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Nov 15 2012, 04:26 PM
Nov 15 2012, 03:40 PM
Nov 15 2012, 03:30 PM
I'm not happy about the fact that Lucas is apparently going to tell Will that Sonny loves him before Sonny gets to tell Will himself, and this scene isn't going to magically change my opinion that Lucas is still upset about the fact that Will is gay, but it's a start. I think he's going to change his story again as soon as he finds out that Gabi is pregnant with Will's child.

Hopefully, there are additional scenes between Will and Sonny that this preview isn't mentioning.
but yet T can magically change About will being gay and become wilson matcmaker
The difference is that T never flip-flopped between two different behaviors. First he was blatantly homophobic, then he slowly learned to accept it (to an extent; he still makes comments about how weird it is to be playing matchmaker to two guys, but it's not malicious anymore). He's also shown real guilt about his past behavior (in the scene with Audrey and Will in the pub, he could barely look Will in the eyes when Audrey was talking about how some of her brother's so-called friends had treated him).

Lucas, on the other hand, has flip-flopped...more than once. First he was surprised, but supportive, then he flipped out after he saw Will and Sonny kissing in public, then he gave some lame "it's my problem, not yours" excuse/apology and everything was okay again, then he learned that Will was at Sonny's apartment and rushed over there like a barbarian so that he could stop whatever "sick" things he was imagining that Sonny was doing to Will (and at that point, Lucas knew nothing about the shipping address mishap, so his excuse that he was only trying to protect Will from a player doesn't work for me), then he confronted Sonny, then he warned Will that Sonny was using him, then he continued to defend his opinion in scenes with Sami and Will, and now simply hearing three little words from Sonny is suddenly going to make everything all right? I don't buy it.

I like Lucas. I like Bryan. I don't think that Lucas is a bad person, per se. However, I can only go by what's happening on-screen, and on-screen, Lucas is coming across as a homophobic father who doesn't want his son to be gay but doesn't want to actually admit that he has a problem with it. I can't ignore that, and it's going to take more than one scene to convince me that Lucas has changed his mind. If he finds out about Gabi's pregnancy (and the fact that Will is the father) and still completely supports Will and Sonny's relationship, then I might be willing to believe that he's changed. But I don't think that's going to happen.
This makes little sense to me. T's 180 from homophobic to accepting/slightly-guilty gels, but Lucas going through the vagaries of "acceptance" of his son being gay and all that that means, is something harder to take? I have hated this writing for Lucas. I realize I can't blame everything on the writing, and we are talking about characters here, characters that exist as characters in a vacuum independent of the forces creating them. But, I dunno y'all, I think the fact that Lucas's reaction/emotions/behaviors recently in this s/l are so all over the map, is b/c they are soo definitely inorganic. I think it's precisely that the writers do not know what to do with him, need there to be some "bad guy", I guess, for Wilson, need to set up Wilson angst esp. w/the Wabi baby reveal imminent, and Lucas isn't really doing anything anyway, that he is filling that slot right now. It's hard to pin down what the hell Lucas is thinking b/c it's hard to pin down why the hell this writing for him has been so schizophrenic.

So, yeah, the Lucas from last Spring would have had no doubt or question that Sonny loves Will. But that Lucas is long gone and forgotten now, so I guess we need to pretend like those exchanges never happened. So what do we have to work with here? A father whom I have no doubt loves his son deeply and eternally, wants the best for Will, wants to protect Will, wants his son to be happy, is still in some ways getting to know this adult version of Will, a son he fought so hard to be able to have a relationship with, went to jail to save, etc. So we have a father who loves his son, but maybe still feels like a bit of a stranger or outsider in his life. Then you throw into the mix that Will is gay, so that creates a new sort of challenge for Lucas. If we are going to buy this character motivation that Lucas was supportive of Will's being gay in May but is now having a difficult time accepting, as that thing of where it's easier to be ok with something in the abstract but not when manifested or concretized, I think we can maybe chalk it up to Lucas being on rather unsteady footing around grown-up Will. Add to that the very real possibility that Lucas has genuine discomfort confronting the fact that, as a gay man, Will will engage in a physical relationship with another gay man. But he loves his son, wants him to do what makes him happy, and will accept his son really no matter what. That is a paradox that would be difficult for anyone to square within himself. And maybe Lucas doesn't want to fully admit to himself that he has a problem seeing Will be physical with a man, b/c that is an ugly thought (albeit honest, maybe) that he doesn't want to think he's capable of. And being a bit of hot head as Lucas is, he comes up with these defenses and excuses (it's what we do to rationalize the irrational, or in this case to try to make ridiculous writing fly). And if we are forgetting most of what happened between Lucas and Sonny a few months ago, as it seems the writers want us to do, then I will accept that Lucas does not know Sonny's feelings/intentions, and as someone who has been out of the closet for longer, might be putting Will in a situation where he will get hurt or be rushed or something. Whatever. But if hearing from Sonny that he loves Will really stops Lucas in his tracks, I think that is telling. You may not think it will stick, and with these writers who seem to want to portray Lucas as someone as fickle as Sami's oh-so-desired heartstrings, I don't blame you. But it's a start, and one that I don't think Lucas will soon forget or dismiss. His turnaround is no more believable or not believable, plausible or not plausible than T's -- I wonder why Lucas's 180 from acceptance to discomfort is not met with more incredulity.

As for Lucas telling Will Sonny loves him, whatever. I don't think this is an OH SO TERRIBLE THING FOR LUCAS TO DO AND HOW DARE HE AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM AND THE NERVE OF THAT GUY! We will have to see how it plays out. But my gut (or wishfully-thinking heart and brain) tells me he might reveal this to Will thinking Sonny has already told him. I take it as a father admitting a mistake to his son, admitting this relationship is serious and real in a way he didn't stop to think to imagine (even though he has conveyed his positive feelings about Sonny's feelings for Will before, but whatever), and trying to make small strides towards repairing a relationship. Would it have been nicer for Will and Sonny to be the first ones to utter love to each other? Sure, but I have no doubt it is coming soon. And right now there are other factors bound up in Wilson anyway, like Lucas. And as someone already suggested, this is probably set up for Will keeping the Wabi baby paternity a secret for longer.

As to how Lucas will react once he learns Will slept with Gabi and knocked her up, I am cringing guessing what might happen. We'll have to wait and see how long this manifestation of Lucas's attitude lasts (and I have no faith in these writers), but this is a first step and one that I at least think should be considered/recognized. Lucas may be many unpleasant things. But all those supposedly unpleasant things make him utterly human and flawed, and ultimately compelling to me. We'll see how it plays out, but I am not giving up on my guy just yet.

As for Wilson, they haven't been my fave, mainly because I am practically loathing Will right now, but I am very happy Sonny feels that way about Will (even if I don't love him). I look forward to when Will and Sonny do say their I love you's right to each other.
Edited by elci525, Nov 17 2012, 02:08 AM.
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