Did anyone out there watch the two-part special? Truthfully, it made me kind of sad to see how humbled and zen she was. I mean, I know she needed a wake-up call, but that was a tough one, and it reminds me of that scene in "Sense & Sensibility" where Elinor wishes that Marianne would be more sensible and become acquainted with the ways of the world, and Colonel Brandon says not ever to wish such a thing.
"I knew a lady very like your sister - the same impulsive sweetness of temper - who was forced into, as you put it, a better acquaintance with the world. The result was only ruination and despair. Do not desire it, Miss Dashwood." Colonel Brandon, Sense & Sensibility
There's something very sad about seeing the light go out of Teresa. I don't understand people who take delight in her destruction. She said all of her businesses have gone to "sh**" and she must start her rand all over again, and I have to wonder if she has the sparkle to do that at this point. I still think that jail was not really the way for justice. I think the judge should have ordered restitution and allowed her to keep working to pay the money back. But she seems resolved to start over. She certainly doesn't feel sorry for herself, and she still worries about that husband of hers -- which I do not get.
I remember how ridiculous it was to watch her go spend $2k on kids' clothes in a day. That tacky house and all its gold accoutrements she put in -- I get that she's over the top. But still, it makes me sad to see her light dimmed.