We’re pretty big Big Love fans as you may be able to tell, but this week’s episode definitely presented an eww moment toward the end — unless, I suppose, you’re Woody Allen and then it was a big shrug. It’s been a few days now and if you’re watching the show, you probably already know what happened.
If you aren’t a fan, here’s the ultra-quick synopsis (Defamer has a longer, better one): The family practices polygamy. There are three wives, one husband and something on the order of 9,000 kids, which makes them a lot like the Duggers in a way I suppose …
Anyway, one of the kids, Ben, who had a thing last season for his step mom, Margene, goes to his stepmom’s big event and … wait for it … receives a kiss that seems not exactly innocent but not exactly sultry. Confused is probably a better word for it. But still, this is a mother-son relationship we’re talking about, while at the same time … they aren’t biologically related. Confused indeed.
So here’s the question: Does this relationship qualify as incest? Ben is an adult now, or very nearly. This isn’t some creepy stepmom feeling up a child. They are both old enough to make their own choices and are tied together by bonds of familial love not, again, DNA. What do you think?