Why is dan bragging about fucking a 19 year ol…

Why is dan bragging about fucking a 19 year old? What a fucking moron. Amy is telling you straight to your stupid beautiful face that she wants to be with you and have your baby and you just fucking IGNORE IT. UGH LIKE WHY. Dan used to fuck for power and now he just fucks to fuck and its disgusting. Dan is reminding me of all of my bad lovers combined and I feel like I’m having a episode of PTSD.

Aww anon, I’m sorry this is so hard for you to watch. Also I sincerely hope none of your past lovers were as bad as Dan (because no human woman deserves that) and also…fuck ‘em. Each and every one of them who made you feel small or unwanted or sad – fuck ‘em with a cheese grater.

Moving on…

Try to remember that we’re dealing with Amy Brookheimer. Our girl has a heart – which is what distinguishes her from Dan or Selina – but she is also, when it comes right down to it, made of one hundred percent solid steel.

She’s going to be fine.

Dan is the one who should watch the hell out, because the odds of him ending up just as crazed, lonely and miserable as Selina are increasing rapidly.

On a separate note, this is why I think the writers needed to be careful in how they wrote this story, because it hits home, feels personal in a way most of their plot lines don’t. Very, very few of us are power mad lunatics – but just about everyone on earth has pined for someone who probably didn’t deserve it and who made them feel rejected – and many, many women have had Amy’s precise experience of pregnancy with a partner who refuses to acknowledge any kind of responsibility. Make Dan too vile and they risk triggering a hefty chunk of the audience and inspiring a backlash.

(If you’re finding it really, really difficult to watch, and you’re a completist like me, who can’t quit, maybe wait for the show to air and read a few people’s reactions online – that way you can brace yourself).