Originally Posted by matalo
I think (or hope) the Danni storyline has ended. As crass as it sounds, I really don't care about the baby and Vic's relationship with it. At this point, I am more concerned with who on the Strike Team will make it out alive as opposed to the soap-operish Baby Daddy-fest that storyline could turn into (or has already).
I don't think it's soap opera stuff. This final season is about Vic going down on both the professional and personal levels, and the Dani/Lee story is part of this whole life that Vic has tried to set up for himself now unraveling. This hypocritical, doomed fantasy life where on the one hand he's this brutal, corrupt, ends-justifies-the-means cop out on the street dealing with the scum of the earth, but on the other he's this loving father who wants the best for his offspring and wants to shield them from this other horrible world. See how he reacts when he learns about Cassidy's party- that world is ok for other people (hell, you know he'd have some nasty joke to make about it if it was happening to someone else) but not for his own blood. As is so often the case, Vic wants his kids to be "better" than he is.
Dani's son Lee would be his only non-autistic male heir, which I imagine would be important to someone like Vic. But now she's doing the only thing she feels she can do in her situation- getting as far away from Vic's toxic influence as possible. Combine that with Cassidy wanting nothing to do with her father, and Vic is going to be in a bad place. His kids were supposed to be his redemption.