Once again, Sonny loses the Father of the Year award. Michael is clearly tormented by the fact that he accidentally killed his stepmother, at the tender age of 17. Whether or not he ended up saving his mother and sister's lives, whether or not the person who died was a "good person", Michael still took someone's life and will have to live with that knowledge for the rest of his life. Sonny's answer is to bury the knowledge under a carpet and "talk to him" about it. It's absolutely ridiculous that CarJax have not gotten Michael to a therapist, even if it's someone out of town where confidentiality wouldn't be broken. That boy will never be normal again. His life will go on, but that night will haunt him forever and his parents aren't offering him the help he so desperately needs.
By contrast, it was interesting that in Franco's monologue, he says he felt nothing the first time he killed, which is why he continues to do it.
While I appreciated Kristina giving Sonny a verbal smackdown (love Sonny Smackdown Days!!), I was not amused that she absolved Jason of any wrongdoing in Sam's disappearance. Jason works for Sonny, willingly, voluntarily, enjoyably. He is responsible for what happened to Sam. And Sam is responsible for being involved with Jason as well.
I liked the Dante/Lucky collaboration, but I didn't really get a sense of urgency from Lucky, considering his sister was sitting on an actual bomb. Dante, on the other hand, looked worried and desperate. I want to see a giant Lulu/Dante rescue/connection scene and it better last longer or as long as whatever JaSam are going to do.
I didn't understand Franco's logic that he had both girls a mile apart in opposite directions and that Jason would have to choose who to save. Did Franco not realize that Jason would call someone else to get the girl that he wasn't rescuing? Seemed like a rather strange loophole in what started off as a well thought out plan. Well thought out by a crazy person, I mean.
I don't like the heavy handed way we're getting the Scrubs background being told to various characters, first Lisa and now Steve. Can they hit us over the head any harder with the whole, "Patrick was a play boy but gave it all up to be a husband/daddy". Gee, how quickly will Patrick realize what a mistake he made settling down. Ugh. I do not want my one couple to be messed up and that' clearly where they're going. On the bright side, there was some nice chemistry between Robin and Steve!
Is this the end of the strange James Franco storyline?