"His dad makes twenty million a picture. You probably own his action figure."
The action figure settles it. Aaron Echolls has it made. The movie star looks and career, the adulation of fans, the love of a good woman, a fine son. Behind the glitter, it is not so golden: the looks fade, the career is grounded in trash despite eight figure pay checks, the media watches. His life is a show. Even his philanthropy is an exercise in public relations.
The good woman drinks and the fine son is a screw up whom Aaron has been known to beat with a belt. Old-time punishment or abuse?
There is a darkness to Aaron Echolls, behind the Hollywood facade. It isn't so much that he punishes Logan for his sins, but that he punishes him for the embarrassment of getting caught or costing him money. It isn't so much that he beats his son, but that he makes Logan pick out the tool for his thrashing. It isn't so much that he did it once, but that the abuse has the air of a well-practiced ritual.
Husband? Yes. Father? Yes. Monster? Maybe.
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Harry Hamlin plays Aaron Echolls.