Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse and siren like, lures Bobbo. Mary Fisher and Bobbo have an affair, no matter how damaging the consequences. Ruth ignores her children and is fugly. The image is fuzzy. Bobbo has hubris, ego, raw selfishness and withering distain for Ruth. She is not easy to live with but Bobbo is more in the wrong by some distance. Why does she love him so? Mary Fisher is a feckless whore. This was okay but has no intellectual heft.
Ill-intentioned Mary Fisher has a houseboy. She goes girly drama queen to alienate Bobbo from his wife and children. Ruth’s reaction is not that unreasonable under the circumstances. The harsh intricacies of marriage are not shown. There is Girl Hate and Bobbo’s negative contribution to things. Bobbo is a thick headed moron and treats Ruth with a constant veiled threat of violence. Bobbo has a lack of willingness to love Ruth and is disruptive and belligerent. Ruth has ambient desperation and Bobbo is condemnatory. The unbearably annoying Ruth wants revenge and there is clumsy melodrama as Ruth gets assertive.
“I am a good wife.”
“Earn my husband’s love.”
“Mustn’t begrudge me this experience with Mary.”
“Don’t deserve to be left.”
“Cupid is wilful.”
“Acted out of pity when you married Ruth.”
“I must play the good wife.”
“Ignore his way of praising prettier women.”
This was unsustainable and had no moral baggage. Various people plan to kill the President-Elect for unclear reasons. There is an enclosed situation and misuse of power. Fear is cultivated and there is an indication of danger. All of this is rendered meaningless because nobody says why the President-Elect is viewed as such a hated threat. No-one has the highest moral purpose. Why do crowds protest the President-Elect?
The plot is over-wrought. No-one has fear of consequences. It is all unclear what the President-Elect has done. There is physical jeopardy and death and bug eyes. Nobody conducts themselves with control and dignity. A talk radio hose (Weber of ‘American Gothic’, ‘Dawn of the Dead’, ‘Medium’ and ‘The Following’) has a bizarre accent and rants. There was a conspiracy to kill the President-Elect so when she is POTUS, her reaction is right. People are arrested and jailed. Carrie and Saul view this as bad.
This was a confused misfire. The conspiracy is not without consequences. Carrie is offered a White House job. There is a suggestion of fear. There are nefarious activities and no collective good. There is a disturbing willingness to ignore moral certainties. There are false moments and Carrie ignores her child who is in care. Carrie gets hysterical.
“Openly refuse to comply.”
“5 o’clock whiskey stink.”
“She is coming for me.”
“He is the enemy.”
“There are other plausible explanations.”