Well, I knew the promising relationship of Nick and Melanie would wind up getting screwed up. They started with it’s downfall today by making her “not 18” yet.
Why why why would the show do this? What good could possibly come from her being under 18? The only thing I can think of is it ensures that the path to “Mick” getting together would be a slow one since now they have to hold off to having sex but that’s small consolation. Melanie being a minor probably also means she’s a virgin and I really wanted Nick’s next girlfriend to actually be more mature sexually then Chelsea.
Jailbait aside, there are other problems. As a college professor, many viewers have wondered if Nick can really date one of the college’s students (the show has ignored this problem) but if she were underage adds in a whole new can of worms. The show may choose to ignore that but it’s still there hiding.
I wanted her even older than 18. Molly Burnett is actually 20 and I just assume they matched her character’s age up with her’s. But NOOOOOO. I know Melanie stating that she was still a minor meant she was still dependant on her father, but that isn’t that big of a deal. I know plenty young adults who are dependent on their fathers and it’s been already shown that Melanie is dependent on a type of allowance to live from her father.
I just pray I’m overreacting. I probably am. I frequently do, especially in regards to Nick who has gone this long without a story (really a year almost) and when he finally gets another love interest, she turns out to be a minor. Great.