when she was sitting on the toilet and stood there staring.
He was 9. What's Betty's excuse?
I guess I am the only one who didn't see anything wrong with holding his hand while they watched TV.
So I guess him walking in on her in the toilet didn't bother her that much, then.
Let's not forget, also, when she tells her troubles to Glen in the parking lot.
She told him she was unhappy an started to cry. I won't call that telling him her troubles.
No, it's worse. Don't you remember how scary it was, to see an adult crying, when you were a kid? The poor kid must have been terrified. Here's this adult lady he idolizes, sort of like the teacher you have a crush on at that age, and she's crying and making you roll down the window and talk to her, when your parents have already forbidden it.
Way to send the kid the message that adult boundaries make no sense and aren't to be paid attention to anyway, Betty. She treated Glenn abominably. If she minded that much that he walked in on her, she could have said something then and there, but she didn't. Instead she continued to visit, hold hands, and generally treat Glenn like a boyfriend rather than the child he was.
And now that he's 14, she treats him like an ex-boyfriend, rather than the child he is. "You could be friends with anyone." Yeah, it's always all about Betty. Nobody could just want to be friends with Sally just because he's known her longer than any other kid in the neighborhood, and because they both happen to be going through the same things--adjusting to living with stepfathers, dealing with divorced mothers and absent fathers. It's gotta be all about Betty.
I thought the scene with Don & Betty at the end was interesting, but there wasn't really enough to it, maybe because I really have completely stopped caring about what Betty thinks of Don, or how she feels about his remarriage or anything else. What she did to Carla was unforgivable. I hope Don writes Carla a letter of recommendation. She's worked for them 11 years, and Don surely can vouch for her. Betty won't like it, but Betty can choke on it.
It simply does not pay to be involved with Betty in any way, because she doesn't care what the truth is--she only cares about being obeyed. And this is true whether she's dealing with an adult or a child. The only person who's ever come away from Betty unscathed, is Don.
I get the feeling Henry is on his way out the door. I wonder where Betty will go, after that?