06-14-2008 08:12 PM
All she wanted was for the Larsens to acknowledge that she (Nina), Elise and JP loved Kim and would have done anything to have her back. Ed saw them as just kids and would have forgiven them; but for Fran it was all just too impossible.
I wonder if Fran just could not stand that the three of them were alive and standing before her and her daughter was not. Nina did withhold information but in the final analysis; this information would have not brought Kim back or saved her from her fate.Agreed -- I do understand why Fran would react the way she did, and I especially like your reasoning as to what her rationale might have been. But I admired Ed's ability to forgive.I felt so bad for Nina because not only did she lose her best friend, but through her ostracism by the family, she also lost part of her identity as Kim's best friend since the family would no longer acknowledge her as such.
Thank you Karen for your insights on the last two posts. I grew to like Ed for the same reason as well as his loving patience.
06-14-2008 08:52 PM
I'd have to agree with this. They were close but were talking high school and no one tells everything.
lavender wrote:I think Nina is Kim's closest friend, yes. At least as far as relationships in high school go, especially when people know they'll be going their separate ways to college, etc., in a few weeks. Kim told her most of her secrets, they spent a vast majority of their time together. Their dialogue seems like normal high school BFF material to me.
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06-17-2008 03:57 PM
Elmerfletch wrote:but isn't this the kind of "logic" that parents torture themselves with all the time? Very very valid and realistic.
I did on many occasions, kids don't come with manuals and teenagers are especially difficult.
06-19-2008 11:43 AM