I curious. How many of you ladies out there would behave like?:
She moved Zeke, a stranger who she didn't really know, into her apartment immediately after meeting him. She later threw her ex-lover Jared under the bus to get Zeke out of jail. After that, she allowed Zeke's ex-wife, Courtney, to move into her apartment for a week ... making it a threesome. Yes. Courtney was Zeke's ex-wife ... or semi ex-wife ... or something like that.
Forget the legal part of the paperwork-filing transaction, Zeke and Courtney took a binding contractual wedding vow before witnesses; which took place without any malice or forethought. Although he never told her before they slept together, nor did she ask, Michaela either didn't care or thought Zeke's marriage to Courtney was a big ole nothingburger. When used in this context, nothingburger is intended as a pun.
What happens now? Does Michaela travel on a plane with Zeke, and go on a "live happily ever-after" honeymoon, as she promised? Or will she remember what Courtney said about Zeke hiding pills in his razor? And, Michaela, what happens next if Courtney wasn't lying about Zeke hiding pills in his razor?
Since Ben's return, Grace has never come clean with him. She resisted telling him about her live-in lover, Danny, the man she had shacked with for the last 3-years. Although her sister-in-law, Michaela, had walked in out her talking to Danny on the phone, and warned her to tell her brother, Ben, about Danny before he found out on his own, Grace ignored her.
In fact, Grace never told Ben about Danny. Ben found out about Danny from Olive. And when he discovered the truth, what she Grace do? She immediately had sex with Ben. And when Ben solved the death insurance payment payback problem, what did Grace do? She immediately wanted to have sex with Ben. What about Danny? No problem. She was still having sex with him too. She had sex with Danny immediately after wanting to have sex with Ben thanks to Olive's Bluemercury shoplifting incident.
Grace allowed Danny to remain for dinner after his confrontation with Ben. She also never told Ben about Danny getting her pregnant and the miscarriage that followed. Nor did she tell Ben about Danny stopping by when she was home alone. That was when Danny told her he could live without her; but he couldn't live without Olive. Wait. What the frack? Danny told the woman who had been willing to have a baby for him that he could live without her; but not without her daughter? What the hell is wrong with Grace? Or maybe it's me? What do you think ladies?
I'm just askin'. What do you ladies think about Michaela and Grace's situations? Are they handling their situations as would be expected? Or could they have behaved better? What do you guys think? If you were Jared, would you cut Michaela loose and never look back? What about Grace? If you were Ben, what would you do? Sit down and have a heart to heart conversation with her and start over? Or ignore everything that has happened and keep moving forward?
A couple of more points I should have made in my initial comment:
After Michaela had lied to her ex-best friend Lourdes's face about her intent to return to Jared's engagement ring, she would later punch Lourdes in the face by admitting she had sex with Jared because she "couldn't stop loving him." There's an old Klingon proverb, "Revenge is a dish best served cold." There is also another quote about revenge by William Elliot Griffis, "If you would revenge yourself, dig two graves."
Maybe revenge is all that's left in Michaela's heart when it comes to Jared? Revenge could possibly be the reason she prefers Zeke over Jared? Then too, when it comes to Michaela's love relationships, everything is painted in shades of grey ... love versus hate.
After Ben's confrontation with Danny, he left Danny alone with his family to have dinner. And he then immediately went to his car and cried like a baby. Grace didn't ask Danny to leave. Nor did she object to Ben leaving after complaining about both Ben and Danny wanting to have it their way, i.e. they both desperately wanted her and the family life they thought they deserved. Then Grace became pregnant and asked Ben if it was okay if Danny was publicly declared the baby's daddy.
WTH was going on here? How long had Grace been talking to/visiting Danny behind Ben's back? After all, this was long after Grace said she had ended her relationship with Danny. It's obvious that Grace still has a relationship with Danny. How does Ben fit into Grace's secret relationship with Danny? Given the choice to stay married to Grace or not, it wouldn't surprise me if Ben would be willing to be in the room and watch Grace play hide the sausage with Danny. From my perspective, Ben is a natural born cuckold.
But those are only my opinions. I'm just askin' what the ladies who are paying attention to the soap opera and everyone else think.
My take. For both Michaela and Grace to some extent, Saanvi, YOU DON'T JUST STOP LOVING SOMEONE! Michaela loved(s) Jared, Grace loves(d) Danny, and Saanvi loved(s) Alex. No one can just "turn it off."
Although we did not see it, the opportunities for Grace to spread 'em and take Danny's package were numerous. Olive's shoplifting, Olive's meatloaf night, "can you watch Cal tomorrow, I have an emergency at work" day, "if you need to take that, I'll stay with Cal and you can be with him tomorrow" day, the "thank you for letting us use your truck" return day, and so on.
We saw Saanvi doing her thing with Alex in public.
Season 3 is when we need to either see S1 and possibly S2 flashbacks of Grace and Danny popping away. My opinion, Grace strikes me as a backdoor girl, not sure why, just the scenes of her an Ben in the "ice bed." I also would not be surprised if she seeks out some Danny action in S3 while Olive babysits Eden. No reason those scenes cannot be done like Michaela and Jared's scenes.