Dec 21, 2018
No need for anyone to blush. Sex is a major part of Grace and Danny’s storyline. It’s one of the subplots for their on-again, off-again character-driven relationship. Where love means you never have to say you’re sorry. And who should be sorry for what? Grace and Danny didn’t ask Ben to return from the dead. They didn’t give him permission to return and disrupt their incredible 3-year long happily married-like love fest.
How Grace’s heavenly bliss turned to hell
As Grace disturbingly sees it, Ben is the one who put her through hell when he died. Now that he’s back, and again is putting her through hell. Ben has literally turned her made-in-heaven life with Danny into a living hell on Earth. That, of course, is Grace’s view. At least, that’s my interpretation of Grace’s misguided version of the story as it has unfolded thus far.1
Danny is Grace’s Crusader (his preferred condom brand or maybe it’s her preferred brand). He allegedly rescued her from the darkness of despair when he said, “Grace, you look like hell.” After that, Grace would later open-up to Danny and offer him everything she had. Her home, daughter, heart, body and soul. More importantly, she offered to forever share a life with him in which the past no longer existed, period.
Grace’s impromptu act
Once Flight 828 mysteriously returned, Grace repeatedly refused to cheat on Danny by not having sex with her own husband, i.e., until Ben discovered the truth—that Grace had kept her lover, Danny, who she lived with for 3-years, a secret. Grace ceremoniously performed her wifely duties with her husband, but did she really do so because of love, or for some other reason?
Some viewers and critics have said Grace’s impromptu act of intimacy was nothing more than providing Ben with meaningless pity sex. At the time, I disagreed. Looking back at what happened. I will now admit. I was wrong. The fake intimacy between the two was the textbook definition of pity sex.
Engaging in sex with Ben was simply an attempt by Grace to hide her strong feelings for Danny. When Ben would later ask, “… this guy, do you love him,” she never answered the question. She deflected by telling Ben it was him who she loved. She neglected to tell Ben that her love for him was grammatically, past tense.
What the future holds for Grace
Now that Grace has explicitly and permanently kicked Ben to the proverbial curb, she no longer has any need to hide secrets about how she truly feels. She’s free to do whatever she wants with Danny. From her perspective, she gave Ben a second chance to be her devoted husband and he blew it, not her.
Grace will now spend time at night sleeping alone in bed. No one to hold or snuggle. No one to share the passions of physical intimacy. Danny said, when he had earlier showed up at the Stone’s family home, unannounced and uninvited, he could survive without Grace. But when it comes to the positive changes in Grace’s life over the last 3-years with Danny, is she willing to survive without him?
How long will it take for Grace and Danny to find themselves in an open and intimate relationship again? Will Danny get another opportunity to satisfy Grace in ways only the Crusader can? How long will it take? Or will it happen? What do you think?
- For the record, my comments are only about Grace, a fictitious character. I immensely like Athena Karkanis as a human being, and I think she’s a wonderful actress.