Inside, Sunny lights some candles and stuffs Tyke's drugs into her pocket while telling Connor that he's welcome to crash there. Connor pokes around at the kipple, and Sunny picks up some abandoned clothes and asks Connor if he wants to lose "the whole dead-animal thing." She tosses the clothes over and then turns her back while Connor starts to change his outfit. Sunny pulls out a selection of junk food, and says it's a good thing Connor didn't kill Tyke. Connor asks why, and she turns to answer, then stops in astonishment at his full-frontalness. She finally says, "Because it's wrong." Oh great, another Buffy. Connor stares at her because, see, he doesn't have a nekkidness taboo, or possibly because they're trying to get squealing teenage girls to tune in. I hope it isn't because they want to make me feel creepy, because the kid's supposed to be sixteen. Sunny turns back to her dinner of Ding-Dongs and blathers that the police are even worse than Tyke. Connor finishes pulling on clothes as Sunny asks if he's ever had a Ding-Dong. He shakes his head in that exaggerated way that little kids do, and she holds the junk food out for him. He takes a bite and muches happily. I spend a second wondering if someone who's never eaten processed food would just find that disgusting, but it's not really important so I move on with my life. Connor looks at the offerings and picks up a soup spoon and an individual packet of what I think is applesauce. Sunny takes the spoon away because "that isn't for food." Shouldn't she have gotten more than one spoon? How was she planning to eat the applesauce? She holds up a baggie of heroin, and explains that she needs the spoon for it. When Connor goes on staring, she says, "It's medicine," and says it helps her when she's sad. Johanna thought it would be more realistic if she'd said, "It keeps me from getting sick." Although I can squirm my way into the rationalization that, given how purty Sunny is, she hasn't been using very long. Of course, that means I would have liked it if she'd said, "It makes me feel really good." Not that anyone would allow that kind of line to air on TV. And then they go back to eating Ding-Dongs. The wild boy's fallen far from glory, reckless and so hungered that he'd eat that garbage.
Episode Report CardStrega: B | 724 USERS: B-
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