Episode 183 features Jack Abbott, the father of Kyle Jenkins Abbott, delivering advice on how to be a father.
During a conversation at Abbott manor, Abby says to her mother-in-law Nina Webster and friend and surrogate mother to her child Mariah Copeland “That’s what friends are for,”in regard to the friendship she has with Devon Hamilton which reminded the people with whom I was watching at the time to start humming the beloved song by Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick “That’s What Friends Are For,” a beautiful gesture where all proceeds from this song were donated to benefit charities for AIDS research and health care, embedded below.
Michael Mealor as Kyle Jenkins Abbott shows class in trying to balance his issues with Harrison, Ashland, Tara and Summer. Having a father with the gracious etiquette and class as that of a Jack Abbott, Jr played by the hardest working man in television drama – yes really – PETER BERGMAN is teaching us how raising a child to be a responsible man.
Terms of Endearment is a movie that depicts the tragedy of the loss of a parent to cancer in a way that breaks me up every time I see it. This is a comment regarding the Terms of Endearment theme:
My mother was in the hospital with breast cancer in 1992. Because I had seen this movie, when it was the middle of the night and she was in excruciating pain and the nurse couldn’t give her more morphine because it wasn’t in the chart, I politely asked for them to get the doctor. “But it’s the middle of the night! I’ll have to wake up a resident!” the nurse said. Okay, so wake him up. “Morphine is very addictive,” the resident said. “She’s dying” I said. “I think we can risk an addiction to morphine.” Because of this movie, I didn’t stop until they increased her morphine and got her out of pain. She died a week later. Sometimes movies are more than just movies. Sometimes they are life lessons that you don’t know you need until you need them. And this music will always remind me of that.
In episode 66, what continued to surprise me was Devon’s lack of concern for Nate Hasting’s hand.
Becoming a surgeon requires more study time than I can conceive of. My dad and sister are surgeons and socially challenged from spending ages 18-28 studying and working non-stop with virtually no time to socialize.
Devon, the 2.3 Billion Dollar [Man] has no remorse for ruining a career over punching someone that slept with a girlfriend, Elena Dawson, that he had for about 2 months.
I had always seen Devon as a kind empathetic man. How he has injured Nate and cares not is such a strange and interesting storyline that even though Nate is not in episode 66, seeing Devon trying to solve relatively preposterous problems with Amanda Sinclair, the identical twin of his ex-wife Hilary Curtis makes Devon look like Mr. Selfish (very unlike Devon – maybe he is still venting in sorrow over the tragedy of the death of his uncle, who raised Devon as a father despite Tucker McCall being his biological father, something Devon only learned after think for 25 years that his biological father was Neil’s brother fashion photographer Malcolm Winters).
This episode had comic relief from Rey and Sharon as she had a touching attempt at making Cuban tamales.