dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Liz falls on her sword: the flashbacks

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the 'going-after', which we in the real world call 'attempted rape', of Elizabeth Patterson has caused the cheese to slip off her cracker. The mildly adventurous suburbanite she was beforehand has been replaced by a high functioning victim of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Part of her wants to blame herself for someone else's malice. Until and unless she gets proper psychiatric help, she'l spend her life thinking that if she hadnt done this or said that, Howard Erk wouldn't have been the jackass he was. This sort of counterproductive, but understandable, thinking is more or less what the man wanted beause he still has power over her. Clearly, it's also become retroactive. Just as Liz has internalized the fifties police officer who mutters that she must have provoked Howard, she's also started to believe that she must have willfully provoked Mike. I can almost see a scenario wherein the Delicate Genius calls bullshit on this an asks out loud if she's actually gone to the shrink like the cops said she should.
Tags: liz: whining martyr

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