August 6, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Aug 6, 2008
I know that Ethan is supposed to be the show's hero, but sometimes I just don't get this character. After months of thinking that Theresa was dead (when she was parading around as "Gertrude" right under his nose), he was thrilled to find out that she was alive. However, when she accused Gwen of lying to him and blackmailing Theresa's family, rather than give his alleged "true love" the benefit of the doubt, he went right back to doing what he'd always done: doubt Theresa's word. Then when she revealed that Little Ethan is his son, again, rather than be happy about it, the first thing that he thought about was how Theresa had lied to him. To be fair, he finally listened to Theresa and realized that everything she'd been saying about Gwen was correct and that she had a good reason for keeping Little E's paternity secret. Still, it's difficult to root for someone when he can be so dense and such a jerk.