March 26, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Mar 26, 2008
I really appreciated the conversation Ivy had with Sam where she lamented the kind of mother she'd been. She admitted to sending a scarred Pretty away to boarding school so she wouldn't have an "imperfect" daughter around and concluded that Pretty's true scar was an emotional one. She also recognized that while Julian was an indifferent father, she actively hurt her children in the way she raised them. Given how little screen time portrayers James Hyde and Kim Johnston Ulrich have had over the past few months, it was nice to see them sharing this simple, but heartfelt scene. It was also a welcome break to see a woman making some wise observations on a show where, let's face it, many of the characters are, well, clueless.