Predators and Lovers

I’ve been trying to understand Steffy’s comment to her Uncle Rick that she feels ‘safe’ with him. How the hell is that possible? The man was driving the car that crashed when her twin sister was killed. His skin is under her dead twin’s fingernails from their heated argument. Her dead twin felt used, discarded and humiliated by the guy. Uncle Rick lied about why he sent her boyfriend (his cousin) out of the country. Marcus’ ‘promotion’ was a ruse to give Uncle Rick time to put the moves on Steffy-just to humiliate her father.

She called his behavoir sick before her sister died. She’s calling it love now. I’m willing to suspend disbelief for a lot of things – hey I watched DAYS’ possesion storyline, but not for this.

Uncle Rick stole the teenaged girl her brother fell in love with. He tried to take her dead twin’s virginity. He slept with and was engaged to her mother after that. Any other time, putting the moves on Steffy would be a classic soap move. It’s callous when it happens mere days after her twin’s burial.

Sell crazy somewhere else BnB writers. you’ve exceeded your quota for the decade with this fan. You actually exceeded the quota with the Nick- Katie storyline…Sure it’s ok for Nick to have sex with Katie and impregnate her before the scars from her heart transplant surgery healed. He was just giving her the will to survive. Just as it was ‘appropriate’ for him to nearly impregnate Brooke at the site where her husband was thought to have died just hours before – all to save her too, when she was suicidal.

See the pattern here?

If Steffy isn’t leading Uncle Rick on to get him to trust her so that she can set him up to be destroyed, this storyline is already the worst of 2008 – 2009 for me. ’09 could be a very long year if ths plot is any indication of what’s to come.

Let Steffy take advantage of Rick’s narcicissm and predatory tendencies, only let us in on her plan, soon! Otherwise this show is quickly becoming unwatchable for me.

Unbreak My Heart, ATWT

Oh Luke. How I’ve loved you as my very own fictional child. I’ve defended you. I’ve believed in the writers’ willingness to maintain your integrity (my bad), and I’ve wished for nothing but good things for your character. In the end…who DIDN’T know that the writers would make use of the kid’s maternal DNA to allow him to behave like a jackass?

It’s now clear that like his mother, no man will ever be enough to make Luke happy. It’s impossible…the writers will never allow it. They will be as consistent with Luke and Lily as they have been with Paul and his parents. Of any man he COULD have made out with…his grandmother’s husband? A man she’s very much in love with? GREAT!!!! LOVELY!!!

I knew Maddie’s return would be problematic for Nuke and that there would have to be some question about Noah’s sexuality – but this? And for LUKE to behave this way after Noah told him there was nothing going on with Maddie? Unreal. Where is this breakdown in trust coming from? That’s the bigger plot to explore. Does Luke feel unworthy of being loved? Why doesn’t he trust Noah?

Noah has been loyal, loving, and faithful. What does he get in return? Petty, petulent, childlike behavior. It makes me upset with myself that I still want these two to work things out – because Noah clearly deserves better!.

So does Lucinda. Even if you believe that Noah’s attention to Maddie’s heartbreak was over the top and caused Luke’s hurt feelings- what did Lu do to warrant such a betrayal? While it’s not the same, not by a long shot, Luke making out with his grabby grandpa made me think of vengeful, vindictive Lily overturning her adoption to stick it to Lu. At least at that time there was some basis for the ugly betrayal. Nothing excuses Luke for this – in my book.

Noah – brother, you may as well buy yourself a flannel shirt, work as a stable hand, and start calling yourself Holden. Your lifetime of love with Luke is going to get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better.