LAST EDITED ON 07-18-10 AT 09:48 PM (EST)
I'm glad I'm not watching this alone!
"The car bomb trick was just stupid... Maybe the Sponsors are using Renbe as their means of finding everyone who might be suspicious about what's going on."
I find that to be a very interesting theory.
"Erika can not be part of the Sponsors very easily"
Why not? All it could have taken was a fortune cookie saying "Poison Joe with this." But I think Erika's even more involved than this: We know that Joe's job was to gain Janet's trust: The "Sponsors" send them together on the taxi ride. That wasn't Joe's doing.
As soon as Joe overstepped his mission and began to fall for Janet we have this new "hostage" who has made it her mission to watch Janet's back and who has ruined all the trust Joe had built. It can't be a coincidence.
If by the self-involved Beyotch you mean Newspaper lady then I think it's bad writing more than anything. Bad writing, bad acting or bad directing or maybe all 3 which is enough to make us all sick. Can we last 7 more episodes?