Mom’s Christy had plenty of memorable moments prior to her departure, but which were her most relatable?
Christy is no longer a main character on Mom, but for the seven seasons that she was, she proved to be a memorable character in her own right. Anna Faris played her well; Christy wasn’t perfect, but she did everything she could to redeem herself and to live a far better life for herself and those around her.
Audiences undoubtedly miss watching Christy, but in the meantime, they can relive her best moments on reruns through channels like Nickelodeon, and reminisce over some of her more relatable instances.
When She Was Ecstatic Over Her Accomplishments
In “Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake”, Christy is over the moon happy when she makes good grades and even finds herself on the Dean’s List at her college. Her hard work has certainly paid off, and that in itself is something audiences can relate with Christy over. Likewise, Christy’s disappointment over Bonnie’s lack of enthusiasm is also relatable to audiences who have brought home good news regarding their academics and fail to receive the recognition they should for their accomplishments.
When She Worried She Was Being Replaced
Christy has a hard time dealing with Baxter’s girlfriend, Candace, acting motherly towards her son, Roscoe. The situation only gets worse when she finds out Baxter wants to marry Candace, making her a more permanent fixture in Christy’s and Roscoe’s lives. Christy doesn’t deal with her fear well, and gets competitive with Candace instead of simply communicating her concerns with Roscoe and Baxter to begin with. Audiences that have encountered similar situations understandably relate to Christy in this instance.
When She Was Afraid She’d Ruined All The Progress She’d Made
In the episode “Wind Chimes and a Bottomless Pit of Sadness”, Christy accepts some cookies that Bonnie found in Adam’s cupboard, but she, Bonnie and their friends, who all consumed the cookies, are horrified to discover they’ve potentially ruined everything when they discover the treats contained marijuana.
Christy is understandably devastated, as she’s come so far with AA and has turned over a new leaf in her life. Though Marjorie arrives to assure her and the others that it won’t ruin their lives, Christy nonetheless feels guilty, and anyone that’s ever suffered a similar setback can certainly relate.
When She Resisted Taking The Easy Way Out
Christy is faced with a difficult choice when Jeanine offers her work with her real estate firm at a time when Christy’s at her highest stress level. Christy is exhausted from having to balance school, two jobs and her family, and Jeanine’s offer especially seems tempting given she’d have less stress in her life, provided she’d give up school and her current work. Then again, she realizes that she would also be giving up on her dream and would regret it later, so even if it’s hard, Christy sticks with her original plan, and audiences undoubtedly relate to that tough choice.
When She Was Forced To Confront A Painful Memory
“A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold” finds Christy having to deal with a very dark and traumatic memory from her past. The source is a man who appears at one of her AA meetings, and Christy recognizes him as the perpetrator who sexually assaulted her years before. Understandably, Christy struggles to come to terms with his reappearance in her life. It’s not fun to relive any kind of awful memory, so Christy’s pain is unquestionably relatable for audiences.
When She Was Trying To Be There For Everyone
When her father unexpectedly dies, Christy doesn’t have much time to process his death. She races around her household, trying to help her entire family, forgoing her own feelings in the process. Comforting her mother and her two kids, Christy’s time is taken up and she neglects her own mental health and grief process as a result.
She genuinely wants to help her family, but she needs to carve out time for herself, too. The struggle is certainly relatable for anyone that’s ever lost a loved one, and tried to find a balance between comforting themselves and their family members.
When She Was Trying To Help A Loved One When They Couldn’t Help Themselves
Christy is in a tough spot when she discovers her mother has relapsed. Not only has she been dealing with her mom lashing out and the guilt she feels for questioning her mom’s recent actions, but when she finds out that she was right all along, it’s that much worse. Christy leaves her mother in jail in “Mashed Potatoes and a Little Nitrous” instead of bailing her out, and cries brokenly regarding her mother’s bad choices. Trying to help a loved one with an addiction is no easy task, and Christy’s pain is easily felt by audiences who’ve had similar experiences with their own loved ones.
When She Powered Through Her Injuries
When She Powered Through Her InjuriesChristy has a series of misfortunes in “Hot Soup and Shingles.” It all starts with a sprained ankle, and when Christy refuses anyone’s help, especially her mother’s, things only get worse. Her initial injury looks like nothing when Christy follows it up with burning herself due to hot soup and falling while on a ladder onto the ground. Her stubbornness and her insistence that she be independent despite her injury, and the fact that she refuses to take time off of work as she’s concerned about bills, are definitely relatable for audiences who’ve been in similar positions.When She Powered Through Her Injuries
When She Seized An Opportunity
“Nudes and a Six Day Cleanse” finds Christy taking action to become what she always wanted to be: a lawyer. Though it may not be the shining opportunity she’d always hoped for, Christy jumps at the chance to become an intern for a kind, yet weird lawyer she met through her AA meetings.
It takes her a moment to establish some ground rules, but she did take the initiative to finally pursue the dream career she wanted.
When She Reacted To Real Food
In the opening scene of “Lumbar Support and Old Pork”, both Christy and Bonnie are amazed to find food in the fridge. Christy is thrilled to see strawberry jam that contains seeds, which as she says, means that it came from real strawberries. She immediately digs in, and has another happy reaction upon finding out that the canned beans aren’t grocery store brand. Clearly it’s been too long since Christy or her mother have had real food; Christy’s excitement for all the food present is relatable for audiences that, like Christy, have a tight budget.
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