Originally Posted by Fafhrd
My thoughts exactly. This episode showed that Henry's a nice guy, but that his relationship with Betty is kind of fucked up.
I don't know. He sounded to me like he was talking to someone whom he loves very much who happened to do something pretty fucking awful. He was treading dangerous waters and handling it in a mature way. He wasn't being condescending. He wasn't being dismissive. Other than how fast they got married, what exactly is fucked up about their relationship?
The way he talks to her about therapy is the same kind of example. He wants to hear more about it. He listens to her, or at least wants to. Don mostly viewed her as a problem to solve. I don't think this guy does.
Also, Grampa Gene molested both lady Drapers? That's a bit much, isn't it?
I also don't agree with the AV Club review (which is weird, because I usually do). The great thing about Betty and Don fighting is that they're both right, they both have a point in the argument.
And yes, she hits Sally and tells her she's going to cut her fingers off. But that's just to set up to remind everybody how fucked up she is. People seem to be forgetting that shit. She's been fucked up for a while. Since, you know, the show started. And she's been through a lot since then. People are acting as if the only interesting thing about her character, the only important thing she ever went through, is divorcing Don.