TV Show: Sweet/Vicious
Episode Title: Fearless
Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
Episode Number: 1×06
Ophelia is caught on camera, and the campus is put on lockdown while a search for the assailant occurs; Ophelia and Jules spend time with Harris and Tyler at the record store.
Wow. That was such a powerful episode. It’s been a few minutes since I’ve finished watching it and I’m still a bit shaken. Really, really fantastic work all around from the actors to the writers and to the director. The message was definitely heard loud and clear. Rape is rape is rape. No ifs and or buts about it.
I’m so sickened by the fact that Nate continues to spread this lie that he and Jules had sex and that he was merely cheating on Kennedy with Jules. What kind of alternative fact nonsense is this? It’s very important that the viewers understand this especially the young target audience that they need to call a spade a spade.
Can I just commend Eliza Bennett and Aisha Dee for that terrific scene between Jules and Kennedy? Again, just wow. I was blown away by how much emotion both actresses put into this scene and I have to wonder how many takes it took to shoot that because if it took more than two takes, that must have been super exhausting for both actresses.
It was incredibly brave of Jules to finally confront Nate and set him straight that he raped her and then to finally tell Kennedy what really happened and why she’s been acting this way for a while now. I’m not going to blame Kennedy for not believing Jules right away because she is still obviously reeling from Nate’s lie that he cheated on her with her best friend.
I’m going to give Kennedy some time to sort this out and eventually come to believe Jules over Nate. There is no reason for Jules to lie and say that she was raped and Kennedy will realize that. She will put all the pieces together: Jules’ absent behavior, her odd disappearances, the constant excuses in missing sorority events…if she looks closer, she will have noticed/remembered that every time Nate is in the room, Jules will clam up and freeze or come up with an excuse to leave. I have faith in you, Kennedy!
How awesome was Ophelia in this episode? From looking out for Jules and taking care of her and hatching that ridiculously amazing “vagilante” plan and her deflecting the suspicion away from Jules? Just great stuff all around. She truly embodied the perfect description of a friend. I’m so glad Jules has her to fall back on and to be there for her with no qualms.
Ophelia running to Jules after her confrontation with Nate and just holding her and hugging her and comforting her made me tear up. Likewise when Jules showed up at her front door and dropped her bags and Ophelia just goes up to her and gives her a full-bodied hug. 😓
The last 15 minutes of the episode was quite heavy and serious so I’m glad that the first 25 minutes were sort of light and funny at times. Definitely needed that to balance out the heaviness of this episode. I laughed so hard when Ophelia was telling Jules her plan and then Jules gets so impatient that she was gesticulating wildly and got annoyed at Ophelia. 😄
The following exchange was too freaking hilarious:
“No shit, Benedict Cumberbatch.”
“What? What does he have to do with this?”
“He is Sherlock. No shit, Sherlock.”
It’s too bad Barton got fired. He was probably right on the money and Darlington didn’t want to draw attention to those rapes happening on campus that have not been addressed. Good thing Barton is not giving up and saw the wall of rapists and called Harris. This is good because then maybe the university will do something about the accusations. I just hope Barton and Harris don’t use this to catch Ophelia and Jules on the act when they figure out who the next target is going to be.
I can’t believe there are only four episodes left. I’m trying to not rush into finishing the show, but at the same time, I can’t wait to watch the next episode. Oh, the dilemma.