It was handled well, but I would have just told them to turn the cameras off. Poor Danny, Jon and I figured out that he has had 2 good nights...the first one and then the first one after he was allowed to go out again.
And how great was that second night, really, considering he didn't remember most of it and ended it by puking in the toilet?
I was a bit surprised to see in the previews that he allowed the cameras to go home with him to Boston. That seems a bit...I don't know.
I too was surprised to see that there is footage from Danny's home. I was thinking that maybe they allowed all of the kids to go to the funeral so that's why the cameras were there...I just don't really see why else they would be there.
I thought the same thing about the cameras being at Danny's house. I also felt sorry for whoever lived at the house where Danny was going because they were grieving, but now they had to clean up their house because camera crews were going to be there.
Roomie was watching this in the living room last night, and I came out and sat down, saw the initial phone call, and got right back up again and split. I lost my mom very suddenly just a few years ago and I still can't handle any media representation reminiscent of it. The kid was probably in major shock, which can explain some very sketchy decisions.
Oh Jen, I'm sorry. I wouldn't have been able to watch it either. Too raw, too brutal.
The part that really got me was the flashback to him talking on the phone with his Mom...man.
...and waiting to see if he told her he loved her and he didn't. Poor kid. He's going to have that weighing on him for a long time. Just awful. :(