The series seems to beg the question: Can a mother love too much?
Even in the very end, Mildred still loves Veda and she's going to have years and years of heartbreak because of how much she still loves that child. It’s a wonderful and terribly devastating relationship at the same time. But, it’s also very representative and true of close mother-daughter relationships. Every woman has a mother and every woman will have an issue with that mother and things that mother did or didn’t do. It just depends on how you choose to process the lessons that you learned from your own mother. Veda would be lying if she said that Mildred didn’t have a direct impact on every day of her life, even if it was just wanting to run away and break free because, of course, that love can be very suffocating.
Is Monty another unhealthy attachment for Mildred?
In the case of Monty, I think Mildred hung on and hung on and hung on until she simply couldn’t take anymore. She was a little bit caught between the devil and the deep blue sea with Monty because in many ways, he did sort of represent some kind of devil with a wicked wit. And that was very appealing to her. But he became a surprising and subsequent drain on her own financial resources and used her in his own specific way to get what he needed to survive on his terms.