Steve grew on me. It made sense that it would have been him in a way. As much as I grew to love him and adore his relationship with Traci, it has never slipped my mind that he started our the cop with unorthodox bordering on truly shady methods. Before they reintroduced us to him and made him as regular, he had that one off first introduction where he was a total jackass and shady as hell. I'm still not completely convinced just yet though. Seems like it's more to it and it's not nearly that cut and dry. But it really sucked watching Traci have to pretend as if she's not doubting the man whom she's grown to have real feelings for. For me, their relationship has been the more interesting one to watch and Traci always has to take some blows, as if she can never be happy.
I kinda agree about Vivian. Vivian is an interesting woman because she was the first one who embraced their new relationship with all that she had. She's had no reservations, she even encourages Karen and Alec to bond more in her own way. She's often the glue that keeps them as a trio together. Plus she picked up early on that Karen was attracted to her husband and her response was that she found it attractive. She also knows about Karens past as a mistress and her feelings about and her insecurity that that's all she was meant to be. I think her problem wouldn't be that Alex and Karen hooked up. Her problem will be that her husband who never lies to her has lied to her. She sometimes strikes me as that woman who knows she's dying so her last mission is to set up her husband with the perfect woman she approves of. Shes very intuitive. She picks up on both of their reservations about the whole thing and both of their attractions towards the other. She seems to genuinely enjoy sharing her husband, not just sexually but emotionally because its like she knows alec enjoys having a professional colleague that also reminds him to not be so serious, and she knows that Karen genuinely needs to know that someone cares and can be tender. There's almost this maternal vibe that she has with the way that she genuinely wants them both to be happy and it makes her happy. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Karen has always been such a frustrating character for me because for her to be a shrink she's an honest to God hot mess 99% of the time. Sometimes it's just ridiculous how many awful decisions she makes for herself and sometimes others. All that aside, I almost hate how fascinating I find her latest screw up. I mean polyamorous relationships? Of course Karen, why am I surprised. It was clear from early on that rules needed to be established and every time the trio had scenes together I wondered why they hadn't gotten around to some ground rules. I find it odd because Karen and Alec have great chemistry. I only find him likeable when Karen is able to get him to loosen up. I don't see the chemistry with Vivian for either character. Alec does a great job selling his love and devotion to his wife when she isn't in front of him and j hate that. Vivian seems great and in a way more invested in their arrangement then the other two, she jumped in feet first no reservations. I knew Karen and Alex would end up hooking up without her. Their attraction was building from very early on. I think even Vivian knows that. I feel like Karen is attracted and has feelings for Alec and vivían is just along for the ride. She likes her as a friend, sort of, but they haven't given the two of them nearly enough time alone to establish their own relationship. I think Vivian being in with the relationship makes Karen feel better, absolved her of her past mistakes and sins. And Alec is an interesting character study on his own. I look forward to seeing what happens with them. I loved harry early alone and started losing respect for him later on. But harry is still harry. I think it's fine that his plot doesn't dovetail into any of the girls plots, but something I even found annoying before is they've eluded too and told us about how close he is with the girls. He was the only guy in their circle of mostly single females so he was their go to guy for anything they needed. I remember April calling him when she was afraid someone was in her house for example. And the talk they had in the moment suggested that they were in fact friends Savi aside. It's suggested that he did sort of have his own friendship with at least some of the girls outside of Savi and it seems like a missed opportunity that they still haven't explored that yet. But they've also retconned Harry a great deal since the beginning as well so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I knew the second I saw April's mother was played by Lynn Whitfield that there would be drama. Love that woman. Their dynamic was interesting to watch. I have really come to enjoy the whole April and Marc relationship. It's developed quite nicely and I find their scenes a nice reprieve from the other stuff going on. Oh joss. Joss and Karen always rotate with who is going to be the most problematic and make the worst decisions. I knew this entire thing would be trouble and boy is it. I like Calista but joss became attached to her too hard and too fast and that may not be mutual because Calista will undoubtedly look out for Calista.
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