The creepiness of American Gothic continues, and mainly thanks to Jack. Seriously, he is one of the most disturbing characters on TV and I’m terrified to see what he does next.
If it wasn’t bad enough watching him cut that cat’s tail off, (because, you know, who doesn’t want to see if nerves regenerate), what about what he did during Wednesday’s episode? First, let’s discuss Gunther (who is now dead from what appears to be a suicide) teaching Jack how to set a trap for an animal. Yeah, that’s just what he needs to learn.
In typical Jack fashion, he threw Harper’s doll into the trap, because that’s the way to lure your prey — give them something they want. So Jack wanted Harper to go into the trap? At least Cam listened to his mother and finally put Jack into therapy, but that didn’t go exactly as planned.
Not only did Jack not cooperate during his first session, but during round two, the therapist kicked him out. As Cam declared, “My son just got fired by his therapist.” And just why did that happen? Oh, maybe because he created a puppet out of Harper’s doll. This wasn’t just your typical puppet, but one that was wearing neighbor Phyllis’ false teeth. That’s right, Jack snuck into her home, stole her teeth and then put them in the doll. Can you say creepy?
What partly set him off was when Jack’s therapist tried to get him to talk to her by using a puppet. However, Jack didn’t appreciate that the puppet wasn’t “anatomically correct,” aka it didn’t have teeth. Yeah… Jack is super disturbed. I would’ve fired him as a client, too.
I guess viewers should just be happy that he didn’t create a puppet out of Phyllis’ cat, Caramel. Did anyone else fear that as soon as Jack mentioned he made his own puppet that he would pull out a stuffed Caramel? Thank goodness that didn’t happen.
Either way, Jack needs serious help and obviously therapy isn’t the answer. I know Cam has a lot on his plate at the moment and is trying to do what he can to help his son, but he better try harder. I can only imagine what Jack will do next and Cam just might not be able to stop him next time.
American Gothic airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.
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