I have come to hate this show.
Everything in the OP is spot on. They’ve pulled out every pathetic character hook in this season to keep the truly addicted watching. And now, the hospital is closing, everyone is leaving, and Jackie will somehow save the day!
I used to enjoy this show, but the character Jackie is not one to root for. I don’t have a problem with a flawed main character. However, Jackie is not believable, nor are the enablers she has surrounding her.
Even Kevin, who seemed to be a rational character who got himself and his children away from a pathological liar and drug user had to do something out of character to make things work out for Jackie.
Let’s get this straight. Kevin and Jackie are divorced. And yet, the house was still in both their names, and Kevin was able to take out a second mortgage by having his new wife forge his ex-wife’s signature? Really? When a couple divorced and it goes through the court system, is it usual for a couple to keep jointly held assets, or is it SOP to have the assets divided? I would think that, unless we are talking about uber rich people that have uber money tied up in assets, a normal couple would agree to divide the house as part of the settlement. They either sell it and split the proceeds, or one buys the house from the other and gets the ex off of the mortgage.
But no, Jackie needs $10 k for her lawyer, and she discovers that Kevin has not only done something very illegal, he is also conveniently wearing a $20k gold Rolex that Jackie can pawn to get the cash she needs. :rolleyes: Kevin, who has two kids to provide for and a new wife, takes out a massive loan for this blowout wedding, honeymoon, AND pours money into his business, and oh, by the way, buys a ridiculous watch… AND his new wife is pregnant! Not exactly good decision making, and not believable based on his character.
Beyond that, the Eddie character is beyond pathetic. Eddie would NEVER get a job as a pharma rep on his best day. Add his baggage (oh, he was giving drugs to a woman who had sex with him in the hospital at the beginning of the series, and then he helps Jackie get drugs in this season and takes the bullet for Jackie and loses his job for her. Yeah, HE’S getting a job as a pharma rep. :rolleyes:
And Eddie… This is a guy who has been blown off by Jackie at every turn in the show, and he still wants to be with her? I know people do stupid things when they are in love, but Eddie is an unbelievable character. No one would stand by Jackie after what she’s done to him.
Entire arcs don’t work. Having ONE unbelievable story arc is one thing, but EVERY character? It’s like the writers have packed it in, and are just wrapping everything up with a nice big bow.
The only way I will ever watch this last season is if I find out that the last episode has Jackie OD-ing and Eddie blowing his brains out. I have come to dislike every character on the show.
I don’t want a happy ending.