I may be wrong but I seem to recall Caroline minimizing the problems ("there was some mmmh mmmh mmmmh" like little tiffs") but whe Danielle shut her up to hear from Jacqueline, Jacqueline admitted that the bad blood didn't start with Danielle doing <whatever it was she did to Dina>.Originally Posted by norealityhere;3525307;
I rerewatched Part I and watched II twice and what I keep seeing is the split between the constant statements that we're this big thick happy stick together family and how this one is not talking to that one and that one won't have anything to do with the other and one punched her SIL and J and Dina were friends but had bad blood and everything. It's like there are two different Laurita families - the one Caroline talks directly about, all close and hugs-for-all and the one that they all wind up admitting is riven into opposing camps, divided by animosity and quarrels.
I would think that a truly tight thief-thick family would not have been able to be broken apart by an outsider like Danielle, unless the cracks and fissures were there already under the pretty wallpaper that had been used to cover them up.
I mean honestly, is it really realistic that eight? nine? some huge number of children would all be all smiles all the time and never see things differently?
It appears to me that Caroline has a lot of investment in the idea of being a matriarch of some big enormous brood and cannot STAND the idea of that being so - so rather than examining the family dynamic she tries to shove all the blame for her disillusionment onto Danielle, onto external sources of trouble. She feels the dissonance between what she needs to be true and what is actually true and fights to minimize it.