Okay, I was watching the "House By the Video Store" review of this ep and they brought up something that's been in the back of my mind. They suggested that the scene with Dougie and Janey-E was a meta-commentary on how Hollywood handles sexuality.
So, prior to this I couldn't get it out of my mind that THAT event happened in a episode that featured scenes with Johnny Horne, Lucy and Candy. Johnny, Lucy, Candy and Dougie-Coop are all characters that are not just a LITTLE off, but a LOT off. Johnny's clearly severely impaired and needs constant care. Candy seems to have some sort of severe ADD and is not strong on logic. Lucy has always been obsessed with precise communication and slow to process abstract concepts (she may be on the autism spectrum?) and this season it's clearly gotten worse as technology's gotten better, with her problems with the thermostat and inability to process cell phones. And of course, Dougie.
We've got a range of... neurodiverse characters here, here from low-functioning like Johnny to high-functioning like Lucy and Candie. And then we have Dougie, who wasn't functioning at ALL when Jade found him in that house, and who has slowly been getting more active and more functional since then. So I wondered if Lynch was aware of the consent issues with the sex scene and was actually fitting in a bunch of other characters who are underestimated because their brains don't work the way a typical person's do.
The I watch this review: https://youtu.be/hy_gjGmiffM?t=9m44s
and they point out that there's heavy emphasis on Cooper's physical condition being perfect, and that they think that the Doctor is ignoring Dougie's mental health because he's so absorbed with his perfect physical health, and they wonder if it's a metacommentary on being absorbed with physical traits and sexuality to the point you ignore someone's well-being. Then they go on to mention that it reminds them of female characters that are shown to have an extremely childlike mentality but are still sexual objects and my thought was... Candie.
I'm not sure where to go beyond that. But I went from suspecting that Lynch was drawing attention to how wrong the scene was to being SURE he was drawing attention to Coop's diminished capacity, even as he was portraying it as a positive experience for Dougie-Coop.
Now, do I think he made Janey-E a villain? No, I don't think he's presenting her as evil. Janey-E genuinely thinks this is another man. There's been arguments like this in comics fandom like , if Doc Ock is in Spider-man's body and sleeps with a girl, or if the Chameleon is pretending to be Peter Parker and sleeps with a girl is it rape... and it's come up in some states, it is because sleeping with your identical twin's spouse without telling them they have the wrong twin is legally rape in NY. However, this isn't like that. This is like finding your wife's identical twin who is stoned out of her mind, thinking it's your wife who has a traumatic brain injury that sometimes leads to echolalia and acting spacey, and sleeping together. Which is a really weird one in a million situation that I doubt either party would feel was an act of violence.
And after this I don't see Cooper going off with another woman now that this marriage is consummated. Cooper doesn't go from woman to woman that easily. Once he regains his senses he's going to explain this to Janey-E, and if she survives and is able to deal with this and remain with him, he will have this family. If she dies or rejects him, he'll finish out the season alone.