ohayouplanet replied to your post: I’m really interested in the common ground between…
I agree with the comparison. I also have a feeling that Kim might have had a shitty backstory too (notice how she won’t say her hometown in the interview and how uncomfortable she is when she mentions her father), so it may very well be that she goes down that road, even if I hope not. Could you tell me where did you get the info about Lydia and foster care? Because I had no idea, it’s the first time I read about it. Good analysis tho
Lydia has a line about not wanting her daughter to end up in a group home if she goes to prison: “do you have any idea what those places are like?” Laura Fraser has said that she thinks Lydia herself grew up in group homes and had a very painful childhood (source). She also thinks that Lydia’s mother abandoned her, which is why Lydia pleads with Mike not to let her “disappear” - she can’t allow the same thing to happen to Kiira.
Kim’s reluctance to name her hometown really stood out to me on rewatch. “Where are you from?” can be a very loaded question, but her answer was so evasive. And yeah, there was something about that comment about her dad and a wryness to Jimmy’s answer, and the only other reference to her family is to her grandmother and the “scumbag cousin” who stole from her when she was dying. I really want to learn more about Kim.