There is a lot of money on the line for staff and Weaver is probably dragging this campaign out as far as he can to keep on collecting checks. As for Sanders' wife, he did pay her a salary for working on his congressional campaign, so it's conceivable she being paid now and it's possible they are trying to run this out to collect a nice windfall. When someone falls, most people react on reflex, so it was odd to see Cruz not even attempt to help Fiorina up. I thought it was very rude and disrespectful for him not to go over and at least ask if she was all right.
Sanders loves to repeat over and over how match up polls show him as more competitive against Trump, but the problem with that is early polls mean almost nothing at this stage in the campaign. Trump would seriously move to the center if he ran against Sanders and completely crush him with negative ads (and you can imagine what the Super PACs would do). I would never vote for Trump, but if Sanders was the Democratic nominee, I would sit out the election because his writings are messed up and because he has some racial handicaps of his own.
I remember the episode of In The Heat of the Night where this committed suicide right in front of Althea and I always thought she played that part really well. She's an underrated actress that doesn't get good material.
I'm not saying it hasn't gotten better, but there still are a lot of blacks that do not approve of homosexuality and those people are part of the viewing audience. Black people are still more socially conservative than the public as a whole when it comes to homosexuality. When I told my mother I was gay, she fell to her knees practically in tears and she is fairly liberal person. She accepted it after about three hours or so, because we are like best friends, lol. All that aside, it's just my opinion that the writers had Jamal sleep with a woman just to placate more conservative viewers, but that's just me. Perhaps they had other reasons.
Indeed. It's really hard to be black and gay for the reasons that you mentioned.
I thought the episode took time to explore the more. The scene where Hakeem was ostracized from his family in a moment of grief was terrific. As for Jamal's sexuality, there probably is always going to be fluidity there to placate viewers who are not as forward thinking. The black community is still not too accepting.
I think the writers probably wanted to keep the potential for a triangle open when it comes to Ahsha and that's why they did the rewrite. I can't actually see them having German get off the hook unless they really wanted to utilize the character in the future. I thought the acting was intentionally exaggerated in soap opera fashion, but maybe Logan Browning was just overdoing it.