Discrimination Begins at Home
Yesterday's scene between Simone and old Aunt Irma was a surprise and a pleasure. Did a guest writer do this? Or can the existing "Passions" writers actually take on a divisive topic in a way that illuminates characters and makes the audience think?
If so, they should do it more often.
(Okay, I'm being harsh; the Ethan-is-a-vegetable plot is also pretty good and thought-provoking.)
Anyway, I liked how they contrasted Aunt Irma's history with racial prejudice with her readiness to turn away her own great-niece for being a lesbian. There's a lot of room for interesting stories there, and I think they should bring back Aunt Irma more often. Maybe the nursing home burns down and the Russels have to take her in.
On another track: As great-looking as he is, man is it difficult to watch Chris's scenes. He speaks like he has a new mouth and he hasn't learned how to use it yet.