I'm withholding judgment on this for now. I just... When you follow the kink trail down the rabbit hole, you hardly ever come out looking great. I know Dan Savage has us all convinced that sex comes in this array of constantly new flavors that don't mean anything, but I don't think it's that judgmental to point out that every behavior has a history and that everything that gets you off started somewhere. To question is not to condemn, and to explore is only to shame if you're already feeling weird about yourself.
Like I remember one time wondering aloud what the deal is with Quentin Tarantino and ladies' feet, a known thing, and got this very San Francisco outrage about it in response, like, "People just like feet! Deal with it!" And it's like, the only person implying shame in this conversation is you, with your weird sex shame paranoia. I just want to understand it better. Shutting down that conversation has become, somehow, the more progressive choice. Which I think is pretty awful, personally.
So for Kalinda to come up for air from this deadly relationship, only to be drawn back in by her own conflicting fifty shades of how-do-you-do, that seems very... It's a forfeiture of control that seems, at this very early date and for a formidable woman, a little iffy. Like I said, I have no idea where this is heading, but kinky bisexuals who don't know what's good for them and/or hate themselves and/or use sex for self-harm is something I don't have a lot of patience for, because that's the most boring part of that cliché. So we'll see. I trust this show.
TRUSTEE V DIANE
Hayden: "Soooo what does Will bring to the table?"
Diane: "What does W... Will? Will-Will? My partner? Uh, everything? What do you even mean?"
Hayden: "You know, I'm just doing my job here."
Diane: "He is the heart and soul of Litigation, for sta..."
Hayden: "-- Not for the last six months he isn't."
Diane: "Yeah, well, Wendy Scott-Carr is a horror. And his temporary absence is one of the main reasons we have you here now."
Hayden: "You talk about him like he's a trial lawyer, not a partner..."
Diane: "-- No sir. You're not getting me that way either. Will is essential to this firm. He puts the Gardner in Lockhart/Gardner."
Hayden: "Wouldn't it be better if only one person was deciding?"
Diane: "Oh, shut up."