Similarly, a really weird thing to do? Give your daughter the guitar that arguably launched your career while giving lip service to being grounded (which is not recommended in parenting,
Rather than rewarding her with a gift, I see it as giving her a tool to help her deal with her life as it is now. Consistency is good, but making a kid feel worse who's already struggling doesn't generally help either, especially at that age. Though I imagine there will be consequences once Rayna and Teddy decide what they should be. While I get calling her mom a bitch is a big deal, in my experience with my daughter (who's also 22 and still very much alive), it's somewhat inevitable on the rare occasion between mothers and teenage daughters. Rayna should give her at least another chance or 2 before she commits a felony.
Yes, but by that standard Deacon would have been off the hook too because he also drunk out of his mind.
What kind of shape Deacon was in when it happened is one of the things we don't know. He may well have been told over and over that he wasn't responsible for Vince's actions but consistently believing that is another matter. It also seems possible Deacon played up his feelings of guilt to show Gunnar he really does understand.
I was referring to the moment that Jolene is encouraged to talk directly to Juliette about her memory of the crowd scene, where Juliette ignored her and I did get the details of it wrong, but my point was and is that they are writing the addiction therapy story oddly.
I do agree some of these scenes were oddly written but think it could be that they're really zeroing in on the main characters' flaws in a way that eclipses the whole picture (if that makes sense). For example, the scene with Juliette and Jolene really highlights Juliette's flaw of refusing to take responsibility for her actions but puts Jolene's struggle to accept responsibility for her behavior way in the background. Now I didn't see it as Juliette being blamed for her mother's addiction, but agree it would be nice to see Jolene and the counselor acknowledge more explicitly that Juliette has always been the victim and has absolutely no responsibility for Jolene's behavior.
The implicit meaning within an apology is an admission of wrongdoing. Juliette was open and honest by expressing that her mother was correct. She did not have to do that, and frankly, what on Earth will ever encourage her to ever do that again if she's made to apologize to Jolene in the next breath?
I agree that once Juliette was honest about Jolene's memory being correct she absolutely didn't have to apologize, but I missed how she was made to apologize.
Admittedly, I've never had the experience of having someone deal with an addiction, so the above is just based on TV, but the concept of Juliette having to apologize when it comes to her childhood or her mother's addiction makes me want to join the poster who wants to punch people in the face. Juliette Barnes had a hellish childhood for which she is in no way at fault, and it is offensive to even imply that she is.
I don't have much personal experience with addiction myself, and wouldn't hesitate to defer to others, but I do have empathy for Jolene as a less than perfect parent. Even though it doesn't show Jolene is probably beating herself up about 10 times over what Juliette is, and I imagine being forced at this point to fully admit her guilt to Juliette would make it impossible to maintain her balance. The therapy could no doubt go into great detail about how deeply Jolene hurt Juliette over the years and how horrible a parent she really was, but at this point it wouldn't support Jolene in maintaining her sobriety. Allowing Jolene to gain enough strength to be able to stay sober longer before taking on her past sins seems like a much healthier, happier goal for both of them.