I couldn’t write my feelings out, so I decided to speak! This season is quite dark, and it hit me this episode just how it has been treating the topics of a) violation (with Jackson/Matt, Lydia/Peter, and Allison/Matt) and b) Physical sickness vs. mental sickness (the gang paid more attention to Jackson’s visible, physical distress than they did Lydia’s mental/emotional one. Not to mention the reason the Argents/the writers are going to use for Victoria’s death). The Matt/Allison scenes in this episode also put into focus a woman’s (accepted and expected) response to feeling violated as can be seen by Allison smiling and being polite to Matt while wanting to drive away and by the fact that she actually gave him two minutes to explain himself at the party.
***Apologies for my brother’s voice carrying from the background *_____*.