We need to take a moment to appreciate the voiceovers which happen every single episode. They set things up perfectly.
It's fascinating to see how radical Plum has gotten on Dietland Season 1 Episode 8, but it's a testament to the Jennifer movement.
Verena was right about the group taking things too far, but Plum sees them as a group of women who are demanding justice in the world. While the message is appreciated, the group doesn't have the right to threaten women who don't listen.
Plum sees these women as pioneers, but they are quickly turning into much more, and their message is getting lost in the threats, and the murder, they continue to commit.
How could Plum be even a little shocked to learn Austen Media was suing her? She was using the name of the magazine and their former editor in her e-mail blast -- there was no way they were going to let her get away with it.
It made no sense why she thought they would take it easy on her because she didn't have money. The whole point of a lawsuit is basically to shut you up -- the money is just an added bonus to the lawsuit.
Kitty's demands were surprisingly reasonable considering who Kitty is, and you have to give her credit for looking at the Plum situation as a way to make more money for Austen Media.
Plum doing the interview caused further issues. Why would she think it was a good idea to bring up Calliope House? You can't even get mad at the other women when they were taking issues with Plum talking about the house.
These women are in hiding from people who have hurt them -- they didn't ask for the added attention. Verena tried to get Plum to see what the others were saying, but Plum only wanted to see one side.
It has been the issues with Plum all season. While Plum is a strong woman, she only wants to see one side instead of seeing things from different angles. She embraced her anger, yes, but she also needed to respect those around her and understand why they were so upset.
She could have easily let these women express themselves, and their thoughts, in a respectful way but she instead decided to leave the room angry. The women are now in fear for their safety, and Plum can be blamed for it.
Of course Plum decided it was best to leave the house for the evening which put her in the most heartbreaking of situations. I was hoping Plum wouldn't fall for the words Jack was saying.
Jack is not only manipulative but also an obsessive man who wanted Plum because of how she looked. He didn't care about her as a human being he wanted to live out his fantasy of being with a larger woman.
Plum was raped. There is no other way around this. When someone is continually telling you no when you are trying to get physical with them, you respect their wishes. Jack didn't.
The moment he threw Plum against the cabinet and forced himself upon her was the moment he raped her. Joy Nash did a phenomenal job of a person leaving their body when they feel violated. Plum not only lost the home in which she felt safe, but also her own body.
I'm curious to see what Plum is going to do now. Will she let her anger take over and enact revenge on Jack as the Jennifer group has done to other men? Or will she funnel the anger into blogs and tell her own story of sexual assault?
Speaking of the Jennifer group, Stanley's feelings are disgusting but not at all shocking to hear. When he started to defend the men on the list, it made me want to scream. It doesn't matter if they are upstanding men in public behind closed doors they are monsters.
It was curious to see Dominic turn on the recorder when Stanley showed up. Could Dominic be playing both sides? He wants to protect Plum, but he's hurting for money which Stanley could provide for him.
Not only is he in Stanley's pockets but he's also in Kitty's. Dominic is stretching himself thin, and you have to wonder about his endgame. It's like he wants to do what is right, but the dark side tempts him.
No one was surprised to hear Stanley has skeletons in his closet, right? What got me was Kitty had forgotten about them. She's such a ruthless person you'd have thought she would automatically be blackmailing Stanley with the knowledge she has.
It's going to be wonderful to see Stanley fall IF they can get their hands on the incriminating evidence. Stanley is convinced he's immune and has complete control over women. It would be delightful to see a woman being the one to take him down.
At least Julia is trying to come up with a way to take down Jennifer; though her plan seemed flawed. Can you blame Jacintha for regretting getting involved in this plan? The Jennifer group is dangerous, and they will go after Julia's family.
Julia also knew she couldn't go to the FBI because she would be implicated in the whole Jennifer debacle. She was involved in the dirty dozen murders, and she wouldn't be able to escape some type of jail time for those murders.
I'm still not convinced they are going to take Julia's offer of money. The women are out for revenge because of the terrible things they have gone through already. They're releasing their anger the only way they know how.
They've been silenced for a long time, but their voices are finally being heard. Is violence the answer? Of course not, but it's not hard to see what kind of mindset the Jennifer group has.
It's only a matter of time before everything implodes. They've set the stage beautifully for these characters to make their final decisions, and last moves, which could change lives forever.
Now it's your turn to tell me what you think.
What are your thoughts on the Plum and Jack moment? Do you think Jennifer is going to take the deal? What do you think Stanley is hiding?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Samantha McAllister was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in November 2018.