Vicki was a good mom and a real person. I was proud of her when she skipped one treatment and ached for her when she was so sick from her chemo. I loved her list she mentally passed on to Brenda about taking care of her kids. I loved her motherliness and her weaknesses. I think she was the most "real" character.
I never liked Melanie. She was weak in my mind. Anyone who stays with such a manipulative man has serious self-concept issues. I didn't see her as pure and sweet...I saw her as naive and powerless. People like her annoy me.
I think Brenda was a selfish, conceited person. I think her fall from grace took her down a few notches. I get some sort of sick satisfaction when people like her have a nice little reality check. She had it coming. Unfortunately, I think she was still pretty selfish in the end. I felt like she glorified her role as her sister's care giver, and I didn't think she was that great of a sister.