First things first. Go, Gale. BUT. Why, why, WHY couldn't the writers just have Gale decide that she doesn't want a mid-life baby? WHY? That's a conclusion women reach every day! Their bodies, their lives! Nothing wrong with it! But noooo -- the writers wimped out once again and, instead of sticking with Gale's perfectly VALID reasons for choosing not to go ahead with the pregnancy, they made her FEARFUL of having another child because...she thought she messed up with DAWSON? What the fuck is that? Yeah, she messed up with Dawson, for sure -- because, at the age of seventeen, he still thinks that he HAS A VOTING SHARE IN HER LIFE! Do you know what my mother would have said to me if I'd objected to a late pregnancy she'd chosen to terminate? She'd have said, "Sarah, I'm sorry you feel that way." That's it. IT! Why? Because it's NOT MY BUSINESS! Do you know why my mother might have chosen to terminate such a pregnancy? Because she's not obligated to have a child just because it showed up, or because she already had two kids, or for ANY OTHER REASON, and she's certainly not obligated to consult with me before making the decision, because SHE'S THE ADULT! Dawson does not have, and should not ever have, anything to do with this decision, and frankly, if I had a child like Dawson, I'd have had my tubes tied long ago, not to mention moved to another state and changed my name, the better to cut ties with the self-satisfied monstrosity to whom I'd given birth, and I could rant on and on about Dawson's revolting sense of entitlement and his supercilious attitude towards his parents, but there's only so much bandwidth. So, just to review here: Gale should keep the baby or not, whatever she wants, but she shouldn't base any decision, whether about an unborn child or about whether or not to buy skim milk, on a guilt trip paid for by her asshole son, and Dawson can shove it up his nosy, self-righteous ass.
Episode Report CardSars: F | 481 USERS: C+
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