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Jul 23 2008, 02:03 PM
Jul 22 2008, 11:54 PM
Abe/Lexie was nice too but the story still sucks. It all feels like it's being taken off the internet word for word. I did like them mentioning how they can't afford therapy and the way you can tell there is tension in their relationship. It's sad but the relationship tension is the best part of the story.
I haven't watched today's show yet, but "Arcadia" on SC made the excellent point that with the salaries of a police commissioner and a hospital chief of staff, money for therapy should not be an issue. That imo represents one of the major problems with the autism story. Higley is ignoring Abe and Lexie as characters in favor of simply retelling what happened to her husband and her. Abe and Lexie both have character traits and histories which could be used to make this a more layered and better-developed story. Instead, as you say Phoenix, it comes across as a textbook case study rather than a dramatic story happening to real people.
I haven't watched today's episode either, but I agree with you, Ellie. They should be able to pay for Theo's therapy. If not, they certainly can look for information about helping families out with this kind of thing. I'm sure there are agencies out there like Autism Speaks, who provide help and information for families that are in need. Higley seems to be telling this story from a different time, like what she went through. There have been so many advancies and help for the children and families since that time.
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