The situation with Danny is where, to me, the time frame they're talking about makes a difference in how much empathy/sympathy Danny gets from me. It's only been a month since the shooting so I would expect Danny to be "it's all about me," and depressed and unkempt, etc. Yes, he's having a pity party, but he was a very physical guy and now he has to relearn how to do everything without the use of his legs. Yes, it happens to other people all the time and it's better than being dead, but that's rational thought from people who either haven't been emotionally and physically devistated or from people who have had time to come to terms with their emotional and physical issues. Plus Lindsay is giving him full support and trying to be motivational at the same time. She's not indulging him in his self pity so he doesn't have all the time in the world to play the "poor me" card. I think it's a realistic portrayal and I don't think its a blanket portrayal of people with disabilities as dirty and unkempt and depressed. It might be a blanket portrayal of people who suffer a traumatic spinal injury and find themselves suddenly disabled, but even if it is I think it's realistic. ETA: I know I'm one of the people who mentioned Adam's smile of being "Yay! I banged Stella," but that was partially a joke. I think it's more than that to him, but I also think that Stella sleeping with him gave him more confidence in himself. He wasn't the same awkward Adam in this episode and I think the slightly older woman who by all apperances is out of his league turning to him for comfort is a big part of that and I think he also sees the potential for how good they could be together that Stella can't - right now any way. I'm also surprised at the Stella backlash. I know women are harder on other women than they are on men, but the hate being heaped onto Stella just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.