And then there is Frankie. What a selfish emo brat. Seriously, is she like 14?? With her it was all about how no one knew what she meant to Cat. Um, hi the woman you claimed to love so much is dead leaving behind more people than just you. The little hissy fit when Sam dared to give a eulogy at her girlfriend's funeral. What a damn attention whore. " I was Cat's one true love. I can't stand to hear other people talk about how much they loved her. That should be me up there with everyone feeling bad for me. Gah. Life is so unfair. Who wants to pity fuck me?" Bitch please.
LOL! Though I love Frankie and love Frankie/Cat, I understand where you're coming on this. Still, I imagine if I were in Frankie's shoes. Cat is the woman she loved like no other, the love of her life (if it's any indication how she treated other sexual partners, and people in general, as just "there," but Cat as the person she'd do anything for), and she can't even express that in a true way without getting (rightfully) scrutinized for it. I'd likely be feeling the same way. Only difference is that I wouldn't say it. I'd get my ass up to that funeral, pay my respects and suffer in silence. And, with the exception of telling Sadie how she felt, Frankie did suffer in silence. It's not like she wants her love affair out in the open for everyone to criticize Cat. If she was as much of an attention whore as she could be, she would have wanted Tess to tell everyone about their great love. Frankie wouldn't care if she got bitched out by Cat's family or Sam. So I believe she doesn't want it out there because she's protecting the image everyone (minus Jay and Tess) has of Cat.
Glad the triangle is over.
As we know, another one has already started. But I don't believe that there'll be as much interest in a love triangle from this show as there was for the Frankie/Cat/Sam one.
All my problems aside, this was a really impressive piece of television. I've watched it twice now and selected scenes a few more times. The accident scene just hits me in the guts every time. Even after knowing it was coming. And the tone of it all feels so right. Not melodramatic. Just horribly real. And another thing about it I find interesting is how the impotent anger you feel about losing someone who you thought would be around forever, kind of blends together with my anger at the show-runners. There's nothing you can do about it so you just have to go on.
WORD! I'm just not sure there'll be much for me to be interested in with regard to this show now. The other storylines are like side storylines to me. I like Tess, but I'm only a little interested in her being with Lexy romantically/sexually. I like Sam, but I'm not interested in her being with anyone romantically/sexually. Okay, maybe just a tiny bit of interest in seeing how things would be between her and Lexy. I love Frankie, but I'm not that interested in her becoming an official couple with Sadie (this time without there being a hidden agenda on Frankie's part) or Frankie starting a romance with anyone else. If Frankie has to be with anyone romantically/sexually, I'd prefer it be Sadie for now because they have history, as well as chemistry in some form (though mostly friendship chemistry to me). It just feels like a big piece of my reason for watching this show is now gone.
Speaking of Lexy, I'm now officially in love. Anna Skellern is doing a great job. From the teaser pics and videos I didn't think that much of her, but that has completely changed. I feel kind of bad for her though, because she was just looking for a room to rent and now she's in the middle trying to help all these grieving people, which is what she already has to deal all day at the hospital. Also, I'm sorry Tess, but you need to move on because there's not a shred of doubt for me now that Lexy and Sam should to be together. Lexy obviously wants Sam and Sam needs Lexy. Simple as that.
Yeah, I'm not in love with her (let's say "not yet" just in case), but I'm liking her better than the previous episode. This episode, she became more real/human, and I love that. I can now see her as being with Sam romantically/sexually and as better-matched with Sam than with Tess, although I'm still not too interested in that.
Lastly, Sadie is getting fleshed out nicely and I like her more and more. I'm not sure though why Frankie would push Tess away in favor of her other than the fact that they're both so screwed up. And I didn't like how Fin was given the boot off screen but I guess they were under time constraints.
I definitely feel that Frankie opened up to Sadie, and is starting to open up to Sadie more than the others, because she relates to Sadie more than the others. There's also that lovers connection they have, Sadie knowing her more intimately. Yes, even more intimately than Jay, given that she truly likes having sex with Sadie and given that they've experienced each other in that way various times, probably in just as many various ways.
About Jay leaving... Well, he could have stayed to serve as Frankie's good friend/wingman as he was in Season 1, but, since he's not as strong a character/presence as the others, I suppose they felt they could discard him without much, if any, backlash.
As for Fin... Same about the lack of backlash, but to a lesser degree.
On a funny, or horrifying, side note: Someone at AfterEllen.com suggested that Frankie and Sam become a romantic couple. *Shudders* Hopefully, that person was just joking. Hopefully, Harriet Braun has the sense enough to never go there.