"Since when does anyone need a reason to pistol whip Mickey?"
I see a lot of people using this line as evidence that Mandy doesn’t care about Mickey. I think what people don’t understand is that when you grow up in an abusive household, you have to desensitize yourself to the violence. That’s how you survive. This isn’t really how Mandy feels about Mickey getting pistol whipped. That’s what she pretends to feel about it so she can live with it. Because you can’t like, break down every time someone in your family gets hurt by the abuser. You have to be sharp so you can try as best you can to avoid your own run ins with that person or persons. You definitely can’t get angry and rage against that person, because then you get it and they get it, probably even worse. Who does that help? Nobody. To people who’ve never experienced this, this probably seems cold or uncaring or self-serving. But it’s just what happens when you experience violence from a parent on a regular basis. It’s not “not giving a fuck”, it’s survival mode, and practically all kids who grow up in abusive households have to do it.