History TearJerker / MoralOrel

26th Aug '15 9:16:23 AM nombretomado
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MoralOrel is just another screwy, vulgar Creator/AdultSwim comedy, right?

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MoralOrel ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' is just another screwy, vulgar Creator/AdultSwim comedy, right?
31st Jul '15 5:36:03 PM SantosLHalper
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*** Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around[[note]]along with hurriedly turning off the radio when she hears the word "abortion"[[/note]], aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape. It's hinted that she also intentionally lured him in by dyeing her hair brunette, as he "didn't like blondes".

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*** Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove [[StockholmSyndrome is in love with her rapist]] and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around[[note]]along with hurriedly turning off the radio when she hears the word "abortion"[[/note]], aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape. It's hinted that she also intentionally lured him in by dyeing her hair brunette, as he "didn't like blondes".
6th Jul '15 7:39:41 PM ironballs16
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*** Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around[[note]]along with hurriedly turning off the radio when she hears the word "abortion"[[/note]], aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape.

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*** Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around[[note]]along with hurriedly turning off the radio when she hears the word "abortion"[[/note]], aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape. It's hinted that she also intentionally lured him in by dyeing her hair brunette, as he "didn't like blondes".
6th Jul '15 7:34:14 PM ironballs16
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*** Nurse Bendy, [[ReallyGetsAround the town bicycle]], is shown to mentally regress [[TheIngenue to a childlike state]], playing house with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her. This is made even worse when [[spoiler: her "Hubby" bear is knocked from its chair and onto her backside while she was cleaning up spilled milk, triggering a panic attack at the thought that even her ''fantasy'' Husband only wants her for sex]].

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*** Nurse Bendy, [[ReallyGetsAround the town bicycle]], is shown to mentally regress [[TheIngenue to a childlike state]], playing house with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her. This is made even worse when [[spoiler: her "Hubby" bear is knocked from its chair and onto her backside while she was cleaning up a spilled milk, triggering sandwich. This, coupled with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything his spilling milk on her face in the process]], triggers a panic attack at the thought that even her ''fantasy'' Husband only wants her for sex]].
6th Jul '15 7:32:35 PM ironballs16
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---->'''Censordoll''': I was an infant when I had them - I was an infant when you had them ''removed''. So for all intents and purposes, I am immaculate from conception. I am ''not'' HolierThanThou, mother... but I ''am'' holier than '''you'''.
6th Jul '15 7:26:03 PM ironballs16
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*** Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around, aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape.

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*** Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around, around[[note]]along with hurriedly turning off the radio when she hears the word "abortion"[[/note]], aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape.
6th Jul '15 7:14:11 PM ironballs16
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*** Nurse Bendy, [[ReallyGetsAround the town bicycle]], is shown to mentally regress [[TheIngenue to a childlike state]], playing house with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her. This is made even worse when [[spoiler: her "Hubby" bear on her backside while she was cleaning up spilt milk, triggering a panic attack at the thought that even her ''fantasy'' Husband only wants her for sex]].

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*** Nurse Bendy, [[ReallyGetsAround the town bicycle]], is shown to mentally regress [[TheIngenue to a childlike state]], playing house with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her. This is made even worse when [[spoiler: her "Hubby" bear on is knocked from its chair and onto her backside while she was cleaning up spilt spilled milk, triggering a panic attack at the thought that even her ''fantasy'' Husband only wants her for sex]].
6th Jul '15 7:13:25 PM ironballs16
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---->'''Bendy''': And thank You kindly for keeping our joyous family together under this one love-filled roof. We all need people who aren't mean to me, or don't act like they only care about doing dirty, awful things to you. We need family because they ''care'' that I'm a real person, who has thoughts of... sadness, sometimes, along with happy thoughts, or scared, or [[BuffySpeak alone-ness]] thoughts. I ''feel'' thoughts of emotions, [[BeneathTheMask and I need people to know that]]. So... thank You for keeping this family in good shape. [[StepfordSmile The end, for now, while we eat. Signed, my family!]] Wow - [[SandInMyEyes my eye is really sweating up a storm, here!]]

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---->'''Bendy''': And thank You kindly for keeping our joyous family together under this one love-filled roof. We all need people who aren't mean to me, or don't act like they only care about doing dirty, awful things to you. We need family because they ''care'' that I'm a real person, who has thoughts of... sadness, sometimes, along with happy thoughts, or scared, or [[BuffySpeak alone-ness]] thoughts. I ''feel'' thoughts of emotions, [[BeneathTheMask and I need people to know that]]. So... thank You for keeping this family in good shape. [[StepfordSmile [[StepfordSmiler The end, for now, while we eat. Signed, my family!]] Wow - [[SandInMyEyes my eye is really sweating up a storm, here!]]
6th Jul '15 7:12:22 PM ironballs16
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** "Alone", [[http://vimeo.com/71946733 which observes three unrelated victims of sexual abuse alone in their apartments]]: Nurse Bendy, who has mentally regressed to a child and plays with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her (made all the more jarring when a teddy bear falls on her in a suggestive position and she freaks out, thinking the bear wants her for sex too); Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and (as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around) aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape; and Miss Censordoll, whose obsession with chicken eggs (as seen in an earlier episode) stems from the fact that her mother had her sexual organs surgically removed when she was an infant, which has [[AGodAmI deluded Miss Censordoll into believing that she is God]].

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** "Alone", [[http://vimeo.com/71946733 which observes three unrelated victims of sexual abuse alone in their apartments]]: apartments]].
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Nurse Bendy, who has [[ReallyGetsAround the town bicycle]], is shown to mentally regressed regress [[TheIngenue to a child and plays childlike state]], playing house with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her (made all the more jarring her. This is made even worse when a teddy [[spoiler: her "Hubby" bear falls on her in a suggestive position and backside while she freaks out, thinking was cleaning up spilt milk, triggering a panic attack at the bear thought that even her ''fantasy'' Husband only wants her for sex too); sex]].
---->'''Bendy''': And thank You kindly for keeping our joyous family together under this one love-filled roof. We all need people who aren't mean to me, or don't act like they only care about doing dirty, awful things to you. We need family because they ''care'' that I'm a real person, who has thoughts of... sadness, sometimes, along with happy thoughts, or scared, or [[BuffySpeak alone-ness]] thoughts. I ''feel'' thoughts of emotions, [[BeneathTheMask and I need people to know that]]. So... thank You for keeping this family in good shape. [[StepfordSmile The end, for now, while we eat. Signed, my family!]] Wow - [[SandInMyEyes my eye is really sweating up a storm, here!]]
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Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and (as and, as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around) around, aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape; and rape.
*** And finally there's
Miss Censordoll, whose obsession with chicken eggs (as seen in an earlier episode) stems from the fact that her mother had her sexual organs surgically removed when she was an infant, which has [[AGodAmI deluded Miss Censordoll into believing that she is God]].
25th Mar '15 3:36:31 PM BadSplice
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* "Love", while one of the "silly" episodes, is about how the town of Moralton convinces Orel to put down his dog, mostly because the town found him annoying. It's a real ShootTheDog moment for much of the cast.



* "Dumb", wherein [[SonOfAWhore Joe]] beats his senile father's face in for thinking the mother of his child was dead.
* "Passing", which is about Clay's StartOfDarkness. We learn that his mother coddles him because she had multiple miscarriages due to her excessive drinking and smoking. When Clay [[spoiler:fakes suicide]] as a practical joke, his mother has a heart attack and dies. Clay's father threatens to beat him, but tells him he's not even worth it. From there, Clay associates physical abuse with worth, and constantly reminds him of his dead wife to get attention.
** This one's made even worse by the fact that his mother ''[[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve convinced herself]]'' that God had answered her prayer to "take me and not him".

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* Fuck it, Season 3 of this show in general falls into this category; at this point in the show, it barely counts as a comedy series. The season's highlights include:
**
"Dumb", wherein [[SonOfAWhore Joe]] beats his senile father's face in for thinking the mother of his child was dead.
* ** "Passing", which is about Clay's StartOfDarkness. We learn that his mother coddles him because she had multiple miscarriages due to her excessive drinking and smoking. When Clay [[spoiler:fakes suicide]] as a practical joke, his mother has a heart attack and dies. Clay's father threatens to beat him, but tells him he's not even worth it. From there, Clay associates physical abuse with worth, and constantly reminds him of his dead wife to get attention.
** *** This one's made even worse by the fact that his mother ''[[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve convinced herself]]'' that God had answered her prayer to "take me and not him".him".
*** Clay, as a child, deliberately antagonizing his father in order to provoke an abusive response, as it's the only type of attention he can get from him. Set to the tune of "Love, Love, Love" by Music/TheMountainGoats.
**** Doubly effective as the song comes from ''The Sunset Tree'', an album who's songs are connected by the concept of John Darnielle's own [[AbusiveParents abusive stepfather]].
*** Clay's father introduces Clay to "Ol' Gunny", a revolver that, Clay's father explains, has for years been handed down from the head of the Puppington household to the eldest son. Clay's father, disgusted with his son, informs Clay that this is the end of the tradition; there will be no coming-of-age hunting trip for the two. Alone, Clay says to the pistol, "Don't worry, Ol' Gunny. I'll keep the tradition going." Cut to years later, when an aged Clay considers giving Ol' Gunny to his son... but doesn't.
*** "Help" is the other half of Clay's StartOfDarkness. It is revealed that Clay actually had the chance to live a normal life, but Bloberta pressured him to turn to alcohol so he'd marry her.
** The ending of "Numb" may be the most tearjerking depiction of a failing marriage in the history of television. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMV9b8vcpE See for yourself.]]
*** The rest of the episode is about Bloberta deliberately tearing apart her genitals to seduce a doctor with a gore fetish. Made even darker when the viewer learns [[spoiler:the doctor's wife may have died doing the same thing]].
*** The ending of "Numb". Clay and Bloberta lie in their respective beds, considering their broken marriage, as Music/TheMountainGoats' "No Children" plays.
** "Grounded", in which Orel tries to kill himself multiple times in an attempt to meet God. What follows is a near-death dream sequence with some of the most intense imagery ever to appear on Adult Swim, including Church!Orel rocking regular Orel back and forth in his arms, Bartholomew, and even the hunting trip which hadn't even happened yet chronologically. The ''real'' tearjerker, though, comes from when Orel tries to tell of what he saw of Heaven, and Clay tries to whip it out of him for the sake of keeping the religious status quo; with each strike, the image of Oral as a church gradually recedes until it's just a regular church. [[KickTheDog Clay literally beat Orel's revelation out of him]].
** "Alone", [[http://vimeo.com/71946733 which observes three unrelated victims of sexual abuse alone in their apartments]]: Nurse Bendy, who has mentally regressed to a child and plays with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her (made all the more jarring when a teddy bear falls on her in a suggestive position and she freaks out, thinking the bear wants her for sex too); Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and (as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around) aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape; and Miss Censordoll, whose obsession with chicken eggs (as seen in an earlier episode) stems from the fact that her mother had her sexual organs surgically removed when she was an infant, which has [[AGodAmI deluded Miss Censordoll into believing that she is God]].
*** Just to show you how soul-crushingly depressing it is, ''[[GoneHorriblyRight this was the episode that got the series cancelled.]]''
** The ending of "Sundays". Reverend Putty, himself in an awful mood, looks around at the congregation for inspiration for his sermon (entitled "Hope"). The townspeople are all depressed, due to their own lives being in shambles; in desperation, Putty looks for the one person he can rely on to always be cheerful and optimistic: Orel. However, when Putty finds Orel in the crowd, he discovers Orel in a similar state, his leg in a cast due to the hunting accident. Defeated, Putty changes the title of the sermon from "Hope" to "Hopeless".
*** This is [[spoiler:turned around completely in the next episode, however. Putty gives a long sermon about how while things may ''seem'' hopeless, you should never despair, because God is with you even then and will always look after you. Orel is brought out of his funk and returns to his cheerful ways.]]



** "Help" is the other half of Clay's StartOfDarkness. It is revealed that Clay actually had the chance to live a normal life, but Bloberta pressured him to turn to alcohol so he'd marry her.
* The ending of "Numb" may be the most tearjerking depiction of a failing marriage in the history of television. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMV9b8vcpE See for yourself.]]
** The rest of the episode is about Bloberta deliberately tearing apart her genitals to seduce a doctor with a gore fetish. Made even darker when the viewer learns [[spoiler:the doctor's wife may have died doing the same thing]].
** Not to mention how depressing the song "No Children" is in the first place...
* Clay promising to pass Ol' Gunny on to his child, and then refusing to do so.
* "Love", while one of the "silly" episodes, is about how the town of Moralton convinces Orel to put down his dog, mostly because the town found him annoying. It's a real ShootTheDog moment for much of the cast.
* "Grounded", in which Orel tries to kill himself multiple times in an attempt to meet God. What follows is a near-death dream sequence with some of the most intense imagery ever to appear on Adult Swim, including Church!Orel rocking regular Orel back and forth in his arms, Bartholomew, and even the hunting trip which hadn't even happened yet chronologically. The ''real'' tearjerker, though, comes from when Orel tries to tell of what he saw of Heaven, and Clay tries to whip it out of him for the sake of keeping the religious status quo; with each strike, the image of Oral as a church gradually recedes until it's just a regular church. [[KickTheDog Clay literally beat Orel's revelation out of him]].
* * Fuck it, Season 3 of this show in general falls into this category; at this point in the show, it barely counts as a comedy series. The season's highlights include:
** "Alone", [[http://vimeo.com/71946733 which observes three unrelated victims of sexual abuse alone in their apartments]]: Nurse Bendy, who has mentally regressed to a child and plays with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her (made all the more jarring when a teddy bear falls on her in a suggestive position and she freaks out, thinking the bear wants her for sex too); Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and (as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around) aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape; and Miss Censordoll, whose obsession with chicken eggs (as seen in an earlier episode) stems from the fact that her mother had her sexual organs surgically removed when she was an infant, which has [[AGodAmI deluded Miss Censordoll into believing that she is God]].
*** Just to show you how soul-crushingly depressing it is, ''[[GoneHorriblyRight this was the episode that got the series cancelled.]]''
** The ending of "Sundays". Reverend Putty, himself in an awful mood, looks around at the congregation for inspiration for his sermon (entitled "Hope"). The townspeople are all depressed, due to their own lives being in shambles; in desperation, Putty looks for the one person he can rely on to always be cheerful and optimistic: Orel. However, when Putty finds Orel in the crowd, he discovers Orel in a similar state, his leg in a cast due to the hunting accident. Defeated, Putty changes the title of the sermon from "Hope" to "Hopeless".
*** This is [[spoiler:turned around completely in the next episode, however. Putty gives a long sermon about how while things may ''seem'' hopeless, you should never despair, because God is with you even then and will always look after you. Orel is brought out of his funk and returns to his cheerful ways.]]
** Clay, as a child, deliberately antagonizing his father in order to provoke an abusive response, as it's the only type of attention he can get from him. Set to the tune of "Love, Love, Love" by The Mountain Goats.
** In that same episode: Clay's father introduces Clay to "Ol' Gunny", a revolver that, Clay's father explains, has for years been handed down from the head of the Puppington household to the eldest son. Clay's father, disgusted with his son, informs Clay that this is the end of the tradition; there will be no coming-of-age hunting trip for the two. Alone, Clay says to the pistol, "Don't worry, Ol' Gunny. I'll keep the tradition going." Cut to years later, when an aged Clay considers giving Ol' Gunny to his son... but doesn't.
** The ending of "Numb". Clay and Bloberta lie in their respective beds, considering their broken marriage, as The Mountain Goats' "No Children" plays. (See CrowningMusicOfAwesome above.)
** The ending of "Sacrifice". Having driven all his friends to hating him, Clay spends his time in the bar getting drunk, not going to church, work, or even home to see his family on Easter.

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** "Help" is *** As creator Dino Stamatopoulos was [[CreatorBreakdown going through a nasty divorce around the other half time the episode was made]], it's entirely possible that some of his darker thoughts regarding women and fidelity [[RealitySubtext slipped their way into Clay's StartOfDarkness. It is revealed that Clay actually had the chance to live a normal life, but Bloberta pressured him to turn to alcohol so he'd marry her.
* The ending of "Numb" may be the most tearjerking depiction of a failing marriage in the history of television. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMV9b8vcpE See for yourself.]]
** The rest of the episode is about Bloberta deliberately tearing apart her genitals to seduce a doctor with a gore fetish. Made even darker when the viewer learns [[spoiler:the doctor's wife may have died doing the same thing]].
** Not to mention how depressing the song "No Children" is in the first place...
* Clay promising to pass Ol' Gunny on to his child, and then refusing to do so.
* "Love", while one of the "silly" episodes, is about how the town of Moralton convinces Orel to put down his dog, mostly because the town found him annoying. It's a real ShootTheDog moment for much of the cast.
* "Grounded", in which Orel tries to kill himself multiple times in an attempt to meet God. What follows is a near-death dream sequence with some of the most intense imagery ever to appear on Adult Swim, including Church!Orel rocking regular Orel back and forth in his arms, Bartholomew, and even the hunting trip which hadn't even happened yet chronologically. The ''real'' tearjerker, though, comes from when Orel tries to tell of what he saw of Heaven, and Clay tries to whip it out of him for the sake of keeping the religious status quo; with each strike, the image of Oral as a church gradually recedes until it's just a regular church. [[KickTheDog Clay literally beat Orel's revelation out of him]].
* * Fuck it, Season 3 of this show in general falls into this category; at this point in the show, it barely counts as a comedy series. The season's highlights include:
** "Alone", [[http://vimeo.com/71946733 which observes three unrelated victims of sexual abuse alone in their apartments]]: Nurse Bendy, who has mentally regressed to a child and plays with her teddy bears to cover up the fact that she hates herself for letting men sexually use her (made all the more jarring when a teddy bear falls on her in a suggestive position and she freaks out, thinking the bear wants her for sex too); Miss Sculptham, who [[RapeIsLove is in love with her rapist]] and (as heavily implied by the bloody coat hanger she keeps around) aborted the unborn child that was conceived from the rape; and Miss Censordoll, whose obsession with chicken eggs (as seen in an earlier episode) stems from the fact that her mother had her sexual organs surgically removed when she was an infant, which has [[AGodAmI deluded Miss Censordoll into believing that she is God]].
*** Just to show you how soul-crushingly depressing it is, ''[[GoneHorriblyRight this was the episode that got the series cancelled.]]''
** The ending of "Sundays". Reverend Putty, himself in an awful mood, looks around
speech]] at the congregation for inspiration for his sermon (entitled "Hope"). The townspeople are all depressed, due to their own lives being in shambles; in desperation, Putty looks for the one person he can rely on to always be cheerful and optimistic: Orel. However, when Putty finds Orel in the crowd, he discovers Orel in a similar state, his leg in a cast due to the hunting accident. Defeated, Putty changes the title of the sermon from "Hope" to "Hopeless".
end.
*** This is [[spoiler:turned around completely in the next episode, however. Putty gives a long sermon about how while things may ''seem'' hopeless, you should never despair, because God is with you even then and will always look after you. Orel is brought out of his funk and returns to his cheerful ways.]]
** Clay, as a child, deliberately antagonizing his father in order to provoke an abusive response, as it's the only type of attention he can get from him. Set to the tune of "Love, Love, Love" by The Mountain Goats.
** In that same episode: Clay's father introduces Clay to "Ol' Gunny", a revolver that, Clay's father explains, has for years been handed down from the head of the Puppington household to the eldest son. Clay's father, disgusted with his son, informs Clay that this is the end of the tradition; there will be no coming-of-age hunting trip for the two. Alone, Clay says to the pistol, "Don't worry, Ol' Gunny. I'll keep the tradition going." Cut to years later, when an aged Clay considers giving Ol' Gunny to his son... but doesn't.
** The ending of "Numb". Clay and Bloberta lie in their respective beds, considering their broken marriage, as The Mountain Goats' "No Children" plays. (See CrowningMusicOfAwesome above.)
**
The ending of "Sacrifice". Having driven all his friends to hating him, Clay spends his time in the bar getting drunk, not going to church, work, or even home to see his family on Easter.



* In the episode "Honor", Clay, whom we manically flip between loathing entirely and feeling sorry for, finally snaps and comes out of the closet in front of his entire family, confessing his love to his best friend who coldly rejects him, having come over the course of the episode to realize what a monster Clay is. While it's one of the most heartwarming episodes of the series as far as wrapping everything up (tearjerking in its own right), it serves as the final nail in Clay's coffin. If we can judge by the pictures on the walls of adult!Orel's house, Clay pretty much lives and dies alone and unloved by anybody except out of obligation.

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* ** In the episode "Honor", Clay, whom we manically flip between loathing entirely and feeling sorry for, finally snaps and comes out of the closet in front of his entire family, confessing his love to his best friend who coldly rejects him, having come over the course of the episode to realize what a monster Clay is. While it's one of the most heartwarming episodes of the series as far as wrapping everything up (tearjerking in its own right), it serves as the final nail in Clay's coffin. If we can judge by the pictures on the walls of adult!Orel's house, Clay pretty much lives and dies alone and unloved by anybody except out of obligation.
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