I know the Hope thread was brought up a while back, but I wanted to read through everything before responding - and everyone's been chiming in on this incredible episode!
Not only should they have brought Hope into this discussion, but I think it's going to be a significant omission. First off, it seems that when they try to keep secrets from one another, it comes back to bite them.
I get the feeling that Hope's character is hiding a key plot element and Tanya seems to be sheltering/protecting her for some reason that is hidden under the guise of her blindness. Perhaps Hope will be the one to bring light to why Tanya has reacted the way she did. There have already been interesting suggestions in the forum that Hope is not actually blind. If Tanya's taken away, Hope will be more open to sharing what she's been holding back.
Any thoughts to what she might be able to reveal?
Thanks to KC for a truly masterful, riveting episode!
This is good. We've talked before about how Hope is somehow going to be integral to the story, but I like what you're saying about Tanya's over-protectiveness. Not to the extent that Hope isn't actually blind, although that's really interesting, but more in the sense of she knows things that Tanya doesn't want shared. I'm not sure if her omission from Kalani's story will be simply be a symptom or a cause of this though. But doubtless, there is a reason why Hope exists. Tommy served as a reminder of the costs of war, as well as to turn people against Michael, which in turn shook his confidence and led to his character arch throughout the second season, and as such was a hugely important catalyst. Hope will likely prove the same in some other way.