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|jwsel||Dec 12 2013, 03:38 AM|
I understand that was Jennifer's first encounter with Theresa, but at the time, Jennifer didn't think JJ was using drugs. At the most, his "backsliding" was that he was ditching school and getting detention. So my problem with that scene being the basis for Jennifer's hatred is that her response was inconsistent with what she purportedly believed about JJ at the time. If Jennifer believed JJ was in trouble with drugs at the time, it might have made sense for her to think Theresa was pushing them on JJ, but Jennifer was clueless about JJ's problems. So maybe she thought Theresa was some sketchy older woman trying to hit on JJ, but that could have easily been handled with "hey, do you realize he's 17 and not legal?" Instead, Jennifer treated Theresa like she had committed some cardinal sin for being with JJ that one time and acted like she was a horrible human being from then on. When she found out Theresa had been hired, despite knowing nothing about her, Jennifer was immediately opposed to working with her and made no effort whatsoever to see if they could make things work. One of her very first statements to Theresa was about getting a map so she could avoid getting lost and having to stop by the Horton house (and she bitched all over town about how horrible her assistant was, including to Theresa's family members). So right from the start, Jennifer was jumping to the conclusion that Theresa was bent on corrupting JJ when, for the most part, Theresa had very little contact with JJ -- and certainly very little contact that Jennifer would have known about. So I think the irony remains. If Jennifer had just made some more effort when she was Theresa's boss, not assumed the worst about her, and not treated Theresa as if she had committed some crime by being with JJ during their first meeting, things might have turned out very different.
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