No problem with Haddie being lesbian and it might be a great arc for her. I assume her return is just like a one episode thing though and I would have preferred it to be like a Haddie homecoming/nostalgic episode then like a episode where they have to explain sexuality to max or something. But if I knew she was coming back for next season and they had time to expand on her college experiences I think its a great idea. Joel's character has been written perfectly. He was the perfect husband but he felt wronged for the reasons he and I have belabored on about. So yes he got frustrated he shut down and yes he may have lost a part of who he was. Thats not because the writers decided to flip his character thats a human thing. I've seen it happen in my parents marriage where one of my parents felt they were treated unfairly and wanted a break, didnt want to talk to counselors or my other parent. It's doesn't make you a bad person but heartbreak can change you a little bit. And I always knew Joel just needed a little space to think and refind himself and he would come back around because like Peete said hes a family man. Sorry I am not trying to be hostile just a really big Joel fan and I love Crosby also so their scenes together were just amazing for me.
I'm going to finish my Joel rant. I don't love how quick they made him come around back to Julia but I still don't understand how he was catching so much heat from fans. Julia had been the cause of the majority of their marital problems and joel was getting frustrated. Joel handles his frustation by getting distant. Julia handles her frustration by getting close to other men. I am not a fan of bringing back Haddie as a lesbian. At least right away and on the finale. There"s alot of stuff to resolve and a lot of moments that Haddie has missed in the past 2-3 seasons and now they have to spend twenty minutes of the finale on her sexuality. I missed Haddie and they should really just have like a welcome home storyline with her while they close everything else out. What is Sarah Ramo's doing at the moment they should bring her back for next season with like a early graduation or dropout or something to get her back to berkley. And then they could have had her "friend" from college visit and they could make an arc out of it.
I completely agree. I couldn't put my finger on the issue but you are right on the money its the full season arc which is funny because when I watched Smallville I was upset at the freak of the week concept but its really unsustainable to have every week be about the main boss. Because you cant resolve it until the end. The episodes with Slade you might as well have them sit in a room and have a stare down because that's what its been. Even though a lot of things have happened nothing has happened. Yea it really is a soap opera. I don't like how the characters are so irrational. Like characters will just get really unlikeable out of nowhere. Like Laurel I feel the writers have even forgot who she was in season 1. And I bet thea gets cold and mean to everyone for like 3 episodes. I feel like they have to make sure every character has a story line all of that just causes to much drama and takes away time from the good stuff.
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