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Author Topic: Season 16  (Read 9202 times)

ralfsmouse

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #195 on: July 31, 2013, 10:36:08 pm »
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I also disliked the episode, it was probably my least favourite of the season. I understand that it's an important message and I could see where the writers were trying to go with it, but I didn't think it was done well. Arthur wasn't the right choice to be the bully, and the scene where he sends Sue Ellen that email is just way too out of character. I know he was mad and he did regret it immediately afterwards, but I think the fact that he went through with the idea at all just doesn't work. He's trying to make us believe that his side of the story could be legit, and that Sue Ellen really could've just been overreacting to some jokes that are intended to be harmless, but then he resorts to writing and sending that email, and when you go and do something like that, that's pretty nasty.
Now that I think about it, Arthur may not have been a good bully choice. While a bully can be anyone, Arthur has always been too anti-bully throughout the entire series to suddenly be a bully in an episode. He did act seriously out of character here.