OK, WTF was going on with Bart? His spiel about giving someone attention only to have it thrown back in your face - was he actually trying to blame Annie for being short with him? His ense of entitlement just defies logic.
I really felt for Annie. I have never despised a character as much as I did Bart, and a big part of that is I feel cued to find it ROMANTIC that Bart loves her so much he'll emotionally blackmail her into something so horrible for what, a few extra months at the expense of quality of life? That's not romantic, that's him being a selfish prick She looked so sick and in so much pain, I don't know how he can live with hismelf, let alone turn it around so it's Annie's fault for pushing him away after 'everything he's given her'. I loved how she called him on it when he said 'I want to do stuff for you' and she said 'no, you want me to do this for you'.
Actually kind of liked Zoe in this episode. Could it be they've finally worked out what to do with her - something in between the false nicey-nicess and a hard-nosed b*tch?!?!? I felt for her the way Frank kept talking down to her.
The storyline with Conner weas nicely done, I think Steve and Dan work great together and I think Steve has a nice renegrade streak in him that reminds me a little of Mitch. I was laughing at the bit where he talks his way around Gabby, and I don't usually find their interactions all that engaging.
The storyline with Kimberly and Sandra was brilliant, although I guessed Maunchousen's by proxy within a few minutes (could be I've had an interest in the mental illness for years). It was nice the way they utilised Von and I think Zoe Carredes (sp??) was excellent as Sandra. People who inflict MPB are almost exclusive parents, and they often have a break in logic, so on the one hand, they'll poison their children to get the sumptoms they want, and on the other, be truly convinced their child is sick, and I thought teh actress did a fantastic job of portraying that break in logic.
The scenes with Mike, Frank and the son (name?) were nice, I liked the open ending.
All in all, a great episode, but as usual, taken away from the trainwreck that is the Bart and Annie show.