Wow. Everything’s getting pretty crazy.
For a while it looked like Claire was doing alright… but with the way she told off Toby and sent him packing, and that shot of what we can expect from her next week… Yeesh.
I knew Billy would be back. I was just saying to myself last week that it was about time for him to show up again. I didn’t realize it would be him immediately when Brenda said her mom was having a ‘special guest,’ but as soon as they went into the apartment it hit me. He does look good though. But this thing with Claire really has me worried.
Seems like they were trying to hit us with a lot of curveballs this ep. The whole Claire/Billy thing happening offscreen that we have to figure out, the mystery of what happened to Nikolai offscreen that I imagine will be revealed gradually… How about Keith’s niece’s mom showing up at the last minute. Ramon beating the crap out of Rico. I knew it was a bad idea for him to tell his wife about the ‘screwing’ thing – actually I was rather surprised that she believed him at all.
I’m a little concerned. Seems like they’re bringing all the conflict in everyone’s life to a boil all at the same time. Brenda’s flipping out, and now she’s found out about Nate’s illness (and what a way to find out!). Keith’s got P-TSD, takes David for granted, and now the whole niece thing is gonna stress him out even more. Claire’s a half-nutcase who’s gonna now start hanging out with the uber-nutcase. The only character who I think is doing decently is Ruth, I think having someone around to take care of will be good for her. But Nikolai’s gonna have to be going bananas sitting on the couch all day, every day.
I mean really – what is it all leading up to?
Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
Oh, and also, why was it Christmas?