In Shoot, Sally gets in bed with Don and Betty, terrified of her dog being shot by the neighbor. After she’s back in bed, Betty says to Don: “Did you see those big tears? I really want to get a picture of her crying one day.”

Is there something insanely angry about being delighted with your kid’s tears? Something that emerges at the end of the episode that was there all along? It feels like roiling rage to me, to think that “big tears” are cute, especially under the circumstances.

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