So yeah, it’s been almost a week since “Army Wives.” My bad! I’m playing catch up as I have real paying work due in this week
On the last episode General Holden was charged with leading the investigation into General Clarke and the divisions handling of the African orphan situation. The story has blown up big time, with citizens protesting the army was baby killers. Even Frank, Trevor and Hector commented (mainly off the record) that they felt they should have done more, but they had their orders. In the end, Kevin was found of no wrong doing, that in all situations there are casualties on all fronts that can’t be avoided all the time. However we know that this will just wreck chances of Kevin’s third star.
As Kevin became more and more irate over the orphan incedent, he took it out on Jackie, who was planning a big fund raiser. Between Kevin’s mood, and cancelations by people who didn’t want to be seen on the base with all the pickets, Jackie popped a ton of pills and drank even more booze. Claudia Joy returned to the base just in time to organize the girls into getting Jackie out of there and making excuses for her. By the end of the show Kevin, thinking she was just ill, called to apologize for how he’s been acting and to tell her how great he is. She earlier laid into him saying it would be nice to know she played an important part in his career.
For me this was all too neatly wrapped up. It was as if, oh Jackie dumped her pills and is over her addiction. Oh Kevin was just an ass because he was stressed out. Now everything is back to normal . . . until their daughter we never heard of shows up.
Finally a man showed up to see Roland claiming to be David’s dad. Roland thought he was a con artist, or if for real, simply wanted money to go away. However a court ordered DNA test proved he was David’s father. Claudia Joy also did digging to find out why he had been MIA. He claimed he was on a job, he just got back into town and found out his old ex had a baby, which went into the foster system after she and the grandmother died. Claudia Joy found out he had really been in prison, for a number of things from drugs to robbery. She felt he had no chance of getting David, but visitation rights might be a possibility.
Really? I think the court would have taken into the mother and grandmother’s wishes not to have this man in David’s life. His criminal record should also factor it. Yes, people can change. That is what prison is supposed to be about. However it just seems like so many real world issues were over looked here. Why didn’t the foster system tell Roland and Joan about this? They had to have known. I mean it seemed very easy for this man to find out from friends in town what happened to David, so how did the system not know? This story just pissed me off, and I have a feeling it will end badly for Joan and Roland.