I've been busy at the SPACE comic con, where I received an award for my webcomic, Mutant Elf. I will post some pictures of it soon, but right now I need to get back to my comments about the current season of the award-winning webseries, Out With Dad.
Counselling Vanessa 47 & 48 are the first episodes of the series-within-a-series that have run back-to-back, Creator Jason Leaver states this is because of the next Rose episode taking longer than usual. However, it is rather fortuante since these two Vanessa episodes are a perfect pair.
In session 47, Vanessa is obviously tired and the counselor tries to determine what is causing the sleep loss. The conversation turns to how Vanessa's mother treats her brother and his new baby, hinting that she'd like the child christened (which I believe is a way to make the child "officially christian", implying she's scared little Ollie will be raised muslim!) Vanessa's mom also hints that she'd be happier if Vanessa would date a guy rather than a girl (since bisexuals can just choose anyone I guess...) . Also, Vanessa's relationship with her little brother Jacob, because Vanessa was the cause of their Mother moving out. Which is sorta true, but it's really her mother's prejudice that required her to leave. If she could have accepted her daughter (and daughter-in-law) she would still be living with the family.
Then the conversation turns to Vanessa running away. Vanessa is mostly happy she did so because of the positive results. But there is the big negatives which comes up in the next episode.
Which starts with Vanessa crying as she discusses the sexual assault she survived when she ran away. More exactly, we viewers pick up Vanessa's description of the events right at the end. I find this an excellent choice as to when to begin the episode. Jason spares the viewer the full description so that we can learn about the healing process. Vanessa's been through a lot at this point, but this looks like the point where it starts to really turn around. What's happened to her is unimaginable for me, but Jason and Lindsey make it seem so real.
In the end, Vanessa leaves us with a little smile. Great to see that!