Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote:I'd also bet that getting away from the people she's been seeing with such unclear eyes, and the ones who barely treated her like anything *coughfamilycough*, will really end up helping Helen's perspective in the long run, and help her grow towards seeing her own part in her personal issues. So I'd bet they (T and Randy) have had plans for some of this all along, really.
Especially now that she's around people with a strong No Bullshit policy.
Much of how things worked as well as they did for the rest of the P&A cast had to do with being even more privileged friends and family-wise than financially as well as very sheltered, but
they also demonstrated they had good enough heads on their shoulders to make it even in conditions more like Helen's current one: Penny has tremendous regular and emotional intelligence, Aggie clearly doesn't have as much trouble with career prospects as she does with social prospects, Jack & Stan are downright precocious adult success-wise, Meg got pretty good a lying down before she hurt herself by her Senior year, and Katy-Ann, I'd argue, very often makes the right call when faced with difficult life-choices, as eccentric and awkward as a few of them may have seemed.
Helen's still parroting the same persona all the 'popular girls' were trying to be back at her little private school, and she's stacking it on top of her Victim Mentality. That's like almost double-dog daring the World to remind her just how at risk she is of ending up like so many homeless and prostitutes that turn up dead every year, murdered or otherwise, as little more than a statistic if she doesn't start making a better place for herself in society here and now.
Nancy let her in to show her how to do exactly that, not to allow her to live like her more fortunate former-classmates. Not fair, Helen? Join the club! If you were meant for the Other Club, your family situation would have been more like Penny's or whatever! Take the damn reigns. You may find it suits you...