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The Spinning Out Scene That Has Fans Scratching Their Heads

The world of competitive ice skating is far more brutal and unforgiving than one might expect. Netflix's "Spinning Out" attempts to shine a light on one such fictional skater, Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario), who is a dedicated solo skater that is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. As the pressure mounts against her, she tries to give up skating, which has acted as an anchor in her life, but without skating, she would feel like she was drowning. Despite trying to quit, she is eventually teamed up with the financially secure rapscallion Justin Davis (Evan Roderick), a pair skater who has a bit of a negative reputation.

Kat also has PTSD and an extremely manipulative mother, Carol (January Jones). Combined with her skating obsession and her need to make it to the national stage, Kat begins to act increasingly erratic, going so far as to even be admitted to a mental health facility during one episode. The show's fulcrum is always the ever-present drama and interpersonal relationships between the characters, but one scene, in particular, doesn't sit very well with fans.

Fans didn't understand why Jenn didn't tell Kat about Justin

The issue at hand, as posed by Reddit user janinasheart, involves Kat, Justin, and her best friend Jenn (Amanda Zhou), and they wrote, "What I'm not buying is that Jenn didn't immediately text Kat the morning after she almost slept with Justin. Jenn was such an open book and basically told Kat everything so why not this?! And then she gets upset about Kat and Justin although she never really told Kat how she felt?! This show had a lot of drama but this is by far the most unrealistic thing that happened."

Reddit user popular-mechanics wholeheartedly agreed with the above statement and wondered why Jenn would not have told Kat about Justin, considering that Jenn seemed like she shared everything with Kat. Another issue both Reddit users have is how Kat also hid her disorder from Amanda, who gave absolutely no indication that she would have changed her opinions regarding Kat's struggles. Reddit user gothmangolacroix added, "I also don't get why Jenn didn't tell Kat when she hooked up with Justin!" All in all, it seems that fans thought this turn of events simply added additional and unnecessary drama to the already drama-laden series, and it was uncharacteristic for both Jenn and Kat.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.