I've been watching all of that and I disagree with you. She was going to the Snyder farm because she felt welcome. They provided her the warmth and structure and support Lucinda, and that world as a whole, wasn't giving her but she needed.
Lily was pretty dreadful, but psychologically she was fairly interesting simply because she was the first "poverty tourist" I'd ever seen dramatized on a soap. Back in the 1970s, it wasn't unusual for wealthier people to take "poverty tours" of the Appalachian Mountains and photograph the poor living conditions of the residents of the region, then return to the suburbs and entertain their friends with "poverty tour" pictures. Now people seem to enjoy taking "ghetto tours" of Detroit and posting You Tube videos of burned-out houses and rundown neighborhoods. Lily was at the forefront of all that with her "hands-on poverty tour" of the Snyder farm. ("No need for me to spend another dull summer at the country club or the yacht club; instead, I'll go gawk at the hand-me-down clothes and squeaking doors of the poor, country folk! I won't offer to help. I'll simply immerse myself for the moment in their dreary little lives!") She was kinda like Nellie Oleson on "Little House on the Prairie", who enjoyed observing Half Pint's poverty from a safe distance, and then running back to Oleson's Mercantile in her white dress and bonnet to load-up on peppermints and lemon drops.
Dan as EJ is starting to work for me too. I think once we get away from Ejami as the great romance it will help. I think if the character overall goes into a darker direction it will work too and reconcile what I think EJ should actually be.
I love Horita too!!! Bring back Paul.
I wouldn't care if they killed Freddie off. It might be better to recast. Although, I do think Freddie says he won't come back he strikes me as someone who would be willing if the youtube money runs out and I am not sure how much money he is making on that.
Right? It actually makes sense to go in that direction. So of course we'll get Nicole staring at the bear, Rafe looking constipated, Ava stirring the pot (get it ) and then going nuts over Rafe. I already see the writing on the wall here. Ron makes a lot of bad choices. Who asked for Rafe/Nicole/Ava? Albert Alarr? LOL
I would love to be wrong of course. I'm now kinda all in on the idea of Philip and Nicole hooking up.
With the canvas Ron has, the show could be so much better if better choices were made and things didn't feel so slapped together.