For the Sake of Olive (105.21)

105.21 SYNOPSIS: Danny shows up at Grace’s house and while she thinks it’s about her, he states it’s about Olive. He reveals he can survive losing Grace, because he’s lost a partner before, but he doesn’t know if he could survive losing Olive. Grace confronts Olive about not looking out for her as Olive reveals she sees both Ben and Danny as her dads.—>

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Grace‘s affirmation

Scene switches to the Stone’s house where Grace opens the front door.

GRACE: Danny. You can’t be here.

DANNY: You don’t give me any option. You ignore my texts, then say you’re busy at work. I called. They said you took the day off.

GRACE: Danny, I told you I’m trying to rebuild my marriage.

Danny’s appeal

DANNY: This isn’t about you and me, Grace. This is about Olive.

A few moments later they are in the kitchen, and Grace gives him a cup of coffee.

DANNY: Ten days ago, I practically lived here. We were a family.

GRACE: Danny, please, don’t.

DANNY: Just Just listen. When I got to Bluemercury, Olive said store security told her to call her dad. She dialed me. She felt guilty that she’d reached out to me and not Ben. I I know I’m not her real dad…

Grace nods her head.

DANNY: …but for three years, I was all she had. When I lost Nina, I thought I’d I’d be alone forever. And then I found you. So I know I’ll survive losing you but I’m not sure I know how to get over losing that amazing kid.

GRACE: It sounds like she feels the same way about you.

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2 thoughts on “For the Sake of Olive (105.21)

  1. What’s the meaning, hidden or otherwise, behind this encounter? Didn’t Grace and Danny have a conversation about Olive the night before? And more than likely, they also engaged in consensual physical intimacy.

    So, Danny was compelled to stop by unannounced and confess to Grace that Olive now means more to him than she does? And Grace weakly complains about him being there and then invites him in to sit down and have a cup of coffee?

    WTH was that all about? Please, will someone explain what happened here? Did Grace ever tell Ben about Danny’s visit?

  2. DANNY: This isn’t about you and me, Grace. This is about Olive.

    Either Danny’s lying and Grace knows he’s lying, or he knows she knows he’s lying. Or she’s so excited to see him that she’s not paying attention to what’s being said, i.e., “I know I’ll survive losing you but I’m not sure I know how to get over losing that amazing kid.”

    WTH, Grace? He doesn’t care about being with you anymore, but refuses to give up having in a relationship your minor female child? And your simpleminded response is:

    GRACE: It sounds like she feels the same way about you.

    Why Grace? Is it because Danny was, according to him, “… but for three yours, I was all Olive had.” Instead of telling him how Olive feels about him, this is what you should have said:

    GRACE: Danny, we’ve been through a lot together … me, you, and Olive. But her father’s back now and we all should take the time needed to work things out … hopefully for everyone’s benefit.

    If Grace was truly trying to rebuild her marriage and reunite her family, Danny can’t be part of either the rebuilding or reuniting process.

    The dialogue which took place in this scene is why I immensely dislike both Grace and Danny. The scene also revealed that Grace can’t be trust … she didn’t tell Ben about Danny’s visit.

    And I definitely don’t trust Danny because he’s either mentally ill or unstable or both. He intentionally and forcefully violated the sanctity and boundaries of Grace’s marriage by coming over to the Stone family home unannounced and uninvited. And he didn’t care if Ben, Cal, or Michaela was home.

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