May 14, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: May 14, 2008
Though I'm rooting for Theresa and Ethan to eventually reunite, I was appalled by the scenes in which Theresa drugged Ethan and Gwen and then proceeded to have sex with a dazed Ethan. Yes, Theresa was desperate since she's had to pretend to be dead (to hide from Juanita), and yes, if he knew she were alive, I'm pretty sure Ethan would've willingly slept with her. Still, that doesn't negate the fact that she took advantage of a man who did not know what was going on and therefore could not make the act consensual.
Even worse is the way the show staged the scene with soft lighting and sexy music. The production cues all indicated that this was supposed to be romantic and loving, but there was just nothing romantic about this particular scenario.
I'd like to see some love scenes between the pair — but REAL love scenes, not one where one-half of the pair is too strung out to even know if he's awake!