Editorial note: I fear that the finale *will* run over 8 pages. Beg your forgiveness in advance.
Additionally. Whereas I have in the past made every page 1000 – 1400 words, I have instead made it so that each page is 500 words strong.
Elvis is singing to me. My initial instinct is to wonder why Daniel is in bed chatting with McG who is maybe making breakfast, but it’s weird that he’s not in a t-shirt. But I am wrong, because there is no McG, rather only a Rachel.
Jesus. Where Mistress Daniel’s a twat, Cheater Rachel’s an even bigger one.
I don’t know what to tell you, readers. Honest. I know where I stand on this issue myself; I prefer individuals who have integrity. And someone who doesn’t cheat on their partner, is an individual of integrity. Additionally, someone of integrity who falls in love outside of the borders of their own marriage would first tell their partner, and then start s.xing elsewhere. Not the other way around.
Rachel, who I otherwise have loved increasingly all season, and whom I wanted to reconcile with Daniel, she is currently a woman with very little integrity. Daniel’s decision to be a mistress serves as a for-sh.t reflection on him as well.
That said, here’s something to consider: possibly, the Writers needed to show Daniel in a light which is not – as per everyday normal standard – entirely morally righteous. This is a major chink in the character of Daniel, and my hope is that this is meant to rattle us a little where he is concerned on purpose. For what purpose, I don’t yet know. Else, I honestly don’t understand the necessity of this storyline. It doesn’t make him or Rachel appealing, and this, with him serving as one of the two major leads of this show, could ultimately prove to be a devastating move.
Both Daniel and Rachel have just lost many fans, and the recovery process will be long. Please let the record show that these two are currently on a Time Out at Sardonic.
Chin is handed back his HPD shield. HPD has recognised that he is a man of great character (unlike Mistress Daniel) and the HPD would like to reinstate him as a Lieutenant. Chin, though appreciating the offer, declines and says how he would rather Hugsies McG and The 5-0s, because HPD have already bent him over a table and nailed him S.x Boot Camp McG Styles. Fool me once…
Sidebar: As the penultimate episode generated over 100 comments, I can not recall to whom I should attribute the following. Forgive. One of you lovelies challenged my notion that Daniel has always served as moral compass, instead stating that it is in fact Chin. I am now on board with this 100%. Chin is – beyond the shadow of any doubt – the one who serves as moral compass in this group. Please remind me if I fall out from this position.