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28 October 2010 @ 10:29 pm
Okay, Private Practice, no. This is not okay. You have never made me angry until today. I don't usually post while something is airing, but I am just so pissed off about this I have to.

The woman was not conscious. Her husband had sex with her. That is rape. Period. End of story. This is a case of a clear right and wrong. There is no debate to be had. The woman could not consent to sex. Having Sam defend him (and yes he was defending him, and so were the others besides Addison), was not okay. I don't care how deluded the man was. He wasn't insane, and he knew what he was doing. It was rape. The man should be in prison. End of story. Stop painting her as irrational when she's right. I wouldn't want to sleep with a man who was defending a rapist either.

Edit: Having gotten to the end of the episode, my point still stands. Yes, the man needed therapy, but that does not mean he should not have been in prison or maybe a secure mental ward or something. He at least needed to be arrested and have a trial. Simple therapy is not enough. He raped his wife (or his wife's body since she most likely wasn't in there anymore).
lilacmermaidlilacmermaid on October 29th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
For me it's kind of a vicious cycle with spoilers... I like to know when things like this are coming, but because I know that they are, the tension is just that much worse. As soon as she had that random line, I was absolutely shocked because I knew what was coming, and my heart was pounding like crazy the whole time she was in her office. I don't know if this will make sense, but as soon as it happens, I'm 'okay'. It's the waiting that kills me!

I thought they did a good job of warning people this was a different episode, though. I don't know about where you are, but here, after every commercial, there was one of those "this show contains mature subject matter" things, which it doesn't usually have. It's actually kind of funny, because I noticed that, but totally didn't clue in that that meant it was going to happen tonight.

I have mixed feelings about this whole "trigger" thing. I get that it happens, I just think you can't completely avoid it if you want to watch stuff like this. What they showed tonight was scary, but I think it wasn't as graphic as it could have been, perhaps so that people who are bothered by it can choose not to watch next week? That ending would have been completely out of nowhere for someone who doesn't read spoilers, and I think it's unreasonable to expect the show to spoil such a big moment like that.