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This show tricks you into rooting for very bad people.


When I watched the last episode, I was happy when Quinn and Rachel decided to team up to take Coleman down. Then I realized, "wait a minute, I'm hoping that people who do bad things win." In real life, I would be absolutely disgusting by Rachel and Quinn and yet, I want to see them come out on top for some reason. How did that happen?

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I was really disturbed with myself when I almost cheered when Quinn and Rachel hugged over taking Coleman down. Although, I was on team Coleman until he decided to sleep with Yael and it was suddenly clear he was manipulating Rachel. Maybe it's because she has such severe mental health problems that I started to root for her over Coleman. When he was supporting her and seemingly trying to help her, I was so thrilled about them taking down Quinn. But now it's just obvious he's doing this for his own career not to save Rachel or even the cast members who are screwed up from the show. If he still had a job, he'd be going along with everything.

Still, if this was reality (the severity of this show with the deaths and all), I would want Everlasting taken down. That's the beauty of TV though! I get to root for the bad guys because they're just so awesomely written and I want to see more. ;)

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That's the beauty of TV though! I get to root for the bad guys because they're just so awesomely written and I want to see more. ;)


Yeah, so true! I guess it IS the writing that allows me to be on their side. And like you, I also want to see more. Despite my post, I thoroughly enjoy this show!

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Maybe we aren't so much rooting for Quinn and Rachel as against Coleman. We know what to expect from Quinn and we know Rachel is all over the place but many of us trusted or wanted to trust Coleman. I think we want him to go down because he fooled us.

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I agree. If this were reality, I would want Quinn and Rachel taken down and I wouldn't buy the Rachel is the way she is because she's mentally unstable. However, they purposely make you care about them. It will still hurt to see Coleman go down but at the same time, it will be satisfying too because he did have many of us fooled. I always had a feeling something wasn't right about him but he charmed us, which was the manipulation.

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I'm really disappointed in the Coleman development. I really thought he would prove her mom wrong. If he really loved Rachel, he would be trying to find a way to bring down Rachel's mother and expose her... Instead of wanting Rachel to go into treatment for months.

Does Quinn know the full story of what happened to Rachel at 12? It sounded like she might when she confronted the mom. I missed some of the first season, so I'm not sure on that.

Also, does Jeremy know the full story? If he did, that makes it even worse that he called her mom at the end of last season. Not to mention drunkingly attacking her this season.

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Does Quinn know the full story of what happened to Rachel at 12? It sounded like she might when she confronted the mom. I missed some of the first season, so I'm not sure on that.


This past episode was the first mention of Rachel's mother's patient raping her so Quinn probably doesn't know. At lease we, the viewers don't know that she knows.

Also, does Jeremy know the full story? If he did, that makes it even worse that he called her mom at the end of last season. Not to mention drunkingly attacking her this season.


Jeremy really disappointed me when he hit Rachel. Not only did it seem super out of character, especially since he showed no inkling of violent tendancies in the past. But a man who hits a woman, is the lowest of the low. Despicable to the nth!

Also, was it part of the Jeremy character to have noticeably gained weight this season to make him seem more loathesome? I wonder. . .

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He slept w hot Rachel? I thought they just kissed. Now, I am wondering again if they will put Rachel and Jeremy together? Adam gone?

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LOL we've all been produced ;)


hahahaha. That's funny :)

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Well, I guess it depends on your definition of "very bad people". They're not perfect like the usual tv (boring) tv leads but they are layered. Being bad and doing bad things is not the same thing.
Quinn and Rachel, especially, do "bad things" but they have their issues and you can root for them because you get what motivates them.

They even did a good job with Jeremy in this episode. Not only because nobody saw it coming but most of all because, even though he manhandled Rachel, you just know it's because he loves her too much and can't control his emotions.

And no, that doesn't mean what he did is excusable or that it should be forgiven. Just that he's done it because he is human, not because he's evil.

For every lie I unlearn I learn something new - Ani Difranco

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I am actually in the strange position of watching a show where i am not rooting for, nor like, anyone. "Damn, these people suck" is a constant thought on my mind watching the episodes. And yet, i keep watching. It was the same with "Sons of Anarchy". Go figure...


"It has got far too much hold on you. Let it go! And then you can go yourself, and be free"- Gandalf

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Yes there's no way I would want either Quinn or Rachel in my life under any circumstances, and if they were real people they should be in jail, but I do sympathise with their outlandish and sociopathic viewpoints in a drama.

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