Quote Originally Posted by clynnog;2768455;
His father had that 'oh son, look what you've become you shallow black AMEX card wielding mere shell of a son we raised and nurtured' look when they showed him. I think Slade wanted them on the show to let us know how far from his roots he had moved in the world...little did he know that his deck of cards would all topple from beneath him and he would be revealed as a phony with an unhealthy obsession for movie props and driving around in an ostentatious Hummer (a car that epitomizes nouveau riche).
Slade seemed like that person in high school who wants to whole world to know, "I MADE IT". Then it all fell apart. Your observations are right on target.