I suppose it's a case of ask and you shall receive. Last week I hoped Lulu would begin to look at all sides of the abortion issue instead of focusing on only her right to choose. While she still seems set on terminating her pregnancy, by design the writers are making sure all sides of the story are being examined.
Tracy confided her own story of abortion to the troubled teen, saying only months after the procedure did she really grasp what she had done. Nikolas wondered out loud to Emily if Laura's catatonic state wasn't caused in part by the trauma of her unwanted pregnancy (of him) and suggested maybe abortion was the best thing for Lulu. Dillon, Edward, and Lucky have represented the side of unborn life being sacred.
Some of the best acting this week continued to come out of this storyline, probably the most touching being Lulu showing up at Carly's and breaking down completely to her cousin and newly trusted mentor. Julie Marie Berman, playing the troubled teen, has portrayed the on-the-edge emotions with the style and grace of a seasoned professional and Laura Wright continues to shine playing the emotionally stronger Carly. Scott Clifton was exceptional as well this week — especially when Dillon confronted Lulu head on about his rights as the unborn baby's father.
Late in the week, a frustrated Tracy declared "that girl needs her father," and set off determined to find him and bring him home. (Look for Luke's short return next week). I can only hope the recent trend will continue and in crisis Luke will step up and be the father she so desperately needs right now.
In one of the many heartfelt conversations with Lulu, Liz found out about the defective batch of Enduro condoms. Immediately alarms went off in her head as she wondered if it is Jason's brand of choice. A normal woman might take her lover aside and ask him what brand he used, but this is a soap opera. So, Liz instead goes over to Jason's apartment, tells the henchman who is just leaving she needs to retrieve something she left. In another press of believable limits, Jason's protector says "okay, sure" and leaves her alone in the apartment to discover she, too, may be a victim of the Enduro fiasco.