Everyone arrives at NOA-TV. Julie's dad interrogates her: "How do you like New Orleans? Why are you wearing a sweater?" Back off, Mr. Mormon! He asks Julie to tell him what she does from day to day. Julie says, "Um, go out?" Her dad's all "With who?" and Julie says, "People?" This is so excruciating to watch, because you can tell Julie thinks her dad wants to know so that he can tell her what not to do, but I think (in this instance, at least) her dad is just genuinely interested. Or maybe I'm giving Mr. Mormon too much credit. And the more Julie evades his questions, the harder he presses her. Julie tells him he looks stressed, and he says of course he is because his daughter is down there. Julie tells him not to worry about her, and he asks for a hug. Julie turns twelve and says, "Whyyyyy? You're getting all weeeeeird!" and squirms away. It was kind of creepiness moment #2 -- father trying to control daughter via use of affection. In an interview, Julie asks that her parents try to understand that she's "a big girl now and starting to form [her] own life." Mr. Mormon asks Julie what she wants to do when this is all over. Julie doesn't want to talk about it right now, as she removes her sweater. Her dad points out that there's nothing else to do. I really would love to watch this scene with a professional therapist or something, because there is obviously so much unspoken, and I think their body language speaks volumes.
Episode Report CardKim: D | 271 USERS: C+
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