I don’t know why I subject myself to these emotionally tormenting kinds of reads. But to get a chance to read the POV of Helen Hunter, the wife in ‘Cast Away’, is an opportunity I wouldn’t want to miss. So yeah, it was emotionally exhausting, it’s angsty, sometimes it’s annoying the way Emma‘s feelings is like a tennis ball going back and forth between Jesse and Sam‘s court.
But the thing is I could not seem to judge her or hate her because it’s completely impossible to imagine what it would be like to be in her shoes. It was easier for Helen Hunt because she was already married and already with a child by the time Tom Hanks returned. But Emma and Sam are only engaged when Jesse returned.
At the surface, it seems like an easy decision but it really isn’t and I could definitely feel Emma’s impossible struggle. I would take either one of the men in Emma’s life but I’m already happily married so I can’t even be helpful. Lol. Jesse and Sam are two perfectly great guys making them honestly unbelievable because they couldn’t possibly exist. Lol. But in the end, Emma’s choice does make sense. Now I need me a really funny read.