Our long, boring national nightmare is over, as Tammy Sue “Jordan Ridgeway” Weston/Whatever has finally hit the bricks.
I don’t know what the hell’s going at this humanitarian organization — “We’re very impressed by the way that you shuffled some papers and then held one terrible press conference, where you dressed as a prostitute and ran out in tears, so please come have a job!” — but I must thank them nonetheless. I suspect we’ll never know what the original plan was for this character, nor what changed along the way and why, but one thing is for certain: this whole thing was Dullsville from start to finish. I actually thought Jordan’s final scenes with Rafe (sweet) and Kate (bitchy) were well done, but the fact that her absence changes nothing about the show says a lot. And since she’s gone, I’m not even going to bother escalating my blood pressure to dangerous levels by griping about those awful scenes between her and Clyde in which they basically whitewashed the fact that he sexually assaulted her as a teenager. Having Clyde toss off some line about, “I know no apology could be good enough, so I won’t even try” doesn’t undo something that we were told onscreen mere weeks ago. Crap, there I go.
Anyway, bye, Jordan! I hope we’ll never hear from you again!
*I’m sure she has at least one fake ID in that stupid box with the name Felicia on it.